iPhone 12 mini Vs iPhone X

iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 mini
Starting from £163.63
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iPhone X
iPhone X
Starting from £119.38
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iPhone 12 miniiPhone X


iPhone 12 miniiPhone X
Width64.2 mm70.9 mm
Height131.5 mm143.6 mm
Weight135 g174 g
Thickness7.4 mm7.7 mm
Volume62.47 cm³78.4 cm³


iPhone 12 miniiPhone X
Resolution1080 x 2340 px1125 x 2436 px
Density476 ppi458 ppi
Size5.4 inches5.8 inches


iPhone 12 miniiPhone X
Battery capacity2227 mAh2716 mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
Wireless chargingYesYes
Fast chargingYesYes
Ultra power saving modeYesYes

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iPhone 12 miniiPhone X
Maximum storage256 GB256 GB
External memory slotNoNo
RAM capacity4 GB3 GB
LTE supportYesYes


iPhone 12 miniiPhone X
Front camera resolution12 MP7 MP
Main camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Multi lensYesYes
Optical zoomYesYes
Optical stabilizationYesYes
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution2160 px2160 px


iPhone 12 miniiPhone X
Stereo speakersYesYes
3.5mm jack socketNoNo
Number of microphones23

iPhone X vs iPhone 12 mini Comparison

Which should you buy: the iPhone 12 mini or the iPhone X?

The iPhone 12 mini was released 3 years after the iPhone X, so you’d probably assume it’s a better phone, right? While it does outshine the iPhone X in some areas, there isn’t a clear-cut winner. Want to know which phone to buy? Read our iPhone 12 mini versus iPhone X comparison.

iPhone X – a phone with wow factor

When it launched, the iPhone X was just awe-inspiring, it was Apple’s first OLED edge-to-edge screen and it was amazing. Even though it’s no longer new, this is still a gorgeous screen that’s both sharp and bright. It became the new standard iPhone screen, which means the iPhone 12 mini has the same great screen. The major difference between the two is that the iPhone 12 mini’s screen is 0.4 inches smaller, 5.4 inches compared to 5.8 inches for the iPhone X. While we’re comparing sizes, let’s see how both phones shape up. The iPhone 12 mini is the smaller of the two, measuring 135.5 x 64.2 mm and weighing 135 g. In comparison, the iPhone X measures 143.6 x 70.9 mm and weighs 174 g. 

iPhone 12 mini – a fast phone with great cameras

Being a newer model, the iPhone 12 mini has a more up-to-date processor, it runs A14 bionic compared to the iPhone X’s A11 bionic. It also has the better camera. Although both phones have 2 x 12 MP rear cameras, the iPhone 12 mini has an ultra-wide lens for great accuracy, while the iPhone X has 2X optical zoom. On the front, you’ll find a 12 MP selfie camera able to record 4K video on the iPhone 12 mini, while the iPhone X has a 7 MP selfie camera and can record HD video.  Memory-wise the iPhone 12 mini has the edge with 4 GB RAM compared to 3. Battery life is longer too. 25 hours to 22. Both phones are equipped with fast charging.

Which is best?

Choosing the best phone between the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone X will depend entirely upon your needs. Want a bigger screen or a larger phone? Pick the iPhone X. Looking for something small and fast that takes great pictures? The iPhone 12 mini is the one for you. You can save money on either phone by buying a refurbished model.

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