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Samsung Galaxy A13 5G smartphone review – Modern cellular technology in an otherwise simple package

Compromises in exchange for 5G. Most of the cheapest 5G smartphones start at just above 200 USD and this includes our Galaxy A13 5G. A simple case and the low storage capacity is the tradeoff. Is it worthwhile?
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G

We reviewed the Samsung Galaxy A13 4G in May 2022 and discovered that it offers subpar performance in a basic case and a bright display with a high resolution. Now, the 5G version of the smartphone is also available at a 60-USD premium over the Galaxy A13 4G.

Did the manufacturer successfully create an affordable 5G phone like for example the Poco X4 Pro 5G? At first glance it seems unlikely, since it uses the same, simple case as its 4G sibling and even omits one camera.

Let us look at the cheap 5G smartphone in detail and determine, whether it does well within its price range or if too many corners were cut.

Samsung Galaxy A13 5G (Galaxy A Series)
Processor
MediaTek Dimensity 700 8 x 2 - 2.2 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
4 GB 
Display
6.50 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, PLS, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 50 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD (dedicated, up to 1TB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
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/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B17/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41/​B66), 5G (n1/​n3/​n5/​n7/​n8/​n20/​n28/​n38/​n40/​n41/​n78) , Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.8 x 164.5 x 76.5 ( = 0.35 x 6.48 x 3.01 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 15-watt charging
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix f/​1.8, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​30fps (camera 1); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.845W/​kg (head), 1.332W/​kg (body) , fanless
Weight
195 g ( = 6.88 oz / 0.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
249 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
77.9 %
10/2022
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2
195 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
79.6 %
08/2021
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2
203 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.60"2400x1080
76.5 %
05/2022
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1
195 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.60"2408x1080
82.5 %
07/2022
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
205 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.67"2400x1080
78.5 %
07/2022
Honor X8
SD 680, Adreno 610
177 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.70"2388x1080
80.8 %
07/2022
Motorola Moto G42
SD 680, Adreno 610
175 g64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.43"2400x1080

Case – Simple Plastic for the Galaxy Phone

As previously mentioned, the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G is visually very similar to its cheaper 4G sibling. However, the case has a matte texture, making it less susceptible to fingerprints. The three cameras are arranged in a straight line without any higher design aspirations.

Although the case yields slightly under pressure and can be twisted from the corners to a small degree, it offers a good build quality and good handling. At 195 grams (~6.88 oz) , the smartphone is not exactly a featherweight for its size.

Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G

Size Comparison

167.2 mm / 6.58 inch 76.4 mm / 3.01 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 203 g0.4475 lbs165.1 mm / 6.5 inch 76.4 mm / 3.01 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs164.5 mm / 6.48 inch 76.5 mm / 3.01 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs164.19 mm / 6.46 inch 76.1 mm / 3 inch 8.12 mm / 0.3197 inch 205 g0.4519 lbs163.4 mm / 6.43 inch 74.7 mm / 2.94 inch 7.45 mm / 0.2933 inch 177 g0.3902 lbs160.6 mm / 6.32 inch 73.5 mm / 2.89 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 175 g0.3858 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Connectivity – Only One Storage Option in the US

While there are there are two storage configurations for the international version, only the lower-end model is available in the US for now:

  • 64 GB storage / 4 GB of RAM: 229 Euros, international version
  • 128 GB storage / 4 GB of RAM: 259 Euros, international version
  • 64 GB storage /4 GB of RAM: 249 USD, US version

The price difference between the 4G and 5G models is around 60 USD. Unfortunately, Samsung continues to rely on slow eMMC storage, whereas other manufacturers are already able to offer faster storage in the same price range.

Left: SIM and microSD slot
Left: SIM and microSD slot
Right: Volume rocker, standby button with integrated fingerprint sensor
Right: Volume rocker, standby button with integrated fingerprint sensor
Top: Microphone
Top: Microphone
Bottom: Speaker, USB type-C port, microphone, 3.5mm audio jack
Bottom: Speaker, USB type-C port, microphone, 3.5mm audio jack

microSD Card Reader

Since there is a dedicated microSD card reader, it is possible to use both two SIM cards and a microSD card with a capacity of up to 1 TB. The results with our reference Angelbird V60 microSD card and the Galaxy A13 5G are mixed: While they are fairly good in the CPDT benchmark - albeit with heavy fluctuations - the transfer rates during the copy test are relatively slow. Overall, users should not expect top speeds when it comes to data transfers.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
44 MB/s ∼100% +208%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
34.3 MB/s ∼78% +140%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
28.2 MB/s ∼64% +97%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
14.3 MB/s ∼33%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
11.84 MB/s ∼27% -17%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Samsung Galaxy A13 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø37.9 (30.5-48.3)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø28.8 (15.3-45.8)
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø30.8 (17.6-38.8)
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø34.4 (23.3-43)
Motorola Moto G42 Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø32.1 (23.8-43.1)
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø74.6 (44.2-104.8)
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø70.7 (11.8-76.8)
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø50 (37.9-54.4)
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø76.2 (32.4-83)
Motorola Moto G42 Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø76.4 (30-87.4)

Software – Many Preinstalled Apps

The Samsung Galaxy A13 5G comes with Android 12 and the manufacturer's own OneUI. While Android 13 will likely be available as a major update eventually for Samsung's very cheap smartphone, the same will not necessarily be true with Android 14 in the next year.

