Apple iPhone 12 Mini pros and cons

Apple iPhone 12 Mini Review, Pros and Cons – The entire smartphone industry set their eyes on the Apple launch event for the iPhone 12 series, but apple changes the release date. Now, talking about the recent news, there will be four main members in the iPhone 12 series, including the iPhone 12 Mini.

The iPhone 12 mini is the Lite version of the iPhone 12 and, like all its older brothers, this device has the Apple A14 Bionic chipset, which is a 5 nm SoC. Regardless of the fact, it is a Hexa-core processor, but it supports up to 2.6 GHz of power under its hood. Let’s look at other resources to better understand what you get on the iPhone 12 mini.

Apple iPhone 12 Mini Review


  1. The sleek, compact design on the rear panel and screen of the Super Retina XDR OLED implant on the iPhone 12 mini.
  2. A Dual camera set of 12 MP cameras on the rear panel.
  3. The robust performance configuration that works efficiently in the extreme workload.
  4. It comes with a 2227 mAh battery and is powered by an 18W fast charger.
  5. The starting price for the iPhone 12 min would be around $ 650 (approximately 47,990 INR).

Design and Display

The design arrives like the standard flagship mid-range glossy glass, which appears to have a compact rectangular body that somehow resembles all iPhone models. In addition, the aluminum frame is intact to improve its overall appearance.

As for protection, the standard set of IP 68 certification comes with scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating, and Dolby Vision. The front screen of the 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display screen renders the main features of the HDR 10 with a standard 625 nits brightness setting and 60Hz refresh rate.

Memory and Internal

Apple released the iOS 14 OS on this iPhone and combined the hardware of the Apple A14 Bionic chipset to work with Apple’s 4-core GPU. In addition, you will receive the Hexa-core processor that meets all the essential performance requirements you can expect from the processor.

In terms of storage, there is no SD card as usual, while each storage variant contains a 4 GB RAM. There are 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage variants inside the board based on the latest NVMe memory media.


You will receive three cameras in total on the iPhone 12 mini, the 12 MP selfie camera in the same old big notch format. On the other hand, squarish camera board, one as the 12MP main camera, and the second 12MP camera for the ultra-wide angle.

The rear camera can take 2x optical zoom out and up to 5x digital zoom photos. Video processing goes up to 4K and you can record in slow motion at 240fps.

Battery and Others

The lithium-ion 2227 mAh battery supplies via 20W fast charging and comes with USB Power Delivery 2.0 technology, which induces the charging speed to 2X.

In addition, there is Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W, wireless charging 15W, several sensors, and communications at your disposal. You will receive a face ID to unlock the system for security reasons, although you do not need to worry too much, as Apple has a strict security system.

Apple iPhone 12 Mini and iphone 12

Apple iPhone 12 Mini Specifications Detail

Down below you can see the full specifications of the Apple iPhone 12 mini.

SpecificationsApple iPhone 12 mini
Network2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
AnnouncedOctober 2020
Dimensions131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm
Weight135 g
BuildGlass front and back with aluminum frame
Size5.4 inches
DisplaySuper Retina XDR OLED, HDR10
625 nits, 60 Hz, 476 ppi
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
ProtectionIP68 dust/water resistant, Scratch-resistant glass
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Dolby Vision, Wide color gamut, True-tone
OSiOS 14
ChipsetApple A14 Bionic (5 nm)
(2x 2.65 GHz Firestorm
4x 1.8 GHz Icestorm)
GPUApple GPU (4-core graphics)
Card slotNo
Internal64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Camera12MP and 12MP
3.5 mm jackNo
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth5.0 with A2DP / LE
RadioLightning, USB 2.0
SensorsFace ID, accelerometer, gyro
proximity, compass, barometer
BatteryLithium 2227 mAh
Fast charging 20W (sold separately)
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W
Wireless charging 15W
Fast charger 20W
ColorsBlack, White, Red, Green, Blue
Expected Price$ 650 (roughly 47,990 INR)

Apple iPhone 12 Mini Pros and Cons

Down below you can see the list of pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) of the Apple iPhone 12 mini.


  1. IP68 dust/water resistant and Scratch-resistant glass.
  2. Super Retina XDR OLED with oleophobic coating.
  3. Newer processor with iOS 14 operating system.
  4. Decent camera experience.
  5. Fast charger 20W and 15W wireless charging support.


  1. Without an SD card.
  2. No 3.5 mm jack.
  3. Small battery size.
  4. Without a fingerprint scanner.
  5. Without Reverse wireless charging.
  6. Little expensive with the specifications provided.
  7. Headphones are not included in the box
  8. The charging adapter sold separately (not included in the box).


Apple understands the current situation of the pandemic and that is why it launched a new line of devices. The iPhone 12 Mini may have standard mid-ranger specs. Still, if we ignore the brand name and consider the specifications provided on this phone, such as screen size, camera, and battery section.

The iPhone 12 mini is a little expensive compared to other flagship smartphones available on the market in the same price range. The advanced features and iOS 14 make this phone a great deal for iPhone lovers. On the other hand, it will not be lacking in terms of giving a premium feel.

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Aman Rathore
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