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iPhone 13 Mini Review : Why Small Phones Should Be The Norm

Updated: Dec 1, 2021

In a world that thinks bigger is better, it can be odd to imagine shrinking back down to a body this tiny. But the iPhone 13 mini shows us how good things can come and should come in small packages.

The iPhone 13 and 13 mini are practically the same - except in size and battery life - so whatever we’re going to be talking about will mostly apply to the iPhone 13 too. Let’s get to it. In a world where big phones have become the norm, the differentiating factor for the iPhone 13 Mini is its compact form factor. You get a 5.4-inch display in a flat-edged design, just like its predecessor the iPhone 12 mini, while the standard iPhone 13 comes in at 6.1 inches. Although this might look small in the context of today’s larger phones, if you really think about it - a 5.4-inch display is already bigger than the iPhone 8, what was considered a ‘regular phone’, just four years ago. It’s been a long while since I’ve handled a small phone. At some point, our hand muscles adapted to handling bigger and bigger phones, and it’s only when you switch back down do you really notice it. It takes getting used to - I find my hands over-gripping the phone because of its smaller size, slightly u