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IPhone 12: price, release date, technical sheet, all

Enzo is freelance editor for selectra and takes care of the guides and articles in relation to smartphones.

IPhone 12 technical sheet: characteristics, release date, price, test

The iPhone 12, whose release date dates back to October 23, 2020, presented itself as a real evolution of the iPhone 11 by providing its share of improvements: OLED screen, 5G compatibility, best performance, etc. Apple has chosen to decline its 14th generation of smartphones in 4 models to satisfy all user profiles.

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  • Apple offers sound iPhone 12 from 909 € and his iPhone 12 mini from 809 €. The versions Pro And Pro Max are available from 1159 € And 1259 €.
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IPhone 12 price: where to buy them cheaper ?

If you want Find an iPhone 12 at a low price, Note that this model (and all its variations) can no longer be found in new among the majority of large operators (SFR, Orange, Bouygues, Free) in September 2023. We can get it in reconditioned On certain occasions, on sites specialized in reconditioned smartphones, or even in purchase alone from small operators such as Mobile NRJ.

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  • Orange offers a payment of payment on 24 months at no cost with a package.
  • SFR offers payment facilities in 4 Or 24 times at no cost with a package.
  • Bouygues Telecom offers payment in 24 times at no cost with a package.
  • Free offers a regulations in 4 times at no cost unwilling.

Although it does not apply a price reduction on iPhone 12 for the subscription of a package, Free offers its mobile subscribers rental offers on theiPhone 12 (64 GB) and theiPhone 12 mini (64 GB)). You can benefit during 24 months of a iPhone 12 setting up 269 ​​€ upon order, then achieving you 20 € per month Throughout the length of the rental. Concerning I’iPhone 12 mini, the cost of the rental is also rising to 20 € per month during 24 months, After a first contribution of 189 €.

The iPhone 12 is also now available on the Red by SFR online store in unlocked.

The characteristics of the iPhone 12

The dimensions and design of the iPhone 12

The dimensions of the iPhone 12
Length 14.67 cm
Width 7.15 cm
Thickness 0.74 cm
Weight 162 g

While drawing inspiration from the design of new ipad, L’iPhone 12 Also revives the past by sporting a style that is reminiscent of the old generations of smartphones Apple ; especially the 4th and 5th. The phone is more compact than its predecessor and also displays a more elegant finish, which it owes to much finer borders. The 14th generation smartphone also shares the same dimensions as theiPhone 12 pro and justifies very good ergonomics, since it is easily manipulated with one hand.

The iPhone 12 screen

Characteristics of the iPhone 12 screen
Screen type Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 625 Nits (HBM), 1200 Nits (Peak)
Screen occupancy rate 87 %
Definition / Resolution 1170×2532 pixels
Refresh frequency 60 Hz
Min / Max brightness 0.1 / 635 cd / m2
Colorimetric temperature 6,648 k
Delta E 1.4

Unlike theiPhone 11 which is satisfied with a LCD slab, L’iPhone 12 has a screen with fine and rounded edges, equipped with technology Oled. Certified Hdr, this screen Super Retina XDR Take advantage of an almost infinite level of contrast and offers impeccable colorimetric restitution. The screen of theiPhone 12 In this sense, offers a very high image quality and turns out to be perfect for reading UHD videos ! Although it is less bright than the screens that adorn the stamped versions Pro, The screen of theiPhone 12 However, benefits from a largely sufficient light to provide optimal readability in all circumstances ! Finally and thanks to its certification IP68, L’iPhone 12 wants to be fully Dust waterproof and is able to withstand an immersion in water up to 6 meters depth during 30 minutes ; A great first for a smartphone !

The slab of theiPhone 12 is protected by a glass Ceramic Shield, which justifies a resistance to breakage and scratches 4 times higher than that of glass Gorilla Glass 6 which protects the screen from theiPhone 11 !

