Apple IPhone 12 Pro review and first impression
Apple brand new iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 Pro Recently went on sale in India, with the other two models (iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max) to follow very soon. As the holiday season approaches in India, many eager shoppers might be looking to upgrade to the new iPhones. I have the iPhone 12 Pro with me, and while it is a bit early to give you a verdict, there are a few features that I’m eager to put to the test in the full review.
IPhone 12 Pro Price
Before we dive in, let’s cut the prices. In India, the iPhone 12 Pro starts at Rs. 1,19,900 for the 128GB variant and goes up to Rs. 1,49,900 for 512GB. We noticed that the iPhone 12 Pro is priced considerably higher in India than the iPhone 12, relative to the price of both models in the US If you look at the base versions of both models on Apple’s websites for India and the US. In the US, the iPhone 12 costs roughly Rs. 14,000 more than a simple dollar conversion, which is expected. However, the iPhone 12 Pro has almost Rs. 40,000 price difference. IPhones have always had inflated prices in India, but this price discrepancy between models is a bit puzzling.
Iphone 12 pro specification review
Back to the iPhone 12 Pro. This year, all models ship in thinner boxes, and that’s because Apple has removed almost all accessories. Call this a ecological movement or an attempt to increase profits But the bottom line is that the iPhone 12 series only comes with a USB Type-C to Lightning cable in the box. Apple expects users to repurpose their existing chargers, which is fine, but I don’t see most people having replacement Type-C chargers.
The first notable change over the iPhone 12 Pro itself is the design. It is not drastically different from iPhone 11 Pro, in the sense that it has the same general design, a wide notch at the top of the screen, and exactly the same rear camera design. However, the stainless steel sides are now flattened instead of curved. I wasn’t a huge fan at first, but after holding the iPhone 12 Pro, it’s not that bad. The edges aren’t sharp, and while it has a different hand feel to all rounded phones, it’s something I could get used to. The iPhone 12 Pro comes in a new Pacific Blue color, which is very nice, but it is also available in Gold, Graphite, and Silver.
In terms of features, the iPhone 12 Pro is similar to the iPhone 11 Pro in that it also has stereo speakers, is IP68 rated for dust and water resistance, and supports wireless charging. The screen is slightly larger at 6.1 inches compared to the 11 Pro, but it has similar brightness and contrast levels. It’s an HDR-certified OLED display with a new glass material that Apple calls Ceramic Shield. Apple claims that it should offer up to four times the break resistance compared to previous models.
The iPhone 12 Pro also has Apple’s latest A14 Bionic SoC, which is said to be faster and more energy efficient thanks to the smaller 5nm manufacturing process. It’s always nice to have more power, but for everyday use I doubt you’ll see a big difference in speed between this and the older A13 Bionic. However, what is more interesting to me is the new ISP (Image Signal Processor), which enables Dolby Vision HDR video recording on the iPhone 12 Pro camera.
Speaking of which, let’s briefly review the cameras. The main three – wide, ultra wide and telephoto – still use 12 megapixel sensors. Apple has tweaked them a bit, for example the wide angle has a wider f / 1.6 aperture and there is a new version of Smart HDR for better exposures in backlit photos. However, what is really exciting is that all the cameras on the iPhone 12 Pro (including the selfie camera) now support Deep Fusion and Night Mode, instead of just the main one like on the iPhone 11 Pro. additional LiDAR scanner, which should improve the augmented reality (AR) experience and also promises better autofocus performance for low-light cameras.
Before I finish, I want to quickly mention MagSafe – New wireless charging solution from Apple. The iPhone 12 Pro and others in the series are compatible with MagSafe wireless charging, allowing MagSafe chargers to magnetically mount on the back of the iPhone. The Apple MagSafe Charger supports up to 15W fast wireless charging when the charger is connected to the Apple 20W adapter (sold separately). It is still a Qi-based charge, so you can still use it as a standard wireless charger, but it will work more slowly.
the iPhone 12 Pro definitely has some cool updates on it iPhone 11 Pro. But should you spend that much money if you already own the 11 Pro? You should be in a better position to answer that question when you’re done testing it, so stay tuned for the full review coming soon.