Which iPhone 12 to get - upgrader's guide

13 November 2020


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  • blue.sun

TEtech, 14 Nov 2020Those 200 dollar phones don't have 5g antennas, big ca... moreOh yeah, the praised Apple optimisation. Well, the reality is absolutely different. Should the iPhone be so optimised, why does it consume more battery than my old midrange android? Why does loading of each app take so long, showing me some time wasting animations? Comparing iPhone 8 to Xperia XA2... Apple is a total loser.

  • Smartphone fan

mini

Note7 owner, 14 Nov 2020Go for the pro models, or the mini. This is the year to ski... moreIphone 12 is much better value than the 12 pro

Adul Al Salami Kebab, 14 Nov 2020Why does the iPhones have such pathetic battery? Even a 200... moreThose 200 dollar phones don't have 5g antennas, big cameras, wireless charging coils and also iPhone have some incredible optimisations for battery life

  • Adul Al Salami Kebab

Why does the iPhones have such pathetic battery? Even a 200$ TECNO, Realme or Redmi have 5000-6000mAh what kind of a pathetic joke is this? Does Apple even sell battery cases for these yet? :(

  • 5t

Updaters* guide. There's no upgrade since iPhone X

Get iPhone 12 Pro Max if you need an iPhone with the best camera Apple ever put on their machines. If you're looking for a Apple-branded powerhouse that is also relatively cheap and very compact then iPhone 12 Mini, otherwise just go for iPhone 11 Pro as iPhone 12 and 12 Pro don't really offer anything substantially better than it (and you would get worse battery life as well).

neither...i ll still to my iphone 11 pro max.

For me, it's either the 12 mini or the 12 Pro Max. I am a big sucker for small-sized smartphones, so the 12 mini is definitely the one to eye. But I'm also a big fan of mobile photography and videography, so the 12 Pro Max's brand new main and telephoto camera sensor shouldn't be ignored.

If there is 5G in your area then its 100% worth upgrading now.

Or else 2nd iteration of new design are always better

Go for the pro models, or the mini. This is the year to skip the middle models. There’s too much value for the minimal price difference between the 12 and 12 pro.

  • Anonymous

2020 is a skip year

10% faster cpu for -30% battery life?? Only wall huggers would accept that.

Only worthy upgrade is from iPhone SE or whatever big phone that u hate to the 12 mini.

Other iPhones offered this year are not worthy even for new users.

Just get the last year's 11 series while stocks last.

Can get good discounts too.

Just skip this year and wait for next year

  • Chuck007

Every iPhone 12 other than the iPhone 12 Pro Max has terrible battery life. It's the obvious choice for me, but then again, big phones aren't for everybody.

For people who don't actively use their phones however, I can see them getting the iPhone 12 Mini for it's "niche" size and more affordable pricing.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 14 Nov 2020None.. IPhone 11 users should wait for iPhone 13 series fo... moreUpgrade path for iPhones....
Upgrade from your older iPhone for a particular feature in the following years...

Periscope zoom - Year 2022.
Full screen no notch display - Year 2025.
960fps & above slow motion recording - Year 2026.
Dedicated cooling - Year 2028
100W charging - Year 2030.
Fully functional widgets - Year 2030.
First Foldable iPhone - Year 2032
RGB glowing fruit logo at the back - Year 2035.
Gaming specific iPhone - Year 2040.
Expandable storage (will only accept proprietary Apple microSd cards) - Year 2045.
Seamless connectivity without requiring iTunes - Year 2070.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 14 Nov 2020None.. IPhone 11 users should wait for iPhone 13 series fo... moreShould wait iphone 15.

13 and 14 will be same as 12, just updated cpu and 10% less battery.

still hold on XS
so I didn't read the article
just want to see the comments
but I'm too early

  • Anonymous

None..
IPhone 11 users should wait for iPhone 13 series for a worthy enough upgrade.

  • Me

iPhone XR doesnt have 3D touch

  • Anonymous

MrHong, 13 Nov 2020Just my opinion: If you own an i11 then only the i12 Pro... moreIf you have an iPhone 11 there is no reason to upgrade

  • MrHong

Just my opinion:

If you own an i11 then only the i12 Pro Max makes sense. i12 may be OK because of the OLED panel, but the i12 Pro is a bit overpriced in this respect.

If you own an i11 Pro/Pro Max then just skip the i12 Pro/Pro Max as it's an incremental upgrade.

It looks like only the i12 mini or i12 is worth buying this year. The Pro models are quite tasteless. Besides the iPhones (even older models) have a boatload of issues thanks to poorly made iOS 14. Some iPhone users have been switching back to Samsung or some other Android phones recently because of this.