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Apple iPhone 12 pro


REVIEW OF Apple iPhone 12 pro

 The iPhone 12 pro is here, and after living with it for quite some time, I think it's time to answer that one burning question - is it worth it? Apple has introduced four new models this year, a choice between iPhone models all sharing the same features and features, but at different prices. In India, in particular, the price difference between the iPhone 12 series and the iPhone 12 Pro series is massive - and this is a completely different discussion.

   As a longtime iPhone 11 pro user, I was curious to see how much Apple has improved over the new iPhone 12 pro 119,900, because I'll be honest, I wasn't exactly blown away when it was announced. The new SoC, tweaked cameras, and new design were all expected upgrades, and one had to shell out Rs. 1,19,900 for this, in my opinion. Let's break it down and see if it makes sense that the iPhone 12 pro is higher than the 79,900 lower priced iPhone 12.

iPhone 12 pro pricing and variants

The price of iPhone 12 Pro in India is quite high in other areas including the US. The iPhone 12 Pro starts with a 128GB variant priced at Rs. 1,19,900. The price of 256GB storage variant will be Rs. 1,29,900, and the top-end 512GB variant is priced at Rs. 1,49,990. This is a very steep price for any smartphone, and keep in mind, the iPhone 12 pro max ₹ 139,900 is even more expensive. Before you even add things like AppleCare + and stuff. The iPhone 12 pro is available in four colors, of which the Pacific Blue shade is new, and by far my favorite.

iPhone 12 pro display and design

In addition to the new color, the iPhone 12 Pro has a flattened stainless steel frame, with rounded sides to every model since the iPhone X. This is a big change but it's not something we haven't seen before. Apple first used a flat frame for the iPhone 4 and clung to it all the way to the iPhone 5s, 2 7,299 before switching to rounded sides.
After two weeks of use, I've become accustomed to the iPhone 12 Pro. It is easier and easier to hold than the iPhone 11 Pro in my opinion. However, it is almost impossible to keep the shiny frame smudge-free. While stainless steel should be a lot more durable than the aluminum frame used for the regular iPhone 12, the same cannot be said about the paint job.After an accidental fall from just a couple feet over a metal railing, my iPhone 12 Pro has a permanent fight mark on its chin. The finish is clearly not as flexible as a metal frame.
 Most ports and buttons are the same on the iPhone 11 Pro. The buttons have good response and are flat. The SIM card tray is moved to the left side of the phone. The iPhone 12 Pro supports only a single physical nano-SIM, but an eSIM option exists. Models sold in India lack a slight cutout on the right side of the frame for the millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G antennas that you can see on versions sold in the US. More at 5G in a bit.
The iPhone 12 Pro Display is larger than the iPhone 11 Pro's Display. It measures 6.1 inches (vs. 5.8 inches) and has a new cover glass material called Apple Ceramic Shield. It is said to offer four times better shatter resistance than the iPhone 11 Pro's performance, but that doesn't mean it's more flexible for scratches. I didn't notice any hairline scratches on the performance of the 12 Pro in the two weeks that I used it.
Apart from its size and new glass, the display's features have not changed much. Like the iPhone 11 Pro, the iPhone 12 Pro uses a Super Retina XDR OLED panel, which has a peak brightness of 1,200nits (800nits typical) and has a 2,000,000: 1 contrast ratio. It also supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG: several HDR formats.

The iPhone 12 Pro is slightly longer than the iPhone 11 Pro, but is slimmer (7.4 mm) and weighs roughly the same. With the 11 Pro coming, the size increase was a bit used, but if you're switching from the iPhone 11 or an older the Plus' model, the transition should be smooth.
Coming to bundled goods, there is not much in the box. The iPhone 12 Pro ships in a slimmer box than before, and that's because the Lightning cable simply has a USB Type-C and has few documents. Apple stopped sending Lightning to the 3.5mm headphone adapter with the iPhone XS, and has now removed the headset and power adapter as well. While other companies have made fun of a field day for this decision, some of them are just going in this direction, if rumors are to be believed.

iPhone 12 Pro specs and performance

Apple has long been ahead of the curve when it comes to SoCs used in iPhones, and this time is no different. The iPhone 12 Pro uses the A14 Bionic SoC, which is also the first 5nm SoC in a smartphone. For 5G, Apple is using Qualcomm's X55 modem, used with Qualcomm's own Snapdragon 865 SoC. There is no mmWave support with Indian models, but the iPhone 12 Pro supports all the popular sub 6GHz 5G bands.
In terms of power, the A14 Bionic promises 50 percent better CPU and GPU performance than the previous generation, which is still very powerful. The biggest change is in Apple's neural engine logic at SoC, which is now 16 cores stronger (up from the first eight cores) and promises up to 80 percent faster performance in machine learning tasks.

