Is the iPhone 13 still a value buy in 2023?

Historically, new iPhone releases have been received with a lot of excitement and a lot of criticism. However, there is no doubt in anybody's mind that iPhones have the best design and build quality. With Apple having announced the iPhone 14 on 22nd September 2022, a lot of people have been asking if the older iPhone 13 remains a good buy in 2023. So, given that iPhone 13‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ share a majority of the same features and have pretty much the same design, should you consider buying the iPhone 14 or save up to Rs. 20,000 on the iPhone 13 instead?

Apple iPhone 13 is a far more powerful phone compared to its Android counterparts in the same price range – especially thanks to its powerful A15 Bionic Chip. For those who are on a budget and looking to save money, but still want all the goodies of an iPhone, the 13 is the best buy compared to the 14. The iPhone 13 costs up to Rs 20,000 cheaper compared to the iPhone 14 – and you get almost all the features you’d get in the 14.

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But – keep in mind that the iPhone 14 has a slightly faster chip, an excellent leap in low-light photography. The iPhone 14 also brings a change in the notch with Dynamic Island.

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Detailed Comparison of iPhone 13 vs iPhone 14

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iPhone 13

iPhone 14

Buy Link

Amazon @ Rs 61,999

Amazon @ Rs. 72,999

Status

Available from Sept 24, 2021

Available from Sept 16, 2022

Device Type

Smartphone

Smartphone

Body Dimensions

146.7 x 71.5 x 7.7 mm 

146.7 x 71.5 x 7.8 mm

Weight

174 Gms

172 Gms

SIM

Nano SIM and eSIM

Nano-SIM and eSIM (International)
eSIM (Dual SIM) (US Only)

Water Resistance

IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)

IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)

Display Type

Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 800 nits (HBM), 1200 nits (peak)
(16M Colors)

Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 800 nits (HBM), 1200 nits (peak)
(16M Colors)

Display Size

6.1 inches, 90.2 cm2 (approx. 86.0% screen-to-body ratio)

6.1 inches, 90.2 cm2 (approx. 86.0% screen-to-body ratio)

Display PPI

~460 PPI

~460 PPI

Memory

4GB

6GB

Memory Card Slot

No

No

Internal Memory Options

128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM, 512GB 4GB RAM

128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 512GB 6GB RAM

5G Support

Yes

Yes

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, Glonass

Yes, with A-GPS, Glonass

Rear Camera

12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS

12 MP, f/1.5, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7", 1.9µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS

Rear Camera Features

Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)

Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)

Rear Camera Video Recording

4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), stereo sound rec.

4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), Cinematic mode (4K@30fps), stereo sound rec.

Front Selfie Camera

12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6"

12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6", PDAF

Front Selfie Camera Features

HDR

HDR, Cinematic mode (4K@30fps)

Front Selfie Camera Video

4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS

4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS

Charger

Lightning Charger

Lightning Charger

Magsafe Compatible?

Yes

Yes

Battery Type

Li-Ion 3240 mAh, non-removable (12.41 Wh)

Li-Ion 3279 mAh, non-removable (12.68 Wh)

Charging

Wired, PD2.0, 50% in 30 min (advertised)

15W wireless (MagSafe)

7.5W wireless (Qi)

Wired, PD2.0, 50% in 30 min (advertised)

15W wireless (MagSafe)

7.5W wireless (Qi)

Colors

Starlight, Midnight, Blue, Pink, Red, Green         

Midnight, Purple, Starlight, Blue, Red       

Price

₹61,999.00 incl. GST

₹72,499.00 incl. GST

 

 

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