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

by birtanpublished on November 23, 2020

Welcome back everyone i went ahead and i've been pretty much using the iphone 12 pro as my main device for the last couple of weeks now and since it first came out i've been using it as my primary device i didn't switch back to another phone or anything and what i can tell you is that for the most part i've had a pretty decent experience with this phone but i don't think it was really that big of an upgrade at all coming from my iphone 11 pro especially when it comes down to the battery life and i hit on this on my

Iphone 12 review as well and you're probably confused because i don't have a sponsorship or anything usually every time i watch a video like this there's always some sponsor thing and they take 50 minutes to get into the video i'm just gonna break it down right now the battery life was one of the main issues that i had initially when i was getting my iphone 12 pro when i first bought it i was like okay like that it's probably going to be okay but then eventually the rumor started

Coming out that it was going to have smaller battery size and that in and of itself was something that kept me up at night because they already increased the battery size in one area from going from the 10s to the iphone 11 pro but why would they go and decrease it it made absolutely no sense to me they increased the size of the screen they increased the power and everything so and they were going to add 5g so i'm like it's probably gonna just have

Horrible battery life now what actually ended up happening was was that i did a bunch of tests with this phone i did you know compared it to a bunch of other iphones you've probably already seen a couple i've done camera comparisons battery comparisons all set videos that you can guys all just watch and i pretty much saw that my battery was actually on paper better than what i was testing against my iphone 11 pro and iphone 11 and iphone 10s and all those other iphones that have

Bigger battery sizes than this one and it even beat my iphone 10s max which i was very surprised about but i pretty much came down to the conclusion that it was an artificial i guess decrease in battery life on these older iphones because ios 14 came out and that has been all across the board worst battery life and i didn't even notice it until i eventually switched my main device my iphone 11 pro at the time and i updated to ios 14 and i was noticing i was ending my day at like 20 even less than that when i would

Normally end the day off at like 50 so that was a huge difference in my opinion now with this phone ios 14 was optimized for this device so when i was doing that test i saw that pretty much it was beating all those other phones it didn't beat any of my android phones except my galaxy s8 which was very weird my galaxy s9 outperformed this thing too which you know says something but on top of that right now with the first like two days of me using the phone it was pretty much okay and then the first week or two i

Was like all right that's fine but now i think it's been like two or three weeks since i've owned this phone now the battery life has actually gotten down even worse like i don't know what's going on with it i'm at 87 i really haven't even used this phone that much so it's very weird it's like noon right now and i don't use my phone that much if i'm being completely honest usually typically i would still be at like 90 of my 11 pro on ios 13. so the battery life is one thing that i feel like the 12 pro is probably it's not gonna hold up too

Well if i'm being honest it's going to be probably comparable to something like an iphone 10s they decrease the battery size coming from the iphone 10 and that's just something that was very weird to me that that was the case i feel like once ios 14 gets better the iphone the older iphones will probably end up being better but that was one area that i was really focused in on in beginning with the iphone 12 pro had pretty decent battery life but right now it's kind of getting worse and worse and i have to actually

Kind of turn off 5g to you know save up a bunch of battery but you shouldn't just have to turn off features to have a better battery life they should have put a better you know bigger size battery in this device instead of shrinking it they've increased the size of the body to increase the size of the screen you're telling me they couldn't have put a bigger battery in here it makes absolutely no sense however on the plus side the build quality of this phone is superb i love the feeling of it

I don't want to put a case on it i don't i haven't put a case on it yet i put a glass screen protector on it and i may or may not but i just love feeling this phone i don't want to just hate on its own too much i sound like a spoiled brat but i feel like this thing feels like a thousand dollar phone you know i've held phones like you know obviously like the iphone 4 iphone 5se those ones feel pretty premium too but this one has the extremely good heft to it they shrunk down a little bit of

The body bezel around it and with that stainless steel chassis or whatever it is it feels extremely good in the hand and it has such good have to it unfortunately if you drop it you know it's probably gonna you know hit the floor a little bit harder because it's heavier but this phone has apparently increased in the durability department ib certification is better which is something that's huge and when you're using this phone you're definitely going to feel like you have a

Thousand dollar phone luckily in terms of the build quality just the battery is one thing that included you know mag safe charging but i'm never gonna i have a magsafe charger i don't use it it's just kind of pointless and i think they spent a lot of time talking about it but definitely the build quality is superb in my opinion now on the front that panel that 6.1 inch screen i actually like it a lot you know i think it's an improvement i guess from the iphone 11 pro

Only in the sense that it's you know a bigger display i feel like everything else about it is exactly the same in some cases i kind of missed my 11 pro panel because it was a smaller phone but this one i think feels exactly the same it's exactly the same panel for the most part i i think they may have hit on that it was brighter or something i really don't see it if it's almost exactly the same those people are trying to hype it up too much but also when you look at the other side it's like you look at all the other

Phones across the board you look at even like the oneplus 8 of the oneplus 8t even the oneplus 7 pro from last year had a 90hz refresh rate i don't understand why apple didn't put an increase in refresh rate here they could have you know done 90 hertz i would have rather taken something like that than 5g if i'm being completely honest they're both going to kill the battery life but at least i feel like though 90hz or 120hz refresher it would have been noticeably better something i could have

Interacted with all day i'm always at wi-fi so there's no point but like the 90 hertz or 120 hertz refresh rate is something that a lot of manufacturers are doing and it just doesn't make any sense to me that they didn't put it in this device i feel like at the end of the day it is what it is we're probably going to get it next year but it's it's making me more hyped up about the iphone 13 in my opinion than the iphone 12 so that is something i'm probably going to hit on later on in this video

But other than that i mean the panel is great now unlocking the phone and actually using it day by day like i said i've been using it for everything for the last you know couple of weeks and on top of that i've been comparing it against all those other phones too and basically from what i've seen from all my tests this phone is a very fast phone you know it's extremely fast it hasn't really slowed down on me i've had a couple apps crash here in here and i've got other things happen but i i can depend

On this phone luckily you know with my 11 pro with my iphone 10 i could easily depend on those phones and i wasn't feeling like it was going to just not work anymore or anything like that luckily and it was very consistent you know consistent performance across the board it was pretty much i think at the end of the day faster than my previous iphones but when you go back and i said this before with my iphone 12 review when you go back to the previous

Generation like the iphone 11 iphone 10s even iphone 10 i think there's marginal increase in performance from the iphone 11 to the 12 pro there's really not that much from the 10s to the 12 pro a little bit but i wouldn't even think you would notice a day-by-day increase in performance until you get to a phone like the iphone 8 plus and you know probably all those other gesture based iphones i think the sc2 is really fast but when you compare those phones the older home button iphones

Those ones are a little bit slower you're going to feel like you have a faster phone going to the 12 pro for sure but i really wouldn't even recommend updating unless you have an iphone 8 plus roller based on the performance it just doesn't really give me that vibe in my opinion and i also saw that even though this thing has that a14 chip with six gigabytes of ram i really didn't see it you know being that much better in the ram management portion it really did not feel like that in my

Opinion it felt like it was very average like if some apps were closing out on this phone where the 11 pro was still able to keep it in the background it was beating my iphone 12 which was good but for all the other purposes like it just really wasn't doing that well like with six gigs of ram i think he's either the a14 chip or something is going on with this phone that's not making it really use up all that ram that it has and it does close out a lot of apps in the background now luckily i don't use a

Lot of apps in the background i don't multitask a lot but for those of you who do this is the best iphone i guess for it it will probably get better over time with software updates but it's also very weird that that was the case so i don't really understand that either so in terms of performance that pretty much covers it up the camera quality has been very good so far too i mean it's probably been an improvement from the last you know sensors i've used but i'll say this and i'll say it again

Like i just don't know how many people out there are filming you know 4k videos every single day and making videos from their phone i think a majority of people are literally just making snapchats or tic tocs from their device or putting instagram stories up or something i don't think a lot of people are trying to get the craziest best best quality i think like i said a majority of people are just trying to just film off snapchat and not have to think about

It and that's how i am that's how i i mean i never make videos on my phones probably i i do sometimes but i can still depend on this to do really good video quality audio quality all that stuff but for some reason apple likes to spend a lot of time talking about the cameras i wish they talked about you know like other features besides the camera they added the lidar sensor which is really cool and i think that's an improvement and i just don't know i mean the camera

Quality is great and you know i wish they did at 8k i feel like that would have been awesome but i just don't think there's just a lot enough to hit on here of an improvement for me to be like yeah you have to upgrade because of the camera now if you're coming from like an iphone 7 plus or iphone 8 plus even maybe an iphone 10 or you may see a little bit of a difference especially on that front camera because you can do 4k 60 on the front of this you cannot do 4k 60 on any of the iphone 10s 10 or whatever but you can do 4k

60 on the front of the iphone 11 11 pro 11 pro max and so it doesn't really make any sense to upgrade from the 11 or 11 pro to this phone but if you have an older phone just for the camera and you had to upgrade for it you're probably going to get a better front camera on something like this than on the iphone 10s or 10r to be completely honest but the back cameras quality wise is still good you're still getting the ultrawide sensor telephoto lens the lidar sensor is included too so

Definitely an improvement but i mean it's very i mean if the this phone was like 100 a 10 out of 10 perfect camera which it's not the iphone 11 pro is probably like a 9.9 out of 10 like this can pretty much do everything it's going to be exactly the same for the most part and i've actually had like i've said before my fear of issues my fair share of issues that was called on this phone i mean i feel like the software still has a lot of bugs inside of it i have personally haven't had a crazy amount of issues but

I've heard a lot of stories of people having a ton of issues on this phone battery life has been something that i'm not really happy about i feel like my phone could probably die at the end of the day unfortunately i've never really felt like that on my iphone 12 or my iphone 11 pro but this one that actually ends up kind of being the case so i'm not really too sure what's going to happen there but really everything else has been pretty normal it's been pretty average i like the build quality i like this phone overall i think my phone i think

This phone has been net positive overall but my 11 pro i mean i kind of missed that phone too because it's cheaper now than what this phone is and i felt like that going from the iphone 10s to the 11 pro was a better upgrade than going from the 11 pro to the iphone 12 pro like i just don't think that was that big of an upgrade in my opinion like it's just very average it's just across the board it's just a very average phone and i feel like i said the

Same thing about the 11 pro so this opinion could change very soon but i feel like with owning these type of phones like the 12 pros it really makes me appreciate these older iphones still like the 11 pro even a phone like the iphone 10 that phone was the first one to bring face id and everything and i'm really surprised that that phone still holds up this well it's still extremely smooth it still looks extremely good and it still like feels extremely premium so that is something that i

Really do like about this phone that it makes me like my older phones too but i think at the end of the day if you were to pick up the iphone 12 pro if you have all the money in the world you know go for it but i would still look at the other options if you currently have like an iphone 10 iphone 10s 10 or 11 i would 100 key but i would not upgrade yet i would literally wait for the iphone 13 or iphone 12s i feel like that's going to be a bigger upgrade like i stated than this phone

But the choice is yours but that's pretty pretty much my opinion so far if you want to pick up this phone or an iphone 11 or 10r i'll leave those link down below 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 as well hit the like button help 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

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