The iPhone 12 Pro comes in as a successor to the iPhone 11 Pro and also a more premium sibling to the iPhone 12. It features similar design parameters and also falls in a performance category similar to that of the iPhone 12. However, it packs in more robust camera hardware, higher storage options, and lots more.
DESIGN AND DISPLAY
Much like the less premium members of the series, the iPhone 12 Pros design can be best described as the reminiscence of two smartphones, the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 11 Pro.
The setup mainly comprises of the iPhone 5s flat edges construction and the iPhone 11 Pros aesthetics. So in summary enthusiasts are presented with a very familiar device in terms of outward appearance.
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The build materials on here comprise of Gorilla Glass on the rear and front, which is held in place by a stainless steel frame, as opposed to Aluminium on the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Mini.
Much like what we have become accustomed to seeing on high-end iPhones, the iPhone 12 pro rocks an iP68 certification for dust and water and resistance.
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According to data harvested, this iPhone can be submerged in up to 6m of water for 30 minutes, without being damaged. which is pretty much enough time to recover the iPhone in event of an accident.
To solidify the display, Apple employed the use of a Ceramic Shield setup, which is basically a layer of ceramic crystals inside the glass layer of the display.
Speaking on the display, we have got a 6.1-inch display with properties matching that of the iPhone 12. This display is based on a Super Retina XDR OLED Panel. It has a resolution of 1170 x 2532 and a density of 460 PPI.
However, Apple didnt make mention of a 120Hz refresh rate, which is sort of a bummer, considering the fact that many high-end smartphones in this category have been feted for having this feature. Honorable mentions to the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G.
Apple has introduced MagSafe to the iPhone Pro series, this means enthusiats can snap wireless chargers to the back of their iPhones with ease, with help of a circular magnet system.
Aside from charging, these circular magnet engraved in the Magsafe system, will also allow the attachment of different accessories.
The cameras on the iPhone 12 Pro, are unarguably one of the major reasons you may want to consider making a jump from the iPhone 12. It packs in a more robust setup that steps up mobile phone photography.
For starters, we have got a quad setup on the rear, that comprises of a 12MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.6, a 12MP telephoto camera with up to 10x digital zoom, and an f/2.0 aperture. Please note that the iPhone 12 Pro max goes up to 12x digital zoom.
The rear camera setup also comprises of a 12MP ultrawide camera hinged at 120?, with an aperture of f/2.4. Lastly, we also have a LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensor, which Apple debuted on the iPad Pro 2020.
This LiDAR sensor will help improve augmented reality and also autofocus in the dark.
Video record on the rear camera system is capped at 4k @ 60fps, which is sort of a let down considering the fact of the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ultra which already brandished 8k video recording.
However, Apple introduced a New Pro RAW feature and also 10 Bit Dolby vision HDR 4k 60fps video recording, which are both features designed to take video recording on iPhones to the next level.
Upfront on the front camera division, we have a 12MP camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and also a 3D depth sensor.
Hardware performance, the specs sheet of the iPhone 12 Pro doesnt vary too much from what we got on the iPhone 12. Here performance is championed by Apples A14 Bionic chip, which is the worlds first 5nm processor.
Also for performance, we have 6GB of RAM, storage options that include 128GB / 256GB, and 512GB. We also have Apples 4 core graphics.
Apple Didnt Include a Charging Brick In The Box
Ideally, Pro smartphones are supposed to come with a sufficient supply of accessories, however, Apple extended its No Charging Brick Status to its more premium line up of iPhone, which in my opinion is considered a big let down.
Apple claims the absence of a charger in the box will help reduce the package size, which will reduce the number of vehicles logistics vehicles on the road, which will in turn reduce carbonic emissions. Its pretty sad but this is the reality.
However, the iPhone 12 Pro comes with a lightning cable in the box and enthusiasts can thereafter purchase a charging brick or basically purchase the new MagSafe charger, which in my opinion is a strong reason Apple didnt include charging bricks.
On the software, the iPhone 12 Pro rocks the iOS 14.1, Which comes packed with all the latest goodies including the newly introduced widgets.