iPhone 12 Vs iPhone 13 mini

iPhone 12
iPhone 12 Starting from £264.56
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iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 13 mini Starting from £323.16
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iPhone 12 iPhone 13 mini


iPhone 12 iPhone 13 mini
Width 71.5 mm 64.2 mm
Height 147.7 mm 131.5 mm
Weight 164 g 141 g
Thickness 7.4 mm 7.6 mm
Volume 78.15 cm³ 64.16 cm³


iPhone 12 iPhone 13 mini
Resolution 1170 x 2532 px 1080 x 2340 px
Density 460 ppi 476 ppi
Size 6.1 inches 5.4 inches


iPhone 12 iPhone 13 mini
Battery capacity 2815 mAh* 2227 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

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iPhone 12 iPhone 13 mini
Maximum storage 256 GB 512 GB
Number of processor cores 6 6
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 4 GB 4 GB
5G support Yes Yes
LTE support Yes Yes


iPhone 12 iPhone 13 mini
Front camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px


iPhone 12 iPhone 13 mini
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 2 2

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iPhone 12 vs iPhone 13 mini Comparison

iPhone 12 vs iPhone 13 mini

At almost identical prices, these two Apple smartphones are usually pitted against each other. Released barely a year apart, they feature similar design elements too, but there are key differences. 

iPhone 12, a 6.1-inch screen

The first difference between these two models is their size. The iPhone 12 measures 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm and weighs 164 grams, while the iPhone 13 mini measures 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.7 mm and weighs only 141 grams. More compact, the latter has a smaller screen: 5.4 inches against 6.1 inches for the iPhone 12.

In terms of storage, the iPhone 12 offers 64GB, 128GB and 256 GB configurations. If you want more space, the iPhone 13 mini additionally offers a 512GB version. If you regularly shoot videos or photos with your smartphone, this larger capacity can definitely come in handy.

The iPhone 12 has the A14 chip, while the iPhone 13 mini has the A15 chip, which is a newer year and therefore more powerful (although the differences are not obvious in everyday use). They are both 5G compatible as well.

iPhone 13 mini, more compact but more powerful

In terms of performance, the iPhone 13 mini is technically superior to the iPhone 12. It also stands out in terms of design, with a more discreet screen notch.

In terms of photography, it also has the edge. The iPhone 13 mini was improved with new photographic styles and cinematic mode for video, where the camera automatically adjusts the depth of field and focus when you shoot for a particularly stunning result.

If you're a fan of photography and video, the iPhone 13 mini is probably the best choice for you. If you prefer larger screens, the iPhone 12 is the most suitable for your needs.

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