The new Pro turned out to be very interesting and unusual. On the one hand, the iPhone is chic both externally and in technology inside. On the other hand, the regular iPhone 12 also came out close to ideal. Here is his review, by the way.
And if you look closely, then between these two smartphones, available in Russia from today, there are noticeably more differences than in the colors and materials of the case.
This is what I tried to do: paint in as much detail as possible everything that the new iPhone 12 Pro can (and cannot) do. The review came out both voluminous and a little light on some details. Still, even more than two days is not enough for an objective assessment of, say, battery life.
There are a lot of innovations in the iPhone 12 Pro, many of which are centered around the camera and, of course, the body. If 12 Pro Max had not hung over him with camera even better (here are our impressions of it), then it was much easier to choose.
Bundle: no charging with headphones – and okay
This is how we unboxed the iPhone 12 Pro. Thanks for the video Pavel Teleshevsky:
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We look from all angles at the extraterrestrial iPhone 12 Pro Copying Apple and releasing one video at a time. This year, Pro smartphones look like mysterious artifacts from the future due to sparkling edges and thin frames, so the unboxing is cosmic. In some magical way, the company made the iPhone 12 Pro feel more expensive in the hand. There are several guesses: three cameras, steel and a solid weight similar to the XR did their job. At the same time, the smartphone cannot be called bulky. The iPhone 11 with the same diagonal barely fits in the hand, but this one lies like a glove, securely. Even the control curtain is easy to lower from the right ear. Very soon we will have a review of this year’s first Pro model. In the meantime, keep a little surrealism in your feed? Camera/Editing: @tinelray Music: @srxtr
New thin boxes – well, the included USB-C to Lightning cable is a song for Mac owners. Those who missed the trends and do not have blocks with USB-C can buy a 20-watt charger for a reduced $20 or 1990 rubles. Any case, I remind you, will come out twice as expensive.
I did not notice the absence of EarPods. Wireless headphones can now be found for less than the average McDonald’s check. Who fundamentally needs a branded wired headset – Apple slightly reduced the price for it, and even gave Russia a discount, despite the fall of the ruble. Buying is not a problem. And in general, it’s time to refuse wires …
Let me point out right away that MagSafe is not yet available in Russia. As soon as it arrives, I will definitely make a separate review, as well as share my impressions of compatible accessories. I really like the idea of magnetic charging, it remains only to test it personally before drawing specific conclusions.
I won’t be surprised if in a year or two the iPhone loses even the Lightning port, and we finally switch to magnetic connectors. Everything has been steadily moving towards this since the iPhone 7. Having looked at the bucket of USB chargers at home, I have nothing against Apple’s move, unlike a very vocal minority on social networks.
New body, new sensations
The first time you pick up the iPhone 12 Pro and think: something is wrong here.
The edges are sharp, the iPhone has become some kind of compact (it’s not) and doesn’t even look like itself. display is large, the frames rub the palm a littleand six years of wearing various modifications to the design of the iPhone 6 collide, as if you are not holding the iPhone.
But a day later you pick up the iPhone 11 Pro and understand: no, everything was like that, where was the iPhone 12 Pro? Give back.
Chopped, sharp edges of the iPhone 12 Pro are similar in shape to those of the iPhone 12. They are also rounded, so do not dig into the hand as sharply as the iPhone SE old school or iPhone 4.
The polished surgical steel bezel looks great in real life. Let’s talk about its practicality. But the fact that iPhone 12 Pro is now unlike any other current smartphone on the market – fact.
I liked the blue and black models the most. Silver is in third place, but I did not appreciate the gold one. She is much better in the photo than in real life – again, this is in my opinion, of course.
Interestingly, the length and width of the body of the iPhone 12 Pro actually increased compared to the iPhone 11 Pro, while the thickness, on the contrary, decreased:
▹ Width: 71.5mm (was 71.4mm)
▹ Length: 146.7mm (was 144mm)
▹ Thickness: 7.4mm (was 8.1mm)
It turned out to be hard to notice all this – smartphones do not tactilely match, knocking down the expectations of muscle memory. But the old covers and glasses are definitely incompatible, I checked.
