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About this iPhone 13 Case
- User-Friendly Made with high-quality materials. Silky-soft touch and good grip. The soft inside keeps the back of your phone scratch-free
- Highly Protective Raised edges offer extra protection for the camera and screen. Anti-fingerprint
- Precise Cutouts Easy access to all controls and features
- Slim fit, thin, lightweight, sturdy but not bulky
- Grippy Texture High-quality materials make for a non-slip grip and comfortable holding, pleasant to touch, and easy to clean
- Screen & Back protection Slightly raised lips to protect the screen and camera from scratches and cracks; The interior is smooth and will not scratch the back of your phone when putting it in
- Full Coverage & Flexible Bottom All four corners are durable for high-grade drop protection, and the bottom of this case is flexible, which will make swipe-up gestures much more comfortable and smooth on your phone
Why Should You Protect Your Phone?
You might believe that cases are solely for the anal-retentive who want to keep their phones looking nice, but there's a lot more to it. The following are some things to consider:
Drop Protection: No matter how cautious you are, gravity will always win. In the years that you possess your phone, you'll almost certainly drop it once or twice. However, the amount of protection you require depends on your phone. Many Android phones are constructed more challengingly and are more likely to withstand the occasional drop (I speak from personal experience). On iPhone 4 or 4S, the other hand, the iPhone 4 or 4S, while beautiful to look at, are far more likely to break when dropped, making the case for using one even more compelling.
It's also worth noting that even inexpensive cases may provide drop protection by preventing the phone from falling in the first place. A good chance will provide some traction to keep your phone from sliding out of your palm and onto the concrete. It's still not as lovely as investing in a solid case, but it's preferable to going naked.
Even if you don't mind the occasional scratch or cracked back, there's more to your phone. Some phones, such as the iPhone, feature a camera lens flush with the rear, making it more susceptible to scratches and other damage, which might ruin your images. You might even damage one of your phone's buttons, making it far more challenging to operate than just a few scratches.
Even if you aren't concerned about minor scratches on your phone, many people are, and while dropping your phone without a cover won't harm it, it will leave nicks and scratches on it, lowering its resale value. Putting a case on your phone is one of the most significant ways to get a free upgrade to your next phone—so if you sell your phones rather than retain them, a case is a good option.
Protect Your New iPhone 13 with a Case
The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini offer a more robust battery life, cameras, and CPU than last year's iPhone 12 and 12 Mini. As a result, the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini are great phones for most users, earning them the CNET Editors' Choice Award. The following is our original review, which was initially published in September.
New cameras, a larger battery, more excellent storage, and a brighter screen were among the features added to the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini. The iPhone 13 is a pleasant update to last year's already fantastic iPhone 12 family. Some may be disappointed because it isn't significantly different from prior versions, but that is part of the appeal. One of the secrets to Apple's iPhone success has been familiarity, and the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini are the same dependable companions who never seem to change.
The iPhone 13 is priced at $829 (£779, AU $1,349), while the iPhone 13 Mini is priced at $729 (£679, AU $1,199). That's for the entry-level model, which has 128GB of storage. That price decreases by $30 if you buy and activate your phone on a carrier plan, and that's before you factor in the carrier's incredible incentives.
In 2021, Apple released two phones: the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Pro. If you're looking for a smaller version of the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 Mini is the way to go. Get the 13 Pro Max if you want an iPhone 13 Pro with a larger screen and battery. I tested all four phones for five days and chose to publish my findings in two evaluations. The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini are covered in this article; the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max are covered in a different report. Here's where you can compare all four iPhone 13 variants.
The iPhone 12 from last year is still available at a reduced price. If you're upgrading from an iPhone 11 or earlier, keep in mind that the iPhone 12 with 128GB of storage is just $50 less expensive than the iPhone 13. It's therefore simple to progress from an iPhone 12 to an iPhone 13. Aside from Apple's cunning price, the 13. gets you more than $50 worth of enhancements.
I'm glad the iPhone Mini survived another year. The 13 Mini aspires to be the bashful child in the playground corner, exactly like the iPhone 13. I'm tempted to upgrade only to receive the increased battery life as an iPhone 12 Mini user. The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini are excellent alternatives, whether you're ready for a two-year (or more) update or have been using an older phone.
The iPhone 13 maintains a flat-sided appearance and is available in five colors.
The iPhone 12 and 12 Mini sport the same square-edged appearance as the latest phones. Blue, starlight, product red, midnight, and pink are the five hues available. However, the gentle pink tone might nearly appear white under certain lighting conditions.
The iPhone 13 has a 6.1-inch display on the front, while the 13 Mini has a 5.4-inch screen. Both panels, like the 12 and 12 Mini, are OLED. The Pro models received an upgrade with higher refresh rates, but the 13 and 13 Mini received a considerable brightness boost.
Apart from the color alterations, there are two notable design changes. First, the dual-rear cameras are housed diagonally in a redesigned camera bump. It's incredible how one minor alteration can alert folks. Several individuals approached me while I was testing it to inquire whether this was the "new iPhone."
Another distinction is that the notch is narrower. It's still up a notch, and I still have a love-hate aesthetic connection with it. But I'll accept it if it's 20% smaller.
Aside from that, the phones feature a Ceramic Shield covering over the display and an IP68 designation for dust and water resistance, which means they can withstand being immersed for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 6 meters (approximately 20 feet). An unexpected drenching from an afternoon summer downpour did not affect the models I tested.
