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Apple iPhone 12 mini
Apple iPhone 12 mini
Apple iPhone 12 mini
Apple iPhone 12 mini
Apple iPhone 12 mini

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The Apple iPhone 12 mini currently has an Informr score of 8.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 62 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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.

Operating system
Operating system
3.1 GHz
3.1 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
12+ MP, f/1.6
12+ MP, f/1.6
2227 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Top Ten Reviews
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.

- Lloyd Coombes, Top Ten Reviews

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...

- Lynn Anderson, DxOMark

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.

- Bobby Hellard, ITProPortal
Laptop Mag
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...

- Shubham Agarwal, Laptop Mag

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...

- Chris Welsch, DxOMark

Prices (Where to Buy)

Common Questions

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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Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 12 mini's screen size is 5.4 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

3.1 GHz

There is a Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm) Hexa-core 3.1 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the iOS 14 operating system (OS).

12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ MP, f/1.6 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 12+ megapixels resolution.

64/128/256 GB

Internal memory is 64/128/ 256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2227 mAh battery.

iPhone 12 mini Specs

Release Date November 6, 2020
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System iOS 14

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Processor Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm) Hexa-core 3.1 GHz
Internal Storage 64/128/256 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.16 W/kg
Body: 1.09 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB Lightning
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, AAC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/1.6
2x optical, 5x digital
Yes (Quad LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Red-eye reduction, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (12 MP, F2.4, Ultra-wide), HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
H.264 / AVC
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.2
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel Density 476 pixels
Size 5.4 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, HDR, True Tone
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2227 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Up to 15 W
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 900 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage No
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, White, Red, Green, Blue, Purple
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.15 x 6.42 x 0.74 cm (5.2 x 2.5 x 0.3 in)
Weight 135 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
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