As a tradition, Apple Inc. releases new iPhone models every single year and would always claim it as an under-the-hood revolution before its coming out. Is 2020 Apple Special Event be hype or a result of a new shinning flagship phone? Before coming to a conclusion, let's see a rundown of new iPhones, such as disadvantages and advantages of iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
iPhone 12 NEWS: 4 new iPhones - iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro Max might be announced in October, 2020. The new models have 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch OLED displays and run faster with A14 processor and iOS 14. iPhone 12 Pro Max is a "Plus" version with Super Retina XDR OLED screen up to 6.7 inches and triple-lens 3D camera. iPhone 12 is a "lower-end" iPhone featuring 5.4-inch OLED screen and available in various colors, including purple and green.
|Parameter||iPhone 12||iPhone 12 Pro||iPhone 12 Max||iPhone 12 Pro Max|
Liquid Retina HD 5.4” OLED display, scratch-resistant glass, water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins), finishes: purple, yellow, green, black, white, and red.
Super Retina XDR 6.1” OLED display; Scratch-resistant glass, water resistant (up to 4m for 30 mins), finishes: midnight green, silver, space gray, gold.
Super Retina XDR 6.1” OLED display, Scratch-resistant glass, water resistant (up to 4m for 30 mins), finishes: midnight green, silver, space gray, gold.
Super Retina XDR 6.7" OLED display; splash, water resistant(maximum depth of 1 meter up to 30 minutes); 6 finishes: black, white, blue, yellow, red, and coral.
|OS||iOS 14||iOS 14||iOS 14||iOS 14|
|Camera||Dual camera, 12-MP wide, 12-MP ultra wide||12-MP wide, 12-MP ultra wide, 12-MP telephone||12-MP wide, 12-MP ultra wide, 12-MP telephone||triple-lens 3D camera, 12MP Wide camera|
|Battery||1 hour longer than iPhone 11||4 hour longer than iPhone 11 Pro||5 hours longer than iPhone 11||1 hour longer than iPhone 11 Pro Max|
Many android phones support up to 4000 mAh battery, like Samsung Galaxy S20, Huawei P20 Pro, to name a few. It's disappointing that there's still no significant boost on iPhone 12/12 Pro/Pro Max battery life. You'd better prepare a power bank for your iPhone 12 if you need a long trip.
Connect your iPhone 12 to computer via a USB cable, and you can transfer files between them freely? Time to wake up. iOS, be it earlier version or new iOS, doesn't allow users to access iPhone files on PC/Mac directly, let alone file sharing. This is, as always, a big disadvantage of iPhone (12/12 Pro/Pro Max) to be reckoned with.
iTunes and iCloud are designed for iOS data transferring, however coming with various defects. iTunes is dead now. Let's name a few here. iTunes, covering media playback, digital store and iOS devices management, turns out to be a complicated app, running slow on computers and strictly limiting video audio format to MP3/MP4. Relying on internet connection, iCloud works slowly too when syncing files, especially large ones. Worse still, only 5GB free storage is available, which is far from enough for media backup. Upgrade is allowed at a price.
6.2-inch curved screen of Galaxy S20 makes this Samsung flagship look much different. Expandable storage up to 1TB (a microSD slot for expansion) is available for Galaxy S20 plus internal 128GB storage, while fixed capacities are applied to iPhone. Following traditional models, Galaxy S20 uses Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 processor, and iPhone 12 employs Apple A14 chip. Plus, running on latest Android 10 and iOS 14, Galaxy S20 and iPhone 12 can deliver faster speed and greater performance. However, fingerprint reader on Galaxy S20 wrecks experience when unlocking screen.
Motorola Moto E6s another popular Android smartphone released in 2019. It features a 6.1-inch size screen with a resolution. Motorola Moto E6s allows expanding memory via microSD on the basis of internal 64GB. As for performance, it seemingly can't keep pace with iPhone 12 for its less powerful chipset MediaTek Helio. It can be upgraded to 10 to deliver a faster running speed. The actual problem is on fingerprint sensor. Not working problem bothers many users.
Compared with Sony Xperia 1 released in June 2019, iPhone 12 with all-screen OLED display along with all iOS 14 new powerful features. Sony Xperia 1 has 4K HDR OLED screen, a great camera (12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP, super wide-angle) and a long battery life. We do expect Apple would improve iPhone 12 batter life. On the other hand, Sony Xperia 1 has price advantage.
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