iPhone 12 review

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The iPhone 12 is still a solid phone taking great photos

Two-minute review

It does, however, bring a number of new features that make for a more premium handset, including an OLED display, a slightly upgraded camera, a new design, and – the big hitters – 5G and MagSafe connectivity. The iPhone 12 is more expensive than 2019’s iPhone 11, with Apple adding $100 / £100 to the price.

It’s also crucial to keep in mind that this is only one of the record-breaking four phones that make up the iPhone 12 family, which also includes the iPhone 12 small, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. In theory, there is an iPhone 12 for everyone, but in practice, almost everyone may just choose the basic model because it offers the finest features of the lineup at a lesser cost than the Pro variants, as we’ll explain in our iPhone 12 review below.

Red Pocket is offering the Apple iPhone 12 (Instalments 64GB) for free upfront and with 3GB of data for $46.21 a month (opens in new tab)

Even after the release of the iPhone 13, the iPhone 12 has continued to be offered by Apple, replacing a somewhat more cheap model that lacked the majority of the new phone’s bells and whistles. We anticipate that the iPhone 12 will not only be a viable option but also an essential component of Apple’s long-term plan since this is typical of Apple, which has kept the 2019 phones and reduced them as less expensive alternatives. With iOS 15, the phone gained more functions, and in the years to come, we may anticipate more improvements.

Although 5G networks aren’t yet completely distributed around the world, coverage is still a little uneven, starting with the flagship iPhone 12 models. 5G networks deliver quicker speeds and more reliable connectivity to the new iPhone. Even in large cities, there are still too many locations where it’s challenging to obtain complete service. When it works, it’s really fast—we easily reached 200Mbps while traveling.

The iPhone 12 can connect to a wide range of 5G frequencies as well, so if there is a 5G signal where you are, you should be able to connect to it, whether on sub-6 or mmWave networks. However, given that many people now keep their phones for three to four years, this feature will only become more useful over time.

The new (to iPhones) MagSafe connector on the back of the iPhone 12 is a truly intriguing idea. This magnetic connection technology not only lets you attach items to your phone, like a charger or a case, but it also has a unique chip that can identify what has been connected.

Although the magnetic connection opens the door to a new range of accessories (like a wallet clip-on or camera mount), MagSafe enables faster and more accurate charging, which is neat in and of itself. However, just as 5G will become more useful over time, we’re pretty certain that the MagSafe accessory range is going to expand massively as third-party manufacturers get their hands on the technology.

That means we could see some cool clip-on accessories like game controllers, photo printers and huge extra batteries coming soon. If these MagSafe mounts turning your iPhone 12 into a proper camera are anything to go by, the sky’s the limit.

The performance of the iPhone 12 has been upgraded once again: the A14 Bionic chipset is the most powerful in any smartphone, and the benchmarks bear that out as it annihilates the competition – and weirdly, doesn’t get outperformed by the theoretically more powerful iPhone 12 Pro.

However, the decision to start with 64GB inside is frugal, and if you enjoy capturing images and movies at the full definition, you could start running into that barrier in the not-too-distant future.


With squared-off edges that strongly resemble those of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 from the past and a new Ceramic Shield front that is purportedly four times tougher to shatter than the iPhone 11 design, the iPhone 12 has been updated (not that we were willing to drop-test our review sample).

The display has also been improved; it is now an OLED screen, the same technology used in the iPhone 12 Pro, and it provides vibrant colors and deep blacks in addition to adding full HDR to the mix for suitable video. Although it may seem little, the sleek 120Hz display technology may have been helpful here as well. Nevertheless, the iPhone 12 still offers a clear and vibrant viewing experience.

Additionally, the display has been enhanced; it is now an OLED screen, the same technology as the iPhone 12 Pro, and it offers rich colors and deep blacks in addition to adding full HDR to the mix for appropriate video. Despite appearing insignificant, the elegant 120Hz display technology may have also been useful in this case. The iPhone 12 still provides a crisp and colorful viewing experience, nevertheless.

Additionally, the display has been enhanced; it is now an OLED screen, the same technology as the iPhone 12 Pro, and it offers rich colors and deep blacks in addition to adding full HDR to the mix for appropriate video. Despite appearing insignificant, the elegant 120Hz display technology may have also been useful in this case. The iPhone 12 still provides a crisp and colorful viewing experience, nevertheless.

The iPhone 12 seems to be full of potential, but Apple is mostly depending on others to make it a success. To truly make the new phone an enticing purchase, we need to see wider use of 5G and speedy uptake of MagSafe accessories.