The security patches date back to Semptember 2022, making them fairly recent. Samsung promises updates for 4 years and delivers them every 3 months currently, which is likely going to change to semi-annually as that is the case with most older Samsung devices.

There are many preinstalled apps. Since this includes the manufacturer's own apps, which copy the functionality of Google's stock apps, such as the Samsung browser, users may want to first clean up the phone to have more storage. There are many third-party apps as well, although they can be quickly removed, if desired.

Software Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Software Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Software Samsung Galaxy A13 5G

Communication and GNSS – 5G Support for Fast Web Browsing

Of course, the main draw of the affordable Samsung phone is its 5G capability, which is far from being standard in this price range, as devices such as the Honor X8 or Motorola Moto G42 show.

Additionally, the Galaxy A13 5G supports a wide range of 4G frequencies, making it suitable for accessing mobile networking while travelling. That being said, since there are several bands missing for global use, users should determine whether the phone will work at their destination beforehand.

The smartphone supports Wi-Fi standards up to and including Wi-Fi 5. Compared to other phones in its price range, the transfer rates are good and consistent. We used our reference router Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000 for this test.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Average of class Smartphone
  (44.3 - 1736, n=121, last 2 years)
601 MBit/s ∼100% +78%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
337 (289min - 349max) MBit/s ∼56%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
328 (300min - 339max) MBit/s ∼55% -3%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
322 (124min - 352max) MBit/s ∼54% -4%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
247 (47min - 312max) MBit/s ∼41% -27%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
234 (203min - 256max) MBit/s ∼39% -31%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Average of class Smartphone
  (57.7 - 1710, n=123, last 2 years)
648 MBit/s ∼100% +76%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
368 (355min - 384max) MBit/s ∼57%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
356 (293min - 370max) MBit/s ∼55% -3%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
349 (317min - 362max) MBit/s ∼54% -5%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
305 (269min - 336max) MBit/s ∼47% -17%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
303 (108min - 372max) MBit/s ∼47% -18%
iperf3 transmit AX12
Average of class Smartphone
  (16.9 - 1368, n=128, last 2 years)
515 MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
348 (340min - 353max) MBit/s ∼68%
iperf3 receive AX12
Average of class Smartphone
  (31.1 - 953, n=129, last 2 years)
486 MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
361 (322min - 366max) MBit/s ∼74%
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Samsung Galaxy A13 5G; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø336 (289-349)
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø368 (355-384)
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors
Available satellite networks
Available satellite networks

Outdoors, the A13 5G is able to quickly locate us with an accuracy of within 2 meters. This is an excellent result, particularly after considering the variety of detected satellite networks which even includes the SBAS network for improved precision. As we will see shortly, however, the smartphone is unfortunately unable to convert its ideal starting point into precise satellite navigation capabilities in practice.

For our real-world test, we take the smartphone with us on a bike ride. For comparison purposes, we also take a Garmin Venu 2 smartwatch with us as a reference point. The result: The Samsung Galaxy A13 5G is not always able to produce convincing results with some noticeable deviations from our route, while the Garmin watch achieves much more accurate results. Although our test device still locates our approximate position, truly precise geolocation is not within its area of expertise.

Geolocation Samsung Galaxy A13 5G – Overview
Geolocation Samsung Galaxy A13 5G – Overview
Geolocation Samsung Galaxy A13 5G – Turn
Geolocation Samsung Galaxy A13 5G – Turn
Geolocation Samsung Galaxy A13 5G – Bridge
Geolocation Samsung Galaxy A13 5G – Bridge
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Overview
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Overview
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Turn
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Turn
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Bridge
Geolocation Garmin Venu 2 – Bridge

Telephony and Call Quality – Poor Signal Strength

While Samsung uses its own telephony app, other apps can also be installed, if desired. VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling are supported. Although the signal strength within the 4G network is weaker compared to high-end devices and frequently drops to below 50 percent, it never fully disconnected during our testing.

The call quality when using the earpiece is mediocre: Although it can get very loud, everyone in proximity will then be able to listen in on the conversation. This also results in the voice of our conversational partner droning in our ears and although it still remains distinctly audible, the higher frequency parts become more pronounced. While our voice is captured well by the microphone, the volume could have been slightly higher.

