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Xiaomi 13 Pro review: High-quality smartphone with Leica cameras, but also two major downsides

Why doesn't Xiaomi learn? The Xiaomi 13 Pro comes in a elegant ceramic case and uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. In addition to a very bright LTPO display and strong hardware, Xiaomi's current flagship smartphone once again leaves our editorial team with some unanswered questions...
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review

The successor to the Xiaomi 12 Pro has already been available on the Chinese market since the end of last year and, as expected, draws on very powerful components. In addition to fast LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage, the Xiaomi 13 Pro employs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. An international launch is still pending, but it should be in a few weeks - the end of February seems likely. As an import device, prices start at around US$800 for the entry-level version with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage.

The current flagship (at least until the introduction of the anticipated Ultra model) of the Chinese manufacturer focuses primarily on photography. As with the 12S models, the camera system of the 13 Pro has been created in cooperation with German company Leica. The 1-inch Sony IMX989, known from the 12S Ultra, serves as the basis for the main camera, which should guarantee good photos. But the new 50-megapixel telephoto camera with the "floating element" feature for close-ups of up to 10 cm also sounds very promising.

Xiaomi 13 Pro (13 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 8 x 2 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-X3 / A715 / A710 / A510 (Kryo)
Graphics adapter
Memory
12 GB 
, LPDDR5x
Display
6.73 inch 20:9, 3200 x 1440 pixel 521 PPI, Capacitive Touchscreen, OLED, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash, 256 GB 
, 224 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass, barometer, color spectrum, OTG, IR Blaster, Miracast, UWB-Chip
Networking
Wi-Fi 7 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz be = Wi-Fi 7), Bluetooth 5.3, 5G Nr: N1 / N3 / N5 / N8 / N28a / N38 / N40 / N41 / N77 / N78 / N79; 4G LTE: B1 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B12 / B17 / B18 / B19 / B26 / B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41 / B42; 3G WCDMA: 850/1900/2100MHz; 2G GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.38 x 162.9 x 74.6 ( = 0.33 x 6.41 x 2.94 in)
Battery
4820 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (f/1.9, 23mm, 1.6µm) + 50MP (3.2x optical zoom, f/2.0, 75mm) + 50MP (f/2.2, 14mm), camera2API: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix (f/2.0)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: OnScreen, charger, case, USB cable, info material, MIUI 14, 12 Months Warranty, Widevine L1, fanless, waterproof
Weight
229 g ( = 8.08 oz / 0.5 pounds), Power Supply: 163 g ( = 5.75 oz / 0.36 pounds)
Price
930 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89.2 %
03/2023
Xiaomi 13 Pro
SD 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740
229 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.73"3200x1440
87.6 %
02/2022
Xiaomi 12 Pro
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
204 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.73"3200x1440
90 %
02/2023
Vivo X90 Pro+
SD 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740
221 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.78"3200x1440
89.1 %
11/2022
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7
212 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"3120x1440
89.4 %
03/2022
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920
228 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.80"3088x1440
88.9 %
11/2022
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
209 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"2616x1212

Case - Xiaomi 13 Pro in ceramic

Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Colors of the Xaomi 13 Pro
Colors of the Xaomi 13 Pro
 

The Xiaomi 13 Pro can be purchased in four colors: black, white, light green and light blue. The first three color variants have a back made of "nanobiological" ceramic, while the light blue variant has a imitation leather-like surface that, according to the manufacturer, is very dirt-resistant in everyday use. Our white review sample has a high-gloss finish which doesn't really seem to attract fingerprints.   

The Xiaomi smartphone is dustproof and waterproof according to IP68 and feels very high-quality. Corning Gorilla Glass Victus is used on the front, which protects the slightly curved 6.73-inch OLED panel from scratches. The edges around the screen are narrow, but the display-to-surface ratio of 89.2 percent is slightly below that of a Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review

Size Comparison

164.35 mm / 6.47 inch 75.29 mm / 2.96 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 221 g0.4872 lbs163.6 mm / 6.44 inch 74.6 mm / 2.94 inch 8.66 mm / 0.3409 inch 204 g0.4497 lbs163.3 mm / 6.43 inch 77.9 mm / 3.07 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 228 g0.503 lbs162.9 mm / 6.41 inch 76.6 mm / 3.02 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 212 g0.4674 lbs162.9 mm / 6.41 inch 74.6 mm / 2.94 inch 8.38 mm / 0.3299 inch 229 g0.505 lbs162.1 mm / 6.38 inch 75.5 mm / 2.97 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 209 g0.4608 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Equipment - Xiaomi smartphone with IR blaster

Xiaomi has given its 13 Pro fast UFS 4.0 storage with a capacity of 256 GB or 512 GB. When choosing the storage, it should be borne in mind that microSD support is absent. In terms of USB speed, Xiaomi does not specify the type of USB-C port installed on its Chinese website, but a fast USB 3.2 port of the 1st or 2nd generation, which works with a high data transfer rate and supports wired image output, continues to be sadly absent. The 2.0 standard is again used here.

