Apple iPhone 12 mini vs iPhone SE (2020) – Analysis, specifications and prices

The new Apple iPhone 12 mini device has a 2 camera setup with a main lens of 12 MP, Apple A14 Bionic processor chipset and a battery of 15 mAh. On other side, the Apple iPhone SE (2020) also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

Apple iPhone 12 mini vs Apple iPhone SE (2020)
Apple iPhone 12 mini vs Apple iPhone SE (2020)

Processor and Operating System

The Apple iPhone 12 mini runs on Apple A14 Bionic chipset and the processor has a total of 6 cores composed by 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Icestorm. It has a maximum CPU frequency of . Some other special features include 2x Firestorm and 64 bit architecture. Running on iOS 14 operating system.

The Apple A14 Bionic is a better chipset processor than the Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85.

Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone SE (2020) has a Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85, the second processor has a total of 6 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.65 GHz Lightning and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Thunder. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2650 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on iOS 14 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Apple iPhone 12 mini is carrying a Apple GPU,4 cores gpu in the interior and the Apple iPhone SE (2020) has the Apple GPU,4 cores,Antutu gpu – 186079 graphics processor.

Battery

The Apple iPhone 12 mini battery capacity is 15 mAh which is a 12040% (percent) less powerful than the 1821 mAh offered by the Apple iPhone SE (2020). Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, MagSafe wireless charging – 15 W, Qi wireless charging – 7.5 W and USB Power Delivery 3.0.
The Apple iPhone SE (2020) battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi wireless charging and USB Power delivery 2.0.

Screen

The handset is using a OLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 5.4 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Apple iPhone SE (2020) is featuring a IPS display with 750 x 1334 pixels and a screen size of 4.7 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Apple iPhone 12 mini is a 14.8% bigger than Apple iPhone SE (2020) screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 mini Apple iPhone SE (2020)
1200 cd/m² peak brightness 1400:1 contrast ratio
2000000:1 625 cd/m²
625 cd/m² typical brightness Capacitive
Capacitive Haptic Touch
Ceramic Shield Ion-strengthtened glass
Haptic Touch LED-backlit
Multi-touch Multi-touch
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Scratch resistant Retina HD display
Super Retina XDR Scratch resistant
True tone display Wide Color display (P3)
Wide color display (P3)

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Apple iPhone 12 mini is carrying a ram memory of 6 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Apple iPhone SE (2020) is coming with a 3 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like LPDDR4.
In the basic edition, the Apple iPhone 12 mini gives a 100% more ram memory capacity than Apple iPhone SE (2020).

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Apple iPhone 12 mini comes with or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, both phones have the same storage capacity of 64 gigabytes.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:256 gigabytes.

Apple iPhone SE (2020) gets you or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Apple iPhone 12 mini rear camera setup is composed by 2 lenses of 12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length 35 mm:26 mm , a pixel size of 1.7 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.6 f/2.4 respectively.

Apple iphone 12 mini
Apple iphone 12 mini

Meanwhile the Apple iPhone SE (2020) rear camera comes with 1 lenses of 12 MP , the flash type is Quad LED , a focal length(35 mm) equivalent:28 mm , carrying sensor like Sony Exmor RS , a pixel size of 1.22 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 respectively.

iphone se 2020 camera
iphone se 2020 camera
Apple iPhone 12 mini Apple iPhone SE (2020)
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
2x optical zoom Autofocus
5-element lens (#2) Continuous shooting
5x digital zoom Digital zoom
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Exposure compensation
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Face detection
Autofocus Flash type – Quad LED
Cinematic video stabilization Geotagging
Continuous autofocus HDR
Continuous shooting Hybrid IR filter
Deep Fusion ISO settings
Digital zoom Macro mode
Dolby Vision HDR video recording Noise reduction
Exposure compensation Optical image stabilization
Face detection Panorama
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) RAW
Geotagging Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
HDR Scene mode
ISO settings Self-timer
Macro mode Touch focus
Night Mode White balance settings
Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom
Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Quad-LED flash
RAW
Sapphire crystal lens cover
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Self-timer
Sensor size – 1/3.6″ (#2)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Apple iPhone 12 mini comes with a 12 MP in the front.

The Apple iPhone SE (2020) has a 7 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 mini Apple iPhone SE (2020)
1080p @ 120 fps 7 MP
12 MP 720p @ 240 fps
Aperture:f/2.0.2 Aperture:f/2.2
Cinematic video stabilization Face detection
Deep Fusion HDR
Face unlock Panorama
HDR Pixel size:1 µm /0.001000 mm
Night Mode Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Apple iPhone 12 mini Apple iPhone SE (2020)
Built-in 5G modem EDGE
EDGE EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) GPRS
Gigabit-class LTE with 2×2 MIMO and LAA HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
GPRS LTE Cat 16(150/1 Gbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42.2 Mbit/s) LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s)
LTE Cat 18(221.0/1.2 Gbit/s) TD-
LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s) TD-SCDMA
Sub6/mmWave – A2172 UMTS(384 kbit/s)
TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Apple iPhone 12 mini price is $700 and the Apple iPhone SE (2020) price tag is $550

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