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Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB) vs Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 12 mini vs Apple iPhone 12 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)
5.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

12
MP

12mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2227
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)
6.1"
AMOLED

1170x2532

12
MP

12mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2815
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

iPhone 12 mini (128GB)2 Advantages Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)vsiPhone 12 (128GB)3 Advantages Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)
+133 grams (4.66 ounces)23%
Lighter
vs164 grams (5.74 ounces)
+477 PPI4%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs457 PPI
1080x2340 pixelsvs+1170x2532 pixels17%
Higher resolution screen
5.4"vs+6.1"13%
Larger screen
2227 mAhvs+2815 mAh26%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use

50 Common items in both devices
3.1Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core
4GB LPDDR4X
128GB (111GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED
+43 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresApple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)
ModeliPhone 12 mini (128GB)iPhone 12 (128GB)
Other model namesiPhone 12 mini A2176, A2398, A2399, A2400iPhone 12 A2172, A2402, A2403, A2404
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleApple
Release dateOctober, 2020October, 2020
Depth7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)64.2 x 131.5 millimeters (2.53 x 5.18 in)71.5 x 146.7 millimeters (2.81 x 5.78 in)
Weight133 grams (4.66 ounces)164 grams (5.74 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)
Operating systemiOS 14iOS 14
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareApple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A14 Bionic (5nm)64bit - Apple A14 Bionic (5nm)
CPU processorHexa-Core, 2 processors:
3.1Ghz Dual-Core Firestorm
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Icestorm
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
3.1Ghz Dual-Core Firestorm
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Icestorm
GPU graphical controllerApple GPU MP4Apple GPU MP4
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (111GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
128GB (111GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.4" inches6.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~87.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1170x2532 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)477 PPI457 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassCeramic ShieldCeramic Shield
Display features60Hz, 625 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR1060Hz, 625 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR10
Mobile networksApple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps5000/200 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20
VoLTE

A2176 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2398 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2399, A2400 versions:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
LTE Cat20
VoLTE

A2172 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2402 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2403, A2404 versions:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
Primary 5G networkA2176 version:
Sub6/mmWave (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261)

A2398, A2399, A2400 versions:
Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79)
A2172 version:
Sub6/mmWave (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261)

A2402, A2403, A2404 versions:
Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NRGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NR
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingApple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraApple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.4120º13mm1/3.6"
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.4120º13mm1/3.6"
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashDual-LED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.6 (aperture)f/1.6 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraApple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
Front camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length23mm lens23mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFFMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF
ConnectivityApple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputProprietary TV-outProprietary TV-out
Audio outputproprietary audio outputproprietary audio output
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Red, Green, Blue
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Face ID
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Red, Green, Blue
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Face ID
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplyApple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity2227 mAh2815 mAh
Charger, watts20W Fast battery charging
12W Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
20W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)Apple iPhone 12 (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.99W/kg (head) | 0.99W/kg (body)0.99W/kg (head) | 0.99W/kg (body)
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