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Apple iPhone 12 mini

Specifications

Apple iPhone 12 mini
Apple iPhone 12 mini (iPhone Series)
Processor
Apple A14 Bionic 6 x 1.8 - 3.1 GHz, Firestorm / Icestorm
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
, LPDDR4
Display
5.40 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 477 PPI, Capacitive, Super Retina XDR, OLED, Ceramic Glass, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB NVMe, 128 GB 
, 111.71 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: Lightning, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Lightning
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66), 5G (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.4 x 131.5 x 64.2 ( = 0.29 x 5.18 x 2.53 in)
Battery
8.57 Wh, 2226 mAh Lithium-Ion, 3.85 V
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Apple iOS 14
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix (f/1.6, 26 mm, 1.4 µm) + 12 MPix (f/2.4, 120˚, 13 mm, 1/3.6"), UHD-Video with DolbyVision
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix (f/2.2, 23 mm, 1/3.6") + Face ID
Additional features
Speakers: Dual, Keyboard: Onscreen, USB-C to Lightning Cabel, SIM Tool, Documentation, Sticker, 12 Months Warranty, Head/Body SAR: 0.98/0.99 W/kg, IP68, fanless, waterproof
Weight
133 g ( = 4.69 oz / 0.29 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
828 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 89.24% - very good
Average of 71 scores (from 107 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 93%, features: 84%, display: 91% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Apple iPhone 12 mini

89.8% Apple iPhone 12 mini Review - Small smartphone with small display | Notebookcheck
Smartphones are getting bigger and bigger, but Apple offers a real alternative with the iPhone 12 mini, which is unique in the high-end segment with its 5.4-inch screen. However, the small form factor also poses problems. Find out whether Apple's mini mix works out in this review.
90% iPhone 12 mini review
Source: Techradar English
The iPhone 12 mini is built for those who have been dreaming of a small phone but don’t want to compromise on quality, and Apple has done an exceedingly good job at making that a reality. It isn’t perfect, with middling battery life and a high price for just 64GB of storage, but if you can put those negatives aside you’ll love what the iPhone 12 mini can do in its miniature package. The camera is versatile, the screen is fantastic, it comes with reams of power and the added benefits of 5G and MagSafe mean this is a phone that will last you for years to come.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/20/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% iPhone 12 mini review: Mini phone, major fun
Source: It Pro English
It is hard not to love the iPhone 12 mini; it’s a fun and refreshing break from all those massive phablets that seek to dislocate your thumb joint. However, the poor battery life is an issue - particularly if you’re a heavy user - and the handset is still quite expensive at £699. You can get the Pixel 5 for £100 less, and that’s without mentioning the likes of Oppo or Xiaomi. The fact that the 12 mini hasn’t been dumbed down and still has that A14 Bionic chipset does make this a pretty special package, though. Many people want smaller smartphones, but not necessarily with less performance or lower specs, and Apple has the perfect answer to that, with its marvellous mini iPhone 12.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/14/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Apple iPhone 12 mini review
Source: Tech Advisor English
There’s really very little (pun unintended) about the iPhone 12 mini that I dislike. In a world of typically huge smartphones that are hard to hold and use, it’s refreshing to see Apple offering something genuinely compact for those that still want it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Apple iPhone 12 mini review: top performance in a smaller form
Source: T3 English
While the iPhone 12 is obviously bigger than the iPhone 12 mini, it’s considerably smaller and lighter than the iPhone 11 while maintaining a 6.1-inch screen. It has all the same great features as we’ve seen here on the iPhone 12 mini with the advantage of that bigger screen for videos, gaming and web browsing, as well as an improved battery life. Read out full our iPhone 12 review.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% iPhone 12 mini review
Source: Techradar English
The iPhone 12 mini is built for those who have been dreaming of a small phone but don’t want to compromise on quality, and Apple has done an exceedingly good job at making that a reality. It isn’t perfect, with middling battery life and a high price for just 64GB of storage, but if you can put those negatives aside you’ll love what the iPhone 12 mini can do in its miniature package. The camera is versatile, the screen is fantastic, it comes with reams of power and the added benefits of 5G and MagSafe mean this is a phone that will last you for years to come.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Apple iPhone 12 mini Audio review: Big sound in a small package
Source: DxOMark English
