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Apple iPhone 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max Review - Verdict

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Value For Money

There’s no way you could call the iPhone 12 Pro series phones “cheap”, by any means, but they don’t compare too badly to some other premium models on the market - particularly Samsung’s top end phones, the Samsung S20 Ultra and the Note 20 Ultra.

These iPhone models sit very firmly in “premium” territory, but if you’re looking for a more budget version, you could look towards the iPhone 12 or the iPhone 12 Mini.

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro / Max Verdict

If you’re already a fan of the iPhone brand, you’ll likely be thrilled with the iPhone 12 Pro series - whichever of the two models you decide to opt for. There’s lots to like, with simplicity of operation, 5G connectivity, 4K video recording and excellent stills results all going for them.

Whether you want to go for the larger model or the smaller one is almost entirely down to personal preference. There will be plenty who opt for the smaller one as it fits more neatly in your pocket (and your hand), while those who want the best viewing experience (or perhaps have larger hands) have the option of plumping for the bigger model.

Although there are some on-paper differences between the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s cameras, in reality, the results are very hard to distinguish between - so the decision will almost certainly come down to which screen size you prefer, how much you want to spend - and perhaps if you crave that (slightly) longer telephoto lens.

If you are already an owner of one of the iPhone 11 Pro models, there’s not a huge amount here to tempt you to upgrade - camera wise - with very similar results from the last iteration. That said, there may be other reasons which draw you towards upgrading - such as 5G connectivity.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro / Max Pros

  • Great screens
  • Triple lens set up
  • Easy to use
  • Excellent stills and video performance
  • Can shoot in raw format

Apple iPhone 12 Pro / Max Cons

  • High price
  • No “advanced” camera mode
  • Can’t expand inbuilt memory

Features4.5/5
Handling4.5/5
Performance4.5/5
Value4/5
Overall Verdict

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