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Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G smartphone review – The phone with an impressive display for around US$200

New look – old qualities. The cheapest model of the Redmi-Note-13 series continues to feature a bright 120-Hz AMOLED display and apart from this, it boasts decent features for around US$200. However, the competition keeps growing. Can the newest version of the mid-range classic still keep up?
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G | photo: Florian Schmitt

Not everyone needs 5G, not every application requires your smartphone to feature a high-end SoC and not every user travels across the globe with their phone and needs to access the internet everywhere. This less demanding target market (which also keeps an eye on the price) is the exact reason why phones such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G exist. In this review, we will be taking a closer look at this model. 

It not only masters LTE as its fastest cellular network and has a typical mid-range processor powerful enough for sending texts, using social media and watching videos—in addition, it can be had for around US$200 and online, you can even sometimes get it cheaper. 

However, other manufacturers have since brought out great affordable mid-range devices, many of which offer their own unique advantages. So, let's see whether the Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G comes out on top of its price range.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G (Redmi Note 13 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G 8 x 1.9 - 2.8 GHz, Kryo 265 Gold (Cortex-A73) / Silver (Cortex-A53)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
6.67 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 128 GB 
, 100 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 Infrared, Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD (shared), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 162.2 x 75.6 ( = 0.31 x 6.39 x 2.98 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 33 Watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 108 MPix f/​1.75, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​30fps (Camera 1); 8.0MP, f/​2.2, wide angle lens (Camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (Camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/​2.4, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, charger, USB cable, silicone bumper, headset, 24 Months Warranty, IP54-certified, fanless
Weight
188.5 g ( = 6.65 oz / 0.42 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
199 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
80.2 %
02/2024
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
SD 685, Adreno 610
188.5 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.67"2400x1080
80.1 %
05/2023
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
SD 685, Adreno 610
188 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.67"2400x1080
75.9 %
07/2023
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2
201 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.60"2408x1080
78.7 %
05/2023
Nokia G22
T606, Mali-G57 MP1
195 g64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.52"1600x720
80.7 %
10/2023
Motorola Moto G54
Dimensity 7020, IMG BXM-8-256
177 g256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.50"2400x1080

Case – A modern look

When it comes to its case, Xiaomi has really made an effort. It now features a whole new design which makes itself especially known on the back: Although it is still made from plastic, it now features a satin finish. In Europe, you can get it in black, light blue and light green, whereas in other areas, you can also get a light colorway with an orange gradient.

The cameras are now placed individually and visually, they are no longer grouped together into a singular camera module. The see-through cover on the back is built well with even transitions to the frame, however, it is quite sensitive to collecting fingerprint marks. 

The front also shows some changes compared to the predecessor model, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G: Slimmer bezels—especially along the bottom edge of the display—lead to a more modern design and slightly smaller measurements with the same screen diameter. The front camera is embedded directly in the screen as a punch-hole design.

The case is quite stable and only medium to high levels of pressure lead to some creaking noises when you twist the phone. It is IP54-protected against dust and water. This means foreign bodies can barely penetrate the case and splashes of water are also no problem for the device. On the other hand, you shouldn't plan on taking your phone with you on any diving trips.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G | photo: Florian Schmitt
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G | photo: Florian Schmitt
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G | photo: Florian Schmitt
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G | photo: Florian Schmitt
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G | photo: Florian Schmitt

Size comparison

167.7 mm / 6.6 inch 78 mm / 3.07 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 201 g0.4431 lbs165.9 mm / 6.53 inch 76.2 mm / 3 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs165 mm / 6.5 inch 76.2 mm / 3 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs162.2 mm / 6.39 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 188.5 g0.4156 lbs161.6 mm / 6.36 inch 73.8 mm / 2.91 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 177 g0.3902 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Connectivity – Including an IR blaster

Three different storage variants of the smartphone are currently on offer:

  • 6 GB RAM / 128 GB storage
  • 8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage
  • 8 GB RAM / 256 GB storage

Whether the 2 GB more RAM is actually worth it is a little questionable within this performance class. However, more data storage can actually be useful if you take a lot of photos, like to record video or want to download streaming content for long journeys.

