“Pro” is a new naming rule that Apple has added since the iPhone 11 series, aiming to provide a better iPhone for users who are pursuing better performance. In 2019, the iPhone 11 Pro was released, and in October 2020, Apple brought the iPhone 12 Pro, and then in the 23rd editor also received this “Pro” model from Apple. Although there are many changes in the iPhone 12 Pro compared to the previous generation, the editor focuses on the differences in charging.
One, simple packaging box
With the release of each new generation of iPhone, Apple will bring a batch of new wallpapers, and each new wallpaper will be displayed on the front box of the iPhone. The front of the iPhone 12 Pro this time is a new wallpaper, which looks very black in appearance, but in fact this is a sea blue color.
The side of the box is very simple, with only the words iPhone.
On the other side is the bitten apple logo.
This time, due to the reduction of accessories, the size of the packaging box has changed greatly, and the thickness has been cut in half. The current iPhone 12 series packaging boxes need two together to have the thickness of one of the previous iPhone 11 series.
On the back of the box is some parameter information, introducing the products in the box and some network information. The iPhone 12 Pro is Apple’s first Pro model that supports 5G networks.
CH/A proves that this iPhone is a product of the National Bank. The iPhone 12 Pro in my hand is a sea blue iPhone 12 Pro with 118GB of RAM.
Second, unboxing iPhone 12 Pro
Since the thickness is halved, the packaging box is not as tight as before, and it can be opened easily.
There is an extra handle on the side to facilitate taking out the iPhone.
Below the iPhone are some accessories and paper manuals.
The two Apple Logo stickers over the years have also become one this time, and all the paper accessories have been reduced in size, but the familiar card picking needle is still there.
The above is all the products in the box, iPhone 12 Pro, data cable and paper manual.
When I first started writing the iPhone 12 Pro charging evaluation, I always felt that there was a missing link when I wrote about the accessories. I thought carefully about the missing charging head (undescribed mood.jpg), not because I forgot to write it, but it was not marked. Yes, there is only one charging cable in the package.
The type of charging cable is USB-C to Lightning, which is often referred to as PD fast charging cable for iPhone.
There is also a string of letters on the wire, which should be the serial number of the wire. The iPhone 12 series even the standard fast charging cable has a serial number. This seems to be the first time.
Use a macro lens to look at the inside of the USB-C connector. There are 7 pins on the upper and lower pins, a total of 14 pins.
The measured end-to-end length of the wire is about 105cm, which is the length of the conventional standard wiring.
Fourth, iPhone 12 Pro
This time, the iPhone 12 Pro has added a new sea blue color, which is also the main color of Apple’s mobile phone this year. Unlike the iPhone 12, the Pro’s back panel is made of frosted glass, and the focus is naturally no fingerprints.
The iPhone 12 Pro can also stand up without relying on any external elements, all of which also benefit from the new design of the iPhone 12 series.
For the camera part, the iPhone 12 Pro uses a rear-mounted three-camera design. They are 12 million pixels ultra-wide angle, ƒ/2.4 aperture and 120° viewing angle, wide angle, ƒ/1.6 aperture and telephoto lens, ƒ/2.0 aperture .
The frame part is also different from the iPhone 12, the two are just the opposite. The frame of the iPhone 12 Pro is made of shiny material, and there is only a physical button on the right side of the power button.
The left side of the phone is the classic mute button and volume control button. Unlike the previous iPhone, the SIM card slot has also been changed from the right to the left. The two antennas are separated from each other.
I found the iPhone 12 to make a comparison. The frame of the iPhone 12 is matte material, but the back plate is mirror material; while the frame of the iPhone 12 Pro is mirror material, but the back plate is matte material.
Five, full screen with bangs
The bangs full screen is the design that the iPhone X started to use. In order to cut off the Home button for the full screen, it also bid farewell to fingerprint recognition. Because fingerprint recognition cannot be used, Apple has developed a new unlocking method called “Face ID”, that is, face. Recognition and unlocking, but many sensors cannot be hidden on the frame, so the front is in the form of a full screen with bangs and is still used today.
The iPhone 12 series of mobile phone screen glass uses a super-ceramic panel jointly developed by Apple and Corning. Apple claims that its drop resistance has been increased by 4 times. In terms of size, the iPhone 12 Pro has also been upgraded to a 6.1-inch screen size, 2532 x 1170 pixel resolution, and 460 ppi.
