The iPhone 12 has a similar design like the iconic design of the iPhone Series 4 and 5. The best part about the new iPhone 12 is that you can get it in a mini version and at an even lower price without losing a single feature. The new iPhone does not come with in-box accessories like chargers and EarPods. What it comes within its thin box is just a USB cable.

Just like it was with Series 11 and the toughest glass one Earth, now Series 12 has even tougher glass panels called Ceramic Shield, still made by Corning. The iPhone 12 duo also gets aluminium frames replaced with stainless-steel ones on the iPhone 12 Pro pair.

Unboxing the Apple iPhone 12

The Apple iPhone 12 comes in one lightweight and also an incredibly slim box that contains your new iPhone 12 along with a USB-C-to-Lightning cable.

If you look further in the small paper sleeve, you will also find the SIM ejection pin, some paperwork, and a single Apple sticker.

Design

The iPhone 12 has an aluminium frame with a matte finish. Its front has a Ceramic Shield with oleophobic coating. It’s rear or back has a Glass with a glossy finish. The new smartphone is IP68 certified for water and dust resistance (meaning that it is water and dust resistant). It comes with the following five colours, black, white, green, blue and red. The phone weighs 164g and measures up to 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm.

Display

The iPhone 12 has a 6.1″ Retina XDR OLED screen of 1170 x 2532 px resolution or 460ppi. It has 600 nits brightness and can offer up to 1,200 nits of peak brightness. The phone has a 120Hz touch sensing. It also has HDR10, Dolby Vision support, wide colour gamut and True Tone.

The new Apple A14 Bionic chip powers the entire iPhone 12 series. It is the first 5nm chipset in the world, packing a whopping 11.8 billion transistors – that’s 40% more than the A13.

There is a new 4-core Apple GPU, which should offer up to 50% increase over last year’s iPhones. Then there is the new 16-core NPU for machine learning that brings a 70% increase in AI performance.

The Apple A14 Bionic also comes with Qualcomm’s X55 5G modem, and that’s why the entire iPhone 12 lineup supports 5G connectivity. The new A14 Bionic chip and its ISP are also at the heart of the improved camera quality – the Smart HDR 3, Deep Fusion, Night Mode, Dolby Vision recording, and more – these new features are all possible thanks to the sheer power of the A14.

The iPhone 12 is the fastest iPhone so far, and it shouldn’t be surprising. It also has the most powerful processor a mobile phone has had to this very day.

Memory

The iPhone 12 smartphone comes with a 4GB RAM and 64/128/256GB of internal storage.

Camera

The Apple iPhone 12 has two 12MP snappers on the back and one 12MP selfie at the front. The SL 3D scanner for Face ID assists the Portrait mode in selfies, too.

The primary camera has a 12MP sensor with 1.4µm large pixels and a 26mm wide lens. The aperture is now brighter at f/1.6 vs. f/1.8 on the iPhone 11. Optical image stabilization is available, as well as dual pixel autofocus.

The second camera is another 12MP imager with smaller 1.0µm pixels and 13mm f/2.4 lens for ultrawide photos. The focus is fixed, and there is no OIS.

The selfie camera uses a 12MP sensor with 1.0µm pixels and a 23mm f/2.2 lens. The focus is once again fixed. When using portrait mode on this camera, it captures depth info with the structured-light 3D scanner so should be taking some impressive selfies portraits.

All three snappers support up to 4K@60fps video capturing with Cinematic Stabilization (EIS, EIS+OIS) and Expanded Dynamic Range. Dolby Vision HDR capturing is possible on all cameras in all 30fps modes.

Connectivity

The Apple iPhone 12 has a single Dual SIM slot and uses 5G and 4G network bands. It has the best EVS voice coded and Wi-Fi calling and a relatively solid Bluetooth 5.0. it also has Lightning port; GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, NFC and an Apple U1 chip ultrawideband.

Battery

The iPhone 12 comes with a 2,815 mAh battery. It lasts 20hours on calls and 13 hours on web browsing or video playback. It supports fast battery charging via USB power delivery. It is shipped without a charger but Apple’s 20W PD charger can be ordered separately.

A dead iPhone 12 can be recharged with the Apple 20W charger and 58% of its battery can be recharged in 30 mins and in one hour, it can attain up to 90% recharge. The phone supports a 15 Qi wireless charging with only MagSafe chargers. Apple’s new MagSafe charger is a magnetic disc that pops onto the back of the phone.

MagSafe Charger
MagSafe Charger

Other Specifications

The Apple iPhone 12 relies on Face ID for authentication through dedicated TrueDepth camera. It has a pair of stereo speakers. One is based at the bottom of the phone and the other is inside the screen notch, which also doubles as an earpiece. The audio quality is excellent. The phone also has a Taptic engine.

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