What are the new iPhone 12 best features and reasons to buy it or not

These are the best features of the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini and pro version, these series devices bring new and better upgrades for the hardware and software with some interesting innovations than maybe other android phones doesn´t have. Should you buy the new iphone 12? what are the reasons to upgrade your iPhone from the iphone 11 or other previous versions? See the best features next.

1. New OLED displays on iPhone models

The four iPhone 12 versions carry OLED Super Retina XDR display technology. The bezels are thinner than the previous iPhone 11 and iPhone XR, which featured LCD panels, this modify the screen-to-body ratio. Besides of that, the screens are covered by a more durable glass material, made with Ceramic Shield layer from Corning in it.

Apple iphone 12 display best features
Apple iphone 12 display

2.  Flat edged design

The notch at the front is still present, but the smartphone has gotten a design makeover for the chassis. It has flat edges and curved corners, iPhone 12 pro resemble the iPhone 4 version and the latest iPad Pros. The design should make more internal space available for components and could help address durability concerns.

Apple iPhone 12 design
Apple iPhone 12 design

3. 5G network connectivity

Every iPhone 12 unit comes with a 5G modem and 5G antenna inside. They support sub-6GHz and mmWave technology where the network is available.

Besides hardware support for 5G and working with carriers, Apple enhanced iOS to be faster and more efficient when on a 5G connectivity. The iPhones 12 models also have a “Smart Data” mode that change between 5G and 4G LTE to save on your battery life.

4. New brand A14 Bionic chip

The iPhone 12 will also feature a new 5nm A14 Bionic chipset, faster and more efficient than the iPhone 11 of 7nm A13 Bionic. This chip also powers the 2020 iPad Air, and versions of it will be found could be on the iPad Pro and the first ARM-based chip MacBooks laptops.

Apple iphone 12 A14 processor
Apple iphone 12 A14 processor

5. Wireless charging

All iPhone 12 versions will have wireless charging, which is the same for every iPhone that has released since the iPhone X. But the iPhone 12 comes with magnetic MagSafe charging and support for speeds of up to 15W. It’s different of AirPower and it will do the job and serves as a nice upgrade.

6. The camera setup

The iPhone 12 models have received a major camera upgrade. The cameras support Night Mode image, and Apple created a new sensor-shift optical image stabilization system for each camera sensor. The cameras capture Pro-RAW mode, which will come in handy for professional photographers. Also, the iPhone 12 is the first phone to support Dolby Vision HDR video recording and editing. The iPhone 12 will also record 10-bit HDR clips.

Apple iphone 12 pro max camera
Apple iphone 12 pro max camera

7. LiDAR scanner

This is a feature is reserved for the Pro models, both of which have a LiDAR sensor. This is the same type of tech found on the iPad Pro tablet, allowing Apple to map the depth of an environment or a room and deliver AR content using the space information it has collected. The function needs great augmented reality characteristics to really works well. The LiDAR sensor will also assist with autofocus features in lowlight photography and other apps with AR.

iphone 12 scanner lidar
iphone 12 scanner lidar

8. Built-in storage

The iPhone 12 Pro version also come with more built-in storage than their lower counterparts. A 128 GB of storage will definitely come good for the 5G time, similar to what most Android devices offers in the market.

9. Two cell numbers

Dual SIM with eSIM chip lets you have both a personal number and a business number on the same iPhone device.

10. Magsafe

Snap on a exclusive magnetic case, wallet, or both. And get faster wireless charging. All of them start on $49 and come on different designs.

The iphone 12 MagSafe Charger works as a Qi charger, but it fits fine on iPhone 12 model thanks to the new built-in magnets in the device. Since the person doesn’t have to worry about aligning the iPhone correctly in the charger, the MagSafe Charger is smaller compared to other existing solutions.

Apple iphone 12 Magsafe
Apple iphone 12 Magsafe

3 reasons to buy the iphone 12

Better cameras in each iPhone 12

Whatever iphone 12 model you buy, you will probably find better cameras than any other previous phone released by Apple.

The main lens on the iPhone 12 model now features an f/1.6 aperture, letting in more light than previous iPhones. With the iPhone 12 Pro Max version, the sensor is 47% larger than before, which translates to a huge improvement in low-light capabilities. The main cameras are also upgraded on its four phones to use 7-element lenses for improved image quality.

On the software side of the camera there are also improvements. The computational photography the iphone uses is way smarter too, all the versions of the iPhone 12 can support Night mode feature. A new version of Apple Smart HDR feature adjusts white balance, contrast, texture, and saturation automatically to improve the shots your iPhone produces.

All the iPhones have 5G

All four version (iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max) are coming with 5G network capabilities, Apple says it’s run 5G tests using more than 100 carriers in more than 30 regions. In the USA all four new models are compatible with the 5G networks launched by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon companies.

How powerful is the Apple a14 processor

The 5-nanometer Apple A14 processor chipset gets 50% improvements in both graphics and performance over other phones chips. The neural network engine on the chip has also doubled the cores to 16, which means an improve to an 80% boost in performance for the different tasks. Some other features include:

  • A 50% faster GPU
  • 11 trillion operation per second
  • Secure enclave
  • Machine learning controller
  • New image signal processor
  • Improved memory compression

3 reasons not to buy the iphone 12

There’s no charger in the iPhone 12 box

You will get a USB-C to Lightning cable, but won´t have a wired headphones or charger like you got with previous Apple phones. Apple is resolving this with accessories for its phones to consumers,  like if you want to enjoy the faster charging that the iPhone 12 is capable of supporting.

Low fast display refresh rate

 iPhone 12 screens refresh at a typical 60Hz, All four Samsung Galaxy S20 models offer screens with 120 Hz refresh rates, which can dynamically adjust how fast its screen refreshes. The new OnePlus 8T  gets that refresh rate. Also the versatile Pixel 5 has a 90 Hz display that refreshes faster than a common phone screen.

iPhone 12 Prices

Starting at $699 and $799, the Apple iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12, the pro model is $999 and the max version it will cost about $1099 aprox. How much is the iphone 12 in USA, Canada, Australia and UK. See the next prices table for each model:

Country iPhone 12 mini iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Pro Max
US $699 $799 $999 $1099
Canada 979 CAD 1129 CAD 1399 CAD 1549 CAD
Australia 1199 AUD 1349 AUD 1699 AUD 1849 AUD
UK £699 £799 £999 £1099

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