Reviewing Apple’s iPhone 13 Mini two months post-launch, including camera tests, gaming chops and more, to see if it’s the best compact smartphone as we hit 2022. Spoiler alert: as pretty much the ONLY compact phone, the iPhone 13 Mini basically wins by default.
While the Pixel 6, Samsung’s Galaxy S21 and other pro Android flagships are mostly 6-inches plus, Apple’s smaller sized handset is a refreshing change. The camera tech isn’t changed up much vs the iPhone 12 generation, while the Pro and Pro Max models boast better optics. However, the iPhone 13 Mini can still capture great looking photos and video if the conditions are okay.
Gamers can blast through Genshin Impact and other demanding App Store titles, no worries. That A15 chipset can handle it all. Just a shame this model tops off at 60Hz refresh, although the OLED screen is a stunner in most regards (obnoxious notch aside). I was also impressed by the iPhone 13 Mini’s battery life, which will happily keep you going all day long.
So that’s my thoughts, but what do you reckon?
iPhone 13 Mini Review Chapters:
0:00 – The boring start bit
1:17 – Design
2:19 – iOS 15
4:42 – Screen & audio
7:15 – Performance & gaming
8:01 – Battery life
8:46 – Camera
11:07 – Verdict