Apple iPhone 13 mini vs 13 vs 13 Pro vs 13 Pro Max: What's the difference?

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(Pocket-lint) - Apple announced the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max at an lawsuit connected 14 September 2021, succeeding the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max from 2020, though the iPhone 12 remains available.

How bash the 4 latest models disagree though? We've tally up the specs for the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max to assistance you enactment retired which is close for you.

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What's the aforesaid connected the iPhone 13 models?

  • Similar quadrate design
  • OLED displays
  • Front camera
  • A15 chip
  • iOS 15 software
  • 5G

There are galore similarities betwixt the iPhone 13 models. They each diagnostic a akin level borderline plan - adjacent though determination is immoderate saltation betwixt the models successful presumption of finishes and camera lenses connected the rear.

The Pro models are much premium successful appearance, but the modular models inactive person a large decorativeness - opting for aerospace-grade aluminium frames implicit surgical-grade stainless steel. They each tally connected the aforesaid A15 spot with adjacent procreation 16-core Neural Engine though, they each tally connected iOS 15 software and they are each 5G compatible.

They besides each person OLED show panels with True Tone and Haptic Touch - though their resolutions and immoderate technologies disagree - and they each travel with the aforesaid front-facing camera, whilst besides each being IP68 h2o and particulate resistant. All models besides connection a reduced notch compared to the iPhone 12 models.

All 4 models person Face ID, differentiating them from the iPhone SE model, which uses Touch ID. 

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What's antithetic connected the iPhone 13 models?

Whilst the 4 caller iPhones person immoderate similarities, determination are of people a fig of differences.

Physical size

  • 13 mini: 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.65mm, 141g
  • 13: 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.65mm, 174g
  • 13 Pro: 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.65mm, 204g
  • 13 Pro Max: 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.65mm, 240g

The 4 caller iPhones each alteration successful carnal dimensions. The iPhone 13 mini is the smallest and lightest, portion the iPhone 13 Pro Max is the largest and heaviest.

The modular iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Pro person identical measurements, but the Pro is simply a small heavier. They are mediate of the scope successful presumption of size. All 4 devices person the aforesaid thickness.

Display size

  • 13 mini: 5.4-inches
  • 13: 6.1-inches
  • 13 Pro: 6.1-inches
  • 13 Pro Max: 6.7-inches

The iPhone 13 mini has the smallest show astatine 5.4-inches, but it's not excessively tiny astatine each we discovered past twelvemonth erstwhile reviewing the iPhone 12 mini truthful don't fto that enactment you off. It features a solution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, 476ppi, which makes it the sharpest show of the 4 models.

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro are some 6.1-inches with resolutions of 2532 x 1170 pixels, 460ppi, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max is the largest astatine 6.7-inches with a solution of 2778 x 1284 pixels, 458ppi.

Display refresh rate

  • iPhone 13 mini/13: 60Hz
  • iPhone 13 Pro/13 Pro Max: 120Hz ProMotion

Whilst the iPhone 13 models each connection OLED surface panels, their refresh rates are different. The iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 some person a modular 60Hz refresh rate.

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max person ProMotion displays with adaptive refresh rates betwixt 10Hz and 120Hz. You tin work much astir refresh rates and what they mean for your instrumentality successful our abstracted feature.

Cameras

  • iPhone 13 mini/iPhone 13: Dual rear camera
  • iPhone 13 Pro/13 Pro Max: Triple rear camera, other features

As you mightiness expect, the rear camera setup is 1 of the main differentiating features betwixt the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 and the Pro models. 

The iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 person a dual rear camera, comprised of a 12-megapixel main camera with f/1.6 aperture and a 12-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera with an f/2.4 aperture.

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max person a triple rear camera. Both person a 12-megapixel main camera with f/1.5 aperture, a 12-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with f/2.8 aperture. The telephoto lens offers 3x optical zoom.

All 4 models usage sensor-shift stabilisation, which makes them somewhat amended camera for debased airy photography. They besides each person Smart HDR 4 for photos, Portrait Mode with precocious bokeh and Depth Control, Night Mode and Deep Fusion. There's besides a diagnostic called Photographic Styles and Cinematic video.

The Pro models besides person a LIDAR sensor for augmented world and enhanced knowing of the country successful beforehand of the camera though, and they travel with a fewer other features, including Night mode portraits and a macro mode. A diagnostic called ProRES volition besides beryllium coming to the Pro models aboriginal this year, which includes ProRes video signaling up to 4K astatine 30fps.

All 4 models person a 12-megapixel beforehand camera with the aforesaid features, including Night mode, Deep Fusion and Photographic Styles.

Battery capacity

  • iPhone 13 mini: Up to 17 hours
  • iPhone 13: Up to 19 hours
  • iPhone 13 Pro: Up to 22 hours
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: Up to 28 hours 

The artillery capacities connected the iPhone 13 models besides differ, with the iPhone 13 mini offering the smallest and the iPhone 13 Pro Max offering the largest, which is unsurprising owed to their size.

Storage options

  • 13 mini/13: 128/256/512GB
  • 13 Pro/13 Pro Max: 128/256/512GB/1TB

The iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 travel successful 128GB, 256GB and 512GB retention options. 

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max travel successful 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB retention options.

GPU

  • iPhone 13 mini/13: 4-core
  • iPhone 13 Pro/13 Pro Max: 5-core

While each 4 of the iPhone 13 models tally connected the A15 spot and adjacent procreation 16-core Neural Engine, the iPhone 13 Pro models connection a faster GPU with 5 cores implicit the modular iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini's 4 cores.

Colours

  • 13 mini/13: Five colours
  • 13 Pro/13 Pro Max: Four colours

The iPhone 13 mini and the iPhone 13 travel successful 5 colour options: Starlight, Midnight, Blue, Pink, Product (RED).

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max travel successful 4 colours: Silver, Graphite, Gold, Sierra Blue.

Prices

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As you would expect, the 4 iPhone 13 models each disagree successful price, with the Pro models sitting astatine the higher extremity and the iPhone 13 mini astatine the cheaper end.

The iPhone 13 mini starts astatine $699/£679.

The modular iPhone 13 starts astatine $799/£779.

The iPhone 13 Pro starts astatine $999/£949.

The iPhone 13 Pro Max starts astatine $1099/£1049.

Conclusion

The lone differences betwixt the iPhone 13 mini and the iPhone 13 is carnal size, show size and cost. Otherwise, the colours, retention options, camera and hardware is identical betwixt the 2 models, arsenic good arsenic the design.

The iPhone 13 is the aforesaid size arsenic the iPhone 13 Pro model, but the Pro exemplary has a much precocious rear camera setup, arsenic good arsenic a much premium decorativeness and antithetic colour options. It besides has antithetic retention options, the further LiDAR sensor, a faster GPU and it's pricier.

The quality betwixt the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max is carnal size, show size and cost.

The iPhone 13 exemplary that's close for you volition beryllium connected what size instrumentality you privation and however overmuch definite features mean to you. If you're each astir the camera, past the Pro models are seemingly the amended choice. If you privation camera and a large display, past the 13 Pro Max is the 1 for you, but if you're conscionable astir the camera, past the 13 Pro volition apt beryllium great.

That said, we experienced large show from the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 erstwhile we reviewed them contempt them not offering everything the Pro models did successful presumption of camera setup, truthful we'd expect the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 to besides beryllium a large enactment for those who don't person the higher budget.

Writing by Britta O'Boyle. Originally published connected 14 September 2021.

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