Apple iPhone 12 mini vs Apple iPhone 8 vs Apple iPhone 6s

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

5.4 inches
4.7 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution:

2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 477 PPI
1334 x 750 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 326 PPI
1334 x 750 pixels, 326 PPI

Technology:

OLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

85.83 %
65.34 %
65.71 %

Peak brightness:

1200 cd/m2 (nit)
625 cd/m2 (nit)
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

60Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Ceramic Shield), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A14 Bionic
Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Apple A9 APL0898

Processor:

Hexa-core, 3100 MHz, 64-bit, 5 nm
Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit

GPU:

Yes
Apple 3-core GPU
PowerVR GT7600

RAM:

4GB
2GB LPDDR4
2GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB (NVMe), not expandable
256GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

iOS (14.x)
iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x)
iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)

Battery

Capacity:

2227 mAh
1821 mAh
1715 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, MagSafe wireless charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wireless: 15.0W
Wired: 15.0W; Wireless: 7.5W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 26 mm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Sapphire crystal lens cover)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 13 mm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

12 MP (EIS, HDR, Slow-motion videos)
7 MP (HDR)
5 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.18 x 2.53 x 0.29 inches (131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm)
5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)

Weight:

4.76 oz (135.0 g)
5.22 oz (148.0 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics:

3D Face unlock
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, White, Red, Green, Blue, Purple
Gold, Silver, Red, Space gray
Gold, Silver, Rose gold, Space gray

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes
Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Dolby Atmos
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
4.2

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot

USB:

Lightning
Lightning
Lightning

Features:

Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4
M3, T4
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 12, 2017
Sep 09, 2015

FCC ID value:

BCG-E3174A link
BCG-E2946A link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.09 W/kg
0.45 W/kg

Body:

1.09 W/kg
0.38 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 729
$ 849
$ 849

In The Box:

USB-C to Lightning Cable, Documentation
EarPods with Lighting connector, Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 13, 2020
Sep 12, 2017
Sep 09, 2015
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