The iPhone 12 Mini of the 4 iPhones that came out this fall this is the one that’s been most interesting to me personally because well because of its size I like the way the feeling Hannah like heavy for your pocket I like small phones the main number one the kind of size and what it means that the benefits and negatives that come with the small size phone like this small size iPhone but secondly I wanna focus on battery life because that was one of the major concerns I had about this phone right when you go small like this you can only shrink components to a certain amount right and the battery in here is a lot smaller physically than the other 3 phones from the line up on. Okay I’ll draw your attention to this phone right now this is the iPhone Essie like the second generation one this is this is the 5 of you the most of right now it’s actually modified one if you recognize if you know your iPhone’s iPhone as he can with the black bezel on the front but I swapped it out because I’m a sucker for stuff like this but this phone has a battery. I wanna use the word issue but that’s not really the word about a concern because I knew that if you use this phone kind of beyond light regular use it would suck batteries really quickly if I play games on this thing it just choose to battery life like crazy if I take this thing for like a bunch of photos it chews it up quickly but it’s okay when you’re just using it for emails and just like browsing stuff now. Back to this one definitely for Mini this is an even smaller phone than the iPhone Essie it’s incredibly nice to hold in your hand it’s not a small is like the original S. C. but it’s still a very compact and very one handle that despite being such a contact phone the screen sizes very respectable it gets a lot bigger than let’s say the current I see right it’s just like so much more real estate on the 12 Mini and it’s an awesome screen it’s an older panel high pixel density great brightness you’re gonna like this screen the knowledge and the bezels on the 12 Mini are actually a little bit smaller than the other 3 our phone calls it’s barely noticeable if you got to look for it you got to kind of compare them side by side but if you do you will notice that the notches little smaller and the bezels are just a little bit thinner than the rest of the iPhone 12 family but the functionality of face ID and that front facing camera remain unchanged across all 4 phones so the physical characteristics of the iPhone for Mini are paid expect right easy to hold easy to use and very compact.
Now let’s move this conversation over to battery life the way that I tested battery life and comes iPhones that I run a website loop every fresher’s every few minutes and it’s just a very consistent but primitive test right I compared the 12 Mini to several other I. phones and a few things that are to be number 1 the battery life on the 12 Mini is respectable better than I thought it would be definitely better than the SE and it’s just a solid battery life not as good as the promax alright there is a clear winner in that regard but when you do something like this a big shrink in phone size you’re going to have shorter battery life but the other thing I noticed is that on the 12 mini it seems to be more affected by your type of content that you’re viewing more so than the other 3 phones like you saw that test on the dark web site this last quite a bit longer than the white website and that’s a result of the attack right when you have a dark pixel it’s not using nearly as much energy as a brightly lit white pixel so better lately I’ve been told Mini is solid but if you’re someone who uses dark mode on your phone and your view dark websites it is go a little further than you would expect I’m so yeah that’s basically the iPhone 12 mini I do want to leave this conversation with 1 last thought small phones are not common in 2020 and I think they’re actually quite difficult to do properly right if you look at the iPhone 12 the regular from 12 new compared to the iPhone 12 Mini . All the components that are here are in here as well and they don’t shrink it coming across right select the camera module gets smaller it’s not like the ram in the S. S. C. like all the components inside here they don’t get smaller when you put it into 12 Mini the still the same size and it’s a challenge to fit all that into a much smaller chassis is yet to shrink the battery in it to make some compromises right so like for example the wireless charging MagSafe charging is a little slower on this 1 and the speakers on the Mini don’t sound as rich as the 12 even though they’re really close so it’s not a compromise free shrink right when you go to a smaller phone you’re gonna take a hit but the way that apple done it is that the hit is almost