Analysis iPhone 13 mini: small but… spicy?
Small but powerful
Very complete camera
Few changes from the iPhone 12 mini
It does not have night mode in portrait mode
The iPhone 13 mini arrives this year renewed. Despite rumors that the iPhone 12 mini would be the last of this franchise, without a doubt Apple’s little phone is here, for those who still have a taste for small screens but with good resolution.
In this analysis of the iPhone 13 mini I am going to tell you its pros and cons, evolution compared to last year and if it is really worth it. I will also answer common questions that some acquaintances have asked me and that can help you if you want to buy this cell phone.,
- What is the difference between the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 mini?
- Is the iPhone 12 mini worth it or better the iPhone 13 mini?
- How long does the battery last for the iPhone 13 mini?
Do not miss also our analysis of the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
- Display: 5.4 inches, Super Retina XDR.
- A15 Bionic processor.
- 12 megapixel main camera, regular f / 1.6, wide angle f / 2.4 with 120 ° field of view, 2x optical zoom, 5x digital, night mode, cinematic video.
- 12 MP f / 2.2 front camera with night mode
- 5G, 4G, LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi 6, Nano SIM and eSIM connectivity.
- Up to 17 hours of continuous video playback battery.
- Fast charging: 50 percent in 30 minutes with 20-watt or higher adapter.
- MagSafe wireless charging up to 15 watts; Qi chargers up to 7.5 watts.
- Colors pink, blue, midnight black, red, “starlight” (a shade more like salmon).
- 128, 256 and 512GB storage.
- Pricing: $ 699, $ 799, and $ 999, respectively for storage.
Although most users tend to think that because it is smaller it is less spicy, the truth is that the iPhone 13 mini is just as spicy as its older brother, the iPhone 13, with which it shares absolutely all the characteristics, except the size , since that one has a 6.1-inch screen.
However, the right question we should all ask ourselves is, how much do they differ from the iPhone 13 Pro? And the truth is that here the differences are many: better screen technology, better camera, night mode for portraits and something that always goes unnoticed: a better combination of A15 Bionic chip and GPU, since it is inferior to that of the Pro models.
But of course, since you like small phones, the important thing is what this cell phone can do.
Make no mistake, the small screen of the iPhone 13 mini is good, it gives very deep blacks and a good quality of movie viewing, for example. But of course, it is a small panel, to which Apple has also not wanted to give it the “ProMotion” technology, which would have added a refresh rate of 120Hz, for that reason only with 60Hz, it is slightly lower than the Pro series.
If something is important to mention, it is that the power of the A15 Bionic processor is as good as in other cell phones. Being a mini, this phone is no less, and it shows it with great ease to play powerful titles and also because thanks to its combination with the new neural engine it is capable of executing hundreds of thousands of operations per second.
Going from one screen to another, switching between applications or watching videos was not a problem for this cell phone whose behavior is very good. No matter what you are doing with the iPhone 13 mini, this cell phone still gives you very good visual quality of the console even with demanding games like Aspahlt 9, one of my favorites to test phones.
If you want this phone for a teenager that you know is going to play, it will not have any problem, and if you simply want it to send memes in your WhatsApp group, check the photos of your ex on Instagram and check recipes on Google, this cell phone will be more than enough.
On the other hand, if we talk about the battery, this is the iPhone with the least battery of the series, and it shows, since with very constant use, I reached the end of the day, but I would not have gone to bed without putting it on. charge, since I like to get up to read the news and not to wait for the cell phone to charge.
I have to be honest, I know it’s an iPhone, but I never thought that such a small phone would have such a good camera. I took a trip to Alcatraz jail with my mother and let her taste it, and the truth is that I started looking at her photos and realized that it was as powerful as the iPhone 13 Pro Max that was in my pocket.
Apple integrated a 12-megapixel camera with a regular sensor and a wide-angle sensor, which are actually very similar to the iPhone 12 mini, although Apple says it has included noise reduction technology to give us brighter results. The camera allows you to see more details in areas with low lighting and also includes the new photographic styles, which allow you to define by default if you want your photos to always have a standard, vibrant style, with a richer, warmer or cooler contrast.
Of course, do not expect the new macro mode or the portrait with night enhancement, because that quality is only reserved for the iPhone 13 Pro. The night mode does continue to work in the rest of the photographs, and its front camera is still good, without major news.
On the other hand we have the cinematic mode, which like the rest of the cell phones in the series will allow you to capture videos with a blurred background, in which you can select the objects or people you want to be in the foreground. Check out the video so that you can observe its operation in detail.
This question makes sense. Manzana removed the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max from its website, but the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are still available for purchase. The main differences between the two cell phones lie not only in the chip that brings as advantages a better performance and battery, but also in the improvement of the photographic sensors and the kinematic mode, among other details.
The difference between one model and another is $ 100, so perhaps already ready to buy the cell phone, it is worth the effort to acquire the iPhone 13 mini, because it incorporates more news. However, I still think that the iPhone 13 is Apple’s base phone this year, and therefore you should consider it.