In February, Xiaomi introduced the Xiaomi 13 Pro in India. The Mi 11 Ultra was only released in the country last year by the company. This has flagship features like a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, triple 50MP cameras, and a 2K+ E6 AMOLED display. Is the phone well worth the Rs? 79,999? Let’s get started on the review to find out.
Display and design:
The Xiaomi 13 Pro separates itself from different leads with a fired back board. In India, the phone was released in two color options. We received the Ceramic Black model from Xiaomi, which has a glossy finish. While the telephone looks very rich and premium, it will in general draw in fingerprints and smears.
I at first could have done without the variety and was inclining more towards the Ceramic White choice, which improves in the area of concealing smears. However, after using the phone for roughly two weeks, I now prefer the black model.
Xiaomi has packaged a case inside the retail box. The metal casing of the 13 Pro is bended on the sides, very much like the back board. Notwithstanding, the top and base edges are level, which assists the telephone with remaining all alone, in a real sense. the Xiaomi 13 Pro is on the heavier side.
A 6.73-inch WQHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate can be found on the front. Media playback generally looks good with vivid colors, deep blacks, and crisp details thanks to the phone’s certifications for HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. The bended edge screen and amazing speakers likewise add to the vivid review insight.
Even though I like the way curved displays look, the Xiaomi 13 Pro has a little too much curvature, making it easy for people to touch it by accident. When I tried to take a picture, this happened, and sometimes the shutter button wouldn’t respond when a part of my palm or finger touched the edge of the display. One strategy for getting around this is to utilize the TPU case, which forestalls this sort of coincidental touch.
With a peak brightness of up to 1,900 nits, the Xiaomi 13 Pro’s display is also extremely bright, making it the brightest Android smartphone currently available. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (Review) had the brightest Android display with a peak brightness of 1,750 nits; however, the iPhone 14 Pro (Review) and iPhone 14 Pro Max currently have the brightest smartphones’ displays (up to 2,000 nits).
To be clear, the Xiaomi 13 Pro’s display does not always reach its brightness maximum. The display reaches this level only when you watch HDR content or use it in direct sunlight. When inside, I favored utilizing the telephone at around 40% brilliance level.
Due to the ceramic back panel’s slippery nature, the Xiaomi 13 Pro’s display also survived multiple accidental drops. Thankfully, Corning Gorilla Glass’ Victus covering performed as expected. Supplementing the presentation experience is the double speaker arrangement, which offers clear and rich sound even at a high volume levels.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro does not have an official IP rating, for one thing. The business claims that the global model, which has an IP68 rating, is just as dust- and water-resistant as the Indian model.
Battery life and performance:
The Xiaomi 13 Pro can deal with any undertaking you toss at it because of the strong SoC. There was no slack or falter across the UI as far as I can tell. It was additionally very great to Game execution. I took part in Call of Duty: Portable with ‘Ultra’ framerate and ‘Medium’ illustrations settings. After about 45 minutes of gameplay, the device did get a little warm, but nothing alarming.
In the single-focus and multi-focus preliminary of Geekbench 6, the Xiaomi 13 Pro got 1,386 and 4,529 centers, independently. Additionally, the device achieved an impressive score of 1,246,431 points in AnTuTu. In similar tests, the 13 Pro beat the OnePlus 11 5G.
As far as battery duration, the Xiaomi 13 Pro can last an entire day with medium use. On days when I just utilized the telephone to look at web-based entertainment, watch YouTube recordings and check messages, I figured out how to get a screen-on season of around 6 hours, 30 minutes. In any case, with a great deal of camera use, gaming, and so on., the 13 Pro gave me about five hours of screen-on time. The telephone went on for 16 hours and 36 minutes in our HD video circle test.
When Boost Mode is enabled, the 120W fast charger can charge the phone from empty to full in 25 to 30 minutes. Xiaomi claims that the battery can be completely energized in only 19 minutes, however this requires a couple of essentials like changing to Standalone mode, guaranteeing no applications are running behind the scenes, and so on.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro’s camera system is its most distinctive feature. Three 50-megapixel sensors remain on the back of the phone for wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto shots. There is a 32 megapixel front camera for taking selfies.
