iPhone 12 Pro Max — The Old Giant
Even tho I will criticize it I love my iPhone 12 Pro Max like I love my wife.
Babe if you read this, don’t get mad. 😊
I always had special “connection” with my technology and this one was no different. I tend to treat it like it is my kid or something alike. And no, it is not a relationship that lasts until I feel like it is not “new” anymore.
I won’t bore you with all the details of phone since we all watched reviews when they came out but instead I will tell you 3 main aspects that were my weak point, in a good way.
Dive in with me!
It was like every other year that I watched the best iPhone they ever made on my iPhone X.
Side note: I tend to change iPhone every 2 to 3 generations.
And to be honest I expected something unoriginal. I am “sick” of looking at same design in tech for more than 2 generations. It gets boring. Give us new, give us something challenging. And 12 series wasn’t really that since the design side wasn’t that original but it was something I was hoping for. That boxy iPhone 4 vibe.
But with that vibe I started vibing. I went nuts the moment I saw 12 Pro Max. Unfortunately my financial state at that moment did not allow me to get it. Took me almost 5 months to get it with last month being like this:
- should I?
- I shouldn’t…
- but I want it.
- nooo, I can’t.
You get the point. Anyway I started going off topic.
There I was sitting, watching the event until the end with 🔥 in my 👀 dreaming of owning behemoth of the iPhone 12 lineup, the magnificent Pacific Blue iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Fast Forward 5 months ⏩
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Oh my, oh my, oh my, the rush and sensation I got just from watching it on screen. It is shipped, it is being delivered and ding ding. It is here.
Skr, skr, skr, plastic wrap going down, but the box opening for way too long. Come on, come on. BANG! 💥
Greeted with that gorgeous blue color from the start.
(Sierra Blue is better but 🤷🏻♂️)
I don’t know if it was the first gen that got that paper with print of button names on it but to me that is why I love Apple.
Small details matter.
The Size & Display
As I said, behemoth, it is huge and it has some weight to it BUT people who complain it is too heavy, really? Like really, really? Damn thing doesn’t weight a ton.
Tho every YouTuber acts like when they hold it, their hand is dragging on the floor…
6.7", no 120 Hz but at the moment I didn’t event want it because I never had experience with anything higher than 60 Hz. Colors? Beautiful. Button placement? Perfect.
Only thing I still wish for Apple to do is to bring back rounded volume buttons. We might see it with this year iPhone 14 lineup.
One of main reason behind my phone purchases was always cameras. I love good cameras. I love photographing more less everything. 📸
And they did not disappoint. Better low light performance than previous 11 lineup. Video stabilizing was polished near perfection on iPhones.
It captures details really nicely but what surprised me the most is the ProRAW feature. Are we really getting to that level of having RAW photos on iPhone?
Yes we are. Lovely. In short? Hella great camera! ✅
BANG! 💥 Can’t remember what Apple advertised for the battery but if you remember that Samsung advertisement, uhm…
AWESOME SCREEN. AWESOME CAMERA. LONG LASTING BATTERY LIFE.
Battery is screaming all day use! Even now, a year and half of owning. I do consider myself heavy user since I never owned iPad so my iPhone was my everything. Work? iPhone. Entertainment? iPhone. College? You guessed it. iPhone.
There are days now where I see massive degrade of battery like when I am watching Netflix. It is killing it. I tend to charge it up once, maybe even twice a day. But how I recently stopped paying for Netflix I switched to YouTube and my battery life improved significantly.
On the day where I don’t have time to watch YouTube for 12 hours at work the battery goes from around 100% (6:30 AM) to about 70% (11 PM). That day is phoning and messaging only with music.
Forgot to mention that battery is at 88% of maximum capacity at the moment and it is still going strong. 💪
Also fast charging ⚡️ is something we needed way before iPhone 11 lineup.
Long Term Relationship?
Definitely! If you can find it somewhere cheaper I’d say go for it! There will always be something new in newer models that you might want but if you are on some sort of a budget I’d get 12 Pro Max right now while it is still an option. Do note that 13 Pro Max is current battery champ as of time of writing.
Check out also MagSafe accessories for it like “the puck” charger or MagSafe wallet. Probably one of favorite regrets I didn’t buy.