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There’s no bigger show than the launch of a new iPhone, and the iPhone 13 doesn’t disappoint. Read More...

    • Internal memory: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
    • Size: 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.7 mm
    • Weight: 174g
    • Display: 6.1 inches. Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 800 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)
    • Resolution: 1170 x 2532 pixels
    • RAM: 4GB
    • Battery: Li-Ion, non-removable
    • Standby Time: Up to 19 h (multimedia)
    • Chipset: Apple A15 Bionic
    • Operating System: iOS 15
    • CPU: Hexa-core (2x3.22 GHz + 4xX.X GHz)
    • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
    • Sensors: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
    • Primary camera: DUAL: 12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS - 12 MP, f/2.4, 120?, 13mm (ultrawide)
    • Secondary camera: 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6" - SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
    • Video: 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to XXfps), stereo sound rec.
    • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot, BLUETOOTH: 5.0, A2DP, LE, NFC: yes
    • Please note: Every care is taken in compiling product details and reviews, but they are provided for broad guidance only. On occasion they may relate to older or more recent models than those offered on Mozillion at any one time.

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Why buy an Apple iPhone 13?

Mozillion Apple iPhone 13 review

One of the fastest phones you can buy
Beautiful photos on a beautiful screen
Incredibly stylish and surprisingly strong

Not convinced? Try one of these alternatives to an Apple iPhone 13:

iPhone 13 Pro - same phone, better camera, more storage
iPhone 13 mini - same phone, smaller size & screen
iPhone 12 - last year’s model, but you’d hardly know it

 

Introduction

Despite speculation that Apple would skip unlucky 13, the new iPhone is here - and predictably it’s better than ever. The iPhone 13 is more evolution than revolution, improving on the excellent iPhone 12 with a faster processor, better battery life and much enhanced cameras. There are new colours, and more storage - even the base model now gets 128GB. With super-strong screen glass, decent waterproofing and 5G support, the iPhone 13 is as practical as it is stylish, too.

 
 

Design

There’s precious little difference between the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 12, but that’s no bad thing. It’s a beautiful phone, with a 6.1” Super Retina XDR screen that extends very nearly to the edges. The display is protected by an incredibly narrow aluminium border, and by Ceramic Shield glass that’s extremely resistant to drop damage. The phone has straight edges, just like on the iPhone 12 - some users prefer the curves found on the iPhone 11 and earlier.

Spotters might notice that the iPhone 13 has a jaunty camera arrangement: instead of stacking the two lenses above each other like the iPhone 12, they’re diagonally opposite on the camera hump. The notorious screen ‘notch’ housing the TrueDepth front camera has also shrunk in the wash, but the phone itself is slightly larger - the iPhone 13 has gained a fraction of a millimetre in depth, and 11 grams’ weight. It still has a Lightning port, and it supports MagSafe accessories.

 
 

Camera

The iPhone 13 sticks with Apple’s dual 12-megapixel camera system at the rear, and a single front-facing 12MP camera. It’s a good system, helped by hardware features such as optical image stabilisation. With abundant computing power, the iPhone 13 has a raft of smart image processing effects, enabling brilliant features such as the portrait and night imaging modes. Behind the scenes, an upgrade to the Wide camera’s sensor helps it capture 47% more light in a scene, further improving results in low-light conditions.

The iPhone 13 debuts Apple’s new Photographic Styles: essentially a set of smart filters capable of selectively improving areas of a photo, without ruining other bits. There’s also a move to sensor-shift image stabilisation - it was previously only found on iPhone Pro models.

 
 

Video

The iPhone 13 has some of the best video features you’ll find on a phone. You can use its front or rear cameras to record 4K video at up to 60 frames per second. There’s also 4K HDR Dolby Vision video - now up to 60fps, rather than the 30fps limit on the iPhone 12. A new Cinematic Mode lets you record videos with a shallow depth of field (where only a limited range of distances are in focus). You can even adjust this focus later to get the effect just so.

If slo-mo is more your thing, the iPhone 13’s main camera can go as slow as 240fps. In dim light, the combination of image processing, sensor-shift image stabilisation, a larger sensor and ƒ/1.6 aperture on the wide lens promises stunningly steady and noise-free videos.

 
 

Display

The iPhone 13 features a bright and brilliant, 6.1” OLED screen that’s almost entirely without a border. It crams in 2,532x1,170 pixels, giving it a depth of 460 pixels per inch for exceptional sharpness and clarity. There’s been a slight boost in typical brightness over the iPhone 12, but more noticeably, the notch housing the front camera has shrunk, leaving more usable space.

