If you’re after a small iPhone, you’re in luck – Apple’s newest iPhone is also the smallest iPhone it has ever released…
And The Smallest iPhone Is…
Apple’s iPhone 12 Mini is the smallest iPhone Apple sells right now. The iPhone 12 Mini has a 5.4in OLED display and, thanks to the fact it does not have a TouchID button, is the smallest iPhone you can currently buy.
And this is the smallest Android phone you can buy.
This means, should you go with the iPhone 12 Mini, you’ll get the smallest iPhone possible but you will not have to sacrifice any real display real-estate. You get a teeny tiny phone with a fairly large 5.4in display which is awesome for users that want a smaller iPhone.
iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone SE 2020 Size Comparison…
- iPhone 12 Mini Dimensions: 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm
- iPhone SE 2020 Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm
As you can see from the above dimensions for both phones, the iPhone 12 Mini is both thinner and smaller than the iPhone SE 2020. The iPhone 12 Mini is also lighter than the iPhone SE 2020 (135g vs 148g).
With the iPhone 12 Mini, you also get an OLED display – which is awesome – and full 5G support. On top of this, the iPhone 12 Mini runs the exact same spec as the iPhone 12, save for its battery which is smaller due to the phone’s smaller chassis.
The iPhone 12 Mini runs on Apple’s A14 CPU, so it is monumentally powerful – even compared to Apple’s already-impressive A13 chipset which is found inside the iPhone SE 2020.
With respect to price, the iPhone SE 2020 is A LOT cheaper than the iPhone 12 Mini. But this is down to the fact that it is A) a new model, B) runs an OLED display, and C) is a brand new phone that uses Apple’s latest industrial design.
Bottom line? If you want the best possible iPhone experience, but require the smallest iPhone possible, go with the iPhone 12 Mini – it is a killer phone with amazing specs and performance. And it is the smallest iPhone you can buy right now – it is closer in size to the iPhone 4 than the iPhone SE 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is The Smallest iPhone?
The smallest iPhone you can currently buy is the iPhone 12 Mini. The iPhone 12 Mini has a 5.4in display and the following dimensions: 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.4 mm. The iPhone 12 Mini is smaller than the iPhone SE 2020, despite having a larger display. And the reason for this is that the iPhone 12 Mini uses FACE ID instead of TouchID.
Q: Is The iPhone 12 Mini Smaller Than The iPhone SE 2020?
The iPhone SE 2020 has a 4.7in display, whereas the iPhone 12 Mini has a 5.4in display. But because the iPhone SE 2020 uses the iPhone 8’s design language and TouchID, it features a lot of wasted space at the top and bottom of the device. Conversely, the iPhone 12 Mini has no home button. Instead, it uses FACE ID and is more or less all display from the front. This is why it is smaller than the iPhone SE 2020.
Q: Does The iPhone SE 2020 Have 5G?
No, the iPhone SE 2020 does not have 5G. If you want 5G, you have to use Apple’s iPhone 12 models – the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Or, the iPhone 13 once that range launches in 2021.
Richard Goodwin has been working as a tech journalist for over 10 years. He is the editor and owner of KnowYourMobile.