Apple iPhone 13 Pro Review

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Review

13 is the charm! The iPhone goes into the next round with a 120-Hz panel, a bigger battery and an improved camera system. In our review, the iPhone 13 Pro has earned not only superlatives but also a few points of criticism.

Daniel Schmidt, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by Stanislav Kokhanyuk), 🇩🇪

The Apple iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro share a lot of similarities. However, upon lifting the iPhone 13 Pro the additional heft and the increased size of the camera lenses are immediately noticeable. 

The iPhone 13 Pro comes with the Apple A15 Bionic, a bigger battery and a brighter OLED display with adaptive refresh rate functionality. Moreover, the iPhone 13 Pro supports refresh rates of up to 120 Hz. The 128 GB entry-level model still costs 1149 Euros (~$1332). The 1 TB top-end model has an MSRP of 1729 Euros (~$2005).

Read this review to learn about the innovations and compromises that prospective buyers of the iPhone 13 Pro should be aware of. 

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Graphics adapter

Apple A15 GPU 5-Core

Display

6.10 inch 19.48:9, 2532 x 1170 pixel 457 PPI, capacitive Touchscreen, Super Retina XDR Display with ProMotion, OLED, DolbyVision, True Tone, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz

Storage

256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 

, 240.8 GB free

Connections

1 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: Lightning, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Digital Compass, Magnetometer, Barometer, Three-Axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Face ID

Networking

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66), 5G-Sub6 (Band 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 77, 78, 79), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS

Size

height x width x depth (in mm): 7.65 x 146.7 x 71.5 ( = 0.3 x 5.78 x 2.81 in)

Battery

11.97 Wh, 3095 mAh Lithium-Ion, 3.87 V

Charging

wireless charging

Operating System

Apple iOS 15

Camera

Primary Camera: 12 MPix (f/1.5, OIS) + 12 MPix (Ultra Wide/Macro, f/1.8, 120°) + 12 MPix (3x optical Zoom, f/2.8) + LiDAR-Scanner; 4k-HDR-Video with Dolby Vision

Secondary Camera: 12 MPix (f/2.2)

Additional features

Speakers: Dual, Keyboard: Onscreen, Lightning-to-USB Cable, Sticker, Quick Start Guide, 12 Months Warranty, GNSS: GPS, Glonass, Galileo, QZSS and BeiDou; Wireless Charging up to 15 W, MagSafe; Body-SAR: 0.98 W/kg, Head-SAR: 0.99 W/kg; IP68; UWB, fanless, waterproof

Weight

203 g ( = 7.16 oz / 0.45 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

Rating

Date

Model

Weight

Drive

Size

Resolution

Best Price

90.6 %

10/2021

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

A15, A15 GPU 5-Core
203 g256 GB NVMe6.10″2532×1170
89.7 %

11/2020

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

A14, A14 Bionic GPU
189 g256 GB NVMe6.10″2532×1170
88.6 %

10/2021

Apple iPhone 13

A15, A15 GPU 4-Core
173 g128 GB NVMe6.10″2532×1170
90.2 %

02/2021

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14
227 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.80″3200×1440
89.1 %

06/2021

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

SD 888 5G, Adreno 660
234 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.81″3200×1440
88.7 %

03/2021

Oppo Find X3 Pro

SD 888 5G, Adreno 660
193 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70″3216×1440
86.8 %

07/2021

Sony Xperia 1 III

SD 888 5G, Adreno 660
186 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.50″3840×1644
iPhone 13 Pro – Colour Schemes

The mid-frame of the Apple iPhone 13 Pro is made of stainless steel and the back is made of frosted glass. The front of the device is protected with Apple’s Ceramic Shield glass, which is supposed to be stronger than the glass featured in any other smartphone. However, we cannot confirm this claim, especially given the fact that our iPhone 13 Pro’s screen had a few micro-scratches just after a few days of careful use. One of the most notable things about the iPhone 13 Pro is its weight. Weighing in at 203 grams, the 13 Pro feels a bit hefty in the hand.

The build quality is simply superb. There are no chinks or jagged edges, and the SIM card slot feels completely flush with the frame. The iPhone 13 Pro does not bend at all. Moreover, the device is IP68-certified, meaning that it is dust- and water-proof.

The notch has shrunk (horizontally). Now, it has an area of just 2.16 cm². The width of the notch was reduced by 0.78 cm. However, Its height increased by 0.4 cm. There is a very significant camera bump on the back, which now has a height of 3.75 mm. The 12 Pro’s camera bump stuck out only 1.75 mm from the back.

The iPhone 13 Pro comes in the following colour schemes: Sierra Blue (which is the colour of our review device), Silver, Gold and Graphite.  

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165.1 mm / 6.5 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 227 g0.5 lbs165 mm / 6.5 inch 71 mm / 2.8 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 186 g0.4101 lbs164.3 mm / 6.47 inch 74.6 mm / 2.94 inch 8.38 mm / 0.3299 inch 234 g0.516 lbs163.6 mm / 6.44 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 8.26 mm / 0.3252 inch 193 g0.4255 lbs146.7 mm / 5.78 inch 71.5 mm / 2.81 inch 7.7 mm / 0.3031 inch 173 g0.3814 lbs146.7 mm / 5.78 inch 71.5 mm / 2.81 inch 7.65 mm / 0.3012 inch 203 g0.4475 lbs146.7 mm / 5.78 inch 71.5 mm / 2.81 inch 7.4 mm / 0.2913 inch 189 g0.4167 lbs

As expected, the iPhone 13 Pro still features a Lighting port, which is not known for fast data transfer speeds. However, it has been around for years, which is why the presence of this port ensures a high level of compatibility with various accessories.

