The iPhone 13 Mini is most compact edition in 2021's suite of iPhones. Read on for a snapshot of what it's got to offer.
iPhone 13 Mini at a glance
The iPhone 13 Mini is the most affordable and most compact model in Apple's iPhone 13 range. But still manages to make room for dual rear cameras, a 5.4-inch screen and 5G support.
It also comes with a 2,406mAh battery that's capable of faster wireless and wired charging than the iPhone 12. And lasts longer between charges too.
iPhone 13 Mini availability and price
At the time of writing, the iPhone 13 Mini is priced £679 when you buy it SIM-free and off-contract.
If you'd prefer to spread the cost, the iPhone 13 Mini is also available on a range of contract options from all household-name networks.
Better still, if you shop around and compare deals using our comparison tables you can get it with no upfront cost and a decent data allowance.
iPhone 13 Mini design
Like every iPhone dating back to the iPhone X, the iPhone 13 is dominated by its display. Which takes up almost the entire front of the phone.
This time around, though, the screen notch has shrunk. So it eats into the available display space less, while still housing the phone's front camera and retina-scanning security technology.
Colour options are:
- Product Red
- Starlight white
- Midnight black
iPhone 13 Mini camera
The iPhone 13 Mini's camera set-up pairs a 12-megapixel wide lens with a secondary ultra-wide lens that also comes in at 12 megapixels.
The wide lens captures 47% more light than 2020's iPhone 12, to help you get better shots when you're shooting in challenging, low-light conditions.
Meanwhile, new sensor-shift optical image stabilisation technology helps cut down on shakycam to keep your shots steady and blur-free.
Both rear cameras are equipped with photographic profiles that allow you more scope to customise the look and feel of your photos.
Around the front, there's a 12-megapixel selfie camera that also handles video calling via Apple's FaceTime app.
iPhone 13 Mini specs
Key specs of the Mini model of the iPhone 13 are:
- Dual 12-megapixel main cameras
- 5.4-inch screen with smaller notch
- 2,406mAh battery that's larger and lasts longer than iPhone 12 Mini
- Faster wireless and wired charging
What's the difference between the iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 12 Mini?
To look at, not an awful lot. They're identical sizes and look pretty similar. And both are home to 5.4-inch screens with the same Super Retina XDR display technology, too.
However, the iPhone 13 Mini is a major improvement in a lot of key areas.
For one thing it's got better main cameras that bring you a host of photography features that were previously reserved for the expensive 'Pro-branded' models in the iPhone 12 range.
The iPhone 13 Mini also features a longer life battery and more power (courtesy of a brawny A15 processor) too.
Can I get the iPhone 13 Mini with no upfront cost
Yes, you can. In fact, because the iPhone 13 Mini is the cheapest model in the iPhone 13 range it's much easier to find contracts with no upfront charge than it would be with the higher-end Pro models and even the standard iPhone 13.
Can I get the iPhone 13 Mini with unlimited data?
Absolutely. Pretty much all the major networks offer the iPhone 13 Mini on contracts that include unlimited data.
What's the cheapest way to get the iPhone 13 Mini?
If you've hundreds of pounds to hand, the cheapest way of buying an iPhone 13 Mini is to buy it off-contract. And then get a SIM-only deal that meets your needs.
This method of buying the iPhone 13 Mini could save you hundreds of pounds, compared with buying the phone with the same allowances on a monthly contract.
However, if you don't have a lot of money to lay out upfront, we'd recommend you get the iPhone 13 Mini on a standard monthly contract. That way you can spread your payments.
Can I get the iPhone 13 Mini with poor credit?
Household-name networks generally carry out pretty rigorous credit checks, especially with new iPhones. So we'd say your chances of being approved for an iPhone 13 Mini contract are slim.
If you've got an impaired credit rating, you'll most likely have better luck by choosing an older, less costly phone. Or saving up a lump sum to be able to get the iPhone 13 Mini off-contract.
What other variants of the iPhone 13 Mini are there?
iPhone 13 mini specs
|Release Date||24/09/2021 00:00:00|
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar|
|Size||64.2mm x 7.7mm x 131.5mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Display Size||5.4 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||476 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||6 Cores Cores|
|Internal Storage||128, 256, 512|
|Primary Camera||12 MP|
|2nd Camera||12 MP|