The ultimate 2021 Review of Apple iPhone 12 mini
The iPhone 12 mini is the smallest among the 4 models of the iPhone 12 series launched in late 2020.
The overall quality of this smartphone is still good, but since the price is higher than many competitors, it is better to opt for another model.
The Apple iPhone 12 mini arrived on the market with the latest version of iOS, the iOS 14.
The 5.4″ screen with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, smaller than that of the brothers, is of excellent quality and is also very quick to react to commands.
The battery of Apple iPhone 12 mini is standard: in our usage scenario, its 2227 mAh allow it to reach 24 hours, which is on average.
The 49,50 GB of actual available internal memory (64 GB declared) may not be enough to store our data, and we can’t expand the phone memory, so we recommend at least the 128 GB version.
It suffered some minor damages in the drop test, but passed it well and can therefore be considered quite robust.
Models in this price range are usually very powerful and this mobile phone is no exception: therefore, it can be used without problems even for tasks that require high performance, such as some video games.
Among the most interesting functions are: being dual SIM (two SIM, two numbers, can work at the same time) and being water resistant (IP68).
This model is compatible with 5G connection.
Apple iPhone 12 mini has two rear cameras of 12 MP, which allow you to get excellent quality photos in all light conditions and amazing videos!
This mobile phone has a 12 MP front camera, which allows you to take very good selfies.
Free Apps from Apple
Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, Clips, and Apple Store app are preinstalled.
In the Box
- iPhone 12 mini
- USB-C to Lightning Cable
- It’s a 5G model
- Photos and videos are of excellent quality
- It is one of the best models tested
- You can insert two SIMs at the same time
- It is resistant to immersion in water for short periods (IP68)
- It is a quite expensive model
All tests results
|Quality of video footage from rear camera||★★★★★|
|Quality of video footage from front camera||★★★★☆|
|Audio quality of movies||★★★★★|
|Touchscreen speed and accuracy||★★★★★|
|Battery life (for standard usage scenario)||23.5 h|
|Quick battery charging||★★★☆☆|
|Extra battery functionality||★★★☆☆|
|Amount of memory available||★★★★☆|
|Impermeability to water||★★★★☆|
|Audio quality through the speakers||★★★★☆|
|Sound quality with high quality headphones||★★★★★|
Ease of use
|Usability of the touchscreen||★★★★★|
|Ease of use of the camera||★★★★★|
|Accessibility via facial recognition or fingerprint||★★★★★|
|Simplicity of settings||★★★★★|
|Operation on different frequency bands||★★★★★|
|Operation on different wifi standards||★★★★★|
|Memory card reader||★☆☆☆☆|
|Availability of sensors||★★★★★|
All technical specs
|Operating system version tested||iOS 14.2|
|Latest update available||iOS 14.3|
|Google Service available||Not considered|
|Diagonal screen size||5.4 inch|
|Internal memory declared||64 GB|
|Memory capacity actually available||49.5 GB|
|Type of memory card||Not available|
|Processor||A14 Bionic Chip|
|Processor frequency||Not available|
|Number of cores||6|
|RAM memory||4 GB|
|Battery capacity||2227 mAh|
|Wireless charging possible||✔️|
|Wireless charger provided||❌|
|SAR level declared||0.99 Watt per kg|
|FM radio||Not considered|
|Weight, including SIM and battery||135 g|
|Available in Dual SIM||✔️|
|Dual SIM and independent memory card reader||❌|
|SIM type||Nano SIM|
|3.5mm audio output||❌|
Camera and video camera
|Resolution of the main rear camera||12 MPx|
|Resolution of the main front camera||12 MPx|
|Number of rear cameras||2|
|Number of front cameras||1|
|Optical image stabilizer||✔️|
|Slow motion mode||✔️|