Apple iPhone 12 Mini

Launch Date : 13 November, 2020
Apple iPhone 12 Mini
69,900
Highlights
  • 64GB / 128GB / 256GB Storage
  • 5.4 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels Display
  • Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm), Hexa Core
  • Non-removable Li-Ion battery

Apple iPhone 12 Mini: Specs Score

  • 4
    Camera
  • 4
    Battery
  • 3.5
    Display
  • 3.8
    Value for Money
  • 4.5
    Performance
Rated at 80.25%
  • Display: 3.5/5
    Compact OLED display
  • Camera : 4/5
    No dedicated telephoto lens
  • Processor : 4.5/5
    Flagship processor
  • Battery : 4/5
    Support for wireless charging
  • RAM : 3.5/5
    Less than 6GB RAM
  • Storage : 3.8/5
    No microSD card slot
  • 4G/5G : 5/5
    Supports 5G

Apple iPhone 12 Mini: Price

Apple iPhone 12 Mini: Review

Pros
  • Compact Design
  • 5G Support
  • IP Rating And Wireless Charging
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Charger Is Not Included In The Retail Package

Apple iPhone 12 Mini: Design

The Apple iPhone 12 Mini is the most compact modern iPhone with a bezel-less design. In fact, the iPhone 12 Mini is smaller than the iPhone SE 2020. The display is protected by a new material called Ceramic Sheild, which is said to be 4x stronger than the glass. It has a 5.4-inch Retina XDR display with support for Dolby Vision.

Apple iPhone 12 Mini: Hardware Performance

The Apple iPhone 12 Mini is powered by the world's first 5nm mobile processor -- the A14 Bionic with a six-core CPU and four-core GPU. The mobile supports 5G networks, and it also offers features like WiFi 6 and will also support dual SIM cards.

Apple iPhone 12 Mini: Camera Performance

The Apple iPhone 12 Mini has a dual-camera setup at the back with a 12MP wide-angle lens with an f/1.6 aperture and a 12MP ultra-wide angle lens with an f/2.4 aperture. There is a 12MP selfie camera at the front with an f/2.2 aperture, which also supports 4K video recording and night mode.

Apple iPhone 12 Mini: Price To Specs Ratio

The base model of the iPhone 12 Mini costs Rs. 69,900, which is slightly expensive than the launch price of the iPhone 11. The base model of the iPhone 12 Mini comes with a 64GB internal storage, and there are two more iterations with 128GB and 256GB internal storage.

Apple iPhone 12 Mini: Important Features/Highlights

The Apple iPhone 12 Mini like every other iPhone model supports the 5G network. Besides, it also offers premium features like IP68 rating and wireless charging. The phone is also based on one of the most powerful chipsets.

Apple iPhone 12 Mini: Verdict

The Apple iPhone 12 Mini is for those, who want a modern iPhone with a compact form factor and a small display. Given the size of the phone, the iPhone 12 Mini is likely to have a smaller battery, which could impact on the battery life of the device.

Apple iPhone 12 Mini: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Apple iOS 14
Device type Smart phone
Sim Single Sim
Colours Black, White, Red, Green, Blue
ANNOUNCED
Status Coming Soon
Global Release Date October, 2020
Indian Release Date 13 November, 2020
BODY
Dimensions 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm
Weight 135 g
Body Material Glass back (Gorilla Glass), Aluminum frame
DISPLAY
Screen size 5.4 inches
Technology Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~476 ppi density)
Display Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)
CPU Hexa-core
GPU Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
STORAGE
Internal Storage 64 / 128 / 256 GB NVMe storage
RAM Yes
External Storage No
CAMERA
Primary camera 12 MP (f/1.6, wide) + 12 MP (f/2.4, ultrawide)
Front Camera 12 MP (f/2.2, wide)
Video Recording 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps
Camera Features HDR, Dolby Vision HDR, OIS, gyro-EIS, 4k video recording
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, AAX, and AAX+, Apple Lossless
Video Player H.264, AAC-LC, M4V, .MP4, MPEG-4,
Games Yes
Speakers Stereo Speakers
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Ion battery
CONNECTIVITY
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
USB Yes
GPS Facility Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G VoLTE
5G Yes
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer
Other Features Qi 15W Quick Charging, Wireless Charging, Water resistant (IP68) , Dust resistant , Apple Pay, Face Unlock
Videos

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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