In spite of these improvements, the iPhone 12 doesn’t feel much different from the iPhone 11 and doesn’t feel as if it performs better than its higher price than that device did. Despite this, it still roughly rates among the finest iPhones even if it is no longer one of the absolute best devices.

iPhone 12: pricing and availability

  • The iPhone 12 is available right now and costs as little as $699, £679, or AU.
  • Price rises to $849, £829, and AU from $1,199.
  • For 256GB of storage, pay $1,449


  • Size: 164g
  • Dimensions are 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm, and the display measures 6.1 inches.
  • 1170 by 2532 pixels
  • The A14 Bionic chipset
  • RAM: 4GB
  • 64/128/256GB of storage
  • 12 MP + 12 MP on the back and front cameras
  • Software already installed: iOS 14
  • 2,815 mAh battery
  • 20W wired, 15W wireless for charging

The iPhone 12 was released on October 23, 2020, so it has been available for a while, but you can still buy it through Apple(opens in new tab) and a number of other stores. The iPhone 12 small, the phone’s sister, didn’t become available until a few months later, although it is still on the market.

At launch, the iPhone 12 cost $799/£799/AU$1,349, which is $100/£70/AU$150 more expensive than the iPhone 11 series. That was probably caused by the costs of integrating a 5G modem as well as the iPhone 12 mini’s pricing point, which starts at $699/£699/AU$1,199.

But now that the iPhone 13 has been released, those costs have decreased, making it possible to purchase an iPhone 12 for as little as $699 (or £679 or AU$1,199) for a 64GB device and $849 (or £829 or AU$1,449) for a 256GB model.

Additionally, keep in mind that for that beginning price, you can only acquire the 64GB model of the phone, which is a tiny amount of storage for 2021. What is the price of the phone in your region? The costs for the iPhone 12 in the US, UK, and Australia are shown below.

Region  64GB 128GB 256GB
US $699 $749 $849
UK    £679 £729 £829
AU    AU$1,199 AU$1,279 AU$1,449

You can purchase the gadget on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon in the US. The $799 pricing in the US only applies to SIM-free purchases from those networks; if you choose to purchase the phone outright, you must pay an additional $30.

People in the UK have access to a wide range of networks, including EE, Vodafone, O2, Three, and others. The iPhone 12 is available via Vodafone, Optus, and Telstra in Australia.

Right now, these are the top iPhone 12 discounts.

iPhone 12: design

  • Revamped design that feels reminiscent of the iPhone 4
  • New Ceramic Shield should ensure the phone is stronger
  • IP68 water and dust resistant, so it’s built to withstand water

How do you define “elevated”? Would the sides of something be flat and more “industrial-looking” if its design were to be said to be elevated?

In that case, you already comprehend the design principle of the new iPhone 12. The key distinction is that the edges are a sharp 90-degree angle rather than the convex, curving sides of the previous generation. It is comparable in size and form to the 2019 iPhone 11 (and is really a few millimeters shorter and thinner).

Because of this, the iPhone 12 feels sharper in the hand and the edges don’t fit as well in your hands. After using it for a few weeks, we definitely wouldn’t describe the iPhone 12 as comfortable.

If you’ve used iPhones for a while, you’ll immediately be brought back to using an iPhone 4 or 5, which both have similarly squared sides, albeit the larger phone does force it slightly further into your hands.

Apple has made an intriguing design modification, and one wonders whether it was made to facilitate a better 5G signal (there is a small gap for the mmWave version in the US).

Despite employing the same glass as the iPhone 11, it’s also intended to double the likelihood that the phone’s back will survive a tumble. With this generation, Apple is focusing heavily on durability. The front of the iPhone 12 has a new Ceramic Shield to better protect it from breaking. According to Apple, this shield makes it four times less likely to break in a drop.

A number of drop tests have been conducted online to test this novel concept, and the majority of them confirm what you should expect: the front glass is more resilient than the back glass (which appears to break first when dropped from about head height).

We haven’t put our phones through any drop tests, mainly since we need to keep assessing them throughout the year, but it’s obvious that the iPhone 12’s front-facing material has improved.

None of the aforementioned points disqualifies you from using a cover or screen protector because the iPhone 12 isn’t advertised as being indestructible or scratch-resistant. If you want to keep your iPhone safe and in mint condition, put a case and/or screen protector on it. Even though it is four times less likely to shatter, it can still break from the “right” (or repeated) drop, and the front display can still get scratched over time if you place it with sharp objects in a pocket, as we discovered with the iPhone 12 Pro.

