Apple recently unveiled the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 as the successors to the popular iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12, featuring a 20 percent smaller notch, the A15 Bionic chip, improved cameras, longer battery life, and more. As Apple’s entry-level iPhone 13 offerings, the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 offer a host of versatile features intended for the mainstream consumer.
The iPhone 13 mini starts at $699 and the iPhone 13 starts at $799. Although the two phones share the vast majority of features, there are a small number of differences between the devices besides just screen size. Our guide highlights the differences between the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13, and helps to answer the question of how to decide which of these two iPhone models is best for you.
The iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 share virtually all of the same key features. Both phones have the same OLED Super Retina XDR display, the A15 Bionic chip, 5G connectivity, dual cameras with 12MP Ultra Wide and Wide lenses, and are available in the same colors. More interesting is where the two devices differ:
It is worth noting that the iPhone 13 mini does not miss out on any specific features or camera improvements due to its smaller size, with the two devices sharing almost all of their features. Read on for a closer look at each of the different aspects, and see where exactly the iPhone 13 contrasts with its smaller sibling.
The most noticeable difference between the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 is the size of their displays. The iPhone 13 mini has a display size of 5.4 inches and the iPhone 13 has a display size of 6.1 inches. This means that the larger phone will be able to show more content on the screen, with the UI elements of apps spaced further apart and items such as the keyboard being bigger.
The smaller phone, however, is easier to use with one hand. For example, the Control Center is easier to reach at the top of the screen, and users may feel more comfortable swiping around iOS on a smaller display with a firmer grip.
The displays themselves use the exact same technologies and feature brighter panels than last year’s iPhone 12, but the main reason to prefer the iPhone 13 mini will be because of its better fit in the hand and easier one-handed use. Likewise, those that want a larger display for media consumption, being the same size as the iPhone 13 Pro, will clearly prefer the 6.1-inch iPhone 13.
As a smaller phone, the iPhone 13 mini obviously has a lesser height and width than the iPhone 13. The iPhone 13 mini is 15.2mm shorter and 7.3mm narrower than the iPhone 13. Both phones have the same thickness of 7.65mm. The size of the iPhone 13 mini makes it much more pocketable than the iPhone 13.
Another factor that demarcates the difference between the two devices is their weight. The iPhone 13 mini is 33 grams (1.16 ounces) lighter than its larger counterpart, at just 141 grams (4.97 ounces) in total. If you want the smallest and lightest possible iPhone, the iPhone 13 mini will be a better choice than the iPhone 13.
The iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 also differ when it comes to battery life. The iPhone 13 mini can deliver up to 17 hours of video playback, according to Apple. Since the iPhone 13 is larger, it can accommodate a larger battery and therefore offer a longer battery life. This means that the iPhone 13 can reportedly deliver up to 19 hours of video playback.
When streaming video, the iPhone 13 mini can deliver 13 hours of battery life and the iPhone 13 can deliver 15 hours. When streaming music, the iPhone 13 mini offers 55 hours of battery life compared to the iPhone 13’s 75 hours. Real-world battery life for both devices is likely to be lower than Apple’s estimates, as mixed usage tends to be a bit heavier than video playback alone.
If battery life is a priority for you, the iPhone 13 clearly offers better battery life over the iPhone 13 mini, but it is not a major difference. If you choose to get the iPhone 13 mini, it will still have a fair, all-day battery life, but it simply does not match the capability of the iPhone 13.
If you want a larger, 6.1-inch iPhone, but the iPhone 13 is out of your price range at $799, you may wish to consider the iPhone 12, which offers a larger display and many of the iPhone 13’s key features, but for $599.
Alternatively, if you want a 6.1-inch device but with even more battery life and added camera capabilities, you may wish to consider the iPhone 13 Pro, which starts at $999. For the biggest iPhone with maximum battery life, there is the 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max for $1,099.
The most important decision point between the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 comes down to screen size, but comfort, pocketability, weight, and battery life are also important considerations. The added $100 for the iPhone 13 seems fair for the added display area and battery life, but it is important to weigh up these additional factors in your personal use case.