Other hardware features of the Xiaomi smartphone include Bluetooth 5.3, a UWB chip, wireless image transmission of screen content (Miracast), an IR blaster, and USB OTG for quick connection of external accessories such as a USB stick. An NFC chip is of course also available, including Play Protect certification.

Top: microphone, loudspeaker, IR blaster, microphone
Top: microphone, loudspeaker, IR blaster, microphone
Bottom: speaker, microphone, USB port, card slot
Bottom: speaker, microphone, USB port, card slot
Right side: volume rocker, on/off buttons
Right side: volume rocker, on/off buttons
Left side
Left side

Software - Xiaomi 13 Pro with Android 13

Xiaomi combines the Android 13 with its own MIUI user interface in version 14. However, the security patches from October 2022 are not kept quite up to date.

The update guarantee of the Xiaomi 12 series, i.e. three major Android updates and four years of security updates, will probably also apply to the 13 series in Europe - Xiaomi's high-end smartphones will thus be updated up to Android 16 and MIUI 17. Buyers of a Galaxy smartphone of the S series, however, still get a little more support with four major Android updates and five years of security patches.

As usual with Chinese versions, our review sample does not support Google services ex works, such as the PlayStore. Instead, Chinese services and Xiaomi's own services are used. But unlike Huawei smartphones, you don't have to do without Google services. The Google Services Framework is already preinstalled upon delivery, so only the PlayStore has to be installed manually via the in-house app store. Apart from Chinese and English, however, no other system languages can be selected.

Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review

Communication and GNSS - Xiaomi 13 Pro with WiFi 7

Inside the home WLAN, the Xiaomi 13 Pro offers the fast ax standard with WiFi 7, including the 6 GHz frequency range, which, together with the (MU-)MIMO technology, ensured very high transfer rates in our measurements. In combination with our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router, the Xiaomi smartphone achieved over 1,800 MBit/s in the 6 GHz range and almost 1,000 MBit/s when transmitting below 5 GHz.  

In addition to the fast WLAN module, the 13 Pro makes use of the Snapdragon X70 modem, including the 5G standard, but without mmWave support. In addition, our Chinese version of the Xiaomi smartphone supports access to a total of 16 LTE bands - but bands 20 and 28, which are relevant for German-speaking countries, are missing. This problem will be fixed with the release of the European variant of the Xiaomi 13 Pro, analogous to the Xiaomi 12 Pro, which features significantly more LTE frequencies than its Chinese counterpart.

Networking
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
809 (min: 780) MBit/s ∼55%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
993 (min: 972) MBit/s ∼82%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1859 (min: 919) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1637 (min: 1603) MBit/s ∼94%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1465 (min: 1307) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1214 (min: 516) MBit/s ∼100%
Vivo X90 Pro+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
931 (min: 890) MBit/s ∼64%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
981 (min: 965) MBit/s ∼81%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
904 (min: 453) MBit/s ∼62%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
945 (min: 917) MBit/s ∼78%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1645 (min: 1586) MBit/s ∼88%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1743 (min: 1585) MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
716 (min: 539) MBit/s ∼49%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
521 (min: 311) MBit/s ∼43%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1704 (min: 852) MBit/s ∼92%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1702 (min: 1642) MBit/s ∼98%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
932 (min: 835) MBit/s ∼64%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
942 (min: 804) MBit/s ∼78%
Average of class Smartphone
 
iperf3 receive AXE11000
651 (min: 34.8) MBit/s ∼44%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
686 (min: 40.5) MBit/s ∼57%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1532 (min: 229) MBit/s ∼82%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1362 (min: 598) MBit/s ∼78%
01002003004005006007008009001000110012001300140015001600170018001900Tooltip
Xiaomi 13 Pro; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1829 (919-1905)
Xiaomi 13 Pro; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1636 (1603-1672)
Xiaomi 13 Pro; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø808 (780-871)
Xiaomi 13 Pro; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø993 (972-1016)
Localization outdoors
Localization outdoors
Localization indoors
Localization indoors

For localization, the Xiaomi smartphone employs a broad selection of main satellites ranging from GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (G1), BeiDou (B1 + B1C+ B2a), Galileo (E1+E5a) to QZSS (L1 + L5). To determine positioning accuracy in real-world practice, we took our review sample on a short bike ride and recorded the route in parallel with a Garmin Venu 2 for comparison purposes. 

The tracking capabilities of the 13 Pro are solid for the most part. However, deviations from the selected routes are visible in the detailed view of the GPS recording, especially when changing direction. Nevertheless, the Xiaomi smartphone is very suitable for navigation tasks despite minor inaccuracies.

Xiaomi 13 Pro vs. Garmin Venu 2
Xiaomi 13 Pro vs. Garmin Venu 2

Telephony and Voice Quality - Xiaomi smartphone with dual SIM

Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review

The Xiaomi 13 Pro offers a full dual-SIM with two nano-SIM card slots, but eSIM is not supported. Functions such as VoLTE and Wi-Fi calls are available. The built-in microphones ensure a natural speech experience, which is somewhat impaired by minor background noise. In speaker mode, a slight echo is present.

Cameras - Xiaomi smartphone with 1-inch sensor

Selfie of the Xiaomi 13 Pro in Textures mode
Selfie of the Xiaomi 13 Pro in Textures mode
Selfie of the Xiaomi 13 Pro in Classic mode
Selfie of the Xiaomi 13 Pro in Classic mode

Not much has changed in the front camera of the Xiaomi 13 Pro compared to its predecessor. The selfie cam has a high resolution of 32 MP and delivers very impressive photos with a high level of detail. However, it is noticeable that images are greatly overexposed in "Classic mode".

Despite the high resolution of the front camera, video recordings are only possible at a maximum of 1080p at 30 fps. Competing smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, offer significantly more with UHD quality at 60 fps.

On the back is the 1-inch Sony IMX989 known from the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, complete with OIS. As with the 12S models, Xiaomi advertises its collaboration with Leica, which revolves not only around the software, but also includes an optical ALD coating of the lenses. The photos have extensive image dynamics and lots of detail. Thanks to the 1-inch sensor, backgrounds are mostly blurred, even in photo mode, which gives the photos a special touch. Photos taken with the Xiaomi 13 Pro are not as over-sharpened as is often the case with the competition, but we occasionally find the photos a little too soft. In addition to a very interesting 50 MP telephoto macro camera (including OIS), the main camera is supported by an ultra-wide-angle cam, also with 50 megapixels.

Leica offers the "Vibrant" and "Authentic" modes in the camera software. The first mode makes colors more saturated and brighter, while the second reproduces "Leica style" shots, which accentuate light and shadowy areas. Our image comparison shots were taken in "Leica Authentic" mode.

Leica Authentic
Leica Authentic
Leica Vibrant
Leica Vibrant

The telephoto lens with its 3.2x lossless zoom is based on the in-house Liquid Lens design, which includes a floating lens group. The lens is divided into two groups that can be moved internally, allowing a focus range from 10 cm to theoretical infinity. Zoomed photos have a solid basic sharpness up to a fivefold magnification, which is a clear improvement over the predecessor. Nevertheless, other high-end smartphones, such as the Vivo X90 Pro+, have significantly better zoom qualities.

The ultra-wide-angle camera controls the lens curvature very well; we did not detect any chromatic aberrations. However, the sharpness level is not very pronounced, especially in the peripheral areas. 

The Xiaomi 13 Pro records moving pictures with the main camera at a maximum of 8K at 24 fps. UHD quality videos can be recorded at up to 60 frames per second. Switching between lenses is only possible when recording in 1080p.

Ultra wide angle
Wide angle
2x zoom
3,2x zoom
10x zoom
70x zoom (max)
Macro
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review

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 cameraMain cameraLow lightUltra wide angleZoom 5x

We took a closer look at the imaging performance of the 1-inch Sony sensor under controlled lighting conditions. In the P3 profile, the built-in OLED panel of the Xiaomi 13 Pro is able to completely cover the color space, which is quite large compared to sRGB, so that the wide color space of the Leica calibration can also be displayed completely. Deviations from the reference colors are within a typical smartphone range; colors are often reproduced a little too brightly, especially in the green tones.

ColorChecker
5.4 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi 13 Pro: 8.85 ∆E min: 2.81 - max: 16.74 ∆E
ColorChecker
22.7 ∆E
30.1 ∆E
25.2 ∆E
25.8 ∆E
27.5 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
29.8 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
20.7 ∆E
22.3 ∆E
30.5 ∆E
34.9 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
28.3 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
22.9 ∆E
22.3 ∆E
31 ∆E
21.5 ∆E
22 ∆E
30.2 ∆E
27 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi 13 Pro: 24.61 ∆E min: 13.38 - max: 34.86 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - Xiaomi 13 Pro with power supply unit

Charger for the Xiaomi 13 Pro
Charger for the Xiaomi 13 Pro

The Chinese version of the Xiaomi 13 Pro comes with a modular 120-watt power supply, a USB cable and a protective case shell. It is questionable to what extent the global version will benefit from the charger, as this had to be purchased separately in Germany in the case of the predecessor. A protective film is also installed ex works. In addition, our lender TradingShenzhen also supplied an EU adapter for the charger and a USB-OTG adapter to our Chinese version. 

The warranty for the Xiaomi smartphone is 12 months. This may differ in other countries, so buyers should double-check with the seller before purchase. 

Input Devices & Operation - Xiaomi Phone with FaceUnlock

The capacitive touchscreen of the Xiaomi smartphone is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus and has excellent gliding properties. The touch-sensitive surface implements inputs precisely and has a refresh rate of 240 per second thanks to the high sampling rate (240 Hz). As in the predecessor, the vibration motor provides crisp, haptically appealing feedback.

An optical fingerprint scanner is again integrated into the display for biometric security. Xiaomi does without the advantages of an ultrasound-based method, like Samsung or Vivo, but the inbuilt sensor reacts quickly and reliably. Biometric facial recognition can also be used via the front camera, but this is not very secure due to the 2D process.

Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review

Display - Xiaomi smartphone with OLED

Reproduction of the subpixel matrix
Reproduction of the subpixel matrix

The 6.73-inch LTPO AMOLED display, slightly curved on the sides, comes from Samsung and offers a WQHD+ resolution with a dynamic refresh rate from 1 Hz up to 120 Hz - we can also access these values in the system data. However, in order to be able to enjoy the high pixel density of the 10-bit panel (521 ppi), the factory default FullHD+ resolution must first be deactivated in the settings.

The maximum brightness of the Xiaomi 13 Pro is specified as 1,900 nits. On a pure white surface, the AMOLED panel achieves a peak value of a very good 1290 cd/m² in our measurements. If we throw in some dark areas on the display, the brightness increases significantly and reaches 1,798 cd/m² in the APL18 test. So the Xiaomi smartphone indeed comes very close to the manufacturer's specifications in our measurements. This has often not been the case in the recent past.

Like all OLED displays, the Xiaomi 13 Pro's screen flickers across the entire brightness spectrum. We measured a frequency of 120 Hz up to a brightness of 59 percent with a flat amplitude curve. The panel flickers between 361 and 366 Hz above this brightness limit.

1215
cd/m²
1245
cd/m²
1290
cd/m²
1211
cd/m²
1230
cd/m²
1280
cd/m²
1209
cd/m²
1239
cd/m²
1279
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 1290 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 1244.2 cd/m² Minimum: 2.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 1230 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 1.8 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
98.2% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.24
Xiaomi 13 Pro
OLED, 3200x1440, 6.73
Xiaomi 12 Pro
AMOLED, 3200x1440, 6.73
Vivo X90 Pro+
AMOLED, 3200x1440, 6.78
Google Pixel 7 Pro
OLED, 3120x1440, 6.70
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Dynamic AMOLED, 3088x1440, 6.80
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
AMOLED, 2616x1212, 6.70
Screen
-11%
-6%
7%
3%
-15%
Brightness middle
1230
959
-22%
1109
-10%
1022
-17%
1077
-12%
940
-24%
Brightness
1244
977
-21%
1124
-10%
1025
-18%
1093
-12%
945
-24%
Brightness Distribution
94
96
2%
96
2%
99
5%
97
3%
92
-2%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1
1.1
-10%
1.1
-10%
0.9
10%
1.2
-20%
1.18
-18%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.8
3.1
-11%
2.7
4%
2.1
25%
2
29%
2.86
-2%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.8
1.9
-6%
2
-11%
1.1
39%
1.3
28%
2.1
-17%
Gamma
2.24 98%
2.22 99%
2.25 98%
2.22 99%
2.37 93%
2.217 99%
CCT
6446 101%
6498 100%
6605 98%
6650 98%
6526 100%
6352 102%

* ... 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 detected 120 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 120 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 120 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17803 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Minimum display brightness
Min.
25% display brightness
25%
50% display brightness
50%
75% display brightness
75%
Maximum manual display brightness
100%

Series of measurements at a fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

The Xiaomi smartphone has three color profiles and a "Customized" mode where the color space, temperature and intensity can be adjusted. We examined the color calibration of the AMOLED panel using Calman analysis software.

In factory settings (profile: original), the sRGB color space is controlled and also covered to a large extent. Our measured DeltaE values indicate a very small deviation in the colors (1.0). Minimal differences can be seen in magenta. The reproduction of grayscale also reveals a small deviation within the target range (<3).

Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB; profile: original)
Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB; profile: original)
Color space (target color space: sRGB; profile: original)
Color space (target color space: sRGB; profile: original)
Grayscale (Target color space: sRGB; Profile: Original)
Grayscale (Target color space: sRGB; Profile: Original)
Color saturation (target color space: sRGB; profile: original)
Color saturation (target color space: sRGB; profile: original)

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
1.47 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.829 ms rise
↘ 0.6365 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
3.64 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2.287 ms rise
↘ 1.352 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 10 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.7 ms).

As expected, the Xiaomi 13 Pro can be used outdoors without restrictions due to the very high brightness reserves. If you prefer to regulate the brightness manually without a brightness sensor, a maximum of 511 cd/m² is available. Reflections on the glass surface can be quite annoying here.

Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review

Viewing angle stability is very good. The AMOLED display is only slightly cooler and darker at very flat viewing angles.

Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review

Performance - Xiaomi 13 Pro with Qualcomm SoC

In the Android camp at present, it doesn't get much faster than the Xiaomi 13 Pro. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 performs very well in our benchmarks and usually leaves the competition behind. The reason for this is the new cryo CPU consisting of four clusters with various ARM architectures, including the fast prime core (Cortex-X3) with up to 3.2 GHz.

