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

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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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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  1. Max Tech

    Max Tech8 days ago

    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!

  2. Harold THE ABMINIAC Knox

    Harold THE ABMINIAC Knox19 hours 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

  3. Germain M

    Germain M23 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

  4. No Big Dreams

    No Big DreamsDay ago

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

  5. Quantum BlaZe

    Quantum BlaZe2 days ago

    F*ck the home button I’m so freaking annoyed with it

  6. SoulsBorne Geralt

    SoulsBorne Geralt3 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*

  7. Elizabeth Sandidge

    Elizabeth Sandidge8 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?


    HD_POWER8 hours ago

    iPhone 12 Mini issue is only battery life? I can use MagSafe Power Bank.

  9. Parmjot Singh

    Parmjot Singh8 hours ago

    Iphone 13 :- ASSEMBLE AT HOME

  10. hoshirisu

    hoshirisu9 hours ago

    The Pro Max is almost the size of a small tablet.

  11. Nic Eracleous

    Nic Eracleous9 hours ago

    Couldn’t even start to watch this video his voice is too annoying!!

  12. Junta Koshimizu

    Junta Koshimizu9 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

  13. atuldaruka

    atuldaruka10 hours ago

    You are the best...you tells the actual things related to product which is generally not told by other youtubers.

  14. Jack Hoeft

    Jack Hoeft11 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!!!!!!!

  15. RBLoafee

    RBLoafee11 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

  16. Emily Grace

    Emily Grace12 hours ago

    alternative title: why not to buy the iphone 12 pro

  17. Brooklyn Peltz

    Brooklyn Peltz12 hours ago

    Get it for Christmas for free boom 🤯

  18. Divya Sharma

    Divya Sharma13 hours ago

    Ahh. I’m still unsure which is the better option. I’m juggling between 12 & 12 pro. Help please 😬??

  19. Clifford Hussey

    Clifford Hussey14 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.

  20. yuoop noke

    yuoop noke14 hours ago

    Ya first mistake thinking they giving you a charger.

  21. Nilupul Gayan

    Nilupul Gayan14 hours ago

    I love to use an iPhone but 😒😒😒😒😒

  22. Nilupul Gayan

    Nilupul Gayan13 hours ago

    @yuoop noke why me? Because I like use an iPhone

  23. yuoop noke

    yuoop noke14 hours ago

    The main reason why i choose the ProMax is simple.... I’m farsighted and i need a bigger phone.

  24. Johannes Mangartz

    Johannes Mangartz14 hours ago

    one advert less wouldn't kill you.

  25. Rufaro Isabel

    Rufaro Isabel15 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 🤷🏽‍♀️

  26. uNknown rMx

    uNknown rMx15 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.

  27. vladimir enchev

    vladimir enchev17 hours ago

    you forget to mention that the iPhone 12 Pro has spatial audio, which is huge

  28. Nayem Rahman Fahim

    Nayem Rahman Fahim18 hours ago

    Great video

  29. PXY FAN

    PXY FAN18 hours 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

  30. Diego Jara

    Diego Jara19 hours 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.

  31. MrPlasma

    MrPlasma6 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

  32. Pedro Abalıoğlu

    Pedro Abalıoğlu19 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...

  33. MrPlasma

    MrPlasma6 hours ago

    The 12 mini's battery life is right between the 11 and SE

  34. Diwas rai

    Diwas rai19 hours ago

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

  35. Harold THE ABMINIAC Knox

    Harold THE ABMINIAC Knox19 hours ago

    Not a bad comparison at all 😎 well done 👍

  36. Frances Tamor

    Frances Tamor19 hours ago

    Ouch, and i thought iphone 11pro is better than 11 cause i bought the pro 3 weeks ago (sigh)

  37. Danny Li

    Danny Li19 hours ago

    i love the pro max camera but max is too big and too heavy

  38. Aku P

    Aku P19 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.

  39. with_httpfive

    with_httpfive20 hours ago

    I’ve kept the iPhone SE for so long it literally came back like a boomerang.

  40. Tom's Adventures

    Tom's Adventures20 hours ago

    I will keep my X. See what they do next year.

  41. Little Feather Trompeta

    Little Feather Trompeta21 hour ago

    The main reason why i choose the ProMax is simple.... I’m farsighted and i need a bigger phone.

  42. WMD

    WMD21 hour ago

    I went with pro because I wanted pacific blue vs shiny blue IYKYK lol

  43. RoshiSatoshi

    RoshiSatoshi21 hour ago

    Way better info here than the CNET review ty!

  44. Raw2929 Will

    Raw2929 Will22 hours ago

    Amazing video

  45. Nicole Barlaan

    Nicole Barlaan23 hours 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

  46. MrPlasma

    MrPlasma5 hours 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

  47. MyLifeIs Beautiful

    MyLifeIs Beautiful23 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

  48. Arriana Kibbey

    Arriana Kibbey23 hours 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)

  49. Chris Mehl

    Chris MehlDay ago

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

  50. Alex Rainey

    Alex RaineyDay ago

    What about the pro max


    LAZZA MCPEDay ago

    Watching this on my iPhone 12 pro, I upgraded from my iPhone 6s lol

  52. Big Ad23

    Big Ad23Day ago

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

  53. Yuyang Wu

    Yuyang WuDay ago

    Still ordered XS because of 3D Touch

  54. LV DS

    LV DSDay ago

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  55. Ali Rsdi

    Ali RsdiDay ago

    Very well said.