As is the case on many Xiaomi phones, this one too features an infrared blaster which can transform your phone into a remote control for TVs, Blu-Ray players and other devices. The phone also has a 3.5-mm audio jack, meaning you can easily use older headphones without needing to reach for an adapter. NFC for contactless payment methods (such as Google Pay) is also on board.

There are two slots for nano-SIM cards within the card compartment. One can also accommodate a microSD card to expand the phone's storage, which means you'll have to choose whether to use a second SIM card or a microSD card. It doesn't feature eSIM support.

Top: 3.5-mm audio jack, speaker, IR blaster, microphone
Top: 3.5-mm audio jack, speaker, IR blaster, microphone
Bottom: speaker, microphone, USB-C port, SIM slot
Bottom: speaker, microphone, USB-C port, SIM slot
Right: volume rocker, standby button
Right: volume rocker, standby button
Left: no connections
Left: no connections

microSD card reader

In our test using our reference card (Angelbird V60), the phone's card reader didn't exactly prove to be very fast and was about on the same level as the predecessor's. There are much faster readers available within this price class. As a result, you should leave frequently used data within the device's internal storage—but SD cards can definitely still be used well as an archive.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
50 MB/s +106%
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash (Angelbird V60)
36.2 MB/s +49%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
24.3 MB/s
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
23.6 MB/s -3%
Nokia G22
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
19.6 MB/s -19%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

05101520253035404550556065707580Tooltip
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø26.5 (17.2-40)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø39.3 (27.4-50)
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø34.3 (26.7-47.7)
Nokia G22 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø37.6 (30.1-45.4)
Motorola Moto G54 IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø34.3 (21.6-47.4)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø76 (18.4-82.5)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø75.5 (28-82.5)
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø74.3 (37-79.3)
Nokia G22 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø73.1 (39-81.8)
Motorola Moto G54 IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø71.9 (29.9-78.1)

Software – Somewhat up-to-date but with a lot of bloatware

Xiaomi has named the phone's software as MIUI 14, however, it is still based on Android 13. The manufacturer hasn't stated how long the smartphone series is set to receive updates and it also hasn't indicated how frequently security patches will be delivered. At the time of testing, the latest patch was from December 2023, making it still somewhat up-to-date.

It's quite annoying to see how much advertizing Xiaomi has included within its own apps. You may be able to deactivate this but for many users, the option to do so is quite well hidden. The phone also comes with a lot of bloatware preinstalled which you will first have to remove if you want a clean system.

Software Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Software Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Software Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G

Communication and GNSS – No 5G but good location services

As its name already suggests, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G is no 5G smartphone. Instead, it has to make do with LTE as its fastest cellular standard. It doesn't support all too many frequencies, either, meaning you might run into some issues when attempting to access the internet via LTE on your long-distance travels.

During our test period, random samples showed the device's mobile data reception to be mostly good but not quite on the same level as more expensive smartphones.

WiFi 5 is the fastest WLAN standard mastered by the Xiaomi phone. This makes it on the same level as similarly priced devices and it achieves quite stable rates to be expected from this standard: In our test using the Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000 as a reference router, we measured between 300 and 380 MBit/s.

Close to the router, you have full signal strength but it still sometimes takes a while for websites to load completely. With a 10-meter distance to the router with 3 walls in between, you have access to about 3/4 of the signal strength and pages take a little longer to load.

