Apple has officially entered the 5G market with the unveiling of their iPhone 12 series. The lineup debuts four new iPhones – iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. For this article, we’ll be looking at the two elderly ones, which is the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Let’s check out their full specs, features and price.
iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max Key Specs
• 6.1″ (iPhone 12 Pro), 6.7″ (iPhone 12 Pro Max) OLED display
• 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
• iOS 14
• Apple Bionic A14
• 12MP Triple Camera
• 12MP + SL 3D Selfie Camera
• 20W Fast wired charging
• 15W MagSafe wireless charging
Design and Display
The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max come in a front and back glass with surgical-grade stainless steel frame. The front glass here is a Ceramic Shield that is much stronger than the regular Gorilla Glass. The side of the iPhones is squared off which resembles that the iPad Pros. They both have the industry-leading IP68 water resistance. And comes in four body colours – a new Pacific Blue along with the known Gold, Silver, and Graphite options.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max sports a 6.7″ Super Retina XDR display while the 12 Pro has the same 6.1″ display seen on the standard iPhone 12. They both have a 1,200 nits peak brightness for HDR movies and photos as well as a 60Hz refresh rate. The iPhone 12 Pro has a pixels resolution of 1170 x 2532 while the iPhone 12 Pro Max is up to 1284 x 2778. Protecting their OLED display is the Ceramic Shield which is said to be a lot tougher.
Hardware and Software
Inside the iPhone 12 series is the industry-first 5-nanometer A14 Bionic chipset. It comes with advanced components and increases efficiency for great battery life. It also has a new ISP powers Dolby Vision recording, a feature not available even in a pro movie camera. It is arguably the fastest chip ever in a smartphone, performing up to 11.8 trillion operations per second.
You can now stream high-quality HDR movies or download huge files on the go with the 5G superfast wireless network. The iPhone 12 series has the most 5G bands in the market right now. Running inside the two iPhone is the in-house iOS 14 with lots of exciting new features. The widgets are now on your home screen. Pin the conversations of people you talk to the most in Messages.
Camera and Battery
The iPhone duo sports a triple 12MP rear camera system consists of a wide, ultrawide and telephoto sensors. The iPhone 12 Pro Max sports a larger 1/1.7” sensor (1.7 µm pixels) which is 47% larger than what you have on the iPhone 12 Pro. The sensor along with the f/1.6 aperture allows for 87% more light. The iPhone 12 Pro retains the old sensor seen on the iPhone 11 Pro Max that manages to allow 27% more light.
The wide-angle camera features a Night mode portrait that gives you vivid colour and also beautiful bokeh effects. The Deep Fusion automatically kicks when you’re in a low-to mid-light environment. The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are the first smartphones to features a camera that records in Dolby Vision. Night mode is also available on the dual front camera – 12MP f/2.2 main sensor and SL 3D depth/biometric sensor, as well as Deep Fusion, Dolby Vision recording and Smart HDR 3.
The battery capacity on both iPhones is unspecified. They do support a 20W adapter which is sold separately and can charge to 50% in just 30 minutes. They support two types of wireless charging (15W MagSafe and 7.5W Qi).
iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max Complete Specs
• Announced: October 2020
• Status: October 2020
Design [ Build Factor], Display and Colour Options
• Dimension: Height- 146.7mm (iPhone 12 Pro), 160.8mm (iPhone 12 Pro Max) * Width- 71.5mm (iPhone 12 Pro), 78.1mm (iPhone 12 Pro Max) * Thickness- 7.4mm
• Weight: 228g (iPhone 12 Pro Max), 189g (iPhone 12 Pro)
• Build Quality: Ceramic Shield front, Corning Gorilla Glass front, stainless steel frame.
• Screen Display Type: Super Retina XDR
• Screen Size: 6.1″ (iPhone 12 Pro), 6.7″ (iPhone 12 Pro Max)
• Resolution: 1170 x 2532 (iPhone 12 Pro), 1284 x 2778 (iPhone 12 Pro Max)
• Aspect Ratio: –
• Display Protection: Ceramic Shield
• Notch: Yes
• Multi-touch screen: Yes
• Colour Options: Pacific Blue, Gold, Silver, Graphite
Operating System and Memory
• Operating System: iOS 14
• Chipset: Bionic A14
• CPU: Hexa-core
• GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
• RAM: 4GB
• Built-in Storage Capacity: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
• Card Slot: No
Rear and Front Camera Rating
• Rear Camera Sensor: 12MP + 12MP + 12MP
• Selfie Camera Sensor: 12MP + SL 3D
• Camera Features: Night mode portrait, dual OIS, panorama, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 3, Auto Image Stabilization.
• Video Recording: [email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), stereo sound rec.
Wireless Network Bands and Connectivity Options
• Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
• 5G Network Bands: SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave
• 4G Network Bands: LTE
• 3G Network Bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
• 2G Network Bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM)
• Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
• SIM Type: Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
• Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
• USB: Lightning, USB 2.0
• Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
• FM Radio: No
• GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
• NFC: Yes
Sound Quality and Multimedia Support
• Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
• Speaker Location: –
• Sound Enhancement Features: –
• Audio Jack Type: No
• Video Support Formats: H.264 (Baseline / Main / High profile), MPEG4 (Simple profile / ASP) and other video formats
• Audio Support formats: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC +, MP3, AMR – NB and WB, APE, WAV
• Battery Capacity: N/A
• Wireless Charging: 15W & 7.5W
• Fast Charging: 20W
• Face ID, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electronic Compass
Price and Availability
The iPhone 12 Pro base model retails at $1,000 and will be available for pre-order from October 16 while shipping begins October 24. The iPhone 12 Pro Max will start at $1,100 with pre-order to begin on November 6 while sales kickoff on November 13.