If you prefer the sensation of a phone that is “bare,” you will still incur the danger of breakages, although a smaller one.

With an improved IP68 classification for 2020, the iPhone 12 can now be immersed down to six meters for 30 minutes before internal components begin to get wet. More practically, this means that normal, everyday water damage is less likely to happen.

The iPhone 12’s most divisive upgrades have to do with its accessories rather than the actual phone. Apple emphasizes the environmental advantages of not clogging the drawers of millions of people across the world with items they already own by leaving the charging brick and EarPods out of the box (as well as the shipping efficiencies resulting from the boxes being slimmer).

“The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini do not come with a power adapter or EarPods as part of our attempts to achieve our environmental goals. Please purchase these accessories separately or continue to use your current Apple power adapter and headphones. With the exception of the “current” Apple power adaptor, what is described on the new iPhone website makes sense.

You’ll need to use an old Lightning cable and charger if you buy the new iPhone 12 (which means slower charging), and if this is your first iPhone, you’ll almost certainly need to pay the extra $19/£19/AU$29 for a charging block you can use. Apple is including a Lightning to USB-C cable, not the Lightning to USB-A connection (USB-A being that “stereotypical” USB connection over the years).

iPhone 12: Display

  • A clean and clear 6.1-inch display
  • Standard 60Hz refresh rate, unlike many Android options;
  • Better display quality than the iPhone 11

While in 2019 Apple determined that expensive, high-contrast OLED panels were exclusively for those willing to fork out for the Pro, the Super Retina XDR Display has now been added to the less expensive iPhone 12. This is a significant improvement for a phone of this budget.

The distinction is apparent, especially when watching HDR-encoded images, videos, and films.

Even though you might not notice much of a change when simply browsing the web, the OLED update significantly improves visual quality whether viewing creative photographs on Twitter, trying out HDR material from iTunes or simply boosting Netflix’s appearance.

You’ll have more instances throughout the day where high-quality material will really stand out to you, so to speak. In contrast, many consumers won’t be able to access HDR Netflix on their phones (thanks to it being locked to the most expensive subscription tier) Even in ‘regular’ mode, the photos are colorful, detailed, and (if you’re watching the same nature movies we were) shocking.

The iPhone 12’s display is crisp, clear, and readable from all directions. It features a resolution of 2532 x 1170 pixels. The iPhone 12 is a little shorter and slimmer than the iPhone 2019 while still maintaining the 6.1-inch display because of the reduced bezels (although they still appear a touch large due to the squared form of the phone).

There isn’t much wrong with the new iPhone 12’s screen, in contrast to previous models where it was simple to condemn Apple for not using the greatest display technology.

Interacting with the new iPhone would be made glossier by the addition of 120Hz, a quicker screen refresh rate that provides for more fluid scrolling on the new iPads and certain Android flagships, but otherwise, the clarity, color reproduction, and HDR levels appear to be very impressive across the board.

Our tests reveal that the iPhone 12 is somewhat less bright than the iPhone 12 Pro, even though their screens are equally brilliant while HDR video is being displayed. However, the day-to-day view on the iPhone 12 is a little bit darker. However, being less bright would eventually give somewhat better battery life, and we found that everything was still viewable in direct sunshine. Overall, we hardly ever saw much of a difference side by side.

The only real issue here is whether or not you’ll want HDR on a phone screen, and the answer is yes, Although the color reproduction and contrast ratios (the distance between the brightest and darkest spots) are outstanding, some information may be obscured by the display’s “majesty” in HDR mode.

Although this idea is purely subjective and irrelevant to how you’ll use the phone, it’s important to be aware of if HDR on mobile appeals to you.

iPhone 12: 5G vs MagSafe – which is the best new feature?

  • Despite not being helpful for everyone at the moment, 5G connectivity is future-proof, and new MagSafe technology delivers a range of new accessories and purposes.

While we’ll discuss the iPhone 12’s subtler improvements over earlier generations later in our review, there are two significant modifications for the 2020 model that is sure to catch your eye. Unfortunately, neither is likely to feel particularly spectacular at this time.

The iPhone 12’s main selling point is that it now supports 5G, and it does so with more compatibility than many other phones, including the lightning-fast but constrained mm (millimeter wave) standard in the US when it is available.

The ability to stream in greater quality, download more quickly and browse nearly instantly sounds attractive, but the problem right now is that 5G is only partially available outside of major cities.

