Despite being a full week away from going on pre-order, Apple’s iPhone 12 mini somehow managed to get into the hands of Romanian tech journalist George Buhnici. He then posted a detailed hands-on video of the device where he gives us our first live look and compares it to the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro which further reinstates the mini’s tiny stature.
At 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm and 135 grams, the mini is going against the mainstream and finally delivers a one-hand usable iPhone with the latest chipset from Apple. We get to see the mini and its 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR OLED against the 12, 12 Pro as well as last year’s 11 Pro Max which all confirm just how minute the new phone actually is. The host also points out how pocketable the 12 mini is and also gives us a look at both the rear and front-facing cams which are identical to the regular iPhone 12.
iPhone 12 mini against iPhone 12 (left) and vs iPhone 11 Pro Max (right)
Compared to another recent compact iPhone – the SE 2020, it’s some 7mm shorter and 3mm narrower. It’s also the iPhone with the highest pixels-per-inch count this far at 476 PPI though its notch looks ever so slightly larger as it’s the same size as on the rest of the iPhone 12 series.