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Apple iPhone 12 mini vs 12 vs 12 Pro vs 12 Pro Max: Which should you buy?

iPhone 12 mini vs 12 vs 12 Pro vs 12 Pro

The new Apple iPhone 12 series comes in four models. The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Max all have a new design, good camera, powerful processor, updated color offerings, 5G connectivity etc. to name some of the amazing features. And with these amazing specs it can be pretty confusing for you to buy the right one for yourselves.

Here is our guide on which iPhone you should buy.

Price of the iPhones

The iPhone 12 Mini is the least expensive of the series starting at $699 for the 64GB model and $849 for the 256 GB.

The iPhone 12 starts at $799 for 64GB of storage and goes up to $849 for 128GB and $949 for 256GB.

The iPhone 12 Pro comes with 128GB of storage for $999 while the 256GB model sells for $1,099 and the 512GB version will be available at $1,299.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the most expensive one and starts at $1,099 for 128GB and maxes out at $1,399 for 512GB.


The new lineup offers size for everyone. As the name suggests the iPhone 12 Mini is the smallest in the series at 5.2 x 2.5 x 0.3 inches and just 135 grams.

Both the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 measure 5.8-inch x 2.8-inch x 0.3-inch. The iPhone 12 weighs 164 grams while the iPhone 12 Pro comes in at 189 grams.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the largest in the series and it measures 6.3 x 3.1 x 0.3 inches and tips the scales at 228 grams.


The entire iPhone 12 series now features Apple’s Super Retina XDR OLED display and the main difference is size. The iPhone 12 Mini have a 5.4 inch display while both iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro have 6.1 inch displays. The 6.7-inch display on the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the largest ever for all the variants of iPhones.


The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 have a dual rear camera consisting of a 12 MP main camera and a 12 MP ultra wide angle camera and they offer the same performance. The Pro and Pro Max have a triple rear camera. Both have a 12 MP main camera, a 12 MP ultra wide angle camera and a 12 MP telephoto camera with LiDAR scanners.


With four iPhones at the same time, Apple is primarily competing against itself and chances are most consumers will choose their iPhone according to their budget.

If you prefer a phone that easily fits in a pocket without weighing much the iPhone 12 Mini is the way to go.If you’re a mobile photographer the iPhone 12 Pro Max should be your top choice. For everyone else the iPhone 12 or 12 Mini have the same primary lens and take good photos in every lighting scenario.

The right model of iPhone 12 for you will depend on what size device you want and which features you actually need according to your use.

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Devendra Chande

Devendra is a full-time writer at ConsideringaApple and he is fond of new things in the tech world. He loves to read novels and write poems. This adventure-seeking guy is a hodophile who has an aim to explore all the beautiful mountains, oceans, cultures, traditions, and foods this world has to offer. Since the release of the first iPhone, he believes in Jobs' vision and praises every Apple product.

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