Apple iPhone 12 Mini
Price & Availability
- Powerful Bionic A14 processor
- Super Retina XDR OLED display
- Smaller battery
- No charging adapter in the box
With the beginning of this tech-tober month, the US-based tech giant Apple had come up with its new generation of iPhones. Yes! We’re talking about the all-new iPhone 12 series which consists of four devices. The smartphone maker, this time, has added a new small variant dubbed iPhone 12 Mini. The new iPhone 12 Mini is one of the most unique phones in the lineup and comes up with some major and most appreciated upgrades in terms of hardware technology and designs. In terms of size alone, it stands out from all the other phones in the lineup. That is why decided to dive deep into the mini offering.
iPhone 12 Mini Price in India
Apple iPhone 12 Mini is more of a budget iPhone with a price tag of $699 for the 64GB variant and the price bar will rise up accordingly with the increase in the storage capacity. The 128GB variant is available at $749 while the top-end 256GB will set you back $849. Apple iPhone 12 Mini price in India starts from Rs. 69,900 for the base variant and add just Rs. 5,000 to grab the 128GB variant. It is clear that Apple wants to target those who are not willing to spend a premium for the regular iPhone 12.
The all-new flat frame design was all over the talk with the launch of this new lineup. The so-called flat frame design is somewhat similar to the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4. As opposed to this, wet framed shapes are something that we have seen ever since the launch of the sixth-iteration of iPhones. The iPhone 12 Mini also comes with a thinner form factor measuring just about 7.4mm thick. The device boasts an aluminium design as opposed to the iPhone 12 Pro stainless-steel frame.
The iPhone 12 Mini comes with a smaller 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR display making it the smallest new iPhone since the launch of the 2017 iPhone 8. With the new series, Apple has decided to go with the superior OLED panels that deliver deeper blacks, perfect contrast, more vibrant colours as well as lower power consumption. The new Super Retina XDR panels offer a 2 million-to-1 contrast ratio and immersive HDR viewing experience. Sadly, Apple is still stuck with its notched display and haven’t adopted the new punch-hole trend. With that said, you’re still looking at a beautiful display irrespective of the size.
The performance of all the four iPhones in the lineup will see a drastic improvement thanks to the new A14 Bionic chip which comes with 5nm fabrication. The latest-gen of chipsets seems to offer 20% better performance in single-core and a whopping 28% faster in multicore. These stats are taken from the GeekBench listing of the device.
Apart from the SoC, 5G support is one of the significant addition to the lineup that will make it stand apart from the previous-gen of iPhones. For 5G connectivity, Apple has used Qualcomm’s X55 5G modem chipset that supports 7Gb/s download speed and around 3Gb/s upload speed. It is worth noting that the iPhone 12 Mini will have a sub 6Ghz 5G meaning it will not be as fast as mmwave tech.
The iPhone 12 Mini will feature a dual-lens camera setup on the back with a regular wide-angle and the other being the ultrawide angle lens. Both the lenses are of 12MP. One big letdown in the iPhone 12 Mini is the missing lidar sensor which is featured in iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The front-facing camera has a minor but quite helpful addition. The device comes with Smart HDR 3 that uses ML to tweak white balance, contrast, texture and more on its own.
We’re talking about the support of wide-angle support of Face ID. This means that you might be able to unlock your device even though the device is sitting flat on your desk.
As the iPhones are getting thinner the size of the batteries is also taking a major hit. The iPhone 12 Mini is packed with a battery of 2,227 mAh battery which is something we rarely see nowadays. Considering the new chipset is power efficient and we’re looking at a small OLED panel, we think that this much battery should last for an entire day on a single charge
If you’re looking for a smaller but flagship iPhone, then iPhone 12 Mini is worthy of your attention. Even though the size is smaller, you are still getting the powerful A14 chipset that is on the premium offering such as iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max. Apart from size, you are getting some solid specifications taken right from its bigger brothers. From camera to battery backup, the device should be able to suffice your needs without giving you a hard time.