Apple iPhone 12 mini vs Samsung Galaxy S20 5G – Analysis, specifications and prices

The new Apple iPhone 12 mini 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

Apple iPhone 12 mini vs Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
Apple iPhone 12 mini vs Samsung Galaxy S20 5G

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 processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G has the Qualcomm Adreno 650 graphics processor.

Battery

The Apple iPhone 12 mini battery capacity is 15 mAh which is a 26566.6% (percent) less powerful than the 4000 mAh offered by the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G. 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 9 W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.2 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Apple iPhone 12 mini is a 14.8% smaller than Samsung Galaxy S20 5G screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 mini Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
1200 cd/m² peak brightness 120Hz refresh rate
2000000:1 Always-On Display
625 cd/m² typical brightness Capacitive
Capacitive Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Ceramic Shield HDR10+
Haptic Touch Infinity-O Display
Multi-touch Multi-touch
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating Scratch resistant
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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz) and LPDDR5.
In the basic edition, the Apple iPhone 12 mini gives a 100% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy S20 5G.

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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G.

The max storage capacity offered by the Apple iPhone 12 mini is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G with 128 gigabytes.

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 64/12/12 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX374 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/2.0 f/1.8 f/2.2 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Galaxy S20
Apple iPhone 12 mini Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
2x optical zoom 2160p @ 60 fps
5-element lens (#2) 3x optical zoom (#3)
5x digital zoom 720p @ 960 fps
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Angle of view – 76° (#3)
Autofocus Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3)
Cinematic video stabilization Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Continuous autofocus Autofocus
Continuous shooting Continuous shooting
Deep Fusion Digital zoom
Digital zoom Dual OIS
Dolby Vision HDR video recording Exposure compensation
Exposure compensation Face detection
Face detection Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 22 mm (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Geotagging
Geotagging HDR
HDR HDR10+ video recording
ISO settings ISO settings
Macro mode Object tracking AF
Night Mode Optical image stabilization
Optical image stabilization Optical zoom
Optical zoom Panorama
Panorama PDAF (#3)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Quad-LED flash Phase detection with Dual Pixel
RAW Scene mode
Sapphire crystal lens cover Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Scene mode Self-timer
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Third rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto)
Self-timer Touch focus
Sensor size – 1/3.6″ (#2) White balance settings
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G has a 10 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 mini Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
1080p @ 120 fps 10 MP
12 MP Aperture:f/2.2
Aperture:f/2.0.2 Auto HDR
Cinematic video stabilization Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Deep Fusion Sensor model:Sony IMX374
Face unlock Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
Built-in 5G modem 5G NSA
EDGE 5G SA
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) EDGE
Gigabit-class LTE with 2×2 MIMO and LAA Enhanced 4×4 MIMO
GPRS GPRS
HSPA+(5.76/ 42.2 Mbit/s) HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 18(221.0/1.2 Gbit/s) LAA (US only)
LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s) LTE Cat 20
Sub6/mmWave – A2172 Snapdragon X55 modem
TD- UMTS(384 kbit/s)
TD-SCDMA Up to 7CA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Apple iPhone 12 mini price is $700 and the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G price tag is $999

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