Nothing Phone (2A) vs Redmi Note 13 Pro performance comparison

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Nothing Phone (2A) ,Review) appears to be a disruptor in India's sub-Rs 30,000 smartphone segment due to its focus on design and software, but it faces stiff competition from companies like Xiaomi, which has been aggressively pushing its latest smartphones. Aiming to leave a mark with the performance. redmi note 13 series, Recently, we organized an performance comparison Nothing between phone (2A) and poco x6 pro ,Review, Today we are comparing Nothing's new smartphone with Xiaomi's smartphone. redmi note 13 pro,

Both smartphones focus on camera, design and battery life. The Nothing Phone (2a) (starting at Rs 23,999) and Note 13 Pro (starting at Rs 25,999) are available with 12GB RAM + 256GB storage. The Redmi Note 13 Pro is equipped with a Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 SoC, while the phone (2a) draws power from a custom MediaTek Dimensity 7200 Pro SoC. Which smartphone performs better? let's find out.

Specifications

smart fone Nothing Phone (2A) redmi note 13 pro
processor MediaTek Dimensity 7200 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 7S Generation 2
gpu ARM Mali-G610 MC4 adreno 710
Memory Up to 12GB LPDDR4X RAM Up to 12GB LPDDR4X RAM

geekbench

To be clear, we are comparing the 12GB variant of the Nothing Phone (2a) and the 8GB RAM variant of the Redmi Note 13 Pro. In the Geekbench test, which evaluates CPU performance under heavy load, the Nothing Phone (2A) performed slightly better in the single-core test, while the Redmi Note 13 Pro performed slightly better in the multi-core test.

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Nothing Phone (2A) (L) and Redmi Note 13 Pro Geekbench results.

This indicates that while the Nothing Phone (2A) can handle individual tasks better, the Redmi Note 13 Pro can handle multi-tasking better… at least on paper. Single-core tasks may include launching apps or basic web browsing. Multi-core tasks typically include video editing, gaming, demanding photo editing, and more.

AnTuTu

Unlike Geekbench, AnTuTu evaluates CPU and GPU performance. It also evaluates memory and other functions. Surprisingly, the Nothing Phone (2A) performed much better than the Redmi Note 13 Pro on almost all fronts.

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Nothing Phone (2A) (L) and Redmi Note 13 Pro AnTuTu results.

Specifically, the Nothing phone (2A) consumed less battery and stayed cooler to achieve this score.

throttle test

However, in the throttle test, which is a stress test specifically on the CPU, the Redmi Note 13 Pro showed more stability in its peak performance.

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Nothing phone (2A) (L) and Redmi Note 13 Pro throttle test results.

We ran the test with the settings modified to 50 threads for a period of 30 minutes.

Gambling

AnTuTu scores indicate superiority of the Nothing phone (2a) in GPU, but in the real world, it may be difficult to distinguish the differences. Moderately demanding games (even top free Google Play games), like Clash of Clans, Subway Surfers, and more, will run without lag.

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Both the Nothing Phone (2A) and the Redmi Note 13 Pro boast support for high graphics settings in Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI). I conducted tests using HDR graphics at 60fps. Both devices maintained stable frame rates, and I didn't have any issues with stuttering due to their flat displays. After a 30-minute BGMI session, the internal temperature of the phone (2A) rose by about 8 degrees, while the Redmi Note 13 Pro's temperature rose by 11 degrees. Notably, both phones displayed similar battery consumption rates, with each consuming 10 percent of the battery.

Decision

Based on benchmarks and real-life experience, the Nothing Phone (2A) and the Redmi Note 13 Pro are more or less similar in terms of performance. The former performed better in Geekbench's single-core and overall AnTuTu tests. The Redmi Note 13 Pro showed better Geekbench multi-core and stability results. In gaming, both phones consumed the same amount of battery, although the Redmi Note 13 Pro got a little hotter. Note, the Nothing smartphone we used has 12GB of RAM, while our Redmi Note 13 Pro variant only offers 8GB of RAM. The latter 12GB RAM variant may show better performance.

There are also a few other aspects of both phones that you should pay attention to. Such as:

  • The Nothing Phone (2A) is one of the rarest smartphones in the segment to offer an extremely clean Android (version 14) experience. You can also change settings to reduce your screen time.
  • The Nothing Phone (2A) includes in-built LED lights on the back, called the Glyph interface. You can also customize the lighting.
  • On the other hand, the Redmi Note 13 Pro offers faster charging. It includes a 67W charger in the box, which the phone (2a) doesn't have.

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