A new generation of iPhone launched: Should you consider upgrading?

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Apple launched its new series of iPhones with more power, better performance, improved battery life, and of course an improved camera setup.

The virtual event witnessed the launch of four new lineups of iPhone: iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max. All four iPhones support 5G and they are all powered by the latest A14 Bionic.

SPECIFICATION

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini

Both these phones are powered by an A14 Bionic chip which is a hexacore processor with a four-core GPU which results in a 50% increase in performance and better graphic performance than its predecessor.

Now coming to the display part, The iPhone 12 mini features a 5.4 inch OLED display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution at 476 PPI which is of course the latest super retina XDR display with HDR 10 support and it has a contrast ratio of 2000000:1 which results in great display performance with near to perfect color while iPhone 12 features a 6.1-inch screen or OLED display a with a resolution of 2532 x 1170 pixel resolution at 460 PPI and which is also a super retina XDR display, both the displays are same in terms of specifications only thing different here is the screen size and resolution.

Now coming to the camera both this device feature a dual 12 MP camera system which is ultrawide and wide cameras the Ultra-wide camera is an f 2.4 aperture with 120 ° field of view and The White camera is an f 1.6 aperture camera with 5 element lens and 7 element lens respectively so you can see how much they have improved their camera performance with the seven-element lens in their wide camera which is gonna help more light to enter while capturing a picture so I think we are gonna see more improve performance in night mode. This camera setup sports 2x optical zoom out and edit digital zoom up to 5x and of course an improved computational photography thanks to A14 Bionic’s neural engine. The camera supports HD video recording with Dolby vision up to 30 fps, up to 4K video recording at 24 FPS, 30fps, or 60fps. The different camera features a 12MP camera with F 2.2 aperture which also features HDR video recording with Dolby vision up to 30 FPS and up to 4K video recording at 24fps, 30fps, or 60fps. Now one of the best features introduced in the new camera setup is the night mode timelapse yes you heard it right now you can record time-lapse in night mode with long exposure.

Now let’s come to the design part the iPhone 12 weights 133 grams with a thickness of 7.4 mm, yes you heard it right this is the thinnest and one of the lightest iPhone till now while the iPhone 12 weighs 162 grams which is of course lighter than the previous-gen and it also features a thickness of 7.4 mm. The body is a full aluminum frame design that brings back the iconic box shape on the iPhone with curved rounded edges and yes we still have the notch which I think is one of the classic design features since the iPhone x.

If you look into the extra features both the devices are rated IP68 that is it can stay underwater up to 6 meters for up to 30 minutes and both the devices are 5G enabled with Wi-Fi 6 for uninterrupted network performance.

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

Again both iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max powered by an A14 Bionic chip and of course we already talked about how powerful this chip is!

Now coming to the display part iPhone 12 Pro features a 6.1-inch screen OLED display with 2532×1170 pixel resolution at 460 PPI which is also a super retina XDR display while iPhone 12 Pro Max features in 6.7-inch screen OLED display with 2778×1280 pixels resolution at 458 PPI. Both displays support HDR 10 bit and it has a contrast ratio of 2000000:1 and with a maximum brightness of 800 nits.

Now coming to the camera the iPhone Pro features a 12MP camera system: Ultra-wide, Wide, and telephoto cameras the Ultra-wide camera is an f 2.4 aperture with 120 ° field of view, the wide-angle lens is an f 1.6 aperture lens followed by a telephoto lens which is f 2.0 aperture in iPhone 12 Pro and F 2.2 aperture in iPhone 12 Pro Max. Now the iPhone 12 pro camera setup sports 2x optical zoom in 2x optical zoom out and 4x optical zoom range with digital zoom up to 10x while iPhone Pro Max sports 2.5x optical zoom and 2x optical zoom out and a 5x optical zoom range in with digital zoom up to 12x the night mode in both the phones are enabled by LiDAR scanner which of course results in better night mode performance. Now the rest of the camera specs are the same as that of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini in these phones.

Now coming to the extra features both these phones are IP68 rated and both the phone supports 5G with Wi-Fi 6 for seamless network coverage.

SHOULD YOU CONSIDER UPGRADING?

Now this is a crucial part which we all are waiting for that should we upgrade to the new iPhone 12 or not and the answer is to know if you are an iPhone 11 user and yes if you are using iPhone XS or the older generation iPhones

Now let me justify what I say I said no for iPhone 11 users because the only thing that changed or I would say that mattered for an upgrade is better performance improve camera and improved battery life but if you are already an iPhone 11 user you won’t be noticing any of these changes in iPhone 12 the reason is simple because the only thing changed between iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 is a basic design and introduction of 5G. The improved A14 Bionic chip is a cause a game-changer but the A13 Bionic is no less than that the A13 Bionic seamlessly handled almost every task in iPhone 11 and it allowed us to play almost every game available in the app store in its highest setting so basically the A14 Bionic chip is designed for high-end tasks like video editing and rendering because we are not expecting a mobile game which can use the full power of even A13 Bionic so it is simple as I said iPhone users basically don’t use their phone for video editing or rendering, mostly these tasks are done on an iPad or MacBook.

If we talk about the cameras the setup is almost the same as iPhone 11 and you won’t notice the change if you are not really into photography.

So if you look into all the things the basic need to upgrade to in the new iPhone is its support for 5G which of cause promises seamless networking but in the practical world, we know that when 4G was introduced seamless networking without interruption was promised but we know that it took months for 4G networking to get better so we can expect the same from 5G networking too, you in short what I meant is you can always wait for a better phone till the 5G is perfected.

One of the department that really let me down with the new iPhone 12 is the display, I really expected at least a 90Hz display from Apple because this is 2020 and almost every phone is having at least a 90Hz display even in the budget segment I know many of you I have also expected it based on the rumors of 120Hz display in the new iPhone lineup but I can understand why Apple chose 5G higher hertz display to improve battery life as higher hertz display drains the battery significantly faster than a normal 60Hz display yet we would like to have an option of at least 90 Hertz like in other phones in which we can change the display frequency anytime through settings.

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