Models and types of iPhone 12

iPhone 12Like every year, Apple releases a new iPhone but for some time it has followed a philosophy very similar to that of Samsung, namely to increase the number of new devices put on the market. In fact, we started with only one new iPhone, passing through two new annual iPhones up to the iPhone 12, of which we can choose 4 different models.

Although iPhones may all look the same at first glance, the various models of iPhone 12 offer different technical data sheets and adapt to some particular scenarios. To avoid confusion when buying in this guide we will show you all the technical data sheets of the iPhone 12 models and in what scenarios they can be used, so as to avoid spending more money than necessary or concentrating only on the model that fully meets our needs.

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iPhone 12 Model Guide

The new iPhone models can be enclosed in two large families: iPhone 12 (in which the standard model and the version Mini) is iPhone 12 Pro (where there are the enhanced version and the Max even more thrust). Each family has a specific data sheet so it is sufficient to show the characteristics of the family and indicate the differences to understand which model is the most suitable for us.

iPhone 12 family

The first family, the one with the most affordable prices, is iPhone 12, available in version standard and in version Mini.
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Both feature a very state-of-the-art datasheet, as shown below:

  • A14 Bionic exa-core big.LITTLE processor with the latest generation neural network
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB, 128GB or 256GB internal memory
  • Support for 5G and Gigabit LTE networks
  • Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connection
  • Bluetooth 5.0 connection
  • NFC connection
  • IP68 waterproof certificate
  • Fast charging and wireless charging
  • Dual 12 Megapixel rear cameras (wide and ultra-wide) and LED flash
  • 12 Megapixel TrueDept Front Camera

The differences on the display must be added to this datasheet: in the standard version we find a screen from 6.1 inches Super Retina XDR OLED at 2532 × 1170 pixels and with a density of 460 PPI; about version Mini, we find a much smaller screen from 5.4 inches Super Retina XDR OLED at 2340 × 1080 pixels and a density of 476 PPI.

The standard model is the iPhone suitable for everyday use, fast and practical as seen so far on the new iPhone models just released; the Mini model will please all users who don’t want phones that are too big and they miss the old models of a few years ago (with the Mini it seems to return to the iPhone 5S). If we are interested in these two models we can view them directly on Amazon, where Apple iPhone 12 is on sale starting at € 939 while Apple iPhone 12 Mini is on sale starting at € 839.

iPhone 12 Pro family

If we want the best of Apple technology we will have to focus on the family iPhone 12 Pro, enhanced for business and for all those who work a lot on the move.

iPhone 12 Pro

On both models of this family (which included iPhone 12 Pro is iPhone 12 Pro Max) we can find the following datasheet:

  • A14 Bionic exa-core big.LITTLE processor with the latest generation neural network
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB internal memory with NVMe technology
  • Dual-SIM support (with e-SIM) with 5G and Gigabit LTE networks
  • Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connection
  • Fast charging and wireless charging
  • Triple rear camera with LiDAR sensor and optical zoom
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE) support

Also in this case the difference between the two models of the family lies in the display: in the model Pro, we find a screen from 6.1 in Super Retina XDR OLED with Ceramic Shield, while the model Pro Max boasts the largest screen ever made by Apple for a phone: a whopping 6.7 inches, with the same technology seen earlier (Super Retina XDR OLED with Ceramic Shield).

The iPhone 12 Pro is designed for the work environment, in which multiple apps are often run at the same time and we always need the highest possible speed, even for those who love to download files and open video conferences outside the home (thanks to 5G Dual SIM). The iPhone 12 Pro Max has a really big screen and is meant for extreme Apple fans, as well as a reference phone for all professional photographers (who will love the large screen surface to observe the new shots). If we are interested in the flagship models of Apple we can view them directly on Amazon, where we find Apple iPhone 12 Pro for sale starting from € 949, while the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max we can find it for sale starting from € 1289. Dollars (1530 $)

Conclusions

Although iPhones may seem very expensive in the eyes of all technology enthusiasts (and they are, but Apple’s quality always pays dearly) every year Apple “reinvents” itself without ever changing its nature: it draws from the old solutions to make them more modern and efficient (see the shapes of the edges or the materials used so far, now offered with a touch of class and modernity), intelligently integrates the new technologies that everyone is looking for (see Wi-Fi 6 and LiDAR sensor for shots in VR) and, thanks to the operating system iOS 14, it always proves a telephone with a fast, efficient system and with great autonomy, which many competing high-end phones cannot boast (especially with those who offer very large screens).

If we don’t want to spend all this money on a new iPhone we can always take a look at the second-generation iPhone SE, for many the first and true “low-cost” iPhone; we talked about it in our guide iPhone SE: is Apple’s mid-range worth it?

If, on the other hand, we wanted to focus on a good Android alternative to the iPhone 12, we recommend that you read our guide to The most iPhone-like smartphones costing half as much or the guide to Best Android smartphones ever for every price range.

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