Everything You Should Know About Apple's iPhone 12
At a Glance
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are Apple's mainstream flagship iPhones for 2020. The phones come in 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch sizes with identical features, including support for faster 5G cellular networks, OLED displays, improved cameras, and Apple's latest A14 chip, all in a completely refreshed design.
- New design
- 6.1 and 5.4-inch sizes
- 5G support
- OLED displays with Ceramic Shield
- Dual-lens camera
- A14 chip
- $699/$799 starting price
iPhone 12: Pros
Released in late 2020, the iPhone 12 lineup has been a smashing success. Quarterly sales showed that the iPhone 12 dominated, with the model being 27% of total iPhone sales that quarter and the Pro models not far behind.
Before you decide whether the new iPhone 12 is worth buying, though, make sure to learn more about what’s made it so popular, as well as the features people aren’t loving. We broke down all the pros and cons of the iPhone 12 here for you. Keep reading to get the details!
- 5G connectivity. Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup is its first to offer 5G connectivity, which boasts extremely fast downloads and streaming through a cellular connection that’s anywhere from 10 to 100 times faster than 4G.
- Sleeker, lighter design. The iPhone 12 lineup has a sleeker look that many may like. Reminiscent of its older models, the 12 has flat metal edges with right-angle borders as opposed to curved. Many of the devices are also lighter.
- Fastest smartphone chip. With its release, Apple’s A14 Bionic chip has overtaken the previous A13 as the best mobile processor on the planet.
iPhone 12 Have Amoled Display
The iPhone 12 now features an OLED display instead of the standard LED panel. Apple probably made this choice in part in order to provide the necessary contrasts for Dolby Vision. This is a development of HDR that is also used in Hollywood movies.
Dual Lens Camera System
The rear camera setup is similar to the iPhone 11. There are two 12-megapixel rear cameras — one wide and one ultra-wide. The layout is the same as the iPhone 11 but features a wider aperture on both lenses.
The Wide Camera has an f/1.6 aperture, which improves on the iPhone 11's f/1.8 aperture. This allows 27% more light for better low-light photos and videos.
Computational photography is vastly improved thanks to the A14 Bionic processor—Deep Fusion and Night Mode work on all the cameras, including the front-facing selfie camera.
Smart HDR 3 uses ML to adjust white balance, contrast, texture, and saturation in every photo. Each photo taken is analyzed by the image signal processor built into the A14 to bring out the most accurate detail and color.