The iPhone 12 processor

Characteristics of the iPhone 12 processor
Processor A14 Bionic
Number of hearts 6
Frequency 3.1 GHz
Graphics card (GPU) Apple GPU
RAM (RAM) 4GB
Operating system iOS 14

As with each new generation, Apple has equipped its iPhone 12 of his very last homemade chip: theA14 Bionic. Optimized to meet an ever higher level of requirement, this mobile chip stands out from the previous one by bringing its share of improvements. L’A14 actually delivers performance up to 20 % higher than theA13. The smartphone of the Cupertino firm is thus able to offer impeccable fluidity in all circumstances; Whether it’s executing several applications at the same time or running the most gourmet games without the slightest slowdown ! So it’s not surprising that theiPhone 12 ranks among the most efficient mobile solutions at present !

The Apple brand has also optimized its operating software in order to offer an ever more pleasant experience to its users. L’iOS 14 indeed marks the appearance of widgets and adds even more ergonomics to an interface which has already imposed itself as one of the most qualitative on the market.

The memory of the iPhone 12

IPhone 12 storage capacities
iPhone 12 / iPhone 12 Mini 64gb/128gb/256gb storage, no card slot
iPhone 12 pro / iPhone 12 pro Max 128gb/256gb/512gb storage, no card slot

It seems necessary to favor a smartphone with an internal memory adapted to your needs, since no model of the range is embarked on memory card reader. You will be unable to extend the memory of your iPhone 12.

The iPhone 12 camera

Characteristics of the iPhone 12 camera
Number of sensors at the rear 2
Definition of rear sensors 12 mpx x2
Number of sensors at the front 1
Definition of the front sensor 12 Mpx
Video resolution at the front and rear 4K (3840 x 2160 px)

THE iPhone 12 And 12 mini are equipped with 2 rear sensors of 12 Mpx each: a great angle opening to F/1.6 and an ultra-angle that opens to F/2.4. The photographic rendering is generally very satisfactory day and night. Night mode turns out to be very useful in low lights; The shots gain in readability by benefiting from more brightness and more bright colors. At the front, the camera Truedepth Ensures high quality selfies and the portrait mode manages to cut the subjects well. Regarding the taking of videos, theiPhone 12 can film in 4K has 24, 30 Or 60 images per second. A way Dolby Vision HDR has 30 images per second is also there. The rendering is fluid and quality thanks to a perfectly controlled optical stabilization.

The variations Pro And Pro Max benefit from 3 photo sensors from 12 Mpx on the back: a high-angle lens opening to F/1.6, an ultra-wide-angle sensor opening to F/2.0 and a telephoto lens with an opening to F/2.4. Thanks to this triple module, the quality of the clichés is clearly improved. We also note the presence of a sensor Lidar, which in addition to optimizing the rendering of augmented reality, allows you to obtain even more realistic photos.

The autonomy of the iPhone 12

Characteristics of the battery of the iPhone 12
Battery power 2815 MAH
Average autonomy 1:15 p.m

Although theApple iPhone 12 is equipped with a less powerful battery than that of theiPhone 11 (3110 Mah), the gap of autonomy between the two terminals is ultimately only very minimal (1:30 p.m on average for theiPhone 11)). The autonomy of theiPhone 12 It remains very satisfactory: approximately 2 days in standard use and 1 and a half day in the context of more intensive use.

In order to reduce its ecological footprint, Apple is content to provide a cable USB-C But no load block. It will therefore be necessary to obtain a block with an output USB-C or a cable USB-A towards Lightning To recharge your iPhone 12. In addition, the charging time is not the most conclusive, since it will take a little more than 1 hour to go from 0 to 100 % with a charger 20 W ; And more than 3 hours with a load block 5 W.

IPhone 12 test: what are the opinions of professionals ?

Strong points Weak points
The very good OLED screen No charger provided
Photos quality No mini-jack and adapter peanhist
Ergonomics and device performance Slower load than in competition
The impeccable design
Good autonomy
5G compatibility
IP68 certification

L’iPhone 12 has passed the tests of professionals successfully and is part of a real evolution of theiPhone 11, Thanks to various improvements that please use: reinforced performance, optimized photo equipment and transition toOled ! At the end of their tests, the professionals granted notes between 4 And 4.6/5 to the youngest of the Californian brand and simply regret some small material concessions.

iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max: which one to choose ?

