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iPhone 12 Mini with Rs 12,000 discount or iPhone 11: Old is gold in this case

If you have been planning to buy one of the newer iPhone models, this is probably the best time with Maple Online store offering great deals and discounts on all variants.

twitter-logoIndia Today Tech | January 26, 2021 | Updated 12:04 IST
iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 Mini
Against the common belief, the iPhone 11 is not a huge phone by any means.

Highlights

  • Mapple offers discounts and cashback on all iPhones.
  • The iPhone 12 Mini is something you should probably pass.
  • iPhone 11 makes a better buy.

If you have been planning to buy one of the newer iPhone models, this is probably the best time with Maple Online store offering great deals and discounts on all variants. The iPhone can be grabbed for Rs 16,000 less combining the Maple exclusive discount of Rs 8000 coupled with an HDFC cashback offer of up to Rs 9000. Similarly, the iPhone 12 Mini is available with a discount of Rs 12,000. This includes Rs 3000 Maple cashback and Rs 9000 HDFC Bank offer on credit card.

While the deal on iPhone 12 makes a lot of sense, the iPhone 12 Mini is something you should probably pass and for more than one reason. Even after the discounts, the base model of iPhone 12 Mini which comes with 64GB of internal storage would cost you around Rs 52,490. The iPhone 11 can be grabbed for much less and makes for a better smartphone, at least for most users.

iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 11: Price

Before we talk about the specs and let's look at the price of two smartphones to see why buying iPhone 11 makes more sense. As mentioned before, the iPhone 12 is priced at Rs 64,490 in India and even with Rs 12,000 off on Mapple Store Rs 3,000 store discount and Rs 9000 off on HDFC Bank debit card will cost you Rs 52,490.

The iPhone 11 is priced less than that to begin with. The 64GB model of the phone is listed at Rs 52,400 on the Mapple store. Above this, the customers can get discount of Rs 5,000 with the HDFC Bank credit card, further bringing down the cost to Rs 47,400. Clearly, the iPhone 11 is a better investment in terms of value.

iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 11: Display

The iPhone 12 Mini gets few improvements over the iPhone 11. Key changes include a full HD display and a more powerful A14 bionic chipset. However, it's the screen size which is a problem in 2021 the times when smartphones are not just used for calling but also to stream content and play games. While there is a niche that prefers compact smartphones, 5.4-inch is just too small to enjoy any media.

Also, the smartphone is so compact that it can be difficult to adjust the grip and type on it. Again, it makes it really difficult to read news or even reply to messages or e-mails. Meanwhile, the 6.1-inch screen of the iPhone 11 offers a better real estate while keeping the form factor under check. Against the common belief, the iPhone 11 is not a huge phone by any means. In fact, it offers an ideal size.

iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 11: Camera and Battery

If cameras are your priority, then again there is not major difference between the two smartphones. While the iPhone 12 Mini is equipped with 12MP sensors and improved stabilization on the iPhone 11, neither of them have been improved drastically and iPhone 11 still remains to be a capable smartphone for photography. As expected, Apple had reserved most advanced features for the Pro models.

Battery is another area where iPhone 11 beats the iPhone 12 Mini hands down. The smartphone is known for delivering better battery life among recent Apple smartphones.

None of this means that iPhone 12 Mini is a bad buy. It's all about who is buying the phone and what exactly are they seeking from it. The smartphone is ideal for those who are looking for a compact and lightweight device but iPhone 11's bigger (or rather ideal) size makes all the difference.

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