The iPhone 13 lineup is the latest iPhone lineup. You get four different models: the small 13 mini, the standard iPhone 13, the large 13 Pro, and the premier 13 pro max. It could take you a while to comb through each device and find the one that suits you. This article pits the devices together to help make choosing one much easier.
What They Have In Common
Each iPhone in the iPhone 13 lineup comes with a similar boxy design, OLED display, a front camera, the A15 chip, iOS 15, and 5G. They might have slight differences in finishes and camera lenses, with the Pro models getting the premier aerospace-grade aluminum frames over the surgical-grade stainless steel on the others.
The A15 chip is the same on each device with iOS 15 and 5G support. They have OLED displays with True Tone, Haptic Touch, and HDR support, with only the resolutions differing. They also have a 20% smaller notch than the iPhone 12 lineup. They all have IP68 water and dust resistance and Face ID.
- Physical Sizes
The iPhone 13 mini is the smallest at 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.65mm and only 141g. The standard iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro have similar measurements of 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.65mm and 174g on the iPhone 13, but the Pro is heavier at 203g. The iPhone 13 Pro Max measures 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.65mm and is 238g. Of note is that the stainless steel can get smudgy from fingerprints compared to the aluminum finish.
- Screen And Display Sizes
The iPhone 13 mini has the smallest display at 5.4-inches with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and 476ppi. Its small size makes it the sharpest display of the four. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 pro have a 6.1-inch display with 2532 x 1170 pixels and 460ppi. The iPhone 13 Pro Max has the largest display at 6.7-inches with a 2778 x 1284 pixels resolution and 458ppi.
While the iPhone 13 Mini and standard iPhone 13 get the standard 60HZ display, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max get 120Hz ProMotion display refresh rate with adaptive refresh rates between 10Hz and 120Hz. This means you get smoother scrolling on the Pro models.
The iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13 have a dual rear camera setup featuring a 12-MP f/1.6 lens and a 12-MP Ultra Wide-angle f/2.4 camera. The Pro models have a triple rear camera setup with a 12-MP main shooter with f/1.5, a 12-MP Ultra wide-angle shooter with f/1.8, and a 12-MP telephoto lens with f/2.8 aperture. The telephoto lens has up to 3x optical zoom.
All four models have sensor-shift stabilization for better low light photography, Smart HDR 4, Portrait Mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control, Night Mode, and Deep Fusion. There’s also a nifty Photographic Styles and Cinematic Video feature. The Pro models have LIDAR sensors for AR and scene understanding, plus an extra list of features that includes Night Mode portraits and Macro mode and ProRES video recording up to 4K @30fps.
They all have a 12-MP camera on the front with similar features, including Night mode, Deep Fusion, and Photographic Styles.
- Battery Life
Unsurprisingly, the iPhone 13 mini has the smallest battery life of 17hours, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max has up to 28 hours of battery life. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro have 19hrs and 22hrs, respectively. The battery life on the Mini struggles when under heavy usage, as does the iPhone 13 Pro.
- Storage Options And Colors
You can get the iPhone 13 Mini and the iPhone 13 with 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB storage options. The iPhone 13 Pro and the Pro Max are available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage options.
The iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13 are available in six color variants: Starlight, Midnight, Blue, Pink, Green, and Product (RED). The Pro models are available in five color options: Silver, Graphite, Gold, Sierra Blue, and Alpine Green.
All four models have the A15 chip with a next-gen 16-core Neural Engine. The pro models have faster GPUs with 5 cores and only 4 cores on the iPhone 13 and the 13 Mini models. They all perform swiftly with no lags or stutters.
The iPhone 13 lineup offers the best of Apple devices, and finding the right one for you depends on which model offers the right blend of features for the price. They all have great performance, and battery life is notably better. Regardless of which model you choose, you get a premium Phone.