The Apple iPhone 13 is part of the iPhone 13 series and offers 5G capability, a choice of three storage options and several colour choices including the popular (PRODUCT) Red.
Most upgrades to the Apple iPhone 13 compared to its predecessor are internal, with an improved camera system and a faster chip to allow users to do everything they need to do a little more quickly.
The Apple iPhone 13 comes preloaded with the latest iOS 15 operating system.
|Apple iPhone 13|
|Display||Super Retina XDR OLED|
|Pixel resolution||1170 x 2532 at 460 ppi|
|Resistance||Rated IP68 for 30 minutes at up to 6 meters|
|Operating system||iOS 15|
|Camera||Rear: 2 x 12MP
|Video recording||4K recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps, 1080p recording at up to 240 fps|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|Colours||Starlight, Midnight, Blue, Pink, Red|
The dual camera set-up on the Apple iPhone 13 features two 12MP lenses arranged diagonally on the rear of the handset.
Apple say the wide lens on the iPhone 13 allows 47% more light into the frame and is therefore better in low light scenarios. The ultra wide lens has the capacity to capture four times more and comes with a revamped sensor for low-light performance.
Additional Photographic Styles are available on the Apple iPhone 13 to give users more control over their photos.
The front camera on the Apple iPhone 13 is a 12MP lens with a depth and biometrics sensor.
Video shooting is available in 4K at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps while 1080p recording is available at up to 240 fps. On the front camera, 4K recording is available at up to 60 fps while 1080p recording is available at up to 120 fps.
The display on the Apple iPhone 13 is a Super Retina XDR OLED display measuring 6.1-inches diagonally across. It comes with a scratch-resistant Ceramic Shield to better protect against damage from everyday use.
The Apple iPhone 13 comes with a 60Hz refresh rate, meaning the screen refreshes 60 times each second to maintain brightness and colour intensity. This is not the fastest refresh rate on the market, so customers may want to compare Apple iPhone 13 mobile phone deals with similarly priced devices if this is an important feature.
Three storage options are available on the Apple iPhone 13: 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. Apple has retired the 64GB storage option for this model.
There is no microSD card slot on the Apple iPhone 13, but it's worth remembering Apple include 5GB iCloud storage as standard and customers can upgrade to comparatively cost-effective cloud storage packages too.
There are few design alterations between the Apple iPhone 13 and its predecessor.
The camera unit is arranged diagonally on the iPhone 13 and the buttons on the side of the handset have been moved slightly lower. On the front of the device, the notch for the front camera has been made smaller by 20%, ensuring the selfie camera is less intrusive on the main display yet still able to recognise faces with Face ID.
The Apple iPhone 13 includes camera enhancements and improved battery life along with a next-generation chip compared to its predecessor.
However, many users of previous generation devices may be satisfied with the handset they have for now. Apple users with older devices may find the Apple iPhone 13 a good upgrade, especially if they can find good Apple iPhone 13 deals from UK mobile networks.
While the Apple iPhone 13 only features a dual 12MP camera on the rear of the phone and a 12MP selfie camera, there have been subtle changes to the camera set-up to allow more light into shots and to expand the width of scenes able to be included in photographs. These internal upgrades allow for better shots with the Apple iPhone 13 than in previous models.
There are a few cosmetic changes on the Apple iPhone 13 with a redesigned notch allowing more screen space and a slight movement of the side buttons downwards. Otherwise, most of the changes are internal, with extra camera capabilities and a faster A15 Bionic chip.
Apple say the battery on the Apple iPhone 13 lasts for 1.5 hours longer than its predecessor's battery did. It houses a bigger battery and utilises power more effectively thanks to the A15 Bionic chip and other internal enhancements.