Now that the iPhone 12 series is officially released, the next question is: which one to buy?
This is indeed a problem, because the iPhone 12 series this time has four models and 12 unprecedented versions. The price of the Bank of China ranges from 5499 yuan (USD $786) to 11899 yuan (USD $1700) . In terms of machine sea tactics, it is still Apple's 6.
The four models of the iPhone 12 series are iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 can be classified as one category, and the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max can be classified as one type.
Let's take a look at the same configuration of the four products:
1. Both are equipped with 5nm A14 bionic chip; 2. Both support 5G; 3. Both are equipped with OLED super retina XDR display, with the same contrast and maximum screen brightness; 4. Both are equipped with super ceramic crystal protection panel, with 4 times anti-drop Ability; 5. Both support IP68 level protection; 6. Both support 20W wired fast charging and 15W wireless fast charging; 7. Have the same appearance design; 8. Both support smart HDR 3, Deep Fusion and night scene mode, And both support Dolby Vision HDR video shooting (30fps for iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12, 60fps for iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max).
In fact, it can be seen that the four products are almost on the same level in terms of core configuration, such as design, screen, processor, and imaging. So no matter which version you choose this time, you are guaranteed to have a good one. Basic experience.
Let me talk about the difference
The first is iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12. The only difference between the two is the screen size, resolution, size, and single and dual cards . iPhone 12 mini screen is 5.4 inches, 2340*1080 resolution, 476ppi, single card, 2227mAh battery; iPhone 12 screen size is 6.1 inches, 2532*1170 resolution, 460ppi, dual card, 2775mAh battery.
Looking at the price again, the two storage versions are 64GB/128GB/256GB, the iPhone 12 mini is 5499 yuan (USD $786) , 5999 yuan (USD $857) and 6799 yuan (USD $971) respectively; iPhone 12 is 6299 yuan (USD $900) , 6799 yuan (USD $971) , 7599 yuan (USD $1086) , very average for each version Both are 800 yuan (USD $114) expensive.
The price difference of 800 yuan (USD $114) is not worth it, it depends on your own needs. It is worth noting that there is a hard indicator, that is, the iPhone 12 mini is a single card, and the iPhone 12 is a dual card , so if you have 2 or even 2 or more mobile phone cards, then iPhone 12 is obviously more suitable for you. The first consideration for consumers who buy iPhone 12 mini is the single card issue. If you think this is not a problem and you are a small screen user, then the iPhone 12 mini should be very suitable for you.
I also need to remind you that it is best to start with 128GB when you buy, because 64GB of storage is really stretched in use.
Then there are iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, which can be collectively referred to as the iPhone 12 Pro series. The difference between the two is mainly concentrated in the screen size, battery and camera .
iPhone 12 Pro screen size is 6.1 inches, 2532*170 resolution, 460ppi; iPhone 12 Pro Max 6.7 inches, 2778*1284 resolution, 458ppi, other aspects of the screen are the same;
In terms of battery life, the iPhone 12 Pro has a built-in 2815mAh battery, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max has a built-in 3685mAh battery with the same charging power. Both support 20W wired fast charging and 15W wireless fast charging;
Both have the same thickness, 7.4mm, but the iPhone 12 Pro weighs 187g, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max has a larger body, so it weighs 226g;
In terms of cameras, both products are 12-megapixel camera systems (ultra-wide-angle, wide-angle and telephoto), and all three cameras are 12-megapixels. The iPhone 12 Pro has a telephoto aperture of f/2.0, 4x optical zoom and a maximum of 10 Digital zoom; iPhone 12 Pro Max telephoto is f/2.2, supports 5x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom, while iPhone 12 Pro Max supports sensor displacement optical image stabilization.
In other respects, the two configurations are the same. Looking at the price, the Bank of China iPhone 12 Pro 128GB/256GB/512GB is 8499 yuan (USD $1214) /9299 yuan (USD $1328) /11099 yuan (USD $1586) respectively; iPhone 12 Pro Max 128GB/256GB/512GB is 9299 yuan (USD $1328) /10099 yuan (USD $1443) respectively /11899 yuan (USD $1700) , each version of the same has a difference of 800 yuan (USD $114) .
