where to buy cheaper Apple smartphones?

Some iPhone 12s are finally available for pre-order. It is indeed possible to pre-order the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro from this Friday, October 16, 2020. For the iPhone 12 Mini and 12 Pro Max, we will have to wait a little longer. We explain how to take advantage of the best prices.

This October 13, Apple lifted the veil on the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Mini and 12 Pro Max. As expected, the Cupertino company has been forced to postpone the launch of its new generation of iPhone due to the Covid-19 pandemic which is spreading around the world.

Usually, Apple unveils its new iPhones in early September. This year, the brand was forced to split the launch of the range. So the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will arrive first and then come the Mini and Pro Max models.

🤔Where to pre-order the iPhone 12 for less?

The standard iPhone 12 is available for pre-order from Friday, October 16, 2020 at 14h. You can pre-order the smartphone on the official Apple website or on that of a reseller: Amazon, Boulanger or Fnac. He will land in the stores October 23. IPhone 12 is offered starting at € 909 for the 64 GB storage version. For the model with 128 GB of internal storage, Apple asks for 959 €.

Finally, the variant with 256 GB of storage is sold for 1079 €. This standard model is covered with a 6.1-inch Super Retina OLED display surrounded by thin bezels and topped with a notch. It is powered by the A14 Bionic SoC. On the photography side, Apple is betting on a dual photo sensor made up of 2 12-megapixel modules. It is compatible with 15W wireless charging via MagSafe magnetic charger and 5G.

🤷‍♂️Where to pre-order the iPhone 12 Pro for less?

IPhone 12 Pro is available for pre-order from this Friday, October 16, 2020 from 2 p.m. Again, it will be available on the official Apple store and on the site of resellers like Amazon, Boulanger or Fnac. The first deliveries are expected on October 23, or a week later.

More premium than the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Pro is sold starting from 1159 € in 128 GB version. The 256 GB variant costs € 1279 and the 512 GB model costs € 1509. On high-end models, Apple is abandoning 64 GB of internal storage, which has become a bit limited in 2020.

This edition differs from the iPhone 12 by the integration of 6 GB of RAM, or 2 GB more, and a triple photo sensor accompanied by a Lidar scanner dedicated to augmented reality and low-light photos. Obviously, it is compatible with 15W wireless charging via the MagSafe magnetic charger and 5G.

❓Where to pre-order the iPhone 12 Mini for less?

IPhone 12 Mini will not be available for pre-order until Friday, November 6 and a marketing November 13. More affordable, it is sold starting from 809 € for the 64 GB version. The 128 GB variant costs 859 € and the 256 GB plan climbs to 979 €.

As the name suggests, the iPhone 12 Mini is more compact than the iPhone 12. It is built around a 5.4-inch Super Retina display and inherits the same dual photo sensor. Unsurprisingly, it is compatible with 5G and the MagSafe wireless charger.

💰Where to pre-order the iPhone 12 Pro Max for less?

The iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available for pre-order from Friday 6 November 2020 and will arrive in stores November 13. The 128 GB version is to € 1259. Apple is asking € 1,379 for the 256 GB variant and € 1,609 for the 512 GB model.

Very high-end, it differs from the iPhone 12 Pro by its giant 6.7-inch screen. It inherits the same triple photo sensor with Lidar but on the other hand promises better autonomy. Finally, there is 5G and MagSafe compatibility.

🆚What are the technical differences between the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max?

The iPhone 12s are very similar, but they obviously have differences. To help you see more clearly, we have put them side by side in this comparison table. Thanks to it, you can more easily decide which iPhone you are going to buy.

iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Pro Max
Screen 5.4 ”
Super Retina XDR OLED
2340 x 1080 pixels
476 dpi
6.1 “
Super Retina XDR OLED
2532 x 1170 pixels
460 dpi
6.1 “
Super Retina XDR OLED
2532 x 1170 pixels
460 dpi
6.7 “
Super Retina XDR OLED
2778 x 1284 pixels
458 dpi
Chipset A14 (5nm) A14 (5nm) A14 (5nm) A14 (5nm)
BONE iOS 14 iOS 14 iOS 14 iOS 14
RAM 4GB 4GB 6 GB 6 GB
Storage 64/128/256 GB 64/128/256 GB 128/256/512 GB 128/256/512 GB
microSD No No No No
Main sensor Ultra wide-angle (120 °) 12 MP, f / 2.4
Wide angle 12 MP, f / 1.6
2x optical zoom
Digital zoom up to 5x
OIS (wide angle)
Ultra wide-angle (120 °) 12 MP, f / 2.4
Wide angle 12 MP, f / 1.6
2x optical zoom
Digital zoom up to 5x
OIS (wide angle)
Ultra wide-angle (120 °) 12 MP, f / 2.4
Wide angle 12 MP, f / 1.6
12 MP telephoto lens, f / 2.0
Lidar 3D scanner
4x optical zoom
Digital zoom up to 10x
OIS
Ultra wide-angle (120 °) 12 MP, f / 2.4
Wide angle 12 MP, f / 1.6
12 MP telephoto lens, f / 2.2
Lidar 3D scanner
5x optical zoom
Digital zoom up to 12x
Optical image stabilization by moving the wide-angle sensor
Selfie sensor 12 MP, f / 2.2 12 MP, f / 2.2 12 MP, f / 2.2 12 MP, f / 2.2
Drums 2,227 mAh
20W wired fast charging
Fast wireless charging up to 15W with MagSafe
2,227 mAh
20W wired fast charging
Fast wireless charging up to 15W with MagSafe
2815 mAh
20W wired fast charging
Fast wireless charging up to 15W with MagSafe
3,687 mAh
20W wired fast charging
Fast wireless charging up to 15W with MagSafe
5G Yes Yes Yes Yes
Biometrics Face ID Face ID Face ID Face ID
Water resistance IP68 IP68 IP68 IP68

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