The iPhone 13 Pro also features Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, MagSafe, and UWB. An array of magnets (MagSafe) on the back allows users to connect a wide variety of accessories to the iPhone.

The internal memory of the iPhone 13 Pro is not expandable, and there is still no headphone jack. There are 4 storage options:

  • 128 GB – 1149 Euros (~$1332)

    256 GB – 1269 Euros (~$1472)
  • 512 GB – 1499 Euros (~$1738)
  • 1024 GB – 1729 Euros (~$2005)

Buyers should beware that the 128 GB version is not suited for recording ProRes video, because of the very high bitrate that the ProRes footage has. 

During our review, our iPhone 13 Pro was updated to iOS 15.0.2. The update brought new Focus features and expanded home screen customisation.

Apple has also improved the weather and navigation apps. Moreover, iPhones can now unlock cars and doors with the help of digital keys, which can be stored in the Wallet application. Individuals with hearing loss can now make adjustments to audio profiles to improve their ability to hear. For the full list of changes, go to: www.apple.com/ios/ios-15/features/.

The Apple iPhone 13 Pro supports Wi-Fi 6 (dual-band: 2.4 and 5 GHz). With our reference-grade router Netgear Nighthawk AX 12, the iPhone was able to achieve stable data transfer rates. However, the data transfer rates should have been twice as high, given the fact that the iPhone 13 Pro features a MIMO antenna array. Paradoxically, the iPhone 13 Pro is slower than the vanilla iPhone 13. What is more, this year’s iPhones do not come with Wi-Fi 6E, which offers tri-band support for the first time.

The iPhone 13 Pro supports all the latest mobile communication standards. However, the ultra-fast mmWave 5G is not supported in Germany at the moment. The new iPhone supports two more 2 LTE bands and one more 5G band, which makes it even more usable globally. Apple does not specify the maximum data transfer rates over 5G networks. However, the Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G modem in the iPhone 13 Pro can theoretically achieve download speeds of up to 7.5 Gb/s and upload speeds of up to 3 Gb/s.

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash





1281 (635min – 1400max) MBit/s ∼100% +84%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash





1190 (1121min – 1230max) MBit/s ∼93% +70%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash





803 (437min – 889max) MBit/s ∼63% +15%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash





633 (523min – 703max) MBit/s ∼49% -9%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe





736 (667min – 787max) MBit/s ∼57% +5%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 256 GB NVMe





698 (632min – 775max) MBit/s ∼54%

Sony Xperia 1 III

Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash





676 (632min – 694max) MBit/s ∼53% -3%

Average of class Smartphone

  (5.59 – 1599, n=285, last 2 years)





453 MBit/s ∼35% -35%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash





922 (904min – 928max) MBit/s ∼100% +40%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash





169 (156min – 180max) MBit/s ∼18% -74%

Sony Xperia 1 III

Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash





839 (806min – 865max) MBit/s ∼91% +27%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash





779 (363min – 824max) MBit/s ∼84% +18%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash





697 (500min – 767max) MBit/s ∼76% +6%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 256 GB NVMe





660 (599min – 698max) MBit/s ∼72%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 256 GB NVMe





527 (457min – 562max) MBit/s ∼57% -20%

Average of class Smartphone

  (15.5 – 1414, n=285, last 2 years)





448 MBit/s ∼49% -32%

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro Apple A15 Bionic, Apple A15 GPU 5-Core; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø660 (599-698)

Apple iPhone 13 Apple A15 Bionic, Apple A15 GPU 4-Core; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø715 (672-723)

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Apple A15 Bionic, Apple A15 GPU 5-Core; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø698 (632-775)

Apple iPhone 13 Apple A15 Bionic, Apple A15 GPU 4-Core; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø833 (794-859)

Apple does not specify whether the GNSS module in the iPhone 13 Pro is dual- and tri-band. For geolocation, our review device relies on the following global navigation satellite systems: GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, QZSS and Galileo. The iPhone 13 Pro had no trouble picking up our location.

The iPhone 13 Pro proved to be about as accurate as our professional navigator Garmin Edge 500 during our bike ride. 

The call quality of the iPhone 13 Pro is on a very good level, at least in quiet environments. Outside, the iPhone 13 Pro sometimes struggles to suppress the ambient noise. Apple’s noise reduction algorithm can make users sound quite nasal when they talking on the phone outdoors. The iPhone 13 Pro features support for VoLTE, WiFi Calling and dual-SIM functionality (thanks to eSIM support).

In loudspeaker mode, Apple’s smartphone has no trouble picking up voices, as long as you stay relatively close to it.

Selfie taken with the iPhone 13 Pro

The iPhone 13 Pro features the same front-facing sensor as the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro, which is why it produces very similarly looking photos. All in all, the images look natural, and the low-light performance is still relatively poor. Portrait shots turn out well as long as there is enough light. The selfie camera can record 4K video at 60 FPS in DolbyVision. Apple’s new film mode also works with the front-facing camera.

The rear camera system consists of three 12-MP image sensors. It has been upgraded this year. Now there are no differences between the Pro models. All three lenses are very powerful. The iPhone 13 Pro offers 3X optical zoom. The ultra-wide lens can now be used to take macro-shots and record macro videos. The iPhone 13 Pro produces significantly clearer images in low-light environments. Day-light photos appear colour-accurate, sharp and well-exposed. Unfortunately, the low-resolution image sensors cannot always provide the same level of clarity as very high-resolution sensors in other smartphones.

This year, Apple has introduced the Film mode, which is currently available only on the Pro models. The Film mode allows users to create a bokeh effect when shooting video. The Pro models should also get an update which will enable them to record video in the high-quality ProRes codec. However, to record 4K30 ProRes video users will need an iPhone 13 Pro with at least 256 GB of storage space. Models with 128 GB of internal memory are limited to 1080p at 30 FPS. Additionally, the iPhone 13 Pro can shoot PAL video at 25 FPS (but not 50 FPS). 

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Wide-angleWide-angle5X zoomUltra wide-angleLow-light photography

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Under controlled lighting conditions, the cameras of the iPhone 13 Pro produce very detailed and colour-accurate images. However, the preproduction of greens and skin tones could definitely be improved. 

10.3 ∆E

7.9 ∆E

7.8 ∆E

13.1 ∆E

7.8 ∆E

4.3 ∆E

6.8 ∆E

9.8 ∆E

8.7 ∆E

7.5 ∆E

7.7 ∆E

5.5 ∆E

11 ∆E

12.8 ∆E

8 ∆E

4.6 ∆E

6.2 ∆E

11.3 ∆E

3 ∆E

3.2 ∆E

6.9 ∆E

6.3 ∆E

2.5 ∆E

4.6 ∆E

ColorChecker Apple iPhone 13 Pro: 7.4 ∆E min: 2.51 – max: 13.11 ∆E

28.9 ∆E

50.2 ∆E

37.9 ∆E

34.1 ∆E

43.3 ∆E

58.3 ∆E

48.6 ∆E

32.9 ∆E

38.6 ∆E

29 ∆E

58.9 ∆E

59.6 ∆E

28.3 ∆E

44.9 ∆E

33.7 ∆E

67.9 ∆E

40.9 ∆E

40.4 ∆E

68.8 ∆E

65.8 ∆E

49 ∆E

35.9 ∆E

23.8 ∆E

13.9 ∆E

ColorChecker Apple iPhone 13 Pro: 43.07 ∆E min: 13.91 – max: 68.84 ∆E

The contents of the iPhone 13 Pro’s box are identical to those of the predecessor model. The 13 Pro comes with an Apple sticker, information booklet, a SIM card removal tool and a USB-C to Lightning cable. Apple offers many accessories for the iPhone 13 Pro such as chargers and protective cases.

The iPhone 13 Pro comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty (and a two-year seller’s warranty in Europe). There are also various AppleCare+ products (warranty packages), which can be purchased to extend the length of the warranty. Apple also offers theft and accidental damage protection via its Apple Care+ programme.

The touchscreen of the Apple iPhone 13 Pro has a very smooth surface and responds to inputs promptly and accurately. Thanks to a ProMotion display, the iPhone 13 Pro feels incredibly responsive. Apple’s default keyboard can be replaced with any keyboard in the App Store.

The iPhone 13 Pro can be unlocked via Face ID, which works quickly and reliably. Unlike the iPad Air, the iPhone 13 Pro does not have a fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button. Being able to unlock the iPhone via Touch ID would have been nice, given the fact that Face ID does not always work with the mask on.

The apple logo on the back can still be used to perform certain actions by double or triple tapping it. This functionality is especially useful in combination with the one-handed mode, which can be launched very fast this way. However, this function must be enabled in the settings. 

Pixel arrangement

The Apple iPhone 13 Pro features a 6.1-inch (15.49 cm, 91.41 cm²) OLED display with an FHD Plus resolution. The brightness has been increased significantly, now reaching up to 1050 cd/m² with the ambient light sensor enabled – this is quite a lot. In the APL50 test, the peak brightness remains basically unchanged (APL50: 1062 cd/m²). With the ambient light sensor disabled, the brightness peaks at 855 cd/m². Apple specifies the peak HDR brightness of 1200 cd/m².

The iPhone 13 Pro and the bigger Max model are the first two iPhones to feature ProMotion screens with adaptive refresh rates which can range from 10 to 120 Hz.

Unfortunately, the OLED panel suffers from PWM flickering (flickering frequency at 10% brightness and below: 240 Hz; at above 10% brightness: 446.4-510.2 Hz). However, Apple has integrated a DC dimming mode into the iPhone 13 Pro. All in all, the iPhone’s screen does quite a bit to ameliorate the OLED flickering. 

