iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini Review: Progress Isn’t Always Exciting

We expect major improvements in each new generation of phones from different manufacturers. The industry is in a phase where smartphones can’t do much about it – our personal devices now handle text and video communications, music, movies, games, web browsing, news, social networking, banking, health tracking and smart devices. Management and even random phone calls. We haven’t seen any significant new functionality or use cases that would require a performance jump. Folders aren’t completely closed, VR has limited appeal, and while 5G is faster and better, it doesn’t change usage habits.

Unsurprisingly, the upgrade cycle has been lengthened and the focus has shifted to the less expensive segment that benefits from feature upgrades. Instead of offering fine tuning and quality bottlenecks in key areas of the iPhone 13 family, the Apple Pal is also taking a year off from major repairs. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max (review) are the new top-of-the-line flagships you’ll buy when you want the latest and greatest. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini are aimed at mass buyers who want a new model, but don’t need high-end camera features or don’t want to dig deep.

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini are similar to last year’s iPhone 12 (review) and iPhone 12 Mini (review). The good news is that you get the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max – two key characteristics of cinema mode and photography style. You also get dual storage and a faster processor for the same entry-level price, but on the other hand it lacks features like a 120Hz refresh rate or a macro-capable camera, which are now pretty standard even on Android phones and costs. a quarter. If you’re wondering whether it’s worth buying an iPhone 13 or an iPhone 13 Mini, let’s help you make that decision.

Mini price for iPhone 13 and iPhone 13
First of all, the entry-level price is the same as the previous model, including in India. You also double the storage space with the basic version. The iPhone 13 Mini costs Rs 69,900 for 128GB, while the iPhone 13 costs Rs 79,900. You pay Rs 10,000 to 256GB each, so they cost Rs 79,900 and Rs 89,900 respectively for the first time iPhone 512 GB tires, which are not Pro, but more Rs 20,000, iPhone 13 Mini and best iPhone 13 cost Rs 99,900 each and Rs 1,09,900.

There are five new color options: Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Pink and (Product) Red. You no longer get the charger or headphones in the box, just a Lightning type C cable, SIM card eject pin, and a Sticker with the Apple Paul Logo.

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini design
The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini are the same height and width as their predecessors in the iPhone 12 series, but are 0.25mm thick and 11 grams heavier. The weight is easy to feel, but there isn’t much difference. The main attraction of this tiny iPhone 13 Mini is of course the convenience and ease of use. Weighing just 140 grams, it’s still one of the lightest premium smartphones you can buy today.

Apple has reduced the front width of all iPhone 13 models by about 20 percent, but they are slightly taller than before. You’ll find that the volume control on the left and the power button on the right are slightly lower and easier to reach. The biggest difference, however, is the new diagonal camera on the back – it’s definitely eye-catching, unlike Apple’s usual minimalistic approach, and won’t please everyone.

Both the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini have a flat aluminum frame, with glass on the back and Apple’s own ceramic plate on the front, which is said to be flexible for drops and scratches. The phone is rated IP68 for dust and water resistance.

iPhone 13 Mini Front NDTV iPhone

The iPhone 13 Mini has a 5.4-inch screen while the iPhone 13 has a 6.1-inch screen

Features of iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini
The smaller iPhone 13 Mini has a 5.4-inch display, while the standard iPhone 13 has a 6.1-inch display. It is a clear OLED panel with super retina, up to 800 nits with normal use at high brightness and 1200 nits with HDR content. Both support the wide DCI-P3 color space and Apple Pal’s True Tone function, which adjusts color temperature based on ambient light. Unfortunately, this generation doesn’t have a high refresh rate or display around it, which is disappointing considering Apple’s premium pricing.

The main attraction is the new Apple A15 Bionic SoC. The company claims that last year’s A14 Bionic still outperformed the competition and has now established its leadership position. However, the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini have lower graphics cores than the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, despite the SOC having the same name.

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