The iPhone 12 is still a great device with great hardware and software to match. What is impressive is that the iPhone 12 specs give it an edge over phones that were released long after. It still has an impressive camera, great battery life, a superb display, and the latest version of iOS.
The display of the iPhone 12 is the start of the show. Apple is known for using some of the best displays for their iPhones, including for the mini version. The standard iPhone 12 specs list a Super Retina XDR OLED display. It is a 6.1-inch screen with 1170 by 1532 resolution and a pixel density of 460 ppi. The display also comes with a ceramic coating for scratch protection and an oleophobic coating which should reduce fingerprint smudges.
Even if Apple does not fully disclose the iPhone 12 specs, there are some things to be excited about. The iPhone 12 uses the Apple A14 Bionic chip. It is a 5nm lithography chip that uses a Hexa-core CPU which is more than capable of handling resource-intensive apps for years to come. It is also highly energy-efficient meaning that you get more performance without needing a bigger battery.
The iPhone 12 is available with several memory options. All of them use 4GB of RAM. Internal storage capacity is available with 64 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB. All of them use NVMe chips that are capable of delivering high transfer rates. The storage is just as fast as you would expect from an NVMe chip.
According to the iPhone 12 specs, the cameras may not seem impressive on paper but they deliver stunning photos. Apple used 2 12 MP sensors for the rear camera. One is a f/1.6 camera for wide photos and one is a f/2.4 aperture which offer ultrawide shots. For the front camera, Apple used a 12 MP, f/2.2 aperture camera. The cameras are HDR ready and support Dolby Vision HDR. At 4K the cameras can record with up to 60 frames per second. For slow motion, at 1080p, the iPhone 12 can record at 60, 120 or 240 frames per second.
The iPhone 12 comes with all the bells and whistles one would expect. It has Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and A2DP. There is no jack port for headphones as expected. The device also comes with a GPS, accelerometer and compass. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6 and can be used as a hotspot. Lastly, it is worth mentioning that the iPhone 12 is available with 5G support as standard.
Should you get it?
Certainly, the Apple iPhone 12 specs do not tell the full story. It deserves hands-on experience in order to make a decision. Like previous iPhones, the Apple iPhone 12 should age well. It tends to perform well for many years after release. It has the right hardware to properly handle the latest version of iOS and takes photos that are superior to what most other phones can do. The iPhone 12 is certainly one of the best smartphones to buy at the moment.