Going from the diagnostics and other sources of Geekbench 5, the iPhone 12 Pro has 6GB of RAM, which is 2GB more than the iPhone 12 and even the iPhone 11 Pro. Other features include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, Ultra Wideband (UWB), support for multiple satellite navigation systems, and NFC.The iPhone 12 Pro provides Face ID for biometric authentication using Apple's TrueDepth 3D camera system. It is also rated to work up to 30 minutes at a depth of up to 6 m, compared to 4 m for the iPhone 11 Pro, although it has the same IP68 rating. Finally, this year's Pro model also gets a LiDAR scanner, which was first introduced earlier this year with the iPad Pro (2020).

Before we get to its performance, let's take a quick pit stop and talk about the software. The iPhone 12 Pro runs iOS 14.1, which is available free for many recent and even older iPhone models. Coming from the iPhone 11 Pro, the experience is more or less the same with the iPhone 12 Pro, in addition to some new static and live wallpapers. iOS 14 introduced new customization options and there are also some cool hidden features that are worth checking out.

Thanks to the LiDAR scanner, augmented reality apps work a little better than working on the iPhone 11 Pro. More accurate spatial information captured by LiDAR scanners allows apps like Apple's own measurement app to easily estimate a person's height if you simply point the camera at them. Performing an actual measurement is also more accurate, although the actual measurement is not always more accurate than a tape.Apple has also added a Det People Detection 'feature to its Magnifier app, which uses LiDAR scanners to help visually impaired people locate others around them through audio alerts. This feature is now available in iOS 14.2.

As I mentioned earlier, I used the iPhone 12 Pro as my primary phone for about two weeks, and the experience was great. I didn't notice a world of difference with daytime usage from an iPhone 11 Pro. Call quality on the 4G network was good, and if your ISP supports Wi-Fi calling, the 12 Pro will automatically convert to it. The flattened edges of the 12 Pro felt a little sharp against my ears at first on a call, but I got used to it.
The slightly larger display on the iPhone 12 Pro (compared to the 11 Pro) makes it a great multimedia playback device. The streamed videos looked great, especially the HDR ones. The colors were vibrant, the blacks were darker, and the display got really bright when needed. The stereo speakers sounded really good as well. The sound is loud and detailed even at the highest level without any audible distortion.

I found myself a lot for gaming on the iPhone 12 Pro. The game ran smoothly and looked great from Apple Arcade. However, if you are playing anything graphically, the 12 Pro heats up very quickly. You may not see it on the cover, but without it, the metal frame can become very hot. Samurai Jack was the only game in my experience that brought the iPhone 12 Pro to its knees.In just a few minutes, Framaret will tank badly during the fight, making the game nearly invincible. This may be down to an issue of optimization for the new SoC, as Oceanhorn 2, a visually better game, ran just fine.

iPhone 12 Pro battery life 

Apple does not advertise the battery capabilities of its iPhones, but according to some recent teardown findings, the iPhone 12 Pro has 2,815mAh capacity, which is lower than the iPhone 11 Pro. It may be laughed at on an Android smartphone in 2020, but on an iPhone, it is sufficient for everyday use. On average, I was able to last an entire day and use the next few hours before the battery level was reduced by 10 percent the next day. With heavy usage, I was still getting close to a full day.

For most people, I think it should be satisfactory. These results were on 4G networks, as 5G is still a distant dream in India, and battery life is expected to be reduced when connected to a 5G network. Our HD video battery loop test lasted just 15 hours, which is good but not the best.

If you don't already own a Type-C power adapter, charging the iPhone 12 Pro can be a pain. You can charge it with a computer, but it will be very slow and you will need one with a Type-C port. Apple will happily sell you its new 20W Type-C adapter for Rs. 1,900, which is said to charge up to 50 percent of the 12 Pro's battery in half an hour.I had an 18W adapter from the iPhone 11 Pro, and with it, I charged an amazing 58 percent in half an hour. After this the charging speed starts to slow down, and after 30 minutes, the battery charges up to 87 percent. Overall, it took approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes to fully charge the iPhone 12 Pro battery.

