The iPhone 12 series are now official! The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro promise amazing performance with the new A14 Bionic chip, and 5G capabilities, turning the iPhone 12 series into very fast and capable phones. Additionally, further future-proof, as 5G technology is still not that developed. The standard iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro have certain similarities, but they also have important differences, so here we compare the official information about the upcoming two smartphones.
iPhone 12 vs iPhone 12 Pro design and colors
The iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro both have the same classic, iPhone 4-inspired design with flat sides; however, this time the phones have thinner bezels, compared to last year’s iPhone 11 series, along with overall thinner and lighter body. A notch houses the front selfie camera and the Face ID sensor. The Apple logo is positioned in the center of the iPhone 12’s back. Both phones feature 6.1-inch displays and are therefore of very similar size. Both phones feel solid in your grip, although the flat sides may not be the most comfortable to hold.
As for the iPhone 12 colors, the iPhone 12 Pro brings a stunning Pacific Blue color for a touch of vogue to the Pro lineup, while the iPhone 12 colors are again more flashy. The blue option on the iPhone 12 is quite interesting, as it sits on the line of being juvenile, and being trendy.
Here are the iPhone 12 colors:
Here are the iPhone 12 Pro colors:
- Pacific Blue
Both smartphones come with glass backs, but while the iPhone 12 sports a slightly cheaper, matte aluminum frame, the 12 Pro upgrades that to a finely polished stainless steel one. It has a glossy finish, so it might as well attract more fingerprints than the aluminum on the iPhone 12’s frame. Additionally, the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro come protected from water and dust with an IP68 rating.
Another quite curious aspect of the new design is the small plastic section on the side of the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro. It is for the mmWave antenna, required so that the phones will work on Verizon’s 5G mmWave network.
More durable with Ceramic Shield for iPhone 12 and 12 Pro
The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro will come protected by a Ceramic Shield layer, which, Apple says, brings 4x more protection in accidental drops. It’s good that even the cheaper model is getting this reliability feature. This is potentially very useful as it seems the display repairs costs for the iPhone 12 series have gone up.
iPhone 12 vs iPhone 12 Pro display
The displays on the iPhone 12 6.1-inch and the iPhone 12 Pro are pretty much the same: a beautiful 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED is present on both phones, with 2532 x 1170 pixels resolution and 458 PPI, for a crystal-clear and crisp image. This might seem like a surprise to some, as in previous years, non-Pro iPhones featured an LCD display instead of an OLED which was reserved for the Pro models. A welcome and highly appreciated update, we might add.
The only difference when exploring the tech specs of the two phones with regards to the displays is that the typical max brightness of the iPhone 12 is listed as 625 nits, while the one of the iPhone 12 Pro is 800 nits, so the 12 Pro might enjoy a bit of an edge in sunny outdoor locations. Their peak brightness appears to be 1200 nits for both.
There are no compromises in color accuracy, contrast and brightness, although the white balance on the iPhone 12 may appear a little bit yellowish.
iPhone 12 vs iPhone 12 Pro hardware and performance
A14 Bionic chip
64 vs 128 GB base storage options
Here, the differences are, again, almost non-existent. Both phones are powered by the almighty A14 Bionic chip, built upon a 5nm manufacturing process, tipped by Apple to be better performing than the powerful A13 that we find in the previous generation of iPhones. Apple states the A14 is the fastest processor on a smartphone, and also very power-efficient at the same time. By far the biggest difference between the two phones in this section is the base storage level. For the iPhone 12, this is 64 GB ($799 price), but for the iPhone 12 Pro, it’s 128 GB ($999).
The A14 chip performs flawlessly on both phones, making them snappy and quick for years to come.
iOS 14 brought us some interesting touches with Picture-in-Picture and widgets, making the iOS experience a more customizable and multitasking-friendly one. The 6.1-inch screen on both devices will additionally help to multitask, and with this mighty processor, we expect no compromises on performance.
iPhone 12 vs iPhone 12 Pro cameras
We find the biggest difference between the two models in the camera department. The iPhone 12 features a dual-camera system on its back, with a main sensor of 12MP, featuring a 7-element lens which brings in 27% more information in low-light conditions.
On the other hand, the iPhone 12 Pro has four cameras, beating the standard iPhone 12 with a telephoto camera, and a LiDAR sensor, which assures a more realistic-looking AR, Portrait mode in low-light, faster shutter speeds, and autofocus for Night Mode.
