​iPhone 13 vs iPhone 13 mini – which 2021 iPhone should you buy?​

Oct 8, 2021

By: Rounak Jain


iPhone 13 starts at ₹79,900 | iPhone 13 mini starts at ₹69,900.

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iPhone 13 – 6.1-inch Full HD XDR OLED | iPhone 13 mini – 5.4-inch Full HD XDR OLED.

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Refresh rate and brightness

Both the phones have 60Hz refresh rate displays, 1200 nits peak brightness, HDR10 and Dolby Vision.

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Both the smartphones are powered by the hexa-core A15 Bionic chipset with 5G support. This means there won’t be a noticeable difference in performance.

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Memory and storage

Both the iPhones have 4GB of memory and come in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage variants.

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Main cameras

Both the iPhones sport the same camera setup. 12MP primary camera with sensor-shift OIS, 12MP ultrawide angle snapper, 4K at 60fps, HDR, Dolby Vision, stereo sound.

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Selfie camera

The selfie camera setup is also the same, too. Both the iPhones have a 12MP front camera with gyro-EIS and 4K at 60fps recording support.

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Battery and fast charging

iPhone 13 – 3,240mAh, 20W | iPhone 13 mini – 2,438mAh, 20W. Both the iPhones also support MagSafe wireless charging at 15W. Quite evidently, you get a slightly better backup on the iPhone 13.

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Colour variants

Both the iPhones are available in Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight and (Product) Red colour options.

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Which non-Pro iPhone should you buy?

If you don’t have the budget for the ‘Pro’ variant, the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini are more sensible investments for casual users. The compromise is negotiable and the iPhone 13 is a perfect option unless you want to opt for a smaller display with slightly shorter battery life.

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