Apple has managed to squeeze high performance into a small package with the iPhone 12 mini. Following in the steps of the iPhone 12, it has advanced on previous iPhones as both a playback and recording device, and because it’s significantly smaller than the iPhone 12, that accomplishment is even more impressive. As a playback device, the iPhone 12 mini produces good timbre, and its spatial performance is solid, making its audio a valuable aspect of the video-watching experience. As for drawbacks, there’s the fact that the audio scene doesn’t rotate with the position of the phone. A lack of low-end extension and reduced loudness impairs punch, and the lack of bass and low-mids impairs tonal balance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2021
90% iPhone 12 mini review: This is a revelation
Source: Tom's Guide English
The iPhone 12 mini is an affordable and compact yet powerful flagship phone that is truly in a class all its own. It’s not only the best small phone there is, but also one of the best smartphones and 5G values, full stop.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/31/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Apple iPhone 12 Mini review
Source: What Hi-Fi English
If a super-sized handset is out of the equation, but you still want a premium Apple experience, the iPhone 12 Mini could be the smartphone for you. It offers all the top features of the iPhone 12, but in a smaller, more pocket-friendly package.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 100% display: 100%
Apple iPhone 12 mini Camera review: Performance in your pocket
Source: DxOMark English
For those looking for a truly pocket-sized smartphone that has a solid camera setup, the Apple iPhone 12 mini is a good bet. It delivers a lot of the same features and quality as the iPhone 12 but at a lower cost and in a smaller form factor. The fact that it doesn’t have a dedicated telephoto module may be off-putting for some enthusiasts, but setting that aside, the iPhone mini compares very well against other top brands’ camera systems. Its video performance is also excellent across a range of conditions and use cases.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2021
86% iPhone 12 Mini Long-Term Review – Is There Room for A Small Phone?
Source: Manila Shaker English
Apple's iPhone 12 Mini packs a lot of punch for its small size. But despite being mini, it doesn't skimp out on features and specs. The battery life is even impressive for a mini device with a powerful A14 Bionic chipset. It may not be the best phone for playing games or watching videos, but it's the best small phone right now.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2021
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 75% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 80%
80% iPhone 12 mini review: The big little phone
Source: Gadgets Now English
The iPhone 12 mini is the cheapest of the new iPhones and starts at Rs 69,990. For anyone who likes small phones, the iPhone 12 mini is a no-brainer. It delivers excellent performance, has a really good camera and looks great. The only flaw is the battery life but that’s a trade-off you make to use a phone of this size. The big-sized phones have literally and figuratively dwarfed small phones to the verge of extinction. Apple wants to change that and iPhone 12 mini will go a long way in doing so. The sheer size of it makes it a true delight to use. A lot of people might have issue with the battery life as it won’t last you a day under most circumstances. For some that might be too big a compromise to make. But if you can live with a good but not great battery life and are looking to swap those big phones for compact ones, this is the iPhone for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
92% iPhone 12 Mini review: Apple gave us the small phone we've been asking for
Source: CNet English
In 2020, phones are big. Even the small ones are big. The iPhone 12 Mini is wonderful because it's not big. It's truly small. When Apple announced the Mini along with the iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max it was a remarkable moment for small phone lovers like myself. For a long time, we've wanted Apple to make a truly small iPhone in the vein of the iPhone 5, 5S or original SE. Earlier this year, Apple got our hopes up a bit, when it released a new iPhone SE which put the brains of the iPhone 11 Pro into the smallish body of the iPhone 8. It's a solid phone for the price, but it's tucked inside a three-year-old design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 92%
iPhone 12 mini review: Apple's compact smartphone punches above its weight
Source: Business Standard English
Priced Rs 69,900 (64GB storage) onwards, the iPhone 12 mini is a compact smartphone that punches well above its weight. Unlike other compact-sized smartphones like the Google 4a (review), the iPhone 12 mini does not cut corners on any front and offers an experience that is somewhat similar to what you get in the iPhone 12 Pro (review) models. It is an ergonomically sized smartphone that is otherwise as premium as it gets. The phone fully justifies its premium pricing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/22/2020
I DITCHED my iPhone 12 Pro Max for the iPhone 12 Mini!
