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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prefer a smaller phone and wish to save some money, the Apple iPhone 13 mini could suit you well. However, if a superior camera and a longer battery life are priorities, the Google Pixel 8 Pro stands out, although it comes at a higher price. The Pixel 8 Pro also features a larger, brighter screen with a higher refresh rate, which makes for a smoother visual experience. Keep in mind that the iPhone 13 mini runs iOS and the Pixel 8 Pro runs Android, which may influence your decision based on the ecosystem you're invested in or prefer. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

7.7
iPhone 13 mini
Pixel 8 Pro
9.1
The Google Pixel 8 Pro has excellent overall camera quality, while the Apple iPhone 13 mini has good overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.5
iPhone 13 mini
Pixel 8 Pro
9.3
The Google Pixel 8 Pro takes excellent photos, while the Apple iPhone 13 mini takes good photos.

Battery

5.6 Hours
iPhone 13 mini
Pixel 8 Pro
7.8 Hours
The Apple iPhone 13 mini has 5.6 hours of battery life. The Google Pixel 8 Pro has 7.8 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 13 mini has a screen size of 5.4 inches and the Google Pixel 8 Pro is 6.7 inches.

Cost

$600
iPhone 13 mini
Pixel 8 Pro
$799
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The Apple iPhone 13 mini has a price of $600 and the Google Pixel 8 Pro costs $799.
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How the Apple iPhone 13 mini and the Google Pixel 8 Pro compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 13 miniGoogle Pixel 8 Pro
Apple iPhone 13 miniGoogle Pixel 8 Pro

GENERAL

Price
$600
$799
Brand
AppleGoogle
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 24, 2021October 12, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
5.4"6.7"
Resolution
2340 x 10802992 x 1344
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
476489
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A15TensorG3
Internal Storage
128 gb128 gb
RAM
4 gb12 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
7.7/109.1/10
Photos Score
7.5/109.3/10
Videos Score
8.1/108/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Super Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.6 hours7.8 hours
Battery Capacity
2438 mah5050 mah
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
12 w23 w
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.18" x 2.53"6.4" x 3.01"
Weight
4.97 oz7.51 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.05.3
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
67
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, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 257, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoYes (Except Verizon Models)
Color
Blue, Pink, Midnight, Starlight, Green, RedBay, Porcelain, Obsidian
Stock Android
N/AYes
SD Card
NoNo

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better CameraGoogle Pixel 8 Pro
Better BatteryGoogle Pixel 8 Pro
Better performanceApple iPhone 13 mini

Shopping

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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."

Google Pixel 8 Pro

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The Guardian

Samuel Gibbs | October 2023
"The screen, body, performance and battery life are all good. The Pixel has a distinctive look that elevates it from the many of the competition, too. It has a really great camera system, with an array of advanced AI-infused editing tools that blur the line between what’s real and what’s fake. But the biggest upgrade is in the full seven years of software support, bringing the Pixel up to par with Apple and outlasting all but the Fairphone 5 on the Android side."

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.

About Google

Google can be considered a relatively new player in the smartphone industry, joining as late as 2016 with their phone, the Google Pixel. Since then, the Pixel lineup has undergone many changes, but it has always been characterized by a focus on photography and clean software, by providing a pure Android experience. By virtue of Google being the creator of the Android operating system, Pixels are known for receiving timely software updates and for being supported with updates for a long time. Additionally, over the past few generations of devices, Google started designing their own processors. This allowed for the implementation of unique software features that are not present in any other phone, such as automatic call screening and unique voice transcribing capabilities.

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