iPhone 13 Review


iPhone 13 With Case

With the iPhone 13 having been available for a few weeks now, we thought we would take a deeper look into what makes this device so popular.

The iPhone 13 release date was on the last week of September 2021 and featured a few improvements from its predecessor, the iPhone 12.

They say once you go iPhone, reverting to Android almost becomes untenable. Rightfully so. Aside from their prestige, iPhones have numerous features that you will not find on Android.

Features and Specs

Here is what you get with the Apple iPhone 13.


The processor in the iPhone 13 is Apple’s A15 Bionic chip, this is a new 6‑core CPU with 2 performance and 4 efficiency cores as well as a 16-core Neural Engine. There is also a a 4-core GPU found on the iPhone 13.

Display And Body

The phone has 6.1 inches of display on its 146.7mm × 71.5mm ×7.7mm body that weighs in at 174 grams.

This is an all-screen, Super Retina XDR OLED display, backed by 1170 × 2532 pixels.

The body has a glass front and back, made of Gorilla glass and an Aluminum frame. The display is made of scratch-resistant ceramic glass with an oleophobic coating.

Battery Life

While Apple had made some strides with the iPhone 12 battery, the transition to 5G meant these changes were not really felt by users as the battery still drained fairly quickly.

This has been the main concern for iPhone lovers as the iPhone 13 comes into the market. Well, there is some good news on that end.

Apple lists 19 hours of video playback on this device and 15 for streaming. You also get 75 hours of audio playback, with reasonably good sound.

You also do not expect to spend too much time near the charging port. The phone comes with a fast-charging feature, and you can get your battery 50% charged in 30 minutes. With regular use, that is, calls, candy crush, social media, and so on, this device will effortlessly take you through the day after a full charge.

The iPhone 13 has MagSafe wireless charging capability up to 15 as well as Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W. Charging can also be done via USB to computer system or power adapter. And the iPhone 13 is still fast-charge capable, using a fast charger the iPhone 13 will get up to 50% charge in just 30 minutes. This is achieved with a with 20W adapter or higher (available separately).


Aside from the battery life, the camera is another feature most people have paid attention to with the iPhone 13. Rightfully so. Seeing as most people’s phones are their constant travel companions, there is a need to have a camera worth carrying around.

This phone’s camera is unlikely to disappoint.

The iPhone 13 features a 12MP camera, a wide-angle camera with a 1.6 aperture, and an ultra-wide angled version with a 2.4 aperture. In addition, the cameras on the iPhone 13 are mounted horizontally and have larger lenses which allow more light in. This gives you better photos and better light in low-light settings.

The phone’s camera has Smart HDR 4, which is an upgrade on lighting and contrast. In addition, the phone’s camera has an entirely new feature; photographic style. This lets you figure out the best style to have on a photo, akin to filters. You can modify these before taking a photo or revert to the original look and capture that.


Apple’s iPhone 13 is available in the following memory capacities: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB.

Splash, Water And Dust Resistance

 The iPhone 13 is Rated IP68 (maximum depth of 6 metres up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529.


iPhone lovers can get the iPhone 13 in pink, midnight blue, red and starlight white.


As for the iPhone 13 price, you get three offers at different rates. $1,340 for the 128GB model, $1,519 for the 256GB and $1,869 for the 512GB model.

iPhone 13 Cases

There are many cases and accessories available for the iPhone 13. This also includes accessories such as cables, charging adapters, MagSafe gear, power banks, Bluetooth speakers, car kits and more.

Unlike 2020 iPhones, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, cases that fit the 6.1 inch iPhone 13 will not fit the 6.1 inch iPhone 13 Pro. In other words an iPhone 13 case will not fit an iPhone 13 Pro. This is because the camera system on the Pro is significantly larger. Click here to see our iPhone 13 cases and accessories. And click here to see our cases for other iPhones.

iPhone13 Lifeproof Fre Magsafe Case Blue

iPhone 13 Touch ID

The iPhone 13 series do not have Touch ID despite much speculation that Touch ID would return in the iPhone 13 series.

Touch ID allows you to securely and conveniently unlock your iPhone, authorise purchases and payments, and sign in to many third-party apps simply tapping the Home button with your finger or thumb on supported iPhone models.

You must also set up a passcode on your iPhone in order to use Touch ID.

The Touch ID sensor can be found on the Home button or the top button on iPad Air (4th generation).

The onscreen instructions on your device will tell you which button to press if you follow the steps below.

Touch ID can be used to unlock your iPhone after you’ve set it up.

Simply press the Touch ID sensor with the Touch ID finger you’ve registered.

To make purchases in the iTunes Store, App Store, and Apple Books, you can use Touch ID instead of your Apple ID password.

Touch ID may be used to make Apple Pay purchases in stores, within applications, and on websites in Safari if you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus or later.

Touch ID on your iPhone can also be used to complete internet transactions from your Mac.

iPhone Models With Touch ID

  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st Gen 2016)
  • iPhone SE (2nd Gen 2020)

Is The iPhone 13 Equipped With A 120Hz Display?

Both the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro have 120Hz screens. However, neither the iPhone 13 nor the iPhone 13 mini feature a 120Hz refresh rate. Instead, they come with the standard 60Hz frequency that we’ve seen for years.

The Verdict

While this phone is not an entirely new creation, it’s a refinement of the iPhone 12 and others before it. If the unimpressive sales of the iPhone 12 are anything to go by, then the improved battery in the iPhone 13 is well worth its price tag.

Overall, there will be little or no buyer regret on this one.

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