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Samsung Galaxy A13 4G Smartphone review – Generous upgrades for Samsung's budget phone

A better introduction to the world of Samsung smartphones. At below 200 USD, the Samsung Galaxy A13 4G offers a Full HD screen and Wi-Fi 5. However, it faces strong competition. Are the improvements compared to last year's model enough to make it competitive?
Samsung Galaxy A13

In recent years, we often found that Samsung's budget A-series smartphones were not quite able to compete with the excellent value propositions that competitors, particularly from China, offered. The features would often be slightly inferior while at the same time, the price was higher compared to Xiaomi and co..

All of this may change with the Galaxy A13 4G, which is now available starting from an MSRP of 189,99 USD: Samsung has improved many aspects of the smartphone such as the display, which now has a higher resolution. Since competitors have of course not been sitting by idly, either, it will be interesting to see, how the Galaxy smartphone stacks up against the competiton.

Samsung Galaxy A13 4G (Galaxy A Series)
Processor
Samsung Exynos 850 8 x - 2 GHz, Cortex-A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.60 inch 20:9, 2408 x 1080 pixel 400 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, PLS, Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 39 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB, dedicated, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41) , Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.8 x 165.1 x 76.4 ( = 0.35 x 6.5 x 3.01 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 15 Watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix f/​1.8, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​30fps (Camera 1); 5.0MP, f/​2.2, wide angle lens (Camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (Camera 3); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (Camera 4)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.2
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.367W/​kg (head), 1.390W/​kg (body) , fanless
Weight
195 g ( = 6.88 oz / 0.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
189 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
76.5 %
05/2022
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1
195 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.60"2408x1080
74.9 %
12/2021
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1
205 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
77.6 %
05/2022
realme C35
T616, Mali-G57 MP1
189 g64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.60"2408x1080
79 %
11/2021
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2
181 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"2400x1080
78.5 %
03/2022
Nokia G21
T606, Mali-G57 MP1
190 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720

Case – Simple Plastic Build

Color variations of the Samsung Galaxy A13
Color variations of the Samsung Galaxy A13

The case of the Galaxy A13 bears no resemblence to that of its predecessor, the Galaxy A12: Instead of a matte, texturized plastic, there is now a glossy back cover with a completely redesigned camera module. With the white, black, and the new, light blue color, a total of three color variants is now available.

The glossy finish attracts finger prints and makes the Galaxy A13 look rather plain.

There is a small waterdrop notch on the front, which offers a screen-to-body ratio of 82 %. This is fairly standard in this price category. We are pleased with the very robust build of the chassis, which reliably protects the liquid crystal layer of the screen when pressure is applied.

Size Comparison

165.1 mm / 6.5 inch 76.4 mm / 3.01 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs164.6 mm / 6.48 inch 75.9 mm / 2.99 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs164 mm / 6.46 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 205 g0.4519 lbs164.4 mm / 6.47 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 189 g0.4167 lbs161.95 mm / 6.38 inch 75.53 mm / 2.97 inch 8.92 mm / 0.3512 inch 181 g0.399 lbs

Connectivity – Galaxy Smartphone with NFC Support

There are two storage configurations for the Samsung smartphone (international version):

The US version features 32 GB of storage and 3 GB of RAM. The read and write speeds of the storage are slow due to the use of eMMC memory, whereas some competitors such as the realme C35 already offer faster UFS storage.

Thankfully, the Samsung Galaxy A13 4G supports NFC for mobile payment services.

Left: SIM slot
Left: SIM slot
Right: Standby button, volume rocker
Right: Standby button, volume rocker
Bottom: 3.5mm audio jack, microphone, USB-C slot, speaker
Bottom: 3.5mm audio jack, microphone, USB-C slot, speaker
Top: Microphone
Top: Microphone

SD Card Reader

Thanks to the dedicated microSD card slot, two SIM cards and a storage expansion card can be used simultaneously. In our copy benchmark, both the predecessor Galaxy A12 and our test device fare relatively well, while the results of the CPDT benchmark with our reference microSD Angelbird V60 card are on the weaker side. For a budget phone, the read and write speeds are good overall.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
47.8 MB/s ∼100% +39%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
40.85 MB/s ∼85% +19%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
34.3 MB/s ∼72%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
20.6 MB/s ∼43% -40%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
20.5 MB/s ∼43% -40%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Samsung Galaxy A13 4G Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write; Angelbird V60: Ø30.8 (17.6-38.8)
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write; Angelbird V60: Ø32.3 (23.2-38.8)
realme C35 Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write; Angelbird V60: Ø37.9 (18.7-45.1)
Xiaomi Redmi 10 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø37.8 (26-44.9)
Nokia G21 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write; Angelbird V60: Ø30.5 (12.9-38.6)
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read; Angelbird V60: Ø50 (37.9-54.4)
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read; Angelbird V60: Ø50.2 (31.6-54.4)
realme C35 Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read; Angelbird V60: Ø78.4 (34.6-83.9)
Xiaomi Redmi 10 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø66.8 (7.33-79.4)
Nokia G21 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read; Angelbird V60: Ø75.5 (39.6-81.6)

