iPhone 13 Review

iPhone 13 Review

From a stunning Super Retina XDR display to the powerful A15 Bionic chip, there’s plenty to discover on iPhone 13. We unpack all these specs and more in further detail below.

iPhone 13 Design & Display

Much like its predecessor, iPhone 13 is built with a curved, flat-edge design to provide ergonomic comfort, allowing the smartphone to fit nicely in the palm of your hand. On the front, Apple’s Ceramic Shield provides durability, while a Gorilla Glass back protects the device from accidental damage, like chips and scratches. Plus, the IP68 dust and water-resistant build means you’ll have peace of mind for when the occasional spill occurs, or you want to use Apple Maps on a rainy day.

The True Tone feature on board this phone automatically adjusts the brightness and colour of the screen depending on your surroundings. That means you can continue scrolling even in bright light, without the annoying glare. If you feel like catching up with your favourite Netflix series, the stunning 6.1 inch Super Retina XDR display is sure to keep you engaged. Detailed, colourful, and immersive for a truly captivating viewing experience.

Not to mention the 60Hz refresh rate for fast and seamless graphics transitions, so that you can scroll through news articles or social media with minimal lagging.

iPhone 13 Camera

Turn the smartphone over, and you’ll find an intelligent camera setup, with a 12MP dual camera, featuring a Wide lens and Ultra-Wide lens sitting in a diagonal configuration. Experiment with a range of camera settings, like the six effects available with Portrait Lighting mode, including Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, and High-Key Light Mono – for professional results.


Optical image stabilisation makes sure your images remain in focus, so you can take the perfect shot every time. You can also take full advantage of Portrait Mode, which has built-in bokeh capabilities for you to create visually appealing content, and keep your subject firmly in the foreground.

Don’t let the lack of light stop you from taking a snap. Night Mode gives you the freedom to effortlessly take quality photographs at any time of day. By automatically enhancing an image’s brightness, you’ll be able to see every tiny nuance in your photographs.

iPhone 13 Power

The power behind iPhone 13’s lighting fast performance is the A15 Bionic chip. According to Apple, CPU speed is increased by up to 50%, so mobile gamers can appreciate its ability to handle a range of demanding tasks, including any graphics-intensive games. Plus, for anyone keen on filmmaking, this sophisticated processor makes editing videos super easy too.

iPhone 13’s 5G compatibility sees an increase in bandwidth and a lower latency so you can enjoy your curated Spotify playlist on the go, without worrying about buffering. With a 5G connection, your video calls will be crystal clear, and you can also make the most of instant downloads – ideal if you need some entertainment to keep you occupied on the train.


This phone also comes with the latest operating system from Apple – iOS 15 – which brings a whole host of updated features to explore. A particular highlight is SharePlay, a new mode that allows you to simultaneously watch a film and use FaceTime on the same device, so you can share your screen and experience it at the same time as your friends. Another exciting addition is the Live Text feature, where you can highlight a piece of text on an image you’ve taken, and drop it into a search engine, use it to make a call, or look up directions.

iPhone 13 Battery

According to Apple, iPhone 13’s battery life can last 2.5 hours longer than iPhone 12. This extra power gives you plenty of time to perform demanding tasks such as gaming or photo editing, without worrying about the next opportunity to charge up.


iPhone 13 is compatible with wireless charging, using any Qi-certified charger (sold separately). That means in the event your battery does get low, you’ll be able to charge up fuss-free. 15W MagSafe charging is also available, as well as 20W fast charging if you’re in a rush, which can get you back up to 50% in just 30 minutes (both also sold separately).

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