If you are currently using an iPhone 12 or lower as your daily driver, you may be contemplating an upgrade, and either of the new iPhone 15 series of devices is a compelling choice, Here’s why I’d choose the iPhone 15 Pro.
Enhanced Performance and Storage
It’s the iPhone 15 Pro. The new base pro is powered by the new Apple A17 Pro chipset, a significant upgrade from the A14 Bionic in the iPhone 12. This means you’ll experience faster processing speeds and improved efficiency. Plus, with 256GB of storage, you’ll have ample space for all your apps, photos, and videos. You also get USB-C 3.0 instead of the USB-C 2.0 speeds that are in the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus
Superior Display and Design
The iPhone 15 Pro boasts a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display which is just the same size as the iPhone 12 but the resolution of 1179×2556 pixels is way better, You also get a smaller phone with the new iPhone since the bezels are reduced significantly. I wouldn’t call the dynamic island a superior design feature but you get it as well. The design is also more refined, featuring a titanium frame that adds a touch of elegance. It scratches easily though.
Advanced Camera Capabilities
One of the standout features of the iPhone 15 Pro is its advanced camera system. It features a triple rear camera setup with a 48MP main sensor which shoot at default 24MP photos, offering higher resolution than the iPhone 12’s dual 12MP cameras. This is a no brainer.
Unique Video Recording Feature
Importantly for videographers, only the iPhone 15 Pro models with at least 256GB of storage support recording in 4K ProRes. The 128GB only supports 1080p if reports are anything to go by. This format offers higher color fidelity and less compression, making it ideal for professional video editing. If you’re serious about video recording on your iPhone like I am, this feature alone makes the upgrade worthwhile.
Future-Proof with 5G
Both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 15 Pro support 5G. However, with ongoing improvements in 5G infrastructure and services, having the latest device ensures you’re well-equipped to take advantage of these advancements.
In conclusion, while the iPhone 12 is still a capable device, upgrading to the iPhone 15 Pro (256GB) offers significant benefits, particularly for users who value high-quality video recording capabilities. It’s an investment in superior performance, enhanced features, and future-ready technology. It will, however, set you back about kshs.258,000