iPhone 13 Pro review: One of the best phones ever

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The iPhone 13 Pro is the one of the most powerful phones ever. Despite the larger camera hump and lack of Touch ID, the latest iPhone is a beast with a stellar display and excellent cameras. It’s also $100 cheaper than the equally impressive iPhone 13 Pro Max.ForGorgeous and bright 120Hz displayIncredible performanceSpectacular camerasVastly improved battery lifeAgainstFast charging limited to 20WNo mask-friendly face authentication4K ProRes video limited to 256GB and above

The iPhone 13 Pro is the one of the most powerful phones ever. Despite the larger camera hump and lack of Touch ID, the latest iPhone is a beast with a stellar display and excellent cameras. It’s also $100 cheaper than the equally impressive iPhone 13 Pro Max.Pros+ Gorgeous and bright 120Hz display+ Incredible performance+ Spectacular cameras+ Vastly improved battery lifeCons- Fast charging limited to 20W- No mask-friendly face authentication- 4K ProRes video limited to 256GB and above

Price: Starts at $999 Display: 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED (2352 x 1170)Refresh rate: 10-120HzCPU: A15 BionicRAM: 6GBRear cameras: 12MP (f/1.5) main, 12MP (f/1.8) ultrawide, 12MP (f/dua.8) telephoto with 3x optical zoomFront camera: 12MP (f/dua.2)Video: Up to 4K 60 fps, 4K 30 fps ProRes (256GB+), 1080p 30 fps ProRes (128GB),1080p 30 fps (Cinematic Mode)Battery life (hrs:min): 11:42Charging: 20W wired, 15W MagSafeSize: 5.8 x 2.8 x 0.tiga inchesWeight: 7.19 ounces

I’ve seen a lot of phones in my career, but the iPhone 13 Pro is the best phone I’ve ever reviewed. Apple’s latest handset raises the bar so much that it’s hard to find any true fault with the iPhone 13 Pro except maybe the lack of Touch ID and that the charging speed still maxes out at 20W.

But consider what the iPhone 13 Pro does bring. From an excellent and bright 120Hz OLED display to the A15 Bionic’s crushing performance, this is one powerful device. If you’re a fan of slender phones, this is about as good as it gets for a phone with a 6.1-inch screen. Best of all, there’s no feature disparity between this model and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Both phones have the same telephoto zoom capabilities and all four iPhone 13 models have sensor-shift optical image stabilization. You’re not losing anything by opting for the cheaper and smaller iPhone 13 Pro.

In this iPhone 13 Pro review, I’ll walk you through why this is one of the best phones you can buy — it is the best if you want a smaller screen. 

Be sure to also check out our iPhone 13 Pro Max review, as well as our iPhone 13 review and iPhone 13 minireview. And if you do decide to buy the iPhone 13 Pro, make sure you also pick up one of the best iPhone 13 Pro cases.iPhone 13 Pro review: Price and release date

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As with every iPhone, the iPhone 13 Pro is available from nearly every carrier in addition to Apple. And the iPhone 13 Pro is available to buy right now, starting at $999 for the 128GB contoh. 

From there, a 256GB version costs $1,099, while the 512GB sets you back $1,299. For the first time ever, Apple offers a 1TB iPhone 13 Pro, which costs $1,499 — as much as a 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M1 chip and a 512GB hard drive.

In the U.K. the 128GB iPhone 13 Pro starts at £949, that ramps up to £1,049 for the 265GB contoh and £1,249 for the 512GB version. If you have deep pockets, then the 1TB iPhone 13 Pro will cost a hefty £1,449. 

I encourage you to check out our best iPhone 13 deals page to ensure that you get the best offer, whether you opt for a trade-in, payment plan, or buy the phone outright. And also check out our iPhone 13 delays halaman to see the latest shipment date berita. iPhone 13 Pro review: Design

The iPhone 13 Pro looks remarkably similar to the iPhone 12 Pro except for two key differences: the bigger camera hump and the smaller notch. The former is pretty self-evident. The lenses and the square around them stick out quite noticeably — the phone is far from flat when laying on a table or desk.

