Tech specs: Processor: Apple A15 | Display size: 5.4 inches | Storage options: 128GB/256GB/512GB | Rear cameras: Two 12MP (wide and ultra-wide) | Front camera: 12MP f/2.2 | Colors: Starlight, Midnight, PRODUCT Red, Pink, Blue | Size: 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.65 mm | Weight: 141 g | Starting Price: $480
While there was no iPhone 14 Mini last year, and Apple likely won’t bring back the model in the near future, Avi Greengart, Lead Analyst at Techsponential suggests the iPhone 13 Mini for anyone eyeing a small flagship iPhone. He’s not wrong; the iPhone 13 Mini right now is the only compact option in the U.S. that bares specs similar to that of its larger siblings. In fact, you can head over to any Apple store (or online) and snag the company’s smallest kept secret today.
Review: Apple iPhone 13 Mini
For the new price of $599 (and cheaper if you buy it renewed), the iPhone 13 Mini comes with the same A15 Bionic processor as the iPhone 13 Pro and last year’s iPhone 14, as well as Face ID, 5G, wireless charging, and a reliable set of cameras. If you do find yourself taking advantage of the dual 12MP rear cameras, the base storage of 128GB (upgradeable up to 512GB) should suffice for your creative needs.
The iPhone SE (2022) is the other contender as far as small iPhones go, but its outdated design makes the iPhone 13 Mini the more practical choice in the modern age of digital consumption. Speaking of which, there are some obvious drawbacks to the smaller form factor like battery life, display quality, and multitasking. But if you can shoulder the three, then the iPhone 13 Mini is the best mini iPhone to date.