Software – Galaxy A13 with Android 13

The Galaxy A13 comes with Android 12 and Samsung's OneUI 4, which significantly changes and expands the functionality of the operating system, preinstalled. The security patches date back to March 2022, making them relatively recent.

The Galaxy A13 is supposed to get at least one more major update to Android 13, although it is unkown whether later versions will be supported.

Samsung phones traditionally feature the manufacturer's own apps including a web browser and a file explorer, which are made somewhat redundant by Android's own versions of the apps. The Samsung apps can only be hidden, but not completely removed. Additionally, most of the third-party apps that come preinstalled for advertising purposes can be removed.

Software Samsung Galaxy A13
Software Samsung Galaxy A13
Software Samsung Galaxy A13

Communication and GNSS – Faster Wi-Fi

In terms of the Wi-Fi module, the Galaxy A13 4G has taken a step forward and now supports Wi-Fi 5. Although this is not the latest standard, it is still not a given for budget phones in the sub-200-USD category. We recorded consistent transfer speeds in excess of 300 Mb/s in conjunction with our reference router Asus GT-AXE11000, representing both a significant improvement compared to the predecessor and a good result relative to its competitors.

A glance at the supported mobile communications standards reveals the lack of 5G. However, a 5G version of the Galaxy A13 is already available in the US and will potentially become available soon in Europe. In the case of the 4G phone, only the most common frequencies are available. Thus, it may be worth looking at whether the Galaxy smartphone is compatible with the domestic cellular networks of countries you plan on visiting.

During our testing, we assessed the signal strength by measuring it in numerous places. Our findings show that the Galaxy A13 tends to take its time until it comes even close to the signal strength of more expensive smartphones and even then, the signal strength occasionally dips.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Average of class Smartphone
  (72.5 - 1736, n=49, last 2 years)
636 MBit/s ∼100% +94%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
328 (300min - 339max) MBit/s ∼52%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
299 (224min - 315max) MBit/s ∼47% -9%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
244 (179min - 255max) MBit/s ∼38% -26%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Average of class Smartphone
  (78.3 - 1710, n=49, last 2 years)
657 MBit/s ∼100% +85%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
356 (293min - 370max) MBit/s ∼54%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
347 (309min - 366max) MBit/s ∼53% -3%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
339 (328min - 362max) MBit/s ∼52% -5%
iperf3 transmit AX12
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1395, n=210, last 2 years)
485 MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
293 (284min - 301max) MBit/s ∼60%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
42.9 (21min - 65max) MBit/s ∼9%
iperf3 receive AX12
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1348, n=210, last 2 years)
472 MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
333 (299min - 358max) MBit/s ∼71%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
50.4 (41min - 57max) MBit/s ∼11%
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; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø328 (300-339)
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø356 (293-370)
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors
Available satellite networks
Available satellite networks

During our testing, the satellite geolocation system communicates via GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and BeiDou. While the satellite uplink is quickly established, the accuracy of within 5 meters is only average. Although not a lot of satellites are detected, the Galaxy A13 is able to locate us reliably. The integrated compass, which shows the viewing direction in map apps, is helpful.

Due to bad weather, we had to perform our real-world test from within a car. The Galaxy A13 does not always precisely place us on the road, but the accuracy is still decent and more than suitable for day-to-day navigation use.

Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Overview
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Overview
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Roundabout
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Roundabout
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Bridge
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Bridge
Geolocation Samsung Galaxy A13 – Overview
Geolocation Samsung Galaxy A13 – Overview
Geolocation Samsung Galaxy A13 – Roundabout
Geolocation Samsung Galaxy A13 – Roundabout
Geolocation Samsung Galaxy A13 – Bridge
Geolocation Samsung Galaxy A13 – Bridge

Telephony and Call Quality – Good Speech Quality

The telephony app comes from Samsung and as such differs from the stock Android telephony app from Google. While it is very similar in terms of the features, it focuses more on the dial pad, which is hidden behind an additional button on Google's app.

