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

Oct 15, 2020
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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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Timestamps ⬇️
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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  • Do you agree with Mistake #5 and Mistake #12? Comment your thoughts below! CHARGER NOT INCLUDED! Buy this one on Amazon ($14) ➡ geni.us/w332T If you STILL NEED HELP choosing the right iPhone 12, comment below and we will help! Like my Apple Product T-shirt? Find it here ➡ teespring.com/stores/max-tech-store Subscribe for our Full Comparison videos COMING SOON!

    Max TechMax Tech8 days ago
    • 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

      Harold THE ABMINIAC KnoxHarold THE ABMINIAC Knox22 hours ago
    • So I’m guessing the Anker charger in the video ain’t on sale anymore because the link takes me to another charger

      Germain MGermain MDay ago
    • BIGEST Mistake IS😋Still i want to stick with apple...🐵

      No Big DreamsNo Big DreamsDay ago
    • F*ck the home button I’m so freaking annoyed with it

      Quantum BlaZeQuantum BlaZe2 days ago
    • *Great phone untill the battery runs out,* *Then you have to choose to either cut 420,000 trees OR buy a new phone*

      SoulsBorne GeraltSoulsBorne Geralt3 days ago
  • Number 1: Don't buy an iPhone 12. Number 2: That's it.

    Block o ButterBlock o ButterHour ago
  • Me: Oh great...another super expensive new iphone Also me: “I will buy the iphone 12 Pro Max” 🤣✌🏼

    maggie palomamaggie palomaHour 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

    ZeroZero3 hours ago
  • You made us to not to buy any iPhone 12;-;

    AyuG rAiAyuG rAi3 hours ago
  • I will buy nothing from iPhone 12 I prefer N20 Ultra

    Jack KellyJack Kelly4 hours ago
  • Great video! Well done.

    GrotrianSeilerGrotrianSeiler4 hours 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 setRandom B set5 hours 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

    Random B setRandom B set5 hours 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

    jack flewjack flew6 hours ago
  • too long...

    Sna CojSna Coj7 hours ago
  • 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?

    Elizabeth SandidgeElizabeth Sandidge11 hours ago
  • iPhone 12 Mini issue is only battery life? I can use MagSafe Power Bank.

    HD_POWERHD_POWER11 hours ago
  • Iphone 13 :- ASSEMBLE AT HOME

    Parmjot SinghParmjot Singh11 hours ago
  • The Pro Max is almost the size of a small tablet.

    hoshirisuhoshirisu11 hours ago
  • Couldn’t even start to watch this video his voice is too annoying!!

    Nic EracleousNic Eracleous11 hours ago
  • 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

    Junta KoshimizuJunta Koshimizu12 hours ago
  • You are the best...you tells the actual things related to product which is generally not told by other youtubers.

    atuldarukaatuldaruka12 hours 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!!!!!!!

    Jack HoeftJack Hoeft14 hours 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

    RBLoafeeRBLoafee14 hours ago
  • alternative title: why not to buy the iphone 12 pro

    Emily GraceEmily Grace14 hours ago
  • Get it for Christmas for free boom 🤯

    Brooklyn PeltzBrooklyn Peltz15 hours ago
  • Ahh. I’m still unsure which is the better option. I’m juggling between 12 & 12 pro. Help please 😬??

    Divya SharmaDivya Sharma16 hours ago
  • 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.

    Clifford HusseyClifford Hussey16 hours ago
  • Ya first mistake thinking they giving you a charger.

    yuoop nokeyuoop noke17 hours ago
  • I love to use an iPhone but 😒😒😒😒😒

    Nilupul GayanNilupul Gayan17 hours ago
    • @yuoop noke why me? Because I like use an iPhone

      Nilupul GayanNilupul Gayan16 hours ago
    • The main reason why i choose the ProMax is simple.... I’m farsighted and i need a bigger phone.

      yuoop nokeyuoop noke17 hours ago
  • one advert less wouldn't kill you.

