Which do you buy, iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro? I compared it with each model
iPhone X that appeared in 2017. It is transformed into a design. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro have undergone various changes not only in appearance but also in the contents, so compare how much they actually differ from previous models and how different the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are in the first place. I tried to roll it up.
Launched on Friday, October 23, 2020, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are linear like the iPhone 4 from the curvilinear design that followed from the
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You can find out what the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro look like by checking the articles below.
'IPhone 12' haste photo review, stylishly evolved new design looks like this --GIGAZINE
'IPhone 12 Pro' haste photo review, triple camera & stainless steel for premium look and function --GIGAZINE
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are exactly the same size, so the only difference in appearance is the number of cameras on the back and the body color. The iPhone 12 has a pop color development of blue, green, (PRODUCT) RED, white, and black, while the iPhone 12 Pro has a calm color development of Pacific blue, gold, graphite, and silver. However, since there are many pop colors on the iPhone 12, the drawback is that the choices are quite limited for those who say 'I like the iPhone 12 but I like the one with a calm color'.
The photo below shows the iPhone 12 Pro Pacific Blue on the left and the iPhone 12 Blue on the right.
The metal frame is made of medical grade stainless steel for the iPhone 12 Pro and aerospace industry grade aluminum for the iPhone 12. Since the iPhone 12 Pro (bottom) has a mirror finish, fingerprints and other stains are noticeable, but the iPhone 12 (top) has a matte finish, so stains are not noticeable.
On the other hand, the back cover glass of the iPhone 12 Pro has a matte finish, which makes it difficult for fingerprints and other stains to adhere to it.
iPhone 12 is relatively easy to get stains such as fingerprints. It's hard to see in the photo, but you can see the fingerprint stains on the Apple logo and the part where the light is reflected.
sub 6GHz band , not the millimeter wave band .
Both iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are iPhone's first 5G compatible terminals, but the models sold in Japan only support communication using the
Also, in order to use 5G communication, it is necessary to conclude a dedicated line contract.
For example, in the case of NTT DoCoMo, it is necessary to enter the 5G compatible plan, and if you compare the '5G Gigaho' and the normal 'Gigaho' of the Xi compatible plan, 5G Gigaho is 500 yen higher than the monthly tax.
4G LTE plan and 5G plan are available, but it seems that there is no difference in price between them.
In the case of au, both
5G , you need to pay 1000 yen as a ' 5G basic charge ' in addition to the monthly usage charge.
In the case of SoftBank, if you want to use high-speed communication with
NTT DoCoMo , au, and Softbank .
It should be noted that the 5G service area is limited to 'the limited area in the city center' at the time of writing the article for
◆ Display and resolution
Both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro have a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display with a resolution of 2532 x 1170 pixels and a pixel density of 460 ppi. The display performance is about the same, but the iPhone 12 has a maximum brightness of 625 nits for standard content, while the iPhone 12 Pro has 800 nits. However, for HDR content, the maximum brightness is 1200 nits for both.
The iPhone XR / 11 is a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD display with a resolution of 1792 x 828 pixels and a pixel density of 326 ppi. The iPhone X / XS / 11 Pro is a 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR display with a resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels and a pixel density of 458 ppi. In other words, although the iPhone 12 has the same display size as the iPhone XR / 11, the resolution and pixel density have been improved, and the iPhone 12 Pro has almost the same resolution as the iPhone X / XS / 11 Pro, and the display size. Is slightly larger.
The photos below are arranged in the order of iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 12, and iPhone 12 Pro from the left.
Corning , which is famous for Gorilla Glass .
In addition, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro use Ceramic Shield, a glass with four times higher drop resistance than before, for the display glass, so for those who say 'the screen tends to crack when the iPhone is dropped' It might be perfect. Ceramic Shield was co-developed by Apple with
The biggest difference between the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 is the camera. In the first place, the iPhone 12 Pro has three cameras and the iPhone 12 has two. The triple camera of iPhone 12 Pro is equipped with three cameras of super wide angle (f / 2.4), wide angle (f / 1.6), telephoto (f / 2.0), but iPhone 12 is super wide angle (f / 2.4), It has only two cameras, wide-angle (f / 1.6).
