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Apple iPhone 12 mini VS Samsung Galaxy S21

Apple iPhone 12 mini vs Samsung Galaxy S21 comparison page´┐Żallows you to compare devices based on full specifications, latest prices, features, pictures, and more. The summary section of the Apple iPhone 12 mini vs Samsung Galaxy S21 shows the most relevant details of this comparison like how each mobile has fared against another group-wise along with the key features. If you are looking for more details, scroll down to the full comparison section that shows the feature-wise comparison between these devices. You can also compare the pros and cons, compare prices, and compare the advantages and disadvantages of both of these devices.The Apple iPhone 12 mini has an overall score of 88%, while the Samsung Galaxy S21 has an overall score of 91%. The lowest price of Apple iPhone 12 mini is Rs. 50,999 and the lowest price of Samsung Galaxy S21 is Rs. 32,999. Product prices were last updated on June 07, 2023.Apple iPhone 12 mini has a display notch and a 5.4" screen. In the performance department, This device offers Apple A14 Bionic chipset (64-bit Hexa-core 3.1 GHz Firestorm + 1.8 GHz Icestorm 5nm processor) and the iOS 14 operating system. The 2227 mAh battery with 20W fast battery charging, 15W fast wireless charging support powers the phone. This mobile is equipped with a 12 MP dual rear camera.Samsung Galaxy S21 comes with a bezel-less design and a 6.2" screen with a punch hole camera. It also offers a smooth refresh rate of 120Hz. This smartphone is equipped with Samsung Exynos 2100 5G chipset (64-bit Octa-core 2.9 GHz ARM Cortex-X1 + ARM Cortex-A78 + ARM Cortex-A55 5nm processor) and runs on the Android 11. This mobile has a gigantic 4000 mAh battery and comes with 25W fast battery charging, 15W fast wireless charging. In the camera department, This device comes with a 12 MP triple rear camera.
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SUMMARY
Apple iPhone 12 mini
Samsung Galaxy S21
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Overall Score
 
Processor & RAM
Excellent (82% score)
  • 64-bit Hexa-core 3.1 GHz Firestorm +...
  • Apple A14 Bionic
  • 4GB RAM
Excellent (88% score)
  • 64-bit Octa-core 2.9 GHz ARM...
  • Samsung Exynos 2100
  • 8GB RAM
 
Camera
Excellent (88% score)
  • Dual camera, 12 MP + 12 MP, Dual LED flash
  • Single selfie camera, 12 MP
Top Class (94% score)
  • Triple camera, 12 MP + 64 MP + 12 MP, LED flash
  • Single selfie camera, 10 MP
 
Display
Very Good (74% score)
  • 5.4" OLED Screen
  • 1080x2340, 476 PPI
  • Oleophobic coating
Top Class (93% score)
  • 6.2" Dynamic AMOLED Screen, 120Hz refresh rate
  • 1080x2400, 421 PPI
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
 
Storage
Excellent (82% score)
  • 64GB internal storage
  • Non expandable storage
Excellent (83% score)
  • 128GB internal storage
  • Non expandable storage
 
Battery
Very Good (75% score)
  • Li-Ion 2227 mAh
  • 20W Fast battery charging, 15W fast wireless charging
  • Proprietary charging connector
Top Class (93% score)
  • Li-Ion 4000 mAh
  • 25W fast battery charging, 15W fast wireless charging
  • USB Type-C charging connector
 
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General  
FormBarBar  
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Display NotchYes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Punch hole camera  
Buildglass back, aluminium frameplastic back, aluminium frame  
Operating SystemiOS 14Android 11  
2G NetworkGSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHzGSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
3G NetworkUMTS: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHzUMTS: 850, 900, 1700 MHz  
4G Network (LTE)LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71  
5G NetworkYesYes  
SIM TypeDual SIMDual SIM  
SIM SizeNano SIM, eSIMNano SIM, eSIM  
Ingress Protection (IP)IP68, Dust Resistant, Water ResistantIP68, Dust Resistant, Water Resistant  
VoLTEYesYes  
AnnouncedOctober, 2020January, 2021  
StatusAvailableAvailable  
SAR Body: 1.08 W/kg, Head: 0.74 W/kg  
Display
Screen TypeOLEDDynamic AMOLED  
Screen Size5.4 Inches6.2 Inches  
Screen Resolution1080 x 2340 Pixels
Excellent (82% score)
1080 x 2400 Pixels
Excellent (83% score)
  
Pixel Density476 ppi
Top Class (91% score)
421 ppi
Excellent (86% score)
  
Colors 16777216  
Screen ProtectionOleophobic coatingCorning Gorilla Glass Victus  
Screen to body ratio85%
Excellent (89% score)
87.2%
Top Class (92% score)
  