But it’s not only the hardware helping the iPhone 12 Pro stand out. Now, iPhone 12 Pro brings RAW format for photos, which allows more editing control. However, Apple is particularly proud of combining the new RAW format (it’s called Apple ProRAW) with all the goodies that come with its advanced computational photography processing. Obviously the A14 chipset is credited as being the key enabler here. This RAW camera format is not available on the iPhone 12, which is understandable, considering the Pro series is promoted as the iPhones for photographers this year.
Additionally, the iPhone 12 Pro can record 10-bit HDR video, and what’s more, the Pro can record in Dolby Vision HDR video. The iPhone 12 can also record Dolby Vision HDR footage, but only up to 30 fps. 60 fps Dolby Vision recording is reserved for the Pro.
The iPhone 12 Pro also impresses with its improved OIS capability. Powered by the LiDAR sensor, the iPhone 12 Pro’s cameras will be capable of quickly focusing on a subject in low light conditions, providing extensive depth information.
Both models support regular and HDR 4K recording at 60 fps.
iPhone 12 vs iPhone 12 Pro Photo Quality
On the first look, both the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro look stunning, with beautiful color accuracy and dynamic range. Photos look great with a good level of detail even in challenging situations:
Colors look vibrant and full of life. One aspect in which the iPhone 12 Pro is better is the zoom category, where its 5x zoom photo looks more detailed and realistic than the one taken on the iPhone 12. However, when you go up to 10x zoom, we can clearly see the photo quality suffers even on the Pro model.
Portrait shots are almost indistinguishable between the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro in regards to photo quality, color accuracy, dynamic range, and details. If you don’t know which one is which, it will be quite hard to tell them apart. One advantage here is that on the iPhone 12 Pro you can use the telephoto lens to take a close-up portrait, a nice feature that you don’t have on the iPhone 12.
Selfies on both iPhones look equally great, detailed, and realistic. The portrait mode on both iPhones in selfies also does a pretty good job. However, if we really look in harder on those shots, we can see that the iPhone 12 Pro seems to have done a slightly better job of isolating the subject’s hair from the background.
The iPhone 12 series are the first iPhones to feature 5G connectivity, so iPhone users will now be able to benefit from lower-latency and higher network speeds that 5G provides in areas where it is available. It’s important to note that, at the moment the 5G network in the US is not perfect and sometimes the connections will drop down to 4G LTE in areas with lower-coverage, so don’t expect to be able to instantly feel the difference that 5G will bring when you’re traveling around the states or even in cities.
Additionally, if you’re buying an iPhone 12 or 12 Pro outside the States, ensure to check the bands’ compatibility to make sure your 5G network is going to be supported.
Apple has additionally ensured that the iOS framework and apps have been optimized to take advantage of the faster 5G network speeds. To save battery life, the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro also have Smart Data mode, which ensures you’re using 5G when you need it; and if you don’t need it, automatically switches to LTE.
iPhone 12 vs iPhone 12 Pro battery life
The battery-demanding 5G connectivity, big and beautiful OLED screens and mighty performance capabilities of flagship phones impress us with make a bigger battery a must in a flagship smartphone.
Well, no 120Hz display refresh rate this year on the iPhones, meaning it won’t impact their battery life. Additionally, the new A14 Bionic chip is built upon a 5nm manufacturing process, making it more power-efficient. However, it’s quite expected that the 5G network will drain the battery, even if the difference is minuscule thanks to that Smart Data mode.
The iPhone 12 features a 2,775mAh battery cell, which is the same as the one on the iPhone 12 Pro. We have tested the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro with our extensive battery tests, and here are the results:
iPhone 12 vs iPhone 12 Pro MagSafe
MagSafe is a new feature that both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro support. It improves the reliability and efficiency of wireless charging, and features magnets that help with new iPhone 12 cases. Apple states that those magnets will help make the case installation an easier process, and we are eager to see what third-party manufacturers can come up with based on this new technology. The MagSafe accessories range from wireless chargers and wallets to car mounts, cases, and many more are expected to benefit from it.
iPhone 12 vs iPhone 12 Pro price and availability
iPhone 12, price $799 on major carriers, $829 SIM-free, pre-orders start on October 16, 2020; official release date: October 23, 2020
iPhone 12 Pro, price $999, pre-orders start on October 16, 2020; official release date: October 23, 2020
Apple iPhone 12 Vs iPhone 12 Mini: What’s Different?
