It’s been roughly 4 months or thereabout since Apple announced the iPhone 12. It was good to see that some of the rumors were accurate. Although it’s famous Apple Event announcement was delayed due to a pandemic when it finally came, it addressed all the questions posed by the rumors.
I took my time to write(although I’ve spoken on it) this review because I wanted to fully understand what makes the iPhone 12, Pro, and Pro Max versions different from the iPhone 11, Pro, and Pro Max versions. In addition here you will get to find out the iPhone 12 Price In Nigeria.
Kick this off, is a rundown of the physical differences of the iPhone 12 at first glance. Firstly, the shape which is pretty reminiscent of the iPhone 5 with slight tweaks. This pretty much sums Apple’s creativity in a nutshell.
Another hands-on difference of the iPhone 12 compared to the iPhone 11 is its size, weight, and overall feel. Naturally, because of the aluminum frame of the iPhone 12, the boxy edges are inevitably felt but it is a large improvement from when it was first used on the iPhone 5.
The significant change in the iPhone 12 to all other iPhones that came before it is 5G. Unlike the 4G on the iPhone 11, Apple says this guarantees super fast downloads and high‑quality streaming.
This was what Apple was most excited about considering the fact that it was constantly mentioned during the Apple event along with their partnership with Verison.
It baffles me how Apple constantly dangles features that other smartphone manufacturers have since conquered over the heads of its users. When they eventually feed it to them, they market it hard like it’s something new. Well, I guess it’s part of the exclusivity I will never understand.
Considering that 5G is yet to show its face in Nigeria we will be moving on to the comprehensive specs and comparison between the iPhone 12 & iPhone 12. I’ll also be addressing the iPhone 12 Price In Nigeria.
Display and Design.
As seen from the image above both phones aren’t far off in comparison with the iPhone 12 slightly edging ahead.
Looking at the 6.1” Liquid Retina HD display on the iPhone 11 and the 6.1” Super Retina XDR display on the iPhone 12, I’d want to say the 12 is clearer, but I don’t see a significant difference.
Both phones feature glass at the front and back with Aerospace-grade aluminum. On the 12, Apple says the front glass is covered with a new Ceramic Shield front that makes the glass stronger and in their words has a 4x better drop performance. But I’m sure no one will want to put that to the test considering iPhone 12 Price In Nigeria
The latest iPhone features an OLED display compared LCD on it, predecessor. It also has a higher screen resolution in 2532-by-1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi. unlike the 17922-by-pixel resolution at 326 ppi.
Both feature a True Tone display, a Wide color display, similar max brightness, and haptic touch. The iPhone 12 comes first with a higher contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio in contrast to that of its older relative. Sadly, both phones don’t feature the rumoured 120Hz refresh rate but a basic 60Hz.
Display and Desgin: iPhone 12 Pro & Max
A quick glance at the display Pro and Max versions of the iPhone 12 it’s worth noting that there isn’t any significant difference just the size in screens. A display comparison to its older brother shows similar specs.
Ceramic Shield front reoccurs on the Pro and Pro Max versions with Surgical-grade stainless steel and Apple’s promise of 4x better drop performance as well as IP68 which guarantees that they can survive a maximum depth of 6 meters up to 30 minutes underwater. With the iPhone 12 price in Nigeria, I don’t anyone will risk taking it for a swim.
Diving into what’s inside, we have the A14 Bionic chip in the iPhone 12. It happens to be the first 5 nm chipset making it the processor on any smartphone. This chip was first debuted on iPad Air 2020, which launched before Apple’s latest flagship phone.
The A14 Bionic chip makes the A13 on the 11 series look slow as it carries out 11trillion operations in a second.
In terms of storage options Apple debut a new 512GB option alongside the 128GB and 256GB on both the Pro and Pro Max options of the iPhone 12. Sadly no 512GB storage as Apple stuck with just 64GB,128GB, and 256GB.
Obviously, the prices of these phones will vary on which storage option you intend to go for. So considering the exchange rate and the greed of phone vendors expect the iPhone 12 price in Nigeria to be high.
There’s not much to see here just the same iOS 14.0 update that we saw on older devices before the iPhone 12 was announced. Which offers customizable widgets, caller ID pop-ups, and tapping the back gesture for taking screenshots among others. To reiterate what I said about Apple starving their users this update further explains it.
A battery capacity of 2,815 mAh on the iPhone 12 comes off miserly to me. Like why put a lesser battery than that on the iPhone 11 on your first 5G smartphone? Anyway, you get Up to 17 hours of video playback and a 15W fast-charge that Apple says can get up to 50% charged in 30 minutes
What not to Expect.
Yes, I’m sure it’s not news that the iPhone does not come with the essential in-box accessories. This means that when you get your iPhone 12 it wouldn’t come with a charging brick, AirPods, or wired earphones. Just your phone, manual and documents, and USB‑C to Lightning cable.
Why? Well, Apple is plans on reducing their carbon footprint on the world since most inbox accessories goes unused due to owning previous devices. This allows them market the phones in smaller boxes in the process this also allows the ship more phones faster and less phone overall.
Just like the name implies Magnetic-Safe is a feature that allows the iPhone 12 users to magnetically attach things like electric cards like hotel key cards, credit cards, and other card-shaped belongings to the back of their phones.
