Apple iPhone 13

Apple iPhone 13

Apple iPhone 13

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BEST RATING
Videos:
4.4
CAMERA: Good7.7/10
SIZE: Medium iPhone
BATTERY: Fair6.8/10

If you're looking for a device with a solid camera, the Apple iPhone 13 is indeed a very capable choice, offering very good still photo and video quality. It doesn't feature the highest resolution screen around, but with its 6.1-inch OLED display, it provides very good screen quality. The battery life, rated for around 7.1 hours, may be a consideration if you need a phone that lasts longer on a single charge. It has an upper midrange price, and you'll get 128GB of storage with the base model, which should be ample for most users. Its processor should ensure smooth performance, and it comes with iOS as the operating system. Keep in mind, there's no 3.5mm headphone jack or high refresh rate display, and it supports 5G connectivity. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Excellent still photo quality
  • Robust video recording features
  • Long battery life
  • Durable design with water resistance
  • Strong A15 processor performance
Cons
  • No high refresh rate display
  • Lacks periscope and macro cameras
  • Doesn't include headphone jack
  • No reverse wireless charging

Ratings by Category

Videos:
4.4
The Apple iPhone 13 captures very good videos owing to its high video stabilization and video software experience which together ensure smooth, professional-looking footage. Additionally, the phone's video dynamic range and low light performance are very good, allowing for clear and detailed recordings in varying light conditions.
Performance:
4.4
The Performance rating is based on GeekBench performance benchmark scores, combined with PerfectRec’s assessment of real-life typical use cases.
Overall Camera:
4.3
The Overall Camera rating is based on a combination of the comprehensive Photos and Videos ratings, with photo quality weighted 80% and video quality weighted 20%.
Photos:
4.2
The Apple iPhone 13 delivers excellent photo quality with its advanced photo software, which users find to be among the best, enhancing image processing and ease of use. Additionally, the phone has a very high selfie quality score, indicating that front-facing photos are clear and detailed, even under various lighting conditions.
Battery Life:
3.9
The Battery Life rating is based on overall actual measured battery life during typical usage.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$629
Brand
Apple
Operating System
iOS
Release Date
September 24, 2021

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"
Resolution
2532 x 1170
Variable refresh rate
No
Pixels Per Inch
460
Display Type
OLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A15
Internal Storage
128 gb
RAM
4 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
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7.7/10
Photos Score
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7.5/10
Videos Score
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8.1/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.1 hours
Battery Capacity
3240 mah
Wireless Charging
Yes
Wireless charging Speed
15 w
Reverse wireless charging
No

PHYSICAL

Size
5.78" x 2.81"
Weight
6.14 oz
Back Material
Glass
Stereo Speakers
No

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
Yes
Bluetooth Version
5.0
A2DP
Yes
WiFi Version
6
NFC
Yes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 77, 78, 79

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock
Unlockable Bootloader
No
Color
Blue, Pink, Midnight, Starlight, Green, Red
SD Card
No
Custom ROM Support
No

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James Peckham | September 2022
"The iPhone 13 isn’t a game changer for Apple’s series of smartphones, but it’s an important iteration that offers better battery life, a better processor and an upgraded camera setup than iPhones that have gone before it. If you’re looking for a fast and capable smartphone, and don’t need the extra features of the pricier Pro model, this is a top choice."

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