Comparison between:
- Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha
- Apple iPhone 12

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Xiaomi Mi MIX AlphaApple iPhone 12
Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha
Prices
Apple iPhone 12
Prices
Model aliasMi MIX α
Mi MIX 4
A2176
A2399
A2398
A2400
A2399

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width72.3 mm
7.23 cm
0.237 ft
2.846 in
71.5 mm
7.15 cm
0.235 ft
2.815 in
Height154.38 mm
15.438 cm
0.506 ft
6.078 in
146.7 mm
14.67 cm
0.481 ft
5.776 in
Thickness10.4 mm
1.04 cm
0.034 ft
0.409 in
7.4 mm
0.74 cm
0.024 ft
0.291 in
Weight241 g
0.53 lbs
8.5 oz
164 g
0.36 lbs
5.78 oz
Volume116.08 cm³
7.05 in³
77.62 cm³
4.71 in³
ColorsBlackBlack
White
Red
Green
Blue
Body materialsTitanium
Ceramic
Glass
Glass
Aluminium alloy
Certification-IP68

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards21
FeaturesDual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)-
-Embedded SIM (eSIM) support

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
CDMA-CDMA 800 MHz (BC0)
CDMA 1900 MHz (BC1)
CDMA2000-1xEV-DO Rev. A
W-CDMAW-CDMA 850 MHz (B5)
W-CDMA 900 MHz (B8)
W-CDMA 1900 MHz (B2)
W-CDMA 2100 MHz (B1)
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TD-SCDMATD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
UMTS-UMTS 850 MHz (B5)
UMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 1700 MHz (B4)
UMTS 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTS 2100 MHz (B1)
LTELTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B13)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B14)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B17)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B29)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B18)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B19)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B26)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-FDD 2300 MHz (B30)
LTE-FDD 600 MHz (B71)
LTE-TDD 3500 MHz (B42)
LTE-TDD 5200 MHz (B46)
LTE-TDD 3500 MHz (B48)
5G NR5G-TDD 2500 MHz (n41)
5G-TDD 3500 MHz (n78)
5G-TDD 4700 MHz (n79)
5G-FDD 600 MHz (n71)
5G-FDD 700 MHz (n12)
5G-FDD 700 MHz (n28)
5G-FDD 800 MHz (n20)
5G-FDD 850 MHz (n5)
5G-FDD 900 MHz (n8)
5G-FDD 1700 MHz (n66)
5G-FDD 1800 MHz (n3)
5G-FDD 1900 MHz (n2)
5G-FDD 1900 MHz (n25)
5G-FDD 2100 MHz (n1)
5G-TDD 2300 MHz (n40)
5G-TDD 2500 MHz (n41)
5G-FDD 2600 MHz (n7)
5G-TDD 2600 MHz (n38)
5G-TDD 3500 MHz (n78)
5G-TDD 3700 MHz (n77)
5G-TDD 4700 MHz (n79)
5G mmWave 39 GHz (n260)
5G mmWave 28 GHz (n261)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
5G NSA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 18
LTE-A
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
-Gigabit-class LTE with 2x2 MIMO and LAA

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)MIUI 11 (Android 10)iOS 14.1

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 855 PlusApple A14 Bionic
Process technology7 nm5 nm
CPU1x 2.96 GHz Kryo 485, 3x 2.42 GHz Kryo 485, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 4852x Firestorm, 4x Icestorm
CPU bits64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-A
CPU cores86
CPU frequency2960 MHz-
GPUQualcomm Adreno 640-
GPU cores-4
GPU frequency675 MHz-
RAM capacity12 GB4 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4XLPDDR5
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency2133 MHz2750 MHz
-16-core Neural Engine

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage512 GB64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
UFS 3.0-

