The Apple iPhone 12 Pro - It's a True Pro, Detailed Specification Overview 11

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro – It’s a True Pro, Detailed Specification Overview

So, folks, the iPhone 12 line-up is finally unveiled, and this year it was late, generally, the new iPhones are unveiled in September, but due to the pandemic going one, this year its shifted to October.
Also for the first time in Apple’s history, they unveiled 4 new smartphones together.
The iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, 12 and 12 Mini.
The iPhone 12 is a major upgrade over the 11, and the 12 Pro also has some upgrades over the 11 Pro, but not as major as the 12.

This post will be just for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

Here is the Detailed Specification Overview of the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Specification Table

SpecificationsiPhone 12 ProiPhone 12 Pro Max
Display6.1-Inch Super Retina XDR OLED, ~86% Screen to Body Ratio.
1170 x 2532 Pixels Resolution, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio.
460 PPI Pixel Density.
True-tone
6.7-Inch Super Retina XDR OLED, ~87% Screen to Body Ratio.
1284 x 2778 Pixels Resolution, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio.
458 PPI Pixel Density.
True-tone
CPUApple A14 Bionic
Hexa-core
Apple A14 Bionic
Hexa-core
GPUApple GPU (4-core graphics)Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
Memory6GB RAM6GB RAM
Storage128GB, 256GB, 512GB
NVMe
128GB, 256GB, 512GB
NVMe
Camera/Optics12 MP, f/1.6, (Wide Lens), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.0, 52mm (Telephoto Lens), PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.4,(Ultrawide Lens)
TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)
12 MP, f/1.6, (Wide Lens), 1.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 65mm (Telephoto Lens), PDAF, OIS, 2.5x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.4, (Ultrawide Lens)
TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)
Video Recording Options4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 10‑bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), stereo sound rec.4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 10‑bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), stereo sound rec.
Front Camera12 MP, f/2.2(Wide Lens)
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
12 MP, f/2.2(Wide Lens)
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
BatteryLi-Ion, non-removable
Fast charging 20W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
Li-Ion, non-removable
Fast charging 20W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
ConnectivityWiFi 6.0
Bluetooh 5.0
WiFi 6.0
Bluetooh 5.0
SecurityFace-IDFace-ID
Headphone JackNoNo

Specification Details
https://www.apple.com/in/iphone-12-pro/specs/

Design and Build Quality

iPhone 12 Pro

From the front, the iPhone 12 Pro is similar to that of the vanilla iPhone 12, only with much thinner bezels, and from the back, it is similar to that of the 11 Pro, but with a thinner camera bump.
The Build quality is always the best, the front and back are protected by corning gorilla glass, and the frame is made of surgical grade stainless steel

iPhone 12 Pro Max

Same as that of the 12 Pro but in a bigger 6.7 inch form factor.

Also now the Display is protected by Ceramic Shield.
which as Apple states that it is Clearly tougher than any smartphone glass

Display

iPhone 12 Pro

Many people are not gonna like it, but yeah the iPhone 12 and the 12 Pro have the same display, there is no change even the resolution is the same.
It has a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED Display, with ~86% Screen to Body Ratio, a native resolution of 1170 x 2532 Pixels Resolution, a 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio, 460 PPI Pixel Density, and supports True-tone.

iPhone 12 Pro Max

It has a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED Display, with ~87% Screen to Body Ratio, a native resolution of1284 x 2778 Pixels Resolution, a 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio, 458 PPI Pixel Density, and supports True-tone.

Performance

All of the iPhone 12 series is powered by the same processor the Apple A14 Bionic, which is the most powerful SoC out there as of now.
Apple A14 Bionic, a Hexa-Core CPU with Apple 4-Core GPU
It is stated by Apple that the A14 Bionic has 40% more transistors than the vanilla A14

Using Geekbench 5, the Average score of Apple A14 bionic is 1602 in Single Core and 4194 in Multicore, for comparison the current Andriod Flagship the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ scores an average of 845 in single-core and 3220 in multi-core.
So the A14 bionic is 47% faster than the 856+ in single-core and 27% faster in multi-core.

Memory and Storage

Both the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro max has 6GB of RAM and 128/256/512GB of NVMe Storage options.

