Apple iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max: Top Features, Price in India, Sale Date, Buying Guide

Here's a simple guide that will answer all your questions like what are the top features of the iPhone 13 series, which one to buy and more.

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Apple has finally launched its next generation of iPhones during the California Streaming event. The tech giant has introduced iPhone 13 series, which includes iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. All the latest models from Apple brings a plethora of new features with no price hike as compared to its predecessors, the iPhone 12 series. The Pro models naturally get the newest features including a ProMotion display with up to 120Hz refresh rate, new 12MP triple rear cameras, better battery life, and more.

However, that does not mean the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are left behind. The models bring sensor-shift optical image stabilization, better battery life, new Cinematic Mode, and more. These are some of the features from the long list that Apple announced during the event. However, naturally, most of you must be overwhelmed with the list of features. So, to make it easier for you, we have compiled a simple guide that will answer all your questions like what are the top features of the iPhone 13 series, which one to buy and more. So, without wasting much time, let’s begin.

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Apple iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max: Price in India

Let’s start with the pricing of the Apple iPhone 13 Mini. The latest iPhone comes with a price tag of Rs 69,990 for the base model with 128GB storage. The 256GB option is priced at Rs 79,900 and 512GB option is priced at Rs 99,900. The iPhone 13 India price starts at Rs 79,900 for the 128GB model. The 256GB variant is priced at Rs 89,900, while the 512GB option comes with a price tag of Rs 1,09,00.

Moving on, the iPhone 13 Pro India price starts at Rs 1,19,900 for the 128GB model. The 256GB model is priced at Rs 1,29,900, while the 512GB model is priced at Rs 1,49,900. Lastly, we have the 1TB variant that is priced at Rs 1,69,900. The iPhone 13 Pro Max comes with a price tag of Rs 1,29,900 for 128GB model, while the 256GB variant is priced at Rs 1,39,900. The 512GB option is priced at Rs 1,59,900 and 1TB variant will cost you Rs 1,79,900.

Apple iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max: Sale Date in India

All the latest iPhone models including iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max will be available for pre-order starting from September 17 from 5:30 PM. The models will go on sale starting September 24 in the country.

Apple iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max: Top 5 Features

The latest iPhones come loaded with top-of-the-line features and specifications. Apple introduced a long list of features, which can be difficult to remember. So, to make things easier for you, we have shortlisted the top 5 features of the latest iPhone 13 series. Take a look:

1. ProMotion Display on iPhone 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max

One of the biggest upgrades in the Pro lineup is the addition of the ProMotion display. Yes, read that right! The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max now comes with a higher refresh rate, a feature Apple fans eagerly waited for a long time. The Pro models offer an adaptive refresh rate from 10Hz to 120Hz, which is an iPhone-first feature. The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini does not come with ProMotion, but they still pack a better Super Retina XDR display, which is a 28 per cent jump from its predecessor. You now get max outdoor brightness at 800 nits, with higher peak brightness for HDR content like photos and videos at 1200 nits

2. Sensor-Shift Optical Image Stabilization

Apple has revealed that all the models in the iPhone 13 series now come with sensor-shift optical image stabilization technology. The feature was earlier exclusive to the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max models only. The technology basically stabilizes the whole sensor instead of the lens. This means you get steady videos and better images in low-light conditions.

Apart from this, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini comes with a dual-camera setup of 12MP wide and ultra-wide sensors, while the Pro models come with a triple-camera setup with three 12MP sensors. The Pro models also feature new macro photography modes apart from Photographic Styles, Smart HDR 4, Deep Fusion, Apple ProRAW, and Portrait mode with Portrait Lighting, which is also available in the standard iPhone models.

3. A15 Bionic Chipset

Apple has also introduced its latest and fastest chipset for iPhones known as Apple A15 Bionic. The new processor comes with hexa cores with two high-performance cores and four-Silver efficiency cores. The company claims that the latest chipset is up to 50 per cent faster than the leading competition. The new SoC is made using a 5nm process and comes with a new 16-core Neural Engine that is capable of 15.8 trillion operations per second. This simply means that you will get faster machine learning computations for third-party app experiences, as well as features like Live Text in Camera with iOS 15.

4. New Cinematic Mode

This year Apple introduced a slew of features to enhance the camera capabilities of the iPhone 13 series and one of the most notable ones is the Cinematic Mode. This is a new video mode from the brand that allows you to capture cinema-style moments. The mode basically uses rack focus. What is rack focus? It is basically a shift of focus between two different objects in a scene. This feature is used widely by professional filmmakers. The mode allows you to change the focus from one subject to another while capturing the video on your new iPhone. One can also adjust the level of bokeh in the Photos app and iMovie for iOS. The best part about this is that users can record videos in Dolby Vision HDR. The company has also confirmed that the new iPhones now support 4K resolution with up to 60fps support.

