Apple iPhone 12 mini vs Apple iPhone SE 2020: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Apple iPhone 12 mini vs Apple iPhone SE 2020. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

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Technical data sheets

Basics

Score

Ki Price/Quality
Score
8.4 Ki Price/Quality
Score
8.0 Ki Price/Quality
Score
Design and Screen score 8.3 Design & Materials 6.6 Design & Materials
Performance and Hardware score 8.1 Performance & Hardware 8.0 Performance & Hardware
Camera score 8.5 Camera 7.1 Camera
Connectivity score 9.1 Connectivity 8.4 Connectivity
Battery score 3.3 Battery 2.5 Battery

User reviews

User score
9.4
13 reviews
8.0
37 reviews

Summary

Inches 5.4" 4.7"
Resolution FHD+ HD+
Usable surface 84% useful 65% useful
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 16:9
Dimensions 64.2 mm
131.5 mm
7.4 mm
67.3 mm
138.4 mm
7.3 mm
Weight 135 g 148 g
Micro A14
Hexa-Core
A13
Hexa-Core
RAM 4 GB RAM 3 GB RAM
Storage 64 GB 64 GB
AnTuTu 523.445
v8
492.166
v8
Battery 2227 mAh 1821 mAh
Main Camera 1
12 Mpx · ƒ/1.6
IMX372
2
1
12 Mpx · ƒ/1.8
iSight Camera (8)
Selfie Camera SELF 12 Mpx · ƒ/2.2 SELF 7 Mpx · ƒ/2.2
Bands
OS iOS 14 iOS 14

Brand

Brand Apple Apple
Aliases A2403 A2296

Release Date

Release date October 2020,
9 months ago
April 2020,
1 year ago
State On Sale On Sale
Market Global Global

Design & Materials

Structure

Apple iPhone 12 mini
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple iPhone 12 mini
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Size
64.2 mm
131.5 mm
7.4 mm
Print 3D Model
67.3 mm
138.4 mm
7.3 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 135 g 148 g
Usable surface 84 % 65 %
Materials Glass, Aluminium Glass
Resistance IP68 IP67
Colors
Black

White

Blue

Red

Green
Black

White

Red

Screen

Diagonal 5.4" 4.7"
Type Oled LCD IPS
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 16:9
Resolution FHD+
1080 x 2340 px
HD+
750 x 1334 px
Density 477 Pixels per inch 326 Pixels per inch

Others

Others
  • Wide screen notch
  • Brightnes 625 cd/m² (typ)
  • Peak brightness - 1200 cd/m²
  • 2000000:1 contrast ratio
  • HDR
  • DCI-P3
  • Wide Color display (P3)
  • True Tone display
  • Super Retina XDR
  • Scratch resistant
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
  • Frameless
  • Haptic Touch
  • Without Notch
  • Brightnes 625 cd/m² (typ)
  • 1400:1 contrast ratio
  • DCI-P3
  • Wide Color display (P3)
  • True Tone display
  • Scratch resistant
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Liquid Retina display

User reviews

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
9.8
7.4
Do you think it's a nice phone?
9.6
8.3
Is it comfortable?
9.9
9.3
Can you see it well in the sunlight?
8.9
8.0
Number of reviews
13 reviews
37 reviews

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model Apple A14 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
CPU 2x Icestorm 3.1 GHz + 4x Firestorm 1.8 GHz 2x Thunder 2.65 GHz + 4x Lightning 1.8 GHz
Type Hexa-Core Hexa-Core
Manufacturing 5 nm 7 nm
Frequency 3.1 GHz 2.65 GHz
64 Bits Yes Yes

Graphics

GPU Apple 4-core graphics processing unit A14 GPU Apple 4-core graphics processing unit A13 GPU

RAM

RAM 4 GB 3 GB
Type LPDDR4X RAM --

Storage

Capacity 64 GB 64 GB
Type -- --
SD Slot No No

Security

Fingerprint No Yes, on the front

Sensors

Sensors
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer

Others

Notifications LED -- --
Cooling system No No
Gaming buttons No No

User reviews

Does it have good sound?
9.3
8.9
Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
9.9
9.5
What's your experience been with demanding games?
9.6
8.8
Number of reviews
13 reviews
37 reviews

Camera

Main

No. of cameras Double rear camera Rear camera
1
Camera type

Standard

Standard
Resolution 12 Mpx 12 Mpx
Sensor Sony IMX372 Apple iSight Camera (8)
Type CMOS CMOS BSI
Aperture ƒ/ 1.6 ƒ/ 1.8
ISO -- --
Pixel size 1.40 µm 1.20 µm
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size 1/3.4 1/3
2
Camera type

