iPhone 12, Mini, and Max Size Comparison: All iPhone Models Side by Side

With the launch of the iPhone 12 lineup, Apple now offers more size options than ever when buying an iPhone. We've previously posted size comparisons between leaked iPhone 12 dummy models vs a variety of other iPhone models. Now that the iPhone 12 has been officially released, we have revisited these size comparison graphics and found that the dummy models were right on the mark.

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iPhone SE vs iPhone 12 mini vs iPhone 7/8/SE 2 vs iPhone X/XS/11 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro Max / XS Max / 7 Plus / 8 Plus vs iPhone 12 Pro Max

This graphic shows the relative sizes of all the iPhones from the iPhone SE to present. The iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 / Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max sizes fit nicely between the existing models.

Note, we took some small liberties for the interest of comparisons. For the iPhone 11 Pro Max image, the back camera setup does not accurately represent the XS Max, 7 Plus and 8 Plus cameras, but the overall sizes of all these devices are near identical.

To see them at full width comparison, click to see the following image in full size:

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In addition to physical size, you have to consider how things will appear on the screen itself. Due to the size difference, websites will render differently and information may be presented differently. Here are 3 screenshots of the same webpage rendered in each device. This was simulated in Xcode and scaled to fix the respective devices:

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Safari in iPhone Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone Pro Max

Apple reportedly believes the 6.1" iPhone 12 model at $799 will be the most popular selling iPhone with the iPhone 12 Mini being the second most popular. Many are happy with the return of a smaller iPhone. The iPhone 12 mini shares the same features as the iPhone 12, so you aren't missing out much when choosing between those models, though the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max do bring other improvements.

iPhone 12 Mini Size

For those wanting to see how big an iPhone 12 mini might look in your hand, we made this graphic that can be used from an existing iPhone. The image has been updated to reflect the final iPhone 12 mini release.

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Simply, save the corresponding image on your iPhone to see. Left and right aligned images are provided.

iPhone 12 preorders begin this Friday. 6.1-inch models of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will be available to pre-order Friday, October 16, while the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini and larger 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max open pre-orders on Friday, November 6.

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Top Rated Comments

AppleFan1179 Avatar
17 months ago
Really Really Really peeved that I need to get a Max to get the best camera. What I really want is a mini with the Pro Max camera. Make the battery a little smaller, it's a compromise I'm willing to live with. (and I'm sure others are too)

The best camera is the one you have with you, and I'd rather not have that giant slab on me. I'd much prefer something that easily fits in any pocket.
Score: 45 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citysnaps Avatar
17 months ago
Coming from an X and thinking about purchasing a 12 Pro Max, yesterday I made a mockup of the Max out of wood, and carried it around for a few hours as if it were my phone.

Came to the conclusion it was much too unwieldy compared to my X. And instead will be ordering a 12 Pro (which is similar to my X) tomorrow.



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Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
moabal Avatar
17 months ago
This just gets me more excited for the iPhone 12 Mini!
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sajlonix Avatar
17 months ago
we love a thinner design and no battery life (: but heyy, they give as magsafe



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Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sebosz Avatar
17 months ago
iPhone 12 Mini looks like what everyone thought iPhone SE 2 would look like.


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TheWatchfulOne Avatar
17 months ago

Where's 11 Pro on that evolution chart?

Mod edit: image has been updated to include 11 Pro
Never mind that! Where are the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4s?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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