IPhone 12 mini Review

Created date: 10/13/2020, 13:38:02, Updated date: 10/13/2020, 15:19:33

Detailed review of iPhone 12 mini's features

What are the advantages and disadvantages of choosing the iPhone 12 mini? We conducted a deep-dive review into what makes this phone great. We did a thorough analysis into the often compared aspects of the device!

Review of the product design of the iPhone 12 mini

Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets

When deciding whether to buy an iPhone 12 mini, the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the iPhone 12 mini around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The iPhone 12 mini is a size that can easily be held in one hand. Even when holding it along with other things such as a wallet, its size makes it difficult to drop accidentally.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the iPhone 12 mini in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.

Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket

The iPhone 12 mini has a size that makes it relatively easy to keep and take out. While it sometimes get caught when sticking out of the pocket, I think it is just a matter of getting used to it.

Ease of getting it in and out of your bag

The iPhone 12 mini is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.

Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the iPhone 12 mini by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

Ease of grasping the phone in one hand

The iPhone 12 mini is a size that allows you to have a firm grip even while using it. Since your hand is kept stable, it is difficult to accidentally drop the phone, and it is very easy to use. Since the original body size is small, the phone is still easy to hold even when using a case.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

The iPhone 12 mini is light, and I think it can be operated with one hand for a long time without feeling tired. However, it may be a bit heavy for those who are not used to using smart phones. Also, as it is not a heavy smart phone, its weight does not really change when a case is added.

Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand

Even when used with one hand, the iPhone 12 mini has a size which allows buttons on the edges of the display to be operated. However, people with small hands may lose their grip if they try to press the buttons at the edges.

The size of the buttons on the App

The buttons displayed on the iPhone 12 mini are large, and therefore it is difficult to press the wrong ones. While some buttons may look small depending on the app, you probably won't feel that stressed when you actually use it.

Ease of typing in letters using the flick function

You can type easily on the iPhone 12 mini even with a tight grip. Even when typing at high speeds you can type freely without having to loosen your grip.

Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion

If you aren't being careful it is really easy to mistype when using the iPhone 12 mini with two hands since the buttons are so small. In addition, typing at high speeds is pretty difficult and I can't say its very suited for it.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the iPhone 12 mini is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

Because the display of the iPhone 12 mini is much larger than ordinary phones, characters are displayed quite large. Therefore, it is suitable for reading long bodies of text and exchanging long messages while doing research.

Ease of reading sentences

Since the iPhone 12 mini displays characters smoothly, it can display them beautifully. Even when viewing small characters, the jaggedness of the character outline is not at a level seen during normal viewing and is displayed very naturally. Because of this, it is difficult for your eyes to become tired and make the phone suitable for reading long bodies of text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The screen of the iPhone 12 mini can display pictures and videos quite vividly. This makes it great for enjoying videos and games dynamically. It has a very beautiful screen.

Ease of writing sentences

For the iPhone 12 mini, the on-screen keyboard covers part of the screen when typing, but there is sufficient space for operation. Its size is suitable for entering long sentences, but I feel it may be a bit clumsy when editing office documents.

Summary of iPhone 12 mini performance and functions

The size and weight of the iPhone 12 mini

The body of the iPhone 12 mini is 2.5 inches (64.2 mm) wide, 5.2 inches (131.5 mm) long, and 0.3 inches (7.4 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 5.4 inch, and it weighs 135 oz (135 g). Its size is large compared to normal smart phones. While it may be slightly difficult to use with one hand, the screen is large and easy to see. I think this is a nice balance. It is recommended for those who want large screens instead of operating with one hand. This smartphone is relatively light, and you can use it for long periods of time without your hands hurting.

iPhone 12 mini
iPhone SE (2020)
iPhone XS 512GB
iPhone 12 miniiPhone SE (2020)iPhone XS 512GB
ColorBlack/White/Red/Green/BlueBlack/White/Red/ /
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.5 inches (64.2 mm) x 5.2 inches (131.5 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.4 mm)2.6 inches (67.3 mm) x 5.4 inches (138.4 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.3 mm)2.8 inches (70.9 mm) x 5.7 inches (143.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.7 mm)
Weight135 oz (135 g)148 oz (148 g)177 oz (177 g)
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Display of the iPhone 12 mini

The iPhone 12 mini has a Super Retina XDR OLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2340. Compared to normal smart phones, its screen is relatively beautiful. It shows great images even when up close, such as when using it for VR.

iPhone 12 mini
iPhone SE (2020)
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iPhone 12 miniiPhone SE (2020)iPhone XS 512GB
Display size5.4 inch4.7 inch5.8 inch
Display typeSuper Retina XDR OLEDRetina IPS LCDTrue Tone HDR Super Retina HD
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 2340750 x 13341125 x 2436
Pixel density477 ppi325 ppi462 ppi
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The battery life of the iPhone 12 mini

The processing capability of the iPhone 12 mini

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iPhone 12 miniiPhone SE (2020)iPhone XS 512GB
ChipsetApple A14 BionicApple A13 BionicApple A12
CPU specs2.65GHz+1.8GHz×6(Hexacore)2.49GHz+2.49GHz×6(Hexacore)
RAM size3GB4GB
Storage size256GB512GB
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The camera of the iPhone 12 mini

The iPhone 12 mini has a back camera with 12 MP. The front camera has 12 MP. Its rear camera has slightly better performance compared to normal smart phones. While there are times when I feel it is lacking, it is able to take pictures with satisfactory quality almost all the time. In addition, its front camera has slight better performance compared to those normally found in phones. While there are times when I feel it is lacking, it is able to take pictures with satisfactory quality almost all the time.

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iPhone 12 miniiPhone SE (2020)iPhone XS 512GB
Rear-camera resolution12 MP12 MP12 MP
Front-camera resolution12 MP7 MP7 MP
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