Source: Max Tech English
Wondering how different the iPhone 12 mini is compared to the iPhone 12 Pro Max? I've used both of them for a good amount of time, so here is my personal thoughts on switching! The iPhone 12 mini packs an impressive punch for the size, but it definitely comes with its own drawbacks. The 12 Pro Max is an absolute beast of a phone, but sometimes.. the size just gets a bit annoying. I go in-depth with a ton of other differences in this video, so if you enjoyed it, Tap Like & Subscribe for more videos like this one!
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2020
92% iPhone 12 Mini review: Apple's smallest is a one-handed phone user's dream
Source: CNet English
Apple managed to build the same 5G antennas from the 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max into the 12 Mini. Currently, the iPhone 12 Mini is the smallest 5G phone you can buy. I tested it in Greenville, South Carolina, on both T-Mobile's 5G network and Verizon's Nationwide 5G. The consistency of 5G speeds weren't consistent.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 92%
90% Apple iPhone 12 Mini review: A pocket rocket
Source: Hardware Zone English
If battery life issues don’t bother you or you could manage it effectively, there’s a lot to like about the iPhone 12 Mini. Its compact pocketable size is refreshing (not to mention cute), the build quality is very high, the display is fabulous, performance is class-leading, and it takes outstanding photos and videos. If you have always felt that the size of phones was getting out of hand, the iPhone 12 Mini is the perfect antidote.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% workmanship: 90%
90% Apple iPhone 12 mini review
Source: Tech Advisor English
There’s really very little (pun unintended) about the iPhone 12 mini that I dislike. In a world of typically huge smartphones that are hard to hold and use, it’s refreshing to see Apple offering something genuinely compact for those that still want it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% iPhone 12 Mini Review: The Little Master
Source: Tech PP English
Apple surprised a lot of people by launching the super cute iPhone 12 mini. But how mini is the Mini? Who is it for? Who is it NOT for? We try to answer them all in our iPhone 12 mini review. With more than a dash of cricket analogies.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/07/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% iPhone 12 mini review: Small, fast and perfect for some users
Source: India Today English
If you have already moved to a bigger phone, don't look back to the iPhone 12 mini unless you can't stand a phone with a 6-inch or bigger screen. But if you are still a user of a phone with a small screen, and you prefer small screens, the iPhone 12 mini is for you. It is also, unlike say a phone such as the Pixel 4A which is compact but with more mainstream design and hardware, a phone that is as premium as they come. It is perfect for people who want a premium phone with a smaller screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sorry iPhone 12 mini: It's not you, It's Me!
Source: Pocketnow English
This is the iPhone 12 Mini, proof that Apple does prototyping early cause we've been covering rumors of this phone for years. We seriously thought this was gonna be the iPhone SE2, but what we get is something else entirely. I'm Jaime Rivera with Pocketnow and this is our iPhone 12 mini review, sponsored by SUPCASE.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2020
100% Apple iPhone 12 Mini review
Source: Stuff TV English
The iPhone 12 Mini is a powerhouse which comfortably fits in the hand. It adopts a stunning OLED display, A14 Bionic Chip, silky smooth iOS 14 software and 5G from its larger and more expensive siblings. We’re weary of big phones, yet sacrificing camera quality and performance is out-of-the-question and that’s where the iPhone 12 Mini, like Sony's Xperia 5 II, hits the sweet spot. Battery life isn’t world-beating, but it’s a small price to pay for pure pocket gold.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% iPhone 12 mini Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
This will be an excellent upgrade for anyone still clinging to an iPhone 6s or older. Of course it would have been nice if this model had been positioned and priced lower than the outgoing iPhone 11. Even so, the iPhone 12 mini is likely to be the new default iPhone for many people simply because it's the most affordable (relatively speaking) of the new 2020 family. Priced Rs. 10,000 lower than the iPhone 12 (and a whopping Rs. 50,000 lower than the iPhone 12 Pro), the value proposition does look good.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
92% iPhone 12 Mini review: Apple's smallest is a one-handed phone user's dream
Source: CNet English
In 2020, phones are big. Even the small ones are big. The iPhone 12 Mini is wonderful because it's not big. It's truly small. When Apple announced the Mini along with the iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max it was a remarkable moment for small phone lovers like myself. For a long time, we've wanted Apple to make a truly small iPhone in the vein of the iPhone 5, 5S or original SE. Earlier this year, Apple got our hopes up a bit, when it released a new iPhone SE which put the brains of the iPhone 11 Pro into the smallish body of the iPhone 8. It's a solid phone for the price, but it's tucked inside a three-year-old design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 92%
