iPhone SE 2nd Gen 2020 vs iPhone 12 Mini

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The iPhone SE (2020) and iPhone 12 mini were released about six months apart, with the SE (2020) arriving in April 2020 and the 12 mini arriving in October 2020. But despite the close release times, the iPhone 12 mini brings notable improvements in several key areas. For example, the display size increases from 4.7” on the iPhone SE (2020) to 5.4” on the iPhone 12 mini, while the overall size of the phone decreases. The iPhone SE (2020) measures 5.45” x 2.65” x 0.29” and the iPhone 12 mini measures 5.18” x 2.53” x 0.29”. Some of the other key features of the iPhone 12 mini include 5G connectivity, Apple’s A14 Bionic chip, Face ID, MagSafe wireless charging, and up to 256GB of storage space. The iPhone 12 mini also has a 12MP TrueDepth camera on the front and a dual 12MP wide and ultra-wide camera on the back with Night mode, Deep Fusion, and Smart HDR 3 for photos.

Price Comparison

iPhone SE 2nd Gen 2020

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How much does iPhone SE 2nd Gen 2020 cost?

iPhone SE 2nd Gen 2020 vs iPhone 12 Mini Pricing

iPhone SE 2nd Gen 2020 prices start at $138, which is cheaper than the iPhone 12 Mini low price of $328.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone 12 mini has more advanced specs as compared to the iPhone SE (2020). Specs for the iPhone 12 mini include a 5.4” Super Retina XDR display with Ceramic Shield front, 5G, an Apple A14 Bionic chip, Face ID, up to 256GB of storage, and a dual 12MP rear camera with a wide and ultra-wide lens.

Size

Size iPhone SE 2nd Gen 2020 iPhone 12 Mini
Width 67 mm 2.7 inches 64 mm 2.5 inches
Height 138 mm 5.5 inches 132 mm 5.2 inches
Depth 7 mm 0.3 inches 7 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 148 g 5.2 ounces 133 g 4.7 ounces

The iPhone 12 mini has a larger display but is smaller in size compared to the iPhone SE (2020). Measurements for the iPhone 12 mini include a 5.4” display size, a height of 5.18”, a width of 2.53”, and a depth of 0.29”. The iPhone SE (2020) measurements include a 4.7” display size, a height of 5.45”, a width of 2.65”, and a depth of 0.29”. Otherwise, the iPhone 12 mini weighs 4.76 ounces, versus the 5.22-ounce weight of the iPhone SE (2020).

Camera

Camera iPhone SE 2nd Gen 2020 iPhone 12 Mini
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024

On the front, the iPhone 12 mini has a 12MP TrueDepth camera and the iPhone SE (2020) has a 7MP FaceTime HD camera. On the back, the iPhone 12 mini has a dual 12MP wide and ultra-wide camera and the iPhone SE (2020) has a single 12MP wide camera. The iPhone 12 mini camera features include Night Mode, Deep Fusion, and HDR video recording with Dolby Vision. The iPhone 12 mini is also able to record 4K video on the front camera, which is not possible on the iPhone SE (2020) front camera.

Screen

Display iPhone SE 2nd Gen 2020 iPhone 12 Mini
Resolution 750x1334 1080x2340
Screen Size 120 mm 4.7 in 138 mm 5.4 in
Pixels Per Inch 326 ppi 477 ppi

The iPhone 12 mini features a 5.4” Super Retina XDR (OLED) HDR display and the iPhone SE (2020) features a 4.7” Retina HD (LCD) display. Common display features include True Tone, wide color (P3), and a 625 nits (typical) max brightness. The iPhone 12 mini has a display resolution of 2340 x 1080, a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1, and a 1200 nits (HDR) max brightness. In comparison, the iPhone SE (2020) has a display resolution of 1334 x 750, and a contrast ratio of 1,400:1.

Battery

Battery iPhone SE 2nd Gen 2020 iPhone 12 Mini
Capacity 1821 mAh 2227 mAh
Longevity 14 hours 13 hours
USB Lightning Lightning

The iPhone 12 mini offers longer battery life than the iPhone SE (2020). Battery life estimates show the iPhone 12 mini as being able to offer up to 15 hours of video playback time or up to 50 hours of audio playback time. The iPhone SE (2020) battery is able to provide up to 13 hours of video playback time or up to 40 hours of audio playback time. Otherwise, both models support Qi wireless charging and are fast-charge capable when using a 20W wall power adapter. The iPhone SE (2020) can also charge using Apple’s MagSafe.

Processing

Processor iPhone SE 2nd Gen 2020 iPhone 12 Mini
CPU Apple A13 Bionic APL1085 / APL1W85 (T8030) Apple A14 Bionic APL1001 / APL1W01

Color Choices

iPhone SE 2nd Gen 2020

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • Red
  • White

Which iPhone SE 2nd Gen 2020 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 SE 2nd Gen 2020 vs iPhone 12 Mini Colors

The iPhone SE 2nd Gen 2020 introduces three new colors not found in the iPhone 12 Mini color palette: Blue, Green, and Purple. Both the iPhone SE 2nd Gen 2020 and iPhone 12 Mini share three colors: Red, Black, and White.
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The iPhone SE (2020) and iPhone 12 mini share three common colors, which are Black, White, and PRODUCT(RED). The iPhone 12 mini is also available in Purple, Green, and Blue.

Storage Options

iPhone SE 2nd Gen 2020

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which iPhone SE 2nd Gen 2020 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 SE 2nd Gen 2020 vs iPhone 12 Mini Storage

Both the iPhone SE 2nd Gen 2020 and iPhone 12 Mini share three storage options: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone SE (2020) is available in two storage configurations, and the iPhone 12 mini is available in three storage configurations. Both of these models offer options for 64GB and 128GB. The third option on the iPhone 12 mini is 256GB.

Reviews

iPhone SE 2nd Gen 2020

117 reviews 4.9 stars

iPhone 12 Mini

31 reviews 4.8 stars

iPhone SE 2nd Gen 2020 vs iPhone 12 Mini Reviews

The iPhone SE 2nd Gen 2020 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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