iPhone 12. 5G to download movies on the fly and stream high-quality video.¹ Beautifully bright 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display.² Ceramic Shield with 4x better drop performance.³ Incredible low-light photography with Night mode on all cameras. Cinema-grade Dolby Vision video recording, editing, and playback. Powerful A14 Bionic chip. And new MagSafe accessories for easy attach and faster wireless charging.⁴ Let the fun begin.
5G for superfast downloads and high-quality streaming¹
A14 Bionic chip, the fastest chip ever in a smartphone
Advanced dual-camera system with 12MP Ultra Wide and Wide cameras; Night mode, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 3, 4K Dolby Vision HDR recording
12MP TrueDepth front camera with Night mode, 4K Dolby Vision HDR recording
Industry-leading IP68 water resistance⁵
Supports MagSafe accessories for easy attach and faster wireless charging⁴
iOS 14 with redesigned widgets on the Home screen, all-new App Library, App Clips, and more
¹ Data plan required. 5G is available in select markets and through select carriers. Speeds vary based on site conditions and carrier. For details on 5G support, contact your carrier and see apple.com/iphone/cellular .
² The display has rounded corners. When measured as a rectangle, the screen is 6.06 inches diagonally. Actual viewable area is less.
³ Claim based on iPhone 12 Ceramic Shield front compared with previous-generation iPhone.
⁴ Accessories are sold separately.
⁵ iPhone 12 is splash, water, and dust resistant and was tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 6 meters up to 30 minutes). Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions.
Resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.
Apple iPhone 12 5G 64GB
USB-C to Lightning Cable
Voice Assistant Built-in
4G LTE, 5G
Apple iOS 14
A14 Bionic chip with next - generation Neural Engine
Well, this year, Apple didn’t give me a reason to get the Pro model iPhone. Really, they didn’t give hardly anyone a reason to get the Pro model iPhone. And...that’s not a bad thing!
Instead, they made their regular 12 basically just as good as the Pro models. So I got the 12 to replace my 11 Pro and lowered my monthly payment in the process while getting the A14 chip and updated camera hardware! Win win!
While being a bit larger(really just taller) at 6.1”, the 12 is substantially lighter than my 11 Pro was. The glass back and aluminum body are VERY grippy! Which gives me confidence while holding it while I wait for my Dbrand skin to come in the mail.
The screen is the same as my 11 Pro was and some icons are a bit bigger due to the display size(not a bad thing). In fact, I’m actually finding it a bit easier to type on the 12 because the keyboard is a just bit more spaced thanks to the larger display. Colors are beautiful and accurate. Text is very sharp. The OLED panels on the iPhones that Apple calibrates are fantastic!
So far, I haven’t had a single hiccup from the A14. It’s noticeably faster than the A13 was in my 11 Pro by about 20% I’d say in normal use switching between apps and such. Operations feel smoother. It’s a pleasure to use! I’m not a mobile gamer but I expect top notch performance from this beast if I choose to. I’ve also noticed that so far, the A14 doesn’t seem to get noticeably warm like the A13 did. And being that the A14 is built on a 5nm process(which is NUTS for a mobile device), this chip will be rock solid for the next 3-4 years!
So far, now on my second day of use, battery seems great! I used the 12 almost all day yesterday and ended the day with over 30% left. I suspect I would’ve gotten over 7 hours screen time. And the phone is still calibrating with my use so I also suspect it’ll get better within a month or so. My 11 Pro regularly got 8-10 hours of screen depending on use.
The cameras on the 12 are noticeably better than the what I had on the 11 Pro. All of them(wide, ultra wide, and selfie) are more color accurate and VERY crisp, producing some EXCELLENT shots. I did lose the telephoto going from the 11 Pro to the 12, but I rarely used that camera anyway...(it wasn’t the greatest)
The aluminum build of the 12 feels VERY premium in the hands and the throwback design to the iPhone 4/5/s is definitely a nice and welcomed refresh. It’s definitely easier to pickup from a flat surface than my 11 Pro was... I felt I had to gorilla grip the 11 Pro every time I picked it up so it wouldn’t slip due to the rounded sides...
