Apple iPhone 12 Pro review: Camera tests, how it compares to iPhone 12


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Apple introduced four new iPhones on October 13 — the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max — meaning there’s more choice than ever if you’re in the market for a new iPhone.

At the core of Apple’s lineup are the $800 iPhone 12 and $1,000 iPhone 12 Pro. Like last year’s iPhone 11 Pro, the iPhone 12 Pro offers more advanced camera features than the standard model. These include an additional zoom lens that gives the iPhone 12 Pro a triple-lens camera system compared to the iPhone 12’s dual camera.

But, perhaps the biggest differentiator between the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 is its new LiDAR sensor, which enables Apple’s pro-level iPhone to take better photos in the dark and offer faster performance when running augmented reality apps. 

Across the entire iPhone lineup, Apple has added 5G support, a refreshed design, more durable screens, faster processors, and cameras that can take clearer low-light photos across all lense types — including the selfie camera. It’s these features and a few others  — like a larger screen — that also differentiate the iPhone 12 Pro from its predecessor.

All told, the iPhone 12 Pro is the best choice in Apple’s lineup for those who prioritize photography above all else in a smartphone, but don’t want a phone that’s as large (or as expensive) as the Pro Max. Here’s your answer to whether the iPhone 12 Pro is the right iPhone for you.