iPhone 12 Buyer's Guide - DON'T Make these 12 Mistakes! 

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Thinking of ordering the new iPhone 12? You MUST watch this video to avoid 12 common iPhone 12 purchasing mistakes.. & I'll also recommend the right iPhone for you!
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Apple's iPhone 12 lineup is the biggest it's ever been, with 4 different models, making it a pretty tough choice this year!
In this video, I go through 12 common iPhone 12 purchasing mistakes that you need to be aware of in order to avoid buying the wrong iPhone.
I then get into each iPhone in Apple's lineup, including the iPhone SE, to help you decide which iPhone you should buy in 2020!
This video focuses on the iPhone 12 mini vs iPhone 12 vs iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro Max!
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Intro to iPhone 12 - 00:00
Mistake #1 - 0:47
Mistake #2 - 1:08
Mistake #3 - 1:28
Mistake #4 - 2:31
Mistake #5 - 3:16
Mistake #6 - 3:45
Mistake #7 - 4:32
Mistake #8 - 5:08
Mistake #9 - 5:36
Mistake #10 - 6:25
Mistake #11 - 6:57
Mistake #12 - 7:29
Who should buy the iPhone SE? - 7:57
Who should buy the iPhone 12 mini? - 8:42
Who should buy the iPhone 12? - 9:19
Who should buy the iPhone 12 Pro Max? - 10:38
Who should buy the iPhone 12 Pro? - 11:51
Conclusion - 13:06
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Max Tech
Max Tech 9 days ago
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Been using Anker the last 4 years at the least it also let’s Your battery health stay on top double the time than using apple chargers and cables
Germain M
Germain M 2 days ago
So I’m guessing the Anker charger in the video ain’t on sale anymore because the link takes me to another charger
No Big Dreams
No Big Dreams 2 days ago
BIGEST Mistake IS😋Still i want to stick with apple...🐵
Quantum BlaZe
Quantum BlaZe 3 days ago
F*ck the home button I’m so freaking annoyed with it
SoulsBorne Geralt
*Great phone untill the battery runs out,* *Then you have to choose to either cut 420,000 trees OR buy a new phone*
Cero One
Cero One Hour ago
I’m still not buying this new iPhone I currently have 8 plus, as long as that freaking black bar is still on the top of the phone I’m not going to be buying any new iPhones
Carolyn Tetley
I don’t like the new iphone cases, so I might end up getting a third party case despite the possible phone charging problems
gioyu comi
gioyu comi 2 hours ago
I preordered the 12 pro and you convinced me to cancel and wait for the pro max
シ 𝗕𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗲 シ
I heard the iPhone 13 will come with no power button and volume buttons!
gioyu comi
gioyu comi 2 hours ago
The speach makes me feel depressed
Kyle Reaka
Kyle Reaka 5 hours ago
I ordered my 12 pro yesterday, and will have it next week. Upgrading from the XR and very excited to see the improvements!
Jim Bradshaw
Jim Bradshaw 5 hours ago
Way too many ads in this video. WTF!!
noob gaming
noob gaming 6 hours ago
I'm coming from android rog phone 2 planning to get the iphone 12 dunno which one to get? Ps I'm gonna use it for gaming and streaming mobile games
tabu me ok
tabu me ok 7 hours ago
lmfaoooo me watching this after i already ordered the regular 12. thank god
Maine Individual
Maine Individual 7 hours ago
Got the 12 pro today for 150 due to a carrier promotion for porting my number in. Loving it so far. Smooth and responsive
Kassius KLAY
Kassius KLAY 7 hours ago
Just waiting the iPhone 19 !! s going to be viral that one !! !!
achraf safi
achraf safi 7 hours ago
The question is not witch iphone you should buy the question is should you buy an iphone
paradox killer 2598
I am still not sure about 12 Pro 0r 12 Max.
Alex Scales
Alex Scales 8 hours ago
Why is the 12 better than the 11 Pro Max? it has a whole camera more than the 12, and a bigger battery I assume.
Isis Eloise
Isis Eloise 9 hours ago
Please Help! I would really would like the iPhone 12 mini but by how much is the battery compromised?
paulna85 10 hours ago
It’s a lot of phones. It’s supposed to be 12max, 12 and mini. I don’t like that 11/12 regular and pro versions. Why an SE and a mini. Just keep it simple guys
Max 10 hours ago
Just finished running benchmark tests on an iPhone 12 Pro on Verizon’s 5G network. Super fast downloads, no video streaming latency, excellent refresh rate for gaming apps, and a low-light camera sensor which rivals most mirrorless DSLRs. All in all, a quantum leap for the iPhone. Well done!
Lyric Master
Lyric Master 11 hours ago
This song is too good .. us-first.info/player/video/sL1iooNpZoOlpHE.html
Celine Wael
Celine Wael 12 hours ago
do i upgrade from an 8 to a 12??
