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Xiaomi 13 Ultra

Specifications

Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Xiaomi 13 Ultra (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 
Display
6.73 inch 20:9, 3200 x 1440 pixel 521 PPI, Capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash, 512 GB 
, 224 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass, color spectrum, barometer, OTG, IR blaster, Miracast
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: n1 / n3 / n5 / n8 / n28a / n38 / n40 / n41 / n77 / n78 / n79; 4G: FDD-LTE B1 / B3 / B4 / B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B18/B19/B26, TDD-LTE B34/B38/B39/B40/B41/B42; 3G: B1/B4/ B5 / B6 / B8 / B19; 2G: B3 / B5 / B8, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.1 x 163.2 x 74.6 ( = 0.36 x 6.43 x 2.94 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (f/​1.9-f/​4.0, OIS, videos @4320p/​24fps) + 50 MP (f/​1.8, wide angle lens, macro lens) + 50 MP (f/​1.8, OIS, telephoto lens) + 50 MP, f/​3.0, OIS, periscope-telephoto lens); camera2 API Level 3
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix (f/2.0, 22mm, 0.7µm)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: OnScreen, charger, USB cable, case, info material, MIUI 14, 12 Months Warranty, Widevine L1, GNSS: GPS (L1, L5), Glonass (L1), BeiDou (B1, B1C, B2a), Galileo (E1, E5a), SBAS, fanless, waterproof
Weight
227 g ( = 8.01 oz / 0.5 pounds), Power Supply: 103 g ( = 3.63 oz / 0.23 pounds)
Price
1000 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 88.4% - very good
Average of 36 scores (from 73 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 90%, features: 80%, display: 94% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Xiaomi 13 Ultra

89.7% Xiaomi 13 Ultra review - Spectacular smartphone with variable camera aperture for Leica fans | Notebookcheck
With its flagship smartphone, Xiaomi aims to climb the camera throne again this year in the smartphone segment. The 13 Ultra even uses four lenses with a 50 MP resolution and focal length of up to 120 mm. Find out here, whether the Leica cameras are convincing in our test and where the problems are again.
89.7% The best camera phones of 2023 reviewed - Middle Kingdom smartphones strike back? | Notebookcheck
After comparing the Galaxy S23 Ultra with high-end smartphones such as the iPhone 14 Pro Max and Pixel 7 Pro, now it is time to test the cameras on the 2023 flagship phones: The Xiaomi 13 Ultra, Oppo Find X6 Pro and OnePlus 11. Which one did the best? Find out in our review.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra Selfie test
Source: DxOMark English
In the DXOMARK Selfie tests, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra delivered an overall decent performance and showed some significant improvements over its predecessor the 12S Ultra, especially in terms of photo color and exposure. In addition, video stabilization was more effective, resulting in higher levels of detail. On the downside, the shallow depth of field prevented good sharpness on all subjects in group shots, just like on the 12S Ultra, and in some challenging light conditions, we observed strong tone compression, which resulted in a lack of contrast on the face, as well as unnatural colors. While the Xiaomi 13 Ultra could not match the overall front camera results of some Ultra-Premium rivals such as the Apple iPhone 14 Pro or the Huawei Mate 50 Pro, it was better in some areas. Unwanted image artifacts were better under control than on the Huawei Mate 50 Pro; noise reduction worked more effectively, and flash mode was better than on the iPhone 14 Pro.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 12/11/2023
Incredibly Gorgeous Flagship Phone! Xiaomi 13 Ultra Review with Gaming and Camera Test
Source: Tech Amaze English
As we mentioned in the review of Xiaomi 13 Ultra, this smartphone is an amazing product. You are dealing with a smartphone that has a good performance in every aspect. In fact, it is very hard to find a key weakness for this phone. This phone has a very high-quality display that shows everything perfectly. The high refresh rate and high resolution make the display great for watching movies and playing games. On the other hand, it has excellent speakers that have a good performance. The high-quality cameras that can take very high-quality photos in day and night are also one of the important features of this phone. Video recording with Xiaomi 13 Ultra will be amazing. Video recording with 4K and 8K resolution with this phone is great and you can even use these videos for professional clips. The very powerful hardware that was used for Xiaomi 13 Ultra makes this smartphone very suitable for playing games and running very heavy processes.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/16/2023
Xiaomi 13 Ultra Display test
Source: DxOMark English
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra display showed good overall readability, with smooth lighting transitions whether rising or falling. A comfortable device with great color rendering under most lighting conditions, its very high frequency of 1920 Hz also means that it is flicker-free. Compared to prior models, the 13 Ultra showed improvement in its handling of frame drops, but the display was not uniform, with a visible vertical gradient at the top of the screen. Its HDR10 brightness was low under dark indoor conditions, and while its brightness was decent in outdoor shade conditions (20,000 lux), it was not exceptional. The Xiaomi device showed a strong shift toward green when viewed at an angle.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2023
84% Geek Review: Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Source: Geek Culture English
Alas, the greatest obstacle for the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is its sky-high price. At S$1,899 for the 12GB RAM / 512GB storage model, it charges a premium that most will find difficult to commit, especially in a space where options like the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and iPhone 14 Pro Max (both of which are lower-priced, by the way) are so readily available. There’s no denying the phone’s exceptional quality, performance, and design, but it needs more oomph to convince the wider user base. For some, the camera is reason enough. The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is many things – powerful, pretty, impressive, and pricey. A powerhouse in every sense of the word, it promises something special and premium for those willing to commit the cash.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 70% performance: 90% workmanship: 85%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra Battery test
Source: DxOMark English
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra’s battery performance earned the device a very good global score, thanks to strong showings in charging and efficiency. The device’s autonomy was good at 2.5 days when used moderately. When testing in usages individually, autonomy did better than average when listening to music, while watching videos and gaming also yielded very good autonomy. On-the-go performance was a bit higher than average, even though GPS navigation showed poor autonomy. Equipped with a 90W charger, the charging experience proved to be very good. Charging the entire battery by wire took 48 minutes and 51 seconds, while and a quick 5-minute boost provided 7.5 hours of autonomy, which is an excellent result. The results for wireless charging were also excellent, taking only 55 minutes to fully replenish the battery.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2023
Xiaomi 13 Ultra Review: A Camera That Happens to Have a Phone Attached
Source: Petapixel English