The iPhone 13 represents the baseline for what you can get out of an iPhone, and most users will be happy with this size. A smaller, 5.4-inch iPhone is not for everyone. Some may find the iPhone 13 mini’s size far too small, while others will love the design for being ultra-portable and easy to use with one hand. These users will be willing to trade off a couple of hours of battery life for the more compact and lightweight design.
Screen size is ultimately a matter of personal preference, and Apple offers the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro lineup in three different sizes to meet all users’ needs. Since the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 share almost all features except for battery capacity, it comes down to individual taste.
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Pixel 6 and 6 Pro starts receiving January update – Ahmedabad Mirror
As promised, Google has finally started rolling out the January 2022 software update to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
The update, based on Android 12, fixes critical bugs and includes performance and stability improvements.
"Our January software update will start rolling out to Pixel6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices today. This will include all the fixes listed for the December update as well as the January update," the search engine giant said in a tweet.
The most notable fix addresses the mysterious Microsoft Teams bug that prevented users from making emergency calls.
The Pixel 6 features a 6.4-inch OLED display, while the Pixel 6 Pro sports a 6.7-inch LTPO display that will come with a variable refresh rate ranging from 10Hz to 120Hz.
Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a Tensor chipset, which has been developed in-house by Google.
The Tensor chip houses the Titan M2 security chip that Google says has the most layers of security.
The phone ships with Android 12 out of the box with the Material You interface, and Google is promising up to five years of security updates
In terms of optics, both phones have a 50MP sensor with f/1.85-inch aperture and 1/1.3-inch sensor size. Both phones also have a 12MP ultra-wide camera with 114-degres FOV. The Pixel 6 Pro gets a third 48MP telephoto camera with 4x optical zoom and 20X digital zoom.
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10 Things You Should Be Doing if You Have a Pixel 6 – Gizmodo Australia
If you’ve picked yourself up a Google Pixel 6 or Google Pixel 6 Pro in the last few months, you might be still navigating all of the smarts these phones pack. We’re here to help you make the most of all the new features from Google, especially in the AI and camera departments. Here are some tips and tricks that new Pixel 6 owners should start using ASAP.
As you may have noticed, Android 12 can change the colours of the operating system interface to match your current wallpaper. To take advantage of this, long press on a blank area of the Pixel 6 home screen, then choose Wallpaper & style and Wallpaper colours.
Further down is Themed icons — turn this on, and the phone attempts to skin the home screen icons to match the wallpaper and the rest of the theme, too. This typically gives mixed results, as you would expect considering it’s currently labelled as a beta feature.
The displays on the Google Pixel 6 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro phones are impressive enough right out of the box, but you do have some options if you want to change how colours look, and it’s worth knowing what these options are, at least.
From Settings, pick Display and then Colours to see your choices, which are Natural, Boosted, and Adaptive. Go with the Adaptive option, and your smartphone will change the way that colours are displayed depending on the ambient light around it.
Live Translate is a feature that you can use across apps on the Pixel 6, including incoming text messages and on videos recorded in a foreign language. Most of the time, it should just work when it’s needed.
You can also say, “Hey Google, turn on interpreter mode” to get the Google Assistant to translate from a foreign language as it’s spoken into the mic, which should be handy on international trips. The Tensor processor built into the Pixel 6 makes this all faster than ever before. We go into the Live Translate feature a little more in another ‘how to’ guide.
The Pixel 6 comes with some clever camera tricks, including Action Pan, which keeps a moving object like a car in focus while the background is blurred, and Long Exposure, which blurs the moving object while keeping everything else in the frame sharp.
They’re really the same effect approached from different directions. To play around with these features, open the Camera app and choose Motion, then either Action pan or Long exposure. In each case you get a short tutorial explaining how the camera mode works.
With the Pixel 6, Google has changed up how the power button on the right-hand side is used, making it a shortcut for the Google Assistant rather than the actual powering on and off of the phone (I guess, technically speaking, it’s not the power button any more).