In addition, the majority of us are still fine with the 4G speeds on our existing phones. It’s absolutely okay to stream Netflix and Spotify, and making things even quicker now seems more like a weird luxury than a necessary function. Are you in a hurry? More of a “yes, it’d be OK” attitude in terms of mobility.

It’s challenging to incorporate a 5G connection into a smartphone design since the components are more expensive and there is a limited amount of room in the chassis.


Weight: 164g

Dimensions: 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4mm

Display size: 6.1-inch

Resolution: 1170 x 2532

Refresh rate: 60Hz

Pixel density: 460ppi

Chipset: A14 Bionic


Storage: 64GB / 128GB / 256GB

Rear cameras: 12MP + 12MP

Front camera: 12MP

Battery: N/A

Although the inclusion of 5G in the iPhone lineup may not feel fully required at this time, it is by no means extraneous. First off, the 5G speeds you can achieve after you establish a connection are astounding. On the EE network in London, UK, we once easily reached 200Mbps, and we downloaded a 110MB audiobook in half a minute, whereas a 4G connection struggled to reach speeds far slower than that. Although it’s not blazingly fast (around 30Mbps), 5G is a step up from 4G.

We discovered that signal coverage is expanding as well; with 5G, we were able to send and receive messages on a section of our typical train ride that had previously been a data blackspot. We’re not clear if that was caused by networks expanding their 5G coverage or by the iPhone’s heightened band sensitivity, but the outcomes were positive.

However, if you believe the 5G benefit is only about speed, you’d be mistaken. In one experiment, we tried to use one iPhone in downtown London that was linked to 4G to stream music while running. Would it work? Nope. On our iPhone 12, we switched to 5G, and we immediately connected and streamed without any problems. Now, it’s partially due to the fact that this new network has fewer users, but it’s also because 5G allows for numerous connections with less lag.

You can thus imagine that utilizing 5G during a football game or crowded concert will put an end to those situations where you want to use your phone but data just won’t filter through (when it’s permitted). But as of right now, we’re still a ways off from that. For the speedy ideal to be fully fulfilled, there has to be a larger deployment of 5G over the world.

iPhone 12: MagSafe – what is it?

  • Supports chargers and cases
  • Snap-on magnetic technology

While the addition of 5G to the iPhone 12 may be its most notable feature, there is another addition to the 2020 model that has us even more enthused.

The power adapter is connected using MagSafe, the magnetic snap-on technique that Apple previously employed on MacBooks. A variety of additional accessories may now be added to the back of the iPhone 12 phones by simply clicking them on. In this example, the magnets are placed in a circle under the rear casing of the iPhone.

These MagSafe accessories have a tiny chip that the iPhone can read to determine what function they are meant to perform. When other companies get involved, we could start seeing some genuine innovation with the iPhone that other brands, with less scalability, just couldn’t match. At launch, this functionality is restricted to covers and a charger from Apple, although these accessories are an improvement over prior years.

In the past, companies like Motorola and Essential have made notable attempts to introduce magnetically-attached accessories to smartphones. Particularly striking were Motorola’s Moto Mods; the concept of attaching a speaker, battery pack, gaming controller, or even a 5G modem to your phone seemed ingenious.

However, because Motorola’s phones have not gained the same level of popularity as the iPhone, the function has been discreetly dropped because it didn’t receive the support it deserved from accessory manufacturers. However, taking a look at what Moto Mods were able to do offers us a sense of what we might anticipate from MagSafe. For example, there was a snap-on gaming controller, a tiny projector, an instant picture printer, and a brand-new Hasselblad camera attachment that added a large sensor to your phone.

Imagine what would happen if a system akin to the Motorola range’s invention is added to some of the most well-known phones in the world. However, Apple is just providing a MagSafe charger at launch, along with a few cases and snap-on accessories. It’s clever how the charger allows for 15W rapid wireless charging, which is twice as strong as the iPhone 11.

When wirelessly charging older iPhones, we occasionally woke up in the morning to find that our wireless charger had slipped a little when we placed our phone on it, and the phone is nearly out of battery. That’ll be a thing of the past with the iPhone 12 and MagSafe, which ensures that the charger clicks precisely into place (and boy, it clips firmly), with confirmation through the chip that the charger is safe.

The MagSafe cases are a good concept since the new iPhone can identify the color of the case it is wearing thanks to that chip by making the screen shine in that color. Despite costing £10 or $10 more than Apple’s normal cases(opens in a new tab), these new covers have one further benefit: they allow you to charge your iPhone 12 through the case.

