iPhone 12 specifications, advantages and disadvantages

iPhone 12 specifications, advantages and disadvantages

Apple has just released its newest smartphone products, namely the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. The smartphone is equipped with a bigger battery than the iPhone 11 Pro Max.


Many say that the iPhone 12 is very similar in design to the iPhone 5 because of its square shape. Even so, the iPhone 12 is far light and easy to hold.

For those of you who are currently eyeing the iPhone 12, it is better to know the advantages and disadvantages in advance.

The advantages of the iPhone 12
1. Large capacity battery.

The iPhone 12 comes with a battery superior to the iPhone 11. Where the battery capacity is 400 mAh greater than the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

The increase in battery capacity is predicted to be related to 5G connectivity, which requires more power than LTE.

2. Has a superior camera.

Reporting from various sources, the iPhone 12 has the same camera quality as the Samsung Galaxy S20. iPhone 12 is equipped with a 120Hz screen and a 64 MP camera main lens.

3. Satisfactory mobile screen.

Another advantage of the iPhone 12 is that it is on the screen. The screen is presented with a 6.1 inch screen (iPhone 12 Pro Max 6.7 inch). Interestingly, all of them use the Super Retina Display (OLED).

4. Lighter and has a solid resistance.

iPhone 12 is quite light and comfortable to hold. The iPhone 12 mini weighs 135 grams, the iPhone 12 is 164 grams, the iPhone 12 Pro is 189 grams, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max is 228 grams.

In terms of durability, the iPhone 12 is coated with a ceramic protective glass which is claimed to be four times stronger than ordinary glass.

Lack of iPhone 12

No charger and earPods

This time, Apple released its newest product without charger and EarPod in an effort to reduce the negative impact on the environment. The user must purchase the two devices separately.

Apple sells the Magsafe wireless charger (wireless charging) for the iPhone 12. For this reason, it costs more to buy the necessities of this iPhone 12.

Tips for caring for the iPhone battery to make it more durable

In order for the iPhone battery to last longer, it needs maintenance. Here are some tips for caring for the iPhone battery to make it last longer:
1. Using an original Apple charger and cable.

The most important thing in caring for the iPhone battery to make it last longer is to use an original Apple charger. If the charger is damaged or lost, as much as possible buy it at an Apple authorized store. However, if you want to buy it not from the Apple factory, choose an iPhone accessory that already has an MFI (Made For iPhone) certification. Chargers and cables that are not compatible with the iPhone usually do not match the voltage of the iPhone device, so they slowly reduce their health and even damage the battery.
2. Don't wait for the dead battery to charge.

IPhone devices usually give a notification when the battery charge remains 20%. We recommend that you immediately charge your iPhone when you receive this notification.

If you wait until the device turns off first, it will reduce the iPhone battery cells. Imagine if you do this often, then after a while the battery cells will run out.
3. Don't keep the iPhone in an empty battery state.

If the iPhone is kept in a completely empty battery state, the iPhone battery can go into a deep discharge state which can make it unable to store energy at all. If you want to store your iPhone for a long time, for example for 6 months, then charge the device up to 50% every 6 months.
4. Don't charge iPhone battery to 100%.

Leaving the iPhone battery charged to 100% can cause the battery capacity to slowly decrease, especially if you leave it continuously connected to a power source when the battery is 100% full. Leaving the iPhone at full charge for a long time will actually make the battery lose some of its capacity, and lead to shorter battery life.

Apple has embedded a battery optimization feature in iOS 13 which will limit charging to 80%. So, if you're away from a power source, charging the 80% battery is more than enough.
5. Keep iPhone away from extreme ambient temperatures.

IPhone devices are designed to operate well in the ideal comfort zone with temperatures of 16-22 degrees Celsius. Metal or glass iPhone materials can conduct heat quickly, so it is very important to keep iPhone away from exposure to extreme temperatures that are higher than 35 degrees Celsius.
6. Do not use iPhone while it is charging.

If you are not in a forced state, you should avoid using your iPhone while charging. This causes the iPhone engine to become hot, the IC charger, the USB IC, and of course the battery will be damaged because it forces the iPhone to work harder.
7. Do not use the iPhone to work until it is hot.

Forcing the iPhone to work continuously until the temperature becomes hot, not only can damage the battery but other components on the iPhone will also be damaged.
8. Don't charge iPhone in car.

The voltage in the car is so unstable that it can damage the iPhone battery. If you are forced, you should charge a car that is equipped with an inverter.
9. Limit charging the iPhone using a power bank.

A power bank is very helpful if you are on the move and the iPhone battery has run out. However, please note that a power bank can make the iPhone battery more wasteful. So, reduce its use as much as possible, especially for daily use.
10. Remove the specific case while charging the iPhone.

Charging an iPhone device when it is closed in certain cases can build up excess heat which results in battery health. So, always remember to remove your iPhone from its case first when charging.

Battery strength is the amount of time the device is functional before it needs to be charged. Battery life is the amount of time the battery lasts until it needs to be replaced. Both must be maximized to get the maximum benefit from the devices used, including the iPhone.