Via the speakerphone in hands-free mode, voices sound less present, but still distinct. Here, we also must not speak too quietly in order for the person at the other end of the line to hear us.

Cameras – No Wide-Angle Camera

Picture taken with the front camera
Picture taken with the front camera

Unlike the Galaxy A13 4G, the 5G model does not come with a wide-angle camera and the front camera has fewer pixels. The camera specifications are otherwise identical: The 50-MP main camera comes from Samsung itself and takes 12.5-MP pictures by default to increase the light yield. Alternatively, the full resolution can be used.

Compared to more premium sensors, pictures taken with the main camera are lacking in terms of the details and brightness. This phenomenon is particularly pronounced in our flower scene, while the city scene in bright daylight seems to be more forgiving. The camera handles very low light and stark contrasts surprisingly well considering the low price of the smartphone: Many areas are brightened well, although there are also noticeable pixel artifacts and the sharpness is worse compared to expensive iPhones.

Videos can be recorded at up to 1080p and 30 FPS. The camera quickly responds to changes in the ambient brightness. Similarly, the autofocus performs well overall, although it sometimes takes a second for it to adjust. The two other cameras on the back only have a resolution of 2 megapixels, each and include a macro lens, which is suitable for snapshots at best due to its low resolution and an auxiliary camera for bokeh effects, which cannot capture pictures on its own.

Meanwhile, a waterdrop-style notch on the front of the Galaxy 5G contains a 5-MP selfie camera. It offers good brightening capabilities and takes solid selfies in daylight. Since the edges of objects tend to become indistinguishable at some point, it is not suitable for high zoom levels.

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.

Main camera flowerMain camera cityMain camera low light


ColorChecker
6.1 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
9 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
7 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
1.5 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A13 5G: 7.68 ∆E min: 1.45 - max: 13.68 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
50.9 ∆E
38.5 ∆E
34.1 ∆E
44.3 ∆E
58 ∆E
48.8 ∆E
33.7 ∆E
39.2 ∆E
28.2 ∆E
60.5 ∆E
60.5 ∆E
30.3 ∆E
45.2 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
71.6 ∆E
42 ∆E
40.9 ∆E
73.5 ∆E
67.6 ∆E
50.1 ∆E
36.4 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy A13 5G: 43.97 ∆E min: 13.38 - max: 73.52 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty – Charger Not Included

There is no charger included in the slim package - instead, the scope of delivery only includes a USB cable and a SIM tool. During our testing, the smartphone at least accepted all the chargers we tried without any issues.

Samsung offers a standard one-year limited warranty in the US.

Input Devices & Handling – Responsive Fingerprint Sensor

The entire surface area of the touchscreen on the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G is reliable and precise. The Galaxy phone features a 90-Hz screen, which appears to result in a smoother user experience due to the screen's higher sampling rate.

The physical buttons are limited to a recessed standby button and a volume rocker. They are easy to find, in a good position for left-handed users, and they offer a distinct actuation point.

The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the standby button and responds almost instantaneously to valid prints: The most recently used screen essentially appears on the phone immediately, even from standby.

Facial recognition is also available for unlocking the phone, although this requires suitable lighting, which the phone can provide via the screen. While this authentication method works fairly reliable as well when there are no sunglasses or face masks involved, it is not very secure due to its pure software implementation.

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

Display – PLS Screen with Few Pixels

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The most striking feature of the Galaxy A13 5G's PLS panel is its low resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels, which is considered outdated even this price range. Devices such as the Moto G42 or the Poco X4 Pro even offer an AMOLED screen with a significantly higher maximum brightness than display of our test device in both cases.

The Galaxy A13 4G's screen also gets significantly brighter. Although the Galaxy A13 5G can be used outdoors, we would advise users to remain in the shade on bright days in order for the screen content to remain visible.

428
cd/m²
464
cd/m²
433
cd/m²
416
cd/m²
471
cd/m²
429
cd/m²
413
cd/m²
476
cd/m²
407
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 476 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 437.4 cd/m² Minimum: 2.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 471 cd/m²
Contrast: 1519:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.43 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 5.1 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
89.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.12
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
PLS, 1600x720, 6.50
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.60
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
PLS, 2408x1080, 6.60
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Honor X8
TFT-LCD, 2388x1080, 6.70
Motorola Moto G42
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
Screen
-1%
1%
56%
-12%
60%
Brightness middle
471
415
-12%
553
17%
687
46%
510
8%
691
47%
Brightness
437
378
-14%
506
16%
694
59%
469
7%
699
60%
Brightness Distribution
86
76
-12%
87
1%
96
12%
78
-9%
95
10%
Black Level *
0.31
0.26
16%
0.44
-42%
0.82
-165%
Contrast
1519
1596
5%
1257
-17%
622
-59%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
5.43
5.41
-0%
4.64
15%
1.2
78%
2.5
54%
1.02
81%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
10.55
9.77
7%
7.86
25%
4
62%
5.8
45%
1.73
84%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
5.1
4.8
6%
5.6
-10%
1
80%
4.1
20%
1
80%
Gamma
2.12 104%
2.348 94%
2.18 101%
2.16 102%
2.45 90%
2.205 100%
CCT
7465 87%
7748 84%
8002 81%
6496 100%
6307 103%
6621 98%

* ... 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: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19454 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The results of our oscilloscope testing show no PWM use. However, CalMAN and our spectrophotometer reveal severe color deviations and a significant tint in the display.

