Which is better: iPhone 13 or iPhone 12 Pro

Even last year’s iPhone 12 Pro is Pro. Three-chamber system, stainless steel bezel, aristocratic muted tones of the back of the case. Comparing the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini with it is almost inconvenient. It makes no sense to compete in toughness with professionals from the same generation with the classic iPhone, the answer is known in advance. But with the Pro from the last generation, perhaps you can try. So, the professional iPhone 12 versus the “hobbyist” iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. Let everything be fair, without discounts and indulgences.

Spoiler alert: iPhone 13 shoots better than iPhone 12 Pro

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have a new, more efficient chip compared to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. In almost all benchmarks, the classic iPhones of the latest generation shamelessly “make” last year’s professionals. Even in terms of graphics performance the processor that the iPhone 13 has and 13 mini this year is weaker than other devices with the Apple A15 Bionic chip. In the rest – with a crushing score. Although at the household level, the increased power of the central and graphic processors is not felt in any way. It was redundant in the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. In cases that can be counted on the fingers of one hand, the increased power can be felt. Anyway, that’s what they say. I didn’t notice her.

One of the main advantages of the new generation is that the battery charge in all iPhone 13 models lasts for a longer period. Compared to the same iPhone 12 models. We are above these conventions as we compare the classic models with the Pro. Charge iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max batteries, according to Apple’s official data, it is enough for 17 and 20 hours of video playback (in the Apple TV application). In the Phone 13 mini and in the iPhone 13, it lasts for 17 and 19 hours. Almost a draw. The Phone 13 mini and iPhone 13 have brighter screens and are lighter (141 and 174 grams) than the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max (189 and 228 grams). You can, of course, count iPhone 12 Pro cameras and 12 Pro Max (there are three) and iPhone 13 and 13 mini (there are only two). Is this last year’s Pro superiority? But not everything is so simple.

How the iPhone 13 shoots

In cloudy weather conditions, the sights in the lens of the iPhone 13 do not look like a fountain, but still

The contrasting objects of the iPhone 13 are also great

See how well the iPhone 13 handles the sky

And here you can appreciate the high level of detail of small objects

And this is a photo taken with an ultra-wide-angle lens.

Assess which perspective

Last year, the iPhone 12 Pro Max scored 113 points in research conducted by reputable commercial site DxOMark. iPhone 12 Pro received a point less – 112 points. This is a very high rating: the quality of photos and videos taken with these smartphones is close to ideal. In other words, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are not only state-of-the-art communications (with 5G support), and not only one of the best smartphones in the world – but also great cameras, and not only for amateurs, but also for professionals. The powerful neural processor intelligence in the Apple A14 Bionic chip empowers cameras to the highest level. And the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have a dual-camera system on the back.

Apple calls it the best such system ever used on an iPhone. Compared to the cameras of the classic iPhones of last year, the wide-angle camera of the iPhone 13 and 13 mini has a larger sensor. It now captures 47% more light. Significantly increased the speed of the ultra wide-angle camera sensor. The cameras have increased in size, which is why they were placed diagonally, at an angle of 45 ° to each other. It looks unusual, but in addition, thanks to the diagonal arrangement of the cameras, there was made room for the optical image stabilization system with a shift of the matrix. Thanks to which clear frames are obtained even when shooting from an unstable position. DxOMark scored 117 for the camera systems of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. The iPhone 13 and 13 mini have surpassed last year’s professionals in this. As a camera, they are better than the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, only lighter – especially the iPhone 13 mini.

IPhone 13 design

The design of the iPhone 13 hasn’t changed much, but its hardware has changed a lot.

In 2020, the design of the next generation iPhone has changed. The new is the well-forgotten old, the new design is similar in every detail to the design of the iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and their S-versions. We have forgotten how attractive this design is. The iPhone 13 has the same design as the iPhone 12, which makes the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, and the iPhone 13 and 13 mini impressive. Although most of us do not notice the beauty of our iPhones. Because of the covers that protect expensive devices from the aggressive environment. A precautionary measure, alas, is not superfluous at all. Nuances aside, the classic iPhone models from both generations and the Pro models share the same design.

In theory, the more expensive Pro class models should be more attractive than the classic ones. Apparently, in the opinion of Apple designers, this is how it is. Muted colors, a stainless steel strip on the flat edges of the case – rich and fashionable. But for some reason, people like the simple and bright colors of the classics and the aluminum rim around the case. Although this year, for some reason unknown to me, only three of the five offered colors are bright – “Dark Night”, Blue and Red, which is (PRODUCT) RED. The other two, “Pink” and “Shining Star,” are somehow unconvincing. But how many people – so many tastes, I do not impose my opinion. It seems to me that this is also the victory on the side of the iPhone 13 and 13 mini, and among the defeated not only the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, but also the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max.


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