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The best iPhone 13 mini deals for September 2022

Looking to save on an excellent palm-friendly flagship? You'll find all of this week's best iPhone 13 mini deals lined up just down below. Even though it's not the latest device in the range anymore don't sleep on this excellent little flagship - it's powerful, features a great design, and is pretty easy on the wallet. In fact, Apple has cut the upfront price on the device down to $599 (was $699) now there are new iPhone 14 deals on the market. 

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iPhone 13 mini:
This week's best deals
2. Mini-review

This new price makes the iPhone 13 mini a very tempting option indeed and it's still the cheapest device in the range out of the four 13-series flagships. Don't discount it though - the inclusion of the Apple A15 Bionic processor makes it every bit as powerful as its bigger siblings. New camera upgrades and an upgraded, brighter screen means you're getting plenty of tech under the hood here - even if the overall aesthetic of the device is relatively unchanged from the previous iPhone 12 Mini.

Now it's no longer the latest device in the range, we're generally seeing the best iPhone 13 mini deals break away from the usual trade-in-focused promotions you find at the bigger carriers. In fact, Verizon is giving this device away for free right now without the need for a trade-in as long as you're willing to pick it up with an unlimited data plan. Prepaid options are also increasingly strong as the smaller carriers look to capitalize on the device's reduced upfront price.

If you'd like to read a bit more about this device, just below our roundup of this week's best iPhone 13 mini deals we've included a mini-review. You'll also find a full specs breakdown too, just in case you wanted to see how this small but mighty device measured up to the competition.

iPhone 13 mini deals

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Apple iPhone 13 mini: free with an unlimited data plan at Verizon
(opens in new tab)Verizon's latest iPhone 13 mini deal is possibly the best promotion on the entire carrier site right now if you're looking for a flagship on a budget. No pesky trade-ins are needed to get this device for absolutely free, just an unlimited plan. Considering most of the best carrier deals are usually locked behind a trade-in this is a fantastic option.
Total cost: $0 (not incl. plan) | Monthly cost: $0 (36 mo)

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Apple iPhone 13 mini: $699 $599, plus up to $720 off with trade at Apple (opens in new tab)
The iPhone 13 mini is still very much a part of Apple's lineup of devices as of 2022. It hasn't been discontinued yet and better yet still - Apple has actually cut the upfront price on the device by a whole $100. On top of that, it's also offering the usual trade-in rebates which currently stand at a maximum saving of $720. 

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Apple iPhone 13: 6-months of free service with switch at Mint Mobile (opens in new tab)
Here's another very strong option indeed if you're looking to get away from those big carrier iPhone 13 deals. While you'll have to pay for the device upfront, Mint Mobile is offering six free months as an introductory promotion for new customers. While this one's a bit pricey to begin with, you'll be looking to save some cash in the long run with cheap monthly costs.
Total cost: $819 (plan incl.)

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Apple iPhone 13 mini: $100 gift card with switch at Visible (opens in new tab)
Visible is a great option if you want a speedy 5G data plan but don't want to spend the big bucks at one of the major carriers. This prepaid option can potentially get you a completely unlimited data plan for as little as $25 per month via its Party Pay feature. That's astoundingly low and you can also get yourself a nice little gift card if you purchase an iPhone 13 mini at its web store as new customer.
Total cost: $699

iPhone 13 mini deals: what you need to know

iPhone 13 mini: specs

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OS: iOS 15 | Screen size: 5.4-inch Retina (60Hz)| Resolution: 2340 x 1080 | CPU: Apple A15| Memory: N/A | Weight: 141g |Storage: 128 / 256 / 512GB | Battery: N/A | Rear camera: 12MP wide, 12MP ultrawide| Front camera: 12MP 

The iPhone 13 mini is the second generation 'palm-friendly' flagship from Apple and comes in at a rather wallet-pleasing $599 since the release of the iPhone 14. At launch, it retailed for $699 - which was the same as 2020's iPhone 12 mini. It's the cheapest flagship device in 2021's range.

Don't discount it though - even though it's cheaper (and slightly smaller), it's still rocking all the same important features as the standard iPhone 13. Specifically, an A15 Bionic chip, upgraded camera sensors, and brighter OLED display mean it still ranks up there with the most powerful devices on the market. 

On the outside, the iPhone 13 mini looks almost identical to 2020's iPhone 12 mini. Small changes to the rear camera housing (now diagonally placed) and front camera housing (20% smaller) are key differences but otherwise, it's business as usual with its squared-off edges. As stated, it's inside that counts with the 13 mini - both with a new chip and a new screen, plus, with a beefier battery too.

As of writing, the iPhone 13 mini is the last 'small' form factor flagship from Apple. It's a fairly niche device that doesn't have much competition - save from the previous iPhone 12 mini. Overall, it's a fantastic option if you're looking to save a bit of cash and don't mind a smaller device - especially since it now retails for $599 post-iPhone 14 launch.

  • Alternatively, See the best cell phone deals (opens in new tab) available this week for Android devices
Alex Whitelock
Deals Editor

Alex is deals editor at Future PLC and an all-around expert at one thing - saving readers as much cash as possible while scoring them the best products for their needs. With content that's always packed full of helpful information, no-nonsense expertise, and of course deals, Alex has also written for other leading sites such as T3 and GamesRadar. At work, you'll find him mostly covering computing, gaming, and advising people on how to save on their cell phone plans. Outside of work, you'll find him playing guitar, indulging his love for music, or down at the local climbing gym mostly hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities.