Apple iPhone 12 Pro review

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro adds 5G and more to one of the best smartphones for photography around. We test it out

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
(Image: © Amy Davies / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

With the iPhone 12 Pro, Apple once again delivers an excellent smartphone, with cameras which are capable of producing top-notch images. But the same is true of last year’s iPhone 11 Pro, too. While this model is undeniably brilliant, it’s likely to be other upgrades (such as it having 5G, a larger screen, and more storage) which tempts you to part with your cash, rather than any major upgrades to the onboard camera. If you want to see more of a difference, you might need to fork out for the (slightly) more expensive iPhone 12 Pro Max.


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    128GB storage as standard

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    Great low-light performance

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    Good screen-to-body ratio


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    No advanced controls

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    High price

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    Charging adapter not included in the box

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This year, Apple has introduced four different models into its iPhone 12 series. As well as the iPhone 12, you have the iPhone 12 Mini, the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. 

In this review, we’ll be taking a look at the iPhone 12 Pro, which is arguably the most likely that most who are interested in the photographic capability of their smartphone will have their eye on. It’s not the cheapest in the range, nor is it the most expensive, while offering flexibility thanks to its triple-lens set up.

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Amy Davies

Amy Davies has been writing about photography since 2009, and used to be a colleague on Digital Camera magazine and She now works as a freelance journalist writing for nclude Amateur Photographer, Stuff, Wired, T3, Digital Photographer, Digital Camera World, TechRadar, Trusted Reviews, ePhotozine and Photography Blog. She has an undergraduate degree in journalism and a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism, both from Cardiff Journalism School.