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Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB) vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPhone 13 mini vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone 8 Plus XApple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)18Points
Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)
5.4"
OLED

1080x2340

12
MP

12mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2438
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
06PointsApple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)Compare Apple iPhone 13 mini X
Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

12
MP

7.1mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2691
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

iPhone 13 mini (512GB)18 Advantages Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)vsiPhone 8 Plus (64GB)6 Advantages Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)
+3.22Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core41%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.39Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR4X
+512GB (490GB available)8 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (54GB available)
+141 grams (4.94 ounces)43%
Lighter
vs202 grams (7.07 ounces)
+Super Retina XDR OLEDAdvantage
Super Retina XDR OLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
+Dolby Vision/HDR10Advantage
The Dolby Vision/HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs16 million
+1080x2340 pixels22%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+477 PPI19%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs401 PPI
+f/1.6 (aperture)13%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(dual front camera) 12MP + 0.3MP74%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 7.1MP
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps4 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+20W33%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs15W
+1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
7.65 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs+7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)2%
Thinner
5.4"vs+5.5"2%
Larger screen
Dual-LED flashvs+Quad-LED flashAdvantage
The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
2438 mAhvs+2691 mAh10%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use

32 Common items in both devices
NVMe (SSD)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
60Hz
(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
+25 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresApple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)
ModeliPhone 13 mini (512GB)iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)
Other model namesiPhone 13 Mini (A2626, A2628, A2629, A2630, A2481)iPhone 8 Plus A1863 (CDMA), iPhone 8+ A1905 (GSM)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleApple
Release dateSeptember, 2021September, 2017
Depth7.65 millimeters (0.3 inches)7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)64.2 x 131.5 millimeters (2.53 x 5.18 in)78.1 x 158.4 millimeters (3.07 x 6.24 in)
Weight141 grams (4.94 ounces)202 grams (7.07 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)
Operating systemiOS 15iOS 11
Firmware updatefeature not registerediOS 15
HardwareApple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A15 Bionic (5nm)64bit - Apple A11 Bionic (10nm)
CPU processorHexa-Core, 2 processors:
3.22Ghz Dual-Core Avalanche
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Blizzard
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.39Ghz Dual-Core Monsoon
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Mistral
GPU graphical controllerApple GPU MP4Apple GPU MP3
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X3GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage512GB (490GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
64GB (54GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)
Display typeSuper Retina XDR OLEDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size5.4" inches5.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~67.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)477 PPI401 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassCeramic ShieldScratch-resistant glass
Display features60Hz, 800 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR1060Hz, 625 nits
Mobile networksApple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/1024 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900/2100 (A1863 model), GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
A1863 model:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
A1905 model:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20
VoLTE
A2628, A2629, A2630 versions:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
A2626, A2481 versions:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
LTE Cat16 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 34, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSub6/mmWave
A2626, A2628: (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79)
A2629, A2630: (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 77, 78, 79)
A2481: (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261)
Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NRGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingApple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraApple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.4120º13mm1/3.6"PDAF
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.81/3.6"57mm
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashDual-LED flashQuad-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.6 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens28mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3" inches
Pixel size1.7µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraApple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution4000x3000 pixels3072x2304 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length23mm lens32mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF
ConnectivityApple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputProprietary TV-outProprietary TV-out
Audio outputproprietary audio outputproprietary audio output
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Starlight, Midnight, Blue, Pink, Red
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Face ID
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Apple Pay
- ProRes/Cinematic video mode
- MagSafe
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Oleophobic coating screen
- 3D Touch
- AirDrop, iCloud, FaceTime, Siri
- NFC Apple Pay only
- Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included
- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30min
- 1080p@240fps slow motion
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplyApple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity2438 mAh2691 mAh
Charger, watts20W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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