iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 12 Pro Max

iPhone 12 Mini
iPhone 12 Mini
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iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Pro Max
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iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 12 Pro Max


iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 12 Pro Max
Width64.2 mm78.1 mm
Height131.5 mm160.8 mm
Weight135 g228 g
Thickness7.4 mm7.4 mm
Volume62.47 cm³92.93 cm³


iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 12 Pro Max
Resolution1080 x 2340 px1284 x 2778 px
Density476 ppi458 ppi
Size5.4 inches6.7 inches


iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 12 Pro Max
Battery capacity2227 mAh3687 mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
Wireless chargingYesYes
Fast chargingYesYes
Ultra power saving modeYesYes

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iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 12 Pro Max
Maximum storage256 GB512 GB
Number of processor cores66
External memory slotNoNo
RAM capacity4 GB6 GB
5G supportYesYes
LTE supportYesYes


iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 12 Pro Max
Front camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Main camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Multi lensYesYes
Optical zoomYesYes
Optical stabilizationYesYes
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution2160 px2160 px


iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 12 Pro Max
Stereo speakersYesYes
3.5mm jack socketNoNo
Number of microphones22

iPhone 12 mini vs iPhone 12 Pro Max Comparison

iPhone 12 mini vs iPhone 12 Pro Max: does size really matter?

The iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max are relatively new releases from Apple. Both released as part of the wider 12 series from Apple in November 2020, these 2 models certainly contrast in size very visibly. As such, both phones are catered to different users with some difference in specs too.

iPhone 12 mini vs iPhone 12 Pro Max: camera quality

When it comes to camera quality, both devices vary slightly with the 12 Pro Max equipped with a triple camera lens system, in comparison to the dual camera system on the iPhone 12 mini. All camera lenses on both phones are 12 MP but the 12 Pro Max offers an additional telephoto lens where the 12 mini does not. The selfie cameras on both phones are the same with a 12 MP lens too.

iPhone 12 mini vs iPhone 12 Pro Max: display, battery, and storage

However, the display size and resolution differ significantly between the two models unsurprisingly: the iPhone 12 mini has a 5.4 inch display with 1080 x 2340 px resolution, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max has a 6.7 inch display with a resolution of 1284 x 2778 px. The battery life also differs between these two models due to the size of the phones: The battery capacity of the iPhone 12 mini is 2227 mAh which can last up to 10 hours when web browsing or video streaming; whereas, for the same activities, you can expect up to 15 hours from its bigger brother -the iPhone12 Pro Max- thanks to its 3687 mAh battery capacity. In terms of storage capacity and RAM memory, there is also some difference between these two devices: The storage capacity for the mini model is 64GB/128GB/256GB while its bigger brother offers storage options of 128GB/256GB/512GB; as for RAM memory they are 4 GB and 6 GB respectively. Both phones come with an A14 Bionic chipset processor that runs at 2 GHz speed and is upgradable to the latest iOS 16.3 operating system.

Verdict: the bigger, the better!

Finally, when it comes to design they look quite similar (except for the size) amd differ in weight (135 g vs 228 g). Available colors are black white green blue red vs gold, silver, graphite, pacific blue. Overall both phones offer great features but if you're looking for more power then you should go with the bigger model -the iPhone 12 Pro Max-. However if you're looking for something more compact and portable, then go with iPhone 12 mini! And don't forget that buying refurbished products helps our planet by reducing waste production and promoting environmental sustainability!

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