Wide Angle lens
--
Resolution
12 Mpx
Sensor
Sony IMX503
Type
CMOS
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
Pixel size
1.40 µm
Pixel Binning
--
Sensor size
1/2.55

Features

Flash LED Dual LED
Optical Stabilisation Yes Yes
Slow Motion Video Yes,
240 fps
Yes,
240 fps
Others
  • 4K Video
  • Optical zoom
  • Digital zoom
  • Dual camera
  • Ultra stable video
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
  • Manual focus
  • Continuous autofocus
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • ISO settings
  • Continuous shooting
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • White balance settings
  • Face detection
  • RAW
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Night Mode
  • Geotagging
  • Exposure compensation
  • 4K Video
  • Digital zoom
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • RAW
  • Night Mode

Selfie

SELF
Camera type

Dedicated

Dedicated
Resolution 12 Mpx 7 Mpx
Sensor Sony IMX514 Unknown
Type CMOS --
Aperture ƒ/ 2.2 ƒ/ 2.2
Pixel size -- --
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size -- --
Others
--
--

DxOMark Score

DxOMark Score
122
Mobile
132
Photo
112
Video
103
Mobile
108
Photo
105
Video

User reviews

Quality of daytime photos
9.9
9.1
Quality of nighttime photos
9.2
6.7
Quality of selfies
9.7
8.0
Does it have a powerful flash?
9.3
8.8
Number of reviews
13 reviews
37 reviews

Connectivity

Network compatibility

5G
  • n1 (2100)
  • n2 (1900 PCS)
  • n3 (1800)
  • n5 (850)
  • n7 (2600)
  • n8 (900)
  • n12 (700)
  • n20 (800)
  • n25 (1900)
  • n28b (700)
  • n28a (700)
  • n38 (2600)
  • n40 (2300)
  • n41 (2500)
  • n66 (1700)
  • n77 (3700)
  • n78 (3500)
  • n79 (4700)
--
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B28b (700)
  • B28a (700)
  • B30 (2300)
  • B32 (1500)
  • B34 (TDD 2100)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B42 (TDD 3500)
  • B46 (TDD 5200)
  • B48 (TDD 3600)
  • B66 (1700/2100)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B11 (1500)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B21 (1500)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B28b (700)
  • B28a (700)
  • B29 (700)
  • B30 (2300)
  • B32 (1500)
  • B34 (TDD 2100)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B42 (TDD 3500)
  • B46 (TDD 5200)
  • B48 (TDD 3600)
  • B66 (1700/2100)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
2G
  • CDMA2000 EV-DO REV.A
  • CDMA BC0 (800)
  • CDMA BC1 (1900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • CDMA BC1 (1900)
  • CDMA BC10 (800 Secondary)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM Dual Sim Dual Standby Dual Sim Dual Standby
Type
  • Nano SIM
  • eSIM
  • Nano SIM
  • eSIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
  • WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
  • WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
Others
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi MiMO
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi MiMO

Bluetooth

Version Bluetooth 5.1 LE Low energy consumption Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)

Navigation

Navigation
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • QZSS
  • Galileo
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • QZSS
  • Galileo

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • Proprietary
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • Proprietary

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

-- --
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

-- --

Others

Others
  • NFC
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE
  • UMA
  • VoWiFi
  • NFC
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE

User reviews

Does it have good coverage for calls?
9.8
8.9
Quality of the GPS
9.8
9.4
And the WiFi?
9.9
9.1
Number of reviews
13 reviews
37 reviews

Battery

Battery

Capacity
2227 mAh
1821 mAh
Type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Fast charge Yes,
20.0W
Yes,
18.0W
Others
  • Wireless charging
  • Non-removable
  • Non-removable

User reviews

How long does the battery last?
  • 15%
    Less than half day
  • 15%
    Less than a day
  • 46%
    One day
  • 23%
    More than one day
  • 0%
    Two days or more
  • 28%
    Less than half day
  • 28%
    Less than a day
  • 39%
    One day
  • 6%
    More than one day
  • 0%
    Two days or more
Number of reviews
13 reviews
37 reviews

Software

Software

Operating System
  • iOS 14
    iOS 14 , 1 year ago
  • iOS 14
    iOS 14 , 1 year ago
Google Services (official) -- --

User reviews

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 38%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 54%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 8%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
  • 31%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 61%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 8%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 0%
    Never
  • 8%
    Once a year
  • 15%
    Every six months
  • 77%
    Every two months or less
  • 0%
    Never
  • 6%
    Once a year
  • 34%
    Every six months
  • 59%
    Every two months or less
Number of reviews
13 reviews
37 reviews

Prices

Prices

Prices

Prices for the version Global  •  4GB  •  64GB Change

Prices

Prices for the version Global  •  3GB  •  64GB Change