Apple iPhone 12 mini vs Apple iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S21

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

Display

Size:

5.4 inches
4.7 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 477 PPI
1334 x 750 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 326 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI

Technology:

OLED
IPS LCD
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

85.83 %
65.34 %
86.06 %

Peak brightness:

1200 cd/m2 (nit)
625 cd/m2 (nit)
1300 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
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive), HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A14 Bionic
Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Hexa-core, 3100 MHz, 64-bit, 5 nm
Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Yes
Apple 3-core GPU
Adreno 660

RAM:

4GB
2GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

64GB (NVMe), not expandable
256GB, not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

iOS (14.x)
iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x)
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

2227 mAh
1821 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, MagSafe wireless charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wireless: 15.0W
Wired: 15.0W; Wireless: 7.5W
Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Single camera
Triple 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 (OIS, PDAF)

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: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Sapphire crystal lens cover)
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 13 mm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 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
OIS, HDR, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Video light, EIS

Front:

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

Video capture:

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

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)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

4.76 oz (135.0 g)
5.22 oz (148.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

3D Face unlock
Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, White, Red, Green, Blue, Purple
Gold, Silver, Red, Space gray
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White

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
n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, 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), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

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+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

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

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, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Dolby Atmos
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
5.0

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, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Lightning
Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out

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, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4
M3, T4
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 12, 2017
Dec 08, 2020

FCC ID value:

BCG-E3174A link
A3LSMG991U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.09 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body:

1.09 W/kg
1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
3.96 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Phablet:

2.49 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 729
$ 849
$ 800

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
C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 13, 2020
Sep 12, 2017
Jan 14, 2021
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