1057

cd/m²
1067

cd/m²
1063

cd/m²
1052

cd/m²
1050

cd/m²
1060

cd/m²
1057

cd/m²
1062

cd/m²
1056

cd/m²

Distribution of brightness

Super Retina XDR Display with ProMotion

X-Rite i1Pro 3

Maximum: 1067 cd/m² Average: 1058.2 cd/m² Minimum: 2.01 cd/m²

Brightness Distribution: 98 %

Center on Battery: 1050 cd/m²

Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)

ΔE Color 1 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5

ΔE Greyscale 1.5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7

99.8% sRGB (Calman 2D)

Gamma: 2.2

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

OLED, 2532×1170, 6.10
Apple iPhone 12 Pro

OLED, 2532×1170, 6.10
Apple iPhone 13

OLED, 2532×1170, 6.10
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 3200×1440, 6.80
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

AMOLED, 3200×1440, 6.81
Oppo Find X3 Pro

AMOLED, 3216×1440, 6.70
Sony Xperia 1 III

OLED, 3840×1644, 6.50
Brightness middle

1050

822

-22%

831

-21%

910

-13%

891

-15%

759

-28%

537

-49%

Brightness

1058

820

-22%

830

-22%

913

-14%

888

-16%

776

-27%

539

-49%

Brightness Distribution

98

99

1%

98

0%

98

0%

99

1%

94

-4%

95

-3%

Black Level *
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *

1

1.2

-20%

0.77

23%

2

-100%

1.9

-90%

0.8

20%

4.78

-378%

Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *

2.4

3.5

-46%

1.52

37%

3.1

-29%

3.7

-54%

1.8

25%

7.83

-226%

Greyscale DeltaE2000 *

1.5

1.8

-20%

1.2

20%

2.2

-47%

1.3

13%

1.6

-7%

5.8

-287%

Gamma

2.2 100%

2.18 101%

2.209 100%

2.06 107%

2.3 96%

2.23 99%

2.363 93%

CCT

6504 100%

6337 103%

6501 100%

6512 100%

6527 100%

6512 100%

7982 81%

… smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession – a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.

Screen flickering / PWM detected 510.2 Hz ≤ 100 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 510.2 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 100 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 510.2 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17025 (minimum: 5 – maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The iPhone 13 Pro has a very colour-accurate screen (with True Tone disabled). Only the white balance is a tiny bit off.

With True Tone enabled, in dark environments the screen produces less blue light to protect users’ eyes. However, this results in an incorrect white balance. 

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.

Outdoors, the iPhone 13 Pro impresses. The screen is legible even in extremely bright environments, thanks in part to a very effective anti-reflexive coating.

The viewing angles of the OLED panel are superb. Howbeit, at very acute angles the brightness drops slightly and the colours appear a little cooler.

Viewing angles of the Apple iPhone 13 Pro
AnTuTu: Memory test

This year the Pro models feature the version of the A15 Bionic with a five-core GPU. Our review model comes with 6 GB of RAM (LPDDR4x).

In the benchmarks, the A15 offered 9% more single-core performance and 16% more multi-core performance when compared to the A14. In the physics section of the old 3DMark sequences, the A14 Bionic is actually faster than the A15 Bionic, probably because the latter throttled. The additional GPU core does not improve performance in the productivity benchmarks,

The iPhone 13 Pro comes with very fast internal storage, which is why it is able to achieve very good data transfer rates. 

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


1749 Points ∼100%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


1604 Points ∼91% -8%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


1106 Points ∼63% -37%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


989 Points ∼56% -43%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


1123 Points ∼64% -36%

Sony Xperia 1 III

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


1134 Points ∼65% -35%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


1755 Points ∼100% 0%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (1590 – 1755, n=5)





1711 Points ∼97% -2%

Average of class Smartphone

  (58 – 1755, n=247, last 2 years)





595 Points ∼34% -66%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


4829 Points ∼100%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


4160 Points ∼86% -14%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


3583 Points ∼74% -26%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


3462 Points ∼72% -28%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


3535 Points ∼73% -27%

Sony Xperia 1 III

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


3629 Points ∼75% -25%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


4820 Points ∼100% 0%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (4559 – 4829, n=5)





4733 Points ∼98% -2%

Average of class Smartphone

  (248 – 4829, n=247, last 2 years)





2026 Points ∼42% -58%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


14115 Points ∼100%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


9172 Points ∼65% -35%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


10572 Points ∼75% -25%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (10572 – 14115, n=4)





12307 Points ∼87% -13%

Average of class Smartphone

  (7252 – 14115, n=6, last 2 years)





10196 Points ∼72% -28%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


7773 Points ∼73%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


9094 Points ∼85% +17%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


9245 Points ∼87% +19%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


8768 Points ∼82% +13%

Sony Xperia 1 III

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


10642 Points ∼100% +37%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

 





7773 Points ∼73% 0%

Average of class Smartphone

  (149 – 11895, n=257, last 2 years)





4224 Points ∼40% -46%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


31940 Points ∼100%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


20511 Points ∼64% -36%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


13273 Points ∼42% -58%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


13647 Points ∼43% -57%

Sony Xperia 1 III

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


15592 Points ∼49% -51%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

 





31940 Points ∼100% 0%

Average of class Smartphone

  (122 – 31940, n=257, last 2 years)





5424 Points ∼17% -83%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


2130 Points ∼42%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


3084 Points ∼61% +45%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


4483 Points ∼89% +110%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


3895 Points ∼77% +83%

Sony Xperia 1 III

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


5041 Points ∼100% +137%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

 





2130 Points ∼42% 0%

Average of class Smartphone

  (620 – 5784, n=255, last 2 years)