You don’t have to follow Google’s lead though. If you open Settings, then go to System, Gestures, and Press and hold power button, you can change what this action does. Bear in mind that there are various other ways of launching the Google Assistant, too.
Having a history of your notifications can be really useful if you dismiss something before you’ve properly read it, or if you need to refer back to something you’ve forgotten. This feature is available on the Pixel 6, but you need to turn it on before you can start using it.
From Settings, pick Notifications and then Notification history. You can toggle the feature on or off from here, as well as see a list of recent alerts once the history has been enabled. You can see the app the notification was from, and the built-in preview of it.
One of the best Pixel exclusives Google provides is the Now Playing utility, which identifies songs as they’re played, Shazam-style, without you having to open an app or make a request. With its new Tensor chip, the Pixel 6 should be able to return results very quickly.
To make sure Now Playing is enabled for your Pixel 6, open up Settings and choose Display, Lock screen, and Now playing. You can enable or disable the feature from here, set up Now Playing notifications, and choose whether or not to keep a history of songs.
With Android 12 on the Pixel 6, every security setting and feature is organised into one central Security Hub that you can access by choosing Security from Settings. It covers everything from biometric security logins to the Find My Device tracking feature.
Select Google Play Protect to make sure that recently installed apps have been given the all-clear, or choose Suspicious message alerts to make sure you’re getting warnings about dodgy incoming SMSes. If something untoward happens, there’ll be an alert here.
Auto-rotate lets you enjoy movies and shows in landscape mode while social media apps can switch back to portrait, but your smartphone doesn’t always get it right when it comes to knowing which way you’re holding it.
From Settings on your Pixel 6, choose Display and Auto-rotate screen, and make sure Enable face detection is turned on. The feature utilises the front-facing camera to figure out how you’re looking at your phone and which way up the display should actually be.
You can double-tap the back of your Pixel 6 to take a screenshot, launch Google Assistant, play or pause media playback, see the recent apps list, show recent notifications, or launch an app of your choosing. It’s a handy shortcut and one worth setting up.
From the main Pixel 6 Settings screen, pick System, Gestures, and Quick Tap. The subsequent screen lets you turn Quick Tap on or off, and customise what the shortcut actually does. You can set the strength of taps needed to activate the feature from the same screen.
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Google Pixel Fold Tipped To Launch Alongside The Pixel 6 – Android Headlines
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Google’s very first foldable, possibly called the Pixel Fold, is tipped to launch alongside the Pixel 6 series. All of that is expected to happen in October, if the latest information is to be believed.
This information comes from Ross Young, a well-known display analyst. He is usually spot on with the info he shares, so it’s quite possible he’s right on the money this time around as well.
He confirmed this while replying to one of his followers. First, he was asked if the Pixel Fold is still in Google’s plans this year, and Mr. Young said ‘Yes’. Then the same user said “October should be a busy event then”, and Mr. Young said ‘Yep’, essentially confirming what we mentioned in the first paragraph.
We were unsure whether Google’s first foldable will arrive alongside its upcoming flagships, or later on during a separate event. Well, it seems like Google is planning to reveal all of its cards at the same time.
That means that Google will announce at least four devices during that event. The company is expected to introduce the Google Pixel 6, 6 Pro, Fold, and its first smartwatch, presumably called the Pixel Watch.
We don’t know much about the company’s first foldable, though. Yesterday, a report came in claiming that it will feature a layer of ultra-thin glass on top of its display. That is easily possible, and those are great news.
Other than that, we don’t know much. The phone is codenamed ‘passport’, which suggests a book-like foldable, in other words, something similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold lineup. That means that the device will likely feature two displays.
Android 12 will come pre-installed on that phone, that much we do know. The same goes for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, of course. The design of this foldable still didn’t leak, and we don’t know much about its specs. It will, presumably, feature the same SoC as the Pixel 6 series, Google’s very first processor.
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