What’s so exciting about this feature is that it adds precision to wireless charging. You know how you have to position your devices properly, or they don’t charge well; with Magsafe, it automatically guarantees your phone charges 100% of the time. This also plays its part in the iPhone 12 price in Nigeria.
iPhone 12 Dual Camera
It just felt right that this part of the phone came last. This is my favorite part of the iPhone 12 and the best part in my words.
Apple sticks to the boxy dual-camera setup that was on the iPhone 11. A 12-megapixel ultra-wide and a 12-megapixel wide camera. Also, enjoy HDR video recording with Dolby Vision at up to 30 fps, and with a new time-lapse video, you are one step closer to directing your own movie.
Night mode photography is something most smartphone manufacturing companies are improving on and you can trust Apple to jump on the bandwagon. The new iPhone’s dual 12-megapixel cameras work together to take in 27 percent more light and stabilization when you take pictures at night or in the daytime.
It’s new Deep Fusion allows you to take pictures with more detail than ever before. The smart HDR 3 on the iPhone 12 analyses the environment, rations the amount of light coming in, and gives you the best possible outcome for all photos. Compared to the Next-generation Smart HDR on its older relative.
All you have to do is look beautiful and the cameras will do the rest at bringing your pictures to life. There’s no discussion on who has the best portrait mode when it comes to mobile photography. Apple has perfected this and on the iPhone 12, They have added an improved bokeh and depth control.
Still the same 2x optical zoom and 5x digital zoom as that on the iPhone 11. With all the power of the cameras, I’m not in the slightest bit surprised at the iPhone 12 price in Nigeria. Available in 5 colors which are Red, Blue, Black, Green, and White.
iPhone 12 Pro & Pro Max Triple cameras
Three cameras are always better than two and like the iPhone 11 Pro versions, the new versions didn’t fall too far from the tree with two 12-megapixel wide and ultra-wide cameras and a new 65 mm telephoto lens that gives you 5x zooming capability on regular photos and portraits
The Pro and Pro Max versions come with the same camera specs as the regular iPhone 12 with little differences like;
iPhone 12 Pro
Telephoto: ƒ/2.0 aperture
2x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 4x optical zoom range with Digital zoom up to 10x
Optical image stabilization when making videos
iPhone 12 Pro Max
Telephoto: ƒ/2.2 aperture
2.5x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 5x optical zoom range with Digital zoom up to 12x
Sensor-shift optical image stabilization when making videos
Both versions come with a LiDAR scanner for augmented reality, Apple ProRAW, and are available in four new colors in Pacific Blue, Gold, Silver, and Graphite.
The Smallest 5G phone!
The iPhone Mini offers you everything the iPhone 12 in a 5.1 inch body
iPhone 12 Price in Nigeria
Here is a price list of iPhone 12 Price in Nigeria
- iPhone 12- 64BG goes for 445,000 Naira
- iPhone 12- 128GB goes for 455,000 Naira
- iPhone 12- 256GB goes for 460,000 Naira
- iPhone 12 Pro-128GB goes for 580,000 Naira
- iPhone 12 Pro-256GB goes for 640,000 Naira
- iPhone 12 Pro-512GB goes for 720,000 Naira
- iPhone 12 ProMax-128GB goes for 619,000 Naira
- iPhone 12 ProMax-256GB goes for 660,000 Naira
- iPhone 12 ProMax-512GB goes for 700,000 Naira
Full Spec list.
- Model– Apple iPhone 12
- Released -Released (OCT 13, 2020)
- Status– Available
- Type– Bar
- Dimensions– 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm
- Weight– 164 Grams
- Waterproof– IP68 dust/water resistant
- Display Type– Super Retina XDR OLED
- Size– 6.1 inches
- Resolution– 1170 x 2532 pixels
- Display Colors– 16M Colors
- Pixel Density– 460 ppi (pixels per inch)
- Touch Screen– Yes
- Display Protection– Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
- Features– Dolby Vision, Wide color gamut, True-tone
- CPU-Apple A14 Bionic
- RAM (Memory)– 4GB
- Internal Storage-64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB
- Memory Card Slot– No
- Sensors– Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
- Operating System– iOS 14
- User Interface– Yes
- Rear Camera– 12 MP (wide) + 12 MP (ultrawide)
- Image– 2160p
- Video– [email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps, Dolby Vision HDR, stereo sound rec.
- Flash– Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
- Front Camera– 12 MP + SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
- SIM– Nano SIM
- Dual SIM– Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM)
- Wi-fi– Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
- USB– Lightning, USB 2.0
- GPS– Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
- NFC– Yes
- Wireless Charging– Yes 15W MagSafe
- Headphone Jack– No
- Capacity-Li-Ion + Fast charging 18W, 50% in 30 min (advertised) + USB Power Delivery 2.0 + Qi fast wireless charging 15W
- Placement– Non-removable
- Video Playback– Yes
- Video Out– Yes
- FM Radio– No
- Ring Tones– Yes
- Loudspeaker– Yes, with stereo speakers
- Handsfree– Yes
- 4G LTE- LTE
- 5G NR Bands– SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave
- Speed– HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps