What I REALLY Think of the iPhone!

Marques Brownlee
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Thoughts on a few months/years with the latest iPhone
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iPhone 12 Review: ruvid.net/video/video-X1b3C2081-Q.html
iPhone 12 Pro Review: ruvid.net/video/video-eWI_BtcDJu0.html
iPhone 12 Mini Review: ruvid.net/video/video-Yhze-aRR6o0.html
iPhone 12 Pro Max Review: ruvid.net/video/video-qrzCLgDplTw.html
On an iPhone with No Ports: ruvid.net/video/video-Qfmeb2e_kb4.html
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0:00 Intro
3:57 Design
10:48 The Screen
18:07 Cameras
26:43 MagSafe
30:02 Battery
32:09 The iPhone
37:03 5G JUST Got Real?
40:36 GATES
45:28 Conclusion
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Intro song: 20syl - Yvitrop.
Francois Murrell
Francois Murrell 2 hours ago
I must admit although I generally couldn't care about social media in-appcam quality, I sometimes do wish at least some android models were supported in social media. iphones have that area nailed for sure
jeremy jervis
jeremy jervis 5 hours ago
Phone is not very repairable
krina kothari
krina kothari 5 hours ago
Wow. It’s a 50 minutes video
Burak 6 hours ago
Watching this on my iPhone 12 pro max.
CharliePuth Fan
CharliePuth Fan 6 hours ago
Marcin D
Marcin D 7 hours ago
Great review, yeah I carry an iPhone too since it works better overall. I have an Android as second phone, it is a nice hardware too, but more geeky. The thing with charger is pure hypocrisy/greed and it is sad that Android Companies are going this path too.
Purp Mint
Purp Mint 7 hours ago
Have some integrity and release a "What I REALLY Think of the S21 Ultra!" and "What I REALLY Think of the Pixel!" and "What I REALLY Think of the ThinkBook!" and "What I REALLY Think of the OnePlus!". Until then, to me, you're at best a sellout and at worst, bribed by Apple.
BIll Ligon
BIll Ligon 7 hours ago
I'll keep my $1000 Iphone X, thanks.
Josh McLaughlin
Josh McLaughlin 11 hours ago
Watching thus on my galaxy s21 plus. So glad I didn't go with iPhone lmao
The Warrior
The Warrior 11 hours ago
If android did same like iPhone give 60hz display for sure you will say different 60hz is Still 60hz And 120 Hz make difference
OneMad 13 hours ago
Marques may be the only person who could talk me into buying an iphone one day - I'm glad it's not that day. To me iPhones are just not fun and that's what most people love about them.
Purp Mint
Purp Mint 14 hours ago
How about you have the decency to release such a video for the Samsung OPEN Ecosystem? Or, are you too much of a phony to do so? How much does Apple pay you to keep only mentioning them?
The Warrior
The Warrior 11 hours ago
Sadly He Apple Fanboy I Not Seen Single Video For Non Apple Phones For That Much Duration..
Umm AbdulMalik
Umm AbdulMalik 15 hours ago
Lots of great honest info 🙌🏾
C Y 15 hours ago
Camera Freeze GATE
Num Sei
Num Sei 17 hours ago
damn those intros
Michael Healy
Michael Healy 19 hours ago
You’re very inspiring man, thank you!
Angelo Magto
Angelo Magto 23 hours ago
anyone know the song at the Battery section? can't find it on his Spotify playlist it's at 30:02
Layne Hipolito
Waiting for the 13th then buy the x
jonathan mclaughlin
i’ve always kind of liked the notch, its like the iPhone’s little unique footprint. it’s like a birthmark.
Jeuz Marion Barbosa
drop the link for the case please 🥺
Fernando Lopez
I have been watching you from almost the beginning, ever since I was 12. Gotta say the genius has been there since the beginning. Amazing
Sier Gitt
Sier Gitt Day ago
Thamer T
Thamer T Day ago
Ahhh a review video long enough to sleep to
Singularity Day ago
Putting a magnetic charging port works better than wireless charging. Faster and safer.
Jordon Ropeter
Love your shirt at the end!
Jake VandenBrink
.... I wonder how much $$ an enterprise Tech company would need to throw at Marques to get him to make their videos. Imagine if all Microsoft content was this level of quality. I don't *think* Marques would ever make a move like that, but I have to image that would be SUPER valuable to a company like Microsoft or Google, etc.