In order to allow you to compare with ease the iPhone 12, We have listed their main characteristics in the following table:

Apple iPhone 12 Apple iPhone 12 Mini Apple iPhone 12 Pro Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Dimensions 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm (5.78 x 2.81 x 0.29 in) 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm (5.18 x 2.53 x 0.29 in) 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm (5.78 x 2.81 x 0.29 in) 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.4 mm (6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 in)
Weight 164g, 7.4mm Thickness 135g, 7.4mm Thickness 189G, 7.4mm Thickness 228g, 7.4mm Thickness
Screen Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 625 Nits (HBM), 1200 Nits (Peak) Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 625 Nits (HBM), 1200 Nits (Peak) Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 800 Nits (HBM), 1200 Nits (Peak) Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 800 Nits (HBM), 1200 Nits (Peak)
Resolution 1170×2532 pixels 1080×2340 pixels 1170×2532 pixels 1284×2778 pixels
Processor Apple A14 Bionic
Operating system iOS 14.1, up to iOS 16.5
RAM (RAM) 4 GB RAM 6 GB RAM
Storage capacity 64gb/128gb/256gb storage, no card slot 128gb/256gb/512gb storage, no card slot
Cameras Dual
Single
Triple
Single
Battery 2815 MAH 2227 Mah 2815 MAH 3687 MAH
Tightness IP68 (up to 6 meters deep for 30 minutes)
Das 0.99 W/KG
Networks GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Double sim Yes
Color Black / white / red / green / blue Silver / graphite / gold / peaceful blue

Updated on 09/22/2023

Enzo is freelance editor for selectra and takes care of the guides and articles in relation to smartphones.

iPhone 12: price, release date, technical sheet, all

The new iPhone 12 are finally official ! Price, release date, technical sheet, here is everything you need to know about the new Apple smartphones.

Posted on October 14, 2020 at 4:00 p.m

iPhone 12 Pro 2020 Apple

The year 2020 will not be like the others either for Apple. Accustomed to unveiling his new iPhone in September, the Californian giant had to review his plans. The delays caused by the coronavirus forced him to shift his long -awaited Keynote and therefore the commercial launch of his new iPhone 12.

If Apple consoled the fans by presenting the new iPad 8 and iPad Air as well as the Apple Watch Series 6 and SE, the new iPhone 12 remained the most anticipated apple products of the year. The wait was long, but the new iPhone 12 are finally there. Here is everything you need to know about them.

How many iPhone 12 models ?

Like every year, Apple declines its iPhone in several iterations. While we were used to discovering three new products, Apple is offering four iPhone 12 this year, two standards and two pro. The 2020 range is therefore composed – in addition to the iPhone launched earlier in the year – from an iPhone 12 Mini (5.4 inch screen), an iPhone 12 (6.1 inch), an iPhone 12 Pro (6.1 inch and best camera) and an iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7 inches).

iPhone 12 pro color

What are the iPhone 12 prices ?

Apple does not change the prices of the pro versions compared to the previous model. The iPhone 12 Pro is therefore offered from 1159 euros and the 12 pro max from 1259 euros. Note that basic storage goes to 128 GB against 64 GB last year. Apple is less generous with the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Mini. The smallest of the two is sold at the price of the iPhone 11 at its launch or 809 euros in version 64 GB. The iPhone 12 is marketed from 909 euros (64 GB) or 100 euros more than the iPhone 11.

iPhone 12: € 909 (64 GB), € 959 (128 GB), € 1079 (256 GB)

iPhone 12 64 GB at the best price basic price: 909 €

iPhone 12 pro: € 1159 (128 GB), € 1279 (256 GB), € 1509 (512 GB)

iPhone 12 pro 128 GB at the best price basic price: € 1,159

When the iPhone 12 come out ?

This year again Apple is launching its new iPhone 12 in two stages. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will be available from October 23, 2020 with a Opening pre -orders on October 16 at 2 p.m. The iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will arrive later. Their marketing date is set for November 13 with an opening of pre -orders on November 6.

The iPhone 12 and 12 Mini are available in 5 colors (white, black, blue, green and product red) while the 12 pro and 12 pro max are offered in four colors (gold, silver, graphite and peaceful blue).