The weight has changed literally by 1 gram: 187 instead of 188 grams.
Taking into account the sharp transition of the edges into the display (and flat glass!), iPhone 12 Pro seems smallerthan the previous generation.
The new case brought with it a nice innovation: now the protection against moisture and water has become better. The standard is the same, IP68, but now you can dive to a depth of 6 meters instead of 4 meters for the iPhone 11 Pro.
I really like the frosted glass on the back, especially after a year of using the iPhone 11 Pro Max with the same panel material. It’s just doesn’t scratch anything.
On the second day of use, you get used to the shape and edges, but now I don’t want the “soap dish” shape at all. By the way, what I, what other guys on the team noted: the iPhone 12 Pro is easier to hold in your hands than the iPhone 11 Pro, because the flat edge rests better in the palm of your hand.
In general, we returned to the old design to some extent, but I don’t see anyone dissatisfied with this fact.
The battery life of the iPhone 12 Pro is good. Even after 11 Pro Max
The iPhone 12 Pro has a 2815 mAh battery. It is no different from that in the “regular” iPhone 12. Taking into account almost the same components – processor, display, board, and so on – the difference in battery life between models is so insignificantthat it can be called a statistical error.
Apple’s official battery life data looks like this:
◔ Video: up to 17 hours
◑ Streaming: up to 11 hours
◕ Audio: up to 65 hours
The same numbers are for the regular iPhone 12.
Before the iPhone 12 Pro, I used the iPhone 11 Pro Max, widely known for its excellent battery life. But in the first 48 hours I did not notice a significant difference for the worse while maintaining the same habits of using a smartphone – which, in my opinion, is a huge plus immediately in the piggy bank of both new models of the “standard” size.
My current schedule for using the main iPhone 12 Pro right now looks like this:
For two days I used several Pros at the same time, then alternately. Hence the relatively low screen time. To get some real statistics, I sat with the “proshki” for a couple of hours and tried them in different scenarios, watching the charge percentage in the corner of the screen.
So far the observations are:
▹ very hard games and software discharge the battery by 5-9% in 15-20 minutes;
▹ camera shoots 3% for 10-15 minutes of viewfinder operation and 5-8% for shooting video in 4K 60 FPS;
▹ messengers it is more difficult to measure, because, in addition to text, videos and photos slip through them – and this is another level of load on the processor. But on average, in Telegram, I lose 2-4% of the charge in 20 minutes;
▹ Safari browser takes from 1 to 5% in 20 minutes, everything is very energy efficient here, I send separate rays of respect to this team at Apple;
▹ work in the iOS menu and built-in applications – from 1 to 3% in 20 minutes.
If you add to my previously posted schedule the unstable connection in the subway and buildings (question to the operator), the active Bluetooth connection (Apple Watch 6 + AirPods Pro) and the intermittent modem mode for the MacBook Pro, then, you know, I’m happy with these numbers so far.
The high contrast and brightness of an OLED display is theoretically a curious bonus that can be felt in practice. You put a dark iOS theme, lower the brightness, and the screen remains easy to read even outdoors, because light text on a black background (those pixels are off!) burns more powerfully than before. Save battery without changing your habits.
I would like to say more specifics about the battery, but so far it will not work. In two days, it is simply impossible to objectively, globally evaluate battery life. iPhone, like any other gadget with a processor and a screen, can work from 3 to 72 hours, depending on a dozen different factors: average load on the processor, display brightness, ambient temperature, energy efficiency of applications used, operating system settings …
Therefore, let’s agree for now: neither I, nor anyone else except Apple, today globally knows how long this or that iPhone 12 Pro will work. Nilai from The Verge had an iPhone of the same model as mine in the review worked two and a half hours in 5G networks. I have the same one now for the 31st hour plows. And both options are correct, because each situation is different.
