Is iPhone 13 out of league? Honest Review

Apple is a leading brand across the global market and is famous for producing quality products. The iPhone series is one of their winning product, and it is performing great in the market. Let us have a glance at our latest iPhone 13. This model was launched on 14th September 2021 in India. The market has yet to recover appropriately still this device is generating great sales with worth buying specifications.

The iPhone 13 was released just before the launch of the iPhone 13 mini. But with little observation, we can conclude that it is an upgraded version of the iPhone 12. Of course, there is always something new in it, and this time Apple has included reasonable efforts for manufacturing a device with a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED screen ( Dolby Vision included ). All these indicate us for the brighter screen. In addition, with every new model, there’s a slight improvement in the camera.

So what is new in it? The iPhone 13 has a Compelling Cinematic video mode, but the downside is that the Cinematic video mode is capped at 1080p.

It takes longer to get charged than other devices or its rivals, but this beast has perfect battery life. Hence it is still considered a Class-leading performance device.

Specifications Of iPhone 13

Brand: Apple

Model: iPhone 13

Price in India: ₹89,900 [ check out the latest price ]

Release date: 14th September 2021

Launched in India: Yes

Fast charging: Yes

Wireless charging: Yes

Colours Available: Starlight, Midnight, Red, Blue, Pink

Display Screen size: 6.10 inch

Resolution: 1170×2532 pixels

Processor: Hexa-core with A15 Bionic Chipset

Internal storage: 128GB – 256GB

Rear camera: 12-megapixel (f/1.6) + 12-megapixel (f/2.4)

Rear autofocus: Yes

Front camera: 12-megapixel (f/2.2)

Operating system: iOS 15

Wi-Fi Connectivity: Yes

GPS: Yes

Bluetooth: Yes

SIM 1 Type: Nano-SIM

SIM 2 Type: eSIM

Both SIM: GSM/CDMA GSM – 3G Yes – 4G/ LTE Yes – 5G Yes – Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes


3D face recognition: Yes

Compass/ Magnetometer: Yes

Proximity sensor: Yes

Accelerometer: Yes

Ambient light sensor: Yes

Gyroscope: Yes

Barometer: Yes

iPhone 13 image
iPhone 13 image

Why Should You Buy iPhone 13?

Design and Color

iPhone 13 is for you if you want to build quality other than performance. This time we can witness Blue, Midnight, Starlight, Red, and Pink as their best colour variant. The front panel has a tough Ceramic shield display with flat edges and a durable glass back. When talking about the build quality, we found that it has the same IP68 water resistance as before.

There is a slight change in the button placement, and I guess it is not a big deal unless you are fully addicted to this device. This time the notch has been reduced by 20%, and the camera is placed diagonally in the back panel.


The iPhone 13 comes with a stellar OLED panel. It is 28% brighter than its previous iPhone 12 model.

The Super Retina XDR display is responsible for the brighter look of this device. So it can help you to some extent when you come into direct contact with the sunlight. But more effective than it sounds.

IOS and Processor Performance

The iPhone 13 comes with IOS 15, and a little improvisation exists. If you are an iPhone user, these changes will catch your attention. Also, the share-play feature lets you listen to music or watch videos with your friends. We all are aware of the power of bionic chipsets. The A15 chipset comes with a 6-core CPU and 4-core GPU. But now a 16-core Neural Engine for machine learning and AI has been introduced, up from 8 cores on the previous chipset.

The processor is now used for gaming purposes. And if you are into the gaming esports industry, this can be your best buy decision. At least it can boost your gaming experience as compared to other devices. So give it a try to feel the smoothness.


The iPhone 13 contains wide cameras, which now gather 47% more light than iPhone 12. The ultrawide camera is trustworthy as it covers more comprehensive views and performs better in low light. In addition, it has this fantastic feature of capturing fewer noise images. It also has a photographic feature that allows you to switch the photo modes like standard, rich contrast, vibrant, warm and cool.

I appreciate this photographic feature because the shot looks less hazy with rich contrast mode. It may consume time to switch the mode, but the output they give is so attractive. iPhone 13 renders the shadow very well.

If you are really into filmmaking with your palm device, then iPhone 13 can be the best choice. The new cinematic mode introduced in this device justifies its price. This feature understands the depth of field and changes the focus according to the need. It is seen that there’s an autofocus on an object placed nearer to the camera. It also analyses the movements for a better outcome.

The cinematic mode could be better for video production. It is capped at 1080p, so there is no more cinematic recording at 4k.

The average video quality now comes with better noise reduction and semantic rendering to identify skin, colour, the sky and more.


Apple says that iPhone 13 lasts 1.5 hours more than the iPhone 12. They have worked on it, and the results are price worthy.

This device doesn’t require much explanation. If you travel more and the battery matters the most, you must go for it. You will likely enjoy the extended-lasting battery life capability of this device.

Quick Glance At The Drawback Of This Device

  1. The notch they said has been reduced could be more efficient.
  2. 2. Many users are facing touch issues. Apple should look after it.
  3. 3. Switch between wide and ultrawide cameras’ lenses without warning.
  4. 4. They need to provide a proper 120 Hz display.
  5. 5. Cinematic mode is capped at 1080p.
  6. 6. Pro motion fast refresh rates only work on some apps.
  7. 7. You cant unlock this device using some iPhone 13 models.

Our Verdicts

  • Let’s make it simple. There is no doubt about this device. It is one of the finest devices you should prefer. Let’s say you are trying to make a long-term investment and want to maintain the product quality with this device.
  • But if you have budget issues and don’t want to take unnecessary risks, I suggest you prefer other devices.
  • They provide the same level of performance at a lower price range. Always look for your need before making any purchasing decision.
  • Hope our this article has helped you to make your best buying decision.

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