Yes, though you should wait for a global version to come out. I think those that do pick it up won’t regret the choice every time they take a photo or video — it’s that good.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/13/2023
Xiaomi 13 Ultra Audio test
Source: DxOMark English
In our DXOMARK Audio tests, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra delivered an overall good performance that was consistent across all playback and recording sub-tests. In playback, it performed best when gaming, but results were on a similarly high level when listening to music or watching movies. Recording results were best with the main camera and great with the memo app. Reduced wideness of the audio scene and blurry localizability meant front camera audio performance was a touch lower. Sonority was very good and Dynamics were punchy and accurate, both with the built-in speakers in Playback and in Recording. However, our experts found the device to not be suitable for recording at high sound pressure levels, for example concerts, and the audio zoom feature was not very effective at focusing on one particular sound source.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2023
Xiaomi 13 Ultra Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra smartphone provides a flagship look and experience. No matter what task you are trying to achieve on your smartphone, you can rest easy knowing it will be done. And to back all that up, it has the battery required to power all the components you need inside the smartphone. It’s truly a worthy device of being called a flagship smartphone. It even has an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance and special display protection, among other things. There are other smartphones in the market with similar features or even better specs on paper, but none of them comes close to the experiences you get from the new Xiaomi 13 Ultra. It is a heavy and bulky device that may not be comfortable for everyone. It also lacks a headphone jack, a microSD card slot, and a radio. Moreover, it is quite expensive, especially for the higher memory options.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/06/2023
80% Xiaomi 13 Ultra review: Ultra competitive
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is arguably unnecessary given how strong this year’s Xiaomi 13 Pro is, but it does make a couple of meaningful improvements if photography is your priority. It has a much more flexible camera system to shoot with, offering greater options at range and more nuanced control when up close. More generally, it’s just a great camera system to shoot with in any conditions. The Xiaomi 13 Ultra design is also much more appealing than the bland and indistinct Xiaomi 13 Pro. Though it’s still quite a hefty handset, I dig the whole ‘pro camera’ aesthetic. Add in the high quality core components that it shares with the Pro – a brilliantly bright and accurate display, top level performance, and speedy wireless charging – and you have a phone that’s worthy of its premium flagship billing. MIUI continues to be a bloated mess, but at least it’s a highly customisable one. It is weird that we’re paying more for slower charging, though.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra rear cameras set a new shooting standard for smartphone photography
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra Professional Photography Set is the most interesting pre-order gift item offered by the brand. In some other territories, the set is purchased separately and it’s not readily available. It comes with a protective case that’s compatible with its camera grip (that packs a wireless connection to its two-stage shutter and zoom jog dial). There’s also a 67mm adapter that lets you use standard camera lens filters or the provided lens cap on the Xiaomi 13 Ultra’s massive camera housing.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/24/2023
90% Xiaomi 13 Ultra Review: What Can It Not Do?
Source: Nextpit EN English
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is touted as the ultimate camera smartphone—how good is it really? The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is—how could it be otherwise—of course, a great smartphone. Although you might not agree with our flagship camera blind test! It currently has the most powerful processor available for Android smartphones. The battery charges sufficiently fast enough, and the high-resolution display is simply wonderful. The eye-catching design might be a matter of taste, but the materials are high-quality and the build is excellent. The software is not quite on par with the best rivals yet, but Xiaomi has quickly caught up in terms of its update policy. Then there is the camera, which is much more than just a few sensors nailed together without any concern. The camera follows a strict concept and is more sophisticated than in almost any other Android smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/19/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra review: A better camera phone than the Galaxy S23 Ultra?
Source: Android Authority English
As we’ve highlighted throughout this article, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra ($1178 at Amazon) is the obvious competitor to the Xiaomi 13 Ultra. With a global launch now underway, the entry-level Galaxy S23 Ultra is €100 cheaper than Xiaomi’s €1,499 (~$1,616) asking price. When spending this kind of money, the extra longevity of Samsung’s flagship makes it hard to argue against. However, buying the equivalent 12GB/512GB option is more expensive at €1,579. With that in mind, customers willing to pay for ample storage, an extra-brilliant camera, and a more unique and luxurious design should definitely consider the Xiaomi 13 Ultra as solid value for money. Outside the Android ecosystem, the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max ($1099 at Best Buy) also weighs in at this price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/17/2023
Xiaomi 13 Ultra review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is an exceptional phone in almost every sense, a comprehensive, well-rounded hardware proposition that only risks being let down by Xiaomi’s unsophisticated software. The display and camera are among the absolute best out there, with strong performance and battery life to seal the deal. You’ll have to be able to live with (or better, love) the chunky build and chunkier camera, but if they work for you then the 13 Ultra hardly puts a foot wrong. Software aside, the biggest problem is the price: this is comfortably more expensive than even the likes of the Galaxy S23 Ultra or iPhone 14 Pro Max. For some the extraordinary camera will be enough to justify that cost, but make sure you’ll see the benefits before you commit your cash.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2023
90% Xiaomi 13 Ultra review: The ultimate camera phone of 2023
Source: Android Central English
Xiaomi went all-out with the 13 Ultra, and the device feels more like a high-end camera that also has a few phone bits. The quad 50MP cameras at the back deliver the most versatile camera package of any phone available today, and all four lenses take magnificent photos and videos in any situation. Combine that with an exquisite design that grabs attention, the latest hardware, ultra-fast charging tech, clean software with minimal bloat, and all the extras you need in a flagship, and the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is a phone like no other.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra Camera test
Source: DxOMark English
With its performance in our tests, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra has secured itself a position among the top part of the DXOMARK camera ranking. The camera benefitted especially from its remarkable results in the zoom category. Thanks to the impressive combination of four camera modules and clever tuning, the 13 Ultra was capable of providing one of the most consistent experience across the zoom range we have seen to date. When compared to its predecessor, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, the 13 Ultra produced images with a similar rendering, with a significant improvement in zoom, as well as in video color and video autofocus. Although the 13 Ultra performed well in many attributes, exposure instabilities remain a common issue in Xiaomi devices.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/08/2023
80% Xiaomi 13 Ultra Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
There’s currently no UK, European or US pricing or availability for the Xiaomi 13 Ultra yet and judging by the Chinese price it’s going to cost a far whack more than the £1099 Xiaomi 13 Pro. If it was to arrive in the UK, there’s every chance this could be priced between £1300-1400 – but that’s pure guesswork at this stage. The 13 Ultra does a lot though and the camera hardware is some of the finest I have seen on any phone to date. The huge sensor, variable aperture, duo of telephoto sensors and four 50MP sensors make for a tempting package, especially if you want more creative control over your snaps than you get from an iPhone 14 or Galaxy S23.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Testing the Xiaomi 13 Ultra’s camera in Ooty’s serene hills: Why I feel it is simply perfect
Source: The Indian Express English
Once the king of affordable phones, Xiaomi now wants to play with the big boys – the premium market, which is currently dominated by Apple and Samsung. The company’s most premium device currently being sold in India, the Xiaomi 13 Pro, is a compelling offering on its own merits, but isn’t the crown jewel of the company’s global portfolio. That honour belongs to the Xiaomi 13 Ultra. Although the camera powerhouse will never see the light of day in the country, Xiaomi decided to tease the Indian consumers with its photographic prowess. I was lent the phone for a few hours and during my limited time, I was blown away by its daylight imagery. Below is my in-depth review of the camera and its performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/05/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is an exceptional phone in almost every sense, a comprehensive, well-rounded hardware proposition that only risks being let down by Xiaomi’s unsophisticated software. The display and camera are among the absolute best out there, with strong performance and battery life to seal the deal. You’ll have to be able to live with (or better, love) the chunky build and chunkier camera, but if they work for you then the 13 Ultra hardly puts a foot wrong. I’ll await the phone’s international launch and Western pricing to issue a final verdict, because much hinges on how aggressively the company positions this S23 Ultra rival, given how expensive its Pro model already is. I’ll also be keenly awaiting a global software version. Using an imported Chinese model is at times an exercise in frustration – even after adding Google in and setting the device language to English there are unexpected apps and notification pops in Chinese.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2023
Xiaomi 13 Ultra Review - Beyond The HYPE!
Source: TechTablets English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/07/2023
Xiaomi 13 Ultra Review: What Can It Not Do?
Source: Nextpit EN English
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is, of course, a great smartphone. How else can we put it? It currently has the most powerful processor available for Android smartphones. The battery charges sufficiently fast enough, and the high-resolution display is simply wonderful. The eye-catching design might be a matter of taste, but the materials are high-quality and the build is excellent. The software is not quite on par with the best rivals yet, but Xiaomi has quickly caught up in terms of its update policy. Then there is the camera, which is much more than just a few sensors nailed together without any concern. The camera follows a strict concept and is more sophisticated than in almost any other Android smartphone. Currently, only the Honor Magic 5 Pro and the iPhone series can keep up, but they both offer less variety—and will also have to take a back seat in terms of picture quality based on our hands-on experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/02/2023
100% Xiaomi 13 Ultra Review: A major win for smartphone photography
Source: Android Headlines English
So, should you buy the Xiaomi 13 Ultra? Well, first of all, I’d suggest you wait for the global model, if you do plan on buying it. This one can be tweaked to run fine, but the point is, you do have to run through hoops in order to get there. The model with global software will be an entirely different story. That being said, this is one of the most fluid smartphones on the market, and also one that delivers an outstanding camera experience. Xiaomi and Leica truly managed to provide an outstanding setup for both photography and videography here, and if you love taking pictures, this phone won’t let you down. There are other positives we’ve talked about, and if the price ends up being right, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra will surely be worth your money. The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is a true powerhouse smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%
96% Xiaomi 13 Ultra review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is a very competent smartphone. It's got a top-class display. Excellent battery life, fast charging. Powerful chipset, of course. Great speakers, too. All in a good-looking and water-resistant body. But you'd expect all of the above - we'd argue they don't make for selling points at this level. It's the camera system that is the real attraction here, and the promising specsheet translates into real-life performance that, as a whole, is almost unrivaled. Perhaps it does a few missteps that can be exploited by one phone or another to score single-category victories - like the meh selfies, or the dark videos at night, or the drop in sharpness when shooting in 60fps. But you can't find a cameraphone package as complete as the Xiaomi 13 Ultra. Now, when's that global version coming out, again?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/28/2023
Rating: Total score: 96%
Is the Xiaomi Mi 13 Ultra Worth the Hype? A Hands-On Review
Source: Igeekphone English
Xiaomi has never given up on the field of self-developed cores. It has introduced the latest research and development results in Xiaomi Mi 13 Ultra. The Xiaomi Surging dual-core power system composed of the Surging P2 fast charging chip and the Surging G1 battery management chip allows the mobile phone to operate in ultra-low temperature extreme environments. It can also have fast charging and long-lasting battery life. At the same time, it also realizes the ability of a single cell to carry 90W ultra-high power and ensures the safety of charging. Based on Leica image tuning, Xiaomi Mi 13 Ultra has created a set of image systems that suits itself by changing the characteristics of various hardware and in-depth Optimization. It is enough to see that Xiaomi is pursuing the “Leica style” while having unique photography skills and insights. Forecast, Xiaomi is likely to launch its independent imaging brand in the future, so it has been absorbing the imaging training experience brought by Leica. It is also possible that the next generation of imaging flagships can see a joint name independent of any imaging. This cross-generation Ultra flagship machine can stand alone on its own.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/22/2023
Xiaomi 13 Ultra Unboxing & 100 Hour Review
Source: Tech Spurt English
Unboxing the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, with a five day review of the camera tech, gaming performance, battery life and beyond. Vs the Pro model, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra boasts an overhauled camera with upgraded zoom tech and a variable aperture primary lens. You also have a snazzy new design and some of the other specs have been boosted. So is this one of the best smartphones of 2023? The Xiaomi 13 Ultra boasts Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 performance so like the Pro it can blaze through Genshin Impact and other Android games. That display is a QHD stunner with LTPO tech and Dolby Vision support. And battery life seems good so far, with 90W fast charging - although using the camera does drain it fast. Speaking of that camera, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is a strong rival to the likes of Samsung's Galaxy S23 Ultra and Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max. You can grab crisp night photos and the telephoto zoom is insane.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2023
Xiaomi 13 Ultra hands-on: The best phone you can’t have
Source: Tom's Guide English
Xiaomi has taken cameras on smartphones to a new level with the 13 Ultra's four 50MP cameras, while still covering essential bases like performance, display and charging. Aside from it not being sold in the U.S. or U.K., the biggest drawback is how chunky the phone is, due to its many included camera tricks.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2023
Xiaomi 13 Ultra Preview: Game-changer for Smartphone Photography?
Source: Phone Arena English
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra shapes up to be one of the most impressive flagship releases in 2023. It shifts the paradigm for smartphone photography with what might well become the best camera of the year. But it also has stellar performance, it's a great device for gaming, it has a stand-out design, fast charging and all the bells and whistles you could think of. The thing that might be holding it back the most is the restrictive MIUI software which aggressively kills apps in the background and might not be to everyone's liking. But let's hold back until we finalize our testing. Stay tuned for our final review with detailed camera and performance measurements of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra coming soon.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/20/2023