Only after a month or two will we be able to more or less objectively judge this, having collected the testimonies of thousands of other owners – and try out the iPhone ourselves in completely different scenarios. I will also write impressions on battery life in a week or two, with graphs and so on.
In the meantime, I will repeat the main observation: as the owner of the iPhone 11 Pro Max, it did not seem to me that the iPhone 12 Pro did not work well. On the contrary, I see in it a reserve for a confident day of use with most owners. At least in 4G networks.
Briefly about 5G (it is not available in Russia)
Apple is proud to announce 5G support in the new iPhones. At the presentation, only one could hear: “five gee”. From Russia, I looked at this with a light, slightly sad smile – we still have to live and live before the global deployment of fifth-generation networks. If in the USA they still have not been dealt with properly, then why should we complain …
Russian iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models support 5G networks, but do not support mmWave standard. In short, the latter provides super-fast speeds in a very limited space – the kind of super-fast cell of the Internet that will ideally one day cover popular crowded places like shopping malls and stadiums, as well as large streets.
Thanks to 5G, speeds in the area 1 Gbps on the iPhone 12, there is nowhere more real, and in ideal conditions from a smartphone, Apple achieved incredible results, up to 4 Gb / s. These huge numbers promise big changes in the future around everything that we used to expect and receive from mobile devices and technologies in general.
But for now, I advise you to read Mikk’s article about how things are with 5G in Russia (almost nothing), and what we can expect in the coming years (guess):
To the point: What’s going on with 5G in Russia. Is there a place to test the iPhone 12?
Due to the very vague prospects for 5G, I strongly doubt that anyone in Russia will buy new iPhones solely for supporting this standard. Therefore, there is nothing to discuss in this part of the review. After reading from Western colleagues about how much 5G affects the autonomy of any smartphones (including the iPhone 12), I’m even somewhat glad that we don’t have to worry about this for now.
I see a plus in the absence of mmWave support, and I see it in the most literal sense: on the edge of the new iPhones for Russia and Europe there is no plump “window” of the corresponding antenna. True, instead of it, a little lower, the icons of the regulators are thinly applied with a laser (the same “urn” and CE). To notice them, you have to try – the icons on the Pro are lost in the highlights and shadows of polished steel.
New steel frames – shine, chic and scratches
A person has the ability to spoil everything that he carelessly touches. The perfectly polished, smooth, high-quality surgical steel on the iPhone 12 Pro is no exception.
With what pleasure you look at the new “firmware” from the photos or just out of the box! Reflections constantly fly all over the case, especially on the silver and gold models. Part of the frame is visible from the front, so the light iPhone 12 Pro, like a disco ball, periodically winks at the owner and looks expensive, almost jewelry in dynamics. As if they were cut out of a bar of silver or gold.
I myself have two hands for steel, the hallmark of the flagship iPhone. Chopped edges in this metal look good. Big respect to Apple for making frame planes completely even, without bulges or “waves”which would be very noticeable on such an almost mirror-like surface.
Steel looks especially great at the corners of the iPhone 12 Pro, where all reflections are optically refracted, turning either into a series of bright lines or into a smooth “accordion” of objects. No options, the look is premium!
But… there is a moment. More precisely, two.
imprints. Lots and lots of prints. Not just footprints, but easily distinguishable lines from the pads of the finger. Try pressing your finger against a regular mirror. Let go. Here, the same will be on the iPhone 12 Pro.
The fingerprints are visible on all iPhone 12 Pro models, but are most pronounced on silver and gold. Information slipped through that the steel on the gold model was processed by a fundamentally different method, and among the consequences an increased resistance to such “bloopers” was indicated.
