What Is iPhone 12 Building Material?

What Is iPhone 12 Building Material?

What is iPhone 12 building material? aluminum for the frame and glass on the front and back. The finish of this build looks quite good, but the use of aluminum may not be so good. Unbeknownst to me, my iPhone 12 already has a dented effect compared to the Pixel 4 XL which I often measles into a bag full of keys and coins. But interestingly, this aluminum finish is matte and it gives a pretty good grip. Our unit is white, so traces of fingerprint dirt on the back panel are not visible.
Usage Experience

This iPhone 12 gives me a satisfaction that I have never felt. This Apple A14 Bionic chip is indeed different from the others. The chip is a six -core chip and is matched with 4GB of RAM memory as well as internal storage that reaches up to 512GB. Throughout using this device, there were absolutely no time lag issues that I encountered. No matter how many apps are open, switching between apps is fast and smooth.

Also Read: iPhone 12 Brief Review 



The animated transitions also look very good and feel satisfying. Scrolling the screen no matter which direction is fast. Slightly disappointingly age-old Android includes multi-tasking functionality, the iPhone is still lacking. So if open many applications can but can not run two applications simultaneously in my opinion that is a disadvantage.

Playing for the first time on this device is also a lot of fun. I am a person who rarely plays first on a smartphone. But I made this iPhone 12 look like my own gaming device because playing Asphalt 9 and PUBG Mobile on high settings is no problem. Directly no serious heating problems, system outages or time delays. Even when playing first and I pause to open WhatsApp for a while is also easy to do.

As a user who is already familiar with Android devices that use high refresh rate screens, I feel apprehensive when wanting to use this iPhone 12. This is because Apple phone is still stubborn and uses only 60Hz screens. Due to the high touch response rate on this device, it makes touch activity fast enough and I don’t miss a device that supports 90Hz or 120Hz at all.

iPhone 12 Brief Review

iPhone 12 Brief Review

iPhone 12 Brief Review. The iPhone 12 is a successor to the iPhone 11. But many are worried about battery life or its smaller size. Apple’s answer is, the A14 Bionic chip uses a 5nm design and it’s more efficient – so it will provide a better experience. I also tested the performance of this device and compared it to other Android devices-the iPhone 12 and above is no challenger in terms of AnTuTu score.

But AnTuTu’s score is just a number. What is the actual usage experience like if making this iPhone 12 a daily device? I have been using the iPhone 12 as a daily device since it was launched in Malaysia. I am very satisfied with this device and throughout the experience of using the iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone XS and iPhone SE 2-iPhone 12 makes me feel really happy.

Also Read: Who Is Suitable for iPhone 12 Mini? 

Specifications And Designs

The first thing that made me fall in love with this iPhone 12 was its design. For years, Android and Apple devices used more or less the same design. A boxed design like this gives a different feel. At first it felt very strange in the hand, but over time it became comfortable and I felt this was a fresh classic design.

The iPhone 12 screen uses an OLED panel, unlike the previous iPhone 11 which used LCD. While the OLED option is already good, Apple is still stubborn with the large and wide notch to accommodate selfie cameras, sensors and Face ID. The use of this large notch makes this iPhone screen feel boring and just a waste of space. But since it was flat, I had to get used to it; and just be content with the existence of this notch.

On the right side of the device only has the power button; the left series is the volume button, notification button and even the SIM card slot. Above is nothing, below there is a lightning port and speaker lattice; and lastly on the back is a rectangular camera module that is still the same as the iPhone 11.

Who Is Suitable for iPhone 12 Mini?

Who Is Suitable for iPhone 12 Mini?

So, who is suitable for iPhone 12 Mini? In the author’s view, it is suitable for those of you who want a smart device with a small and compact build. The size here is only small, making it comfortable in the hand. Comfortable to carry everywhere and kept in a pocket.

Second, you who want to own an iPhone 12. But, constrained by budget. Can choose this model, the price is also lower starting at RM3,399. Arguably, what’s on the iPhone 12. Also available on the iPhone 12 Mini. The only difference is the size of the screen display and also the slightly smaller battery.

Third, you want a change. It’s perfect for new users who want to get used to the Apple ecosystem. Or maybe, existing Apple users like iPhone SE owners who want a powerful device.

In terms of build, software, design and camera, the iPhone 12 Mini is absolutely perfect. What’s lacking, as said before is that Apple no longer includes charger heads as well as earphones on the series this time around. So, it has to be purchased separately.

Also Read: iPhone 12 Mini Camera Review 



If you noticed, Apple has never revealed more information regarding the battery capacity on their smart devices. So much so, it leaked on its own. The iPhone 12 Mini has a battery capacity of 2,227mAh. Speaking of durability, the iPhone 12 Mini is capable of lasting around 6 hours with the screen attached – where, 100% up to 20%. It may, however, change slightly depending on the use of each. For the recharging process, the author uses a 20W Apple charger and the time taken is around 1 hour and 40 minutes to full.

For your information, the iPhone 12 Mini supports 20W wired, 12W wireless charging using MagSafe and Qi 7.5W Wireless charging. But, keep in mind that Apple no longer includes the charger head and also the earphones in the purchase box, So, you have to get them separately for RM99 for a charger head.

