The latest and most anticipated smartphone of the year, iPhone 13, has been officially introduced. It comes with a powerful camera setup, longer battery life, and a brighter display. The latest model also improves on the previous iPhone in multiple areas. In this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about iPhone 13 and whether it’s worth the money or not. So, let’s get started.

Design

If you own or have seen iPhone 12, you won’t notice a significant difference between that and the latest model. iPhone 13 comes with the same flat-edge design with the screen equipped with Ceramic Shield technology. The back of the new model is also glass, and the company claims that it offers four times the drop resistance compared to the previous models. 

iPhone 13 is also water and dust resistant with an IP68 rating, and it can withstand the water depth up to 6 meters for about 30 minutes. You’ll find the volume buttons and the silent switch on the left-hand side, along with the SIM tray. On the right-hand side, you’ll only find a power button. Apple is offering five different colors for iPhone 13, which are:

  • Pink
  • Product Red
  • Starlight
  • Midnight 
  • Blue

Display

The display size of the standard model is 6.1 inches with Super Retina CDR OLED that features a resolution of 2532 x 1170. Apple has also improved the overall brightness, and you can see the display even in direct sunlight. 

The bezels are also thinner this time as compared to all the previous iPhone models. One of the most significant changes in display, however, is the smaller notch. Apple claims that it’s 20 percent smaller than iPhone 12, providing more screen real estate. Moreover, the great news is that the iconic Face ID unlocking mechanism is still there despite the smaller notch.

Like every year, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max get additional features, and the most important one is the higher refresh rate. The standard iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini comes with a maximum refresh rate of 60Hz. On the other hand, the upper models iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max flaunt the refresh rate of 120Hz. 

It’s important to note that this technology is about three years old, and pretty much all the other brands provide this feature even in their low-end smartphones. 

What’s New in the iPhone 13 Image

Camera

The iPhone 13’s camera system gets some worthwhile upgrades in terms of both hardware and software. The standard models get two different cameras on the backside. The first one is the 12 megapixel that comes with an f/1.6 aperture. The second one, an ultrawide camera, also comes with 12 megapixels but has an aperture of f/2.4. This camera system provides you with a 120-degree field of view. You also get the night mode on the camera, which is the company’s best one.

You can also shoot video at 4K with 60, 30, or 24 FPS (Frames Per Second)on iPhone 13, and it also allows you to shoot Full HD at 240, 120, 60, and 30 FPS.

Specs and Performance

All the models of the iPhone 13 come with the latest A15 Bionic chipset. It’s also arguably the most powerful and fastest chipset on the planet. According to Apple, the A15 Bionic chipset comes with a 30 percent faster GPU and 50 percent faster CPU than its competition. Whether the claim is accurate or not, there’s no doubt that the latest chipset is extremely powerful. The chipset joins forces with 4 GB of RAM to offer an excellent user experience. Additionally, your storage options are 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, or even 1 TB.

Software

All the iPhone 13 models come with preinstalled iOS 15, which means you get to enjoy all the cutting-edge features that Apple offers. Moreover, according to Apple’s track record, you may continue getting all the latest software updates for iPhone 13 till 2027. That’s because the iPhone 6S is still getting the update for iOS 15.

Battery Life

If you are an Apple user, then you’d already know that iPhones have never been popular for their strong battery life. The same is the case with iPhone 13, as it doesn’t offer the biggest battery compared to other smartphone manufacturers. However, compared to the previous model, iPhone 13 offers increased battery life by 1 hour in all models. 

Apple also doesn’t offer the top-of-the-line charging speed. Some Android models even offer a staggering 120 watts of charging, but you still get the maximum charging capacity of 20 watts this year. So in 15 minutes, the phone gets charged to about 25 percent, and in 30 minutes, the charging reaches 50 percent. 

If you prefer wireless charging, you can also use a 15-watt MagSafe charger, which is far from the fastest wireless charging speed that other manufacturers offer. 

Price and Models

The pricing of all the iPhone 13 models is pretty much similar to iPhone 12. However, you get more storage (at least 128) this time because the company has stopped offering 64 Gb variants. It means you’ll get the 128 GB version of iPhone 13 by paying the same amount that you would have bought you iPhone 12 with 64 GB of storage last year. 

In total, there are four different models of iPhone 13 that you can buy, and their pricing and add-on are given in the following table.

Model Price With 128 GB   256 GB 

  512 GB 

   1 TB 
iPhone 13 Pro Max 1,099$ 1,199$ 1,399$ 1,599$
iPhone 13 Pro 999$ 1,099$ 1,299$ 1,499$
iPhone 13 799$ 899$ 1,099$ N/A
iPhone 13 Mini 699$ 799$ 999$ N/A

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