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iPhone 12 Vs iPhone 12 Mini

iPhone 12
iPhone 12 Starting from $387.99
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iPhone 12 Mini
iPhone 12 Mini Starting from $333.00
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How they compare

Customer reviews

iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Mini
Average
4.3/5
(4598)
4.3/5
(4039)
Value for money 3/5
3/5

Design

iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Mini
Width 71.5 mm 64.2 mm
Height 147.7 mm 131.5 mm
Weight 164 g 135 g
Thickness 7.4 mm 7.4 mm
Volume 78.15 cm³ 62.47 cm³

Screen

iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Mini
Resolution 1170 x 2532 px 1080 x 2340 px
Density 460 ppi 476 ppi
Size 6.1 inches 5.4 inches

Battery

iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Mini
Battery capacity 2815 mAh* 2227 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 80% of this maximum charge capacity.

Performance

iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Mini
Maximum storage 256 GB 256 GB
Number of processor cores 6 6
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 4 GB 4 GB
5G support Yes Yes
LTE support Yes Yes

Camera

iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Mini
Front camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px

Audio

iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Mini
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 2 2

iPhone 12 mini vs iPhone 12 Comparison

iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 12 mini: How different are they?

Apple may be the undisputed leader in high-end smartphones, but the brand hasn't forgotten about those users with a slightly smaller budget. The iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 were designed with this in mind. Although both offer exceptional performance, they’re more affordable than the Pro models, especially the smallest mode in the series, the iPhone 12 mini.

 

iPhone 12: a larger screen for better readability

Both iPhones are very similar in design, and both have a notch in their OLED Super Retina XDR screens to enable 3D facial recognition (also called Face ID). But it's the size of the screen that sets these two models apart. While the iPhone 12's screen is 6.1 inches, the iPhone 12 mini measures only 5.4 inches. The iPhone 12 is therefore better suited for users who want to view a lot of content on their smartphones. In terms of performance, both feature the A14 Bionic chip, both models have the same storage capacity (64 GB, 128 GB, or 256 GB), and each is also compatible with 5G technology.

 

iPhone 12 mini: a better price point

The iPhone 12 mini is handier and has a smaller screen (but the size is very comfortable for everyday use), and the model costs about 100 € less than the iPhone 12. This price difference can only be explained by the smaller format. Why? The camera features of the two devices are exactly the same. Both iPhone 12 and 12 mini feature a 12 MP main sensor with a 26 mm telephoto lens (f/1.6) and a 12 MP secondary sensor, also with an ultra-wide angle lens (f/2.4). The result? Stunning photos on both devices, both in terms of colors and sharpness, even in low light.

 

The bottom line on iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 12 mini

Our verdict: It really comes down to whether size matters to you.  For a powerful smartphone that’s handy and succinct, go with the iPhone 12 mini. With its OLED display, powerful components and excellent photo quality, it packs the same punch as its larger cousin — and is a bit cheaper to boot. The iPhone 12, on the other hand, is a better choice for users who prefer a larger screen (6.1 inches compared to the mini’s 5.4 inches). 

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