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All About The Apple iPhone 12 Mini

author Luis Silva (Updated on: March 2021)

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What You Should Know About The iPhone 12 Mini





Considering their rivals:

- Its performance is 44% above the average (4174 vs. 2905).

- Its display is 16% smaller than the average (5.4" vs. 6.44").

- All of its rivals have AMOLED displays.

- 64% of its opponents have a refresh rate of 90hz or more.

- 95% of its competitors have an ALWAYS-ON display.

- 91% of its adversaries have the ability to play HDR content.

- 59% of its rivals have a Gorilla Glass 6 or newer protection.

- Its picture quality score is 38% above the average (139 vs. 100.65).

- 55% of its adversaries have a telephoto lens.

- One hour of talking, plus one hour of web browsing, and one hour of video playing will let a full charged battery at about 75%, which is less than the average, at 81%.

- Fast charging is 40% slower than the average (20w vs. 33w).

- 86% of its oppositors have wireless charging.

- Wireless charging speed is 38% slower than the average (12w vs. 19w).

- 64% of its rivals have reverse wireless charging.

- If you prefer smaller smartphones, then this one is 17% below the average (131mm vs. 158mm/5.16in vs. 6.22in).

- If you value a lightweight smartphone, then this one is 27% lighter than the average (135g. vs. 184g./4.76oz. vs. 6.50oz).

- 95% of its adversaries have a full glass body.

- 82% of its contenders are water-resistant.

- Internal storage is below the average. (64GB. vs. 140GB.).

- 59% of its rivals have a MicroSD card slot.

- 50% of its opponents have Bluetooth 5.1.

- All of its rivals have NFC.

- 5% of its adversaries have an headphone jack.



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 Specifications 
  • Pros 
    Performance
    AMOLED
    Cameras
    Fast Charging
    Wireless Charging
    Glass Protection




  • Cons 
    Always-On-Display
    MicroSD Slot
    3.5mm Jack
    Price






  • Price 

    Amazon: $0

    eBay: $880

    BestBuy: $0

    Walmart: $750

  • Performance 
    Year: 2020
    Updates: 6 years
    Apple A14
    Apple GPU
    iOS 14.1
    Geekbench 5: 4174




  • Display 
    5.4" 1080x2340
    477 DPI
    Gorilla Glass V
    AMOLED
    No Always-On
    627 Nits



  • Cameras 
    2 Cameras

    With OIS
    With HDR
    2 LED Flashes
    2160p (4k)
    DP/Laser focus

    Dxo/Tek Score: 139

  • Main Camera 
    12 MP
    f/1.6
    26mm
    Sensor size: -
    Pixel size: 1.4

     
    Selfie 
    12 MP f/2.2 23 mm
  • Other Cameras 
    12 MP f/2.4 13mm
    Wide-Angle








  • Body 
    131x64x7 mm
    5.16x2.52x0.28 in
    135g. / 4.76oz.
    Full Glass
    85% STBR
    Looks: 9.6/10
    13mm
    IP68

  • Colors 
    Black
    White
    Red
    Green
    Blue





  • Battery 
    2227mAh
    Charging: 20w
    Wireless: 12w

    1T+1W+1V*: 75%
    1T+3W+1V*: 59%
    1T+1W+3V*: 59%



  • Storage 
    RAM: 4GB
    Storage: 64GB
    No MicroSD

     
    Connectivity 
    4G/5G: 5G
    3.5mm jack: No
    Bluetooth: 5.0
    NFC: Yes



 Top 5 
  •    Price 
    8T
    #1$649
    Mate 30 Pro
    #2$650
    P40
    #3$666
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #4$669
    iPhone 12 Mini
    #16$809
  • Global Score 
    Xperia 1 II
    #17.76
    Find X2 Pro
    #27.74
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #37.65
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #47.55
    iPhone 12 Mini
    #156.84
  • Performance 
    iPhone 12 Mini
    #19
    iPhone 12
    #28.8
    i.11 Pro Max
    #37.7
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #47.6
    iPhone 11
    #57.5
  • Display 
    Galaxy S20
    #19.8
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #29.8
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #39.8
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #49.8
    iPhone 12 Mini
    3.1
  • Display Size 
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #16.9
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #26.8
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #36.8
    8 Pro
    #46.7
    iPhone 12 Mini
    #255.4
  • Dots Per Inch 
    Xperia 1
    #1642
    Xperia 1 II
    #2642
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #3565
    Galaxy S20
    #4565
    iPhone 12 Mini
    #13477
  • Cameras 
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #19.1
    P40 Pro
    #29
    Find X2 Pro
    #38.5
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #48.5
    iPhone 12 Mini
    #98.2
  • Camera MP 
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #1108
    Galaxy S21 U.EX
    #2108
    P40
    #350
    P40 Pro
    #450
    iPhone 12 Mini
    12
  • Zoom (mm) 
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #1240
    Find X2 Pro
    #2129
    P40 Pro
    #3125
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #4120


