As every year, Apple has launched its flagship for the Christmas campaign: the iPhone 12. On this occasion, the apple company has released four versions of the device that vary between 800 and 1,600 euros: the Mini, the normal, the Pro and the Max.
With this they try to meet any requirement that a user may have who seeks to take advantage of these dates to change mobile. But, What if you don't like Apple? Although their devices are well-known for their good performance, having an iOS mobile means sacrificing some things:
- higher price in store
- a commission on subscription services (like Spotify), etc.
Not everything is iPhone, so, whether it is due to price or personal preference, here are three alternatives from Android to Apple's mobile.
OnePlus 8 Pro: nothing to envy the iPhone
If what we are looking for is a high-end mobile that competes directly with the iPhone 12, but with the "small" difference of being Android: OnePlus 8 Pro can be your best option. Although the Chinese brand used to play in the mid-range stripes, this year it began to compete against the already classic iPhone and Samsung Galaxy / Note. With a more than remarkable result.
The OnePlus 8 Pro is presented as a mobile of high end pointer in any of its sections. A screen that not only has nothing to envy the iPhone 12 in terms of brightness and colors, but also reaches up to 120Hz refresh rate. This causes the transitions of this mobile to be the smoothest on the market.
To this characteristic is added its resolution: QHD +. Which makes it one of the best screens of this 2020. In addition, the processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 865) is not far behind and makes this mobile not suffer if we use it a lot to play.
The memory RAM, 12GB, it also contributes to being an especially fast mobile (in the case of the iPhone, this characteristic is not known, although it is supposed to be between 4 and 6GB).
It also has some high quality stereo speakers: one in the microphone area and one in the mobile phone earpiece that will delight you if you are a regular at watching movies and series on your mobile. The 4,510 mAh battery complies, which will make you last a day of intense use, in addition to having a very fast charge of 30W.
The only one against clear: the camera, despite being attractive and working in almost any situation, is no better than the one offered by an iPhone 12. But if you are looking for a high-end mobile and scratch a few euros (on sale you can from 900 to almost 600 euros), the OnePlus 8 Pro is your best option.
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro: a high-end of 500 euros
Xiaomi is already a regular as an alternative to any brand. The My 10T Pro It is the new mobile of the Chinese brand that can be a more than interesting option if the iPhone 12 becomes too expensive but without losing quality in almost no section.
As with the OnePlus 8 Pro, the Mi 10T Pro features a 144Hz screen that will delight anyone who loves to play mobile games. In addition, unlike most models that are OLED, it has an IPS screen with FHD resolution (1080x2400 pixels).
Although it depends a lot on who is looking, IPS can be a little less striking than OLED, but in this case it is presented as a very versatile screen and less saturated colors than we are used to.
With 8GB of RAM, much higher than the 4 / 6GB of iPhone, it is a device that will not leave us hanging while we play or run different applications. At the same time, the Snapdragon 865 with a 5G modem will not make you envy the speed at which Apple mobiles work and, by the time the networks are established in Spain, you will be able to take advantage of 5G.
The camera, composed of a 108 megapixel, a wide angle and a macro, complies with that of the iPhone 12. It must be borne in mind that does not have a telephoto lens (long distance camera), but it is still a versatile option that also has a very satisfactory night mode in low light situations.
At the same time, in video it stands out for be able to record in 8K, although it consumes a lot of memory. In general, it is one of the best alternatives, especially considering that its 124GB version does not exceed 500 euros.
Pixel 4a: 300 euros less than the iPhone 12 Mini
On many occasions, the average user is looking for a mobile that has a good camera and that works well; far from 1,000 euros and the highest ranges. Although it may seem strange, the Google device may be your best option: the Pixel 4a.
It does not compete directly with the iPhone 12, since it is a mobile that around 480 euros, but it has a strong point: one of the best mobile cameras of 2020. The Pixel 4a presents us with a 12 megapixel camera with an f / 1.7; In other words, it works perfectly on practically any occasion and can be a perfect substitute for that image processing that Apple likes so much.
As an addition, it is a very small mobile. This means sacrificing some things - such as the 3,140 mAH battery, which, although it is not short, is not made for intensive use - but which allows it to be a 5.81-inch device, a far cry from the 6.5 usual. In addition, this also makes it a very light mobile: 143 grams.
Compared to the iPhone 12 Mini, which would be its equivalent, it is a little bigger and heavier (5.4 inches and 133 grams), but the Apple one loses much more battery (2,226 mAh). This places it as a more than worthy option if what you are looking for is a small mobile, a very good camera and a much more affordable price.
In short, any of these three phones are good options if you do not want to invest so much in an iPhone 12. The OnePlus 8 Pro is an alternative that, for almost 700 euros less, can replace users who have set their sights on the Pro version and Max.
For its part, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is a good high-end, but without approaching the 1,000 euros that they usually cost; And, finally, the Google Pixel 4a, may be the best option for those who are looking for a small and handy mobile in the iPhone 12 Mini.
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