The Qualcomm SoC performs very well in benchmark testing. The multi-core value in particular is very high in Geekbench. Here, Xiaomi has been able to increase performance by more than a third compared to the 12 Pro. The Qualcomm SoC also performs well in PCMark.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1499 Points
Vivo X90 Pro+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1489 Points -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1048 - 1574, n=18)
1452 Points -3%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1192 Points -20%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
1154 Points -23%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
1048 Points -30%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
930 Points -38%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=216, last 2 years)
915 Points -39%
Multi-Core
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
5201 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (4192 - 5243, n=18)
4945 Points -5%
Vivo X90 Pro+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
4786 Points -8%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
4139 Points -20%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
3738 Points -28%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
3560 Points -32%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
3222 Points -38%
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=216, last 2 years)
3000 Points -42%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1277795 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1111522 - 1322448, n=15)
1263746 Points -1%
Vivo X90 Pro+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1262638 Points -1%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
962824 Points -25%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
870815 Points -32%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
773857 Points -39%
Average of class Smartphone
  (102602 - 1650926, n=149, last 2 years)
746268 Points -42%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
704479 Points -45%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (11562 - 19783, n=20)
15614 Points +6%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
14789 Points
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
13131 Points -11%
Vivo X90 Pro+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
12748 Points -14%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
12579 Points -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4761 - 21385, n=215, last 2 years)
11875 Points -20%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
11397 Points -23%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
11029 Points -25%
CrossMark - Overall
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1224 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (778 - 1356, n=18)
1150 Points -6%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1038 Points -15%
Vivo X90 Pro+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1038 Points -15%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
942 Points -23%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
886 Points -28%
Average of class Smartphone
  (200 - 1474, n=164, last 2 years)
842 Points -31%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
811 Points -34%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (7354 - 9730, n=18)
8761 Points +19%
Vivo X90 Pro+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
7684 Points +4%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
7376 Points
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
7178 Points -3%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
6319 Points -14%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
6164 Points -16%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6007 Points -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 11438, n=164, last 2 years)
5868 Points -20%
System
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (10786 - 15148, n=18)
13139 Points +22%
Vivo X90 Pro+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
12847 Points +19%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
11164 Points +4%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
10786 Points
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
10464 Points -3%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
10006 Points -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 - 16475, n=164, last 2 years)
9813 Points -9%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
9294 Points -14%
Memory
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (6601 - 10821, n=18)
9386 Points +30%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
7587 Points +5%
Vivo X90 Pro+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
7330 Points +1%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
7232 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 12716, n=164, last 2 years)
6373 Points -12%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
6212 Points -14%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
5456 Points -25%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
5125 Points -29%
Graphics
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (22837 - 32334, n=18)
27570 Points +20%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
22986 Points
Vivo X90 Pro+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
22837 Points -1%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
20111 Points -13%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
17104 Points -26%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
16375 Points -29%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
15216 Points -34%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 58651, n=164, last 2 years)
14657 Points -36%
Web
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1077 - 2044, n=18)
1763 Points +6%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
1739 Points +4%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1669 Points 0%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1665 Points
Vivo X90 Pro+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1564 Points -6%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1559 Points -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2145, n=164, last 2 years)
1510 Points -9%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
1434 Points -14%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
63613 Points +303%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
42662 Points +170%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=148, last 2 years)
21505 Points +36%
Vivo X90 Pro+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
16465 Points +4%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
15778 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (11338 - 16880, n=17)
15297 Points -3%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
10841 Points -31%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
3291 Points -79%

In graphics testing, the Adreno 740 also performs very well and is sometimes almost 20 percent ahead of the Vivo X90 Pro+, which also uses the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3784 Points
Vivo X90 Pro+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3173 Points -16%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2708 Points -28%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2513 Points -34%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1916 Points -49%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1807 Points -52%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3843 Points
Vivo X90 Pro+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3192 Points -17%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2775 Points -28%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2609 Points -32%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2044 Points -47%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1847 Points -52%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Vivo X90 Pro+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
14038 Points 0%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
13984 Points
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11084 Points -21%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10384 Points -26%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7288 Points -48%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6721 Points -52%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps +1%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps 0%
Vivo X90 Pro+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
118 fps -2%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps -50%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
497 fps
Vivo X90 Pro+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
490 fps -1%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
451 fps -9%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
425 fps -14%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
302 fps -39%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
251 fps -49%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps
Vivo X90 Pro+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
119 fps -1%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
117 fps -2%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
108 fps -10%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
84 fps -30%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps -50%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
331 fps
Vivo X90 Pro+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
299 fps -10%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
260 fps -21%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
251 fps -24%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
187 fps -44%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
139 fps -58%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
109 fps
Vivo X90 Pro+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
106 fps -3%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
87 fps -20%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
71 fps -35%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps -45%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 fps -49%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
222 fps
Vivo X90 Pro+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
218 fps -2%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
176 fps -21%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
169 fps -24%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
127 fps -43%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
101 fps -55%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
63 fps
Vivo X90 Pro+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
62 fps -2%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps -5%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps -38%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
37 fps -41%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps -43%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Vivo X90 Pro+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
127 fps +1%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
126 fps
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
102 fps -19%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
71 fps -44%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
68 fps -46%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
68 fps -46%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54 fps +6%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
51 fps
Vivo X90 Pro+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
50 fps -2%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
31 fps -39%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
28 fps -45%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
27 fps -47%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Vivo X90 Pro+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
61 fps 0%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
61 fps
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
45 fps -26%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
34 fps -44%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
31 fps -49%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
30 fps -51%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
88 fps +7%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
82 fps
Vivo X90 Pro+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
80 fps -2%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
44 fps -46%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
42 fps -49%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
38 fps -54%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
157 fps
Vivo X90 Pro+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
156 fps -1%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
123 fps -22%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
92 fps -41%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
75 fps -52%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
68 fps -57%

