Apple iPhone 13

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  1. mesaoz

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    Picked the pro max up this morning, gold looks good in person.

    I cocked up the screen protector install...

    Might just ditch it once the case arrives
     
  2. Blinky

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    What size Pro Max did you get? I guess it was a 512GB?
     
  3. VIP3R

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    Went with 256 for both the Pro and Pro Max. I've managed with 64gb for 3 years without filling it. Plan is to try each for a week and see what I like. Offload one to the wife or back to apple within the 14 days.
     
  4. T1tan

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    mind linking a real world photo of something?
     
  5. cbwolf

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    Just picked up my 13 Pro 256GB model.

    Coming from a 12 Pro, first impressions are:

    - Holy shit the camera bulge is gigantic in comparison to the 12 Pro
    - Noticeably heavier and thicker (although by a tiny amount - but still noticeable)
    - 120hz screen is nice - but certainly not amazing or required on a small, 6" phone screen
    - Feels as snappy and fast as the 12 Pro - no noticeable difference in speed doing normal phone things
    - Cameras seem about the same quality in good lighting, but a lot (seriously a lot) better in very low light than the 12 Pro

    That's it for now. Will be keen to see how battery life goes. From early testing the 13 Pro seems to give about 2 additional hours of screen on time from the 12 Pro.
     
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  6. Blinky

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    I’m on the ground now in Chermside Westfield and the place is busy!
    2 hour wait to get into Telstra even.
     
  7. cbwolf

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    Ouch.

    I did a click and collect at JB Hifi. Drove up and grabbed the phone - took about 2 minutes.

    I guess most people get the phones as part of a plan through a Telco?
     
  8. Blinky

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    Not me I am moving to the special offer Telstra has on now. $65 per month for 180GB of 5G for 12 months!!!


    Edit: fixed information.
     
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  9. cbwolf

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    I assume that's $65 per month?

    I gave up monthly plans a long time ago as they don't make economic sense. Now I just purchase a 12-month pre-paid charge once per year with Telstra. Typically it's around $250 - $270 for 150 - 200GB depending on what deal they've got going. Full network access including 5G. Works out to cost $20 - $22 per month which I think is pretty good.
     
  10. Blinky

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    Yeah it is. Sorry I was on my iPhone then, and could barely see the screen.

    5G access Damn! I'll have to go searching for that and have a look.

    Edit: Ah I see now, you aren't using much data. Pre-Paid is still massively more expensive.
     
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  11. cbwolf

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    Yeh it depends on how much data you need.

    Between the wifi at home and at work, I use maybe 10GB of mobile data a month at most, so the pre-paid option is more than enough for me, plus it saves me about $420 a year over even Telstra's cheapest ongoing plan, so the pre-paid option works out much, much cheaper.

    It honestly baffles me how people use a heap of mobile data, unless they're using it as their home internet solution.
     
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  12. Blinky

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    Do you guys know that the iPhone 13 in Australia doesn't have 5G mmWave?
     
  13. slavewone

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    Me too until I did a deep dive into my SO’s data useage. In her case, it is underpinned by the many (covid driven) home schooling field trips, waze and Spotify.

    So as a result I shelled out $260 for 12 months prepaid access at 30GB a month and something like 60GB into a data bank.

    Pre NBN, we had less than that for the
    House!
     
  14. jars121

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    Looking at either the Pro or Pro Max as my new work phone, having not used an iPhone since a 6s back in the day. Pretty keen to be honest!
     
  15. cbwolf

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    Yep. Care factor = zero.

    I'm getting 400mbps on 4G and 1,000mbps+ on Telstra's 5G on my 12 Pro and 13 Pro even in congested urban areas. I don't need faster than that.

    Besides, mmwave 5G only works in line of sight to the node and with literally nothing between your handset and the node. Even clear glass, a piece of paper, your hand, your head, clothing etc is enough to disrupt mmwave 5G and send speeds plummeting. Bit useless IMHO.
     
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  16. Blinky

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    Yeah, I can do 400 on 4G, but not that high on 5G. I think the best I have done on 5G is 800 something.
     
  17. Holdenkicks

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    Came from an iphone 12 pro and just got my Iphone 13 pro 256gb this morning and first impression was similar, holy cow the camera bump is thick! But I want the good cameras so I dont mind plus you rarely hold that part of the phone anyway. Does feel a touch heavier but its good, solid phone to hold.
     
  18. Akh-Horus

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    How is everyone's opinion with the camera quality 11-12-13 pro max? Wanting to jump off Galaxy S10 5G to a pro max but want camera quality but tempered with cost value. Currently only paying $55 per month with Telstra with 88 gig of data and unlimited calls and texts.
     
  19. cbwolf

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    I think the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max currently has the best camera of any phone on the market overall - particularly video.

    The s10 5G already has a good camera. So you'd be going from 'good' to 'great'. If that's worth the money to you - is your decision.

    The DXO Mark rankings and reviews are really good if you want to compare - although they haven't finished the 13 Pro ones yet. But basically take the 12 Pro and add on 10% better overall.
     
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  20. Slavetonet

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    lol It is a tiny incremental improvement.
    Nothing my iphone 12 mini won't do.
    Calls, snap some photos, check email, check social media and game a little.

    Some people fuss over insignificant things. :D
     

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