iPhone 12 mini is restoring our faith in small phones.

Lockdown just got a whole lot better as the iPhone 12 mini is available for you to enjoy from 13th November. It joined iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max in being unveiled at Apple’s latest event but it was the 12 mini that everyone had their eye on.

Smaller phones seem to have got themselves a bad rep but we’re here to tell you why iPhone 12 mini is restoring our faith in the phrase ‘good things come in small packages’.

We were all utterly blown away by the release of iPhone 12. Its impressive 5G technology and fast chip set it apart from its competition in the mobile market but Apple didn’t stop there.

They recognised that so many of their customers desire a smaller iPhone, one that they can use with one hand and fit in their pocket. So, Apple released a smaller version of iPhone 12 and gave us the 12 mini.

iPhone 12 mini packs everything that we love about the standard 12 into a smaller model, with the only singular difference being the size of the phone. This means that when Apple customers choose to downgrade sizes, they’re not forced to downgrade quality.

We thought you might want to learn everything there is to know about this revolutionary iPhone and have your faith in small phones fully restored!

A mighty design and display.

iPhone 12 mini may be small but its display packs some pretty big features. It has a 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR display that delivers insane details and clarity.

Someone holding iPhone 12 mini.
The iPhone 12 mini display is not one to be overlooked!

You’ll see every single freckle on the face of your favourite TV character, every frown line, tear, and wrinkle – shows and movies will be brought to life!

The 12 mini boasts systemwide colour management which lets users enjoy industry-leading colour accuracy – another huge perk for those who live for TV and gaming!

Now, we know not everything is a competition, but iPhone 12 mini features almost twice the brightness of iPhone 11 – despite being smaller than its 6.1-inch predecessor!

iPhone 12 mini has a flawless design and despite being small, it can handle a lot. It’s built to be incredibly durable, featuring an all-new ceramic shield material that’s manufactured by introducing nano-crystals into glass.

Its size doesn’t stop it from protecting itself against everyday accidents! Harder than most metals, this new design element gives iPhone 12 mini a 4x better drop performance and also means that it resists scratches!

It has an improved splash and spill resistance too and features an IP68 rating for water resistance – meaning it can be submerged in up to 6 metres of water for up to 30 minutes!

Four iPhone 12 minis displaying their water resistance.
Its size doesn't put any limits on its durability!

iPhone 12 mini isn’t just durable but is beautiful. Its aerospace-grade aluminium edges make it feel premium and expensive. It's available in five stunning colours: black, white, green, blue, and (PRODUCT)RED – so much beauty in a compact and practical device!

iPhone 12 mini is all 5 available colours.
Which colour will you opt for?

The best 5G experience.

iPhone 12 mini delivers the best 5G experience offering super-fast downloads and high quality streaming. A smaller display doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favourite shows - and without the buffering or lag you hate so much!

It packs more 5G bands than any other mobile, giving 12 mini users broad 5G coverage worldwide! Smart Data mode is yet another huge 5G advantage of the 12 mini, as it assesses your 5G needs and determines when to use it and when to save it.

Huge camera perks.

iPhone 12 mini raises the bar for camera performance, packing a fantastic camera. It features a 12MP ultra-wide lens and a 12MP wide lens meaning you can take fantastic photos of every big moment in your life.

A close up of the iPhone 12 mini camera.
iPhone 12 mini packs an impressive dual camera system. 

It boasts a huge f/1.6 aperture, the fastest ever on iPhone, delivering 27 percent more light for your photos. iPhone 12 mini will capture every memory, day or night meaning you never have to miss a photo opportunity.

On top of this, the 12 mini camera sports night mode and deep fusion, meaning it will detect when light levels are low and automatically activate to increase clarity in your photographs.

A photo of a hut taken at night on the iPhone 12 mini.
Get great pictures on the iPhone 12 mini - even when the lighting isn't on your side. 

Deep fusion comes to life in mid to low light and looks at exposures before maximising details. It works with Smart HDR 3, balancing elements in a shot to again bring HUGE details to every single one of your photos.

The 12 mini also brings big advances for the videographers of the world. It lets you record 4K HDR video with Dolby Vision – the same software used in Hollywood!

Huge battery and performance.

iPhone 12 mini users get a hugely more efficient wireless charging experience, curtesy of the incredible MagSafe feature. ‘How does this work?’ you ask. There are a series of magnets that are fitted around the wireless charging coil, all of which are optimised for alignment and efficiency.

Someone demonstrating the MagSafe feature on the iPhone 12.
The MagSafe feature delivers more efficient charging in a flash. 

MagSafe chargers provide up to 15W of power meaning that on the days where you do run a little low, you can get charged up in no time!

The 12 mini packs Apple’s fastest ever chip, the A14 Bionic. This chip is built on a 5-nanometre process making it faster and more efficient than ever. It packs a 16-core Neural Engine – which gives it an 80 percent increase in performance!

It’s huge news.

The only thing mini, about the new iPhone 12 mini, is its size, the rest of its features are pretty huge! With massive advancements in display technology, 5G capabilities, camera qualities and performance, iPhone 12 mini is one to get excited about.

Many small phones that have come before it have simply fell into extinction, but iPhone 12 mini is here to prove that you can have a smaller phone without compromising quality.