I don’t doubt for a second the manufacturing method and the technology of a sky-high level of sophistication that only Apple has the expertise to deal with. But I can’t ignore the fact. Our golden iPhone 12 Pro was covered in exactly the same fingerprints from the same hands. With the same speed as other models.
The only way to deal with them is to take a case, which many will do anyway, or wipe the edges with a lightly dampened cloth. You don’t need to rub it dry, it’s practically useless: try to wipe the traces of hands from the mirror with an ordinary napkin. The trace will still remain.
For those who like not to wear cases and admire the iPhone, I recommend looking towards the dark blue or graphite iPhone 12 Pro. On them, prints are less noticeable due to the color of the steel. Or you can simply accept this fact and understand that it cannot be otherwise with such material.
scratches. We already have them, although we hold iPhones in our hands for only 48 hours.
The first one I noticed was on a silver iPhone 12 Pro. This happened just a couple of hours after unpacking. While taking the photo, the light somehow “successfully” fell, and the whole process stopped – we ran to look, groan and gasp (I’m exaggerating, okay).
None of the “prosh” fell, did not rub the frames on the keys, metal, and in general something stronger than hands. They wore them like crystal, honestly. But now, if you erase the prints from the side frames, in the light you can already see the “stripes” of scratches on all models.
Most likely, we put our scratches when we wiped the steel with microfiber. I note that the fabric was new, clean, applied without pressure. But alas.
It turns out that frames and wipe is not an option without consequences, and it is problematic to use without traces. It seems that a transparent MagSafe case is needed here. Or just a cover.
As a result, I now understand that the regular iPhone 12 in the light of all these points seems to be preferable. Brushed aluminum edges are not scratched by microfiber, and handprints are not highlighted by light reflection.
Going back to the polished steel on previous iPhones, it also scratched fairly quickly. The same with the steel Apple Watch. This is normal, you can’t deceive the physical properties of the metal here. It’s just that on the iPhone of previous generations, these prints were hidden in a natural way – by bending the frame. The distorted light “painted” the case and hid the traces of operation well. Now no such protection.
The thought crept in that in the next generation it would be nice to return to brushed steel, like on the iPhone 4. So what? Since we have already gone through the hits of the past, we can find the answer there to both of the above-mentioned problems. Unless the frames will not shine so brightly (and fragile).
Let’s see how the iPhone 12 Pro will look after a month or two of operation.
The display plays bright colors. As always
It’s just a very, VERY beautiful smart live. The iPhone 12 Pro still has the same bright and juicy Super Retina XDR OLED display. True, this year it was pumped a little more.
Let’s go over the points specifically.
Diagonal. This year, the “basic firmware” is no longer equipped with a 5.8-inch screen, but with a 6.1-inch one. And it feels very good.
The extra 0.3 inches cool plays its part. The image seems more voluminous and massive. No, I’m not talking about the level jump from Pro to Pro Max. But the transition to a larger screen feels good in principle.
But what’s most important: the iPhone itself is no longer felt from this. It lies just as comfortably in the hand.
Permission. Compared to the iPhone 11 Pro, it has grown: 2436×1125 pixels, 458 pixels per inch on the 11 Pro versus 2532×1170 pixels, 460 pixels per inch on the 12 Pro.
Considering that the diagonal has become larger, it was expected that the resolution would also be increased for greater clarity of the output image.
I just warn you right away – some applications may not yet be optimized for the new resolution. For example, yesterday Instagram did not fit on the entire display, there were “scars”. Already corrected today.
In general, the screen of the iPhone 12 Pro is still great. When working with some applications, you can see that there is a little more information in front of you.
Most of the other programs and games will be updated and add support for new iPhone screens within a couple of months.
Performance. A14 – king with temperament
The new iPhone needs a new processor. The iPhone 12 Pro and the regular iPhone 12 have the same chips – A14 Bionic, produced using 5nm technology.
Apple did not compare the A14 Bionic with the A13 Bionic during the presentation. Apparently, in order not to detract from the dignity of last year’s processor, which is still barely catching up with others.