The call quality is decent: Our conversational partner sounds distinct via the earpiece and our voices are transmitted clearly as well. The ambient noise cancelling also works fairly reliably. The voice of our conversational partner is still distinct via the speakerphone, although it does sound somewhat thin in this case. We also cannot speak too quietly, since our voice otherwise does not reach the other caller.

Cameras – Simple Wide-Angle Lens

Picture front camera
Picture front camera

The main camera on the back offers a few more megapixels and a slightly larger aperture compared to the predecessor. With 12.5-megapixel in pixel-binning mode, the resolution of the resulting pictures is also slightly higher, although this is unlikely to make much of a difference in practice.

The sharpness of pictures taken with the main camera is mediocre and the same holds true for the level of detail. In low-light conditions and with high dynamic ranges, the camera strikes a relatively good balance, while the sharpness of images drops significantly at greater zoom levels.

The main camera records videos at up to 1080p and 30 FPS, which is standard for this price category. The automatic brightness adjustment works quite well, whereas the autofocus could respond slightly quicker. Video recordings feature decent colors and an image quality that is on par with its competitors.

The 5-megapixel wide-angle lens on the back takes pictures with muddy details. However, it is still suitable for snapshots that are intended to be viewed on the smartphone's display only.

There is also an 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front. While the selfies are suited to smartphone displays and social media, zooming in reveals a severe lack of details.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Hauptkamera PflanzeHauptkamera UmgebungHauptkamera Low LightWeitwinkelkamera
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In our lab under controlled lighting conditions, the front camera's sharpness is lackluster. Additionally, the image suffers from a poor contrast. In low-light situations, barely any details can be made out.

ColorChecker
22.7 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
24.8 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
17 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
12 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
19.4 ∆E
20.7 ∆E
6 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
19.4 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A13 4G: 15.27 ∆E min: 4.34 - max: 24.8 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.4 ∆E
51.8 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
35.6 ∆E
43 ∆E
60.1 ∆E
50.8 ∆E
32.3 ∆E
38.4 ∆E
26.8 ∆E
60.8 ∆E
62 ∆E
27.4 ∆E
47.1 ∆E
33.1 ∆E
72.2 ∆E
40.8 ∆E
41.6 ∆E
79.2 ∆E
68.6 ∆E
51 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
24 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A13 4G: 44.32 ∆E min: 13.7 - max: 79.23 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty – No More Charger

Samsung has joined the trend of no longer including a charger with cheaper smartphones. This is supposed to be environment friendly, since most people are assumed to have one or more USB chargers at home already and the smaller box reduces CO2 emissions during transport. At the same time, it of course reduces the cost for Samsung.

As a result, the package only includes a USB cable and a SIM tool. On Samsung's web page, there are currently no accessories specifically for this smartphone available.

The manufacturer offers a standard 12-month warranty. Thanks to fixed prices, repairing the phone after this period should not be a financial disaster, either.

Input Devices & Handling – Fingerprint Sensor with Dropouts

The touchscreen feels smooth and responsive all the way into the corners.

The fingerprint sensor is located on the side within the power button. While it does not always reliably responds, it at least allows for unlocking the smartphone from standby. Getting to the actual homescreen takes a fairly short amount of time.

Facial recognition is also available and can, if desired, be used in conjunction with the other biometric authentication method. Although facial recognition via the front camera works reliably, the lack of an infrared scan makes it less secure compared to Apple's Face ID.

Keyboard portrait mode
Keyboard portrait mode
Keyboard landscape mode
Keyboard landscape mode

Display – Many Bright Pixels

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The IPS screen of the Galaxy A13 offers an extended Full HD resolution. While this is not technically an exception within this price category, it is an significant improvement compared to the predecessor. With an average brightness of 506 nits, it is significantly brighter as well. The refresh rate is limited to 60 Hz.

Since the contrast and black value of the screen are only average, a gray tint can be observed in dark areas.

