Apple iPhone 12 mini Review and Specs
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Apple iPhone 12 mini (USA version)

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SCORE:
82

Highlights

  • 5.4" 1080 x 2340 Super Retina XDR OLED screen
  • 5G support
  • 2 rear cameras
  • 12MP f/1.6 main camera
  • HDR display
  • 2227 mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery
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In The Box

  • Device
  • USB-C to Lightning Cable
  • Documentation

Overview

Apple iPhone 12 mini was released in 2020. It weighs 4.76 oz (135 g) and has 5.4" Super Retina XDR OLED screen with 1080 x 2340 resolution. The current model has 4GB RAM and 64GB NVMe type internal storage, Apple A14 Bionic chipset, Hexa-core CPU, Apple GPU GPU, and runs on iOS 14.1, upgradable to iOS 14.2. The phone is equipped with 2227 mAh non-removable li-ion battery with the support of fast wired and wireless charging.

Based on the features and specifications we have given Apple iPhone 12 mini an overall score of 82 out of 100, as well as individual scores for the features listed below.

BODY
80
NETWORK
98
DISPLAY
93
MEMORY
55
CAMERA
81
FEATURES
91
LOCATION TECH
86
CONNECTIVITY
88
SENSORS
74
AUDIO
85
BATTERY
73
OVERALL
82

Pros and Cons

PROS
Water Resistant 👍
4G Bands 👍
5G Bands 👍
High Screen To Body Ratio: 85.1% 👍
HDR display 👍
f/1.6 Main Camera 👍
Main Camera Optical Image Stabilisation 👍
Ultra-Wide Angle Camera 👍
Front Selfie Camera 👍
Front Depth Camera 👍
Front Flash 👍
Rear Flash 👍
Front Camera HDR Video Recording 👍
Rear Camera HDR Video Recording 👍
Rear Camera HDR 👍
Rear Camera Panorama 👍
Rear Camera Face Detection 👍
Front Camera HDR 👍
Front Camera Face Detection 👍
Dolby Vision playback 👍
GPS 👍
Wi-Fi Standard 👍
Wi-Fi Direct 👍
Bluetooth version 👍
NFC 👍
Gyroscope 👍
Accelerometer 👍
Barometer 👍
Loudspeaker Configuration 👍
Dolby Atmos 👍
Fast Wired Charging 👍
Wireless Charging 👍
CONS
Memory Card Slot 👎
12MP Main Camera 👎
No Telephoto Camera 👎
No Infrared 👎
No ANT+ 👎
No FM radio 👎
No Proximity sensor 👎
No Fingerprint Sensor 👎
No 3.5mm Audio Jack 👎
Low Capacity Battery: 2227 mAh 👎

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all available features and specifications for Apple iPhone 12 mini.

