iPhone 12 Mini: 5.4 Inches Show That You Can Be Compact And Have Everything The Best IPhones Have

iPhone 12 mini 5.4 inches show that you can be compact and have everything the best iPhones have

We had the iPod mini, we had the Mac mini, we had the iPad mini, and now we have iPhone 12 mini. The qualifier makes it clear that Apple here presents a particularly compact proposal that had previously been reserved for the iPhone SE but now shares much more with its older brothers. A little less with the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, but certainly with the iPhone 12, which is simply a smaller version.

We are first and foremost a representative of the new family of Apple smartphones. The iPhone 12 mini is different due to its 5.4-inch diagonal —difficult to find another high-end mobile phone so compact—, but be careful, because this model may be tiny, but it also aims to be a thug.

Datasheet of the iPhone 12 mini



OLED Retina 5.4 inches
2,340 x 1,080 pixels, 476 ppi
Super Retina XDR, 19.5:9


Apple A14 Bionic, 5nm
4th gen Neural Engine NPU




131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4mm, 133g


iOS 14


Primary: 12MP, f/1.6, OIS, QuadLED flash
Secondary wide-angle: 12MP, f/2.4
Video: 4K/60fps, 1080p/240fps, HDR


12MP, f/2.2, TOF 3D, slow-motion


18W fast charging and wireless MagSafe up to 15W (Qi up to 7.5W)
Up to 15 hours of video playback


WiFi 6, BT 5.0, NFC, GPS, dual-SIM, eSIM, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, facial recognition, IP68 water resistance

An ideal design for those who were looking to escape from this trend of increasing mobile phones

For years we have witnessed a strange race to achieve the largest possible mobiles. Virtually eliminating the frames has meant that the screen diagonals have grown amazingly, and today it is normal for a mobile to be around 6.5 inches.

An ideal design for those who were looking to escape from this trend of increasing mobile phones

The iPhone 12 mini departs from that trend and looks for a much more compact diagonal. The 5.4 inches seem almost ridiculous compared to the vast majority of diagonals in the mobile market, but it could be a blessing for those who are looking for more compact mobiles. And there are, there are.

In the Android-based mobile segment,nt there are certainly compact proposals, but the iPhone 12 mini hits the table and proposes a high-end mobile that is also compact.

It is even more so than the iPhone 8 or iPhone SE (2020) with a 4.7-inch screen; the latter are harmed by a design from other timestopwhere having frames wasn’t necessarily bad. The presence of the Touch ID sensor is one of the culprits for the dimensions of the iPhone SE (2020), but in the iPhone 12 mini that need disappears because we have the Face ID facial recognition sensor .

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Precisely the presence of this sensor makes the notch of the iPhone 12 mini slightly more noticeable -although it reduces its size- in this model than in the rest of the variants that have larger diagonals and more opportunities to make this differential characteristic of the design go unnoticed. the iPhones.

In this design, as in the iPhone 12, this construction based on “aerospace aluminum” stands out at the edges, but also has ceramic protection to prevent scratches and make the mobile more resistant. Apple highlighted that the iPhone 12 mini is the “world’s smallest and lightest 5G phone”.

5G per flag (even if it is smaller)

The new iPhone 12 mini will integrate, like its older brothers, 5G connectivity. This is one of the differential sections of the new models concerning the rest of Apple smartphones, and thus they become members of that first batch with this type of connectivity.

5G per flag (even if it is smaller)

Apple didn’t build support for that connectivity last year for various reasons. Among others, due to a legal dispute with Qualcomm and the licenses that the latter imposed to use its technology. After reaching an agreement in April 2019, they also ended up collaborating to offer that 5G connectivity in the coming years on Apple mobiles.

That caused Intel to abandon the 5G modem market and Apple ended up buying that part of Intel’s business for $1 billion, something that will predictably make them integrate their own 5G chips in the future.

Nothing to envy about the iPhone 12 because it is an iPhone 12, but mini

Everything true in the iPhone 12 is true in the iPhone 12 mini: we have the aforementioned 5G connectivity, but also with that promising Apple A14 Bionic processor that enhances the entire experience that users of these mobiles will enjoy.

Nothing to envy the iPhone 12 because it is an iPhone 12, but mini

It is true that this smaller diagonal means that the resolution is also reduced proportionally: we thus have 2,340 x 1,080 pixels available and a density of 476 ppi. In addition, this screen with Super Retina XDR technology allows you to enjoy a brutal contrast of 2,000,000: 1 and a maximum brightness of 1,200 nits, in addition to supporting both HDR and Dolby Vision.

In addition to this, the new aluminum design, the support for recording in 4K and at 60 frames per second, or the presence of that Super Retina XDR screen that, of course, is simply somewhat smaller in its diagonal.

Like its older brother, we have the same dual camera system (the main 12 MP f/1.6, and the ultra-wide angle, also 12 Mpixel but f/2.4 and 120° field of view) in which it makes its debut For example, that unique system called Smart HDR 3, and we will also have resistance to dust and water thanks to the IP68 certification .

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Another of the outstanding options is that special wireless charging that comes with a name with a tradition: MagSafe. This technology will now be the protagonist of the iPhone 12 and of course, it is part of the iPhone 12 mini. The magnets allow the mobile to automatically align with the chargers for optimal charging, and powers of up to 15 W are allowed.

Price and availability of the iPhone 12 mini

Apple has indicated that the price of the iPhone 12 mini will start at 809 euros. They will arrive in five different colors: black, blue, green, red (Product Red), and white, and the specific prices according to capacity:

Price and availability of the iPhone 12 mini

  • iPhone 12 mini 64 GB: 809 euros
  • iPhone 12 mini 128 GB: 859 euros
  • iPhone 12 mini 256 GB: 979 euros