Apple iPhone 13 review

A flawless HDR screen, better camera and more battery life make the iPhone 13 a fantastic phone (without the 'Pro' price).

iPhone 13 review
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Our Verdict

The iPhone 13 is an excellent phone for demanding creatives who don't want the expense of the Pro model, delivering uncompromising image quality from both its screen and camera, and improved battery life as a bonus. While the iPhone 13 Pro does offer more, what you get here is hard to fault.

For

  • Accurate & sharp screen
  • Very impressive cameras
  • Improved battery life

Against

  • No 120Hz screen
  • No ProRaw photography

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Specs

Size: 71.5x146.7x7.65mm
Weight:
173g
Processor:
Apple A15 (4-core GPU, 4GB RAM)
Resolution:
1170x2532
Screen:
6.1-inch OLED Super Retina XDR display
Storage:
128/256/512GB
Battery:
3,227mAh

The iPhone 13 is an excellent update to a phone that was already massively impressive, taking the basic shell of the iPhone 12 and upgrading pretty much every single part, improving them with thoughtful nips and tucks. 

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The Verdict
4.5

out of 10

iPhone 13

The iPhone 13 is an excellent phone for demanding creatives who don't want the expense of the Pro model, delivering uncompromising image quality from both its screen and camera, and improved battery life as a bonus. While the iPhone 13 Pro does offer more, what you get here is hard to fault.

Matt Bolton

Matt is Managing Editor at TechRadar.com, and previously worked on T3, MacLife and MacFormat. He's been testing technology for over a decade, working in specialist Apple publications as well general technology and creative journalism, and has charted Apple’s ups and downs since his student days (but still hopes to hear “one more thing”). By day, you can find him covering TV, audio, smart home gear and more at T3.com, as Home Tech Editor. By night, he's probably updating or pairing or installing some new piece of technology in the quest for the perfect setup.