Apple iPhone 13 mini review: still the boss of small phones

ザ・ iPhone 13 mini takes what’s great about the full-size iPhone 13 and squeezes it into a body not much larger than the iPhone 5S without cutting back on features or power.

The smallest of Apple’s 2021 lineup costs £679 ($699/A$1,199), sitting above the £389 iPhone SE and below the £779 iPhone 13.

ザ・ 13 mini is only slightly thicker and heavier than last year’s 12 mini, still making it one of the smallest full-blooded smartphones you can buy.

The 5.4in OLED screen is superb: crisp, bright and now with a smaller Face ID notch taking up less room at the top. The aluminium and glass body is slim, light and lovely to hold. It fits in pockets easily and works great for messaging and calls.

But it has the same drawbacks from its diminutive size as its predecessor. It is too small to fit in my car windscreen mount, watching video on it is a bit tedious, games are cramped, and you end up scrolling around in documents a lot.

I ended up using the mini less than other smartphones just because of the size, which might be a plus for some.

ザ・ 13 mini has the same A15 Bionic chip as its larger siblings, making it one of the fastest smartphones you can buy, and has the same starting 128GB storage, which is large enough for most things.

The battery doesn’t last quite as long as the bigger phones, しかしながら, making it about 38 hours between charges with the screen on for just over four hours during that time. That’s eight hours less than the iPhone 13, but still decent for a phone this small.

ザ・ 13 mini runs the same iOS 15 ソフトウェア as the rest of its lineup, including various new features to help process notifications and faster voice recognition. Apple will provide at least five years of software and security updates, and potentially as long as seven years.

Apple does not provide an expected lifespan for the iPhone 13 mini’s battery, but it can be £69に交換. 同様のデバイスのバッテリーは、通常、少なくとも 80% 後の元の容量の 500 フル充電サイクル. スマートフォンは一般的に修理可能です, 保証対象外のサービス costing £376.44, 画面が含まれています.

iPhone 13 mini uses 98% リサイクルされた希土類金属, 99% リサイクルされたタングステンと 35% さまざまなコンポーネントの再生プラスチック, プラス 100% メインボードとバッテリー管理ユニットのはんだに含まれるリサイクルスズ. 会社は内訳を 電話の環境への影響 そのレポートで.

Appleは下取りと無料のリサイクルスキームも提供しています, アップル以外の製品を含む.

iPhone 13 ミニコスト £679 ($699/A$1,199) 128GBのストレージ, £779 ($799/A$1,369) for 256GB or £979 ($999/A$1,719) 512GBの場合.

比較のために, インクルード iPhone SE 費用 £389, インクルード iPhone 13 費用 £779, インクルード iPhone 13 プロ 費用 £949, サムスンギャラクシーS21の費用 £769, インクルード OnePlus 9 費用 £629, そしてその ギャラクシーZフリップ 3 費用 £949.

iPhone 13 mini is without doubt the best small phone you can get. The few competitors that exist are usually cut-down, cheaper models with compromised experiences, where the 13 mini is a full iPhone, just condensed.

It has a great camera, 5NS, fast performance, solid battery life, decent storage and long software support.

It isn’t the best Apple phone this year; it’s just too small for many things. But if you’ve been hanging on to an iPhone 5S or 2016 iPhone SE because newer models are too big, or you just long for a smaller smartphone, this is the iPhone for you.

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