Networking
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
iperf3 receive AXE11000
317 (min: 293) MBit/s ∼48%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
364 (min: 336) MBit/s ∼53%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
iperf3 receive AXE11000
286 (min: 267) MBit/s ∼44%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
325 (min: 290) MBit/s ∼47%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
iperf3 receive AXE11000
337 (min: 68) MBit/s ∼51%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
365 (min: 331) MBit/s ∼53%
Nokia G22
iperf3 receive AXE11000
315 (min: 226) MBit/s ∼48%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
362 (min: 319) MBit/s ∼52%
Motorola Moto G54
iperf3 receive AXE11000
365 (min: 347) MBit/s ∼56%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
306 (min: 277) MBit/s ∼44%
Average of class Smartphone
iperf3 receive AXE11000
655 (min: 34.8) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
692 (min: 40.5) MBit/s ∼100%
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø316 (293-339)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø364 (336-382)
GPS test outside
GPS test outside
Available satellite networks
Available satellite networks

The Xiaomi phone has access to all the big satellite networks for locating purposes. If you step outside, it only takes a few seconds and you are located with a 3-meter accuracy. This is a standard value for this price range and it ensures a pretty decent level of accuracy. 

Of course, we wanted to check to see if this rings true in practical use, so we took the phone with us on a bike trip. We used the Garmin Venu 2 smartwatch as a comparison device as it boasts quite precise locating. 

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G showed some slight inaccuracies in a few places, but these weren't that big an issue overall. We can subsequently recommend the smartphone for navigation purposes unless you rely on absolute accuracy.

Garmin Venu 2 location services – overview
Garmin Venu 2 location services – overview
Garmin Venu 2 location services – turning point
Garmin Venu 2 location services – turning point
Garmin Venu 2 location services – bridge
Garmin Venu 2 location services – bridge
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G location services – overview
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G location services – overview
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G location services – turning point
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G location services – turning point
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G location services – bridge
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G location services – bridge

Telephone features and call quality – Distanced conversations

Xiaomi uses the telephone app from Google on this smartphone. This should feel familiar to a lot of other Android users.

With the phone held up to our ear, conversations tended to sound a bit distanced but the person on the other end of the call could understand us well as long as we didn't speak too quietly. The microphone didn't transmit our voice totally clearly, however.

If you use the hands-free microphone and the phone's loudspeaker for conversations, they also do not sound quite as present, but you can still understand everything quite easily. Users of the Redmi Note 13 should not speak too quietly using this mode, either.

Cameras – Decent photo quality

Photo taken using front-facing camera
Photo taken using front-facing camera

108 megapixels on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G's main camera may sound like a lot, but it actually mostly only takes 12-megapixel shots. This means the camera groups 9 pixels together into one in order to take in more light.

The resulting photos could do with showing a bit more contrast and detail but in good lighting conditions, they are generally decent. We also like how very dark areas are lightened—here, the light parts of the picture don't dominate and dark areas still show some detail.

Videos can be recorded at a maximum of 1080p and 30fps on the phone's main camera. On the Motorola Moto G54, you can already record at 60 frames per second but apart from in this aspect, the Xiaomi is about class-average. Its autofocus isn't the quickest but its lighting adjustment works quite fast.

The smartphone also features an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. Photos taken using this camera are nice snapshots but in total, they appear very grainy and with little detail. Furthermore, the phone has a 2-megapixel macro lens but due to its relatively low resolution, its photos aren't the most attractive.

The device's front-facing camera has a 16-megapixel resolution and in good lighting, it takes great selfies that still show some detail in darker areas and have good levels of detail in general. 

Image Comparison

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

Main camera plantMain camera surroundingsMain camera low lightWide-angle camera

We also tested the main camera in our photo lab, where we were able to compare the camera's performance even better under fixed lighting conditions and with fixed subjects. At 1 lux illumination, the camera struggled to recognize details and delivered mostly black images.

In full studio lighting, you could see a clear blue tint on the photo as well as somewhat low sharpness and reduced contrast. Overall, however, these results are quite normal for an affordable mid-range phone.

ColorChecker
5.4 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
7 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
1 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G: 6.99 ∆E min: 0.96 - max: 14.29 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.6 ∆E
54.8 ∆E
39.4 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
45.6 ∆E
62.4 ∆E
53.7 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
43.7 ∆E
28.4 ∆E
65.1 ∆E
64.3 ∆E
31.1 ∆E
47.7 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
76.6 ∆E
44 ∆E
42 ∆E
93.7 ∆E
71.4 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
14 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G: 47.01 ∆E min: 13.99 - max: 93.69 ∆E

Accessories and warranty – Lush package

The phone comes with a lot of accessories: Aside from a charger and corresponding USB cable, you also get a silicone bumper and even a headset with a cable. Although its quality isn't the best, it is certainly good enough for the occasional conversation.

