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iPhone 12 Pro Pros and Cons of iPhone 12 Pro (Unbiased)

webjeff

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Pros:
1. 5G is insane! Speeds are faster than my Wifi. Love it, I'm looking to upgrade to unlimited data so I don't have to worry about data caps :)
2. Design looks sleek as hell, this is a personal preference though. I like the look better than the curved sides... IMO.
3. Feels more premium, again personal taste, but it feels great to hold in the hand.

Cons:
1. Swiping up doesn't feel as good anymore. I think because it's not curved, the swiping motion feels rigid -- it's weird, you got to try it. I don't like it as much. Minor inconvenience.
2. Bezels are HUGE - phone looks outdated from the front. I can't wait for the next phone which is not a good thing. But I see they can and should improve upon this. Notch doesn't and never did bother me.
3. Coming from iPhone X to iPhone 12 pro there just isn't enough that's changed...
a. The screen looks no different​
b. Viewing from the front looks no different​
c. The speed is no different (phone speed, not internet speed).​
4. Is it just me?? Or does the screen feel different? My iPhone X feels better to swipe and move my finger around. The iPhone 12 pro feels a bit more sticky (bad word I suppose), but it feels different and I don't quite like it as much. Maybe it's just new.. hard to say, but anyone else feel the same way?

I felt like I should have waited another year, but I waited from iPhone X till now and I'm usually a guy that buys the new tech each year. I'm somewhat disappointed. I'll keep it mainly cause of the 5G improvement -- I would have preferred the faster screen refresh rate though.
 

Sam in SoCal

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I think that everyone needs a little bit more time and usage before they come to final conclusions. After all, the phone has only been out for a day or so. I like the new design and I prefer QUALCOMM modems over Intel so 5G aside we should have better LTE connectivity. I have my phone set to LTE only. From all the leaked information we have about the next iPhone we should see a lot of good improvements. So my way of thinking this phone is just a placeholder until the next one LOL
 
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Apple_Robert

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I have previous experience with the new design via iPhone 4s, 5 and SE. It will be like going back home when I get my mini.

The feel of the screen will be different than your X, as the new screen is Ceramic.

I am not hung up on the phone being a fashion statement as many here are. As long as it does what I need and want it to do consistently, I asm happy.
 
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