Both phones are technically heavier, but I didn't notice that until I read the specifications page. If the extra 7 to 10 grams came from the larger battery, I would enjoy the increased weight. Although I only had five days with the phones, the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini easily lasted a day on a single charge. I possess a 12 Mini and am familiar with the reality of a 3 p.m. charge, but I haven't had that experience with the 13 Mini. The iPhone 13 Mini lasts all day and even outlasts the iPhone 12 from last year on a typical day of use.
The iPhone 13 receives several significant camera improvements.
The sensor on the wide-angle camera is more significant, and it incorporates sensor-based stabilization. According to Apple, the cameras were positioned diagonally to make way for the larger camera module. To put things in perspective, the iPhone 13's primary camera sensor has the same pixel size as the main camera on last year's iPhone 12 Pro Max, which featured the giant sensor on an iPhone. In addition, a new sensor has been added to the ultrawide camera to help it capture more light.
These enhancements don't significantly impact practice, but I did notice a change. In images I take in medium lighting, there is less image noise. In addition, the ultrawide lens performs better in low-light situations. Finally, the selfie camera on the front is acceptable but not outstanding, especially compared to the back cameras.
The iPhone 13's cinematic mode is a blast.
Cinematic mode is one of the most talked-about new camera features. The cinematic manner is similar to the portrait mode for video; the difference is that cinematic mode can focus from one topic to another, whereas portrait mode provides the backdrop with an artistic out-of-focus blur. The impact is stunning, and almost everyone I showed a cinematic film to was blown away.
Cinematic mode captures 1080p footage at 30 frames per second using the two cameras on the rear in stereoscopic mode. You can pick who to focus on and when to switch to someone else on the iPhone, but you can also change the focus while filming. In addition, you can modify who's in focus, when to shift focus from one person to another, and adjust the aperture to enhance or reduce the depth of field after you've recorded a video.
The effects are significant, and I suppose you'll get a feel of what's possible after using it for a while. However, there are certain limitations to be aware of. For starters, you can't utilize Cinematic mode in low-light situations. A notification will appear, requesting that you switch on your flash.
Next, editing a cinematic film is simple enough, although the buttons for changing the emphasis on keyframes are minimal. Long-pressing the timeline expands it, but as you let go, it shrinks back down, making it hard to preserve a zoomed-in view of those small focus keyframes.
Last but not least, don't be fooled by the name. Cinematic mode is more of a curiosity than a valuable tool in the industry. It's like when Portrait mode first appeared on the iPhone 7 Plus: it's great to play around with, but it's far from ready for prime time. I'm excited to watch how Cinematic mode develops in future iPhone generations. I'll probably stick to the usual video mode for my recording requirements, especially for critical events.
You can customize how the iPhone 13 takes images.
Photographic styles are another helpful feature since they alter how your camera develops photographs to fit your preferences. The four photographic styles are vibrant, rich in contrast, warm, and relaxed. These aren't filters that have been applied after the fact. Instead, you pick your favorite, and your iPhone adopts that design into its photo-editing workflow.
Set the Camera app to Rich Contrast, for example, if you regularly alter your images after taking them to add more contrast. Your phone assesses your subject and applies the style selectively, rather than boosting the difference over the board. As a result, your subject's skin will not turn orange if you utilize the warm photographic style. However, as soon as you push the shutter button, it will add warm tones to other sections of the image area.
Interestingly, you may adjust the amount of tone and warmth for each style to your liking. You may also keep your camera set to standard if you don't want to utilize these styles.
The A15 Bionic chip is used in the iPhone 13.
The A15 Bionic chip is responsible for all the camera magic and everything you do on the iPhone 13. During my time with it, it was capable of handling everything from gaming to video and picture editing, FaceTime chats and augmented reality apps. The A15 processor in the 13 and 13 Mini has a four-core GPU, but the A15 chip on the 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max has a five-core GPU. In practice, I couldn't tell the difference. You may, however, see benchmark testing. The four phones scored the same in GeekBench 5, while the Pro versions scored higher in the 3D Mark gaming performance test.
How to Choose the Best Phone Case
Few people better understand human follies and foibles than smartphone repair experts. Sure, Shakespeare is the king of intelligent insights into human nature. Nonetheless, the people who fix our phones see us at our most vulnerable—mangled hardware in our hands, usually confessing embarrassing and illuminating blunders.
Cupertino iPhone repair's Laxmi Agrawal and SF Smart Wireless' Sam Shoman have seen it all. A client lost his phone in the snow and discovered it in a pool of snowmelt two months later. A client brought in a phone that had been run over by a vehicle and had tire chain markings on the screen.
Their experience demonstrates that the world is packed with potential tech nefariousness even if you've promised to be careful. Therefore, it's essential to be proactive and secure your phone with a protective case. We spoke with two specialists who have observed some of the terrifying smartphone horror stories, and they shared some tips on how to prevent being a victim.
Keep Your Phone Safe From Damage
Shattered glass screens, according to Agrawal, are the most prevalent problem that leads customers to repair businesses. If the point of contact is in the corner of the phone, the force applied to the glass is greater and the screen is more sensitive to shattering.
Choose a case made of a shock-absorbent material (like silicone or rubber) that covers your phone's susceptible corners for an essential degree of protection. However, Shoman recommends that smartphone users avoid using plastic covers since they do not adequately absorb stress and are more likely to transfer any impact to the device.
After that, what you buy is determined by how and where you use your phone. A thin case could suffice if you're confident that your phone will only be subjected to small bumps and drops. To show off your phone's design, choose a thin transparent cover like Totallee or Peel's cases for iPhones, Google Pixel phones, and Samsung Galaxy devices.
Cases with thicker, bulkier shells are heavier and absorb more stress. Agrawal recommends these cases for younger phone users.