The Redmi Note 13 5G comes in minimalist white and black colour variants and a flashy Prism Gold option. The Arctic White colour offers an impressive sleek marble-like finish on the back. The handset weighs 173.5 grams and is 7.6mm thick which ensures a good grip and portability.
The Redmi Note 13 5G features a 6.67-inch FHD+ OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It has 1800 nits peak brightness ensuring comfortable viewing even in bright sunlight. The device also has HDR support for apps like Netflix and a built-in reading mode which ensures delightful reading.
The Redmi Note 13 5G features 108MP+8MP+2MP rear camera setup. The primary camera captures well-balanced photos in daylight with decent details, although some softening is noticeable. The macro camera shows improvement in subject detection but lacks details.
The Redmi Note 13 5G boasts a 16MP front camera. It delivers sharp images in daylight but struggles to replicate accurate skin tones. And the camera also struggles in low-light conditions.
The Redmi Note 13 5G is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 6080 SoC paired with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. It shows stable performance even under heavy loads and there were no app crashes. While it can handle demanding games, the handset might heat up and stutter.
The Redmi Note 13 5G runs on MIUI 13 based on Android 13. MIUI offers a lot of customisation options which is appreciated by many users. However, there are pre-installed apps in the software.
The Redmi Note 13 5G comes with a 5,000mAh battery. In the PCMark battery test, the handset lasted over 12 hours. In regular usage, it provided around 10 hours of battery life with the highest settings, but this can be extended with moderate settings.
The Redmi Note 13 5G supports 33W charging. It takes over an hour to go from 0 to 100 percent.
The Redmi Note 13 5G offers a tall display paired with a long-lasting battery and fast charging. Also, it has a reliable set of cameras and decent performance too. If these are important aspects to you, the Redmi Note 13 5G is a good choice. The handset is available in India starting at Rs 17,999.
Editor's rating: 7.5/10
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