iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12 Mini

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Despite its smaller size, the iPhone 12 Mini still offers a handful of upgrades over the iPhone 11. The most noteworthy improvements include 5G connectivity, Super Retina XDR (OLED) display, faster A14 processor, Smart HDR 3, HDR video recording, better drop protection, improved water resistance, and all new MagSafe charger.

Price Comparison

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12 Mini Pricing

iPhone 11 prices start at $206, which is cheaper than the iPhone 12 Mini low price of $279.

Specs Comparison

Key specs for the iPhone 11 include a 6.1” display, 4G LTE connectivity, an Apple A13 Bionic chip, and up to 128GB of storage space. In comparison, the key specs for the iPhone 12 mini include a 5.4” display, 5G connectivity, an Apple A14 Bionic chip, and up to 256GB of storage space. Shared specs include Face ID, an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, a 12MP TrueDepth front camera, and a dual 12MP rear camera system.

Size

Size iPhone 11 iPhone 12 Mini
Width 76 mm 3.0 inches 64 mm 2.5 inches
Height 151 mm 5.9 inches 132 mm 5.2 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 7 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 194 g 6.8 ounces 133 g 4.7 ounces

The iPhone 12 mini is smaller compared to the iPhone 11. Measurements for the iPhone 12 mini include a height of 5.18”, a width of 2.53”, a depth of 0.29”, a weight of 4.76 ounces, and a display size of 5.4 inches. The iPhone 11 measurements are as follows: 5.94” (H) x 2.98” (W) x 0.33” (D), with a weight of 6.84 ounces, and a display size of 6.1 inches.

Camera

Camera iPhone 11 iPhone 12 Mini
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024
Aperture f/2.4
Aperture f/1.2

The iPhone 11 and the iPhone 12 mini both feature similar camera hardware. They each have a 12MP TrueDepth camera on the front and a dual 12MP wide and ultra-wide camera system on the back. Additionally, the overall feature set is similar, but the iPhone 12 mini brings HDR video recording with Dolby Vision (at up to 4K at 30 fps) on the front and rear camera and adds Night Mode and Deep Fusion support on the front camera.

Screen

Display iPhone 11 iPhone 12 Mini
Screen Tech OLED None
Resolution 828x1792 1080x2340
Screen Size 155 mm 6.1 in 138 mm 5.4 in
Pixels Per Inch 324 ppi 477 ppi
Refresh Rate 60 Hz - Hz

The screen on the iPhone 12 mini may be smaller than the screen on the iPhone 11, but it is more advanced. The iPhone 12 mini features a 5.4” Super Retina XDR (OLED) HDR display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080, a PPI of 476, and a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1. In comparison, the iPhone 11 features a 6.1” Liquid Retina HD (LCD) display with a resolution of 1792 x 828, a PPI of 326, and a contrast ratio of 1,400:1. Both displays support True Tone, wide color (P3), Haptic Touch, and have a 625 nits (typical) max brightness.

Battery

Battery iPhone 11 iPhone 12 Mini
Capacity 3110 mAh 2227 mAh
Longevity 18 hours 13 hours
USB Lightning Lightning

The iPhone 11 has a 3,110 mAh battery and the iPhone 12 mini has a 2,227 mAh battery. These battery capacities mean the iPhone 11 can offer up to 17 hours of video playback time or up to 65 hours of audio playback time. The iPhone 12 mini battery allows for up to 15 hours of video playback time or up to 50 hours of audio playback time. The iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 mini support Qi wireless charging and they are both fast-charge capable when using a 20W wall power adapter and Lightning cable. The iPhone 12 mini also supports Apple MagSafe charging.

Processing

Processor iPhone 11 iPhone 12 Mini
CPU Apple A13 Bionic APL1085 / APL1W85 (T8030) Apple A14 Bionic APL1001 / APL1W01
CPU Cores 6
GPU Cores 4

Color Choices

iPhone 11

Available in 6 colors:

  • Black
  • Green
  • Purple
  • Red
  • White
  • Yellow

Which iPhone 11 color should you buy?

iPhone 12 Mini

Available in 6 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Purple
  • Red
  • White

Which color iPhone 12 Mini is the most popular?

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12 Mini Colors

The iPhone 11 introduces one new color not found in the iPhone 12 Mini color palette: Blue. Both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 Mini share five colors: Black, Green, Purple, Red, and White. However, the iPhone 11 does away with Yellow, previously seen on the iPhone 12 Mini.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 mini are each available in six colors. The iPhone 11 and 12 mini are available in Black, White, and PRODUCT(RED). They are each also available in Green and Purple, though, the shades are different from each other. Otherwise, the remaining color for the iPhone 11 is Yellow, and the remaining color for the iPhone 12 mini is Blue.

Storage Options

iPhone 11

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which iPhone 11 storage should I buy?

iPhone 12 Mini

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which storage iPhone 12 Mini is the most popular?

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12 Mini Storage

Both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 Mini share three storage options: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone 11 and the iPhone 12 mini both offer storage options of 64GB and 128GB. The iPhone 12 mini also offers a third storage option, which is 256GB.

Reviews

iPhone 11

180 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone 12 Mini

31 reviews 4.8 stars

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12 Mini Reviews

The iPhone 11 scores higher with users earning 4.9 of 5.0 stars compared to the iPhone 12 Mini with 4.8 stars.

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