Apple iPhone 13 vs iPhone 12 | Review | What’s New?


Apple unveiled the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 pro a couple of days ago during the California Streaming event. Are there any differences Between iPhone 13 vs iPhone 12? What has changed and what are the improvements? Does it really worth the upgrade?

Last year, Apple introduced the iPhone 12 series with significant improvements and changes over the iPhone 11 series. Now, a year later, as we expected from the rumors, the base iPhone models, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini, have been introduced while retaining most of the design elements of the previous generation and changes and improvements in areas such as battery, display, notch and chip. .

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The iPhone 13 actually plays the role of the S models in previous years, and without making any fundamental changes in capabilities, it is an improved model for last year’s model. In the following, we will take a look at these changes and developments.

Design of iPhone 13 vs iPhone 12

Unlike the iPhone 12, which has undergone many design changes, the iPhone 13 uses the same look and feel of its predecessor, and only in the notch section, the location of Apple’s famous Facebook ID has been improved. The notch of the iPhone 13 is 20% smaller than the iPhone 12, and this change in dimensions is due to the reduction in width, not height.

Of course, Apple’s notch design is still a long way from the minimalist design we’re used to seeing in Android phones, but it’s still a good improvement and promises a better future for the iPhone’s notch display.

Display of iPhone 13 vs iPhone 12

As expected, the standard and mini models have not changed in size and type of display, and we see a 6.1-inch display on the iPhone 13 and a 5.4-inch display on the iPhone 13 mini. The panel of these displays is still OLED called Super Retina XDR. There is no news of a dynamic 120Hz refresh rate in these two models, and this feature is only included for the Pro and Pro Max models.

The screen brightness of the 13 and 13 mini iPhones has seen a significant 28% improvement, with a maximum brightness of 800 nits outdoors and a maximum brightness of 1,200 nits while watching HDR content.

Camera of iPhone 13 vs iPhone 12

We can easily say that the iPhone 13 has the biggest change in the camera module. Apple has decided to pair the base model of the iPhone 13 series with an improved version of the iPhone 12 Pro Max camera. In fact, the iPhone 13’s wide sensor is physically 47% larger than the previous generation to absorb more light in dark environments.

The new iPhone 13 wide-angle camera is equipped with a 12-megapixel lens with an aperture of f / 1.6. On the other hand, there is a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera with a faster lens with f / 2.4 and a field of view of 120 degrees.

The iPhone 13 also benefits from sensor-shift vibration technology, which was introduced last year with the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Sensor-shift technology reduces vibrations by moving the wide sensor.

The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini offer new video capabilities, including 4K HDR video recording at 60fps refresh rate and Cinematic shooting mode. Cinematic mode is artificial intelligence that can shift the focus automatically to the subject and make the video more attractive.

Apart from the technical part, the layout of the camera module has also changed compared to the previous generation, and now we see the position of the cameras in a diagonal manner.

Processor & hardware

Apple has used the A15 bionic processor for the new series of iPhones, which is faster and, of course, less power consuming than the A14 bionic of the iPhones 12. The A15‌ processor is still produced with 5nm lithography and, like the previous generation, has 6 processing cores; The difference is that two new powerful cores, along with four new low-power cores, are responsible for processing in the heart of the 13 Series.

Apple claims that the A15 is the fastest processor in the mobile world and is 50% ahead of other competitors. In addition, Cupertino says that in terms of graphics processing, the A15 can be 30% faster than other competitors; We do not know, however, which companies and products Apple is referring to in these comparisons.

Both the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini models have advanced in terms of storage memory and will be released in 128, 256 and 512 GB versions so that there is no more news of 64 GB of storage memory of previous generations.

5G network

Apple has promised that 5G connectivity on the iPhone 13 has improved by increasing the frequency bands covered. Apple says the new generation iPhone will support 200 operators in 60 countries and geographies by the end of this year.

Battery and price

Another area that Apple did focus on is the battery inside the iPhones. Apple claims that it has increased the battery life of both models compared to last year’s models. According to the information provided to us at WWDC event a few days ago, the battery life of the iPhone 13 and 13 mini will be up to a maximum of 2.5 and 1.5 hours longer than the battery of the iPhone 12 and 12 mini, respectively. This performance improvement is also made possible thanks to larger batteries, better performance of the A15 bionic chip, and software optimizations.

The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini, like the previous generation, will be priced at $ 799 and $ 699.

LAUNCHAnnounced2021, September 142020, October 13
StatusAvailable. Released 2021, September 24Available. Released 2020, October 23
BODYDimensions146.7 x 71.5 x 7.7 mm (5.78 x 2.81 x 0.30 in)146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm (5.78 x 2.81 x 0.29 in)
Weight174 g (6.14 oz)164 g (5.78 oz)
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frameGlass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) – for China
 IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)
Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
DISPLAYTypeSuper Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 800 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 625 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)
Size6.1 inches, 90.2 cm2 (~86.0% screen-to-body ratio)6.1 inches, 90.2 cm2 (~86.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1170 x 2532 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~460 ppi density)1170 x 2532 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~460 ppi density)
ProtectionScratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coatingScratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating
 Wide color gamut
Wide color gamut
PLATFORMOSiOS 15iOS 14.1, upgradable to iOS 15
ChipsetApple A15 Bionic (5 nm)Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)
CPUHexa-core (2×3.22 GHz Avalanche + 4xX.X GHz Blizzard)Hexa-core (2×3.1 GHz Firestorm + 4×1.8 GHz Icestorm)
GPUApple GPU (4-core graphics)Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
MEMORYCard slotNoNo
Internal128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM, 512GB 4GB RAM64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM
MAIN CAMERAModules12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide)
12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.6″
FeaturesDual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to XXfps), stereo sound rec.4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 30fps), stereo sound rec.
SELFIE CAMERAModules12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
Video4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
SOUNDLoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakersYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackNoNo
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE5.0, A2DP, LE
Infrared portNoNo
USBLightning, USB 2.0Lightning, USB 2.0
FEATURESSensorsFace ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometerFace ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
 Siri natural language commands and dictation
Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
Siri natural language commands and dictation
Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
BATTERYTypeLi-Ion 3240 mAh, non-removable (12.41 Wh)Li-Ion 2815 mAh, non-removable (10.78 Wh)
ChargingFast charging 20W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
USB Power Delivery 2.0
MagSafe wireless charging 15W
Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 7.5W
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-byUp to 19 h (multimedia)Up to 17 h (multimedia)
Talk time
Music playUp to 75 hUp to 65 h
MISCColorsStarlight, Midnight, Blue, Pink, RedBlack, White, Red, Green, Blue, Purple
SAR EU0.99 W/kg (head)     0.99 W/kg (body)    
ModelsA2633, A2482, A2631, A2634, A2635A2403, A2172, A2402, A2404, iPhone13,2
Price$ 799.99 / € 899.00 / £ 777.89 / ₹ 89,900$ 699.00 / € 724.99 / £ 629.95 / ₹ 63,999
TESTSPerformance……………………………………..AnTuTu: 568674 (v8)
GeekBench: 4067 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 58fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
DisplayContrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)
Loudspeaker-24.4 LUFS (Very good)
Battery life84h endurance rating


Adib Zahedi is the CEO and Founder of He has nearly a decade of experience in IT, including two years spent working on a Youtube Chennal. He is also an author and writes articles for Has articles include tutorials and covers everything from Windows PCs to smartphone's software.

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