Treyon Baird
Treyon Baird Day ago
Marques is a apple fan boy and it’s clear one stupid ugly big notch phone please review the s21 ultra n stop with apple stupid phones
Treyon Baird
Treyon Baird Day ago
Apply could take dog poop and sell you all and you would buy not me though I have a s21 can’t see myself buy nothing from apple
JessieCarrP1 Day ago
You are literally the Tech RUvidr we are not worthy of!
Atty Jay
Atty Jay Day ago
For the iPhone 15 nothing will be left except the jelly case
NLK Day ago
60Hz Screen in 2021??? Haha and $1000?? Hahaha what a clown joke
NLK Day ago
@Marcus Garvey regarding the aspect that apple OS is so easy to use anyone can use it that is also fake and not true I could only speak for what is true and for what I know you could take my aunt as an example she learned how to use a Android phone it took her a bit of time but it wasn't intrusive or scary or frightening the first couple of days while her phone died and I always told her just stick to what you know and you just learned and Android phone and you're pretty good at it now she went to the store and they sold her a apple phone not too long ago I think 2 years ago so she read into it and remembered that apples are easy to learn she's going to have a better time so she told after a week she was just frustrated she constantly called me asking me questions this and that and I told her you know I don't know these phones and she says but why they're so complicated I can't even do the basic stuff that I used to do which were pretty stupid easy stuff you know that I don't know anything so I'm not doing anything complicated so why is it so hard well second week she had to go back to the store and return it luckily they took it so that answers the question that they're easy to learn a woman in her early 60s couldn't figure it out and the first days it was just angry after anger and frustration where a woman in her late late 50s my aunt receives her first Android phone and her first week it was actually interesting to learn a pleasure fascination and adventure and motivation to learn this new technology coming from a flip phone it's actually motivated her to proceed forward and throw away her good old flip phone why such a difference and that's just who I could really speak for my aunt but other people told me the same thing I just don't take other people's word like I take my own aunt word you take her husband my step uncle he's still on the flip phone I barely told him how to use a computer just lately he's in his mid 70s but I got him a cheap cheap super cheap Android phone as a hotspot while he's still using his flip phone he could use the hotspot as the flip phone doesn't have a hotspot he could use it to connect to his laptop and get internet well lately she's been telling me he's been actually using the cheap cheap Android phone and he's getting into it I imagine that a guy who's the doctor for 67 years never used a computer in his life till just lately at 72 who is still only $20 flip phone is getting into a cheap cheap Android 7.0 phone I started cracking up when you told me this thing is fascinating I could just open up my stocks by moving my fingers on the screen lol
NLK Day ago
@Marcus Garvey in fact my friend I once ventured to the dark side and I purchased the 6s when it just came out being always a die-hard Android phone person and at the same time i just bought a galaxy I forget which one it was but it came out near Same time as the 6s and it is the perfect competition so I thought lets see..i literally took the brand new VERY EXPENSIVE 6s (I was already broke buying the Galaxy couple of weeks before and now this I forgot about rent due lol) and then i even went further into the dark side .. I'm a computer tech person but no clue about cell phones but whatever so I decided only expensive Gamble to take it apart and see what's inside which of course I knew that i couldn't put it back together lol just wai to see whats inside whats the competition hype between the two. To my horror and of course knowing how apple is what I found hardware inside was 2 years aged including the camera which was 3 years aged i was completely horrified the more I dig into it different parts running the hardware numbers or the serial numbers on the web and see how much they cost and when they were released part by part googling them finding release years and so forth everything was completely old basically getting ripped off by a nice dress and nice lipstick but when you take off the dress and the nice lipstick you get a alligator.. it completes rip off for the money they were selling you the 6s I basically threw away all the money Indiana had bunch of parts of a broken brand new 6s but I felt good knowing this is not the path I chose a path of buying apples after apples and getting lemons in return
NLK Day ago
