This time, there were so many surprises: the iPhone 12 Pro review

On October 14, 2020, when Apple officially launched the new iPhone 12 series, Apple CEO cook once made a very special statement in front of the global audience. He called this generation of iPhone “new era”. < / P > < p > to be honest, many people may not pay attention to such a small detail when watching the press conference, or even if they do, it is only used as the expression of marketing nature. But when we were living with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 pro, we realized that this new iPhone could really stand up to the position of opening up a new era in the family. At the same time, it also makes it the best 5g flagship mobile phone at present. < / P > < p > our Sanyi life started with a 512gb version of iPhone 12 pro in sea blue. On the one hand, the reason for choosing sea blue is that it is a new color for the whole series of iPhone 12; on the other hand, it is also because a so-called “spy photo” a few days ago made many people worry about the real appearance of the color. < / P > < p > What does the Navy iPhone 12 Pro look like? In the environment with good lighting conditions, we use a set of reliable photography equipment to bring you the “true face” of iPhone 12 pro. < / P > < p > Yes, this is the Navy version of the iPhone 12 pro. As you can see, first of all, the iPhone 12 Pro is indeed replaced by the “horizontal and vertical” design style; secondly, because the pro version uses the AR frosted glass back shell, it also makes its “sea blue” color look different from the bright blue of the standard version of the iPhone 12. < / P > < p > put iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro together, you can clearly see the difference. The blue color of iPhone 12 is transparent, rich and full of youthful flavor, while the sea blue color of iPhone 12 Pro is more delicate and profound, which obviously emphasizes the advanced sense. < / P > < p > by the way, in the iPhone 11 series, apple used frosted glass veneer in the camera area, but this time, the camera part of the iPhone 12 pro on the back of the sander was processed into a bright surface material, which shows that apple is obviously “showing off the craftsmanship”. After all, it is rare in the industry to make both bright and frosted effects on a piece of glass at the same time. < / P > < p > since we have talked about “technology”, we have to mention the material and material of the iPhone 12 pro. I believe many friends have heard such a saying that the appearance of the iPhone 12 series “Salutes” the classic shape of the iPhone 4, because they share the same design language of the straight screen and the flat stainless steel middle frame. In fact, before we got the real machine, we agreed with it for a time. But when we really got the iPhone 12 pro, we soon found that the new model actually brought design breakthroughs and technological innovation in many aspects of its appearance, which can not be summarized by a sentence of “salute iPhone 4”. For example, the iPhone 12 is equipped with OLED screen this time, which not only makes its screen border narrower than in the past, but also makes the whole iPhone 12 series realize the first four sided equal width border modeling since the era of “full screen”. In short, the proportion of screens in the entire iPhone 12 series has increased significantly. < / P > < p > at the same time, we can see from our lens that the screen permeability of the iPhone 12 Pro has improved again. On the one hand, it is equipped with a 2.5k HDR OLED panel with a resolution of 2532 × 1170, which supports the peak brightness of 1200nit; on the other hand, it is also because Apple has given the iPhone this time All the 12 series are equipped with “super porcelain crystal glass” developed in cooperation with Corning. It can achieve four times the anti falling performance of traditional gorilla glass in a thinner thickness, thus improving the color transparency and visual authenticity of the screen in disguise. < / P > < p > in addition, if you remember the design of the iPhone 4, you might know that the front and rear panels of the iPhone 4 have a lot of protruding middle frames. However, this time, the iPhone 12 series, after switching to a new processor and supporting 5g, realized the structural design of the front and back glass completely embedded in the middle frame. This not only makes the appearance of the iPhone 12 series far surpass that of the previous iPhone 4. What’s more, in this era of 5g models, the whole series of iPhone 12 series are only 7.4mm thick. At the same time, take our iPhone 12 Pro as an example. It is equipped with a 6.1-inch OLED full screen, but its body weight is only 187 grams, which may be one of the few products that can be called light and thin among the current 5g flagship models. < / P > < p > at the end of the appearance section, we want to talk about the middle frame design of the iPhone 12 pro. Some friends may already know that the material of the middle frame of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro is different. Among them, the material of iPhone 12 is aluminum, while that of iPhone 12 Pro is stainless steel. Not only is the strength higher, but also the surface polishing process makes it form a strong visual contrast with the frosted back. < / P > < p > however, what you may not know is that in fact, even within the iPhone 12 pro, different color versions use different middle frame treatments. For example, in the Navy version we have in hand, PVD technology is used in the middle frame, but if it is a gold version, this time it will be hipims process, which not only has higher cost, but also has stronger anti fouling and easy to wipe characteristics. < / P > < p > it seems that apple not only understands the consumers’ love for “local gold”, but also really attaches some more “noble” attributes to it. After looking at the outside of the iPhone 12 pro, let’s talk about its “inner core” this time. As we all know, the iPhone 12 series is equipped with A14 bionic chip independently developed by apple. It has two large and four small self-developed CPUs, a new four core GPU, and a neural network processing unit with doubled performance. At the same time, the pro version also has more memory than the iPhone 12 due to its enhanced video and photo editing capabilities. So the question is, how does the iPhone 12 Pro perform with such a hardware configuration? < / P > < p > first of all, judging from the running points of Angora and geekbench, the overall performance improvement of iPhone 12 Pro is about 17% compared with the previous generation of iPhone 11 pro. Among them, the new CPU design brings about 27.7% performance improvement, the new GPU improves about 9% in graphics, and the progress in the field of computing is even greater, which can reach nearly 24.3%. However, this is not the most obvious performance improvement on A14. Through aimark, we can clearly see that the performance of the 16 core neural network engine integrated by A14 has improved by 56.8% compared with the previous A13. < / P > < p > the most important thing is that those who have seen our Sanyi life’s previous detailed evaluation of IOS 14 may remember that Apple has already laid out a number of functions based on local AI computing power at the system level. Just as the iPhone 12 series was released, Apple has also previewed some third-party apps that do not need to be connected to the Internet, can better protect users’ privacy, and respond faster to the “device side AI” function. < / P > < p > in other words, the performance improvement of A14 will not only stay at the level of running. The emergence of non networked AI applications driven by it may be of greater significance to the entire mobile phone industry. < / P > < p > of course, apart from AI applications, we know you are still looking forward to something else. Yes, we also tested the iPhone 12 pro’s game performance and its fever < / P > < p >: the game’s closing animation locks 30 frames, but the operation part can be stable for 60 frames, and the CPU utilization rate is only about 20%. < / P > < p >: on the iPhone 12 pro, higher image quality options are available than Android clients. But also because of this, the highest CPU utilization rate can reach nearly 50%. Fortunately, although we all know that such high image quality options may be designed for “heavy devices” such as the iPad pro, the iPhone 12 Pro can also maintain above 40fps, and occasionally even speed to nearly 60 frames. It has to be said that the performance of A14 and Apple’s self-developed metal API can finally bring about 3D processing efficiency. < / P > < p > in addition, we also use a relatively reliable temperature measuring gun to measure the surface temperature of the iPhone 12 Pro when running heavy load games. As you can see, at room temperature of 22 ℃, the screen area temperature of the iPhone 12 Pro reaches 36.5 degrees, mostly hovering between 32 degrees and 35 degrees. From the actual experience of our game testing, the heating control of the iPhone 12 Pro is even better – “it’s far less hot than some models,” our colleague commented. < / P > < p > finally, let’s take a look at the camera performance of the iPhone 12 pro. As we all know, the iPhone 12 Pro is equipped with three 12 megapixel cameras of ultra wide angle, wide angle and long focus, and has greatly enhanced the lens quality and the correction speed of optical anti shake mechanism. In addition, it also has an independent lidar lidar, which can not only have the spatial perception in AR applications, but also be used in low light focusing and night portrait shooting, so as to accurately measure the distance and shape of the object and separate them from the background. < / P > < p > Yes, we haven’t seen it for a long time. After 100% magnification, we can’t see the sample of ghosting. What does that mean? In brief, one is to show that the optical anti shake effect of iPhone 12 Pro is really awesome. Secondly, for the mobile phone that is widely used to reduce noise, the final film can achieve such clarity. It is not difficult to see that Apple’s multi frame pixel alignment algorithm has some level. Of course, from this point of view, it actually reminds us of one thing again, that is, the photos taken by “low-pixel” models may not be poor in detail, and the ultra-high-pixel mobile phones may not be able to count a few. However, if you think that the iPhone 12 pro’s photo advantages are just anti shake and resolution, it’s a little underestimated. Because, this time, it may even be in many Android flagship models on the two strengths of the implementation of anti super. < / P > < p > the exposure time of ISO is less than 50, with exposure time of thousands of seconds or even tens of thousands of seconds, plus the sun hanging in the sky, facing the picture. It’s not difficult for those who have a little knowledge of photography to see that these three street samples are totally large backlight pictures taken against the fierce sun, and each car in the picture is actually a backlight object. So how strong the HDR effect of the iPhone 12 Pro is, I believe we don’t have to worry about it any more. < / P > < p > in addition, the second photo taking function of iPhone 12 Pro this time has been greatly enhanced, which is the night scene that everyone loves to see. < / P > < p > Yes, unlike the past when you could only shoot night scenes with the main camera, this time all of the iPhone 12 series, including the front shot, can support the night scene mode. In fact, it has surpassed many Android models. But when we look further