Apple iPhone 12 Mini Review: Introducing the smallest iPhone

If you feel like smartphones are getting bigger and better, you are definitely right, but do you prefer a one-handed smartphone? if yes, this the one for you. 

Apple iPhone 12 mini is one of the smallest and the latest smartphones from our favorite tech giant. iPhone 12 mini first announced back in October along with Apple iPhone 12, 12 pro, and 12 pro max, and it’s available from November 13. 

This smartphone comes with dimension 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm (5.18 x 2.53 x 0.29 in), which makes it the current smallest iPhone from the tech giant, also it only weight around 135 g, therefore, holding the phone in hand gives a more comfortable feel, and you can easily reach through the screen.

If we look into the display, the mini has a Super Retina XDR OLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, which is a bit lower compared to the iPhone 12 resolutions. However, it has the same A14 Bionic chip and 12 MP dual main cameras, and a 12 MP front camera. We can expect the same results from both.

And then there is Apple’s new flagship feature MagSafe, a snap-on magnetic charger system, and makes it easy to charge your iPhone. This phone also has a Li-Ion 2227 mAh battery capacity, which seems to be less compared to the other 12 models. However, we wouldn’t worry much, thinking the battery will drain so fast.

Apple iPhone 12 mini has 5G, the latest network technology, and it’s great but there is a catch. The company has removed the charger and earbuds from the box since the production cost increased, so it comes with only a USB-C cable lighting cable. If you want an adapter and earbuds, you have to buy those separately. 

Let’s look at the price. Compared to the other 12 line ups, this mini model is the cheapest but makes no mistake, this is not a budget phone because Apple iPhones are always pricey regardless of the size. It starts at $699 and up and comes in different colors like Black, Red, White, Green, and Blue.

Apple iPhone 12 Mini – SPECIFICATIONS

Apple iPhone 12 Mini Review Introducing the smallest iPhone

General

CAPACITY64GB, 128GB, 256GB
NETWORK4G LTE
5G
Dual SIM (nano‑SIM and eSIM)
COLORSBlack, Red, White, Green, and Blue
LAUNCHReleased OCT 13 2020
STATUSAvailable

Design

DIMENSIONS131.5 mm x 64.2 mm x 7.4 mm (5.18 x 2.53 x 0.29 in)
WEIGHT135 g
BUILDGlass front and back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
WATERPROOFIP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)

Display

DISPLAY TYPESuper Retina XDR OLED
SIZE5.4 inches
RESOLUTION1080 x 2340 pixels
COLORS16M Colors
FEATURESScratch-resistant ceramic glass
Wide color gamut
True-tone
Dolby Vision
oleophobic coating

Software

OPERATING SYSTEMiOS 14 (upgradable to iOS 14.2)

Hardware & Features

CHIPSETApple A14 Bionic
RAM4GB
SENSORSFace ID
Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Barometer
Three‑axis gyro
EXTERNAL CARD SLOTNo

Camera

MAIN CAMERA12 MP (wide) + 12 MP (ultrawide)
FRONT CAMERA12 MP (wide)
IMAGE/VIDEO1080p/4K

Connectivity

Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
BLUETOOTHYes, 5.0
GPSYes, Built-in GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and BeiDou
NFCYes
WIRELESS CHARGINGYes, MagSafe (15W)
USBUSB 2.0, Lightning
RADIONo

Battery

BATTERY TYPENon-removable Li-Ion 2227 mAh
CHARGINGFast charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
MagSafe wireless charging
Qi fast wireless charging

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