Apple released its 12th series of iPhone i.e. iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12, and iPhone 12 Mini on 13th October 2020, launched in November 2020 in Nepal. The price of iPhone 12 in Nepal is NPR 134,000 (64GB), NPR 142,000 (128GB), and NPR. 158,000 (256GB). Excitingly, it also has a mini version i.e. iPhone 12 Mini, which comes with the same features but at a lower price. Read along to find out more about the new Apple’s iPhone 12.
iPhone 12 Overview
The new iPhone 12 comes with an improvement in speed, OLED screen, and 5G support. It is one of the lightest iPhones. Similarly, the iPhone 12’s design is quite similar to the iconic design of the iPhone Series 4 and 5. As there is always a controversial part in each release, iPhone 12 has no chargers and EarPods in the box. But as per the company’s explanation, excluding the adapter reduces the box’s size to ship more devices. It also reduces carbon emissions.
Design and Build Quality
Apple has brought back the flat frame and comfortable grip in iPhone 12. The display of the iPhone 12 is the toughest glass panel: Ceramic Shield by Corning. It has an aluminum frame with a matte finish on the back.
The display panel has 1,170 x 2,532 pixels. OLED screen supports HDR10 and Dolby vision with a refresh rate of 60Hz. It seems like we have to bide our time until the next generation to have a 120Hz refresh rate. Similarly, the screen gives 600 nits of brightness and offers high color accuracy.
The iPhone 12 has a 6.1 inches OLED screen with very thin bezels and eyesore notch housing the front camera and 3D camera. You get a dual-camera setup inside a matte square glass on the back. The back panel catches smudges, but the oleophobic coating goes with a quick wipe.
Similarly, the top of the frame has nothing, while the bottom has the mouthpiece, lightning port, and another stereo speaker. There is a silencer, a volume switch, and the nano-SIM slot on the left side. And, on the right, you will get the power key.
Similarly, IP68 is rated for dust and water resistance making the phone survive up to 6-meter deep water for 30 minutes. The iPhone 12 is available in five color variants: Black, Green, Red, Blue, and White. It weighs 164 grams. It is effortless to carry and gives a comfortable grip.
The new A14 Bionic powers the iPhone 12. It has a six-core processor and is the first 5nm chipset. Also, the 4-core Apple GPU gives better performance than last year’s A13. iPhone 12 has the new 16-core NPU for machine learning to expect a better AI performance. It enjoys 4GB RAM.
iPhone 12 is the fastest iPhone ever with a powerful processor. As per the company’s claim, both the CPU and GPU performance are 50% faster.
iPhone 12 comes with iOS 14.1, a minor update over the iOS 14. A system-wide Dark Mode lets you enable manually. Some of the apps including Siri have got refreshment with a compact interface.
iPhone 12 flaunts a dual camera on the rear. The primary camera is a 12MP sensor with 1.4µm pixels and f/1.6 aperture, while the second camera is also a 12MP sensor but with 1.0µm pixels and f/2.4 aperture.
The primary camera picture is excellent with very low noise, accurate white balance, and colors. On the other hand, the dynamic range picture is above average. Similarly, portraits are very sharp, with vivid colors, rich details, and natural-looking blur.
The Night-mode is automatically triggered when the light is low. The best thing about the night-mode is, it doesn’t aim to turn the night into day but gives a more night-like vibe in the picture.
The front is a 12MP selfie camera with 1.0µm pixels and f/2.2 aperture.
The selfie is excellent, with great details and contrast. Also, the portrait mode produces a detailed picture.
The iPhone 12’s camera can record videos up to 4K at 60fps with cinematic stabilizations and expanded dynamic range. They can also capture in Dolby Vision HDR at 30fps. Further, the slow-mo option maxes out at 1080p @240fps.
The battery of the iPhone 12 is a 2815 mAh battery. It can give you 20 hours of calls, 13 hours of web browsing or video playback. For charging, it supports fast charging through USB Power Delivery. As Apple is shipping the phone without the charger, you can get Apple’s 20W PD charger or any other USB PD compatible adapter.
Also, it supports 15W fast wireless charging with a MagSafe charger.
iPhone 12 Specifications
|Dimension and weight||146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm
|Body||Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame|
Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10
Scratch-resistant ceramic glass with oleophobic coating
|Operating System||iOS 14 (upgradable to iOS 14.2)|
|CPU||Hexa-core (2x Firestorm & 4x Icestorm)|
|Chipset||Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)|
|GPU||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)|
|Rear Camera||12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide)
12 MP, f/2.4
|Video (Rear Camera)||4K@24/30/60fps,
|Front Camera||12 MP, f/2.2|
|Video (Front Camera)||4K@24/30/60fps,
|Storage and RAM||64/4GB, 128/4GB, 256/4GB|
|Battery||Li-Ion 2815 mAh, non-removable|
|Colors||Black, White, Red, Green, Blue|
iPhone 12 Price in Nepal and availability
The price of the iPhone12 in Nepal starts at 134,000 (64GB). And the authorized distributor of Apple products is Generation Next Communications Pvt. Ltd, whereas the authorized retail stores are Oliz Store and EvoStore.
|iPhone 12 Variants||Price in Nepal|
|iPhone 12 (64GB)||NPR 134,000|
|iPhone 12 (128GB)||NPR 142,000|
|iPhone 12 (256GB)||NPR 158,000|
The competitor for iPhone 12 is Samsung Galaxy S21 (Rs. 109,999), Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus (Rs. 129,999), and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Rs. 154,999). If you are an iPhone 11 or iPhone XR user, you can still wait for one or two years to upgrade the iPhone as you won’t feel much refreshment in iPhone 12.
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