The iPhone 13 series is about to go on sale, and we've had the chance to get our hands on one of the
devices and give you our first impressions. We're not going to go into detail about the camera in this
article, as that will be the subject of a separate review, but rather we'll focus on the overall
impressions and the points that are the same and different from the iPhone 12 series.
The same four-model line-up as last year
A selection of the iPhone 13 series specifications. It's a four-model line-up with quite a lot in
The iPhone 13 series lineup consists of four models: iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and
iPhone 13 Pro Max. The iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max are the
same as last year's iPhone 12 series, with the standard iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13, and the high-
spec iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The basic design and specifications are also the same as
the iPhone 12 series.
iPhone 13 mini (midnight)
The iPhone 13 mini is a compact model with standard specifications. It has a 5.4-inch display and
weighs 140g, which is compact for today's smartphones, including Android. The Apple price for the
128GB model is 86,800 yen.
iPhone 13 (blue)
The iPhone 13 is a standard-sized model with standard specifications. It has a 6.1-inch display and
weighs 173g, which is a standard size for today's smartphones. Apple's price for the 128GB model is
The iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 have the same specs but different sizes
Other than size, the iPhone 13 and 13 mini share the same specifications. The iPhone 13 mini and
iPhone 13 mini share the same specifications except for size.
iPhone 13 Pro (Sierra Blue)
The iPhone 13 Pro is a high-spec, standard-sized model. It has a 6.1-inch display and weighs 203g,
the same size as the iPhone 13 but slightly heavier due to differences in materials. Apple's price for
the 128GB model is 122,800 yen.
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro – the same size but different specs and price
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro are the same size but have different specs and prices. The iPhone
12 and 12 Pro are also the same size and can be confusing, so make sure you know which model you
are buying a case for.
iPhone 13 Pro Max (Gold)
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is the big, high-spec model. It has a 6.7-inch display and weighs 238g,
making it a bit of a pain to use with one hand, and it's heavy. Apple's price for the 128GB model is
If you look at the web pages of case manufacturers, you'll see that the Pro Max has the fewest
variations of cases and accessories out of the four models. The Max model has always had this
tendency and is not recommended for those who like to change the case.
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max – same specs, different sizes
The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max share the same specifications, except for the size
difference. The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max are the same size, but they share the same specs.
They're also available in the same size, but without the high-spec 5.4" mini and the "Pro" version of
the iPhone 13 mini. However, it's hard to choose the iPhone 13 Pro Max on the basis of size alone, as
the price is quite high despite its high specs.
The iPhone 13 mini is 980 yen cheaper, the iPhone 13 is 1080 yen cheaper, the iPhone 13 Pro is
5320 yen more expensive and the iPhone 13 Pro Max is 5220 yen more expensive than the iPhone 12
series. Note that when the iPhone 12 series was released, the minimum capacity of the standard
model was 64GB, so you need to be careful when comparing.
In terms of value for money, the iPhone 13/13 mini is a little cheaper than its predecessor, despite
the improved camera and other features. The Pro model is much more expensive than the standard
model, but the difference in performance between the Pro and Pro Max has been reduced, making
the iPhone 13 Pro a better value for money. But it's still expensive.
In addition, one of the new features, the 4K ProRes video recording function (to be updated later)
is only available on the Pro model with 256GB or more, so if you want to use this function, you have
to choose the more expensive 256GB or more model ……, but if you shoot 4K ProRes videos in the
first place, you may have to choose the 1TB model.
Check out the size of the iPhone 13 series!
The first thing to consider when deciding which model to choose is the size. The first thing to
consider when choosing which model to buy is the size, whether it fits comfortably in your hand and
whether the screen is large enough.
The iPhone 13 mini is the perfect size to reach every corner with your thumb
The size of the iPhone 13 mini is quite compact for a smartphone of today, and when you hold it in
your hand, you can tap every corner with your thumb. It's also light and thin enough to hold firmly in
your hand, so you won't feel like you're about to drop it. While it's easy to use with one hand, the
small display size means you may find it inconvenient when watching videos, playing some games or
using information apps on the big screen.
