Apple iPhone 13 mini

iPhone 13 mini: everything about the smallest iPhone 13

Just as powerful as the iPhone 13, but more compact. That’s the iPhone 13 mini in a nutshell. From specs, release date to price: this is everything you need to know about the smallest iPhone of 2021.

The iPhone 13 mini is now on sale

The pre-order of the iPhone 13 mini started on Friday, September 17 at 2 PM. The worldwide release was on Friday September 24. From then on, the new device was actually delivered. So order it quickly!

pay attention

Due to the fact that the iPhone 13 mini was launched during a major global chip shortage, production has not yet reached full swing. As a result, the delivery time may be a bit longer than you are used to. This depends on version and version.

The iPhone 13 Mini now with a €12.50 discount per month on your bundle!

  • 3 months Apple TV+

  • Much more data for only €3.00 more

  • Extra discount with T-Mobile customer benefit

  • Temporary €72 extra discount!

iPhone 13 mini in a nutshell:

  • Compact 2021 iPhone has 5.4 inch OLED screen
  • Smaller notch = more screen
  • Five fresh colors: blue, midnight (black), starlight (silver), red and pink
  • Dual camera has been improved
  • More storage, 5G and MagSage
  • iPhone 13 mini release on September 24
  • iPhone 13 mini price: 809 euros

iPhone 13 (mini) review

iPhone 13 (mini) review: subtle improvements with still one annoyance

All in all, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are more refined versions of the already fine iPhone 12 and 12 mini. You get more storage for the same entry-level price, and battery and camera performance are improved.

The screen leaves some mixed feelings. They are among the top in terms of colors, clarity and sharpness, but the 60Hz refresh rate and large notch, come on Apple, that is really no longer possible.

As far as we are concerned, the iPhone 12 series has been given a lot less right to exist, especially because the price of those devices is currently only a few tens lower than the 13 series.

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iPhone 13 mini price and release date

2020 was a special year for the world, including Apple. The company did not unveil the iPhone 12 series in September, but in October. Fortunately, 2021 is a lot more common. The iPhone 13 mini is therefore ‘normally’ available from September:

  • Release is on September 24
  • Be quick, because delivery times are running up quickly

Little has changed in terms of price. The iPhone 13 mini is just as expensive as its predecessor. Although, actually the new device is slightly cheaper. That’s because Apple has doubled the standard storage capacity. For the same money, you now get 128GB of storage, instead of 64GB. In summary, these are the prices of the iPhone 13 mini:

Storage Price
128GB 809 euros
256GB 929 euros
512GB 1159 euros

Big year for iPhone screen

For many it is an eyesore when buying an iPhone: the notch. This screen notch is necessary for facial recognition and has remained virtually unchanged since the iPhone X from 2017.

Until now. Apple has found a way to significantly reduce the ‘bite’ from the screen. According to Apple, the iPhone 13 mini has a 20 percent smaller notch than its predecessor. How? By placing the speaker closer to the housing. That way there is more room for the other sensors, such as Face ID facial recognition.

The screen size itself has not been tinkered with. The most compact iPhone of 2021 therefore has a 5.4-inch OLED screen. The maximum brightness has been increased to 1200 nits. This means you can also read the screen in bright sunlight: handy!

Same design, fresh colors

In terms of design, little has changed. The iPhone 13 mini has an angular design with a metal frame. The screen lies flat on the housing and the notch has (finally) become narrower.

What’s new: the available colors. You can buy the iPhone 13 mini in five fresh colors: blue, midnight (black), starlight (silver), red and pink.

iPhone 13 mini camera improves subtly

Just like the 12 mini, the iPhone 13 mini has a dual camera on the back. However, the placement is different. The lenses now sit diagonally, instead of vertically. The ultra-wide-angle lens has also been slightly improved. Both sensors still have a resolution of 12 megapixels.

