iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 14

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The iPhone 12 mini is part of the 14th generation iPhone lineup and was released in October 2020. The iPhone 14 is part of the 16th-generation iPhone lineup and was released in September 2022. The 14th generation lineup also includes the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the 16th generation lineup also includes the iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Price Comparison

iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 14 Pricing

iPhone 12 Mini prices start at $244, which is cheaper than the iPhone 14 low price of $638.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone 12 mini has the advantage over the iPhone 14 if you are looking for a smaller phone, but overall, the iPhone 14 has several advantages in terms of specs. The iPhone 14 features a 6.1” display, an Apple A15 Bionic chip, up to 512GB of storage, and up to 20 hours of battery life. In comparison, the iPhone 12 mini features a 5.4” display, an Apple A14 Bionic chip, up to 256GB of storage, and up to 15 hours of battery life. The iPhone 14 also has a newly introduced feature called Crash Detection, which is unavailable on the iPhone 12 mini.

Size

Size iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 14
Width 64 mm 2.5 inches
Height 132 mm 5.2 inches
Depth 7 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 133 g 4.7 ounces

The iPhone 12 mini measurements are as follows: 5.18” (H) x 2.52” (W) x 0.29” (D). The iPhone 12 mini features a 5.4” display size and weighs 4.76 ounces. In comparison, the iPhone 14 measures 5.78” (W) x 2.82” (W) x 0.31” (D). The iPhone 14 has a 6.1” display size and weighs 6.07 ounces.

Camera

Camera iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 14
Primary 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024

The iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 14 have similar camera hardware, but the iPhone 14 has several features not available on the iPhone 12 mini. These phones have a 12MP TrueDepth camera on the front and a dual 12MP array with a wide and ultra-wide lens on the back. The extra features on the iPhone 14 include Photographic Styles, a Cinematic mode for recording videos with shallow depth of field Action mode, and the Photonic Engine.

Screen

Display iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 14
Resolution 1080x2340
Screen Size 138 mm 5.4 in
Pixels Per Inch 477 ppi ppi

The iPhone 12 mini features a 5.4” Super Retina XDR display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 and a 625 nits typical max brightness. The iPhone 14 features a 6.1” Super Retina XDR display with a resolution of 2532 x 1170 and an 800 nits typical max brightness. Otherwise, they share several features including HDR, True Tone, Haptic Touch, wide color (P3), a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and a 1200 nits HDR max brightness.

Battery

Battery iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 14
Capacity 2227 mAh mAh
Longevity 13 hours hours
USB Lightning

The iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 14 support Qi wireless charging, Apple MagSafe charging, and are fast-charge capable when using a 20W wall power adapter and Lightning cable. The iPhone 12 mini is powered by a 2,227 mAh battery capable of providing up to 15 hours of video playback time or up to 50 hours of audio playback time. The iPhone 14 is powered by a 3,279 mAh battery capable of providing up to 20 hours of video playback time or up to 80 hours of audio playback time.

Processing

Processor iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 14
CPU 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 14

Available in 5 colors:

  • Blue
  • Midnight
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Starlight

Which color iPhone 14 is the most popular?

iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 14 Colors

The iPhone 12 Mini introduces two new colors not found in the iPhone 14 color palette: Starlight and Midnight. Both the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 14 share three colors: Red, Blue, and Purple. However, the iPhone 12 Mini does away with Black, Green, and White, previously seen on the iPhone 14.
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The iPhone 12 mini is available in Black, White, Green, Blue, Purple, and PRODUCT(RED). The iPhone 14 Plus is available in Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Purple, and PRODUCT(RED).

Storage Options

iPhone 12 Mini

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which iPhone 12 Mini storage should I buy?

iPhone 14

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which storage iPhone 14 is the most popular?

iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 14 Storage

The iPhone 14 introduces one new storage option not found on the iPhone 12 Mini: 512GB. Both the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 14 share two storage options: 128GB and 256GB. However, the iPhone 14 does not have options for 64GB, as seen on the iPhone 12 Mini.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 14 each offer three options for storage. The iPhone 12 mini offers 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB. The iPhone 14 offers 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB.

Reviews

iPhone 12 Mini

31 reviews 4.8 stars

iPhone 14

No reviews at this time

iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 14 Reviews

The iPhone 12 Mini is rated by users at 4.8 of 5.0 stars. Review data for iPhone 14 is not available at this time.

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