Orange, brown, and red colors stray particularly far from their counterparts in the target color space. This makes judging colors on the display difficult.

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space AdobeRGB
CalMAN color space AdobeRGB
CalMAN color space DCI P3
CalMAN color space DCI P3
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

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
29 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13 ms rise
↘ 16 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 71 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
41 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 56 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (35.8 ms).

When viewed at an angle, the screen's colors barely shift and the image remains clearly visible overall.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance – Powerful Galaxy A13 5G

The MediaTek Dimensity 700 is a good SoC choice for a phone in this price range. While the processor is fast, it still cannot keep up with the strongest competitors. In the system benchmarks, the slow storage contributes to the low scores.

During day-to-day use, the system is smooth with occasional, short hiccups. However, there are not many performance reserves for more demanding scenarios. This results in the volume control becoming delayed while demanding apps are running.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=261, last 2 years)
769 Points ∼100% +73%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
694 Points ∼90% +56%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
564 Points ∼73% +27%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (445 - 574, n=7)
530 Points ∼69% +19%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
445 Points ∼58%
Honor X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
379 Points ∼49% -15%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
376 Points ∼49% -16%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
155 Points ∼20% -65%
Multi-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (291 - 5538, n=261, last 2 years)
2472 Points ∼100% +131%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2038 Points ∼82% +90%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1712 Points ∼69% +60%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1583 Points ∼64% +48%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (1071 - 1775, n=7)
1582 Points ∼64% +48%
Honor X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
1571 Points ∼64% +47%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1071 Points ∼43%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
586 Points ∼24% -45%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1300282, n=164, last 2 years)
600849 Points ∼100% +147%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
383847 Points ∼64% +58%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (243323 - 356312, n=3)
295714 Points ∼49% +22%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
287506 Points ∼48% +18%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
243323 Points ∼40%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
238371 Points ∼40% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
134832 Points ∼22% -45%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
10571 Points ∼100% +52%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=223, last 2 years)
10352 Points ∼98% +49%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (6492 - 10433, n=7)
8024 Points ∼76% +15%
Honor X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
7645 Points ∼72% +10%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
7434 Points ∼70% +7%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
6962 Points ∼66%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
6176 Points ∼58% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
4966 Points ∼47% -29%
CrossMark - Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1332, n=101, last 2 years)
786 Points ∼100% +112%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
604 Points ∼77% +63%
Honor X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
413 Points ∼53% +11%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
371 Points ∼47%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
 
371 Points ∼47% 0%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
325 Points ∼41% -12%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
254 Points ∼32% -32%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 9555, n=173, last 2 years)
4835 Points ∼100% +73%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3794 Points ∼78% +36%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3005 Points ∼62% +8%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2794 - 3107, n=5)
2993 Points ∼62% +7%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2794 Points ∼58%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2564 Points ∼53% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1594 Points ∼33% -43%
System
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=173, last 2 years)
8474 Points ∼100% +72%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7736 Points ∼91% +57%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
6486 Points ∼77% +32%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (4917 - 6712, n=5)
6005 Points ∼71% +22%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
5852 Points ∼69% +19%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
4917 Points ∼58%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
3112 Points ∼37% -37%
Memory
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 11617, n=173, last 2 years)
5398 Points ∼100% +41%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4593 Points ∼85% +20%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
4473 Points ∼83% +17%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (3824 - 4473, n=5)
4240 Points ∼79% +11%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3824 Points ∼71%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
3669 Points ∼68% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1744 Points ∼32% -54%
Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 27384, n=173, last 2 years)
9656 Points ∼100% +281%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4401 Points ∼46% +74%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2535 Points ∼26%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2398 - 2675, n=5)
2527 Points ∼26% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2398 Points ∼25% -5%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2181 Points ∼23% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1237 Points ∼13% -51%
Web
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2392, n=173, last 2 years)
1431 Points ∼100% +12%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1283 Points ∼90% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1279 Points ∼89%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (1152 - 1353, n=5)
1257 Points ∼88% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1172 Points ∼82% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
930 Points ∼65% -27%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
923 Points ∼65% -28%
AImark - Score v2.x
Average of class Smartphone
  (1043 - 286905, n=147, last 2 years)
52972 Points ∼100% +1189%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
8794 Points ∼17% +114%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (4108 - 12011, n=5)
8418 Points ∼16% +105%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
5839 Points ∼11% +42%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
4354 Points ∼8% +6%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
4320 Points ∼8% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
4108 Points ∼8%

The SoC uses the ARM Mali-G57 MP2 GPU. It is sufficient for video playback at 1440p and 30 FPS, although playing 4K videos is not necessarily a stutter-free experience. That being said, the latter is an unlikely situation for a device with a 720p display, anyway.

The low resolution of the screen is also the reason for the GPU's good onscreen benchmark scores. As the offscreen tests at a fixed resolution show, the overall performance level compared to the competition is still decent.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1073 Points ∼100% +244%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
371 Points ∼35% +19%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
312 Points ∼29%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
124 Points ∼12% -60%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
362 Points ∼100% +11%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
326 Points ∼90%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
316 Points ∼87% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
139 Points ∼38% -57%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
127 Points ∼35% -61%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
125 Points ∼35% -62%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
11161 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1227 Points ∼11% -89%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1074 Points ∼10% -90%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
509 Points ∼5% -95%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
443 Points ∼4% -96%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
442 Points ∼4% -96%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1292 Points ∼100% +7%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1203 Points ∼93%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1094 Points ∼85% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
513 Points ∼40% -57%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
456 Points ∼35% -62%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
445 Points ∼34% -63%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2736 Points ∼100% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2698 Points ∼99% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2612 Points ∼95%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2476 Points ∼90% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2177 Points ∼80% -17%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2731 Points ∼100% +17%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2330 Points ∼85%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2141 Points ∼78% -8%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1121 Points ∼41% -52%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
799 Points ∼29% -66%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2738 Points ∼100% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2387 Points ∼87%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2244 Points ∼82% -6%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1276 Points ∼47% -47%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
930 Points ∼34% -61%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3512 Points ∼100% +10%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3350 Points ∼95% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3179 Points ∼91%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2814 Points ∼80% -11%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2571 Points ∼73% -19%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2054 Points ∼58% -35%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2998 Points ∼100% +29%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2331 Points ∼78%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2290 Points ∼76% -2%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1191 Points ∼40% -49%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1186 Points ∼40% -49%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
791 Points ∼26% -66%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3092 Points ∼100% +25%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2478 Points ∼80%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2463 Points ∼80% -1%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1366 Points ∼44% -45%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1347 Points ∼44% -46%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
916 Points ∼30% -63%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2983 Points ∼100% +24%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2415 Points ∼81%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2360 Points ∼79% -2%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1339 Points ∼45% -45%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
888 Points ∼30% -63%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2836 Points ∼100% +23%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2303 Points ∼81%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2217 Points ∼78% -4%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1170 Points ∼41% -49%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
771 Points ∼27% -67%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3527 Points ∼100% +21%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3047 Points ∼86% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2908 Points ∼82%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2707 Points ∼77% -7%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1899 Points ∼54% -35%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
82 fps ∼100% +26%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
65 fps ∼79%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
52 fps ∼63% -20%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
35 fps ∼43% -46%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
22 fps ∼27% -66%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
94 fps ∼100% +45%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
65 fps ∼69%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
61 fps ∼65% -6%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
41 fps ∼44% -37%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
25 fps ∼27% -62%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
58 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
42 fps ∼72% -28%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
33 fps ∼57% -43%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps ∼34% -66%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps ∼24% -76%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
47 fps ∼100% +21%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
39 fps ∼83%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
37 fps ∼79% -5%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps ∼47% -44%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
16 fps ∼34% -59%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
48 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
30 fps ∼63% -37%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps ∼44% -56%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
14 fps ∼29% -71%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.2 fps ∼17% -83%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
35 fps ∼100% +40%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
25 fps ∼71%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
24 fps ∼69% -4%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
15 fps ∼43% -40%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.4 fps ∼27% -62%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
25 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps ∼68% -32%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps ∼44% -56%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7.4 fps ∼30% -70%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.1 fps ∼20% -80%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps ∼100% +33%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps ∼75%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps ∼70% -7%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.3 fps ∼42% -45%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6.1 fps ∼31% -59%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
17 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps ∼71% -29%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.1 fps ∼48% -52%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5 fps ∼29% -71%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4.6 fps ∼27% -73%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3.3 fps ∼19% -81%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.1 fps ∼100% +45%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.6 fps ∼69%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.5 fps ∼68% -2%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3.2 fps ∼40% -43%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.2 fps ∼40% -43%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2.2 fps ∼27% -61%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
28 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps ∼68% -32%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps ∼46% -54%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.5 fps ∼30% -70%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
7.8 fps ∼28% -72%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.3 fps ∼19% -81%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
21 fps ∼100% +31%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
16 fps ∼76%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps ∼71% -6%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
9.7 fps ∼46% -39%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
9.5 fps ∼45% -41%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6.1 fps ∼29% -62%