Here are the results of testing the iPhone 12 Pro processor in Geekbench 5:
Received 1600 points for single core and 4092 points for multi-core computing.
Looking at the results of past generations, we get a very significant increase in performance per core: 25% faster than A13 Bionic, 40% faster than A12 in iPhone Xs, 75% faster than A11 in iPhone X. Old iPhone 7 and its 728 points are not close.
Single-core performance is very important: many of the core processes that run in iOS and App Store apps are hung up on it. This is the marker that draws the middle point of performance in most scenarios – and according to it, Apple is again ahead of the rest, without exaggeration.
Multi-core performance has also risen: about 25% advantage over A13 Bionic, over 60% before A12almost a two-fold jump over the A11 and more than three times over the iPhone 7.
I also ran the test in Antutu:
iPhone 12 and Pro scored about 634000 points – 120 thousand morethan the iPhone 11 Pro Max (515,000 points).
Based on these two results, a realistic 25% increase in chip performance between last year’s iPhones and the new ones can be seen. Apple has been doing something incredible with ARM processors for many years in a row, not just holding the lead, but increasing the lead.
Therefore, I will not write the obvious: iOS flies, applications fly, games fly. For the new iPhones, this is the standard and norm that we were taught in Cupertino.
But I will say that the iPhone 12 Pro noticeably heats up on the left side, where the volume buttons are located. As soon as you start playing any Genshin Impact, after 30 seconds you already feel the stove there. There is still no discomfort, and the cover will help mitigate the localization of this heating.
The pros can handle years of iOS updates and increased hardware requirements. It’s not just about A14, but also about RAM.
The iPhone 12 Pro has 6 GB of RAM, 2 GB more than regular iPhone 12. The growth of RAM in iPhones is a significant event, as it sets the standard for the resource pool of software developers for the next few years.
Top programs in the field of video and photo processing, advanced AR applications, the best games in a year or two will take everything from these 6 GB. And then the regular iPhone 12, not to mention older models, will start to feel the burden of obsolescence.
The RAM is increased on the Pro also because it needs to work with three cameras and LiDAR instead of two on the regular iPhone 12. The camera remains the biggest RAM eater in iOS for the second year.
Therefore, I am happy to say that when I open the Camera, all other applications no longer fly out of the “background”, as it was in the iPhone 11 Pro Max. I hope this will always be the case.
The iPhone 12 Pro has nominally the same rear cameras as a year ago on the iPhone 11 Pro – all at 12 megapixels. But in the details they have a lot of changes.
◎ The main module: The new 7-element lens has been improved in aperture from f/1.8 to f/1.6, capturing 27% more light in low light conditions.
◎ Ultra wide module: the same 120-degree view at f/2.4, but now with improved clarity and algorithmic correction of unwanted distortion, depending on the context of the photo (for example, a face from the edge or a house line). And there was also optical stabilization and support for Deep Fusion!
◎ Telephoto module: the old f/2.0 module, now with Deep Fusion support.
These three cameras are now additionally united by an important fact: each has learned to take photos in Night mode. So in the evenings there should no longer be a “crop” from the main camera instead of a real “telephoto” that the iPhone 11 Pro sinned.
In addition, photo processing algorithms have been updated – Smart HDR 3 does an incredible amount with each shot, and now it should work more accurately with individual elements of the frame, brightening or darkening them.
Finally, deep fusionwhich combines data from several cameras to increase the detail of images, began to work faster, and the result is more natural than on iPhone 11 Pro. For this special thanks, at least on paper, because I was far from always satisfied with the results of the “fusion” from the last generation of the iPhone.
Continuing its (acclaimed!) leadership in mobile videography, the iPhone 12 Pro has learned how to shoot video in 10-bit HDR format: that’s 60 times more color shades in every video, whether it’s “home” or related to creative work. You can view and edit the result directly from the iPhone 12 Pro display.
