iPhone 12 Mini Unboxing & Size Comparison! How Small Is It?

by birtanpublished on March 26, 2021

What's going on guys my name is wade with tech daily and in this video we're gonna be unboxing the brand new iphone 12 mini i think this is the phone everyone has been waiting for so i won't waste any time let's go ahead and get right into it and see just how small this thing is as far as the unboxing experience this is going to be the same as all the other iphone 12s but i'll walk you through it quickly here so we can just see what comes inside sliding off the lid of the box we are of course greeted by the iphone 12

Mini itself and right away i have to say this phone is way smaller than i even expected i got mine in this mint green color but it also comes in black white blue and product red we'll set it aside for just a second and you can see that inside the box there's not a whole lot more here you get just a small collection of paperwork the sim ejector tool and an apple sticker and then a lightning to usb

Cable that's it nothing else included here now if you're coming from like an iphone se or iphone 8 or even the 10 10r or 11 you likely have a whole bunch of these wall plugs already in your house but this included cable won't work with those plugs you'll need to get a usbc charger instead but fortunately the iphone 12 mini can just charge with any combination of lightning cable and plug you already have so with all that out of the way here is the iphone 12 mini itself and

Right away like i mentioned already this phone is surprisingly small given most of the other devices apple has launched over the last couple of years the 12 mini is a 5.4 inch phone which is the smallest home buttonless phone apple has ever released and the actual dimensions don't really tell a whole lot so let's put this phone up against some other devices so you can actually see what it's like here is what the 12 mini looks like against the rest of the iphone 12 lineup

This year the regular 12 and 12 pro are the same size at 6.1 inches and you can see even between these two phones there is quite a noticeable difference i was sort of surprised i didn't think the mini was that much smaller than the regular 12 and 12 pro but it definitely is it's significantly shorter a bit slimmer width wise and all in all the size difference is absolutely something you should consider just for fun here is what the 12 mini looks like up

Against the 12 pro max that phone is absolutely massive at 6.7 inches it feels like twice the size and i don't really think a person would be deciding between these two phones but i just wanted to at least show you the drastic difference in size okay so let's put the iphone 12 mini up against some other apple devices that you might actually be upgrading from if you're curious here's the iphone 4. i don't think anyone still has this but i just wanted to show you what it looks

Like no the 12 mini isn't that small but up against the iphone 5 5c and original iphone se things actually get a little closer the 12 mini is still obviously bigger overall it's taller for sure a bit wider but you can see that it's that screen size that changes the most you're jumping from a four-inch display surrounded by huge bezels and a home button to a 5.4 inch display on the mini that stretches from corner to corner you will absolutely

Have to get used to the bigger screen size if you're coming from one of these phones but the body and housing and overall size of the device really isn't too different all things considered and something like the mini might finally be the device for those of you still holding on to the original iphone se interestingly enough when compared to the likes of the iphone 6 6s 7 8 and 2020 iphone se which are all the same this new 12 mini is smaller than those

Phones in this case you not only get a bigger display with the iphone mini with no giant bezels at the top and bottom but the whole physical phone itself is shorter and slimmer too now i know with the 12 mini you do lose that home button but all in all i think if you have really any older smaller iphone this is probably the device you've been waiting for for me in the hand the phone itself is super comfortable i'm used to like the iphone 11 for example

And this is just a really nice change i can stretch my thumb to every corner of the screen with ease one-handed use is totally fine and it's probably the most comfortable iphone i've had in my pocket in quite some time with all that being said the 5.4 inch display is actually still plenty to work with and with the 12 mini you might not notice but the bezels on this phone those black borders around the display they are even a little smaller than the

Other iphone 12 devices in the lineup so apple definitely tried to maximize the screen real estate in this super small form factor besides its incredibly small size the 12 mini really isn't too different from the rest of the iphone 12 lineup this year and that's great because while this phone is now the cheapest new iphone in the lineup if you ignore the 2020 sc you actually don't sacrifice on all that many features physically it's got the refresh design