Our browser benchmarks show that the cheap smartphone can make for a smooth web browsing experience. In practice, pages load quickly, while images are often slightly delayed while scrolling.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (14.8 - 282, n=170, last 2 years)
77.4 Points ∼100% +45%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro (Chrome 103)
64.534 Points ∼83% +20%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G (Chrome 106)
53.56 Points ∼69%
Motorola Moto G42 (Chrome 103.0.5060.71)
41.845 Points ∼54% -22%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700 (36 - 53.6, n=5)
41 Points ∼53% -23%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (Chrome 92)
38.21 Points ∼49% -29%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G (Chrome 101)
22.283 Points ∼29% -58%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (12.8 - 375, n=158, last 2 years)
73.1 runs/min ∼100% +75%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro (Chrome 103)
42.4 runs/min ∼58% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G (Chome 106)
41.7 runs/min ∼57%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700 (36 - 41.7, n=5)
38 runs/min ∼52% -9%
Motorola Moto G42 (Chrome 103.0.5060.71)
37.8 runs/min ∼52% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (Chome 92)
37.2 runs/min ∼51% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G (Chome 101)
16.73 runs/min ∼23% -60%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 292, n=168, last 2 years)
105 Points ∼100% +62%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
94 Points ∼90% +45%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G (Chrome 106)
65 Points ∼62%
Motorola Moto G42 (Chrome 103.0.5060.71)
59 Points ∼56% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (Chrome 92)
58 Points ∼55% -11%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700 (50 - 65, n=4)
56.8 Points ∼54% -13%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G (Chrome 101)
39 Points ∼37% -40%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (3905 - 74261, n=195, last 2 years)
27701 Points ∼100% +64%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro (Chrome 103)
22938 Points ∼83% +36%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G (Chrome 106)
16871 Points ∼61%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (Chrome 92)
16870 Points ∼61% 0%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700 (15459 - 17380, n=5)
16511 Points ∼60% -2%
Honor X8 (Chrome 103)
13141 Points ∼47% -22%
Motorola Moto G42 (Chrome 103.0.5060.71)
12364 Points ∼45% -27%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G (Chrome 101)
5904 Points ∼21% -65%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G (Chrome 101)
8326.9 ms * ∼100% -268%
Motorola Moto G42 (Chrome 103.0.5060.71)
3341.4 ms * ∼40% -48%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700 (2260 - 3387, n=5)
2933 ms * ∼35% -30%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (Chrome 92)
2543 ms * ∼31% -13%
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 12437, n=180, last 2 years)
2387 ms * ∼29% -6%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G (Chrome 106)
2259.8 ms * ∼27%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro (Chrome 103)
1982.32 ms * ∼24% +12%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall Score
Average of class Smartphone (25 - 202, n=58, last 2 years)
90.6 Points ∼100% +74%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro (Chrome 103)
65 Points ∼72% +25%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G (Chrome 106)
52 Points ∼57%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
52 Points ∼57% 0%
Motorola Moto G42 (Chrome 103.0.5060.71)
43 Points ∼47% -17%

* ... smaller is better

Unfortunately, users of the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G will have to contend with long copy operations and charging times. The manufacturer's cheap phone uses slow eMMC storage.

Even within its price category, this is outdated with all competitors being significantly faster during data transfers to and from the storage chip.

Samsung Galaxy A13 5GSamsung Galaxy A22 5GSamsung Galaxy A13 4GXiaomi Poco X4 ProHonor X8Motorola Moto G42Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
9%
9%
98%
161%
121%
-26%
190%
Sequential Read 256KB
289.7
300.5
4%
308.5
6%
303.4
5%
926.58
220%
843.09
191%
273 ?(95.6 - 704, n=195)
-6%
1059 ?(90.5 - 3557, n=253, last 2 years)
266%
Sequential Write 256KB
176.7
210.3
19%
236.8
34%
483.33
174%
510.25
189%
436.32
147%
177 ?(40 - 274, n=195)
0%
625 ?(11.9 - 2834, n=253, last 2 years)
254%
Random Read 4KB
86.2
118
37%
104.4
21%
193.45
124%
189.38
120%
122.08
42%
59.1 ?(9.58 - 148.5, n=195)
-31%
192.1 ?(13.5 - 543, n=253, last 2 years)
123%
Random Write 4KB
90.9
69.2
-24%
67.3
-26%
173.03
90%
195.75
115%
186.23
105%
31.7 ?(2.34 - 146.9, n=195)
-65%
197.4 ?(13 - 552, n=254, last 2 years)
117%

Gaming – 90-Hz Screen with Wasted Potential

During our gaming FPS test with the GameBench Software, our test device barely takes advantage of its 90-Hz screen: In Armajet, we also had to manually switch back to 60 Hz, since we would otherwise be limited to a maximum of 30 FPS.

