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Apple iPhone 13 mini
Apple iPhone 13 mini
Apple iPhone 13 mini
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8.6/10
Informr score
The Apple iPhone 13 mini currently has an Informr score of 8.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 28 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

Verdict

If you're looking for the features of the latest iPhone in an ultra-portable size, the iPhone 13 Mini lives up to its name. 

The iPhone 13 Mini is the smallest in the new iPhone 13 lineup. The name says it all. Compared to the iPhone 13 base model, these two phones are essentially the same, except the mini has a 5.4-inch screen instead of the 6.1-inch display on the full-size model.

What’s the Same?

  • Bionic A15 processor
  • No storage expansion
  • 60Hz OLED display
  • Metal and glass chassis
  • 5G support
  • Dual-lens camera

What’s Different?

  • Smaller 5.4-inch display
  • Smaller battery

If you’re the type who doesn’t like to fuss with your phone too much, wants something easily pocketed while on the go, or prefers to text one-handed, the iPhone 13 Mini is probably ideal for you.

Neither have the fast refresh rate of the Pro or Pro Max but are very capable of holding their own in terms of performance. Of course, a smaller phone means the battery is smaller too, so don’t expect multi-day battery life.

For more on what the iPhone 13 Mini has to offer, check out our in-depth summary of the Apple iPhone 13.


Operating system
iOS
Processor
3.22 GHz
Screen Size
5.4"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Business Insider

The iPhone 13 Mini is the clear choice for anyone who prefers smaller phones, even if they like Android phones — there's no Android equivalent that we know about in the US. It works as well as the iPhone 13 for just about everything while being more comfortable than larger phones. You can check out...

- Antonio Villas-Boas, Business Insider
TrustedReviews

Small, powerful and no longer let down by meagre battery life, the iPhone 13 Mini retains the size that made the previous iteration standout but fixes the major issue we had with it – endurance. There isn’t really another phone like it on the market, with the best small Android phone – the Asus ZenF...

- Max Parker, TrustedReviews
DxOMark

Like its sibling, the Apple iPhone 13 mini performed well in most tested environments and use cases, coming in just behind the iPhone 13 for readability and artifacts management, and matching the larger device in video, motion, and touch. The only significant attribute for which the 13 mini trailed...

- Lynn Anderson, DxOMark
Tech Advisor

It isn't a significant update over the iPhone 12 Mini, but if you want a small, light phone and the price and battery life are no barrier, the iPhone 13 Mini is a great choice.

- Jim Martin, Tech Advisor
Macworld

This is a super-powerful phone with a great screen and cameras in a highly portable chassis, and it has an awful lot to recommend it; but the things that put people off last year—small screen, high price tag, shortish battery life—remain the case, and I can’t see this changing many minds.

- Michael Simon, David Price, Macworld


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


Apple iPhone 13 mini prices will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. Apple's suggested retail price is $699.00. You can compare iPhone 13 mini prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Apple backs up the iPhone 13 mini with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your iPhone 13 mini has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Apple support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Apple's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
5.4"

The Apple iPhone 13 mini's screen size is 5.4 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

Processor
3.22 GHz

There is a Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm) Hexa-core 3.22 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the iOS 15 operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 12+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128/256/512 GB

Internal memory is 128/256/ 512 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
2406mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 2406 mAh battery.

iPhone 13 mini Specs

Overview
Release Date September 24, 2021
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System iOS 15

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Processor Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm) Hexa-core 3.22 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256/512 GB
RAM 6 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable
Cellular
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Connectivity
USB Lightning
USB OTG Support No
GPS Type A-GPS
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, AAC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/1.6
Zoom
2x optical, 5x digital
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Red-eye reduction, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (12 MP, F2.4, Ultra-wide), HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.2
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel Density 476 pixels
Size 5.4 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, HDR, True Tone, Corning Gorilla Glass
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 2406 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 1020 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight, Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.15 x 6.42 x 0.765 cm (5.2 x 2.5 x 0.3 in)
Weight 141 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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