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New 2020 Apple iPhone 12 Review: Quick but not Furious


Looking to buy the new iPhone 12? Welcome to the Apple iPhone 12 review. 

The Apple iPhone 12 series of smartphones have arrived. They grace us with their presence in a time of uncertainty, and pandemic proportions, but that won’t stop Apple.

Starting with the new Apple iPhone 12, it comes with a great design and an abundance of great features from its Apple iPhone predecessor.

It’s fast but not really furious as it comes with imperfections that are worth noting before you consider it for purchase. All that and more will be said as we go through the new 2020 Apple iPhone 12 review.


New 2020 Apple iPhone 12 Review


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New 2020 Apple iPhone 12 | DISPLAY: 6.1 inches, Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, HD+, 1170 x 2532 pixels | CPU: Hexa-core, Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm) | STORAGE/MEMORY: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM | BATTERY: 2815mAh, supports fast charging and wireless charging | CAMERA: Dual, 12MP (wide), 12MP (ultrawide), Dual selfie, 12MP (wide), depth sensor | WEIGHT: 164g | RATING: 4.5 out of 5





The New 2020 Apple iPhone 12 is a great smartphone. It comes with a completely new great look and design with four bright and stunning colors to choose from.

The screen has been improved to delivering gorgeous pictures, videos, and a great iOS experience. 

The phone comes with a dual-lens camera, that takes excellent pictures and videos both day and night.

It also comes with good battery life, great hardware to complement its top-rated performance for daily use, and offers a great gaming experience.

In the box, you get the Apple iPhone 12 smartphone, and a USB-C cable.

Overall, this is indeed a great smartphone but is it good enough to satisfy your needs? Let’s see it in more detail. 



Display & Design


The Apple iPhone 12 comes with a great new design, improved screen quality, and improved durability.

The iPhone 12 is made of a glass aluminum frame. It includes a special glass front that aims to reduce chances of scratches when accidents happen.


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The phone comes with a large 6.1-inch display. The screen quality has improved thanks to the new Super Retina XDR OLED technology, with better full HD+ screen resolution, that delivers good contrasts, brightness, with great sharpness and color accuracy.

It comes with an IP68 rating which means it’s durable. It’s dust and water-resistant so it can survive up to 6 meters underwater for up to 30 minutes.

Overall, the design and display of the iPhone 12 is a great addition. It comes with good durability, a stunning display, and a great design.  





Before we get into the performance, let’s see underneath the hood. The Apple iPhone 12 comes with an A14 Bionic 5G processor (which is currently the fastest processor to date), and a choice model storage from 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage. Normally, there’s no micro SD slot to expand storage.

The performance here is impressive. The A14 processor really does the job of delivering fast, and responsive performance for daily use and for gaming.

Speaking of gaming, the GPU delivers great gaming graphics and smooth gameplay. So if you’re a gamer, and have time to kill, look no further than the iPhone 12. Not that it’s a gaming phone, like the Asus ROG Gaming Phone 3, but it does have the hardware to support games.

The new iOS 14 included is also a great addition. It’s fast, fluid, and responsive thanks to the hardware. I like how it responds to touch, and how smooth it moves effortlessly. It really is indescribable and worth you trying it out.

To close off, the iPhone 12 is an excellent smartphone because of its top-notch performance. The hardware spec is a great addition as it boosts performance for daily use and a great gaming device. It’s best that you give it a try to truly appreciate it.





The iPhone 12 comes with a dual-lens camera at the back and a dual-lens selfie camera. They each take excellent quality photos and record high-quality 4K videos.

The main camera comes with a 12MP (wide) camera and a 12MP (ultra-wide camera). The wide camera does a good job of taking incredible pictures. It really takes the detail such as color, clarity, and sharpness.


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The ultra-wide does a good job but does lack detail in some instances. It also does a great job at night but there will be traces of loss of detail especially in low light areas. The selfie camera works so well, taking in the much-needed detail. 

Lastly, the iPhone 12 is a great tool for recording videos. Do you want to record 4K videos at 60fps, the iPhone 12 does that. Do you want to record a full HD video at 120fps, the iPhone 12 does that too. 

All in all, the iPhone 12 is another powerful smartphone with an excellent camera, takes incredible photos, and high-quality videos.