  • Body 
    iPhone 12 Mini
    #19.9
    Pixel 5
    #29.1
    Galaxy S20
    #38.6
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #48.6
    iPhone 12
    #58.6
  • Screen-To-Body 
    Mate 30 Pro
    #193
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #292
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #392
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #492
    iPhone 12 Mini
    #1985
  • Looks 
    Mate 30 Pro
    #110
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #210
    Galaxy S20
    #310
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #410
    iPhone 12 Mini
    #139.6
  • Weight (g) 
    iPhone 12 Mini
    #1135
    Pixel 5
    #2151
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #3163
    Galaxy S20
    #4163
    iPhone 12
    #5164
  • Size (mm) 
    iPhone 12 Mini
    #1131
    iPhone X
    #2143
    Pixel 5
    #3144
    iPhone 12
    #4146
    P40
    #5148
  • Battery+Charg. 
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #19
    P40 Pro
    #27.8
    Mate 30 Pro
    #37.7
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #47.6
    iPhone 12 Mini
    #216.3
  • Battery* 
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #185
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #284
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #384
    8T
    #483
    iPhone 12 Mini
    #2575
  • Batt.:Browsing* 
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #172
    iPhone 11
    #271
    P40 Pro
    #370
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #470
    iPhone 12 Mini
    #2259
  • Battery:Video* 
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #174
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #274
    Galaxy S21 U.
    #374
    Mate 30 Pro
    #473
    iPhone 12 Mini
    #2459
  • Fast Charging. 
    8T
    #165
    Find X2 Pro
    #265
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #345
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #445
    iPhone 12 Mini
    #1720
  • Wireless Charg. 
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #150
    8 Pro
    #230
    Mate 30 Pro
    #327
    P40 Pro
    #427
    iPhone 12 Mini
    12
  • Storage 
    Xperia 1 II
    #110
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #210
    8 Pro
    #38.5
    Find X2 Pro
    #48.5
    iPhone 12 Mini
    2.8
  • Int. Storage 
    8 Pro
    #1256
    Xperia 1 II
    #2256
    Find X2 Pro
    #3256
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #4256
    iPhone 12 Mini
    64
  • RAM (GB) 
    Galaxy S20
    #112
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #212
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #312
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #412
    iPhone 12 Mini
    4
  • Connectivity 
    Xperia 1 II
    #110
    Galaxy Note 9
    #28.5
    8T
    #35.1
    P40
    #45.1
    iPhone 12 Mini
    #124.6


 Rivals 
  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 1 II
    Xperia 1 II
    $879   7.76

    Compare


  • Oppo

    Oppo Find X2 Pro
    Find X2 Pro
    $906   7.74

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
    Galaxy Note 10+
    $949   7.65

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
    Galaxy S21 U.
    $950   7.55

    Compare
  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 8 Pro
    8 Pro
    $729   7.52

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    $849   7.47

    Compare
  • Huawei

    Huawei Mate 30 Pro
    Mate 30 Pro
    $650   7.45

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    $739   7.32

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20
    Galaxy S20
    $669   7.26

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
    Mi 10 Ultra
    $846   7.12

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P40 Pro
    P40 Pro
    $799   6.92

    Compare


  • Google

    Google Pixel 5
    Pixel 5
    $799   6.78

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 12
    iPhone 12
    $750   6.76

    Compare
  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 1
    Xperia 1
    $719   6.63

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9
    Galaxy Note 9
    $769   6.62

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P40
    P40
    $666   6.5

    Compare
  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 8T
    8T
    $649   6.48

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
    i.11 Pro Max
    $875   6.12

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 11
    iPhone 11
    $909   6

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone XS Max
    iPhone XS Max
    $670   5.62

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone X
    iPhone X
    $739   5.4

    Compare

The top 5 list is based only on these rivals.

You can click on any rival to know more about it too.

These are the lowest prices found on any of these stores: Amazon.com, eBay.com, Best Buy, and Walmart.

Prices on eBay are in $US for reference but are Europe-based.

Prices marked with ! are from renewed/refurbished/carrier-locked phones (except eBay, that are from new devices, unless they are out of stock, then they can be from bids, and then from pre-owned devices).

We're only including devices that still receive security updates.

Disclaimer: We earn a small fee from qualifying purchases. It doesn't affect any item's price or eventual reviews .

*What's left of a full charge after 1 hour of talking, 1 (or 3) hour of web browsing, and 1 (or 3) hour of video playback.



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