Aspect Ratio19.5:920:9  
Refresh Rate 120Hz refresh rate  
Dimensions  
Size131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm (5.18 x 2.53 x 0.29 inches)
Good (69% thickness score)
151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm (5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches)
Good (65% thickness score)
  
Weight135 g (4.76 oz)
Very Good (72% score)
171 g (5.96 oz)
Average (57% score)
  
Battery
Battery TypeLi-IonLi-Ion  
Battery Capacity2227 mAh
Average (58% score)
4000 mAh
Excellent (82% score)
  
Music Playback Time50 hours   
Wireless ChargingYesYes  
User Replaceable BatteryNoNo  
Fast Charging20W Fast battery charging, 15W fast wireless charging25W fast battery charging, 15W fast wireless charging  
Other Features 4.5W Reverse Wireless Charging  
Camera
Rear CameraDual cameraTriple camera  
Primary Camera12 megapixels, Wide, F1.6 aperture, 1.4 micron pixel size, 26 mm focal length, PDAF (Phase detection autofocus), OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
Excellent (86% score)
12 megapixels, Wide, F1.8 aperture, 1.8 micron pixel size, 1/1.76" sensor size, 26 mm focal length, PDAF (Phase detection autofocus), OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
Top Class (91% score)
  
Camera 212 megapixels, Ultrawide, F2.4 aperture, 1/3.6" sensor size, 13 mm focal length64 megapixels, Telephoto, F2.0 aperture, 0.8 micron pixel size, 1/1.72" sensor size, 29 mm focal length  
Camera 3 12 megapixels, Ultrawide, F2.2 aperture, 1.4 micron pixel size, 1/2.55" sensor size, 13 mm focal length  
FlashDual LED flashLED flash  
FeaturesHDR mode, Panorama modeHDR mode, Panorama mode  
Video Recording2160p (4K) at 60 fps, 1080p (Full HD) at 240 fps4320p (8K) at 24 fps, 2160p (4K) at 60 fps, 1080p (Full HD) at 240 fps, 720p (HD) at 960 fps  
Video Recording FeaturesHDR video recordingHDR video recording, Electronic Image Stabilization  
Front CameraSingle front camera, 12 megapixels, Wide, F2.2 aperture, 1/3.6" sensor size, 23 mm focal length
Excellent (87% score)
Single front camera, 10 megapixels, Wide, F2.2 aperture, 1.22 micron pixel size, 1/3.24" sensor size, 26 mm focal length
Top Class (91% score)
  
FeaturesHDR modeHDR mode  
Video Recording1080p (Full HD) at 120 fps1080p (Full HD) at 30 fps  
Hardware and Storage
System ChipsetApple A14 BionicSamsung Exynos 2100  
Processor (CPU)64-bit Hexa-core 3.1 GHz Firestorm + 1.8 GHz Icestorm (5 nm)
Excellent (86% score)
64-bit Octa-core 2.9 GHz ARM Cortex-X1 + ARM Cortex-A78 + ARM Cortex-A55 (5 nm)
Excellent (82% score)
  
Graphics Processor (GPU)Apple GPU (Quad-core)Mali-G78 MP14  
RAM4GB
Very Good (74% score)
8GB
Top Class (94% score)
  
Internal Storage64GB
Top Class (90% score)
128GB
Top Class (92% score)
  
Expandable StorageNoNo  
SensorsProximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Compass, Face Unlock, Ambient light sensorProximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Compass, In-Display Fingerprint scanner, Ambient light sensor  
Other Features UFS 3.1  
Connectivity
GPRSYesYes  
EDGEYesYes  
3GYesYes  
4GYesYes  
5GYesYes  
WiFi802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, 6, dual band802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, 6, dual band  
Mobile Hotspot and TetheringYesYes  
BluetoothYes, 5.0Yes, 5.0  
NFCYesYes  
USBYes, 2.0, ProprietaryYes, 3.2, USB Type-C, USB OTG  
Headphone JackNo 3.5mm audio connectorNo 3.5mm audio connector  
Charging ConnectorProprietaryUSB Type-C  
WiFi Direct Yes  
GPSGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, GalileoGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo  
Multimedia  
Alert TypesMP3 Ringtones, Polyphonic Ringtones, Vibration, Haptic feedbackPolyphonic Ringtones, Vibration  
LoudSpeakerYesYes  
Stereo SpeakersYesYes  
FM RadioNoNo  
Music PlayerYesYes  
Audio FormatsMP3, AAC, WAV, MIDI, AMR, 3GP, FLAC, M4A, OGG   
VideoYes, MPEG4, H.264Yes  
Noise Cancellation Yes  
Other FeaturesDolby AtmosaptX HD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby digital, Dolby digital plus  
Internet and Applications  
BrowserYes   
YoutubeYes   
WhatsappYes   
FacebookYes   
TwitterYes   
EmailMicrosoft Exchange, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, Push Email   
Other  
PhonebookUnlimited Contacts, Contact Pictures, Contact Ringtones, Contact Multiple Numbers   
CalendarYes   
CalculatorYes   
AlarmYes   
StopwatchYes   
SMSYes   
MMSYes   
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Rating
Expert Rating:
Expert Rating:
  
