iPhone 12 Pro is another device offering from Apple in its 12th series. It was launched on 13th October 2020 along with the other iPhones of the 12th series. Apple has brought four iPhones in its 12th series. The iPhone 12 Pro price in Nepal is NPR 175,000 (128GB), NPR 193,000 (256GB), and NPR 227,000 (512GB). It was launched in November 2020 in Nepal. Choosing between iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro is tough, but it will be an easy choice after reading the article.
iPhone 12 Pro Overview
Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro gives the killer performance and has excellent cameras. You can record the video in Dolby Vision, which is fantastic. But while coming from iPhone 12 to iPhone 12 Pro, the only upgrades are the cameras, storage, and stainless steel frame. The iPhone 12 Pro has added a telephoto camera.
Design and Build Quality
The revival of the iconic iPhone 4 and 5 design is seen in the 12th series. Corning has a new Ceramic Shield glass, making the screen glass tougher. The rear panel is the same as last year’s shatter and scratch endurance. It also lacks a proper grip. However, the frosted finish provides better scratch resistance. The flat design makes it stand upright on its own.
iPhone 12 Pro is IP68-rated for resistivity against dust and water and can survive in 6m deep water for 30 minutes. Similarly, the display is a 6.1 inches Super Retina XDR OLED screen with 1,170 x 2,532 pixels or 460 PPI.
The screen supports HDR10 and Dolby vision and has a 60Hz refresh rate. The 120Hz refresh rate is still due for the iPhones. The notch is present on the front, housing the stereo speaker, 3D camera, and a selfie snapper.
On the back, it has a triple camera setup along with a LiDAR scanner and dual-LED flash, inside a square module. The power key lies on the right, while the left features the volume key and silencer switch. Also, the SIM tray is now on the left. On the bottom, it has a lighting port, a mouthpiece, and a stereo speaker. The total weight of the iPhone 12 Pro is 189 grams.
Apple has implemented the A14 Bionic SoC, the first 5nm SoC in a smartphone. It promises up to 50% better CPU and GPU performance. Similarly, the neural engine is now 16 cores, giving 80% faster machine learning performance. The 12 Pro has 6GB RAM and storage variants of 124GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
iPhone 12 Pro runs iOS 14.1. Its redesigned widgets offer flexible home screen optimization. Similarly, a new library app is added to store your least used apps.
iPhone 12 Pro camera setup is similar to the iPhone 11 Pro. The primary camera is a 12MP sensor with an aperture of f/1.6. The optical image stabilization improves the pictures. Similarly, the second camera is also a 12MP sensor (ultra-wide) with an f/2.4 aperture. Lastly, the third camera is a 12MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0.
It can now process images with Smart HDR 3, Night Mode, and Deep Fusion. Deep Fusion helps give a perfect picture when the light condition is low or indoors.
Images are not jaw-dropping gorgeous, but they are well balanced with reasonably low noise, accurate white balance and colors, and contrast. Overall, the photos are similar to that of the iPhone 12, 11, and 11 Pro. On the other hand, the telephoto camera gives outstanding output with plenty of details. The Night-mode is automatically triggered when the light is low.
The images from the primary camera in the night-mode are sharp and give low noise details. The ultra-wide camera also offers the night-mode but is less usable than the primary camera’s output.
The selfie snapper is a 12MP sensor with f/2.2.
Selfies are high in detail and contrast, with the balanced noise. Portrait mode is present on both cameras. The selfies’ two outputs are achievable: 7MP with slight zoom and 12MP full mode.
All the cameras support up to 4K at 60fps video recording with cinematic stabilization and expanded dynamic range. The 12th series of the iPhone is the first to allow video capture straight into the Dolby Vision dynamic HDR video format.
A 2815mAh battery fuels the Apple iPhone 12 Pro. As the news was widespread, you may already know that the iPhone 12 series ships without a charger, but you can buy Apple’s 20W Power Delivery charger or any other USB-PD compatible adapter. It also supports 15W fast wireless charging with a MagSafe charger.
The battery refills 59% in 30 minutes with the 20W Apple’s charger. It provides 18 hours of talk time, 12 hours of web browsing, and 14 hours of video playback. The endurance rating is 81 hours.
iPhone 12 Pro Specifications
|Dimension and weight||146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm|
|Body||Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass)|
stainless steel frame
Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10
Scratch-resistant ceramic glass with oleophobic coating
|Operating System||iOS 14.1 (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 52mm (telephoto)
12 MP, f/2.4 120˚, 13mm (ultra-wide)
|Video (Rear Camera)||4K@24/30/60fps,|
|Front Camera||12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide)|
|Video (Front Camera)||4K@24/30/60fps,|
|Storage and RAM||124/6GB, 256/6GB, 512/6GB|
|Battery||Li-Ion 2815 mAh, non-removable|
|Colors||Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue|
iPhone 12 Pro Price in Nepal and availability
The iPhone12 Pro price in Nepal starts at 175,000 (128GB). Similarly, the authorized distributor of Apple products is Generation Next Communications Pvt. Ltd and the authorized resellers are Oliz Store, Futureworld, and EvoStore. You also get the 1-year of breakage insurance on the entire iPhone 12 series.
|iPhone 12 Pro Variants||Price in Nepal|
|iPhone 12 Pro (128GB)||NPR 175,000|
|iPhone 12 Pro(256GB)||NPR 193,000|
|iPhone 12 Pro (512GB)||NPR 227,000|
Meanwhile, before buying iPhone 12 Pro, I recommend you check out the Samsung Galaxy S21 series that comes at an even lower price but gives better performance. The competitive companies, Samsung and Apple, are trying their best to provide more value to the consumer, and their competition positively benefits us.