Xiaomi's 13 Pro is Raising the Bar for 2023

Submitted by Luis Prado on Mon, 12/12/2022

As usual, Xiaomi's flagship 13 series smartphones are packed with cutting-edge features and technology. Following Vivo's X90 Pro and IQOO 11 series, Xiaomi is the second manufacturer to use Qualcomm's most recent Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 platform with the 13 and 13 Pro. In addition, they offer brand-new camera modules with superfast charging and improved image quality.

The designs of the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro are distinct, as they were with the previous models. With vegan leather or ceramic backs, the 13 Pro has a 6.73-inch 2K+ AMOLED screen with 3,200 x 1,400 resolution. The 13 on the other hand has a flat 6.36-inch 2,400 x 1,080 AMOLED display, aluminum sides that look like those on an iPhone, and a choice of a glass or leather back. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 portable stage offers equipment sped up beam following and further developed gaming execution, so the two telephones have 120Hz showcases to keep up.

Additionally, the Xiaomi 13 Pro has top-notch camera specs. It has a Type 1-inch sensor and a 50-megapixel (MP) main camera with a f/1.9 aperture (it's actually only 8.8 x 13.2 mm, but that's still a lot bigger than most smartphones). It likewise incorporates a 50MP 3.2 zoom camera (75mm same) with optical picture adjustment (OIS) and a drifting focal point, as presented previously. Finally, it has a punch-hole 32MP selfie camera and a 50MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera (14mm equivalent).

The 4,820mAh battery can be fully charged in just 19 minutes thanks to the 13 Pro's impressive 120W charging capacity—more than most laptops. That's fast, but still a lot slower than the Note 12 Discovery Edition from Redmi. At "just" 50 watts, wireless charging takes 36 minutes to fully charge a device. The Xiaomi 13 only supports 50W wireless charging (48 minutes to a full charge) and 67W wired charging (38 minutes to 100 percent). It has a slightly smaller 4,500 mAh battery.

LPDDR5X RAM, UFS 4.0 storage (8GB and 128GB up to 12GB and 512GB on both models), Dolby Atmos on the Pro model, and Leica camera technology are additional features. A color model based on 4,700 scenes was developed by Xiaomi and Leica for the latter, presumably enabling improved accuracy. The Xiaomi 13 Pro costs 4,999 yuan ($720), while the Xiaomi 13 costs 3,999 yuan ($570). Although, as is typical, you probably won't be able to purchase them in North America, those are really good prices for phones with such high specs.

Press release: https://www.mi.com/global/discover/article?id=2830