iPhone 12 Full Review! (Should You Buy It?)

by birtanpublished on November 23, 2020

Welcome back everyone so i've been using my iphone 12 the standard one the 829 dollar model for a couple of weeks now and you know me i compare it against a bunch of different phones i do a bunch of tests on it and luckily i don't do just like my first review like just the day after i use these phones i compare them and what i've found is pretty interesting because it's just kind of like a very average update in my opinion i felt like before we you know even got these phones or they officially came out

A lot of people including me were kind of hyping it up because of basically two main features you know the flat sides which i really did like but also if i'm being honest we were expecting things like 120 years refresh rate reverse wireless charging things like that would have been really awesome and i think this update in my opinion especially if you're somebody coming from an iphone 11 is a very average update yeah you're getting some cool things here and there but you're also kind of losing some

Things here and there too which i'll be completely honest i was kind of you know sad when they decreased the size of the battery now for my battery test that i went ahead and used i actually saw that you know it was getting better battery life than a lot of the iphones that i tested it against but i have to say that that was pretty much because these older iphones that i was testing it on including the iphone 11 11 pro those other phones basically those are on ios 14

And ios 14 has really impacted the battery life quite a bit so i will say for temporarily reasons the iphone 12 does kind of have better battery life for sure i think but the 11 pro the iphone 11 those other phones are also extremely good still in battery life and once ios 14 gets better it'll probably kind of even out a little bit but that was the biggest concern and it seems like in my opinion when i was seeing these phones and everything i just knew that the battery size was going to decrease

And they eventually did for the sake of thinness they mentioned in the keynote they wanted it to be thin they i thought the flats design would go ahead and kind of you know change some things internally for the better but in no being worse if the battery life actually did end up being smaller if the battery light did end up being bigger imagine if they put a bigger sized battery inside of it it would have been even better than that i felt like they did this because next year they can go

Ahead and kind of you know say it has a better and bigger battery than the previous models so it's very weird that they did it and i will be honest my iphone 12 pro has gotten kind of worse in battery life so i will have to like go and turn off 5g and all those different things but but that was pretty much been my main concern and i will say even in the battery life department it's very average it beat my other iphones but like i said it's very temporary however pretty much everything else

About this phone has been pretty good and there hasn't been anything that like was truly remarkable or anything that was super crazy i kind of said this last year but i with the iphone 11 last year what was really awesome about it was that they decreased the price tag of it and that was something i really did like they could have you know changed up a lot of things internally or even not changed up anything but i still would have been okay because they decreased the cost of it and

That kind of made a lot of things justifiable this year not only did they increase the price by over 100 dollars but they also gave us less accessories in the box they took out the earpods which i really don't care about they took out that charging brick in favor of a usb c to lightning port you know charging cable and i really don't get that either i feel like the phone itself the iphone 12 isn't bad but is there so many things surrounding it that are just so strange like that specific thing was very weird

They took out accessories and they increased the price that was something i really really did not like and i will probably have to remember that i feel like next year they're probably going to decrease the price to like 749 or something like that but that was also something that was very strange so if you have all the money in the world it's probably not a big deal to you but for a lot of people out there and i hear a lot of complaints and i hear a lot of people talking about it

That price tag was something that was very strange now what i do appreciate is the build quality i really do like this phone it feels really really good in the hand it doesn't feel like a cheap phone and i think that's one thing that a lot of people were you know probably not even going to you know care about apple does a really good job in build quality and i feel like this is probably one of the best built phones this year it feels like an extremely amazing flagship and you know when i compared it to a lot

Of the other phones even including the iphone 11 pro and iphone 11 this one does feel better i feel like you know it has the flatter size which i actually do like a lot the back on both phones are almost identical the front is also a little bit better than the previous models with that you know 6.1 inch super retina xcr oled panel it really does look better in my opinion it really looks good and like i said before there's just that there's just not that much to hate on they still have that notch but i'm

Totally okay with it because you know they made a oled panel on here so maybe next year we'll see a smaller notch or something but i think the screen of this thing still looks very beautiful and it's probably one of its assets but when you look at you know what some other phone manufacturers are doing in the market like oneplus for example with the oneplus 8t that phone kind of costs the same amount actually it's technically cheaper than what the iphone 11 is selling for

And they were able to put an inbuilt fingerprint sensor in the display they're able to put 120 hertz refresh rate on that panel and it's just overall a better phone i think in my opinion in a lot of ways but the panel itself i feel like is such a huge thing and if they could have put 120 hertz refresh rate on here which manufacturers have already been putting 90 hertz and all these different things i feel like that would have been more of a welcome upgrade than 5g in my opinion but i feel like 5g is still important

And i'm glad they put it on this model so they can work out the kinks and everything but the build quality of this phone is superb and i've heard a lot of people mention a lot of things about the you know drop tests and all that stuff i've yet to put a case on any of my phones i have yet to put a case on my iphone 12 pro which i may or may not i don't really know but it makes me feel good that if i drop the iphone 12 it may not you know break as heavy it may not crack it may not break you know immediately it may do it eventually but

I kind of you know have some comfort in that which is something that's really important now on the back with that camera setup i'm actually pretty happy about this whole entire camera setup apple made a lot of different improvements in the software side of things and it may not look like it and when i first saw it i'm like that's probably going to have you know probably the same camera as the iphone 11 but i've done a video comparison i've done a photo comparison and it seems pretty good in my opinion that it's a

