iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 mini
Finally, the wait is over! The Apple has released its new series with even more refined designs, better processing power, and an out of the world camera setup. iPhone 12 Mini is a compact powerhouse that offers all the great qualities a smartphone should have, alongside an incredibly light and easy to carry design.
Design & Display
The design of the iPhone 12 mini is a throwback to the beloved classic iPhones. It offers a new elegant and well-executed compact device that is pocket-friendly, easy to carry around and a joy to work with.
This iPhone weighs 135grams and measures 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm.
The screen is 5.4 inches, Super Retina XDR display. It has a 2340 x 1080 px resolution with a big leap in pixel density. It has an aluminum frame with a Ceramic Shield front and a Glass back, which clearly makes it the toughest smartphone there is by giving you a 4x better drop performance.
All this plus its fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating leads to an amazing IP68 standard under IEC standard 60529, which makes it resistant to scratches, splash, dust and water up to 6m for 30 minutes.
The iPhone 12 mini uses a Super Retina XDR display that supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, and Wide Color Range for a lifelike color accuracy.
The XDR actually means extreme Dynamic Range. As a result, the new screens are much brighter and deliver a high dynamic range like you have never seen before. Overall this iOS provides the smoothest user experience ever.
The display supports Wide Color Gamut, which gives you outstanding color accuracy. It also supports HDR10 to give you a lightning-fast touch response, super-smooth graphics, and cinema-quality videos. This is the definitely the best display iPhone has offered up to this date.
The colors that this phone comes in are Black, White, (PRODUCT) RED, Green and Blue.
Internal design, UI and Performance
The operating system on the iPhone 12 mini is iOS 14, which is the most personal and secure operating system in the world. It comes with unbelievable privacy protection and offers a lot of amazing, powerful features.
The Chipset used in this device is the A14 Bionic chip. It is the fastest and most powerful chip around and is capable of crunching trillions of operations on the Neural Engine.
As for the storage, the iPhone 12 offers the option of 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB.
In this iPhone, the front design stays the same, but there is a dual 12MP camera system that comes in Ultra Wide and Wide setup.
The main 12MP camera delivers detailed and offers Optical image stabilization and a seven‑element lens, high-quality images that are sharp and noise-free.
Then there is the 12MP ultra-wide camera that offers a 120° field of view and a five‑element lens.
And last but not least, the selfie camera is a true depth 12 MP camera. The camera setup offers 2x optical zoom out and Digital zoom up to 5x and four LEDs for its flash brightness.
All cameras deliver a detailed level of consistency in colors, along with impressive quality, high dynamic range and a fantastic overall performance.
Now, the Night Mode is both for the Wide and Ultra Wide cameras.
The Night mode is better than ever. You can capture outstanding low-light shots, as the new Wide camera brings in 27 percent more light. So it does not matter when you take a photo. Either way, you sign for a great level of detail and a wide array of beautiful and sharp colors.
The amazing automatic night mode is a great addition that offers clear photos, even in poor lighting. You can even maximize the details by using Deep Fusion.
A very cool useful feature is Smart HDR 3 that balances the elements in a shot.
It uses machine learning to recognize scenes. It can adjust sharpness, color, and white balance while retaining the quality of the images.
With iPhone 12 Mini’s new features, the future is here! iPhone 12 Series are the first to offer a camera that allows you to record 4K HDR videos with Dolby Vision. You get to have a cinematic experience as iPhone 12 enables you to send your images and videos to your TV with AirPlay7 to see all that color and detail.
A Quick Take video mode lets you automatically record videos with subject tracking by using Audio Zoom; you can match the audio to the video framing for a more dynamic sound.
The expanded dynamic range across all videos is amazingly impressive, and you can switch smoothly during recording, which is great. The cinematic video stabilization optically and digitally stabilizes your videos.
There is also the portrait mode or Live Focus with advanced bokeh and Depth Control that features a lot of effects and can be used for both pictures and videos.
True Tone is another feature that uses the ambient light sensor to detect the lighting in a room and is even brighter this time. Then, it adjusts the color temperature and intensity for a more life-like and natural experience.
You can shoot immersive 4k videos at 60fps with high dynamic range and cinematic video stabilization, which work quite well.
Some other features that are supported by the videos are slow-mo and time-lapse mode, Optical image stabilization, 2x optical zoom out, Digital zoom up to 3x, Continuous autofocus video, Playback zoom and Stereo recording.
Some features of the iPhone 12 Mini’s camera are Portrait Lighting, Panorama (up to 63MP), Sapphire crystal lens cover, 100% Focus Pixels, Lens correction Advanced red‑eye correction, Auto image stabilization, Burst mode and photo geotagging.
The iPhone 12 Mini has a Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery that gives you 50 hours of Audio Playback. It supports fast charging allowing your phone to be charged up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes.
It also supports MagSafe wireless charging up to 15W and Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W.
The iPhone 12 Mini supports spatial audio, Dolby Atmos sound, and has stereo speakers, putting it among the loudest iPhones ever. The speakers are loud, with excellent sound quality.
iPhone 12 Mini features sensors like accelerometer, Three axis gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, NFC, Ambient light sensor, Siri natural language commands and dictation, haptic touch, AR and FaceTime video HD calling.
It also features Face ID Enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognition.
The True Depth camera has a wider lens. Therefore, the face ID works at wider angles. You can also add a second face, in case necessary.
As always, apple comes with another fantastic breakthrough innovation. Adding 5G connectivity support is one of the most exciting features of Apple yet.
iPhone 12 Mini is the world’s lightest and smallest 5G phone. It delivers superfast connectivity for a faster experience with much fewer lagging. Now, downloading movies, streaming videos, or even face timing in HD quality is faster than ever. It offers more responsive gaming and Real-time interactivity.
Thanks to the groundbreaking 5G connectivity addition, you get to experience lower latency, less network congestion and an ultra-high network speed even in densely populated areas.
5G also protects your privacy as there is no need for you to connect to unknown public Wi-Fi or hotspots.
Last but not least, accessibility features have come to help people with disabilities enjoy the outstanding features of the iPhone 12 even more.
The new iPhone offers built-in support for vision, hearing, mobility, and learning. Some features are Voice Control, Voice Over, Zoom, Magnifier, RTT and TTY support, Siri and Dictation, Type to Siri, Switch Control, Closed Captions, Assistive Touch, Speak Screen and Back Tap.
Apple's new iPhone 12 Mini is a ground-breaking device and an absolute powerhouse. Apple never fails to amaze the digital world, and this time is not an exception either. Fantastic upgrades, high quality and phenomenal performance put Apple in the spotlight once again.
Without further ado, it is safe to say that the iPhone 12 series are undoubtedly the phones to beat.
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G|
|Announced||2020, October 13|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, November 13|
|Dimensions||131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm (5.18 x 2.53 x 0.29 in)|
|Weight||135 g (4.76 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - for China IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins) Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)|
|Type||Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 625 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)|
|Size||5.4 inches, 71.9 cm2 (~85.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~476 ppi density)|
|Protection||cratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating Dolby Vision Wide color gamut True-tone|
|Chipset||Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)|
|GPU||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)|
|Features||Quad-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.|
|Quad||12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS 12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.6"|
|Video||4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS|
|Dual||12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6" SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|USB||Lightning, USB 2.0|
|Sensors||Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Siri natural language commands and dictation|
|Music play||Up to 50 h|
|Stand-by||Up to 15 h (multimedia)|
|Colors||Black, White, Red, Green, Blue|
|Models||A2403, A2172, A2402, A2404|