BASICS
BrandApple
ModeliPhone 12 mini
Version4GB/64GB
Version2A2176
CountryUSA
ColorsBlack, White, Red, Green, Blue
PriceUSD729.00
Annouce date2020, October 13
Release Date2020, November 13
BODY
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
Water Resistant✔ IP68
Weight4.76 oz (135 g)
Dimensions (HxWxD)5.18" x 2.53" x 0.29"
131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm
NETWORK
Number of SIMSingle SIM
SIM SizeNano-SIM or eSIM
TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G BandsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA 800, 1900
3G BandsHSDPA 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100
CDMA 2000
4G BandsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 32 / 66 / 71
TDD LTE: Bands 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41 / 42 / 46 / 48
5G BandsSub6, mmWave: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 20 / 25 / 28 / 38 / 40 / 41 / 66 / 71 / 77 / 78 / 79 / 260 / 261 /
SCREEN
ScreenSize5.4"/137.1 mm (full rectangle)
Screen TypeSuper Retina XDR OLED
Screen Resolution1080 x 2340
Screen Pixel Density476ppi
Screen Aspect Ratio19.5∶9
Screen To Body Ratio85.1%
Screen Brightness625 (typical)
1200 (HDR)
Color GamutWide color display (P3)
Contrast Ratio2000000∶1
HDR display✔
MEMORY
RAM4GB
Internal Storage64GB
Storage TypeNVMe
Memory Card Slot✖
Card Type✖
CAMERA
Rear CamerasWide + UltraWide
Main Wide-Angle CameraResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 26mm
Pixel Size: 1.4μm
Aperture: f/1.6
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Ultra-Wide Angle Camera Resolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 13mm
Aperture: f/2.4
Sensor Size: 1/3.6%
Field of View: 120°
Telephoto Camera✖
Second Telephoto Camera✖
Front CamerasTrueDepth camera
Front Selfie CameraResolution: 12MP
Aperture: f/2.2
Front UltraWide Camera✖
Rear Depth Camera✖
Front Depth Camera✔ 3D Depth Sensing
Macro Camera✖
Front Flash✔ Retina Flash
Rear Flash✔ Brighter True Tone flash with Slow Sync
FEATURES
Video Playback Resolution/FPS4K UHD at 30fps
Video Playing FormatHEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, Motion JPEG
Digital ZoomFor stills: 5x
For video: 3x
Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS4K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 25fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS4K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 25fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
Selfie Camera Slow Motion Recording1080p at 120fps
Rear Camera Slow Motion Recording1080p at 120fps
1080p at 240fps
Front Camera HDR Video Recording✔ with Dolby Vision up to 30 fps
Rear Camera HDR Video Recording✔ with Dolby Vision up to 30 fps
Rear Camera HDR✔
Rear Camera Panorama✔
Rear Camera Face Detection✔
Front Camera HDR✔
Front Camera Panorama✖
Front Camera Face Detection✔
Dolby Vision playback✔
Hyperscale 1080p Video Support✔
LOCATION
GPS✔
A-GPS✖
GALILEO✔
GLONASS✔
BDS✖
QZSS✔
NavIC✖
LTEPP✖
CONNECTIVITY
USBUSB 2.0
USB InterfaceLightning
Infrared✖
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
Wi-Fi Direct✔
Bluetooth versionv5.0
NFC✔
ANT+✖
FM radio✖
PLATFORM
OSiOS 14.1, upgradable to iOS 14.2
ChipsetApple A14 Bionic
CPU TypeHexa-core
CPU Speed3.1 GHz, 1.8 GHz
GPUApple GPU
SENSORS
Gyroscope✔
Accelerometer✔
Proximity sensor✖
Barometer✔
Ambient light sensor✔
Face Recognition✖
LiDAR Scanner✖
Gravity Sensor✖
SAR✖
Compass✖
Hall Effect✖
Camera laser focusing✖
Color Temperature✖
Gesture✖
Color Spectrum✖
Distance Sensor✖
IR Blaster✖
IR remote control✖
HR Sensor✖
Iris Sensor✖
Fingerprint Sensor✖
Infrared Thermometry✖
Hearing Aid Compatibility✖
AUDIO
Loudspeaker ConfigurationStereo
Audio Playing FormatAAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Losseless, FLAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, Audible (2, 3, 4, AAX, AAX+)
Dolby Atmos✔
3.5mm Audio Jack✖
BATTERY
Battery TypeNon-removable Li-Ion
Battery Capacity2227 mAh (typical)
ChargingFast Wired and Wireless Charging
Fast Wired Charging✔
Wireless Charging✔ Qi2.0
Audio Playback TimeUp to 65 hours
ENVIRONMENTAL
Operating Temperature32 to 95℉ (0 to 35℃)
Nonoperating Temperature-4 to 113℉ (-20 to 45℃)
Relative Humidity5% to 95% noncondensing
Operating Altitudetested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
OTHER
Rating for Hearing AidsM3, T4
Mail Attachment Support.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics; .usdz (USDZ Universal)
SupportLanguage support, QuickType keyboard support, QuickType keyboard support with autocorrection, QuickType keyboard support with predictive input, QuickType keyboard support with multilingual input, QuickType keyboard support with contextual suggestions, Siri languages, Dictation languages, Definition dictionary support, Bilingual dictionary support, Thesaurus, Spell check

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