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A14 Bionic chip & 5G

6.1 inch Super Retina XDR, edge to edge OLED

Dual rear camera with enhanced night mode

Boosted longer life battery

Apple iPhone 12

A classic design coupled with a hi-speed, powerful chip makes the iPhone 12 a truly ‘smart’ phone. Here’s all you need to know about Apple’s 5G handset, including where to get the cheapest bill pay deals from Ireland’s best mobile networks.

iPhone 12
iPhone 12
Data
Colour
30 Monthly
Available in
Black
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
500
Minutes
500
Texts
50GB
Data
€549.99
Upfront cost
€30 p/m
Go to site
Tesco Clubcard points
eir mobile essential
Available in
Red
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
200
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
20GB
Data
€449
Upfront cost
€39.99 p/m
Go to site
5G Enabled
3 Bill Pay 100
Available in
Red
Blue
White
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
50
Minutes
50
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€579
Upfront cost
€35 p/m
Go to site
Upgrade to 5G for €5 p/m
Unlimited Three to Three calls
40 Monthly
Available in
Black
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
2,000
Minutes
2,000
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€499.99
Upfront cost
€40 p/m
Go to site
200 international minutes
Tesco Clubcard points
3 Bill Pay 300
Available in
Red
Blue
White
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
150
Minutes
150
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€399
Upfront cost
€45 p/m
Go to site
Upgrade to 5G for €5 p/m
30 International Minutes/Texts
50 Monthly
Available in
Black
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€399.99
Upfront cost
€50 p/m
Go to site
300 international minutes
Tesco Clubcard points
3 Bill Pay Unlimited
Available in
Red
Blue
White
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€199
Upfront cost
€60 p/m
Go to site
5G Enabled
300 International Minutes/Texts
eir mobile connect plus
Available in
Red
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€299
Upfront cost
€59.99 p/m
Go to site
5G Enabled
100 international minutes & texts
3 Bill Pay Unlimited Plus
Available in
Red
Blue
White
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€80 p/m
Go to site
5G Enabled
Unlimited International Minutes/Texts
eir mobile complete
Available in
Red
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€299
Upfront cost
€69.99 p/m
Go to site
5G Enabled
600 international minutes & texts

What iPhone 12 models are on offer?

In Ireland, Apple has released four models:

Looking for the latest iPhone?

The iPhone 13 range is now on sale in Ireland and includes the following handsets:

What are the iPhone 12 key features?

As you’d expect from Apple, the iPhone 12 makes a classic design statement and comes packed with ground-breaking features:

  • Classic, flat-edged design: besides looking great, the sturdy aluminium build with a ‘Ceramic Shield’ glass back and screen will make your handset more resistant to drops and scratches.
  • Powerful A14 Bionic chip: ensures multi-tasking will be a breeze. Watch video, check your social media, take a call, and work on-the-go without a hitch. Improves battery life by 30% too.
  • Super Retina XDR display: the high-end OLED display will promise stunning picture quality with vibrant, pop-out colour and ultrawide viewing angles. Visuals will look awesome wherever you are.
  • Ultra-fast 5G downloads: for hi-speed streaming and gaming, running up 100 times faster than your 4G connection. A hexacore processor and 60Hz refresh rate guarantees a no lag, no stutter experience.
  • Ultra-wide, dual camera with enhanced night mode: two 12MP lenses, one that lets 27% more light in meaning cleaner, blur-free photos, plus TrueDepth selfie camera. Dolby vision 4k video and Smart HDR 3 means perfect, true-to-life imagery in every shot.

You also get:

  • iOS 14 with new app library
  • 2x optical zoom & 5x digital zoom
  • Li-Ion long-life battery
  • 64GB, 128GB or 256GB option
  • Faster Face ID
  • MagSafe & QI wireless charging
  • USB-C to Lightning cable

What colours are on offer?

If you opt for the iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 mini, there are five colours to choose between, including a new blue finish:

  • Black
  • White
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue

The Pro and Pro Max handsets come in Gold, Silver, Graphite & Pacific Blue.

How much is the iPhone 12?

