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iPhone 13 and their competitors – comparing the characteristics of new Apple products with flagships on Android and iPhone 12

On the eve of Apple announced the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Smartphones received better cameras, screens with support for 120 Hz (Pro-series), new processors, increased battery life, as well as smaller bangs compared to their predecessors. Below we have compared the characteristics of the new models with the specifications of previous versions and competitors.

Source: theverge.com

Source: theverge.com

Comparison of characteristics does not provide a complete picture. For example, it is difficult to compare the performance of the Apple A15 processor and the Snapdragon 888. Some points need clarification: for example, support for 4K ProRes did not affect the models of the new iPhones with a 128 GB drive – these versions were limited to 1080p ProRes. The comparison also lacks the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, since they have not yet been officially presented, and during the preliminary announcement, detailed specifications were not indicated.

iPhone 13 iPhone 13 Mini Samsung Galaxy S21 OnePlus 9 Xiaomi Mi 11 Google Pixel 5A
OS iOS 15 iOS 15 Android 11 shell One UI Oxygen OS, based on Android 11 Android 11 shell MIUI Android 11
Display 6.1 inches, OLED 5.4 inches OLED 6.2 inches, AMOLED 6.55 inches OLED 6.81 inches, AMOLED 6.34 inches, OLED
Permission 2532 × 1170 2340 × 1080 2400 × 1080 2400 × 1080 3200 × 1440 2400 × 1080
Update frequency 60 Hz 60 Hz Up to 120 Hz Up to 120 Hz Up to 120 Hz 60 Hz
Dimensions, mm 71.5 x 146.7 x 7.65 64.2 x 131.5 x 7.65 71.2 x 151.7 x 7.9 74.2 x 160 x 8.7 164.3 x 74.6 x 8.1 / 8.5 73.2 x 156.2 x 8.8
Weight 174 g 141 g 171 g 192 g 196/194 g 183 g
Battery capacity 4000 mAh 4500 mAh 4600 mAh 4680 mAh
CPU A15 A15 Snapdragon 888, Samsung Exynos 2100 Snapdragon 888 Snapdragon 888 Snapdragon 765G
RAM 8 GB 8/12 GB 8/12 GB 6 GB
Storage device 128/256/512 GB 128/256/512 GB 128/256 GB 128/256 GB 128/256 GB 128 GB
Ports Lightning Lightning USB Type-C USB Type-C USB Type-C USB Type-C
Main camera 12 Mp, ƒ / 1.6 + 12 Mp, ƒ / 2.4 12 Mp, ƒ / 1.6 + 12 Mp, ƒ / 2.4 12 MP, ƒ / 1.8 + 12 MP, ƒ / 2.2 + 64 MP, ƒ / 2.0 48 MP, ƒ / 1.8 + 50 MP, ƒ / 2.2 + 2 MP 108 MP, ƒ / 1.8 + 13 MP, ƒ / 2.4 + 5 MP, ƒ / 2.4 12.2 MP, ƒ / 1.7 + 16 MP, ƒ / 2.2
Front-camera 12 MP, ƒ / 2.2 12 MP, ƒ / 2.2 10 MP, ƒ / 2.2 16 MP, ƒ / 2.4 20 MP, ƒ / 2.2 8 MP, ƒ / 2.0
Biometrics Face ID Face ID Fingerprint scanner, face identification Fingerprint scanner, face identification Fingerprint scanner, face identification Fingerprint scanner
Protection IP68 IP68 IP68 No No IP67
Wireless charger Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
5G Sub6 / mmWave Sub6 / mmWave Sub6 / mmWave Sub6 SA / NSA: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78, 79 Sub6
Price $ 829 $ 729 $ 799 $ 729 $ 699 $ 449

New Apple products don’t always show higher specs. For example, the cameras on some Android flagships show a resolution almost 10 times higher than the sensors on the cameras in the iPhone. Nevertheless, in terms of the quality of the images, they turn out to be approximately equal.

iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 13 Pro Max Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 OnePlus 9 Pro Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
OS iOS 15 iOS 15 Android 11 shell One UI Android 11 shell One UI Android 11 shell One UI Oxygen OS, based on Android 11 Android 11 shell MIUI
Display 6.1 inches, OLED 6.7 inches, OLED 6.7 inches, AMOLED 6.8 inches, AMOLED 6.7 inches, foldable AMOLED 6.7 inches OLED 6.81 inches, AMOLED
Permission 2532 × 1170 2778 × 1284 2400 × 1080 3200 × 1440 2640 × 1080 (main screen) 3216 x 1400 3200 × 1440
Update frequency Up to 120 Hz Up to 120 Hz Up to 120 Hz Up to 120 Hz Up to 120 Hz (main screen) Up to 120 Hz Up to 120 Hz
Dimensions, mm 71.5 x 146.7 x 7.65 78.1 x 160.8 x 7.65 75.6 x 161.5 x 7.8 75.6 x 165.1 x 8.9 72.2 x 166.0 x 6.9 (unfolded) 73.6 x 163.2 x 8.7 164.3 x 74.6 x 8.4
Weight 204 g 240 g 202 g 229 g 183 g 197 g 234 g
Battery capacity 4800 mAh 5,000 mAh 3300 mAh 4500 mAh 5000 mAh
CPU A15 A15 Snapdragon 888, Samsung Exynos 2100 Snapdragon 888, Samsung Exynos 2100 Snapdragon 888 Snapdragon 888 Snapdragon 888
RAM 8 GB 12/16 GB 8 GB 8/12 GB 8/12 GB
Storage device 128/256/512 GB, 1 TB 128/256/512 GB, 1 TB 128/256 GB 128/256/512 GB 128/256 GB 128/256 GB 256/512 GB
Ports Lightning Lightning USB Type-C USB Type-C USB Type-C USB Type-C USB Type-C
Main camera 12 Mp, ƒ / 1.5 + 12 Mp, ƒ / 2.8 + 12 Mp, ƒ / 1.8 12 Mp, ƒ / 1.5 + 12 Mp, ƒ / 2.8 + 12 Mp, ƒ / 1.8 12 MP, ƒ / 1.8 + 12 MP, ƒ / 2.2 + 64MP, ƒ / 2.0 108 Mp, ƒ / 1.8 + 12 Mp, ƒ / 2.2 + 10 Mp, ƒ / 2.4 + 10 Mp, ƒ / 4.9 12 MP, ƒ / 1.8 + 12 MP, ƒ / 2.2 48 MP, ƒ / 1.8 + 50 MP, ƒ / 2.2 + 8 MP, ƒ2.4 + 2 MP 50 MP, ƒ / 2.0 + 48 MP, ƒ / 4.1 + 48 MP, ƒ / 2.2
Front-camera 12 MP, ƒ / 2.2 12 MP, ƒ / 2.2 10 MP, ƒ / 2.2 40 MP, ƒ / 2.2 10 MP, ƒ / 2.4 16 MP, ƒ / 2.4 20 MP, ƒ / 2.2
Biometrics Face ID Face ID Fingerprint scanner, face identification Fingerprint scanner, face identification Fingerprint scanner, face identification Fingerprint scanner, face identification Fingerprint scanner, face identification
Protection IP68 IP68 IP68 IP68 IPX8 IP68 IP68
Wireless charger Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
5G Sub6 / mmWave Sub6 / mmWave Sub6 / mmWave Sub6 / mmWave Sub6 / mmWave SA / NSA: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 78 (European version) SA / NSA: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78, 79
Price $ 999 $ 1,099 $ 999 $ 1,199 $ 999 $ 969 $ 1300

As you can see, in some aspects, the new iPhones lose to competitors. In particular, they are clearly lagging behind in display resolution, and younger models also lag behind in their refresh rate. The fact that Apple still refuses to switch from Lightning to the universal USB Type-C can also be attributed to the disadvantages. On the other hand, Apple is the only one offering flagship smartphones with 1TB storage, which for some will be a very important option.

It is noteworthy that the iPhone 13 series has not practically changed in size – except that they have become a little thicker and added in weight. However, this can be explained by a number of innovations.

iPhone 13 iPhone 12 iPhone 13 Mini iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 12 Pro
OS iOS 15 iOS 15 (coming September 20) iOS 15 iOS 15 (coming September 20) iOS 15 iOS 15 (coming September 20)
Display 6.1 inches, OLED 6.1 inches, OLED 5.4 inches OLED 5.4 inches OLED 6.1 inches, OLED 6.1 inches, OLED
Permission 2532 × 1170 2532 × 1170 2340 × 1080 2340 × 1080 2532 × 1170 2532 × 1170
Update frequency 60 Hz 60 Hz 60 Hz 60 Hz Up to 120 Hz 60 Hz
Dimensions, mm 71.5 x 146.7 x 7.65 71.5 x 146.7 x 7.4 64.2 x 131.5 x 7.65 64.2 x 131.5 x 7.4 71.5 x 146.7 x 7.65 71.5 x 146.7 x 7.4
Weight 174 g 164 g 141 g 135 g 204 g 189 g
Battery capacity 2815 mAh 2227 mAh 2815 mAh
CPU A15 A14 Bionic A15 A14 Bionic A15 A14 Bionic
RAM 4 GB 4 GB 6 GB
Storage device 128/256/512 GB 64/128/256 GB 128/256/512 GB 64/128/256 GB 128/256/512 GB, 1 TB 128/256/512 GB
Ports Lightning Lightning Lightning Lightning Lightning Lightning
Main camera 12 Mp, ƒ / 1.6 + 12 Mp, ƒ / 2.4 12 Mp, ƒ / 1.6 + 12 Mp, ƒ / 2.4 12 Mp, ƒ / 1.6 + 12 Mp, ƒ / 2.4 12 Mp, ƒ / 1.6 + 12 Mp, ƒ / 2.4 12 Mp, ƒ / 1.5 + 12 Mp, ƒ / 2.8 + 12 Mp, ƒ / 1.8 12 Mp, ƒ / 1.6 + 12 Mp, ƒ / 2.4 + 12 Mp, ƒ / 2.0
Front-camera 12 MP, ƒ / 2.2 12 MP, ƒ / 2.2 12 MP, ƒ / 2.2 12 MP, ƒ / 2.2 12 MP, ƒ / 2.2 12 MP, ƒ / 2.2
Biometrics Face ID Face ID Face ID Face ID Face ID Face ID
Protection IP68 IP68 IP68 IP68 IP68 IP68
Wireless charger Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
5G Sub6 / mmWave Sub6 / mmWave Sub6 / mmWave Sub6 / mmWave Sub6 / mmWave Sub6 / mmWave
Price $ 829 $ 729 $ 729 $ 629 $ 999 $ 999

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