The iPhone 12 Pro teams a triple-lens camera with an expansive screen and 5G connectivity. We take a look at everything it's got to offer...
What's the iPhone 12 Pro got to offer?
The iPhone 12's 6.1-inch Super Retina HD screen is the cheaper version of Apple's two 2020 Pro-branded iPhones. But apart from a smaller display, it's got pretty much the same standout set of features as the Pro Max.
That means you get 5G support for super-fast downloads and smooth streaming. And you get a powerful A14 processor and a robust construction that's four times as likely to withstand drops as previous models.
The only noteworthy difference is that while the Pro's triple lens camera is excellent, it's quite as impressive as the Pro Max for low-light shots.
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Display and design
Slightly larger than the standard iPhone 12 but significantly smaller and a bit more pocketable than the top-of-the-range iPhone 12 Pro Max, the iPhone 12 Pro is home to a 6.1” Super Retina screen.
It's much brighter and clearer than the displays on the iPhone. Which makes the iPhone 12 excellent for watching movies and TV on the go. And because the screen is fashioned from special reinforced Ceramic Shield glass, it's tougher and up to four times more likely to survive a drop than any handset in the iPhone 11 range.
As you'd expect from an iPhone, the 12 Pro features a high-quality steel and glass construction and feels reassuringly premium.
It's also more water-resistant than ever before and can withstand submersion in up to 6 metres of water for half an hour.
This is where the iPhone 12 Pro really justifies the 'Pro' part of its title. That's down to a triple-lens camera system that takes the cheaper iPhone models' wide-angle and ultra-wide angle lenses and adds a telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom, and a LIDAR sensor for augmented reality apps.
This incredible set-up results in better, brighter photos in low light than the iPhone 12 Mini and standard iPhone 12 can deliver, as well as much more detail and colour in photos in all shooting conditions.
Battery and processor
The 12 Pro is powered by the A14 processor that Apple claims is "generations ahead of any other smartphone chip". It's a bold claim, but one that's not unmerited.
The A14 means that the iPhone 12 Pro is 50% faster than the iPhone 11, which it means it runs with amazing 'zip' even when you're multi-tasking and really asking a lot of your phone.
The iPhone 12 Pro's battery comes in at 2,775mAh, which is the same size as the standard iPhone 12 despite the fact that it's powering a larger screen.
So if you're a heavy user, you might want to look into a battery pack to ensure you've got enough power to get through the day.
Support for fast 5G networks means you'll be able to do a lot more, faster. You can also expect super speedy downloads and smooth streaming, even when you're watching in 4K.
What's the cheapest iPhone 12 Pro deal?
If you're really, really keen to save cash, you might want to consider the iPhone 12 Mini or standard iPhone 12 instead of the Pro model.
But if you're sure you want the iPhone 12 Pro but would prefer to keep your costs down, we'd recommend you take a look at value networks such as Tesco Mobile giffgaff.
Which networks sell the iPhone 12 Pro?
Most major networks offer iPhone 12 Pro contracts. Here's a snapshot of what they've got to offer.
The breadth and speed of EE's 5G service is its key selling point for would-be iPhone 12 Pro buyers. But its range of customer incentives are noteworthy too.
Customer rewards are what O2 does best, in the shape of its Rewards and Priorities schemes. These get you discounts and freebies at high-street outlets and priority ticket-booking at O2 venues, respectively.
Vodafone isn't cheap. But 5G coverage and speeds are impressive, while its Red Entertainment contracts are excellent when it comes to value-adding incentives.
Three's 5G iPhone 12 Pro plans are really good value and its inclusive roaming schemes and 5G quality are second to none.
Trade in to get money off an iPhone 12 Pro
Trading in your existing phone is a good way of cutting the cost of an iPhone 12 Pro.
iPhone 12 Pro specs
|Release Date||23/10/2020 00:00:00|
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar|
|Size||71.5mm x 7.4mm x 146.7mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Display Size||6.1 inches|
|Resolution||1170 x 2532 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||460 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||6 Cores Cores|
|Internal Storage||128, 256, 512|
|Primary Camera||12 MP|
|2nd Camera||12 MP|