iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 14 Plus

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Apple released the iPhone 12 mini in October 2020 and released the iPhone 14 Plus about two years later, in September 2022. The iPhone 12 mini is in the 14th generation which also includes the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 14 Plus is in the 16th generation which also includes the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Price Comparison

iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 14 Plus Pricing

iPhone 12 Mini prices start at $254, which is cheaper than the iPhone 14 Plus low price of $628.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone 14 Plus is a larger and heavier phone than the iPhone 12 mini, and it also has several advantages in terms of hardware specs. Key specs for the iPhone 14 Plus include a 6.7” display, an Apple A15 Bionic chip, up to 512GB of storage, and up to 26 hours of battery life. The key specs for the iPhone 12 mini include 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 Plus also has several new features not available on the iPhone 12 mini, such as Crash Detection, the Photonic Engine, Photographic Styles, Action Mode, and a Cinematic Mode for recording videos with shallow depth of field.

Size

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

Measurements for the iPhone 12 mini are as follows: 5.18” (H) x 2.52” (W) x 0.29” (D), with a display size of 5.4” and a weight of 4.76 ounces. In comparison, the iPhone 14 Plus measures 6.33” (W) x 3.07” (W) x 0.31” (D), with a 6.7” display size, and a weight of 7.16 ounces.

Camera

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

The iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 14 Plus feature similar camera hardware, but the iPhone 14 Plus has a few extra features that are not available on the iPhone 12 mini. The camera hardware includes a front-facing 12MP TrueDepth camera and a rear-facing dual 12MP array with a wide and ultra-wide lens. The extra features found on the iPhone 14 Plus include the Photonic Engine and Action mode, as well as Photographic Styles and a Cinematic mode for recording videos with shallow depth of field.

Screen

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

The iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 14 Plus feature a Super Retina XDR display with HDR, True Tone, wide color (P3), a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, Haptic Touch, and an HDR max brightness of 1200 nits. But while there are several similarities, they are very different in size. The iPhone 12 mini display measures 5.4 inches, has a resolution of 2340 x 1080, and a typical max brightness of 625 nits. The iPhone 14 Plus display measures 6.7 inches, has a resolution of 2778 x 1284, and has a typical max brightness of 800 nits.

Battery

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

The iPhone 14 Plus offers nearly double the battery life of the iPhone 12 mini. The iPhone 14 Plus is powered by a 4,325 mAh battery capable of providing up to 26 hours of video playback time or up to 100 hours of audio playback time. 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. Both of these phones support Qi wireless charging, Apple MagSafe charging, and are fast-charge capable when using a 20W wall power adapter and Lightning cable.

Processing

Processor iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 14 Plus
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 Plus

Available in 5 colors:

  • Blue
  • Midnight
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Starlight

Which color iPhone 14 Plus is the most popular?

iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 14 Plus Colors

The iPhone 12 Mini introduces two new colors not found in the iPhone 14 Plus color palette: Starlight and Midnight. Both the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 14 Plus 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 Plus.
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The iPhone 12 mini is available in six colors, and the iPhone 14 Plus is available in five colors. The color options for the iPhone 12 mini include Black, White, Green, Blue, Purple, and PRODUCT(RED). The color options for the iPhone 14 Plus include 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 Plus

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which storage iPhone 14 Plus is the most popular?

iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 14 Plus Storage

The iPhone 14 Plus introduces one new storage option not found on the iPhone 12 Mini: 512GB. Both the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 14 Plus share two storage options: 128GB and 256GB. However, the iPhone 14 Plus does not have options for 64GB, as seen on the iPhone 12 Mini.
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The iPhone 12 mini storage options are 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The iPhone 14 Plus is available with 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of storage.

Reviews

iPhone 12 Mini

31 reviews 4.8 stars

iPhone 14 Plus

No reviews at this time

iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 14 Plus Reviews

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

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