iPhone 13 complete review with pros and cons
On September 14, 2021, the iPhone 13 mobile was released. The device features a 6.10-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1170×2532 pixels and a pixel density of 460 pixels per inch (ppi). The iPhone 13 is powered by an Apple A15 Bionic hexa-core processor. The iPhone 13 is compatible with both wireless charging and proprietary fast charging.
In terms of cameras, the iPhone 13 has a dual camera setup on the back, with a 12-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.6 aperture and a 12-megapixel secondary camera with an f/2.4 aperture. Autofocus is available on the rear camera setup. It has a single front-facing camera with a 12-megapixel sensor and an f/2.2 aperture for selfies.
The iPhone 13 runs iOS 15 and has 128GB of internal storage. The iPhone 13 is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts both Nano-SIM and eSIM cards. The dimensions of the iPhone 13 are 146.70 x 71.50 x 7.65mm (height x width x thickness) and it weighs 174.00 grammes. It was released in the colours Starlight, Midnight, Blue, Pink, and (PRODUCT)RED. It is dust and water resistant, with an IP68 rating.
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, NFC, Lightning, 3G, and 4G are among the iPhone 13’s connectivity options (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). The phone’s sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnification.
iPhone 13 complete review
Available colors and Storage
As usual, Apple has introduced a new color pattern for the new iPhone 13 mobiles. It is available in Pink, Blue, Starlight, Midnight, and Red. All of them look marvelous especially the starlight color.
This time iPhone comes up with a base variant having 128GB of storage to 512GB. It is rumored that a 1TB variant will be launched but might be with pro variants.
The 128GB will cost around ₹79900, 256GB will cost around ₹89900 and the 512GB will be ₹109900. For 128GB of RAM, you need to pay an extra ₹10,000. This time it will be the storage beast and will compete for a neck to neck with Android mobiles.
The iPhone 13 is loaded with 3 huge cameras when compared to the iPhone 12. According to Apple, the cameras that are capable of taking low light photos will be having 47% better performance than iPhone 12’s.
Apple has introduced Cinematic mode which is capable of taking some excellent shots.
Cinematic mode is intended to give your iPhone 13 videos a depth-of-field effect by utilizing the A15 Bionic chip and advanced computational algorithms. In addition, when there are multiple subjects in the frame, the Cinematic mode can provide automatic focus changes. The iPhone 13 is even intelligent enough to switch from one subject to another if, for example, one person turns their head in the direction of another.
Cinematic mode’s goal is to make your iPhone 13 videos look more immersive and dynamic. While the iPhone 13 can automatically switch between subjects, you can also tap on subjects as you shoot to direct where you want the focus to be.
In addition, after recording, you can adjust the depth-of-field effect and the level of bokeh in editing.
iPhone 13: Pricing
The Badass Battery
Yes, you heard it correctly iPhone has tweaked up the battery to run 2.5 hrs more than its predecessor.
The company’s website does not provide battery capacity numbers, but teardowns of the reveal the exact numbers for each model.
Surprisingly, the iPhone 13 has a larger battery than the Pro model, and if you’re wondering which phone has the greatest battery increase, it’s the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The iPhone 13 mini also gets a nearly 10% battery boost over the iPhone 12 mini.
The iPhone 13 battery capacity is 3227 mAh which can easily last a day. With the boost in the battery capacity, Apple has provided us with the most refined iPhone models this year.
iPhone 13 Build Quality
The iPhone 13 is the same as the iPhone 12, but with three minor differences: diagonally-placed rear cameras, a smaller screen cutout, and a slightly heavier body. Having said that, the iPhone 13 remains one of the most beautiful yet simple smartphones on the market, with one of the most durable and water-resistant designs. Oh, and it’s surprisingly grippy!
A new iPhone cannot exist without at least one new color, and for the iPhone 13, that color is Pink. It replaces the cool green option introduced last year, which was appealing but is no longer available.
The iPhone 13 has a lot in common with the iPhone 12. In fact, the design and shape are nearly identical, with a few minor variations here and there. For starters, the iPhone 13’s two rear cameras are aligned diagonally rather than vertically.
The Face ID sensors and front camera remain unchanged, and the earpiece doubles as a stereo speaker.
Of course, the iPhone 13 is the same size as the iPhone 12, but due to the larger battery and different components, it is now 10 grams heavier and 0.3mm thicker.
The 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED panel is protected by a flat Ceramic Shield on the front. The bezels are the same as on the iPhone 12, the notch is smaller, and the screen brightness has been increased to 800 nits. The Shield has proven to be quite durable on the iPhone 12, and we anticipate that it will be just as durable on the iPhone 13.
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iPhone 13: Pros and Cons
- 1. Outstanding design – strong and water-resistant.
- 2. Dolby Vision, HDR10, and a bright OLED screen.
- 3. Battery life that is dependable.
- 4. Excellent output from loud stereo speakers.
- 5. 5G has unrivaled performance.
- 6. All three cameras have an excellent overall photo and video quality.
- 1. The iPhone 12 receives a minor upgrade.
- 2. There is no 120Hz refresh rate.
3. Even if it is smaller, the notch is still an eyesore.
- 4. Fast charging can be handled more effectively.
- 5. iOS (with its limitations) is still a love-it-or-hate-it affair.