Apple iPhone 13 mini Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Apple iPhone 13 mini Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Apple iPhone 13 mini Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2021, September 14
  • Dimensions: 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 141 g
  • Screen: 5.4", Super Retina XDR OLED
  • Main Camera: Dual, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Dual, 12 MP
  • Memory: 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM, 512GB 4GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 2438 mAh
  • Sensors: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Apple iPhone 13 mini
Release date 2021, September 14
Dimensions (HxWxD) 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.7 mm | 5.18 x 2.53 x 0.3 in
Weight 141 g | 4.97 oz
Body build Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
Colors Starlight, Midnight, Blue, Pink, Red
Battery 2438 mAh, Li-Ion, non-removable
Battery life
Stand by time- Up to 17 h (multimedia)
Music play - Up to 55 h
Approximate price800 EUR
Technology Super Retina XDR OLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5.4" inc
Screen area 71.9 cm2
Screen format 19.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio85.1%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 px
PPI /points per inch/ 476 PPI
Screen protection Scratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating
Other - Wide color gamut
-Dolby Vision
-800 nits (HBM)
-1200 nits (peak)
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Dual
Camera specs
-12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
-12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide)
Functions Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), stereo sound rec.
DxOMark Main Score130
DxOMark Photo138
DxOMark Video117
Front camera, selfie 12 MP, Dual
Specifications 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6''
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
Functions HDR
Video 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
DxOMark Selfie Score99
DxOMark Photo102
DxOMark Video95
Operating system OS iOS 15
Chipset - Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm)
Processor CPU
- Hexa-core (2x3.22 GHz Avalanche + 4xX.X GHz Blizzard)
Graphics processor GPU - Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
External memory No
Internal memory 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM, 512GB 4GB RAM
Antutu 9 score806920
GeekBench 5 Single Core1688
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core4487
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
USB Lightning, USB 2.0
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 1.19 W/kg (head) 1.19 W/kg (body)
SAR EU - 1.19 W/kg (head) 1.19 W/kg (body)
Music and Audio
Radio No
Headphone jack No
Other features
- Sensors - Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
-Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
- Fast charging 18W, 50% in 30 min
-USB Power Delivery 2.0
-MagSafe wireless charging 15W
-Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 7.5W
- IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)
-Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)

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Apple iPhone 13 mini Review

While most smartphone makers are striving to offer consumers devices with ever-increasing displays, Apple maintains that we also need compactness. This is exactly what the iPhone 13 mini offers. Despite its small size, it has features that are not inferior to those of larger smartphones. It is also much better and with longer battery life.


When looking for a device that fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, don't forget the iPhone 13 mini. It will amaze you with its compactness, you can literally carry it in any pocket. Use your pointer to reach any important area. Compared to the previous generation, it has grown in weight - by 8 grams. However, this cannot be detected, because the iPhone 13 mini remains light. The pages are still flat.

Like the iPhone 13, here we have protection against moisture and dust according to the IP68 standard. This way you can easily immerse the device to a depth of 6 meters for a maximum of 30 minutes. He will survive. The smartphone is protected by Gorilla Class glass both front and back. Its frame is made of aluminum.

Disappointing for some users will be the lack of facial recognition with a medical mask. So far, the Cupertino-based company has failed to optimize Face ID so that the mask does not interfere.


Many will choose the iPhone 13 mini because of its small Super Retina XDR OLED display, which has a diagonal of 5.4 inches. In fact, it has not changed from its predecessor. However, the brightness is higher. The colors are saturated and natural, the black color is deep, thanks to the high contrast and OLED technology. The maximum brightness is 800 nits - enough to work comfortably with the device on a sunny day.


iPhone 13 mini works with the new version of Apple's operating system - iOS 15. There are several updates in it - "Focus" mode, the ability to communicate via FaceTime with users of Android devices, Safari browser extensions, etc. Among the unique features in 2021 are "Photographic Styles" and "Cinema Effect" in the camera application.

Despite its small size, the iPhone 13 mini is one of the most productive smartphones to date. This is due to the new A15 Bionic processor. Tests show that it exceeds the capabilities of any Android device. Even the best Qualcomm chipset stays in the background. The processor is decently complemented by an Apple GPU graphics core.

When considering which modification of the iPhone 13 mini to choose, think carefully. There are several on the market, each with 4 GB of RAM. The storage varies - 128, 256 and 512 GB. No external memory card slot is provided. If you don't have the habit of shooting often and recording videos, the 128 GB version will do the trick.


iPhone 13 mini shoots great. The portrait mode will win you over with shots with plenty of detail. The night photos also enjoy detail. The main camera has been improved. It is 12-megapixel and is equipped with optical stabilization. Shows even better results when shooting in low light environments.

There is also an improvement in the ultra-wide-angle lens. It now has autofocus. With it, group photos and wide-angle shots are excitingly good. The user has a set of advanced features and filters to change the color gamut.

Autonomous work

One of the key improvements in the iPhone 13 mini is the increase in battery capacity. Now it is 2348. From here we can expect better autonomous work. Working with one charge has increased by half an hour. Thus, the smartphone is not inferior to the best Android models. The charger does not come with the iPhone 13 mini, so you will have to buy it separately.

The maximum charging speed with a cable is 20W. You can't count on a record fast charge recovery. Apple has also provided support for 15W wireless charging via MagSafe and 7.5W magnetic induction.


iPhone 13 mini is a continuation of last year's 12 mini. It is the perfect solution if you need a compact smartphone. It is not inferior to its brethren in terms of productivity and autonomous work. The slot above the screen has become smaller, the cameras are just as good and you have plenty of memory for your favorite photos, videos and music.

For some, this iPhone is not convenient for watching movies. However, this impression evaporates the moment you hear its perfect sound.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Apple iPhone 13 mini was around 800 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2021, September 14.
The weight of the Apple iPhone 13 mini is 141 g.
The screen size of the Apple iPhone 13 mini is 5.4" inches.
The size of the Apple iPhone 13 mini is 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.7 mm (HxWxD).
Yes, it supports fast charging.
Yes, it supports wireless charging.
Yes, it supports Google gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Dual main camera and Dual selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power key until the power icon appears, then drag it to the right.
To restart the phone, quickly press and release the volume up key, then the volume down key, and finally press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release it. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume up button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.