iPhone 13 mini Vs iPhone XS

iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 13 mini Starting from £332.23
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iPhone XS
iPhone XS Starting from £175.50
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iPhone 13 mini iPhone XS


iPhone 13 mini iPhone XS
Width 64.2 mm 70.9 mm
Height 131.5 mm 143.6 mm
Weight 141 g 177 g
Thickness 7.6 mm 7.7 mm
Volume 64.16 cm³ 78.4 cm³


iPhone 13 mini iPhone XS
Resolution 1080 x 2340 px 1125 x 2436 px
Density 476 ppi 458 ppi
Size 5.4 inches 5.8 inches


iPhone 13 mini iPhone XS
Battery capacity 2227 mAh* 2658 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum power


iPhone 13 mini iPhone XS
Maximum storage 512 GB 512 GB
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 4 GB 4 GB
5G support Yes No
LTE support Yes Yes


iPhone 13 mini iPhone XS
Front camera resolution 12 MP 7 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px


iPhone 13 mini iPhone XS
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 2 3

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iPhone XS vs iPhone 13 mini Comparison

How do the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone XS compare?

Looking for a new phone? It can be hard to figure out the similarities and differences with so many phones available on the market and such an array of prices. Considering an iPhone 13 mini or iPhone XS? See how they compare.

iPhone XS – A gorgeous screen and a great camera

The iPhone X range was the first to introduce the edge-to-edge OLED screen and it’s still just as impressive a few years on. It’s now the standard Apple screen, so both the iPhone 13 mini and the XS have it. Gorgeous sharp, bright accurate images are yours to enjoy, and being the bigger of the two phones the iPhone XS offers more -  a 5.8-inch screen compared to the iPhone 13 mini’s 5.4-inch screen, though the pixels per inch ratio is slightly higher on the iPhone 13 mini – 476 to 458. The iPhone XS and iPhone 13 mini both have 2 x 12 MP rear cameras. The iPhone XS offers 2 X optical zoom and a telephoto lens, whereas the iPhone 13 mini has digital zoom and an ultra-wide lens. This means you can take better portraits with the iPhone XS. The selfie camera is better on the iPhone 13 mini as it has 12 MP and can take 4k video, and the iPhone XS has a 7 MP selfie camera with lower resolution video.

iPhone 13 mini – small and light with an ultra-wide camera

As its name suggests, the iPhone 13 mini is smaller and lighter, measuring 131.5 x 64.2 mm and weighing 141 g, compared to 143.6 x 70.9 mm and 177 g. It is also more powerful. It has an A15 processor, while the iPhone XS has an A12. In terms of battery life, you get almost half as much again from the iPhone 13 mini, 33 hours of use compared to 22. Both phones have 4 GB RAM, are available with up to 512 Gb of storage, and offer fast charging. The iPhone 13 mini also comes with ceramic shield screen protection, the iPhone XS doesn’t.

Which should I choose?

The iPhone XS offers a bigger screen and better portrait photos, the iPhone 13 mini is smaller and more powerful. The iPhone XS was the more expensive phone on its release date, but it is older. Whichever you pick you can get a great deal and save some money if you buy a refurbished model.

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