First Impressions: Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Source: Trusted Reviews English
There’s currently no UK, European or US pricing or availability for the Xiaomi 13 Ultra yet and judging by the Chinese price it’s going to cost a far whack more than the £1099 Xiaomi 13 Pro. If it was to arrive in the UK, there’s every chance this could be priced between £1300-1400 – but that’s pure guesswork at this stage. The 13 Ultra does a lot though and the camera hardware is some of the finest I have seen on any phone to date. The huge sensor, variable aperture, duo of telephoto sensors and four 50-megapixel sensors make for a tempting package, especially if you want more creative control over your snaps than you get from an iPhone 14 or Galaxy S23. This is the definition of a niche phone, but after using it just a few days it’s also clear it’s full of innovation and if everything works as well as Xiaomi is touting it will, then there’s every chance this could be the best Android phone of the year.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2023
Xiaomi 13 Ultra hands-on: First impressions of the epic Leica-powered phone
Source: Pocket Lint English
Our initial takeaway with the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is that the manufacturer looked down every single element of the spec sheet decided to make every part of the phone as 'ultra' as it could. It's delivered 50-megapixel sensors on all four cameras, really high-end recording capabilities, and a display that is - on paper - probably the best display on the market. Add that to a phone with premium styling and top level internals and you get the flagship to end all flagships. At least, as far as specs go. The only real downside to this phone is that - at the moment - it appears it's not launching outside of China. No word has been said on an international launch, and the fact it came to us without Google Play Services/Play Store or any Google apps installed suggests this is a China market phone. Based on the price of the Xiaomi 13 Pro which did launch in western markets, we can safely assume that if it did launch anywhere else, it would be very expensive.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2023
Xiaomi 13 Ultra hands-on review: heroic camera hardware
Source: Stuff TV English
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra starts at 5,999 Chinese Yuan (roughly £700), which sounds like a steal compared to top-tier phones out now in the West, but don’t get too excited. History dictates the China export markup is real, so we’d anticipate when it does launch here, the 13 Ultra will cost at least as much as the 13 Pro’s RRP, which starts at £1,099. After the excellent Oppo Find X6 Pro landed on our desk with no promise of a global release, it’s good to see that Xiaomi has confirmed wider availability for the 13 Ultra. So far, it looks set to be one of the best smartphones, and specifically, smartphone cameras we’ve ever tested – and matched with the camera grip accessory, it’s a serious gadget that should scratch photography enthusiast’s itch like no other.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2023
Xiaomi 13 Ultra hands-on: More than just some great cameras?
Source: Android Authority English
Xiaomi hasn’t dished out global pricing but the phone will indeed land outside China in the next few months. Unfortunately, US consumers will need to import this one. The Xiaomi 13 Ultra will start at 5,999 yuan (~$873) in China. That’s an excellent price, but the Xiaomi 13 Pro launched at a similarly impressive 4,999 yuan (~$727) in China and then landed in Europe for an eye-watering €1,300. That leads us to believe that the Xiaomi 13 Ultra could retail for €1,400 or more when it comes to global markets. The biggest rival to the Xiaomi 13 Ultra in Europe has to be the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra ($999.99 at Amazon). It costs €1,400 in Europe and shares common features like a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, a 5,000mAh battery, wireless charging, and an IP68 rating. The Samsung phone also brings a longer update pledge, an S Pen slot, and a dedicated 10x camera. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi handset serves up a more impressive main camera, a brighter screen on paper, and faster charging across the board. It’s a little too soon to make a definitive verdict on the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, then. But the prospect of an ultra-premium price tag and stiff competition from Samsung means discerning camera enthusiasts will likely be the primary audience.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2023
Xiaomi 13 Ultra | TSW146
Source: Tech Spurt English
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra hasn't officially launched yet, but we've already seen some leaks and rumours emerge on the specs, camera tech and other features. Here's a closer look at that Xiaomi 13 Ultra smartphone ahead of the global reveal, hopefully happening before Summer 2023. With that Leica partnership in full swing, we're intrigued by the camera hardware that'll be crammed inside of this super-premium phone. Especially as the Xiaomi 13 Pro already boasts an excellent setup, including Sony's 1-inch IMX898 sensor and a solid telephoto shooter. Other specs for the Xiaomi 13 Ultra are mostly predictable, including the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and a mighty AMOLED screen. However, will we see some battery innovations, or is the 90W charging rumour accurate? Check out my reviews of the Xiaomi 13 Pro and Xiaomi 13 (the latter is coming early next week), hopefully we'll have more on the Xiaomi 13 Ultra soon! For now, what do you reckon - let us know your own wants and must-haves for this super-premium smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/10/2023

