So for the first time in the history of iPhone’s, 4 Smartphones were announced together, and Three of them are pretty normal the vanilla iPhone, Pro, and Pro Max, but the 4th one was something which surprised many people, a smaller iPhone 12 Mini, and it’s a Rare smartphone, as all the smartphones, be it a $150 smartphone or $1000 smartphone they all have screen size great than 6-inch.
But the iPhone 12 Mini has a 5.4-inch display, and that’s the thing which makes it special; not all the people out there like to have a huge A** smartphone; many people like me just want a smartphone which is compact and easy to use with one hand, and the Apple iPhone 12 Mini is the perfect smartphone for it.
Here is a Detailed Review of the iPhone 12 Mini.
And It would be Better if first, you read the Review for the iPhone 12 As its almost the same as that of the iPhone 12 Mini
Apple iPhone 12 Mini Specification Table
|Specifications||iPhone 12 Mini|
|Display||5.4-Inch Super Retina XDR OLED, ~85% Screen to Body Ratio.|
1080 x 2340 Pixels Resolution, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio.
476 PPI Pixel Density.
|CPU||Apple A14 Bionic|
|GPU||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB|
|Camera/Optics||12 MP, f/1.6 (Wide Lens), dual pixel PDAF, OIS|
12 MP, f/2.4, (Ultrawide Lens)
|Video Recording Options||[email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 30fps)|
|Front Camera||12 MP, f/2.2(Wide Lens)|
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
Fast charging 20W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
Design and Build Quality
Design and Build Quality is same as that of the Vanilla iPhone 12; it’s just that the Form factor of the iPhone 12 Mini is much smaller, at 5.4 inches; it’s excellent for one-hand usage, but for those who are accustomed to large phones, they may have some issue while typing, but with regular usage, they will get used to it.
iPhone 12 Mini has a 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR OLED, with ~85% Screen to Body Ratio, a native resolution of 1080 x 2340 Pixels Resolution, a 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio, 476 PPI Pixel Density, and supports True-tone.
About the Screen, it’s the same one as that on the vanilla iPhone 12, meaning excellent contrast ratio, deep blacks, and excellent color reproduction.
iPhone 12 Mini is powered by the Apple A14 Bionic, which also powers all the of the iPhone 12 Line up.
It’s an excellent SoC, and it will easily last for more than 5 years.
Memory and Storage
iPhone 12 Mini has 4GB of RAM and 3 Storage options 64/128/256GB of NVMe storage.
iPhone 12 Mini has the Same Camera Setup as that of the Vanilla iPhone 12
The battery is the biggest difference between the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12, mini has a smaller battery, and for heavy users, it won’t last a full day, but for the users who want such a small form factor, they are not heavy users, for them, it will easily last for a day with some juice left at the end of the day.
Same Speaker setup as that of the Vanilla iPhone 12, but has a bit lower volumes, most of the people won’t even notice it.
For Security, there is Face-ID and Pin, but in these Pandemic times where masks are a must, Face-ID is Pretty much useless in outdoor conditions.
iPhone 12 is running on iOS 14, its an excellent UI.
Its IP-68 Rated Water Resistance upto 6m for 30 mins.
Its also 5G Supported, and their one amazing thing in 5G, the iPhone 12, if used in a 5G supports area, will only use 5G when needed; if the tasks perform doesn’t need 5G speeds, then it will just be on 4G, and if the need arises for 5G then it will switch to 5G, it’s done to save battery.
There is Also MagSafe, which can be used to attach various things to the back of the smartphone, like the MagSafe Charger, which is a Qi Charger which charges at 15 W as compared to other Apple wireless charges which chargers at just 7.5W; you can also attach a magnetic wallet at the back.
Apple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini Pricing
|Model||Price in India||Price in the US|
|iPhone 12 mini 64GB||Rs. 69,900||$699|
|iPhone 12 mini 128GB||Rs. 74,900||$749|
|iPhone 12 mini 256GB||Rs. 84,900||$849|
You can buy a Genuine iPhone 12 Mini on AmazonNew Apple iPhone 12 Mini (64GB) – Blue
Same Conclusion as that of the iPhone 12, but the 5.4-inch form factor is amazing; iPhone 12 Mini is for those who want a flagship smartphone, in a small form factor, and wants an excellent one hand usage experience.
The only downside is the battery, but those who want a small form factor won’t be bothered about its battery, as it’s pretty sufficient for them.
iPhone 12 Mini Final Verdict
- One of the Best CPU/GPU out there(Probably the Most powerful SoC out there)
- Excellent Camera Setup
- Excellent Selfie Camera
- Excellent Build Quality and Design
- Excellent 5.4-inch Form Factor
- Excellent Display(XDR OLED)
- Excellent Battery life
- NVMe Storage
- WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC Support,
- Great Pricing
- IP68 Rated(Up to 6M for 30 mins)
- Lack of Charger in the Box
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