iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 13

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Upgrading from an iPhone 12 mini to an iPhone 13 means stepping away from the ‘mini’ sized iPhone, so the most noticeable differences will be in the size. The display goes from 5.4” on the iPhone 12 mini to 6.1” on the iPhone 13, though, both models feature a Super Retina XDR display with HDR and True Tone. The size of the iPhone 12 mini is 5.18” x 2.53” x 0.29” and the size of the iPhone 13 is 5.78” x 2.82” x 0.30”. Both models feature similar camera hardware, with a 12MP TrueDepth on the front and a dual 12MP wide and ultra-wide on the back. However, the iPhone 13 brings new camera features such as Photographic Styles and a Cinematic mode for recording videos with a shallow depth of field.

Price Comparison

iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 13 Pricing

iPhone 12 Mini prices start at $328, which is cheaper than the iPhone 13 low price of $576.

Specs Comparison

The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 have some features in common. For example, they both use a Super Retina XDR display and Face ID, and have 5G support, an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, and a dual 12MP rear camera system with a wide and ultra-wide lens. The differences include a 5.4” display on the 12 mini and a 6.1” display on the 13. The iPhone 12 mini has an A14 Bionic chip and offers up to 256GB of storage, whereas the iPhone 13 has an A15 Bionic chip and offers up to 512GB of storage.

Size

Size iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 13
Width 64 mm 2.5 inches
Height 132 mm 5.2 inches
Depth 7 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 133 g 4.7 ounces 174 g

The iPhone 12 mini is smaller than the iPhone 13. Measurements for the iPhone 12 mini are as follows: 5.18” (H) x 2.53” (W) x 0.29” (D). Measurements for the iPhone 13 are as follows: 5.78” (H) x 2.82” (W) x 0.20” (D). Other details include a display size of 5.4” and a weight of 4.76 ounces for the iPhone 12 mini, and a display size of 6.1” and a weight of 6.14 ounces for the iPhone 13.

Camera

Camera iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 13
Primary 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 None

The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 have similar camera setups, with a similar set of camera features. These models each have a 12MP TrueDepth camera on the front, with a dual 12MP wide and ultra-wide camera on the back. Key features such as Night Mode, Deep Fusion, 1080p ad 4K video recording are supported on both models, but the iPhone 13 adds Photographic Styles and a Cinematic mode for recording videos with shallow depth of field.

Screen

Display iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 13
Resolution 1080x2340
Screen Size 138 mm 5.4 in
Pixels Per Inch 477 ppi None ppi

The screen on the iPhone 12 mini is smaller than the screen on the iPhone 13, but they have quite a bit in common. They each feature a Super Retina XDR (OLED) display with HDR, True Tone, a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, wide color (P3), and a 1200 nits (HDR) max brightness. The iPhone 12 mini display measures 5.4” with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 and a 625 nits (typical) max brightness. In comparison, the iPhone 13 display measures 6.1” with a resolution of 2532 x 1170 and an 800 nits (typical) max brightness.

Battery

Battery iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 13
Capacity 2227 mAh mAh
Longevity 13 hours hours
USB Lightning None

The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 are both fast-charge capable when using a Lighting cable and 20W wall power adapter, and they both support MagSafe charging and Qi wireless charging. The iPhone 12 mini battery is able to offer up to 15 hours of video playback time or up to 50 hours of audio playback time. The iPhone 13 battery is able to offer up to 19 hours of video playback time or up to 75 hours of audio playback time.

Processing

Processor iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 13
CPU Apple A14 Bionic APL1001 / APL1W01

Color Choices

iPhone 12 Mini

Available in 6 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Purple
  • Red
  • White

Which iPhone 12 Mini color should you buy?

iPhone 13

Available in 6 colors:

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Midnight
  • Pink
  • Red
  • Starlight

Which color iPhone 13 is the most popular?

iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 13 Colors

The iPhone 12 Mini introduces three new colors not found in the iPhone 13 color palette: Starlight, Midnight, and Pink. Both the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 13 share three colors: Red, Blue, and Green. However, the iPhone 12 Mini does away with Black, Purple, and White, previously seen on the iPhone 13.
Swappasaurus

The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 are each available in six colors. Both phones are available in PRODUCT(RED). The iPhone 12 mini has Black and White, and the iPhone 13 mini has Midnight and Starlight. They are also each available in Blue and Green, though the shades are very different. The remaining color for the iPhone 12 mini is Purple, and the remaining color for the iPhone 13 is Pink.

Storage Options

iPhone 12 Mini

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which iPhone 12 Mini storage should I buy?

iPhone 13

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which storage iPhone 13 is the most popular?

iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 13 Storage

The iPhone 13 introduces one new storage option not found on the iPhone 12 Mini: 512GB. Both the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 13 share two storage options: 128GB and 256GB. However, the iPhone 13 does not have options for 64GB, as seen on the iPhone 12 Mini.
Swappasaurus

Storage options for the iPhone 12 mini include 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The storage options for the iPhone 13 include 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.

Reviews

iPhone 12 Mini

31 reviews 4.8 stars

iPhone 13

10 reviews 4.6 stars

iPhone 12 Mini vs iPhone 13 Reviews

The iPhone 12 Mini scores higher with users earning 4.8 of 5.0 stars compared to the iPhone 13 with 4.6 stars.

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