iPhone 13 mini FAQ and Their Answers

iPhone 13 mini is the cheapest flagship Apple announced in 2021 and like every other smartphone it has its strengths and weaknesses.

This write-up is about what it has and what it does not have. So, let’s get to it.

iPhone 13 mini FAQ

Does iPhone 13 mini have Qi Wireless Charging?

Yes, iPhone 13 mini supports Qi magnetic wireless charging at 7.5 watts. If you ask me, this is one of the slowest wireless charging on any device.

Does iPhone 13 mini have MagSafe?

Yes, iPhone 13 mini has MagSafe which you can use for a variety of things including wireless charging, up to 15 watts.

Does iPhone 13 mini have a 120Hz Refresh Rate?

No, iPhone 13 mini does not have a 120Hz adaptive high refresh rate like the 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. It comes with the traditional 60Hz refresh rate.

Does iPhone 13 mini have 5G?

Yes, iPhone 13 mini supports 5G. It uses both the sub6 5G and mmWave 5G. Though the mmWave is only available here in the U.S.

Does iPhone 13 mini have a Cinematic Mode?

Yes, iPhone 13 mini like other phones on the 13 lineups has a cinematic mode camera which simply means that you can shoot 1080P @30fps portrait video with the device.

Does iPhone 13 mini have Lidar?

No, iPhone 13 mini does not have Lidar sensor/scanner. This scanner is only available on 13 Pro iPhones.

Does iPhone 13 mini have a Face ID?

Yes, iPhone 13 mini supports Face ID which is a biometric security measure that unlocks your device by scanning your face.

Does iPhone 13 mini have a Dual Sim and eSIM?

Regarding the sim card, there are two variants of the iPhone 13 mini. There is a variant that supports a Nano Sim and eSIM and another that supports a Dual Nano sim but not an eSIM.

Does iPhone 13 mini have a Good Camera?

Yes, iPhone 13 mini uses a Dual 12MP camera at the rear. The main camera is a 12MP lens with f/1.6 aperture and sensor-shift OIS and the second is an ultrawide camera with f/2.4 aperture. The front-facing camera is also 12MP with an f/2.2 aperture. Combined takes a great picture with an amazing contrast ratio, color reproduction, and white balance

Does iPhone 13 mini have a Home Button and Touch ID?

No, iPhone 13 mini does not have a home button or Touch ID. iPhone SE 2022 is the latest iPhone with both a home button and Touch ID and I don’t think we will be seeing such implementation of Touch ID on any Apple flagship phone ever again. The next time we see a Touch ID/fingerprint sensor on an iPhone flagship, it most probably will be an under-display implementation.

Does iPhone 13 mini have a Headphone Jack?

No, iPhone 13 mini does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Apple was the first manufacturer to remove the headphone jack from their device and I don’t think it will be making a comeback.

Does iPhone 13 mini have a Charging Port?

Yes, iPhone 13 mini has a lightning port that can be used for charging and data transfer.

Does iPhone 13 mini have a Glass Back?

Yes, iPhone 13 mini has a Corning Gorilla glass at the back.

Does iPhone 13 mini have Bluetooth?

Yes, the iPhone 13 mini ships with Bluetooth 5.0 which is the latest base iteration of this wireless technology.

Does iPhone 13 mini have Battery Percentage?

Yes, there is a way to check the battery percentage on iPhone 13 mini but it is not on the home page/screen. You can either swipe down from the right every time you want to check your battery percentage or you can just add the battery widget to your home screen.

Does iPhone 13 mini have Good Battery Life?

The 2438 mAh battery on the iPhone 13 mini is good but not impressive by any means. A heavy user might need to charge two times a day while a light user can get a day of usage from a single charge. If battery life is important to you, I think you should consider the Pro version instead.

Does iPhone 13 mini have Ceramic Shield?

Yes, iPhone 13 mini’s display is protected by what Apple called Ceramic Shield which is a Corning Gorilla Glass modified to fit Apple’s preference.

Does iPhone 13 mini have Center Stage?

No, iPhone 13 mini’s camera does not support the Center stage. This feature is exclusive to Pro iPads at the moment.

Does iPhone 13 mini have OLED Display?

