Year after year, the iPhone continues object of desire, Its updates bring new features and better performance, but that doesn’t mean the previous generation models are out of date.
hey G1 Tested three models, Shows the differences and explains the pros and cons of each of the iPhones.
iPhone 11 — Photo: g1
hey iphone 11 is the choice of best value for money For anyone looking for a cell phone ApplicationAnd. The 64GB storage variant costs around BRL 3,800 on leading online stores.
Its design, with a glass and aluminum finish and rounded edges, looks a bit different with the new model.
The iPhone 12 and 13 have a slightly different design, with straighter corners, and are finished in glass and ceramic — in a manufacturing process called Ceramic Shield. AppleWhich promises greater resistance against impacts.
However, the three cell phones have the same screen size with 6.1 inches.
There is another difference in the type of panel: the iPhone 11 has this type of screen. LCD and models 12 and 13, one screen OLEDBrighter, with higher contrast and better color reproduction.
The iPhone 11 has a dual camera, one with a wide-angle main lens and another with a wide aperture angle – which allows you to fit more information into one image.
Apple Adopted the term “computational photography” on iPhones, which uses the camera’s sensor and A13 Bionic processor to produce images with more detail. Photos are great, even at night, with great brightness, sharpness, and colors in a variety of colors.
It’s worth highlighting the Portrait mode on both cameras, which seems to be getting better as the iPhone generation gets younger. This mode blurs the background with various lighting adjustment options and leaves the subject in front focus.
The iPhone 11’s battery lasts all day, and it almost always needs to be recharged for between 10 and 11 hours after being unplugged. This does not mean that, after about 11 hours of unplugged, the smartphone will be completely discharged., But it gives a general idea of how long the battery can last.
in performance testing and graphic evaluation (See how it is at the end of the report), being the oldest model, the iPhone 11 was the slowest of the bunch.
But being the slowest isn’t a problem, The A13 Bionic processor runs well on iOS 15, which supports . is the latest operating system Apple,
If the manufacturer adheres to the six-year update standard for older models, the iPhone 11 should receive the update by 2025.
On the connectivity side, iPhone 11 only has access to 4G network, is present throughout Brazil. But this can be a problem for those who want to wait 5G network launchThe main capitals are planned for this year.
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iPhone 12 — Photo: g1
hey iphone 12 between the generations of cell phones brought a good development Apple, and this is the first iphone 5G connectivity, In the online store, the iPhone 12 with 64 GB of storage sold in mid-March for R$4,800.
The screen is still 6.1 inches, but the design has more “straight” edges, somewhat reminiscent of the older iPhone 4.
The iPhone 12 image had a cloudy sky and it looks darker, the iPhone 13 image is similar to reality. — Photo: Henrik Martin/G1
The ceramic shield finish on the front also strengthened the phone. Furthermore, of the three iPhones, the 12 is the lightest: it weighs 164 grams, compared to 194 grams for the iPhone 11 and 173 grams for the iPhone 13.
The camera brings one small change from the iPhone 11: the sensor has been improved with two lenses (wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle), giving even better results at night and much sharper during the day.
Battery life is similar to that of the iPhone 11, which lasts all day. The operating system is iOS 15, which should be updated by 2026, following the pattern of the brand’s older cell phones.
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iPhone 13 — Photo: g1
hey iphone 13 is one of best smartphone cameras available today, And, being the “Model of the Year”, it is also the most expensive. In early March, it was priced at R$5,700 in the online store with 128GB of storage.
The dual cameras have a main lens and an ultra-wide-angle lens. Photos taken with the 12-megapixel main sensor have the quality of color reproduction as the main attraction.
It seems that when taking pictures both day and night, the colors seen on the screen are the same as the scene in front of you, without exaggeration and very sharp.
The ultra-wide-angle lens, with 12 megapixels, magnifies the scene and produces high-quality images. And selfies too, at 12MP, follow the great quality of the rear cameras.
The iPhone 13 also brings an interesting video feature called Cinema. This allows for automatic focus switching when filming multiple people at the same time, as if it were a movie camera.
In performance tests, iPhone 13 was the fastestAhead of the other two iPhones – which was more to be expected. And it also ranked first in graphics test,
Like other iPhones, the battery also lasts for around 11 hours. It runs iOS 15 with an OS update anticipated by 2027.
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Best Camera: iphone 13, with two lenses on the back, which do their job very well and bring the results very close to what the human eye is used to seeing. It is also the best option for selfies.
Cost-Benefit Highlight: iphone 11 if 5G Not a priority, it remains an affordable option with great durability.
If 5G necessary in the near future, The best option is iPhone 12Which also has a better screen and camera.
What about mini versions? The iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 both have mini versions (Check out the iPhone 13 Mini Test)With 5.4 inch screen. This is the same hardware and operating system, which has less battery capacity.
without charger Apple Sells iPhone without charger in box – and indicates purchase of a 20W faster USB-C charger. The official model costs around R$200.
And it’s worth remembering that iPhones don’t have a headphone jack. You must use one with a Lightning connector or a bluetooth phone,
Features comparison: iPhone 11, 12 and 13 — Photo: g1
how the tests were done
For performance tests, two applications were used: 3D Mark from UL Laboratories, and Geekbench 5 from Primate Labs.
They simulate everyday smartphone tasks such as image processing, text editing, battery life and web browsing.
These tests run on different platforms – such as Android, iOS, Windows and Mac OS – and allow you to compare performance between them, creating a benchmark for this comparison.
Battery tests were carried out with everyday use of the device.
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