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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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Love the mini cuz it’s not an iPad size!
Love my new iPhone mini 12! I upgraded from iPhone 7 and love the size! Just as big as the 7! I didn’t want the 12 or 12 pro cuz they were large. It’s like putting an iPad up to your ear! No more home button cuz all you do is tap the bottom of screen. Only drawback is the charging cable it comes with. The product should have also included the “brick” attatchment to the lightening cable since they changed the configuration /size of the usb. Now I have to purchase one that fits. Right now I’m using the older ones and it’s ok. I feel apple likes to make money off of us by constantly having to purchase different accessories every time they come out with a new phone.
Cannot describe how ecstatic that I switched from Android to Apple! I love this phone, I was so sick and tired of carrying around the GIGANTIC Samsung S8+ that was like a movie theatre in my pocket...this is the way to go in 2020. #FACTS
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
To me it really is the perfect size. I love it. Everything works great. Battery last. If your unsure on whether you want to get the mini, do it!
This review is from Apple - iPhone 12 mini 5G 64GB - Green (Verizon)
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
iPhone 12 - Mini, Max's my Value
Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
As a person who prefers a smaller phone in the pocket, this fits the bill. Although bigger than the original Apple SE, it is smaller than the second generation SE and has the latest features. It gives me all I need in a phone and more and I'm very pleased with the purchase. Moving away from the Home button was a piece of cake for those concerned. I am very happy with this purchase.
It has been an excellent phone, but because it is already starting to slow down and freeze after only a year of use, I cannot give it the 5 stars that I believe the iPhone 8 earned. Still a nice phone that is plenty useful.
I tend to close out running apps once a week and limit use to the typical Facebook/YouTube nonsense. I used it for gaming some when I first got it, but there was a long time between when I played games and it freezing after the most recent updates.
I bought the more expensive iPhone because I thought they lasted longer due to being purpose built/programmed for their hardware (or vice versa) vs. android, but if they only last a year I will have to rethink that decision.
Dillon was our salesman. We had purchased my new iPhone 12mini(red) online on our Verizon upgrade; I was trading in my blue iPhone 10XR. Our appointment was 6:30pm; and Dillon was right on time. The information was there on his system. He seemed inexperienced, but he was courteous and thorough in asking us questions; and the more experienced geek team was right there to guide him. It took some time to download my photos—- but we love Best Buy and we shopped around, and actually purchased an on sale Insignia dishwasher! Dillon did a fine job in handling that sale also. Overall we were very pleased with our visit, and my new iPhone is really nice! Sincerely, Emmett M. Shutes & Kelly J. Shutes
Amazing phone. I upgraded from an 11, because I wanted a smaller phone. I prefer to use my phone with one hand, and the 11 proved to be too big. One thing I wasn’t expecting was the screen quality. Apple finally started using OLED on their phones, and this display is outstanding. Battery is a downgrade, but it will get you through the day.
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 91/100 = 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.
A:AnswerYou should be able to keep your existing plan unless there were some specific agreements in place when you set your plan up that would preclude it. I just purchased an iPhone 12 mini through Best Buy and it seamlessly replaced my old phone on my Verizon plan. Verizon did impose a one-time charge of $30 (I think) to make the change which I consider a ripoff.
A:AnswerI have Verizon, traded in my iPhone 8 for the iPhone Mini. Best Buy transferred all the information/data from the old to the new phone without a problem. Great phone, battery is only down about 30 percent by the end of the day.