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Updated January 10, 2024·

Opting for the iPhone 13 mini means you'll save some money and still get a high-quality camera, all within a compact design, but you'll miss out on the advanced features and enhanced camera performance of the iPhone 15. The iPhone 15 boasts a larger screen, a brighter display, better battery life, and a more powerful processor, which makes it more suited for demanding tasks and multimedia consumption. If photography is important to you, the iPhone 15's camera system provides superior photo and video quality, including higher megapixels on the main camera. However, it comes at a premium price compared to the iPhone 13 mini. Both phones do not have a headphone jack or high refresh rate screens, but they are equipped with 5G capability and run on iOS. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 13 mini
  • The Apple iPhone 13 mini has no clear advantages over the Apple iPhone 15.
Advantages of the Apple iPhone 15
  • Very good for taking photos
  • Excellent for recording videos
  • Very good battery life

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

7.7
iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 15
8.6
The Apple iPhone 15 has very good overall camera quality, while the Apple iPhone 13 mini has good overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.5
iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 15
8.5
The Apple iPhone 15 takes very good photos, while the Apple iPhone 13 mini takes good photos.

Video Quality

8.0
iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 15
9.1
The Apple iPhone 15 takes excellent videos, while the Apple iPhone 13 mini takes very good videos.

Battery

5.6 Hours
iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 15
8.0 Hours
The Apple iPhone 13 mini has 5.6 hours of battery life. The Apple iPhone 15 has 8 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 13 mini has a screen size of 5.4 inches and the Apple iPhone 15 is 6.1 inches.

Cost

$600
iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 15
$829
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The Apple iPhone 13 mini has a price of $600 and the Apple iPhone 15 costs $829.
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How the Apple iPhone 13 mini and the Apple iPhone 15 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 13 miniApple iPhone 15
Apple iPhone 13 miniApple iPhone 15

GENERAL

Price
$600
$829
Brand
AppleApple
Operating System
iOSiOS
Release Date
September 24, 2021September 22, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
5.4"6.1"
Resolution
2340 x 10802556 x 1179
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
476461
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A15A16
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
4 GB6 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
7.7/108.7/10
Photos Score
7.5/108.5/10
Videos Score
8.1/109.2/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS48 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.6 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
2438 mAh3349 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
12 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
5.18" x 2.53"5.81" x 2.82"
Weight
4.97 oz6.03 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.05.3
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 77, 78, 79(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Blue, Pink, Midnight, Starlight, Green, RedYellow, Pink, Blue, Green, Black
SD Card
NoNo
Custom ROM Support
NoNo

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Apple iPhone 13 mini

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Tom's Guide

Jordan Palmer | May 2022
"It’s the best small phone you can possibly buy, outpacing anything Android can offer. With the A15 Bionic system-on-chip, which includes a quad-core GPU, the iPhone 13 mini is a very powerful little phone. Fans of smaller handsets will love this phone, as it fits in many a pocket."

Apple iPhone 15

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TechRadar

Lance Ulanoff | September 2023
"Apple finally waves goodbye to the notch in favor of the Dynamic Island on all phones in its new lineup, and on the iPhone 15 that versatile screen technology is paired with new materials, lovely contoured edges, a powerful A16 Bionic CPU, and, yes, the new USB-C port. Even the photography has been leveled up, with a 48MP camera and new portrait processing capabilities."

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About Apple

The tech giant called Apple is synonymous with the most popular smartphone in the world: the iPhone. Known for their build quality and aesthetics, as well as for their excellent integration between hardware and software, iPhones have defined the smartphone industry ever since their conception and they continue to do so by setting new industry standards. Apple's own operating system, called iOS, is known for its simplicity and ease of use, and the company tends to complement it well by creating devices with some of the most powerful processing hardware available in the mobile world. The iPhone is also known for its robust ecosystem of accessories, as it facilitates a very seamless experience when interacting with other Apple products, more so than most of its competitors.

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