Iphone 12 Mini Và Iphone 12

The iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 mini have a lot in common, but there are a few key differences

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Stack the iPhone 12 và iPhone 12 mini side by side, và you"ll get quite a contrast khổng lồ any iPhone 12 Pro vs. IPhone 12 Pro Max comparison. While there are a number of differences between Apple"s now-discontinued iPhone 12 Pro models, an iPhone 12 vs. IPhone 12 mini face-off will lead you khổng lồ conclude that the two phones are pretty much identical.

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Oh, there are some obvious differences — the iPhone 12 is the bigger of the two, as the iPhone 12 mini"s name would suggest. The iPhone 12 mini debuted at the lowest price of any iPhone 12 mã sản phẩm in 2020. But in terms of the things that determine how a phone performs in everyday use, these two iPhone 12 models mô tả a lot of the same parts, from the processor to the camera setup.

While the focus is shifting khổng lồ the iPhone 13 vs. IPhone 13 mini, as those two phones replace the iPhone 12 models, our iPhone 12 vs. IPhone 12 mini face-off details the similarities and differences between the iPhone 13"s predecessors.


iPhone 12 vs. IPhone 12 mini specs


iPhone 12 miniiPhone
Debut price$599$699
Screen size (Resolution)5.4-inch OLED (2340 x 1080)6.1-inch OLED (2532x1170)
CPUA14 BionicA14 Bionic
Storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Rear cameras12MP wide (ƒ/1.6), 16MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.4)12MP wide (ƒ/1.6), 16MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.4)
Front camera12MP (ƒ/2.2)12MP (ƒ/2.2)
Battery life (Hrs:Mins)7:28 8:25
Size5.18 x 2.53 x 0.29 inches5.78 x 2.81 x 0.29 inches
Weight4.76 ounces5.78 ounces
5G compatibilitySub 6Ghz, mmWaveSub 6Ghz, mmWave
ColorsWhite, black, blue, green, purple, RedWhite, black, blue, green, purple, Red

iPhone 12 vs. IPhone 12 mini: What"s the same

The iPhone 12 và iPhone 12 mini have some differences, as we"ll get to. But on balance, these two phones have a lot in common, from the way they look to how they perform. Here"s a look at the iPhone 12 vs. IPhone 12 mini similarities.


Processor: The A14 Bionic powers each and every member of the iPhone 12 family, from the mini all the way up to lớn the iPhone 12 Pro Max. So the two phones perform similarly, especially since apple includes equal amounts of RAM in each device. (Or at least, that"s what teardowns reveal, since hãng apple doesn"t issue official numbers on the amount of memory in its phones.)



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We"ve run iPhone 12 benchmark tests on both phones. On the Geekbench 5 general performance, the iPhone 12 posted single- & multicore scores of 1,593 and 3,859, respectively.

The iPhone 12 mini posted a higher multicore score at 4,123 points, but the phones turned in essentially equal times when we had them transcode a 4K video clip using Adobe Premiere Rush. (The iPhone 12 did it in 26 seconds, the iPhone 12 mini took 27 seconds.)

Put another way, if you perform the same tasks on an iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 mini, you won"t spot any difference in how these phones run your favorite apps. Even you get the less expensive iPhone 12 mini, you can expect performance that matches any iPhone 12 model.

5G connectivity: Just as all the iPhone 12 models run on the A14 Bionic, they also all connect to lớn 5G. That means every kind of 5G, as apple included tư vấn for a wide variety of bands.

So both the iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 mini can connect to lớn any kind of 5G network, whether it"s built on the far-reaching sub-6GHz spectrum or uses faster mmWave technology.

Cameras: hãng apple made subtle changes to lớn the different lenses used by the iPhone 12 Pro models, which produces some differences on shots that use the telephoto lenses. But there"s no such distinction with the iPhone 12 & iPhone mini.

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The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini each feature two rear cameras — a 12MP wide angle lens with a larger f/1.6 aperture & a 12MP ultrawide angle lens. Along with the f/1.6 aperture on the main camera, táo bị cắn dở now uses a 7-element lens, và those changes should improve low-light performance by 27%.

Software changes are the same across both phones as well. Both the iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 mini tư vấn the enhancements Apple"s made to Deep Fusion và Smart HDR for more detailed images than previous iPhones could capture.

Displays: Ignore the kích cỡ difference for a moment, and focus on the fact that táo khuyết now uses OLED panels across its entire iPhone lineup. That"s a change from past years when phones like the iPhone 11 và iPhone XR still made vì chưng with an LCD screen.

Both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini offer a 60Hz refresh rate — a similarity you probably wish they didn"t have in a world where a growing number of phones offer faster refresh rates for smoother scrolling. (Our Samsung Galaxy S21 vs. IPhone 12 face-off reveals what a difference a faster refresh rate makes.)

Both the iPhone 13 và iPhone 13 mini miss out on faster refreshing, but the iPhone 13 Pro và iPhone 13 Pro Max did get 120Hz refresh rates. (For more, read our guide to lớn the 120Hz display on the iPhone 13 Pro.)



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Getting back lớn the iPhone 12, lab results from display testing revealed two essentially identical devices. The iPhone 12 captured 114.5% of the sRGB color spectrum to lớn 117.8% for the iPhone 12 mini.

About the biggest difference is brightness, with the iPhone 12 just a bit brighter when we measured it using a light meter. We tallied 569 nits on the iPhone 12, versus 505 nits for the iPhone 12 mini.

Design: táo bị cắn didn"t skimp on the kiến thiết flourishes for the less expensive iPhone 12 mini. It"s made out of the same materials as the iPhone 12, including the Ceramic Shield display which táo khuyết claims is four times more likely khổng lồ survive a drop than previous phones. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini both have Apple"s improved IP68 water resistance rating, allowing them to lớn survive in up to 6 meters of water for 30 minutes.

Software: Both phones run the same software — the latest version of ios 14 — so you"ll get the same software features whether you own an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 mini. That continues lớn be the case now that quả táo 15 is available, as both phones support the update (as you"d imagine new iPhones would). We"ve been running the quả táo 15 beta on the iPhone 12 without an issue — check our our game ios 15 beta review.

iPhone 12 vs. IPhone 12 mini: What"s different

As much as the two phones have in common, there are some noteworthy differences between the iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 mini.

Price: The larger screen & bigger battery translate lớn a $100 price difference for the iPhone 12, which is currently available for $699 (or $729 if you buy the phone unlocked). The iPhone 12 mini matches the iPhone 11"s old starting price of $599 ($629 for an unlocked iPhone 12 mini).