Apart from minor fluctuations, the games we tested were stable with PUBG Mobile reaching up to 40 FPS at low settings. Although enthusiast gamers will not be pleased by this, it will likely be sufficient for casual gaming.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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Samsung Galaxy A13 5G; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø58.7 (53-61)
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G; PUBG Mobile; Balanced; 2.2.0: Ø39.8 (38-41)
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G; PUBG Mobile; HD; 2.2.0: Ø29.2 (20-31)

Emissions – Mediocre Sound

Temperature

Under a prolonged load, the smartphone becomes warm in a very localized area near the top of the phone. Thankfully, the peak temperature of 42.3 °C (108.14 °F) at room temperature is nothing to worry about.

As our 3DMark results show, throttling due to critical temperatures is unlikely to happen even under extreme stress.

Max. Load
 39.7 °C
103 F
32.1 °C
90 F
29.9 °C
86 F
 
 39.7 °C
103 F
32.5 °C
91 F
29.9 °C
86 F
 
 38.3 °C
101 F
32.4 °C
90 F
30.3 °C
87 F
 
Maximum: 39.7 °C = 103 F
Average: 33.9 °C = 93 F
28.8 °C
84 F
32.9 °C
91 F
41.8 °C
107 F
30 °C
86 F
34.3 °C
94 F
42.3 °C
108 F
30.3 °C
87 F
34.5 °C
94 F
41.5 °C
107 F
Maximum: 42.3 °C = 108 F
Average: 35.2 °C = 95 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.2 °C = 103 F | Room Temperature 20.3 °C = 69 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.9 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39.7 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 42.3 °C / 108 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22.1 °C / 72 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.5 (7.24min) % ∼100% 0%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.4 (2.66min) % ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
99.3 (3.06min) % ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
99.2 (7.22min) % ∼100%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.1 (2.66min) % ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
99 (1098min) % ∼99% 0%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.1 (2.14min) % ∼100% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
98.8 (316min) % ∼100% +1%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
97.9 (0.745min) % ∼99% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
97.7 (1.939min) % ∼99%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
97.3 (0.725min) % ∼98% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
97.2 (0.827min) % ∼98% -1%
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Samsung Galaxy A13 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø1.972 (1.939-1.986)
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)
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø2.15 (2.14-2.16)
Honor X8 Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø0.753 (0.745-0.76)
Motorola Moto G42 Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø0.733 (0.725-0.746)
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.25 (7.22-7.28)
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)
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.25 (7.24-7.28)
Honor X8 Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø2.68 (2.66-2.68)
Motorola Moto G42 Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.67 (2.66-2.68)
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Heatmap Front
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Speaker

The small mono speaker reaches a decent maximum volume level, although the sound is nothing to write home about. With thin and treble-heavy characteristics it is not suitable for long-term music or video consumption.

For clearer results, a 3.5mm audio jack and Bluetooth are available.

In terms of the codec support, the latter is somewhat limited, however: Aside from Samsung's Scalable codec, SBC, LDAC, and AAC, the older standard aptX is also supported, whereas its significantly better and more modern variants are not. Here, users should choose their headphones or external speakers carefully, in order to ensure a pleasant audio experience.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.237.32531.632.13128.229.84029.631.35034.239.46326.729.38019.422.510020.129.912513.827.516013.337.720010.442.925011.246.93159.550.7400956.55009.460.86309.360.480013.162.6100015.168.8125015.571.516009.673.820009.375.3250010.173.3315010.667400011.465.350001263.2630012.962.3800013.5691000014.170.41250014.965.91600015.556.4SPL24.482.1N0.547.8median 12median 62.6Delta2.19.836.738.635.736.427.329.933.333.537.434.225.225.818.221.820.523.413.535.417.343.213.547.813.550.213.155.812.959.713.36715.467.314.167.812.973.79.671.310.671.510.370.81168.412.670.415.265.616.866.716.466.416.566.116.663.315.960.516.655.226.381.10.749.7median 13.5median 66.11.97.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy A13 5GMotorola Moto G42
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.1% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 25% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 67% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 51% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 42% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Motorola Moto G42 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 5% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 92% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 28% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 65% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery Life – 2 Days Off the Grid

Energy Consumption

The Galaxy A13 5G is very energy-efficient, particularly during idle and in very undemanding scenarios. While the power draw under load is also acceptable, it is not as impressive, comparatively.

