Find out everything you need to know, from the best iPhone 12 features, to the best iPhone 12 deals, to the all-important iPhone 12 release date. And lots more in between.
There are tonnes of exciting features on the iPhone 12: advanced 5G technology, an upgraded A14 Bionic chip, toughened glass, an impressive design, five vibrant colours to choose from and an enhanced dual-camera system. To name just a few.
The iPhone 12 comes with the latest technology in mobile internet – 5G. Paired with a pay monthly contract deal that supports 5G, you’ll be able to experience break-neck speeds, giving you the ability to download films in a flash, stream higher-quality video and FaceTime in HD – all on the fly.
This isn’t just normal 5G, though. iPhone 12 uses 5G in an even smarter way – when your iPhone doesn’t need 5G speeds, for things like background updates, it switches to 4G LTE to conserve battery life. Then when you need more speed, iPhone 12 switches back to superfast 5G.
This time round, Apple’s upgraded the display from LCD to OLED. What does that mean? You get more contrast with brighter brights and darker blacks, making everything look sharper and crisper. From your videos to your photos, and even just reading text on-screen, the viewing experience is unlike anything you’ve seen on iPhone before.
At 6.1-inches, it’s also a great size for streaming and enjoying video content on the move or sat around the house. And with an iPhone 12 deal with 5G included as part of the plan, you don’t have to put up with the usual lag and buffering you sometimes get when trying to stream high-quality video – it’s all available in an instant, just how it should be.
The iPhone camera experience just got better thanks to the dual-camera system built into iPhone 12. It features two lenses: Wide and Ultra Wide. Both of which now come with Night mode for capturing brighter photos in low-light settings. Day or night, you’re good to go with iPhone 12.
Likewise, the video now performs better than ever in dark situations. It’s 27% better than previous models, making it possible to capture great-looking video at any time. Of course, you can then fine-tune your video after in Photos or iMovie, adding effects that lend it a more professional and unique finish.
Ready for a fresh look? Apple has introduced a re-worked design with a flat front and back, finished with aerospace-grade aluminium edges. It’s 11% thinner, 15% smaller, 16% lighter, and 100% a head-turner.
But it’s not just a new look – iPhone 12 is tougher and materially stronger than the previous generation. Manufactured with Ceramic Shield glass, it boasts 4x better drop performance for even greater peace of mind. Not to mention even better spill and splash resistance – IP68 certified to withstand a maximum depth of 6 meters up to 30 minutes.
Then of course you have a stunning range of five different colours to choose from, including (PRODUCT)RED, black, blue, green and white. All of which support MagSafe accessories, from cases to wallets – they simply stick to the back of your iPhone 12, held in place with magnets.
The iPhone 12 comes with the A14 Bionic chip. It’s also the same one used in iPhone 12 Pro, so you know you getting plenty for your money. How much? A14 can crunch over 1 trillion operations per second, which means it’s fast. Seriously fast. You’ll experience smooth and instant responsiveness when using your iPhone 12.
6.1-inch Retina XDR
1170 x 2532 resolution
6.1-inch Retina HD
828 x 1792 resolution
Dual 12MP system
Smart HDR 3 for photos
4k video recording
HDR video with Dolby Vision
Night mode Time-lapse
Dual 12MP system
Next-gen Smart HDR for photos
4k video recording
FaceTime HD (1080p) over 5G or WiFi
146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm
Ceramic Shield front
4x drop performance
"IP68 certified (6 meters up to 30 mins)"
150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm
Glass front and back
"IP68 certified (2 meters up to 30 mins)"
A14 Bionic chip
Next-gen Neural Engine
A13 Bionic chip
Third-gen Neural Engine
MagSafe and Qi wireless charging
Up to 17 hours video playback
Up to 11 hours video playback (streamed)
Qi wireless charging
Up to 17 hours video playback
Up to 10 hours video playback (streamed)
HDR with Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG
Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG
Got a burning question about the iPhone 12? Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions.
The iPhone 12 is available in five stunning colours, including (PRODUCT)RED, black, blue, green and white.
The biggest difference is iPhone 12 supports 5G, meaning you can experience faster data speeds. There’s also an impressive design on iPhone 12, with an upgraded camera and faster chip.
It depends on what features are important to you. If you want a compact iPhone at a low cost, iPhone 12 mini is perfect. For a bigger iPhone that’s still great value, iPhone 12 is your best bet. If you’re after more advanced camera features then iPhone 12 Pro is the one for you. And if you want the biggest screen available on an iPhone, then go for iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Yes, iPhone 12 supports 5G. If you get an iPhone 12 deals on a pay monthly contract from O2, Three or Vodafone, and you’re in an area of the UK that supports 5G, you’ll be able to experience even faster download speeds and better quality streaming.
You can buy it on a new or upgrade network contract, with iPhone 12 deals available on O2, Three and Vodafone. You also have the option to buy iPhone 12 SIM free, without a network contract, or by spreading the cost through our instalment finance option.
Yes, iPhone 12 is IP68 certified which means is splash, water and dust proof, and can be submerged to a maximum depth of 6 meters for up to 30 minutes.
Yes, iPhone 12 supports both nano SIM cards and an eSIM. Using an eSIM requires a wireless service plan, which not all network providers support.
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