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Case for iPhone 12

Case for iPhone 12

Hello folks, welcome to CCB. I got a new case for my iPhone 12 and in this post I’d be sharing my first impressions about the case.

Well those of you who read my review about the iPhone 12 already know the reason why I bought a case and to those of you who haven’t, don’t worry cause I’ll be mentioning it again. Well the iPhone 12 isn’t sturdy and dropping down the phone causes damage to the phone. Well that was the reason I got a case.

Moving onto the case itself, the case is from Kinshu and it’s sold by Covers Wale on Amazon. The case is dark green in colour and it cost me INR 245 + a shipping charge of INR 40. Well I’ve used it for just half a day and hear are my words on it.

First thing first, the case is decent with respect to material and finish. If you are someone who’d want to flaunt the Apple logo then this case isn’t for you. The case doesn’t have an opening to display the Apple logo and neither is the logo printed on the case. When it comes to fit, the case fits 99.5 % in place. Due to the elastic nature of the case one small portion of the phone is slightly visible, one would notice it only if she or he is a perfectionist. For the rest of the tribe it’s a green signal with respect to fit. One reason why I feel that the aforementioned happens could be probably to ease the process of removing and putting the case back on again. If the case fits perfectly then it could be a hassle to remove or put on the case. For me personally putting on the case and removing the case was a cakewalk. The case also has openings for charging slot, speakers, camera, flashlight etc. The case sits slightly above the camera, this provides additional protection to the protruded camera of the iPhone 12. However, a downside to this is, if the light falls from sideways a small shadow of the case falls on the camera lens. This wouldn’t be a problem for the majority but for those perfectionists out there this could be a turn off.

Moving onto the material, it’s made of silicone and TPU. It did catch some finger marks after some use but it could be wiped away.

Well, moving onto the question whether it is bang for the buck, for INR 285 including shipping, it definitely is. Well, if you are wondering how much would the official case by Apple costs, then the answer to it is INR 4900. For a fraction of that cost this case does offer quite a lot. One more question that’s left behind is, does this case support MagSafe charging ? And the answer to that question is I don’t know, the description on Amazon doesn’t say so and I don’t have MagSafe charger to verify it. Well if you’ve made it this far here’s some additional info, the MagSafe charger costs INR 4500 and a 20 Watt power brick by Apple costs INR 1900. So charging via USB C to lightning is a more budget friendly option than MagSafe.

Well folks that was it for this post. See you next time with a different one. I’ve dropped an affiliate link at the bottom of this post, if you have thoughts on buying this case, do hit on the link. Byeee 🙂

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iPhone 12 Review

iPhone 12 Review

Hello folks welcome to CCB. In today’s post I’ll be reviewing iPhone 12.

I got this phone on April 27 2021 and I’ve used it for a while now. The major complaints with this phone are as follows,

◦ The phone heats up while charging. I use a 20W power adapter to charge my phone and when it charges between 20% – 80% the phone turns into an iron box. I googled for info on this and there were many people with the same issue and some of them mentioned that they were using an 18 watt charger.

◦ The second issue with this phone is with respect to build quality. I use the phone without a back case and recently it fell from my pocket and there was a small dent on one of the chamfered edges of the phone.

◦ The third issue with this phone is with respect to vibration. The rear of the phone vibrates partially on playing music or videos. I don’t know if it is a vibration or some sort of haptic feedback. I checked the settings to switch off this issue and I couldn’t find an option to do so.

Well those were the bad stuff. Let’s move onto the good stuff.

In my first impressions post I mentioned that the speaker was not up to the mark but on playing different songs I can definitely say that the speaker quality is amazing.

Next comes the display. I use the phone in dark mode so I really don’t find it too special. On YouTube some people complained of flickering issues with the display but having used the phone for a while now, I haven’t found any flickering issues.

