iPhone 12 Review – Last October, when Apple introduced the iPhone 12, to be honest, I wasn’t tempted to replace the iPhone 11 that has been used for a year.
iPhone 12 Review
I don’t think there’s a need to upgrade because I want to be nostalgic with the iPhone 4 design, one of my favorite cellphones (HP). After all, the iPhone 11 that I use is still very smooth, and so far, there haven’t been any problems at all.
But all that changes 180 degrees when holding the iPhone 12. Even if I only used it for a moment, I fell in love with this phone.
When the iPhone 12 came to hand, the packaging box was very different from its predecessor. It is only half the size of the iPhone 11 box.
Apple has indeed removed the charger and earphones for reasons of protecting the environment. There are many pros and cons of that.
I myself have no problem because the charger and earphones from the iPhone 11 are still stored in the packaging box. Only use the cable, while the charger head uses the IT Plug 65 GaN Charger 65W. This device is also what I then use to recharge the iPhone 12.
From 2014 to last year, Apple adopted curved edges on its cellphones, except the first generation iPhone SE. The device launched in 2016 still carries the same design as the iPhone 5.
Now, after all this time, the technology giant from Cupertino has returned to applying flat edges to his new cellphone, but it has been given a unique touch, of course. This combination brings refreshment to the appearance of the iPhone.
When held, it feels steady in hand, not slipping quickly, and is completely comfortable. Maybe the dimensions of this cellphone contributed because Apple made it slimmer. The iPhone 12 is 7.4 mm wide, while the iPhone 11 is 8.3 mm wide.
I love the weight of the iPhone 12. Even though it weighs only 30 grams from its predecessor, it feels so light in hand.
Complaints only on the back shell. Because using a layer of glass quickly leaves finger stains. Moreover, the unit I use is dark blue, so it is so intense.
It’s good indeed to use a casing to protect the body in case you accidentally fall. Based on experience, flat edges with sharp edges are more prone to dents than curves.
About the buttons and ports, nothing has changed in number or position. Apple says the iPhone 12 packs an upgraded IP68. As a result, this cellphone can survive at a depth of up to six meters for 30 minutes.
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The screen is a significant improvement that Apple has given the iPhone 12. How could its predecessor only use an IPS LCD screen, while its successor uses OLED? The difference is clear, guaranteed that you are lazy to eat the iPhone 11 screen again.
Thanks to Dolby Vision HDR support, color reproduction and contrast ratio are excellent. Be prepared for your eyes to be spoiled when you watch shows on Netflix, YouTube, and Apple TV +. But it must be admitted that the iPhone 12 screen cannot beat the screen that belongs to the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra or the Oppo Find X2 Pro.
The iPhone 12 screen diagonal is still 6.1 inches, but the resolution is 2532 x 1170 pixels. Presenting sharp and clear images and can be seen at all angles. The bezel is thinner, the better it is.
Apple coated the screen with a ceramic shield claimed to be 4x more robust than the protective glass on the market today. But remember stickers, anything glass can break. There is nothing wrong with sticking to the tempered glass to protect it further.
One more thing that makes an impression when enjoying entertainment on the iPhone 12 is the speakers. Even though they both carry stereo speakers, the sound production is much louder than the iPhone 11. It really spoils my hearing senses.
Camera When viewed from the outside, it seems that Apple hasn’t made any changes to the camera. There is only one front camera, and it is 12 MP.
While there are two cameras mounted on the back, the composition is still the same as the iPhone 11. The primary camera is still 12 MP, juxtaposed with a 12 MP ultrawide lens.
But when I compare the iPhone 11 and 12, there are differences in the shots. Apple has paired a new 7 element design with ƒ / 1.6 aperture, the largest iPhone in its official statement.
It’s no wonder the company headed by Tim Cook dares to claim a 27% increase in low-light performance. Coupled with enhanced Smart HDR and Deep Fusion, the photos are more detailed even in low light conditions.
Armed with the first 5-nanometer processor ever embedded in a smartphone. Apple named it A14 Bionic.
The iPhone 11’s performance is still very smooth, but the iPhone 12’s version is much smoother. The 50% increase that Apple claims are very pronounced when using this phone.
When converting a short 4K video to Full HD using Adobe Premium Rush, the iPhone 11 took 50 seconds. While the iPhone 12 only takes 28 seconds.
It is a tradition that Apple doesn’t reveal the battery capacity figures of its cellphones. Even so, it was revealed that the iPhone 12 battery has a capacity of 2,815 mAh. While the iPhone 11 is more significant, 3,110 mAh.
For this battery business, the iPhone 11 is still superior. When fully charged, this cellphone can penetrate for more than 11 hours. While the iPhone 12 is in the range of 9 hours.
But luckily, the iPhone 12 is provided with 20W fast charging support. In 30 minutes, it’s 56% charged, and the battery is full in less than an hour.