Apple iPhone 13 Pro versus iPhone 12 Pro: Do you have to upgrade it?

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techno.rentetan.com – During an event in September 2021, Apple introduced its iPhone 13 series featuring four appliances: iPhone 13 small, iPhone 13, IPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Models followed in the October 2020 release of iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

In our separate story you can read how all four iPhone 13 models compare with each other, but here we look at how the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max compare to their predecessors, the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max.

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

With an iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Max design that retains the flatter frame, the frosted glass rear with three photo lenses on the left upper corner and MagSafe magnets under the surfass are comparable to that of the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro max.

Although the scope for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max is less than that, it is one of the major design distinctions between 2021 and 2020. There are also polished stainless steel frame-bodies on each appliance and all have Face ID on top of the display.

The 13 Pro models and 12 Pro models, all of which come with a wall socket in the package, are charged by Lightning. All of them are water and dust resistant to IP68.

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

With a pixel density of 460ppi, the Apple iPhone 13 Pro boasts a Super XDR Retina 6.0-inch display with a 2532 x 1170 pixel resolution. ProMotion technology, like Apple’s current iPad Pro, has an adaptable refresh rate of 120Hz.

The Super XDR Retina display with a resolution of 2778 x 1284 pixels is available for the iPhone 13 Pro Max with a density of 458ppi and includes ProMotion too.

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro has a Super XDR Retina 6.1-inch display with a resolution of 2532 x 1170 pixels and an output pixel density of 460.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is equipped with a 6.7-inch Super XDR Retina Display with a resolution of 2778 x 1284 pixels and a typical 60Hz pixel refresh rate.

All four models are supported by HDR, True Tone, 1200Nit maximum luminosity and Haptic Touch.

Specifications and hardware

  • 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

Together they run the Apple iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max on the A15 chip and are equipped with the next generation of Neural Engines. Both have wireless charging and a MagSafe fee. They are available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage configurations.

With the fourth generation Neural Engine and four-core GPU, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Max feature the A13 chip under their caps. They are available with storage options of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB, so no 1TB option, but both provide wireless charging and MagSafe.

All 4 versions are 5G and Dual SIM compatible.

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

All four model iPhone Pro have three camera lenses compared, but with a 12-megapixel wide principal sensor, an ultra-wide 12megapixel sensor and 12 megapixel photosensor all the models have different specs. There are three camera models with different lenses.

The Apple iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max camera systems consist of 3 new lenses, comprising the main sensor f/1.5 aperture, an ultra wide sensor f/1.8 and a 6x optical zoom range television lens f/2.8.

Sensor-shift optical image stabilisation of the main and ultra-wide-angle lens, and many new capabilities are available such as Cinematic Video Mode, Photo Styles, portraits from night mode, macro-photography and the soon to come function dubbed ProRES.

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro consists of an f/1,6 main sensor, super wide f/2.4 sensor, and a 4x optical zoom range telephoto sensor. No optical stabilisation of the sensor shift exists, however this model has capabilities such as night mode, which likewise offer the iPhone 13 models.

With both the main, ultra-wide sensor and a separate television picture sensor, the iPhone 13 Pro Max features the same f/2.2 aperture and a 5x optical zoom range.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max has the same lens for the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, but has an f/1.6 aperture as its main wide angle, like the iPhone 12 Pro. It provides only the primary sensor with sensor-shifting optical image stabilisation.

All four models are equipped with a TrueDepth 12-megapixel camera with Night Mode and Deep Fusion on the front. As already established, the size of the iPhone 13 is smaller.

Conclusion

With an iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max-like design, Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max shrink the display’s top notch, for the first time since the notch originally emerged on the iPhone X in 2017.

Including a fully new system of the iPhone 13 Pro models, the iPhone 13 Pro model offers more powerful hardware, battery improvements, quicker displays and some additional camere capabilities.

The decreased rate may be sufficient to upgrade, but the 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max are still very strong gadgets that need to be considered if you want to save some money and take it on board.