The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max are not only the most impressive of the four devices Apple just announced, these devices are also significantly more impressive than all iPhones to have ever been released and here are their prices in Nigeria and features.
These phones score well in all aspects; in other words, there is hardly anyone who will not like the devices for some reason.
In fact, the products are among the most expensive flagship phones deserving the price tags attached to them.
It is further stating that if you’re an iPhone fan and also can’t wait to start enjoying 5G networks, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max have support for 5G networks.
There are toned down versions of these phones dubbed the 12 and 12 Mini, both also new iPhones launched alongside the Pro and Pro max.
There is further a lot worthwhile saying about 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, and this is what I’ll spend the rest of this content doing.
So stick with me till the end of this article. However, before delving into the actual review, I’ll like to quickly provide some information about the prices of the two phones.
iPhone 12 Pro Price in Nigeria
Launch price of 12 Pro and the 12 Pro Max iPhones are $999 and $1,099 respectively and the amount they costs in Nigeria are N480,000 and N528,000 respectively.
Specs and Features
- Apple A14 Bionic [Hexa-core processor; 5 nm process]
- Apple GPU
- 6 GB RAM
- Super Retina XDR OLED capacitive touchscreen [Over 1B colours support]
- 6.10 inches [Approximately 86-percent screen-to-body ratio]
- 12 Pro Max: 6.70 inches [Approximately 87.4-percent screen-to-body ratio]
- 1,170 x 2,532 pixels [~ 460 ppi density]; 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- 12 Pro Max: 1,284 x 2,778 pixels [~ 458 ppi density]; 19.5:9 aspect ratio
Operating system [OS]
- iOS 14 OS
- 128 / 256 / 512 GB internal storage space [NVMe]
- No storage expansion support
- 12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP rear cameras
- 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps
- HDR and panorama
- LED flash
- 12 MP front camera
- HDR and panorama
- Proximity sensor
- Gravity sensor
- Non-removable Li-Ion battery
As stated above, these devices are impressive in all aspects. In other words, when it comes to the appearances of the devices, I’m quite certain you won’t be disappointed.
And to help you really understand how cool these devices look, I’ll be providing details about the designs.
However, when providing further details about the phone, I’ll only be addressing the 12 Pro, since the two phones are completely similar.
First and foremost, the device has a very solid shape. The sides are straight, although the four edges of the phone are nicely rounded.
And while a Corning Gorilla Glass is used on the front and the rear side of the devices, a premium aluminium is used on the sides of the devices.
And just like some of the older iPhones, the 12 Pro has water-resistance. You can use the device for up to 30 minutes when under water, as long as you’re not more than 6m below a water level.
And while the shape and materials used for the body of the devices are enough to impress anyone, the colours of the phones will further melt your heart.
It available in silver, graphite, gold, and pacific blue. These colours are of course not flashy, but I believe everyone will find one of these colours very appealing.
While a good number of Android phones can compete with the 12 Pro, in many aspects, not many can compete with it in the aspect of computing hardware.
The device is powered by the Apple Bionic 14 chipset, a chipset loaded with state-of-the-art ARM-based cores.
These cores in question are 6 in number, with 2 of them being performance cores and four of them being efficiency cores.
I should also state that the chipset’s processor uses the big.LITTLE technology, not the DynamIQ technology; and while some of you may think this is a bad thing, it really isn’t.
Truly, most Android chipset makers have started moving away from the big.LITTLE tech to the DynamIQ tech.
But the reason Apple has refused to also do the same thing is that its performance cores are such that they eliminate the needed for the DynamIQ tech.
In other words, even though the A14’s processor is a big.LITTLE processor, it’s still as energy-efficient as the DynamIQ processors of Android phones.
Also, considering the fact that the A14’s was manufactured with a 5 nm process technology, the A14’s will consume even less power.
As regards the GPU featured on it, we haven’t been also able to figure out a lot of details about it.
However, from the series of test and digging I was able to subject the phone to, I was able to discover that the GPU featured in 12 Pro is different from that used in any of the iPhone 11s.
But not only does it come with a different GPU, the GPU of the 12 Pro is also significantly more impressive.
For instance, not only the device GPU perform better, I also discovered that it has some new capabilities I’ve not seen in any other Apple graphics processor.
In short, expect the device to be more impressive than any of the old iPhones, in terms of graphics processing.
4 GB of RAM is what the iPhone 11 Pro comes with. And while it won’t have been a bad idea to also use a RAM of this capacity for the 12 Pro, Apple decided to equip the device with 6 GB of RAM.
In other words, when it comes to the aspect of RAM, there absolutely nothing you’ll have to complain about.
Yes, I understand some Android user may wonder why the phone has just 6 GB of RAM, when many cool Android phones come with 8 GB of RAM.
But don’t forget that iPhones don’t run the Android OS. Or to put in simpler terms, iPhones use RAMs in a quite different way, compared to Android phones; so 6 GB of RAM for the iPhone is like 8 GB of RAM for Android, if not even more.
The 12 Pro is a very exciting phone in all aspects, and when it comes to an aspect like display, the excitement is a lot bigger.
If you’ve seen people discuss the 12 Pro on social media, you must have heard a lot of hype about how cool the device’s display is.
And believe me, the phone’s display is just as cool as people describe.
Truly the display of the phone is the same Super Retina XDR OLED featured by the 11 Pro, but that of 12 Pro feature some improvements; and these little improvements make a lot of difference that make the 12 Pro’s display seem like a completely different type of display.
Giving further details about the display of the phone, the 12 Pro’s display measures 6.10 inches. This display is of course larger than the 5.80-inch display of the 11 Pro.
But not only is the 12 Pro’s display larger, the 12 Pro’s display also has a higher resolution that makes the display maintain a pixel density of about 460 pixels per inch.
As for the 12 Pro Max, while it is similar to the 12 Pro in almost every other aspects, it is quite different from the 12 Pro in terms of display.
Firstly, the 12 Pro Max features a much larger display of about 6.70 inches. Even the display of the 11 Pro Max is just about 6.50 inches.
So if you’re the kind who is tired of Android users boasting of very large displays, you won’t have to face such intimidation anymore.
And as for the resolution of the display, the resolution is found to be 1,284 x 2,778 pixels, and this resolution leaves the 12 Pro Max’s display with a pixel density of about 458 pixels per inch (PPI).
The iOS 14 operating system is what we expected from the device, and since this OS is what’s featured in the device, Apple can be further considered to have done a good job in this aspect.
But for those who are already using it on their older iPhones, I guess there’s little that will excite you about the OS.
However, as for those who are yet to use this OS, believe me when I say the OS is significantly nicer.
When it comes to a device like the 12 Pro, an internal storage device of at least 128 GB is what we expect.
And this storage capacity is the least you can see an 12 Pro feature, I doubt there’s anyone who’s going to be displeased with the storage capacity of the phone.
In fact, if you’re going to be using the device for over 3 years, 128 GB of storage isn’t still a bad thing.
However, for those who feel 128 GB is too small, you can consider a 256 GB build. In fact, if you have enough money, a 256 GB build of the phone is what I’ll ask you to consider.
As for the 512 GB builds, these builds are meant for those who can afford to cough out some extra cash.
While people are very unlikely to complain about the storage capacities of the 12 Pro, I understand there will be some people who’ll not be so pleased about the type of storage device Apple uses for the product.
There are people who will have preferred it, if Apple used a UFS 3 storage device. But trust me when I say, UFS 3 storage devices and NVMe storage devices are on the same level on excellency.
In other words, even though UFS 3 storage devices may be better in some desirable aspects, the difference isn’t that significant, at least for the next 4 years.
Since the release of the 12 Pro, I’ve been hearing people claim the cameras equipped in the 12 Pro as the same as those equipped in the 11 Pro.
While this is true to some extent, it isn’t completely true. The lenses Apple used for the 12 Pro are rather slightly improved versions of those featured in the 11 Pro.
In other words, even though the lenses may look the same from the surface, the lenses of the 12 Pro will produce better pictures.
Also, it is worthwhile stating that Apple has made some interesting improvement to its image processing software, so not only will the 12 Pro’s lenses take more impressive pictures, the image processing of the 12 Pro will further make the images produced by the phone to be even more impressive.
And as for those who feel Apple could have done a better job by making the phone support 8K videos, I won’t consider Apple to have disappointed.
Truly, some Androids phones now have support for 8K videos. But trust me when I say this is nothing to envy as the 8K support most android phones provide are mediocre 8K supports.
Also, since a lot of good technologies haven’t been built to enjoy 8K videos, we further can’t consider Apple to have disappointed.
If you wonder if it’s worthwhile upgrading from your iPhone 11 to any of the two iPhone 12 phones in this article, the answer is yes.
And as for those who wonder which to choose between the 12 Pro and the 12 Pro Max, I’ll say consider the 12 Pro.
Truly, it’ll be nice having a display as large as that of the 12 Pro Max, but the additional amount you’ll have to pay is something I consider too much.
However, if you don’t mind coughing out some extra cash, you should also feel free to make the 12 Pro your next phone.
I also understand some people who’ll have interest in the two iPhones may also have in their mind, products like the S20s and the Xiaomi Mi 10T Ultra.
Actually, choosing among the 12 Pro, the S20 Plus, and the OnePlus 8 Pro, is about OS and price. The devices are all cool, and among the most sensible criteria to use to choose are OS and price.
If you’ll prefer the iOS 14, then consider the 12 Pro. However, if the Android 11 is what you’ll prefer, consider the S20 Plus.
But if you want the Android 11 and don’t have a lot of cash, then, you should consider the OnePlus 8T that was also announced in mid October 2020.
The same thing mentioned above applies to the 12 Pro Max, the S20 Ultra, and the Mi 10T Ultra as well.
The 12 Pro Max is the best choice for iOS lovers, while the S20 Ultra is the right choice for Android lovers. For Android lovers who don’t have a lot to spare, consider the Mi 10T Ultra; a flagship from Xiaomi offering great performance.
So guys, what is your take on the iPhone 12 Pro and its Max variant as regard their price in Nigeria and what they can do? Let me know.