Yes, iPhone 13 mini is a 5.4-inches OLED Super Retina XDR display smartphone. The display has HDR10, Dolby Vision, and up to 1200 nits peak brightness.

Does iPhone 13 mini have Fast Charging?

Yes, iPhone 13 mini supports up to 18 watts of fast wired charging and up to 15 watts of MagSafe wireless charging.

Does iPhone 13 mini have Facetime?

Yes, iPhone 13 mini support Facetime.

Does iPhone 13 mini have GPS?

Yes, iPhone 13 mini has GPS with support for A-GPS, QZSS, GLONASS, GALILEO, and BDS.

Does iPhone 13 mini have IR Blaster?

No, there is no support for IR Blaster on the iPhone 12 mini.

Does iPhone 13 mini have Telephoto Lens?

No, iPhone 13 mini does not have a Telephoto lens just the wide-angle (main) and ultrawide camera.

Does iPhone 13 mini have a Macro Mode?

No, unlike the 13 Pro iPhones, the 13 mini can not be used for macro photography as it does not have Macro mode even though it also has an ultrawide camera.

Does iPhone 13 mini have Night Mode?

Yes, iPhone 13 mini has a night mode which is great for taking a picture in low-light conditions.

Does iPhone 13 mini have NFC?

Yes, iPhone 13 mini supports Near Field Communication also known as NFC.

Does iPhone 13 mini have Optical Zoom?

No, iPhone 13 mini does not have an optical zoom lens.

Does iPhone 13 mini have Portrait Mode?

Yes, iPhone 13 mini has portrait mode which allows you to take pictures with a blurred background and a sharp foreground.

Does iPhone 13 mini have ProRes?

No, iPhone 13 mini does not support ProRes. This is a feature that is only available to the 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max.

Does iPhone 13 mini have Reverse Charging?

No, iPhone 13 mini does not support reverse charging which means you can not use it to charge another phone.

Does iPhone 13 mini have SD Card Slot?

No, iPhone 13 mini does not have an SD card slot. This means that you can not use expandable memory on the device but you have the option to choose between 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB internal storage options.

Does iPhone 13 mini have Stereo Speakers?

Yes, iPhone 13 mini has loud stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support. This is one of the best speakers on a smartphone.

Does iPhone 13 mini have The Same Camera As the 13 Pro?

No, iPhone 13 mini has a dual 12MP main camera and 12MP ultrawide camera while iPhone 13 Pro has three 12MP main cameras, 12MP ultrawide, and 12MP telephoto lens camera plus a Lidar sensor. Also, iPhone 13 Pro sensors are bigger.

Does iPhone 13 mini have a USB C?

iPhone 13 mini comes with a lightning to USB Type-C cable which can be used for charging and transferring information into or from the device.

Does iPhone 13 mini have a WiFi 6?

Yes, iPhone 13 mini has WiFi 6.

Does iPhone 13 mini have a Wide Angle Lens?

Yes, iPhone 13 mini has a 12MP wide-angle lens with an f/1.6 aperture, 26mm focal length, sensor-shift OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), and dual-pixel PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus).

Does iPhone 13 mini have Waterproof?

Yes, iPhone 13 mini is IP68 rated which means it is dust and water-resistant up to 6 meters for up to 30 minutes.

Does iPhone 13 mini Come with Charger?

No, iPhone 13 mini does not come with a charger or charging adapter out of the box. It only comes with a lightning to USB Type-C cable.

Is iPhone 13 mini Good for Gaming?

iPhone 13 mini has one of the most powerful processing power in any smartphone and that by default qualifies it as a gaming phone. However, it has a small 5.4-inches screen and a battery that is not big enough for prolonged gaming. So, if you are good with gaming on a small screen and ready to charge 2 to 3 times a day, then the 13 mini is good for gaming.

Can iPhone 13 mini Use Old Charger?

Yes, you can charge the iPhone 13 mini with an old charge that you used in charging your old device.

How Much RAM Does iPhone 13 mini Have?

iPhone 13 mini comes with 4GB RAM which is 2GB less than that of the 13 Pro.

Final Thought

This is the base smartphone of the iPhone 13 lineup. It has the smallest battery, screen size, and dimension. And compared to the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, which have better GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), camera system, and display.

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