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iPhone 12 Long Term Review – Does it justify its Price?

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Pricing

The opening price of the iPhone 12 in Pakistan is RS. 191,999, in India, it is for RS. 79,900, and in Bangladesh, it is sold for ৳117,999. 

Hold your breath, because iPhone 12 emerges out looking sleek with a combined design of the iPhone X and the iconic iPhone 4. It supports 5G support, a new OLED screen, and an enriched camera.

iPhone 12 comes out with a bundle of upgrades as there is a brand-new magnetically attached charging support – MagSafe. Also, it is one of the most light-weight iPhones I have had my hands on.

Color and Variants

The latest iPhone 12 comes in five different colors: black, blue, green, red, and white. If you a worried about what color suits you the best, Let me give you my honest word for each one. Black is the classiest color that never runs out of your style. A slightly darker, solid blue color is an all-rounder. Just like the previous phones, red is the boldest color for you if you love to stay in Limelight. The pale green color is slightly lighter than the mint green from last year’s phone and suits the aesthetic personality.

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iPhone 12 color variants

iPhone 12 shows up with three storage variants: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.

Design

Featuring a dual-glass panel that is coated with Ceramic Shield and is scratch-resistant. It is made up of an aluminum matt frame with a glossy black panel.

Also, it is water-resistant for 30 minutes up to 6 meters deep water.

What I loved the most about this phone is, that this is incredibly light in weight, yet the toughest sleek phone. Weight is 164g, 30g less than the iPhone 11, which makes single-hand operation easy.

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iPhone 12 Display Size

Hardware

Thanks to the added MagSafe for chargers and accessories, it works effortlessly with the new wireless charger. I loved sticking various magnetic cases to my device due to its magnets beneath the back panel. At the bottom of the flat frame, you will find the lightning port, mouthpiece, and a stereo speaker.

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iPhone 12 Dimensions

There is one speaker, and a screen notch, which houses an earpiece. Speakers produce a balanced result.

 On the left side, there is a silencer, a volume switch, and a Nano-SIM slot. A power key is on the right side.

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iPhone 12 buttons

Software

iPhone 12 comes with the latest IOS 14 out of the box, with bug fixation and a new 10-bit HDR video playback option. IOS 14 improves a few minor UI on the phones. New widgets and App library result in an overall improved experience, in my opinion.

Lock screen on the new IOS 14 is almost the same as in previous iPhones. There are now three different widget sizes available in IOS 14: 2×2, 4×2, and 4×4.

App Library is on the right side of the home screen that lets you draw all of your least used apps to stay.

Chipset

Apple has introduced a new A14 BIONIC chip with a 5nm chipset that operates the whole iPhone 12 series. A14 possesses a six-core upgraded processor enhancing the performance of the phone up to 50%.

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4-core Apple GPU and 16-core NPU increasing the AI performance by up to 70%. This phone uses the new Qualcomm’s X55 5G modem which is why the whole iPhone 12 series supports 5G connectivity.

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There is no denying the fact that the iPhone 12 is one of the fastest performing smartphones. 

I had a flawless gaming experience on this phone with the highest quality and without stutters.

iPhone 12 Camera

Two large 12 MP lenses are at back, one primary camera with 1.4 µm large pixels and a 26mm wide lens while the other secondary camera with smaller 1.0 µm pixels and 13mm lens.

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On the front side, there is one 12 MP Selfie camera with 1.0 µm pixels and a 13 mm f/2.4 lens for ultra-wide pictures. For impressive selfies, there is a 3D scanner to capture the depth info with perfect light. Portrait mode is assessable on the back and front side camera.

When the light intensity is low, or you’re indoors, the Night Mode icon and Deep Fusion pops up.

The ultra-wide pictures of 12 MP cameras are the widest pictures I have captured with little to no distortion. I found the pictures to be very balanced exposure with highlights and balanced shadows and complete contrast.

Apple’s new iPhone 12 presents stabilized video quality and all thanks to cinematic video stabilization and Smart HDR for a dynamic range. The slow-mo is maximized at 1080 at 240fps.

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Direct Competitors

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5GSamsung Galaxy S21 5GLG WingSamsung Galaxy Note20
RS. 194,999RS. 169,999RS. 198,999RS. 179,999
8 GB RAM  
128 GB Storage
8 GB RAM  /  128 GB Storage8 GB RAM  /  128 GB Storage8 GB RAM  /  256 GB Storage
64 MP camera64 MP camera64 MP camera64 MP camera

Final verdict

The new iPhone 12 presents a stunning design rectification of the previous three years of phones. It is the lightest in weight, thinner and compact for one-hand operation. The camera is very outstanding but does not have optical zoom.

Last but least, though it is pricier, iPhone 12 will last for your next five years easily.

Pros: Durable display and a faster A14 Bionic chip

Cons: No USB-C port, No headphones, and Expensive

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About Ayesha Amir

Hi. I am Ayesha. Although an introvert by nature, but when it comes to reviewing smartphones, the extrovert in me takes over and I say my preferences loud and shout. Travelling to new places makes me excited.

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