iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 8

iPhone 12 Mini
iPhone 12 Mini
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iPhone 8
iPhone 8
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iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 8


iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 8
Width64.2 mm67.3 mm
Height131.5 mm138.4 mm
Weight135 g148 g
Thickness7.4 mm7.3 mm


iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 8
Resolution1080 x 2340 px750 x 1334 px
Density476 ppi326 ppi
Size5.4 inches4.7 inches


iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 8
Battery capacity2227 mAh1821 mAh
Wireless chargingYesYes
Fast chargingYesYes
Ultra power saving modeYesYes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum charge capacity.


iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 8
Maximum storage256 GB256 GB
RAM capacity4 GB2 GB
LTE supportYesYes


iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 8
Front camera resolution12 MP7 MP
Main camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Multi lensYesNo
Optical zoomYesNo
Optical stabilizationYesYes
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution2160 px2160 px


iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 8
Stereo speakersYesYes
3.5mm jack socketNoNo
Number of microphones23

iPhone 12 mini vs iPhone 8 Comparison

iPhone 12 mini vs iPhone 8: battle of the small iPhones!

The iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 8 are two of the smallest iPhones on the market. The iPhone 12 mini was released considerably later than the iPhone 8, with the mini being 3 generations newer. The iPhone 12 mini was released in October 2020, while the iPhone 8 was released in September 2017. 

iPhone 12 mini: smaller, but faster, and better 

When it comes to camera quality, the iPhone 12 mini excels in comparison with an ultra-wide camera lens in comparison to just a wide lens on the iPhone 8. Both have a 12 MP rear camera, but the selfie camera is superior on the 12 mini with 12 MP also, whereas the iPhone 8 only has 7 MP. The display size and resolution is also much better on the newer model with 5.4 inches and 1080 x 2340 px compared to 4.7 inches and 750 x 1334 px for the older model. The battery life of both phones is quite different; while both have lithium-ion batteries, they differ significantly in capacity with 2227 mAh for the mini and 1821 mAh for the iPhone 8 model. This means that if you're using your phone for web browsing or video streaming, you can expect around 10 hours from the mini, but only around 7 hours from the iPhone 8 before needing to recharge again. In terms of storage capacity, there are several options available depending on which model you choose; while both offer 64GB as their base option, you can get either model up to 256GB. Both models come equipped with very different chipsets; the iPhone 12 mini has a newer A14 Bionic chipset that is available across all 12 series models, but the iPhone 8 chipset is operating with a much older A11 chipset. There is some noticeable difference in regards to processor speed; while both have six cores, they differ slightly when it comes to RAM capacity - 4 GB for the iPhone 12 mini vs 2 GB for the iPhone 8 - which impact how quickly your phone runs apps or games that require more memory usage than usual. Finally, when it comes down to design, the iPhone 8 still operates with a touch button, whereas the mini uses facial recognition as opposed to thumbprint recognition on the iPhone 8. Size and weight wise, the 12 mini is also lighter but only slightly when compared (135 g vs 148 g).

iPhone 12 mini vs iPhone 8: there's only 1 clear winner here...

If we look at all these factors together then clearly the iPhone 12 mini is superior in almost every way compared to the iPhone 8. Not only does it have a better camera quality and display size/resolution but also offers longer battery life along with faster processor speeds thanks to its larger RAM capacity and superior chipset - all this makes it a great choice if you're looking for something modern yet powerful enough that won't let you down anytime soon! Plus by buying refurbished products like those offered by Back Market not only do you save money but also help reduce our environmental impact!

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