    Johannes MangartzJohannes Mangartz17 hours ago
  • 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 🤷🏽‍♀️

    Rufaro IsabelRufaro Isabel18 hours 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.

    uNknown rMxuNknown rMx18 hours ago
  • you forget to mention that the iPhone 12 Pro has spatial audio, which is huge

    vladimir enchevvladimir enchev19 hours ago
  • Great video

    Nayem Rahman FahimNayem Rahman Fahim21 hour 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

    PXY FANPXY FAN21 hour 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.

    Diego JaraDiego Jara22 hours ago
    • @Diego Jara ok

      MrPlasmaMrPlasma7 hours 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.

      Diego JaraDiego Jara8 hours 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

      MrPlasmaMrPlasma8 hours ago
  • 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...

    Pedro AbalıoğluPedro Abalıoğlu22 hours ago
    • The 12 mini's battery life is right between the 11 and SE

      MrPlasmaMrPlasma8 hours ago
  • Apple says iPhone 12 has a wireless charger but I see a wire in the new magnetic charger...🤔

    Diwas raiDiwas rai22 hours ago
  • Not a bad comparison at all 😎 well done 👍

    Harold THE ABMINIAC KnoxHarold THE ABMINIAC Knox22 hours ago
  • Ouch, and i thought iphone 11pro is better than 11 cause i bought the pro 3 weeks ago (sigh)

    Frances TamorFrances Tamor22 hours ago
  • i love the pro max camera but max is too big and too heavy

    Danny LiDanny Li22 hours 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.

    Aku PAku P22 hours ago
  • I’ve kept the iPhone SE for so long it literally came back like a boomerang.

    with_httpfivewith_httpfive23 hours ago
  • I will keep my X. See what they do next year.

    Tom's AdventuresTom's Adventures23 hours ago
  • The main reason why i choose the ProMax is simple.... I’m farsighted and i need a bigger phone.

    Little Feather TrompetaLittle Feather Trompeta23 hours ago
  • I went with pro because I wanted pacific blue vs shiny blue IYKYK lol

    WMDWMDDay ago
  • Way better info here than the CNET review ty!

    RoshiSatoshiRoshiSatoshiDay ago
  • Amazing video

    Raw2929 WillRaw2929 WillDay 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

    Nicole BarlaanNicole BarlaanDay 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

      MrPlasmaMrPlasma8 hours ago
  • Great video. I got the 8 plus 64 gb and I’m gonna finally upgrade and get the iPhone 12 in Green 128gb

    MyLifeIs BeautifulMyLifeIs BeautifulDay 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)

    Arriana KibbeyArriana KibbeyDay ago
  • Man I’m sick of all these camera-only upgrade benefits, it’s a phone first not a damn stage camera

    Chris MehlChris MehlDay ago
  • What about the pro max

    Alex RaineyAlex RaineyDay ago
  • Watching this on my iPhone 12 pro, I upgraded from my iPhone 6s lol

  • Do you think if I have the iPhone XS Max should I get the iPhone 12 pro or 12 pro max??

    Big Ad23Big Ad23Day ago
  • Still ordered XS because of 3D Touch

    Yuyang WuYuyang WuDay ago
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    LV DSLV DSDay ago
  • Very well said.

    Ali RsdiAli RsdiDay 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.

    Oğuzhan K.Oğuzhan K.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

      MrPlasmaMrPlasma8 hours ago
  • Coming from an iPhone 8 user, is the iPhone 12 pro really not worth it? I want good camera quality

    lexie floreslexie floresDay ago
    • yes, it is worth it and if you want the absolute best camera, then get the max

      MrPlasmaMrPlasma8 hours ago
  • Coming from an iPhone 8 user, is the iPhone 12 pro really not worth it? I want good camera quality

    lexie floreslexie floresDay ago
  • thank you for helping me make the wise choice on this phone. I was split between the pro and pro max but now I for sure want the pro max due because of your clear explanations.

    kekoa santiagokekoa santiagoDay ago
  • Apple , don't like this video jajaj

  • Too many commercials is making your vids unwatchable.