It is a bother to remove a phone cover every night, and ultimately you may decide to leave it off permanently, which lessens the protection of your brand-new phone. For many, this will be a significant positive.

iPhone 12: Camera

  • The iPhone 11 of 2019 uses similar technology, although it makes a few improvements.
  • There are two 12MP cameras on the rear camera, and a 12MP selfie camera is included on the front sensor.

Shots taken in total darkness appear as clear as day, which is a truly astonishing outcome. But you need to frame the shot correctly and hold the camera still—if you move the camera around a lot while the exposure is taking place, some blur may appear. However, Night Mode generally adds a degree of detail to night sceneries that you would not have believed possible, even with a little bit of motion every now and again.

While we found that both could take some startlingly beautiful images in our tests, it obviously works best with the “primary” wide sensor. Night Mode with the ultra-wide sensor generated more “muddy” photos instead of dazzling shots, which makes sense given that it is less skilled at shooting in low light.

Although Night Mode may startlingly lighten an almost pitch-black environment, we would have preferred to see more of an improvement. It would have been preferable to view the findings sharper and faster rather than utilizing the ultra-wide sensor.

Yes, we know we’re being a bit fussy, but given that using Night Mode requires a lot of patience, it would have been wonderful to have this function simply made simpler to use.

The new Smart HDR 3 technology, is better capable of understanding specific settings, such as those with a lot of skies, and adjusting the photographs to appear their best by, for example, accentuating foreground details or lighting up specific portions of the scene, is another enhancement included in the iPhone 12. It does provide some stunning images when combined with the f/1.6 aperture of the primary camera, especially in situations with contrasting lighting or colors.

What’s amazing is that you can watch the iPhone improving and sharpening photographs as you take them, brightening and boosting usually quite ordinary photos by utilizing the iPhone’s Deep Fusion capabilities to improve the image, pixel by pixel (according to Apple). It requires a lot of processing, but the results are stunning.

Although it seems a tad sluggish for “the world’s most powerful processor in a smartphone,” we were amazed by the degree of detail obtained in certain images without compromising color and crispness. With an improvement, the front-facing camera’s 12MP sensor now practically performs similarly to the back ultra-wide sensor. Even while nighttime photography can be challenging at times, the f/2.2 aperture is at least compatible with Night Mode on the front-facing camera. Others of the selfies we took turned out very well, but some of the low-light shots were grainy or washed out without the help of the front-facing Retina flash. However, the portrait mode pictures taken in the dim light were definitely the best.

The 12MP sensor on the front camera has improved and now works almost identically to the ultra-wide sensor on the rear. Even while nighttime shooting can occasionally be difficult, the f/2.2 aperture at least works with the front-facing camera’s Night Mode.

Some of the low-light selfies we took without the aid of the front-facing Retina flash were blurry or washed out, while other selfies we took turned out quite good. However, the greatest photos were unquestionably those captured in portrait mode in low light.

We played around with the video quality in various circumstances, and our basic conclusion is that Dolby Vision won’t be a major selling point for many “regular” people purchasing the iPhone 12. When compared to their non-HDR counterparts, the HDR-improved pictures are crisper and more colorful, although the difference isn’t that noticeable.

Additionally, you can only record in 4K at a speed of 30 frames per second. As a consequence, if you want to take full use of Dolby Vision, you’re better off choosing the iPhone 12 Pro or Pro Max, which can handle the technology at speeds of up to 60 frames per second. You get the impression that Apple has done enough with the iPhone 12 camera since the photographic outcomes is a bit more striking as a consequence of minor sensor improvements across the device, with the Night Mode modifications in particular performing effectively.

However, if you’re trying to decide between the iPhone 11 and 12 (for example), you might not notice a significant difference in the quality levels between those two models. You’ll still get pleasingly colorful images, but the iPhone 12 Pro (and especially the 12 Pro Max) currently has some of Apple’s best cameras before you look at the iPhone 13 lineup.

iPhone 12: battery life

  • Better battery life as compared to the iPhone 11
  • In our tests, the A14 Bionic chipset appears to be more optimized

With the iPhone 12’s longer battery life, which means fewer trips to the charger, it appears like Apple is keeping up its pattern of making sure the basic iPhone remains durable.

In our time with the iPhone 12, we discovered that it lasted long enough on a full charge, especially when compared to iPhones from a few years ago. Apple has obviously put some effort into this to guarantee that things aren’t quite so, well, awful when it comes to battery management. Despite this, the battery life is not significantly better than the iPhone 11 and may even be somewhat worse.