Foreign Reviews

Xiaomi 13 Ultra das Smartphone mit der Glaskuppel
Source: RP-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2023
97% Xiaomi 13 Ultra im Test: Besser als seine Testnote!?
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2023
Rating: Total score: 97%
90% Xiaomi 13 Ultra Darf es etwas mehr sein?
Source: Nextpit Germany German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
98% Spitzen-Smartphone zum Premium-Preis
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2023
Rating: Total score: 98% performance: 98% features: 97% display: 98% mobility: 99%
86% Wie gut ist das neue Handy mit Leica-Kamera?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2023
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
97% Xiaomi 13 Ultra im Test: Muss Samsung zittern?
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2023
Rating: Total score: 97%
Top-Speed mit außergewöhnlicher Kamera
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2023
89% Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2023
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 85% display: 100% mobility: 85% workmanship: 95%
Darf es etwas mehr sein?
Source: Nextpit Germany German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2023
Xiaomi 13 Ultra Monster-Kamera vom Reißbrett
Source: Nextpit Germany German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2023
92% Xiaomi 13 Ultra, análisis: esto no es un móvil, es la cámara que llevo pidiendo a gritos desde hace años
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/26/2023
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 98% display: 95% mobility: 83% workmanship: 98%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra, análisis: ¿quién dijo que Xiaomi solo es una marca de móviles asequibles?
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; beautiful display; high performance; long battery life. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2023
Probamos el Xiaomi 13 Ultra: su mejor smartphone es una espectacular cámara inteligente domada por Leica
Source: El Español Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Premium design; excellent display; great main camera. Negative: Poor selfie camera; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/04/2023
80% Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Source: Tudo Celular Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60%
90% Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/27/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
95% Recensione Xiaomi 13 Ultra Limited Edition
Source: Batista70Phone Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/19/2023
Rating: Total score: 95% features: 90% display: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
80% Recensione Xiaomi 13 Ultra: Il re della fotografia?
Source: Evo smart Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/12/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% display: 90% workmanship: 75%
85% Recensione Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/12/2023
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 70% display: 85% mobility: 82% workmanship: 87%
90% Xiaomi 13 Ultra, lo smartphone che può fare a meno dell'intelligenza artificiale
Source: Wired IT Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/27/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra, di nome e di fatto. La recensione
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Positive: Stylish design; great built quality; nice display; high performance; long battery life; quick charging; excellent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/30/2023
Recensione Xiaomi 13 Ultra con fotocamera Leica. Ottimo, ma non perfetto.
Source: Mister Gadget Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice main camera; high performance; great display. Negative: Poor selfie camera; mediocre mic quality; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2023
100% Test Labo du Xiaomi 13 Ultra : probablement le meilleur smartphone conçu par Xiaomi
Source: L' Eclaireur FNAC French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2023
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 90%
80% Test Xiaomi 13 Ultra : le design et la qualité d’un vrai photophone avec une pointe de puissance
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/21/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Test Xiaomi 13 Ultra : le photophone ultime, mais pas seulement
Source: Clubic French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/10/2023
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Test du Xiaomi 13 Ultra : le meilleur de Xiaomi dans un smartphone premium
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/06/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% Test du Xiaomi 13 Ultra : un smartphone qui porte bien son nom
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/01/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/28/2023
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
90% Test Xiaomi 13 Ultra, ultra complet mais au prix fort
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
79% Test du Xiaomi 13 Ultra : La photo à tout prix
Source: Presse Citron French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2023
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 80% performance: 65% display: 90% mobility: 70%
80% Test Xiaomi 13 Ultra : des imperfections qui se paient trop cher
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/19/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test du Xiaomi 13 Ultra: Xiaomi pose ses capteurs photo sur la table
Source: Nextpit France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/06/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test du Xiaomi 13 Ultra: Xiaomi pose ses capteurs photo sur la table
Source: Nextpit France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Premier test du Xiaomi 13 Ultra: Xiaomi pose ses capteurs photo sur la table
Source: Nextpit France French FR→EN
Positive: Beautiful cameras; nice design; powerful processor; high performance. Negative: Many bloatwares; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2023
Prise en main du Xiaomi 13 Ultra : un nouveau poids lourd de la photo est arrivé
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; impressive design; solid workmanship; big screen. Negative: Relatively heavy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2023
Xiaomi 13 Ultra - recenzja, test, opinia i dane techniczne
Source: Unite4buy Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high performance; excellent display; great cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2023
80% Обзор Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Обзор смартфона Xiaomi 13 Ultra, скидывающего фотокамеры с корабля современности
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Waterproof IP68; bright AMOLED display; hgih performance; excellent main camera; good autonomy and fast charging. Negative: Heavy and bulky; poor selfie camera; no memory card slot; slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/03/2023
Xiaomi 13 Ultra - can't touch this
Source: MobilArena HU HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/30/2023
Rating: price: 70% display: 100% mobility: 85% workmanship: 100%
95% Recenze Xiaomi 13 Ultra: nedostupný luxus s výborným fotoaparátem!
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/09/2024
Rating: Total score: 95%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra có đáng mua hơn iPhone 14 Pro Max?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; high performance; beautiful display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/19/2023
24h trải nghiệm Xiaomi 13 Ultra: Siêu phẩm camera phone Leica có gì hấp dẫn mà nhiều người quan tâm tới vậy?
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; impressive Leica cameras; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/05/2023
Trên tay Xiaomi 13 Ultra: Thiết kế da sang trọng, màn hình 2K+, chip Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, camera Leica cực đỉnh
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; excellent display; powerful processor; impressive Leica cameras.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2023

