Apple iPhone 12 Pro review: All the right angles
Each year’s iPhone launch is a pretty huge event in the tech space. Apple attracts a larger overall audience than nearly any Android manufacturer, mostly due to its widespread appeal and the sheer pull it has on the industry. To put it lightly, new iPhone features (or lack thereof) often set trends for the entire smartphone industry for the foreseeable future.
This year, Apple hasn’t made many significant changes with the iPhone 12 Pro, instead opting for a new shape, a smarter 5nm processor, a slightly improved camera, a LIDAR sensor, and magnets. While these alone probably aren’t a good reason to upgrade from your iPhone 11 series device, is the iPhone 12 Pro a good option for those who have been waiting to upgrade their smartphone for some time now?
Find out in our Apple iPhone 12 Pro review.
Design and display: It’s hip to be square
The iPhone 12 Pro has a new-again squared-off design, reminiscent of the long-beloved iPhone 4. This will make a lot of longtime fans quite happy. The phone will even stand up on its own due to how flat it is. I dig it.
The rails of the iPhone 12 Pro are made of stainless steel, while the standard iPhone 12 comes with aluminum sides. The stainless steel feels really high quality and quite significant. Holding it side-by-side with the iPhone 12, Apple has really driven home the more premium feel of the 12 Pro. That said, the stainless steel is a huge fingerprint magnet, and it can start to look grimy pretty quickly. Be advised if you like your phone to look as clean as possible.
Embedded in the right side of the frame is a large power button, above a glass window for 5G mmWave antennas. On the left, you’ll find the volume rockers and Apple’s classic notification hardware switch. There is also a SIM card tray near the bottom of the left side of the device.