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Apple iPhone 13 Pro - Complete Phone Specifications -expertreviews.co.in

By Himanshu Walia | Published: 28 Dec' 21 | Updated: 28 Jan' 22


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In the world of cell phones, the iPhone is one of the most popular options.

It's something I've been told over and over again, to the point that I believe it has gotten ingrained in my mind as a gadget reviewer as a result of repeated exposure.

 

In spite of everything, I stand here, holding the iPhone 13 Pro in my hands, and I'm wondering the same thing that I was wondering when I held the iPhone 12 Pro last year: is the latest iPhone truly much better than the best that Android flagships have to offer today?

 

Well, to be completely honest, over the course of the last few years, I've had a growing sense that my answer was leaning more and more towards a negative.

 

What I'm wondering is if this evolution will continue this year with the iPhone 13 Pro, or whether I'll finally come to terms with the fact that smartphones come in two categories: regular and iPhone.

 

Through this review, I'll attempt to answer this issue for myself, and in the process, I aim to assist you in determining whether or not the iPhone 13 Pro is the right phone for your needs. So, without further ado, let's get to the meat of the review: the Apple iPhone 13 Pro.

iPhone 13 Pro Review: Display

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Let's start with what I feel to be the most striking feature of the iPhone 13 Pro: its large, bold, and stunning display! The iPhone 13 Pro has the same 6.1-inch display as the iPhone 13, which means it will look the same as the iPhone 13.

 

Super Retina OLED displays with the same resolution can be found on either of these devices (1170 x 2532 pixels). 

 

As a matter of fact, their aspect ratios are exactly the same, as is their pixel density, which is exactly the same at 460 pixels per inch. Additionally, both the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Pro displays support for wide color gamuts as well as True-tone, an iPhone lighting feature that automatically adjusts brightness and color based on your surroundings, as well as Face ID.

 

The similarities, however, end there. However, while both iPhone smartphones support HDR10 and Dolby Vision, the iPhone 13 boasts a brighter display with 800 nits of high brightness and 1200 nits of peak localized brightness, according to Apple.

 

The iPhone 13 Pro, on the other hand, boasts 1000 nits of brightness in High Brightness Mode and 1200 nits of peak brightness in a localized area.

 

The ProMotion display on the iPhone 13 Pro, on the other hand, is the most significant distinction between the two displays this year.

 

Apple is naming it the Pro Motion Display. As the name implies, this is Apple's interpretation of high refresh rate (HRR) technology, which has now finally made its way to the iPhone with the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models. 

 

This allows the phone to dynamically transition between several refresh rates ranging from 10Hz to 120Hz, depending on the content being displayed on the phone's display.

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As a user, I love the capacity of the iPhone 13 Pro to display information at high refresh rates, which is something I find particularly useful. Simply looking outside will demonstrate how quickly high-refresh-rate displays are sweeping over the world of screens, and this will serve as an adequate explanation of the iPhone 13 pro. 

 

A number of advantages are provided by rapid refresh rate screens on smartphones, including improved gaming and the overall experience of using the device on a daily basis.

 

Nonetheless, unlike many of its Android equivalents, Apple's decision to make the iPhone 13 Pro totally dynamic in nature provides it with a distinct advantage over its competitors.

 

The question is, how does the iPhone 13 Pro display perform in real-world situations and benchmarks when it is not in competition? The first portion of the question is not difficult to answer, and the second part is also not difficult.

 

Over the course of our testing, we discovered that the display on the iPhone 13 Pro is one of the greatest we've seen in a long time. 

 

All of this is accomplished without sacrificing color fidelity. It appears lively, the colors explode, and it also gets quite bright. When it comes to visual quality, the iPhone 13 Pro meets true to Apple's boasts that it delivers excellent visual experiences at all times and in all settings.

 

Aside from being extremely well-calibrated, the iPhone 13 Pro display is also extremely near to the average associated color temperature value of 6500. The iPhone 13 Pro, on the other hand, has some issues with the RGB balance, with the blue and red colors not being given nearly equal weight in the display.

iPhone 13 Pro Review: Design

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With the exception of the display, the iPhone 13 Pro has a lot going for it in terms of visual attractiveness. The reason for this is that, for the iPhone 13 Pro, Apple decided not to tinker with what looks to be a successful formula. 

 

Despite the fact that it borrows design cues from the iPhone 12, the iPhone 13 Pro manages to appear attractive and even sneaks in a few areas of distinction that iPhone aficionados will be able to notice.

 

First and foremost, the camera module has been reorganized to accommodate the smaller notch. The second major change in the iPhone 13 Pro is the placement of the lenses within the module.

