Why you should still buy an iPhone 13 in 2022 despite the brilliant iPhone 14

Planning to buy a new phone? Got your heart set on iPhone 14? Well, you could check out the iPhone 13 which offers almost all the features of iPhone 14, at an impressively low price..

| Updated on: Sep 20 2022, 11:49 IST
iPhone 13 Mini FREE! Verizon offers amazing deal on the last ever “Mini” iPhone
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1/5 Apple launched its latest flagship iPhone 14 series a couple of weeks ago. The tech giant discontinued previous models such as the iPhone 11, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max after the launch. However, you can still get the iPhone 13 Mini with an incredible offer where it can be yours for free! (Apple)
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2/5 The iPhone 13 Mini is originally priced at $599. However, you can get it absolutely free by availing this exciting Verizon offer. You do not even have to trade-in an old smartphone to get this deal. You just have to subscribe to Verizon’s unlimited 5G data line to get the iPhone 13 Mini for free. (Reuters)
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3/5 Verizon’s unlimited plans start at $70 per month and go up to $90 per month for the truly unlimited 5G plan. If you avail any one of these plans, you’ll get the smartphone free. But there is a catch. You will have to honour this contract for a period of 36 months, otherwise you will have to pay the full retail price of the smartphone. (Apple)
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4/5 You can also get the 256GB and 512GB variants of the iPhone 13 Mini with this offer. However, you will have to pay an installment of $2.77 and $8.33 per month respectively until your contract period ends. (HT Tech)
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5/5 iPhone 13 Mini Specifications: Apple launched the iPhone 13 Mini last year with new and exciting features. iPhone 13 features a smaller notch compared to the iPhone 12. The smartphone also gets bigger sensors with Sensor Shift Stabilization which improve the camera substantially. It was also the first iPhone to feature Apple’s new A15 Bionic chipset manufactured on a 5nm platform. (Apple)
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Why iPhone 13 is the ideal smartphone to buy in 2022 evn though iPhone 14 has been launched. (Reuters)

If you have ever gone shopping for a smartphone, you would know that the market today is flooded with great options from Samsung, Vivo, Oppo, iQOO, Xiaomi and more as they have been launching a new flagship smartphone almost every 6 months. From smartphones which are camera-focused to gaming smartphones, there is a phone for every user's preference. However, very few of them offer great all-round performance without burning a hole in your pocket. Apple iPhones are generally considered to be the best in the smartphone industry by many although they can cost you a a lot too. However, with the launch of the iPhone 14, Apple has reduced the price of the iPhone 13, making it the best smartphone to purchase in 2022. Know why?

iPhone 13 at a glance

Apple introduced the iPhone 13 last year and although now it is an year-old device, the iPhone 13 still stands shoulder to shoulder with the best flagship smartphones in the market today. It features a stellar camera, a bright and crisp display, all-day battery life and most importantly, one of the most-powerful processors in the market.

iPhone 13: Features and Specifications

It features a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED True Tone display with a resolution of 2532x1170 pixels. For those unfamiliar with the technical aspects, it simply means that the OLED display of the iPhone 13 is one of the best in the smartphone market.

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iPhone 13 features a smaller notch compared to the iPhone 12. iPhone cameras are already considered to be the best in the business and the iPhone 13 gets bigger sensors with Sensor Shift Stabilization which improves the camera substantially. It features a 12MP wide-angle sensor and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor for excellent photos even in low-light conditions.

It is also the first iPhone to feature Apple's new A15 Bionic chipset manufactured on a 5nm platform, ensuring that your smartphone never slows down or lags behind. Apple claims the A15 Bionic is 50% faster than the competition in terms of CPU performance and 30% faster in terms of GPU performance when it was launched in September, 2021. The iPhone 13 has an amazing battery life with Apple claiming the battery of the iPhone 13 to last up to 2.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12.

iPhone 13: Design

Apple moved away from the curved design philosophy and introduced a new boxy design with the iPhone 12, giving a throwback to the days of the iPhone 4S. iPhone 13 has a nearly identical design with the exception of the camera placement and a smaller notch. iPhone 13 is considerably lighter compared to other smartphones in the market.

iPhone 13: Price

With the launch of the iPhone 14, Apple has substantially reduced the price of its older models. Apple has chopped off $100 on the price of the iPhone 13, meaning it can be yours for just $699. There are not many options available in the market which feature all-round great performance at an impressive price. So, the iPhone 13 really is the smartphone to buy this year.

iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13

Now, iPhone 14 has a better camera, it has the latest Apple chip, always-on display and much more. However, iPhone 14 is almost the same as iPhone 13 in most respects. What makes the iPhone 13 case even stronger is that it too boasts the iOS 16, the latest operating software by Apple. This gives it access to a plethora of other benefits that you also find on iPhone 14.

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First Published Date: 20 Sep, 11:49 IST
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