493
cd/m²
524
cd/m²
497
cd/m²
481
cd/m²
553
cd/m²
485
cd/m²
490
cd/m²
539
cd/m²
493
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 553 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 506.1 cd/m² Minimum: 3.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 553 cd/m²
Contrast: 1257:1 (Black: 0.44 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.64 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4
ΔE Greyscale 5.6 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
99.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.18
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
PLS, 2408x1080, 6.60
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
IPS LCD, 1600x720, 6.50
realme C35
IPS, 2408x1080, 6.60
Xiaomi Redmi 10
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.50
Nokia G21
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Screen
2%
-7%
35%
-14%
Brightness middle
553
446
-19%
585
6%
542
-2%
492
-11%
Brightness
506
423
-16%
558
10%
518
2%
484
-4%
Brightness Distribution
87
88
1%
89
2%
93
7%
86
-1%
Black Level *
0.44
0.29
34%
0.6
-36%
0.22
50%
0.46
-5%
Contrast
1257
1538
22%
975
-22%
2464
96%
1070
-15%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.64
4.94
-6%
4.4
5%
3
35%
6.02
-30%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
7.86
8.81
-12%
8.77
-12%
6.7
15%
9.13
-16%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
5.6
5.1
9%
5.9
-5%
1.4
75%
7.1
-27%
Gamma
2.18 101%
2.145 103%
2.228 99%
2.27 97%
2.345 94%
CCT
8002 81%
7890 82%
8001 81%
6450 101%
8918 73%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21805 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Although we did not detect PWM, the grayscale of our CalMAN software reveals a significant blue tint. The color accuracy is good relative to competitors and a difference between the screen at optimal settings and printed colors should not be visible to the naked eye. More expensive options tend to offer major upgrades in terms of the color accuracy, however.

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN Farbraum – sRGB
CalMAN Farbraum – sRGB
CalMAN Farbraum – Adobe RGB
CalMAN Farbraum – Adobe RGB
CalMAN Farbraum – DCI P3
CalMAN Farbraum – DCI P3

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
20 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 11 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 30 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
47 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 27 ms rise
↘ 20 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 75 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (36.8 ms).

While the smartphone is still usable outdoors, users should stick to the shade, since reflections and glare obstruct the view under direct sunlight.

Although the viewing angles are excellent thanks to the IPS technology, a faint, red veil can be observed in dark areas when viewing the screen from extreme angles.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance – Galaxy Phone with Weak Performance

A version of the predecessor, Galaxy A12, already used the Samsung Exynos 850. The latter is an SoC with 8 cores from 2019 and produced in the 8-nm process. A performance comparison with similarly priced phones shows: The Galaxy A13 4G falls behind in terms of processing power. The Xiaomi Redmi 10 is at the top of the list, but even the Nokia G21 and the realme C35 offer significantly faster performance.

During daily use, some of the more demanding apps take a few attempts to lauch or do not launch at all and users should refrain from excessive multitasking, to prevent the performance from grinding to a halt.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=255, last 2 years)
670 Points ∼100% +332%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
365 Points ∼54% +135%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
312 Points ∼47% +101%
realme C35
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
298 Points ∼44% +92%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
178 Points ∼27% +15%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (155 - 183, n=5)
175.2 Points ∼26% +13%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
155 Points ∼23%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4914, n=255, last 2 years)
2192 Points ∼100% +274%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1265 Points ∼58% +116%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1185 Points ∼54% +102%
realme C35
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1184 Points ∼54% +102%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1087 Points ∼50% +85%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (586 - 1087, n=5)
944 Points ∼43% +61%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
586 Points ∼27%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1041980, n=110, last 2 years)
557265 Points ∼100% +313%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
134832 Points ∼24%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (121238 - 134832, n=3)
129282 Points ∼23% -4%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 18567, n=146, last 2 years)
10218 Points ∼100% +106%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
8842 Points ∼87% +78%
realme C35
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
8066 Points ∼79% +62%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
7805 Points ∼76% +57%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
5739 Points ∼56% +16%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (4966 - 6065, n=3)
5590 Points ∼55% +13%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
4966 Points ∼49%
CrossMark - Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1169, n=50, last 2 years)
747 Points ∼100% +194%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
254 Points ∼34%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
 
254 Points ∼34% 0%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (895 - 8124, n=170, last 2 years)
4235 Points ∼100% +166%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2247 Points ∼53% +41%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1637 Points ∼39% +3%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (1533 - 1644, n=5)
1599 Points ∼38% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1594 Points ∼38%
System
Average of class Smartphone
  (1542 - 19657, n=170, last 2 years)
7514 Points ∼100% +141%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
4065 Points ∼54% +31%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
3345 Points ∼45% +7%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (3042 - 3382, n=5)
3239 Points ∼43% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
3112 Points ∼41%
Memory
Average of class Smartphone
  (1012 - 9044, n=170, last 2 years)
4849 Points ∼100% +178%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
3204 Points ∼66% +84%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1836 Points ∼38% +5%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (1533 - 1904, n=5)
1780 Points ∼37% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1744 Points ∼36%
Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (478 - 25642, n=170, last 2 years)
7349 Points ∼100% +494%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1878 Points ∼26% +52%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1263 Points ∼17% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1237 Points ∼17%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (1159 - 1263, n=5)
1219 Points ∼17% -1%
Web
Average of class Smartphone
  (718 - 2392, n=170, last 2 years)
1387 Points ∼100% +49%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1042 Points ∼75% +12%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
947 Points ∼68% +2%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (893 - 990, n=5)
931 Points ∼67% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
930 Points ∼67%
AImark - Score v2.x
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 286905, n=130, last 2 years)
60228 Points ∼100% +1283%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7120 Points ∼12% +64%
realme C35
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
4725 Points ∼8% +9%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
4453 Points ∼7% +2%
Average Samsung Exynos 850
  (4354 - 4453, n=3)
4411 Points ∼7% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
4354 Points ∼7%