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Model:

Xiaomi 13 Ultra is a flagship smartphone from Xiaomi that features a 6.73-inch AMOLED display with WQHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and HDR10+ support. It also has a quad camera system with four 50MP sensors, co-engineered with Leica, that cover a wide range of focal lengths and offer variable aperture and fast shot modes. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and comes with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. It also supports 120W wired charging and 80W wireless charging

Some of the alternative products to Xiaomi 13 Ultra are:

•  Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: This is a flagship smartphone from Samsung that features a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with QHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and LTPO technology. It also has a quad camera system with a 108MP main sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, a 10MP telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom, and a 10MP periscope sensor with 10x optical zoom. The phone is powered by the Exynos 2200 or Snapdragon 898 processor and comes with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. It also supports 45W wired charging and 25W wireless charging.

•  Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max: This is a flagship smartphone from Apple that features a 6.7-inch OLED display with ProMotion technology that can adjust the refresh rate up to 120Hz. It also has a triple camera system with a new 48MP main sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 12MP telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom. The phone is powered by the Apple A16 Bionic chip and comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. It also supports MagSafe wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.

•  Huawei P60 Pro+: This is a flagship smartphone from Huawei that features a 6.9-inch OLED display with QHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It also has a penta camera system with a new RYYB main sensor, an ultra-wide sensor, a telephoto sensor with 5x optical zoom, a periscope sensor with 10x optical zoom, and a TOF sensor. The phone is powered by the Kirin 9200 or Snapdragon 898 processor and comes with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. It also supports 66W wired charging and 50W wireless charging.

Qualcomm Adreno 740: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 25% faster than the Adreno 730 in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and first benchmarks show that the GPU can beat the Apple A16 iGPU (previously the fastest smartphone GPU). 

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


SD 8 Gen 2: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2022 with a fast prime core based on a ARM Cortex-X3 architecture clocked at up to 3.2 GHz. Two more performance cores are based on the A715 and also support only 64 bit applications. The two additional A710 cores support also 32 bit applications as do the power saving Cortex-A510 cores. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 7 modem, a Hexagon DSP (for AI acceleration) and a Spectra ISP. The integrated memory controller supports fast LPDDR5x memory with up to 4,200 MHz. 5G is included in the chip with the Snapdragon X70 modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.73":

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.


Xiaomi:

Founded in 2010, Xiaomi Corporation is a Chinese multinational electronics company and produces consumer electronics and related products, including smartphones, televisions, fitness bands, power banks, headphones, smart devices and accessories. Xiaomi offers its products under the Mi, Redmi and POCO brands.


88.4%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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