Apple iPhone 12 mini vs Google Pixel 5 – Analysis, specifications and prices

The new Apple iPhone 12 mini handset 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 Google Pixel 5 also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

Apple iPhone 12 mini vs Google Pixel 5_phone
Apple iPhone 12 mini vs Google Pixel 5_phone

 

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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G.

Meanwhile, the Google Pixel 5 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.4 GHz Kryo 475, 1 core of 2.2 GHz Kryo 475 and 6 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 475. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2400 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Titan M security module. 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 Google Pixel 5 has the Qualcomm Adreno 620 graphics processor.

Battery

The Apple iPhone 12 mini battery capacity is 15 mAh which is a 27100% (percent) less powerful than the 4080 mAh offered by the Google Pixel 5. 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 Google Pixel 5 battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi wireless charging and Wireless reverse charging.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Google Pixel 5 is featuring a OLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Apple iPhone 12 mini is a 11.1% smaller than Google Pixel 5 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 mini Google Pixel 5
1200 cd/m² peak brightness 90 Hz refresh rate
2000000:1 Always-on Display
625 cd/m² typical brightness Capacitive
Capacitive Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Ceramic Shield Multi-touch
Haptic Touch Scratch resistant
Multi-touch
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Scratch resistant
Super Retina XDR
True tone display
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 Google Pixel 5 is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Apple iPhone 12 mini gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than Google Pixel 5.

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, the Apple iPhone 12 mini gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Google Pixel 5.

The max storage capacity offered by the Apple iPhone 12 mini is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Google Pixel 5 with 128 gigabytes.

Google Pixel 5 gets you or 128 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 Google Pixel 5 rear camera comes with 2 lenses of 12/16 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35:28 mm , a pixel size of 1.4 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.2 respectively.

Google pixel 5 5g camera
Google pixel 5 5g camera
Apple iPhone 12 mini Google Pixel 5
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 120 fps
2x optical zoom 720p @ 240 fps
5-element lens (#2) Angle of view – 107° (#2)
5x digital zoom Aperture – f/2.2 (#2)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Autofocus
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Continuous shooting
Autofocus Digital image stabilization
Cinematic video stabilization Digital zoom
Continuous autofocus Exposure compensation
Continuous shooting Face detection
Deep Fusion Geotagging
Digital zoom HDR
Dolby Vision HDR video recording ISO settings
Exposure compensation Optical image stabilization
Face detection Optical zoom
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Panorama
Geotagging Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
HDR Phase detection with Dual Pixel
ISO settings Pixel size – 1.0 μm (#2)
Macro mode Scene mode
Night Mode Secondary rear camera – 16 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Optical image stabilization Self-timer
Optical zoom Touch focus
Panorama White balance settings
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 Google Pixel 5 has a 8 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 mini Google Pixel 5
1080p @ 120 fps 8 MP
12 MP Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/2.0.2 Face unlock
Cinematic video stabilization HDR
Deep Fusion Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.112000 mm
Face unlock
HDR
Night Mode
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 Google Pixel 5
Built-in 5G modem 5CA
EDGE 5G NSA
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) 5G SA
Gigabit-class LTE with 2×2 MIMO and LAA Built-in 5G modem
GPRS EDGE
HSPA+(5.76/ 42.2 Mbit/s) EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 18(221.0/1.2 Gbit/s) GPRS
LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s) HSPA+(42.2/ 5.76 Mbit/s)
Sub6/mmWave – A2172 LTE Cat 13(UL)
TD- LTE Cat 18(DL)
TD-SCDMA UMTS(384 kbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Apple iPhone 12 mini price is $700 and the Google Pixel 5 price tag is $700

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