For the first time, Apple launched a small model in the basic series of iPhones. The iPhone 12 mini is for many the clear successor to the iPhone SE 2020 or a pretty good update for those who have the company’s latest small.
As we are talking about small smartphones, we will start with the size, the weight and the screen. The iPhone 12 mini is 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm and weighs 135 grams and the iPhone SE 2020 is 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm and weighs 148 grams.
Although smaller, the 12 mini has a 5.4 inch screen compared to 4.7 in the SE 2020. The screen in the 12 mini is Super Retina XDR OLED with FHD + resolution and notch, while the SE 2020 is Retina IPS LCD with HD + resolution and tests.
Let’s go to the basic hardware. The iPhone 12 mini has the A14 Bionic, 4GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB / 256GB of storage, while the SE 2020 has the A13 Bionic, 3GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB / 256GB of storage.
Although lighter, the 12 mini has a 2,227mAh battery with a fast charge of 20W and wireless charging of 15W, compared to 1,821mAh of the SE 2020 with a fast charge of 18W and wireless charging.
Cameras and other features. The iPhone 12 mini has a 12MP dual camera with f / 1.6 and f / 2.4 aperture, while the SE 2020 single 12MP with f / 1.8 aperture. The selfie on the 12 mini is dual 12MP + SL 3D with f / 2.2 aperture, while the SE 2020 selfie is only 7MP with f / 2.2 aperture. The 12 mini is 5G with IP68 and the SE 2020 is 4G with IP67.
Prices? The iPhone 12 mini costs from 869 euros and the iPhone SE 2020 costs at least 499 euros. The difference is big, but the updates are also big, with 12 mini winning in all fields. Now, if you want to give something less, SE 2020 is also worth it.