Pros & ConsPros
  • The only flagship phone with a small size
  • Blazing performance with A14 chipset
  • Amazing LED display
  • Slim design
Cons
  • Non-standard charging connector
  • Non-expandable storage
  • Average battery life
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack
Pros
  • Amazing performance with Exynos 2100 chip
  • Super sharp 6.2" Dynamic AMOLED display panel with great colors
  • Ample RAM & internal storage
  • Good battery life along with 25W fast charging
  • Superb cameras
Cons
  • Non-expandable storage
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack
  
Advantages
Apple iPhone 12 mini offers a 5.4" OLED capacitive touchscreen. Phones with touchscreen are easier to use and more intuitive. Plus, touchscreen mobiles have usually bigger screens than mobiles without a touchscreen.
Operating System of this mobile phone is iOS (iOS 14). iOS is one of the most popular choices when it comes to choosing the operating system. Mobile phones running iOS generally offers better build quality and resale value as compared to similarly priced Android phones.
This phone has 3G connectivity. Phones with 3G capability allow you to access high-speed data as compared to a very slow GPRS and EDGE network.
This mobile supports 4G. Phones with 4G capability give faster speeds than 3G which results in faster downloads and seamless surfing experience.
This phone is a dual SIM device. Dual-SIM phones allow you to utilize two networks at the same time resulting in better coverage and reduced cost.
Apple iPhone 12 mini offers IP68 marking. Dust and water-resistant (waterproof) mobiles offer great assurance against residue and water. It shields your phone from sudden rain or an unintentional drop in water.
This phone supports VoLTE (Voice over LTE). VoLTE offers much better call quality (full HD voice call) and better coverage as compared to 2G or 3G network.
This mobile is 5G enabled. The 5th generation or 5G network offers very high-speed data with minimal latency.
This phone has a 5.4" screen. Phones with large screens display more text for reading with less scrolling needed. Playing games or watching videos and movies on a big screen phone is a pure pleasure.
This mobile has a pixel density of 476 PPI (Pixels per Inch). The high PPI screen has a lot more pixels spread across the screen that makes the screen look sharper.
This mobile offers 85.0% screen to body ratio. Higher screen to body ratio means better utilization of the available space by having small bezels. They look stunning too and offer a seamless experience.
The thickness of this mobile phone is 7.4 mm. Devices with slimmer profiles look good and are easier to carry as compared to bulky phones.
This mobile weighs 135 grams. Light weight phones look good and are easy on your pockets as compared to heavy phones.
This mobile has wireless charging capability. Wireless charging technology allows a mobile phone to be charged without cables and adapters.
This mobile comes with a fast charging capability. Fast charging allows us to spend less time charging the phone.
Apple iPhone 12 mini is powered by 6-core processor. Processors with multiple cores offer faster performance and good battery life.
The chipset of this device is manufactured using the 5 nm process. Chips created using the latest manufacturing process are generally more efficient, optimized for battery life, smaller in size and emit less heat.
This mobile has 4 GB of RAM. Having more RAM enables quick loading apps, fluid switching between apps while multitasking, and better gaming performance.
This device comes with 64 GB of internal storage. Having more internal storage helps install more apps on your phone without the need for frequent cleanup.
This mobile comes with a WiFi networking support. WiFi connection allows you to connect to your home or office WiFi router.
This phone has a WiFi hotspot capability. A WiFi hotspot lets you use your mobile internet in other devices like a laptop using WiFi connection.
This mobile comes with a Bluetooth support. Bluetooth technology offers a wireless connection using which you can connect to various Bluetooth enabled devices like headphones or game controllers.
This device supports NFC connectivity. Mobiles with NFC connectivity can send or receive content or make a payment wirelessly using a wallet.
This device supports GPS connectivity. Mobiles with GPS can track locations, get real-time navigation help, and access location based services.
This mobile comes with the Dolby audio. The Dolby technology offers great quality surround sound that feels immersive.
This mobile has a 6.2" Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. Mobile phones with touchscreen are more intuitive to use. Also, touchscreen phones generally have larger screens than phones without a touchscreen.
Operating System of this mobile phone is Android (Android 11). Android is the most popular choice when it comes to the operating systems due to its simplicity and the amount of customization it offers. The official Google Play Store contains millions of apps and games that can be downloaded.
Samsung Galaxy S21 is a 3G capable device. 3G technology supports faster data rate which results in faster page loads while browsing and quick downloads.
This phone is 4G enabled. Mobiles with 4G offer up to 3000 Mbps speeds as compared to a maximum of 42 Mbps of the 3G network.
This phone is a dual SIM device. Dual-SIM phones allow you to utilize two networks at the same time resulting in better coverage and reduced cost.