Other Features


Starting with the audio, the sound is impressive. The ringtones and music that play, are crisp and clear. You can really hear the bass and treble. There are stereo speakers at the bottom of the phone and at the top section of the screen.

It would be a good idea to listen to it to really hear the beats. On a negative note, no headphones are included in the box upon purchase.


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The battery life of the iPhone 12 is great but comes with trade-offs. Since it’s 5G, you can expect better connectivity, faster uploads, and downloads, but uses a lot of battery power. Switching to 4G does lower connectivity speed but increases battery life for up to 2 hours.

The iPhone 12 comes with a 2815 mAh battery which is smaller than other smartphone brands in a similar range. It is a contributing factor to the battery life.

No iPhone charger in the box. So it best you get Apple’s 20W charger, (which can boost battery charging up to 58% in 30 minutes), or a wireless charger.

The security of the iPhone 12 is the standard FaceID unlock. But with us having to wear face masks due to the present Covid-19 pandemic, it won’t work well. There is no fingerprint sensor either.

Overall, the iPhone 12 comes with more additional features, but these mentioned are the main drawbacks. The battery life may be solid but has its trade-offs, and there will be limits to the security features work but the audio quality is great.





Apple iPhone 12 is one of the best smartphones to get this year. It was released in 2020, and it’s one of the fastest performance smartphones around. The price though is pretty high but you get what you pay for here. If you can afford this phone, get it now. You won’t be disappointed.

Except for the fact that you will need to buy your own iPhone charger. If you don’t access to an iStore then there are other retailers online that supply the charger. It really is disappointing though as it’s a necessary item to have. I mean how can they not provide a charger. I’m sure they have their reasons.

With the security feature, it’s best to take off your face mask to unlock the iPhone 12 using the FaceID feature, or just punch in the passcode. There’s no solution right now but we’ll see what the future holds. No fingerprint scanner feature.

My official verdict, if you get this phone you will experience challenges, but here are solutions to work with. One, purchase an iPhone charger. Two, take off your face mask to unlock your phone. And three, if needs be, purchase a USB dongle and headphones.

Those are the only drawbacks of the iPhone 12. Other than that the smartphone works really well. 





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The iPhone 12 is one smartphone, I highly recommend for the following reasons:

  • Stunning HD+ display
  • Great durability features
  • Top-range performance for daily use and gaming
  • New iOS that is really smooth and responsive 
  • Takes excellent day and night pictures
  • Record up to 4K videos @60fps
  • Good video stabilization
  • Rich audio quality


The iPhone 12 is a great smartphone but not perfect. Here are things to consider before purchase. 

  • No iPhone charger and headphones in the box
  • No micro SD for expandable storage
  • FaceID works but not a face mask on
  • Battery life is good but could be better


The choice is on you now. If you want the iPhone 12 then you need to get your own charger and headphones. If you are lucky, you can use an older phone charger but it may not 20W.

If you can get that at least, then you are fine. There are many retail outlets to get good quality headphones, so not much stress there.

Best for users who prefer a smartphone with top-range features. This is an expensive phone, so it’s a no-go zone for students or those who want a simple phone that does daily functions… unless you can afford it. 



Close Off


That’s it from my side. These are just things that you should know before purchasing the New 2020 Apple iPhone 12.

Thanks for reading my Apple iPhone 12 review. I hope it helps you to make a better choice.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave a comment below. It’s really encouraging to see users responding positively to the review and helps me a great deal.

If you want to see more about what the smartphone has to offer, then click here to find out more and make a purchase if you’re considering it.

Thanks for reading this review. Stay safe. Take care of yourself. See you at the next review.


Apple iPhone 12








Other Features


The Good Stuff

  • Great performance
  • Stunning display
  • Takes stunning day & night pictures
  • Good battery life
  • New iOS 14
  • Great durability features
  • Stunning looks, colors & design

The Bad Stuff

  • No charger
  • No headphones
  • Battery life could be better
  • Small 6-inch display
  • No expandable micro SD card slot


Working in construction projects full time, and promoting mobile computing devices part-time, I'm an ICT and project management graduate using this platform to help fellow web surfers find tech solutions to solve daily problems.

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