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Updated January 10, 2024·

If having an excellent camera is important to you, the iPhone 12 mini boasts better photo and video quality over the Motorola One 5G Ace. However, if longevity is key, the Motorola's battery life surpasses the iPhone's. The iPhone 12 mini, being more compact and lighter, is easier to handle, but the Motorola offers a larger screen for more immersive viewing. The Motorola also has the advantage of expandable storage via an SD card and a headphone jack, features the iPhone lacks. The iPhone runs on iOS, and the Motorola uses Android, which could influence your decision based on your preferred ecosystem. The iPhone's superior processor will offer smoother performance, but the Motorola comes at a more affordable price point. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

7.3
iPhone 12 mini
One 5G Ace
4.3
The Apple iPhone 12 mini has good overall camera quality, while the Motorola One 5G Ace has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.1
iPhone 12 mini
One 5G Ace
4.3
The Apple iPhone 12 mini takes good photos, while the Motorola One 5G Ace takes poor photos.

Video Quality

7.2
iPhone 12 mini
One 5G Ace
4.3
The Apple iPhone 12 mini takes good videos, while the Motorola One 5G Ace takes poor videos.

Battery

5.1 Hours
iPhone 12 mini
One 5G Ace
9.6 Hours
The Apple iPhone 12 mini has 5.1 hours of battery life. The Motorola One 5G Ace has 9.6 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 12 mini has a screen size of 5.4 inches and the Motorola One 5G Ace is 6.7 inches.

Cost

$275
iPhone 12 mini
One 5G Ace
$92
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The Apple iPhone 12 mini has a price of $275 and the Motorola One 5G Ace costs $92.
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How the Apple iPhone 12 mini and the Motorola One 5G Ace compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 12 miniMotorola One 5G Ace
Apple iPhone 12 miniMotorola One 5G Ace

GENERAL

Price
$275
$92
Brand
AppleMotorola
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
November 13, 2020January 14, 2021

SCREEN

Screen Size
5.4"6.7"
Resolution
2340 x 10802400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
476393
Display Type
OLEDLCD

INTERNAL

Processor
A14SD750
Internal Storage
64 gb64 gb
RAM
4 gb6 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
7.4/104.4/10
Photos Score
7.1/104.4/10
Videos Score
7.3/104.4/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Macro
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS48 megapixels

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.1 hours9.6 hours
Battery Capacity
2227 mah5000 mah
Wireless Charging
YesNo
Wireless charging Speed
12 w0 w
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
5.18" x 2.53"6.54" x 3"
Weight
4.76 oz7.51 oz
Back Material
GlassPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesNo
Bluetooth Version
5.05.1
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
65
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)2, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Rear
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Blue, Purple, Green, White, Black, RedVolcanic Gray, Frosted Silver
Stock Android
N/AYes
SD Card
NoYes

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better CameraApple iPhone 12 mini
Better BatteryMotorola One 5G Ace
Better ScreenApple iPhone 12 mini
Better performanceApple iPhone 12 mini

Shopping

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Apple iPhone 12 mini

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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 One 5G Ace

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Mark Knapp | February 2021
"The Motorola One 5G Ace is on the affordable side, but you don’t get a phone that will expire quickly. It proves plenty speedy for most uses, and has 5G support to get you onto the latest cellular technology. With a 6.7-inch display, the Motorola One 5G Ace is about as big as they come. The display is plenty bright, as sharp as it needs to be, and even offers HDR to round out the package."

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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