Launched alongside the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, the iPhone 12 mini is the smallest, thinnest and lightest 5G phone on the market, but still offers impressive specs. Compare deals for the iPhone 12 mini with MoneySuperMarket.
iPhone 12 mini specs
At a glance
- 5G speed
- A14 Bionic chip
- Super Retina XDR display
- 5.4‑inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED display
- 131.5mm x 64.2 mm x 7.40 mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs around 133 grams
- 2340x1080-pixel resolution at 476 pp
- Dual 12MP camera system: Ultra Wide and Wide cameras
- 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage
Availability and price
The iPhone 12 mini can be pre-ordered from 6th November. The iPhone 12 is already available to order and the Pro and Pro Max will be available shortly after.
The iPhone 12 mini handset starts at £699, £100 cheaper than its bigger screened sister the iPhone 12.
Design and display
The iPhone mini looks like the standard iPhone 12, just a bit smaller. It features a 5.4-inch display size (compared to the iPhone 12’s 6.1) with a notch containing the front camera at the top of the display.
Apple calls the iPhone mini the ‘smallest, thinnest, lightest 5G phone in the world’ and with the dimensions of 64.2 x 131.5 x 7.4mm, and weighing in at 133g, we can believe it. The iPhone 12 is 11% thinner, 15% smaller and 16% lighter than the iPhone 11.
The iPhone 12 mini comes in five colours:
Like the iPhone 12, it's also got the MagSafe magnetic ring at the back, enabling you to clip on cases, wallets, and wireless charging pads.
There's an aluminium frame around the outside of the iPhone 12 mini, and the 12 models are more alike to the old iPhone 5S, rather than the iPhone 11 with its rounded corners.
Apple has introduced Ceramic Shield with its iPhone 12 range, which is basically a super-strong type of glass which Apple says offers 4x better drop resistance than the displays on the iPhone 11 range.
As with previous iPhones, the iPhone 12 is IP68 water and dust resistant, meaning it can withstand dunks in water to a depth of six meters for up to half an hour.
The iPhone 12 mini comes with a dual rear camera. There's a 12MP wide camera with an f/1.6 aperture, and a 12MP ultra-wide shooter with a f/2.4 aperture and 120-degree field of view.
There's also Deep Fusion camera tech, which Apple debuted on the iPhone 11. This is a super-smart algorithm that analyses a photo pixel-by-pixel to optimize the whole image.
Apple highlighted the improved Night Mode, which is available for both the rear and front cameras, and which apparently picks up 27% more light than the Night Mode on the iPhone 11 range.
Existing features from previous iPhones such as Portrait mode, 4K video recording at 24, 30 and 60 frames per second and a digital zoom up to 5x return for the iPhone 12 too.
Like all the iPhone 12 devices, the iPhone 12 mini supports 5G connectivity. You’ll have storage options of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.
All phones in the iPhone 12 range make use of the A14 Bionic chipset. Apple claims it’s the fastest chip ever in a smartphone, and a full 40% more powerful than the A13 chipset in the iPhone 11 range.
The iPhone 12 mini runs iOS 14, Apple’s latest software, bringing new features to Apple phones including a redesigned home screen with widget gallery and improved Siri.
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iPhone 12 Mini specs
|Release Date||13/11/2020 00:00:00|
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar|
|Size||64.2mm x 7.4mm x 131.5mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Display Size||5.4 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||476 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||6 Cores Cores|
|Internal Storage||64, 128, 256|
|Primary Camera||12 MP|
|2nd Camera||12 MP|