The iPhone 13 is a standout smartphone. Read on for a precis of all its key features and specs.
iPhone 13 at a glance
The iPhone 13 pairs Apple's 'most advanced dual camera system ever' with a longer life battery that charges much faster than before.
It also features a 6.1-inch screen with a tough Ceramic Shield construction, and is powered by a brawny A15 processor.
iPhone 13 availability and price
At the time of release, the iPhone 13 is priced £779 when bought off-contract. Alternatively, it's available on monthly contract deals from almost all household-name networks.
You'll find our best iPhone 13 contracts in the table above. Use the filters on the left-hand side to find a deal that meets your needs.
iPhone 13 design
There's not much to separate the iPhone 13 from the iPhone 12 when it comes to looks. Both phones are dominated by their screens and feature rounded edges that tip their hats to classic iPhone designs from the past.
But there are a few notable differences. Not least the fact that the screen notch has shrunk, so it no longer eats into the display as much.
And there are some new colour options, too. You can now choose from:
- Product Red
- Starlight white
- Midnight black
iPhone 13 camera
This is perhaps the facet of the iPhone 13 that represents the most significant upgrade from its predecessor.
That's because the iPhone 13 has inherited the superb dual 12-megapixel camera set-up from 2020's high-end iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The upshot is that it performs very impressively in low light and comes with a suite of photographic profiles to choose from, so you can apply a consistent aesthetic across your snaps.
Video recording has taken a step up too.
Not only can you now record in Dolby Vision in 4K at up to 60 frames per second. You can also apply a Portrait Mode effect on video footage too, blurring out the background to bring your subject into super sharp focus.
iPhone 13 specs
- 6.1-inch OLED screen that's brighter and crisper than iPhone 12
- 128GB, 256BG or 512GB storage options
- Dual camera system with 12MP wide and 12MP ultrawide lenses
- 5G for superfast mobile internet experience
What's the difference between iPhone 13 and iPhone 12?
Aesthetically? Not an awful lot. They look very much alike. But under the bonnet, there are some very significant upgrades.
For one thing, the rear camera system is much improved. It now excels in low light and takes noticeably sharper and crisper photos in general.
The iPhone 13 is more powerful too. That's thanks to the A15 processor at the heart of the phone that makes for a snappy user experience and ensures the iPhone 13 handles multi-tasking with aplomb.
Just as welcome is the longer-life battery that gets you an extra two hours between charges and charges faster too.
Can I get the iPhone 13 with no upfront cost?
Just use our comparison table and use the filters on the left-hand side and you'll be able to filter out all deals that require you to pay something upfront.
Can I get the iPhone 13 with unlimited data?
Yes, you can. Naturally, iPhone 13 unlimited data contracts won't come cheap. But if you're a very heavy data user, they're a good bet.
You'll find our best iPhone 13 deals with no data usage limit in the comparison table above. Just be sure to use the filter on the left-hand side to track down the unlimited data contracts.
What's the cheapest way to get an iPhone 13?
Major savings are up for grabs if you can afford to buy the iPhone 13 off-contract and then grab a SIM-only deal. But the catch is that you'll need to have the best part of £800 to hand.
If you don't have that kind of money as a lump sum, your best best is to shop around for iPhone 13 monthly contracts from value networks, such as Three or giffgaff.
They may be a bit lacking when it comes to freebies and reward schemes, when compared to the likes of O2 and Vodafone. But that generally means cheaper monthly payments and less outlay all round.
Can I get the iPhone 13 with poor credit?
That might be tricky. Because all the big networks apply stringent credit checks, especially for high-end phones such as the iPhone 13.
If you've got an impaired credit rating, you may be better off choosing a more affordably priced smartphone. Or saving up until you can afford to buy the iPhone 13 outright and off-contract.
iPhone 13 specs
|Release Date||24/09/2021 00:00:00|
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar|
|Size||71.5mm x 7.7mm x 146.7mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Display Size||6.1 inches|
|Resolution||1170 x 2532 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||460 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||6 Cores Cores|
|Internal Storage||128, 256, 512|
|Primary Camera||12 MP|
|2nd Camera||12 MP|