The Apple iPhone 13 mini has arrived at the office, and this will be our final iPhone review. This is the iPhone for 2021’s entry-level model, and it may be the last time we see a mini iPhone. The iPhone 13 small is identical to the iPhone 13, with the exception of the noticeable size reduction.
The new tiny phone has the same improved cameras as the 13 and is intended to have longer battery life. A USB-C to Lightning charging cord, a SIM remove tool, and an Apple sticker are included with the phone. Storage starts at 128GB, compared to 64GB on the 12 mini.
The screen on this phone is a 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR OLED with HDR10 compatibility and a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Ceramic Glass is used here as well, as it is on the rest of the iPhone 13 series. The A15 Bionic chipset is present, albeit with 4GB of RAM rather than the 6GB seen in the Pro and Pro Max. The new camera module features a bigger primary sensor and sensor-shift OIS across the board. On paper, the ultrawide and selfie cameras remain intact. We anticipate better camera performance across the board, but especially with the main camera.
Low-light photography should also improve noticeably. Basically, we expect the camera to function similarly to the iPhone 13.
We’re curious to see if the new iPhone 13 small can outlast its predecessor in terms of battery life. The iPhone 12 mini received a score of 69, however, Apple stated that the new model should have much-enhanced battery life due to a slightly larger capacity. Keep an eye out for our lab testing of the new iPhone 13 mini, which will begin soon.