    theradashacktheradashackDay ago
  • Good thing apple didn’t price them at crazy rate

    mohammadkwtmohammadkwtDay ago
  • Im all for supporting channels and using affiliate links. But to say not to buy apples charging box and to go with ankers just because its smaller and to use your link is a little too thirsty for my liking i thought you had a valid reason to go with ankers. A little disappointing

    alejandro carmonaalejandro carmonaDay ago
    • @Max Tech appreciate the response. Now idk if I would those are valid reasons why to steer away. I agree they are "reasons" but the price is what? 2-3 dollars difference? I think it's okay to spend up there to make sure you have the original box that 💯 not damage the battery. Rather than saving 2-3 for a smaller brick. A valid reason in my opinion would be, if for example the anker was proven to not damage your battery or if it'll charge faster or maybe even if it's half of the price. But again 2-3 isn't enough for me to be recommending not to buy the better/safer option.

      alejandro carmonaalejandro carmonaDay ago
    • Valid reasons: less expensive and it’s basically twice as small.

      Max TechMax TechDay ago
  • Just paid $316 for the iPhone 12 via sprint and a two year contract

    Carlos RodriguezCarlos RodriguezDay ago
  • I'm torn between the 12 Mini and SE 2020. I keep the phone in my pants pocket and the current 7 w/ case is large and heavy. I basically use my phone for calls, email, web browsing, 2,138 songs, 1,547 photos, social media and 61 apps. My iPhone 7 has 128 GB capacity with 85.95 GB still available. I'm in the golf business so battery life is important so the Mini concerns me on that front but 10 hours talk/email should be fine. Verizon is my carrier. I look forward to receiving your suggestion. But again, fitting in my front pocket w/ a case is my first pref. Thanks!

    • The mini is actually a bit better than the SE, and if you can afford the $300 and you want some of the mini's new features, then buy it over the SE Otherwise, the SE is a better value

      MrPlasmaMrPlasma8 hours ago
  • I want the 12 pro max just because I want a bigger iPhone LOL ,

    Christian IbarraChristian IbarraDay ago
  • 1. 5G is all the same across all models 2. Battery life on the mini is lower 3. Display is the same on both pro and normal 12 4. pro max has a better camera than the pro 5. If you’re buying an iPhone 12 get 128gb 6. Buy an iPhone 12 over an iPhone 11 7. Don’t buy third party chargers for your 12 8. Don’t buy a third party case, MagSafe won’t work. 9. Get more RAM in a pro. 10. Buy a third party charger from anker 11. Something about Verizon 12. Don’t wait till next year to buy

    ShanklevisionShanklevisionDay ago
  • Well yeah, that's what we expected

    Amie EichstadtAmie EichstadtDay ago
  • I have an iPhone 6s with 16gb, I’m thinking it’s time for an upgrade, 12 pro is my go to, or should I just get the 12?

    Silvano FrancoSilvano FrancoDay ago
  • You explained so well

    Paris V.Paris V.Day ago
  • I head the 13 is not even a phone ! You just make payments haha phones are getting out of control. I remember when the first iPhone came out but shit at&t was expensive that I need just getting an iPod touch and used it as a phone with the jailbreaks

    Max KloseMax KloseDay ago
  • I’ve xsmax 256 gb w/VZW. I think I want to go to T-Mobile.... Idk if i Should get the 12pro regular or just the 12 ...

    ChristinaFaithChristinaFaithDay ago
  • Mini probably

    ThaWordThaWordDay ago
  • I’ve found it easy to choose the phone model, but the colour choice is destroying me!

    Edward DeaneyEdward DeaneyDay ago
  • Well done. Great video

    Coach YoCoach YoDay ago
  • I was going to get the iPhone 12 pro but the camera was the main reason. Now I know I’m going to get the iPhone 12 pro max thanks! I’m just worried it’s going to be too big. I have an xr and love the size. How much bigger is the 12 pro max?