Is the iPhone 12 delivered with headphones and a charger ?

This is the most controversial subject this year. As predicted by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 12 are delivered without charger or headphones … in the United States.

Airpods pro test

French consumers are lucky than the rest of the world. Indeed, the legislation obliges smartphones manufacturers to deliver them with a device to keep conversations by deporting the phone phone in order to limit the effects of the waves. In other words, Apple is forced to provide a pair of headphones with its iPhone 12. On the other hand, the load block appears well to absent subscribers. What push buyers to turn to the new Magsafe chargers.

The adapter sold by Apple in addition is not the same on iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. The most premium model is compatible with a slightly faster load than its little brother, at 20 W against 18.

The iPhone 12 is 5G compatible ?

If 5G is debated in France, its deployment has advanced well in the rest of the world. Also Apple responds to the 5G siren: The iPhone 12 are therefore all compatible 5G. For the time being, it is of little importance in France the network having not yet started its deployment. If Orange has already announced its first 5G packages, everything remains to be done.

IPhone 12 design

This year, Apple plays the card of nostalgia and takes up the features of the iPhone 4 (whose design is still praised today) with a touch of modernity. This unusual change (Apple completely changes its design codes both generations) allows Apple to create a little surprise.

iPhone 12 colors

So, The iPhone 12 is distinguished by its more angular edges, A flat screen and finer borders. The notch is also thinner. The chassis is always made up of stainless steel for the iPhone 12 pro and aluminum for the classic iPhone 12. Their rear side is covered with frosted glass with a shiny logo. The main novelty lies in the integration of Ceramic Shield, An ultra -resistant material that makes new iPhone 12 “The strongest smartphones in the world” Ensure Apple. The iPhone 12 Mini is “The lightest and most compact smartpone 5G ever created”.

No 120 Hz OLED screen

Apple’s know-how in terms of screen is no longer to be demonstrated. Nevertheless, the competition is raging, also the iPhone 11 pro, with its 60 Hz slab, was pale in front of the latest models of Samsung, Oppo or OnePlus. Did the Californian giant give in to the trend ? Absolutely not. The new iPhone 12s all integrate an OLED Super Retina XDR slab with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. Why not have integrated 120 Hz ? Because the company considers that the general public is not particularly sensitive to a higher refresh rate, the display quality remaining the main criterion.

iPhone 12 pro vs iPhone 12 pro Max

Face ID in (a little) smaller

Notch or not notch ? From the iPhone X, Apple has not changed the front side of its smartphone. In question, the integration of the Face ID, its system of facial recognition so far unequaled. Obviously proud of this find, the apple brand therefore continues on its momentum. No Touch ID in the new iPhone but faces ID.

Apple iPhone 12

We could have expected to see a smaller notch arriving for this new iteration of the iPhone, but Apple decided otherwise. The screen always leaves enough room for facial recognition sensors so that the iPhone is not a smartphone with a completely screen border. It would seem that the brand is more to wait for the arrival of cameras technologies under the screen before passing the notch of the notch.

Performances: A14 Bionic chip

As every year Apple takes advantage of the launch of its new iPhone to reveal a new chip. The iPhone 12 logically integrates The A14 Bionic engraved in 5 nm and produced by TSMC. Does this name mean anything to you ? It’s normal. The health crisis having turned the brand’s calendar upset, the recently announced iPad Air already has the A14 Bionic. Apple talks about increased 40% performance and 30% faster graphics treatment. A level up to her career, as she will soon become the A14X, the new chip called “Apple Silicon” and which will replace the Intel processor present in Mac.

Autonomy and recharge

Formerly mocked for their catastrophic autonomy, the iPhone is now among the best in this area (thank you the iPhone 11 pro). Apple maintains the course with the new iPhone 12. It could even do better, the 11.8 billion transistors of the A14 Bionic authorizing an optimization to the small onions. To be checked during a full test.

