We take a look into what’s new in the iPhone 12 and if it is worth upgrading yet or waiting for the next generation.

iPhone 12 review. Averagetechie takes a look at the new Apple iPhone 12 which was released on 23.10.20. The iPhone 12 Mini and Pro Max are expected to launch on 13.11.20. We take a look at design, specs and price so you can decide whether its time to upgrade or not.

iPhone 12 Design

iPhone 12 design
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Apple has chosen to go with a ‘flat’ design which is reminiscent of the iPhone 5 and Apple iPad. Gone are the curved edges that users have come to expect from the latest of Apple devices.

The iPhone 12 ranges from the iPhone 12 Mini having a 5.4 inch display, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro having a 6.1 inch display and the iPhone 12 Pro Max having a 6.7 inch display. With four devices to chose from, users are sure to find the device that meets their needs. Further customisation is available through the five fresh colours that are available with the new device.


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The Apple iPhone 12 is said to be one of the fastest smart phones of the year. With faster processing times thanks to the A14 Bionic chip and a slightly better quality of camera. The iPhone 12 is set to take on even the toughest competitors from Android.

Some of the main reasons you’re likely going to be considering the iPhone 12 is the introduction of 5G technology , MagSafe and improved quality of display and speed.

With the A14 Bionic chip, the iPhone 12 is able to achieve some pretty impressive benchmarks. Guaranteeing that at the time of writing this the iPhone 12 is probably the fastest smartphone on the market.

MagSafe allows users to magnetically attach accessories to the back of the device. Thanks to Apple’s new ‘smart chip’ the iPhone 12 automatically detects accessories when attached. As you would expect in addition to the release of the handset, Apple has released a range of ‘must have’ accessories for your new iPhone including card holders, chargers and cases.

The iPhone 12 sports a Super retina XDR display with OLED technology. With the iPhone being famous for cracked screens, users can be excited that the iPhone 12 has at least x4 more drop durability. Consequently users can rejoice at the knowledge that they are less likely to be stung by screen repair costs.

If you’re considering an upgrade because you want a new camera. You should be aware that the difference between the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 12 is not that significant. The iPhone 12 has support for improved night mode meaning that users can enjoy better, sharper, and incredible low-light shots. With most users using their phones for everyday and not professional shots, in essence you’re unlikely to notice much of an upgrade.


iPhone 12 price
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If purchased directly from Apple, the iPhone 12 has a starting price of £699 for the mini and £1099 for the Pro Max. This iPhone 11 Pro Max started at £1,149. With this in mind Apple has made the new handset accessible to a range of different users.

iPhone 12 review conclusion

So the question is, should you upgrade to the iPhone 12? If 5G has rolled out in your area then yes, I would put some serious thought into an upgrade. Whilst the iPhone 12 has some key notable changes, if you’re already using the iPhone 11 then you’re hardly going to notice them. However if you are using an older iPhone device and fancy something new with a different design, then the iPhone 12 is for you.