iPhone 13 Singapore Price and Review 2023 (Updated after iPhone 15 Launch)
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Since the first-ever Apple iPhone release in 2007, this fantastic tech innovation has undoubtedly become this generation’s go-to device.
Many will quickly agree that it is the most popular device today not only in the Singapore market but also globally. And with the recent announcements made by its creator, people are going crazy once again!
Notably, the latest version in the impressive roster of mobile devices is soon to hit the market –the iPhone 13.
But the question is, what is it about this device that makes people go on a countdown and drool whenever there’s a new one? In this post, we’ll talk about the iPhone 13 Singapore Price and Review, along with the other versions that are still a hot trend on the market.
Price of iPhone 13 Series in each country
|iPhone 13 in Different Countries||iPhone 13||iPhone 13 mini||iPhone 13 Pro||iPhone 13 Pro Max|
Before placing your orders and letting go of a significant amount of money, let’s talk about the groundbreaking improvements that Apple boasts in these soon-to-be-launched models.
Instead of going for rounded edges that had been the face of the iPhone models before the launch of the iPhone 12 Series, Apple opted for a flat-sided design that sports squared-off edges.
The look, according to experts, is closely similar to the design of the iPhone 4, iPhone 5, and iPad Pro. Notably, all four in the iPhone 13 series have flat-edged aesthetics that almost mirror the iPhone 12 models’ body design.
They sport an all-glass front, a lustrous all-glass back protected by an aluminum frame with matching color.
The iPhone13’s front display has a notch that houses the microphone, speaker, and the TrueDepth Camera. Notably, this notch is smaller than the iPhone 12; it effectively allows more display area.
On the sides and top of the model are antenna bands; on the right is the power button, while on the left is the silence/volume buttons. The 5G mmWave antenna is located underneath the device’s power button. You can also find the microphones and speaker holes at the bottom, alongside the Lightning port. Also on the left is the Sim slot.
iPhone 13 Singapore Camera / Video
The TrueDepth Camera System boasts a front-facing selfie camera which is extremely valuable during Facetime calls –thanks to the 12-megapixel f/2.2 camera.
With the presence of the A15 chip, users can enjoy a plethora of photographic capabilities that were only once possible for rear cameras. The iPhone 13 Series allows users to enjoy unique features such as Dolby Vision HDR recording, Smart HD4, Deep Fusion, and Night mode for taking selfies.
But arguably, the newly-introduced Cinematic Mode and ProRes features are perhaps the most talked-about innovation in this series. Imagine being able to leap from an amateur photographer/videographer to a pro! Read more about it here.
iPhone 13 Singapore Sizes
The iPhone 13 versions measure 5.4 and 6.1 inches, making the iPhone 13 Pro the company’s smallest iPhone to date. Compared to their predecessors, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini come thicker and heavier.
To be more precise, the iPhone 13 is 5.78 inches tall and 2.82 inches wide, while the iPhone 13 Mini is 5.18 inches tall and 2.53 inches wide.
Also, rumor has it that this will be the last time Apple will offer their mobile devices at this size because, notably, the iPhone 12 mini failed to gain the expected traction.
iPhone 13 Display
All of the four versions boast the OLED Super Retina XDR display. The brightness of the iPhone 13 versions can go as high as 800 nits, just 200 nits behind the iPhone Pro models.
The contrast ratio is set at 2,000,000:1, and when using the HDR feature, the brightness can max up to 1200 nits –perfect for shooting photos, watching tv shows and movies, and filming videos.
Furthermore, the True Tone feature easily matches the display’s white balance, enhancing the lighting and making it more eye-friendly.
iPhone 13 Singapore Battery Life
Thanks to the A15 chip and bigger batteries, the iPhone 13 Series is confident that it’s built to last longer than the iPhone 12 lineup.
Notably, compared to the iPhone 12, the iPhone 13 can last 2.5 hours more, while the iPhone 13 mini can last 1.5 hours more than its counterpart from last year.
For instance, if you opt for the iPhone 13 Mini, you can stream for 13 hours non-stop and enjoy 17 hours and 55 hours of video and audio playback, respectively.
All the models also boast the fast charging feature and can be powered up to 50% in just half an hour. The products come with a USB C cable along with a 20W power adapter.