HDR activation is noticeable even before shooting: By switching to the video camera tab, the iPhone 12 Pro launches the HDR screen mode so that you can already see the future result with all hundreds of millions of colors in the viewfinder. It also has Dolby Vision.
By the end of the year for the iPhone 12 Pro will launch shooting in Apple ProRaw format. I look forward to this very much, because RAW is a gift for photo content creators, allowing you to create almost whatever your heart desires with frames, without looking back at the fixed result of the work of post-processing algorithms. We’ll look at the implementation later.
In general, there are so many improvements in the camera that I can already see how my future full article-review of the photo and video capabilities of the iPhone 12 Pro is growing up. But there is another moment that cannot be simply taken and left for later.
LiDAR: why is it in the iPhone 12 Pro?
Obviously, the incredible happened – after six months of the LiDAR phenomenon to the world inside the iPad Pro 2020 camera module, the same scanner appeared in the iPhone 12 Pro.
Its technical features or differences from the iPad module are unknown. So far, I compared both in terms of the speed of scanning the environment through the free LiDAR Scanner application and did not see a difference. By itself, this does not mean anything, but you can’t write about something without trying to test it?♂️
LiDAR is history for the futureand very promising. For example, it greatly simplifies the creation of 3D models of rooms and does it with virtually no error.
It turns entire walls into objects in literally seconds, which is incredibly difficult to replicate with optical cameras alone. An example of such an application and its use in everyday life was shown at the presentation of the iPhone 12 Pro.
LiDAR is essential and automatic improves the quality of any AR effectswithout requiring anything from their creators and software developers. Using real-time lasers to determine the depth of nearby objects in the frame, it allows iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Pro to instantly understand which elements of the virtual scene should be hidden behind real objects. And this significantly raises the quality of immersion in AR.
Even more practical (and more useful for the mass user) is LiDAR in conventional photography. It better separates people or objects from the background – the rays penetrate small details that could previously confuse the optical system of iPhone cameras. The blur effect is more realistic, being devoid of artifacts around complex objects. And algorithmic post-processing is more accurate, especially around people and objects in the foreground of the photo.
Also LiDAR helps the camera find objects to speed up the focus of the frame (up to 6 times faster) and separation of faces from the background and surroundings. Based on this data, which a normal smartphone camera simply would not “see”, the A14 Bionic processor simulates a blur effect – and at the same time brightens the scene using third-generation Smart HDR.
As a result, night shooting is now possible with absolutely any camera, in all modes and situations. The only thing I noticed on the iPhone 12 Pro: night portrait mode requires shooting on the main wide-angle camera. At 2x zoom telephoto lens, night portrait mode becomes unavailable – application Camera asks to switch to 1x magnification.
I shot a portrait of Ernest yesterday on the iPhone 12 Pro – I just pointed and clicked in a cafe.
Alas, Moscow in the last couple of days has given us rain and generally bad weather. You can’t capture much beauty in a dim sky. But while I was twisting and turning my iPhone 12 Pro, the black model went for a small test drive to a professional photographer and Adobe partner in Russia – Ernest Em @19tones (Instagram, Adobe).
Ernest experiments with different directions through the play of color, light and analog distortion and calls it prismography. Among the clients – Adobe, Porsche, adidas, Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag, F.C. Lokomotiv, Aeroflot and others.
It was in the evening, it was to do Many thingsso he drove around night (and a little more daytime) Moscow, shooting shots of architecture in Moscow City in night and not only in the shooting mode of all three rear cameras.
He himself still uses the iPhone Xs Max, he immediately noticed the difference in the quality of the photos. He says that the telephoto was very pleased with the clarity and brightness, and the “super-wide” made it possible to quickly shoot surprisingly clear and unusual compositions from skyscrapers City.
All photos below are either unedited or processed with minimally built-in iOS tools – app A photo and/or built-in filters cameras.