The iPhone SE (2nd generation) and iPhone 13 mini are very similar in size.
The size is almost identical to the iPhone 12 mini. The mini model is almost identical in size to the
4.7" models such as the iPhone SE (2nd generation) and iPhone 8.
iPhone 13. you can reach the top if you try hard enough, but it's a bit hard to pull the control centre
out of the top right corner
The iPhone 13 is a typical size for a smartphone these days. However, after using an iPhone 12
mini as my main device for the past year, holding the iPhone 13 makes me feel like it's huge. The
display is large enough to see and play games and watch videos comfortably, but it's hard for a
grown man to hold it in his hand and tap every inch of the screen with his thumb.
The iPhone 13 Pro is the same size as the iPhone 13, but it's a bit heavier
The iPhone 13 Pro is the same size as the iPhone 13, but it weighs 30g more at 203g. When you
hold it in your hand, you'll feel the weight of the iPhone 13 in your hand. The camera and GPU
performance are appealing, but the weight can be a disadvantage for everyday use, so if you can, go
to a shop and hold the device in your hands to see how it feels.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max can be used for typing, but don't expect to be able to do everything with one
The size of the iPhone 13 Pro Max is impressive. It's hard to tap every inch of the screen with your
thumb, so you'll need to use two hands. It also weighs in at a hefty 238g. The width of the phone
makes it difficult to grip, and the weight might make you feel like dropping it, so we recommend
using a phone ring. On the other hand, the size of the screen makes it ideal for watching videos and
iPhone 13 and iPhone 12, with the iPhone 13 on the left being slightly thicker
The iPhone 13 is thicker (0.25mm thicker at 7.65mm) and heavier than the iPhone 12, but the
difference is small and subtle. In particular, the thickness is only noticeable when held side by side,
and is almost imperceptible when held in the hand.
The iPhone 13 follows the design of the iPhone 12 series
The design of the iPhone 13 series also follows that of the iPhone 12 series.
The iPhone 13 has a glossy glass back, which will show fingerprints if you're not wearing gloves.
Both standard iPhone 13 and 13 mini models have a matte aluminium frame on the sides and a
glossy glass back. The aluminium frame on the sides is non-glossy and probably anodised, which I
like, although it doesn't have the same luxury feel as the Pro model.
The back of the phone is beautiful, but depending on the colour and lighting, the fingerprints on
the back will show up.
The camera on the iPhone 13. The protruding square is matte finish.
The square of glass around the camera is also made in one piece with the back, but only has a
matte finish. The camera lens is framed by a round frame in the same colour as the sides.
The iPhone 13 Pro is designed with a glossy stainless steel frame on the side.
The two Pro models, iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, both have a stainless steel frame with a glossy
finish on the sides and a matte glass back. The metallic sheen on the sides of the frame is reminiscent
of a watch or a piece of jewelry, and gives the Pro a luxurious feel that sets it apart from the standard
models. But it's still prone to fingerprints. The matte glass on the back is smooth and fingerprints
don't show up, which is also a nice touch.
Around the camera of the iPhone 13 Pro. Only the protruding squares have a glossy finish.
The Pro model also has a rectangular area of glass around the camera that's made in one piece
with the back, but only that area is glossy. It's an interesting design that's been around since the
iPhone 11 series. The Pro model also has the camera lens framed by a metal frame in the same
colour as the sides.
If you're going to wear a case on either model, you may not want to worry too much about this,
but most iPhone cases are designed to open up the entire camera square. You can see the body
colour and texture of the case from the outside, so it's not to be missed.
However, given the variety of third party iPhone cases that are likely to become available, it is
likely that there will be cases that only expose the lens area. The choice of case will also depend on
whether you want to keep the lens area discreet or not.