iPhone 12 Professional evaluation: not fairly price the additional value

Apple’s more expensive model has zoom camera and lidar but uses heavier stainless steel

Apple’s more luxurious version of the iPhone 12 takes the best of the iPhone 4’s looks, adds some polished stainless steel and a third camera on the back – and an extra £200 to the price.

The new iPhone 12 Pro costs from £999 and sits between the slightly smaller £699 12 Mini, the same-size £799 12 and the larger, more expensive £1,099 12 Pro Max, which will have a more powerful camera when launched on 13 November.

Screen: 6.1in Super Retina XDR (OLED) (460ppi)

Processor: Apple A14 Bionic

RAM: 6GB

Storage: 128, 256 or 512GB

Operating system: iOS 14

Camera: triple 12MP rear cameras with lidar, 12MP front-facing camera

Connectivity: LTE, wifi 6, NFC, Bluetooth 5, lightning, ultra wideband and GPS

Water resistance: IP68 (6 metres for 30 mins)

Dimensions: 146.7mm x 71.5mm x 7.4mm

Weight: 187g

The frosted glass back of the 12 Pro is more slippery than the glossy glass one on the iPhone 12.

Pros: improved triple camera, portraits with night mode, water resistant, wireless charging, MagSafe, Face ID, long battery life, great performance, great screen, more durable, 5G, long software support.

Cons: no USB-C, need your own charger, only 2x optical zoom on the camera, heavier than iPhone 12, expensive.

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