A crumb from Apple brakes the battery, otherwise it’s boring. IPhone 12 mini test

Apple has revealed to the world that it is not afraid to experiment. His mini smartphone is one of the smallest we have been able to try in recent years. And on a small battery, it’s a unique experience.

The mini iPhone in Apple’s current offer is a very logical step. The manufacturer has never rushed beyond the maximum dimensions of the phone’s display flap, and although this is not so much the case with the Max model, Apple would still be our first choice if we were looking for special phones.

According to him, the SE model has been renewed several times, which is not only cheaper than Apple’s standards, but so the joint design is always a well-known predecessor, it would only be considered highly compact for the time being. In addition, the bag in Apple’s offer always featured at least one model that still clashed with the dimensions of a very short, like you iPhone X and its successors (XS, 11 Pro).

However, the iPhone 12 mini is less and less unique in the current market. At the same time, it is still a very well-equipped top model that, even if compromised, belongs to that expensive premium segment. It bears quite a similarity with the 12 Pro model, which we tested it (you can find a review here) and in many ways we will repeat it. So he can scan the phone.

So how much did this mini iPhone have?

The iPhone 12 mini has a really unique size for the bottom. Its screen has a depth of only 5.4 inches, and since it covers virtually the entire front surface of the print and the rims are then only about two millimeters laterally and the sides are flat, it basically determines the size of the entire device. If the display depth is not enough, the complete dimensions of the phone are 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm.

In the editorial office, we are used to more mobile phones, and we can also get used to modern smartphone stackers, which have a 7.6-inch display when unfolded. In contrast, the iPhone 12 mini is an absolute crumb and its size looks almost and comical. At the same time, however, we must remember that to go back, the 5.5-inch device was considered a special check, it would be a fact that massive frames had to be added to the dimensions of the display.

iPhone 12 mini

iPhone SE (2020) and iPhone 12 mini

As a result, the iPhone 12 mini is less than the iPhone SE, which has only a 4.7-inch display, but with the lines around it, it is a bit more of a phone. In the competition, you will find phones like this, so recently we are remembering, for example, Xiaomi Redmi 7A or Google Pixel 3, which have a very striking frame.

Even compared to its tested iPhone 12 Pro model, its mini version is really noticeably smaller, although the 12 Pro has a relatively large 6.1-inch display.

What does all this mean in practice? The phone fits comfortably even in smaller children’s pockets, in those large men’s ones they are almost lost. During the control, we have recently become accustomed to fully reaching for you without touching the entire display with one hand, but with the iPhone 12 mini it works again. On the other hand, writing on the keyboard is not so fully comfortable and you will give more hell.

Dimensions aside, what about the design and display of the phone?

In what we had about the new design of the last generation iPhone, we wrote in the first impressions and reviews of the Pro model, we will just repeat that the mini iPhone has flat sides in the style of the old iPhone 4, 4s, 5 and 5s. With all this, the phone is subjectively a bit clinging, the sharp edge would be a little easier to remove in hand. But it’s just a habit. And yes, even the iPhone 12 mini um sm o sob stt on the side.

In addition to its appearance, the phone is unique with its many color variants. There are a total of five of them: bl, green, black, blue and red. We looked down on a rather sharp red, which Apple two did not set aside as a special edition, of which two hundred thanks to the support of organizations fighting HIV / AIDS. This year, the list of standard offers and each way is quite original.

iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 mini

The difference compared to the slightly better equipped iPhone 12 Pro is so the processing of the back of the phone instead of matte are so shiny, matte is only a module with two cameras. The opposite is true for the Pro version. We would like for a matte workmanship that does not hold so many fingerprints, but we want Apple to want to differentiate cheap and expensive models at least somehow.

After all, it was the same last year, when the dragon 11 Pro was dim, while the basic iPhone 11 model was shiny on the walls. From it, the rest and on the flat sides 12 mini and bn 12 come out, including a completely identical module with two cameras. If you will not be able to see the sides of the phone, do not distinguish the losk and leton generation from behind from behind.

Along the side of the display, there’s the Super Retina XDR OLED panel, which is paradoxically a bit smoother than the 12 Pro model. The mini model has a fineness of 476 pixels per inch compared to the 460 u Pro variant. The resolution of this screen size is 1,080 x 2,340 pixels, there is also support for HDR 10 and True Tone technology, which automatically adjusts the output according to the surrounding lighting. Unfortunately, we also forgot about some fast refresh rate, which is currently available in Android.

Apple thus glued the cover glass to Meziron, which this time is reinforced with ceramic crystals (hence the name Ceramic Shield). In addition to the classic PIN and password, the screen is unlocked using the owner’s scan (Face ID). It’s as fast and accurate as ever driving before and before you know that your TV actually recognizes a lot of quite sharp heads even at long distances.

