iPhone 13 review; Apple made major changes to the iPhone 12 last year, but the iPhone 13 has not improved much compared to the previous version and is only equipped with more batteries and more powerful cameras. But did the phone ever need the same changes as the iPhone 12? Perhaps the best answer to this question is the phrase “do not touch the winning team.”
iPhone 13 review
The design of the iPhone 13 is very similar to the version of the iPhone 12 and there is not much difference in appearance between the two phones. For the first time, Apple used smooth edges in the design of the iPhone 12, which many people believe made a good improvement in the appearance of the iPhone. The phone was also equipped with an old screen for the first time, instead of using the LCD screen of previous versions.
This display performed much better than the previous iPhone series in terms of contrast ratio, brightness, and power consumption. Apple also used 5G technology and MagSafe charging system in this phone. Now all these features have been added to the iPhone 13.
However, the body of the iPhone 13 is slightly thicker than the iPhone 12, and the rear camera compartment is slightly larger than the previous generation iPhone. Therefore, it is not possible to use the iPhone 12 protective case in the new version. Now, not only has the iPhone 13’s camera compartment been enlarged, but also the way the cameras are positioned to make room for the main camera’s giant sensor.
The latest change in the design of the iPhone 13 compared to the iPhone 12 is related to the notch of the selfie camera and its FaceID sensor. The notch of the iPhone 13 camera is 20% smaller than before, but this reduction in size has taken place along the notch, and the space created on the screen has practically no special use. Apple could have used this space to display more information such as the amount of charge remaining, but unfortunately this did not happen.
The iPhone 13 also uses the new A15 processor. As always, it’s difficult to tell the difference between the speeds of Apple’s processors, and it is not possible to pinpoint exactly how much this processor has changed in performance over last year. Also, the Pro version uses one more core in its processor, but it is not different from the base version in terms of performance. However, one of the major changes we see in the iPhone 13 is the use of a basic version of the phone with at least 128 GB of internal storage. Apple used to ship the base version of the iPhone with at least 64GB of internal storage, but this year we are seeing a doubling of the internal storage of the company’s new flagship.
The battery of the iPhone 12 was weaker than expected, and the battery of the iPhone 12 Mini was not very good. Aware of this, Apple decided to use larger and more powerful batteries in the iPhone 13. The battery is 15.1 percent larger than the iPhone 12 and, according to Apple, holds about two and a half hours more charge.
Fortunately, the iPhone 13 has a very long battery life and has met expectations. In tests, the phone’s battery lasted about 12 hours by playing video, playing games and searching the Internet. Of course, if 4K videos are played, this number will be reduced to 7 to 8 hours.
The iPhone 13 uses a combination of two main and ultra-wide cameras. While both cameras have been upgraded over the past, most of the improvements have been made to the main camera. Using a larger sensor in this camera, Apple has increased its light reception and provided better quality images. This sensor is actually the same sensor as the iPhone 12 Pro Max camera.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max was able to use this sensor to separate itself from other Apple phones and offer better performance in this area than other members of its family. This sensor is now used by default in the iPhone 13 series. This is good news for iPhone 13 fans due to the superiority of the iPhone 12 Pro Max in terms of photography and video recording compared to other phones on the market.
The images captured by the iPhone 13’s main camera are highly detailed and look very natural. Also, the autofocus of this camera is fast and reliable, and the images recorded in its dim and dark environments are unparalleled. So has the camera’s outstanding performance in video recording. The iPhone 13’s main camera supports all video modes, including 4K and slow motion, and is equipped with a powerful anti-shake feature.
The ultra-widescreen sensor is also optimized for better images in low-light environments, but the most obvious improvement is the white balance of its images. The images recorded at night of this camera are now much more natural than the iPhone 12, thanks to a better sensor, and the color accuracy of these images has also improved compared to last year’s version.
Perhaps the only downside to the iPhone 13’s camera is the iPhone 12’s selfie camera sensor. Although the iPhone 13’s selfie camera has undergone some software changes and is tucked away in a smaller notch, it seems that it would have been better if Apple had not used a selfie camera similar to the previous version of the iPhone in this phone and equipped the iPhone 13 with a more powerful selfie camera.
Apple has also introduced two new camera modes for the iPhone 13 series; Cinematic Mode and Photographic Profiles. Photography profiles are actually a new option in the camera that changes the default appearance of captured images. You can use this feature to change all parts of an image, including its contrast and brightness to your liking. In the past, to do this, you first had to capture the image and then edit it, but this feature eliminates the need to edit images.
The iPhone 13 automatically detects items such as grass, sky, and the human face, and adjusts the color of each item. Therefore, it is not possible to change the color temperature using the capability of photography profiles. Also, the changes made by this mode are irreversible and it is not possible to delete these changes. In addition, it is not possible to record RAW images when using this mode on the iPhone 13. According to Apple, the mode of photography profiles was achieved thanks to the high power of the A15 processor, but it seems that the previous phones of this company could easily support this feature.
The other new feature, called Cinema Mode, is basically the same portrait mode this time around for videos. This mode blurs other parts of the image by focusing on the object or person, and focuses on other parts of the image as the object or person moves out of the center of the image. You can also manually focus on that section by tapping on it.
The result of the cinematic mode performance is very different from what Apple showed in its ads. This mode performs poorly in low light environments and suffers from problems similar to the early days of portrait photography. This feature will also only work with a resolution of 1080 pixels and a rate of 30 frames. Note, however, that the iPhone 13’s camera system is excellent, and the relatively poor performance of the cinematic mode has not affected the overall image and video quality of the camera.
A closer look at the iPhone 13 reveals that it is actually an updated version of the iPhone 12. The use of more powerful cameras and increased battery life are the most notable changes made to this phone, and the extensive enhancements we saw in the iPhone 12 are not seen in this new flagship. The reason for this is the amazing performance of the iPhone 12, which has not left much room for improvement. So if Apple had registered the product with the iPhone 12S, there would have been no shortage of it.
What do you think about the iPhone 13? Are you satisfied with the features of this phone? What other features do you think Apple should have added to this new flagship? Share your comments with us.
Source: The Verge
iPhone 13 review
- Extraordinary cameras
- Long battery life
- Support for all iPhone 12 features
- Increase internal memory
- Use the same selfie camera sensor
- Standard refresh rate
- Incompatibility with iPhone 12 protective case