Apple iPhone SE (2020) vs Apple iPhone 12 Mini

Expert Local Reviews

Finder 4.5 stars
Gizmodo No score provided
Pickr 4.25 stars
WhistleOut 4.25 stars (estimated from 85/100)


Outright price $749 64GB; $829 $128GB; $999 256GB from $1199


Screen size 4.7 inches 5.4 inches
Screen resolution HD (1334x750) Other (below)
Resolution 2340x1080
Pixel density 326ppi 476ppi

Design and construction

Thickness 7.3mm 7.4mm
Weight 148g 133g
Construction Glass, metal Aluminium, glass
Water resistant
Water resistance rating IP67 IP68


Rear camera 12mp standard wide F1.8 12mp standard wide F1.6, 12mp ultra-wide F2.4
Rear flash
Front camera 7mp F2.2 12mp F2.2
Front flash
Video capture (maximum) Ultra HD 4K (3840x2160) Ultra HD 4K (3840x2160)


Processor Apple A13 Apple A14 Bionic
CPU tech Octa-core (8) 16 core
Memory (RAM) Unspecified Unspecified
Storage Multiple variations (noted below) Multiple variations (noted below)
Storage sizes 64GB, 128GB, 256GB 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Upgradeable storage No, the storage is fixed and cannot be upgraded. No, the storage is fixed and cannot be upgraded.
Operating system Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc) Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc)
OS version iOS 13 iOS 14
SIM type nanoSIM nanoSIM


3G/4G/5G Yes, it has both 3G and 4G. This phone offers 4G and 5G.
Maximum Speed Cat 16 LTE - 1000Mbps down, 150Mbps up (max) 5G - 2000Mbps or higher down (max)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.x (with A2DP, LE) Bluetooth 5.x (with A2DP, LE)
GPS support
Near-Field Communication
WiFi 802.11ax 802.11ax

Ports and security

Charge / data port Lightning Lightning
3.5mm headset jack
Biometric security Fingerprint scanner Face/Iris scanner


Wireless charging Is this product capable of wireless charging? Yes Yes
Battery size Not specified


Official Officially announced April 16, 2020 Officially announced October 14, 2020