By contrast, the graphics performance is on par. However, the additional graphics core of the Xiaomi Redmi 10 shows its prowess in a few scenarios.

3DMark
Wild Life Extreme
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
182 Points ∼100% +31%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
139 Points ∼76%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
129 Points ∼71% -7%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
116 Points ∼64% -17%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
111 Points ∼61% -20%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
721 Points ∼100% +42%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
509 Points ∼71%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
464 Points ∼64% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
426 Points ∼59% -16%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
393 Points ∼55% -23%
Wild Life Score
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
712 Points ∼100% +39%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
513 Points ∼72%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
463 Points ∼65% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
428 Points ∼60% -17%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
397 Points ∼56% -23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2628 Points ∼100% +21%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2298 Points ∼87% +6%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2203 Points ∼84% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2177 Points ∼83%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2098 Points ∼80% -4%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1264 Points ∼100% +58%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
919 Points ∼73% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
839 Points ∼66% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
799 Points ∼63%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
783 Points ∼62% -2%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1396 Points ∼100% +50%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1074 Points ∼77% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
954 Points ∼68% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
930 Points ∼67%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
917 Points ∼66% -1%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3036 Points ∼100% +48%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2559 Points ∼84% +25%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2427 Points ∼80% +18%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2109 Points ∼69% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2054 Points ∼68%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1265 Points ∼100% +60%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
939 Points ∼74% +19%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
814 Points ∼64% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
791 Points ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
736 Points ∼58% -7%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1416 Points ∼100% +55%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1109 Points ∼78% +21%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
959 Points ∼68% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
916 Points ∼65%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
867 Points ∼61% -5%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2957 Points ∼100% +55%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2400 Points ∼81% +26%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2336 Points ∼79% +22%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2048 Points ∼69% +7%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1912 Points ∼65%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1709 Points ∼100% +45%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1471 Points ∼86% +25%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1236 Points ∼72% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1179 Points ∼69%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1126 Points ∼66% -4%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1817 Points ∼100% +41%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1656 Points ∼91% +28%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1385 Points ∼76% +7%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1289 Points ∼71%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1283 Points ∼71% 0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1394 Points ∼100% +57%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1103 Points ∼79% +24%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
945 Points ∼68% +6%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
888 Points ∼64%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
863 Points ∼62% -3%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1250 Points ∼100% +62%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
935 Points ∼75% +21%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
806 Points ∼64% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
771 Points ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
738 Points ∼59% -4%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2959 Points ∼100% +56%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2379 Points ∼80% +25%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2339 Points ∼79% +23%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2031 Points ∼69% +7%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1899 Points ∼64%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1833 Points ∼100% +42%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1710 Points ∼93% +32%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1414 Points ∼77% +9%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1295 Points ∼71%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1273 Points ∼69% -2%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1713 Points ∼100% +46%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1518 Points ∼89% +29%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1255 Points ∼73% +7%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1175 Points ∼69%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1142 Points ∼67% -3%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3063 Points ∼100% +52%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2546 Points ∼83% +26%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2426 Points ∼79% +20%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2032 Points ∼66% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2015 Points ∼66%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
42 fps ∼100% +91%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
33 fps ∼79% +50%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
23 fps ∼55% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
22 fps ∼52%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
46 fps ∼100% +84%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
26 fps ∼57% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
25 fps ∼54%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
24 fps ∼52% -4%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
28 fps ∼100% +100%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
18 fps ∼64% +29%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
14 fps ∼50% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps ∼50%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
25 fps ∼100% +56%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
16 fps ∼64% 0%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps ∼64% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
16 fps ∼64%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
19 fps ∼100% +132%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps ∼68% +59%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.7 fps ∼46% +6%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.2 fps ∼43%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
16 fps ∼100% +70%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
9.9 fps ∼62% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.4 fps ∼59% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.4 fps ∼59%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps ∼100% +116%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.1 fps ∼83% +78%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.1 fps ∼46%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5 fps ∼45% -2%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.6 fps ∼100% +57%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6.1 fps ∼64%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6 fps ∼63% -2%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.9 fps ∼61% -3%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7 fps ∼100% +112%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6 fps ∼86% +82%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.9 fps ∼84% +79%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.4 fps ∼49% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3.3 fps ∼47%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3.5 fps ∼100% +59%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2.2 fps ∼63% 0%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2.2 fps ∼63% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2.2 fps ∼63%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2 fps ∼57% -9%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps ∼100% +108%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.5 fps ∼86% +79%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9 fps ∼82% +70%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.4 fps ∼49% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.3 fps ∼48%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.7 fps ∼100% +59%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6.2 fps ∼64% +2%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
6.1 fps ∼63% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6.1 fps ∼63%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.2 fps ∼54% -15%