Maybe for some users, it’s no problem. For example, an existing iPhone user. But, this will make it difficult for a number of other users such as those who just want to get acquainted with Apple products.

iPhone 12 Mini Camera Review

iPhone 12 Mini Camera Review

iPhone 12 Mini Camera Review. For camera settings, the iPhone 12 Mini has the same camera system as the iPhone 12. The configuration consists of two 12-Megapixel lenses on the back and also one lens then used on the front camera. But, you should know that the Apple iPhone 12 Mini does not have a telephoto lens as found on the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max models. In addition, this sensor can also record the highest 4K HDR video up to 60fps. However, it will limited to a 30fps frame rate when the Dolby Vision HDR feature is enabled via the settings.

Also Read: iPhone 12 Mini Experience 



Talking about quality, good or bad actually depends on the personal preferences of the users themselves. But in the opinion of the author, the result of the picture can be praised. Most of the pictures taken look quite clear and bright. This includes for filming for the night. If examined, the sharpness and detail in the image looks good with minimal noise. Then, the resulting color also balanced and exactly resembles the original color. Wide -angle images also look interesting with good contrast.

More interestingly, the night mode on the camera can now used on all lenses – including main lenses, wide angle and even selfie cameras. As usual, this mode will activated automatically when the camera detects a low level of illumination. You will then given a choice – whether to activate or deactivate this function.

iPhone 12 Mini experience

iPhone 12 Mini Experience

iPhone 12 Mini experience on this smart device is also no problem. The overall performance is excellent including for the graphic display and also no response on the screen interface. Arguably, the playing experience feels more fun. The author also managed to run some benchmark tests on this device and the results are as you can see below:

However, the writer realizes that there are still unsatisfactory things here. Where, the iPhone 12 Mini has a hard time handling heat well. Not just when playing first, even when the writer is using the camera app. The more pictures were taken, the writers found the device getting hotter. To an extent, the writer has to let it go for a while to reduce the hot issues that occur.

Also Read: iPhone 12 Mini Audio Performance 


Interface :

The iPhone 12 Mini comes with iOS 14 straight out of the box. The author found it to have a simple, neat and beautiful display. Both in terms of icons, as well as the layout. You can also arrange each of them neatly. In addition to hiding the entire main dashboard if desired. The authors also found all the applications easily accessible and searchable. However, suppose there is still a problem. You can use the search bar for easier.

Through apple iOS 14 as well, there are a number of interesting functions that can be discovered. Among them, widget support on the home screen. Through it, it will make it easier for users to find information quickly to access. Next, there is also the App Library function. This feature looks similar to a notification tray where each application will be automatically grouped by category in a specific file. Privacy controls are also seen to be more comprehensive on these smart devices. One of them, the LED lights are on on the front if the camera application is found to be active.

iPhone 12 Mini Audio Performance

iPhone 12 Mini Audio Performance

Talk more about the speakers. Here, the author would like to share about iPhone 12 mini audio performance. Arguably, it’s pretty good. The sound emitted is also loud and clear. In simple words, it can be heard well. Even though the audio settings are set at the highest level, the resulting quality is still good and neither broken nor cluttered. But, the resulting audio is a bit unbalanced.

Also Read: iPhone 12 Mini Design 


A six -core A14 Bionic processor is used here. The processor comes with a 5nm based build with a power increase of 40% on the CPU and 30% on the GPU. The matching memory is 4GB of RAM with storage options of up to 256GB. As usual, there is still no microSD card support on this device. But, it can be said that it is not a new thing on Apple’s smart devices.

The thing that the author realized when using the iPhone 12 Mini is that the performance is smooth and fast. Thanks to the A14 Bionic chip that dominates the entire smart device, the author admits there are no time lag problems at all and the app can also be launched well. Then, the scrolling experience and app swapping process can also be done seamlessly no matter whether the author uses it for first play, social media scrolling or using the camera app.

Previously, the author has heard complaints from a number of users who say the iPhone 12 Mini screen is problematic. Where the screen has touch problems that make it difficult for the device to unlock. However, the author did not face the problem during this review (before the new update was released). However, Apple has now solved this problem through their latest update.

iPhone 12 Mini Design

iPhone 12 Mini Design

iPhone 12 Mini Design. The combination of designs presented by Apple this time is something interesting and seen trying to bring their fans to recall the nostalgia of the past. From a physical point of view, Apple has restored the classic design that we have previously seen on the iPhone 4, iPhone 5S and even the first generation iPhone SE. Boxed construction with a flat type screen. In the opinion of the author, the design still remains attractive and does not eliminate the premium value of this smart device. What’s more positive, such a design can also be said to be good because the problem of video overflowing to the side will definitely not happen here.

Next, should the author admit that the first time holding this smart device; it gives its own satisfaction, it feels quite compact and comfortable when in the grip.

Also Read: iPhone 12 Mini Is Comfortable to Touch

Glass Materials

The use of glass -based materials for the front and back panels; in addition to the glossy aluminum frame on the sides makes it look even more premium. Nevertheless, you are strongly advised to use a protective frame; as the glass back panel is quite slippery and very easily stained with fingerprints.

On the right side, there is a power button with a large size; and it can also be used to call a series. Next, you can find the voice -adjustable button, the mute button and even the Nano SIM card tray on the opposite side.

