The iPhone 12 was 2020’s Apple flagship. It is a pretty big phone – its screen stretches 6.1 inches across. The device is not only big but thin too. Its dimensions are 146.7 mm x 71.5 mm x 7.4 mm.
It feels like a million bucks. Apple built the iPhone with Gorilla Glass and aluminum. Although it feels rich, the glass build makes it slippery. The mobile collects a lot of fingerprints as well.
The weight also helps with the premium feel. You’re looking at a 164 gram unit.
You don’t have to worry about being rough with it. To begin with, Gorilla Glass can handle a beating. Moreover, the handset is also IP68 rated. This means it’s dust and water-resistant.
Just like most other Apple devices, there is no microSD slot. If it’s any consolation, it comes with good storage options. More on this below.
You’re not getting a 3.5 mm headphone jack either.
There are no effects on its rear. It’s plain, which keeps it chic. What colours can you pick it up in?
Our favourite is the green.
Let’s dive into its display. As the iPhone has a large screen, immersing in whatever you’re watching will be easy. The panel housed was the Super Retina XDR OLED, so colours will be very vibrant. You don’t have to worry about pixilation either. You’re met with an 1170 x 2532 pixel resolution.
There’s barely any bezel action going on. Its screen-to-body ratio is 86%. But what’s really special about the phone is how bright it gets. 500 nits (typ) is the gold standard, and the iPhone surpasses this, reaching the 1200 mark.
Just like its rear, there is Gorilla Glass on its front. Like the majority of Apple units, you’ll see an oleophobic layer on its display. It will prevent dust and grease from collecting.
What about its insides? Well, it runs IOS 14.1 out of the box. You can upgrade it to IOS 14.4.
The chipset in place is extremely fast. It is the A14 Bionic chip – it’ll handle whatever you throw at it. The RAM and ROM the mobile comes with makes moving through its systems easier. You can pick it up with either 64, 128 or 256 GB of space and 4 GB of RAM.
If you remember, a microSD slot won’t be present.
Apple devices aren’t known for their large batteries. The iPhone 12 is sadly no exception. The unit inside it is 2815 mAh. Expect it to fully drain in around a day. As you can imagine, the battery won’t be removable.
You’ll be charging it with a 20 W fast charger. It would need to be placed inside the USB 2.0 port. The iPhone takes around an hour to fully charge.
It comes with fast wireless charging as well. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to reverse charge the handset.
We think Apple places some of the best cameras in their phones. The set-up on the iPhone 12 is immaculate. To begin with, it consists of two sensors. They are a primary 12 MP wide lens, along with a secondary 12 MP ultrawide lens. The shots taken would be vibrant as well as colour accurate. They’re equally good in low-light.
What helps it perform well in dim settings is its powerful dual tone dual LED flash. Unfortunately, an LED flash isn’t on its front. It only consists of a 12 MP wide lens.
Here’s the deal:
iPhones are expensive, even a few years after they’ve been released. The 12 came out in 2020, which is why it’s still pricey. You can purchase it for around Rs.199,000-268,000 island-wide.