The biggest changes come from the recharge. Apple does not provide charger in the box of its iPhone 12 and inaugurates Magsafe, a magnetic charging system inspired by the old MacBook. It offers a 15 W wireless recharge and can accommodate a slew of accessories. As a reminder, compatible wired recharge 20 W on the iPhone 12 Pro and 18 W on the iPhone 12.

Camera: Pretty Little Lidar

Who says new models says improved camera. Nevertheless, Apple once again reserves the best of its technologies to the two most premium versions. So, The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max incorporate the Lidar scanner that we discovered on the iPad Pro 2020. Its main asset: it manages the depths better and establishes a 3D plan of its environment within a radius of 20 meters. What improve the quality of portraits for example. These two models also integrate a new telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom for the 12 pro and 5x for the 12 pro max.

With Sensor-shift, The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max enjoy better stabilization. Apple Proraw is among the most interesting features since it will allow you to shoot and touch up clichés in RAW.

These two pros smartphones of the photo will also seduce the videographers. Both can film in 4K HDR Dolby Vision at 60 IM/S. Videos can even be published directly in the photo application thanks to the power of the A14 Bionic.

iPhone 12 pro photo

The iPhone 12 and 12 Mini must “satisfy” the same two main sensors of the pro versions, a first with a great angle lens and a second with an ultra-angle lens. No lidar or telephoto lens so. All models, on the other hand, enjoy software optimizations developed by Apple engineers: night mode (now available with the front sensor) improved, Smart HDR 3 and many more.

Complete technical sheets for new iPhone 12

iPhone 12 mini iPhone 12 iPhone 12 pro iPhone 12 Pro Max
Dimensions 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.4 mm
Weight 133 g 162 g 187 g 226 g
Tightness IP68 IP68 IP68 IP68
Screen OLED 5.4 ” Super Retina XDR (2340 x 1080 pixels)
Hdr
True Tone
Haptic touch
Contrast 2,000,000: 1
Max 1200 nits brightness
DCI-P3 cover
OLED 6.1 ” Super Retina XDR (2340 x 1170 pixels)
Hdr
True Tone
Haptic touch
Contrast 2,000,000: 1
Max 1200 nits brightness
DCI-P3 cover
OLED 6.1 ” Super Retina XDR (2340 x 1170 pixels)
Hdr
True Tone
Haptic touch
Contrast 2,000,000: 1
Max 1200 nits brightness
DCI-P3 cover
OLED 6.7 ” Super Retina XDR (2340 x 1170 pixels)
Hdr
True Tone
Haptic touch
Contrast 2,000,000: 1
Max 1200 nits brightness
DCI-P3 cover
Audio No 3.5 mm jack
Two stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
No 3.5 mm jack
Two stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
No 3.5 mm jack
Two stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
No 3.5 mm jack
Two stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos
Chip A14 Bionic
Apple GPU
A14 Bionic
Apple GPU
A14 Bionic
Apple GPU
A14 Bionic
Apple GPU
Storage 64, 128 or 256 GB 64, 128 or 256 GB 128, 256 or 512 GB 128, 256 or 512 GB
Ram Nc Nc Nc Nc
Battery Nc Nc Nc Nc
Recharge Fast load 18 W
Magsafe up to 15 W
Qi up to 7.5 W
Fast load 18 W
Magsafe up to 15 W
Qi up to 7.5 W
Fast load 18 W
Magsafe up to 15 W
Qi up to 7.5 W
Fast load 18 W
Magsafe up to 15 W
Qi up to 7.5 W
Biometry Easy recognition Face ID Easy recognition Face ID Easy recognition Face ID Easy recognition Face ID
Camera – Grand English 26 mm (f/1.6); 12 MP sensor (photosite of 1.4 μm); Dual Pixel; Pdaf; Sensor-Shift Ois
– Ultra large-angle 13 mm (f/2.4 mm); 120 ° field of vision; 12 Mpx sensor

2x, digital 5x optical zoom
Night mode
Smart HDR 3
Deep Fusion

2x, digital 5x optical zoom
Night mode
Smart HDR 3
Deep Fusion

Apple Proraw
Night mode
Smart HDR 3
Deep Fusion
Portraits in night mode with Lidar

Apple Proraw
Night mode
Smart HDR 3
Deep Fusion
Portraits in night mode with Lidar

iPhone 12: release date, price, characteristics … everything you need to know about the new Apple smartphones

On October 13, 2020, Apple lifted the veil on its new generation of smartphone, the iPhone 12. Date of release, prices, official characteristics … We tell you everything there is to know about the new Fleury of Apple.

