Apple iPhone 12 mini vs Apple iPhone XR – Analysis, specifications and prices

The new Apple iPhone 12 mini mobile phone 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 XR also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

Apple iPhone 12 mini vs Apple iPhone XR
Apple iPhone 12 mini vs Apple iPhone XR

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 A12 Bionic.

Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone XR has a Apple A12 Bionic, the second processor has a total of 6 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.5 GHz Vorte cores of and 4 cores of 1.59 GHz Tempest. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2800 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,M12 motion coprocessor and Neural engine (8-core design). 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 XR has the Apple GPU ,4 cores,1100 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Apple iPhone 12 mini battery capacity is 15 mAh which is a 19513.3% (percent) less powerful than the 2942 mAh offered by the Apple iPhone XR. 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 XR battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable and Qi wireless charging.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Apple iPhone XR is featuring a IPS LCD display with 828 x 1792 pixels and a screen size of 6.1 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Apple iPhone 12 mini is a 12.9% smaller than Apple iPhone XR screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 mini Apple iPhone XR
1200 cd/m² peak brightness 120 Hz touch-sensing
2000000:1 1400:1 contrast ratio
625 cd/m² typical brightness 625 cd/m²
Capacitive Capacitive
Ceramic Shield Dolby Vision
Haptic Touch Haptic Touch
Multi-touch Liquid Retina HD display
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating Multi-touch
Scratch resistant Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Super Retina XDR Scratch resistant
True tone display 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 XR is coming with a 3 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Apple iPhone 12 mini gives a 100% more ram memory capacity than Apple iPhone XR.

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 XR 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 XR rear camera comes with 1 lenses of 12 MP , the flash type is Quad LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 28 mm , a pixel size of 1.4 μm and aperture lens of f/1.8 respectively.

Apple iphone XR camera
Apple iphone XR camera
Apple iPhone 12 mini Apple iPhone XR
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
2x optical zoom 6-element lens
5-element lens (#2) Animoji and Memoji
5x digital zoom Autofocus
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Burst mode
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Continuous shooting
Autofocus Digital zoom
Cinematic video stabilization Exposure compensation
Continuous autofocus Face detection
Continuous shooting Geotagging
Deep Fusion HDR
Digital zoom Hybrid IR filter
Dolby Vision HDR video recording ISO settings
Exposure compensation Macro mode
Face detection Noise reduction
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Optical image stabilization
Geotagging Panorama
HDR Portrait Lighting with 3 effects
ISO settings Portrait mode – Bokeh effect
Macro mode Portrait mode – Depth Control
Night Mode RAW
Optical image stabilization Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
Optical zoom Scene mode
Panorama Self-timer
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Touch focus
Quad-LED flash White balance settings
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 XR has a 7 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 mini Apple iPhone XR
1080p @ 120 fps 1080p @ 60 fps
12 MP 7 MP
Aperture:f/2.0.2 Animoji and Memoji
Cinematic video stabilization Aperture:f/2.2
Deep Fusion Auto image stabilization
Face unlock Burst mode
HDR Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 32 mm
Night Mode Live Photos
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination) Portrait Lighting with five effects
Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
Retina Flash
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 XR
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
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 XR price tag is $750

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