Apple iPhone 13 mini review

16 October 2021


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Someone help me choose, I recently for some ungodly reason went back to Android and of course, as you'd know, immediately regretted the decision. I also made a poor choice in buying a Moto G stylus 2021, sure it's a beast of a phone but only size wise, here's the thing. I came from an iPhone SE 2020, I miss the small size. So here's my dilemma. I need a powerful capable device, also need something small and pocket friendly, because this 6.8" Motorola is awkward at best in my pocket, haha. I need a good battery life small stature great camera with speed to boot for my job. Any recommendations on apple products are welcome. I miss my apple. Thank you in advance.

  • Bonzo

Just got it over a week ago. Highly impressed replacement for my iphone 6. Everything i want in a phone, compact, light, lots of juice etc, works well, snappy, downsides, low ram, very expensive, almost nothing in the box. Gee apple you csn do better for a 3trn$ company. Greedy fruits

  • Anonymous

Cat, 05 Dec 2021I love the smaller phones. My hands aren’t that big. Disl... moreThen the iPhone SE is for you

  • SoulBro

Anonymous, 20 Nov 2021I've got 1st gen SE - bought second hand as a spare. S... moreLOL Safari is not the best browser for the iPhone? Clearly you've not used Safari for years and even currently.

Brave or Opera is JUNK in terms of rendering, features, or security compared to Safari. Have a look on an independent and reputable mobile security site. I personally would not use Opera on any device, period.

  • SoulBro

Cat, 05 Dec 2021I love the smaller phones. My hands aren’t that big. Disl... moreFacial recognition done right, just like Apple did with TouchID although many other competitors like Motorola being the first with Android Atrix had 5-6yrs to perfect and failed.

Almost all banking apps (international), and many many others support FaceID/Facial recognition. If they don't, contact the vendor/programmer or team that makes the iOS app and push them to update the app to support FaceID. Apple has made it stupid EASY to add just 5 lines of code in Xcode or in Swift to get it done using their official API's. Developers are lazy at times to contact and push for this.

  • Cat

I love the smaller phones. My hands aren’t that big.
Dislikes:
Button gone on the bottom is gone. Everything is swiping.
No biometrics fingerprint. There is face recognition but not all apps. Not all apps have face recognition.

  • Anonymous

DaMan, 16 Oct 2021Got one. Switched from Android. I like the size and iOS wor... moreI've got 1st gen SE - bought second hand as a spare. Safari indeed is not the best browser for iPhone. Go for either opera or Edge, I've even replaced original iPhone keyboard with SwiftKey and the difference is just amazing. I'm gonna do the same with 13 mini.

  • Anonymous

kartoonz, 21 Oct 2021then why is no manufacturer making compact phone?Many reasons.
1. People got used to bigger phones Very less likely to move back to compact phones
2. Very few options available
3. Battery life is a concern
4. Only apple has real compact phones rest all have smallest of bigger sized phones
5. Only few might switch to smaller phones from bigger phones
6. Only those who are currently using compact phones consider upgrading to latest compact phones, and to do so there is no worthy upgrades.
7. Companies have to redesign phones just to sell very less units.
Companies don’t want to waste time & money.

  • Anonymous

kartoonz, 21 Oct 2021then why is no manufacturer making compact phone?Many reasons.
1. People got used to bigger phones Very less likely to move back to compact phones
2. Very few options available
3. Battery life is a concern
4. Only apple has real compact phones rest all have smallest of bigger sized phones
5. Only few might switch to smaller phones from bigger phones
6. Only those who are currently using compact phones consider upgrading to latest compact phones, and to do so there is no worthy upgrades.
7. Companies have to redesign phones just to sell very less units.
Companies don’t want to waste time & money.

  • ILoveEeEe

Hi Apple, do you give me or yourself a chance to own a non notch Mini

  • kartoonz

AnonD-1014095, 20 Oct 2021You are wrong, all it needs is better cooling copper double... morethen why is no manufacturer making compact phone?

  • AnonD-1014095

KC, 19 Oct 2021Flagship compact phone simply cost more to design, especia... moreYou are wrong, all it needs is better cooling copper double Chambers, and the s888 will blow your socks at full cpu speed with no throttling, even 2 years ahead the s888 will triumph.
At 12watts that's almost as close with ARM mighty A15 SoCs.

  • Anonymous

Great phone for elderly people!

  • Andywarhol

Everyone who has been using Sony Compacts for the last few years should consider this 13mini. Sure changing from Android to iOS is a drag, but there are some neat features too. Overall its the most logical 'phone to own if you understand that size really matters. Bye Sony its been swell.

  • John

KC, 19 Oct 2021Flagship compact phone simply cost more to design, especia... moreOK, but efficiency of the processor isn't a bad thing, they claimed that they made the pros of iPhone 13s run quicker, but i don't think you will have issues with it! It runs as quick and as for the battery life, it lasts all day for watching movies,, but the pro max has some good benefits to consider!

  • KC

Anonymous, 18 Oct 2021I wish many people buy the mini series just so we get small... moreFlagship compact phone simply cost more to design,
especially snapdragon or its equivalent generates so much heat,
so every maker tries to convenience everyone bigger is better.

For the maker,
Bigger phone means less R&D cost:
1. No need to consider how to squeeze more component into the body
2. Bigger battery to compensate the bad efficiency of the processor
3. Easier cooling solution
also, they are now selling: Bigger = Better = Better Value,
while actually Bigger = Easier = More profits

  • Anonymous

Satisfiedwithsimple, 18 Oct 2021We do not CareWho's "we" lmfao. Pipe down and speak for yourself.

  • Anonymous

No fast charging is not a problem?

  • fghgfhg

Anonymous, 17 Oct 2021Exynos of S20 is way worse. It would overheat and drain the battery faster

Anonymous, 18 Oct 2021I wish many people buy the mini series just so we get small... morePeople watch on phones, if its too small, it won't fly.