The next good thing is with respect to battery. The phone charges real quick and lasts an entire day. However this may vary depending on the use case. I play games, use the phone as a hotspot device, type blog posts, Instagram, Twitter and some 4K 60 FPS video editing and it works fine. Recently I was screen recording while playing Asphalt 9 and there were issues with smoothness of the game.

The camera on this phone is good. Due to lockdown restrictions I haven’t had the opportunity to use it outdoors but for indoor photography the camera is decent. On the earlier iPhones there was an option to click square photos by just swiping for the square option but now it’s hidden in the aspect ratio section. The default setting is in 4:3 ratio.

When it comes to Face ID, it works amazingly. It recognises my face when I’m wearing spectacles and also without beard. It works well in low light situation too.

The notch. Most apps use screen real estate in such a way that the notch isn’t distracting. On the left of the notch the time will be displayed and on the right, network strength and battery status would be shown. Apps like YouTube use screen in between the two antenna lines. The edges are curved and that displays in the videos too. The games I play work in landscape mode and the notch takes up some screen real estate.

Getting bored ? Don’t worry we’ve reached the end of this post. So the final questions are, ‘Is it worth the money ?’ and ‘Should you buy it ?’. If you are looking for a 5G phone with decent specs and if the budget isn’t a problem then definitely the iPhone 12 is worth buying. Those of you waiting for the depreciation and currently have a working phone, you could wait till the release of the next iPhone so that this gets more wallet friendly. Moving onto the question whether it’s worth the money. I would say yes. However, in India we end up spending even more due to duties. The phone doesn’t come with power brick and earphones. So that would be another hiccup.

Well folks, that was it for this post. See you next time with a different one. Byeee 🙂

iPhone 12 – First Impressions

iPhone 12 – First Impressions

Hello folks, welcome to CCB. Today I got an iPhone 12 and in this post I’d be briefing on it.

I got the 128 GB model in green colour. When some of the YouTubers showed the green coloured iPhone I didn’t like the colour and I felt that it was too pale. But recently I saw one girl unboxing the green colour model of the iPhone 12 and I kinda liked it. Aww there I go, that made my mind stick to the green colour. I’ve been an iPhone user since the iPhone 5S and all my iPhones till date were in Space Grey colour. This was the first time I moved my mind from the usual tradition.

Moving on to the question ‘Why I got the 128 GB model ?’ The answer is, I’d like to have this phone for more than an year. I click a lot of photos and install quite a lot of apps, besides that the software updates consume a huge chunk of memory, therefore I picked the 128 GB model and the reason why I didn’t go for the 256 GB model was, it was too pricey.

Let me now talk about how the new phone feels. The phone I previously had was 4.7 inch with respect to the display size and this new phone has a 6.1 inch display. The difference may not seem big but the difference do feels good with respect to some things. And one such thing is text size. I’m writing this post on my new found love (iPhone 12) and I don’t have my spectacles on and yet it feels easy on the eyes. Besides that as I type I can see a good amount of text of what I’m writing in spite of the keyboard consuming good amount of screen real estate. For a person who blogs from a phone this screen size does come in handy. Moving on further the brightness is adjusted according to the surrounding and this feature is better on this phone than my previous phone and if I’m not wrong I guess this is called ‘True Tone’. The next good thing about the display is that it is OLED. However, I don’t find it to be too different from conventional display. When I first saw an iPhone 12 Mini in a mall, couple of months back, I found it (OLED display)to be pretty good but after spending some decent time with my new iPhone 12 I find it to be pretty normal and nothing too special.

Moving on to why I chose 12 and not 12 Mini is because of the battery size. I’m a day trader apart from being a blogger and I don’t want the juice to go down too quickly. Well that was one reason for not choosing 12 Mini. The reason why I didn’t go for the Pro or Pro Max was it was pricey and I didn’t want a telephoto lens or LIDAR.

Moving on to complaints about this phone, the only faults I found was, the phone gets hot while charging and the speakers aren’t too good for a phone of this price (I just played one song on Gaana).

Well that was my first impressions with this phone. See you next time with a different one. Byeee 🙂