Although the Xiaomi 13 and its Pro version have already been presented in China, the manufacturer timed the European premiere for the MWC, which did not hold any big surprises in relation to the devices (but the company did not only bring phones to Barcelona). The size of the two novelties rhymes with the pieces of last year’s series, that is, the Xiaomi 13 is a relatively compact top-of-the-line machine with a fairly good size, while the Pro may be more of a favorite for users with more shovel hands.
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The two models share the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, the 120 Hz OLED display, which is capable of 1200 nits luminance, but the size of the smaller device is 6.36 inches and displays 1080 x 2400 pixels, the larger device has 6.73 inches. and its resolution is 1440 x 3200 pixels. IP68 protection is also available on both phones, the storage allocation options are also the same, we start with the 8/128 GB version, but this only means UFS 3.1 storage, from that point up to 12/512 GB, UFS 4.0 is already available.
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The most significant difference is on the camera side, the smaller device features a 50-megapixel main camera (F/1.8), a 10-megapixel zoom module offering 3.2x magnification, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide solution, which is not an outstanding selection, but can be said to be correct, much will depend on the well-written algorithm. On the other hand, all three cameras of the Pro are 50 megapixels, and the main camera has a 1-inch type sensor, supported by laser autofocus and Leica lenses, which according to our first tests takes quite good photos, but we will examine this thoroughly in our detailed test coming soon. Like the other two modules, both deliver 50 megapixels, the zoom is 3.2 times, and the third camera is an ultra-wide module, and there is also a color temperature sensor on the back. Both devices are made in cooperation with Leica, which affects the lenses on the one hand, and the image processing on the other. This also affects color temperature and portraits.
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What is somewhat surprising is that the 8K video recording takes place at a maximum of 24 fps this time, which of course is a problem for few people, but what is even stranger is that both phones come with a 32 megapixel front camera, but 4K video recording is not an option, even in the case of the Pro model. There is, however, a stereo speaker, an infrared port, an actual physical proximity sensor (this is worth mentioning in the case of a Xiaomi), NFC, a barometer (in the Pro version), multi-channel multiGNNS positioning, a fingerprint reader behind the display, Bluetooth 5.3, WiFi 7 standard support and 5G of course.
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At first glance, the battery capacity is slightly below the average (4500 mAh and 4820 mAh), but it is an important addition that the charging speed is particularly outstanding for the Pro model, as this can be done at a rate of 120 watts, which means a charging time of 19 minutes starting from zero. The smaller device is “only” capable of 67 watts, but both devices are capable of 50-watt wireless and 10-watt reverse charging.
The two products will be launched with us on March 8, and as part of the introductory promotion, you will receive a Smart Air Purifier 4 Compact as a gift. The 8/128 GB version of the UFS 3.1-only Xiaomi 13 is not coming to us, the 8/256 GB version will be available for HUF 389,900, while the Pro comes with a 12/256 GB version for HUF 524,990 . Our tests are coming soon.