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The Differences between the iPhone 12 Mini, 12, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max

14th October 2020 PERMALINK • 2 min read

The differences between this years range of iPhones might not seem as apparent as they normally are. Because this time round, all four variants have the same Super Retina XDR display, A14 Bionic chip, Ultra and Wide cameras, and a few more things.

I'm currently trying to decide which model I will be going for this year, so I've been checking the Tech Spec pages a lot. I'm not sure if the difference between the 12 and the 12 Pro models are actually worth it to me, which I find as a shock. Seeing as usually I'm attracted to the biggest and best.

While going to the specs, I did put together a table of the differences between the four models. I don't think I've missed anything, but if I have please let me know. And note that it isn't simply a list of every detail about the phones, only the ones that differ.

iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Pro Max
Storage Options 64GB, 128GB, 256GB 64GB, 128GB, 256GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Display Size 5.4" 6.1" 6.1" 6.7"
Resolution 2340x1080 2532x1170 2532x1170 2778x1284
Pixel Density 476 ppi 460 ppi 460 ppi 458 ppi
Max Screen Brightness (typical) 625 nits 625 nits 800 nits 800 nits
Height 131.5 mm 146.7 mm 146.7 mm 160.8 mm
Width 64.2 mm 71.5 mm 71.5 mm 78.1 mm
Weight 133 grams 162 grams 187 grams 226 grams
Telephoto Lens None None ƒ/2.0 2x ƒ/2.2 2.5x
Apple ProRAW No No Yes Yes
OIS Standard Standard Dual Sensor-shift
Optical Zoom In (Photo/Video) None None 2x 2.5x
Digital Zoom 5x 5x 10x 12x
Night mode portraits No No Yes Yes
HDR Video Recording with Dolby Vision Up to 30 fps Up to 30 fps Up to 60 fps Up to 60 fps
OIS (Video) Standard Standard Standard Sensor-shift
Digital Zoom (Video) 3x 3x 6x 7x
Video playback Up to 15 hours Up to 17 hours Up to 17 hours Up to 20 hours
Video playback (streamed) Up to 10 hours Up to 11 hours Up to 11 hours Up to 12 hours
Audio playback Up to 50 hours Up to 65 hours Up to 65 hours Up to 80 hours
LiDAR Sensor None None Yes Yes

The prices:

iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Pro Max
64GB £699 £799 N/A N/A
128GB £749 £849 £999 £1,099
256GB £849 £949 £1,099 £1,199
512GB N/A N/A £1,299 £1,399

Here are the preorder date and times for the US and UK, along with the dates that they will be available:

iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Pro Max
Preorder
US (PDT) 6th November 5:00 a.m. 16th October 5:00 a.m. 16th October 5:00 a.m. 6th November 5:00 a.m.
UK 6th November 1:00 p.m. 16th October 1:00 p.m. 16th October 1:00 p.m. 6th November 1:00 p.m.
Available 13th November 23rd October 23rd October 13th November