The Lightning port connection is located at the bottom along with speakers with a stereo audio system. However, one of the speakers on this section is just a decoration. Instead, another speaker is placed in the notch of the screen.

iPhone 12 Mini Is Comfortable to Touch

iPhone 12 Mini Is Comfortable to Touch

iPhone 12 Mini is comfortable to touch from end to end of the screen. Next, no major changes were made by Apple. The display is still balanced, apart from the use of still large notches on the forehead. For some users, this may not be a big deal. But, there are still a handful of users who are less than happy with this big notch. Later, OLED screens are also still maintained with Super Retina XDR resolution.

More interestingly, a maximum description of up to 1200 nits can also be enjoyed. It also supports Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10 and HLG formats. Apple also introduced their latest ceramic glass called Ceramic Shield on this device. According to Apple, its durability performance is four times better than before.

Also Read: iPhone 12 Mini Brief Review 


The screen here is indeed small. But, this is a beautiful OLED screen. Just look here, the screen quality looks sharp and bright.

The color processing on this display is quite good where the visual content displayed on this iPhone 12 device looks very beautiful. This can be seen through the use of OLED displays. as has been said before, where the colors look more vibrant, while the black color looks really dark.

While Apple still maintains the screen with a refresh rate of 60FPS, honestly the writers say, its performance is commendable. The screen is seen to work well and every finger movement can be detected accurately. In a simple sense, everything feels satisfying and a good scrolling experience can also be felt.

However, there are still shortcomings. The video viewing experience really feels less satisfying with such a small screen. This may be because the author is already accustomed to larger device displays. Then, use directly in the scorching sun is also less good. This is because, the screen display will continue to be dim and difficult to see.

iPhone 12 Mini Brief Review

iPhone 12 Mini Brief Review

iPhone 12 Mini Brief Review. Arguably, this year Apple made a surprise for all their loyal fans. The brand has introduced up to four different models during the official launch for the iPhone 12 series over the course of the day. It includes the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Arguably, this is the first time Apple has done so and it can be considered interesting as it will give consumers a lot of options.

Subsequently, all four models were updated with a number of interesting improvements, but the design on them looks like a return to the previous era. However, if you notice the specifications on the iPhone 12 Mini are the same as the iPhone 12. The only difference is the screen size and battery capacity. So, is it worth it for you to own an iPhone 12 Mini? And, who might be right to buy this device? The author will try to answer that question in this full review article.

Also Read: iPhone 12 Pro Max Verdict


As always, before the author goes any further, it is best for the author to touch the physical part of the device first. If the name is Mini, then the size must also be small. As can be seen in the brief list of specifications, Apple uses a 5.4-inch screen on the iPhone 12 Mini; which seems ideal for you with small palms and often using the device with one hand. In short, you don’t have to worry. The reason is, the author can guarantee no finger cramp problems will occur.

iPhone 12 Pro Max Verdict

iPhone 12 Pro Max Verdict

iPhone 12 Pro Max Verdict. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the most flagship device offered in the market this year. With a high price, many people want perfection from this device. Perfection is unattainable but the iPhone 12 Pro Max is among the best devices for 2020 which is pretty ruined this year.

Maximum satisfaction can be enjoyed on best -in -class processing capabilities, unmatched finish, long software support, amazing battery life and unparalleled video recording.

Also Read: iPhone 12 Pro Max Audio 

Apple iPhone 12 Wet

This is offset by a disappointing screen for residents of tropical climates; still just 60Hz, a camera that doesn’t provide comparable features offered on the Android platform; and a price that is very unsuitable for the pandemic economy.

If you are indeed an iOS user and want the best to stay in the ecosystem; the iPhone 12 Pro Max is a highly recommended device to purchase. But if you want to get used to iOS, I think the iPhone 12 might be a more worthwhile option at the moment. If you’re an iOS hater; nothing I’ve written will change your stance so head on over to the comments section to be antagonistic.

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iPhone 12 Pro Max Audio

iPhone 12 Pro Max Audio

iPhone 12 Pro Max Audio. With two stereo speakers, the audio quality of this device is more than satisfactory. At the highest settings the audio is not broken and is still clear. The only criticism that can be given is that the audio is a little unbalanced. The bottom speaker is louder because it points to the side and not directly towards the user. Depending on the orientation of the device being held, the audio from the lower speakers will always sound some level higher.


Battery life is very good although the battery is only 3687 mAh which is much smaller when compared to the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (5000 mAh) and ROG Phone 3 (6000 mAh). I easily enjoy SOT for up to 15 hours on moderate use with a WiFi connection at home. SOT will plunge to around 10 hours when out and rely entirely on 4G LTE networks.

All -day durability can be enjoyed as long as you don’t open the device all the time. It is normal to have a balance of around 20% at 10pm if the device is unplugged at 8am the same day.

Also Read: iPhone 12 Pro Max Zoom Performance

Since we will only start receiving 5G support in 2022, the issue of running out of battery due to the latest cellular networks is not an issue at the moment. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is comfortably a flagship device with good battery life for 2020.

The charging process is about an hour when using a 20W charger head. It increases to around 90 minutes when the MagSafe wireless charging system is used. As you know, only a charging cable is provided with each purchase. Apple‘s 20W charger head is now offered at RM99. I recommend purchasing if you need the fastest charging system the device supports.

iPhone 12 Pro Max Zoom Performance

iPhone 12 Pro Max Zoom Performance

iPhone 12 Pro Max Zoom Performance. One question I can answer without a long debate is the quality of the zoomed image. Pictures taken using the Galaxy Note20 Ultra and Mate 40 Pro easily beat the 12 Pro Max in zoom mode. The telescope zoom system on these two Android devices provides an advantage that the 12 Pro Max cannot achieve. At 12X zoom for example images taken using 12 Pro Max are blurry and start to break. The same issue doesn’t happen on the Galaxy Note20 Ultra and Mate 40 Pro. If good zoom performance is a must for you, the 12 Pro Max is the best option at the moment.

