The Pros and Cons of the iPhone 12 in the Eyes of Gadget Reviewers – The iPhone 12 that Apple announced a few weeks ago still leaves euphoria among gadget lovers. Some of them got the chance to try out the iPhone 12 lineup earlier.

One of them is the famous gadget YouTuber, Marques Brownlee, who had the opportunity to explore the iPhone 12.

“The iPhone 12 looks and feels good to me, very solid, a little heavy actually,” is Marques’ first impression that he revealed in a video entitled “iPhone 12 Unboxing Experience + MagSafe Demo “which aired on his YouTube channel.

Marques admitted that he was very interested in the new design that Apple was carrying. He calls the iPhone 12 similar to the iPad Pro or the iPhone 4 or the iPhone 5.

The iPhone 12 body, which is square in shape instead of rounded (curved), is called Marques, which is more comfortable to hold. However, he regrets that Apple still uses the Lightning port instead of USB-C.

“It looks like they would be better off using USB-C, but as you know, it looks like that is not possible,” he said.

Apart from the iPhone 12, Marques also reviewed the iPhone 12 Pro unit. In terms of the body, one of the differences is on the side of the frame or casing frame.

The iPhone 12 Pro has a frame made of stainless steel, while the iPhone 12 has a matte aluminum frame. “But I prefer aluminum,” said Marques.

According to him, the fingerprint scanner panel used on stainless material is not very unsightly. To note, the iPhone 12 fingerprint scanner panel is located on the side.

In the uploaded video, Marques also tries out MagSafe, Apple’s new wireless charger that has 15 watts of power.

As previously reported, Apple did not include a charger in the iPhone 12 purchase box on the grounds that it is more “environmentally friendly”.

Users are welcome to use a previously owned iPhone charger or purchase a USB charger separately.

You can also buy MagSafe for 39 US dollars or bundling with Leather Wallet with MagSafe for 59 US dollars. That, too, if you have more budget.

One of the things that Marques criticized was that Apple only included a cellphone unit, user books, Apple stickers, and a USB C to lightning cable converter. Meanwhile, Apple has included a charger head with a USB A port.

“So most likely iPhone 12 buyers only have a USB A charger head and have to buy a USB C charger head that Apple sells,” said Marques.

Regarding MagSafe, Marques himself was not satisfied. Because, when I tried it, the magnet wasn’t too strong so the MagSafe panel often fell off the back of the iPhone 12. In addition, Marques also mentioned the position of the 5G antenna on this device.

“Many are wondering what piece is on the right, under the power button because all the physical buttons are located on the left side? That piece is actually a 5G antenna,” Marques said.

As is known, all lines of the iPhone 12, for the first time, support 5G connectivity.

Dieter Bohn, a gadget reviewer from The Verge, feels the position of the 5G antenna is obstructed. According to him, the position of the 5G antenna is not symmetrical.

Bohn also criticized Apple for maintaining the notch or long bar above the screen. Bohn might have been disappointed even longer if the recent rumors turned out to be true.

A patent indicates that the big notch on the iPhone won’t go away until the iPhone 14 or about two years from now.

“But neither of those two things was a big problem for me,” he said, in the video “iPhone 12: New Standard” which aired on The Verge channel.

He still praised Face ID’s capable performance, even being able to scan faces wearing masks.

Like Marques, Bohn also appreciated the design of the iPhone 12 which he called a “modern throwback”.

Only what he regrets is the absence of a 120 Hz refresh rate. The iPhone 12 screen has a refresh rate of only 60 Hz.

“Scrolling the screen will be better at high refresh rates. The iPhone 12 can get it without having to have it (120 Hz refresh rate) because to keep the price down and iOS itself has smooth animations and good screen response, but it’s a little weird if it doesn’t have that feature. (120Hz refresh rate), “said, Bohn.

Apart from the two of them, Chris Velazco, Engadget’s senior editor, also reviewed the iPhone 12 Pro. One of the points that Velazco scored well on was the performance of the Bionic A14 chip embedded in the iPhone 12 line.

“It’s hard to find a phone this strong”, said Velazco in the video “iPhone 12 Pro: Enter 5G Era” which aired on the Engadget channel.

One of the advantages of the iPhone 12 Pro is the 6GB RAM capacity, which is bigger than the regular iPhone 12 with a capacity of 4GB.

“But will you get the benefit of the extra 2 GB? I’m not sure,” said Chris.

He explained that there were rumors circulating earlier that the 2GB RAM on the iPhone 12 Pro would only be used for camera storage.

However, according to Chris, the remaining 2 GB of RAM can be used for all applications downloaded on the iPhone 12 Pro and to support iOS performance.

The camera sector also received positive ratings. From the experiments, the results of the image have richer colors and details. However, Chris admits that he still prefers the iPhone 11 Pro shots.

A striking difference is in shooting during the day. The iPhone 12 Pro camera produces images that are warmer than the iPhone 11 Pro.

Those of you who see the full review of the reviewers of this famous gadget can go through the following link.

Marques Brownlee,

Dieter Bohn The Verge,

Chris Velazco Engadget.