Apple iPhone 13 mini review

Read our full review to find out how the Apple iPhone 13 mini differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
Added by on 09.15.21 | Last update 11.24.21
Apple iPhone 13 mini ревю
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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.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Apple iPhone 13 mini specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2021, September 14
  • Colors: Starlight, Midnight, Blue, Pink, Red
  • Dimensions: 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.7 mm.
  • Weight: 141 g.
  • Screen: 5.4" inc, 1080 x 2340, Super Retina XDR OLED
  • Camera : Dual, 12MP
  • Chipset: Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm)
  • CPU: Hexa-core (2x3.22 GHz Avalanche + 4xX.X GHz Blizzard)
  • Memory: 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM, 512GB 4GB RAM
  • Battery: 2438, Li-Ion, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
  • Operating system: iOS 15
  • Sensors: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer


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.

Apple iPhone 13 mini video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Apple iPhone 13 mini and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Apple.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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