In everyday use, as well as when browsing with Chrome, the Xiaomi smartphone leaves an excellent impression. The perceived speed as well as the benchmark results are first-class.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Xiaomi 13 Pro (Chrome 109)
137.873 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (62.7 - 179.2, n=19)
129.5 Points -6%
Vivo X90 Pro+ (Chrome Beta 110)
116.455 Points -16%
Average of class Smartphone (13.8 - 351, n=170, last 2 years)
107.8 Points -22%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
98.153 Points -29%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G (Chrome 99)
96.8 Points -30%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
84.1 Points -39%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro (Chrome 107)
76.2 Points -45%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (62.9 - 199, n=15)
127.9 runs/min +15%
Xiaomi 13 Pro (Chrome 109)
110.9 runs/min
Average of class Smartphone (14.9 - 445, n=154, last 2 years)
109.8 runs/min -1%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G (Chrome 99)
108 runs/min -3%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
104 runs/min -6%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
73.5 runs/min -34%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro (Chome 107)
69.1 runs/min -38%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Xiaomi 13 Pro (Chrome 109)
157 Points
Vivo X90 Pro+ (Chrome Beta 110)
139 Points -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (28 - 183, n=18)
127.3 Points -19%
Average of class Smartphone (22 - 202, n=160, last 2 years)
101 Points -36%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
90 Points -43%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro (Chrome 107)
69 Points -56%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (19870 - 65418, n=21)
45018 Points +6%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
44245 Points +4%
Xiaomi 13 Pro (Chrome 109)
42544 Points
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G (Chrome 99)
34055 Points -20%
Average of class Smartphone (2228 - 89112, n=215, last 2 years)
33521 Points -21%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
29750 Points -30%
Vivo X90 Pro+ (Chrome Beta 110)
27938 Points -34%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro (Chrome 107)
25168 Points -41%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Vivo X90 Pro+ (Chrome Beta 110)
1773.4 ms * -157%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro (Chrome 107)
1706.5 ms * -147%
Average of class Smartphone (388 - 9999, n=170, last 2 years)
1545 ms * -124%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
1330 ms * -93%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G (Chrome 99)
1259 ms * -82%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (654 - 1837, n=18)
1035 ms * -50%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
1011.5 ms * -46%
Xiaomi 13 Pro (Chrome 109)
690.6 ms *

* ... smaller is better

As expected, the speed of the UFS 4.0 storage is very high. The measured values are over 3,500 MB/s for reading and thus more than twice as high than in the 12 Pro. In everyday use, however, these differences are hardly noticeable.

Xiaomi 13 ProXiaomi 12 ProVivo X90 Pro+Google Pixel 7 ProSamsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5GHuawei Mate 50 ProAverage 256 GB UFS 4.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-33%
-3%
-57%
-45%
-41%
-8%
-50%
Sequential Read 256KB
3587.83
1620
-55%
3397.4
-5%
1346.78
-62%
1653
-54%
1835.8
-49%
Sequential Write 256KB
2601.45
1465
-44%
2834.4
9%
874.73
-66%
1074
-59%
1104.8
-58%
Random Read 4KB
387.72
324.9
-16%
373.88
-4%
219.01
-44%
322.3
-17%
263.4
-32%
Random Write 4KB
546.98
448.9
-18%
484.29
-11%
253.18
-54%
273.1
-50%
423.6
-23%

Gaming - Xiaomi smartphone manages 120 fps

In order to assess the graphics power of the GPU unit in everyday use, we took a closer look at a few Android titles with the software tool from our partner GameBench. On paper, the strong Qualcomm-SoC and a fast 120 Hz OLED display with short response times of less than 4 ms promise a lot of gaming fun.

However, Armajet reveals relatively poor values. At first, we observed a high frame rate close to the OLED panel's native frame rate, but this steadily decreases over a very short period of time. The arena shooter theoretically supports the full 120 Hz of the display, but the Xiaomi 13 Pro only manages a meager 63 fps on average. It is unclear why the refresh rate is so low, because it is not due to thermal problems. In PUBG Mobile, on the other hand, the typical 60 fps is possible in HD, while the flagship operates at a constant 40 fps at the highest detail level (UHD).

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Xiaomi 13 Pro; Armajet: Ø63.1 (41-121)
Xiaomi 13 Pro; PUBG Mobile; Smooth: Ø59.6 (59-60)
Xiaomi 13 Pro; PUBG Mobile; Balanced: Ø60 (59-61)
Xiaomi 13 Pro; PUBG Mobile; HD: Ø59.8 (55-61)
Xiaomi 13 Pro; PUBG Mobile; Ultra HD: Ø39.9 (38-41)

Emissions - Xiaomi 13 Pro remains quite stable

Temperature

The case of the Xiaomi 13 Pro hardly heats up under load. The Chinese manufacturer uses a very thin heat-dissipating material to cool the heat source area. The maximum temperatures registered were within a safe range at a maximum of 33 °C. However, the heat development inside the flagship smartphone results in a performance reduction of the Qualcomm SoC.

