iPhone 13 VS iPhone 12-Changes and Similarities

Apple recently launched the most awaited iPhone 13 series including iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 pro max. While most of the people were super excited to get their hand on iPhone 13 series, there were some tech critics who were of the opinion that Apple has not brought anything new to its iPhone 13 series and it is totally the same as its predecessor. No doubt, there are just a few design changes such as smaller notch and slight weight gain but there are some important improvements that are made in features such as battery life, upgraded camera, and new operating system. So we have decided to do a blog on iPhone 13 VS iPhone 12 in order to make our readers understand the key differences between iPhone 13 and its predecessor iPhone 12.

iPhone 13 VS iPhone 12 Display and Design:

As far as the design and display are concerned, it is true that for the most part, Apple has kept the same styling as that of iPhone 12 which means both the devices have the same display of size 6.1″ flat screen. This is a good upgrade in size as compared to the previous models including iPhone X for which Apple had chosen 5.8″ screen.

Another change in both the devices is in terms of weight. iPhone 13 weighs 174 grams which is a bit heavy as compared to 164 grams of iPhone 12. The thickness of the device is 7.65mm vs 7.4mm of iPhone 12.

While the device has got a little bit heavy, the notch is 20 % smaller in the new device as compared to its predecessor but carries the same face ID feature as well.

iPhone 13 VS iPhone 12 Cameras:

For the last few years, Apple equips its non-pro models with two cameras but the dedicated telephoto zoom lens is only included in Pro models. This year, also iPhone 13 skips the telephoto lens but has upgraded its dual rear cameras.

Below is the camera hardware which is almost the same on both devices:

  • Wide camera — 12MP on both, 26mm, f/1.6 aperture on both
  • Ultra-wide camera — 12MP on both, 0.5X, or 13mm; f/2.4 aperture on both

While the above-mentioned camera specifications look the same but at the same time, there are some minor changes such as the inclusion of a new sensor in the main camera that can capture more light and provides better night shots. Also, it includes a new sensor-shift OIS for better stability.

Other than this there are new software features too such as Cinematic Mode that is kind of the same as portrait mode but is for videos. Due to this, the new iPhone analyzes video footage in real-time and blurs the background while leaves only the subject in focus. Another new addition is Photographic Style that is more powerful than traditional filters. With these filters, users can adjust colors, highlights, and shadows on individual elements of a photo.

iPhone 13 VS iPhone 12 Performance:

For years, Apple is making their own A series of chips and they always stand out in terms of performance. This time also, keeping its tradition alive, Apple has come up with a new A15 Bionic processor.

The iPhone 13 also has the same 4GB of RAM as the iPhone 12, but the base model now has 128GB of storage, double the predecessor at the same price and that is awesome.

The Apple A15 chip is built on 5nm technology, the same as last year, but it has 15 billion transistors vs 11.8 billion transistors on the A14 chip.

iPhone 13 VS iPhone 12 Battery and Charging:

iPhone 13 has come up with a boost in the battery. iPhone 13 has a 3,240mAh battery cell vs 2,815mAh in iPhone 12. This is an almost 15% increase in capacity.

The company has also revealed that with the new iPhone users will get 1.5 hours long battery life which means iPhone 13 will last for 15 hours of non-stop video streaming. This is a huge upgrade since the iPhone 12 could handle 11 hours of non-stop video streaming.

As far as the charger is concerned, Apple has remained slow in adopting super-fast charging which many Android phones have already adopted. However, Apple has stepped up for iPhone 13 since we can see 20W wired charging speeds and 15W wireless charging speeds with a compatible MagSafe charger.

iPhone 13 vs iPhone 12 Specifications:

And here is a detailed specs comparison between the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12.

iPhone 13 mini VS iPhone 12 mini: Specifications

iPhone 12 mini iPhone 13 mini
Dimensions (inches) 5.18 x 2.53 x 0.29 5.18 x 2.53 x 0.30
Weight (ounces) 4.76 4.97
Processor A14 Bionic A15 Bionic
Storage 64GB, 128GB, 256GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Display type 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR
Resolution 2,340 x 1,080 at 476ppi 2,340 x 1,080 at 476ppi
RAM undisclosed undisclosed
Biometrics Face ID Face ID
Connectivity 5G (Sub-6GHz and mmWave)
Gigabit-class LTE
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
5G (Sub-6GHz and mmWave)
Gigabit-class LTE
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
Rear Cameras 12MP Ultra Wide
12MP Wide
12MP Ultra Wide
12MP Wide
Video 4K 60fps,
4K 30fps HDR with Dolby Vision,
1080p 240fps Slo-Mo
4K 60fps,
4K 60fps HDR with Dolby Vision,
1080p 240fps Slo-Mo
Sensor-shift optical image stabilization
Front Camera 12MP TrueDepth 12MP TrueDepth
Battery Size (Video playback time) Up to 15 hours Up to 17 hours
Colors Black, White, Blue, Green, Purple, (Product)Red Midnight, Starlight,