3016 Points ∼60% +42%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


5956 Points ∼62%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


6903 Points ∼72% +16%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


8345 Points ∼87% +40%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


9540 Points ∼100% +60%

Sony Xperia 1 III

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


6110 Points ∼64% +3%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


5713 Points ∼60% -4%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (5713 – 6175, n=4)





5892 Points ∼62% -1%

Average of class Smartphone

  (91 – 9839, n=258, last 2 years)





3451 Points ∼36% -42%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


16221 Points ∼100%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


10348 Points ∼64% -36%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


10794 Points ∼67% -33%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


12394 Points ∼76% -24%

Sony Xperia 1 III

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


10037 Points ∼62% -38%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


9878 Points ∼61% -39%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (9878 – 16221, n=4)





13129 Points ∼81% -19%

Average of class Smartphone

  (73 – 16221, n=258, last 2 years)





3981 Points ∼25% -75%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


1852 Points ∼35%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


3187 Points ∼60% +72%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


4651 Points ∼88% +151%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


5283 Points ∼100% +185%

Sony Xperia 1 III

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


2579 Points ∼49% +39%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


2307 Points ∼44% +25%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (1852 – 2307, n=4)





2059 Points ∼39% +11%

Average of class Smartphone

  (620 – 5793, n=258, last 2 years)





3052 Points ∼58% +65%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


9386 Points ∼100%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


6627 Points ∼71% -29%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


5756 Points ∼61% -39%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


5689 Points ∼61% -39%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


5657 Points ∼60% -40%

Sony Xperia 1 III

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


5851 Points ∼62% -38%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


8788 Points ∼94% -6%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (8788 – 9498, n=4)





9199 Points ∼98% -2%

Average of class Smartphone

  (153 – 9386, n=111, last 2 years)





2972 Points ∼32% -68%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


11700 Points ∼100%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


8672 Points ∼74% -26%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


5873 Points ∼50% -50%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


5734 Points ∼49% -51%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


5721 Points ∼49% -51%

Sony Xperia 1 III

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


5850 Points ∼50% -50%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


9979 Points ∼85% -15%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (9881 – 11700, n=4)





10620 Points ∼91% -9%

Average of class Smartphone

  (174 – 11700, n=107, last 2 years)





3107 Points ∼27% -73%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


3059 Points ∼100%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


1871 Points ∼61% -39%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


1552 Points ∼51% -49%

Sony Xperia 1 III

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


1497 Points ∼49% -51%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


2470 Points ∼81% -19%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (2243 – 3059, n=4)





2661 Points ∼87% -13%

Average of class Smartphone

  (83 – 3059, n=59, last 2 years)





958 Points ∼31% -69%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


2864 Points ∼100%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


1758 Points ∼61% -39%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


1498 Points ∼52% -48%

Sony Xperia 1 III

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


1423 Points ∼50% -50%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (2151 – 2864, n=3)





2547 Points ∼89% -11%

Average of class Smartphone

  (101 – 2864, n=56, last 2 years)





936 Points ∼33% -67%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


60 fps ∼50%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


60 fps ∼50% 0%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


104 fps ∼87% +73%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


120 fps ∼100% +100%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


60 fps ∼50% 0%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


60.1 fps ∼50% 0%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (60 – 60.1, n=4)





60 fps ∼50% 0%

Average of class Smartphone

  (8.2 – 143, n=201, last 2 years)





61.5 fps ∼51% +3%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


417 fps ∼100%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


318 fps ∼76% -24%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


154 fps ∼37% -63%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


281 fps ∼67% -33%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


230 fps ∼55% -45%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


416.3 fps ∼100% 0%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (375 – 440, n=4)





412 fps ∼99% -1%

Average of class Smartphone

  (4.3 – 417, n=201, last 2 years)





116 fps ∼28% -72%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


60 fps ∼61%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


60 fps ∼61% 0%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


69 fps ∼70% +15%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


98 fps ∼100% +63%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


55 fps ∼56% -8%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


60.2 fps ∼61% 0%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (60 – 60.2, n=4)





60.1 fps ∼61% 0%

Average of class Smartphone

  (4.5 – 120, n=199, last 2 years)





48.9 fps ∼50% -18%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


229 fps ∼100%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


180 fps ∼79% -21%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


117 fps ∼51% -49%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


177 fps ∼77% -23%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


127 fps ∼55% -45%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


217.4 fps ∼95% -5%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (166 – 237, n=4)





212 fps ∼93% -7%

Average of class Smartphone

  (1 – 229, n=200, last 2 years)





67.2 fps ∼29% -71%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


60 fps ∼97%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


53.3 fps ∼86% -11%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


51 fps ∼82% -15%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


62 fps ∼100% +3%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


36 fps ∼58% -40%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


60.1 fps ∼97% 0%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (60 – 60.1, n=4)





60 fps ∼97% 0%

Average of class Smartphone

  (3.1 – 106, n=198, last 2 years)





38.2 fps ∼62% -36%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


151 fps ∼100%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


109.9 fps ∼73% -27%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


74 fps ∼49% -51%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


121 fps ∼80% -20%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


93 fps ∼62% -38%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


138.6 fps ∼92% -8%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (125 – 154, n=4)





142 fps ∼94% -6%

Average of class Smartphone

  (1.4 – 151, n=198, last 2 years)





