Apple launched their most anticipated iPhone 13 series of smartphones on September 14, 2021. The series consists of the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Not only do the smartphones come with a better Apple A15 Bionic chipset, they also come with better batteries than their predecessors. There are a number of differences that set the four models apart.
For starters, the displays of the smartphones are different. From the display sizes to refresh rates, there are a multitude of factors that set them apart. Further, the battery capacities of all three of these devices are different. Moving to one of the most important aspects, the camera setup, that is yet another element which sets the iPhone 13 series models apart.
When you are offered with four devices by Apple, it can get very difficult to choose the right one for yourself. Of course, the budget is to be taken into consideration but, utilities are equally important. For example, it would not make sense if you buy a drone and are not into cinematography. It is very similar to that as each of these models have certain utilities and specifications that make them different from each other. So, which is the right iPhone 13 series variant for you? Let us find out!
Should you get the iPhone 13?
The smartphone comes with a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display. Now, this particular display comes with the standard 60Hz refresh rate. So, nothing fancy here. However, the Super Retina XDR display is a treat to the eyes and definitely makes it worth the price. The iPhone 13 price in India starts at Rs. 79,900 for the 128GB internal storage variant.
When it comes to the processor, the smartphone is powered by the Apple A15 Bionic chipset. This is the most powerful chipset by the brand right now. We will be seeing A16 chipsets next year. Till then, we get a chipset that can also handle pretty much everything. Moreover, it single-handedly beats every single flagship Qualcomm, Exynos, MediaTek and other chipsets out there. From gaming to every day multitasking, expect everything to be as smooth as butter on this device.
For photos and videos, the iPhone 13 comes with a dual rear camera setup. The setup includes two 12-megapixel sensors as primary and ultra-wide-angle cameras, respectively. At the front, the device packs a 12-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calls. Moreover, you can also see OIS support alongside a bunch of additional features like Cinematic mode and Focus transitions support. The device also packs a reported battery capacity of 3,265mAh.
Now, if you want a variant that is neither is it too small or too big and offers a better value for money than the iPhone 12, this one is for you. Besides, the standard iPhone 13 model starts at a 128GB variant instead of iPhone 12’s 64GB. So, you are basically getting double the internal storage at the same price.
Maybe the iPhone 13 Mini is right for you
The iPhone 13 Mini is basically a scaled down version of the standard model. It does everything that the iPhone 13 does, just in a smaller package. Now, if you are someone who wants all that iPhone 13 offers but prefers smaller displays, this is the right variant for you. With a smaller display of 5.4-inch display, it is definitely significantly lighter and more handy. Another thing to note here is that, you are not even missing out on the display quality as you get the same Super Retina XDR display.
However, if you are someone who wants more juice on their devices, this may not be the one for you. The 13 Mini comes with the smallest battery, at a reported capacity of 2,500mAh. But, there is a catch. Since the display is significantly smaller and the refresh rate is that of a standard 60Hz, you can expect it to drain less quickly than an Android device normally would.
Apple’s UI does not come with bloatware or too many background applications that plough through the device’s battery. Instead, it is more optimised and power efficient, which makes the iPhone 13 Mini a good choice for those who are into smaller displays. The iPhone 13 Mini price in India starts at Rs. 69,900 for the 128GB model, making it the most affordable option to go for in the series.
Benefits of the iPhone 13 Pro
The iPhone 13 Pro is a model that is a little bit of everything. This makes it an amazing device to go for in the iPhone 13 series. The 13 Pro comes with a similar 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display like the standard model. However, there is a major difference when it comes to the refresh rate. The display on the Pro model is that of an LTPO Apple ProMotion one. Now, this particular display offers a fast 120Hz refresh rate on the Pro variant. The display has the capability to automatically shift from 10Hz to 120Hz as per the user’s needs.
The Pro variant is fueled by a 3,150mAh battery on paper. Now, this particular battery capacity is higher than the Mini and slightly lower than the standard model. However, it does not make sense for the device to come with a lower battery capacity than the standard iPhone 13, we can get by that. It is only a slight difference.
If you are someone who loves a faster refresh rate on their devices, this is definitely the device for you. Besides, you also get a triple rear camera setup instead of a dual rear camera setup. Also, the dual rear camera setup includes a telephoto sensor which offers a 3X optical zoom. The iPhone 13 Pro price in India starts at Rs. 1,19,900 for the 128GB internal storage variant.
The ultimate iPhone 13 Pro Max
This is the most premium model in the series and packs certain specs which makes it stand out. For starters, the smartphone comes with the largest display size in the series, at 6.7-inches. Now, this is huge and will definitely allow you to enjoy what you see. From Netflix to gaming, everything will be a treat to the eyes. Besides, the 120Hz refresh rate on the display is just cherry on top!
The smartphone is powered by the Apple A15 chipset as well like the other devices in the series. When it comes to software, the device runs on iOS 15 as well. All-in-all, the device will offer a definitely bang for the buck kind of an experience. It also offers more juice, packing a reported 4,400mAh battery capacity.
However, the iPhone 13 Pro Max offers better colour reproduction and is the best in the series for photography. So, if you are someone who is into big displays and loves photography, this is the best iPhone 13 variant to choose right away! Besides, it costs Rs. 10,000 more than the Pro variant at Rs. 1,29,900.
In our opinion, the iPhone 13 Pro will be the best variant to go for in the series as it offers a little bit of everything. It is not too heavy at 204 grams unlike the iPhone 13 Pro Max which weighs 238 grams. Besides, the metallic body design offers a truly premium feel, making it all worth the price. Besides, the sale offers and everything further bring down the price of the device as well.
Moreover, the fact that it comes with a 6.1-inch display makes it both handy and not too much on the eyes. It also offers a 120Hz refresh rate, which is primarily the main reason for buying an iPhone 13 series device in the first place. If you want to go for better internal storage than the iPhone 12 series, that is yet another reason. Besides, it offers the same triple rear camera setup as the iPhone 13 Pro Max. So, apart from the bigger display and a slightly better colour reproduction, there is not much a difference.
We hope this article helped you in understanding the differences between the different iPhone 13 series models and making the right choice as per your needs!
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