If you are planning on getting the latest iPhone 13 innovations, you may refer to these pricing tables from Singtel and Starhub (prices are correct at time of publishing).
|Singtel Plans for iPhone 13||iPhone 13 (128 GB)||iPhone 13 (256 GB)||iPhone 13 (512 GB)|
|XO Plus 50||S$728||S$888||S$1,188|
|XO Plus 68||S$568||S$728||S$1,028|
|XO Plus 88||S$388||S$548||S$848|
|XO Plus 118||S$128||S$278||S$578|
|XO Plus 168||S$0||S$0||S$128|
|Singtel Plans for iPhone 13 Mini||iPhone 13 Mini (128 GB)||iPhone 13 Mini (256 GB)||iPhone 13 Mini (512 GB)|
|XO Plus 50||S$598||S$748||S$1,048|
|XO Plus 68||S$428||S$588||S$888|
|XO Plus 88||S$258||S$408||S$708|
|XO Plus 118||S$0||S$138||S$438|
|XO Plus 168||S$0||S$0||S$0|
|Singtel Plans for iPhone 13 Pro||iPhone 13 Pro (128 GB)||iPhone 13 Pro (256 GB)||iPhone 13 Pro (512 GB)||iPhone 13 Pro (1 TB)|
|XO Plus 50||S$1,048||S$1,198||S$1,498||S$1,798|
|XO Plus 68||S$888||S$1,038||S$1,338||S$1,638|
|XO Plus 88||S$708||S$858||S$1,168||S$1,468|
|XO Plus 118||S$438||S$598||S$898||S$1,198|
|XO Plus 168||S$0||S$148||S$448||S$748|
Singtel iPhone 13 Pro Max Pricing Plans
|Singtel Plans for iPhone 13 Pro Max||iPhone 13 Pro Max (128 GB)||iPhone 13 Pro Max (256 GB)||iPhone 13 Pro Max (512 GB)||iPhone 13 Pro Max (1 TB)|
|XO Plus 50||S$1,188||S$1,338||S$1,638||S$1,938|
|XO Plus 68||S$1,028||S$1,178||S$1,478||S$1,778|
|XO Plus 88||S$848||S$998||S$1,298||S$1,598|
|XO Plus 118||S$578||S$728||S$1,028||S$1,328|
|XO Plus 168||S$128||S$288||S$588||S$888|
StarHub iPhone 13 Pricing Plans
|StarHub Plans for iPhone 13||iPhone 13 (128 GB)||iPhone 13 (256 GB)||iPhone 13 (512 GB)|
|Mobile+ $65 two-year plan||S$579||S$739||S$1,039|
|Mobile+ $95 two-year plan||S$329||S$489||S$789|
|Mobile+ $125 two-year plan||S$69||S$219||S$519|
|Mobile+ $155 two-year plan||S$0||S$0||S$249|
StarHub iPhone 13 Mini Pricing Plans
|StarHub Plans for iPhone 13 Mini||iPhone 13 Mini (128 GB)||iPhone 13 Mini (256 GB)||iPhone 13 Mini (512 GB)|
|Mobile+ $65 two-year plan||S$449||S$599||S$899|
|Mobile+ $95 two-year plan||S$199||S$349||S$649|
|Mobile+ $125 two-year plan||S$0||S$79||S$379|
|Mobile+ $155 two-year plan||S$0||S$0||S$119|
StarHub iPhone 13 Pro Pricing Plans
|StarHub Plans for iPhone 13 Pro||iPhone 13 Pro |
|iPhone 13 Pro |
|iPhone 13 Pro |
|iPhone 13 Pro |
|Mobile+ $65 two-year plan||S$899||S$1,059||S$13,59||S$1,659|
|Mobile+ $95 two-year plan||S$649||S$799||S$1,109||S$1,399|
|Mobile+ $125 two-year plan||S$379||S$539||S$839||S$1,139|
|Mobile+ $155 two-year plan||S$119||S$269||S$569||S$869|
StarHub iPhone 13 Pro Max Pricing Plans
|StarHub Plans for iPhone 13 Pro Max||iPhone 13 Pro Max (128 GB)||iPhone 13 Pro Max (256 GB)||iPhone 13 Pro Max (512 GB)||iPhone 13 Pro Max (1 TB)|
|Mobile+ $65 two-year plan||S$1,039||S$1,189||S$,1489||S$1,789|
|Mobile+ $95 two-year plan||S$789||S$939||S$1,239||S$1,539|
|Mobile+ $125 two-year plan||S$519||S$679||S$969||S$1,279|
|Mobile+ $155 two-year plan||S$249||S$409||S$709||S$1,009|
The four versions are divided into two in terms of affordability. Naturally, the iPhone 13 and iPhone Mini are more affordable than iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Notably, the first two versions are recommended for those users who are not after the professional-level camera and video features.
According to Apple, the iPhone 13 is “your new superpower.” Notably, by thinking diagonally, the genius folks behind this innovation were able to achieve a significant camera upgrade.
The ground-breaking architecture now offers the best dual camera system to date simply by turning the lenses by 45 degrees. Aside from making way to the biggest wide camera sensor that allows you to capture 47% more light for high-quality photos and videos, the iPhone13 also boasts the company’s sensor shift optical image stabilization.
This feature means you can say goodbye to blurred images even if your hands are unstable. The ultra-wide camera, on the other hand, sports a much faster sensor than its predecessor.
However, it is worth noting that fans are going crazy due to the announcement that the iPhone 13 Series will sport the Cinematic Mode, a feature that can help an amateur photographer be an instant pro.
Notably, filmmakers use the rack focus technique that allows them to shift focus from one subject to another in one swift motion.
You can simply hold down or tap your screen to lock focus, ultimately achieving focus transitions and beautiful, vivid depth effects. Furthermore, the cinematic mode also allows you to shoot in Dolby Vision HDR.
In addition, the Smart HDR 4 can recognize up to 4 people in a single scene. It also allows you to control the lightning and contrast as well as skin tones of your subjects.
With this feature, rest assured that everyone in your subject will look at their best! Meanwhile, the deep Fusion technology helps in capturing better patterns, textures, and details when activated and also analyzes different exposures pixel by pixel. And talking about battery life, the iPhone 13 can last 2.5 hours longer than iPhone 12.
You can now preorder this device, however, the official launch will be on September 24. Get yours for $$699.
The iPhone 13 mini is the improved version of iPhone 12 mini. This device sports the same design as the last year’s version –with flat edges, glass back, high-quality aluminum enclosure, and only a minuscule difference in thickness –7.65mm. Users can choose from blue, pink, midnight black, starlight, and red.
The iPhone 13 Mini boasts a 2340×1080 resolution (476 pixels per inch.) Furthermore, this version is 28% brighter, thanks to the Super Retina XDR technology.
For HDR, the Mini model can reach up to 1200 in brightness, and it comes with a True Tone feature that matches the screen display’s color temperature. It also comes with the Wide Color feature for capturing rich hues and a Haptic Touch for fantastic feedback.
As for TrueDepth, the device’s front-facing camera system, the Face ID notch now comes smaller and more space-wise. The Ceramic Shield has also been enhanced by adding nano-ceramic crystals, protecting the cover glass from drops.
The iPhone13 Mini can also be submerged safely for around 30 minutes underwater (6 meters) –thanks to the IP68 dust and water resistance technology.
The rear camera sports a 12-megapixel diagonal dual lens. The Wide camera (f/1.6 aperture) allows users to enjoy 47% more light along with a Sensor-Shift Stabilization feature.
The Ultra-wide camera (f/2.4 aperture), on the other hand, allows users to enjoy an enhanced low light performance. The photographic mode includes the trending Cinematic Mode, Portrait, Night Mode, and Time Lapse. Both models are also reliable for 4K video recording (60 frames per second.)
To further enhance the video streaming experience, Apple also worked on the 5G connectivity. In case 5G is not available, users can rely on Gigabit LTE features.
It means that users can expect higher definitions during Facetime calls and, of course, an improved gaming experience. However, there are limitations about the super-fast mm-Wave, depending on the location. To save battery, users are advised to switch to a Smart Data Mode, especially when not in need of 5G speeds.
Notably, the iPhone 13 Mini can last one and half hours longer than the iPhone 12 mini. As for the device storage, users can enjoy between 128 and 512 GB. The device also boasts a built-in accelerometer, ambient light sensor, three-axis gyro, and barometer.
The official launch of the iPhone 13 mini will be held on 24th September 2021; however, pre orders have been allowed since 17th September 2021. It is reportedly priced at $$799.
Let’s Pro –says Apple. Phone lovers will surely drool over the company’s latest line that promises the world’s most powerful camera system.
Notably, the iPhone Pro’s display is so responsive that users will always feel a brand new experience at every interaction. The product also boasts the fastest smartphone chip and exhibits a significant leap in battery life.
The camera system of the iPhone 13 Pro allows users to capture more in-depth details –thanks to the super-intelligent software.