46.2 fps ∼31% -69%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


60 fps ∼100%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


51.8 fps ∼86% -14%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


30 fps ∼50% -50%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


35 fps ∼58% -42%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


28 fps ∼47% -53%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


58.5 fps ∼98% -2%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (54 – 60, n=4)





57.5 fps ∼96% -4%

Average of class Smartphone

  (3.3 – 61, n=197, last 2 years)





23.9 fps ∼40% -60%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


95 fps ∼98%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


75 fps ∼78% -21%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


58 fps ∼60% -39%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


71 fps ∼73% -25%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


55 fps ∼57% -42%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


96.6 fps ∼100% +2%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (68.8 – 99.2, n=4)





89.9 fps ∼93% -5%

Average of class Smartphone

  (1.8 – 96.6, n=197, last 2 years)





27.8 fps ∼29% -71%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


60 fps ∼100%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


58.6 fps ∼98% -2%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


37 fps ∼62% -38%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


44 fps ∼73% -27%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


38 fps ∼63% -37%

Sony Xperia 1 III

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


53 fps ∼88% -12%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (59.6 – 60.1, n=3)





59.9 fps ∼100% 0%

Average of class Smartphone

  (1.5 – 73, n=264, last 2 years)





23.9 fps ∼40% -60%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


119 fps ∼100%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


84.1 fps ∼71% -29%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


69 fps ∼58% -42%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


85 fps ∼71% -29%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


72 fps ∼61% -39%

Sony Xperia 1 III

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


66 fps ∼55% -45%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


112.9 fps ∼95% -5%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (95.9 – 119, n=4)





111 fps ∼93% -7%

Average of class Smartphone

  (0.95 – 257, n=264, last 2 years)





28.1 fps ∼24% -76%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


60 fps ∼100%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


47.5 fps ∼79% -21%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


26 fps ∼43% -57%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


26 fps ∼43% -57%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


25 fps ∼42% -58%

Sony Xperia 1 III

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


37 fps ∼62% -38%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


54.9 fps ∼92% -8%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (51.8 – 60, n=4)





55.8 fps ∼93% -7%

Average of class Smartphone

  (1.2 – 60, n=265, last 2 years)





16 fps ∼27% -73%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


39 fps ∼100%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


31.2 fps ∼80% -20%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


28 fps ∼72% -28%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


30 fps ∼77% -23%

Oppo Find X3 Pro

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


28 fps ∼72% -28%

Sony Xperia 1 III

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


27 fps ∼69% -31%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


37.2 fps ∼95% -5%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (34.6 – 41.2, n=4)





38 fps ∼97% -3%

Average of class Smartphone

  (0.35 – 101, n=265, last 2 years)





10.9 fps ∼28% -72%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


800608 Points ∼98%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


749520 Points ∼92% -6%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


801983 Points ∼99% 0%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


813876 Points ∼100% +2%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (722973 – 813876, n=4)





778034 Points ∼96% -3%

Average of class Smartphone

  (121238 – 815441, n=56, last 2 years)





504571 Points ∼62% -37%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144


105536 Points ∼40%

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Apple A14 Bionic, A14 Bionic GPU, 6144


92916 Points ∼35% -12%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288


Points ∼0% -100%

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288


262983 Points ∼100% +149%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


105623 Points ∼40% 0%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (105536 – 105623, n=2)





105580 Points ∼40% 0%

Average of class Smartphone

  (4293 – 273221, n=76, last 2 years)





69803 Points ∼27% -34%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288





98.75 (21.37min – 228.87max) fps ∼100%

Average of class Smartphone

  (4.7 – 1902, n=48, last 2 years)





76.7 fps ∼78%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288





59.77 (16.66min – 145.51max) fps ∼86%

Average of class Smartphone

  (5 – 1736, n=47, last 2 years)





69.3 fps ∼100%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288





84.44 (17.95min – 272.19max) fps ∼100%

Average of class Smartphone

  (8.79 – 1962, n=46, last 2 years)





79.2 fps ∼94%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288





52.07 (22.24min – 74.36max) fps ∼76%

Average of class Smartphone

  (10.5 – 1746, n=46, last 2 years)





68.7 fps ∼100%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144





219.55 (65.28min – 811.03max) fps ∼100%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


212.87 fps ∼97% -3%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (203 – 220, n=3)





212 fps ∼97% -3%

Average of class Smartphone

  (168 – 220, n=5, last 2 years)





195 fps ∼89% -11%

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144





164.74 (70.67min – 643.09max) fps ∼100%

Apple iPhone 13

Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 4-Core, 4096


155.41 fps ∼94% -6%

Average Apple A15 Bionic

  (155 – 168, n=3)





163 fps ∼99% -1%

Average of class Smartphone

  (120 – 168, n=5, last 2 years)





149 fps ∼90% -10%

The iPhone 13 Pro provides a great internet-browsing experience. In the browser benchmarks, the iPhone completely crushes the competition.

Unfortunately, GameBench currently does not work with iOS 15, which is why we were unable to provide gaming benchmarks.

The iPhone 13 Pro has a very capable GPU which should be able to handle all modern titles. When gaming, the notch occasionally gets in the way by covering up heads-up displays.

When idle, the iPhone 13 Pro gets quite warm with the brightness maxed out. Under full load, the surface temperatures increase slightly. However, the iPhone 13 Pro does not get as hot as the cheaper iPhone 13.