I want to say a lot about new cameras, including those with Ernest. But the data is still not enough, for two days something. We need to take more examples comparisons with past generationsshow you all the possibilities in dynamics.
Therefore, we will definitely return to the issue. A year ago, I published a very large review of the iPhone 11 cameras. I will do the same in this one, but for the iPhone 12. As soon as the materials are released, they will appear in this part of the review – and, of course, on the main iPhones.ru page.
Sound quality, microphone and connection (everything is OK)
I compared the speakers and microphone of the iPhone 12 Pro with the one-year-old iPhone 11 Pro Max. The comparison is not entirely correct, because in the old Max the speakers were better than the regular Pro in low frequencies. And in general, things are magical with Apple with sound in gadgets – just a song.
In terms of music playback, the alignment remains the same for now: the volume is the same for both, but in my opinion, the 11 Pro Max sounds a little better than the 12 Pro. The difference is well so small that her no one will ever notice, without sitting for a direct comparison for half an hour (like me). Let’s see what the 12 Pro Max has to offer later.
Changes in signal reception strength, again in comparison with 11 Pro Max, I have not noticed yet. Where the second does not catch, the first does not catch either. In the same way, communication standards are changing: LTE is simultaneously falling both there and there on the networks of the same operator.
The interlocutor in the calls is heard equally well, me too. I know, microphones and earpieces are a rudimentary topic for 2000-standard dialer reviews, but for some reason some of you demand it from time to time. My pleasure!
Who is the iPhone 12 Pro for? Question professional
On the table now lies the regular iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. I look at them and understand one thing. In place of the absolute majority, I would take the iPhone 12.
It’s cheaper. It has the same top-end display and processor. Battery life is commensurate, well, perhaps quite a bit shorter, and then no more than 5-10%. Aluminum frames are much more practical. Improved main wide-angle camera, there is a night mode for the front, as well as for the ultra wide-angle lens. All the innovations of Smart HDR 3 and A14 algorithmic processing are in place.
This year, the “base” iPhone 12 is absolutely Definitely the number one choice for everyone and everyone. It no longer has the main disadvantage of the iPhone 11: the old low-resolution display. Ergonomics have been improved without sacrificing usability: the body is smaller, thinner, lighter.
What then do we have on the side of the iPhone 12 Pro?
▪ LiDAR for the AR future and improved portraits in the present
▪ telephoto camera for those who love it (that’s me!)
▪ many ongoing and planned enhancements to the photography experience
▪ 6 GB of RAM for complex tasks
▪ frosted, scratch-resistant rear glass
▪ 128 GB of memory in the entry model instead of 64 GB
These are important benefits. Are they worth the extra 20 thousand rubles for Pro? It seems to me that if you do not put at least three “checkmarks” in the list above, then no. Conversely, Pro becomes mandatory if you have at least four checkboxes.
Apple is completely happy with this, which is evident from the global improvement of the iPhone 12 and the Pro line in two different directions.
Pro lies even more firmly in the plane of those very professionals, hyperactive smartphone users who squeeze the maximum out of it in all scenarios, especially in creative. If the iPhone 12 is more made for content consumers, then the iPhone 12 Pro is for content creators.
But at the same time, there is Pro Max, which has everything not only bigger, but also a little better: the battery, the diagonal of the display, and most importantly, the camera… It’s complicated, right? Unfortunately, this particular question remains unanswered. We are waiting for November 9th.
While the steel is being tempered, I advise the owners of the iPhone XS Max and 11 Pro Max to take a closer look, feel the usual Pro in stores. The new larger screen in a smaller body might seem like a good compromise against spade fatigue. He frankly impressed me, even the thought slipped through to return to a more compact iPhone.
One thing I can say for sure. If a Pro, then first of all look at either graphite or Pacific blue. Silver and gold for those who understand in advance: scratches and marks will. Or those who are going to immediately put on a cover, which is also an option.
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