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iPhone 13 mini. The most advanced dual-camera system ever on iPhone. Lightning-fast A15 Bionic chip. A leap in battery life. Durable design. Superfast 5G.¹ And a brighter Super Retina XDR display.
5.4-inch Super Retina XDR display²
Cinematic mode adds shallow depth of field and shifts focus automatically in your videos
Advanced dual-camera system with 12MP Wide and Ultra Wide cameras; Photographic Styles, Smart HDR 4, Night mode, 4K Dolby Vision HDR recording
12MP TrueDepth front camera with Night mode, 4K Dolby Vision HDR recording
A15 Bionic chip for lightning-fast performance
Up to 17 hours of video playback³
Durable design with Ceramic Shield
Industry-leading IP68 water resistance⁴
5G for superfast downloads and high-quality streaming¹
iOS 15 packs new features to do more with iPhone than ever before⁵
Supports MagSafe accessories for easy attach and faster wireless charging⁶
¹Data plan required. 5G is available in select markets and through select carriers. Speeds vary based on site conditions and carrier. For details on 5G support, contact your carrier and see apple.com/iphone/cellular.
²The display has rounded corners that follow a beautiful curved design, and these corners are within a standard rectangle. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 5.42 inches diagonally. Actual viewable area is less.
³Battery life varies by use and configuration. See apple.com/batteries for more information.
⁴iPhone 13 mini is spill, splash, and dust resistant and was tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529. Spill, splash, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions.
Resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.
⁵Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.
⁶Accessories are sold separately.
Apple iPhone 13 mini 5G 128GB
USB-C to Lightning cable
Voice Assistant Built-in
4G LTE, 5G
Apple iOS 15
A15 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
So far it's been a good phone
Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
The face recognition works pretty well. I was concerned that it wouldn't because I had heard of people having problems with that, but that was a long time ago so maybe they've improved it. In fact, it will even unlock the phone if your face is a little to the side. I have found that it doesn't always work when I have glasses/sunglasses on though so I have to lower them for it to recognize my face. One thing I don't like about what they did with the 13 mini is that you can't tell the percentage of battery life that's left without unlocking the phone and swiping the upper right corner down. Why wouldn't they make it more visible on the locked screen? Now it's extra steps.
I like that the face recognition works pretty well. I was concerned that it wouldn't. In fact, it will even unlock the phone if your face is a little to the side. I have found that it doesn't always work when I have glasses/sunglasses on though so I have to lower them for it to recognize my face. One thing I don't like about what they did with the 13 mini is that you can't tell the percentage of battery life that's left without unlocking the phone and swiping the upper right corner down. Why wouldn't they make it more visible on the locked screen? Now it's extra steps.
Coming back to iOS since the iPhone 3GS is a real treat. The lofty quality of iOS apps have been maintained, and the UI of the OS is even slicker than before.
A sensible size for a phone, one of the last remaining choices this small. Small hardware choices like having stereo sound out of the two speakers demonstrates excellent attention to detail and user-first thinking.
Battery life is smaller but that’s the cost of a smaller phone in which a huge battery won’t fit.
For those that want a cel phone the size of older apple phones, this is the one to get. I mainly use my cel phone for calls, text messages & internet/social media when traveling and I was tired of cel phones getting larger with every new edition. Still the high quality of Apple devices in a smaller package.
Purchased my iPhone 13 mini from the Bossier City, LA store. Justin was the associate who handled my purchase. He was very efficient in transferring my old phone info to the new one. While he was doing so he answered all my question and then demonstrated the features on the new phone that are different from my old phone. Thanks to him also for installing the screen protector. He is to be commended for his professionalism
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about durability, reliability, portability and size. Editors are less positive about screen and have mixed opinions about price. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 93/100 = Excellent quality.
gsmarena.comRating, 4.1 out of 54.1GSMArena Team on October 16, 2021
Apple iPhone 13 mini reviewThe Apple iPhone 13 mini is the most compact flagship smartphone money can buy. It's also easy enough to outright recommend to anyone looking for this