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Apple iPhone 13 mini Audio review

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The Apple iPhone 13 mini was released in September 2021 along with the rest of the iPhone 13 line. Except for its size, it shares all the same features as the other iPhone 13 models when it comes to audio, and it is all powered by the same  A15 Bionic chipset.

With the device sharing the same audio specs as the other iPhone 13-series phones, one would expect the iPhone 13 mini’s test results and scores to be identical to the others. We have confirmed this by putting the iPhone 13 mini through the DXOMARK Audio test protocol.

Key Audio specifications include:

    • Two speakers (up front-firing, and bottom side-firing)
    • Audio zoom
    • Dolby Atmos
    • Voice Isolation and Wide Spectrum microphone modes (for calls)
    • User‑configurable maximum volume limit

Test summary


Apple iPhone 13 mini
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Playback

Pros

  • Very consistent performances among all attributes
  • Pleasant tonal balance, with added low mid warmth compared to previous iPhone generations
  • Precise localizability and very good wideness despite stereo being inverted

Cons

  • Stereo is still inverted in Music app, as it is with all iPhones
  • Bass distortion at maximum volume

Recording

Pros

Cons

  • Dark Timbre, lacking brightness and clarity
  • Below average SNR and intelligibility
  • Impaired distance rendition

Given the identical results, we are posting only this short article on the iPhone 13 mini. For the full set of measurements and the complete analysis, please click on the link below and read the audio review of the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Go to the audio review of the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max.

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