Another iPhone Flagship (iPhone 12 Mini) is released by Apple that is more or less same like its predecessors. But its 5G compatibility is a huge positive point. Moreover, the Magsafe addition could be groundbreaking. All these things with a new and improved design, an improved and enhanced screen protection will make this phone last more longer.
However its more expensive that its predecessor, and surprisingly it does not come with a charger which is a bit odd for most of the people but consumers will get used to it, as Apple is brand that has built trust among its users. Apple claims that they have taken this step to contribute in making the environment more cleaner than before, but the fact that you have to spend more to get charger and headphones quite odd.
The iPhone 12 Mini has become more expensive that its predecessor iPhone 11 and Apple has added $100 to its price. However this time iPhone brings some new features like an OLED Display, a little bit of an upgrade to the camera, an improved sleek design that is little bit similar to iPhone 5s, but the prominent features are 5G and MagSafe Connectivity.
If we talk about 5G in iPhone 12 Mini, it will bring you more faster speeds than 4G and more robust connectivity than iPhone 11. But as we all know 5G networks are still under testing and not fully functional around the globe, so you will have to wait to use this feature. When 5G will be fully operational, you will witness that its incredibly fast and you will easily get around 200mbps on the go. But you have to wait until 5G is fully deployed worldwide.
Many of the Apple user’s are holding on to their old iPhones because Apple does not bring such great features that force people to upgrade their phones, but this time Apple has done a pretty good job and given some new and improved features in iPhone 12 Series and you must give them a try.
iPhone 12 Mini comes equipped with new Magsafe connector on its back and its really interesting, this magnetic technology not only enables you to attach/stick things to your phone such as a charger or a case but also tell you that what type of accessory is connected to your iPhone 12 Mini by displaying special animations.
Magsafe connectivity allows more accurate and fast charging and brings a new range of accessories that include a clip-on wallet, but we can asssume that as 5G technology will be fully functional, we will witness some new accessories to be used with Magsafe connector.
If we talk about the performance of Apple iPhone 12 Mini, Apple has once again upgraded the chipset to A14 Bionic that is the most powerful chip in any smartphone now a days.
Apple iPhone 12 Mini still comes with 64GB to start with and you have to spend extra cash to get more storage. Available storages and RAM’s will be 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM.
The design of Apple iPhone 12 Mini has been tweaked a bit and now it comes with squared off edges that highly resemble to iphone 4 and iphone 5. New Ceramic shield is deployed on the front of iPhone 12 series that make them approx 4 time more stronger than the predecessors.
The new OLED display of iPhone 12 Mini offers rich and improved colors, deep blacks, True HDR. You also get a 120Hz display and a sharp colorful experience on the new iPhone 12 Mini.
If we talk about the camera of iPhone 12 Mini, you will again get a 12mp dual camera that contains wide and ultra wide cameras and this year iPhone will perform much better in Night mode. This feature will allow you to take some stunning photos.
Apple iPhone 12 Mini is packed with huge potential but this time Apple is relying on deployment of 5G to take a lead and third parties have to cope with magsafe accessories quickly to boost the sales of new iPhone 12 Mini.
Apple iPhone 12 Mini Price and Detailed Specifications
PKR 136,000 – USD $860 – Approx.
Apple iPhone 12 Mini comes with iOS 14.1 out of the box that offers some great features that are:
- A newly designed home screen with the App Library
- New Widgets on home screen
- Newly designed Siri interface
- Picture-in-picture video playback
- App Clips to use some app features without installing
- Message app improvements
- Memoji updates
- Improved Maps
- Camera improvements
- Default email and browser apps
- FaceTime improvements
- Keyboard tweaks
- Privacy enhancements
- Translate app
- Apple Arcade
- ARKit 4
- Safari improvements
- Car Keys and much more.
131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm (5.18 x 2.53 x 0.29 in)
135 g (4.76 oz) Approx.
Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
Black, White, Red, Green, Blue
Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM)
Apple iPhone 12 Mini supports network bands up to 5G
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)
Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 625 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)
- Dolby Vision
- Wide color gamut
5.4 inches, 71.9 cm2 (~85.1% screen-to-body ratio)
1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~476 ppi density)
Scratch-resistant Ceramic glass, Oleophobic coating
Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)
A 6-core chipset by Apple that is manufactured using 5-nanometer process technology. It is a beast with 2 cores Lightning at 3100 MHz and 4 cores Thunder at 1800 MHz.
Hexa-core (2×3.1 GHz Firestorm + 4×1.8 GHz Icestorm)
Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
Apple claims that iPhone 12 Mini’s CPU and GPU are 50% faster than their predecessors.
Built-in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB – 4GB RAM
Not supported because iPhone 12 Mini comes with massive storage options.
Dual 12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.6″
Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 30fps), stereo sound rec.
Dual 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
Video 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
Yes, with stereo speakers
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
5.0, A2DP, LE
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Apple iPhone 12 Mini comes equipped with NFC (Near Field Communication) that is a wireless technology. It works with in a range or 4cm approx. It allows you to share small amount of data between two NFC powered devices if placed within the range.
Lightning, USB 2.0
Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Face ID: Helps unlocking the device by scanning the facial features.
Accelerometer: Used to measure motion or speed.
Compass: Tells the direction you are headed to.
Fingerprint: Used to unlock the device and verify some in-app actions like payments etc.
Gyroscope: Provides additional information about turning and twisting of the device.
Proximity sensor: It detects when the user holds the phone to the ear and turns off the display to avoid accidental touches on the screen and reduce the battery consumption.
Barometer: It assists the GPS and also provides accurate altitude. E.g. floors climbed (to health app)
Natural language commands and dictation
iPhone 12 Mini Antutu
Total score: 613844 (v8)
iPhone 12 Mini Geekbench
1576 Single-Core Score
3899 Multi-Core Score
Li-Ion 2227 mAh, non-removable
Apple iPhone 12 Mini’s battery will last up to 5 hours and 20mins Approx.
Up to 15 h (multimedia)
Music Play Time
Up to 50 h
Fast charging 20W, 50% in 30 min (claimed by Apple)
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Qi fast wireless charging 15
PKR 132,000 – USD $829 – Approx.