90% iPhone 12 mini review
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The 12 mini is the best of both worlds, combining the all-screen design of recent iPhones with the petite chassis of the older ones. It also happens to be brilliantly featured and specced, with superb cameras and processing power to burn.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Geek Review: iPhone 12 mini
Source: Geek Culture English
The iPhone 12 mini is a nice throwback to just how small flagship smartphones were 5 to 10 years ago. In an era where smartphones are half the size of our heads, it’s always a breath of fresh air to have one that can be used with just one hand again. Just… make it a habit to bring a portable charger with this little fella, though.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 90% performance: 75%
92% iPhone 12 Mini review: Apple's smallest is a one-handed phone user's dream
Source: CNet English
The iPhone 12 Mini has a 5.4-inch display and costs $729 (£699, AU$1,199) while the iPhone 12 has a 6.1-inch screen and costs $829 (£799, AU$1,349). If you activate either phone on a carrier when you buy it, that price drops $30. Also, carriers are running a number of deals and discounts on these phones, especially if you trade in an old phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 92%
90% Apple iPhone 12 Mini review: Pint-sized power
Source: Android Authority English
Apple's iPhone 12 Mini is one of the best small phones you can buy. And at $700, it's a no-brainer for anyone who wants a tiny but powerful handset running iOS.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
iPhone 12 Mini / iPhone 12 Pro Max: Road Trip Review
Source: MrMobile English
Last time I waded into the waters of iOS, it was to test the iPhone 12 Pro’s cameras in Philadelphia PA on the previous episode of my “Road Trip Review” series … a wild adventure from the midday cheesesteak to the midnight margaritas. Today, I’m taking its cousins –the iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max– on a similar journey to a very different destination: the most nautical of all New England towns. Join MrMobile on an adventure to Mystic Connecticut, shot through the cameras of the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max, on the latest Road Trip Review!
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/19/2020
iPhone 12 Mini Review: 2020’S #1 Small Phone. Period
Source: Know Your Mobile English
Image quality is stunning throughout, thanks in part to Apple’s Smart HDR 3 system, which uses processing grunt and AI to enhance images as you take them. The phone also comes with a robust Night Mode option that handles low-light shooting brilliantly; the catch is that you sometimes have to hold your phone very still for a few seconds to capture the shot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2020
iPhone 12 mini is the ultimate one-handed phone [Review]
Source: Cult of Mac English
iPhone 12 mini makes no compromises. It’s not a watered-down version of the larger iPhone 12; it is an iPhone 12 that’s squeezed into a smaller body. It has a gorgeous Super Retina XDR display, a blazing-fast A14 Bionic processor, great cameras, 5G and Face ID.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2020
90% iPhone 12 mini Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you’re looking for an iPhone 12 and think picking up the mini version will save you £100/$100, then I think you’re looking at it wrong. You shouldn’t buy this iPhone because it’s cheaper, you should buy it if you’ve been hankering for a smaller phone and are happy with the sacrifices that come with it. For most people, I still think the regular iPhone 12 is the best buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
82% Apple iPhone 12 mini review
Source: GSM Arena English
If the price is the major draw, we can definitely understand that. If you are after the compact size, that's fine, too, but our only advice is to make sure you still want it by trying it out in person before committing to a purchase.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 82%
90% Apple iPhone 12 mini Review – Small Surprise
Source: Slashgear English
Maybe it’s a natural predisposition to finding smaller things cute and thus forgiving them, but I can’t quite stay mad at the iPhone 12 mini despite Apple’s add-ons and extras. Holding it is just oddly fun: the scale magnifies the design effort Apple went to, and in terms of size and weight there are simply fewer concessions to make in return for having the features of the latest phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Apple iPhone 12 mini review: The perfect small phone
Source: The Indian Express English
In my books, the iPhone 12 mini is solving a specific problem, that of size. This is the best, and maybe only, phone for those who want a compact phone that fits in their hand, slips into a jeans pocket or small clutch purse and does not burst out of their shirt pocket. This is also a cheaper iPhone 12. Yes, this is the ideal phone for those who was a powerful iPhone that is smaller and cheaper. The more mainstream users can look at the iPhone 12.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