Since the launch of the iPhone X, the bottom frame of the iPhone has always been very narrow because it uses the COP packaging technology. And this technology requires a lot of financial support, so although there are more and more full-screen mobile phones in the next few years, but the bottom frame can achieve the width of the iPhone or even narrower than the iPhone.
You will feel the obvious difference when you hold it in your hand, and the water chestnut is even more obvious. But as for the lack of hands, this is completely a personal feeling, I think it’s okay, maybe because of the short time to get started.
Six, iPhone 12 Pro size and weight
The measured length of iPhone 12 Pro is about 146.86mm using calipers.
The width is about 71.57mm.
The thickness is about 7.45mm.
The weight of the whole machine is about 187.6g. As a Pro-level iPhone, the weight is still very light at this level.
Seven or two generations of Pro models
The iPhone 11 Pro is Apple’s first model named “Pro”, and the next product is the iPhone 12 Pro. Because the iPhone 12 Pro has also upgraded the screen size to 6.1 inches, it will be better than the iPhone 11 overall. Pro is bigger.
The frame comparison of the two phones, although they are currently the only two Pros besides Max, they are quite different in appearance. From the frame, you can directly determine which one is 12 and which is 11.
The contrast between the bottom and side frames of the two phones looks similar visually, and both are very narrow.
The position of the top bangs is almost the same in size.
Both iPhones use a rear-mounted three-camera design. Compared with the iPhone 11 Pro, the iPhone 12 Pro has an extra lidar scanner.
Eight, wired charging
The charging head and wired earphones of all new iPhone series are cancelled this time, and the charging cable uses the USB-C to Lightning fast charging cable. This cable is completely different from the previously equipped USB-A to Lightning, so it is necessary Review the new charging head.
The new iPhone 12 series supports PD fast charging, and the attached charging cable is also a fast charging cable, but it should be noted that if a friend is using the previous charging head (such as the right), it cannot be matched with the attached charging cable. To charge the new iPhone, you need to use the PD fast charging head based on the USB-C output on the left to achieve the purpose of triggering PD fast charging.
Nine, Apple charger family bucket charging test
1. Five Fortunes and One Peace
Use Apple’s classic 5W charger to charge the iPhone 12 Pro with a power of 5.07V 0.98A 4.97W.
Use Apple 12W charger to charge iPhone 12 Pro, the power is 5.13V 2.36A 12.11W.
Use Apple’s 18W charger to charge iPhone 12 Pro, the power is 9.07V 1.91A 17.38W.
Use Apple’s 20W charger to charge iPhone 12 Pro, the power is 8.91V 2.18A 19.51W.
Use Apple 30W charger to charge iPhone 12 Pro, the power is 8.90V 2.49A 22.19W.
Use Apple’s 61W charger to charge iPhone 12 Pro, the power is 8.95V 2.39A 21.46W.
Use Apple 87W charger to charge iPhone 12 Pro, the power is 8.97V 2.39A 21.53W.
Finally, I used the Apple 96W charger to charge the iPhone 12 Pro with a power of 9.05V 2.40A 21.79W.
Ten, wireless charging
Wired charging can be regarded as a regular upgrade. The wireless charging of the new iPhone is the biggest change in iPhone history. iPhone 8 began to support wireless charging, and the iPhone 12 series began to support magnetic wireless charging, and Apple also launched its first own magnetic wireless charger to work with the new iPhone.
Just stick the wireless charger on the back panel of the phone, no extra operations are required.
Does this mean that you can wirelessly charge your iPhone and you can play with your phone without blocking it?
Using MagSafe magnetic wireless charger is actually very simple. You only need to place the iPhone near the charger, and the charger will automatically align the wireless charging coil of the iPhone by the effect of magnetic attraction to achieve the purpose of charging and discharging in the Apple port. .
The editor measured the magnetic force of MagSafe magnetic wireless charger to be quite strong. I tried it to lift the iPhone to the side, but I advise you not to do this to avoid any loss.
It is also very simple to cancel the MagSafe magnetic charger. One way is to remove the charger with both hands.
On the other hand, the charger can be removed directly with one hand, and the wireless charger can be automatically dropped by pushing it to the side.
11. Full charging test
The charging head is no longer included in the packaging of the iPhone 12 Pro, so users can only choose the old charging head or purchase it additionally. There are many kinds of charging heads for Apple alone, so I selected several representative chargers to test the charging process of iPhone 12 Pro.
First, use a 5W charger to charge the iPhone 12 Pro. The initial charging is very stable. There is no obvious fluctuation in the three data platforms. After about 2 hours and 28 minutes, the power and current gradually decrease until the end of the charge. The whole process takes about 3 hours and 25 minutes. The highest power is 5.04V 0.97A 4.91W.
