Apple iPhone 13 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro

Here we compared two flagship smartphones: the 6.1-inch Apple iPhone 13 Pro (with Apple A15 Bionic) that was released on September 14, 2021, against the Apple iPhone 11 Pro, which is powered by Apple A13 Bionic and came out 24 months before. On this page, you will find tests, full specs, strengths, and weaknesses of each of the gadgets.

Key differences

An overview of the main advantages of each smartphone
Reasons to consider the Apple iPhone 13 Pro
  • Higher display refresh rate – 120 Hz
  • Shows 22% longer battery life (36:56 vs 30:23 hours)
  • Delivers 33% higher peak brightness (1055 against 793 nits)
  • The rear camera has a 3x optical zoom
  • Has a 0.3 inch larger screen size
  • 26% better performance in AnTuTu Benchmark (790K versus 627K)
  • Has 50% more RAM: 6GB versus 4GB
  • The phone is 2-years newer
Reasons to consider the Apple iPhone 11 Pro
  • Weighs 16 grams less
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Review

Display
Screen quality, color accuracy, brightness
Performance
CPU/GPU performance in apps and games
Battery
Battery life, charging type and speed
Camera
Photo and video recording quality
Connectivity
Networks, ports, data transmission
NanoReview score
Final comparison evaluation

Value for money

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Price

Tests and specifications

Comparison table of technical specifications and tests

Display

Type OLED OLED
Size 6.1 inches 5.8 inches
Resolution 1170 x 2532 pixels 1125 x 2436 pixels
Aspect ratio 19.5:9 19.5:9
PPI 460 ppi 458 ppi
Refresh rate 120 Hz 60 Hz
Max rated brightness 1000 nits 800 nits
Max rated brightness in HDR 1200 nits -
HDR support Yes, Dolby Vision Yes, Dolby Vision
Screen protection Ceramic Shield Tempered glass
Screen-to-body ratio 86% 82.1%
Display features - DCI-P3 - DCI-P3
Display tests
RGB color space 99.8% 99.4%
PWM 510 Hz 290 Hz
Response time 4.8 ms 7.4 ms
Contrast ∞ Infinity ∞ Infinity
Peak brightness test (auto)
1055 nits
793 nits
Sources: NotebookCheck [3], [4]

Design and build

Height 146.7 mm (5.78 inches) 144 mm (5.67 inches)
Width 71.5 mm (2.81 inches) 71.4 mm (2.81 inches)
Thickness 7.65 mm (0.3 inches) 8.1 mm (0.32 inches)
Weight 204 g (7.2 oz) 188 g (6.63 oz)
Waterproof IP68 IP68
Rear material Glass Glass
Frame material Metal Metal
Colors Black, Silver, Gold, Blue, Green Silver, Gold, Gray, Dark gray
Fingerprint scanner No No
Screen-to-body ratio

Performance

Tests of Apple iPhone 13 Pro and Apple iPhone 11 Pro in the benchmarks
SoC
Chipset Apple A15 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
Max. clock 3200 MHz 2650 MHz
CPU cores 6 (2 + 4) 6 (2 + 4)
Architecture - 4 cores at 2.02 GHz: Blizzard
- 2 cores at 3.24 GHz: Avalanche
- 4 cores at 1.6 GHz: Thunder
- 2 cores at 2.66 GHz: Lightning
Lithography process 5 nanometers 7 nanometers
Graphics Apple GPU Apple A13 Bionic GPU
GPU clock 1200 MHz -
FLOPS - ~736 GFLOPS

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1700
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
4656
AnTuTu Benchmark 9
790247
627915
CPU 216602 168355
GPU 336667 258575
Memory 112950 84144
UX 131916 120243
Total score 790247 627915
3DMark Wild Life Performance
9510
Stability 78% 74%
Graphics test 56 FPS 44 FPS
Graphics score 9510 7460
Sources: 3DMark [3], [4]

Memory

RAM
RAM size 6 GB 4 GB
Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory clock 2133 MHz -
Channels 2 2
Storage
Storage size 128, 256, 512, 1024 GB 64, 256, 512 GB
Storage type NVMe NVMe
Memory card No No

Software

Operating system iOS 15 (Can be upgraded to iOS 16.2) iOS 13 (Can be upgraded to iOS 16.2)
OS size 15.2 GB -