Pretty decent upgrade they added a lot more filtering in the back photos which is something i really do like and you know at the end of the day a lot of the improvements can definitely be made in the software department now this one has that ultrawide sensor i wish it did have a telephoto lens but i think even with its ultrawide sensor it's still good enough for a lot of the tasks and all the photos that i took on it and all the videos that i took on it were actually pretty decent and i think there may have been a little bit of

Improvement in terms of the video quality which is also really good still the same 4k at 60 we make it 8k next year but i think for sure with this phone the camera quality and the front camera quality with that 4k 60 is definitely an improvement from last year but the question is how many people are going to be using the cameras every single day for how much the camera was focused in on at their keynote and on their website it seems like people only use the cameras like they don't do anything else

In their phone and that's something that's very strange to me because i use my camera a lot of my devices you know to film videos sometimes and all that stuff but nobody's using it as much as they expect people to use them like it's a very like people probably go whole days without using their camera sometimes and people do use you know their battery a lot in their device and that's something that's probably a bigger deal and i don't know why they focus in on the camera that

Much and they don't focus in on the battery that much in my opinion but the camera quality i think is great but i feel like that's like the last thing people want to care about i think the performance is something that was very very interesting in my opinion because with the iphone 12 specifically we're getting the four gigs of ram with that apple a14 bionic chip and from all the tests that i've done especially when you go to probably like two generations behind you know from the iphone 11 to the

Iphone 10r and all that stuff it's pretty much comparable performance i think the iphone 12 is faster but it's pretty much comparable i don't think one is like way faster than the other one i think when you start hitting like that iphone 10 and iphone you know seven era that's when things start getting you know super you know noticeable and that's when i would probably recommend people to jump ship to an iphone 12 for the performance sake but i think when it comes down to the

Performance of this phone it's great but the ram management of these phones is really weird i was comparing this phone to my iphone 11 and even in some cases with my iphone 6s i think yesterday and for some reason the 6s and the iphone 12 were like closing out of the same apps it made absolutely no sense and i just filmed that yesterday it's not like a week ago that was literally just yesterday and there's been many comparisons that i've done already

I probably have the most comparisons out for this phone already right now and i can honestly tell you the ram management of both this phone and the iphone 12 pro are very strange i don't really get it at all i feel like the performance and the speed is good and it's definitely better apps open up faster the transitions are smoother and stuff but all phones are still pretty smooth when it comes down to ios but the ram management is a pretty big problem on the iphone 12 and i'll have to probably make a

Separate video talking about that too and i've done tests on it i've seen it with my own eyes and that's something that's very strange in my opinion but like i said before if you have an iphone 11 and iphone 11 pro or even an iphone 10 r10s even an iphone 10 i think you're probably safe like i don't really what i would not personally upgrade to this phone just based off the performance if that makes sense i feel like the software update and software longevity

Is something that's really important for these type of phones and that's really the main advantage to you know picking up a new phone when you have an iphone 6s or iphone 7 or iphone 5s or whatever your software support is ending or it's going to be ending very soon and when you kind of like get a new phone you kind of put that to the side that thought process of like oh this phone is going to be outdated tomorrow or whatever so that is something that's also extremely important as well so

I think what the last couple of weeks have showed me with this iphone 12 is that i'm kind of super excited about the iphone 13 you know i think next year or the iphone 12 us whatever they're going to call it i feel like those iphones are going to be super awesome because they have to be this in my opinion was more like an s upgrade we got a new body but everything else was kind of the same i feel like ram management was the worst part about this phone i was not expecting the ram to be that bad like i said the performance and

Everything was pretty decent playing games and stuff was fast but it was just not able to keep those apps in the background and it may be because of the apple a14 chip because the 12 pro kind of experienced the same things too i think the cameras are great i think the battery life and the battery size was another issue with this device that i had in 10 like initially but i feel like it kind of got alleviated a little bit but i still am kind of saddened that they had to remove all these different

Things in the box and they decreased the size of the battery because then we could have gotten even better battery life from this device so it doesn't make any sense at all and they decrease the battery size across the board and right now i am experiencing some battery issues on my 12 pro which i may make a video about i don't know but that was another issue as well but as a whole i think the iphone 12 is a good phone you know for the most part i don't think there's anything that's

Like a standout feature of it besides the flat sides but i honestly don't think it's even that big of a deal like i feel like the visual differences like i stated before the better screen the better looking body and things like that it's kind of like things that are just already there i think the 11 pro and the iphone 11 look amazing as well and you know i just probably i mean if you have an iphone 11 if you have an iphone 10s there's nothing screaming to me that this phone is like a way better phone or

It's worth the money i honestly don't think the iphone 12 is worth 829 dollars i feel like if i had to put a price tag on it i feel like i was probably worth like 600 maybe maybe around 600 i feel like that's a good price it's just way too expensive if it kept that like 6.99 price tag as last year's model that would have been really good but the price increase that you know taking out the accessories the smaller battery not that you know

Big of a change in terms of anything else just very average you're getting like max 8 but other than that even that is kind of like a con because it can cause scratches on the back so i think as a whole that really pretty much covers it up for the most part that's kind of my review within like the first three weeks of your ownership or whatever i probably wouldn't recommend anyone buying it unless they have to go get a brand new iphone then like go for it but i still think the iphone 11 is great

And apple is still selling those as well and i'll go ahead and leave both these links down in the description you can get them from there and help support the channel at the same time that's really pretty much it if you guys have any other questions or anything let me know in the comment section below hit the like button now me so much but definitely hit that subscribe button every single subscriber that we get really discount so me so much if you guys can hit that also check out the other links down in the description as well my twitter my

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