It's never been a better time to buy an iPhone 12 mini, the smallest of Apple's 5G iPhone 12 range, which includes the iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. It went on sale alongside the 12 Pro Max on 13 November, 2020.

Although Prime Day is over, you can still save up to £204 on the 12 mini from Amazon – the price outdoes Prime Day discounts. You can find huge discounts from other retailers as well, like £150 off from John Lewis and £120 off from Very

Here we're rounding up the biggest deals and discounts on the iPhone 12 mini both on contract and SIM-free. So if you're looking to save on the iPhone 12 mini, you've come to the right place. 

We're separately covering iPhone 12, 12 Pro and Pro Max deals in this article.

About the iPhone 12 mini

Despite its size, the 12 mini packs power – most notably in the new A14 Bionic processor and Neural Engine, which significantly boosts performance and image processing capabilities.

In his review of the 12 mini, Macworld editor David Price said "The 12 mini is the best of both worlds, combining the all-screen design of recent iPhones with the petite chassis of the older ones. It also happens to be brilliantly featured and specced, with superb cameras and processing power to burn."

As for those cameras? You get dual 12Mp-wide and ultra-wide sensors on the back with  2x optical zoom and a 12Mp front camera. The 12 mini also supports 4K video recording at up to 60fps on both rear and selfie cameras.

The iPhone 12 mini features a Ceramic Shield front, glass back, and an aluminium frame, while the top-tier Pro and Pro Max add a textured matte glass on the back and a stainless steel band to the mix. Don't forget to pick up a protective case for your iPhone 12 – see the best ones here.

How much does the iPhone 12 mini cost?

The smallest of the iPhone 12 range, the iPhone 12 mini features a 5.4in screen, which is only slightly larger than the iPhone SE (2020)'s 4.7in Retina HD display.

  • 64GB - £699/US$729/AUD$1,199
  • 128GB - £749/US$779/AUD$1,279
  • 256GB - £849/$879/AUD$1,449

Apple announced a new purple iPhone 12 mini (and iPhone 12) at its 20 April Spring Event. Here's where you can buy one.

The iPhone 12 mini's starting price is £300 higher than the SE (2020), which remains the most affordable new iPhone. See the best iPhone SE deals here.

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Best iPhone 12 mini SIM-free deals - £204 off!

Right now, Amazon has some of the biggest iPhone 12 mini deals. Save up to £204 on the 256GB option, £179 on the 64GB variant and £187 on the 128GB variant.

John Lewis also has up to £150 off the 12 mini. Over at Very, there's now an attractive £120 off both iPhone 12 mini 128GB and 64GB variants. You can also save £80 from KRCS

1. Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)

From: Amazon

Was: £749

Now: £613.97  (£135.03 off)

An impressive saving on the 128GB version of the iPhone 12 mini.

2. Apple iPhone 12 mini (256GB)

From: Amazon

Was: £849

Now: £645  (£204 off)

The 256GB iPhone 12 has £204 off from Amazon, outdoing the £140 discount over Prime Day! Read our guide to the best iPhone 12 deals for more buying advice.

3. Apple iPhone 12 mini (256GB)

From: John Lewis

Was: £849

Now: £699  (£150 off)

The 256GB iPhone 12 also gets £150 off from John Lewis. Read our guide to the best iPhone 12 deals for more buying advice.

4. Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)

From: Laptops Direct

Was: £699

Now: £599  (£100 off)

Laptops Direct is the only other retailer offering £100 off the iPhone 12 mini. It offers next-day delivery too.

5. Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)

From: Amazon

Was: £699

Now: £570  (£120 off)

This is an excellent saving on the iPhone 12 mini. You can get the same deal from John Lewis.

6. Apple iPhone 12 mini, 100GB data & free Nintendo Switch

From: Mobile Phones Direct

Now: £29.99 upfront, £49 per month

Get the iPhone 12 mini and a Nintendo Switch console from Mobile Phones Direct, complete with 100GB of data on Three.

7. Apple iPhone 12 mini with unlimited data

From: Carphone Warehouse

Now: £99 upfront, £35.99 per month  (includes free AirPods)

Carphone Warehouse is bundling free AirPods with the iPhone 12 mini on unlimited data.

8. Apple iPhone 12 mini (with 100GB data)

From: Carphone Warehouse

Was: £49.99 upfront

Now: £39.99 per month  (includes free Instax mini Link printer)

Carphone Warehouse is also bundling the Instax mini Link printer (worth £109) for free on select iPhone 12 mini plans.

Plus, here's how to get a free Nintendo Switch with your new iPhone 12 mini. 

Also see the following retailers if you miss the biggest discounts listed above:

Best iPhone 12 mini offers on contract

  • Affordable Mobiles - Best deal: Unlimited data for £35 per month, no upfront cost
  • Carphone Warehouse -Best deal: Free Instax mini Link Printer or AirPods with select deals - plans start at £79.99 upfront, £29.99 per month for 50GB data
  • EE - Best deal:  £56 per month, £10 up front cost for 100GB data, includes 1 Smart Benefits (Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade and more)
  • O2 - Best deal: £38.95 per month, £30 upfront for 100GB data over 36 months (£360 off with trade-in, and 6 months of Disney+, Prime Video or another streaming app)
  • Sky Mobile - Best Deal: £25 per month for 6GB data (no upfront cost) 
  • Three - Best Deal: Free AirPods Pro, AirPods, Beats Flex, case + screen protector, or Powerbeats Pro
  • Virgin Mobile - Best Deal: £37 per month, no upfront cost for 100GB data with free Airpods, up to £295 off with trade-in
  • Vodafone - Best Deal: £50 per month, £19 upfront for 25GB data with free Spotify Premium, YouTube Premium or Amazon Prime + 50% off Apple Watch contract
  • AT&T (US) - Starts at $30.56 per month with up to $700 off when you trade-in and add a new line
  • Verizon (US) - Starts at $29.16 per month, upgrade and save up to $412

You can also use our tool below to browse through other contract offers based on your budget and ideal data allowance:

Apple iPhone 12 mini

Where to get iPhone 12 range cashback deals

The following retailers offer phones on contract from various networks and may have different deals to those you'll find direct from the network. Many of these sites also offer cashback plans, if you want to save more in the long term.

See the best Apple deals across every device here.