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Samsung Galaxy A13 5G

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
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

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 64.74% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 53%, features: 48%, display: 71% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 69%, ergonomy: 69%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G

77.9% Samsung Galaxy A13 5G smartphone review – Modern cellular technology in an otherwise simple package | Notebookcheck
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?
60% Samsung Galaxy A13 review: Slow and steady loses the race
Source: Expert Reviews English
The previous Galaxy A12 has been kicking around for a while now, and it’s certainly a bit outdated by modern standards. It didn’t initially receive a recommendation in our review, but with 2022 updates to the cameras, design and software, the Galaxy A13 was perfectly positioned to finally make an appearance on our best budget smartphones list. Except Samsung really missed the mark with this one. Its decision to opt for one of the weakest mobile chipsets we’ve tested in quite some time is a baffling one, and the lack of 5G connectivity is a glaring omission as well. Neither the extra ultrawide camera nor the 1080p screen are enough of an incentive to mask the fact that we’re getting the short end of the stick.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Galaxy A13 5G review: functional, no-frills 5G
Source: The Verge English
The Galaxy A13 5G is a fine budget device that makes sense for those who are more concerned with day-to-day performance and long battery life than a high-quality screen or a versatile camera. If you’re on a strict budget and you’re an AT&T customer, those are two more reasons to consider the A13. The carrier’s C-band 5G is limited to just a few markets now, but the phone will be supported with three years of security updates and two years of OS upgrades — long enough to see the network expand to more major cities. If any of the above criteria doesn’t apply to you, then there are better options available for the same cost — even less! The $239 OnePlus N200 5G is a great choice if you’re on T-Mobile — it offers comparable performance and a nicer screen for $10 less than the A13’s retail price. The N200 doesn’t work on AT&T or Verizon’s 5G networks, so it’s a 4G-only phone if you’re with one of those carriers — not a bad deal for the price, but you’ll miss out on the better 5G speeds coming over the next couple of years. As of this writing, the Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G has come down in price to $249 if you buy through AT&T (from $399), offering a better screen and equally healthy battery life. It’s not currently certified for AT&T C-band, but it’s a good buy if you’re outside of one of those eight launch cities anyway. If those alternatives don’t appeal, then the A13 5G will serve you fine — it’s a reliable device for well under $300 that’s fully prepared for the next generation of wireless technology, with no unpleasant (or pleasant) surprises included.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/24/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Galaxy A13 5G review: functional, no-frills 5G
Source: The Verge English
If any of the above criteria doesn’t apply to you, then there are better options available for the same cost — even less! The $239 OnePlus N200 5G is a great choice if you’re on T-Mobile — it offers comparable performance and a nicer screen for $10 less than the A13’s retail price. The N200 doesn’t work on AT&T or Verizon’s 5G networks, so it’s a 4G-only phone if you’re with one of those carriers — not a bad deal for the price, but you’ll miss out on the better 5G speeds coming over the next couple of years. As of this writing, the Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G has come down in price to $249 if you buy through AT&T (from $399), offering a better screen and equally healthy battery life. It’s not currently certified for AT&T C-band, but it’s a good buy if you’re outside of one of those eight launch cities anyway. If those alternatives don’t appeal, then the A13 5G will serve you fine — it’s a reliable device for well under $300 that’s fully prepared for the next generation of wireless technology, with no unpleasant (or pleasant) surprises included.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Samsung Galaxy A13 review
Source: Techradar English
Besides its very appealing price, the Samsung Galaxy A13 only manages to be 'good enough' in most of the areas that matter for a smartphone (from the camera to the battery life) – but for some users that's going to make it a tempting, value-for-money deal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G Battery test
Source: DxOMark English
The Samsung Galaxy A13 5G showed excellent autonomy when tested in default settings, especially in the typical usage scenario, where the device was very stable and consumed little power, day and night. It lost only 1% per night on average. When tested outside, the autonomy was excellent across all use cases. In calibrated mode, the device showed decent performance overall, with excellent autonomy when streaming music. The downside of this device was its charging performance, because of the small 15W charger. It took 2 hours and 28 minutes to fully charge the large 5000 mAh battery, and charging the device for 5 minutes provided only 2 hours and 24 minutes of autonomy on average, which is very low when compared with the phones in our database. Even if the residual consumption of the charger was very low, its efficiency was poor and below the average of our database. Regarding the discharge efficiency, the Galaxy A13 5G’s discharge currents were very low during our TUS, as well as during our on-the-go tests, meaning that the device is well-optimized when used in default settings.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/03/2022
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G review: Cheap 5G comes at a cost
Source: Android Authority English
Samsung’s Galaxy A13 5G offers the most complete package of any A10 series device to date, but it does so at a cost. The addition of 5G provides better longevity than previous models, it’s more powerful than ever, and the 50MP primary camera offers pleasing results in good lighting. However, the lack of improvements to the peripheral cameras and missing ultrawide shooter, the weak display, and the bland design raise some questions about the $70 price increase. I can’t help but feel that Samsung would’ve been better off skipping 5G and making improvements to the rest of the package instead to make it a better overall starter smartphone. For as difficult as the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G can be to justify unlocked, US carrier access tells a slightly different story. Right now, it’s available for free from T-Mobile or for $2 per month at AT&T over 36 months. Paying $72 is much easier to justify than $249 outright. Nevertheless, the increased price puts the Galaxy A13 5G in competition with a new class of budget devices.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2022