If you want to be hip, you can opt for one of Apple's new MagSafe chargers. The iPhone 12 Pro and the rest of the MagSafe in the series support chargers and accessories, designed to magnetically latch the back of the iPhone (thanks to the magnets in the charger and the phone itself) for optimal connectivity. I am using Apple's Basic MagSafe charger, priced at Rs. Capable of providing wireless charging up to 4,500 and 15W as long as you also buy Apple's own adapters.The magnets are quite strong, and the charger stays secure on the back of the iPhone until you close it with force.

A few things to note about Apple's MagSafe charger. Yes, you can use it with any device that supports Qi wireless charging, but it will work at a slower speed. It won't charge Apple Watch, but for this, Apple will sell you the MagSafe Duo charging station for Rs. 13,990. MagSafe should work if you use a third-party case on your iPhone 12 Pro, provided that it sticks to Apple's guidelines about thickness.You can also buy Apple's own MagSafe cases to guarantee compatibility, one of which I own.

While MagSafe is a good way to charge your new iPhone 12 Pro, I'll still stick to wired charging, and here's why.Apple's MagSafe charger does not have a very long cable, so you'll have to connect it closely to your wall socket anyway. Secondly, the charger becomes very hot so it is not at all easy to hold and use the phone while charging. Third, Apple states very clearly that the power delivered to your iPhone through MagSafe will vary based on temperature and system activity. This means that if the charger is too hot or if you're gaming, an iPhone won't charge quickly, which is something I've seen.
I didn't have Apple's 20W adapter, but when the Motorola 27W connected to the Type-C adapter, the iPhone 12 Pro started charging trickle after 60 percent. In fact, charging was so slow that even after about three hours, the iPhone 12 Pro's battery barely reached 70 percent. I noticed this behavior when using Apple's 18W and 30W Type-C power bricks.

I had some better results when charging through the MagSafe case rather than having the pad in direct contact with the iPhone, but it still slowed down due to the heat produced by the charger. If you have a silicon magsafe case, the magsafe charger will leave a faint mark on it but it faded after a while, at least during the review period.

Overall, I'll wait to see how the third-party chargers perform, or whether Apple addresses this heating issue in any way.

iPhone 12 Pro cameras

On the surface, it would appear that Apple has not completely changed the camera setup compared to the iPhone 11 Pro. However, the iPhone 12 Pro does boast of some new features, and there may be a solid enough reason to get the 12 Pro in particular. I'm definitely talking about the iPhone 12 Pro which is the ability to record Dolby Vision HDR videos, which is, in my opinion, a game-changer.
The camera app has a toggle in its settings that lets you enable or disable this feature. When enabled, the iPhone 12 Pro lets you record up to 4K 60fps video in Dolby Vision HDR. This HDR format is also becoming common for budget TV, and many streaming services now use it. Most of Apple TV's original shows already support Dolby Vision. iPhones have long supported HDR playback, and a recent iOS 14.1 update also enabled 10-bit HDR playback support on the iPhone 8 and some older models.
The videos shot in Dolby Vision look amazing on the iPhone 12 Pro display. It's not just about having a brighter picture, but due to the wider 10-bit color gamut, colors look richer and you get a better sense of light intensity in bright scenes, while still shadows and The darkest areas are completely black - much like how your eyes would see the world.Most HDR movies and TV shows that we consume undergo a rigorous mastery process on devices that typically cost millions of rupees. The fact that you can now shoot similar looking content with your smartphone is incredible. The best part is that the iPhone 12 Pro can shoot Dolby Vision videos with all its cameras.

However, there is a small catch when it comes to sharing such videos. The iPhone 12 Pro is said to use a new version of Dolby Vision called Profile 8.4 which is based on the HLG or Hybrid Log Gamma HDR standard. The problem is that most social platforms and services do not yet support this new format, which makes uploading or sharing your Dolby Vision video the way it is intended to be viewed is quite difficult.YouTube will provide an HDR version of the video you capture, provided you upload it through a browser like Safari and not the YouTube app.

Sending HDR video shots with an iPhone 12 Pro via AirDrop or iMessage is currently the best way to ensure that it looks on purpose. Sharing via WhatsApp or Telegram causes a drastic drop in quality at the moment.Apple's iMovie and Clips app can edit and export your videos without HDR if you need to, but for this you have to jump extra. This is a temporary setback, but I think most of the popular social platforms and services will add support for Apple's HDR implementation, rather than later.

The video shot during the day with all three rear cameras is excellent. The colors look natural, have a lot of detail, and the stabilization works very well even if you change the sensor in mid-recording. Video recorded in low light continues to affect, although in very dark scenes, the footage may look a little noisy if you talk about it. Ultra-wide-angle cameras produce significantly weaker details in low light for video Does.

