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iPhone 12 Pro Review: Everything you need to know

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The top-notch iPhone features the robust A14 Bionic, all-new design with Ceramic Shield, pro camera system, LiDAR Scanner, and the most outstanding Super Retina XDR display ever on an iPhone.

In Cupertino, California, Apple recently announced the new iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, having a powerful 5G experience and improved technologies that extend innovation boundaries for users who desire the best out of the iPhone. 

iPhone 12 Pro Features

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iPhone 12 Pro Camera/Video Performance

The enhanced iPhone 12 Pro camera system makes it a photographer phone.

The iPhone 12 Pro has a new Wide camera for better low-light performance, an expansive Ultra-Wide camera, and a Telephoto camera for capturing beautiful images and videos.

iPhone 12 Pro possesses the new seven-element lens Wide camera with an ƒ/1.6 aperture, which is the fastest on an iPhone, for 27% improved low-light performance in photo and video. The Ultra-Wide camera with a 120-degree field of view is accurate for capturing more scenes in tight spots or epic landscapes. The 52 mm focal length Telephoto camera is perfect for framing portraits, bringing the optical zoom range to 4x. The camera is 6x faster autofocus in low light.

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Smart HDR 3 provides incredible true-to-life photos, using machine learning to recognize scenes and adjust sharpness, colour, and tone where needed.

The iPhone 12 Pro features an A14 Bionic chip, the fastest chip in a smartphone that powers excellent computational photography features including the all-new Apple ProRAW for extra creative control in photos. It allows the first end-to-end Dolby Vision video experience, up to 60 fps.

The A14 Bionic is the first 5-nanometre chip in the industry, with improved components atoms wide. 40% more transistors rev up speeds while boosting the efficiency for excellent battery life. And a new ISP controls Dolby Vision recording, an ability no pro movie camera or any other phone can do.

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The custom design LiDar scanner puts improved step mapping technology in your pocket to take a night mode portrait. 

The iPhone 12 Pro smashes the benchmark for the highest quality video on a smartphone. It is even the first device that can capture playback and edit 10-bit HDR footage with Dolby vision.

Night mode comes to the front camera, providing all that low-light detail and natural colour to your best subject. Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 3, and Dolby Vision recording are available on the TrueDepth camera too. So, you’ll look your best irrespective of the light. It’s bigger sensor dramatically boosts the detail capture and helps enhance the light performance by 87%.

iPhone 12 Pro Display 

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The iPhone 12 Pro is a new design with flat edges, and Apple’s flexible custom; OLED enabled them to push the screen’s fantastic colour, brightness, and contrast right to the very edge. It possesses fewer bezels and more screen. 

iPhone 12 Pro comes in a 6.1″ size and possesses a Super Retina XDR display. It also comes in four different colours: Pacific Blue, Silver, Graphite, and Gold.

The iPhone 12 Pro’s OLED display is somewhat more prominent than the iPhone 11 Pro, at 6.1 inches, and the phone is quite taller as a result. The display is otherwise essentially the same as last year regarding brightness and pixel density, which means it looks great, nevertheless it’s still a 60Hz refresh rate.

iPhone 12 Pro Connectivity

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The iPhone 12 Pro features Verizon 5G ultra-wideband. But if you are not living close to a 5G service area on any of the major networks, the iPhone 12 Pro delivers 4G LTE speeds up to 2 Gbps so that you can download large files, upload snaps, and high-quality stream video much faster than ever. It also possesses up to 32 LTE bands, which is the most of any smartphone. 

It also features an iOS 14, and the iOS 14 is filled with shortcuts that provide you with just what you want, at the time when you want it.

iPhone 12 Pro Magnetic Functionality 

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The iPhone 12 Pro possesses Magsafe and an intelligent magnets system that connects accessories in a new dimension. Accessories such as wireless chargers, wallet, and cases.

The magnetic structure will be placed below the device’s panel that will enable you to connect to wireless chargers easily.

iPhone 12 Pro Design

The phone screen is covered with a ceramic shield, a new material that begins as glass and is infused with nano-ceramic crystals. (Though, after the infusion, it’s no longer regarded as glass.) Apple stated that it provides four times the protection when accidentally dropped. The iPhone 12 Pro is rated IP68 for both water and dust resistance and can endure being immersed in water to a depth of 6 meters for 30 minutes. 

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The bezels and notch at the top of the screen are still the same sizes. You’ll discover four standard antenna gaps on the sides of the phone, and US models have a millimetre-wave (mmWave) antenna window for ultrawideband (UWB) 5G on Verizon.

iPhone 12 Pro Specs

Display

Size6.1 inches
Resolution2532 x 1170 pixels, 457 PPI
TechnologyOLED
Screen-to-body86.93 %
Peak brightness1200 cd/m2 (nit)
FeaturesHDR video support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Ceramic Shield), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
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Hardware

System chipApple A14 Bionic
ProcessorHexa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm
GPUYes
RAM6GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (NVMe), not expandable
OSiOS (14.x)
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Battery

Capacity2815 mAh
TypeLi-Ion, Not user replaceable
ChargingUSB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, MagSafe wireless charging
Max Charge SpeedWireless: 15.0W

Camera

RearTriple Camera
Main CameraSpecifications12 MP (OIS, PDAF)Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 26 mm; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Second CameraSpecifications12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 52 mm
Third CameraSpecifications12 MP (Ultra-wide)Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 13 mm
Video recording featuresOIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light
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Design

Dimensions5.78 x 2.82 x 0.29 inches (146.7 x 71.6 x 7.4 mm)
Weight6.66 oz (189.0 g)
MaterialBack: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel
ColoursPacific Blue, Gold, Silver, Graphite
KeysLeft: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Biometrics3D Face unlock

Conclusion 

The iPhone 12 Pro is undoubtedly a fantastic phone, with a camera better than its predecessors. It is available from October 23rd, 2020 at the price of $999. 

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