We use GFXBenchmark to test system stability under load. Here, we run each sequence three times in a row. Both the battery status and frame rates are recorded. In the T-Rex (OpenGL ES 2.0) and Manhattan (Metal) benchmarks, the iPhone 13 Pro does very well. However, in 3DMark Wild Life, the performance drops. Still, even when throttling, the A15 in the iPhone 13 Pro performs about as well as the Exynos 2100 in the Galaxy S21 Ultra does at its best.

 34.7 °C

94 F
34.2 °C

94 F
34.2 °C

94 F
 
 35.1 °C

95 F
34.7 °C

94 F
34 °C

93 F
 
 33.5 °C

92 F
32.8 °C

91 F
32.8 °C

91 F
 
Maximum: 35.1 °C = 95 F

Average: 34 °C = 93 F
34.2 °C

94 F
34.7 °C

94 F
35 °C

95 F
33.2 °C

92 F
35.8 °C

96 F
35.6 °C

96 F
32.7 °C

91 F
35.6 °C

96 F
33.4 °C

92 F
Maximum: 35.8 °C = 96 F

Average: 34.5 °C = 94 F

Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260

(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.

(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 35.1 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.

(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 35.8 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F

(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 33.1 °C / 92 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 256 GB NVMe; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø49.7 (47.5-58.5)

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø25.4 (22.3-34.4)

Apple iPhone 13 Pro A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 256 GB NVMe; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 0.0.0.0: Ø13.7 (13.1-18.5)

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø8.98 (7.01-11.7)

Just like with the 12 Pro, the speakers of the iPhone 13 Pro are located in the earpiece and on the underside. The sound quality has improved somewhat, especially in the mid-range, which is why the iPhone 13 Pro sounds a bit clearer. At full volume, the iPhone 13 Pro does not produce a lot of bass, and the clarity is not superb.   

Users can connect wired headphones via the Lightning port. An appropriate adapter will have to be purchased separately, though. Wireless headphones can be connected to the iPhone 13 Pro via Bluetooth 5.0. However, no Hi-Res codecs are supported. 

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203734.52525.636.33129.1354023.431.65036.840.46328.436.28024.837.510022.437.712519.244.116016.955.420015.655.725013.855.531513.461.340013.361.450013.864.36301268.280012.770.3100012.272.212501374.7160013.777.4200013.279.2250013.479.731501380.2400013.379.2500013.679.5630013.380.7800013.879.81000013.780.2125001472.91600013.564.8SPL25.590.2N0.782median 13.5median 72.2Delta0.711.230.825.822.62619.223.721.424.132.83618.624.218.123.715.427.710.739.41756.114.954.313.25812.562.311.565.710.566.89.968.311.971.110.676.213.676.81471.212.972.511.773.512.978.913.180.113.377.113.873.21479.513.574.414.272.51763.425880.675median 13.2median 71.21.27.4hearing rangehide median Pink Noise {element.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’)});document.querySelectorAll(‘.toggle_751403_0’).forEach(element => {element.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’)});document.querySelectorAll(‘.pn_751403_1’).forEach(element => {element.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’)});document.querySelectorAll(‘.toggle_751403_1’).forEach(element => {element.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’)});” style=”text-anchor:start;font-size:0.7em” x=”55″ y=”38″>Apple iPhone 13 Pro {element.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’)});document.querySelectorAll(‘.toggle_751403_1’).forEach(element => {element.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’)});” style=”stroke:rgb(255, 46, 46);stroke-width:2″ x1=”74.2″ x2=”90.2″ y1=”40″ y2=”56″> {element.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’)});document.querySelectorAll(‘.toggle_688984_0’).forEach(element => {element.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’)});document.querySelectorAll(‘.pn_688984_1’).forEach(element => {element.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’)});document.querySelectorAll(‘.toggle_688984_1’).forEach(element => {element.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’)});” style=”text-anchor:start;font-size:0.7em” x=”313.4″ y=”38″>Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra {element.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’)});document.querySelectorAll(‘.toggle_688984_1’).forEach(element => {element.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’)});” style=”stroke:rgb(255, 46, 46);stroke-width:2″ x1=”332.6″ x2=”348.6″ y1=”40″ y2=”56″>

Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)

Apple iPhone 13 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.2 dB)

Bass 100 – 315 Hz

(-) | nearly no bass – on average 20.6% lower than median

(+) | bass is linear (6.8% delta to prev. frequency)

Mids 400 – 2000 Hz

(+) | balanced mids – only 4.9% away from median

(+) | mids are linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)

Highs 2 – 16 kHz

(±) | higher highs – on average 7.7% higher than median

(+) | highs are linear (1.2% delta to prev. frequency)

Overall 100 – 16.000 Hz

(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.6% difference to median)

Compared to same class

» 4% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 94% worse

» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%

Compared to all devices tested

» 25% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 68% worse

» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88 dB)

Bass 100 – 315 Hz

(-) | nearly no bass – on average 21.5% lower than median

(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.1% delta to prev. frequency)

Mids 400 – 2000 Hz

(+) | balanced mids – only 3.1% away from median

(+) | mids are linear (4.6% delta to prev. frequency)

Highs 2 – 16 kHz

(±) | higher highs – on average 5.5% higher than median

(+) | highs are linear (6.4% delta to prev. frequency)

Overall 100 – 16.000 Hz

(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.1% difference to median)

Compared to same class

» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse

» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%

Compared to all devices tested

» 18% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 78% worse

» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

The iPhone 13 Pro has a higher peak power draw than its predecessor. The brighter screen is probably responsible for this. At minimum brightness, the 13 Pro is more energy-efficient, likely due to Apple’s adaptive refresh rate technology. At a set display brightness, the iPhone 13 Pro proves to be an incredibly energy-efficient smartphone not only because it draws so little power but also because it outperforms the rest of the competition. 

