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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you're looking for a budget-friendly option that is compact and capable, the Apple iPhone 12 mini is a good choice, especially if you are comfortable with iOS and don't need top-of-the-line camera features or the longest battery life. However, if a larger screen, longer battery life, and higher camera quality are priorities, and you don't mind spending more, the Motorola Edge+ (2023) is worth considering. It also offers more storage and is a newer model. Keep in mind that the Motorola runs on Android, which may be a factor if you have a preference for or against a particular operating system. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 12 mini
  • Good for taking photos
  • Good for recording videos
  • Very good display quality
Advantages of the Motorola Motorola Edge+ (2023)
  • Very good battery life

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

7.3
iPhone 12 mini
Motorola Edge+ (2023)
6.3
The Apple iPhone 12 mini has good overall camera quality, while the Motorola Motorola Edge+ (2023) has only fair overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.1
iPhone 12 mini
Motorola Edge+ (2023)
6.2
The Apple iPhone 12 mini takes good photos, while the Motorola Motorola Edge+ (2023) takes only fair photos.

Video Quality

7.2
iPhone 12 mini
Motorola Edge+ (2023)
5.8
The Apple iPhone 12 mini takes good videos, while the Motorola Motorola Edge+ (2023) takes poor videos.

Battery

5.1 Hours
iPhone 12 mini
Motorola Edge+ (2023)
9.3 Hours
The Apple iPhone 12 mini has 5.1 hours of battery life. The Motorola Motorola Edge+ (2023) has 9.3 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 12 mini has a screen size of 5.4 inches and the Motorola Motorola Edge+ (2023) is 6.67 inches.

Cost

$300
iPhone 12 mini
Motorola Edge+ (2023)
$600
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The Apple iPhone 12 mini has a price of $300 and the Motorola Motorola Edge+ (2023) costs $600.
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How the Apple iPhone 12 mini and the Motorola Motorola Edge+ (2023) compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 12 miniMotorola Motorola Edge+ (2023)
Apple iPhone 12 miniMotorola Motorola Edge+ (2023)

GENERAL

Price
$300
$600
Brand
AppleMotorola
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
November 13, 2020May 19, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
5.4"6.67"
Resolution
2340 x 10802400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoYes
Pixels Per Inch
476395
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A14SD8G2
Internal Storage
64 GB512 GB
RAM
4 GB8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
7.4/106.3/10
Photos Score
7.1/106.2/10
Videos Score
7.3/105.8/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.1 Hours9.3 Hours
Battery Capacity
2227 mAh5100 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
12 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.18" x 2.53"6.35" x 2.91"
Weight
4.76 oz7.16 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.05.3
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
67
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 41, 41, 48, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Blue, Purple, Green, White, Black, RedInterstellar Black
Stock Android
N/AYes
SD Card
NoNo

Shopping

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Apple iPhone 12 mini

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TechRadar

James Peckham | September 2022
"If you’re going to opt for an iPhone and you want a smaller device without buying up the latest iPhone 13 mini, this is the perfect option for you – and it’s one of the smallest 5G phones on the market too. The camera is versatile, the screen is fantastic, it comes with reams of power and the added benefits of 5G and MagSafe mean this is a phone that will last you for years to come."

Motorola Motorola Edge+ (2023)

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DigitalTrends

Joe Maring | May 2023
"Just about everything I want in a high-end Android phone is here. The Edge Plus looks and feels [sic] great, the display is outstanding, performance is rock-solid, the software is organized and helpful, battery life is phenomenal, and it doesn’t take too long to get the phone back to 100% when it does eventually die. The best part? You get all of that for hundreds of dollars less than similar phones from Google and Samsung."

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About Apple

The tech giant called Apple is synonymous with the most popular smartphone in the world: the iPhone. Known for their build quality and aesthetics, as well as for their excellent integration between hardware and software, iPhones have defined the smartphone industry ever since their conception and they continue to do so by setting new industry standards. Apple's own operating system, called iOS, is known for its simplicity and ease of use, and the company tends to complement it well by creating devices with some of the most powerful processing hardware available in the mobile world. The iPhone is also known for its robust ecosystem of accessories, as it facilitates a very seamless experience when interacting with other Apple products, more so than most of its competitors.

About Motorola

Motorola, a well-known name in the smartphone world, has a long-standing legacy in the industry, with a history dating back to the early days of mobile phones. The brand is mostly known for striking a balance between affordability and functionality, as well as providing a clean and straightforward interface with their software skin on top of Android. While they have traditionally been prominent in the budget and midrange categories, Motorola has also occasionally ventured into the high-end category for smartphones.

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