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Overview of all iPhone 13 models: Is Apple’s new product worth the money?

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September 14, 2021 saw the unveiling of the new generation iPhone, which includes four versions of
smartphones: the base, Mini, Pro and Pro Max. No one was expecting revolutionary solutions from
Apple, but the release of the miniature iPhone 13 Mini was a surprise given the low popularity of the
mini version of its predecessor.

The new products differ from each other in terms of display size, camera configuration and features.
That said, there are a lot of similarities between iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini, as well as between
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Let's delve into everything in more detail and find out how much the new generation smartphones
have surpassed the previous series, and whether iPhone 12 owners should upgrade or whether the
overpayment is not justified.

Features of all versions of the iPhone 13
Let's start by comparing the specifications and dimensions of the new products. The iPhone 13 Mini
differs from the regular iPhone 13 in size only. The release of the mini version is due to the fact that
there are few powerful smartphones in a similar form factor on the market.

The design of iPhone 13 – what has changed
Externally, the 13th generation smartphones are very similar to the previous lineup, but new colour
schemes have been added. Blue and pink have replaced green and purple in the iPhone 13 range,
while blue has given way to sky blue in the Pro range.

The following options are available:

for iPhone 13 and 13 Mini – black (dark night), blue, white (shining star), red, pink;
for Pro and Pro Max in black (graphite), gold, silver, sky blue.
The connecting bezel has sharp, right-angled edges that will remind many of the sleek iPhone 4 and,
of course, the previous 12th generation. Apple's latest tablet, the iPad Pro, has also received similar
bezels.

 

 

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The body of the new iPhone 13 is made of aluminium, so the smartphones are strong and
lightweight. The screen is protected by durable Ceramic Shield glass, which was used in the previous
model.

Most of the front of the smartphone is the display. At the top is the traditional fringes – a cutout for
the front camera, Face ID sensor and speaker. It looks rather old-fashioned, although the engineers
reduced the width of the cutout: it became 20% shorter than on the iPhone 12. It's hard to call this a
revolutionary engineering achievement, but at least the developers tried to reduce the bulky
protrusion, which looks out of place against the small round cutouts of Samsung and other brands'
flagships.

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini get a glass rear, which features a unit with two bulging cameras – a
wide-angle camera and an ultra-wide-angle camera – in the top left corner. Unlike the 12th
generation gadget, the modules are not positioned vertically one above the other but diagonally in
relation to each other. The flash has been moved to a corner.

The Pro and Pro Max versions, as before, have three camera modules – wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle
and telephoto. Otherwise, their design is the same as the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini.

All the controls are in the same places. On the left side of the body are the volume buttons, the SIM
card slot and the sound profile switch. On the right is the power button. On the top edge there are
no functional elements, and on the bottom there is a microphone, speaker and Lightning port for
charging and data transfer.

The camera capabilities of the iPhone 13
Lens resolution remains the same as it was in the 12th generation, but the smartphone shoots
better. The company has increased the light sensitivity of the main module by 15% and the wide
angle module by 40%. The f/1.5 aperture allows you to shoot in almost any conditions without
compromising on quality. The aperture has been improved by one stop, the predecessor had f/1.6.

The wide-angle camera has an f/1.6 aperture and the ultra-wide-angle 120° camera has an f/2.4
aperture. It's also equipped with an optical sensor-shift stabilisation system. Apple claims that it will
help create sharp pictures even when the smartphone is in an unstable position.

The cameras come with Night Mode and Smart HDR 4, which automatically adjusts contrast, lighting
and skin tones. The telephoto camera is equipped with a 3x optical zoom. Another interesting new
feature is the Cinema Effect mode, where the focus can be manually shifted from one object to
another. This option turns the smartphone into a professional tool for creating quality content.

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