JVTech I took over the new Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro smartphones: hot reviews, prices, availability
Published on 02/27/2023 at 11:25
Xiaomi took the opportunity to unveil their new flagship smartphones for the year 2023 on the occasion of the MWC exhibition dedicated to mobile technology. What are the values of these Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro?
Xiaomi's latest smartphones are called Xiaomi 13, Xiaomi 13 Pro, and Xiaomi 13 Lite, according to the MWC trade show.
The new Xiaomi 13's specs
Xiaomi 13 ProXiaomi 13 LiteScreen6.73-inch AMOLED FullHD+ 120Hz adaptive6.56-inch AMOLED FullHD+ 120HzProcessorSnapdragon 8 Gen 2Snapdragon 7 Gen 1Rear camera50MP f/1.9 wide-angle + 3.2x telephoto zoom 50MP f/2.0 + 8 Mpx depth sensorMucro 2 Mpx f/2.4Selfie32 Mpx
The Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro's main feature is the photo.
The Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro are billed to be the finest Xiaomi has for us right now. According to Xiaomi, the new 13 and 13 Pro have the most advanced cameras ever created by the brand. No surprise, you would expect, even this Leica partnership, which was already announced prior to the conference.
The Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro (the largest on the market) would produce "images worthy of the most beautiful Leica photographs," according to Leica.
It strongly resembles HDR processing pushed a notch above. We will see that in the full test.
I would like to give my opinion on the Xiaomi 13, Xiaomi 13 Pro, and Xiaomi Lite.
The basic 13-inch screen version is my favorite. The grip and the design are identical to those of an iPhone 14, with its flat edges and a decent screen size, compared to the massive Xiaomi 13 Pro. The 120-Hz screen is always a pleasure to use, and this model shares many advantages with its bigger brother for 300 euros less: same screen brightness, same chip, and so on.
The most extravagant of the three is inspired by the Galaxy S23 Ultra, with its curved edges and its also curved architecture, giving a more manageable appearance for a good grip. I also like the way the volume and power buttons are positioned, as they are so high on such a size.
Because not everyone wants to spend €1,000 on a smartphone, this Lite version is aimed at a completely different audience: two real cameras at the back, a screen and a processor at a lower price.
Xiaomi is focusing on a young audience who wants to improve their "selfie game." This allows it to enjoy the beautiful appearance of the iPhone 14 Pro without having to remove the front camera altogether. This is why I don't recommend the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro to anyone.
Prices and availability of the Xiaomi 13
From the 8th of March, 2023, all models will be available in France. For prices, it's not very complicated:Xiaomi 13 Pro : from 1299€Xiaomi 13 Lite : from 499€
Xiaomi has promised three years of software updates for these phones as well as two more years of security updates. We're still somewhat dissatisfied with the results.