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1. iPhone 12 and Pro models reviewed, no Mini or Max yet
About a week after Apple’s iPhone 12 announcement, devices have now started shipping, which also signals reviews dropping out. What’s missing here is the iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, both models not available until November. Both are potentially more interesting, but likely the base iPhone 12 will be the top seller out of the four, regardless. I don’t know if we’re missing half the story here or not, but for now it’s the base iPhone 12 vs the iPhone 12 Pro.
And the base iPhone 12 and the Pro series have been reviewed and compared pretty widely, and while the longer-term reviews tend to get further below the surface, there’s some early good and maybe one or two concerns.
Part of the balance of the reviews is figuring out if you should get the iPhone 12 ($829 with 64GB storage, or $879 with 128GB of storage) or the12 Pro (starting at $999 with 128GB of storage), all priced without fairly generous trade-ins and various plans.
And actually, the reviews are saying that the gap between the default and the Pro is smaller than ever.
While the Pro Max has a better camera than the Pro. So buying the Pro for the camera but not the Pro Max is a bit of a puzzle to figure out.
Some outlets went for dual reviews together, possibly because of how similar they are.
The CNETiPhone 12 review spends much of the time actively comparing both. It’s one of the highest-rated phones of all time for the outlet, the iPhone 12 scoring 9.2/10 and the iPhone 12 Pro scoring 9.3/10, with the note, “it’s best to think of the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro as “better” and “best” versions of the same phone.
Engadget follows the same path, but flips the score. The iPhone 12 gets a 91/100 with praise for the huge leap taken from the iPhone 11 and calling it the right choice for most people. With the higher price tag, the iPhone 12 Pro scores an 89/100, with the explanation: “compared to the iPhone 12, the new iPhone 12 Pro is a considerably tougher sell.”
Daring Fireball spent less time on scores and more ruminating about what it all means, but did offer this: “Camera system aside, the iPhone 12 is just as nice as the iPhone 12 Pro, and it costs $120 less for the same amount of storage.”
More specific reviews said similar things, but got into more depth about key features. By the way, all reviews love the new design unequivocally: flat sides, and flat screen are great. The rails are matte on the iPhone 12, glossy on the Pro models, and the matte is a little nicer it seems. But, people will put a case on their phones anyway. TechCrunch went further: “The 12 Pro is likely the most premium feeling piece of consumer electronics I’ve ever touched.”
And all reviews say the A14 Bionic chip is blisteringly fast, so there’s not much need to get into details there.
The other stuff that matters is well covered by The Verge:
5G: “it’s not a good idea to buy an iPhone just because it has 5G. It’s a nice bonus, but not more than that yet.”
Camera: “The important changes to the camera in the iPhone 12 aren’t in the sensors or the lenses. They are completely unchanged except for the main […] camera going from an ƒ/1.8 aperture to ƒ/1.6 to allow in slightly more light. Instead, the bigger differences come from software and from unlocking new capabilities, thanks to the new A14 Bionic processor that runs everything on the phone … I definitely see a marked improvement over the iPhone 11, but they’re not enough to compel an upgrade”
Battery: “Luckily, I don’t think the battery life on the iPhone 12 is bad at all. I can get through a full day without much issue. On the other hand, I have to admit that it’s easier to kill this thing with a full day of heavy use than the iPhone 11.”
MagSafe: “…a very clever idea that needs some more bake time in the wild before it can actually replace the Lightning connector and deliver the port-less iPhone Apple seems to be headed toward in the future.”
Camera: “Last year I said the iPhone 11 Pro had the best camera on a smartphone, and it’s not like the iPhone 12 Pro went backward. But it’s only a small step forward — enough to stay just ahead of the competition. Most of the improvements are fairly minor …. The problem is that the iPhone 12 Pro Max camera is coming out in less than a month. If you are the sort of person who buys a new phone for the camera, I would definitely wait.