  56. Oğuzhan K.

    Oğuzhan K.Day 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.

  57. lexie flores

    lexie floresDay ago

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

  58. lexie flores

    lexie floresDay ago

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

  59. kekoa santiago

    kekoa santiagoDay 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.

  60. JRTULOVE 43V3R

    JRTULOVE 43V3RDay ago

    Apple , don't like this video jajaj

  61. theradashack

    theradashackDay ago

    Too many commercials is making your vids unwatchable.

  62. mohammadkwt

    mohammadkwtDay ago

    Good thing apple didn’t price them at crazy rate

  63. alejandro carmona

    alejandro carmonaDay 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

  64. alejandro carmona

    alejandro 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.

  65. Max Tech

    Max TechDay ago

    Valid reasons: less expensive and it’s basically twice as small.

  66. Carlos Rodriguez

    Carlos RodriguezDay ago

    Just paid $316 for the iPhone 12 via sprint and a two year contract



    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!

  68. Christian Ibarra

    Christian IbarraDay ago

    I want the 12 pro max just because I want a bigger iPhone LOL ,

  69. Shanklevision

    ShanklevisionDay 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

  70. Amie Eichstadt

    Amie EichstadtDay ago

    Well yeah, that's what we expected

  71. Silvano Franco

    Silvano FrancoDay 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?

  72. Paris V.

    Paris V.Day ago

    You explained so well

  73. Max Klose

    Max KloseDay 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

  74. ChristinaFaith

    ChristinaFaithDay 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 ...

  75. ThaWord

    ThaWordDay ago

    Mini probably

  76. Edward Deaney

    Edward DeaneyDay ago

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

  77. Coach Yo

    Coach YoDay ago

    Well done. Great video

  78. Gabriel Berkowitz

    Gabriel BerkowitzDay 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?

  79. Kyle Y

    Kyle YDay 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.

  80. Artur

    ArturDay 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.

  81. vara fouroneone

    vara fouroneoneDay 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!

  82. Eden

    EdenDay 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

  83. jakubwo

    jakubwoDay 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.

  84. marioteki

    mariotekiDay 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

  85. Muhammad Badar

    Muhammad BadarDay 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.

  86. Charles Lee

    Charles LeeDay 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

  87. Matt

    MattDay ago

    Buy the 11 Pro on a good deal instead of the 12.

  88. No Big Dreams

    No Big DreamsDay ago

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

  89. Steven Corbo

    Steven CorboDay ago

    Apple decided to go to every other company and buy their parts and then just put their chip

  90. Steven Corbo

    Steven CorboDay ago

    iPhone 13 will be made up of return parts from Samsung

  91. Frank Arentz

    Frank ArentzDay ago

    Who's watching this after already buying one

  92. Sueann Kim

    Sueann KimDay ago

    why do i still want the iphone 12 pro..... why whhy idk why

  93. Steve Kagan

    Steve KaganDay ago

    this is a useful, clear and informative video - thanks

  94. Marc Arne

    Marc ArneDay 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.

  95. Zenorthodox

    ZenorthodoxDay ago

    imagine buying an iphone without a charger in 2020 OmEGaLuL its clapped

  96. EG_DARK_FF /Montage_Offical

    EG_DARK_FF /Montage_OfficalDay ago

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

  97. EG_DARK_FF /Montage_Offical

    EG_DARK_FF /Montage_Offical23 hours ago

    @Master Stacker yes

  98. Master Stacker

    Master StackerDay ago

    Think of how Nvidia 2080 ti owners must feel.

  99. x•Fahrenheit 25

    x•Fahrenheit 25Day ago


  100. J L

    J LDay 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

  101. Robin Kumar S

    Robin Kumar SDay 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.

  102. siegeaye

    siegeayeDay ago

    Thanks heaps! Almost got the pro but settled with 12 now! 😊

  103. Red Rose

    Red RoseDay ago

    Nice video very well explained

  104. Lit Bro

    Lit BroDay ago

    My iPhone 8 is doing great for me.

  105. Ron S

    Ron SDay ago

    Very helpful video!

  106. Yourboilevi

    YourboileviDay ago

    Didn’t they come out with 4 models like the iPhone 6s. Well the iPhone 6s came out latter nvm

  107. Charizard28

    Charizard28Day ago

    I used iPhone 11 Pro Max 512GB it will go away and getting my iPhone 12 mini 256GB.

  108. J Garcia

    J GarciaDay ago

    I haven't the slightest interest in ever buying another Apple product...but I find all your videos to be satisfyingly informative, complete and fair. This was no exception!

  109. Charizard28

    Charizard28Day ago

    Mistake number #28 - Anker brand sucks

  110. Evi1ways

    Evi1waysDay ago

    Mistake One. Buying an iPhone.

  111. Henri' Murphy

    Henri' MurphyDay ago

    Great Vid. Thanks!

  112. A I.

    A I.Day ago

    I have the iPhone 8. Was thinking of 12 mini but after this video, the 12 looks perfect for me

  113. Karma Karma

    Karma Karma2 days ago

    paid review


    SURAJ KUMAR2 days ago

    When apple provide punch hole camera and rectangular camera module shape please apple

  115. SexyLex04

    SexyLex042 days ago

    Nice video. I went with Pro mainly because I need 128GB and a T-Mobile customer. The extra $150 was worth the extra camera and features to me .