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iPhone 12 review

It’s easy to dismiss the iPhone 12 as just ‘more of the same’, especially when you consider the new and compact iPhone 12 mini is on its way. However, 5G networks are rapidly rolling out across the globe, and the MagSafe addition could prove groundbreaking – these things, combined with an improved design and screen, mean the iPhone 12 will become more useful the longer you own it. However, it’s more expensive than last year’s iPhone 11, and it doesn’t come with a charger in the box; yes, there are environmental benefits to this, but you may need to factor buying a new charger into the cost of your new iPhone on top of the higher price.
The iPhone 12 design has been tweaked, with squared-off edges that are highly reminiscent of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 from yesteryear, and a new Ceramic Shield front that’s apparently four times harder to shatter than the iPhone 11 (not that we were willing to drop-test our early review sample).
The iPhone 12 release date was October 23, so the phone is now out and you’re able to buy it directly from Apple as well as a variety of retailers. However, you won’t be able to pre-order the iPhone 12 mini until November 6, and that phone will be out on November 13.
Advantages are; Colorful OLED display, future-proofed with 5G, magSafe is intriguing
Disadvantages are; Cameras are similar to last year, battery life only okay, hike in price over iPhone 11