Dolby Vision HDR video: “the other big new camera feature across the iPhone 12 line is the ability to create Dolby Vision HDR video. There is no way to talk about this without falling deeply into the weeds of video formats…” (Read the review for those weeds which explain the large difference between photography HDR and video HDR!)
Battery: “I think iPhone 12 Pro battery life is going to vary widely for people depending on how much they use 5G — especially mmWave 5G — so this is something we’ll have to track over time. But I would definitely not expect the “try and stop me” battery life we saw on the regular iPhone 11.”
More on the battery: It’s clear that if any iPhone 12 is connected to a 5G network, battery life does suffer, but it’s not just 5G that’s the stress.
Over at Tom’s Guide, a testing regime found the regular iPhone 12 lasted 8 hours and 25 minutes over AT&T’s 5G network.
Last year’s iPhone 11 lasted a whopping 11 hours and 16 minutes over 4G.
Switching the iPhone 12 to 4G-only, it endured for 10 hours and 23 minutes.
Apple deflects concerns by saying it’s still an all-day battery.
We’ll find out battery mAh numbers once teardowns do their work.
Also: Few comparisons to Android phones yet in terms of cameras, battery life and so on. Expect more on that to come.
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An iPhone 12 battery test shows that the new models take a huge hit to their battery-life when using 5G data.
The standard model iPhone 12 lost almost exactly two hours of battery-life when using 5G compared to 4G, and things were even worse with the iPhone 12 Pro …
Tom’s Guide put the two new models through its standard battery-life test.
Here’s how the Tom’s Guide battery test works. It surfs the web continuously at 150 nits of screen brightness, launching a new site every 30 seconds until the battery drains.
But this time, it added in an additional element.
For the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, we ran this test over 5G and 4G, and the difference was pretty dramatic.
The iPhone 12 managed 10h 23m on 4G, but that fell to 8h 25m on 5G – a drop of 1h 58m.
The iPhone 12 Pro dropped even further, from 11h 24m to 9h 6m – a fall of 2h 18m.
The site also compared to Android 5G smartphones, and the comparisons mostly weren’t good.
Samsung’s Galaxy phones generally last longer on a charge over 5G, though they lose a lot of juice when their screens are set to the faster 120Hz refresh rate. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S20 lasted 9:31 on 5G but that dipped down to 8:04 at 120Hz.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus lasted 10:31 over 5G, which is nearly 1.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12 Pro. The runtime of Samsung’s phone dropped to 8:55 at 120Hz, which is slightly worse than the iPhone 12 Pro over 5G.
The OnePlus 8T is another Android phone that outlasts the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. It turned in a runtime of 10:49 at 60Hz and 9:58 on 120Hz, both over 5G.
Google’s Pixel 5 was nearly an hour better than the iPhone 12 at 9:56; it dropped to 9:29 with the screen set to a faster 90Hz refresh rate. Both of those times are well ahead of the iPhone 12’s 8:25 result over 5G.
Apple is clearly aware of the issue, as it added an iOS feature to intelligently switch between the slower and faster data speeds.
Apple said it optimized iOS to take advantage of 5G speeds whilst maintaining power efficiency. The iPhone 12 includes a Smart Data mode that switches between 4G and 5G data speeds intelligently. In ideal conditions, Apple says customers will see 3.5Gbps download speeds.
However, Tom’s Guide says that you may still need to switch manually.
When you’re not surfing the web, the iPhone 12’s Smart Data mode can automatically switch to 4G to help save battery life. But this only kicks in during certain scenarios, such as when you’re streaming music with the screen turned off.
Overall, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro battery life is a bummer over 5G, at least when surfing the web. So you may want to manually switch to 4G in some cases to save extra juice.
The site does acknowledge that the iPhone 12 battery test is a relatively demanding one, so you may fare better, but it still provides a good basis for comparison between 4G and 5G, and against competitor models.
Early reviews of the iPhone 12 mostly reported that 5G support is not the headline news with the new models: the new design and camera upgrades are the bigger draw.
