Apple iPhone 12 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Apple iPhone 12 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Apple iPhone 12 Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2020, October 13
  • Dimensions: 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm
  • Weight: 164 g
  • Screen: 6.1", Super Retina XDR OLED
  • Main Camera: Dual, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Dual, 12 MP
  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 2815 mAh
  • Sensors: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

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General specs
Brand and model Apple iPhone 12
Release date 2020, October 13
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)
Body build Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
Colors Black, White, Red, Green, Blue
Battery 2815 mAh, Li-Ion, non-removable
Battery life
Stand by time- Up to 17 h (multimedia)
Music play - Up to 65 h
Approximate price880 EUR
Technology Super Retina XDR OLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.1" inc
Screen area 90.2 cm2
Screen format 19.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio86.0%
Screen resolution 1170 x 2532 px
PPI /points per inch/ 460 PPI
Screen protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
Other - Dolby Vision
-Wide color gamut
-625 nits (typ)
-1200 nits (peak)
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Dual
Camera specs
-12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
-12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.6''
Functions Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 30fps), stereo sound rec.
DxOMark Main Score122
DxOMark Photo132
DxOMark Video112
Front camera, selfie 12 MP, Dual
Specifications 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6''
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
Functions HDR
Video 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
DxOMark Selfie Score98
DxOMark Photo101
DxOMark Video93
Operating system OS iOS 14.1
Chipset - Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)
Processor CPU
- Hexa-core (2x3.1 GHz Firestorm + 4x1.8 GHz Icestorm)
Graphics processor GPU - Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
External memory No
Internal memory 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM
Antutu 8 score598478
GeekBench 5 Single Core1580
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core3920
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - for China
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
USB Lightning, USB 2.0
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation

SAR EU - 0.99 W/kg (head) 0.99 W/kg (body)
Music and Audio
Radio No
Headphone jack No
Other features
- Sensors - Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- Fast charging 20W, 50% in 30 min
-USB Power Delivery 2.0
-Qi fast wireless charging 15W
- IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)
-Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
- Versions: A2399 (International); A2176 (USA); A2398 (Canada, Japan); A2400 (China); A2399 (Hong Kong)

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Apple iPhone 12 Review

With a slight delay in 2020, Apple introduced its new iPhones, whose extended lineup includes four variants, including Pro, Pro Max and Mini. Now, however, we will talk about the base model iPhone 12, in the face of which fans of the brand expected to see serious changes, but perhaps there are none. On the other hand, there are a lot of interesting solutions.


In the iPhone 12 we see a new design, which is a return to the success of the style of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. A curious moment in this year's smartphones is the change from LCD to OLED. In addition, Apple offers a new Apple Bionic A14 chipset, implemented in a 5-nm process, 5G networks and improved camera performance.

The new iPhone is not only convenient to use, but will be less likely to be damaged. Its construction has been improved, as ceramic particles are built into the glass of the front panel, the company assures, adding that it is now 4 times stronger.

The color solutions of the iPhone 12 are five: black, white, red, green and blue.


iPhone 12 is equipped with an OLED panel with the same diagonal as its predecessor iPhone 11 - 6.1 inches. The resolution is higher: 2532x1170 pixels, so the pixel density is 460 per inch (Retina XDR). The picture is really impressive.


Traditionally, Apple sets a new benchmark for performance in the smartphone industry every fall. This year things are the same. The company introduced the Apple A14 Bionic, which is made by a 5-nm process. The platform consists of 6 processor cores - 2 × Lightning + 4 × Icestorm, and the graphics subsystem is Apple GPU which is 4 cores with support for Metal 2 technology. The 16 cores Neural Engine, is fourth-generation system, which is tasked with using neural networks.

The smartphone is available in several versions depending on the internal and RAM: 64 GB / 4GB, 128GB / 4GB and 256 GB / 4GB. Possibility to insert a memory card is not provided.


Apple iPhone 12 has received a block of cameras that is similar to the one we know from its predecessor. The rear panel of the device has two cameras - main and wide angle. They have kept their sensors, which are 12 MP each, and the light sensitivity is 1.4 μm and 1.0 μm, respectively. The main camera has phase autofocus, while the wide-angle camera has no autofocus. While maintaining the focal length and the optical stabilizer, the new main camera has a higher light sensitivity - ƒ / 1.6.

Photo quality with the Apple iPhone 12 is slightly better than with the iPhone 11. The new auxiliary processor, which works with neural calculations, contributes to this. The end result is more balanced shades and light in the photos. Night shots are perfect with both the main camera and the wide angle.

The portrait mode is slightly changed. The absence of a telephoto camera limits its use. However, the close-up photos are perfect. The camera has a mode for quality background blur. Selfies, even in the absence of enough light, will also make you happy.

If you like to shoot videos, iPhone 12 allows you to make videos with a resolution of up to 4K at a frequency of up to 60 frames per second. Digital stabilization works at any resolution and frequency. It is possible to record in HDR format with conversion to Dolby Vision HDR.

Autonomous work

The iPhone 12 is based on a non-removable lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 2815 mAh. Compared to many Android models, this figure seems inadequate. There is no room for concern. Apple has made sure the end result is good. This is partly helped by the OLED display, which greatly reduces power consumption, especially if you use a dark theme and True Tone.

The well-optimized system contributes to the excellent battery life of the iPhone 12. In extreme loads, the battery discharges faster, but will provide you with at least 7-8 hours, which is a normal indicator to date.


iPhone 12 is a wonderful model that can be yours at a more affordable price compared to other modifications in the series.


  • Powerful and energy efficient platform
  • Superb screen
  • Excellent design and ergonomics
  • It is protected against moisture
  • It has a perfect main camera
  • Shoots excellent quality videos


Disadvantages of this iPhone include the lack of headphones, audio jack and adapter for it, the smartphone has a huge notch, no charger in the kit and its display does not support high-frequency refresh. Face ID technology doesn't work if you're wearing a mask and you don't have a fingerprint scanner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Apple iPhone 12 was around 880 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2020, October 13.
The weight of the Apple iPhone 12 is 164 g.
The screen size of the Apple iPhone 12 is 6.1" inches.
The size of the Apple iPhone 12 is 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm (HxWxD).
Yes, it is waterproof.
Yes, it supports fast charging.
Yes, it supports wireless charging.
Yes, it supports Google gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Dual main camera and Dual selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power key until the power icon appears, then drag it to the right.
To restart the phone, quickly press and release the volume up key, then the volume down key, and finally press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release it. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume up button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.