Apple has just lifted the veil on its new flagship, the iPhone 12. In this year 2020, the Cupertino firm drastically revised its copy, not launching one, but four models of iPhone 12: theiPhone 12, L’iPhone 12 mini, L’iPhone 12 pro And finally, theiPhone 12 Pro Max. Three sizes are available: 5.4 inches for the iPhone 12 Mini, 6.1 inch for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, and 6.7 inch for the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

All are entitled to an OLED Super Retina XDR screen with ceramic overlay, supposed to make it more resistant. Above all, we have the right to a chassis change, as well as much awaited characteristics of iPhone users, including the arrival of compatibility with 5G. We take stock of all the information to know about the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max !

Updated article on 30/10 : Addition of the iPhone 12 Pro test.

What is the release date of the iPhone 12 ?

Pre -orders for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro were launched on October 16 from 2 p.m. by Apple, for a launch on October 23, 2020. THE iPhone 12 mini And iPhone 12 Pro Max will have to wait a bit, at least until November 6, the date of opening their pre -orders, for a launch on Friday, November 13.

IPhone 12 tests

If everything goes as planned we will be able to offer you the tests of the iPhone 12 mini and 12 “very short” soon. The iPhone 12 Pro has already passed in our hands, and it is an excellent vintage once again.

How much the iPhone 12 cost ?

This year, Apple somewhat reviews its prices. On the side of the iPhone 12 range, the entry price remains the same, or 809 euros. On the other hand, this is the iPhone 12 Mini in 64 GB version, and the iPhone 12 and its 6.1 inch screen (the same size as the iPhone 11) is sold 909 euros , in 64 GB. Apple has therefore increased its price by 100 euros this year…

On the side of the “Pro” range, prices remain stable. The iPhone 12 Pro is offered from 1,159 euros while the iPhone 12 Pro Max is sold for 1,250 euros. Good news, these two models go to 128 GB of entry -level storage, against 64 GB before.

Where to buy the iPhone 12 ?

Note that Red by SFR and Cdiscount offer payment in 4 times.

Where to buy the iPhone 12 Pro ?

What a design level change ?

After years to launch smartphones with rounded curves (since 2014, and the iPhone 6), Apple has been blowing a wind of nostalgia this year with its iPhone 12, offering it straight slices Like ancient iPhone 4/4S/5/5S. This characteristic is found in particular on one of the vogue products of the apple, theiPad pro. On the iPhone 12 and 12 Mini, we benefit from aluminum slices tinged with the chosen color (black, white, red, green, and a new dark blue), when the “pro” models always have the right to steel steel Stainless (silver, gold, graphite gray and midnight blue). Finally, the back is always made of glass, shiny on the iPhone 12, and frosted on the iPhone 12 Pro, and always allows induction recharge, in particular thanks to the new magsafe magsaler. We find a strong photo block resembling the one we already had on the iPhone 11, with two sensors on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini, and three sensors on the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, which also benefit from ‘A Lidar sensor.

On the front side, there are unfortunately no big changes. If the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Mini logically benefit from a reduction in the size of their borders thanks to the arrival of the OLED, there is a relatively similar front side with always this large notch welcoming Face ID, a design that is definitely starting to age in 2020.

What screens offer the iPhone 12 ?

Good news this year: Apple finally abandons the LCD on the non -“pro” range and offers the OLED to all its models ! Result, we end up with a wide choice of screen sizes, with very comparable quality. First of all, it is the small model that should appeal to lovers of small screens, characteristics which have become very rare on a flagship. The iPhone 12 Mini may have a small 5.4 -inch slab, Apple does not skimp on the means and offers it the OLED and a comfortable definition of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels, for 476 pp. On the side of the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro, we take advantage of a super retina xdr slab significantly identical with a definition of 2,532 x 1,170 pixels at 460 ppp. Finally, the iPhone 12 Pro Max goes up to 6.7 inch, the largest size never seen on an Apple smartphone.

