iPhone 13 vs iPhone 13 mini

iPhone 13
iPhone 13 Starting from $419.10
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iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 13 mini Starting from $398.08
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iPhone 13 iPhone 13 mini


iPhone 13 iPhone 13 mini
Width 71.5 mm 64.2 mm
Height 146.7 mm 131.5 mm
Weight 174 g 141 g
Thickness 7.6 mm 7.6 mm
Volume 79.72 cm³ 64.16 cm³


iPhone 13 iPhone 13 mini
Resolution 1170 x 2532 px 1080 x 2340 px
Density 460 ppi 476 ppi
Size 6.1 inches 5.4 inches


iPhone 13 iPhone 13 mini
Battery capacity 3240 mAh* 2438 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode No No
Battery life 19 h 14 h

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum charge capacity.


iPhone 13 iPhone 13 mini
Maximum storage 512 GB 512 GB
CPU frequency 3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Number of processor cores 6 6
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 4 GB 4 GB
5G support Yes Yes
LTE support Yes Yes


iPhone 13 iPhone 13 mini
Front camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px


iPhone 13 iPhone 13 mini
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 2 2

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iPhone 13 vs iPhone 13 mini Comparison

iPhone 13 Mini vs iPhone 13

Some smartphone users prefer a large display. Others prefer a compact phone that's easy to handle and carry. Luckily, Apple now offers different iPhone sizes to fit different users’ needs. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini are two examples.

Both are available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage capacities. But it turns out that size does matter when it comes to these two iPhones—is bigger always better?

iPhone 13 Mini size comparison

The cheapest model in the iPhone 13 series, the iPhone 13 Mini packs a ton of features into a fun-size phone. The iPhone 13 Mini has a 5.4-inch display, compared to the 13’s larger 6.1-inch screen size. Both models feature high-performance OLED displays. 

The iPhone 13 Mini measures 5.18 inches high by 2.53 inches wide, vs the iPhone 13’s larger overall dimensions of 5.78 inches high by 2.82 inches wide. Both have a depth of 0.30 inches. 

When it comes to weight, the iPhone 13 Mini is lighter than the iPhone 13. Weighing just 4.97 ounces, the Mini helps you travel light. The base model iPhone 13 weighs in at 6.14 ounces.   

Thanks to its compact size, the iPhone 13 Mini slips more easily into your pocket and is easier for one-handed use. With its larger screen, the iPhone 13 is better for two-handed use and more comfortable for reading content, watching videos, and making video calls.

iPhone 13 Mini vs iPhone 13 battery life

While both phones are fast-charge capable and equipped with MagSafe wireless charging, you’ll get a slightly longer battery life from the iPhone 13. With its larger size, it can fit a bigger battery than the Mini. 

The iPhone 13 battery can last up to 19 hours of video playback, 15 hours of video streaming, or 75 hours of audio playback. By comparison, the iPhone 13 Mini battery lasts up to 17 hours of video playback, 13 hours of video streaming, or 55 hours of audio playback. If you need a longer battery life, the 13 may be a better choice than the Mini.

iPhone 13 Mini vs iPhone 13 performance

The iPhone 13 Mini contains the same A15 bionic processor as the iPhone 13, making them identical when it comes to performance and Apple’s advanced technology. All the popular iPhone 13 features are exactly the same on the smaller Mini model.

iPhone 13 Mini vs iPhone 13 camera

The iPhone 13 Mini is also small but mighty when it comes to photos and videos. Both the 13 and the Mini feature the same camera system with an f/1.6 wide and f/2.4 ultrawide lens capable of shooting at 12MP. Apple’s Cinematic Mode and different Photographic Styles are also available on both phones.

Deciding between iPhone 13 Mini vs iPhone 13

In the end, it comes down to a few factors: size, price, and battery life. Both phones come in all the iPhone 13 colors and offer advanced performance. The iPhone 13 Mini is best for fans of compact smartphones who want to use their phone with one hand. It’s also cheaper than the regular iPhone 13. If you need a longer battery life or watch a lot of video content on your phone, the larger iPhone 13 may suit you better.

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