Also Read: iPhone 12 Pro Max Picture Quality

What about night mode?

Images taken are better when using a wide angle lens as opposed to an ultra wide angle. Sharper, clearer and more vivid colors. See for yourself the results below. Night mode at ultra wide angles looks more blurred with more faded colors. In my opinion this year the best night mode was won by a Samsung device. Even so the night mode on this device is not disappointing and will definitely not be noticed by most people unless they have more than one device.

Lastly is the video. You can see a sample video in the video placed at the beginning of this review. His videographic capabilities are unmatched. Stabilized images are like using a gimbal with the most natural color production ever seen on a smartphone. The real strength of the iPhone camera is videography which to date has no benchmark. Now with Dolby Vision it is increasingly leaving competitors behind.

iPhone 12 Pro Max Picture Quality

iPhone 12 Pro Max Picture Quality

iPhone 12 Pro Max Picture Quality. Pictures taken as expected are excellent with accurate color production and satisfactory dynamic range. The difference I can see when compared to the 11 Pro Max is that the picture looks brighter and sharper as well as better night mode support.

But is the picture quality different from heaven to earth when compared to other flagship Android devices on the market? This question is a little difficult to answer because from personal experience “this picture is beautiful” is very subjective. I personally feel the iPhone 12 Pro Max photos are beautiful but the colors are less pronounced when shared to social media. In a blind test conducted via Twitter two weeks ago, the majority felt images taken using the Galaxy Note20 Ultra were better when compared to the 11 Pro Max and 12 Pro Max.

Also Read: iPhone 12 Pro Max Camera


Again I would like to say this is through sharing to Twitter with a small device screen. When all three images are viewed at their original quality in a computer; the Galaxy Note20 Ultra’s images are sharper but the dynamic range on the 12 Pro Max is even better. This brings up another question. Do you want a sharper image or a more natural image? Are images take for social media sharing or personal storage? Which device’s camera is better is highly dependent on the answers given to these two questions.

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iPhone 12 Pro Max Camera

iPhone 12 Pro Max Camera

iPhone 12 Pro Max Camera. Three 12-Megapixel main cameras are matched to LiDAR sensors for the first time on the iPhone after being introduced on the iPad Pro earlier this year. Apple has not dared to move away from the use of 12MP sensor used since the iPhone 6S. The only difference lies in the larger physical size, lens and software. On the front another 12-Megapixel sensor is use. With four sensors of the same size, the software optimization process becomes easier for Apple engineers.

There is still no periscope zoom system. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is only capable of 2.5X optical zoom and 12X digital zoom. Once again Apple refuses to keep up with the development of a market filled with devices with much better zoom capabilities.

Also Read: Chip Improvement in iPhone 12 Pro Max

But this doesn’t mean static iPhone camera technology since 2019. Several improvements have  given such as Dolby Vision recording support, Apple Pro RAW support and finally night mode at ultra wide angle. The clutter still occurs on telephoto lenses that still do not have night mode support.

My praise given to speed of focusing and photos taken quickly on a continuous basis. Captured images can view directly without long post-processing time. This issue I encountered even on devices with Snapdragon 865 this year. The power of the Apple A14 Bionic  fully utilized to eliminate time lag. But it comes with a heating issue. If many pictures taken continuously, the device becomes a little hot. I want to say this is an issue that happens on Snapdragon 865 devices if artificial intelligence enabled on the camera app.

Chip Improvement in iPhone 12 Pro Max

Chip Improvement in iPhone 12 Pro Max

The A14 Bionic’s closest competitor at the moment is the Snapdragon 865+ with 650,975 marks being Antutu 3D and 1006/3341 marks in the Geekbench 5 test. The Apple 13 Bionic meanwhile recorded 530,158 marks and 1332/3480 marks in the same test. There was a significant improvement made by Apple within a year after switching from 7nm to 5nm. Chip Improvement in iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Synthetic Test Benchmark Scores

Yet all of these are synthetic test benchmark scores. Can I see a significant difference while using the app? The answer is yes. It can be seen that the app was launched as well as significantly faster video processing even from the perspective of a previous iPhone 11 Pro Max user. Another thing I noticed is that the device is now hotter after using high -performance cameras and first apps like COD Mobile.

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I’d also like to touch on; although not marketed as a device for starters like the ROG Phone 3; and Black Shark 3, all startups are capable of launching at the highest settings. The disadvantage still lies in the refresh rate; which is only 60Hz whereas on the two Android devices I mentioned earlier screens up to 120Hz are supported. The experience of using the first is a little smoother because of this higher frame rate.

Usage And Software of iPhone 12 Pro Max

Usage And Software of iPhone 12 Pro Max

Usage And Software of iPhone 12 Pro Max. Just out of the box, the 12 Pro Max uses the iOS 14.1 operating system; which then needs to be updated to 14.2 at an immediate rate. For those who previously only used iOS 13 devices, the changes made to the interface were quite drastic.

iOS 14.2 comes with widget support for the first time to make it easy to see quick information; such as calendar agendas and weather. Apple also finally provided a notification tray -like feature by blinding app icons locally. The old display system with all the icons on the front page can still be used if you are more comfortable with the classic design.

