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iPhone 12 Review After 6 Months! Is It Really Worth?
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Apple had launched four variants of iPhone this time in October,2020. The iPhone 12 comes with a gorgeous new design, along with full 5G support, great cameras and even better performance. However, the lack of a charger in the box and limited base storage are drawbacks.
You may have a look at the overview and the differences of technical specifications between all the four variants below.
Here we will be talking about the iPhone 12 and its review along with it’s pros and cons. iPhone 12 has the A14 Bionic, the fastest chip in a smartphone, an edge-to-edge OLED display, Ceramic Shield with four times better drop performance and Night mode on every camera. iPhone 12 has it all — in two perfect sizes. But is it worth the price it is offering in India?
Let’s find out with our experience on using iPhone 12 for 6 months now.
We found the size of the box to be smaller this time due to no charger and headsets inside the box. We get a Sim Ejector Tool, Type C Lightning Cable, a few User Guides and an Apple Logo Sticker in the box.
Since Apple does not believe in changing the designs very much, even the smallest change in the design is looked upon with a lot of enthusiasm. The iPhone 12 looks very premium. This time the iPhone 12 has come with the flat-edge design like the iPhone 5 in the past. The grip is quite good and looks very modern indeed. The iPhone 12 also feels compact due to it’s design even though the size of the iPhone 12is the same as the size of iPhone 11.
These days smartphones are having the wireless charging facility already so it is not anything new here. Usually wireless chargers are there so it is easy and quick to just put your phone on it and let it charge and easily pick and go. But with a MagSafe charger you have to detach the MagSafe charger from the phone and go. Although it does have a good grip. With the MagSafe Charger, it takes about an hour to charge an iPhone 12 from zero to 50 percent, which is double the time that it takes to charge using a USB-C to Lightning cable and a 20W+ USB-C power adapter.
The best thing about the iPhone 12 Display is its transition from LCD to OLED screen for non-pro iPhone 12 models, so basically the entire iPhone 12 series has the OLED display this time. Talking about the size, the iPhone 12 is similar to iPhone 11 as in 6.1” diagonally. The new panel is flat and called Super Retina XDR OLED having 1170 x 2532 pixels resolution and it supports HDR10 and Dolby vision. Besides this, we get True Tone adjustments, Wide Colour support and also Haptic Touch feature. The refresh rate is 60 HZ and we get 600 nits of typical brightness which goes max upto 1200 nits with HDR content. Overall, the Display and colour accuracy is very good in the iPhone12.
The camera setup of iPhone 12 is again similar to the camera setup of iPhone 11. There are two cameras at the back of 12 MP and one front camera of 12 MP. The SL 3D Scanner for Face ID assists the Portrait Mode for selfies, when using Portrait Mode on this Camera, it captures the depth info with the structured-light 3D scanner so this takes some impressive selfie portraits. You will get the Dolby Vision HDR capturing at 30 fps and below are some sample shots by us from the iPhone 12.
Here are some camera sample shots:
Audio & Call Quality
The iPhone 12 has got stereo speakers and they are one of the best sounding speakers. It has Loud stereo speakers and superb audio quality. While listening to music we can feel a little base. The microphone and the audio receiver does a good job, no complaints.
Battery Life & Charging Speed
The battery we get here in the iPhone 12 is of 2814 mAh capacity which is lesser than that of iPhone 11. There is not much difference, a fully charged phone works for an entire day and the screen on time what I get here is 5-6 hours. Talking about the charging speed, recharging your dead iPhone 12 with Apple’s 20W charger, it refills 58% of it’s battery in 30 minutes and fully charges in 1 and half hours. Charging the iPhone 12 with the famous MagSafe charger is not upto the mark, it is around 30% in 30 minutes and full charge in around 3 hours. Personally I don’t think one should invest in this expensive MagSafe Wireless Charger as it’s not worth it.
Pros and Cons
This time the iPhone 12 is having an OLED display which is a positive development as in the past, only the pro models used to have it
Good sharpness and colour accuracy
Picture quality is good for both day and night photography
Battery life is also pretty good
Looks very premium and does have a good grip/hold
60 hertz of refresh rate in this phone, but many other phones are having 120 hertz of refresh rate
We just get the lightning cable as we all know we don’t get the adapter or headphones in the box
Touch ID is missing, I feel it should have been there as these days specially when we have to wear mask, Face ID would not detect our face and every-time we have to enter our pin/password to open the phone
Price! Yes specially in India the price of the phone is very high
Well the ugly notch at the front top of the phone which does impact the look of the phone, they should definitely had got rid of the notch in iPhone 12
So that’s it folks. Our take on the iPhone 12 is – you can definitely go for it, it is good overall in terms of all the specifications. If you have any feedback, opinions, questions or suggestions do write to us in the comments section below.