Comparing the camera functions of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, new image formats that can handle RAW information 'ProRAW', 'Dual optical image stabilization', '2x optical zoom, 4x optical zoom range, up to 10x 'Digital Zoom' and 'Night Mode Portrait' are available only on iPhone 12 Pro. However, ProRAW cannot be used because it is a 'coming soon' function at the time of article creation.
Even if you try to change the image format by tapping 'Settings' → 'Camera' → 'Format' on the iPhone 12 Pro with iOS 14.1 installed, which is the latest version at the time of article creation, there are only the same options as before 'ProRAW 'I can't find the character.
'Dual optical camera shake correction' is also available on iPhone X / Xs / 11 Pro, and '2x optical zoom, 4x optical zoom range, up to 10x digital zoom' is also available on iPhone 11 Pro.
In other words, at the time of writing the article, the only camera function that can be used only on the iPhone 12 Pro is 'Night Mode Portrait'. It is a function that you can use portrait mode even in the dark, and when night mode portrait is working, an icon indicating that night mode is working is displayed in the red frame part at the bottom left of the portrait mode screen Will be done.
pixel sensor is 47% larger than before, the largest size in iPhone history ', and 27% more light than before. It is appealing that it can be taken in. In addition, the iPhone 12/12 Pro can now use night mode with both wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle cameras (iPhone 11 Pro cannot use night mode with ultra-wide-angle cameras), so night mode is active. The place of is expanding further.
In addition, Apple explained that the wide-angle camera of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro 'the
Review taking photos and movies with the metamorphic triple camera of 'iPhone 11 Pro' --GIGAZINE
In addition, you can understand what kind of photos you can take using the night mode of iPhone by looking at the following article.
In addition, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro can now shoot 'Dolby Vision compatible HDR video' and 'Night mode time lapse'. The iPhone 12 Pro can shoot up to 60fps Dolby Vision compatible HDR video, while the iPhone 12 can shoot up to 30fps. The HDR video recording function is turned on by default, and can be turned on and off at any time from 'Settings' → 'Camera' → 'Video recording'.
Deep Fusion ' available on the in-camera.
In addition, iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro now have new 'Dolby Vision compatible HDR video recording (up to 30fps)', 'night mode' and '
In addition, the iPhone 12 Pro is equipped with the first LiDAR scanner on the iPhone, which expands the range of AR expression, improves the accuracy of camera focusing, and realizes a more beautiful bokeh effect in portrait mode. It is said that it is possible.
◆ A14 Bionic chip
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro use the A14 Bionic chip, which Apple claims to be 'the fastest chip on smartphones.' Benchmark test with Antutu benchmark , the score was as follows. All iPhones used for testing have been updated to iOS 14.1, which is the latest version at the time of article creation.
The score of iPhone 12 is '552248'. The higher the score, the better the result.
which is the first iPhone to have 6GB of RAM, has a RAM-related score (MEM) of iPhone. It's higher than 12.
The score of the iPhone 12 Pro is '574554'. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro use the same A14 Bionic chip, so they have almost the same score, but the iPhone 12 Pro,
Next, the score of iPhone 11 equipped with the A13 Bionic chip one generation ago is '520794'.
The iPhone 11 Pro, which also has an A13 Bionic chip, has a score of '533896'.
The score of iPhone X released in 2017 was '342809'.
◆ MagSafe accessories
Also, since the iPhone 12 series is the first MagSafe compatible device, you can also use special accessories. The point is that if you use the MagSafe charger, you can solve the problem of wireless charging of smartphones, ' If you do not place the smartphone in the correct position of the wireless charger, the charging efficiency will be very poor .'
You can read the following article to see what it looks like when using MagSafe compatible accessories on the iPhone 12 series.
I tried wireless charging with the new MagSafe compatible accessory on 'iPhone 12' --GIGAZINE