The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max may be the best phones in Apple history, but they seem to have a few drawbacks compared to the Android flagships. We'll cover them in this article.
Apple officially launched the iPhone 13 series a few days ago, so we should soon see that millions of users are experiencing them. Among Apple's flagships, however, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are the best that are set to compete with flagships like the Galaxy S22. But the question is, are these phones good enough to beat Samsung's flagships next year? It seems that there are still a number of weaknesses compared to Android phones in the new iPhones, so how can one expect iPhones to beat other flagships in terms of functionality?
We say that in terms of functionality. That the iPhones, even if they do not have good capabilities, still lag behind in terms of sales of Android phones. That's why Apple is confident that it will not include the features that Android users provided to their users more than two years ago. An example of this feature could be the 5G Internet or the 120 Hz display that was added to the iPhone last year and this year; Not all models, but only two models, Pro and Pro Max. Even Android economies have a 120Hz display.
However, there are still many strengths in the new iPhones, in fact the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, because of which we can do both. Admire the phone. So before we get into the details, let's take a look at these.
- A 120Hz promotional display that makes the iPhone experience unparalleled.
- Enjoy three new camera sensors on the back panel with the ability to capture better images in low light, more ability to zoom, macro photography, cinematic mode and
- increase battery capacity up to 1.5 hours in the Pro model And 2.5 hours on the Pro Max (according to Apple).
IPhone screens now make up 20 percent more front panels than before. This is very rare in an era when Android phones are using selfie camera technology under the screen to increase the screen-to-body ratio. Even if Apple did not change this part, no one would notice the 20% and no one would complain about it. It should also be noted that the notch may have been smaller in length, but now it is taller and looks like a 3XL pixel phone, which is not very nice.
Expectations that did not come true h2>
But with regard to the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max series, there were a series of rumors that even whistleblowers Many celebrities also confirmed its accuracy. But these rumors never came true because we see that the iPhones went on the market without being equipped with all the features that were said to be equipped with it. Here are three of the most important and probable rumors that existed about the iPhone 13 series but did not come true.
One of the features we no longer hear about, but there have been many and relatively certain rumors from well-known whistleblowers such as Mark Garman and Mingchi Ko that the iPhone 13 Pro And ProMax will be able to send text messages or even make calls using a satellite connection.
It will definitely be one of the best and most useful if it is available on iPhones because it allows the user Send messages or make calls from places where it is not possible right now.
The Thuraya X5-Touch is the only smartphone in history to support satellite connectivity. style .
Although at the unveiling event of the iPhone 13 phones, there is no separate section to introduce astronomy photography. It was not considered, but Apple praised many of the newer and larger sensors in both the Pro and Pro Max models, claiming that the two phones could capture stunning images of the night sky.
It was even mentioned in one of the images officially recorded by the iPhone 13 Pro, and even the folder for those images was called "astrophotography". Of course, keep in mind that astrophotography is just a photographic term, not a specific hardware or software capability. Maybe that's why Apple didn't include a separate section to introduce it.>
The screen is always on
It is not clear why, but it did not happen that we see the screen always on on the iPhone 13. This is one of the best and most useful features that has been available in Android flagships for many years, but Apple apparently wants the user to turn on their phone to see the date, time, charge level and the like.
This time, however, the American company had all the necessary hardware capabilities to equip its phones with this feature. For example, a 120Hz promotion display mounted on an OLED panel can reduce refresh rate to 10Hz. This means that if this feature had been included in the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, it would have consumed very little energy. Not applicable to this feature. Maybe Apple wants to bring this feature to the iPhone 14 next year, and there it will be described as a revolutionary change. What the company usually does to compensate for its multi-year delay in adding a new feature to its handsets. Save on battery power.
Features not found on iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max compared to Android flagships
The image above shows exactly all that is present in Android flagships but not seen in the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. If you are an Apple phone user, you will naturally not want to know about these shortcomings at all because you may not even know about it. Although these features are very useful, there have never been any rumors that we are going to see them on iPhones. But what are these capabilities?
High-Zoom Periscope Camera
There should be a 5 to 10x optical zoom periscope camera in a flagship that costs more than $ 1,000. Otherwise, you can not count on these photos in terms of photography. The quality of iPhones in photography and videography is really high, but when we know that we spent $ 1,000 or more on a product that can not zoom in more than 3 times optically, we are definitely disappointed.