Online, the manufacturer doesn't offer any additional accessories specifically for this model. As it is quite a popular model, however, you will likely find a large number of cases and accessories from third-party suppliers. 

In Europe (where we conducted this test), the manufacturer gives the phone a 24-month warranty. 

Input devices & operation – Speedy touchscreen

The phone's touchscreen is scanned for touches up to 240 times per second and, as a result, can be operated very quickly. It is reliable right into the corners and along all the edges. If you only have one hand free, you can also switch to one-handed mode by swiping from the center to the left. It then reduces the size of the screen so that you can reach all areas more easily.

The hardware buttons on the right side of the device are well fitted, nice to touch but still easy to find. The fingerprint sensor sits behind the screen and corresponding markings appear when you lift the phone in standby or when the lock screen is displayed. Unlocking takes a second but it works reliably.

Facial recognition works just as reliably, however, it isn't quite as secure—as Xiaomi also states in a warning: The system can be overridden using masks or photos, as it is only a 2D facial recognition software.

Keyboard upright
Keyboard upright
Keyboard horizontal
Keyboard horizontal

Display – One class better

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The display has always been a highlight of the Redmi Note series. Xiaomi uses high-quality AMOLED displays with a fast frame rate and high maximum brightness. This is also the case with the Redmi Note 13 4G: It has a 120-Hz panel with a brightness of up to 940 cd/m² when depicting full white. When depicting small areas of white, it actually gets even brighter.

Xiaomi also manages to outshine the competition in this price range, which is usually bright enough for everyday use but can't boast beautiful HDR content. The Redmi Note 13 4G does a much better job in this aspect.

Its color reproduction is also very good in "standard" mode: Our test using a spectrophotometer and CalMAN software revealed accurate grayscale depiction and only very slight color deviations.  This mode can therefore also be used for working with colors professionally.

915
cd/m²
927
cd/m²
932
cd/m²
900
cd/m²
940
cd/m²
923
cd/m²
918
cd/m²
919
cd/m²
928
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 940 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 922.4 cd/m² Minimum: 2.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 96 %
Center on Battery: 940 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.2 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 1.4 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
100% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.27
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
PLS, 2408x1080, 6.60
Nokia G22
IPS, 1600x720, 6.52
Motorola Moto G54
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.50
Screen
-22%
-342%
-137%
-118%
Brightness middle
940
650
-31%
465
-51%
674
-28%
492
-48%
Brightness
922
658
-29%
439
-52%
641
-30%
470
-49%
Brightness Distribution
96
97
1%
89
-7%
90
-6%
90
-6%
Black Level *
0.47
0.43
0.3
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.2
1.55
-29%
8.5
-608%
4.45
-271%
3.9
-225%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.28
2.59
-14%
15.8
-593%
7.41
-225%
6.26
-175%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.4
1.8
-29%
11.8
-743%
5.1
-264%
4.3
-207%
Gamma
2.27 97%
2.194 100%
2.2 100%
2.072 106%
2.275 97%
CCT
6503 100%
6316 103%
10757 60%
7799 83%
7656 85%
Contrast
989
1567
1640

* ... 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 389.2 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 389.2 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 389.2 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17900 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

minimum brightness
minimum brightness
25% brightness
25% brightness
50% brightness
50% brightness
75% brightness
75% brightness
100% brightness
100% brightness

Measurement series with fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

We noted flickering at up to 389 Hz at low brightness levels. As a result, we would recommend that sensitive users try out the phone before purchasing to make sure longer use won't result in any issues. 

Its response times are short, making the phone suitable for demanding users.

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

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
1.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.7 ms rise
↘ 0.9 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 (21.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
2.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.1 ms rise
↘ 1.1 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. » 6 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.7 ms).

