. If you haven’t picked up an iphone 12 yet and saw the new purple one and said to yourself. I definitely need that. Then this video will give you a look at the new color as well as all the important details you need to know about the iphone 12 in general Music. Let’S talk about the design, the iphone 12 and iphone 12 pro have the same display size and dimensions with the pro having a little more weight to it. The iphone 12 uses an aluminum band around the edges, which is nice and light, while the iphone 12 pro sports stainless steel edges. Instead, the aluminum pretty much has a consistent look to it. While the highly polished stainless steel is easy to mark and dull, even with simple general use, but you can bring back the nice shine just by wiping it down as far as colors go. The iphone 12 is available in black, also white, green, blue product red and, of course, this new purple color that’s coming later this week. Oh, and if the iphone 12 mini is more, your thing apple will be releasing this in that same new purple color. Alongside the standard iphone, 12. apple has made these phones durable with ip68 water and dust resistance. Water resistance this year is up to 6 meters of depth submersion for up to 30 minutes, which is three times more depth for the iphone 12 when compared to the iphone 11. there’s. Also, the new ceramic shield on the front glass, which apple says, makes it four times less likely to shatter in the event of a drop apple made.
A big deal of 5g coming to its iphone 12 lineup and now 5g, is faster and can support way more people within the same coverage area, but right now, it’s still hit or miss and highly dependent on where you are. That doesn’t mean that some people aren’t going to see better connections, though especially in areas where 4g was spotty. 5G may not mean a huge boost in speed right away, but it can absolutely provide service in areas where people previously struggled to get it. The nice thing about the iphone is they last a long time and they maintain software support by apple for about five years, so the iphone 12 you buy today will be equipped to handle 5g speeds, as the rollout accelerates next up. Let’S talk about these displays. The iphone 12 has a typical brightness of 625 nits when viewing hdr video content displays can go up to 1200 in its max brightness in the highlights now. The bigger story here, though, is that apple brought the super retina xdr display to the iphone 12.. In previous years, the 6.1 inch entry level iphone had the liquid retina display with about an 880p resolution. It was the best lcd in any smartphone, but the super retina xdr oled display was exclusive to the premium iphone lineup. Now, even if you get a non pro iphone 12 you’re also getting the same 6.1 inch 2532 by 1170 super retina xdr resolution at 460. Pixels per inch and the same 2 million to 1 contrast ratio, true tone and p3 wide color, whether you choose the iphone 12 or iphone 12 pro.
This is a big step forward for the standard, iphone 12. there’s, really not much negative. You can say about apple’s displays. These are some of the best in the business with highly accurate color super bright hdr and, in my opinion, the fact that the displays are now flush with the metal bands along the side of the phone rather than curving into them. As we’ve seen over the past few years, just feels so much better in the hand now apple was also able to reduce the thickness of the bezels around the display this year, a definite improvement for the standard 12 when compared to the iphone 11.. When it comes to sound the iphone 12 speakers are really loud and sound better than ever last year, apple added spatial audio to the phones that mostly supports dolby formats. Although games seem to use it without dolby encoding as well. Spatial audio supports 5.1 and 7.1 surround, and it also supports dolby, atmos and movies from the itunes store and content on apple tv plus. That might sound silly for stereo smartphone speakers, but apple has done amazing work with computational audio as we’ve seen recently when they added spatial audio to the airpods pro alright up next let’s talk about performance. The first thing i have to say right off the bat these phones are fast: you’ve got apple’s latest a14 bionic system on a chip on the inside and that’s got a 64 bit six core cpu, a quad core gpu and a 16 core neural engine.
