When comparing Sony Xperia Ace vs Apple iPhone 12 mini, the Slant community recommends Apple iPhone 12 mini for most people. In the question“What are the best compact (<=140mm) smartphones?” Apple iPhone 12 mini is ranked 10th while Sony Xperia Ace is ranked 11th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Headphone Jack
it has one.
Pro Mid class processor
It does not inlude a high-end processor so it is a lot cheaper than previous compact phones and needs less power.
Pro Front facing stereo speakers
It has front-facing stereo speakers behind its bezels.
Con Unavailable outside Japan
It's not available worldwide.
Con Still huge
It is still huge compared to previous Sony compact phones.
Con Vendor lock-in
There is no way to avoid the Apple ecosystem.
Con USB 2.0
It is the end of 2020 and they still come up with USB 2.0.
Con Metal case
It might look pretty but unlike plastic it doesn't spring back to it's original shape once you have a dent.
Con Side facing speakers
They can be easily covered with your hands.