24 Hours with Apple's iPhone 12 Pro Max & 12 mini - For Extremists?
Source: Pocketnow English
This is the iPhone 12 Pro Max, what we can finally call Apple’s latest and greatest smartphone, as what we got two weeks ago was not quite that, and the same can be said about the iPhone 12 Mini. The regular iPhone 12 is not necessarily what I'd call affordable. Yes, this is pretty much part 2 of Apple’s launch weekend, but this time the approach is entirely different.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2020
80% iPhone 12 mini review: a pocket-sized powerhouse
Source: Laptop Mag English
The iPhone 12 mini is a pocket-sized powerhouse, packed inside a cute, compact chassis, that shocked me with its beastly performance. In the same way you wouldn’t expect the frail, rail-thin underdog to take down its Goliath rival, I had my doubts about the puny-looking iPhone 12 due to its incy-wincy form factor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% iPhone 12 mini review
Source: Techradar English
The iPhone 12 mini is built for those who have been dreaming of a small phone but don’t want to compromise on quality, and Apple has done an exceedingly good job at making that a reality. It isn’t perfect, with middling battery life and a high price for just 64GB of storage, but if you can put those negatives aside you’ll love what the iPhone 12 mini can do in its miniature package. The camera is versatile, the screen is fantastic, it comes with reams of power and the added benefits of 5G and MagSafe mean this is a phone that will last you for years to come.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Apple iPhone 12 Mini review: A pocket rocket
Source: Hardware Zone English
If battery life issues don’t bother you or you could manage it effectively, there’s a lot to like about the iPhone 12 Mini. Its compact pocketable size is refreshing (not to mention cute), the build quality is very high, the display is fabulous, performance is class-leading, and it takes outstanding photos and videos. If you have always felt that the size of phones was getting out of hand, the iPhone 12 Mini is the perfect antidote.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% workmanship: 90%
92% iPhone 12 Mini review: Apple's smallest is a one-handed phone user's dream
Source: CNet English
In 2020, phones are big. Even the small ones are big. The iPhone 12 Mini is wonderful because it's not big. It's truly small. When Apple announced the Mini along with the iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max it was a remarkable moment for small phone lovers like myself. For a long time, we've wanted Apple to make a truly small iPhone in the vein of the iPhone 5, 5S or original SE. Earlier this year, Apple got our hopes up a bit, when it released a new iPhone SE which put the brains of the iPhone 11 Pro into the smallish body of the iPhone 8. It's a solid phone for the price, but it's tucked inside a three-year-old design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 92%
100% Apple iPhone 12 mini review: Appreciate the little things in life
Source: Pocket Lint English
The smallest of the iPhone 12 range, but the mini is a fantastic little device that shouldn't be underestimated. Its lightweight and compact design, stunning display, great cameras, and smooth performance are all big plusses. Its battery life isn't amazing and the lack of telephoto lens does mean you can't zoom in when taking photos without losing quality, but they are really the only things we can complain about.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% iPhone 12 mini review
Source: Techradar English
The iPhone 12 mini is built for those who have been dreaming of a small phone but don’t want to compromise on quality, and Apple has done an exceedingly good job at making that a reality. It isn’t perfect, with middling battery life and a high price for just 64GB of storage, but if you can put those negatives aside you’ll love what the iPhone 12 mini can do in its miniature package. The camera is versatile, the screen is fantastic, it comes with reams of power and the added benefits of 5G and MagSafe mean this is a phone that will last you for years to come.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Apple iPhone 12 Mini review: A pocket rocket
Source: Hardware Zone English