Browsing the web also uncovers the fairly low system performance: Images take a very long time to load and the user experience is occasionally laggy.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 182.6, n=170, last 2 years)
62.1 Points ∼100% +179%
realme C35 (Chrome 101)
45.399 Points ∼73% +104%
Xiaomi Redmi 10 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
28.58 Points ∼46% +28%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G (Chrome 101)
22.283 Points ∼36%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F (Chrome96)
21.24 Points ∼34% -5%
Average Samsung Exynos 850 (18.4 - 22.3, n=5)
19.9 Points ∼32% -11%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (9 - 244, n=156, last 2 years)
60.8 runs/min ∼100% +263%
realme C35
34.44 runs/min ∼57% +106%
Xiaomi Redmi 10 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
24.4 runs/min ∼40% +46%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G (Chome 101)
16.73 runs/min ∼28%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F (Chrome96)
16.3 runs/min ∼27% -3%
Average Samsung Exynos 850 (15 - 16.7, n=5)
15.8 runs/min ∼26% -6%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (20 - 265, n=178, last 2 years)
91.8 Points ∼100% +135%
Xiaomi Redmi 10 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
48 Points ∼52% +23%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G (Chrome 101)
39 Points ∼42%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F (Chrome96)
38 Points ∼41% -3%
Average Samsung Exynos 850 (35 - 39, n=5)
36.4 Points ∼40% -7%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (3526 - 65969, n=184, last 2 years)
23241 Points ∼100% +294%
Xiaomi Redmi 10 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
10625 Points ∼46% +80%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G (Chrome 101)
5904 Points ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F (Chrome96)
5849 Points ∼25% -1%
Average Samsung Exynos 850 (4875 - 5904, n=5)
5333 Points ∼23% -10%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average Samsung Exynos 850 (8327 - 9397, n=5)
8925 ms * ∼100% -7%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F (Chrome96)
8472 ms * ∼95% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G (Chrome 101)
8326.9 ms * ∼93%
Xiaomi Redmi 10 (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
3706 ms * ∼42% +55%
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 15230, n=184, last 2 years)
3183 ms * ∼36% +62%

* ... smaller is better

When it comes to the storage, Samsung uses fairly slow eMMC flash memory. This leads to slightly longer loading times and does not exactly improve the responsiveness. The realme C35's UFS storage is a faster option.

Samsung Galaxy A13 4GSamsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127Frealme C35Xiaomi Redmi 10Nokia G21Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-32%
112%
4%
-20%
-34%
124%
Sequential Read 256KB
308.5
302.3
-2%
907.1
194%
321.3
4%
257.6
-16%
273 ?(95.6 - 704, n=188)
-12%
929 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=248, last 2 years)
201%
Sequential Write 256KB
236.8
74.5
-69%
271.1
14%
178
-25%
180.6
-24%
176.7 ?(40 - 274, n=188)
-25%
471 ?(11.9 - 1485, n=248, last 2 years)
99%
Random Read 4KB
104.4
77.8
-25%
137.8
32%
100.7
-4%
74
-29%
58.9 ?(9.58 - 148.5, n=188)
-44%
165.9 ?(13.5 - 345, n=248, last 2 years)
59%
Random Write 4KB
67.3
47.21
-30%
206.4
207%
95.8
42%
60.2
-11%
30.8 ?(2.34 - 146.9, n=188)
-54%
159.3 ?(56.5 - 458, n=249, last 2 years)
137%

Games – Entry-Level Gaming

While the Galaxy A13 is, of course, not a smartphone for hardcore gamers, casual, less demanding gamers should be more than happy: In the fast-paced shooter Armajet, we reached a respectable 30 to 35 FPS.

