Last night at its special event, Apple announced the latest iPhone 13 series. Both the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models come with some significant upgrades, though the design hasn’t changed much. Here we are talking about the iPhone 13 Duo, which starts at Rs 69,999 as last year. On the other hand, as every year, Apple has reduced the prices of the previous iPhone 12 series. So, should you opt for the iPhone 13 series? Tell us some reasons why to buy or not to buy iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini.
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini Reasons to Buy
Let’s start with the reasons to buy the iPhone 13 series. If we talk about iPhone 13 upgrades, the most important is Apple’s new A15 Bionic chipset. In addition, there are improvements in the camera, the screen is brighter than before, the battery life is better, and yes, most importantly, as mentioned earlier, they start at the same price, but with another surprise. Let us know all the details.
Powerful A15 Bionic chipset
The main upgrade in the new iPhone is the brand new bionic processor Apple A15. Apple says it’s the fastest chipset in any current smartphone except the iPhone 13 Pro series because the GPU on the iPhone 13 and 13 mini has 4 cores, instead of five in the Pro siblings. Still, the CPU is 50% and the GPU is up to 30% faster than the competition.
The 5nm chip with 64-bit architecture has nearly 15 billion transistors and a 6-core CPU with two performance and four efficiency cores. It has a new 16-core faster neural motor capable of 15.8 trillion operations per second.
Improved new camera sensors
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini also come with a 12MP dual camera on the back. However, this time the 12 MP main sensor has a pixel size of 1.7 µm and a 26 mm f / 1.6 lens. Apple says it is the largest sensor ever in the iPhone with a dual camera. It can also capture 47% more light with less noise.
The 12-megapixel main camera is the same as the iPhone 12 Pro Max, and also comes with a 12 Pro Max shift sensor with OIS technology that stabilizes the sensor instead of the lens.
The 12MP ultra-wide camera also gets a new sensor and captures images with more detail in the dark. However, it does not have the autofocus like the iPhone 13 Pro models. There is a cinematic mode with automatic focus changes that can shoot in HDR Dolby Vision.
At the front is a similar 12-megapixel TrueDepth selfie camera, just like the iPhone 12 series. It also supports HDR video recording with Dolby Vision for 4K to 60 fps.
Better battery life
Apple has increased the size of the battery on the iPhone 13 and the mini. These batteries get bigger batteries than their predecessors, but as every year, Apple has not revealed the numbers so far. It promises up to 2.5 hours and 1.5 hours of extra battery life for iPhone 13 models, compared to iPhone 12 models.
Apple has also improved its energy efficiency with the iPhone 13 series. They now come with support for switching from 5G to LTE when higher speeds are not needed.
More 5G bands
The custom design in the iPhone 13 series features more 5G bands than last year. So the new iPhone will work in more places and on more 5G network operators for better coverage and performance. Apple promises that by the end of this year, iPhone 5G coverage will double worldwide, with more than 200 mobile operators worldwide in 60 countries.
Similar starting price (more basic storage)
The new iPhones are starting at the same price as last year. However, this time they come with an initial capacity of 128 GB instead of 64 GB. So for double storage you will have to spend the same. There are also capacities of 256 GB and 512 GB.
Speaking of pricing, the iPhone 13 Mini starts at Rs. 69,900 in India ($ 699 in the US), while the regular iPhone 13 starts at Rs. 79,900 ($ 799 in the US). Check the prices of all models here:
- iPhone 13 Mini 128 GB – Rs. 69,900 (699 USD)
- iPhone 13 Mini 256 GB – Rs. 79,900 (799 USD)
- iPhone 13 Mini 512 GB – Rs. 99,900 (999 USD)
- iPhone 13 128 GB – Rs. 79,900 (799 USD)
- iPhone 13 256 GB – Rs. 89,900 (899 USD)
- iPhone 13 512 GB – Rs. 1,099,900 (1099 USD).
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini Reasons Why Not Buy
Now come the reasons not to buy. If you are thinking of upgrading, then you already know what the improvements are, however there are some areas that have not changed because there are no significant design changes. In addition, the screen refresh rate is still 60Hz, while their older siblings got 120Hz, and Apple again won’t get any accessories in the box other than the cable.
There are no significant design changes
The design of the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini hasn’t changed much since last year. The new iPhones still come with a metal case with straight edges and rounded corners. There is Gorilla Glass on the front and back, and the phones are again rated IP68. However, this time the notch on the front side was reduced by 20%.
Also, with the increase in battery life, there is a slight increase in weight with the rollover to 174 grams for the iPhone 13 and 141 grams for the Mini. The new models are also slightly thicker than the iPhone 12, however other dimensions remain unchanged.
The iPhone 13 mini dimensions are 131.5 × 64.2 × 7.65 mm, while the iPhone 13 measures 146.7 × 71.5 × 7.65 mm. The iPhone 13 duo comes in pink, blue, midnight, star and (PRODUCT) red. So you can see that there are no significant design changes.
A similar 60Hz screen
One thing the iPhone 13 and mini lack is a high refresh rate. As the vanilla versions are stuck with a 60Hz panel, their Pro siblings now have a 120Hz screen.
The size and other features of this Super Retina XDR board also remain unchanged. The Mini gets a 5.4-inch screen, and the iPhone 13 has a 6.1-inch board.
However, this time there is another improvement besides a smaller comma, and that is that the new screens are 28% brighter than last year. They can reach a maximum brightness of up to 800 nits. Other features like 1200 nits of peak HDR brightness, HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG standards remain the same.
There are no accessories in the box
You may already be aware of the fact that Apple has stopped including accessories in the box with the iPhone 12 series. So again, there will be no charging bricks and other accessories other than type C cables to Lightning inside the box.
So if you need to buy a 20W USB C adapter separately for Rs. 1,900 if you don’t already have it. The MagSafe wireless charger is available at a price of 18 kuna. 4,500 th most common
No Touch ID
Users are always looking forward to the return of Touch IDs with new iPhones. But Apple ignored that once again and did not deliver TouchID from the iPhone 13 series. The new iPhones come with FaceID, which has now improved after facing some security and accuracy issues.
You’ve noticed that there are significant improvements in the iPhone 13 series. However, for those who have used the iPhone 11 or later, these improvements will not be so important. Still, the new powerful A15 Bionic chipset and more storage space at a similar price are a good sign. In addition, there are new camera sensors, however, we will be able to tell you the camera improvements only after use.
All in all, if you’ve used an older iPhone, you can go for them. By the way, if you want to save some money, you can still buy an iPhone 12 if the latest chipset and new camera sensors aren’t too important to you.
The new iPhone 13 and 13 Mini will be available at Apple’s authorized retail outlets in India from September 24th. Pre-bookings begin Friday, Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m.
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