If battery life issues don’t bother you or you could manage it effectively, there’s a lot to like about the iPhone 12 Mini. Its compact pocketable size is refreshing (not to mention cute), the build quality is very high, the display is fabulous, performance is class-leading, and it takes outstanding photos and videos. If you have always felt that the size of phones was getting out of hand, the iPhone 12 Mini is the perfect antidote.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% workmanship: 90%
90% iPhone 12 mini review: This is a revelation
Source: Tom's Guide English
The iPhone 12 mini is an affordable and compact yet powerful flagship phone that is truly in a class all its own. It’s not only the best small phone there is, but also one of the best smartphones and 5G values, full stop.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
84% Apple iPhone 12 mini review: For small phone fans only
Source: Engadget English
People who want a smaller phone will be hard-pressed to find a device as compelling as the iPhone 12 mini. That's because Apple took nearly everything that worked well in the larger iPhone 12 including its high-powered A14 Bionic chipset and excellent cameras and packed them into a pint-sized frame. The catch: While the mini offers the same great performance as the larger model, its battery life leaves much to be desired.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 84%
85% Apple iPhone 12 Mini Review: Fit To Size
Source: The Verge English
The iPhone 12 mini feels like the first iPhone in a long time with a different goal. It was designed around the human hand and real pockets. It is an object that doesn’t aim to be judged against other smartphones (which are mostly big now), but to be judged simply as an object you need to hold. You judge a spatula or can opener or whatever by whether it’s easy to grip, by whether it fits in your hand. It’s about time we got back to judging smartphones that way, too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini Review: The one to buy
Source: Mobile Syrup English
Overall, though, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini offer photography and performance capabilities nearly identical to the iPhone 12 Pro series'. That said, the devices' low-light performance isn't quite as solid because the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini don't feature a LiDAR sensor.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
The iPhone 12 mini is an impossibly cute high-end iPhone
Source: Mobile Syrup English
It’s basically the same smartphone as the iPhone 12 Pro and, to a lesser extent, the iPhone 12 Pro Max, only the device measures in at 5.4-inches instead of 6.1-inches and 6.7-inches.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2020
Apple iPhone 12 Mini review: Small and fast, but doesn't last
Source: Engadget English
The Apple iPhone 12 Mini is the first flagship-quality small phone we've seen in a while. For about $100 less than a standard iPhone 12, you get a device that packs the same camera and A14 processor, but into a device with a compact 5.4 inch screen. Still, despite the size, the edge-to-edge screen feels much roomier than the display on the similarly sized iPhone SE we reviewed earlier this year.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2020
Apple iPhone 12 Mini hands-on
Source: Engadget English
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 11/05/2020

Foreign Reviews

93% iPhone 12 mini im Test: Größe, Display, Akku und Preis des kleinsten 5G-Handys
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 93%
Apple iPhone 12 mini Klein, aber auch fein?
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2021
Apple iPhone 12 Mini Klein, aber oho
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/10/2021
93% iPhone 12 mini im Test: Größe, Display, Akku und Kameras des kleinsten 5G-Handys
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2021
Rating: Total score: 93%
Apple iPhone 12 mini Klein, aber auch fein?
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/29/2021
90% Apple iPhone 12 mini Zierlich und doch leistungsstark
Source: Nextpit Germany German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
84% Apple erhört den Ruf nach einem iPhone mini
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 84% features: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
Apple iPhone 12 Mini Klein, aber oho!
