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Apple’s iPhone 12 is 5G-ready, an important advancement since this type of network is being rolled out worldwide. In this article, we will explore the full phone specifications.

The iPhone 12 is 5G ready. It is a good advancement since this type of network is being rolled out across the globe. The iPhone 12’s design is also beautiful and the improved screen is a plus. 

In terms of photo quality, the cameras have also been upscale. The peculiar thing with this release though is the absence of the charger in the package. 

The iPhone 12 is costlier compared to last year’s iPhone 11 and if a user needs a new charger that expense will be topped off the original price. 

The limited base storage can also be a minor concern for some users. Here, we give you the full specifications of the iPhone 12.

For:

  • Vibrant OLED display 
  • 5G network-ready 
  • Inclusion of MagSafe technology
  • Improved dual camera function The fastest performing iPhone as of yet 

Against:

  • Charger and headphones are not included in the package
  • Base storage is quite low at only 64 GB 
  • The battery life span is mediocre 
  • Digital zoom function still has room for improvement 

iPhone 12 Specifications

  • OS: iOS 14 (Expected to shift to iOS15 by this Fall)
  • Display: 6.1-inch OLED (2532×1170)
  • CPU: A14 Bionic
  • Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Rear camera: 12MP wide (ƒ/1.6), 12MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.4)
  • Front camera: 12MP (ƒ/2.2)
  • Battery: 2,815 mAh
  • Battery life: 8:25 (5G), 10:23 (4G)
  • Size: 5.78 x 2.81 x 0.29 inches
  • Weight: 5.78 ounces
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iPhone 12 Variants

The iPhone 12 is costlier than iPhone 11 probably due to its new additions like the 5G network and MagSafe connection availability.

The upgrade on the camera, a slightly new design, and inclusion of OLED display shape improvements must have contributed to the price hike too. 

Aside from the standard-sized iPhone 12, this release also comes with other variants like the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. However, if you want to keep your budget at bay, initially you can opt for the iPhone 12’s basic version.

iPhone 12 Display: Clear and crisp OLED 6.1-inch screen 

In the previous releases, high-contrast OLED screens are for the Pro versions. However, this feature is now available to the less expensive iPhone 12 version. The Super Retina XDR display is a refreshing addition. Checking out photos, viewing videos and films that are in HDR is more enjoyable. 

This experience is highly noticeable when you stream online viewing platforms or check out detailed art and photos featured online.

The pixel resolution of the iPhone 12 is 2532 x 1170 that produces clear and sharp images on the screen. It is far better than the iPhone 11’s 1792×898 display. This feature also enables it to have a convenient viewing from all angles. 

The overall size of the iPhone 12 is shorter and narrower due to its thinner bezels.

iPhone 12 Connectivity: 5G Network Ready

One of the strong inclusions in the iPhone 12 is its readiness to comply with 5G network technology. The availability of 5G networks offers great advantages in your online internet experiences. 

Browsing is will be more convenient, downloading data will be faster, video streaming quality will increase and sounds are expected to be more appealing. Mobile phone signal coverage is also aimed to be improved in 5G connectivity. It is expected that the previous black spots will now have availability.

Though 5G is just rolling out all over the globe, it pays to be ready. Incorporating this technology into the iPhone 12 design is not easy. As a new concept, it can be expensive and will occupy additional space on the phone’s chassis. However, to advance, these steps need to begin now.

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iPhone 12 MagSafe: Magnetic Snap-on Technology 

This technology was used before in MacBooks, it is a magnetic Snap-On technology where magnets are arranged in a circular formation under the rear case. MagSafe has equivalent accessories with tiny chips in them that the iPhone can read and respond to.

From this connection, the accessories will be given direction on what function they have to perform. 

MagSafe is not only about fast wireless charging or cordless headphones. This technology is aiming to snap-on game controllers, a miniature projector, an instant photo printer, and a Hasselblad camera fixture. 

The iPhone 12 also has MagSafe cases. Once the case is put on, the iPhone will detect its colour through the chip. In effect, the phone’s screen will illuminate in the same shade. You don’t need to remove this accessory when the phone needs to get charged. 

