There are many models in the iPhone line, which one should you choose? In this article, we will tell you which is better to take – iPhone SE 2020 or iPhone 13 mini.
The release of the iPhone 13 line came out strange. We have already compared two generations of mini and even flagships from Android and iOS. Now is the time to see if the new “mini” can beat the budget smartphone iPhone SE 2020. Moreover, the overpayment is almost doubled. You will find out now.
The differences start here: the SE has a 4.7-inch display, while the 13 mini has a 5.4-inch display. Of course, miniature screens are going out of style, and the SE 2020’s 65.4% screen-to-body ratio is intimidating. And if the iPhone 13 mini is protected on both sides with Gorilla Glass, then the iPhone SE 2020 has only glazed sides without enhanced protection. And despite the significant difference in the diagonal, the “state employee” manages to lose in terms of pixels – 326 ppi versus 476 ppi. Also, the 13 mini has a Super Retina XDR OLED screen, rather than the Retina IPS LCD of the SE 2020. In terms of maximum brightness, the “mini” wins again – 800 nits versus 625 nits.
But that’s not all. iPhone 13 mini supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, and a scratch-resistant coating. Well, to “drop the microphone” – the new generation can submerge up to 6 meters for 30 minutes, while the iPhone SE 2020 – only one meter for 30 minutes. It turns out that the SE display is morally and technologically outdated.
If you thought that a weak smartphone would win back in this category, then you were cruelly mistaken: the iPhone 13 mini continues its violent attack and its A15 Bionic surpasses the A13 Bionic in all respects. If you believe Nano Review, then fans of a juicy picture and high FPS in Genshin Impact need to bypass the iPhone SE 2020 per kilometer. Yes, the result is still better than that of budget Android, but in two years the maximum will have to be updated on the iPhone SE 3.
At least a small difference in memory helps out – 4/512 GB versus 3/256 GB. The battery capacity of the mini 13 is also larger, 2,438 mAh or 1,821 mAh of the SE 2. And since the A15 is made at 5nm and the A13 is based on the 7nm process technology, the argument “less screen means lower consumption” it will not work.
We continue to finish off the iPhone SE 2020, only already lying down. It all has one 12MP f / 1.8 camera. In theory, this will help you take pictures at night and shoot videos in 4K resolution and 60 FPS. In front there is a 7 megapixel lens with an aperture of f / 2.2 (no pictures at night). He shoots 1080p video at 30 FPS.
Moving on to the iPhone 13 mini – there are two 12 + 12 megapixel lenses on the back, and the main aperture is f / 1.6. Of the chips, the manufacturer indicates Dolby Vision HDR shooting at 60 FPS and stereo sound at the output. In front, there is also a dual camera with a 12MP lens and a depth sensor for augmented reality. The maximum video quality is 4K at 60 FPS.
- iPhone SE 2020 3/64 GB – 39,990 rubles
- iPhone 13 mini 4/128 GB – 69,990 rubles
It turns out that the overpayment is almost doubled. But despite the “horse price tag”, it is still worth saving up money and taking 13 mini. The thing is that SE 2020 is already very outdated and for its budget price for iPhones, you will get, albeit cheerful, but old man.