Christmas deals are officially upon us – which means if you want to grab the tiniest iPhone 12 at the tiniest price, you still have chance. We're going through every retailer and network to sort out the best iPhone 12 mini deals all right here.
Apple officially dropped prices on the iPhone 12 mini when it launched the iPhone 13 range. The entry-level price is now down to £579, compared to £699. Retailers will now also want to get rid of old stock to make room for iPhone 13 mini.
That's why retailers such as Amazon, John Lewis, Carphone Warehouse, and Very are not only mirroring Apple's price but some are also offering discounts through the holiday season. Amazon for example has reduced the entry-level iPhone 12's price to £559, amounting to an additional £20 discount on the lowered price.
On the contract front we're seeing great offers too. For instance, you can pick up a free pair of AirPods with the iPhone 12 mini from Virgin or Mobile Phones Direct ,which is also bundling the Nintendo Switch!
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. And if you're after the newest, here's where to get the best holiday deals on the iPhone 13 range.
For discounts across all Apple devices, see the best Apple deals this Christmas.
How much does the iPhone 12 mini cost?
The smallest of the iPhone 12 range, the iPhone 12 mini, features a 5.4in screen. That's only slightly larger than the iPhone SE (2020)'s 4.7in Retina HD display. Following the launch of the iPhone 13, the 12 mini has seen a significant price drop. Here are the new prices:
- 64GB - £579/US$599/AUD$999 | Was: £699/US$729/AUD$1,199
- 128GB - £629/US$649/AUD$1,079 | Was: £749/US$779/AUD$1,279
- 256GB - £729/US$749/AUD$1249 | Was: £849/US$879/AUD$1,449
The iPhone 12 mini's starting price is now £190 higher than the SE (2020), which remains the most affordable new iPhone. See the best iPhone SE deals here.
Best iPhone 12 mini SIM-free deals - £120 price drop!
Right now, most major retailers have £120 off the 12 mini, matching Apple's prices. You can get an additional £20 off that price from Amazon.
You can also save an additional £5 from KRCS but you can save even more if you trade in your old device. Plus, here's how to get a free Nintendo Switch with your new iPhone 12 mini.
1. Apple iPhone 12 mini, 250GB data & free Nintendo Switch
From: Mobile Phones Direct
Now: £24.99 upfront, £53 per month
Get the iPhone 12 mini and a Nintendo Switch console from Mobile Phones Direct, complete with 250GB of data on O2.
2. Apple iPhone 12 mini (128GB)
Now: £609 (£20 off)
3. Apple iPhone 12 mini with AirPods 2
Now: From £30 per month (2GB)
Virgin is bundling the 2nd-gen AirPods with the iPhone 12 mini.
4. Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB) - Refurbished
Now: £450 (£129 off with MISTLETOE10)
Apple has dropped the price on the iPhone 12 mini (64GB) to £579 – that's £120 cheaper than launch price, but you can get it even cheaper from MusicMagpie when you buy refurbished. The retailer's Christmas offer slashes 10% off the list price (up to £100 off) with code MISTLETOE10.
5. Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB) - Refurbished
Now: From £439 (£140 off)
This price is a £260 saving compared to the iPhone 12 mini's original RRP.
6. Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB)
Now: £559 (£20 off)
This is an excellent saving on the iPhone 12 mini compared to the £699 launch price.
7. Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB) - Renewed
Now: £459.89 (£119.11 off)
You can save over £100 on a refurbished iPhone 12 mini from Amazon. It's backed by the 1-year Amazon Renewed Guarantee and should look and work just like new.
8. Apple iPhone 12 mini (256GB)
Now: £709 (£20 off)
The 256GB iPhone 12 has £20 off from Amazon. We can't see this discount elsewhere. Read our guide to the best iPhone 12 deals for more buying advice.
9. Apple iPhone 12 mini with 12GB data
Now: £33 per month (includes free AirPods)
You can also get free AirPods with Virgin. Its plans don't include an upfront cost but terms last over 36 months.
Also see the following retailers if you miss the biggest discounts listed above:
- Apple - Up to £230 off with Apple Trade-In
- Carphone Warehouse
- Laptops Direct - lowest SIM-free price
- Mobile Phones Direct - free Nintendo Switch with contract plans
- Walmart (US)
- Best Buy (US)
Best iPhone 12 mini offers on contract
- Affordable Mobiles - Best deal: Unlimited data for £32 per month, no upfront cost
- Carphone Warehouse - Plans start at £9 upfront, £30.99 per month for 20GB data
- EE - Best deal: £54 per month, £50 upfront cost for 40GB data, includes 1 Smart Benefit (choice of Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade and more)
- O2 - Best deal: £31.86 per month, £20 upfront for 100GB data over 36 months. Other plans include free 3-year warranty, 6 months of Disney+, Prime Video or another streaming app
- Sky Mobile - Best Deal: £26 per month for 3GB data (no upfront cost)
- Three - Best Deal: Free AirPods Pro, AirPods, Beats Flex, case + screen protector, or Powerbeats Pro
- Virgin Mobile - Best Deal: £33 per month, no upfront cost for 12GB data with free Airpods 2
- Vodafone - Best Deal: £40 per month, £29 upfront for 25GB high speed data with free Spotify Premium, YouTube Premium or Amazon Prime + 50% off Apple Watch contract
- AT&T (US) - Starts at $8.75 per month
- Verizon (US) - Get the 12 mini with no upfront cost on Unlimited plan - save $250 on iPad or $150 on Apple Watch
You can also use our tool below to browse through other contract offers based on your budget and ideal data allowance:
Where to find refurbished iPhone 12 mini deals
Now that the iPhone 13 is out, you'll also find excellent refurbished iPhone 12 mini deals in the refurbished market. Apple still doesn't have any 12-range phones in its Refurbished Store, but there are loads of other places you can turn to.
For instance, the 256GB 12 mini in Pristine condition is now only £571.99 at MusicMagpie with code MISTLETOE10– that's a saving of £157!
- Music Magpie (Decluttr in the US)
- The outlet or The iOutlet on eBay
- Amazon Renewed Store
- Smartfone Store
- The Big Phone Store
- Laptops Direct
- Appliances Direct
- Back Market
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.
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.