Xiaomi has finally launched its latest flagship smartphones, the Xiaomi X13 and X13 Pro, at the MWC 2023 global event.
Alongside these two new devices, Xiaomi also unveiled the X13 Lite, an upper midrange smartphone. The X13 and X13 Pro are powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and come equipped with fast 120Hz OLED displays.
The Xiaomi X13 boasts a 6.36-inch E6 OLED display with Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HLG, and 1900nits. It features 8GB or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 4.0 internal storage. The device is equipped with a 54MP/50MP IMX800 wide-angle camera, a 10MP telephoto camera, and a 12MP ultrawide camera. For selfie lovers, the device has a 32MP in-display front-facing camera. The X13 also supports 5G and comes with NFC, Bluetooth 5.3, and WiFi 7. The device has dual speakers with Dolby Atmos and runs on Android 13-based MIUI 14. It packs a 4500mAh battery with 67W Turbo Charging, 50W Wireless, and 10W Reverse Wireless, and weighs 189 grams.
On the other hand, the Xiaomi X13 Pro has a 6.73-inch 2K OLED E6 panel with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and HLG. It comes equipped with an Adreno 740 GPU, 8GB or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB UFS 4.0 storage. The device features a 50MP Sony IMX989 f/1.9 OIS camera, a 50MP ultra-wide Leica lens, and a 50MP 3.2x telephoto Leica lens. It also has a 32MP front-facing camera. The X13 Pro supports 5G, WiFi-7, and Bluetooth 5.3, and has NFC and GPS. It has an IP68 rating and runs on Android 13-based MIUI 14. The X13 Pro is equipped with a 4,820mAh battery with 120W wired charging, 50W wireless, and 10W reverse wireless. The device is available in Ceramic White, Terracotta Black, Wilderness Green, and Far Mountain Blue weighing 229g (Ceramic) and 210g (Technology Nano Skin).
The Xiaomi X13 is priced starting at EUR 999 (~PHP 57,900) and the X13 Pro at EUR 1,299 (~PHP 75,250). The X13 Lite, an upper midrange smartphone, was also launched with the X13 and X13 Pro. The specific release date and price of these devices in the Philippines are yet to be announced.
With the launch of the X13 and X13 Pro, Xiaomi has once again proven its expertise in providing top-of-the-line devices with cutting-edge technology. The X13 series is sure to revolutionize the smartphone industry with its advanced features and sleek design.
Pros and Cons
The Xiaomi X13 and X13 Pro have several advantages that make them stand out in the smartphone market. With cutting-edge features like fast OLED displays, high-quality cameras, and powerful chipsets, users can expect exceptional performance. The camera systems of both devices are impressive, with multiple lenses for wide-angle, telephoto, and ultrawide shots, making them an excellent option for photography enthusiasts. The devices come with fast charging capabilities, 5G connectivity, and a sleek design that makes them visually appealing.
However, the X13 and X13 Pro have some downsides that may not appeal to all users. They are priced on the higher end of the spectrum, making them inaccessible for users on a tight budget. Additionally, the specific release date and price of these devices in the Philippines are yet to be announced, which may cause frustration for those eagerly waiting to purchase them.
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The X13 Pro is relatively heavy, which may not be ideal for users who prefer lightweight devices. It also has limited storage options, with the highest configuration offering only 512GB of storage, which may not be enough for users who store large amounts of media on their devices. Lastly, the devices run on Android 13-based MIUI 14, which may not suit everyone’s preferences, as some users may prefer a more stock Android experience.