The major changes are therefore software. For example, Apple has added Cinematic Mode. This feature is ideal for those who enjoy making videos as it allows you to automatically shift the focus in depth. Does that sound familiar? That’s right: professional filmmakers use this technique regularly.

Faster processor

There are a lot of wild rumors about the iPhone 13 mini, but in terms of hardware, we know for sure where we stand. For example, Apple annually releases a new processor and we have now arrived at the A15 Bionic. The iPhone 12 mini, for example, runs on its predecessor: the A14 Bionic.

The iPhone 12 was already lightning fast, and the iPhone 13 (mini) takes it one step further. The new iPhones from 2021 are all controlled by the A15 Bionic, the latest chip from Apple. According to the company, it is 50 percent faster than the A14 (which is in the iPhone 12 series). In summary, the iPhone 13 (mini) is therefore most likely the fastest smartphone ever.

Also great: the standard storage capacity has finally been increased. If you buy the entry-level version of the iPhone 13 mini, you get 128GB of storage instead of 64GB. At an additional cost, you can also go for the variant with 256 or 512 GB. These versions are especially recommended if you download a lot of movies and/or music offline. Even if you make a lot of videos, 256 or 512GB storage is not an unnecessary luxury. After all, videos in high 4K quality take up a lot of storage space.

We would almost forget, but the new A15 chip introduces another advantage. The iPhone processor is very energy efficient. As a result, the iPhone 13 mini lasts up to an hour and a half longer than its predecessor. This is of course good news, because your device does not have to be charged as often.

5G and MagSafe

Of course, 5G is also part of the party. The iPhone 12 was the first Apple smartphone that could handle this, and with the iPhone 13 mini Apple is taking the next step. The company is going to offer the fastest variant of 5G in more and more places worldwide. It remains to be seen whether the Netherlands is also covered by this.

What stands out is that the new iPhones have MagSafe. Thanks to this magnetic connection, you can charge wirelessly, for example. There are also several MagSafe accessories on the market, such as covers. These automatically click into place on the back of your device.

iPhone 13 series

Apple iPhone 13

Apple iPhone 13

from €876

Expect €909

6.1

Super Retina XDR display (60Hz)

A15 Bionic chip

Fastest chip in a smartphone

12MP dual camera

Ultra wide and wide angle

128GB storage

Or 256GB – 512GB

Until 19 o’clock

play video

  • Face ID and water resistant

  • Movie mode in 1080p at 30 fps

  • Wireless charging and MagSafe

  • Improved ultra-wide angle lens

Apple iPhone 13 mini

Apple iPhone 13 mini

from € 771,-

Expect €809

5.4

Super Retina XDR Display

A15 Bionic chip

Fastest chip in a smartphone

12MP dual camera

Ultra wide and wide angle

128GB storage

Or 256GB – 512GB

until 5 pm

play video

  • Face ID and water resistant

  • Movie mode in 1080p at 30 fps

  • Wireless charging and MagSafe

  • Improved ultra-wide angle lens

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

from € 1,158

Expected €1159

6.1

Super Retina XDR Display ProMotion

A15 Bionic chip

Fastest chip in a smartphone

12‑MP pro‑camera system

Ultra wide angle, wide angle and telephoto lens

128GB storage

Or 256GB – 512GB – 1TB

until 10 p.m.

play video

  • Face ID and water resistant

  • Adaptive refresh rate up to 120 Hz

  • Wireless charging and MagSafe

  • LiDAR Scanner + Enhanced Ultra Wide Angle Lens

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

from € 1,257

Expect €1259

6.7

Super Retina XDR Display ProMotion

A15 Bionic chip

Fastest chip in a smartphone

12‑MP pro‑camera system

Ultra wide angle, wide angle and telephoto lens

128GB storage

Or 256GB – 512GB – 1TB

Up to 28 hours

play video

  • Face ID and water resistant

  • Adaptive refresh rate up to 120 Hz

  • Wireless charging and MagSafe

  • LiDAR Scanner + Enhanced Ultra Wide Angle Lens

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