Super-sized smartphones are ubiquitous these days. This is partly what makes the iPhone 13 mini such a fascinating phone. One thing that this phone proves is that you don’t need a big phone to get great power. Despite being much smaller than most modern phones, it still boasts an array of spectacular features, including stellar cameras and a powerful processor. Of course, it misses out on a few things that are only available on the Pro models. Nevertheless, you get plenty of flagship-level features. In fact, it’s arguably the best small smartphone on the market right now. Let’s take a more in-depth look at what the iPhone 13 mini brings to the table.
The iPhone 13 mini model is the most affordable in the range, and you can purchase it online from this website. You can opt iPhone 13 mini 128GB at $849 AUD, 256GB at $999 AUD and 512GB for $1,229 AUD.
Essentially, the iPhone 13 mini sticks to the same design philosophy as its predecessor, albeit with a few minor differences. The biggest difference is perhaps the notch which is 20% smaller, and thus you get to enjoy a little bit more screen real estate. Other than that, the phone features the same squared-off edges and edge-to-edge display as the iPhone 12 mini. It also comes in a miniature form factor, making it the perfect phone for one-handed use.
At the back sits a camera module. This time, the rear cameras have been placed diagonally rather than vertically. The back is made of glass for that premium feel which is enclosed in an aluminum casing, giving the phone an elegant finish. As for the color options, the iPhone 13 comes in five beautiful colors: that is pink, blue, starlight white, midnight black, and product red.
The iPhone 13 mini has a 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR screen with a pixel resolution of 2340 x 1080. Being an OLED, the screen delivers punchy and vibrant colors with true, deep blacks. That’s not all. The display can reach a maximum brightness of 1200 NITS and 476 PPI. Therefore, it gets plenty bright even outdoors. It supports Haptic Touch, Wide Color (P3), and True Tone.
The iPhone 13 Mini comes with a couple of camera upgrades from its predecessor. For instance, the main 12MP camera has a larger sensor with bigger pixels which is now sized at 1.7 µm, significantly larger than last year’s 1.4 µm. Why is this a good thing? Well, with such camera specs, the iPhone 13 mini’s camera can gather more light, making it a great performer even in low-light conditions. The lens is fast and supports sensor-shift optical image stabilization, a feature that was first introduced on the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 13 mini also has a second rear camera- a 12MP sensor with a 120-degree field of view. On the front, the iPhone 13 mini has a 12MP sensor and an infrared scanner to 3D map faces. The camera supports Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 4, photographic styles, Night mode, and Cinematic mode, among more.
Battery and Performance
As mentioned earlier, you don’t need a huge phone to enjoy great power. Under the hood, the iPhone 13 mini comes equipped with the A15 Bionic chip. The chip packs a six-core CPU and a five-core GPU. It’s a seriously powerful chip, and as such, the iPhone 13 mini can easily handle multitasking, gaming, and other high-intensive applications. That’s despite it having only 4GB of RAM.
The phone’s battery performance isn’t bad either. It has a 2438mAh non-removable battery, bigger than the iPhone 12 mini, which was rated at a 2227mAh battery. According to Apple, the iPhone 13 mini promises up to 17 hours of video playback, up to 55 hours of audio playback, and up to 13 hours of video streaming. This is a slight bump from the iPhone 12 mini, which promised to deliver 15, 55, and 10 hours respectively. The iPhone 13 mini supports fast charging (50% in 30min), Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W, and MagSafe wireless charging up to 15W.
So, should you get the iPhone 13 mini? Well, it’s entirely up to you. One thing that is certain, the iPhone 13 mini is a powerful, high-quality, and versatile phone. If you prefer small phones, you will definitely appreciate the small form factor. Battery life may feel below average if you were to compare it with larger phones. Regardless, given the price, the iPhone 13 mini does offer great value.