iPhone 13 Pro vs iPhone 12 Pro: What’s New?
Apple has finally unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the iPhone 13 Pro.
As a result, most buyers will immediately wonder how things are with the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro. Here to help, we’ve put together this early guide detailing the biggest differences between the two.
The iPhone 13 Pro comes with a 6.1-inch display with a variety of storage options: 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. Each version costs £ 949, £ 1049, £ 1249 and £ 1449 respectively.
There is also the possibility of getting some money if you sell an iPhone 8 or newer.
The iPhone 12 Pro, meanwhile, was priced at £ 999 at launch, but can currently be found at a lower price point. This means the newest Pro model will be £ 50 cheaper at launch if you opt for the smaller model with the lowest storage capacity.
The iPhone 13 Pro has an impressive collection of 12MP telephoto, wide-angle, and ultra-wide-angle cameras. The ultra wide-angle camera has a 120-degree field of view, making it a good choice for any photographer.
Low light performance has also been improved, with 3x optical zoom now available for both stills and videos. Night mode is also available on all cameras, so shooting in low light should be much easier.
Marco’s photo is now also available on the iPhone 13 Pro, which provides better focus and can magnify the subject at a minimum distance of 2cm, so it should work great for close-ups.
Apple also announced that the Pro 13’s camera features photographic styles that bring the benefits of multi-frame image processing with the ability to tweak videos after they’ve been captured.
Looking at video for the 13 Pro, Apple claims it has higher color fidelity with the ability to shoot 4K video at 24/25/30/60 fps. You can also record HDR with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 6fps, making this camera one of Apple’s most powerful cameras.
According to Apple, the iPhone Pro 12 is clearly less impressive. But judging by our real-world experience with it, the 12 Pro still has a good camera. It has a 12MP sensor with an equivalent 52mm lens for 2x shots and a 12MP camera.
The main camera includes Smart HDR 3 and lets in more light than previous iPhone cameras, so your photos will be brighter and clearer. The Pro 12 can also take pictures in night mode, but only with the main camera, which is an improvement the 13 Pro now offers.
When shooting with the iPhone 12 Pro, Dolby Vision HDR is used, which supports shooting at 60 frames per second, which gives videos and photos more vivid colors and deeper blacks.
The iPhone 12 Pro is still an impressive camera, but the iPhone 13 Pro wins in terms of camera, mainly due to huge spec updates and the inclusion of features like night mode on all cameras and the ability to edit video footage. focus even after it has been filmed.
We’ll be able to offer a better comparison of the two when we get the 13 Pro to test.
The iPhone 13 Pro is equipped with an Apple Lightning adapter and supports Magsafe wireless technology up to 15W and Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W. It supports fast charging, and Apple claims it can charge up to 50% in 30 minutes with a 20W or higher adapter.
The 13 Pro should also be able to play audio for up to 75 hours, although we’re not sure yet how it feels with typical day use.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 Pro does not support fast charging, and it takes half an hour to charge 50% of the charge. The 12 Pro also supports Magsafe, although it will take over an hour to fully charge it.
The iPhone 12 Pro performed well in our tests in terms of battery life throughout the day, we managed to achieve six hours of screen time without draining it.
The iPhone 13 Pro display is 6.1-inches and consists of a Super Retina XDR display. The display is also OLED and has a resolution of 2532 x 1170 pixels, which should be sharp enough for everyday use based on our experience with similar resolution screens.
It also has HDR and Truetone, so the brightness of the phone will change based on your surroundings. It also has an IP68 rating, which means it is fairly dust resistant and has an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz with ProMotion, which means it should be fast and responsive when you swipe the page or switch between apps.
The iPhone 12 Pro does not support ProMotion and runs at 60Hz, so it won’t be as smooth to use. However, it still has an OLED panel and 1200 nits HDR content, which means the screen is bright and crisp.
The display is 6.1 inches with a resolution of 1170 x 2532 pixels and has a natural tone like the 13 Pro. It also supports Dolby Visions for better HDR performance for compatible content.
In the specs, the iPhone 13 Pro is indeed included as it includes the new A15 Bionic chip with a new 6-core processor and a new 5-core GPU, which means the phone is much faster than its predecessor.
It runs on iOS 15, with Apple claiming 50% better graphics than leading competitors thanks to its 5-core GPU. The new kernels provide better performance and should provide better graphics than older models, including the iPhone 12 Pro.
The iPhone 12 Pro can’t match the performance of the older A14 Bionic chipset. However, there is a 5G modem inside it, which gives you quick access to the data network if you are in an unsupported area.
However, the latest GPU and CPU cores are much faster than the latest generation iPhone Pro, which means it will run much faster and deliver better graphics thanks to the added cores and an improved SoC.
We’ll post benchmarks comparing the two when we get the iPhone 13 Pro for review.