iPhone 13: a detailed breakdown of the features

We will consider smartphones in pairs: iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, and then 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, as the characteristics within these pairs are as similar as possible.

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini

Externally, the first pair of new products is similar to its predecessors, but the "bangs" are 20% smaller, and the main camera island has a different design.

Diagonals of the screens remained the same - 5.4 and 6.1 inches for the mini and base variant, respectively. An OLED matrix is used, and a glass coating protects the screen and rear panel.

Common to all four models was the A15 Bionic processor. It is made by the 5-nm process and includes six cores: two high-performance and four energy-efficient. The graphics coprocessor is quintuple-core, the improved Neural Engine can process up to 15.8 trillion operations per second. Storage capacity has increased: buyers will have 128GB, 256GB and 512GB options.

The main camera in both cases consists of two sensors: a wide-angle one and an ultra-wide-angle one with a viewing angle of 120° at 12 megapixels each. The first has an f/1.6 aperture, the second has an f/2.4 aperture. The novelties use image stabilization technology with matrix shift, which made its debut on the older models last year.

The front camera offers the same resolution, 12 megapixels with Center Stage technology.

The smartphones' battery life has increased, with 2.5 hours on the iPhone 13 and 1.5 hours for the mini model compared to last year's counterparts.

Interestingly, all four smartphones in the family, though equipped with only one physical SIM slot, support a pair of eSIM.

The price of the iPhone 13 starts at $799, the iPhone 13 Mini is priced slightly cheaper at $699.

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

Visually, the new items have retained all the features of their predecessors, and the main change in the front panel is a 20% reduced "bangs. The body is protected according to the IP68 standard, the screen is covered by protective glass Ceramic Shield. In addition to the gold, silver and gray color scheme, a new light Sierra Blue variant was added.

Screen diagonals remained the same - 6.1 inches (2532x1170) for the Pro model and 6.7 inches (2778x1284) for the Pro Max. The Super Retina XDR panel now has a dynamic refresh rate of 10 to 120 Hz. The brightness of the screen can reach 1,000 nits and 1,200 nits in HDR.

The A15 Bionic processor is responsible for the performance, the capabilities of which we described in detail above. The older models have a 1TB storage, but there are also 128GB, 256GB and 512GB variants.

The camera system offers many significant updates. The main 12 MP sensor with f/1.5 aperture got a larger sensor that can capture more light, the ultra-wide sensor has 12 MP resolution, f/1.8 aperture, and 120° viewing angle, the third sensor is a TV with 12 MP resolution and f/2.8 aperture supports three times zoom. Night mode is supported and macro is available at a distance of 2 cm. Both models support Sensor-shift optical stabilization.

Software has a Photographic Styles option with visual effects settings.

Video is shot in ProRes format (4K/30fps, 128GB versions are limited to 1080p/30fps). This format offers advanced post-processing capabilities and will be available with the release of iOS 15.

Apple doesn't like to name battery capacity, but notes that both new products have gotten longer battery life: the Pro is an hour and a half longer than last year's counterpart, and the Pro Max is 2.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Wired, the smartphones can charge up to 50% in half an hour, and the MagSafe and wireless methods remained the same - 15 and 7.5 watts, respectively.

What's nice, the price tag on the smartphones hasn't changed from last year and starts at $999 for the Pro and from $1099 for the Pro Max.


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