The best iPhone 13 mini deals for September 2023

We've rounded up all of this week's best iPhone 13 mini deals into one handy page right here for those looking to save some cash on a great palm-friendly device. While a little older now, iPhone 13 mini deals are still a decent choice - not least because the device still features a powerful chip, decent screen, and a price that's easy on the wallet. As of 2023, the device can be had for as little as $599 (was $699) upfront new thanks to the release of the latest iPhone 14 deals on the market.

iPhone 13 mini deals: quick links

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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. If you're interested in other models currently available, head on over to our iPhone 13 deals page, iPhone 13 deals page, or our main iPhone deals hub for a full comparison.


While you're here... visit our iPhone 15 deals page!
Yep folks, it's that time of the year again - the one where we welcome the next generation of Apple flagships. Naturally, we're covering all the top promotions at launch so we'd highly recommend checking out our bespoke iPhone 15 deals page for up to date advice on how to save as much cash as possible on a shiny new 2023 flagship.

iPhone 13 mini deals

Apple iPhone 13 mini: free with an unlimited plan, or up to $600 off with a trade-in Verizon

Apple iPhone 13 mini: free with an unlimited plan, or up to $600 off with a trade-in Verizon
Verizon's been offering the small but mighty iPhone 13 mini for free with an unlimited data plan for a while now and it remains one of the best promotions on the site. You will, however, find other (and newer) devices available for free under the same terms regularly at the carrier, such as the iPhone 14 Plus. Because of this, we think the best promotion on the iPhone 13 mini right now is actually the trade-in rebate of up to $600, which applies to existing customers looking to upgrade and is one of the better upgrade deals available at the carrier currently.

Apple iPhone 13 mini: $699

Apple iPhone 13 mini: $699 $599, plus up to 600 off with trade at Apple
The iPhone 13 mini is still very much a part of Apple's lineup of devices as of 2023. 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 $600. 

Apple iPhone 13 mini: $50 off with a device activation at Best Buy

Apple iPhone 13 mini: $50 off with a device activation at Best Buy
Best Buy is offering a small but welcome $50 on unlocked devices right now. The catch, unfortunately, is that you'll have to get your discount via rebate when you activate your device, which makes this a slightly less flexible option versus simply buying a device outright at Apple. If you already have a carrier in mind, however, this can be a pretty good option - especially if you can get a bring-your-own-device deal on top.

Apple iPhone 13: 6-months of free service for new customers at Mint Mobile

Apple iPhone 13: 6-months of free service for new customers at Mint Mobile
Here's a 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. Note, most colors and size variants are now sold out but there are a few left.

Apple iPhone 13 mini: $100 gift card at Amazon w/ Cricket Wireless device

Apple iPhone 13 mini: $100 gift card at Amazon w/ Cricket Wireless device
Annoyingly you can't find unlocked iPhone 13 mini deals at Amazon, although the retailer does offer Cricket Wireless devices if you're interested in going prepaid. Slightly better still, Amazon is also offering a $100 gift card as a loyalty bonus for those who stick with the carrier for 24 months. 

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.

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Alex Whitelock
Deals Editor

Alex is deals editor at TechRadar. With over three years of experience on-site and eight years working in e-commerce, Alex has made it his personal mission to share all his favorite tips, bargains, and deals with our readers here at TechRadar. At work, he specializes in computing, phones, and covering huge sales events like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day. Outside of work, you'll find him indulging his keen love of photography and PC gaming, or down at the local climbing gym hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities. His editorial bylines also include contributions to T3 and GamesRadar.