Camera: 12MP two for the Rear and one for the Front 

The camera features development is a bit subtle. However, the best bits are kept and no one is going to complain about it. The iPhone 12 is still has a wide camera and is powered by an ultra-wide snapper that makes gives you the convenience to zoom out more.

The 12MP sensor which is an improvement is paired with an f/1.6 aperture. This will enable the iPhone 12 to have better low-light photography capabilities. And it will also enhance details on subjects taken in bright lighting.

The well-appreciated Night Mode also makes an appearance in iPhone 12. This function can determine if light levels are going low. The user will have to hold up the phone for at least 15 seconds for the phone to adjust to the environment. 

This results in images taken in the dark look like snapshots from a well-lighted venue. This feature is available in both wide and ultra-wide sensors.

Checking out the front-facing camera, it also comes in a 12MP sensor that works like the rear ultra-wide sensor. It is also equipped with an f/2.2 aperture and Night Mode is available too. The selfies that will be taken using the iPhone 12 will be of higher quality.

Video enthusiasts will also be happy with another iPhone 12 feature. This phone can record videos in Dolby Vision instantly. It can also be processed before presenting on display with HDR quality. The video clarity is clearer and possesses more vibrant hues. 

The recording capacity is at 30fps in 4K, but if you prefer more iPhone 12 Pro or Pro Max can perform at 60fps. Having this added makes the product of either home or professionally-made movies more soothing to the eyes.

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Battery life: Last longer than iPhone 11 

The overall battery life of the iPhone 12 lasts longer than its predecessor the iPhone 11. It may be due to the more optimized A14 Bionic chipset. This battery longevity is always something Apple continuously improves on every release. 

At the current status, the iPhone 12 will most like have lesser charging trips compared to previous models.

With regular use, the iPhone 12 can last for 16-18 hours before needing to recharge. In terms of full-time video viewing, this gadget can last a maximum of 17 hours. Considering gamers, playing with simultaneous connection to the web the battery can last between 7 to 10 hours. 

However one must take into consideration that enabling the 5G connection, battery lifespan is expected to go shorter.

The A14 Bionic chipset is power efficient due to its compact design. The chipset has its components closer together and will result in lesser energy demand. This eases the battery’s stress by providing continuous energy to each part of the phone.

Moving on to charging, we would like to remind you that you would need to purchase a new one. The charging port of the iPhone 12 is USB-C to Lightning, meaning your old charger will not be compatible. 

In terms of wireless charging using MagSafe, the iPhone 12 can be fully charged in 160 minutes. If direct charging would be performed using a USB-C cable, the full charging time to expected to be less.

iPhone 12 Review: Is it worth buying?

You probably are on the fence about whether to purchase the iPhone 12 or not. In a way, this phone is indeed an improvement compared to its predecessor. 

It has several things to offer like having a better display, viewing feature is better, camera capabilities are upscale, taking photos and videos are of higher quality. Do be still cautious that even if the iPhone 12 is a bit narrower, if you have small hands, gripping it fully will be quite a challenge.

This phone is a great companion for people who love watching shows from online streaming platforms. It is also a good option for gamers who love to see their adventures in their full high-definition glory. 

The photography and video content enthusiast will also appreciate the iPhone 12. Though they do still have to be wary that the basic version only has 64MB of storage.

For the curious minds who want to try out new technologies like the MagSafe and 5G network, the iPhone 12 can provide the opportunity to test it. 

Also, it would be interesting to test out the full capacity of the A14 Bionic chipset. For the record, it is the first 5-nanometer processor to be ever used in a smartphone.

Referring to the listed items above, if you are all out in wanting to experience it all for yourself, take the opportunity and get your iPhone 12 today. 

You can get your iPhone 12 or any other Apple gadget at Elite Digital Solutions; they are the authorised Apple Resellers in Uganda. It is located at village mall Bugolobi (0393 110 054), Acacia Mall (0393 064 255) and Sia Amara Plaza (0200975350). Email: sales@elitecomputers.co.ug