Apple has launched the Apple iPhone 12 Mini smartphone recently. The Apple iPhone 12 Mini is priced starting at Rs.69900 for the base model and comes in different variants. In the same segment, Apple also recently launched the Apple iPhone 12 smartphone recently. The Apple iPhone 12 is priced starting at Rs.79900 for the base model and comes in different variants. Check out our head-to-head comparison between the Apple iPhone 12 Mini and Apple iPhone 12 across design, display, internal specifications, camera performance and price to determine what phone is the best for you. Also Read – India bans 43 more Chinese apps over security concerns.
iPhone 12 vs iPhone 12 mini: Price in India
The iPhone 12 carries a starting price of Rs. 79,900 in India or $799 in the US for the 64GB storage variant, while its 128GB variant is priced at Rs. 84,900 or $849, and the 256GB storage option is at Rs. 94,900 or $949. In contrast, the iPhone 12 mini comes at Rs. 69,900 or $699 for the 64GB variant, whereas its 128GB and 256GB storage models are priced at Rs. 74,900 or $749 and Rs. 84,900 or $849, respectively.
On the availability front, the iPhone 12 will be available for pre-orders from October 16, while its availability is scheduled for October 23. The iPhone 12 mini, on the other hand, will go on pre-orders from November 6, with its sale beginning from November 12. India availability has only been detailed for the iPhone 12, and that’s October 30.
iPhone 12 vs iPhone 12 mini: Specifications
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini both run on iOS 14 and come with the A14 Bionic SoC, paired with a fourth-generation Neural Engine and a new four-core graphics architecture. Both iPhone models also come with a notch that houses the True Depth Camera system for Face ID support. However, on the part of a major difference, the iPhone 12 carries a 6.1-inch OLED Super Retina display (1170×2532 pixels), while the iPhone 12 mini features a smaller, 5.4-inch OLED Super Retina display (1080×2340 pixels).
For photos and videos, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini both have a dual rear camera setup that houses a 12-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.6 lens and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter with an f/2.4 aperture as well as 120-degree field of view. Both new models also retain optical image stabilization (OIS) support that has been a part of the iPhone family for some time. The rear camera setup is also capable of recording 4K videos. For selfies, video chats, and FaceTime calls, there is a 12-megapixel camera sensor at the front of both iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, with an f/2.2 lens.
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini both have storage options going from 64GB to 256GB. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a Lightning port. The iPhones also come with an Ultra Wideband (UWB) chip that debuted on the iPhone 11 models last year. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light, barometer, three-axis gyro, and a proximity sensor.
Apple has provided a rechargeable lithium-ion battery on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini that supports fast as well as wireless charging (MagSafe up to 15W and Qi up to 7.5W). The new iPhone models also include magnets at the back to support the newly launched MagSafe charging accessories. The iPhone 12 battery is rated to deliver up to 17 hours of video playback, and the iPhone 12 mini battery is said to deliver up to 15 hours of video playback.
The iPhone 12 measures has a height of 146.7mm and width of 71.5mm (2.82-inches), while the iPhone 12 mini measures 131.5mm (5.18-inches) in height and 64.2mm width (2.53-inches). Both phones are 7.4mm (0.29-inches) in depth. Besides, the iPhone 12 weighs 164 grams. This is heavier than the iPhone 12 mini that is 135 grams in weight.
Apple unveiled the much-anticipated iPhone 12 series on Tuesday. The new series comprises four new iPhone models, namely the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Max. However, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are likely to grab the most attention — thanks to their cheaper pricing over the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Both new iPhone models come in four different colour options and are powered by the same A14 Bionic SoC. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini also included dual rear cameras. Nevertheless, there are some major differences between the two that you should consider while making your buying decision.
With this we compared, iPhone 12 price in India and specifications with those of the iPhone 12 mini to help you decide the best option for you.
Samsung Galaxy S21 (2021) Redefine Concept Introduction
Samsung Galaxy S21, the next flagship series from the South Korean tech major, is expected to launch in January next year, and the phones could go on sale by the end of the month. In the latest leak, tipster Jon Prosser has revealed the launch, sale, and pre-order dates of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 phones on Twitter. The Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra launch will take place on January 14, 2021 and pre-orders will start on the same day. The tipster also claims that the devices will go on sale on January 29.
Samsung’s flagship lineup sees the S series launch in the first half of the year, while the Note series comes in the second half. While some reports are claiming the brand will launch the phones with Samsung Galaxy S30 name label, others are saying Galaxy S21 will be the official name.
Prosser in his tweet also revealed the colour variants of the Samsung Galaxy S21 series. These are black, white, grey, silver, violet, and pink. While the features of the devices are yet to be revealed, several leaks have already suggested what could be the possible specifications of the new phones. Here’s everything we know so far.
