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The iPhone 13 mini was the last mini version of an iPhone to be produced, with Apple reintroducing the larger, 'Plus' version of the standard model in both the iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 range.
So if you like your iPhones compact, this is the latest truly small version of the iPhone you could get.
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-- 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display -- 2340 x 1080 resolution -- Weight: 140g -- Dimensions: 131.5mm x 64.2mm x 7.65mm -- Dual rear camera with 12MP Wide and Ultra Wide lenses -- Storage: 128GB, 256GB and 512GB -- Battery: 2406mAh -- Five colours: Product Red, Blue, Pink, Starlight White, Midnight Black -- Variants: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max
The iPhone 13 Mini is the smallest (and cheapest) model in the iPhone 13 family.
But don’t think small means low quality - it’s got all the same features as the iPhone 13 just in a more compact form. So you get 5G, the A15 Bionic chip, and the same dual rear camera array.
The iPhone 13 mini is a relatively affordable iPhone, with prices starting from around £26-27 a month when you buy it on a contract.
Remember, you can avoid the big upfront cost by signing up for a pay monthly deal. So try comparing offers on our deals tables and you’ll be able to find a package that suits your needs.
The iPhone 13 mini provides all the power and technology included in the iPhone 13, just in a smaller handset.
The iPhone 13 mini has a 5.4-inch super retina XDR display. It includes a number of impressive display features, including True Tone, Haptic Touch and a max HDR brightness of 1200 nits. This powerful little screen is protected by Apple's exclusive ceramic shield front with industry-leading water resistance.
You can get the iPhone 13 mini in five colours: pink, blue, midnight, starlight and product red where available.
The iPhone 13 mini doesn't sacrifice anything when it comes to its dual-camera setup. It has the same wide and ultra-wide cameras as the iPhone 13, powered by the same impressive A15 Bionic chip.
The iPhone 13 mini's main camera is a 12MP wide camera with an f1.6 aperture that gathers 47% more light so that you'll always capture rich colours and great detail whenever you snap a pic. It has a 26mm focal length, seven-element lens and 100% Focus Pixels.
The iPhone 13 mini also has a 12MP ultra-wide camera to capture more detail in your landscapes and group photos.
It has a faster sensor than the 12 mini, and an f2/4 aperture that captures more light which brings depth and detail to the dark areas of your photos with less noise. It has a 13mm focal length and a brilliant 120 degree field of view so you'll be able to capture cool and creative photos.
The iPhone 13 mini, like the main iPhone 13, includes Apple's newest video tool, cinematic mode. This means that, despite its smaller size, you won't have to sacrifice your artistic vision when filming.
Cinematic mode allows you to change focus points and create stunning cinematic footage all on your iPhone.
The iPhone 13 mini provides 1.5 hours longer battery life than the iPhone 12 mini, giving you impressive all-day battery life.
Not a great deal on first look, but there are some improvements to be found.
Both sport a 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR display and an overall similar design. But the iPhone 13 mini has a better camera with features like Cinematic Mode and Photographic Styles - previously found only on Pro iPhones.
The iPhone 13 mini also boasts a better battery capacity – you’ll get around 1.5 hours more than with the iPhone 12 mini. And don’t forget the new A15 chip gives you more processing power.
However, the iPhone 12 mini has been discontinued for some time and so new or refurbished handsets are more difficult to find.
There are lots of attractive iPhone 13 mini deals available for you to compare, including those with no upfront cost and unlimited data.
Yes, the iPhone 13 Mini is the cheapest smartphone in the family of iPhone 13 handsets, which makes it simpler to get a deal without an upfront cost.
Of course, there are plenty of deals offering the iPhone 13 mini with unlimited data. You can pretty much take your pick from every major UK network.
Most UK networks will require a credit check for the latest iPhones. So it might be difficult to pick up the iPhone 13 mini without one.
If you’re concerned about your credit rating, you may be better suited to an older iPhone model, or even a no-commitment SIM only deal.
Author: Ray Ali Last updated: 27 November 2023