Why the iPhone 12 Mini Purple Is a
Better Value Phone Than You Think
Apple managed to achieve an amazing feat by reigniting the interest in their 12th generation of iPhones with the release of the purple versions. Many rushed to get a purple iPhone 12 while the iPhone 12 Mini purple version has remained overlooked. While both phones have a lot in common, there are some key differences. Despite these differences, the iPhone 12 mini purple version is a much better buy than its bigger counterpart.
The iPhone 12 Mini purple shares the same internal hardware as the rest of the iPhones of the 12th generation. It uses the Apple A14 Bionic chip that has proven extremely capable. The Hexa-core CPU along with the Apple GPU inside is capable of running even the most demanding apps on the Apple Store. It does so with the same performance as the bigger iPhones.
Another similarity is the storage options and RAM. The iPhone 12 Mini purple is available with 64 GB, 128 GB, or 256 GB of internal storage and 4 GB of RAM. For the standard iPhone 12, storage options and RAM are identical.
The screen of the iPhone 12 Mini uses the same technology as all the other iPhones. It is a Super Retina XDR OLED display with ceramic glass coating that is scratch resistant and an oleophobic coating.
The cameras used for the iPhone 12 Mini are again, identical to the ones on the regular iPhone. There are 2 cameras on the back and a capable 12 MP selfie camera on the front. Spec-wise, there is no difference across phones.
Lastly, the iPhone 12 Mini is available in the same colors as the standard iPhone. The Pro and Pro Max are available in different colors. The colors for the Mini include black, white, red, blue, green, and purple.
There are two main differences between the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Mini. If you plan on getting the iPhone 12 Mini purple, you have to give up on two things.
The first aspect is the smaller screen. Despite using the same technology, the resolution is smaller on the 5.4-inch display of the Mini. It has a 1080 by 2340 pixels display but a higher 476 ppi density than the standard iPhone 12. From an image quality perspective, the size is the only distinguishable difference. What is worth noting is that the smaller screen also draws less power but the differences are negligible at best.
The second key difference is the battery capacity. For the iPhone 12 Mini purple, Apple used a smaller 2227 mAh battery. It offers slightly less use time than the regular iPhone but with fast charging, the difference should not matter.
The price difference between the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Mini, makes the latter a more appealing purchase. Looking at the hardware, the justification of paying more just to get a bigger screen and marginally better battery is simply not there. The only reason one would choose the standard version over the iPhone 12 Mini would be for the screen. Other than that, the iPhone 12 Mini purple is a much more appealing option.