Compared to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have a new, more powerful chip. In almost all benchmarks, the classic iPhones of the latest generation shamelessly “do” last year’s professionals. Even in terms of graphics performance processor, which the iPhone 13 and 13 mini this year is weaker than other devices with the Apple A15 Bionic chip. In the rest – with a devastating score. Although at the household level, the increased power of the central and graphic processors is not felt in any way. She was redundant in the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. In cases that can be counted on the fingers of one hand, the increased power can be felt. Anyway, that’s what they say. I didn’t notice her.
One of the main advantages of the new generation is that the batteries in all iPhone 13 models last longer. Compared to the same iPhone 12 models. We are above these conventions as we compare classic models with Pro. charge iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max batteries, according to official Apple data, is enough for 17 and 20 hours of video viewing (in the Apple TV app). In Phone 13 mini and iPhone 13, it lasts for 17 and 19 hours. Almost a draw. The Phone 13 mini and iPhone 13 have brighter screens and are lighter (141 and 174 grams) than the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max (189 and 228 grams). You can, of course, count iPhone 12 Pro cameras and 12 Pro Max (there are three) and iPhone 13 and 13 mini (there are only two). Is this where last year’s Pros have the upper hand? But not everything is so simple.
How to shoot iPhone 13
Last year, the iPhone 12 Pro Max scored 113 in research conducted by reputable commercial site DxOMark. The iPhone 12 Pro received a point less – 112 points. This is a very high rating: the quality of photos and videos taken on these smartphones is close to ideal. In other words, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are not only state-of-the-art connectivity (with 5G support) and not only one of the best smartphones in the world, but also excellent cameras, not only for amateurs, but also for professionals. The powerful intelligence of the neural processor in the Apple A14 Bionic chip amplifies the capabilities of cameras to an incredible level. And the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have a dual camera system on the back.
Apple calls it the best such system ever used on the iPhone. Compared to the cameras of the classic iPhone models of last year, the wide-angle camera of the iPhone 13 and 13 mini has a larger sensor. It now captures 47% more light. Significantly increased the speed of the matrix of the ultra-wide-angle camera. The dimensions of the cells have increased, which is why they were placed diagonally, at an angle of 45 ° to each other. It looks unusual, but in addition, thanks to the diagonal arrangement of the cameras, space has been freed up for the optical image stabilization system by shifting the matrix. Thanks to which clear shots are obtained even when shooting from an unstable position. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini camera systems scored 117 on DxOMark. iPhone 13 and 13 mini surpassed last year’s professionals in this too. As a camera, they are better than the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, only lighter – especially the iPhone 13 mini.
iPhone 13 design
In 2020, the design of the new generation of iPhone has changed. New is a well-forgotten old, the new design is similar to the design of the iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and their S-versions to the smallest detail. We had forgotten how attractive this design is. The iPhone 13 has the same design as the iPhone 12, so both the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max and the iPhone 13 and 13 mini make a strong impression. Although most of us do not notice the beauty of our iPhones. Because of cases that protect expensive devices from the aggressive outside world. Unfortunately, it’s not too much of a precaution. If you do not pay attention to the nuances, the design of the classic iPhone models of both generations and the Pro models is the same.
In theory, the more expensive Pro class models should be more attractive than the classic ones. Apparently, according to Apple designers, this is how it is. Muted colors, a stainless steel strip on the flat edges of the case – rich and fashionable. But for some reason, people like the simple and bright colors of the classics and the aluminum bezel around the case more. Although this year, for reasons unknown to me, only three of the five colors offered are bright – Dark Night, Blue and Red, which is (PRODUCT)RED. The other two, “Pink” and “Shining Star”, are somewhat unconvincing. But how many people – so many tastes, I do not impose my opinion. It seems to me that the victory is on the side of the iPhone 13 and 13 mini, and among the losers are not only the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, but also the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max.