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
Video playback: up to 17 hours; video playback (streamed): up to 13 hours; audio playback: up to 55 hours
A15 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for 8 months when reviewed.
I upgraded to this from my iPhone 8 and I was daunted by the size of the standard for new iPhones. Thankfully the mini existed. It’s technically a bit smaller but the visible screen space is larger than the iPhone 8.
It’s quite snappy, and the magnetic wireless charging is a really nice upgrade from the non magnetic version found in my previous phone. I don’t have to worry about lining it up perfectly anymore and possibly waking up with an uncharged phone.
A cell phone to me has to fit in your pocket. If I carried some sort of bag around a larger one might be an option, but I don't. I finally reached the point where the iPhone 6 I have used for years was showing its age, primarily slow response and short battery life. i decided to buy a new iPhone 13 mini. It is perfect for my needs. Somewhat smaller than the 6, but thicker and noticeably heavier, for a larger battery. Very quick. Able to do tricks my 6 could not. Anyway, if small size is a requirement for you, I recommend this phone.
Great phone, perfect size. Was looking for something to replace my iPhone 6s which had a dying battery. This phone works great, and the battery lasted all day without a charge, despite using Waze for several hours. It did heat up somewhat while Waze was in use. Fits in my shirt pocket and the weight doesn’t bother too much.
Best Buy’s mobile associates are extremely helpful
Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
Downgraded to mini from the pro thanks to the help of some incredible Best Buy employees at the Frederick, md location.
13 mini is both the cheapest and the most reasonable iPhone 13. No compromises this year. Do miss the promotion 120hz on the pro model, however if you carry a laptop or have a desktop or a tv, this guy gets the job done and there are devices laying around that can do more the even the pro max when normal phone tasks are done. It helps me separate phone life from other things.
I bought the Iphone 13 mini for my 80-year old husband who hasn't wanted to get a smart phone, partly because he thought it would be too complicated to use. He only gave in when he learned that his phone would no longer be supported after the first of the year. He has found the phone to be easier to use than he imagined. He now has a newer Iphone than I do, and I'm envious.
I had a iPhone 7Plus, which I loved, and the only reason I have upgraded was because this year was the last time my phone would be included with iPhone updates after the IOS 15.5. I wanted a smaller phone and this iPhone 13 mini is perfect for me. The screen is almost the same size as the 7Plus. Easy to use and would highly recommend.
Well well well, my phone is amazing. That could be because I upgraded from like an iPhone 7 circa 2018. I’d like the fact that this phone a small because they are all beginning to look like tablets to me and I don’t want to carry a tablet in my purse, or I would carry a tablet in my purse.
The Apple iPhone 13 mini is perfect if you do not want a large screen phone. I went from an iPhone 9 and the iPhone 13 mini is so much faster. The video’s do not time out and download much faster. I’m able to be on the iPhone 13 mini and receive downloads and texts from others and view the downloaded video’s at the same time. Very Happy with this purchase!
This review is from Apple - iPhone 13 mini 5G 128GB - Pink (Verizon)
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
A:AnswerAn unlocked phone gives you the ability to take your phone and phone number to any carrier and change back and forth between carriers. The locked phones are only have service with one carrier. Sometimes that one carrier is paying the bonus offer to get you with their company or to make you sign a contract with them.
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