The Apple iPhone 13 is finally here, after months of leaks and rumors. Apple revealed the iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max during a virtual event on Tuesday. With the iPhone 13 series, Apple has officially introduced the next iteration of the iPhone. We’ve included all you need to know about the iPhone 13 and its Mini variant in this post.
The latest iPhones have a bigger battery, more storage, a new A15 Bionic chipset, a reduced notch, and a slew of new camera enhancements. Pink, blue, midnight (black), starlight (white), and Product Red are the five colors offered on the base model of the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini. In addition, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max receive a major camera improvement as well as a new display with a 120Hz high refresh rate.
The announcement of a larger battery is probably the most appreciated addition. Apple didn’t reveal the capacity but claims that the new battery, together with iOS 15, the A15 CPU, and an upgraded display, gives the iPhone 13 2 – 3 hours more battery life than the iPhone 12. The iPhone 13 Mini is expected to have an hour and a half more battery life than the iPhone 12 Mini. That’s a substantial improvement. The iPhone 12 Mini’s battery life was a trade-off that some consumers weren’t willing to make. It’s wonderful to see the new Mini get such a significant upgrade in less than a year.
iPhone 13 & 13 mini price in Nigeria, availability, and release date
The iPhone 13 mini is priced $699 for 128GB, $799 for 256GB, and $999 for 512GB whereas the iPhone 13 starts at $799 for a 128GB model, $899 for a 256GB model, and $1099 for a 512GB model.
Design & Display
There aren’t many startling new features or upgrades in the iPhone 13. Instead of major new features, it offers modest adjustments and enhancements to last year’s design.
Unlike the iPhone 12, which received a significant redesign, the iPhone 13 has the same overall design as last year’s model, but with a 20 percent smaller Face ID notch. It’s not quite as minimalist as Android’s hole-punch displays, but it’s a good upgrade.
The iPhone 13 mini, with a screen size of 5.4 inches, is the successor to the iPhone 12 mini, while the iPhone 13 with a screen size of 6.1 inches is the successor to the iPhone 12. Flat corners, an aerospace-grade aluminum shell, a glass back, and a little increase in thickness characterize both of the new iPhone 13 models, which are almost identical in design to the iPhone 12 variants.
Both of the latest variants have 28 percent brighter Super Retina XDR Displays. The iPhone 13 mini has a resolution of 2340×1080 at 476 pixels per inch, whereas the iPhone 13 has a resolution of 2532×1170 at 460 pixels per inch. Both iPhones have a maximum brightness of 1200 nits for HDR, as well as True Tone to adjust the display’s color temperature to ambient light, Wide Color for rich, vibrant colors, and Haptic Touch for feedback. Each phone has a 60Hz screen refresh rate.
Ceramic Shield, which is exclusive to iPhone and tougher than any smartphone glass, is included on the front of the 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch displays for better drop protection. Both models have an industry-leading IP68 water resistance rating and are built to withstand spills from liquids and a 30-minute submersion in 6 meters of water.
The enhanced dual-camera system is enabled by a redesigned rear camera layout with diagonally arranged lenses, and a revamped TrueDepth camera system is smaller while still packing in the same technical innovation, including Face ID, the most secure facial authentication in a smartphone, but with more display area.
Yet, the iPhone 13 and 13 mini are marginally thicker than last year’s models, measuring 7.65mm vs 7.4mm.
The iPhone 13 lineup retains MagSafe as a key feature. The feature set hasn’t been altered, but Apple is promoting the system’s growing accessory lineup. Users will not need to purchase new accessories for compatibility with the new iPhones because MagSafe is universal, with the exception of the case. The MagSafe Charger, Wallet, and MagSafe Battery Pack continue to function normally.
Apple did release an upgrade for the MagSafe Wallet that allows it to be tracked using the Find My network. This doesn’t replace the functionality of an AirTag, but it does notify the iPhone of its last attachment point to aid in its recovery.
iPhone 13: Camera
The camera system on the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini has been upgraded, as evidenced by the new diagonal alignment of the two rear cameras. Matter of fact, Apple claims that the new alignment is the means of allowing more way for a new sensor-based stabilization system that was previously only available on the iPhone 12 Pro Max. All iPhone 13 models get an upgraded 12 MP main camera as well as a new ultrawide lens and sensor. The new hardware, combined with the new A15 Bionic chip, means a slew of updates and new features have been added.
There are two cameras: a 12MP wide camera with an aperture of f/1.6 and a 12MP ultra-wide camera with an aperture of f/2.4 and a 120-degree field of view. Both have new sensors, and Apple claims they can take better pics than the iPhone 12’s cameras.
