Have you decided to treat yourself to a new compact iPhone but are hesitating between the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12 mini or iPhone SE models? Here are some comparisons that should help you make your choice.
If you prefer the most compact model of the three smallest iPhones on the market, it’s the iPhone 12 mini which wins the title with its dimensions of 131.5 mm high and 64.2 mm wide which also corresponds to the measurements of the iPhone 13 mini but this one is thicker: 7.65 mm against 7.4 mm for the iPhone 12 mini. In addition, it is also lighter since it is 133 grams against 141 grams for the iPhone 13 mini. For its part, the iPhone SE measures 138.8 mm high, 67.3 mm wide and 7.3 mm thick and 148 grams on the scale.
Which is the most efficient?
For the performance side, it is the iPhone 13 mini which is ahead of its brothers thanks to its Apple A15 Bionic chip against an A14 Bionic on the iPhone 12 mini and an A13 Bionic for the iPhone SE. All benefit from 4 GB of RAM but in LPDDR5 format on the iPhone 13 mini, which is therefore faster. The other two start with 64 GB of internal memory up to 256 GB while the iPhone 13 mini offers a minimum of 128 GB and up to 512 GB. It also has a dual 12 megapixel sensor, one of which is stabilized this which is not the case of the iPhone 12 mini based on a similar configuration. The iPhone SE has to make do with a single 12-megapixel sensor. For selfies, the iPhone 13 mini and 12 mini offer a 12 megapixel lens while the iPhone SE is 7 megapixels.
Very different screens
For the screens, those of the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 mini are identical either on a 5.4-inch AMOLED panel at 60 Hz compatible with Dolby Vision and displaying a definition of 1080×2340 pixels while theiPhone SE has a 4.7-inch 60H IPS LCD displayz having a definition of 750×1334 pixels. The latter is not 5G compatible, which is the case for the other two. All of them offer Wi-Fi 6 and NFC, but no jacks for directly plugging in headphones. The iPhone SE is IP67 certified while the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 12 mini are IP68.