Most recently, Apple launched iPhone 12 series with four variants,iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is the most expensive smartphone with upgraded specifications in the present market globally.
Better quality, better performance, better style, better technology, but Apple doesn’t provide a charger in the box. This is the major cons of the iPhone 12 series, that each and every customer shouts. But on the side of performance, Apple satisfied the customers with iPhone 12 Series smartphones.
Among the iPhone 12 series, iPhone 12 mini is the smallest and cheapest one. The height of the iPhone 12 mini is just 5.1 inches and weighs about 135 grams. When compared with other smartphones in the iPhone 12 series there is no change in the performance as well as design, except the size. In the present technology with 5 inches, there are no smartphones like iPhone 12 mini.
For single-handed operations, iPhone 12 mini is the best option. There is no touch ID in this variant, but there is Face ID which provides high security than the other smartphones. Let us see the detailed review of the iPhone 12 mini.
|Display||5.4″ | OLED | Super Retina XDR display|
|Processor||Apple A14 Bionic | Hexa-core processor|
|RAM and Storage||4GB | 64GB/128GB/256GB|
|Selfie Camera||12MP selfie camera|
|Rear Camera||12MP (wide) + 12MP (ultra-wide)|
|Battery||2227mAh | 20W Fast Charging | 12W fast wireless charging|
|Color||Black | White | Red | Green | Blue|
The slider, volume buttons, and sim slots were placed on the left side and the power button is on the right side of the iPhone 12 mini. At the bottom, the primary built-in microphone, charging port and stereo speakers are well placed.
The dual rear camera setup is on the backside and a 12MP selfie camera is placed on the top of the display of the iPhone 12 mini.
Design and Display
In the present technology, smartphones from low price range to high price range, the weight hits above 200 grams, and this made feel bulky while on hands. At this point, the 135g iPhone 12 mini is the one and only option.
The design of the iPhone 12 mini is simply awesome, slightly as same as the iPhone 5 series, which most of the customers like very much. Apple introduced new protection which is ceramic crystal glass and this is four times stronger than the previous iPhones. The front and backside of the iPhone 12 mini have gorilla glass 5 protection and they used aluminum frame.
When moving to the display, iPhone 12 mini comes with a 5.4inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels Super Retina OLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate, which is sharper and more vivid. The display given in iPhone 12 mini is the same as the display in other iPhone 12 series smartphones and this is more exciting at the lower price range of the iPhone 12 series.
The only thing noticed is the bigger notch. There is a reason for this bigger notch, which is for the sensors placements, for the face unlock purpose. All the expectations for the iPhone 12 series comes true, unless the bigger notch display. The brightness of the display also performed better outdoors.
Software and Performance
Apple iPhone 12 mini comes with iOS 14, and the performance of Apple’s software is excellent. There is no bloatware or any issues in the software side of the iPhone 12 mini. The users of iPhone 12 mini faced some issues with the lock screen and now this can be fixed by an update.
Thanks to Apple, for the quick response to the customers, for fixing the issues. The processor used in iPhone 12 mini is Apple A14 Bionic, which is the latest chipset and the same processor is used in other iPhone 12 series smartphones. There is no expandable storage option.
The combination of the Apple A14 Bionic processor and the 60Hz OLED display in iPhone 12 mini experienced smoother performance for gaming as well as heavy usages. The loading time of social media applications and third-party applications is faster in iPhone 12 mini.
Face unlocking pickup faster while in low light conditions. The SAR value of the iPhone 12 mini is 0.99W/kg. Overall, the performance of the iPhone 12 mini is smoother and faster.
The rear camera of the iPhone 12 mini comes with a dual-camera setup, a 12MP wide lens with f/1.6, and a 12MP ultrawide lens with f/2.4. The camera quality is decent enough, even in low lights. The camera setup in iPhone 12 mini is the same as iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max except, the 12MP zoom lens.
When moving to video recording, iPhone 12 mini shoots good footage with good stabilization performance. The front camera of the iPhone 12 mini comes with a 12MP wide lens with f/2.2. This can take better shots in low lights and supports portraits.
Battery and Sound I/O
The Li-Ion, non-removable 2227mAh battery in iPhone 12 mini is decent enough for its size. This supports 20W fast charging and 12W fast wireless charging. We can charge the iPhone 12 mini from 0% to 100% within 1 hour 50 minutes by using a 20W fast charging adapter.
When recording videos on iPhone 12 mini, the sound quality is crystal clear(indoor). The iPhone 12 mini has dual stereo speakers, which execute clean and excellent sound quality. We can experience louder sound with good bass and excellent mid-tones.
The sound output has a good improvement when compared with the previous iPhones. In the present market, there is no smartphone with good sound output, like the iPhone 12 series smartphones.
Pros and Cons
| Smaller in size but the king in performance
60Hz OLED display
Excellent software performance
Excellent sound output quality
Fast charging and good battery backup
| Bigger notch
No fingerprint sensor/Touch ID
No sound output port
Doesn’t provide charger in the box