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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 21 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
Unknown
Screen Size
5.4"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

The Apple iPhone 13 mini is the most compact smartphone on the market right now, with a flagship feature set and surprisingly good battery life for its small size. It has a lively Dolby Vision OLED screen, one of the most powerful chipsets to date, superb stereo speakers, and it offers a proficient...

- GSMArena
Expert Reviews

If you were to list all the improvements the iPhone 13 mini brings with it, you might be forgiven for thinking it was a major step forwards. In reality, however, as with most phone upgrades these days, you’re looking at a fairly small progression. Yes, the battery life is better and so is the camera...

- Jonathan Bray, Expert Reviews
Make Use Of

This might be the last year to buy the Mini, but hopefully, Apple decides to continue this model in the future. The iPhone 13 Mini gives users incredible specs and features in a smaller package. Once in hand, you'll see that a 5.4 -nch screen isn't actually that small and for many, might be a perfec...

- Paul ANtill, Make Use Of
Pickr

If you’re looking for a small powerhouse, the iPhone 13 Mini is a compact but capable edition worth checking out, even if you’ll want to bring that battery cable with you. It’s an easy recommendation for those who yearn for a small phone.

- Leigh :) Stark, Pickr
Gadgets Now

For anyone looking for a compact phone, this is the one for you. It’s rather strange why Android phone makers haven’t jumped on the ‘mini’ bandwagon. Perhaps it’s the lack of demand or maybe they aren’t willing to make a phone that looks small and give it a flagship experience. Apple does that with...

- Aabhas Sharma, Gadgets Now


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
Unknown

There is a Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm) Hexa-core 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
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System iOS 15

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Processor Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm) Hexa-core
Internal Storage 128/256/ 512 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable
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 (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
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
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
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, HDR, True Tone, Corning Gorilla Glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Lightning
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, AAC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.6
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
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
12+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.2
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AAX, Apple Lossless, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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