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The Apple iPhone 12 mini currently has an Informr score of 8.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 51 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
Screen Size
12+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...

Android Police

Apple's iPhones are great devices, and the new iPhone 12 Mini is a tiny slice of magic, even looking over the fence from Android's pastures. But it's not without its drawbacks, and they're almost all software. Still, some of us can get by on iOS, in no small part thanks to the recent changes — thoug...

- Ryne Hager, Android Police

It is a powerful and compact phone but misses out on certain things. The battery will get you through the day at medium usage, the notch looks bigger on this smaller display, and the screen is still limited to a 60Hz refresh rate. Overall, it is a compact phone that makes no compromises on performan...

- Manik Berry, Fossbytes
Gadgets Now

For anyone who likes small phones, the iPhone 12 mini is a no-brainer. It delivers excellent performance, has a really good camera and looks great. The only flaw is the battery life but that’s a trade-off you make to use a phone of this size.

- Aabhas Sharma, Gadgets Now

Cute, sweet, or tiny are the first associations with the iPhone 12 mini, but the smallest smartphone in the series is technically a heavyweight.

- Daniel Schmidt, Notebookcheck

After spending a good two weeks with the iPhone 12 mini, I feel it’s a great overall package. It has the perfect design with a great pair of cameras. The iPhone also manages to handle all your daily tasks easily without any stutters at any given point of time. So, if you are looking to switch from o...

- Sneha Saha, BGR

Prices (Where to Buy)

Common Questions

Apple released the iPhone 12 mini on November 6, 2020.

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.


There is a Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm) Hexa-core 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+ megapixel 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) battery.

iPhone 12 mini Specs

Release date November 6, 2020
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
600/700/800/850 /900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2500/2600/3500/28000/39000 MHz
700/750/800/850 /900/1500/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2500/2600/3600 MHz
800/850/1900 MHz
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System iOS 14

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Processor Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm) Hexa-core
Internal Storage 64/128/ 256 GB
RAM Unknown
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity Unknown
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 900 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, White, Red, Green, Blue
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
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
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, HDR, True Tone
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Lightning
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, AAC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Main Camera
ƒ/ 1.6
12+ megapixels
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
12+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.2
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, Apple Lossless, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT, HTML
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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