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The smaller notch is worthy of note, though. Apple says it’s about 20% smaller than the one we’re all used to. In practice, you can definitely tell the difference when you hold up the new phone next to an iPhone 12 Pro.

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The smaller notch is certainly a step in the right direction, though I still find it unsightly. Since Apple remains all-in on Face ID, the notch is here to stay for now — under-display TrueDepth tech is probably still a ways off.

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On that note, a serious omission on the iPhone 13 Pro is Touch ID. Rumors suggested that Apple was testing in-display fingerprint technology similar to what you find on many of the best Android phones. In a world where the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging and many of us are heavily encouraged to wear masks, I think Apple failing to offer an unlock alternative to Face ID remains a persoalan. The Apple Watch workaround introduced with iOS 14.5 earlier this year isn’t good enough.

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A stainless steel frame gives the iPhone 13 Pro a serious heft. It feels heavier, more solid, than the 7.19 ounces Apple lists as the phone’s weight. While my time with the phone has been brief up until now, I did feel wrist and pinky fatigue while using it, more so than the iPhone 12 Pro I use as a daily driver.

Because the iPhone 13 Pro’s design is largely unchanged, it feels more like an iterative upgrade over its predecessor instead of one pushing the boundaries. I think Apple played it safe this year, instead focusing on the display and camera enhancements.iPhone 13 Pro review: Display

With the same size OLED panel as its predecessor, the iPhone 13 Pro packs a lot of pixels in a screen that measures 6.1 inches diagonally. Apple calls this the latest version of its Super Retina XDR technology, and it sure is pretty. Colors pop, there’s plenty of contrast, and the viewing angles are stellar.

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Whether I was playing the anime-inspired, saturated Genshin Impact or watching the harsh orange scenes in the latter part of Blade Runner 2049, the iPhone 13 Pro’s display delivered in every regard. Even vibrant cyberpunk or retrowave images with their bright neon pinks, magentas and purples looked stunning.

Here’s how the iPhone 13 Pro’s screen stacks up against the Galaxy S21 Plus and iPhone 12 Pro in display benchmarks.iPhone 13 ProGalaxy S21 Plus (Vivid / Natural)iPhone 12 ProsRGB (%)117212 / 104116DCI-P3 (%)83150 / 7482Delta-E0.270.31 / 0.180.28Nits1024747742

The iPhone 13 managed similar color saturation to its predecessor, and its Delta-E color accuracy score (where 0 is perfect) was about the same as the iPhone 12 Pro’s. But pay attention to the max brightness we measured in our lab: 1,024 nits is insanely bright.

Of course, the star this year is the 120Hz ProMotion refresh rate on both the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The ProMotion experience is really nice. The iPhone 13 Pro’s display can automatically jump between 10Hz and 120Hz, offering a smooth experience that adapts to not only the content on screen, but also how fast your finger swipes across the glass.

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Once you experience a 120Hz display, it’s hard to go back to a 60Hz one. The same holds true for the iPhone 13 Pro, which has a noticeably smoother screen than the 12 Pro. Side-by-side, I strongly prefer the ProMotion display. Not only is it easier to read text on a web page while scrolling, but the crisp animations jumping between emails in Gmail or just unlocking the phone all make for an extremely premium experience.

Some third-party apps are apparently experiencing problems with ProMotion, with the display either locking at 60Hz or jumping between 60Hz and 120Hz, but Apple says a fix will come soon in a aplikasi update. 

It’s not something I’ve experienced, though, and while I wouldn’t say that the iPhone 13 Pro has the best display on the market, it’s certainly very, very good and more competitive now thanks to ProMotion.iPhone 13 Pro review: Cameras

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The iPhone 13 Pro comes equipped with three 12MP rear cameras, including a telephoto lens offering a 77mm focal length and 3x optical zoom. The main shooter features a larger sensor and wider aperture this year at f/1.lima, so it can let in more light than before. 

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