Source: Stadt-bremerhaven German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2020
Das iPhone 12 mini ist eine kleine Sensation
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2020
93% iPhone 12 mini: Apples 5,4-Zoll-Kraftpaket im Test
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 84% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
iPhone 12 Mini
Source: Der Standard German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2020
Apple iPhone 12 mini Das kleinste ist das Grösste
Source: Blick German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/09/2020
90% iPhone 12 Mini, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 100% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
90% iPhone 12 mini, análisis: la excelencia, ahora en tamaño ‘mini’
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
88% iPhone 12 mini, análisis: pequeñito por fuera, enorme por dentro
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 95% display: 93% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
88% Apple iPhone 12 mini, análisis: pequeño en tamaño, pero no en características
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 95% display: 95% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90%
Análisis y opinión del iPhone 12 Mini tras más de tres meses de uso
Source: Hablando Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; powerful hardware. Negative: No charger; poor cameras in night.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2021
iPhone 12 mini, análisis tras un mes de uso: si hay que copiar a Apple en algo, que sea en esto
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; excellent cameras; compact size. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2020
iPhone 12 Mini · Unboxing y primeras impresiones
Source: Hablando Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2020
iPhone 12 Mini · Ventajas y Desventajas
Source: Hablando Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; compact size; light weight; high performance; nice main camera. Negative: Poor display; no accessories; low storage; poor selfie camera.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/24/2020
89% Review: iPhone 12 Mini prova que tamanho não é documento
Source: Showmetech.com.br Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 70% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
90% Recensione iPhone 12 mini: il compatto che molti chiedevano
Source: Saggiamente Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
88% Recensione Apple iPhone 12 Mini
Source: Mobile World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 70% features: 85% display: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%
88% Recensione iPhone 12 Mini: grazie Apple, ci voleva
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 88%
87% Recensione IPHONE 12 MINI
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 75% display: 89% mobility: 75% workmanship: 92%
90% Review: Apple iPhone 12 (mini), iPhone-duo blijkt schot in de roos
Source: Techzine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Apple iPhone 12 Mini - Klein om te eren
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% iPhone 12 mini Review – De kleinste iPhone 12 onder de loep
Source: XGN Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
Apple iPhone 12 mini review
Source: Portablegear Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; nice display; great display; excellent cameras. Negative: Short battery life; no charging adapter.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2021
[REVIEW] iPhone 12 mini: klein formaat, groot qua prestaties
Source: Want.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2020
94% Test de l’iPhone 12 mini : il a tout d’un grand, mais en petit… et ça change tout
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 100% mobility: 90%
90% Test de l'iPhone 12 Mini: Le seul smartphone d'Apple que j'achèterais en tant qu'adepte d'Android
Source: Nextpit France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
89% Test De L’Iphone 12 Mini
Source: Fredzone French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 89% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
90% Test de l’Apple iPhone 12 mini : il n’a de mini que sa taille
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
90% Test de l’Apple iPhone 12 mini : il n’a de mini que sa taille
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
80% Test Apple iPhone 12 Mini : « petit pimousse au rapport ! »
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Apple iPhone 12 Mini
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
[Test] iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 Mini, les nouvelles références d’Apple
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Positive: Elegant design; beautiful display; high performance; powerful processor; compact size. Negative: Short battery life; no charger included; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/08/2021
90% Test iPhone 12 mini : notre avis après plusieurs semaines d'utilisation
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Positive: Nice ergonomy; compact size; light weight; support 5G; impressive design; excellent cameras; fast system; decent speakers; waterproof IP68. Negative: Short battery life; no accessories; no fingerprint reader; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
91% Ufak gövdede fark yaratan performans; iPhone 12 mini incelemesi
Source: Log.com.tr TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/31/2020
Rating: Total score: 91%
Обзор iPhone 12 Mini: вышло ли у Apple создать «маленькое чудо»?