The iPhone 13 Pro can be charged at up to 20 W with a wired PD charger. Wirelessly, it can be charged at 7.5 W with a Qi charger and at 15 W with a MagSafe charger. 

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

3095 mAh
Apple iPhone 12 Pro

2815 mAh
Apple iPhone 13

3240 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

5000 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

5000 mAh
Oppo Find X3 Pro

4500 mAh
Average Apple A15 Bionic

 
Average of class Smartphone

 
Idle Minimum *

0.51

0.64

-25%

0.6

-18%

1.06

-108%

1.13

-122%

0.93

-82%

0.953 {el.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’);});return false;”>?(0.37 – 2.5, n=217, last 2 years)

-87%

Idle Average *

1.54

1.22

21%

1

35%

1.19

23%

1.67

-8%

1.54

-0%

1.806 {el.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’);});return false;”>?(0.65 – 3.94, n=217, last 2 years)

-17%

Idle Maximum *

1.57

1.24

21%

1.3

17%

1.2

24%

1.69

-8%

1.69

-8%

2.04 {el.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’);});return false;”>?(0.69 – 4.2, n=217, last 2 years)

-30%

Load Average *

3.06

3.04

1%

4.5

-47%

6.46

-111%

5.17

-69%

6.38

-108%

4.48 {el.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’);});return false;”>?(2.1 – 8.4, n=217, last 2 years)

-46%

Load Maximum *

4.59

3.86

16%

7.8

-70%

10.76

-134%

9.9

-116%

9.58

-109%

7.32 {el.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’);});return false;”>?(3.56 – 12.3, n=217, last 2 years)

-59%

… smaller is better

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The iPhone 13 Pro has a 3095-mAh battery, which looks small when compared to the competition. However, the iPhone 13 Pro comes with a larger battery than its predecessor and therefore provides longer battery runtimes. Apple’s smartphone is incredibly energy-efficient, which is why it does very well against the competition. 

Battery Runtime

Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
43h 34min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Safari 15)
16h 33min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
24h 53min
Load (maximum brightness)
5h 33min

Pros

+ responsive system

+ outstanding 120-Hz OLED display

+ great battery life

+ good triple camera system

+ accurate geolocation

+ supports many LTE and 5G frequencies

Cons

heavy

no 5G-mmWave in Europe

slow Wi-Fi 6

limited NFC functionality

poor noise reduction in phone calls

Review of the Apple iPhone 13 Pro

The iPhone 13 Pro does not offer a lot of design changes this year. Instead, Apple’s top-end smartphones finally get a 120-Hz screen. The iPhone 13 Pro’s display could very well be the best smartphone display on the market right now. The 120-Hz OLED panel offers a very high brightness, great colour accurately and DC dimming. However, we do have to note that Apple is a bit late to this particular party.

With a large battery, the iPhone 13 Pro is able to achieve record battery runtimes. Only fans of powerful zoom lenses will be able to find something that is better than the iPhone in the Android world. When it comes to videography, the iPhone is king.

The Apple iPhone 13 Pro offers improvements in some areas but no new breakthrough features. 

The lack of support for mmWave 5G in Germany is quite annoying, given the fact that the iPhone 13 Pro is likely to last many, many years, in which time mmWave 5G is set to become very important. The speakers do not do well at full volume, and there is no support for Hi-Res Bluetooth codecs. Moreover, it is high time Apple upgraded the camera algorithms and improved noise reduction in phone calls. 

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

10/12/2021 v7



Daniel Schmidt

Connectivity

61 / 70 → 87%

Games Performance

65 / 64 → 100%

Application Performance

95 / 86 → 100%

Smartphone – Weighted Average

Editor of the original article: Daniel Schmidt – Managing Editor Mobile – 396 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013

As a child I was fascinated by my Commodore 16, and this sparked my enthusiasm for computers. Using my first modem, I surfed the BTX videotext system and later the World Wide Web. I have always been captivated by the latest technologies, and this is especially true for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. I’ve been part of the Notebookcheck team since 2013 and have also on occasion written for Notebookinfo.de, and I’m looking forward to testing new innovations for our readers. I like to spend my spare time indulging in photography and barbecues and being with my family.

Translator: Stanislav Kokhanyuk – Translator – 59 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2021

I am a big fan of technology, which is why I try to keep up with it. Among my other passions are literature and writing, and so it should not be surprising to anyone at all that I have a four-year bachelor’s degree in philology. However, my interests are not limited just to the world of technology, or, for that matter, the world of literature. I am also interested in people and the stories they have to tell. And more recently, I took an interest in artificial intelligence.

Daniel Schmidt, 2021-10-17 (Update: 2021-10-17)

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