Now, even amateurs can learn the pro’s filmmaking techniques! As stressed, this model was made specifically for low light. The Wide Camera now has a wider aperture that’s complemented with the largest sensor to date. This feature enhances the capabilities of the LiDAR Scanner which make Night Mode portraits immensely effective. Even the Telephoto now flaunts a Night Mode.
It’s also worth noting that when Apple launched the iPhone 12 series last year, the sensor-shift optical image stabilization feature was only available for the iPhone 12 Pro Max. This time around, the four iPhone 13 versions sport this innovative feature.
Same as the standard models, the Pro versions are hot topics due to the Cinematic mode. It also allows you to enjoy the “rack focus” feature that can help you track your subject and lock the camera focus in real-time. This trending mode also enables photo shooting in Dolby Vision HDR. As promised, the Pro Models will also be able to help you shoot and film ProRes videos later this year.
Same as the other models in the newest series, the official launch of the iPhone 13 Pro will be on September 24 2021. However, this gadget is available for pre-order!
Among the four new products, the iPhone Pro models come on the more expensive side mainly because they come with premium features compared to the regular iPhone 13 and iPhone Mini do not have.
According to Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, the Pro series boasts the most advanced systems and technologies way beyond the limits. He also stressed that they thought of all the consumers who want nothing but the best iPhone model during the design and production process.
So, what are those premium features? First, you will find that there is a slight difference in the design. Compared to the standard iPhone 12 Pro Max version, the iPhone 13 Pro Max model comes with glossy stainless steel bands wrapped around the phone’s case.
You will also find other stainless rings around the camera sensors. There are three of them, one for each sensor. Meanwhile, the back of the phone sports a high-quality matte glass.
Note that the first two cameras are also slightly different from those of the regular versions. Instead of having two cameras, you’ll get to enjoy three back cameras on the Pro versions. There’s the wide and ultra-wide camera with the addition of a 3x camera.
The wide camera comes with a ƒ/1.5 aperture, and in low-light performance, it offers up to 2.2x efficiency. On the other hand, the ultra-wide camera boasts ƒ/1.8 aperture and effectively improves performance in low-light by up to 92%. There’s also a 77mm telephoto camera that can be optically zoomed up to three times.
In particular, there’s a new cinematic mode with rack focus. You can track a subject and lock focus on that subject in real-time. Cinematic mode shoots in Dolby Vision HDR. Later this year, you’ll be able to shoot ProRes videos with the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max.
Also, according to Apple, it will be the first time that users will be able to use the Night mode with all available cameras.
You don’t need to pick a favorite camera that you think gives you the best shot with this feature. Like the premium iPad models, the iPhone 13 Pro Max version sports a ProMotion display, wherein you can also enjoy the P3 color range.
And since they also come with an adaptive framerate, you can effectively save your battery when you’re watching a movie. And of course, talking about battery life, the iPhone 13 Pro Max promises 2.5 hours more battery life than the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Same as the iPhone 13’s regular models, preorders for the Pro models started 17th September 2021.
iPhone 13 Camera Review
As with anything new, Apple made sure to give the new iPhone 13 models lots of upgrades, especially in terms of camera and video features.
So if you are an avid fan of this groundbreaking device, then you know that its creators aspire like no other to provide what customers want and need in their mobile devices. In this post, we will talk about how you can become an instant pro in shooting pictures and filming videos with the help of the iPhone 13’s unique and cutting-edge features.
Camera and Video Specs of iPhone 13
As confirmed by Apple in its recent company event, the iPhone 13 Series consists of four models –iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Notably, the first two both sport a dual-lens camera system. The reputable Wide lens and Ultra-wide lens boast f/1.6 and f/2.4 aperture, respectively.
The upgrade on the Wide camera will notably provide users with enhanced device performance in low light, while the updated Ultra-wide camera will allow for more light –47% to be précised.
Notably, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini do not have a Telephoto lens. It means you can only enjoy 2x optimal zoom and up to 5x digital zoom.
However, these models are now equipped with a feature that Apple only included in their previous Pro models, the sensor-shift image stabilization technology. This additional spec allows for steadier shots for users with unsteady hands.
As for the iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max, you will surely appreciate the three-lens camera system –Wide, Ultra-wide, and Telephoto. They come with f/1.5, f/1.8, and f/2.8 apertures, respectively. It’s also worth noting that the Pro models’ camera lenses are slightly better than the standard iPhone 13 versions.
