Should you buy Apple iPhone 12 in India?

Apple has recently announced its new iPhones 12 series globally and in India that comes with some noticeable and some little changes that hint at apple future of iPhones and more.

Specifications of Apple iPhone 12

  • iPhone 12 – 6.1-inch (2532×1170 pixels) OLED 460ppi Super Retina XDR display, up to 1200 nits brightness, HDR, Dolby Vision, Ceramic Shield protection
  • Six-Core A14 Bionic 5nm chip with 64-bit architecture, quad-core graphics
  • 64GB, 128GB,256GB storage options
  • iOS 14
  • Water and dust resistant (IP68)
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • 12MP wide-angle (f/1.6) camera, 7P lens, optical image stabilization, True Tone flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240fps, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide (f/2.4) secondary camera, 5P lens
  • 12MP TrueDepth front camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 120fps
  • TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition, Stereo speakers
  • 146.7×71.5×7.4mm; Weight: 162grams
  • 5G (sub‑6 GHz), Gigabit-class LTE, 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with MagSafe wireless charging, fast charging, up to 15 hours (iPhone 12 mini) / 17 hours (iPhone 12) of video playback

Design

image by Apple | Apple iPhone 12

The First thing you will notice when you buy a new iPhone 12 is the little box which I will talk about it later. The new thing you will notice and feel is the new iPhone design inspired by iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 that has square sides on four sides. The camera bump is noticeable and the back of the iPhone comes with a glass back with aluminum sides that have Matt finish that depends upon the iPhone color you pick.

On the front, you will barely notice any difference in the design. It has the same old notch on top and bottom chin now is slightly smaller than it’s predecessor. Overall the design is solid and it’s completely up to you whatever you like the boxy look or curved edges.

Display

Image by Apple | Apple iPhone 12

Finally, apple adds an OLED display to its nonpro iPhone models. The new iPhone 12 this time comes with new Apple’s high-quality OLED display that looks almost very similar to the screen on iPhone 12 pro models. In regular usage, the iPhone 12 gets 1200 nits brightness with HDR 10 display support but sadly no fancy high refresh rate display which we will talk about in about a second. Overall apple made a big improvement from the IPS LCD display to the OLED display.

No refresh rate : But smooth iOS helps

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini

Unlike any other Android Smartphone are in the market right now apple iPhone 12 won’t come with High refresh rate displays. I think we all knew that but if you don’t let me explain. The new iPhones come with 5G support that sucks battery more than normal LTE and adding High refresh rate displays to the current iPhones might even worsen the battery life. So apple voted for the new 5G and skips high refresh rate displays this year.

Another advantage apple has its software. The new iOS 14 is buttery smooth and that might help you but if you are shifting from a phone with 120hz refresh to the new iPhone 12 you will definitely find different while scrolling.

The most powerful apple A14 bionic chip

image by Apple | Apple A14 bionic chip

Like any other iPhone’s processor, the apple A14 is way powerful. Overall I don’t need to talk about this thing. It’s simply powerful and power-efficient.

5Geeeeee

Apple’s new iPhone 12 series including the 12 min supports 5G, apple is hyping it most. Watch the video in the above tweet to practice how to pronounce 5G in an apple way. Go and check it out.

image by Apple | Apple launch event 5G

Now talking about new apple’s iPhone 12 5G usage, wait 5G still doesn’t exist in India but smartphones with the 5G support are already rolling out in India. It’s a marketing gimmick from the companies and now with the apple. There is no use of 5G featured smartphones in India at least for a year now. If you are looking to buy the new iPhone 12 only for 5G, you don’t have to.

The new Magsafe : and no charger the box.

image by Apple | iPhone 12

If you are an iPhone 11 user, you don’t need to buy a new charger from apple to charge your newer iPhones and if you are a non – iPhone 11 user and new to apple iPhone — Apple will no longer bundle charger to new iPhone 12 series and also new iPhones that are going to manufacture. Apple is bundling USB type C to lightning cable in the box and you have to buy an extra Type C supported adapter to charge your new iPhone.

The new Magsafe is here. Apple has added new magnets on the back of the new iPhone 12 series to charge your new iPhone and also to attach other accessories. As of now, you can attach Magsafe to charge your iPhone and different cases. Soon you can use different accessories made by third-party sellers. The new MagSafe might be an apple solution to get rid of ports entirely on iPhones.

The new upgraded cameras

image by Apple | Apple iPhone 12

The new iPhone has still the same camera setup as the Apple iPhone 11 with the regular wide camera and Ultra wide-angle lens with f 1.6 aperture instead of 1.8 that seen on iPhone 11. The new Apple A14 Bionic chip and improved software help you to take great shots in normal conditions and lets you take portraits in low light better. The new night mode is now also available through the front camera that helps you take brighter pictures during low light and dark conditions.

Overall the pictures taken on the new iPhone 12 are better than the iPhone 11. The pictures seem to have less noise and better contrast and colors.

So this is all about Apple’s new iPhone 12. What do you think about this smartphone? In India the new iPhone 12 costs at around Rs. 79,900 in India which makes it really really expensive. The biggest question is should you buy the new iPhone 12. Obviously yes but only if you can afford it.

Frequently asked questions

Should You buy new iPhone 12 or stick with existing iPhone 11/11 Pro / 11 Pro max

In my Frank opinion you can stick with the existing iphones

What to expect in apple iPhone 13

Well, smaller notch , may be high refresh rate display

Pricing and availability

  • iPhone 12 64GB – Rs. 79,900
  • iPhone 12 128GB – Rs. 84,900
  • iPhone 12 256GB – Rs. 94,900

The iPhone 12 will be available through Apple Authorized Resellers in India starting from October 30th and you can buy iPhone from the apple site from here

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