Lord Of Small Phones
Smart Photography|January 2022
Last month, we reviewed the largest and the most expensive iPhone in the market.
Sujith Gopinath

iPhone 13 Mini From ₹69,900 (128 GB)

Inside the Box

  • iPhone 13 Mini with iOS 15

  • USB-C to Lightning Cable

  • Documentation

Here we are, looking at the smallest and the least expensive of the 2021 iPhone models. The iPhone 13 Mini is the smaller version of the iPhone 13 with a lower capacity battery. Otherwise, both the models are identical in features and specifications.

Design & Build Quality

The iPhone 13 Mini is one of the smallest and lightest smartphones currently available, being 141 g in weight and measuring 64.2 x 131.5 x 7.65 mm. The iPhone 13 is heavier and bulkier at 174 g and 71.5 x 146.7 x 7.65 mm. The design of the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini looks similar to the Pro series with a flat-edged aluminium frame and similar positioning of buttons. The screen is protected by the same ceramic shield. An oleophobic coating on the front glass resists fingerprints. Coming to the differences, the aluminium frame has a matte finish, and the back surface is glossy, contrary to the Pro models. The camera platform also sports a matte finish. The notch and front camera have reduced in size, while the dual-camera system now has a diagonal placement. The front elements of the cameras are protected by sapphire crystal covers.

The phone carries an IP68 rating for ingress protection, which means it can withstand immersion in six metres of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini are available in pink, blue, midnight, starlight, and (PRODUCT)RED colours.

Key Features

The iPhone 13 Mini ships with iOS 15 and is powered by the latest A15 Bionic chip with a 6-core CPU. Two performance cores and four efficiency cores balances power and performance. The SoC also includes a quad-core GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine for superior AI processing. The device supports Dual SIM. You can use one physical SIM and one eSIM or two eSIMs. Both the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini are available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities. The 13 Mini uses a 5.4inch Super Retina XDR OLED display that offers 2340 x 1080 resolution at 476 ppi. The display features HDR, True Tone and a wider P3 colour gamut.

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