July 18, 2024
Redmi Note 13 5G

Redmi Note 13 5G In this year’s redesigned Redmi Note series, the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ (review) is the star, but the basic Note 13 5G is probably going to be the smartphone that consumers choose the most. This is due to the Redmi Note series’ reputation for offering tantalizing features at an affordable price.

The Redmi Note 13 5G’s tale from this year is essentially unchanged. The Redmi Note 13 5G, which has a starting pricing of Rs 17,999, has been redesigned with a look that draws inspiration from the iPhone 14’s rounded corners. The 108MP primary camera on the rear camera system has been improved, while MediaTek’s Dimensity 6080 SoC has replaced the original chipset.

But one thing that hasn’t changed and is difficult to ignore in 2024 is that the Redmi Note 13 5G doesn’t have stereo speakers, which is something I think should be standard on all smartphones, regardless of price range. Although Android 14 is imminent, the custom MIUI 14 skin is currently predicated on Android 13. Is the Redmi Note 13 5G a viable option in that scenario? Let’s investigate.

  7.5 / 10

Verdict

Compared to the Redmi Note 12 (review), the Redmi Note 13 5G has several well-considered enhancements that make it a more affordable choice for most consumers. Its big AMOLED screen remains among the best in the category. With gaming incorporated, the new MediaTek Dimensity 6080 SoC likewise provides respectable performance. Xiaomi still needs to improve the Android user experience, though. Its daylight-operating cameras are passable, if not excellent.

Design and display

Bright colors and eye-catching flourishes have always been associated with Redmi Note devices. Conversely, the white and black color variants of the Redmi Note 13 5G take a minimalistic stance. I appreciate the marble-like finish of the white model (Arctic White) that I’m evaluating. In addition, the white surface effectively conceals fingerprint smudges and scratches. If you want a more flamboyant design, there is still a gold version available.
The Note 13 has a flatter structure as part of its updated design. As a consequence, the weight and thickness are decreased to 173.5 grams and 7.6 mm, respectively. The overall weight distribution also results in an improved in-hand grip.

The power button and USB-C port are among the other ports and buttons that are still standard. When your thumb is dry and clean, the power button functions as a responsive fingerprint reader. Alongside the IR blaster that was so popular on older Note phones, rests have a 3.5mm audio port on top for controlling household appliances like air conditioners and TVs.

Cameras

The 108MP primary camera on the ordinary Note 13 is a first for a non-Pro Redmi Note smartphone. A 2 MP macro and an 8 MP ultra-wide camera are housed in the newly designed back camera module.
Regarding functionality, there are numerous advantages to the 108MP primary camera. Images taken in natural light or during the day retain a well-balanced saturation and contrast. Although there has been a small amount of softening to remove photo grain, the details are still quite good. In terms of detail preservation, the native 108MP camera setting performs admirably. But, if you enlarge an image’s level of detail, the file size will increase. Although the grains in images may stand out more, the 8MP ultra-wide camera handles the situation similarly to the primary camera. In low light, grains stand out much more. Compared to the Note 12, the macro camera has significantly improved in terms of subject detection.

Performance

As previously stated, MediaTek’s Dimensity 6080 SoC, which is combined with 6GB of LPPDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.0 storage, powers the Redmi Note 13 5G. For Rs 19,999, the version I’m examining comes with 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. For Rs 21,999, there’s a further option with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.
should arrive shortly, I would have been delighted. Aside from that, users will value the abundance of customization options that MIUI provides. There’s also the persistent problem of other pre-installed programs. If so, give credit to companies like Infinix for making their handsets less cluttered with pointless apps. Another excellent Indian smartphone manufacturer providing a clean Android experience is Lava.

The Redmi Note 13 5G has a smooth gaming experience with popular titles like Candy Crush and Subway Surfers. Asphalt 9 and other somewhat graphically demanding games played nicely at 50–60 frames per second. Though the phone gets hot when used over extended periods, the Redmi Note 13 5G 5G can handle demanding games like BGMI, Call of Duty, and Genshin Impact. There may also be times when your stutters are more visible.

Additionally, 5G is supported. In my South Delhi home, the Redmi Note 13 5G achieved 200Mbps 5G speeds with an Airtel 5G Plus SIM. Be aware that locales affect speed variations.

Battery and charging

The 5,000mAh battery of the Redmi Note 13 5G still supports 33W charging. In the PCMark battery test, the phone did fairly well, lasting more than 12 hours when flight mode was active. During regular use, the Note 13’s battery lasted for approximately 10 hours. Remember, these were the maximum parameters that were activated. With modest settings, you can increase the backup duration per charge.
The Redmi Note 13 5G charged to over 28 percent with the included 33W charger in 30 minutes. It takes a little more than an hour to fully charge.

Final verdict

While staying within reasonable bounds, the Redmi Note 13 5G delivers some minor advancements. It does have some rivalry in its market. For instance, Motorola’s Moto G54 (review) and OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite (review) can appear like better choices if you value having a clean Android experience. performance in various places when it comes to cameras, but the Realme 11 5G (review) can provide somewhat better outcomes.

Overall, if you value a long-lasting battery, a big display, dependable performance (including gaming), and comparatively quick charging.

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