Unfortunately, all the iPhone 12 models always offer a 60 Hz refresh rate, despite rumors that supposed the arrival of a 120 Hz mode on the “pro” models. Apple would have preferred to bet on decent autonomy, especially with the arrival of 5G on all iPhone 12 models. This lack is nevertheless very detrimental in 2020, while most competing flagships now offer 120 Hz screens, like the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Note20 or the OnePlus 8 Pro. Other less premium smartphones still offer 90 Hz, such as the Xiaomi Mi 10, the Huawei P40 or even the Northern OnePlus, Sold only 399 euros.

Note that Apple increases its screen repair prices this year on the iPhone 12. If the replacement of the screen of an iPhone 12 Pro costs the same price as on iPhone 11 pro – despite the additional 0.3 inches – that of the iPhone 12 increases by 100 euros compared to replacement of a screen iphone 11. All these operations are billed 311 euros, whether it is an iPhone 12 or an iPhone 12 Pro. This could be explained by the arrival of the OLED on the “standard” iPhone 12, while the iPhone 11 had an LCD slab, less expensive to produce. Note that Apple has this year introduced a new type of hardened ceramic screen, which the firm has boasted as being four times more resistant to falls and “More resistant than any smartphone glass”.

What performances to expect from new iPhone 12 ?

All new iPhone has a SOC A14, Designed by the brand. This is engraved in 5 nm by TSMC, a great first for a smartphone chip. For comparison, in Intel, we do not wait for 5 nm before 2023, when Qualcomm announced that it could reach this finesse in 2021 only with its Snapdragon 875. The firm announced a power gain of around 50% compared to the iPhone 11, thanks to some 11.8 billion transistors available. This is theoretically iPhone 12 the most powerful smartphones on the market, even if it will have to be confirmed in our tests. Also, this vintage marks the arrival of 5G on iPhone. Good news: no model is private and we can of course take advantage of it in France as soon as the new generation of mobile networks.

On the autonomy side, the different iPhone 12 could nevertheless be less autonomous in their predecessors, with lower batteries. According to a leak – Apple not having mentioned the capacities – they would be expected with the following capacities:

  • iPhone 12: 2 227 mAh
  • iPhone 12 max: 2,775 mAh
  • iPhone 12 Pro: 2,775 mAh
  • iPhone 12 pro max: 3,687 mAh

On the storage side, the firm will once again deliver its iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini with only 64 GB of storage at entry -level. The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max benefit from 128 GB of basic storage.

Offered by iPhone 12 in photo ?

On the photo and video side, Apple especially put the package on the iPhone 12 Pro, the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Mini offering very few changes compared to the iPhone 11. There are always two sensors-a great angle and an ultra-wide-angle-and the only real differences will be located on the side of the A14 chip, which allows you to introduce the Smart HDR 3 and the night mode even on the Ultra Grande -corner.

On the side of the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, there are several changes, starting with the addition of a Lidar sensor, already seen on the iPad Pro 2020, which should give the iPhone 12 pro unpublished capacities in terms of augmented reality, but also make autofocus six times faster and improve shots in low light, according to Apple. Otherwise, there are always three sensors, such as the iPhone 11 Pro, but which benefit from some improvements: a large angle of 12 MP (26 mm equivalent, f/1.6), an ultra-angle of 12 Mp ( Equivalent of 13 mm, f/2.4), a zoom X2 telephoto of 12 MP (52 mm equivalent, f/2.0 on the 12 pro, f/2.2 on the 12 pro max). It is above all the iPhone 12 Pro Max that is doing well with its new main 47% larger sensor and its telephoto lens offering an X2.5 optical zoom zoom. These additions would allow him to excel in low light. If not, we take advantage of several software news, starting with the arrival of a new Apple Proraw format (RAW which contains Apple information such as Smart HDR, Deep Fusion, etc.), but also video in Dolby Vision HDR, with 10 -bit colors. No 8K on video, but rather 4K.