The iPhone 12 Pro uses a 12-megapixel sensor for all its cameras, such as the iPhone 11 Pro, but with some changes. The main rear camera now has wider f / 1.6 (vs f / 1.8 on 11 Pro) aperture. All cameras now support Night Mode and Deep Fusion, which is great to see. The telephoto camera can still only optionally zoom up to 2x, but it is stable. The iPhone 12 Pro Night Mode can also take portrait shots, which is again a welcome addition.
In broad daylight, the iPhone 12 Pro captures excellent looking shots with details and rich colors. Autofocus is very fast and reliable on the main rear camera. The ultra wide camera is equally given adequate light. The quality of photos taken with a telephoto camera is decent as long as you stick to 2x magnification, because the images are sharply reduced before you move. Phones like the Samsung Galaxy S20 + can easily crush the iPhone 12 Pro when it comes to the ability to zoom.

In low light, the iPhone 12 Pro automatically engages night mode, and depending on how stable your hands are, the shutter can remain open anywhere from one to three seconds. If you use a tripod, you can also get a longer exposure time. With the primary camera, I noticed very little difference between the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro. The iPhone 12 Pro produced a slightly brighter image, but the details were almost identical. It is better than the night mode of the Samsung Galaxy S20 + when it comes to preserving the texture of objects.
The Phone 12 Pro really shines when it comes to low-light ultra-wide shots that the iPhone 11 Pro can produce. The details are still slightly lacking compared to samples of the Galaxy S20 +'s ultra-wide camera, but this could very well change into the next generation. The telephoto camera on the iPhone 12 Pro is not used much in low light as the phone only zooms digitally when using the main camera.

Low light is also where the iPhone 12 Pro's LiDAR scanner kicks in with autofocus. The difference is noticeable when shooting close-up subjects, as the phone is better able to detect objects in extremely dim light. When compared to the iPhone 11 Pro, the results are quite impressive.
Portrait shots are another area in which the iPhone 12 Pro excels. You can shoot using a telephoto or main camera, depending on which perspective you are going. Low-light portraits look great for night mode.
Images shot using a selfie camera in broad daylight are not much different from what you get with the iPhone 11 Pro. The skin tones look good, though lightly smooth, and the camera does a decent amount of detail. Portrait mode works well. However, shooting a selfie in low light beats the iPhone 12 Pro 11 Pro. Thanks to Night Mode, you can get very useful shots even in extremely dark conditions.

There is another feature that will come later in the iPhone 12 Pro series, called Apple PRORAW. Like Deep Fusion, it is said to be natively enabled in the camera app. Unlike most Android phones, which use a different mode to shoot you in RAW 12, the Apple PRORAW on the iPhone 12 Pro will capture a regular photo as well as a lot of extra information similar to a RAW file.This should, in theory, give you more flexibility when editing photos without having to deal with different file formats. Apple says that you will be able to edit photos directly taking advantage of this information in the Photos application and other supported editing apps.

Should you upgrade to the iPhone 12 Pro?

We've covered a lot in this review, and if you've made it this far, it's clear that even though the iPhone 12 Pro doesn't seem like a major upgrade on paper compared to the iPhone 11 Pro, there are still a few. Changes that make for a better overall experience. Does this mean you should go ahead and upgrade? Actually it is not so.

Most of the meaningful upgrades like the new Ceramic Shield material, larger display, better IP rating, new SoC, MagSafe charging, and Dolby Vision recording are also available on the iPhone 12, which costs less. The iPhone 12 has some differences such as less specific brightness and it can only shoot up to 4K 30fps with Dolby Vision. We're also in the midst of a review, but I think it's safe to say that the standard iPhone 12 offers better value for money than the iPhone 12 Pro, given its launch prices in India.
The only real 'Pro' features for Apple's more premium series include some extras such as a telephoto camera, LiDAR scanner, PRORAW, higher maximum storage, more robust frames and night mode for portrait shots. Some of these features can be useful in the right scenarios, but around Rs. 40,000 more is not fully understood for them.
If money is making a hole in your pocket and you are adamant on getting the best possible iPhone, then I would suggest that you look at the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Apple has used a larger primary camera sensor in this model than the iPhone 12 Pro, and it also features sensor-shift stabilization for the first time on the iPhone, which you find in premium mirrorless cameras. We've just got our hands on it, and a full review is coming soon.

for more specification click here: Apple iphone 12 pro spec.

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