Maybe in all cases a phone's periscope camera Don't use it, but someone who loves photography and also loves the iPhone will certainly be disappointed that the expensive and luxurious phone he is considering will not be able to capture high quality images of distant subjects. It's not a good thing to see that such a lens is not used in the iPhone 13 Pro, and it seems unlikely that the iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max will not have a periscope lens, while some Android flagships such as the Galaxy S21 Ultra have cameras with 3 magnification capability. They are equipped with up to 10 times.
2. Reverse Wireless Charging
For the first time, it may have been thought that a feature like reverse wireless charging was a not-so-practical and actually promotional feature. But if we think about it, we see that there are a lot of gadgets right now that have increased their sales a lot. So if the phone supports reverse charging technology, the user can use the phone as a power bank when he does not have access to a charger to charge his gadgets. For example, when you have a Galaxy S21 and AirPads, you can charge your headphones via the phone in certain circumstances, but the same headphones that belong to Apple can not be charged with the iPhone.
This feature in There are many Android phones, but this is the first time we have seen it on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
3. Fingerprint sensor under the display
Many users wanted the iPhone 13 series phones to be equipped with a fingerprint sensor under the screen instead of a face recognition sensor, but Apple ignored this request because if it was to use a fingerprint sensor in its phones It removed the notch, leaving the iPhones with a display with a small slot for a selfie camera.
did not have; So he decided to ignore the feature that he could easily put in his phones. Now that there are rumors that we will see fundamental changes in the iPhone 14 series, we hope that the removal of the notch and face recognition and the addition of a fingerprint sensor will be among those changes.
This feature is currently It is available on many Android phones, but this is the first time we have seen it used on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
4. Selfie Camera Under the Display
Of course, what the source website mentioned is not even on our waiting list for Android phones because companies have not yet been able to bring it to the maturity it needs. As a result, whatever they try to do in this area does not end well. Examples of these efforts can be found in products such as the Galaxy Z Fold 3, ZTE Axon 30 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 4, the latter of which may be the best, but still of lower quality compared to conventional selfie cameras. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. We will probably have to wait at least 4 years to see such a day.
5. Fast charger (both wired and wireless)
Apple does not perform well at all in terms of fast charging. It does not make sense at all to wait about 2 hours for a $ 1,000 (or more) phone to be charged with a charger that is not even in the box. Apple did not change its charger, but the battery capacity of the iPhone 13 Pro Max has increased compared to before. Considering the time it took to charge the iPhone 12 Pro Max with Apple's 20-watt charger, it can be said that the new iPhone takes about 2:30 minutes to charge from 0 to 100, which is a lot. Of course, what is very important about fast charging is the length of time that the phone can go from 0 to an acceptable level, which seems to be the iPhone's acceptable performance in this regard. Apparently, Apple's 20-watt charger can increase the phone's charge from 0 to 50% in 30 minutes, which is considered acceptable.
This feature is present in many Android phones and is the fastest. It belongs to Xiaomi with a speed of 120 watts.
No matter how many users are interested in USB-C instead of Lightning, the European Union is obliging Apple to use it or how many other Apple products it seems to be using. The American company is not going to put such a port in iPhones. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. We have to wait two or three years to see what the task is. But for now, it looks like the iPhone 14 will hit the market with the same Lightning port.
This feature can be seen in almost all flagship, mid-range and even economical Android phones.
Can the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max meet expectations?
You see, many of the good features that are currently available on Android flagships are not found in the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. This is while Android phones have been using them for the last two or three years, and it is not something that has been added to them recently. In fact, Apple has been two or three generations behind the Android flagships in a number of areas, and it is unclear when it intends to close the gap.
Screen, always-on display, periscope lens, reverse charging technology and the like in future iPhones, now it is not clear when. A number of other features, such as astrophotography, satellite connectivity, and a USB-C port, are also unlikely to be present in future iPhones.
They do not show the addition of new features, and Apple safely postpones the addition of these features to later years and tries not to be too innovative in the design of its phones. However, it remains to be seen what will happen in the coming years.
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