Apple iPhone 12 mini Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Apple iPhone 12 mini Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Apple iPhone 12 mini Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2020, October 13
  • Dimensions: 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm
  • Weight: 135 g
  • Screen: 5.4", Super Retina XDR OLED
  • Main Camera: Dual, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Dual, 12 MP
  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 2227 mAh
  • Sensors: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Apple iPhone 12 mini
Release date 2020, October 13
Dimensions (HxWxD) 131.5 Х 64.2 Х 7.4 mm
Weight 135 g
Body build Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
Colors Black, White, Red, Green, Blue
Battery 2227 mAh, Li-Ion, non-removable
Battery life
Stand by time- Up to 15 h (multimedia)
Music play - Up to 50 h
Approximate price780 EUR
Technology Super Retina XDR OLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5.4" inc
Screen area 71.9 cm2
Screen format 19.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio85.1%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 px
PPI /points per inch/ 476 PPI
Screen protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
Other - Dolby Vision
-Wide color gamut
-625 nits (typ)
-1200 nits (peak)
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Dual
Camera specs
-12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
-12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.6''
Functions Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 30fps), stereo sound rec.
DxOMark Main Score122
DxOMark Photo132
DxOMark Video112
Front camera, selfie 12 MP, Dual
Specifications 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6''
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
Functions HDR
Video 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
DxOMark Selfie Score98
DxOMark Photo101
DxOMark Video93
Operating system OS iOS 14.1
Chipset - Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)
Processor CPU
- Hexa-core (2x3.1 GHz Firestorm + 4x1.8 GHz Icestorm)
Graphics processor GPU - Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
External memory No
Internal memory 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM
Antutu 8 score614169
GeekBench 5 Single Core1570
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core3910
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - for China
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
USB Lightning, USB 2.0
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation

SAR EU - 0.99 W/kg (head) 0.99 W/kg (body)
Music and Audio
Radio No
Headphone jack No
Other features
- Sensors - Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- Fast charging 20W, 50% in 30 min
-USB Power Delivery 2.0
-Qi fast wireless charging 12W
- IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)
-Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
- Versions: A2403 (International); A2172 (USA); A2402 (Canada, Japan); A2404 (China, Hong Kong)

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Apple iPhone 12 mini Review

Each new Apple flagship excites millions of people around the world. The iPhone 12 mini smartphone, which is a compact and affordable model, just like the familiar iPhone SE, enjoys the same attention. The design and capabilities of this type of phone usually lags behind the flagships. This year, the Cupertino-based company decided to take a step forward and satisfy consumers looking for compactness and modern capabilities in one. What else does the iPhone 12 mini offer us?


It is said that the iPhone 12 mini is a scaled-down copy of the iPhone 12. It is true. However, the size of the camera block is preserved, which is why it occupies more space on the body of the iPhone 12 mini than the back panel. Second, when you pick up the device, it's like you didn't pick up the iPhone 12, but the iPhone 5.

With the iPhone 12 mini, we notice frames around the screen that are not the same size on all sides. At first glance, it is obvious that this model has no alternative in terms of dimensions (compared to models with a screen less than 5.5 inches). Interest in it is guaranteed because of the five color solutions: black, white, red, light green and blue.

The quality of workmanship also deserves applause. Hull strength cannot be questioned. The smartphone does not bend and does not even emit a squeak when trying to deform. All body parts are well attached to each other. iPhone 12 mini is protected against dust or moisture inside it according to the IP68 standard. According to Apple, the compact model is able to survive when immersed in water to a depth of 6 meters for a maximum of 30 minutes.


The screen of the iPhone 12 mini has a diagonal of 5.4 inches and a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, which makes an impressive 476 pixels per inch. It makes a good impression that the front panel is made in the form of glass with a mirror surface. It is scratch resistant and perfectly smooth. The matrix of the iPhone 12 mini is Super AMOLED, in other words - of organic LEDs. The screen has great viewing angles.

Apple has provided the Night Shift function, whose task is to make the picture warmer at night. This correction is definitely useful and will help you not to overload your eyesight. When working with the iPhone 12 mini at night, the lower brightness does not irritate the eyes.


As with the other models in Apple's 2020 smartphone series, the iPhone 12 mini is based on the Apple A14 Bionic platform. We see the same in the latest generation iPad Air. Sufficient memory is provided for the superb speed and performance of the device. iPhone 12 mini is available in three modifications - 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM, and there is no possibility to increase the memory. The operating system is iOS 14.1.


In the iPhone 12 mini you get two rear cameras - wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle. As for their features, they are the same as those of the iPhone 12. You get perfect photos whether it's light or dark outside.

The main camera is capable of recording 4K video at 60 frames per second using Dolby Vision. The sound quality of the video is also excellent. The iOS 14 operating system allows you to record in PAL format at 25 frames per second. The selfie camera is dual, 12-megapixel and with it you will delight everyone around you with quality photos.

Autonomous work

The iPhone 12 mini battery is smaller than other iPhone 12 models. It is equipped with a non-removable lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 2227 mAh. Tests show that you can count on satisfactory long-term operation before you have to recharge. For example, with the iPhone 12 mini you can read books without interruption for almost 19 hours, watch YouTube videos - up to 14-15 hours and play for a little over 3 hours.


In terms of performance, photo quality and screen, the iPhone 12 mini is not inferior to the more expensive models in its series. Its only drawback is the shorter autonomous operation. If we have to compare this iPhone with the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, then the shortcomings are immediately apparent - the lack of a telephoto lens, impractical rear surface and others. At the same time, this model is by far the most compact flagship on the market (131.5 X 64.2 X 7.4 mm). It is both comfortable and offers modern features. Its biometric protection is assigned to the FaceID system, which works quickly and reliably.

Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Apple iPhone 12 mini was around 780 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2020, October 13.
The weight of the Apple iPhone 12 mini is 135 g.
The screen size of the Apple iPhone 12 mini is 5.4" inches.
The size of the Apple iPhone 12 mini is 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm (HxWxD).
Yes, it supports fast charging.
Yes, it supports wireless charging.
Yes, it supports Google gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Dual main camera and Dual selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power key until the power icon appears, then drag it to the right.
To restart the phone, quickly press and release the volume up key, then the volume down key, and finally press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release it. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume up button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.
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