As expected, the iPhone 13 comes in four models — and if that strategy sounds familiar, that’s because Apple also launched four iPhone 12 models nearly a year ago. But this time, the gap between the regular and Pro series is even bigger.
An iPhone 13 vs. iPhone 13 Pro comparison is just what you need if you’re thinking of buying one of Apple’s new handsets — both of which are available right now — but aren’t sure which is right for you.
Sure, the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max also have plenty in common, from the new A15 Bionic chip to faster 5G and a smaller notch. However, the Pro series should truly be on another level this year.
That aside, the design of the iPhone 13 range isn’t massively different from that of the iPhone 12 models. Size-wise, they’re all near-identical to last year’s models, other than being a tiny bit thicker (0.30 inches rather than 0.29).
The good news here is that all four new iPhone 13 models get smaller notches. In fact, they’ve been reduced by 20% — which means you’ll get a little more screen real estate whichever one you’re using.
That means the iPhone mini 13 measures in at 2.53 x 5.18 x 0.3 inches, the iPhone 13 at 2.82 x 5.78 x 0.3 inches, and the iPhone 13 Pro at exactly the same as the iPhone 13. The iPhone 13 Max, meanwhile, is a whopping 3.07 x 6.33 x 0.3 inches.
Both also have a new camera array on the rear — more on that below — and it’s here that the design differences can clearly be seen. The iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 have two main lenses arranged diagonally whereas the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max have three lenses arranged over a larger camera module.