When we moved around, switched between 4G and 5G networks (which many of us will do in the short term, at least), and turned on the phone more frequently while on the go, our battery life dropped to about 16-18 hours between charges on a high-use day. For example, we discovered that we had well over 50% of the tank left when going to bed one night, and that wasn’t on a particularly low-use day.

It’s strange that Apple has cut the iPhone 12’s video playback battery life from the 18 hours provided by the iPhone 11 to just 17 hours.

The iPhone 12 has one of the greatest battery lives we’ve ever seen in our video rundown test, losing only 8% of its battery over the course of 90 minutes of looping a Full HD film. However, in daily usage, we’re not noticing significant improvements in battery life.

The iPhone 12’s battery life is definitely affected by the inclusion of 5G, lasting about 15% to 20% less time on the faster network in our rundown test, according to our lab testing. The addition of 5G has come at a very significant cost to the durability of the iPhone 12, according to the most recent iFixit deconstruction test(opens in new tab). This is because the iPhone design had to reduce the battery size to make room for that 5G modem.

The iPhone’s A14 Bionic processor, which has some of the highest performance metrics of any phone on the market, is expected to be more power-efficient than before.

With the 5nm fabrication process used to create the chipset, the transistors are closer together and require less energy to function, so Apple could (potentially) reduce the battery size and still maintain adequate battery performance. Improvements to the design of Apple’s engine have clearly contributed to maintaining battery life year after year.

If you plan to use your iPhone 12 frequently for activities like gaming and browsing the web, which essentially involve turning on the screen and consuming data, we still long for the day when an easy 24 hours use is possible regardless of the task you’re putting the iPhone though, as many other phones can manage, you’ll likely get between seven and 10 hours of use before needing to reach for the charger, which isn’t a terrible result for modern iPhones.

It’s not as durable as the competition (as always), but most iPhone owners won’t notice a big problem with battery life – it’s on par with iPhones from 2-3 years ago, albeit not with the durability of the iPhone XR and iPhone 11.

The fact that we still exist in a different world, one in which we spend more time at home and don’t go to work, where we would typically make heavy use of the iPhone 12, is another.

As a result, we’re snapping fewer photographs, listening to less music while we’re moving, and using the iPhone’s motion sensor less frequently, all of which will affect the battery life.

We’ll say it again: you’ll (probably) need to purchase a charger for your new iPhone when it comes to charging. You probably won’t have a charging block that works with the cord that comes with the iPhone 12 because it is USB-C to Lightning. Apple made a very strange choice in switching their phone cords to USB-C before releasing the required charging block. You can charge your iPhone more quickly using a USB-C cable, but only if you have the correct charging block and are ready to spend $19, £19, or AU$29 for the privilege.

The MagSafe charger charged the iPhone 12 to 100% in 160 minutes when we tested the charging rates (using an 18W Anker PowerPort Atom PD 1 charger because we didn’t have access to Apple’s 20W variant).

After 20 mins the phone was at 28%, and it was half full after an hour, so while a MagSafe charger is good to have on the desk or bedside table for longer charging periods it’s still definitely worth having the Lightning to USB-C cable handy – both that and the MagSafe will plug into the same charging block (as the MagSafe charger also uses USB-C) so you’ll be able to juice up quicker with a physical connection.

Should you buy the iPhone 12?

Buy it if…

You require a bigger screen.

Although the iPhone 12 small is less expensive, this model is the one to choose if you want greater screen space to watch more of the action on your display.

You simply desire newness (ish)

Although the redesigned look may be reminiscent of earlier generations, the larger screen gives the impression that this is a whole new phone (which, to be fair, it is).

You enjoy seeing movies

The OLED display on the iPhone 12 will be fun to use if you’re a Netflix, Prime Video, or general movie aficionado.

don’t purchase it if…

If you want to produce movies

The iPhone 12 is good for making home films, but if you’re a professional content maker, the iPhone 12 Pro’s higher quality may be more to your taste.

You doubt the size of your hands.

The iPhone 12 mini is likely to be your weapon of choice if you believe the iPhone 12 will be too large for your hands. It offers all the same features as the larger iPhone 12 but in a more compact and affordable design.

You desire long-lasting batteries.

There are many alternative phones available that have superior battery life; you may choose the less expensive iPhone 11 or think about switching (quietly) to the Android dark side.

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