Improvements to privacy are given priority this time around. More comprehensive control over the application is given as well as the option to sign in using an Apple account. The LED lights up on the front to let you know the camera is active. For people who care about privacy, iOS 14.2 will make it easier for you to sleep more soundly at night because of the various options provided.

As I said a few paragraphs above, the 12 Pro Max is still retro in terms of screen technology which is still just 60Hz. But in real -world use 60Hz on iOS 14.2 is still smooth as it is matched with the powerful Apple 14 Bionic processor as well as 120Hz touch detection. Did I miss the 120Hz screen on the Note20 Ultra while using the 12 Pro Max? The sincere answer is only momentary because the fact is that in the majority of situations 60Hz is more than adequate.

Read Also: iPhone 12 Pro Max With Matte Glass


The Apple 14 Bionic is the world’s first 5nm processor; and maintains an 8 -core cluster configuration with two high -power cores and four efficiency cores. Apple still doesn’t feel the need to use their eight -core chip on the iPhone; because so far it’s only used on the iPad Pro (Apple A12Z) and computers (Apple M1)

The absence of two additional cores indirectly recorded the performance of the A14 Bionic because in two benchmark tests Antutu 3D and Geekbench 5; it easily overtook the Snapdragon 865+, Exynos 990 and Apple A13 Bionic. A total of 667,807 marks were recorded in the Antutu 3D test and 1598/3971 in the Geekbench 5 test.

iPhone 12 Pro Max With Matte Glass

iPhone 12 Pro Max With Matte Glass

The back panel also retains the matte glass building material. If you have read my review last year for the 11 Pro Max, I have said this matte finish should be imitated by other manufacturers. This has already happened and at 12 Pro Max it is still the same. No problem of sticky dirt like magnets or the device feels slippery. iPhone 12 Pro Max With Matte Glass.

What’s less pleasant is that the size and height of the camera hump this year is ridiculous. The size I estimate increased 30% and the height was around 40%. The device should not be placed flat on a table without a tiptoe. As I said at the beginning of this review, the 12 Pro Max is thinner than the 11 Pro Max. Apple should have kept only 0.7mm from the past so that the 12 Pro Max’s tri-camera hump doesn’t get this high.

The tri-camera module is larger due to the also larger lens as well as the addition of a LiDAR system. Apple says with larger lenses, photographic performance can be improved. True or not can only be seen after the device goes through a full review process this week. The disappointment in 2020 aside from the Covid-19 outbreak is the trend of camera humps that are soaring that Apple is also stuck.

Read Also: iPhone 12 Pro Max Boxy Body


The stereo audio system is still through two speakers at the bottom and a notch of the screen. Although the audio produced is loud, this configuration results in an imbalance. The era of stereo speakers located on the front of the HTC One M7 needs to be brought back. If the classic design of the iPhone 4 can be restored, the best audio design cuisine, the One M7 should be left to be buried.

In the wake of wanting to make a change, I urge Apple to take a bold step next year by finally supporting USB-C. While some rumors say the iPhone 12 will leave the Lightning, this is unfortunately not the case. Waiting for USB-C for all to connect to find out more.

All that is left is the charger and EarPods font in the box. The two accessories previously included with each purchase must be provided separately. The 20W charger is now offered at RM99 each. It needs to be purchased because the charger cable provided is of the USB-C to Lightning type and to ensure you can charge the 3687 mAh battery quickly. Oh need to also be told the capacity of this battery is 282 mAh smaller than the 11 Pro Max. The reduction in the thickness of the device also seems to sacrifice the capacity of the battery.

All of these great components are incorporated into the body of the device which passes the IP68 standard. The iPhone 12 Pro Max doesn’t disappoint as a 2020 flagship device on paper. Almost all of the required dream list boxes have been tapped successfully.

iPhone 12 Pro Max Boxy Body

iPhone 12 Pro Max Boxy Body

iPhone 12 Pro Max boxy body, many would have thought it was uncomfortable in the hand. But I myself was surprised it was actually 180 degrees from initial expectations. The voice and power adjustable buttons are also flattened like the iPhone 4. In my opinion this makes it feel more comfortable when pressed. The design is prettier but does not sacrifice ergonomics.

The flat side also increases the surface area to be held while making it feel neat in the hand. It doesn’t feel like it’s easily detached from the grip. The flat theme is extended to a screen that is also flatter than an airport runway. This year’s screen of 6.7 is still from the OLED family. Slightly larger than the 6.5 ″ on last year’s model. The bezel looks thinner but still not as thin as found on the Note20 Ultra 5G. The notch that houses the Face ID scanner and selfie camera back.


But there’s one new issue I’ve never encountered throughout reviewing the iPhone with an OLED screen this year. I find when in the scorching sun, it’s hard to see what’s displayed on the screen. This is the same issue that Fahim and Maya faced while reviewing their iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini. The difference in screen performance of the iPhone 12 Pro Max with the Note20 Ultra 5G is very noticeable.

The screen of the Samsung device is still impeccably clear but the same thing I can’t say on the iPhone 12 Pro. Surprisingly the iPhone screen this year was released by Samsung and has won several awards. The issue of screen captions under the scorching sun may not have been noticed by commentators in western countries but in Malaysia with the weather being almost always hot it I can categorize as a rather serious issue.

