iPhone 12 Singapore Price and Review

iphone 12 singapore price and review

The iPhone 12 has been officially announced on the 13th of October, 2020 by Apple. The iPhone 12 is available for Pre-order from 16th October onwards and the iPhone 12 Mini is available from November 6th onwards. The iPhone 12 is expected to start shipping from October 23rd.  

There are four different versions of the iPhone 12 in Singapore – iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max. 

The iPhone 12 costs around $1299 onwards.

The iPhone 12 Mini is the cheapest iPhone 12 starting around $1149 onwards.

The iPhone 12 Max costs around $1649 onwards and the iPhone 12 Max Pro starts at $1799.

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iPhone 12 Singapore Telco Pricing Plans 

If you are considering buying the iPhone 12, then it’s best to be aware of all the plans from the different telcos. 

M1 Singapore iPhone 12 series Plans

M1 has a lot of unique offers for new registrations, especially during the pre-order phase. 

Here are some of the offers that you can take advantage of during the pre-order phase. 

  • If you sign-up online for a M1 account, you can get a SIM card and register for an account for free
  • New users are eligible for $200 off or those switching to the M1 service. (If you have a Citi Credit Card, then you can get $120 off additionally)
  • Free data on the weekends for new users up to 3 months and up to 6 months for users who are switching to M1. 
  • One year subscription of Apple TV for free and a three month subscription of Apple Arcade as well
  • One year subscription of VIO for free
  • If you are a spotify user, then you can enjoy unlimited data streaming on the music service
  • Free 5G service for a limited time 
    • 3 months free 5G Booster pack on a $40 Base Plan with $10 Add-on
    • 6 months free 5G Booster pack on a $40 Base Plan with $38 Add-on or higher

M1 iPhone 12 Plans 

M1 Plans / iPhone 12iPhone 12 (64GB)iPhone 12 (128GB)iPhone 12 (256GB)
$40 Plan$820$880$1,040
$50 Plan$710$780$930
$78 Plan$460$520$670
$110 Plan$210$270$430
$235 Plan$0$0$110

M1 iPhone 12 Pro Plans

M1 Plans / iPhone 12 ProiPhone 12 Pro (128GB)iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)iPhone 12 Pro (512GB)
$40 Plan$1,130$1,290$1,590
$50 Plan$1,030$1,190$1,490
$78 Plan$770$930$1,230
$110 Plan$530$680$990
$235 Plan$230$360$680

Singtel iPhone 12 Series Pricing Plans 

Singtel iPhone 12 plans have a few offers. Here they are 

  • The Combo plans and the XO plans get 12 months of an Apple iCloud account for Free up to 50GB (Worth $12 a year) and get a subscription of Apple Arcade for free for 9 months. It costs about 6.98$ a month. 
  • There is also a free one year subscription of Apple TV+, three free months of Apple Music, another three months of CAST packs for free and 12 months free of Amazon Prime. 
  • You can get an additional $100 off, if you pair your plans with a fibre entertainment bundle. 

Singtel iPhone 12 Pricing Plans

Singtel Plans / iPhone 12iPhone 12 (64GB)iPhone 12(128GB)iPhone 12 (256GB)
XO 48 – 5G$698$758$918
XO 78 – 5G$328$398$548
XO 108 – 5G$68$128$278
Combo 2 – 5G$788$848$1008
Combo 3 – 5G$548$608$768
Combo 6 – 5G$338$398$558
Combo 12 – 5G$0$0$0

Singtel iPhone 12 Mini Pricing Plans

Singtel Plans / iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 12 Mini (64GB)iPhone 12 Mini (128GB)iPhone 12 Mini (256GB)
XO 48 – 5G$558$628$778
XO 78 – 5G$198$258$408
XO 108 – 5G$0$0$148
Combo 2 – 5G$648$718$868
Combo 3 – 5G$408$478$628
Combo 6 – 5G$198$268$418
Combo 12 – 5G$0$0$0

Singtel iPhone 12 Pro Pricing Plans

Singtel Plans / iPhone 12 ProiPhone 12 Pro(64GB)iPhone 12 Pro (128GB)iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)
XO 48 – 5G$1,018$1,168$1,468
XO 78 – 5G$648$798$1,018
XO 108 – 5G$378$538$838
Combo 2 – 5G$1,108$1,258$1,158
Combo 3 – 5G$868$1,018$1,318
Combo 6 – 5G$658$808$1,108
Combo 12 – 5G$0$0$268

Singtel iPhone 12 Pro Max Pricing Plans

Singtel Plans / iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 12 Mini (64GB)iPhone 12 Mini (128GB)iPhone 12 Mini (256GB)
XO 48 – 5G$1,148$1,308$1,608
XO 78 – 5G$788$938$1,238
XO 108 – 5G$518$668$968
Combo 2 – 5G$1,238$1,398$1,698
Combo 3 – 5G$1,008$1,158$1,458
Combo 6 – 5G$788$948$1,248
Combo 12 – 5G$8$108$408

StarHub iPhone 12 Series Pricing Plans 

StarHub has some unique plans and offers for those taking up the iPhone 12 plans. Here they are. 

