The new iPhone 13 mini’s camera and battery are just as good as iPhone 12 Pro Max

Apple updates its smallest 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini model with new features and performance improvements. The low-cost compact iPhone model has received the same major camera and battery upgrades that are offered in the high-end iPhone 12 Pro Max. It even offers new iPhone 13 Pro features like cinematic mode which are not available in iPhone 12 Pro models.
iPhone 13 mini
The iPhone 12 mini had lower than expected sales due to its smaller screen and shorter battery life. Although it was speculated that Apple might discontinue the model, it improved it. Here is a comprehensive comparison of the new iPhone 13 mini with the iPhone 12 Pro Max camera and battery.
Features iPhone 13 mini iPhone 12 Pro Max
Camera Dual 12MP camera system: Wide: ƒ/1.6 aperture, Ultra Wide: ƒ/2.4 aperture

Night mode

Deep Fusion

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Sensor-shift optical image stabilization

2x optical zoom out. Digital zoom up to 5x

True Tone flash with Slow Sync

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Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control

Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High‑Key Mono)

Smart HDR 4 for photos

Photographic Styles

Pro 12MP camera system: Telephoto: ƒ/2.2 aperture, Wide: ƒ/1.6 aperture, Ultra Wide: ƒ/2.4 aperture

Night mode

Deep Fusion

Apple ProRAW

Sensor-shift optical image stabilization

2.5x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 5x optical zoom range Digital zoom up to 12x

True Tone flash with Slow Sync

Night mode portraits

Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control

Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High‑Key Mono)

Smart HDR 3 for photos

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Battery Video playback: Up to 17 hours

Video playback (streamed): Up to 13 hours

Video playback: Up to 20 hours

Video playback (streamed): Up to 12 hours

With the power of the advanced A15 Bionic chip, the latest mini model will last 1.5 hours more than the older iPhone 12 mini model. In addition, Apple has also made 128GB the standard storage, making 64GB entry-level capacity a thing of the past.

iPhone 13 mini price and availability

Starting with $699, the iPhone 13 mini will be available in pink, blue, midnight, starlight, and (PRODUCT)Red colors. Pre-orders will open on Friday, September 17 at apple.com, while general availability will be from Friday, September 24.

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