@Marcus Garvey that is a good viewpoint and very true but I haven't found any shortcuts or anything like this on my 9s past year and a half it's simply works and it works much better and much more efficient with yes more specs than anything comparable at the price and yes I went from a Samsung S9 almost getting the new version which was $1,000 but the headaches I got with the S9 to S8 and paying so much for it and then dealing with all of that I just said no way I'm not going to repeat this process paying $1,000 let me try something else something under 300 what a huge difference $700 difference and so far I'm quite pleased and actually very respectful for what I got at least the build quality is superb for such a cheap price and none of that crappy plastic the only looks good for maybe a month or so and then it falls apart like a 1984 Dodge. Cold the 720g nothing to be proud and almost 2022 but it gets everything done and I use it non-stop 24 hours a day for work screen on battery constantly using constantly charging constantly abusing the crap out of it and only has 4 gigs of memory but it's running it's doing what else can you really expect and I paid like 2:30 or 2:35 what can you expect for that cheap price? Im not not without any issues so would you ever ask for more when paying absolutely nothing can you even comprehend or day yourself to ask for more at this price? I cannot ask anything more for what I paid the only thing I asked is how is it possible to pay so little and have absolutely zero problems and constantly always amazed but by what it does and continues to do it how efficiently does and not causing me issues how is it possible to pay 230 or so? The only thing I could say that Chinese got something that the rest don't got whatever that may be they offer to us as a gift for this amount would I go back to s21 do I really need all of that to pay the $700 extra I don't really think so I maybe would pay another $150 and get the Poco x3 pro or perhaps the f3 pro which also blows away in the Samsung in the price category even in the price category of seven $800 price and the Poco x3 pro is only 3:30 I saw on eBay the f3 is 403 yes there is some price cutting the hell you got an 800 series snapdragon I don't mind the press price cutting to get that type of CPU and hell of a camera and everything else in between for so little so that is the point I don't see the point of Apple there's specs of poor prices are too high it doesn't seem reasonable if I would dish out that time for money I would dish it out to a Samsung s22 and at least feel like I didn't get ripped off I would have today's specifications of at least two days hardware and rather than paying the same amount of money getting hardware for 2 years ago on top of that poor hardware I got nothing wrong with Apple but to me Apple people are just completely brainwashed I don't see any other explanation if you're not brainwashed why are you paying for old hardware no specification hardware and paying a thousand dollars that doesn't seem feasible for a normal human being to do unless I get your brainwashed.. I want to buy something that you called cutting me here cutting there to get things to work but at least I know what I'm paying for and I feel proud knowing it and I feel proud of getting ripped off
Marcus Garvey
Specs aren't everything. To have all of that in a $280 phone, they must have cut corners on the build quality and processor. Tryout a preium phone and you can tell the difference.
Chee Hoe, Foo
Watching this on my iPhone 7
Christine Nathalie Laurente
Stove top ahahahaha 😂
Operation Search Gate
With how many and how much people care about your opinion, you should join the illuminati to help push its agenda.
R Sta
R Sta Day ago
such a fanboy omg
Louis Joshua
Louis Joshua Day ago
Eew another cringy comment
Gabriel Baron
Gabriel Baron 2 days ago
4.7 million views. I have a feeling that people like your extended video mate lol
News that matter
News that matter 2 days ago
There's no way you should expect a critical evaluation. Its still not as fast as the Samsung 21 ultra. I used this in the store and in comparison to my 21 ultra, its significantly slower especially when going g from screen to screen, opening and closing apps and overall app response. I can't do basic things like customize app, the only thing I'd give Apple over samsung is that physically, the apple phone feel substational.
ivanr72 2 days ago
ive been using iphone since the 5 but if apple tries to limit charging to 15w via wireless only i will switch to android
Matthew Mitchell
Matthew Mitchell 2 days ago
"Model Why" yes....yess
Juan Seedy
Juan Seedy 2 days ago
I watch the whole video Marques & I’m glad I did , by the way on my iPhone 12 Pro Max I’m having problems with the oled screen like when making a call I’m getting green patches of colours on the corners and like weird rainbows & the middle of the screen where there is meant to be a red phone ☎️ logo during a call all I get is like dark blue & green path, but anyway since I only had it for 3 weeks my carrier will exchange it for a new one so other than that is all good great video cheers and peace ✌️
MR. C 2 days ago
Wow! What a comprehensive review. It is well thought out and executed. I think Marques covered all the bases and left no stone unturned. What a great reviewer & presenter! BTW I bought the original iPhone (1) a day after its release here in the UK; used that for about 10yrs, then bought a second hand iPhone 6 from a friend a about 4 years ago. I am thinking of upgrading and this video was fascinating & educational.
Kurt 2 days ago
I'm so excited, I just can't hide it!! Thanks for being you!! Apple is closed for tonight! But I will be there on Tuesday for the iPhone 12 ProMax!!
