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Apple iPhone 12 Mini

Apple iPhone 12 Mini Review

A few years ago, a colleague wanted me to suggest a replacement for his iPhone 5c. That phone had done its job and wanted a new phone, but with a strange request: the new phone had to be the same size. This was a tough choice for me: I could suggest the iPhone SE, which was about the same size, but already older, or the iPhone 7 that was newer and had a better processor and camera. He eventually reluctantly settled for the iPhone 7, which was about half an inch larger than his previous phone. But my coworker is not alone and there are many others who hate big phones for many reasons. And it is absolutely overcrowded. The new iPhone 12 Mini will target it kindly.


54-inch Super Retina XDR OLED (1080 x 2340p, ~ 476 PPI) | Apple A14 Bionic with 4GB RAM | 12 MP, f / 1.6, 26mm (wide) + 12 MP, f / 2.4, 120 13, 13mm (ultrawide) + 12 MP, f / 2.2, 23mm (wide) front camera + 2227 mAh battery with fast charging. iOS 14 | 135g |


While I knew the iPhone 12 Mini was small, when I unboxed the Review device and held the phone in my hands, it was smaller than expected. In fact, my fingers can completely wrap around the phone and I'm no giant. However, compared to the iPhone 5c or iPhone 7, this phone offers more screen as it has 85 percent screen to body ratio thanks to thinner bezels. So while it is about as small as the 4.9-inch iPhone 5c, there is more real estate on this new phone. And it is about 30 grams lighter phone than iPhone 12.

I feel this phone will please a lot of women who use clutch bags, as it will probably be the only phone that slips into a small purse like this. Also, for those who used to push their phones into jeans pockets, this is the shape of a dream.

But you cannot keep away from seeing this phone because a smaller phone does not mean that it is in any way a less stylish phone. The iPhone 12 Series's flat edges with its frosted aluminum look standout. However the review unit I received was also the Sexier Product Red, which comes as a standout.

The rear glass finish for wireless charging differs slightly from earlier red products, but is still in its best form. But since the camera bump is important, you can give it some extra protection with the cover - if you opted for Product Red, that's a sad fact. I designed the classy Mujo cover, which comes with a built in card holder and can add style quotient to your Mini.

While Apple has made it into a smaller phone, it has not cut other corners. So the display quality is similar to the larger iPhone 12 model. If you are moving from a big phone, you have to think this. Somewhere you become accustomed to a big screen, brain and eye, and it is difficult to adjust to something small. I used to grapple with the small screen size of the Mini as I have been used to big phones over the years. I think it is also a function of age and younger people will not have any problem with it.

The iPhone 12 Mini is powered by the same A14 Bionic as the iPhone 12 Pro Max and processing power is no problem at all. Trust me on this, as I am also reviewing the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The phone butter is smooth and you can handle anything thrown at it. Even when recording in 4K, the phone was very stable. I shot 1-minute video at 60fps in 4K, edited it on the phone, changed the color and exposure and got the processed output within a few minutes. Can we imagine doing that literally on your phone a year ago in your fist?

One compromise that you make on a small phone is a batter. Yes, the Mini has a battery that is about 20 percent smaller than the iPhone 12.. It gave me about 12 hours of battery life on regular use.

The iPhone 12 Mini has a large dual camera set up as its bigger brother - one 12MP wide and one 12MP ultra wide. The results are impressive and exactly what you would expect on an iPhone. The faster processor has slightly reduced low-light photography. In good light you get stunning images with subtle nuances of the sky that are captured perfectly.

Low light images are great, especially with wide angle cameras. When you use Ultra-Wide under the same conditions and make sense, a little detail is gained. You can get 5 times digital zoom as there is no telephoto lens. But it is again with some noise. Nevertheless, as the results below will show, it is the best smartphone camera with very few gimmicks and some very solid results to show.

Should you upgrade it or not ?

In my books, the iPhone 12 Mini is solving a specific problem, that is size. This is the best, and perhaps only, phone for those who want a compact phone that fits in their hand, slips into a jeans pocket or small clutch purse and doesn't burst out of their shirt pocket. It is also a cheaper iPhone 12. Yes, this is the ideal phone for those who want a powerful iPhone that is small and cheap. More mainstream users can watch the iPhone 12.

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