It's the battle of little vs large, but which one’s for you?

Calling all Apple fans! The new iPhone 12 mini and 12 Pro Max are available to pre-order from today but the key question is – which one’s best for you?

We’re bringing you the advantages of both 12 mini and 12 Pro Max so you can determine which one takes your fancy – it’s the battle of little vs large and we’re excited to see which one you pick as your fighter!

Round 1: the battle of the design and display.

In the left corner, weighing in at 133 grams, it's iPhone 12 mini! And in the right corner, weighing in at 226 grams, it’s iPhone 12 Pro Max. It’s round 1, the battle of the design and display…ding ding ding.

iPhone 12 mini has already claimed one incredible title, recognised as the world’s smallest, thinnest, lightest 5G phone. Will it be adding best design and display to the list? We’ll let you decide.

Someone holding the iPhone 12 mini.
Everything you love about the iPhone 12 - but in a smaller, more compact device!

For those of you who love a more compact phone, this is perfect for you. It packs a 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR display, meaning you can still watch your favourite films, but on a phone that fits perfectly in your pocket.

With systemwide colour management, iPhone 12 mini users can enjoy top quality streaming with smart HDR and almost twice the peak brightness of the iPhone 11 – it’s a winner already!

iPhone 12 mini masters the art of being both durable and beautiful – featuring an all new ceramic shield material which is tougher than most metals! It’s made by infusing nano-crystals into glass – giving iPhone 12 mini a 4x better drop performance!

It packs aerospace-grade aluminium edges – taking the phrase pocket rocket phone, very literal! It has a better splash and spill resistance, making it perfect for those of you who are a little clumsy.

You can get all this in one of five glorious colours! Will you be team black, white, green, (PRODUCT)RED, or blue?

The iPhone 12 in all five available colours.
Which colour will you opt for? 

Now onto the Pro Max… this iPhone is your winner if you’re a fan of a huge screen! With an incredible 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display, users are instantly transported into the centre of their very favourite TV shows and films.

Like iPhone 12 mini, the 12 Pro Max has systemwide colour management which immediately brings everything on the display to life. It has incredibly high resolution, with almost 3.5 million pixels!

iPhone 12 Pro Max delivers new levels of brightness with the OLED display bringing HDR video content to life and reaching a whopping 1200 nits peak brightness – we hope you brought your sunnies!

The design of the 12 Pro Max is flawless. Packing slimmer bezels and a new flat-edge design with surgical-grade stainless steel, it not only looks the part but feels the part! The prevision-milled matte glass back makes the phone look premium – meaning you’re guaranteed to turn heads!

12 Pro Max users get all of this AND more! Like the 12 mini, it boats ceramic shield which means it’s bigger and stronger! Is the 12 Pro Max your fighter? If so, what finish are you opting for… Will it be pacific blue, gold, silver, or graphite?

The iPhone 12 Pro Max in all four available colours.
Which colour is your favourite? 

If it’s not a K.O for you just yet, tune in for round 2 and enjoy the battle for the best camera.

Round 2: the battle of the cameras.

It’s the battle of the cameras. Will iPhone 12 mini’s camera jab the 12 Pro Max’s out the ring or will the 12 Pro Max uppercut the 12 mini and take the title of the champ?

The 12 mini features an all new dual-camera system with a 12MP ultrawide and a 12MP wide lens – letting users see the world from two different perspectives! With a f/1.6 aperture, the fastest EVER on iPhone, iPhone 12 mini users get 27 percent more light in their photos.

With us quickly approaching winter, we know how dark it gets early doors! We think it’s vital to have a camera that can still capture perfect shots even when the lighting isn’t on our side.

With night mode and deep fusion on all cameras, you can capture beautiful shots day or night. The intelligent night mode detects when light levels are low and automatically activates meaning you always have great clarity on your photographs!

A photo of a woman in roller skates taken on the iPhone 12.
Capture beautiful images - even in low light settings!

Deep fusion, in mid to low light, analyses exposures and maximises detail – quickly picking up different textures and details without any struggle! Plus, with Smart HDR 3, the iPhone 12 mini balances the elements in a shot and displays every tiny detail!

If you pick a phone based on how well it captures videos, then you’ll be keen to learn that the iPhone 12 mini lets you record 4k HDR video with Dolby Vision – the same software they use for the big block buster movies!

So, with all these positives, we bet you’re thinking well how can iPhone 12 Pro Max compete?

The iPhone 12 Pro Max packs an incredible 12MP triple camera system with 5x optical zoom, more than any other iPhone, courtesy of its fantastic telephoto lens. Users can get super-close to the subjects of their photos without moving a muscle!

A close up of the iPhone 12 Pro Max camera.
The incredible iPhone 12 Pro Max camera.

The 12 Pro Max also packs a wide lens that lets in 27 percent more light which fills your photographs with detail and focus. The ultra-wide lens gives you the chance to see more of the world. You can say goodbye to the struggle of trying to fit everyone in one shot!

Of course, for those of you who fancy yourself as the next big Hollywood movie maker, you’ll need a camera that does top notch videos too. The 12 Pro Max jumps from 8-to 10-bit HDR recording.

It captures a whopping 700 million colours, giving a more lifelike video. Who even knew there were that many colours to catch? You can also get into the film studio groove with Dolby Vision recording – giving you award-winning finished products in no time!

Round three: The battle of the speedy connection.

This round is going down as a draw with both phones packing the same incredible 5G technology! We were all eager for the day that Apple and 5G were introduced and the iPhone 12 mini and 12 Pro Max deliver us the fastest ever 5G network!

With more 5G bands than any other mobile, iPhone 12 mini and 12 Pro Max bring you super-fast downloads and high-quality streaming. You can enjoy shows and films without the lag or buffering that you hate so much – what a knockout!

Both phones are perfect for the gamers of the world too, with both giving more responsive gaming! You’ll always be ready for the win with either of these mobiles and with Smart Data mode, the 12 mini and 12 Pro Max will assess your 5G needs to ensure you get the most out of your battery life – meaning more gaming for you!

Someone holding the iPhone 12.
Take your gaming to the next level with Apple's 5G.

Round four: The battle of battery and performance.

Both the 12 mini and 12 Pro Max pack Apple’s fastest ever chip – the A14 Bionic. It’s built on a 5-nanometre process making it faster than ever! With a 16-core Neural Engine, both the 12 mini and 12 Pro Max give an 80 percent increase in performance.

Both of these new iPhones also pack the incredible MagSafe feature which gives users a more efficient wireless charging experience. Each phone has a selection of magnets that are fixed around the charging coil. MagSafe chargers then snap onto the phone in a flash and give up to 15W of power!

Someone demonstrating the MagSafe feature on the iPhone 12.
Take advantage of the handy MagSafe feature.

The key difference in performance is the fact that the iPhone 12 Pro Max has 6GB of RAM, 2GB more than the iPhone 12 mini. This is handy for gamers to note as you’ll certainly want a phone that packs more RAM if gaming is your thing!

Over to the judges.

We’re at the end of the fight now, but the decision is yours! Both iPhone 12 mini and 12 Pro Max have put up a good fight, but which one will be your winner?

If the iPhone 12 mini takes the crown for you then sign up here to get updates about pre-order.

If you think the iPhone 12 Pro Max has stolen the show, then sign up here for updates about pre-order.