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Anonymous, 1 hour agoThat’s because there are people who use a high refresh rate but they aren’t even gam… moreLol that is why there is something called “Adaptive Refresh Rate”. You don’t have to be a gamer to experience it
We know you have never tasted the “IOS pizza” becaus… moreDidn’t you admit in the other thread that you used iOS long time back? How can you pass a judgement on something you have never experienced recently?
We know you have never tasted the “IOS pizza” because you trash it 24/7.
So go taste some “IOS pizza” yourself before you trash it.
Oh you know what, a troll like you would never even BOTHER to try IOS. Well, ok.
Keep living your life in the “android superiority matrix”.
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Though going to be an excellent phone, it’s the battery again that dissapoints. Tom’s Guide already revealed that iPhone 12 has shorter battery life than iPhone 11 despite on 4G network.
blablameh, 55 minutes agohigh refresh rate is not only good for gaming, its also really great for scrolling the text, i… moreIt’s pointless trying to explain someone how good pizza tastes as they have never eaten it. They’ll only appreciate it when they get it on their iphones.
IOS is no different from a prison where prison guard decides what inmates get to eat while Android is like a buffet where one can pick and choose. No wonder 80% people want nothing to do with iOS. So glad to be part of the premium ecosystem of Android where one doesn’t have to beg for latest tech like High refresh rate screen.
Anonymous, 1 hour agoMax Pro has good battery life because it still only has a 60hz refresh rate display, not becau… moreEven Budget Androids have 90hz-120hz these days and have better endurance rating that 60hz iPhone. As usual, Apple behind the competition.
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BigDisplay, 48 minutes agoHoly cow cake… Serious… A toy battery for 5g and a big display 😳 what are they thinking ab… morelmao you are exactly the type of comment I expected when entering the comment section
Holy cow cake… Serious… A toy battery for 5g and a big display 😳 what are they thinking about… Maybe they don’t think, only for the money 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻
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Anonymous, 1 hour agoThat’s because there are people who use a high refresh rate but they aren’t even gam… morehigh refresh rate is not only good for gaming, its also really great for scrolling the text, i.e. web browsing. once you get used to the fluent text / web page scrolling there is no going back. with 60Hz screen my eyes literally bleed, 90Hz was better but still not that comfortable. for me 120Hz is minimum for comfortable reading.
56 minutes ago
Leave me alone guys with this your iPhone thing I phone this, iPhone that, I’m full of you now! !!!!!
Anonymous, 1 hour agoThat’s because there are people who use a high refresh rate but they aren’t even gam… moreYeah, but look how smooth it is “proceeds to diddle the app drawer up and down”. I need and want 144Hz display for gaming, but I feel like my iPhone XR display is great for what I need it. Despite being “only” 60Hz IPS LCD…
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Strawhat, 1 hour agoIt makes 11 series a better deal with a cheaper and bigger battery. Just ignore 5GI can do without 5G, and if I gain some battery in the process, by having an 11 instead, I’ll be very happy to do so
Research said, Li-ion battery will lose most of its quality at about 3 years of usage, whatever the brand is. Heavy gaming, charge 3 times a day, overheat will shorten the battery life.
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Anonymous, 2 hours agoIncredible how power efficient iPhones always been. With this size battery they will still be … moreAny phone with about 4000 mAh and Full HD screen will last that much.
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That’s because there are people who use a high refresh rate but they aren’t even gamers… Wtf
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Anonymous, 2 hours agoIncredible how power efficient iPhones always been. With this size battery they will still be … moreMax Pro has good battery life because it still only has a 60hz refresh rate display, not because iPhones are more efficient.
Anonymous, 2 hours agosmaller battery lasts lesser, causing to charge more often, so degrades faster, having the use… moreIt makes 11 series a better deal with a cheaper and bigger battery. Just ignore 5G
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Anonymous, 2 hours agoIncredible how power efficient iPhones always been. With this size battery they will still be … morevery efficient half day last 2000$ iphone my phone last 3 daya for 500$ aoon must repleace battery ahhaha
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