Our analysis of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are available, and the overall verdicts are very positive. You get a fast Bionic A14 chip that knocks down competition from Android phones, a tougher Ceramic Shield screen, 5G and excellent cameras on both models.
But the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro also have their weaknesses. We’ve already talked about the relatively short battery life of the iPhone 12 above 5G, and you’ve probably heard that it doesn’t come with a charger in the box. But none of these disadvantages is as bad as Apple’s annoying decision.
The iPhone 12 comes with only 64 GB of storage for the starting price of $ 799 ($ 829 unlocked). It’s a paltry sum for such a sophisticated phone. Yes, upgrading to 128 GB costs just $ 50 more, but it would be difficult to find another flagship phone that saves like this.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, for example, starts at $ 699 and comes with 128 GB of standard storage. In addition, there is an integrated microSD card slot, so you can expand up to 1 TB if you want. It turns out that the Galaxy S20 FE also offers a telephoto lens, something reserved for the $ 999 iPhone 12 Pro, but that’s another story.
How about the best cheap phones? The Google Pixel 4a, which costs just $ 349, also comes with 128 GB. That’s double the storage for less than half the cost of the iPhone 12.
I have been using the iPhone 11 Pro Max for just over a year and am currently using 83.2 GB of storage. The biggest pig for me is games. Fortnite – which you can’t download now due to a feud between Apple and Epic Games – takes up 9.59 GB on its own.
Other titles I downloaded from Apple Arcade run in the range of 2 GB to 3 GB. This may not seem like much, but that’s when you downloaded more than a dozen of them. My Photos currently occupies 1.62 GB and Spotify about 1.2 GB with the songs I downloaded.
The good news is that you can easily see which apps are taking up more space on your iPhone 12 in iPhone Storage in the settings. And when you’re there, you can do a few things to free up more space. This includes automatically enabling iPhone to download unused applications. In my case, it could save 29 GB.
You can also review large attachments received in the Messaging apps, including photos and videos, and delete them on the fly. However, I found that I wanted to keep most of them.
My strong recommendation is to spend the extra $ 50 to get 128 GB of storage on the iPhone 12. And if you play a lot of games and plan to capture a lot of photos and videos, spend the extra $ 150 to jump to 256 GB.
You will probably have the iPhone 12 for at least a few years and will not be able to add storage after the fact as you do with a charger.