Are you looking to upgrade your phone but can’t afford a new model? Here at Smart Devices 911 in St. Cloud, Florida, we offer used and certified iPhone 12 at a fraction of the price of new models, giving you the same great options and features without the hefty price tag. We also sell other great used phones as well as Apple repairs if you find yourself with a broken screen or other phone issues. 


The Specifics

Released in October 2020, the 12th iPhone hit stores with a 6.10 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1170 pixels by 2532 pixels at a PPI of 460 pixels per inch. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage, and has multiple 12-megapixel primary cameras on the rear, as well as a 12-megapixel front shooter for selfies. This phone has been a mega hit, with the new model comprising 27% of the first quarter of sales for iPhones. But with any smartphone, there are going to be pros and cons to the device, and here we’ve highlighted some of the key factors in determining whether you want to invest in a new iPhone.


iPhone 12 

One of the biggest pros for the newest iPhone was it’s 5G connectivity, which boasts extremely fast downloads and streaming through a cellular connection that’s anywhere from 10 to 100 times faster than 4G. The Apple lineup was the first to offer 5G connectivity, which for some was a great incentive to buy the iPhone right out the gate but was also a con for some people. Although 5G networks are soon going to dominate the cellular world, they aren’t quite available everywhere yet, leaving some to wait until 5G is more readily available in their area before pursuing the new phone. The iPhone touts a sleeker, lighter design that’s reminiscent of their older models. The 12 has flat metal edges with right-angle borders as opposed to curved, and with its lighter weight overall, makes it more versatile and easier for sticking in your pocket. Some users however, feel the new design does make gripping the phone uncomfortable, due to the sharper edges, and can become slippery in sweaty or wet hands. The 12 does sport the best mobile processor on the planet, with the phone’s A14 Bionic chip. 


The overall ruggedness of the new iPhone has drastically changed as well in this new lineup. Able to withstand a maximum depth of 6 meters for a total of thirty minutes is quite impressive, and an increase from the last model’s depth of 4 meters of water. This added performance in water resistance will help you avoid additional Apple repairs during the lifetime of your iPhone. Apple also claims that their Ceramic Shield front has four times the better drop performance compared to their previous manufacturer’s glass fronts. The iPhone now has upgraded camera features, including Dolby Vision HDR video recording, improved zoom range, and with two of the 12 models, LiDAR scanner for night mode portraits and faster autofocus in low light. Some users are still frustrated though with Apple’s Face ID as the only means of no touch ID’ing when accessing your phone. This feature is especially irksome with the prevalence of mask wearing almost 24/7. 


Battery Life

One big improvement that was not implemented was in the phone’s battery life, however. When compared to last year’s model, it actually offers an hour less of battery life, 17 hours of video playback, compared to iPhone 11 and its 18 hours of video playback; the iPhone 12 Pro Max does offer 20 hours of video playback, but that’s still on par with the Pro Max of last year’s model so it isn’t a true increase.   


Contact Us

Are you considering making the switch to the iPhone 12? If the $799 price tag has you rethinking, connect with Smart Devices 911 in St. Cloud instead. We offer many certified and used iPhones with all the same great benefits but saving you money in the long run. We can also help you with your Apple repairs if your current iPhone is struggling. Call us today!


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