iPhone 12 mini packs big features in a 5.4-inch design.² 5G to download movies on the fly and stream high-quality video.¹ A beautifully bright and compact Super Retina XDR display. Ceramic Shield with 4x better drop performance.³ Incredible low-light photography with Night mode on all cameras. Cinema-grade Dolby Vision HDR video recording, editing, and playback. Powerful A14 Bionic chip. And new MagSafe accessories for easy attach and faster wireless charging.⁴ It’s big news for mini.
5G for superfast downloads and high-quality streaming¹
A14 Bionic chip, the fastest chip ever in a smartphone
Advanced dual-camera system with 12MP Ultra Wide and Wide cameras; Night mode, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 3, 4K Dolby Vision HDR recording
12MP TrueDepth front camera with Night mode, 4K Dolby Vision HDR recording
Industry-leading IP68 water resistance⁵
Supports MagSafe accessories for easy attach and faster wireless charging⁴
iOS 14 with redesigned widgets on the Home screen, all-new App Library, App Clips, and more
¹Data plan required. 5G is available in select markets and through select carriers. Speeds vary based on site conditions and carrier. For details on 5G support, contact your carrier and see apple.com/iphone/cellular
²The display has rounded corners. When measured as a rectangle, the screen is 5.42 inches diagonally. Actual viewable area is less
³Claim based on iPhone 12 mini Ceramic Shield front compared with previous-generation iPhone
⁴Accessories are sold separately.
⁵iPhone 12 mini is splash, water, and dust resistant and was tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 6 meters up to 30 minutes). Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions.
Resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.
Apple iPhone 12 mini 5G 64GB
USB-C to Lightning cable
Voice Assistant Built-in
4G LTE, 5G
Apple iOS 14
Video playback: up to 15 hours; video playback (streamed): up to 10 hours; audio playback: up to 50 hours
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Good phone. Underrated. The phone got hot when I first charged it. It also got hot when i was downloading all my old apps and when I was using gps. I thought Apple improved on their battery but when I used the gps on phone, it still drained the battery. I still had about 40% but still, it is worrying. Overall, it is a big improvement because my last phone was iPhone 6. So this was a gift to myself.
I think when they deliver packages, they should put closer to the door in case rain falls. I was at home when they delivered it but I thought that I would mention.
Also, if this is an upgrade to a previous phone, they don’t activate the SIM card before sending and you still have to call your network provider.
I was hesitant about the Face ID but it’s not bad. It would not work if you put a picture of yourself in front so that’s good.
BestBuy had a great offer so I decided to finally retire my Iphone 7 and bought the 12 mini as I do not like the larger screen size. Everything from BestBuy was perfect but Apple needs to fix a bug and hopefully will release a software update soon. Whenever the phone toggles between 5G and LTE it does lose internet connection. Not ideal when you have your navigation app on...
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about sound, usability, connectivity and durability. Editors are less positive about battery and reliability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 92/100 = Excellent quality.
gsmarena.comRating, 4.1 out of 54.1GSMArena Team on November 17, 2020
Apple iPhone 12 mini reviewIt's been quite a while since we had a compact flagship iPhone in our pockets. In fact, the last time we remember this happening was back when it was the
Digital TrendsRating, 4 out of 54.0Andrew Martonik on November 17, 2020
Apple iPhone 12 Mini review: Tiny yet mightyThe iPhone 12 Mini is delightfully small, yet provides a complete experience with exceptional hardware, features, and camera quality. It's the best small phone.