 

In the case of the former, iPhone 13 Pro has a notch that is approximately 20% smaller than it was before the change. The fact that this is not always visible helps to create a more immersive experience while viewing movies or playing games on the phone. 

 

However, while the latter has less of an impact on the overall aesthetics of the phone, it is still the most significant design improvement on the iPhone 13 Pro when compared to last year's iPhone 12 Pro.

 

Other design tweaks have been made as well, although they do not improve the overall visual appeal of the phone in any way.

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In the case of the iPhone 13 Pro, for example, the display is protected by a Ceramic Shield that, according to Apple, is more robust than alternative screen security methods. IP68 water and dust resistance help to keep it safe from a variety of potentially harmful elements.

iPhone 13 Pro Review: Performance and Battery

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When it comes to performance, the iPhone 13 Pro has a lot to offer as well. This is due to the fact that the new phone delivers an increase over the already powerful chipset present in the iPhone 12 Pro from the previous year's model. 

 

That is correct, the iPhone 13 Pro is equipped with Apple's new A15 Bionic SoC, which promises significant improvements over its predecessor and, more significantly, over its most direct opponent, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. That, however, is not the case.

 

The A15 Bionic is believed to provide much-increased performance over its predecessor in the GPU domain, which is the most significant performance upgrade this new chipset delivers.

 

More significant is the fact that the A15 Bionic chip used in the iPhone 13 Pro is an improvement over the chip used in this year's non-pro variants of the iPhone 13 series (which was also an update). It appears to be the case when it comes to pure processing power, at any rate.

 

The reason for this is the inclusion of one additional GPU core to the A15 Bionic processor on the iPhone 13 Pro, as opposed to the four core GPU on the A15 Bionic processor on the iPhone 13.

 

Nevertheless, does this translate into improved performance on the iPhone 13 Pro in terms of benchmarks and real-world performance?

 

During real-world testing, the gadget's performance was comparable to that of the iPhone 13, with games running smoothly on the smartphone.

 

It was only after running Call of Duty Mobile and Asphalt 9 Legends on the phone with Gamebench running in the background that we realized that both games performed beautifully on the iPhone 13 Pro. 

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The same was true for other GPU benchmarks, such as GFXBench and 3D Mark WildLife, which showed similar results. The two benchmarks appeared to take advantage of the additional GPU core on the iPhone 13 Pro, as the results for both of them were higher on the iPhone 13 Pro than on the iPhone 13.

 

Nevertheless, when we moved on to other benchmarks, the iPhone 13 Pro produced somewhat lower scores than the iPhone 13, for whatever reason. 

 

While we aren't sure what caused this to occur, our best assumption is that the A15 Bionic processor on the iPhone 13 is possibly more optimized than the extra GPU on the A15 Bionic chip on the iPhone 13 Pro, which we believe is the case.

 

During our performance tests, we also looked at the iPhone 13 Pro battery life to see how well it performed. The findings were exactly what we had predicted, with the iPhone 13 Pro emerging as the clear winner in this category. 

 

During our testing, we were able to get excellent standby times on the iPhone 13 Pro, and the phone was also able to survive well over a day with moderate usage. 

 

These improvements in performance include a combination of factors, including a well-optimized chipset in the A15 Bionic as well as an LTPO panel on the iPhone 13 Pro, which allows for varied refresh rates and a corresponding improvement in the phone's battery life. 

 

The iPhone 13 Pro also comes with a large 3,095mAh battery, which is an increase above the one found on the iPhone 12 Pro, allowing the newer handset to establish itself as the superior gadget in terms of battery life.

 

The only issue we have with the phone is that it does not allow actual modern-day fast charging because its charging power is limited to 20W.

iPhone 13 Pro Review: Cameras

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To begin, we have three 12-megapixel cameras on the back of the phone, each of which is an upgrade over the ones found in the iPhone 12 Pro a year ago. 

 

As for the camera setup, it remains the same, with the iPhone 13 Pro sporting a primary lens, an ultrawide-angle lens, and, most significantly, a 3x telephoto lens, which represents a significant improvement in terms of numbers over the 2x lens on the iPhone 12 Pro.

 

Each of the three performs admirably, leaving you with nothing to be desired in terms of their overall quality. Both the primary and ultrawide lenses of the iPhone 13 Pro provide some of the most impressive images that can be captured by a smartphone today. 

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The optics in the iPhone 13 Pro, in conjunction with the computational photography algorithms built into the new A15 Bionic CPU, give stunning images in the field. The resulting images contain a great deal of information as well as precise colors.