  • Folks on the Mobile+ plan can get the following for free
    • Caller ID
    • Subscription to StarHub TV+ (One year)
    • Apple TV+ subscription (One Year)
    • iCloud Storage (Free for 3 Months, up to 50GB)

If you are switching from some other service provider to Starhub, you get $200 off. 

Starhub iPhone 12 Mobile Pricing Plans

iPhone 12 (64GB)iPhone 12 (128GB)iPhone 12 (256GB)
Mobile+ S$65$579$649$799
Mobile+ S$95$329$399$549
Mobile+ S$155$0$0$19
Biz+ Lite$619$689$839
Biz+ Premium $149$219$369
Biz+ Pro$0$0$0

Starhub iPhone 12 Pro Mobile Pricing Plans

iPhone 12 Pro (128GB)iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)iPhone 12 Pro (512GB)
Mobile+ S$65$899$1059$1399
Mobile+ S$95$649$809$1109
Mobile+ S$155$119$269$569
Biz+ Lite$939$1099$1399
Biz+ Premium $469$629$929
Biz+ Pro$0$0$79

Circles. Life iPhone 12 Mobile Plans 

Circles.Life offer the 24-month iPhone 12 plan.

Keep in mind that only DBS and POSB Credit Cards have this option. 

Circles.Life iPhone 12 Mobile Only Plans

iPhone 12 (64GB)iPhone 12 (128GB)iPhone 12 (256GB)
$0 Up-front, Phone-Only, 24-month Installment$54.13$57.04$64.13
$0 Up-front, $18/month CL Plan, 24-month Installment$72.13$75.04$82.13

iPhone 12 Pro (128GB)iPhone 12 Pro (256GB)iPhone 12 Pro (512GB)
$0 Up-front, Phone-Only, 24-month Installment$68.71$75.74$89.54
$0 Up-front, $18/month CL Plan, 24-month Installment$86.71$93.74$107.54

What we know so far…

A lot of the telcos are offering $200+ discounts on moving from a competing telco. With these competitive rates, you can get the latest iPhone 12 for a very reasonable price.


iPhone 12 Series in Singapore 

One of the major highlights for the iPhone 12 series is, all the phones are 5G enabled. Apple’s using the latest 5G technology called the ‘millimetre wave’, which is considered to be the fastest version of 5G networks.

SpecificationsiPhone 12iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 12 ProiPhone 12 Pro Max
Display (Super Retina for All)6.1-inch XDR OLED5.4-inch XDR OLED6.1-inch XDR OLED6.7-inch XDR OLED
OS & ChipsetiOS 14, A14 BioniciOS 14, A14 BioniciOS 14, A14 BioniciOS 14, A14 Bionic
Storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB64GB, 128GB, 256GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Main Camera12MP + 12MP Dual Camera12MP + 12MP Dual Camera12MP + 12MP + 12MP with TOF 3D LiDAR scanner12MP + 12MP + 12MP with TOF 3D LiDAR scanner
Front Camera12MP12MP12MP12MP
Battery Charging18W Fast Charging18W Fast Charging18W Fast Charging18W Fast Charging
Stand-By Time17 hours15 hours
17 hours
20 hours

Again, the speeds you experience depend on the carrier that you use.

We’ll get to the differences of the  iPhone 12’s four variations. But let’s talk about the specifics of the iPhone 12 series.

All the phones in the series come with rounded edges. While the iPhone 12 and the 12 Mini have an aluminum frame, the 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max have a stainless steel frame.

The largest iPhone to date is the iPhone Pro Max which stands at 6.7-inches which is massive for an iPhone.

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini are available in Black, White, Red, Green and Blue colours. While the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max are available in Silver, Graphite, Gold and Pacific Blue.

