The Apple iPhone 13 mini has arrived into the office and it’s the last iPhone we’re going to review. This is the entry-level iPhone for 2021 and this may be the last time we see a ‘mini’ iPhone. The iPhone 13 mini is identical to the iPhone 13, minus the obvious reduction in size.
The new mini phone brings the same updated cameras as the 13, and battery life is expected to be better. The phone comes with a USB-C to Lightning charging cable, a SIM eject tool, and an Apple sticker. Storage also starts at 128GB versus the 12 mini’s 64GB.
This phone has a 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR OLED screen with support for HDR10 and its resolution is 1080 x 2340 px. Apple’s Ceramic Glass is also featured here, just as it is on the rest of the iPhone 13 lineup. The A15 Bionic chipset makes its appearance here, but with 4GB of RAM instead of the Pro and Pro Max’s 6GB.
The updated camera module brings a larger main sensor, complete with sensor-shift OIS across the lineup. The ultrawide and selfie cameras remain unchanged, on paper, that is. We’re expecting to see improved camera performance across the board, but mostly so with the main camera. Low-light photography should also see noticeable improvement. Basically we are expecting the camera to perform like the iPhone 13 did.
We are interested to see if the new iPhone 13 mini will out-endure its predecessor in battery life. The iPhone 12 mini scored 69h but Apple did say that the new model should have notably improved battery life with slightly higher capacity.
Our lab testing of the new iPhone 13 mini will begin soon so stick around!