After audio testing of the Apple iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max, DxOMark took up the rest of the series. After conducting appropriate laboratory tests, experts evaluated the audio capabilities of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 mini.
Considering that all smartphones in the new line are powered by the A15 Bionic processor and received identical sound characteristics (two microphones, Dolby Atmos and Audio Zoom technologies), DxOMark did not expect much difference in the results between the models. However, the experts decided to find out if the size of the case can affect the results of audio testing.
In DxOMark’s playback testing of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 mini, they noted “very stable performance across all attributes” and a pleasant tonal balance with added “warmth” in the mid and low end compared to its predecessors. Also, experts attributed the exact localization of sound and wide frequency range coverage to the advantages of smartphones.
The advantages of the recording are the absence of artifacts, a natural timbre, especially in scenes with a high sound pressure level, excellent localization and surround sound, even if the smartphone is turned to portrait mode. The experts were also impressed by the good recording volume and resistance to high pressure levels.
The disadvantages of the speakers, according to experts, are the inversion of stereo when playing music and the distortion of low frequencies at maximum volume. The disadvantages of microphones in the laboratory were attributed to their inaccurate perception of sound at a distance and the lack of clarity of the recording.
IPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 mini scored 75 points each, tied for sixth place in the overall DxOMark audio rating.