iPhone 12 mini versus iPhone 11 – Here’s how they compare

After keeping fans on the edge of their seats for weeks, Apple finally announced its latest series of iPhones in a virtual event on Tuesday. CEO Tim Cook revealed that the iPhone 12 will come in four models—the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. But how do these models compare to the iPhone 11? Here’s a definitive guide that pits the iPhone 12 mini against the iPhone 11 in terms of three key factors. Read on:


The iPhone 12 mini packs some serious punch here, as it comes with the all-new A14 Bionic chip that delivers stunning speed. Gaming is an absolute delight and, according to Apple, you can expect an increase in processing by up to 50 percent. The chip is also home to a 16-core Neural Engine, which seamlessly handles heavy tasks. Compare this to the A13 Bionic chip and third‑generation Neural Engine in the iPhone 11, and it’s easy to pick a winner. That said, the A13 chip isn’t a drag, and delivers considerable performance as well.

Design and display

Both the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 11 sport a smart, durable design. The former, though, has a few upgrades, such as the Ceramic Shield front cover. It increases the drop protection of the device fourfold, which is something the iPhone 11 can’t replicate. As far as the display is concerned, the iPhone mini has a 5.4-inch screen. The iPhone 11, on the other hand, has a 6.1‑inch screen, although its LCD display isn’t quite comparable with the much superior OLED display of the iPhone 12 mini.


Despite being the smallest and least expensive of all the iPhone 12 models, the iPhone 12 mini has a brilliant camera system, which is the same as that of the iPhone 12. It has a 12-MP ƒ/1.6 aperture in Wide mode and ƒ/2.4 aperture in Ultra Wide mode. Unlike the iPhone 11, the iPhone 12 mini supports Night Mode on the Ultra Wide and front cameras as well, allowing convenience in low-light photography. The computational photography mechanisms further enhance the quality of photos on all iPhone 12 models.