The screen's viewing angles are excellent and the picture remains clear even from flat angles. Outside, the display really shows its strengths and it remains legible in bright surroundings.

Viewing angles | photo: Florian Schmitt
Viewing angles
Outdoor use | photo: Florian Schmitt
Outdoor use

Performance – Sometimes with waiting times

The same as on the predecessor model, this year's version of the Xiaomi phone relies on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 as an SoC. The powerhouse of the smartphone was presented over three years ago, but it is made using the energy-efficient 6-nm process and should be powerful enough for everyday use. But is it really?

We have, of course, tested this objectively with the help of our benchmarks, and have added our subjective opinion on how the phone performed during our test period. 

All-in-all, the system seems to be average for the price range: It neither offers extraordinary power, nor is it particularly slow. In everyday use, you will notice that this isn't a completely smooth system every now and again. However, for the most part, you can navigate through the apps quite quickly and only with some short loading times. 

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=217, last 2 years)
918 Points +110%
Motorola Moto G54
MediaTek Dimensity 7020, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
697 Points +59%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
442 Points +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G
  (437 - 442, n=2)
440 Points +1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
437 Points
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
350 Points -20%
Nokia G22
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
310 Points -29%
Multi-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=217, last 2 years)
3009 Points +70%
Motorola Moto G54
MediaTek Dimensity 7020, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
1903 Points +7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1787 Points +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G
  (1775 - 1787, n=2)
1781 Points 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
1775 Points
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1334 Points -25%
Nokia G22
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1318 Points -26%
Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (193 - 2930, n=103, last 2 years)
1409 Points +195%
Motorola Moto G54
MediaTek Dimensity 7020, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
916 Points +92%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
478 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G
  ()
478 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
413 Points -14%
Multi-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (845 - 7408, n=103, last 2 years)
3888 Points +152%
Motorola Moto G54
MediaTek Dimensity 7020, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
2315 Points +50%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
1544 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G
  ()
1544 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1384 Points -10%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (102602 - 1650926, n=153, last 2 years)
738503 Points +146%
Motorola Moto G54
MediaTek Dimensity 7020, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
436096 Points +45%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
300122 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G
  (289659 - 300122, n=2)
294891 Points -2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
289659 Points -3%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Motorola Moto G54
MediaTek Dimensity 7020, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
13268 Points +82%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4761 - 21385, n=213, last 2 years)
11798 Points +62%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
9421 Points +29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G
  (7305 - 9421, n=2)
8363 Points +14%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
7305 Points
Nokia G22
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
6637 Points -9%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
5720 Points -22%
CrossMark - Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (200 - 1474, n=165, last 2 years)
837 Points +127%
Motorola Moto G54
MediaTek Dimensity 7020, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
628 Points +70%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
454 Points +23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G
  (369 - 454, n=2)
412 Points +12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
369 Points
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
348 Points -6%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 11438, n=165, last 2 years)
5745 Points +111%
Motorola Moto G54
MediaTek Dimensity 7020, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
3773 Points +38%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2737 Points 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G
  (2728 - 2737, n=2)
2733 Points 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
2728 Points
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2226 Points -18%
System
Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 - 16475, n=165, last 2 years)
9678 Points +53%
Motorola Moto G54
MediaTek Dimensity 7020, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
6911 Points +9%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
6320 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G
  (6155 - 6320, n=2)
6238 Points -1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
6155 Points -3%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
5104 Points -19%
Memory
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 12716, n=165, last 2 years)
6250 Points +90%
Motorola Moto G54
MediaTek Dimensity 7020, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
5004 Points +52%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
3285 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G
  (3254 - 3285, n=2)
3270 Points 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
3254 Points -1%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2650 Points -19%
Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 58651, n=165, last 2 years)
14101 Points +505%
Motorola Moto G54
MediaTek Dimensity 7020, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
4200 Points +80%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2334 Points 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G
  (2331 - 2334, n=2)
2333 Points 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
2331 Points
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1811 Points -22%
Web
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2145, n=165, last 2 years)
1494 Points +31%
Motorola Moto G54
MediaTek Dimensity 7020, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
1394 Points +22%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1232 Points +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G
  (1144 - 1232, n=2)
1188 Points +4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
1144 Points
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1002 Points -12%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=150, last 2 years)
21814 Points +373%
Motorola Moto G54
MediaTek Dimensity 7020, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
6014 Points +30%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
4615 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G
  (4445 - 4615, n=2)
4530 Points -2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
4445 Points -4%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
3630 Points -21%
AImark - Score v3.x
Average of class Smartphone
  (298 - 245629, n=105, last 2 years)
17833 Points +4568%
Motorola Moto G54
MediaTek Dimensity 7020, IMG BXM-8-256, 8192
865 Points +126%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
780 Points +104%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 8192
382 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G
  (365 - 382, n=2)
374 Points -2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
365 Points -4%

