Apple’s new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro were recently launched in India, the other two models (iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max) are expected to follow soon. As the holiday season approaches in India, many avid buyers could switch to new iPhones. I have the iPhone 12 Pro with me, and while it’s still a little early to make a judgment, there are a few features I’ll be happy to test in the full Test.
Back to iPhone 12 Pro. This year, all models come in thinner boxes, and that’s because Apple has removed almost all accessories. Call it an eco-friendly move or an attempt to increase profits, but the end result is that the iPhone 12 series comes only with a USB Type-C to Lightning cable in the box. Apple hopes that users will reuse their existing chargers, which is good, but I don’t see the majority of people hanging out with replacement Type-C chargers.
The first noticeable change from the iPhone 12 Pro itself is the design. This is not fundamentally different from the iPhone 11 Pro, because it has the same general layout, a wide notch at the top of the screen and exactly the same rear view camera design. The stainless steel sides are now flattened instead of bent. I wasn’t a big fan at first,but after holding the iPhone 12 Pro, it’s not that bad. The edges are not sharp, and although it has a different hand feel than all rounded phones, I could get used to it. The iPhone 12 Pro is available in a new peaceful, very beautiful blue color, but also available in gold, graphite and silver.
In terms of functionality, the iPhone 12 Pro is similar to the iPhone 11 Pro, as it also has stereo speakers, IP68 is designed for its dust and water resistance and supports wireless powered. The screen is slightly larger (6.1 inches) compared to the 11 Pro, but has similar levels of brightness and contrast. It is an HDR certified OLED display with a new glass material called Apple Ceramic Shield. According to Apple, it should offer up to four times the chip resistance compared to previous models.
The iPhone 12 Pro also features Apple’s recent A14 Bionic SoC, which is faster and more energy efficient thanks to the smaller 5 nm manufacturing process. More performance is still good, but for everyday use I doubt you’ll notice a big difference in speed between this and the older A13 Bionic. More interesting for me is the new ISP (Image Signal Processor), which allows Dolby Vision HDR video recording on the iPhone 12 Pro camera.
By the way, let’s briefly review the cameras. The three main ones (wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle and telephoto) still use 12-megapixel sensors. Apple has changed them a little, for example, the wide angle has a larger aperture of 1: 1.6 and there is a new Version of Smart HDR for better exposure on backlit photos. But what’s really exciting is that all the cameras on the iPhone 12 Pro (including the Selfie camera) now support night and deep mode instead of the main mode like the iPhone 11 Pro. There is also an additional LiDAR scanner that should improve the Augmented Reality (AR) experience and promises better autofocus performance for low-light cameras.
Before concluding, I would like to briefly mention MagSafe-Apple’s new wireless powered solution. The iPhone 12 Pro and others in the series are compatible with MagSafe Wireless powered, which allows MagSafe chargers to be magnetically mounted on the back of the iPhone. Apple’s MagSafe Charger supports fast wireless powered UP to 15W when the charger is connected to The Apple 20W adapter (sold separately). It is still based on Qi powered, so you can still use it as a Standard wireless charger, but it will work more slowly.