While rivals including the iPhone 13 Pro Max offer bigger screens with even greater resolutions, the iPhone 13’s display remains superb for gaming, entertainment and everyday use. However, it’s worth noting that it still doesn’t get a 120Hz refresh rate - you’ll need the iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max for that.

 
 

Processor

Apple has been leading the processor arms race for some time, and the iPhone 13 gets its latest A15 Bionic chip. It’s a blistering processor, which ought to keep the iPhone range well ahead of even the fastest Android competitors.

One subtle change over previous iPhones is that the processor isn’t completely identical across the range. While the iPhone 13 Pro models get a new 5-core graphics processing unit (GPU), the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have four cores. This gives Pro models an edge for demanding games and benchmarks, but the ‘standard’ models are still ridiculously fast.

 
 

Battery

Faster processor, brighter screen - you’d expect the iPhone 13’s battery life to suffer, but in fact it’s got power in spades. Apple says the iPhone 13 can playback video for up to 19 hours - that’s two hours more than the iPhone 12! We can’t wait to test the claim, but it’s certain that most users will get more than a day between charges.

The iPhone 13 supports Qi wireless charging and MagSafe charging docks. It also supports rapid charging with the 20W adaptor. Apple says the phone can charge to 50% in less than half an hour - our tests on earlier iPhones back this up.

 
 

Colours & Options

The iPhone 13 is available in five colours: blue, pink, red, starlight and midnight. The latter two are essentially white and black with a gentle makeover. In a big improvement over previous iPhones, the standard iPhone now starts at 128GB. If you want more space, there are 256GB and 512GB options, but Apple’s launch price for the latter was a hefty £1,079.

You can snazz up the iPhone 13 with a full range of MagSafe accessories, all of which attach quickly and securely. However, because the new phone is marginally deeper, iPhone 12 cases generally won’t fit. To reduce electrical waste you won’t find earbuds or a charger in the box - there’s just a USB-C to Lightning cable. As with previous iPhones, there’s no 3.5mm audio port, and no memory card slot.

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iPhone 13 FAQs

It’s already out! The iPhone 13 was unveiled and launched in September 2021.

The cheapest iPhone 13 has 128GB of storage and costs £779. You can upgrade to 256GB for £879, or get the 512GB model for £1,079. Of course, these are Apple’s prices - you can buy an iPhone 13 for less at Mozillion!
Yes. Apple says the iPhone 13 can survive water up to six metres deep for 30 minutes. While we wouldn’t go swimming with one, it’ll definitely shrug off everyday spills - or the dreaded toilet drop.

It does! All iPhone 13 models are 5G ready.

No, the iPhone 13 has a 60Hz refresh rate. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max both have ProMotion, an adaptive refresh rate technology that does go up to 120Hz.
No. At least, not without an expensive repair bill.

Like most iPhones since the iPhone X, the iPhone 13 uses camera-based FaceID rather than fingerprint-based TouchID. The iPhone SE (2020) is the only current iPhone that still uses TouchID.

To turn off an iPhone 13, press and hold the side button with either volume button until the power off slider appears. When it does, drag it across and wait 30 seconds for the phone to fully shut down.
If the phone is on, turn it off following the instructions above. If it’s already off, press and hold the side button on the right-hand side until the Apple logo appears. If it doesn’t appear, charge the phone for a few minutes first.
Briefly press and hold the side button along with the volume up button. You’ll hear a shutter sound, and a screenshot thumbnail should appear on the screen. Tap this to edit, share or delete the screenshot.
To video what’s on your screen, you first need to add Screen Record to the Control Centre. Tap Settings, Tap Control Centre, scroll to Screen Recording and tap the green cross next to it. With this done, swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen to open Control Centre and tap the Screen Record icon. If you want to narrate the recording, hold down the icon and switch the microphone on. Recording begins after three seconds.
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and pause in the middle to view recent app previews. Swipe right or left to find the app you want to close, then swipe it up off the top of the screen.
You can check your battery at any time by swiping down from the top right to open Control Centre. If you need at-a-glance checking, add a widget by tapping and holding the screen until the phone icons start dancing. Tap +, select Batteries in the widgets popup, choose the style you want, then tap Add Widget to add it to your screen.
First you need to set Apple Pay up: open Settings and tap Wallet & Apple Pay. Read the Apple Pay overview, then tap Continue and tap Credit or Debit Card to add a card. Either use a card that’s already associated with your Apple account, or tap Add a Different Card, scan the card, then tap Continue. Once you’ve provided the card’s three-digit security code and agreed any additional terms and conditions, tap Continue to finish the process. You can use Apple Pay on any contactless terminal. Double-press the side button on the phone, select your card if you’ve more than one set up, authenticate with Face ID, then place the phone near the terminal just as you would a payment card.

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