Next in line, after the iPhone 12 Mini, is the iPhone 12. Now there isn’t much of the difference between the two devices but the majority of the Apple consumers are most likely to purchase the iPhone 12 over the iPhone 12 Mini.
|Apple iPhone 12|
|Dimensions||146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm (5.78 x 2.81 x 0.29 in)|
|Weight||164 g (5.78 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)
|Display||Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10|
|Screen Size||6.1 inches, 90.2 cm2 (~86.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1170 x 2532 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~460 ppi density)|
|Glass Type||Scratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating|
|OS||iOS 14.1, upgradable to iOS 14.2|
|Chipset||Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)|
|CPU||Hexa-core (2×3.1 GHz Firestorm + 4×1.8 GHz Icestorm)|
|GPU||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)|
|Main Camera||12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.6″
|Video||4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 30fps), stereo sound rec.|
|Selfie Camera||12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
|Video||4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS|
|Sound||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|USB||Lightning, USB 2.0|
|Sensors||Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Siri natural language commands and dictation
|Battery||Li-Ion 2815 mAh, non-removable (10.78 Wh)|
|Charging||Fast charging 20W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 15W
|Colors||Black, White, Red, Green, Blue|
The iPhone 12 has the same built and esign as the iPhone 12 Mini which is a dual-glass smartphone sandwiched by an aluminum frame with matte finish. The front has a Ceramic Shield with oleophobic coating, the rear has a gloss finish. The phone is only 0.7″ larger than the 12 Mini and has dimensions measuring 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm and weighing 164 g which is still a very light phone. The edges of the smartphone are curved and the frame keeps the color of the phone too. The iPhone 12 is IP68-rated for dust and water resistance, and as the official specs state, it can survive in up to 6-meters deep water for 30 minutes.
The iPhone 12 features a 6.1″ Super Retina XDR OLED display with very thin bezels and a resolution of 1170 x 2532 pixels. The unibrow notch is still present on this model and its as big as the one on the iPhone 12 Mini. The notch is home to the 12MP selfie camera and the structured-light 3D camera. Furthermore, The earpiece, which also doubles as a stereo speaker, is between those two and the proximity sensor. On the back is a dual camera setup housed in a matte square glass which is the smae color as the rest of the phone. Housed in it is a 12MP Primary camera and 12MP ultrawide lens, as well as the stereo mic and dual-LED flash.
The iPhone 12 boots with iOS 14.1 and like the 12Mini is powered by the new Apple A14 Bionic chip. It comes with the Qualcomm’s X55 5G modem. It is a 5nm chipset that has a six-core processor consisting of 2 big Firestorm cores clocked at 3.1GHz and 4 small icestorm cores working at 1.8GHz with TurboBoost capability to go 3.1GHz when necessary. Powering the graphics is a 4-core Apple GPU. Included is the new 16-core NPU for machine learning that is said to bring a 70% increase in AI performance. Supporting these, is memory of 4GB only and storage options of 64GB/128GB/256GB.
The iPhone 12 packs a 2815mAh battery, which is quite small compared to what most flagships have to offer these days. The Apple iPhone 12 supports fast battery charging via USB Power Delivery. Apple ships the phone without a charger, but you can opt for Apple’s 20W PD charger or another USB-PD compatible adapter.