The iPhone 12 series is enabled with the A14 Bionic chipset, which is the latest chipset from Apple. This chipset, touted as the next big thing, improves the overall experience of the phone with improvements in the camera, sound, AI and battery life.

iPhone 12 Display

All the iPhone 12 phones have the Super RETINA XDR OLED display with HDR10 capabilities and 1200 nits of peak brightness. On average, you get 600 nits for the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 mini and 800 nits for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

The display also has dolby vision and True Tone which is expected on an iPhone. The pixel density has increased and that makes it the best display for the right colours. The richness of the colours are pixel perfect with a much higher resolution.

The iPhone 12 series is enabled with a ceramic shield, which is said to be tougher than any other smartphone glass in the world. Apple claims it has 4X better performance during drops.

This is arguably the finest Apple display on an iPhone.

iphone 12 singapore price

iPhone 12 Cameras

The cameras on the iPhone series are pretty distinct. Unlike the initial reports and rumours which suggested that the iPhone 12 will have a quad-camera set-up, the real iPhone 12 packs only a dual-camera for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini.

The iPhone 12 Pro & iPhone 12 Pro Max have a triple camera setup.

iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 Mini Camera Specifications

Both the cheaper iPhone 12’s have the same camera.

They have a dual camera setup with a 12-megapixel wide camera and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera.

It has a Quad-LED dual-tone flash with HDR. It can shoot HDR videos and you can get seamless 4K shots at 60 FPS and 1080p at 240 FPS.

The special addition is, you can shoot in Dolby Vision HDR up to 30 FPS. This, Apple claims is better than a lot of the cameras made for filmmaking.

The low-light shots are expected to be even better considering around 27% more light is attracted during low-light shots.

The front camera is a 12-megapixel wide angle lens with SL 3D which is a depth, biometric sensor.

iPhone 12 Pro & iPhone 12 Pro Max Camera Specifications

The 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max’ cameras are superior to the lower end iPhone 12’s. They have a triple camera setup that is as follows.

A 12-megapixel wide lens and a 12-megapixel camera with a telephoto lens and to seal the deal, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide, lens.

It also has a 3D LiDAR Scanner, which is able to identify objects in 3D and build a better environment for capturing photographs.

They can shoot 1080p @ 30fps.

iPhone 12 Battery

In typical, Apple fashion, they don’t share the capacity of the iPhone 12’ battery. But the A14 Bionic chip is supposedly really good for battery life as they have made some advancements in that chip.

Now, the standby time is a good measure with 17 hours for the iPhone 12, 15 hours for the 12 Mini, 17 hours for the iPhone Pro and 20 hours for the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

All the phones are shipped with a 18W fast charger that is expected to give 50% of battery in about 30 minutes, which is pretty standard.

Overall, the main additions to the iPhone 12 series is the inclusion of 5G, but only time will tell how the carriers react to Apple’s 5G.

The Mini iPhone 12 might be a hit as a lot of people would want to own a cheaper iPhone with a great camera and petite size.

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12 Differences

If you are using the iPhone 11 or considering whether to buy a phone from the iPhone 11 series or the iPhone 12 series, you might notice on the outset, it seems the same. But there are major differences. 

 Here’s a simple comparison that can help you make a decision. 

  • Firstly all the phones in the iPhone 12 series are 5G enabled and that’s not the case with the iPhone 11. 
  • The iPhone 12 is also thinner, lighter that the iPhone 11 model 
  • The iPhone 12 is a much more robust device in terms of protection. Firstly there’s the ceramic shield which is supposed to give 4x more drop protection. It can also be submerged under water for 6 metres, compared to the iPhone 11’s 4 metres. 
  • The iPhone 11 has a wider range of colour options compared to the iPhone 12 
  • The iPhone 12’s OLED screen is way better than the iPhone’s LCD display. It means the 12 has better contrast and colours
  • The cameras on the 11 and the 12 are almost the same with the exception of the Dolby Vision HDR and night-mode time lapse which has been added in the iPhone 12.
  • The main change is in the bionic chip. The A13 bionic chip on the iPhone 11 is replaced by the A14 Bionic chip on the iPhone 12. The CPU, GPU and Neural Engine performance is ramped up by 50% and 70% respectively. The 12 is a way faster device. 
  • Although the battery is pretty much safe, the iPhone 12 has the ability to attach Magsafe accessories such as chargers, wallets and more. 

The iPhone 12 is definitely a marked improvement over the iPhone 11, but it does come at a slightly higher cost. When it comes to Apple, it always makes sense to buy the latest series of phones compared to the older versions because you’ll have the latest technology for at least a year.