iPhone 12 mini Vs iPhone XR

iPhone 12 Mini
iPhone 12 Mini Starting from €351.36
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iPhone XR
iPhone XR Starting from €227.00
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iPhone 12 Mini iPhone XR


iPhone 12 Mini iPhone XR
Width 64.2 mm 75.7 mm
Height 131.5 mm 150.9 mm
Weight 135 g 194 g
Thickness 7.4 mm 8.3 mm
Volume 62.47 cm³ 94.81 cm³


iPhone 12 Mini iPhone XR
Resolution 1080 x 2340 px 828 x 1792 px
Density 476 ppi 326 ppi
Size 5.4 inches 6.1 inches


iPhone 12 Mini iPhone XR
Battery capacity 2227 mAh* 2942 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


iPhone 12 Mini iPhone XR
Maximum storage 256 GB 256 GB
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 4 GB 3 GB
5G support Yes No
LTE support Yes Yes


iPhone 12 Mini iPhone XR
Front camera resolution 12 MP 7 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes No
Optical zoom Yes No
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px


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

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iPhone XR vs iPhone 12 mini Comparison

Looking for a new phone? Compare the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone XR to see how they shape up.

What are the top three things on your wishlist when looking for a new phone? Screen size, battery life, and memory? Speed, storage, and cameras, or size and weight of the phone? Let’s take a look at the iPhone 12 mini versus the iPhone XR.

iPhone XR – the best battery life

Need a phone that lasts the day and then some. Get the iPhone XR it will give you around 33 hours of battery life with average usage. That’s a good seven hours more than the iPhone 12 mini. The iPhone XR is by far the bigger of these two phones and that can be a good or bad thing, it just depends on your viewpoint. It has a 6.1-inch screen, which is brilliant if you love a big screen. But for the battery and screen size, you do get the extra weight, 194 g compared to the iPhone 12 mini’s 135 g. The iPhone XR measures 150.9 x 75.5 mm and the 12 iPhone mini measures 135.5 x 64.2 mm. The screens are not the same either, the iPhone XR has an LCD screen while the iPhone 12 mini has an OLED screen which has more pixels per inch 476 compared to 326. Which would suit you best?

iPhone 12 Mini – the best cameras

The iPhone 12 mini has the best cameras out of these two phones. At the rear, you have 2 x 12 MP with an ultra-wide lens, and at the front, you also have a 12 MP camera that’s capable of 4K video recording. The iPhone XR has just the one 12 MP rear camera and a 7 MP front camera with HD video recording. The iPhone 12 mini also offers a faster processor than the iPhone XR, better memory, 4 GB compared to 3 GB, and it is enabled for Wi-Fi 6.

Which should you buy?

There are pros and cons to each phone, so pick according to your wishlist. You’ll also want to consider the price, but you can get a great deal on either of these two phones when you buy a refurbished model.

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