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; nice cameras; beautiful design; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2020
Полный обзор iPhone 12 mini. Отвечаем на 12 волнующих всех вопросов
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Impressive size; excellent display; great cameras; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2020
Recenze: Apple iPhone 12 mini – nejlepší z nejmenších
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Positive: Nice ergonomy; compact size; light weight; support 5G; impressive design; excellent cameras; fast system; decent speakers; waterproof IP68. Negative: Short battery life; no accessories; no fingerprint reader; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2020
Trên tay và trải nghiệm nhanh iPhone 12 Mini: Chiếc điện thoại đi ngược thời đại
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Nice gaming performance. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/17/2020
Đánh giá chi tiết iPhone 12 mini: Nhỏ gọn nhưng mạnh mẽ, tưởng rằng pin yếu nhưng cũng được đến 7 tiếng
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; decent hardware; nice performance; excellent cameras. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2020
Trên tay iPhone 12 mini chính hãng Việt Nam: Em út nhà Táo nhỏ nhắn, xinh xắn, cực kỳ dễ thương và đáng yêu
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; beautiful design; powerful hardware; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2020
Chi tiết iPhone 12 mini vừa về Việt Nam, giá cao hơn iPhone 12
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; nice display; decent hardware; high performance; support 5G.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2020
iPhone 12 và iPhone 12 mini ra mắt: Màn hình OLED, nâng cấp camera, A14 mạnh hơn 40%, hỗ trợ 5G, giá từ 699 USD
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Excellent display; great cameras; powerful processor; support 5G; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2020
Chi tiết iPhone 12 và iPhone 12 Mini - mỏng nhẹ, nhiều màu sắc
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; slim size; light weight; excellent cameras; support 5G.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2020
90% Test Apple Iphone 12 Mini
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
TEST: Apple iPhone 12 mini
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Positive: High performance; nice cameras; fast face unlocking. Negative: Short battery life; no accessories.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2020
100% iPhone 12 Mini test – nostalgisk, nutidig og nuttet
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% TEST : Apple iPhone 12 mini
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% iPhone 12 Mini test – nostalgisk, nutidig og nuttet
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Anmeldelse: Apple iPhone 12 mini
Source: Input DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% workmanship: 90%
84% Test: Apple Iphone 12 Mini – med självklart format
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 84%
iPhone 12 Mini: cel mai bun telefon compact
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; waterproof and dust avoiding; high performance; nice cameras; decent autonomy. Negative: High price; uncomfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/24/2020
80% Apple iPhone 12 mini
Source: Puhelinvertailu →EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%

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Model:

The iPhone 12 Mini is the latest to join the iPhone family, along with the iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. Like its name suggests, this phone is not as big as the other iPhone 12 devices. While there is always a trade-off when a phone becomes smaller, this is definitely not the case with this model. It has everything the iPhone 12 has, just in a smaller format. For instance, it has the same flat-sided design, support for 5G and an OLED screen with HDR. Similar to the rest of the iPhone 12 range, the screen of the iPhone 12 mini is covered with Apple's ceramic shield, which makes the device four times less likely to crack in the event of a drop. In addition, the body of the iPhone 12 mini has an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance and supports MagSafe wireless charging and accessories. Apart from that, it has the same A14 Bionic processor, runs the same iOS 14 software and even has the same cameras as the iPhone 12. They are the same phone. But one is small and one is not.

As far as the display is concerned, this model has a 5.4-inch display (vs the 6.1-inch screen of the iPhone 12). While the small screen is definitely great for one-handed use, it is not great for reading or viewing documents. Some might also find the keys on the onscreen keyboard too tiny. In terms of its exterior design, this mini version carries a shiny stainless-steel band similar to the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The exterior definitely looks fancy, but, on the downside, it acts as a magnet for fingerprints. To keep it looking new and premium at all times, it needs to be frequently polished.

As for the cameras, the iPhone 12 Mini's smaller size does not come at the expense of camera hardware. In fact, this model has the same wide, ultra-wide and selfie cameras that can be found in the iPhone 12 range. The triple camera setup captures excellent photos and video and consistently delivers terrific images. Apart from that, the iPhone 12 Mini can even record videos with up to [email protected], and up to [email protected] in Dolby Vision. It is easy to take photos and record videos with this device using only one hand. The quick-settings drawer next to the shutter button allows the user to easily adjust exposure, aspect ratio and even the length of time for a Night Mode shot, all single-handedly. Just because it is smaller, the iPhone 12 Mini is not any less competitive than the other iPhone 12 devices. There is definitely more to be explored in this device, especially for all iPhone fans out there.

 

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Apple A14 Bionic GPU: Integrated graphics card designed by Apple with around 10% more performance than the previous generation (A13). Includes 4 cores.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


A14: System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that integrates six 64 Bit cores, 2 performance and 4 power saving cores. According to Apple 40% faster than the Apple A12 (in the iPad Air 2019). The chip is manufactured in 5nm and integrates 11.8 billion transistors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5.40":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.133 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).


89.24%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


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Stefan Hinum, 2020-10-30 (Update: 2020-10-30)