Five features of the original iPhone 12, the performance and appearance have improved significantly, and no charger has caused controversy

Apple released the new iPhone 12 series in the early morning of October 14. However, due to the one-month delay of the iPhone 12 series this time, the highlights and shortcomings have basically been exposed, and some netizens think it is worth buying. , But some netizens think the iPhone 12 is not sincere. The highlights and shortcomings summarized mainly include the following aspects. First of all, the highlights-

A14 processor. Apple’s processor performance has always been the industry’s top, this time A14 uses TSMC’s 5nm process, the performance is further improved. At the same time, the storage of iPhone 12 Pro has also been increased to 6GB, so the experience will be smoother and more suitable for playing games.

Image for post
Image for post

All OLED screens. Although many netizens like LCD screens, OLED is an industry trend after all. This time the entire iPhone 12 series uses OLED screens and the resolution is also upgraded, so theoretically the display effect is better than in the past.

Image for post
Image for post

The appearance changes. Unlike previous generations of iPhones using rounded frame shapes, this time the iPhone 12 series uses a right-angled frame similar to iPhone 4, which looks tougher and more recognizable. In other words, users who have purchased the iPhone 12 series do not have to worry about colliding with previous generations of products. Passers-by can tell at a glance that you are using the latest Apple.

Image for post
Image for post

There is a small screen version. This time Apple also introduced an additional iPhone 12 mini, which has a screen size of only 5.4 inches and a weight of only 133g. Due to the full-screen design, the size of the iPhone 12 mini is similar to that of the iPhone 8, but the screen-to-body ratio is higher and the display effect is better. It is very suitable for users who like small screens.

Image for post
Image for post

Support 5G. Although 5G has become the basic function of domestic mobile phones, it is still Apple’s first 5G mobile phone, which is worth mentioning. In addition, all iPhone 12 series use Qualcomm’s 5G baseband, and also changed the antenna design, so the signal quality is likely to be better than the previous generations of products, and there will be no more situations where there is a signal but cannot be connected .

Of course, although the iPhone 12 series has many upgrades, there are also some obvious shortcomings, such as-

The headset and charger are cancelled. This is where users are most dissatisfied. Although many netizens’ 5V/1A chargers and EarPods wired headsets are left at home to eat ashes, “I don’t need it, but you don’t have it.” Many Apple users still attach great importance to these original accessories. In particular, some users worry that using non-original chargers will reduce the lifespan of iPhones, so this time Apple cancelled the chargers for all iPhone 12 series, and the only data cable sent was also changed to USB-C to Lightning interface, which caused Some users had to spend 25 USD on Apple’s original USB-C charger.

iPhone 12 mini does not have dual card dual standby. Since the price of the iPhone 12 mini is 800 USD, which is the cheapest of the four iPhone 12 models, it has become the first choice of many netizens. However, due to the small size of the iPhone 12 mini, the dual-SIM dual-standby function is cancelled. Therefore, users of iPhone XR and iPhone 11 who use two mobile phone cards can only choose the more expensive iPhone 12.

Storage still starts from 64GB. Although the storage of iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max has been upgraded to 128GB, the cheaper iPhone 12 and 12 mini still start at 64GB. Old Apple users should know that 64GB is basically not enough, which means that more money must be spent on more storage space. It’s all in 2020, and only Apple is still offering a 64GB mobile phone for 800 to 1000 thousand USD.

The battery capacity is too small. The battery capacities of the four iPhone 12 models are iPhone 12 mini 2227mAh, iPhone 12 2815mAh, iPhone 12 Pro 2775mAh, and iPhone 12 Pro Max 3687mAh. Compared with the previous generation, they have shrunk to a certain extent. Although the power consumption of the A14 processor is lower, the power consumption is still very high with the addition of 5G functions. This means that if you want a longer battery life, iPhone 12 users may need to consider turning off the phone’s 5G function.

The screen does not support high refresh rate. This year, most high-end domestic mobile phones have used a high refresh rate of 90Hz or even 120Hz. This kind of screen improves the display effect very obviously. However, the iPhone 12 series has given up the high refresh rate function due to the small battery capacity, which is a big regret.

Written by

Digital Nomad

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store