The iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max sit at different price points, despite the same A14 Bionic chipset and similar OLED panels across the board. In this guide, we look at what Apple brings to each model, and we propose an ideal iPhone 12 variant based on your expected usage patterns.
THE GOLDILOCKS PHONE - iPhone 12
Why is the iPhone 12 the ‘Goldilocks fit’ of the bunch? If you’re not particularly aching for telephoto or heightened video-recording capabilities, the regular iPhone 12 offers the best balance between display size, battery, and packs all the core stuff that makes iPhones faster, better, and nicer than their previous iterations. Apple made OLED panels available across all models in this generation of iPhones, so you’re getting great display quality on the iPhone 12, too.
The iPhone 12 is the standard, almost-everything-in model, with dual cameras fit for most scenarios - 12MP, wide-angle, f/1.6 aperture, seven-element main shooter, complemented with a 12MP, ultra-wide angle, f/2.4 aperture, five-element lens that offers 120° field of view. Together, the cameras on the regular and mini models offer 2x optical zoom out and 5x digital zoom. In the video-recording department, you get Dolby Vision HDR recording up to 4K resolution @ 30 FPS.
DISPLAY 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display (2,532 x 1,170 pixels resolution)
PROCESSOR A14 Bionic
REAR CAMERAS 12MP wide, f/1.6, OIS, 100% Focus Pixels 12MP ultra-wide, f/2.4, 120° FOV 2x optical zoom out Digital zoom up to 5x
STORAGE OPTIONS 64GB 128GB 256GB
BATTERY Video playback up to 17 hours
DIMENSIONS 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4mm
COMPACT WITH NO CORNERS CUT - iPhone 12 mini
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