Read Also: iPhone 12 Pro Max – Satisfaction


After four generations, Apple still doesn’t feel they need to change a design that is now considered outdated. I’m just disappointed that Huawei through the Mate 40 Pro proves the 3D scanning system on the device doesn’t automatically require a big notch. What can I say this year’s display still remains beautiful with pretty solid color production. The 12 Pro Max loses to the Note20 Pro on bezel thickness but outperforms it on a flat screen design. The problem of video overflowing out to the side will not happen on this Apple device.

The results of maintaining this outdated design can also be found on screens that still only support 60Hz refresh rates. Yes 60Hz in November 2020 while more and more middle class Android devices have already moved to 90Hz and above. I’m sure this was done to reduce battery usage but this decision has definitely disappointed many Apple fans.

iPhone 12 Pro Max - Satisfaction

iPhone 12 Pro Max – Satisfaction

Since the iPhone 7 Plus, I’ve been tasked with writing reviews of Apple’s most flagship devices. Now entering the year four reviews in writing and every year also I will be able to guess what is written below will actually not change the opinion of those who are fans or fanatical haters of this iOS device. iPhone 12 Pro Max – Satisfaction.

But with the sale price starting from RM5299 each, I’m sure many are actually interested to know what changes have been made. Is it still worth it to buy it or is Apple hardcore giving a small update even at the rising price?

Through this review I hope to be able to answer the two golden questions above as well as some other questions that may be hidden in the hearts of readers. Well this is a complete and sincere review for the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max.

The first thing I realized right after the device was removed from the box was its size and weight. It’s taller and wider when compared to last year’s 11 Pro Max. But interestingly it is now thinner. As a result the device feels a little awkward to use at first as the weight balance on the hand changes with the 11 Pro Max I’ve been using since a year ago. See the picture below to see for yourself the height difference of 12 Pro Max (left) and 11 Pro Max (right).

Read Also: Apple M1 Benchmark Test

Body Design

The second thing I noticed was that the sides of the body were now flat and boxy. It is an iPad Pro design that has now been moved to a smaller sized device. With flat sides, the device can be set up on a table easily. For a long time smartphones were not offered with this flat design. That’s why the 12 Pro Max reminds me of the Nokia 3310 I once owned two decades ago. What you can’t do is just “dance” when the ringtone is rippling.

The entire frame of the 12 Pro Max is made of stainless steel. It is shiny and traps dirt quite easily. When placed next to an iPhone 12 that uses an aluminum frame, the 12 Pro Max looks much more premium. In short if premium is what you are looking for; the 12 Pro series is the best choice for this year’s iPhone 12.

Apple M1 Benchmark Test

Apple M1 Benchmark Test

Apple M1 Benchmark Test. In Geekbench 5, 1730 marks were recorded for the single -core test and 7656 marks for the multi -core test. This is a high score when compared to the Intel Core i7-1165G7 on the ASUS Zenbook Flip S OLED which recorded 1466/4716 scores in the same test. The performance of the Apple M1 is not just empty talk to make sales.

This is all a synthetic test but is it showing real world performance? The answer is yes. It really feels the speed of the MacBook Air M1 when processing 4K video using Final Cut Pro. No issue to do timeline scrubbing and do previews. We can only dream of editing 4K video on our 2019 Intel MacBook Air because it will get extremely hot before starting to choke due to throttling.

Speaking of throttling, on Intel MacBooks typically the processor speed will be reduced when the battery reaches the 10%level. This is not the case on the MacBook Air M1 with consistent power provided until the battery reaches zero level.

Two stereo speakers that pinch the keyboard provide a loud and clear audio experience. Because it recovers directly to ear, the audio produce consistently good when the computer is placed on the thigh. There are no negative comments we can give as the performance of our speakers is consciously not among the most important features when making a laptop purchase.

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Apple advertises a web browsing usage life of up to 18 hours with a 33% increase charge over Intel models that last only up to 12 hours. This enjoyed if users browse the web using Safari. But in the realistic world not many people use only Safari.

In tests using the native M1 build Google Chrome and Photoshop (also native M1), we were able to enjoy an average usage life of up to 12 hours. This is much better than the 7 -hour average on an Intel MacBook. Streaming video for an hour only lowers the battery by about 3%. This is impossible on an Intel MacBook Air.

When the battery runs out, the recharging process takes about 2.5 hours using the 30W USB-C charger that comes with each purchase. Unlike on the iPhone and Apple Watch, Apple still includes a charger in the box.

Large Force Touch Touchpad Is Retained in Macbook Air M1

Large Force Touch Touchpad Is Retained in Macbook Air M1

The relatively large Force Touch touchpad is retained in Macbook Air M1 but still not as large as on the MacBook Pro. It is still in our opinion the best touchpad ever used on a laptop. In terms of finger movement and gesture tracking accuracy, Apple is the best in the industry. It’s accurate enough that we never again need a mouse to do photo editing in Adobe Photoshop.

If there’s one negative comment to be made it’s that we expect the size on a larger touchscreen like on the MacBook Pro 13. Apple’s famous beam of symmetry, what’s wrong if the size of the touchpad offered on the MacBook is aligned on all models.

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The macOS Big Sur operating system is provided pre -installed with several improvements given throughout the review period. We only started using this MacBook at the beginning of the Mac and at the time the article was written there were many apps that supported the M1 natively such as Google Chrome, VLC, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. There are also apps that have already started Beta testing if you dare to try.

