Compared to the iPhone 12, the packaging has changed. Previously, all the company's new devices were wrapped in a film, but now it has disappeared. The buyer of the smartphone receives only the box itself, without the film. The box is sealed at the bottom with special tails, signifying that the gadget has never been opened. To open it, you just need to remove them. The package includes the smartphone itself, a Lightning cable and a set of papers, including a sticker with "apple".
Despite the fact that the design of the smartphone is very similar to the previous generation, there are several changes that catch the eye. First, the famous bangs have been reduced in size (they have become 20% smaller), present in all iPhones since the iPhone X. This is good, because there is more useful space for displaying information with the same size screen - 6.1 inches. Secondly, the iPhone has become slightly thicker and heavier compared to its predecessor, but in everyday use this is not felt at all. Differences can be seen on the back of the device - the cameras are positioned diagonally, not vertically. An interesting fact: all the technical inscriptions that used to be located on the side of the device disappeared.
The iPhone 13 has a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with a resolution of 2532 x 1170 pixels. Compared to the previous generation, brightness has increased - if there it was 625 nits, in the iPhone 13 800 nits. Users are unlikely to notice it in practice, but to work with the device in bright sunlight will be much more comfortable. The display is covered with protective glass Ceramic Shield, and Apple assures that it has become even more resistant to scratches. Here it is worth saying a few words on the experience of using the iPhone 12 Pro Max - in almost a year, not a single scratch appeared on the glass of the previous generation.
The biggest change from the previous generation is the camera. It captures 47% more light and got the sensor stabilization feature from the iPhone 12 Pro Max. In simple terms, Apple has moved the camera from the top model of the previous generation to a simpler device with a smaller price tag, improving it and adding new features. iPhone 13 shoots very well: portraits, cityscapes, night shots are clear and saturated.
The Cinema Effect function deserves a separate paragraph. It works in the following way: when shooting a video you can first focus on the near object and then transfer the focus to the far object. This is done with a tap on the screen. All this "apple" magic works in 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second. Of other interesting "chips" - the smartphone can now shoot video in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. The iPhone is rightly considered one of the best smartphones for shooting video, and it's great that even the younger models now have ultra-high-resolution video shooting at high frame rates. But if you plan to shoot a lot of video on your iPhone, it's better not to skimp on storage space and get a 256 or 512 GB version.
The iPhone 13 has increased battery life per charge compared to its predecessor. According to Apple, the device will last two hours longer than last year's model. This is really noticeable in practice. For three days the smartphone was used in three different modes. On the first day, the iPhone was constantly connected to the home Wi-Fi network. It was used for calls, chatting in messengers. In total, from 8.22 minutes to 0.14 minutes, the device discharged 82% of its battery, resulting in 7 hours and 2 minutes of pure screen time. On the second day, the device discharged 64% in 4 hours and 16 minutes of net screen time, but the device was working mostly on LTE networks and without Wi-Fi. And on the third day the smartphone was used very little, it discharged 45% in 3 hours and 38 minutes of screen time. In summary: the autonomy of the novelty pleased, it can safely be used all day without additional charging.