Simple graphics calculations should be possible to achieve smoothly in the Full-HD screen's native resolution. On the other hand, you shouldn't really expect anything more from the system, as the GFXBench test frame rates quickly sank below 30 fps when depicting slightly more modern graphics.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
178 Points +32%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
141 Points +4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
135 Points
Nokia G22
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
112 Points -17%
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
Points -100%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
179 Points +29%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
139 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
135 Points -3%
Nokia G22
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
114 Points -18%
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
Points -100%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
716 Points +13%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
634 Points 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
634 Points
Nokia G22
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
413 Points -35%
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
Points -100%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
706 Points +9%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
646 Points 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
645 Points
Nokia G22
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
408 Points -37%
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
Points -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
3069 Points +32%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2589 Points +12%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2410 Points +4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2321 Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
2948 Points +113%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1383 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1343 Points -3%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1139 Points -18%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
2974 Points +96%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1545 Points +2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1519 Points
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1290 Points -15%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
3524 Points +29%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2739 Points
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2694 Points -2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2676 Points -2%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
2397 Points +68%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1436 Points +1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1427 Points
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1178 Points -17%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
2580 Points +62%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1597 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1558 Points -2%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1346 Points -16%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
69 fps +73%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
40 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
39 fps -2%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
37 fps -7%
Nokia G22
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
33 fps -17%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
74 fps +64%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
45 fps 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
45 fps
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
41 fps -9%
Nokia G22
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps -51%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
57 fps +159%
Nokia G22
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
25 fps +14%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
22 fps 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
21 fps -5%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
62 fps +158%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
24 fps 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
24 fps
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
23 fps -4%
Nokia G22
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
14 fps -42%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
33 fps +136%
Nokia G22
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps +21%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
14 fps 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
14 fps
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps -7%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
35 fps +119%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps -6%
Nokia G22
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.7 fps -46%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
18 fps +134%
Nokia G22
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
9.3 fps +21%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7.7 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7.6 fps -1%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.6 fps -1%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
19 fps +116%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9 fps +2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.9 fps +1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.8 fps
Nokia G22
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.2 fps -41%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
11 fps +100%
Nokia G22
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
6.4 fps +16%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.5 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.4 fps -2%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4.8 fps -13%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
7.1 fps +97%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.6 fps 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.6 fps
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3.2 fps -11%
Nokia G22
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2 fps -44%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
19 fps +100%
Nokia G22
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
10 fps +5%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
9.5 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
9.2 fps -3%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.5 fps -21%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
20 fps +100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
10.1 fps +1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
10 fps
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.5 fps -15%
Nokia G22
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.5 fps -45%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
3 fps +100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1.5 fps 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1.5 fps
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1.4 fps -7%
Nokia G22
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
0.85 fps -43%

Large websites may take a while to appear on the screen. When scrolling, you might also sometimes have to wait for content to load. Pictures take particularly long to load. 

