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iPhone 12 mini Vs iPhone X

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iPhone 12 Mini
iPhone 12 Mini Starting from €388.79
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iPhone X
iPhone X Starting from €245.00
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How they compare

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iPhone 12 Mini iPhone X
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Design

iPhone 12 Mini iPhone X
Width 64.2 mm 70.9 mm
Height 131.5 mm 143.6 mm
Weight 135 g 174 g
Thickness 7.4 mm 7.7 mm
Volume 62.47 cm³ 78.4 cm³

Screen

iPhone 12 Mini iPhone X
Resolution 1080 x 2340 px 1125 x 2436 px
Density 476 ppi 458 ppi
Size 5.4 inches 5.8 inches

Battery

iPhone 12 Mini iPhone X
Battery capacity 2227 mAh* 2716 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum power

Performances

iPhone 12 Mini iPhone X
Maximum storage 256 GB 256 GB
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 4 GB 3 GB
LTE support Yes Yes

Camera

iPhone 12 Mini iPhone X
Front camera resolution 12 MP 7 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px

Audio

iPhone 12 Mini iPhone X
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 2 3

Our recent comparisons

iPhone X vs iPhone 12 mini Comparison

Which should you buy: the iPhone 12 mini or the iPhone X?

The iPhone 12 mini was released 3 years after the iPhone X, so you’d probably assume it’s a better phone, right? While it does outshine the iPhone X in some areas, there isn’t a clear-cut winner. Want to know which phone to buy? Read our iPhone 12 mini versus iPhone X comparison.

iPhone X – a phone with wow factor

When it launched, the iPhone X was just awe-inspiring, it was Apple’s first OLED edge-to-edge screen and it was amazing. Even though it’s no longer new, this is still a gorgeous screen that’s both sharp and bright. It became the new standard iPhone screen, which means the iPhone 12 mini has the same great screen. The major difference between the two is that the iPhone 12 mini’s screen is 0.4 inches smaller, 5.4 inches compared to 5.8 inches for the iPhone X. While we’re comparing sizes, let’s see how both phones shape up. The iPhone 12 mini is the smaller of the two, measuring 135.5 x 64.2 mm and weighing 135 g. In comparison, the iPhone X measures 143.6 x 70.9 mm and weighs 174 g. 

iPhone 12 mini – a fast phone with great cameras

Being a newer model, the iPhone 12 mini has a more up-to-date processor, it runs A14 bionic compared to the iPhone X’s A11 bionic. It also has the better camera. Although both phones have 2 x 12 MP rear cameras, the iPhone 12 mini has an ultra-wide lens for great accuracy, while the iPhone X has 2X optical zoom. On the front, you’ll find a 12 MP selfie camera able to record 4K video on the iPhone 12 mini, while the iPhone X has a 7 MP selfie camera and can record HD video.  Memory-wise the iPhone 12 mini has the edge with 4 GB RAM compared to 3. Battery life is longer too. 25 hours to 22. Both phones are equipped with fast charging.

Which is best?

Choosing the best phone between the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone X will depend entirely upon your needs. Want a bigger screen or a larger phone? Pick the iPhone X. Looking for something small and fast that takes great pictures? The iPhone 12 mini is the one for you. You can save money on either phone by buying a refurbished model.

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