Even the mini iPhone did not get rid of the display, which at first, due to the small size of the screen, seems to be more massive than its siblings and does not leave much room on the sides. As with the other models, you will probably get used to it soon, but in 2020, the manufacturer should get rid of such an element twice. Just look where the competition has gone.

How’s the iPhone 12 mini?

In terms of equipment, there is a mini iPhone and, with the exception of it, practically the same as its Pro sibling. The heart of the phone is the six-core Apple A14 Bionic processor made on a 5nm process, which should be about 50% more powerful than its predecessor. The processor then adds 4 GB of operan memory.

The big news is the support of 5G st. In the USA, ie on the domestic market, operos are in 5G compared to the Czech Republic. Covered across the board, 5G users will be offered unprecedented data download speeds and responsiveness during game play. The phone otherwise has a slot for one SIM, the other is integrated directly into the phone (eSIM).

iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 mini

Memory capacities are the same as we have been used to in several previous generations. The base is 64 GB, for an additional fee Apple offers either 128 or 256 GB variants. For the version, we praised that Apple has finally decided to somehow reasonably load the basic version, so we just have to state that 64 GB is not a tragedy, but please note that if you download a lot of applications in my photo and download videos, the city will occur two or later.

The iPhone 12 mini also has support for MagSafe technology, which is a set of magnets that are located in the walls of the phone to attach some other accessories, charger, cover, credit card holder and the like. Apple, with MagSafe technology, is mainly focusing on wireless charging, which makes it more convenient. So you don’t have to look for a place to use the right phone to start charging, just place it on the base and it will magnetically attach to the right place.

After the physical port, there is only the usual lightning. In addition, the package of the phone is as poor as the rest of the new model, it contains only the phone and the cable. If you don’t have an offer from previous models, you have to go and buy an adapter from Apple for 590 crowns.

Did the phone have such a small battery?

Unfortunately, yes, and it is perhaps the biggest flaw in the neck of the whole zazen. iPhone 12 mini m battery with a capacity of only 2,227 mAh. Yes, less display logically means less demand for energy consumption, but even so, let’s face it, even if 3,000 mAh would be really low. The battery relay will provide a chord for one day of operation, but it can be discharged during that one day. If, on the other hand, you don’t cover the phone almost at all, and even then the results aren’t dazzling, you will get a plus mnus for two days of operation.

iPhone 12 mini

A special difference compared to all other models is the fact that with wireless charging, the maximum power when using MagSafe charger is only 12 W, while the rest of the siblings can handle 15 W. At least the speed charged by the cable does not change, even here the maximum is 20 W with a patina charger.

How does the iPhone 12 mini photo

The iPhone 12 mini has two sensors on the walls: The main one has a resolution of 12 Mpix, optical stabilization and a brightness of f / 1.6, which is the highest ever that Apple has ever used. According to there, there is a wide-angle camera with the same resolution, brightness f / 2.4 and a ground angle of 120 degrees. Apple focused on the software aspects of photographic processing, driving better results in the field of photo sharpness, and pasting non-reim.

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The phone can record video in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, then slow motion in 1080p resolution at 240 frames per second. Selfie camera m then resolved so 12 Mpix at light f / 2.2.

In contrast to the drama siblings in the equipment of errors, the possibility of optical zoom and so the new LiDAR scanner for better focusing and portrait results. As for the two sensors present, they are in the same way as the Pro models, and with the first exception, the possibility to visually zoom in on your photos will be practically the same as for the other Pro models.

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Kadopdn is a camera of the 12 mini model at a very good level and the phone is a pleasure to take photos in all possible conditions. The results are high quality, sharp and software magic is to go according to optimize. The main camera is, of course, qualitatively much better than the wide-angle, but even that, especially in good light, should not be embarrassed.

We expect such an automatic non-reim, which mini iPhone stle um podit persistent vypadajc snmky. V takovm ppad je ovem lep fotit tm hlavnm snmaem, irokohl u non snmky tak dobe nezvld.

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In addition to the classic mode, there are also personal videos, slow-motion shots, panoramic photos and a portrait mode, in which you can take studio portraits with a separate background (behind the object is only black or white area).

Mm and iPhone 12 mini podit?

This small smartphone can literally be a boon for users who for years have longed for some decent top model that will get lost in their pockets. It is a cute smartphone that will not be ashamed compared to siblings or other competitors. His weakest point is undoubtedly the battery, which we would call almost tragically small.

The iPhone 12 mini will be sold, the price starts at 21,990 K for a basic 64GB variant. The phone will definitely be a good alternative for those who have been looking for a cheap SE so far, but would also rarely pay extra for premium features. It also takes a very long time to address those users who do not have much experience with the Apple system, but they do not care what they will use, especially when the phone will not be annoyingly big.

On the other hand, don’t want to look so tall for a smartphone, but we recommend looking elsewhere: either to buy the SE model, or one of the smaller Android models. As small as the iPhone 12 mini, they will be looking for a lot.