We analyze and compare the design, screen, cameras and battery of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra and the OnePlus 9 Pro.
After the recent presentation of the iPhone 13 we think it is necessary to explain how are the new Apple terminals compared to the premium high-end smartphones with Android from 2021.
This is not going to be a comparison to use because there are some technical specifications that we will not be able to analyze of the new iPhone 13 like RAM or battery capacity, since it is data that has never been disclosed by the Cupertino-based company.
To do this, we are going to focus our analysis on four main sections of each of these five terminals: design, display, cameras and battery.
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra and OnePlus 9 Pro
|specs||iPhone 13||iPhone 13 Pro||Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra||Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra||OnePlus 9 Pro|
|Dimensions and weight||146.7 x 71.5 x 7.6 mm. 173 g||146.7 x 71.5 x 7.6 mm. 203 g||165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm. 228 g||74.6 x 164.3 x 9.0 mm. 225 g||163.2 x 73.6 x 8.7 mm. 197g|
|Screen||6.1-inch Retina OLED||6.1-inch ProMotion Retina OLED||6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED||6.82-inch AMOLED||6.7-inch AMOLED|
|Resolution and density||FullHD + (2,532 x 1,170 pixels) 19.5: 9. 460 ppi. 60 Hz||FullHD + (2,532 x 1,170 pixels) 19.5: 9. 460 ppi. 120 Hz||WQHD + (3200 × 1440 pixels). 515 ppi. 120 Hz||WQHD + (3,200 x 1,440 pixels). 515 ppi||WQHD + (3,200 x 1,440 pixels). 20.1: 9. 515 ppi|
|Processor||Apple A15 Bionic||Apple A15 Bionic||Samsung Exynos 2100||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888|
|RAM||–||–||12/16 GB LPDDR5x||8/12 GB||8/12 GB LPDDR5x|
|OS||iOS 15||iOS 15||Android 11 with One UI||Android 11 with MIUI||Android 11 with Oxygen OS|
|Storage||128/256/512 GB||128/256/512 GB-1 TB||128/256/512 GB UFS 3.1||256/512 GB||128/256 GB UFS 3.1|
|Cameras||Rear dual 12 MP with focal aperture f / 1.6. OIS, QuadLED flash + 12 MP with focal aperture f / 2.4
Frontal 12 MP with f / 2.2 focal aperture. TOF 3D, slow motion
|Rear 12 MP wide angle with OIS, focal aperture f / 1.5. 12 megapixel ultra wide angle with f / 1.8 focal aperture and 120º angle of view. 12 MP telephoto with f / 2.8 focal aperture, OIS. LiDAR camera
Frontal 12 MP with f / 2.2 focal aperture.
|Rear Main 108 MP with focal aperture f / 2.4, OIS. 12 MP ultra wide angle with f / 2.2 focal aperture, 120º angle of view. 10MP telephoto, f / 2.4 focal aperture, OIS, 3X optical zoom. 10MP telephoto, f / 4.9 focal aperture, OIS, 10X optical zoom
Frontal 50 MP with focal aperture f / 2.2
|Rear Main 50 MP with focal aperture f / 1.95, OIS. 48 MP wide angle with f / 2.2 focal aperture, 128º angle of view. 48 MP telemacro, 5x optical zoom, digital zoom up to 120x
Frontal 20 MP with f / 2.2 focal aperture
|Rear Main 48 MP with focal aperture f / 1.8, OIS. 50 MP ultra wide angle with f / 2.2 focal aperture. 8 MP telephoto with f / 2.4 focal aperture, 3x optical zoom. 2 MP monochrome
Frontal 16 MP with focal aperture f / 2.4.
|Battery||18W fast charging and 15W MagSafe wireless||20W fast charging, 15W MagSafe wireless and 7.5W Qi||5,000mAh, 25W fast charging, 15W wireless charging and reverse wireless charging||5,000mAh, 67W fast charging, 67W wireless charging and reverse wireless charging||4,500mAh, 65W fast charging and 65W wireless charging.|
|Others||Dual SIM, eSIM, 5G, Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, biometric facial recognition (Face ID), IP68 water resistance and Lightning connector||Dual SIM, eSIM, 5G, Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, biometric facial recognition (Face ID), IP68 water resistance and Lightning connector||Ultrasonic on-screen fingerprint reader, IP68 protection, UWB, Wi-Fi 6E, S-Pen compatibility, AKG stereo speakers, Samsung DeX and USB-C||Dual SIM, 5G, Wifi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, Harman Kardon stereo speakers, IP68 water resistance and USB-C||On-screen fingerprint reader, 5G, Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, 2D face unlock, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers and USB-C 3.1|
In the aesthetic section, the iPhone 13 maintains a design very similar to the previous generation, with the exception that the notch, where both the front camera and the Face ID system are housed, it is narrower and taller than the iPhone 12.
The main difference, at the design level, that we find between the iPhone 13 and the high-end Android terminals of this year is that the first keep betting on your already classic notch, while the other three have a hole in the screen, which is located in the center on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and on the left side on the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra and OnePlus 9 Pro.
Regarding construction materials iPhone 13 is made of glass and aluminum, something that it shares with the three premium Android terminals of 2021, while the iPhone 13 Pro, meanwhile, has a stainless steel chassis and glass on the back.
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro have a 6.1-inch size retina-type OLED display and Full HD + resolution. The main difference between the two is that the Pro model has a ProMotion display with a variable refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, while the screen of the iPhone 13 stays in the classic 60 Hz.
The main differences of the iPhone 13 with respect to the three flagships with Android of 2021 in regard to the screen are size and resolution, since the smartphones of Samsung, Xiaomi and OnePlus have a larger panel, 6.7 inches on the OnePlus 9 Pro and 6.8 inches on the other two, and higher resolution, QWHD + (3200 × 1440 pixels).
One feature that the iPhone 13 Pro shares with all three Android models is a screen refresh rate of 120 Hz, something that is becoming standard within the current high-end range.
From Cupertino they continue to think that less is more in the photographic section and They resist integrating four cameras in the iPhone 13, something that we do find in the three terminals with Android.
Thus, the iPhone 13 has a double rear camera composed of two 12 megapixel sensors, wide angle and ultra wide angle and the iPhone 13 Pro is equipped with a triple rear camera module with three 12 megapixel sensors, wide angle, ultra wide angle and telephoto lens, and a LiDAR sensor.
The four smartphones analyzed in this comparison have the same type of sensors, except the OnePlus 9 Pro that features a monochrome sensor for portraits.
The fact that Android terminals have more cameras does not mean that they take better photos, so we will have to wait to see the first snapshots taken with the iPhone 13 to see which ones give the best result.
Where we do find more differences is in the front camera, since Apple bets, in its iPhone 13, on a sensor with a resolution of 12 megapixels while Samsung, Xiaomi and OnePlus opt for one with higher resolution, 16 MP in the OnePlus 9 Pro, 20 MP in the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra and 50 MP in the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
Although we do not have data on the battery capacity of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, Apple has ensured that these terminals have a greater autonomy than their predecessors, the iPhone 12, thanks to the higher efficiency of the A15 Bionic chip.
Thus, the iPhone 13 has 2 hours and half more autonomy than the iPhone 12, while the iPhone 13 Pro improves on 1.5 hours the battery life of the iPhone 12 Pro.
All the smartphones analyzed in this comparison have fast charging and wireless charging, but the iPhone 13 also have Magnetic wireless charging compatible with your MagSafe accessory line, inaugurated with the release of the iPhone 12.
What the iPhone 13 lacks is reverse wireless charging, something that the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra do have.
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