The more demanding 3D game PUBG Mobile is a different story: There is very noticeable stuttering at around 20 FPS. This makes fast gunfights difficult, even with dampened expectations. We use the GameBench software to record the frame rates in games.

The gyroscope and touchscreen controls worked flawlessly and without any dropouts during our testing.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Armajet
Armajet
05101520253035Tooltip
; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø33.2 (24-40)
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 1.9.0: Ø24.4 (17-32)
; PUBG Mobile; HD; 1.9.0: Ø21.3 (13-29)

Emissions – No Heat Development Woes

Temperature

The maximum heat development of the smartphone under load is a pleasant surprise: At room temperature, we measure a peak of 37.6 °C (99.68 °F).

But does that also mean that the SoC does not throttle? According to the 3DMark Wild Life stress test, yes. After running the same test in a loop 20 times, there is a small performance deficit at worst.

Max. Load
 34.3 °C
94 F
30.2 °C
86 F
29.7 °C
85 F
 
 34.8 °C
95 F
30.8 °C
87 F
29.9 °C
86 F
 
 34.7 °C
94 F
31 °C
88 F
29.8 °C
86 F
 
Maximum: 34.8 °C = 95 F
Average: 31.7 °C = 89 F
30 °C
86 F
31.7 °C
89 F
35.1 °C
95 F
30.7 °C
87 F
32.8 °C
91 F
37.8 °C
100 F
30.7 °C
87 F
33.2 °C
92 F
37.6 °C
100 F
Maximum: 37.8 °C = 100 F
Average: 33.3 °C = 92 F
Power Supply (max.)  37.9 °C = 100 F | Room Temperature 21 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.7 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 32.8 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 34.8 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 35.1 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 37.8 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.7 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 32.8 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
99.3 (3.06min) % ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
99.2 (2.57min) % ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
98.2 (4.26min) % ∼99% -1%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Xiaomi Redmi 10
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash
98.9 (1.09min) % ∼100% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
97.2 (0.827min) % ∼98%
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
96.1 (0.701min) % ∼97% -1%
00.20.40.70.91.11.31.51.722.22.42.62.833.33.53.73.94.1Tooltip
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø0.84 (0.827-0.851)
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø0.708 (0.701-0.73)
Xiaomi Redmi 10 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø1.096 (1.09-1.102)
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø3.07 (3.06-3.08)
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.59 (2.57-2.59)
Xiaomi Redmi 10 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø4.32 (4.26-4.34)
Thermal image back
Thermal image back
Thermal image front
Thermal image front

Speaker

The speaker on the bottom edge of the smartphone offers a decent maximum volume level and good sound overall. At maximum volume, it at least does not overemphasize the treble, making it well suited for occasional music playback.

That being said, we recommend external speakers or headphones for a truly pleasant audio experience. They can be connected via the 3.5-mm jack or Bluetooth 5.0. However, only the base version of the aptX codec is supported. Users will have to make do with SBC, AAC, LDAC, and Samsung's own Scalable Codec.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2053532544.544.93133.7324033.434.35035.839.16330.133.78021.327.51002126.712516.329.716014.738.320012.945.425014.349.83151351.340010.856.150012.364.163013.564.580019.56510001571.8125014.172.4160014.975.5200011.975.3250012.869.9315015.466.1400016.571.4500016.772.8630017.269.6800018681000017.966.91250017.6671600018.354.8SPL2883.3N0.953.6median 15median 66.1Delta2.19.749.350.843.943.837.135.137.940.743.84531.833.92829.927.933.123.535.423.838.819.640.61943.117.549.215.252.716.8602168.222.376.518.781.417.376.115.870.415.868.117.470.418.472.220.270.420.369.420.173.121.471.721.871.521.365.821.855.631.685.61.661.2median 20.1median 68.21.810.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy A13 4GNokia G21
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.7% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 23% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 67% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 49% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 42% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Nokia G21 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.2% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (11.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 52% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 36% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 71% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 22% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Energy Management – 15-Watt Charging

Energy Consumption

The Galaxy A13 is relatively economical while idling and does not consume excessive amounts of power under load, either.

