iPhone 12 Mini | Six Months Review



Reviewing the iPhone 12 Mini again, six months after launch, to see if it’s still one of the best compact smartphones of 2021. Boasting the same camera tech and performance of the vanilla flagship, the iPhone 12 Mini now comes in purple (whoop) and has been updated to iOS 14.5. It’s far from perfect and far too expensive (standard), but it’s my favourite of Apple’s latest mobile line-up.

Like the Pixel 5, you get a point-and-shoot camera which can make the most of pretty much any situation. Gamers will struggle a little with that compact screen, not helped by the enormous notch, but Genshin Impact and other demanding titles play like a dream. Battery life is fine too (much better than the iPhone SE 2020), as long as you’re not too reckless with camera apps etc.

If you’re an iOS fan then you should get on well with the iPhone 12 Mini, as long as you want a compact phone. This is still among the best miniature options in 2021, but let me know your own verdict below!

iPhone 12 Mini 2021 Review Chapters:
0:00 – Get ON WITH IT!
1:00 – Design
2:30 – iOS updates and features
4:46 – Audio and display
5:44 – Performance and gaming
6:41 – Battery life
7:07 – Camera test

40 thoughts on “iPhone 12 Mini | Six Months Review”

  1. Hello, I'm in doubt between the iphone 11 pro and the 12 mini, the prices here in my country are practically the same, I'm not a heavy user, so I think the battery won't be a big problem, what I value the most is the camera, which one will be better?

  2. Nice review but you're too much making comparisons with Android. Not useful here. I understand now why you stuffed tour iPhone with Google stuff. You're biased toward Android.

  3. I heard many problems about the battery life and overheating, but it is on sale for like $400 for black friday sale! Do you think it will last me for a long time? (Like 3 years?). If not, then i will go for the pixel 6 ($600). Im not sure if its worth it yet, i dont mind either screen size.

  4. I'm planning on getting this phone in my company. Will be using it mostly for emails and I'm a heavy email user + messenger + zoom and Microsoft teams. Will battery hold up? I'm really considering this because of the small form factor.

  5. You don’t like the Parma violet sweets? Clearly your palette isn’t sophisticated enough to enjoy the finer blends of soap flavoured food..

  6. trying to decide if this is the phone for me, I need to wear glasses to read a big phone, so Im thinking that a small phone might be the way to go anymore.

  7. The mini is too fucking smalllllllll. Fuck this phoneeeee. Sorry. Lol. Not worth 700 dollars in my opinion. If you wants a one handed phone just go with something bigger. This phone is just way too small.

  8. I was an iPhone owner before and then went with Samsung s9 for around 3 and half years, now I’m back with iPhone. I got the mini myself and I love it so far! It’s the right size that I’ve been waiting for a long time! I’m tired of cell phones getting as big as a tablet! I never really liked them. So far I’m very impressed with mine.

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