There are very few differences between the Apple iPhone 12 and the Apple iPhone 12 Mini.
The most noticeable difference between the two phones is the size. The Apple iPhone 12 Mini is smaller with a 5.4-inch OLED screen -- ideal for those who prefer a more compact phone without going super tiny.
Reviewers also hinted that the battery would also need to be smaller but as always Apple does not disclose battery information on its phones so that’s just a guess.
Everything else is virtually the same -- 5G compatibility, speed, processor and chipset are all identical.
For more on what to expect, check out our review of the phone’s larger sibling, the Apple iPhone 12.
What the Critics Are Saying...
- Lloyd Coombes, Top Ten Reviews
The iPhone 12 Mini features all of the best parts of Apple’s flagship device, but its smaller form-factor and lower price make it an attractive proposition for all.
- Lynn Anderson, DxOMark
The Apple iPhone 12 mini is a very well-designed smartphone, with very effective software optimization that makes its battery the current leader in discharge efficiency across our entire database to date. That said, its very small battery does translate into significantly shorter autonomy than nearl...
- Bobby Hellard, ITProPortal
It is hard not to love the iPhone 12 mini; it’s a fun and refreshing break from all those massive phablets that seek to dislocate your thumb joint. However, the poor battery life is an issue - particularly if you’re a heavy user - and the handset is still quite expensive at £699.
- Shubham Agarwal, Laptop Mag
With the iPhone 12 mini, Apple has pulled off the seemingly impossible. It has made a truly compact flagship smartphone that doesn’t cut any major corners. Apart from the relatively subpar battery life, Apple does everything you’d expect a $729 phone to do . I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have rese...
- Chris Welsch, DxOMark
As a playback device, the iPhone 12 mini produces good timbre, and its spatial performance is solid, making its audio a valuable aspect of the video-watching experience. As for drawbacks, there’s the fact that the audio scene doesn’t rotate with the position of the phone. A lack of low-end extension...
Prices (Where to Buy)
The iPhone 12 mini price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Apple iPhone 12 mini prices from around the web here on The Informr.
Apple backs up the iPhone 12 mini with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your iPhone 12 mini has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Apple support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Apple's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.
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