iPhone 12 Pro VS iPhone 13 Pro: Specifications



iPhone 13 Pro

iPhone 12 Pro

Dimensions 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.65 mm 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4 mm
Weight 203 g 187 g
Display Type Color OLED screen (16M) Color OLED screen (16M)
Size 6.1 inches, 1170 x 2532 pixels, 120 Hz 6.1 inches, 1170 x 2532 pixels
RAM undisclosed 6 GB
Storage 128 GB 128 GB
Fingerprint Sensor No No
Face Unlock Yes Yes
Sensors Face ID, LiDAR Scanner, Barometer, Three‑axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor Face ID, LiDAR Scanner, Barometer, Three‑axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
Water Resistance Yes, 6 m upto 30 min, IP68 Yes, 6 m upto 30 min, IP68
IP Rating IP68 IP68
Rear Camera 12 MP f/1.5 (Wide Angle)
12 MP f/1.8 (Ultra Wide)
12 MP f/2.8 (Telephoto) with autofocus
12 MP f/2.4 (Ultra Wide)
12 MP f/1.6 (Wide Angle)
12 MP f/2 (Telephoto) with autofocus
Video Recording 4K @ 24/25/30/60fps UHD, 1080p @ 25/30/60fps FHD, 720p @ 30fps HD 4K @ 24/30/60fps UHD, 1080p @ 30/60fps FHD, 720p @ 30fps HD
Front Camera 12 MP f/2.2 with Retina Flash 12 MP f/2.2 with Retina Flash
Front Video Recording 4K @ 24/30/60fps UHD 4K @ 24/30/60fps UHD
OS iOS v15.0 iOS v14.0
Chipset Apple Bionic A15 Apple Bionic A14
Music Playback Time 75 hours 65 hours

iPhone 12 Pro Max VS iPhone 13 Pro Max: Specifications


iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone 13 Pro Max
Display size, resolution 6.1-inch OLED; 2,532×1,170 pixels 6.7-inch OLED; 2,778×1,284 pixels
Pixel density 460 ppi 458ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 5.78×2.82×0.3 in 6.33×3.07×0.29 in
Dimensions (Millimeters) 147x72x7.65 mm 160.8×78.1×7.4 mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 7.19 oz; 204g 8.03 oz; 228g
Mobile software iOS 15 iOS 14
Camera 12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide), 12-megapixel (telephoto) 12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultrawide), 12-megapixel (telephoto)
Front-facing camera 12-megapixel 12-megapixel
Video capture ProRes video recording up to 4K at 30 fps (1080p at 30 fps for 128GB storage)* 4K
Processor Apple A15 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
Storage 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
RAM Undisclosed Undisclosed
Battery Undisclosed; Apple lists 22 hours of video playback Undisclosed; Apple lists 17 hours of video playback

Prices of iPhone 13 Series in Pakistan

below mentioned are the prices of the iPhone 13 series in Pakistan:

iPhone Model Price in PKR
iPhone 13 mini (128 GB) 164,999
iPhone 13 mini (256 GB) 181,999
iPhone 13 mini (512 GB) 215,999
iPhone 13  (128 GB) 181,999
iPhone 13  (256 GB) 198,999
iPhone 13  (512 GB) 232,000
iPhone 13 Pro (128 GB) 216,000
iPhone 13 Pro (256 GB) 232,000
iPhone 13 Pro (512 GB) 266,999
iPhone 13 Pro (1 TB) 334,000
iPhone 13 Pro Max (128 GB) 232,000
iPhone 13 Pro Max (256 GB) 249,000
iPhone 13 Pro Max (512 GB) 283,000
iPhone 13 Pro Max (1 TB) 350,999

For more information regarding the pricing of iPhone 13 series, click here.

iPhone 13 series Availability in Pakistan:

Pre-booking of iPhone series has started from today in Pakistan. Shipment will be made in Pakistan by the end of September which means we would be able to get hands-on them by the end week of September. Isn’t it amazing?

By the way, f you are looking into specifications and prices of devices that are available in Pakistan, head to Phoneworld’s mobile directory and get loads of information regarding them by clicking here.

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Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.

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