Overall the experience is pretty much the same as the Intel chip version. Applications that are still based on Intel X86 can run through Rosetta 2. Everything runs smoothly without any major problems. The most notable difference is that there are no heating issues. Our main issue on the Intel MacBook Air is overheating when streaming video, teleconferencing apps and Photoshop. When the temperature rises, the performance will also be sudden and affect the performance of the battery.

During the PKP period a battery life of around 7 hours is normal on weekdays which requires us to use Zoom and Photoshop with high frequency. The Intel Macbook Air becomes so hot that it is uncomfortable to place on the thigh. All of these issues don’t happen directly on the MacBook Air M1.

It’s like the magic of the MacBook Air M1 can do all the same tasks without it getting hot even once. It’s our fifth week of using this MacBook and it’s capable of delivering high performance while maintaining temperatures as cold as snow. Apple’s promise that it could operate coolly, quickly and quietly was successfully fulfilled.

Program Issues

But there are still some issues that we feel need to be highlighted. If you use plug -ins on Photoshop and Premiere Pro, some popular plug -ins are still not supported on these two popular software.

We also cannot recommend that you use the MacBook Air M1 as a video processing machine. The absence of a fan makes it warm especially when processing 4K video. Without a fan and air vent, we don’t feel this is a good combination for the long haul. Additionally using it as a device for gaming is also not recommended. Some of the first 3D from Apple Arcade quickly raised the temperature to the point that it became quite uncomfortable.

The MacBook Air from the very beginning was a computer made for light medium tasks used by students and office workers. If used like a MacBook Pro, heating issues start to appear. This is the reason why a fan is included on the MacBook Pro M1. Should this issue be placed in a negative column? We feel no because the MacBook Air isn’t designed for heavy tasks.

The Magic Keyboard Is Back on the MacBook Air M1

The Magic Keyboard Is Back on the MacBook Air M1

The Magic Keyboard is back on the MacBook Air M1 after so long being the subject of consumer grievances. Keyboard issues that are easily stuck and not very durable for users who type aggressively a few times we reported until Apple offered a free replacement program to buyers.

As a MacBook Air user with the Butterfly key; at first the process of typing on the Magic key was a bit awkward as it got used to the shallower Butterfly travel. But after a few days we can say typing on the Magic keys is more comfortable for longer periods of deeper travel. The typing process is actually faster on the Butterfly but personally we chose to type more comfortably than faster. Less torture on the fingertips at the end of working 10 hours a day.

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Shattered Butterfly keyboard

We cannot predict whether the Magic key has long -term durability. All we can say is our MacBook Air Butterfly already has some keys that are worn; and ruined due to aggressive typing habits. When typing also the sound produced is not as noisy as the Butterfly. If a colleague’s computer that has been using the MacBook Air Magic for the past five years can be used as a measuring stick; the Magic is more durable than the Butterfly.

All 78 keys come with white light support. 16 levels of lighting illumination can be changed by the user according to eye comfort and the situation. A power button with a Touch ID fingerprint scanner is included to allow login without using a password. The Touch ID unlock process can still be done with problems even if the hands are a little oily. A special key for Emoji is also included for the first time as it is now widely used on social media as well as messaging apps.

Apple MacBook Air M1 Exterior Design

Apple MacBook Air M1 Exterior Design

No direct changes were made from the point of view of exterior design. The flat body of the MacBook Air that has been iconic for the past 13 years is retained. As the saying goes, if it is perfect, why should it be changed. Apple believes this used design is the culmination without having to make changes for each new generation as Windows laptop manufacturers do. Only Lenovo we feel dares to keep their classic ThinkPad design even though the younger generation feels the design is a bit old. Apple MacBook Air M1 Exterior Design.

The body is still made of metal with a dull finish. Fingerprints only stick to the Apple logo on the cover; but the body of the MacBook Air M1 is still capable of trapping dirt if hands are interested. It’s also still not very durable because after a week; we realized the bottom panel of the MacBook had a noticeable micro scratch effect.

So it’s no surprise there is a small industry of scratch -resistant frames for MacBooks on the market right now. Because the design of each generation is the same, those with the old frame can still reuse it on the MacBook Air M1 even if it is a bit tight due to the slightly larger body.

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One change that may not be noticed is that no more air space is placed between the screen; and the body for ventilation purposes. For the first time in MacBook history, no active cooling system was included. Since the M1 chip is based on the Apple A14 chip, Apple is pretty sure a fan system isn’t needed. In other words the MacBook Air M1 is now closer to the iPad and iPhone than a MacBook. If you’re still not confident enough with this chip; an active fan system is still offered on the new MacBook Pro 13 M1 model.

Without air vents no more worries of dust will enter the interior of the laptop; and no more fan roar when a higher processor is needed. At this time there are still no further reports of overheating issues making the decision not to include a fan is a wrong move.

Speaking of screen hinges, it can also still be opened up to 135 degrees to allow the typing process to be done comfortably. As a human being who likes to type while lying in bed (a bad habit we do throughout PKP), the screen opening angle of the MacBook Air M1 is quite satisfying. The hinges are also tight enough to allow the screen to be opened with one hand but not vibrate while typing. Really quite balanced.

