iPhone 13 | Price | Camera | Performance | Should You Upgrade? | Compared with iPhone 12 Series |

The iPhone 13 Series was launched at the 14th September Apple Event where they revealed 4 phones in the lineup, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.


Apple has not announced a release date in Nepal but It's on sale around the world and will be available in Nepal after Mid October.


The major question is should you need to upgrade from iPhone to 12 to 13? Let's find out by side-by-side comparison of every new feature added in the iPhone 13 Series.


Design Changes in iPhone 13 Series:

In terms of design both the iPhone 12 and 13 series have the same screen size, same design materials but the buttons are moved a little down in iPhone 13 segment. The major change in the design of the iPhone 13 series the notch has become 20% smaller as compared to the previous generation. Both of the iPhone series come with IP-68 water and dust resistance.


The cameras are re-positioned in Non-Pro Variants of the iPhone 13 as shown in the picture below.

Display Changes in iPhone 12 Vs 13

Both of the iPhone 12 and 13 series come with Super Retina XDR OLED Display with 2532 x 1170 Resolution and Strong Ceramic Shield protection on the screen side. But there is huge change in screen Refresh Rate. All models of the iPhone 12 series come with a 60 Hz display but iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Max series features Apple's ProMotion display with a 120Hz refresh rate. You will miss this feature in iPhone 13 and 13 mini. Both iPhone series come with the same peak brightness of 1200 nits.

iphone 12 and 13

Performance iPhone 12 Vs Latest iPhone 13.

iPhones are known for their performance and software optimization. Every year the iPhone comes with a new Bionic Chip and upgraded performance as compared to the previous generation. You will get the A14 bionic chip in the iPhone 12 series whereas the latest A15 bionic chip is used in all models of iPhone 13. In fact, both A14 and A15 chips are based on the same 5 NM architecture. Apple claims that the latest processor in iPhone 13 is 20% faster than the previous-generation iPhone 12 lineup.

Iphone 12 and 13 perfomance check

About New A15 Bionic Chip

  • CPU:                     6 Cores 3.23 GHz

  • Transistors:        15 Billion

  • GPU:                    4 Cores GPU

  • Instructions:      64 Bit

These are few tested benchmark results:

AnTuTu Benchmarks:

  • iPhone 12:    65,01,72

  • iPhone 13:    76,87,36

While doing the FPS test in both phones they scored remarkably the same performance of 69%. It means gaming on both phones is going to be super smooth and support the same settings.


There are different variants of storage options available but the memory speed is almost the same in both iPhone 12 and 13.

Battery Capacity: iPhone 12 Vs iPhone 13 Series.

Battery capacity is the major improvement in the iPhone 13 series. You can see, battery capacity is upgraded in all segments of the latest iPhones.

Battery Capacity Comparison 


iPhone 12 Mini

2,227 mAh


iPhone 13 Mini

2,406 mAh

iPhone 12

2,815 mAh


iPhone 13

3,227 mAh

iPhone 12 Pro

2,815 mAh


iPhone 13 Pro

3,095 mAh

iPhone 12 Pro Max

3,687 mAh


iPhone 13 Pro Max

4,352 mAh

Apple claims that iPhone 13 Pro offers up to 1.5 hours longer battery life compared to the iPhone 12 Pro. Whereas iPhone 13 Pro Max gets up to 2.5 hours longer battery life than the iPhone 12 Pro Max. 


But the charging capacity is still the same (20W) wired charging and (15W) wireless charging in both of the series.

Camera Comparison iPhone 12 vs iPhone 13.

The most important improvement in the iPhone 13 lineup is the Camera. The size of the

The most important improvement in the iPhone 13 lineup is the Camera. The size of the Camera sensor has been increased because of this you can get crispier and detailed photos in iPhone 13. Apple claims there is a sensor-shift technology in iPhone 13 series which helps to get more stable videos. As I mentioned Camera sensor has been bigger, so you will get more improved low light camera performance in the iPhone 13 series as compared to the iPhone 12 series.

iPhone 12 vs 13 camera comparison

The most hype in the iPhone 13 series is "Cinematic Mode" as an important Camera feature. Basically, it is a feature where you can create Bokeh Video with outstanding edge detection. This feature will allow you to capture video like a professional camera.


Technically, both iPhone 12 and 13 series have the same camera specifications but new things are Cinematic Video Mode and Sharp images quality in the iPhone 13 lineup.


In terms of the front camera, you will get the same 12MP sensor on both iPhone 12 and 13 series. iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max series have 77m Telephoto Lens which is missing in 13 and mini.

 Verdict: If you are planning to upgrade from iPhone 12 to 13 for the camera then once you need to think about it, there's not much difference. 


Speaker Comparison: iPhone 12 Vs iPhone 13 Series.

Apple hasn't claimed the improvement of speakers in the iPhone 13 series but some reviewers tested and found iPhone 13 series have a little bit improved speaker quality as compared to previous generation iPhones.

Pricing Comparison iPhone 12 Vs iPhone 13 Series.

Global Price of iPhone 13 Series (128GB) 

iPhone 13 Mini           


iPhone 13


iPhone 13 Pro


iPhone 13 Pro Max



Price of iPhone 13 Series in Nepal (128GB)

iPhone 13 Mini           

NPR 120,990

iPhone 13

NPR 137,990

iPhone 13 Pro

NPR 174,990

iPhone 13 Pro Max

 NPR 189,900


*Price of iPhone 13 Pro Max is Estimated to range between NPR 185,000 to 190,000 in Nepal (128 GB)

Color Options:

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max:

  • Graphite
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Sierra Blue


iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13:


·         Blue

·         Midnight

·         Pink

·         Product Red

Iphone 13 pro max colors

At last: I have a question for You: Leave your response in the Comment section.


Will you Upgrade to iPhone 13 Series?

Or, are you happy with your Android Phone Like me?

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