Mohamed Moselhy
Mohamed Moselhy 2 days ago
*iPhone 12 pro battery is 2815 mah not 3687mah
Daveed Wells
Daveed Wells 2 days ago
Thanks for the video you should do stuff like this again with Samsung s 21 ultra
Daveed Wells
Daveed Wells 2 days ago
Apple shouldn't got rid of the charger brick because a lot of people probably don't have a brick
Daveed Wells
Daveed Wells 2 days ago
If that true then 5g is lame 🤨🤔👏😂
lxc 2 days ago
bruuuuuhhh I've never heard a black person talk so White lmfao
Adamethius 2 days ago
Apple did the calculus? RLY. No. They just know people are stupid and will buy anything they shove down their throats. They could make a $3000 computer with mid-range specs and people would still buy it. Oh. that happened already. They could make a cow poop and slap their brand on it, people would still buy it.
Daveed Wells
Daveed Wells 2 days ago
Yes siri is ammo something 🤨
Teddy Gudelski
Teddy Gudelski 2 days ago
I just got the iPhone 11 and it’s fine for being a year old
Vadim Andreyev
Vadim Andreyev 2 days ago
Experience 1.2/10 - no back button.
Federico Fabulli
Federico Fabulli 2 days ago
7:54 Is that one of Linus sandals in the background??
JJ Fields
JJ Fields 2 days ago
I finally switched to IOS after being a HUGE android person for years! Every premium Android device you name. I have it! Nothing could convince me to switch over. I would even talk trash about IOS and iPhone as a whole. But MAN was I wrong. IOS is soo much smoother and better than any Android device. I just got the iPhone 11 Pro I love how smooth my iPhone is. I love how it is much more powerful in playing graphically intense games compared to my Android devices. I finally switched over to IOS and I will NEVER switch back to slowdroid I mean Android.
Rehne Dou
Rehne Dou 2 days ago
32.30 DAFT PUNK. 😭😭😭😭
Daveed Wells
Daveed Wells 2 days ago
Apple needs to do better
Donovan Davis
Donovan Davis 2 days ago
Great introduction.
Alen Abraham
Alen Abraham 2 days ago
1000$ = 75000/- Indian Rupees We get the same in India for about 1800$
Rishabh Agarwal XII
I saved this video to see it while having dinner 😂
Pj Reyes
Pj Reyes 2 days ago
Love the video.. pretty long but very informative.
SUPER AIS 2 days ago
i just went through the entire yhing in 1 go and i didnt regret it
Marc Gras
Marc Gras 2 days ago
Now I can retire my 5S. This is back to a nice German like, Steve Job design again. I like it.
Ron Casey
Ron Casey 3 days ago
So looking at teardown videos of all the iPhone 12 models, none have a taptic engine that is remotely similar to the one depicted @ 9:54.
Ron Casey
Ron Casey 3 days ago
Looks like the clip used was the iPhone 7's taptic engine. The iPhone 12 models actually have a smaller taptic engine than the iPhone 11s.
tan hung
tan hung 3 days ago
120hz display way better... I will never go back 60hz...
Kev-oTheGamer 3 days ago
Great video.
Daveed Wells
Daveed Wells 3 days ago
Yep iPhone cameras are pretty great 👍👍 but i still am still going to get the s 21 ultra
Daveed Wells
Daveed Wells 3 days ago
Yeah glass is Glass
Daveed Wells
Daveed Wells 3 days ago
Depending on the user for some people it Will not be hard to switch from 60hz _120hz
Daveed Wells
Daveed Wells 3 days ago
Yeah phone these days has scratches on there phones needs cases
Daveed Wells
Daveed Wells 3 days ago
Yep understandable
Hallef Vinicius
Hallef Vinicius 3 days ago
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Mundane AudioHead
I say the longer the video, the better. Especially nowadays when people stay home due to the pandemic. They have extra time on their hands. Before they know it, a whole 2 hours have passed. THe more quality & intuitive, and interesting the content is, the longer they stay.
Erik Jansen
Erik Jansen 3 days ago
Please continue these great complete reviews! Thx
Tariq 3 days ago
Hey what case does he snap on at 10:47? Thank you in advance! 😃
Mario Juarez
Mario Juarez 3 days ago
I just bought a 12 pro max, and I keep it in a case all the time but come to find out a case causes touchscreen issues. Is anybody else dealing with this
RichieV 3 days ago
Sounds like i am better OFF staying with the xsmax
MrLocomental 3 days ago
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Charlie Sierra
Charlie Sierra 3 days ago
Thank you so much for this video! More like this please. It did not feel like a 48 (rounded up 3 second) video. Always enjoy your videos. Covered a lot of detail and excellent watch for a Sunday afternoon on the TV.
Tyler Anderson
Tyler Anderson 3 days ago
Loved this! Would love to see more of these with like the OnePlus Pro9, Samsung Phones...etc. As a viewer from the old HP days. Loved this!