5. iOS 15

Lastly, all the new models come loaded with the latest versions of iOS. The iOS 15 brings a host of interesting features like Live Text to recognise text in a photo, new ways to navigate in Apple Maps, new privacy controls in Siri, Mail, and much more. The company has also revealed that it will be rolling out the iOS 15 stable updates to other iPhone models starting from September 20th.

Apple iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max: Buying Guide

Confused about which iPhone to pick? Don’t worry, you are not alone. The four new models will surely confuse a lot of people. So, to clear things out, we have come up with a detailed guide that will help you decide, which iPhone 13 model suits you best:

Which iPhone Packs the Most Features?

The iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max would be the right choice for you if you are looking for an iPhone with all the features. The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max brings all the features you would only imagine in a smartphone. To start with, both the models now come with an all-new Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion, meaning that you will have an adaptive screen refresh rate of up to 120Hz. Apart from this, you get a new triple-camera setup that consists of Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto sensors. The new iPhones also features the latest Apple A15 Bionic and comes with better battery life as compared to its predecessors. Plus, you also get a storage option of up to 1TB, which is an iPhone-first feature.

Which One is the Best Value for Money Option?

We know that the Pro models can be out of reach for many users, so for them, Apple also has the best value-for-money variants. Do you know which one is it? You guessed it right! Both iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are the value-for-money options in the iPhone 13 series. The best part about both the phones is that they are priced similar to the iPhone 12 models. This means you get improved features and better cameras at a similar price point to the iPhone 12 models.

The iPhone 13 mini starts at Rs 69,900, while the iPhone 13 starts at Rs 79,900. Both of them are priced quite brilliantly by the company with the iPhone 13 mini being the best deal you can get right now. However, if the screen size of the iPhone 13 mini bothers you, then you can easily go for the iPhone 13. One thing that Apple has done right is by upgrading the storage on both models. This means for Rs 69,900 you will get 128GB of storage, instead of 64GB storage you should get with iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini.

Which iPhone Comes with Best Camera Features?

If you are looking for an iPhone with top-of-the-line camera features then you should go with either Apple iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max. Both the models come with state-of-the-art camera features including a 12MP triple rear camera which includes an Ultra Wide sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 120-degree FoV. You also have a 12MP wide sensor with f/1.5 aperture along with a new 12MP Telephoto lens with f/2.8 aperture. The models come with dual optical image stabilizations along with sensor-shift optical image stabilization. You also get up to 15x of digital zoom and up to 6x optical zoom. The new iPhone 13 Pro models come with new macro photography that allows users to capture pictures with a minimum focus distance of 2 centimetres.

In terms of video, the models come with a new Cinematic Mode that uses rack focus to switch between depth-of-field. It also comes with Dolby Vision HDR video recording option and for the first time, the company has also introduced ProRes. This is an advanced video codec, which is a widely used format for commercials, feature films, and more. Apart from this, you also get enhanced night mode, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 4, Apple ProRAW, Time-Lapse, SLo-mo, 4K video recording at 60fps, and more.

Which iPhone Has the Best Battery Life?

Apple claims that all the new iPhones pack a bigger battery as compared to their predecessors. You already know that the company does not reveal the battery capacity for its models. The company says that the iPhone 13 Pro Max will offer the longest battery life ever in an iPhone. Furthermore, the iPhone 13 Pro will provide up to one and a half hours of longer battery life as compared to iPhone 12 Pro. The iPhone 13 will offer up to two and a half more hours in a day than iPhone 12, and iPhone 13 mini provides up to an hour and a half more in a day than iPhone 12 mini.

Which iPhone has the Most Compact Form Factor?

If you are looking for an iPhone, which has a compact form factor, then iPhone 13 mini is the best choice for you. The new iPhone comes with a 5.4-inch display and it is probably one of the most compact iPhones you can get in 2021. The phone is 7.65mm thick and weighs only 141 grams, which not only makes it a compact phone but a lightweight device as well. Plus, you get all the goodness of the regular iPhone 13, which is a big plus point.

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Rohan has more 9 years of experience in journalism, of which he's sent 5 years covering technology. He holds a degree in journalism and is obsessed about smartphones. In his free time, you will find him playing games, clicking photos or trying out new street food.