Apple claims that the main camera can capture 47 percent more light than its predecessor and that the ultra-wide can expose more detail in dark areas, so performance in low light is upgraded.
Like their predecessors, the phones all have a 12MP f/2.2 selfie camera on the front and it is compatible with all of the new exciting camera features, such as Cinematic mode, Photographic Styles, Smart HDR 4, and others.
The dual-camera setup and computational photography power support Smart HDR 4, which now has enhanced color, rich contrast, skin tone, and lighting for each subject in a group picture, as well as in difficult lighting conditions, making pictures more real, as well as an improved Night mode.
With each new iPhone, you also get Photographic Styles, which add personal tastes to your photographs in real-time rendering. This is more than just a filter; it applies the appropriate adjustments to various scenes to produce the best photographs possible.
Together with the standard Portrait Mode, Night Mode, Time-Lapse, and other photographic features, All four iPhone 13 models include Cinematic Mode, which adds professional-level cinematography and beautiful depth effect to your videos using Dolby Vision HDR, thanks to A15 Bionic and sophisticated machine learning algorithms. The ability of Cinematic Mode to adaptively shift focus and follow the subject of your video. The focus will shift if the subject moves. When the subject looks away, the focus shifts to where the subject is looking. Simply tap where you want to focus, then tap again to lock it in.
Users can adjust the level of bokeh in the Photos app and iMovie for iOS, making the iPhone 13 lineup the only device capable of editing the depth-of-field effect in the video even after recording. Both models also support HDR video recording with Dolby Vision — from capture to editing and sharing — with all cameras now supporting 4K up to 60 fps.
All-new features on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are powered by a faster Neural Engine in A15 Bionic, a new image signal processor (ISP), and advances in computational photography.
Also check: iPhone 12 price in Nigeria and full specs
iPhone 13: Performance
When it comes to power, it should come as no surprise that the iPhone 13 is the most powerful iPhone so far, thanks to Apple’s new A15 Bionic chip (It uses 5-nanometer technology). It has a new six-core CPU and four high-efficiency cores, which makes it 50% faster than the competition. The new four-core GPU is said to be 30% faster than competitors, and a new 16-core Neural Engine can perform 15.8 trillion operations per second, allowing for even faster machine learning computations for third-party app experiences, as well as unlocking new iOS 15 features like Live Text in Camera that uses on-device intelligence to recognize text in a photo and allows users to take action and a new 3D Maps navigation feature.
Apple has made it possible for the iPhone 13 to have wider 5G coverage and performance thanks to the customized hardware in the iPhone 13 lineup. There’s also a Smart Data mode, which smartly saves battery life by switching to LTE when 5G speeds aren’t required.
The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini have storage capacities of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB, whereas the 13 Pro and Pro Max have a storage capacity of 1TB.
The iPhone 13 has an all-day battery life, lasting up to 2.5hrs longer than the iPhone 12, and the iPhone 13 mini lasts up to 1.5hr longer than the iPhone 12 mini.
In terms of battery life, the iPhone 13 mini is said to be able to last up to 17 hours of video playback, whereas the iPhone 13 can last up to 19 hours. This has largely been accomplished through a variety of optimizations made possible by the A15 chipset and power efficiency improvements from better integration of hardware and software.
We haven’t heard anything about charging upgrades for the iPhone 13, so we’re assuming that all four phones will continue to charge at 20W wired and 15W MagSafe wireless.
iPhone 13 & 13 Mini full specs
|iPhone 13 Mini||iPhone 13|
|Display||5.4-inch Super Retina XDR OLED; 2,340×1,080 pixels, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 800 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)||6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED; 2,532×1,170 pixels, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 800 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)|
|Dimensions||132 x 64 x 7.65 mm||147 x 72 x 7.65 mm|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame||Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame|
|Protection||Scratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating||Scratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating|
|Weight||4.97 oz; 141g||6.14 oz; 174g|
|Mobile software||iOS 15||iOS 15|
|Camera||12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide)||12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide)|
|Video capture||HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps||HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps|
|Processor||Apple A15 Bionic||Apple A15 Bionic|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB, 512GB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|Battery||Undisclosed; Apple lists 17 hours of video playback||Undisclosed; Apple lists 19 hours of video playback|
|Fingerprint sensor||No (Face ID)||No (Face ID)|
|Special features||5G enabled; MagSafe; water-resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM)||5G enabled; MagSafe; water resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM)|
|Price off-contract (USD)||$699 (128GB), $799 (256GB), $999 (512GB)||$799 (128GB), $899 (256GB), $1,099 (512GB)|
*Pls Note that the price of this device may change with time.