Turcu Claudiu
Turcu Claudiu 3 days ago
Definitely enjoyed longer videos and this is a personal opinion obviously but when I'm researching a phone or product I usually want to know as much as I can before putting down 1000+ dollars, the usual focus on most youtubers is as said in this video to compress as much info in as short time as possible but this leads to omissions of some features or issues that might be important to the respective buyer. TLDR: please continue also making longer in depth videos
Leia George
Leia George 3 days ago
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Tendai Mareya
Tendai Mareya 3 days ago
Well why don’t you do this for all your top 5 flagship fones.....so it won’t be biased
Christian Jane
Christian Jane 3 days ago
Am I the only “mad woman” who has watched this video straight through not once but twice? 😅 Marques, Unbox Therapy and iJustine and my go to’s before any new tech purchases 💯
Bit 2 days ago
Unbox Therapy lost all his integrity after the Escobar vid imo
Wil Koers
Wil Koers 3 days ago
maybe I'll respond a little later, but I often watch various RUvid videos a while later. but i have had several apple phones 4s 6 plus first. and i have had samsung for a few years now. and what strikes me is that apple hardly renewed, they continue with the same concept, renew a little bit. and they get away with it. but for how long ?. you also know that some beautiful phone builders didn't make it in the end.
zoei 3 days ago
I loved it!! I feel that I've got all the information that I wanted, you definitely should make of these videos!
Han Realistic
Han Realistic 3 days ago
NO EXCEPTION. All mobile phone companies are as thick as shit except Apple. I don't use Apple phone, I don't like expensive and bad battery phones.. Apple phones have bad battery and expensive for sure .. But when it comes to thinking how to build something, Apple stands out. And the reason is so simple that all major phone companies fails to see. When everyone was focusing phones with physical keyboards, Apple made iPhone.. When everyone was focusing on CD players Apple made iPod( Really good machine, I still use it).. When every company was focusing TV sized phones, Apple made it again.. Apple Iphone12 Mini.. Still BAD battery... WE NEED SMALL AND FUNCTIONAL phones, not fucking TVs in our pocket. Can any decent company see this? I can do most of the computer shit on my Laptop or PC, I need something portable, Android, as good as iPhone Mini but much better battery. We don't mind little bit thicker, we don't care screen resolution being 4K( it doesn't matter on a mobile phone) we don't give a shit about Lidar scanners, we don't care cameras being 48 mega pixels, 12 megapixel s just fine. Internal memory shouldn't be so expensive to upgrade like fucking iPhones. literally 50 quid between 64gb and 128gb... It's only a silicon chip assholes. Make it cheap... 5 inch screen is perfect to do your everyday crap. 4-5 thousand mAh battery, decent processor, the new 5G shit, along with Galileo glonas and all major GPS bullshit, WI-FI 6, Bluetooth 5.1, £200-300 price tag, everyone is happy. Samsung, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Oppo, LG and other Android companies... If you read this please reply Watermelon to this message. If you don't, you never going to learn....
DannyBhoy 82
DannyBhoy 82 3 days ago
It's sad that Linux phones are overlooked
Shubham Ambhore
Shubham Ambhore 4 days ago
I like watching things that I can't afford
Bryan Juanico
Bryan Juanico 4 days ago
M, Love the video. It feels like a 15 minutes video but that background noise though is killing me 😅😅😅
jrcometa 4 days ago
that was a long watch... totally worth it... all the way to the end.
PCECTRL_ Breyen 4 days ago
I watched the whole vid
Chinese TikTok
Chinese TikTok 4 days ago
Huawei is gonna bet iPhone Do you know the first phone Have 5G Yup Huawei is the first won’t have 5G And a lot think
TTNorth 4 days ago
I think Apple went backwards with this phone.
TaKeN_Alpha 4 days ago
I thought the Apple TV's (Specifically the 4K) supported Dolby Vision?
good light
good light 4 days ago
There needs to be a right to repair gate.
Kenneth R
Kenneth R 4 days ago
That intro was so intriguing I thought this was a "tea" video. Haha
Lol I thought the same and then I saw this comment
Rian Weston-Dodds
The audio is a bit off sometimes, there’s background noise
85Portar 4 days ago
Scratch resistance =/= shatter resistance
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i still love my 12 pro max. but still cant wait to get my hands on the next one.
Kiran Bhattarai
Kiran Bhattarai 4 days ago
Something like this for s21 ultra??
MoeE O
MoeE O 4 days ago
You are literally doing apple's job for them. Very adept report Marques
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