Battery

Specifications
Capacity 3095 mAh 3046 mAh
Charge power 23 W 18 W
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Wireless charging Yes (7.5 W) Yes (7.5 W)
Reverse charging No No
Fast charging Yes (60% in 30 min) Yes (55% in 30 min)
Full charging time 1:38 hr 1:42 hr
Battery life tests
Web browsing 13:06 hr 10:19 hr
Watching video 16:46 hr 12:57 hr
Gaming 05:51 hr 05:57 hr
Standby 117 hr 102 hr
General battery life
36:56 hr
30:23 hr

Camera

Specs and camera test of smartphones
Main camera
Matrix 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Image resolution 4032 x 3024 4032 x 3024
Zoom Optical, 3x Optical, 2x
Flash Dual LED -
Stabilization Optical Optical
8K video recording No No
4K video recording Up to 60FPS Up to 60FPS
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS Up to 240FPS
Slow motion 240 FPS (1080p) 240 FPS (1080p)
Angle of widest lens 120° 120°
Lenses 4 (12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP) 3 (12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP)
Wide (main) lens - 12 MP
- Aperture: f/1.5
- Focal length: 26 mm
- Pixel size: 1.9 micron
- Sensor: 1/1.66", Sony IMX703 (Exmor-RS CMOS)
- Phase autofocus (Dual Pixel)
- Optical stabilization
- 12 MP
- Aperture: f/1.8
- Focal length: 26 mm
- Pixel size: 1.4 micron
- Sensor: 1/2.55", Apple iSight Camera (CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
Telephoto lens - 12 MP
- Aperture: f/2.8
- Focal length: 77 mm
- Pixel size: 1 micron
- Phase autofocus (Dual Pixel)
- Optical stabilization
- 12 MP
- Aperture: f/2.0
- Focal length: 52 mm
- Pixel size: 1 micron
- Sensor: 1/3.4" (CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
Ultra-wide lens - 12 MP
- Aperture: f/1.8
- Focal length: 13 mm
- Pixel size: 1 micron
- Phase autofocus
- 12 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
- Focal length: 13 mm
- Sensor: 1/3.4" (CMOS)
Depth lens Yes -
Camera features - Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- RAW support
- Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
Samples Photo samples of Apple iPhone 13 Pro from DxOMark Photo samples of Apple iPhone 11 Pro from DxOMark
Selfie camera
Megapixels 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Image resolution 4032 x 3024 4032 x 3024
Aperture f/2.2 f/2.2
Focal length 23 mm -
Sensor type Exmor-RS CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/3.6" -
Video resolution 2160p (4K) at 60 FPS 2160p (4K) at 60 FPS

DxOMark camera tests

Photo quality
Video quality
Generic camera score

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax)
Wi-Fi features - Dual Band
- Wi-Fi MiMO
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
- Dual Band
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth version 5 5
Bluetooth features LE, A2DP LE, A2DP
USB type - No
USB version 2 2
USB features - Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
- Charging
- USB-Storage mode
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS
NFC* Yes Yes
Infrared port No No
Network
Number of SIM* 1 1
Type of SIM card Nano Nano
eSIM support* Yes Yes
Hybrid slot No No
LTE Cat* 18 18
5G support Yes No

Sound

Speakers Stereo Stereo
Headphone audio jack No No
FM radio No No
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Speakers test
Max. loudness

Other

Category Flagship Flagship
Announced September 2021 September 2019
Release date September 2021 September 2019
SAR (head) 0.99 W/kg 0.99 W/kg
SAR (body) 0.98 W/kg 0.99 W/kg
Sensors - Barometer
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Face recognition sensor
- Barometer
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Face recognition sensor
*Disclaimer! NFC, GSM network support, and some other specs can be different depending on the country.

Conclusion

After analyzing all the data, we think that the Apple iPhone 13 Pro is definitely a better buy.

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Noe Hernandez 14 December 2021 21:32
Good product highly recommend 👍👍👍
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Turan 23 September 2021 09:25
iPhone 13 pro's camera better, and that 120hz display is a game changer, A15 chip is pretty fast
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Adi 20 September 2021 08:21
I have not seen a lot of diff b/w iPhone 13 pro n iPhone 11 Pro. If someone want to purchase than try to buy iPhone 12 Pro. iPhone 13 pro is Not really Update n just waste of Money !
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Ludwig 25 June 2022 17:06
I'd say the 12pro is a waste of money. The 11 changed many things to make a "better X" and the 12pro felt more like a "now u get the 11pro in a boxy shape" upgrade The 13pros have newer camera sensors, a better battery, and 12Hz.
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