This is the first five nanometer chip to appear in any smartphone which not only increases power but also efficiency, which your battery will appreciate again, if all of what i just said just seems like tech jargon, mumbo jumbo, it all equates to this year’s iphones feeling, incredibly Fast, but next, one of the most important specs on any mobile device. Let’S talk about battery life over the past two years, apple brought huge year over year battery life increases and it was assumed that it was a result of removing the 3d touch layer which allowed for more room for a bigger battery. This year the changes aren’t as drastic first as far as the rating goes, the iphone 12 has the same 17 hour battery life that the iphone 11 did streaming. Video was equal to last year, though at 11 hours and audio playback was also equal to last year. At 65 hours we all use our phones so differently. These days that apple settled on a video playback test on a loop, but what i’ve found is the iphone 12 can easily last for the roughly 16 to 18 hours that i use them on a typical day without me needing to find a charger to plug into. But when you do need to charge there’s a usbc to lightning cable in the box, but you’ll need to supply your own wall adapter. If you want to go that route or you can use one of the adapters and cables you already have, or of course you can charge wirelessly, which brings me to magsafe magsafe, is built into the back of the iphone, giving it a circular magnetic array and alignment Magnet which guarantees that the iphone properly lines up with supported, magsafe accessories, first there’s, the magsafe wireless charger, which charges at a rate of 15 watts versus 7.
5 watts when using a standard qi, charger it’s easy to use since the charger snaps into place. Apple also has magsafe cases, as do some third parties, so you can protect your iphone 12, while maintaining magsafe charging capabilities, then there’s the magsafe wallets, and this is where you start to see how magsafe is going to grow and explode. These are leather wallets that you can slap on the back of your iphone 12 and they’ll stay there magnetically they cost 59 and they’re made out of european leather they’re shielded to keep any credit card safe from the magnets and they’ll hold three to four cards, depending On the thickness of your cards, even if you have just one card in there, though it’s not going to fall out – and in fact i found you need to remove the wallet from your phone and use a little area on the back to slide your cards out. All right up next let’s talk about these cameras similar to last year. The iphone 12 has a wide angle and an ultra wide angle. Camera what’s changed is that the wide angle is now a seven element lens which makes images sharper with a faster f 1.6 aperture, which brings in 27 percent more light. I was definitely impressed with the images i was able to capture on this year’s iphone 12. portrait. Selfies were definitely improved. They’Re clean the roll off of the background blur was great in standard portrait mode, shots night mode, brought less grain and kept even more detail and smart hdr3 automatically refines highlights shadow detail and natural contours, whether you’re outside or indoors, while also taking care of white balance And tapping into scene recognition to make photos, look great textures, sometimes look like you can almost touch and feel them thanks to next gen, deep fusion as well and there’s, also a brighter true tone flash, which is nice and also means you have a brighter flashlight as Well now, when it comes to video, the iphone is now officially in its own league, if it wasn’t already, if you buy any iphone 12 pro or non pro, you now have a dolby vision, hdr video camera in your pocket.
This camera is just absolutely impressive. You just aren’t gon na find this on any other phone. Oh and deep, fusion, smart, hdr3 and even dolby vision. Video recording is all capable on the front selfie camera as well. You can even do night mode selfies too. All right now, let’s get to price. The iphone 12 starts at 829 in the us, but some carriers are offering a 30 discount. That brings it to 7.99. So the question is: should you upgrade if you’re on an iphone 10s or earlier, i think there’s a lot to like about the iphone 12? What apple has built here, in my opinion, is a smartphone that is very difficult to beat it’s an upgrade that you’ll feel instantly when you use it. If you love photography and taking videos on your smartphone, then i’d recommend the upgrade. Even if you have one of last year’s iphones, there is so much more versatility here with dolby vision, video and apple spreading. All of its computational photography magic across all of the lenses, including the front camera so that’s, the iphone 12 impressive phones that sit at the center of apple’s lineup this year, flanked by the iphone 12 mini and iphone 12 pro max. Will you be picking one of these up? Let me know in the comments below and i’ll meet you there for further discussion. Of course, we’ll have even more on the new iphones on geared up. Here is the show i do each week with john rettinger, where we take a look at the latest in tech gadgets and games just search for geared up in your favorite podcast player.
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