    Gabriel BerkowitzGabriel BerkowitzDay ago
  • iPhone mini is the way to go. Powerful as iPhone 12, and easy on pocket. Why pay extra $100? Be smart and get “mini” which is 5.4 screen.

    Kyle YKyle YDay ago
  • Mistake #11: Verizon actually does lock the device for 60 days from purchase. The only way around this is to be active duty military on deployment. They say this is to protect them from fraud.

    ArturArturDay ago
  • I'm an Android guy but want to surprise the wife with a new iPhone... she always gets models that are 2-3 cycles behind to save money. This upgrade seems like it would be worthwhile. I know nothing about Apple products so your video was very helpful. Thanks!

    vara fouroneonevara fouroneoneDay ago
  • I got the iPhone 12 Pro. The max was just way too damn big lol and camera was the most important thing to me

    EdenEdenDay ago
  • is it certain that the battery life in 12 mini will be worse tho? 11 pro is smaller and has weaker battery than 11 yet it performs better battery-wise.

    jakubwojakubwoDay ago
  • You forgot to mention current iPhone sizes is causing arthritis and muscular problems specially on the thumb for many people who use it with one hand. iPhone 12 mini might be the only way to have a healthy hand again after years

    mariotekimariotekiDay ago
  • do the size of 12 pro max (6.7 inchs) same as samsung A51 (6.5 Inchs)? Actually I want to know that how big is iphone 12 pro.

    Muhammad BadarMuhammad BadarDay ago
  • I was thinking about getting the 12 pro max I’ve still been rocking my 10 Xmax but doesn’t seem like to many changes , was also considered note 20 ultra I jus don’t know what to do at this point

    Charles LeeCharles LeeDay ago
  • Buy the 11 Pro on a good deal instead of the 12.

    MattMattDay ago
  • BIGEST Mistake IS😋Still i want to stick with apple...🐵

    No Big DreamsNo Big DreamsDay ago
  • Apple decided to go to every other company and buy their parts and then just put their chip

    Steven CorboSteven CorboDay ago
  • iPhone 13 will be made up of return parts from Samsung

    Steven CorboSteven CorboDay ago
  • Who's watching this after already buying one

    Frank ArentzFrank ArentzDay ago
  • why do i still want the iphone 12 pro..... why whhy idk why

    Sueann KimSueann KimDay ago
  • this is a useful, clear and informative video - thanks

    Steve KaganSteve KaganDay ago
  • 7:30 And that's the worst thing from Apple. When they clearly save 120hz for their top line 1k+ phones and tablets. That really pisses me off considering Samsung budget line has had it for years.

    Marc ArneMarc ArneDay ago
  • imagine buying an iphone without a charger in 2020 OmEGaLuL its clapped

    ZenorthodoxZenorthodoxDay ago
  • Me: Finally I sold my kidney to buy iPhone 11 pro max Apple: Presenting iPhone 12 pro max Me: 😵😵

    EG_DARK_FF /Montage_OfficalEG_DARK_FF /Montage_OfficalDay ago
    • @Master Stacker yes

      EG_DARK_FF /Montage_OfficalEG_DARK_FF /Montage_OfficalDay ago
    • Think of how Nvidia 2080 ti owners must feel.

      Master StackerMaster StackerDay ago

      x•Fahrenheit 25x•Fahrenheit 25Day ago
  • Haha people saying “2020: iPhone won’t come in the box” haha so funny haha so quirky haha you’re so creative and smart haha

    J LJ LDay ago
    • Yeah it’s an annoyingly old joke at this point

      Rydoge21Rydoge2133 minutes ago
  • Buying any of these is a mistake for me so I upgraded from iPhone 7 to iPhone SE. Over 4 days now no regret and happy.

    Robin Kumar SRobin Kumar SDay ago
  • Thanks heaps! Almost got the pro but settled with 12 now! 😊

    siegeayesiegeayeDay ago
  • Nice video very well explained

    Red RoseRed RoseDay ago
  • My iPhone 8 is doing great for me.

    Lit BroLit BroDay ago
  • Very helpful video!

    Ron SRon SDay ago