This phone has an IP68 marking. Dust and water-resistant or waterproof phones offer great protection against dust and water. It protects your phone from rain or an accidental drop in water.
Samsung Galaxy S21 offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE) connectivity. You can enjoy the high-quality HD voice calls using VoLTE. It also offers enhanced battery life and quick call connection time.
Samsung Galaxy S21 is a 5G capable device. 5G technology delivers data at very high speeds with reduced latency as compared to 4G networks.
Samsung Galaxy S21 has a 6.2" screen. Big display increases your productivity by displaying more information at once without the need to scroll. It also allows us to enjoy online content like YouTube videos and movies.
This mobile has a pixel density of 421 PPI (Pixels per Inch). The high PPI screen has a lot more pixels spread across the screen that makes the screen look sharper.
This phone's screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Screen protection safeguards your phone from scratches and accidental drops.
Samsung Galaxy S21 comes with 87.2% screen to body ratio. Mobiles with a high screen to body ratio looks great and has fewer bezels.
This mobile offers 120 Hz refresh rate screen. A high refresh rate allows more frames to be displayed per second that often results in fluid performance, increased overall response time, and smooth gaming experience.
The thickness of this mobile phone is 7.9 mm. Devices with slimmer profiles look good and are easier to carry as compared to bulky phones.
The battery of this device is rated at 4000 mAh in terms of capacity. Mobile phones with higher capacity battery allow you to use your phone for an extended period of time without needing to be recharged.
This device supports wireless charging. Wireless charging is super convenient and reduces the number of cables and adapters needed to charge the phone.
This phone supports fast charging. Phones with fast charging support allow you to quickly charge your phone in a very less amount of time.
Samsung Galaxy S21 is powered by 8-core processor. Processors with multiple cores offer faster performance and good battery life.
The chipset of this device is manufactured using the 5 nm process. Chips created using the latest manufacturing process are generally more efficient, optimized for battery life, smaller in size and emit less heat.
This device is powered by 8 GB of RAM. OS keeps data that is needed frequently or quickly in RAM. More free amount of RAM often results in flawless performance and quick multitasking.
This phone has 128 GB of internal storage. Large internal storage allows you to store more pictures, videos, and applications on your phone without having to worry about cleaning up the storage space frequently.
This device comes with an In-display fingerprint sensor. An in-display fingerprint sensor provides exactly the same level of security as a physical fingerprint sensor without the need for physical placement.
This device comes with an UFS 3.1 storage. UFS (Universal Flash Storage) offers higher data speed and increased reliability of the storage. UFS 1 offers up to 300 MB/s, USB 2 offers up to 1200 MB/s, while UFS 3 offers up to 2900 MB/s bandwidth.
This phone supports WiFi connectivity. You can connect to the internet by joining any WiFi network using WiFi connectivity option.
This device supports WiFi hotspot. You can share your mobile internet in your other devices like a laptop over WiFi using a WiFi hotspot (WiFi tethering).
This phone has a Bluetooth connectivity. Phones with Bluetooth capability allows you to connect to wireless Bluetooth headsets or Bluetooth speakers for calls and music.
This mobile comes with an NFC support. Phones with NFC can share content, program NFC tags, or pay without using the card.
This device supports GPS connectivity. Mobiles with GPS can track locations, get real-time navigation help, and access location based services.
This mobile offers an FM Radio. In the age of online music streaming, the FM radio still holds a special place as it does not require the internet to function.
This device offers Dolby audio. The Dolby technology delivers rich and immersive surround sound that feels amazing.
This phone supports aptX codec. The aptX codec delivers better sound quality over Bluetooth.
  
Disadvantages
The battery capacity of this mobile is 2227 mAh. Phones with higher battery capacity allow you to use social media, watch videos, and play games for a longer duration.
This mobile phone does not have support for an expandable storage. You can increase the storage capacity of your phone using external storage like a microSD card to store your data, pictures, and movies.
This mobile does not come with a 3.5 mm headphone connector. 3.5 mm is a standard when it comes to wired mobile headphones. It lets you use any earphones or headphones that come with a 3.5mm plug.
This mobile weighs 171 grams. Light weight phones look good and are easy on your pockets as compared to heavy phones.
This mobile phone does not have support for an expandable storage. You can increase the storage capacity of your phone using external storage like a microSD card to store your data, pictures, and movies.
This phone does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Mobiles with a 3.5 mm headphone connector allow you to use all the wired headphones that come with 3.5 mm plugs.
  
 
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