The Wild Life stress tests clearly show that performance drops by about 10 to 20 percent with increasing load, which is a decent value for a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 smartphone

Max. Load
 30.5 °C
87 F
30 °C
86 F
32.9 °C
91 F
 
 30.4 °C
87 F
30.4 °C
87 F
30.6 °C
87 F
 
 30.2 °C
86 F
30.4 °C
87 F
30 °C
86 F
 
Maximum: 32.9 °C = 91 F
Average: 30.6 °C = 87 F
28.2 °C
83 F
28.4 °C
83 F
28.2 °C
83 F
28.3 °C
83 F
28.7 °C
84 F
28.9 °C
84 F
28 °C
82 F
28.4 °C
83 F
28.9 °C
84 F
Maximum: 28.9 °C = 84 F
Average: 28.4 °C = 83 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.3 °C = 79 F | Room Temperature 21.3 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.6 °C / 87 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 32.9 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 56 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 28.9 °C / 84 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.1 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Vivo X90 Pro+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
88.5 % +6%
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
83.1 %
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67.9 % -18%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58.5 % -30%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
47.2 % -43%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 % -53%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
88.2 %
Vivo X90 Pro+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
87 % -1%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
75.6 % -14%
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
61.8 % -30%
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56.2 % -36%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
% -100%
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Xiaomi 13 Pro Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø21.1 (19.4-22)
Vivo X90 Pro+ Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø21.4 (19.4-22.3)
Google Pixel 7 Pro Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø9.93 (8.31-11)
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.8.1: Ø9.2 (7.76-12.6)
Huawei Mate 50 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø15 (9.27-16.5)
Xiaomi 13 Pro Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø73.8 (64.6-77.7)
Xiaomi 12 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø37.8 (27.4-58)
Vivo X90 Pro+ Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø76.6 (70.7-80)
Google Pixel 7 Pro Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø32.8 (26.2-38.6)
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø32.2 (25.9-44.2)
Huawei Mate 50 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø54.1 (25-64.1)
Xiaomi 12 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø49.5 (34.8-61.7)
Google Pixel 7 Pro Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø36.5 (30.7-39.8)
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø32.3 (26.8-43.4)
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review
Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone review

Speakers

The stereo speakers of the Xiaomi 13 Pro have again been optimized by Harman Kardon and give a very good impression. The mids and highs are balanced and even the upper bass ranges are somewhat audible. However, a drop in the pink noise diagram can be seen for the super tweeters.  

Alternatively, headphones can be connected via the USB-C port or wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.3. The Xiaomi 13 Pro uses a wide range of supported Bluetooth codecs (SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX TWS+, LDAC and LHDC).

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2028.837.82526.329.93125.629.14018.624.35030.232.26320.5298019.527.310018.437.512513.643.516011.653.220012532501256.931510.158.140010.159.150010.569.463010.368.2800107010009.874.1125011.372.1160011.274.7200011.476.4250011.978315013.982.1400014.779.850001475.8630014.674.1800013.573.71000013.375.41250013.761.11600013.960.8SPL24.888.5N0.673.5median 12median 72.1Delta1.77.83533.93030.921.926.822.832.334.842.524.331.623.23327.831.514.733.720.950.221.250.717.55513.46114.164.113.167.511.571.413.175.511.780.511.879.21380.212.180.612.180.812.380.412.577.41378.113.272.71367.213.768.813.569.314.266.425.190.20.779.8median 13.1median 71.41.511.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi 13 ProSamsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi 13 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 95% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 19% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 77% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 14% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 77% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 36% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 56% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery Life - Xiaomi 13 Pro with 4,820 mAh battery

Power Consumption

The Xiaomi 13 Pro uses two proprietary chips to control charging and battery management, which the Chinese manufacturer calls the "Surge Battery Management System". Charging takes place either via the USB-C port at up to 120 watts or wirelessly at a maximum of 50 watts. Reverse wireless charging at a maximum of 10 watts is also on board. In addition to MI FC 2.0, common fast charging protocols such as QC4 or PD3.0 are also supported. 

The 4,820 mAh battery recharged to full capacity very quickly under testing in around 20 minutes. The power consumption of the Xiaomi 13 Pro is on par with the predecessor, and the idle value of almost 1.4 watts in particular leaves room for optimization. On the positive side, our Geekbench and GFX benchmark measurements show that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in the Xiaomi smartphone requires significantly less power than, for example, the Vivo X90 Pro+

