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Updated February 13, 2024·

Choosing between the Apple iPhone 13 mini and the OnePlus 12 comes down to your preferences and priorities. If you're looking for a smaller, more compact phone with high-quality video capabilities and you're accustomed to iOS, the iPhone 13 mini might be preferable. On the other hand, if you prioritize a larger screen size, a significantly higher battery capacity, and an Android experience with top performance, the OnePlus 12 will serve you well, although it comes at a higher price. Both phones offer good overall camera experiences, but the OnePlus 12 has a higher megapixel count for the main and ultrawide cameras, which could be important if you want more detailed photos. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 13 mini
  • The Apple iPhone 13 mini has no clear advantages over the OnePlus 12.
Advantages of the OnePlus 12
  • Very good battery life
  • Best in class display quality
  • Best in class performance

Key differences

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Video Quality

8.0
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12
7.0
The Apple iPhone 13 mini takes very good videos, while the OnePlus 12 takes good videos.

Battery

5.6 Hours
iPhone 13 mini
12
8.2 Hours
The Apple iPhone 13 mini has 5.6 hours of battery life. The OnePlus 12 has 8.2 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 13 mini has a screen size of 5.4 inches and the OnePlus 12 is 6.82 inches.

Cost

$600
iPhone 13 mini
12
$800
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The Apple iPhone 13 mini has a price of $600 and the OnePlus 12 costs $800.
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Key similarities

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Overall Camera Quality

7.7
iPhone 13 mini
12
7.8
The OnePlus 12 and Apple iPhone 13 mini both have good overall cameras quality.

Photo Quality

7.5
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7.8
The OnePlus 12 and Apple iPhone 13 mini both have good photos.

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How the Apple iPhone 13 mini and the OnePlus 12 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 13 miniOnePlus 12
Apple iPhone 13 miniOnePlus 12

GENERAL

Price
$600
$800
Brand
AppleOnePlus
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 24, 2021February 6, 2024

SCREEN

Screen Size
5.4"6.82"
Resolution
2340 x 10803168 x 1440
Variable refresh rate
NoYes
Pixels Per Inch
476510
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A15SD8G3
Internal Storage
128 GB256 GB
RAM
4 GB12 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
7.7/107.9/10
Photos Score
7.5/107.9/10
Videos Score
8.1/107.1/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.6 Hours8.2 Hours
Battery Capacity
2438 mAh5400 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
12 W50 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (10 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.18" x 2.53"6.47" x 2.98"
Weight
4.97 oz7.76 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.05.4
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
67
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 77, 78, 79(SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoYes
Color
Blue, Pink, Midnight, Starlight, Green, RedSilky Black, Flowy Emerald
Stock Android
N/ANo
SD Card
NoNo

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Tom's Guide

Jordan Palmer | May 2022
"It’s the best small phone you can possibly buy, outpacing anything Android can offer. With the A15 Bionic system-on-chip, which includes a quad-core GPU, the iPhone 13 mini is a very powerful little phone. Fans of smaller handsets will love this phone, as it fits in many a pocket."

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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 OnePlus

OnePlus, established in 2013, is a smartphone brand that first became known for providing flagship-like devices, at a fraction of the cost compared to more expensive Android competitors. OnePlus focuses on creating smartphones with powerful hardware at reasonable prices. They also bring hardware features normally not seen in other Android phones sold in the US, such as their ultra-fast “Warp Charge” and the beloved “Alert Slider”.

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