Camera/Optics

Previous year there was literally no difference between the cameras of iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro max, But this year there is a huge difference between the optics of iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, the Max version literally takes it to the Max.

iPhone 12 Pro

12 MP, f/1.6, (Wide Lens), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.0, 52mm (Telephoto Lens), PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.4,(Ultrawide Lens)
TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)

Video Recording options Include
4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 10‑bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), stereo sound rec.
iPhone 12 Pro is the first smartphone in the world to record in 10-bit HDR and Dolby Vision HDR.

Front Facing camera has two sensors, but only one lens
12 MP, f/2.2(Wide Lens)
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps

iPhone 12 Pro Max

12 MP, f/1.6, (Wide Lens), 1.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 65mm (Telephoto Lens), PDAF, OIS, 2.5x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.4, (Ultrawide Lens)
TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)

The 12 Pro Max uses a bigger sensor for the main and telephoto lens, also the telephoto lens has a 25% larger sensor, and that difference can be clearly seen in low light shots.

Video Recording options Include
4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 10‑bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), stereo sound rec.
iPhone 12 Pro Max also has the option to record in 10-bit HDR and Dolby Vision HDR.

Front Facing camera has two sensors, but only one lens
12 MP, f/2.2(Wide Lens)
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps

Also now with the Pro Phones, you are getting an option to edit the contrast, temperature, curvature, etc. of the photos, in the photos apps, the Editing options are really comparable to the Pro software like Photoshop.

ProRAW gives you all the standard RAW information, along with the Apple image pipeline data. So you can get a head start on editing, with noise reduction and multi-frame exposure adjustments already in place — and have more time to tweak color and white balance.

Battery

iPhone 12 Pro

As of now, there is no information on the battery capacity, but as stated by Apple, it has
Video playback:
Up to 17 hours
Video playback (streamed):
Up to 11 hours
Audio playback:
Up to 65 hours

12 Pro Max

Video playback:
Up to 20 hours
Video playback (streamed):
Up to 12 hours
Audio playback:
Up to 80 hours

Audio

Spatial audio with Dolby Atmos
Sound moves around you in 3D space, so you feel like you’re inside the action.

Security

Face-ID

User-Interface

iOS 14

Extra

Now both the Phone have the MagSafe, which can be used to attach various things to the back of the smartphone, both the phones have WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.
And IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Pricing

ModelPrice in IndiaPrice in the US
iPhone 12 Pro 128GBRs. 1,19,900$999
iPhone 12 Pro 256GBRs. 1,29,900$1,099
iPhone 12 Pro 512GBRs. 1,49,900$1,299
iPhone 12 Pro Max 128GBRs. 1,29,900$1,099
iPhone 12 Pro Max 256GBRs. 1,39,900$1,119
iPhone 12 Pro Max 512GBRs. 1,59,900$1,399

Conclusion

iPhone 12 Pro

Previous year when the Pro Tag was associated with the iPhone 11 Pro, many people may have not liked it, just because that even if the 11 Pro was better then other smartphones out there, it was not comparable to the Pro Stuff out there, But the iPhone 12 Pro it has the specs which make it very close to the Pro stuff, like all the YouTubers and content creators out there they can easily use the iPhone 12 Pro to shoots the videos and they will get an excellent shot.

Also, it has the most powerful SoC out there, the best build quality, one of the best speakers, Camera setup second only to the 12 Pro Max, and if we go by the iPhone 11 Pro standard, then again it should also have of the best battery life out there.

iPhone 12 Pro Max

Same as that of the iPhone 12 Pro, but it has an even better camera setup, like it can easily be the best Smartphone Camera setup out there, with no other smartphone coming close to it(Given the Specs its has).

Early Verdict

iPhone 12 Pro

  • One of the Best CPU/GPU out there(Probably the Most powerful SoC out there)
  • One of the Best Camera Setup
  • Excellent Selfie Camera
  • Excellent Build Quality and Design
  • Excellent Display(XDR OLED)
  • Excellent Battery life
  • NVMe Storage
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC Support
  • IP68 Rated(Up to 6M for 30 mins)
  • MagSafe
  • Lack of Charger in the Box

iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • One of the Best CPU/GPU out there(Probably the Most powerful SoC out there)
  • Best Camera Setup
  • Excellent Selfie Camera
  • Excellent Build Quality and Design
  • Excellent Display(XDR OLED))
  • Excellent Battery life
  • NVMe Storage
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC Support,
  • IP68 Rated(Up to 6M for 30 mins)
  • MagSafe
  • Lack of Charger in the Box

Visual Image Credits
https://www.apple.com/in/iphone-12-pro/

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