But, even after 8 months of launch this device is still worth it?
Find out now in our full review:
iPhone 13: design and construction
Everyone knows that Apple is a brand that bets on beauty and resistance, so the iPhone 13 combines a super elegant design with the powerful protection Ceramic Shield.
And if you are thinking that this device is very similar to the others, you are not wrong.
iPhones have a pre-established design, but this model has the purpose of guaranteeing user comfort, so it is slightly smaller and too thin, weighing only 174 grams.
In addition, it does not have a 3.5mm output for conventional headphones, which may or may not interfere with your choice.
Finally, it also lacks a biometric reader, but luckily, the face unlock is super fast in any light condition.
iPhone 13: screen
iPhone 13 features a 6.1-inch OLED XDR Super retina display that features multiple technologies, including HDR10.
It also features the True Tone feature, a super-advanced technology that dims the screen according to ambient light to reduce eye strain.
In addition, this screen has an excellent brightness rate of 1200 nits, so we have no trouble seeing in bright environments or in bright sunlight.
And despite having a screen the same size as the previous generation, the iPhone 13 has a utilization rate of 86%, which gives the impression of a larger space.
About colors, it brings 460 dpi, so we have super sharp images and very beautiful colors.
But unfortunately, not all is rosy when it comes to the iPhone 13 screen.
For some unknown reason, this high-end smartphone only has a 90Hz refresh rate, meaning this is a slower screen than competitors in the same price range.
This slowness does not interfere with the use of the device, but it can irritate those who expect a better “performance” for a product of this price.
iPhone 13: hardware and software
And since we’re talking about performance, let’s talk about hardware and software!
The iPhone 13 features the best processor Apple has ever released, the powerful 5nm A15 Bionic.
With 15 billion transistors and six cores, this processor is 50% faster than the competition, while the 4-Core graphics card offers 30% better visuals.
This marriage of hardware and software delivers lightning-fast performance for everyday use, without crashing even with multiple applications open.
Plus, this smartphone is perfect for gamers, as it was able to run all current games like Genshin Impact smoothly, even when using the best possible configuration.
iPhone 13: battery
The iPhone 13 has a super economical 3,265mAh battery that was able to deliver 7 consecutive hours of gaming at 50% brightness.
It is worth mentioning that the test was done with the best possible resolution, so this was a good result.
iPhone 13: Cameras
The iPhone 13 has a great camera set where the highlight is a 12MP main lens with an aperture of f/1.6.
This means that a lot of light enters during clicks, which is good in low light situations. However, this is not such a good aperture, so some photos may lack details.
Rear camera set:
12MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide)
12MP, f/2.4, 119º, 13mm (ultrawide)
Dual-LED, Dual-Tone Flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
1080@30/60/120/240fps (HDR/Dolby Vision HDR)
12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm, gyro-EIS (wide)
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
Check out the photos taken with the iPhone 13:
Photo Test Impressions
During our photo test we could notice that the iPhone 13 delivers very natural colors, without too much saturation, and we still have a light exposure control that doesn’t distort the real light.
Here, the big surprise was the HDR effect that delivered a lot of harmony between light and dark areas, which reveals a very efficient photographic post-processing.
The selfies are also very good and deliver a good level of detail, even when there is great exposure to light.
The night photos are clear in the vast majority of clicks and there is no color distortion or excess white points on the part of the software, which is great. However, considering the value of the device, we expected better and clearer photos, both in night and day clicks.
iPhone 13: is it worth it?
However, it does not bring some features that are expected in such an expensive device, such as the 120Hz rate that is only available on the iPhone 13 Pro.
So, at the end of the day, you need to ask yourself if it’s really worth paying all this on a smartphone that owes at some points.