MsJeanneBug 13 hours ago
Just subbed! Awesome review of all the differences! ❤️
Auxiouss 13 hours ago
The speach makes me feel depressed
wh0 1sth3z
wh0 1sth3z 13 hours ago
so this is basically a propaganda to not buy the iPhone 12 Pro
masguapoako 13 hours ago
As Wendy;s once said "Where's the charger ?"
Pedrocarlo Otarola
Pedrocarlo Otarola 14 hours ago
I have the iPhone X. I love the stainless steel band. Wouldn’t wanna lose it by going to the 12. Looking at the 12 pro and max. Thank you!
sarkangthim timung
sarkangthim timung 14 hours ago
with my kinda budget, i can only opt for the cheapest . . . that being said, iphone se is kinda cheap rn
Money Mondo
Money Mondo 15 hours ago
They just upgrade shit a little every year to get yalls money
Abdulrahman Alamoudi
3:53 battery life? 🙃
Abdulrahman Alamoudi
@MrPlasma he actually mentioned that the 5g was turned off! 😅
MrPlasma 15 hours ago
@Abdulrahman Alamoudi oops i misremembered, sry but idk if he turned off 5g or not
Abdulrahman Alamoudi
@MrPlasma 14%*
MrPlasma 15 hours ago
the 11 pro is only 4% better in mrwhosetheboss's test compared to the regular 12
Paji Strawperry
Paji Strawperry 16 hours ago
I want the absolute best camera quality... ! But not with that big phone! 😩
Jasmin Muse
Jasmin Muse 17 hours ago
Who’s struggling with Face ID and wearing a mask in 2020?😩
Ethan Meza
Ethan Meza 17 hours ago
only thing i wish they couldve gotten for the iphone 12 is better brightness but i guess it would probably limit battery
Sharina Brooks
Sharina Brooks 18 hours ago
I’m upgrading from a 7 plus so this is going to be a huge change for me. Still trying to decide between the pro 256 gb or the pro max I don’t have tiny hands but sometimes my hands cramp holding this big ass 7 plus. It really isn’t the best for comfort ability even though I’m use to it. I love pictures so while I want the pro max for the camera I may just go with the pro still a great camera and will be able to hold my phone w one hand lol. It’s a hard choice
Max Tech
Max Tech 15 hours ago
I know I’m having the same tough choice.. I’ve always gotten the big iPhone since they’ve started making them and this year I was going to stick with the new 6.1” since it’s such a nice size (5.8 last year was too small) and so far after 24 hours of using the pro I love the size. The better camera is what’s getting me with the Pro Max. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see.
mythdeum 18 hours ago
Buy the iphone that has a charge in it...oh wait
tinkbell8098 18 hours ago
Which one is comparable in size to an 8 plus?
Glenda Kay
Glenda Kay 18 hours ago
Why cant i have the small one and the great big one. Then switch back and forth.
A1cJ_YT 18 hours ago
I thought iPhone 11 has an LCD screen?
A1cJ_YT 9 hours ago
@MrPlasma yea the 12 uses oled
MrPlasma 18 hours ago
yes, but not the 12
Shane Loryn Silvestre
gonna get that when it became available in philippines ❤️
Howardeee 19 hours ago
Me watching a survey even I can't buy each one of them :
Uniquestanced 19 hours ago
imma get the 11 pro max (1. I waited a year so the prices are cheaper. and 2. i like the old design of it)
Dimitar & Lidija Berberu
Too many DON'Ts. 1 more: Don't buy inferior iPhone12 as the next year's 12S will have the -20% battery life (smaller & drained by 5G) improved & full mmWave international with the next 5G chip. Stick with what you have or get some the proven, eg. superior Galaxy Note 20 pro.
Omar Sakr
Omar Sakr 23 hours ago
You seem so hell-bent on getting people to buy the iPhone 12 Considering the fact that the 12 is 830$ not 800$ plus the added cost of charger and headphones, which are already included with the 11 pro. Pros for the 12: new design, bigger screen, better camera lenses. Pros for the 11 pro: much better battery life, stainless steel frame and a telephoto camera. I think the majority of users will consider a better battery life and a telephoto camera a much better deal than an upgraded design with an extra cost.
MrPlasma 18 hours ago
No, as the 12 also has 30% better performance, better water resistance, 5G, and faster LTE. Also, Mrwhosetheboss tested the battery life and the 11 pro is only 3-4% better in terms of battery life. Not sure what you are talking about.
LakuPetteri Day ago
Solution for facebook randomly shutting down: delete that shit off your phone.
mikea hiooi
mikea hiooi Day ago
Apple: doesn’t add 4 cameras Everyone: impossible
mikea hiooi
mikea hiooi Day ago
with iPhone 12 or not. Thank you
Digvijay Patil
Will the unlocked version of iphone 12 pro max support mmwave?
