iPhone 13 Review: Unboxing + Key Features

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The best way to learn about an iPhone 13 is by opening it up and examining all its features. Watch as we unbox an iPhone 13 Pro and show our wood + resin cases that fit the phone perfectly.

Each Fall season, we look forward to the cooler weather, the coziness, the scented candles, but most of all...the new iPhone launch!

We recently unboxed an iPhone 13 Pro to see all of its features and the improvements it has over previous models of the iPhone. Read below to see our favorite features and what we're loving about this new series.

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Onwards towards the features!


With more of us capturing video and pictures on our mobile device, one of our favorite features of the new iPhone 13 Pro is the camera. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max includes iPhone's biggest camera update ever, and you can tell!

Overview of features:

All of the iPhones in this series have cinematic mode, improvements to shooting in low light, and different photographic styles, but where the iPhone 13 Pro excels is that it also features macro photography and a 3x optical zoom. Also, the Super Retina XDR display makes the screen and video and photo playback look incredible!

Our favorite camera features:

Cinematic mode for video is an awesome improvement, and allows for an incredible depth of field as you are shooting video.

Photographic styles for shooting pictures is a nice feature to have when you want to adjust things quickly. It's like filters, but we think they work better than your standard filters that are available. We noticed that we could control the richness, hues and skin tones better.

Everyone knows it can be tricky to capture content when it's dark out (remember when everyone tries to takes pictures of fireworks during 4th of July?!), but we were really impressed with the improvements of shooting in low light. We thought the improvements on the iPhone 12 series were pretty fantastic, and the iPhone 13 it takes it up a notch.

Takeaway: The camera is a fantastic improvement. If you are into shooting videos and having more options while capturing photos, we think you'll be excited at how well it performs.

Battery Life

It can be frustrating using your phone throughout the day for directions, videos, texting and normal daily usage to then have your phone run out of battery before the end of the day. iPhone touts that the 13 series has the best battery life of any of the iPhones (I mean, they're not going to lessen the battery life, right?), and even says that the iPhone 13 Pro Max specifically has the longest battery life ever on an iPhone.

Overview of features:

In our testing of the iPhone 13 Pro, we definitely saw a boost in battery life. In moderate, normal usage, we saw our iPhone 13 Pro have a battery life of about 10 hours.

Takeaway: The battery life on the iPhone 13 Pro has improved and gave us about 1-2 more hours of juice a day.


At Carved, we are big fans of colors and use over 100 colors to create our wood + resin cases, chargers and other 1 of one items. So, we really like the phone colors & size options that Apple offers for this series.

Overview of features:

Apple offers 5 different colors for iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini (pink, blue, midnight/black, starlight/white, and red), and 4 different colors for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max (sierra blue, silver, gold and graphite).

The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max feature a Super Retina XDR display that makes the display look amazing, especially when capturing or editing video and photos. Scrolling is satisfying and fluid.

Takeaway: While not the most important features in our book, the color options and the Super Retina XDR display are something that doesn't hurt!

If you're looking for the perfect companion to your new iPhone that not only protects your phone, but also is unique to you, check out our 1 of One wood + resin phone cases.

And charge up your new phone with our MagSafe wireless chargers.