With the flat aluminum sides and all glass back certainly the high quality premium look and feel that you'd expect from an apple device you are still paying at least 700 for this thing anyway and of course underneath the backlash this phone also has that magnetic circular ring hidden there that works with all the new magsafe accessories apple launched like the cases and the wallet attachment and the magsafe charger so if you're interested this phone has quite the lineup of

Accessories to choose from just like all the other iphone 12s on the left side of the device there's silent switch volume buttons and sim card tray down below on the right you'll find the power button and a 5g antenna towards the bottom if you're in the us and down at the bottom there's the lightning port in the middle and speaker and microphone girls on either side but what i actually just discovered which i found sort of interesting is that as you go

Up in size on the iphone 12s there are more holes for the speaker and mic so i'm curious to see if there's any difference in quality here with that across the front like i mentioned already there's the front camera face id sensors and the secondary speaker for stereo sound around back this iphone 12 mini has a dual lens camera setup the main shooter and a wide angle lens which is the same as the larger regular iphone 12. one thing to note if you want to jump up to

The 12 pro or 12 pro max you do get a third lens telephoto lens and the new lidar sensor so that's one sort of differing set of features and capabilities that does separate all these phones but capability wise there's not much else that's lacking with the 12 mini you get all the new features like night mode with all the lenses low light portrait shots dolby vision hdr up to 30 frames per

Second 4k 60 filming there's not much at all that gets sacrificed with the camera setup and with the screen this 12 mini does also get apple's super retina xdr oled panel which is the same high end display found on the regular iphone 12 and the 12 pro and the 12 pro max so there's no sacrifices with screen technology here at all it comes in at a resolution of 2340×1080 packing in 476 pixels per inch which technically

Does make this phone the highest pixel density device out of all the iphone 12s and aside from its fun size getting the high-end oled display is probably the other thing i'm most excited about with this 12 mini inside this phone also doesn't skip out on specs 12 mini ships with the same apple a14 bionic processor found in the more expensive 12 12 pro and 12 pro max it does get four gigabytes of ram and of course this is gonna be a fast and

Powerful phone just like the rest of the lineup but if you go with a pro and pro max you do get six gigs of ram all in all though that's not a huge difference in my opinion the thing i'm most curious about though with this 12 mini is the battery life now since it is such a small device you do obviously get a smaller battery inside just a 2227 milliamp capacity it's still a larger battery than say the 2020 iphone se for example and we sort of realized now

That that phone had trouble lasting through the day for whatever reason this 12 mini though has a bigger display which might draw more power but it's oled so it might be more efficient it's sort of tough to say i don't want to make any assumptions yet but i am very interested to see just how capable this phone is in lasting through the day and if i had to pick out maybe just the one concern i do have with this phone it would probably be with the battery life finally this iphone 12 mini does also

Get 5g network support like the rest of the iphone 12 lineup this year apple touts this phone has the smallest 5g capable phone which may or may not be a recognizable achievement but like i've said in all my iphone 12 videos now you'll need to do some research to see if 5g is available in your area and if it's something you can take advantage of i personally still think we're a ways away from widespread 5g coverage for everyone but allowing these new iphones to take advantage of it

Eventually might encourage these carriers to get the process going so all in all this new iphone 12 mini is small it's a compact fun size device it's really pretty different from a lot of the iphones we've seen before and it's an interesting approach but most importantly going with this smaller cheaper iphone doesn't mean you're sacrificing really anything at all which is great it has the same high-end build the latest fastest processor the xdr oled display

Pretty much all of the same great camera features and capabilities and i'm super excited to try this phone out now i know a lot of people are interested in it too but i'd love to know your thoughts about this device in the comments down below definitely let me know what you think hopefully you guys did enjoy this video though be sure to follow tech daily on twitter and subscribe to the tech daily youtube channel if you haven't already and i'll see you guys later

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