General Discussion: The iPhone thread


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ismvil
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1469 posts since 16/9/11

23 Nov 2020 17:55
Got the 12 pro max. Battery is nuts.
wembly
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558 posts since 15/1/13

23 Nov 2020 18:10
Rirawin wrote:
saltz33 wrote: Has anyone bought the 12 mini? thoughts?
or should I just go for the 12…

Depends on what you're upgrading from. Missus moved from a 6S to an iPhone 12 Pro and it was a huge leap for her. I'm still on the 11 Pro (going from a 6S) and that too was a giant leap. However, not much in it between the 12 Pro and 11 Pro. Either way, I'd say go for the 12 Pro if you're not bothered about the larger footprint (no beadle hand).

also it depends what you are looking for in a phone.

music, basic texting, taking pictures etc. - I would go for the mini
gaming, lot of filming in 4k, constant mailing, texting - go for the 12

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxA0BBH2G-M&ab;_channel=TechDaily
morgan
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1098 posts since 22/2/11

23 Nov 2020 19:00
ismvil wrote: Got the 12 pro max. Battery is nuts.

Good or bad?
ismvil
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1469 posts since 16/9/11

23 Nov 2020 19:17
Good. About 8 hours of screen on. Easily getting through a day.
morgan
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1098 posts since 22/2/11

23 Nov 2020 19:44
Ffs. Cheers.
I’ll play with some settings to see what I can do to it improve it.
saltz33
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341 posts since 1/10/12

23 Nov 2020 20:37
wembly wrote:
Rirawin wrote:
saltz33 wrote: Has anyone bought the 12 mini? thoughts?
or should I just go for the 12…

Depends on what you're upgrading from. Missus moved from a 6S to an iPhone 12 Pro and it was a huge leap for her. I'm still on the 11 Pro (going from a 6S) and that too was a giant leap. However, not much in it between the 12 Pro and 11 Pro. Either way, I'd say go for the 12 Pro if you're not bothered about the larger footprint (no beadle hand).

also it depends what you are looking for in a phone.

music, basic texting, taking pictures etc. - I would go for the mini
gaming, lot of filming in 4k, constant mailing, texting - go for the 12

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxA0BBH2G-M&ab;_channel=TechDaily

Cheers for the feedback.

She only uses it for the odd app (car parking, shopping, strava)… and taking pics… Think the mini is the best shout or downgrading her to a XR/SE.

Both are a step up from her 6
wembly
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558 posts since 15/1/13

24 Nov 2020 08:02
if she is upgrading from a series 6 I would go for the newest one - the mini

the XR is already two years old and the SE 2.0 almost one

se/ mini have almost the same size but the mini has the better and bigger display

the big plus for the mini - A14 Chip, 5G, better camera (two) bot front and back, the lightest of them all

I myself will upgrade from the 7 to the mini
saltz33
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341 posts since 1/10/12

24 Nov 2020 08:42
Nice… thanks for the insight (and agree… the mini future proofs her for a while)
Best
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9893 posts since 21/10/05

4 Jan 2021 14:25
Does anyone have a refresh / new phone every year contract, and would they recommend it?

ismvil
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1469 posts since 16/9/11

4 Jan 2021 15:00
I'm on the iPhone upgrade program and swap most years, mostly for the camera, if you're not focused on that I would say it's not really worth it.
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9893 posts since 21/10/05

4 Jan 2021 16:06
Apple have closed that for now annoyingly, presume it’s a Covid thing