Block o Butter
Number 1: Don't buy an iPhone 12. Number 2: That's it.
maggie paloma
Me: Oh great...another super expensive new iphone Also me: “I will buy the iphone 12 Pro Max” 🤣✌🏼
Garinscia 25 minutes ago
Sameee I already bought mine and I had the 11💀
Zero Day ago
Guys... should I get the 128 gb or 64 to save money? I have the 8 plus now and ive only used 32 of 64 of my storage
AyuG rAi
AyuG rAi Day ago
You made us to not to buy any iPhone 12;-;
Jack Kelly
Jack Kelly Day ago
I will buy nothing from iPhone 12 I prefer N20 Ultra
Great video! Well done.
Random B set
Random B set Day ago
Oh oof I can only have a IPhone SE 2 or iPhone SE :( but iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 is the same so?
Random B set
Random B set Day ago
I want the iPhone 12 mini now I have a iPhone 5 on iOS 10 it’s a bit glitchy so I want this
jack flew
jack flew Day ago
Pretty certain Im goin with the Mini! Still rockin my 6s and the mini is almost exactly the same size. First impressions I thought the 6s was almost too big; so yeah sticking with what's comfortable to use
Sna Coj
Sna Coj Day ago
too long...
Elizabeth Sandidge
Does the 12 add any accessibility features? I’m visually impaired and need larger text sizes, does the 12 offer larger text sizes then the 8?
HD_POWER Day ago
iPhone 12 Mini issue is only battery life? I can use MagSafe Power Bank.
Parmjot Singh
hoshirisu Day ago
The Pro Max is almost the size of a small tablet.
Nic Eracleous
Couldn’t even start to watch this video his voice is too annoying!!
Junta Koshimizu
I have a question, I am considering getting 128GB either iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro. I am choosing 128GB because I use iPhone 8 64GB and I only have 10gb left on my storrage. Right now, I'm leaning toward getting iPhone 12 because I don't use camera so much and the price is cheaper. Please tell me your suggestion whether I should go with iPhone 12 or not. Thank you
atuldaruka Day ago
You are the best...you tells the actual things related to product which is generally not told by other youtubers.
Jack Hoeft
Jack Hoeft Day ago
LISTEN!!!! I just went to target and found out that the new IPad Pro price tag is up it said it is going to have a A12x chip and a megapixel camera! I asked the guy and he said it’s coming by the end of next November!!!!!!!
RBLoafee Day ago
left my XR in an uber right before this whole quarantine shit started. never got it back. pre ordered the 12 pro last week. I'm really excited
Emily Grace
Emily Grace Day ago
alternative title: why not to buy the iphone 12 pro
Brooklyn Peltz
Get it for Christmas for free boom 🤯
Divya Sharma
Divya Sharma Day ago
Ahh. I’m still unsure which is the better option. I’m juggling between 12 & 12 pro. Help please 😬??
Clifford Hussey
Wonderful reviews. I am 82 year old non games and believe that the iphone 12 would suit me fine. I was considering the iPhone 11 but I believe that long term the 5G use will be more readily available. Since I have Mint Mobile I will be buying an unlocked phone and would have liked to know how to install the SIM card. Thanks again for one of the best reviews.
yuoop noke
yuoop noke Day ago
Ya first mistake thinking they giving you a charger.
Nilupul Gayan
I love to use an iPhone but 😒😒😒😒😒
Nilupul Gayan
@yuoop noke why me? Because I like use an iPhone
yuoop noke
yuoop noke Day ago
The main reason why i choose the ProMax is simple.... I’m farsighted and i need a bigger phone.
Johannes Mangartz
one advert less wouldn't kill you.
Rufaro Isabel
I am a huge Apple fan but I think they are running out of ideas now but if I get someone to buy for me this phone I won’t say no 🤷🏽‍♀️
uNknown rMx
uNknown rMx Day ago
Apple phones are all trash compared to a buget android phone, cause a buget android smartphone 220$ rocks all the specs and features in the 1099$ IPhone 12 pro max.
vladimir enchev
you forget to mention that the iPhone 12 Pro has spatial audio, which is huge
Nayem Rahman Fahim
Great video
PXY FAN 2 days ago
I’m perfectly happy with my iPhone 8 Plus, but it’s broken and cracked. If it wasn’t for that I would keep it
Diego Jara
Diego Jara 2 days ago
I have a 7 plus and I need a new one pretty much asap. I'm definitely a fan of the smaller, original iphones, ( original meaning home button) so my top 2 choices are the SE and the 12 mini, but i'm still unsure. I have been out of the loop so long I don't know much about some other potential models such as the XR. Obviously not looking to break the bank lol. So without a doubt my top 2 are the SE and the 12 Mini, but I feel like I may be missing something.