Apple MacBook Air M1

Apple MacBook Air M1

With the launch of the Apple M1 chip, a new era of Apple computers began last year. Three macOS devices entered the market namely the Apple MacBook Air M1, MacBook Pro M1 and Mac mini M1. They all have almost comparable performance but with different features. Typically the MacBook Air is the safest choice for those who want to get acquainted with the Apple ecosystem so will the MacBoor Air M1 also continue this tradition? Surely the question to be answered is is it still worth it to buy a MacBook with an Intel chip that is currently being sold at a collapsing price in the market? Reviews will answer all of these questions and more.


No major changes made by Apple to the MacBook Air. It is still equipped with a 13.3 ″ IPS LCD screen with a retina resolution of 2560 × 1600 pixels with a ratio of 16:10 without touch support. On the M1 model, the addition of P3 color support is also included once with the maximum description reaching 400 nits.

Two processor chip options are given this time, namely the Apple M1 eight -core with four high -performance cores and four more low -performance cores with 8 -core GPU or 7 -core GPU. Technically the M1 is an A14 chip with the addition of two high -performance cores. The RAM options are 8 or 16 GB LPDDR4X while the SSD storage options are 256, 512, 1000 and 2000 GB. The model we reviewed is a 16GB LPDDR4X and 1TB of storage.

Like all MacBooks offer by Apple, the RAM and SSD modules are solder directly to the motherboard. Make a wise choice before making a purchase because consumers cannot make post -purchase additions.

Another tradition that still continues is the use of the FaceTime HD 720P webcam offered since 2012. Yes ladies and gentlemen, the classic technology that is almost 9 years old is still in use whereas it has been a grievance of MacBook air users for the past three years. Surprisingly Apple did not upgrade the quality to full HD whereas in the world of pandemics, high -resolution webcams are now a necessity due to the frequency of teleconferencing.

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The battery is also still 49.9Wh can be charge using the two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports on the left side of the computer. To charge you only need to use a 30W charger. Both of the same Thunderbolt 4 ports can support the output of two 4K 60Hz monitors simultaneously or one 5K 50Hz monitor. The number of ports is small and means the use of adapters for USB-C, memory card readers, LAN and HDMI is a necessity.

Accompanying these two USB-C ports is a 3.5mm audio jack on the right side. We thank Apple for still not having the courage to remove it from the MacBook. Many still need audio jacks on laptops again for teleconferencing purposes as well as doing audio recordings for example.

Two speakers squeeze both sides of the keyboard. The audio lattice is large to allow loud audio to be produce directly upwards. This in our opinion is the most optimal design for speakers on laptops. Other configurations shoot down cause problems if the laptop is not place on a flat surface.

All this is include in a frame of only 304.1 x 212.4 x 16.1 mm weighing 1.29kg. When compared to the 2019 MacBook Air, it’s a little heavier and thicker. But as the owner of the 2019 MacBook Air, this change in dimensions; and weight is not immediately aware of us. All accessories from the previous generation are still reusable on the MacBook M1. The size is still compact and it is not heavy to carry all day when doing outdoor tasks.

The Airpods Max Charging System Is Not Fast Enough

The Airpods Max Charging System Is Not Fast Enough

Apple’s claim with these AirPods Max is 20 user hours for audio, video and phone calls. Then can last for 1.5 hours with 5 minutes of charging. The AirPods Max charging system is not fast enough. Most I rubbish – the AirPods Max is a set of headphones that are always on and won’t go off or can’t be turned off.

So for a set of headphones that are always alive, the claim that the battery can last 20 hours makes sense. In my own testing, a week’s use with one heart was around 1-3 hours of use-one week was enough with one charge or about two charges. I enjoy a lot of music on Apple Music, Spotify, Disney+streams, YouTube and Netflix.

Battery life is satisfactory. Not the best but it’s not a big deal. The disappointing thing is the Smart Case.

Smart Case AirPods Max is stupid. It’s just jewelry, and has a magnet to activate the low power mode. I understand why the AirPods Max can’t be turned off, it’s similar to a TWS stored in a charging pod with a magnetic bottom. With this system, fast mooring is easy to do.

But at least if this Apple Smart Case has a battery pack or an extra battery like the TWS is fine. It doesn’t protect this set of headphones either, it just makes it beautiful. AirPods Max cannot be folded, so this is a sacrifice that had to be accepted. Charging with a lightning cable is expected. Great if Apple provides USB-C, but what can it do? Apple remains Apple.

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From Apple To Apple – The BEST Ecosystem

Fast tethering, Spatial audio and Series functions are limited to users of Apple products only. Apple remains Apple and AirPods Max are Apple audio accessories created by Apple for Apple fans. This means, the product is quite smart and has an attractive Apple ecosystem.

If you are an Android device user and want to use AirPods Max, that is a huge loss and is an unwise decision. On Android devices, the AirPods Max will only work as a regular ANC headphone set.

With the greatness of the Apple H1 chip and the ecosystem of Apple goods, the first thing the AirPods Max can do is fast mooring. Just unplug the AirPods max from the Smart Case window will appear in the Apple device to start the mooring. A brief tutorial will be provided and all controls and settings continue to be built into the device. No need for additional applications and so on.

Not only that, after tethering to the iPhone – just open the video on an iPad that never tether AirPods Max – the font set to this continues to be tethered. The same goes for the MacBook. Then if you watch a video on the iPad, a phone call is receive; the video on the iPad will be automatically paused and AirPods Max is re -tethered to the iPhone.

Control with Siri for voice level, etc. is also smooth.