Samsung Galaxy S21 price (expected)
The Samsung Galaxy S21 price is expected to start from $999, which is around Rs 74,640 in India. The Galaxy S21 Plus could cost $1,199 (around Rs 89,580), whereas the Galaxy S21 Ultra $1,399 (approximately Rs 104,529).
Samsung Galaxy S21 series: Specifications
As per the leaks, the Galaxy S21 or Galaxy S30 phones will sport a punch-hole display design. The cutout will be placed on the upper right side of the display. The handsets will also have slim bezels. The design of the phones will be almost similar to the Samsung Galaxy S20 series.
The leaked renders showed that the volume rockers and power button will be located on the right edge. The standard version is expected to come with a compact 6.2-inch flat display. The screen of the Galaxy S21 Ultra could measure between 6.7 and 6.9 inches. It is expected to come with a slightly curved display and could include support for the S Pen, which would be a first in the S series. However, the device might lack any slot for the brand’s signature stylus.
The phones will likely be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 processor in some markets. Samsung is expected to announce its own Exynos 1080 processor on November 12. This chip is based on the 5nm process. But this is not going to power the S21 series, according to a report on Sam Mobile. The devices will run the Exynos 2100 chipset, depending on the region.
The most premium version in the series is rumoured to pack a 108-megapixel primary camera and a 40-megapixel snapper for selfies. The Galaxy S21 series could also see the introduction of a new under-display selfie camera. Again, Samsung could limit this new technology to the most premium flagship in the series, which would be the S21 Ultra.
On the software side, the Galaxy S21 will ship with One UI 3.0, which will be based on Android 11. The Samsung Galaxy S21 series was recently spotted on 3C certification. The site hinted that the standard version will offer a 4,000mAh battery, whereas the Samsung Galaxy S21+ is tipped to feature a 4,660mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will reportedly have a 5,000mAh battery. All three phones are expected to ship with a 25W fast charger.
WhatsApp New Exciting Features (2020) November
New features on WhatsApp
WhatsApp the messaging platform is at the helm of social media applications. Run by Facebook one of the four Big Tech companies, its features complement those of its sister platforms like Instagram and Facebook. So if any feature exists on one of these platforms, expect it to show up on all eventually. For instance Stories. By imitating the Snapchat model of quick short-lived stories, Instagram mastered it, further emulating it on Facebook and WhatsApp.
In a big to keep the app updated and fresh, new features are introduced every once in awhile. Take a look at what to expect!
WhatsApp regularly updates the app with new features. It also tests unreleased features on its beta app for Android and iPhone. Recently, WhatsApp has been focusing on privacy and control of spam on the platform. It has rolled out features to help curb these issues on WhatsApp.
In terms of UI change, the app will soon roll our dark mode on Android and iPhone. WhatsApp dark mode is expected to arrive with iOS 13 and Android Q update. While we wait for that, there are other features available now on WhatsApp. If you’re a frequent WhatsApp user, these are some features you can use right now. WhatsApp has confirmed its new exciting disappearing messages feature which, once enabled, will make new messages sent in individual or group chats disappear after seven days.
As per the information provided on the support page, enabling the settings will not affect the messages previously sent or received in chat. While the users can themselves turn disappearing messages on and off for individual chats, in a group chat, only the admins will get to use the feature. With this, if a user does not open WhatsApp in the seven-day period, the message will disappear, but its preview might still be displayed in notifications until the App is opened. The feature, as per the App, will not work if the disappearing message is forwarded, and in case the user creates a backup, however, when the user restores from a backup.
As per the settings for media download, if auto-download is turned on the receiving phone the images, videos will be automatically saved on the device. There, however, is no option of customizing the time frame after which the messages will be deleted.
WhatsApp is hard at work making its hugely-popular app even better. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen the launch of disappearing messages which, as the name suggests, makes text messages self-destruct after a week, coupled with the introduction of a new storage setting designed to allow users to quickly find and remove content filling up their precious memory.
And now, it seems WhatsApp is working on two more updates – one aimed at Android users, and another designed for those with an iPhone.
The first change that’s coming to Android looks set to allow users of this Google-powered operating system to access more exciting wallpapers than what’s currently available.
As spotted by the team at WABetainfo it appears that there will be a total of 32 bright wallpapers and another 29 designed for dark mode. It seems you’ll even be able to set unique background patterns for different chats and adjust exactly how they look to suit your tastes.
This upgrade is currently in the beta phase of testing but a launch could come soon.
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