iPhone 12 Unboxing and first impression
– This is the iPhone 12 and the 12 Pro. So let’s see what’s inside these phones and what they’re all about. I can tell you for one thing, there’s not as much in the box. So let’s start out with the iPhone 12 which has been very kindlyprovided to us in the blue color. – [Matt] Pacific blue? – No, I think that’s the 12 Pro, I think this is blue, blue. Wait, how blue do you thinkthis is, pretty blue, right? – [Matt] I think it’s like violet in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. – That’s blue.- Yeah. – Alright, here we go. Woo! that’s pretty blue. All right, so that’s not plastic on it. Nope, that’s that’s blue. Hello, welcome to Austin’sblue iPhone corner where this is blue is,is, that’s really blue. So immediately you cansee that the iPhone 12 has a brand new design that is 100% unique and never been usedbefore on any iPhone ever, such as the greatest pieceof technology ever made, the iPhone 4. Come on the iPhone 4 is the best design. We all know it. You know it, you know it,you especially know it. The iPhone 4, iPhones peaked then. Smartphones peaked then. So you do get a USB-C to Lightning cable unlike the USB-A cablethat you previously got. So this is clearly the way of the future. Although, if you are an astute viewer you’ll notice that there’sno power adapter in the box and there’s also no headphones. So buy some Beats, buy a USB-Cpower adapter, buy MagSafe. I don’t see why this is so hard, it seems very clear instructions. Oh, we get a singleApple sticker, how kind. – [Matt] That’s 50% lessthan what you got last year. – Don’t you care aboutthe environment, Matt? – [Matt] When it comesto my Apple stickers, how am I supposed toshow two separate people that I am better than them? (laughing) – Let’s take a look at theiPhone 12 Pro really quick. I assumed this is the exact same thing. So unlike with previous iPhones, specifically with the Proand the non-Pro models, the actual hardware shouldbe essentially identical as far as the actual dimensions. Ooh, I like that more. That is nicer. So something interesting, italmost feels like it’s thicker, even though I know thatthat’s not the case. I think it’s entirely becauseit has those squared off sides which of course is the best move to fit the most amountof stuff in the phone. There’s no wasted spacehere, but it’s interesting. Now that being said, thedimensions are identical between the 12 and the 12 Pro, but there are a few differences. So you’ll see that the shinyglass on the back of the 12 has been replaced by amatte finish on the 12 Pro. Personally I think that looks nicer. When you put the two phonesside-by-side, what you’ll see is you have a matte aluminumframe on the iPhone 12 and a shiny stainlesssteel frame on the 12 Pro. Believe me, the 12 Pro looks great. But I’ve touched it now, it looks slightly less great. Look it’s a fingerprintmagnet, surprise, surprise. So you put the iPhone 12side by side with the 11, you’ll see it’s a little bit smaller. However, when you putthe 12 Pro side-by-side with the 11 Pro you’ll seeit’s a little bit bigger. Part of that is because thesephones are identically sized, Right? I think probablythe bigger upgrade here is going from something like the 11 to the 12 because not only are you gettingmuch better OLED display, it’s higher resolution andjust, it’s just a better panel. But on top of that, I likethe size of the 12 more. For me the 11 and the 10 are always just a little bit too big but this feels like a good middle ground. Let’s see how they literally weigh up. I was gonna say measure up, but that didn’t make quite as much sense with my Handy-Dandy scale that we bought for some other videos I’ve forgot. Who wants to take bets? which is the heaviest iPhone? – [Matt] The 12 Pro. – The 12 Pro’s the heaviest of all four? – [Matt] Yes. – All right, Ken, which one’s heaviest? – [Ken] Hedging bets on 11. – You think 11 Pro’s heavier?- [Ken] 11 Pro. Woo! Spicy. All right, let’sstart out with the iPhone 11. 192. All right, we have our benchmark. You writing this down Matt? – [Matt] No, you have my phone. Next, let’s try the iPhone 12. Whoa! 163. Yo, that’s a lot lighter. Al right, now we go for the iPhone 11 Pro 187. You sir are incorrect. Wait, what was the first one? – [Matt] 192. – Yeah, there we go. I remember that. Now, here comes the Medium Chungus itself, the 12 Pro. 187. Ooh, so I put 11 as the heaviest. I will say hey, wait, wait, can I feel it. No, it feel the same. Wait, I have a great idea. Actually, I have justthe right prop for this. Okay, this part shouldn’tmake it in the video. Okay, so what was thedifference in the weight again? The 12 is $200 cheaper so I figured if I put $200 on the 12, it weighs the same as aPro, but that’s, it’s, (laughing) Why do you watch my videos? Who let me in front of the camera today? There is a lot new withthe iPhone this year, but one of the biggest features MagSafe. It’s specifically whatthis can and can’t do. So, the first thing that wehave is the MagSafe charger. Now I was actuallyplaying around with this on Instagram yesterday, andit actually is kind of fun because nowadays MagSafework on the iPhone 11 Pro but it even works on thePixel. So let’s start out with some help from our friends at OnePlus who have their 65 Watt Warp Charger. It’s just seeing what this does when I connect it all up together. So, if I attach this to theback of the 12 Pro we jump up to – [Matt] 5.2, 6, 7, 8 – Oh we’re, we’reclimbing, we’re climbing. So this charger is good for 45 Watts. So in theory, it shouldbe plenty good enough. Hang on, so let’s actuallytry something here before we go too deep into it, right? So let’s use MagSafe oniPhone 11. Interesting. Now it’s maybe not the greatest example because I’m at 90% charge. Let’s try to use MagSafeon the Google Pixel 5 which I know will work and iteven will work magnetically. Interesting. So I wonderif MagSafe is limited to around five Watts on an older device? But