Apple has officially launched its 2020 iPhone model. This comes after a month’s delay, thanks to the pandemic. The iPhone 12 model smartphones were launched during a virtual event on which Apple announced its latest AirPod. The new lineup includes iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. All of the Apple flagship smartphones feature the latest 5G network connectivity, MagSafe rear, and a new ceramic display.
However, with the launching of four different segments, it can get a bit complicated while trying to choose the one to buy. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini are the cheapest of them all with the two having a dual-camera set-up. The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are the highest-end costliest iPhones, with the two sporting a triple rear camera. They all runs on Apple’s latest A14 Bionic chip-set processor. We’ve reviewed the most important specs on this latest iPhone models making it easy for you to spot the difference, and choose the one that’ll best suit you.
Design and Display
If you want a phone for one-hand operation, which weighs less, and easily fits into your pocket, the iPhone 12 Mini will be the right choice for you. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro seems to be the best middle option, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the best for people and gamers who love large display phones.
Last year’s iPhone 11 saw a lot of big differences with one of them being an entry-level display on iPhone 11, and a high-end display on iPhone 11 Pro. Apple only integrated its Super Retina XDR OLED display on its Pro lineup while putting less expensive HD+ LCD on the iPhone 11. This year, everything seems to have changed.
However, while all the new iPhone 12 smartphones have a peak brightness of 1,200 NIts HDR10, the typical brightness changes slightly on the Pro Models. Both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini has the highest typical brightness of 625, while the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max has a Max typical brightness of 800 Nits.
However, all four iPhone 12 models are bright enough for direct sunlight usage without experiencing any issue. The main difference comes in their panel sizes, but it all depends on the individual’s hands’ size and choice of display.
Camera set-ups are one of the major differentiators between the iPhone 12, and iPhone 12 Pro models. There’s a dual-camera set-up on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini and 12-MP cameras upfront. The dual camera set-up consists of a 12-MP wide-angle primary lens, and 12-MP ultra-wide lens coupled with a dual-LED flash.
On the iPhone 12 Pro, there’s a triple camera set-up comprising of 12-MP (f/1.6) wide-angle primary lens, 12-MP (f/2.0) telephoto lens, 12-MP (f/2.4) ultra-wide lens, and a LiDAR scanner coupled with a dual-LED flash. The selfie camera is structured at 12-MP (f/2.2).
The iPhone 12 Pro Max appears to have a similar triple camera lens set-up to that of the iPhone 12 Pro. However, it’s telephoto lens is a bit different with the iPhone 12 Pro Max having an f/2.4 aperture. It also has the same 12 MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture as that of other iPhone 12 models.
Nevertheless, there some software differences between the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models. However, only the Pro series supports Apple’s latest ProRaw modes, along with Dolby Vision HDR @ 60fps, contrary to iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini’s 30fps.
Price and Availability
The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max was officially launched on October 13, 2020. As usual, we won’t expect something cheap from Apple iPhones. The iPhone 12 Mini seems to be the less expensive with the price starting at ₦266,000($699) for the 64GB variant, ₦285,000 ($749) for the 128GB variant, and ₦323,000 ($849) for the 256GB variant.
The iPhone 12 Pro starts at ₦380,000 ($999) for the 128GB, ₦418,000 ($1,099) for the 256GB, while the 512GB version will be sold for ₦494,000 ($1,299).
The iPhone 12 Pro Max comes with 128GB at a price tag of ₦418,000 ($1,099), while the 256GB is sold for ₦456,000 ($1,199), and the 512GB can be bought at ₦532,000 ($1,399) price tag. However, there’s a RAM upgrade on the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max as they both features 6GB RAM on all storage options.
Pre-orders have already begun on the new iPhones. You can pre-order your through Gadgetsmart.ng, or any leading online store, slots, or shops nationwide.