The wide lens aperture lets in 2.2x more light, and it is considered as the iPhone’s largest sensor to date. From the 47% more light benchmark for the standard models, the Pro model Ultra-wide lens can notably capture up to 92%. Once used, you will surely notice the drastic improvement in image quality. Meanwhile, the Telephoto lens (77mm) allows you to zoom in up to 3 times optically and digitally zoom for up to 15x! The Pro versions also come with a LiDar Scanner, which iPhone 13 and 13 Mini lacks.
A15 Bionic processor of iPhone 13
This new chipset provides an increase in speed and advanced machine learning intelligence. The A15 processor allows for the features like the new Cinematic mode and Photographic Styles for the filmmakers and artists.
The Cinematic Mode, arguably the buzziest upgrade, allows you to shift the focus seamlessly from one subject to another during filming. It locks focus on your chosen subject, effectively blurring the scene’s background. Also, this feature lets you change the focus real quick when a new subject enters the scene. Professionals usually use this filming style which is known as the rack focus technique.
You can enjoy additional fantastic features such as Macro Photography, Telephoto Night Mode, Night Mode Portraits, Telephoto Cinematic Mode, and ProRes for the Pro versions.
TrueDepth Camera and Face ID of iPhone 13
The iPhone 13 lineup will also utilize Face ID for biometric authentication purposes. This feature has been present in the iPhone models since 2017. The system works through cameras and sensors and is mainly used for IOS-related tasks such as unlocking the device, providing passcodes for protected apps to third parties, verifying application purchases, and confirming payments made with Apple Pay.
The components of the Face ID technology are incorporated in the TrueDepth Camera system located in the display notch. As confirmed in the recent announcement, the notch comes smaller for the latest iPhone series compared to the predecessors.
5G Connectivity of iPhone 13
Want everything faster? Apple made sure to keep up with the ever fast-paced world. Aside from the LTE Networks, the iPhone 13 lineup uses 5G connectivity that provides faster downloading and streaming. You can enjoy watching your favorite TV series and movies because you can watch them all in a higher resolution.
If you often have Facetime calls, you will also appreciate the visual quality set at 1080p. If you are a gamer and play multiplayer games, the 5G feature also got you covered. You can even share your wins with your friends the minute you win. And it gets better! You don’t have to worry wherever you are to get those 5G bands.
The system’s modems are compatible with both mm-Wave and Sub-6GHz 5G. However, at the moment, you can only enjoy the mmWave speeds if you are located in the United States.
Although considered the fastest 5G network today, mmWave can be easily obscured by trees and buildings because it is short-range. It is why its application is limited to urban areas. It is often used in big and open spaces like airports, concert halls, and other areas where people usually come together.
On the other hand, the Sub-6GHz 5G is widely used in urban, rural, and suburban places. And while it is not as fast as when you use a 5g network, it is a much better alternative than LTE. However, the technology is continuously developing, and the public can only wait for other notable upgrades.
In the recent company event held last September 14 2021, tech giant Apple finally satisfied the wishes of iPhone’s fans worldwide by announcing the launch of the iPhone 13 alongside the iPad Mini 6 and Apple Watch Series 7.
According to rumors, the latest products will be available in four versions –iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone13 Pro Max. The much-awaited announcement notably mirrors the company’s pattern when it launched the impressive line of iPhone12 last year.
Notably, the four new versions boast the A15 Bionic chip along with a six-core CPU. The latter feature comes with a quad-core GPU, two cores for improved performance, and four other cores for enhanced efficiency.
Furthermore, significant upgrades to the back cameras have been made. They now come with broader apertures along with new and exciting video features. But perhaps, one of the most anticipated features is the Cinematic mode that can help amateur photographers and videographers become experts in their fields using the “rack focus” feature.
This one allows users to gracefully slide between focus subjects in a video. Furthermore, users can easily lock their focus by tapping on the device’s screen or simply holding it down.
Apple further made fans more excited by announcing that despite the upgrades that include 5G, better cameras, a faster chip, and the likes, the iPhone 13 Series boasts longer battery life than the iPhone 12 line and other predecessors.
However, while the four versions are rumored to carry many similar groundbreaking designs and features, Apple has the reputation of always making the new one better than the last one. Having said that, users can naturally expect that the four versions will have differences in some aspects, such as appearance, features, and pricing, among others.
When asked why the iPhone is considered the best, fans will surely take the time to brag about what these models have that others lack.
But while all of the products launched in different rosters are impeccably impressive, know that not every product in the lineup is not created equal. There are similarities, yes, but there are also significant differences. We hope this comprehensive guide about the iPhone 11, iPhone 12, and upcoming iPhone 13 will help you decide about which model is best suited for you –with all aspects considered.
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