Apple packs its new Pro phones with update cameras, a bigger battery and the iPhones first high—refresh-rate display.
Editor’s note, Nov. 19: The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max has the best cameras and best battery life of any iPhone we’ve tested. Both offer a number of advanced features, such as the ability to record Pores videos, which help them, live up to the pro names in their names. Overall, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max are fantastic, which is why we gave them a CNET Editors’ Choice award. Our unique review, first published in September, follows.
The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max mark the third year in a row that Apple has free two Pro models. The phones cost the same as last year’s 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, and are laden with updated cameras, a bigger battery and the A15 Electronic chip. By stuffing the 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max with topographies many of us have wanted for years, counting a high-refresh-rate display, Apple has made the difference between its pro and non-pro phones even clearer. Three years ago, by comparison, the word Pro was more of a marketing term indicating that a phone was more professional than a typical iPhone.
The 1promax is an important indicator that there isn’t just one iPhone that works for everyone. Unlike last year, both the phones now have the same camera and differ only in terms of size, battery life price.
The iPhone 13 Pro starts at $999 (£949, AU$1,699) and the 13 Pro Max starts at $1,099 (£1,049, AU$1,849) for 128GB of storage. For the first time ever, you have the option to get 1TB of storage on an iPhone. The extra storage pushes the price of the 13 Pro to $1,499 (£1,449, AU$2,569) and the 13 Pro Max to $1,599 (£1,549, AU$2,719). That’s a lot of storage… and a ration of money.
The iPhone 13 Pro gets beefier
The phones have the same square shape as the 12 series. The stainless steel sides are polished and the back has one of four matte finishes: graphite, gold, silver or Sierra Blue. In some lighting, the Sierra Blue iPhone reads as light gray and in other lighting it looks like the Carolina Blue of the UNC Tar heels.
The mark is 20% smaller. It’s not as wide, but still a notch. It’s to say that it brother me @20%less.
Both the phones are thick and heavy. The 13 Pro packs in 15 grams and the 13 Pro Max an additional 12 grams. I saw the extra weight more when I rummage-sale the 13 Pro. Both phones have Apple’s ceramic shield on the front and are IP68 rated for dust and water resistance.
Promotion on the iPhone 13 Pro is astral
The 13 Pro has a 6.1-inch screen then the 13 Pro Max consumes a 6.7-inch lodging. In everyday use, the shades are strikingly brighter. The display features what Apple calls Promotion, meaning the iPhone supports, for the first time, a high refresh rate. Contingent on what is being displayed on the awning, the refresh rate changes between 10 and 120Hz. Samsung has taken the same approach with the Galaxy S21 Ultra. In use, the screen looks fantastic. Cartoons look smoother, graphics are crunchier and even unusual things like scrolling feeds look healthier.
The iPhone 13 Pro has a long telephoto camera.
The main camera has a new sensor, the largest ever in an iPhone. It has a fast f1.5 aperture lens, which equates to better light gathering. The ultra-wide has a new autofocus sensor and lens that also improves light gathering. And finally, the telephoto camera gets a new sensor and a longer 3x optical zoom lens.
Using Pro iPhones resulted in brighter images, but the improvement wasn’t always obvious. I also noticed that the photos had a faster shutter speed, which resulted in better yawning action, such as when I took a shot of people on bikes.