iPhone 13 and 13 mini review: Where is the difference?

iPhone 13 and 13 mini review: Where is the difference?

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iPhone 13 i 13 iPhone mini
Display6.1 ili 5.4″ Super Retina XDR OLED
120Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision
FHD+ (1170 x 2532) 460ppi ili (1080 x 2340) 476ppi
Screen146.7 x 71.5 x 7.7 mm i 174g
131.5 x 64.2 x 7.7 mm i 141g mini
Ceramic Shield glass back and forth, stainless steel frame
stereo speakers: YES
Water resistance: IP68 up to 6m up to 30 min
ChipsetApple A15 Bionic (5 nm) (2×3.22 GHz Avalanche + 4x X.X GHz Blizzard)
Apple GPU

microSD: NO
Battery3240 mAh / 2438 mAh
23W / 27W žično
15W MagSafe
7.5W Qi

Main camera:
12 MP, f/1.5, 26mm (wide), 1.9µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
12 MP, f/1.8, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), PDAF

12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
VideoMain camera:
4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps

4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
Security lockFace ID
ConnectionWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band; Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE; A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
3.5mm audio: NO
IR Universal Remote: NO
FM Radio: NO
NFC: Yes
Ultra Wideband (UWB): Yes

Apart from the difference in size and battery, these are realistically two identical phones but still offer different usage experiences.

Design and display

The new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini follow the design language of last year’s models almost to the millimeter. The fundamental difference is in the camera module on the back, in which two lenses are now placed diagonally instead of one above the other.

On both models, we have a flat front and back and an aluminum frame with a matte finish in the back's color.

The iPhone 13 has a 6.1“ front and the iPhone 13 mini 5.4’’ screen, in both cases with a 20% narrower notch. There’s a selfie camera, Face ID and a speaker on top.

On the left side are the nano-SIM slate, volume control buttons and sound profile switch. On the opposite side is the Power button. Below is the Lightning port, main microphone and main speaker. With the one on top, it plays stereo sound.

On the back are two cameras. The telephoto camera, which you will miss the least, the LED flash and the microphone, are missing.

Ceramic Shield glass protects the front and back of both models, and both are waterproof to a depth of 6m.

The biggest difference is, of course, in the size and weight of the device. If you are looking for the best, smallest phone, the iPhone 13 mini is what you are looking for, otherwise, choose the iPhone 13.

The iPhone 13 is equipped with a 6.1 “OLED screen in FHD + resolution, and the iPhone 13 mini with the same one but with a diagonal of 5.4”, 60Hz refresh.

The display of colors on both models is pleasing to the eye and adapts to the environment in which they are used. That’s Apple’s True Tone technology.

Neither supports the AlwaysON display, and Ceramic Shield glass protects them from damage.


he main camera sensor on both the 13 and 13 mini is now the one from last year’s iPhone 12 Pro Max. It is therefore improved by the size of the sensor itself, but also by Sensor-Shift optical stabilization. The cameras create great photo galleries as we are used to with the iPhone.

Video up to 4K at 60fps with impressive stabilization

12MP selfie camera, selfie photos and videos up to 4K 60fps. It is equipped with EIS stabilization.

Performance and battery

Both iPhone 13 models have a new Apple A15 Bionic 5nm six-core drive chip. They have 4GB. Plus, even the cheapest iPhone 13 mini has at least 128GB of ROM. There are also 256 and 512GB models on offer.

Face ID is reliable and fast in all conditions, with and without glasses.
5G networks and GPS location services are also supported. They also have NFC for Apple Pay.

iPhone 13 mini with 2438 mAh battery you can expect a maximum of 5-6 hours of on screen. The iPhone 13 with 3240 mAh will offer more, 7-8 hours.

They charge wired and wireless, both up to 20W per wire and take an hour and a half to 100%. 15W Magsafe charging and 7.5W Qi charging are also supported. The charger is purchased separately.

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