You can buy a new iPhone 12 handset from €929 from the Apple website the prices vary depending on the memory size you choose:

  • €929 for a 64GB iPhone12
  • €979 for a 128GB iPhone 12
  • €1,099 for a 256GB iPhone 12

If you are looking to upgrade an iPhone 7 or newer, you could get between €50 and €400 off your new iPhone 12 with Apple Trade In via the Apple website, terms and conditions apply.

What’s in the iPhone 12 box?

  • iPhone 12 handset
  • Lightning to USB-C cable

Apple has decided not to include a power adaptor or EarPods with the iPhone 12 as part of its Zero Waste Programme to eliminate waste.

Which iPhone 12 model should you choose?

The four new iPhone 12 handsets come with some notable variations in design, camera, memory, and battery life.

The iPhone 12 mini is the cheapest and smallest handset and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, as you’d expect, is the most powerful and expensive phone. In fact, the Pro Max handset boasts the largest display Apple has ever released.

What are the main differences?

Design & display

All handsets have Super Retina XDR OLED display, but the screen size and build for each model differs:

Model Screen size Build  
iPhone 12 mini 5.4” Aluminium  
iPhone 12 6.1” Aluminium  
iPhone 12 Pro 6.1” Stainless steel  
iPhone 12 Pro Max 6.7” Stainless steel  

Camera

The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max handsets have really upped the ante with a camera specification to rival Samsung. The LiDAR scanner uses laser tech to calculate depth and light, delivering a new standard in augmented-reality.

Model Cameras Zoom Additional features  
iPhone 12 mini Dual 2x optical, 5x digital -  
iPhone 12 Dual 2x optical, 5x digital -  
iPhone 12 Pro Triple 4x optical, 10x digital telephoto lens, LiDAR scanner  
iPhone 12 Pro Max Triple 5x optical, 12x digital telephoto lens, LiDAR scanner  

Li-Ion Battery

The Pro Max is the standout model here, with around 20% more video and audio playback time than others in the iPhone 12 series.

Model Multimedia play Music play  
iPhone 12 mini 15 hours 50 hours  
iPhone 12 17 hours 65 hours  
iPhone 12 Pro 17 hours 65 hours  
iPhone 12 Pro Max 20 hours 80 hours  

Storage

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini comes with a non-expandable 64GB memory slot and options of 128 GB & 256GB. The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max model starts at 128GB, but you can scale up to 512GB storage.

Model Memory min Memory Max  
iPhone 12 mini 64GB 256 GB  
iPhone 12 64GB 256 GB  
iPhone 12 Pro 128 GB 512 GB  
iPhone 12 Pro Max 128 GB 512 GB  

Looking for a cheaper iPhone?

The latest models often come with eye-watering price tags. Why not check out some cheaper options?

iPhone 12 FAQs

When was the iPhone 12 released?

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro were released at the end of October 2020.

The iPhone 12 mini and Pro Max device went on sale in November 2020.

Does the iPhone 12 come with a charger?

A USB-C to Lightning cable is provided but you will have to purchase a USB-C power adapter separately because they are no longer supplied in the box.

Does the iPhone 12 have Touch ID or fingerprint sensing?

No, despite rumours it would return for the iPhone 12, Apple has made enhancements to their Face ID technology instead.

Does the iPhone 12 support wireless charging?

Yes, it has Qi and MagSafe wireless charging up to 15w, but you will have to purchase a wireless charger.

Does the iPhone come with AirPods?

No, you will need to use your existing earbuds and headphones or purchase some new ones.

How long does it take to charge an iPhone 12?

The iPhone 12 is fast-charge capable and will gain up to 50% charge in 30 minutes with a 20w adapter. Wireless charging will be slower.

How much is iPhone 12 mobile phone insurance?

You can get mobile phone insurance from around €7.50, but it’s worth shopping around to find the best deal. Check that mobile phones are not covered as part of your contents insurance.

Is the iPhone 12 waterproof?

The iPhone 12 has the IP68 standard and is water-resistant to a depth of 6 metres for 30 minutes.