In practice, the camera’s performance is just as impressive as the specifications. The primary camera uses a Sony IMX989 sensor that is one inch wide. It captures excellent nighttime and daytime details. The essential camera’s dynamic reach execution is likewise very amazing. Additionally, I appreciated the phone’s lack of shutter lag and the large sensor’s ability to capture more light in the same amount of time when shooting during the day. Each of this consolidated outcomes in all around uncovered, definite shots in low light.
The ultra wide camera has a decent unique reach, a 115 degree field of view, and great detail catch. Also, the color temperature is the same as the main camera. Although this is a side effect of almost all ultra-wide cameras, the edges are slightly distorted.
Making the camera arrangement flexible is the 3.2X fax camera sensor, which has a 75mm central length. Zoom shots look fresh and offer striking tones. The fax camera has a six piece focal point arrangement, which is matched in two gatherings of three. Depending on how close the subject is to the phone, the rear group of lenses closest to the sensor can move forward or backward in real time. The telephoto lens can be used to take macro photos when the focusing distance is reduced to 10 cm. There is likewise a Very Large scale mode which utilizes the fax camera, and you can likewise catch large scale shots with the super wide camera.
Xiaomi has additionally added extraordinary camera highlights, politeness of its coordinated effort with Leica. Leica Authentic and Leica Vibrant are the two photography styles that come with the camera. The previous has a more unbiased and nearer to genuine look, while the last option is more reasonable for virtual entertainment prepared posts. I additionally saw that photographs shot in Leica Lively mode offered better unique reach.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro also has four different portrait modes. Clients can catch pictures in 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 90mm central lengths. The 35mm central length catches highly contrasting pictures, while the 50mm and 75mm shoot in variety and add a vignette around the edges. Soft Focus is the name of the 90mm portrait mode, which gives the image a dreamlike quality. I found that I utilized the 90mm mode the least since I favored the 35mm and 75mm picture modes.
While edge location is wonderful as a rule, the camera calculation will in general obscure out some unacceptable pieces of the subject on occasion. Alternately, there was a case in which, when the camera was set to 75mm portrait mode, the algorithm recognized human faces in the background but did not remove them from the frame. These bloopers were not successive however I trust Xiaomi observes and fixes them soon.
I’ve never had a better front-facing camera on a Xiaomi phone. It gets the subtleties and complexion right by and large. In Portrait mode, the front camera’s edge detection is excellent as well. For those who like to play around with tones, there are numerous Xiaomi and Leica filters.
Leica flair is added by the sound of the shutter, which is reminiscent of earlier Leica models. There are likewise different edges which show the EXIF information of the photograph with a Leica watermark. The Xiaomi 13 Pro does a decent job of video. Videos can be recorded at up to 60 frames per second with any of the three cameras. 8K at 24 frames per second is now supported by the primary camera. For a balance between dynamic range performance, colors, details, and stabilization, I preferred to record videos at 4K 30/60 fps.
To put it another way, the Xiaomi 13 Pro is quite a Leica-like phone. Even though it has the best hardware, it’s the little things that make the user experience better. The sound of the shutter, useful camera filters, or the numerous software features of the Gallery app, as well as the camera system’s adaptability and availability of a variety of focal lengths, allowing you to capture unique perspectives and moments for the shutterbug in you.
The flagship phone from Xiaomi is also well-tuned. The Xiaomi 13 Pro has a great combination of hardware and software thanks to improvements to MIUI and a powerful performance unit. Moreover, it has a long battery duration and 120W quick charging upgrades the experience. While there is no authority IP68 rating in India, the telephone is professed to offer similar degree of water and residue security as its worldwide partner.
I still wish that, like Samsung’s and OnePlus’ flagships, the software support for Android updates would continue for an additional year. The OnePlus 11 5G is more reasonable contrasted with the Xiaomi 13 Pro and has its own Hasselblad contact for the cameras, while matching the Xiaomi 13 Pro’s presentation unit. Notwithstanding, with the quantity of helpful camera highlights, I track down the Xiaomi 13 Pro’ arrangement a smidgen more enjoyable to utilize. A ceramic back panel and reverse wireless charging are also included. The nearest adversary to the Xiaomi 13 Pro would be the forthcoming Vivo X90 Pro. It comes with Zeiss tuning for the cameras and the same one-inch Sony IMX989 sensor.
Until further notice, on the off chance that you are somebody who needs a dependable camera framework in a leader cell phone, the Xiaomi 13 Pro can unquestionably be thought of.