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyFlexible OLEDOLED
Diagonal size7.92 in
201.17 mm
20.12 cm
6.1 in
154.94 mm
15.49 cm
Width5.39 in
136.84 mm
13.68 cm
2.56 in
64.99 mm
6.5 cm
Height5.81 in
147.46 mm
14.75 cm
5.54 in
140.65 mm
14.06 cm
Aspect ratio1.078:12.164:1
Resolution2088 x 2250 pixels1170 x 2532 pixels
Pixel density388 ppi
152 ppcm
457 ppi
179 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area181.36 %87.43 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Display manufacturer - Visionox
Wraparound display
180.6% screen-to-body ratio
Display manufacturer - LG Display
Super Retina XDR
Ceramic Shield
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
True tone display
Wide color display (P3)
Haptic Touch
2000000:1
625 cd/m² typical brightness
1200 cd/m² peak brightness

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Pedometer
Geomagnetic
Fingerprint
Hall
Gravity
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Ultrasonic distance sensor
In-display fingerprint sensor
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Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor modelSamsung S5KHMX-
Sensor typeISOCELLCMOS
Sensor format1/1.33"-
Pixel size0.8 µm
0.000800 mm
1.7 µm
0.001700 mm
Aperturef/1.69f/1.6
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent-26 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Number of lenses77
Flash typeDual LEDLED
Image resolution12032 x 9024 pixels
108.58 MP
64 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS60 fps60 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Autofocus
Continuous autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
RAW
Night Mode
Deep Fusion
Dolby Vision HDR video recording
Sensor type - ISOCELL Bright
Pixel size - 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Four-axis OIS
Super Phase Detection
Laser hybrid focus
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP (portrait)
Sensor model - Samsung S5K2L7 (#2)
Sensor type - ISOCELL (#2)
Sensor size - 1/2.55" (#2)
Pixel size - 1.4 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.0 (#2)
6-element lens (#2)
Dual Phase detection (#2)
2x optical zoom (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 51 mm (#2)
Third rear camera - 20 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Sensor model - Sony IMX350 Exmor RS (#3)
Sensor size - 1/2.8" (#3)
Pixel size - 1.0 μm (#3)
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#3)
6-element lens (#3)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 17 mm (#3)
Angle of view - 117° (#3)
1.5 cm super macro (#3)
Laser hybrid focus (#3)
Sapphire glass
Quad-LED flash
Sapphire crystal lens cover
2x optical zoom
5x digital zoom
1080p @ 240 fps
Cinematic video stabilization
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Sensor size - 1/3.6" (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#2)
Angle of view - 120° (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 13 mm (#2)
5-element lens (#2)

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor type-CMOS BSI
Sensor format-1/3.6"
Aperture-f/2.2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent-23 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Image resolution-4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
Video resolution-3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS-60 fps
Features-Face unlock
Night Mode
Deep Fusion
HDR
-1080p @ 120 fps
Cinematic video stabilization

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
In-display sound system
TrueWireless Stereo Plus
Stereo sound recording
Active noise cancellation with a dedicated microphone
Dolby Atmos
Spatial audio playback

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioYesNo

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningA-GPS
GPS (L1+L5)
GLONASS (L1)
BeiDou (B1)
Galileo (E1+E5a)
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Galileo
QZSS

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11ax
2x2 MiMO
MU-MiMO
2x2 MiMO

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version5.05.0
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP
LE

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeUSB Type-C-
Version2.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackNoNo

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
UMA
VoLTE

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC
FLAC
MP3
AAC‑LC
HE‑AAC
HE‑AAC v2
Protected AAC
Linear PCM
Apple Lossless
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Atmos
Audible
Audible Enhanced Audio
AAX
AAX+

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
Xvid
H.264
HEVC
MPEG‑4 Part 2
Motion JPEG

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity4050 mAh-
TypeLi-IonLi-Ion
Charger output power5 V / 3 A
9 V / 3 A
20 V / 2 A
9 V / 2 A
FeaturesFast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Nano-based Li-Ion batteryMagSafe wireless charging - 15 W
Qi wireless charging - 7.5 W
USB Power Delivery 3.0

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (USA)-0.99 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)-0.99 W/kg
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