 

Both lenses are supported by the efforts of the 3D LiDAR scanner, which allows them to focus on subjects in a short amount of time. Because these lenses are also extremely light-sensitive, they are excellent choices for use in a variety of lighting circumstances. 

 

In addition, the iPhone 13 Pro includes a dedicated night mode that performs admirably in low-light situations while also producing photographs that are clearer and less prone to a handshake than those recorded by the iPhone 12 Pro last year. This is especially true when using the ultrawide camera on the new iPhone X.

 

The sensor-shift optical image stabilization system, which was introduced on the iPhone Pro models this year, is responsible for the enhanced stabilization performance. This stabilizer technology performs significantly better than the optical stabilization found in the iPhone 12 Pro, as well as the iPhone 13 and other recent models.

 

Apart from that, the new telephoto lens provides 3x optical zoom, which is far superior to the magnification provided by the iPhone 12 Pro camera. In comparison to other Android flagships such as the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which boasts a mind-boggling 10x optical zoom lens, the LG G6 is still a step behind in terms of performance. 

 

Despite this, the iPhone 13 pro phone is still capable of taking extremely sharp telephoto images, which will be more than sufficient for the majority of users.

 

Finally, but certainly not least, we now have the capability for macro photography on the iPhone 13 Pro as well. This is a significant advance for anyone who enjoys taking macro photographs, and it will allow you to capture more visually appealing images. 

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To summarise, it's something we've enjoyed on Android phones in the past, and we're delighted that it's now available on iPhones as well as Android.

 

With regard to the front-facing camera, we have another 12-megapixel sensor that can record a significant amount of detail while maintaining correct colour tones. As well, there is no over-sharpening of textures, which makes it ideal for taking selfies in well-lit environments.

iPhone 13 Pro Review: Verdict

There are a variety of compelling reasons to purchase one of Apple's most recent iPhones. But, in my opinion, the most important feature of the iPhone is its ability to act as a window into the future of cellphones. Unfortunately, this isn't the case with the iPhone 13 Pro, which is a shame.

 

In spite of the fact that it is a fantastic piece of technology, the iPhone 13 Pro is not the most forward-looking phone available on the market right now. This year's crown goes to the foldable phones from Samsung — two devices that are high on innovation but are nonetheless not recommended due to their flaws in terms of usability.

 

However, this does not rule out the possibility that it will not be the phone for the immediate future. In fact, when considering the sum of all of its moving parts, the iPhone 13 Pro is perhaps the greatest smartphone available on the market today.

 

It comes with excellent cameras, powerful performance, a stunning display, and large battery life. When all of these factors are considered, the iPhone 13 Pro is an excellent purchase. The only snag here is whether or not it is within reach.

 

The iPhone 13 Pro is not a cheap device, with a starting price of Rs 1,19,900. In fact, at this price range, it is significantly more expensive than virtually any luxury sector smartphone now available on the market. 

 

This makes it difficult to recommend because there are a number of phones on the market right now that provide slightly less overall value but at a significantly lower price point than the iPhone 13 Pro.

 

But, after all, an iPhone is still an iPhone. As I've learned over the years, examining the costs of premium services is pointless for someone who genuinely just wants to buy an iPhone and doesn't care about anything else. 

 

The iPhone 13 Pro comes highly recommended for those who fall into this category. To summarise, it is a significant upgrade over the iPhone 12 Pro, and it is also the best iPhone of 2021, as well as a better buy than everything that the world of Android devices has to offer right now.

 

Pros

  • Extremely appealing 
  • Astoundingly fast-refresh rate of the display
  • long-lasting battery life

Cons

  • The maximum power for fast charging is 20 watts

 

Specifications

General

Dimensions (mm) 146.70 x 71.50 x 7.65
Weight (g) 204
IP rating IP68
Battery capacity (mAh) 3095
Fast charging Proprietary
Wireless charging Yes
Colours Graphite, Gold, Silver, Sierra Blue

Display

Refresh Rate 120 Hz
Screen Size (inches) 6.1
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1170x2523 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 460

Hardware

Processor hexa-core
Processor make Apple A15 Bionic
Internal storage 128GB

Camera

Rear camera 12-megapixel (f/1.5) + 12-megapixel (f/1.8) + 12-megapixel (f/2.8)
No. of Rear Cameras 3
Front camera 12-megapixel (f/2.2)
No. of Front Cameras 1

Software

Operating system iOS 15

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
NFC Yes
Lightning Yes
Headphones No
Number of SIMs 2

SIM 1

SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
5G Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

SIM 2

SIM Type eSIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

3D face recognition Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes

 

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