The charging rate is limited to 15 watts, resulting in charge times of more than two hours, depending on the battery level. Since a charger is not included with the Galaxy A13, users will have to use an existing USB adapter or purchase one separately. Wireless charging is not supported.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.9 / 1.6 / 2.1 Watt
Load midlight 3.6 / 5.3 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 10
5000 mAh
Average Samsung Exynos 850
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-17%
-1%
-18%
-12%
Idle Minimum *
0.9
1.4
-56%
0.53
41%
1.22 ?(0.9 - 1.5, n=5)
-36%
0.913 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=194, last 2 years)
-1%
Idle Average *
1.6
1.9
-19%
2.01
-26%
1.82 ?(1.6 - 2.1, n=5)
-14%
1.67 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=194, last 2 years)
-4%
Idle Maximum *
2.1
2.1
-0%
2.02
4%
2.42 ?(2.1 - 2.9, n=5)
-15%
1.897 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=194, last 2 years)
10%
Load Average *
3.6
3.8
-6%
4.11
-14%
4.06 ?(3.6 - 4.6, n=5)
-13%
4.49 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=194, last 2 years)
-25%
Load Maximum *
5.3
5.6
-6%
5.76
-9%
5.94 ?(5.3 - 6.6, n=5)
-12%
7.33 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=194, last 2 years)
-38%

* ... smaller is better

Consumption: Geekbench (150 nits)

012345Tooltip
: Ø3.14 (1.356-5.22)

Consumption: GFXBench (150 nits)

00.20.40.60.80.91.11.31.51.71.92.12.32.52.62.833.23.43.6Tooltip
; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø2.88 (2.76-3.77)
; Idle 1min: Ø1.857 (1.4-2.12)

Battery Life

In terms of the battery and the charging technology, nothing has changed compared to the Galaxy A13's predecessor. The runtimescan be slightly shorter simply due to the higher resolution of the display, although there should be little to no difference in day-to-day use: In our Wi-Fi test, the difference amounts to just 15 minutes and with 14:24 hours in total, the Samsung Galaxy A13 still offers good runtimes.

While one battery charge lasts for an entire day without any issues during normal use, there are smartphones with significantly more stamina.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
36h 04min
WiFi Websurfing
14h 24min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
17h 34min
Load (maximum brightness)
7h 17min
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A12 Exynos SM-A127F
5000 mAh
realme C35
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 10
5000 mAh
Nokia G21
5050 mAh
Battery Runtime
1%
11%
-5%
26%
Reader / Idle
2164
2094
-3%
2356
9%
H.264
1054
1078
2%
1002
-5%
WiFi v1.3
864
879
2%
958
11%
858
-1%
1087
26%
Load
437
455
4%
341
-22%

Pros

+ bright, high-resolution screen
+ fast Wi-Fi
+ good call quality
+ no PWM
+ barely any heat development

Cons

- weak performance
- very basic case
- 4G support limited to the most common frequencies

Verdict – Good Upgrades but Lackluster Performance

In review: Samsung Galaxy A13 4G. Test device courtesy of:
In review: Samsung Galaxy A13 4G. Test device courtesy of:
cyberport.de

Samsung's entry-level proposition, the Galaxy A12, has been in dire need of an upgrade to prevent the competition from pushing Samsung out of this price segment. With significantly faster Wi-Fi, a brighter, higher-resolution screen, and NFC support, which does not come standard on all competing devices, the Galaxy A13 offers various improvements.

While you should not expect peak camera performance from a sub-200-USD phone, the Galaxy A13 fares well relative to its price class and pictures captured with the camera can look fairly good.

When it comes to the look and feel of the case, many budget devices from other manufacturers tend to offer more and the Galaxy A13, which uses the same SoC as its predecessor, is not exactly a top performer, either.

Good upgrade for Samsung's entry-level smartphone. The Galaxy A13 is on par with its competitors, although the performance is on the weaker side.

Overall, the Galaxy A13 is worth considering if you are budget constrained or in need of a basic smartphone. If you can slightly stretch your budget (and wait a little longer for prospective buyers in the EU), the 5G version of the Galaxy A13 with faster performance might be worth a closer look. Alternatively, the Xiaomi Redmi 10 is another strong competitor that offers a 90-Hz refresh rate on top of a high-resolution display for around the same price.

Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy A13 4G 32GB can be purchased directly from Samsung for 189.99 USD. Alternatively, the smartphone is available on Amazon for around 165 USD.

Samsung Galaxy A13 4G - 05/10/2022 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
78%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
93%
Connectivity
45 / 70 → 64%
Weight
88%
Battery
90%
Display
85%
Games Performance
10 / 64 → 16%
Application Performance
55 / 86 → 64%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
68 / 90 → 76%