MrPlasma Day ago
@Diego Jara ok
Diego Jara
Diego Jara Day ago
@MrPlasma definitely leaning 12 mini. Especially because my carriers plan. I appreciate the response. I’ll get back to you when I get one or the other.
MrPlasma Day ago
So, here are the mini's advantages compared to the SE: Even smaller More modern design 5G 30% better performance ultrawide lens better camera performance slightly better battery life better display If these are worth $300 when combined, then buy the 12 mini. Otherwise, buy the SE
Pedro Abalıoğlu
You’re saying the battery life is weak on the 12 mini. But how bad is it? Is it still as good or even better as the SE (due to the a14 processor)? I currently use the iPhone 11. I love the battery life and the color, but I honestly hate that it’s so big. I used the 5s and the old SE for years and just loved the size. But it really don’t wanna go back to the weak battery of the phones back then, when you had to charge your phone during the day...
MrPlasma Day ago
The 12 mini's battery life is right between the 11 and SE
Diwas rai
Diwas rai 2 days ago
Apple says iPhone 12 has a wireless charger but I see a wire in the new magnetic charger...🤔
Not a bad comparison at all 😎 well done 👍
Frances Tamor
Frances Tamor 2 days ago
Ouch, and i thought iphone 11pro is better than 11 cause i bought the pro 3 weeks ago (sigh)
Danny Li
Danny Li 2 days ago
i love the pro max camera but max is too big and too heavy
Aku P
Aku P 2 days ago
Omg wireless chargers.....Biggest joke. You still plug the charger with WIRE. So what's the difference xD Your too lazy to plug your phone when you place it over the "wireless charger" Probably kills your phone batteries faster in time. So you will buy new phones often... I see the benefit for example in public places, coffee shops, airports etc. But home.....You plug it anyways with wire xD Comoon guys.... Atleast it charges faster....hopefully. Not gonna support that tech myself.
with_httpfive 2 days ago
I’ve kept the iPhone SE for so long it literally came back like a boomerang.
Tom's Adventures
Tom's Adventures 2 days ago
I will keep my X. See what they do next year.
Little Feather Trompeta
The main reason why i choose the ProMax is simple.... I’m farsighted and i need a bigger phone.
WMD 2 days ago
I went with pro because I wanted pacific blue vs shiny blue IYKYK lol
RoshiSatoshi 2 days ago
Way better info here than the CNET review ty!
Raw2929 Will
Raw2929 Will 2 days ago
Amazing video
Nicole Barlaan
Nicole Barlaan 2 days ago
I’ve had an iPhone X since its launch three years ago. Should I upgrade? I’m not dying for a new phone just yet, but the battery is slowly starting to take a hit
MrPlasma Day ago
if you think the battery can continue to satisfy you for a year, then wait However, if you are having a big problem with the battery, then definitely upgrade
MyLifeIs Beautiful
Great video. I got the 8 plus 64 gb and I’m gonna finally upgrade and get the iPhone 12 in Green 128gb
Arriana Kibbey
Arriana Kibbey 2 days ago
Tbh I think that the beginning part where he was talking about the mistakes he was just trying to prompt the 12 pro max (that crap is expensive)
Chris Mehl
Chris Mehl 2 days ago
Man I’m sick of all these camera-only upgrade benefits, it’s a phone first not a damn stage camera
Alex Rainey
Alex Rainey 2 days ago
What about the pro max
LAZZA MCPE 2 days ago
Watching this on my iPhone 12 pro, I upgraded from my iPhone 6s lol
Big Ad23
Big Ad23 2 days ago
Do you think if I have the iPhone XS Max should I get the iPhone 12 pro or 12 pro max??
Yuyang Wu
Yuyang Wu 2 days ago
Still ordered XS because of 3D Touch
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Ali Rsdi
Ali Rsdi 2 days ago
Very well said.
Oğuzhan K.
Oğuzhan K. 2 days ago
Hello, I really enjoyed your video, it was informative and I learned a lot! I have a question: I have an iPhone XR, should I upgrade to the iPhone 12 Pro Max version? How is the battery performance on the 12 Pro Max? If I would get any answers it would help me a lot! Greetings from Germany.
MrPlasma Day ago
The 12 Pro Max has the best battery life of any smartphone in the world, Apple rates it for 20 hours, and in the real world, it lasts 15-16 hours, 30% better than the XR. However, if the battery life on the XR is enough, then the regular 12 might be a better choice
lexie flores
lexie flores 2 days ago
Coming from an iPhone 8 user, is the iPhone 12 pro really not worth it? I want good camera quality
MrPlasma Day ago
yes, it is worth it and if you want the absolute best camera, then get the max
lexie flores
lexie flores 2 days ago
Coming from an iPhone 8 user, is the iPhone 12 pro really not worth it? I want good camera quality
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