Let's see how to choose:
First look, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, you can buy a larger screen, larger battery, and stronger photo and video shooting capabilities at a price difference of 800 yuan (USD $114) . Therefore, iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro Max are undoubtedly more valuable.
Next, iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12, while each version of the 800 yuan (USD $114) price difference, you can buy a larger screen, bigger battery and dual SIM, so the iPhone 12 is undoubtedly the better choice.
So the question is, how to choose iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Max? First of all, it is the price factor. After all, the iPhone 12 starts at 6299 yuan (USD $900) and the iPhone 12 Pro Max starts at 9299 yuan (USD $1328) . The price difference is 3000 yuan (USD $429) . For a mobile phone, the price difference is huge.
And does the price of the two configurations really seem so big? Actually not, as mentioned before. In terms of several core accessories, the four iPhone 12 models this year have many similarities. They are placed on iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Both have basically the same screen quality and the same A14 bionic. The chip, the same wide-angle main camera and ultra-wide-angle, the same fast charge, 5G, IP68 protection, all support Dolby Vision HDR video shooting, etc., with the above, it is guaranteed that the two will basically not pull in the basic experience Open too big a gap.
So, if you have money or just want the iPhone 12 Pro Max, just buy it. For most consumers, the iPhone 12 should be the best choice among the four iPhones this year.
There are three versions of iPhone 12, 64GB/128GB/256GB, and the prices are 6299 yuan (USD $900) /6799 yuan (USD $971) /7599 yuan (USD $1086) respectively. First of all, I recommend you to buy the 64GB version, because this storage capacity is really not enough. You can choose between the 128GB and 256GB versions. The difference between the two is 800 yuan (USD $114) . If you want to use it for two to three years, then I suggest you choose 256GB directly. The larger capacity is more comfortable to use.
Of course, this year’s iPhone 12 series also has many slots: 1. The charging head and earphones are cancelled; 2. No high refresh rate; 3. No fingerprint recognition; 4. Battery life is worrying; 5. Hand feel , these are all purchased Need to be considered.
As for the purchase of Bank of China, Hong Kong version or other versions, Bank of China: iPhone 12 mini 64GB/128GB/256GB prices are 5499 yuan (USD $786) / 5999 yuan (USD $857) / 6799 yuan (USD $971) ; iPhone 12 64GB/128GB/256GB prices are 6299 yuan (USD $900) / 6799 yuan (USD $971) respectively /7599 yuan (USD $1086) ; iPhone 12 Pro 128GB/256GB/512GB are respectively 8499 yuan (USD $1214) /9299 yuan (USD $1328) /11099 yuan (USD $1586) ; iPhone 12 Pro Max 128GB/256GB/512GB are respectively 9299 yuan (USD $1328) /10099 yuan (USD $1443) /11899 yuan (USD $1700) ;
Hong Kong version: iPhone 12 mini 64GB/128GB/256GB prices are about 5220 yuan (USD $746) /5656 yuan (USD $808) /6352 yuan (USD $907) ; iPhone 12 64GB/128GB/256GB prices are about 5917 yuan (USD $845) /6352 yuan (USD $907) /7048 yuan (USD $1007) respectively; iPhone 12 Pro 128GB/256GB /512GB is about 7397 yuan (USD $1057) /8093 yuan (USD $1156) /9572 yuan (USD $1367) respectively; iPhone 12 Pro Max 128GB/256GB/512GB is about 8180 yuan (USD $1169) /8876 yuan (USD $1268) /10356 yuan (USD $1479) respectively.
Of course, it is recommended that you buy the Chinese Mainland License version. At present, Apple's official website in China supports 24 installments and interest-free. Take the iPhone 12 256GB version as an example. For trade-in, the iPhone 12/mini is up to 1800 yuan (USD $257) and the iPhone 12 Pro series is up to 2500 yuan (USD $357) .
The last is the time to go on sale. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will be pre-ordered on October 16 and will be shipped on October 23. The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available for pre-order on November 6.
It means that you can use iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro as soon as this month, while iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will have to wait until next month.