iPhone 12 Pro Review

Check out my reviews, tests, and photo and video camera comparisons of Apple’s new iPhone 12 Pro.

I have been using iPhone X for 3 years now, and I have decided to upgrade to iPhone 12 Pro Max this year. The bigger pro version of the iPhone 12 is coming out in November, but in a meantime, my wife has got herself the new iPhone 12 Pro in Gold.

She is kind enough to borrow it to me for a few days, so I can test it out and compare to my iPhone X. Below you will find a number of videos covering this new device. I will update and add more content to this page as I create it.

iPhone 12 Pro - First Impressions

To summarize the video above:

1. iPhone 12 Pro box is very small and slim.

2. There is no charger or EarPods, only USB-C to Lightning cable.

3. The design is amazing. In my opinion, the best ever iPhone design.

4. Gold frame looks amazing. Back side is creamy, but I think it’s balanced.

5. Display is better, brighter, bigger, and sharper than my iPhone X.

6. Performance is good. Whaterver. iPhone X is still going strong.

7. Cameras are amazing. Computational Photography at its best.

iPhone 12 Pro Camera Testing - Photos

Watch the video above to see some cool photos taked with the new iPhone 12 Pro. I have only used the default Camera app on iOS 14. I didn’t use any gimbals, nor did I edit any photos. What you see in the video is a result you get straight out of the iPhone 12 Pro.

iPhone 12 Pro Camera Testing - 4K Video (Dolby Vision HDR)

Same as with photos, I have used the default Camera app on iOS 14. No gimbals, no editing, no color grading, all shot handheld. The video is in HDR, so it might look overexposed on devices and browsers, which are not supporting HDR yet.

iPhone X vs iPhone 12 Pro - Should You Upgrade?

To summarize, I think that better camera is the only reason to upgrade from iPhone X to iPhone 12 Pro.

Apart from that, design, display, performance, and even battery life improvements do not make the iPhone 12 Pro a must-have upgrade for iPhone X users.

My Verdict on iPhone 12 Pro - Should You Buy It?

iPhone 12 Pro is an amazing smartphone, which is not the best at anything, but it is great at everything.

For most people, I recommed to get iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 mini. For people who want the best camera or battery life, definitely get iPhone 12 Pro Max.

But if you are someone who wants to get the best possible iPhone this year, but at the same time hates the big phones, iPhone 12 Pro will be an ideal choice for you.

iPhone 12 Pro vs Canon M50

While I wait for my iPhone 12 Pro Max to arrive, I have decided to test my wife’s iPhone 12 Pro to asnwer a question I was asking myself recently: "Can iPhone 12 Pro replace my Canon M50 for in-studio A-Roll shots?"

iPhone 12 Pro Max - First Impressions & Camera Test

I have finally got my hands on the new iPhone 12 Pro Max, and below are my first impressions:

1. It is not too big for my regural-size hands.

2. I love the Pacific Blue color more than I thought.

3. The Camera is good, but not ‘Canon M50’ good.

Overall, I love this phone, but unfortunately there is a problem I have found out about it at the end of the first day using it...

I’m Returning the iPhone 12 Pro Max

Well, my iPhone 12 Pro Max had a dead pixel. I sent it back to Apple, and got myself the iPhone 12 mini. I have been using it ever since, and I love it. I will be sharing my reviews of iPhone 12 mini soon.

Posted on Oct 23, 2020
Updated on Dec 4, 2020
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