Apple iPhone 13 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro: Should you upgrade?

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(Pocket-lint) - Apple announced its iPhone 13 bid during an lawsuit successful September 2021, with 4 devices to take from: the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

The models win the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max that were revealed successful October 2020.

You tin work astir however each 4 iPhone 13 models comparison to each different successful our abstracted feature, but present we are looking astatine however the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max comparison to their predecessors, the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max.

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Design

  • iPhone 13 Pro: 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.65mm, 204g
  • iPhone 12 Pro: 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4mm, 185g
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.65mm, 240g
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max: 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.4mm, 228g

The Apple iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max diagnostic a akin plan to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Max, retaining the flatter frame, a frosted solid rear with 3 camera lenses housed successful the apical near country and MagSafe magnets beneath the surface.

All devices person a polished stainless alloy framework and each person a notch astatine the apical of the show with Face ID, though the notch is smaller connected the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, which makes up 1 of the main plan differences betwixt the 2021 and 2020 models.

The 13 Pro models and the 12 Pro models are each charged via Lightning - nary of which travel with a partition plug successful the container - and each models are IP68 h2o and particulate resistant.

Display

  • iPhone 13 Pro: 6.1-inch, 2532 x 1170, 460ppi, 1200nits, 10-120Hz
  • iPhone 12 Pro: 6.1-inch, 2532 x 1170, 460ppi, 1200nits
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: 6.7-inch, 2778 x 1284, 458ppi, 1200nits, 10-120Hz
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max: 6.7-inch, 2778 x 1284, 458ppi, 1200nits

The Apple iPhone 13 Pro has a 6.1-inch Super XDR Retina show with a 2532 x 1170 pixel resolution, offering a pixel density of 460ppi. It besides has ProMotion exertion connected committee that offers a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, similar Apple's latest iPad Pros.

The iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch Super XDR Retina show with a 2778 x 1284 pixel solution for a pixel density of 458ppi and it excessively has ProMotion.

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro has a 6.1-inch Super XDR Retina show with a 2532 x 1170 pixel resolution, offering a pixel density of 460ppi, but it offers a modular 60Hz refresh rate.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch Super XDR Retina show with a 2778 x 1284 pixel solution for a pixel density of 458ppi, and it excessively has a modular 60Hz refresh rate.

All 4 models person HDR support, True Tone technology, a maximum brightness of 1200nits and Haptic Touch

Hardware and specs

  • iPhone 13 Pro: A15 chip, 5G, 128/256/512GB/1TB, wireless charging and MagSafe
  • iPhone 12 Pro: A14 chip, 5G, 128/256/512GB/1TB, wireless charging and MagSafe
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: A15 chip, 5G, 128/256/512GB, wireless charging and MagSafe
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max: A14 chip, 5G, 128/256/512GB, wireless charging and MagSafe

The Apple iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max some tally connected the A15 spot with the adjacent procreation Neural Engine and they some connection a five-core GPU. They are some disposable successful 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB retention options and they some connection wireless charging and MagSafe charging.

The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max person the A13 spot nether their hoods with the fourth-generation Neural Engine and four-core GPU. They are disposable successful 128GB, 256GB and 512GB retention options - truthful nary 1TB enactment - but they some connection wireless charging and the MagSafe feature.

All 4 models are 5G compatible and Dual SIM.

Cameras

  • iPhone 13 Pro/13 Pro Max: Triple rear, 6x optical zoom range, Night Mode, Cinematic Video mode, Photographic Styles, Macro
  • iPhone 12 Pro: Triple rear, 4x optical zoom range, Night Mode 
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max: Triple rear, 5x optical zoom range, Night Mode

There are 3 camera lenses connected the backmost of each 4 of the iPhone Pro models being compared successful this feature, but portion each models person a 12-megapixel main wide sensor, 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor and a 12-megapixel telephoto sensor, their specifications differ.

The Apple iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max's camera systems are made up of 3 caller lenses, comprising an f/1.5 aperture main sensor, f/1.8 ultra-wide sensor and an f/2.8 telephoto lens with 6x optical zoom range.

Both the main lens and the ultra wide space lens diagnostic sensor-shift optical representation stabilisation and determination are a fig of caller features, including a Cinematic Video mode, Photography Styles, Night mode portraits, macro photography, arsenic good arsenic a diagnostic called ProRES, which is coming soon.

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro meantime is made up of an f/1.6 main sensor, f/2.4 ultra-wide sensor and a f/2.0 telephoto sensor with 4x optical zoom range. There is nary sensor-shift optical stabilisation, though this exemplary does person features similar Night mode, which the iPhone 13 models besides offer.

The iPhone 13 Pro Max has the aforesaid main and ultra wide sensor arsenic the iPhone 12 Pro but a antithetic telephoto sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and 5x optical zoom range.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max meanwhile, has the aforesaid telephoto lens arsenic the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, but its main wide space lens has an aperture of f/1.6, similar the iPhone 12 Pro. It offers sensor-shift optical representation stabilisation connected the main sensor only.

All 4 models person a 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera connected the beforehand with Night Mode connected this camera too, arsenic good arsenic Deep Fusion. As mentioned though, the notch is smaller connected the iPhone 13 models.

Conclusion

The Apple iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max diagnostic a akin plan to the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, though the latest models trim the notch astatine the apical of the display, which is the archetypal clip this has happened since the notch archetypal appeared successful 2017 connected the iPhone X.

The iPhone 13 Pro models besides person much almighty hardware, artillery improvements, faster displays and immoderate other camera features and improvements, including a wholly caller strategy connected the iPhone 13 Pro models.

The reduced notch whitethorn beryllium capable to marque you privation to upgrade, but the 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max are inactive a precise almighty devices truthful good worthy of information if you privation to prevention a spot of currency and you tin get clasp of them.

Writing by Britta O'Boyle. Originally published connected 14 September 2021.

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