Apple iPhone 12 mini vs Sony Xperia 5 II – Review, 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 Sony Xperia 5 II also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Apple iPhone 12 mini Sony Xperia 5 II
Phones specifications
Screen Display 5.4 in (inches) 6.1 in (inches)
Processor Apple A14 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System iOS 14 iOS 14
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1080 x 2520 pixels
RAM 6 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 12/12 MP 12/12/12 MP
Front Camera 12 MP 8 MP
Battery 15 mAh 4000 mAh

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 2 cores of 2.65 GHz Firestorm and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Icestorm. It has a maximum CPU frequency of . Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on iOS 14 operating system.

The Apple A14 BionicBoth phones are using the same processor, Apple A14 Bionic. the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Meanwhile, the Sony Xperia 5 II 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,Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming and Game Enhancer. 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 Sony Xperia 5 II has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) 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 Sony Xperia 5 II. 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 Sony Xperia 5 II battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, Xperia Adaptive Charging, Battery Care, STAMINA Mode, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ 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 Sony Xperia 5 II is featuring a OLED display with 1080 x 2520 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 Sony Xperia 5 II screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 mini Sony Xperia 5 II
1200 cd/m² peak brightness 100% DCI-P3
2000000:1 120 Hz refresh rate
625 cd/m² typical brightness 240 Hz touch sampling rate
Capacitive 400 cd/m²
Ceramic Shield 8-bit+FRC color bit depth
Haptic Touch Capacitive
Multi-touch CinemaWide display
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Scratch resistant Dynamic contrast enhancement
Super Retina XDR Dynamic Vibration system
True tone display HDR
Wide color display (P3) ITU-R BT.2020 (REC.2020)
Multi-touch
Peak brightness – 650 cd/m²
Scratch resistant
Triluminos display for mobile
X1 for mobile
X-Reality display

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 Sony Xperia 5 II is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Apple iPhone 12 mini gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than Sony Xperia 5 II.

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 Sony Xperia 5 II.

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

Sony Xperia 5 II 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.

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Meanwhile the Sony Xperia 5 II rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 12/12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 equivalent):24 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX557 , a pixel size of 1.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.4 f/2.2 respectively.

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Apple iPhone 12 mini Sony Xperia 5 II
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 960 fps
2x optical zoom 3x optical zoom (#2)
5-element lens (#2) 5-axis stabilization
5x digital zoom 720p @ 960 fps
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Angle of view – 124° (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Angle of view – 34° (#2)
Autofocus Aperture size- f/2.2 (#3)
Cinematic video stabilization Aperture size- f/2.4 (#2)
Continuous autofocus Autofocus
Continuous shooting Cinematography Pro
Deep Fusion Continuous shooting
Digital zoom Digital image stabilization
Dolby Vision HDR video recording Digital zoom
Exposure compensation Dual Pixel PDAF
Face detection Dual Pixel PDAF (#3)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Exposure compensation
Geotagging Face detection
HDR Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 16 mm (#3)
ISO settings Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 70 mm (#2)
Macro mode Geotagging
Night Mode HDR
Optical image stabilization ISO settings
Optical zoom OIS / EIS video stabilization (#2)
Panorama Optical image stabilization
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Optical zoom
Quad-LED flash Panorama
RAW Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Sapphire crystal lens cover Pixel size – 1.0 m (#2)
Scene mode Pixel size – 1.4 m (#2)
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Real-Time Eye AF for Humans and Animals
Self-timer Scene mode
Sensor size – 1/3.6″ (#2) Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus Self-timer
White balance settings Sensor version – Samsung S5K3T2 (#2)
Sensor version – Sony IMX363 (#3)
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#2)
Third rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera
Touch focus
White balance settings
Zeiss lens
Zeizz T Coating

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Sony Xperia 5 II has a 8 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 mini Sony Xperia 5 II
1080p @ 120 fps 8 MP
12 MP Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/2.0.2 HDR
Cinematic video stabilization Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm
Deep Fusion Sensor model:Samsung S5K4H7
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 Sony Xperia 5 II
Built-in 5G modem 5G is market-dependent
EDGE 5G NSA
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) 5G SA
Gigabit-class LTE with 2×2 MIMO and LAA EDGE
GPRS GPRS
HSPA+(5.76/ 42.2 Mbit/s) HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 18(221.0/1.2 Gbit/s) LTE Cat 19
LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s) UMTS(384 kbit/s)
Sub6/mmWave – A2172
TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Apple iPhone 12 mini price is $700 and the Sony Xperia 5 II price tag is $950

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