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.12 / 0.15 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.02 / 1.36 / 1.58 Watt
Load midlight 4.29 / 6.15 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.
Xiaomi 13 Pro
4820 mAh
Xiaomi 12 Pro
4600 mAh
Vivo X90 Pro+
4700 mAh
Google Pixel 7 Pro
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
5000 mAh
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
4700 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-7%
-5%
6%
-6%
-26%
-36%
-13%
Idle Minimum *
1.02
0.94
8%
0.92
10%
0.78
24%
0.58
43%
1.2
-18%
1.054 ?(0.7 - 2.37, n=20)
-3%
Idle Average *
1.36
1.24
9%
1.76
-29%
1.61
-18%
0.71
48%
1.5
-10%
1.781 ?(0.8 - 7.18, n=20)
-31%
Idle Maximum *
1.58
1.34
15%
1.88
-19%
1.63
-3%
1.16
27%
1.7
-8%
1.965 ?(1.07 - 8.22, n=20)
-24%
Load Average *
4.29
5.7
-33%
3.65
15%
3.29
23%
7.07
-65%
6.5
-52%
7.13 ?(2.61 - 15.3, n=20)
-66%
Load Maximum *
6.15
8.12
-32%
6.24
-1%
6.01
2%
11.32
-84%
8.7
-41%
9.66 ?(4.57 - 17.8, n=20)
-57%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi 13 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø4.54 (0.899-8.01)
Vivo X90 Pro+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø6.3 (1.574-11.4)
Xiaomi 13 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.902 (0.867-1.084)
Vivo X90 Pro+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.193 (1.109-1.298)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi 13 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø6.96 (6.61-7.31)
Vivo X90 Pro+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø9.77 (9.38-10.2)
Xiaomi 13 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.902 (0.867-1.084)
Vivo X90 Pro+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.193 (1.109-1.298)

Battery Life

A positive development is the battery life of the Xiaomi 13 Pro, which is really good even with a high QHD Plus resolution and adaptive display control. In the practical WLAN test, the Xiaomi smartphone achieved significantly longer runtimes than its predecessor in continuous video playback at around 14 hours, and 21 hours with the WLAN module deactivated.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
25h 9min
WiFi Websurfing (Mi Browser 17)
14h 06min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
21h 03min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 14min
Xiaomi 13 Pro
4820 mAh
Xiaomi 12 Pro
4600 mAh
Vivo X90 Pro+
4700 mAh
Google Pixel 7 Pro
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
5000 mAh
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
4700 mAh
Battery Runtime
5%
7%
-14%
19%
2%
Reader / Idle
1509
2036
35%
1210
-20%
1973
31%
1754
16%
H.264
1263
788
-38%
1213
-4%
1078
-15%
1139
-10%
WiFi v1.3
846
766
-9%
905
7%
676
-20%
844
0%
717
-15%
Load
254
337
33%
226
-11%
410
61%
296
17%

Pros

+ high quality case
+ faster SoC
+ bright, high-resolution panel
+ fast UFS storage
+ long battery life
+ good main camera

Cons

- no UHD option for the front cam
- USB 2.0 only
- ultra-wide-angle and telephoto camera solid at most
- update support can still be improved

Verdict on the Xiaomi 13 Pro

In review: Xiaomi 13 Pro. Sample device provided by TradingShenzhen.
In review: Xiaomi 13 Pro. Sample device provided by TradingShenzhen.

The Xiaomi 13 Pro cuts a better figure in many areas than last year's 12 Pro. Starting with the better camera package, the positive trend also continues with the brighter display and the waterproof case. Here, Xiaomi is on par with the competition. Those who are bothered by the slight deficits in the zoom features should take a closer look at the Vivo X90 Pro+.

The Xiaomi smartphone does not have to shy away in terms of performance either, because the Chinese manufacturer extracts a lot of performance out of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and is even able to close the gap to the Apple A16 Bionic of the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max in some cases (Geekbench Multi-Score). Owing to the efficiency of the Qualcomm SoC, the Xiaomi 13 Pro also boasts a very appealing battery life.

The Xiaomi 13 Pro gets a lot of things right. We only hope that Xiaomi will soon run out of obsolete USB components.

As with previous generations of premium smartphones from Xiaomi, we again cannot understand two points in regard to the hardware. Firstly, the Chinese manufacturer has once again installed a slow USB 2.0 port without the option of image output in its 2023 reference model, although the competition has been offering better for years. Secondly, Xiaomi again fails to offer a UHD option for a front camera with 32 MPix and a resolution of 8,000 x 4,000.

Otherwise we don't find many points that speak against buying the Xiaomi 13 Pro. For those who find the Pro model too big, the Xiaomi 13 is a more compact smartphone. In the future, we would like to see longer software support á la Samsung or Google as well as a modern ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.

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Price and Availability

The Xiaomi 13 Pro is yet to launch in countries outside China, but buyers can consider buying a Chinese edition that also supports English (in addition to Chinese) at Giztop.

Starting prices are listed in USD ($799.00), GBP (£711.11), EUR (€799.00), CAD ($1,110.61), AUD ($1,190.51), HKD ($6,312.10), INR (₹47,940.00), JPY (¥119,051), TWD ($24,769.00), RUB (39,950.00) and SGD ($1,086.64).

The aforementioned prices are as of 15.02.2023 and subject to change.

Xiaomi 13 Pro - 02/13/2023 v7
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
91%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
96%
Connectivity
55 / 70 → 79%
Weight
87%
Battery
91%
Display
93%
Games Performance
72 / 64 → 100%
Application Performance
94 / 86 → 100%
Temperature
95%
Noise
100%
Audio
79 / 90 → 87%
Camera
78%
Average
84%
89%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

Transparency

The present review sample was made available to the author as a loan by the manufacturer or a shop for the purposes of review. The lender had no influence on this review, nor did the manufacturer receive a copy of this review before publication. There was no obligation to publish this review.

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Marcus Herbrich, 2023-02-15 (Update: 2023-02-15)