if you plug it into a newer device like the 12 or the 12 Pro,you’ll get that full speed. So now let’s try witha 36 Watt Anker Brick and see what we can get. 7, 8, 9, 10. So it seems with MagSafe that you definitely don’t need to go out and buy an Apple branded USB-C charger, but you do need somethingthat will provide at least 20 Watts via USB-C power delivery. Now we’re not seeing quite the15 Watts speeds yet however, this phone is at like 80something percent battery. So if we were a little bit lower we would likely see abit more power out of it. What I’m really curious about with MagSafe is how strong is this magnet? So obviously it sticksmuch better to the 12 than it did to any of the other phones. Yeah, that seems pretty good So yeah, so let me try it. – [Matt] I don’t like that grin! – Nope, no I don’t like that.I don’t like that at all. Woo! Okay, all right.It at least can hold. That’s pretty good. Whydon’t we see what happens when you actually put itinside of a MagSafe case? Yeah, okay. So it does seemlike it charges at about the same speed regardlessof whether you have a case on it or not. Is the magnet on the case strong enough? Yes, yeah, that feels prettymuch exactly the same. So MagSafe is aboutmore than just charging. So every accessory hasnot only those magnets but also a little NFC Chipto communicate with the phone what kind of accessory it is which is how the phone knowsI’m putting a blue case on for example. Now there are other things that you can do with this. So I know Marques dida video on the wallet. The wallet seems likea good idea in theory, but in practice maybe not the strongest sort of magnetic connection. I don’t know if I would trust it personally, but you can imagine a tonof other third parties taking advantage ofMagSafe to add things like a phone mount or all kinds of crazy stuff. I’d love a tripod mod. If I can just drop myphone directly on a tripod, like how cool would that be? One of the big questionsabout the 12 and the 12 Pro this year is of course performance. Not only do these have thebrand new Apple A14 Bionic, but they also have full 5G support. So make sure to subscribe for the full performancereview coming soon but between now and then, we have to take a little bitof a closer look at the camera. Oh my God! It’s exactly the same. Thank you very much forwatching my camera review. So the camera situation, isn’tthe clearest in the world so for right now, let’s justfocus on the 12 and the 12 pro. So generally speaking thecameras are very similar to what we had last generation. So with the 12, you getthese same ultra wide camera as before, and you have asimilar wide angle camera just with an improved lens that lets in a little bit more light.Same story for the 12 Pro, same ultra wide, same wide camera. This just adds the telephotofrom the iPhone 11 Pro. Now, if you’re used to the way that the iPhone 11 takesphotos you’ll know that that is generally speaking one of thebest smartphone cameras out and the 12 is no exception. So there are improvements tothe processing side of things so the images shouldlook generally speaking a little bit better especiallywith the HDR implementation. It’s a little bit moreaggressive this year and sort of give you a bitof more of a contrasty image, I suppose. But outside of that, there is all whole otherstory when it comes to the iPhone 12 Pro Max,which we will have shortly but that gives you a better telephoto that’s more zoomed in and importantly a much larger and hopefullybetter main camera’s sensor. Now, in addition to the telephoto camera the 12 Pro also does have a LiDAR sensor. So unlike some other phones that have completelyuseless extra sensors, this one is at least mildly useful. So you can use it for a couple of things. So of course, anything thattakes advantage of ARKit will be more detailed becauseyou have a much better depth map of the room that you’re in. But for most of us where you’regoing to really notice it is when it comes to autofocus. So the LIDAR, especially in low light will be able to helpthe phone focus better specifically for things suchas night mode portraits. Now one area where the iPhones have been the king forseveral years now is in video and I think that the 12 and the 12 Pro will absolutely continue that. So right now you’relooking at 4K 24p video, although this will go up to 60p as always. However, there’s a majordifference this year which is the addition of HDR,specifically Dolby Vision. What, what’s Dolby Vision?You have 30 seconds. – Well, Dolby Vision is kindof High Dynamic Range video or HDR, if you will. Sobasically the goal is to take the most amount of informationin your bright highlights and your darkest shadows,and be able to see into those bright highlightsand those dark shadows. Now with normal video, youcan kind of see everything, but the idea with Dolby Vision is the use of special metadatato transform the video in different brightnessesso that way you know, you can see it on your smartphone screen or you could see it on adimmed TV in a dark room or your iPad when it’s,(phone beeping) (phone beeping)- Great explanation. There’s still so much more to talk about with the iPhone 12 line. For example, the Pro line will get ProRAW. A better raw format that incorporates more of the image processing.When we have our hands on the 12 Pro Max, we’ll beable to take a look at those upgraded camera sensorsand how that all looks. We also will be able to take a look at the battery life longterm,especially considering that these are of course, 5G phones. And then there’s the biggestquestion in the room, how is the little baby brother the iPhone 12 Mini gonna stack up? So definitely be sure tosubscribe to the channel and you may wanna keep an eye out for not only our speed tests but also we’re going to doa much more in depth video very shortly over at oursecond channel, This Is. Matt why should they subscribe? – [Matt] Because This Is is awesome. – Okay, let’s not lie to the audience.