So far, reception on the 12 has been EXCELLENT and noticeably better than my 11 Pro was by a signal bar or two. Granted, it’s the weekend and I haven’t left home as I’m just relaxing from the long work week. But just at home, I’m noticing better reception. Which is nice.
So far overall, the 12 is a nice upgrade from my 11 Pro in overall speed, fluidity and camera performance. Personally, I just don’t see the point in getting the Pro models this year. The 6.1” display of the 12 is about my max screen size I’d go. If Apple made the 12 any larger, I would’ve skipped it... the 5.4” mini is probably super cool and really nice to hold, but a bit small for my taste and it would’ve been a downgrade from my 5.8” 11 Pro. It might make a nice Christmas gift for the fiancé though! And the monster 6.7” 12 Pro is just ridiculous to me despite the upgrades Apple made to the cameras to try to get people to buy it... the 12 is the absolute sweet spot in the lineup and I see Apple selling MILLIONS of them.
Oh, and a quick note... if you’re upset about the charger brick and headphones being removed from the 12 lineup this year. Seriously, get over it... almost everyone is wireless these days or has headphones laying around. I’d suggest getting the Gen 2 AirPods. You won’t regret that purchase. They’re great truly wireless headphones. As for the charger, most people these charge wirelessly... get with the times... a wireless charger can be had for about $30. And nearly everyone has a USB charging bricks laying around...
Anyway, if you pickup the 12, you won’t regret it. Great phone!
Amazing phone!! I haven’t had an iPhone since the 4. So it was a big change for me going back to apple. Dropped in 2x on concrete at work 5+ ft high. And barely a noticeable mark at all. I don’t even use a case..
Coming from an iPhone XS Max, this iPhone 12 is worth the upgrade. I always wanted a product red iPhone, but the pro phones never get the red treatment. So I figured I try something different and go with the iPhone 12 product red. Going from the Max to the 12, the screen difference isn’t that far off. Now that the 12 has an OLED screen and not LCD its even better. It doesn’t feel massive or heavy like the Max. It’s more compact and lightweight, takes amazing photos especially night mode. As for 5G... ehh. It’s ok. It is somewhat faster than LTE. I’ve yet to experience 5G UW. I’m sure 5G will be stronger by next year. If you’re coming from a Max phone and are thinking about getting a 12 you should consider it.
I love my new iPhone 12. It's definitely an upgrade from my iPhone XR. The 12 is the perfect size to drop in my pocket. I don't really need more memory so this is perfect for me. The camera is much improved from the XR. Much better low light photos. I am very happy with my purchase from Best Buy, The associate that helped me with my purchase was great.
This product along with an identical phone was a gift from our son for our anniversary! We were surprised and very excited to receive this complete with glass shields and covers. Our previous phones were old and the screens were very cracked. We also noticed some issues in their performance over the years. These new phones have forced us to get to know the Apple way of life, which we are finding is quite nice. We love our new phones but love our son more!
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Ease of Use
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I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
The phone is great. My son is very happy with it however bestbuy didn't tell me any instructions when I picked up the phone and I used the old sim card and caused problems so make sure you use the new 5g sim card
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about connectivity, size, reliability and design. Editors are less positive about usability and price. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 96/100 = Excellent quality.
Digital TrendsRating, 4 out of 54.0Andrew Martonik on October 30, 2020
Apple iPhone 12 review: The best iPhone for most peopleApple has four new iPhones, but one draws the most people: The iPhone 12. It offers incredible value and calls into question how many people should buy a Pro.
iPhone 12 will help smartphone shipments grow 50% this quarter – DigitimesA Digitimes Research report predicts that smartphone shipments are likely to grow more than 50% year-on-year this quarter, with the iPhone 12 responsible for a significant chunk of that growth. The firm estimates that Apple will ship more than 60M