Later, the editor used the Apple 12W charger to charge the iPhone 12 Pro. The voltage is stable during the charging process, and the current is gradually reduced. The whole process takes about 2 hours and 13 minutes, and the maximum power is 4.96V 2.32A 11.56W.
Use the 18W PD charger to charge the iPhone 12 Pro. After a short shutdown charge, the voltage jumps to the 9V fast charge input gear, and the current handshake is 2A input. After about 20 minutes, the power and current showed a stepwise decline. At about 53 minutes, the voltage dropped from 9V to 5V input, and then the power and current gradually decreased after 1 hour and 05 minutes until the end of charging. The whole journey takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes, and the maximum power is 9.10V 1.97A 17.96W.
The 20W charger is the standard charger for the iPad Air 4 and 2020 iPad. The 20W charger is used to charge the iPhone 12 Pro. The overall charging situation is almost the same as the 18W charger. The whole process takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes. The maximum power is 8.91V 1.99A 17.79W.
Finally, the editor uses the very popular Xiaomi 65W GaN charger to charge the iPhone 12 Pro. The entire charging process is about the same as 18W and 20W. The whole process takes about 1 hour and 41 minutes, and the maximum power is 9.12V 1.98A 18.09W.
Finally, in order to facilitate the viewing of the overall battery percentage change process, the editor draws the five charging methods into a line graph. From the perspective of the bar graph, the 5W charger charges 18% in half an hour, 36% in one hour, and it takes 3 hours and 25 minutes to fully charge.
The data of the 12W charger is relatively fast. It charges 44% in half an hour and 61% in one hour. It takes 2 hours and 13 minutes to fully charge. Although there is a big improvement compared to 5W, it is still very slow. Finally, the charging curves of 18W, 20W and Xiaomi 65W GaN chargers are almost the same or even overlap, so only two curves can be seen in the figure. However, in terms of data, it takes about 60% to charge in half an hour, 88% in 1 hour, and it takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes to fully charge.
Summary of charging head network
Apple released a total of 4 new models at this conference. The iPhone 12 mini is a new model that has been expanded. The remaining three models are compared to last year’s three models. Compared with the iPhone 11 Pro, the iPhone 12 Pro has undergone major changes in appearance, with the chip upgraded to A14 and supports 5G networks. The size has increased from 5.8 inches to 6.1 inches, which is the same as the iPhone 12.
In terms of wired charging, the official website introduced that using a 20W charger can charge the iPhone 12 Pro by 50% in half an hour. The biggest change is that the charger is no longer included. There is only one USB-C to Lightning fast charging cable in the package. Users can choose to use the old charger to charge the new iPhone. If you want to realize fast charging, only the iPhone 11 Pro series is equipped with an 18W charger. In addition, users want to realize fast charging and can only choose to purchase separately charger.
In terms of wireless charging, Apple has made a major update this time. Through the effect of magnetic attraction, the problem of users’ misalignment of the coil has been solved, and the use of Apple’s mouth that allows users to charge at any time is realized. The charging power has also been upgraded from the traditional Qi charging protocol 7.5W to MagSafe 15W wireless charging, and the MagSafe magnetic wireless charger has been introduced simultaneously, which is also the first wireless charger launched by Apple. At present, if you want to provide up to 15W wireless charging for the iPhone 12 series, you can only use Apple’s original MagSafe wireless charger, but Apple will authorize MagSafe to other accessory manufacturers. After a period of time, users can choose a third party to be certified The magnetic wireless charger of the iPhone 12 series provides wireless charging up to 15W.
For the whole process of mobile phone charging, the editor selected 5W, 12W, 18W, 20W and the popular Xiaomi 65W GaN charger to participate in the test. It took about 3 hours and 25 minutes to fully charge the mobile phone with the 5W charger; 12W charging The charger takes about 2 hours and 13 minutes; 18W, 20W and Xiaomi 65W GaN chargers take about 1 hour and 40 minutes.
The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 are currently on sale, and many users have already got the new phones, but I believe that for most users, they still need to purchase an additional PD charger. The charging head network has prepared a lot for the charging part of the iPhone 12 series. What kind of charger and power bank can provide PD fast charging for the iPhone 12 series? Whether all charging accessories can be compatible with the fast charging of the iPhone 12 series, all the answers It has been gradually presented to everyone, don’t miss it.