iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 12 Pro

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Moving from the 12 Mini to the iPhone 12 Pro brings a handful of upgrades like a bigger screen, longer battery life, extra camera lens, and improved performance. The iPhone 12 Pro features a larger 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display and higher capacity 2,815 mAh battery. There’s also the addition of a telephoto lens for 4x optical zoom with LiDAR scanner for Night Mode portraits. Unlike the 12 Mini’s 4GB of RAM, the iPhone 12 Pro is the first iPhone to feature 6GB RAM for improved multitasking (fewer app reloads). The two phones also have different designs, with the iPhone 12 Pro featuring stainless steel sides and a matte glass back, along with a more muted color palette that includes blue, gold, graphite, and silver.

Price Comparison

iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 12 Pro Pricing

iPhone 12 Mini prices start at $328, which is cheaper than the iPhone 12 Pro low price of $520.

Specs Comparison

A key difference between the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro is the size. The iPhone 12 mini is smaller overall, and features a 5.4” display, while the iPhone 12 Pro features a 6.1” display. Other differences include longer battery life, a better rear camera system, and more available internal storage on the iPhone 12 Pro. Shared features include 5G network support, Face ID, and MagSafe charging.

Size

Size iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 12 Pro
Width 64 mm 2.5 inches 72 mm 2.8 inches
Height 132 mm 5.2 inches 147 mm 5.8 inches
Depth 7 mm 0.3 inches 7 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 133 g 4.7 ounces 187 g 6.6 ounces

The iPhone 12 Pro has a larger display size and is larger than the iPhone 12 mini. Measurements for the iPhone 12 Pro include a height of 5.78”, a width of 2.82”, a depth of 0.29”, a display size of 6.1”, and a weight of 6.66 ounces. In comparison, measurements for the iPhone 12 mini include a height of 5.18”, a width of 2.53”, a depth of 0.29”, a display size of 5.4”, and a weight of 4.76 ounces.

Camera

Camera iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 12 Pro
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024

The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro each have a 12MP TrueDepth front-facing camera. The rear-facing camera on the iPhone 12 mini is a dual 12MP with a wide and ultra-wide lens, the iPhone 12 Pro has a triple 12MP with a wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto lens. The iPhone 12 Pro also has several camera-related features not found on the iPhone 12 mini, such as support for the Apple ProRAW format and Night Mode portraits.

Screen

Display iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 12 Pro
Resolution 1080x2340 1170x2532
Screen Size 138 mm 5.4 in 154 mm 6.1 in
Pixels Per Inch 477 ppi 457 ppi

The screen on the iPhone 12 Pro is 6.1 inches, versus the 5.4” screen on the iPhone 12 mini. But overall, these two displays share many of the same features. They are both Super Retina XDR (OLED) with HDR, True Tone, wide color (P3), a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and 1200 nits (HDR) max brightness. The differences include a 2532 x 1170 resolution and 800 nits (typical) max brightness on the 12 Pro, and a 2540 x 1080 resolution and 625 nits (typical) max brightness on the 12 mini.

Battery

Battery iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 12 Pro
Capacity 2227 mAh 2815 mAh
Longevity 13 hours 13 hours
USB Lightning Lightning

The iPhone 12 Pro has longer battery life as compared to the iPhone 12 mini. The iPhone 12 Pro battery is rated at up to 17 hours of video playback time or up to 65 hours of audio playback time. To compare, the iPhone 12 mini battery is rated at up to 15 hours of video playback time or up to 50 hours of audio playback time. Otherwise, both phones support MagSafe charging, Qi wireless charging, and are fast-charge capable with a Lightning cable and 20W wall power adapter.

Processing

Processor iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 12 Pro
CPU Apple A14 Bionic APL1001 / APL1W01 Apple A14 Bionic APL1001 / APL1W01

Color Choices

iPhone 12 Mini

Available in 6 colors:

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

Which iPhone 12 Mini color should you buy?

iPhone 12 Pro

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Graphite
  • Pacific Blue
  • Silver

Which color iPhone 12 Pro is the most popular?

iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 12 Pro Colors

The iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro have completely different color choices. The iPhone 12 Mini offers six color choices: Black, Blue, Green, Purple, Red, and White. The iPhone 12 Pro sports four different color choices: Pacific Blue, Gold, Silver, and Graphite.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro were both released at the same time, but they each offer a different palette of colors. The iPhone 12 mini comes in Black, White, Green, Blue, Purple, and PRODUCT(RED), and the iPhone 12 Pro comes in Graphite, Silver, Gold, and Pacific Blue.

Storage Options

iPhone 12 Mini

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which iPhone 12 Mini storage should I buy?

iPhone 12 Pro

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which storage iPhone 12 Pro is the most popular?

iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 12 Pro Storage

The iPhone 12 Pro introduces one new storage option not found on the iPhone 12 Mini: 512GB. Both the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro share two storage options: 128GB and 256GB. However, the iPhone 12 Pro does not have options for 64GB, as seen on the iPhone 12 Mini.
Swappasaurus

The storage on the iPhone 12 Pro maxes out at 512GB, whereas the storage on the iPhone 12 mini maxes out at 256GB. The other storage options for the iPhone 12 Pro include 128GB and 256GB. The other storage options for the iPhone 12 mini include 64GB and 128GB.

Reviews

iPhone 12 Mini

31 reviews 4.8 stars

iPhone 12 Pro

35 reviews 5.0 stars

iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 12 Pro Reviews

Users rate the iPhone 12 Mini with 4.8 stars, compared to the iPhone 12 Pro with 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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