Apple iPhone 13!
One small reduction of the notch, one giant leap for the iPhone! That’s the best description for the most minor iPhone upgrade yet – the Apple iPhone 13. But even if it won’t make iPhone 12 owners line up for the new model, like it or not, the iPhone 13 is still one of the most powerful smartphones on the market and a bestseller in the making.
The notorious notch, first introduced back with the iPhone X in 2017, spread in mere months across the entire smartphone industry, possibly faster than any other feature so far. It has since evolved into droplets, punch holes, or gone thanks to pop-up or under-screen selfies. But for the first time in four years, Apple has shrunk its size, albeit not by much, and the process of getting rid of it has finally begun. The predictions for the iPhone 14 are already running wild.
It is wrong to focus on just the notch size with iPhone 13. This standard 13 model has a 6.1″ Super Retina XDR OLED screen with Dolby Vision, now with higher brightness, the most powerful mobile chip to date – the Apple A15 Bionic, and three nicely capable 12MP cameras – two at the back and one at the front. Apple has used a new, larger sensor for the main camera and has the sensor-shift stabilization from last year’s 12 Pro Max has trickled down across the entire iPhone 13 lineup.
Other tweaks include doubled base storage, a larger battery, and a couple of exclusive software tricks for the camera like Cinematic mode and Photographic Styles.
And that’s it – a brighter screen with a smaller cutout, a faster chipset, more storage, more battery, and an improved sensor on the main camera. Not the upgrade iPhone 12 users have been hoping for, but a massive one for anyone using an older-gen iPhone.
There is not a whole lot to unbox with the iPhone 13 as Apple has expelled everything but the USB cable from the iPhone retail boxes with the goal of reducing electronic waste, the extra profit being just a bonus. This year it has gone even greener by ditching the plastic wrapping – wherever wrapping was needed, Apple has used paper stickers.
So, inside this thin and lightweight box, you will find the iPhone 13 and a USB-C to Lightning cable.
|Technology:||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G|
|Announced:||2021, September 14|
|Status:||Available. Released 2021, September 24|
|Dimensions:||146.7 x 71.5 x 7.7 mm (5.78 x 2.81 x 0.30 in)|
|Weight:||174 g (6.14 oz)|
|Build:||Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame|
|SIM:||Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)
Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
|Type:||Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 800 nits (HBM), 1200 nits (peak)|
|Size:||6.1 inches, 90.2 cm2 (~86.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution:||1170 x 2532 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~460 ppi density)|
|Protection:||Scratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating|
|Wide color gamut
|Chipset:||Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm)|
|CPU:||Hexa-core (2×3.22 GHz Avalanche + 4xX.X GHz Blizzard)|
|GPU:||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)|
|Internal:||512GB 4GB RAM|
|Dual:||12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide)
|Features:||Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)|
|Video:||4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), stereo sound rec.|
|Dual:||12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
|Video:||4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS|
|Loudspeaker:||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|WLAN:||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot|
|Bluetooth:||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS:||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS|
|USB:||Lightning, USB 2.0|
|Sensors:||Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Siri natural language commands and dictation
Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
|Type:||Li-Ion 3240 mAh, non-removable (12.41 Wh)|
|Charging:||Fast charging 20W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
USB Power Delivery 2.0
MagSafe wireless charging 15W
Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 7.5W
|Stand-by:||Up to 19 h (multimedia)|
|Music play:||Up to 75 h|
|Performance:||AnTuTu: 775519 (v9)
GeekBench: 4645 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 59fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
|Display:||Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)|
|Camera:||Photo / Video|
|Loudspeaker:||-25.5 LUFS (Very good)|
Endurance rating 89h