The "1-Minute" Review
VerdictIf 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
- 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.
What the Critics Are Saying...
- Mark Ellis, Mark Ellis Reviews
The human brain is a funny thing. When I finally laid my iPhone 13 mini to rest in October, I fully expected to be put off immediately by the iPhone 14 Pro Max and its gorgeous-yet-mahoosive display. In reality, I’ve taken to it very quickly. The switch from the iPhone 13 mini’s pocketable dimension...
- James Peckham, TechRadar
The iPhone 13 mini is the best iPhone for those who want a smaller device on Apple’s iOS platform. In fact, it’s arguably the best small phone on the market right now. It’s powerful, the camera is top-tier, and the battery life is better than that of the iPhone 12 mini. It isn’t the best iPhone outr...
- Lynn Anderson, DxOMark
Because of its very small battery and 20W charger, the iPhone 13 Mini cannot offer much in the way of autonomy and charging. However, the device is well optimized and has excellent discharge efficiency.
- Ameya Dalvi, Firstpost
It is by far the most powerful phone around in that compact form factor. Not only does it have the exact processor found in even the more expensive phones from the iPhone 13 series, but the camera performance is flagship grade too. The screen is sharp and vibrant and the sufficiently loud speakers a...
- Peter Phelps, Recombu
If you think most devices these days are too huge to handle and you’d prefer a smaller-sized smartphone, then this is undoubtedly the best around thanks to its brilliant camera, top-level performance, and good battery life. A couple of drawbacks including its lack of a telephoto camera and its bog s...
Prices (Where to Buy)
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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