The phone can be charged at up to 15 watts, which results in a fairly long charging time of the large 5000-mAh battery: Fully recharging an empty battery can take up to 3 hours. Charging the smartphone for 10 minutes results in a relatively low change in the battery charge. Here Samsung would do well to keep an eye on the competition: The Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro can be charged at 4x the power or more.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1 / 1.1 / 1.2 Watt
Load midlight 3.4 / 5.6 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 5G
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
5000 mAh
Honor X8
4000 mAh
Motorola Moto G42
5000 mAh
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-13%
-22%
-17%
-12%
-17%
-27%
Idle Minimum *
1
0.9
10%
0.9
10%
1.01
-1%
1
-0%
0.84 ?(0.69 - 1, n=5)
16%
0.891 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=186, last 2 years)
11%
Idle Average *
1.1
1.3
-18%
1.6
-45%
1.73
-57%
1.5
-36%
1.624 ?(1.1 - 2.08, n=5)
-48%
1.553 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=186, last 2 years)
-41%
Idle Maximum *
1.2
1.7
-42%
2.1
-75%
1.79
-49%
2
-67%
1.84 ?(1.2 - 2.13, n=5)
-53%
1.762 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=186, last 2 years)
-47%
Load Average *
3.4
3.8
-12%
3.6
-6%
3.05
10%
2.6
24%
3.5 ?(3.27 - 3.8, n=5)
-3%
4.36 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=186, last 2 years)
-28%
Load Maximum *
5.6
5.8
-4%
5.3
5%
4.91
12%
4.5
20%
5.52 ?(5.3 - 5.8, n=5)
1%
7.23 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=186, last 2 years)
-29%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 nits)

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Samsung Galaxy A13 5G: Ø4.12 (2.48-5.66)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 nits)

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Samsung Galaxy A13 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø2.79 (2.13-3.44)
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.107 (1.03-1.208)

Battery Life

Our test device performs very well in many cases when it comes to the battery life tests and reaches a real-world Wi-Fi runtime of 18:22 hours at a controlled brightness level. This is sufficient for 2 days of normal or even more with moderate use without having to recharge the phone.

Surprisingly, the runtimes in demanding scenarios are shorter compared to other phones in this price category despite the low display resolution. With 5:34 hours, the load runtime is still decent and gamers will not have to constantly be near a power outlet.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
46h 39min
WiFi Websurfing
18h 22min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
20h 29min
Load (maximum brightness)
5h 34min
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A13 4G
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
5000 mAh
Honor X8
4000 mAh
Motorola Moto G42
5000 mAh
Battery Runtime
2%
-7%
-16%
-22%
-4%
Reader / Idle
2799
2853
2%
2164
-23%
1575
-44%
2223
-21%
H.264
1229
1307
6%
1054
-14%
1033
-16%
1185
-4%
WiFi v1.3
1102
1156
5%
864
-22%
739
-33%
858
-22%
949
-14%
Load
334
316
-5%
437
31%
432
29%
406
22%

Pros

+ 5G support
+ responsive fingerprint sensor
+ good battery life
+ no PWM

Cons

- low-resolution screen
- slow storage
- no wide-angle lens
- basic case
- geolocation with sporadic accuracy issues
- long charging timies
- mediocre speakers

Verdict – In Need of Refinement

In review: Samsung Galaxy A13 5G.
In review: Samsung Galaxy A13 5G.

The Samsung Galaxy A13 5G is a fairly simple smartphone with few highlights. They include the long battery life and the fast fingerprint sensor.

The phone is well suited to normal tasks, provided your standards in terms of responsiveness, speaker quality, and geolocation accuracy are not too high.

For future models, we would like to finally see faster charging, a higher-resolution screen with a higher maximum brightness as well as changes to the sluggish eMMC storage, which has become woefully outdated.

With the Galaxy A13 5G, Samsung has created a smartphone that supports a modern cellular communication standard and is suitable for users with tempered expectations. However, in some regards it is outdated.

There are strong competitors in the world of smartphones for around 250 USD such as the Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro, which comes with a more attractive case, faster performance, faster charging, and a higher-resolution screen.

Users who do not need 5G can save a lot of money by opting for the Galaxy A13 4G instead: At the time of this article, it is available for around 180 USD from Amazon.com and very similar to its 5G sibling, but with a higher-resolution display, a wide-angle camera, and less performance.

Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy A13 5G is on sale in black or green with 64 GB of storage for around 195 USD (~250 USD regularly) at the time of this article.

Both models are also available on Amazon.com for about 250 USD.

Samsung Galaxy A13 5G - 10/12/2022 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
78%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
48 / 70 → 68%
Weight
88%
Battery
92%
Display
83%
Games Performance
26 / 64 → 41%
Application Performance
65 / 86 → 76%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
60 / 90 → 67%
Camera
52%
Average
72%
78%
Smartphone - Weighted Average