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G review: Cheap 5G comes at a cost
Source: Android Authority English
Samsung’s Galaxy A13 5G offers the most complete package of any A10 series device to date, but it does so at a cost. The addition of 5G provides better longevity than previous models, it’s more powerful than ever, and the 50MP primary camera offers pleasing results in good lighting. However, the lack of improvements to the peripheral cameras and missing ultrawide shooter, the weak display, and the bland design raise some questions about the $70 price increase. I can’t help but feel that Samsung would’ve been better off skipping 5G and making improvements to the rest of the package instead to make it a better overall starter smartphone. For as difficult as the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G can be to justify unlocked, US carrier access tells a slightly different story. Right now, it’s available for free from T-Mobile or for $2 per month at AT&T over 36 months. Paying $72 is much easier to justify than $249 outright. Nevertheless, the increased price puts the Galaxy A13 5G in competition with a new class of budget devices.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2022
70% Samsung Galaxy A13 review: Cheap 5G comes at a cost
Source: Android Authority English
Samsung’s Galaxy A13 offers the most complete package of any A10 series device to date, but it does so at a cost. The addition of 5G provides better longevity than previous models, it’s more powerful than ever, and the 50MP primary camera offers pleasing results in good lighting. However, the lack of improvements to the peripheral cameras and missing ultrawide shooter, the weak display, and the bland design raise some questions about the $70 price increase. I can’t help but feel that Samsung would’ve been better off skipping 5G and making improvements to the rest of the package instead to make it a better overall starter smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Samsung Galaxy A13 5G review: functional, no-frills 5G
Source: The Verge English
The Galaxy A13 5G doesn’t offer much in the way of surprises, good or bad. For $249, it’s a reliable device with good performance, healthy battery life, and a decent camera. None of this comes as a surprise because Samsung makes a lot of these kinds of phones, and it’s something the company is very good at. The phone launched in the US as an AT&T exclusive; now, you can buy it unlocked or through T-Mobile, too. But that initial carrier relationship plays into what might be the most compelling reason to look at the A13 5G right now: it’s certified to use AT&T’s newly enabled C-band spectrum. This is the variety of 5G that promises faster-than-4G speeds and good signal reach — a combination that some US 5G networks have been lacking until now. The list of C-band enabled devices at the network’s launch was short and dominated by pricey flagships, with the exception of the Galaxy A13 5G.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Galaxy A13 Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
Overall the Samsung Galaxy A13 is a decent smartphone that has a large display, huge battery support, gaming processor, and enhanced performance due to 7nm technology and users would enjoy a 5G support. Definitely, the camera department may disappoint some users, but overall, this is a good smartphone from a reliable brand at an affordable cost. But it has missed some industry-standard features, as there is no AMOLED display, no Gorilla Glass protection, no gyro-EIS sensor, and also don’t have any IP certification. If you are not ready to go with the Samsung Galaxy A13, and looking for an alternative option definitely take a look at the Motorola Moto G71 smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/05/2022
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G Specifications, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Samsung Galaxy A13 was released in December 2021 and the price is around $249 (Rs 18,599 in India). Apart from this, the phone will offer a 6.5-inches PLS TFT display that will render decent 90Hz, 270 PPI density, HD resolution, the software layering presents an Andriod 11 sets based on One UI interface, 7nm – MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G chipset under the hood, Mali-G57 MC2 GPU to support visuals, a triple camera setup offering a 50MP primary snapper, a 5MP selfie port with 1080p video recording, a massive 5000 mAh battery comes with a 15W fast-charging brick. For color, you get only one – Black. as well as the phone is configured with only a 4GB RAM variant along with 64 GB internal storage.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/24/2021

Foreign Reviews

Das Samsung zum Einstieg
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2022
60% Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2023
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 60%
Test du Samsung Galaxy A13 5G : la grande vitesse à petit prix
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; support 5G; big screen; good price; nice performance; long battery life. Negative: Poor display; slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/31/2022
Có nên mua Samsung Galaxy A13 không?
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Big screen; long battery life; modern design; decent hardware; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/06/2023
Tới công chuyện giữ dáng mùa hè, Galaxy A13 “hịn” nhất tầm giá, thu trọn mọi hoạt động ngoài trời với camera chống rung OIS và pin 5000mAh
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; nice cameras; big screen; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/15/2022

Comment

ARM Mali-G57 MP2: Integrated mid range graphics card with 2 clusters. Based on the Valhall architecture.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Dimensity 700: The Dimensity 700 is a fast mid-range SoC with an integrated 5G modem. It includes two fast ARM Cortex-A76 cores at up to 2.2 GHz and six power efficient Cortex-A55 cores at up to 2 GHz. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.50":

It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.


64.74%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.


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Stefan Hinum, 2022-02-17 (Update: 2022-02-17)