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (13.8 - 351, n=173, last 2 years)
106.1 Points +70%
Motorola Moto G54 (Chrome 118.0.5993.80)
85.936 Points +38%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G (Chrome 120)
62.375 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G (58.9 - 62.4, n=2)
60.7 Points -3%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G (Chrome 113)
58.945 Points -5%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE (Chrome 114)
40.02 Points -36%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (14.9 - 445, n=157, last 2 years)
107.1 runs/min +104%
Motorola Moto G54 (Chrome 118.0.5993.80)
76.5 runs/min +46%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G (Chrome 120)
52.4 runs/min
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G (50.9 - 52.4, n=2)
51.7 runs/min -1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G (Chrome 113)
50.9 runs/min -3%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE (Chrome 114)
32 runs/min -39%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Average of class Smartphone (22 - 202, n=160, last 2 years)
100.2 Points +104%
Motorola Moto G54 (Chrome 118.0.5993.80)
97 Points +98%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G (Chrome 113)
58 Points +18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G (49 - 58, n=2)
53.5 Points +9%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G (Chrome 120)
49 Points
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE (Chrome 114)
44 Points -10%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (4633 - 89112, n=211, last 2 years)
33640 Points +112%
Motorola Moto G54 (Chrome 118.0.5993.80)
28919 Points +82%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G (Chrome 120)
15900 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G (15695 - 15900, n=2)
15798 Points -1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G (Chrome 113)
15695 Points -1%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE (Chrome 114)
11782 Points -26%
Nokia G22 (Chrome 112)
10858 Points -32%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE (Chrome 114)
3347 ms * -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G (2535 - 2535, n=2)
2535 ms * -0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G (Chrome 120)
2534.6 ms *
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G (Chrome 113)
2534.5 ms * -0%
Average of class Smartphone (388 - 9999, n=173, last 2 years)
1595 ms * +37%
Motorola Moto G54 (Chrome 118.0.5993.80)
1399.8 ms * +45%

* ... smaller is better

Fast UFS-2.2 has by now also become standard in this relatively cheap price range and the Redmi Note 13 4G doesn't want to be left behind. As a result, it achieved class-average results during our storage test, even though its PCMark test results were a little slower. 

In practical use, you can look forward to bearable loading times when running demanding apps and somewhat fast copying processes. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4GXiaomi Redmi Note 12 4GSamsung Galaxy A14 LTENokia G22Motorola Moto G54Average 128 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
18%
-69%
-23%
18%
-13%
52%
Sequential Read 256KB
909.8
954.87
5%
298.69
-67%
881
-3%
983.01
8%
Sequential Write 256KB
606.3
709.51
17%
200.17
-67%
367
-39%
817.55
35%
Random Read 4KB
177.1
261.09
47%
55.9
-68%
131
-26%
232.74
31%
Random Write 4KB
228
231.57
2%
55.86
-75%
172
-25%
224.58
-1%
182.5 ?(68.8 - 419, n=61)
-20%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4GXiaomi Redmi Note 12 4GMotorola Moto G54Average 128 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
PCMark for Android
41%
66%
9%
131%
Storage 2.0 seq. read int.
586 ?(3.0.4061)
Storage 2.0 seq. write int.
436 ?(3.0.4061)
Storage 2.0 random read int.
30.8 ?(3.0.4061)
27.7 ?(18.2 - 35, n=11)
-10%
Storage 2.0 random write int.
22.2 ?(3.0.4061)
Storage 2.0
16582 ?(3.0.4061)
23439
41%
27461
66%

Games – More of a gaming grouch

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G is by no means a classic gaming phone: PUBG Mobile runs at a somewhat stable 30fps using the lowest graphics settings and if you want better, then you'll have to make do with even lower frame rates. The highest possible setting is "balanced", which results in 25fps. 

Only Genshin Impact allows you to choose 40fps at very low settings, but the system can't really keep this up for very long. At high settings, you will have to settle for 15fps, as our tests using the software suite from GameBench revealed.  

Controlling games via the touchscreen and position sensor works reliably.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact
051015202530354045Tooltip
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G; Genshin Impact; lowest 120 fps; 4.4.0_20481013_20559831: Ø37.3 (25-49)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G; Genshin Impact; highest 120 fps; 4.4.0_20481013_20559831: Ø14.2 (12-18)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 3.0.0: Ø29.8 (27-31)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G; PUBG Mobile; Balanced; 3.0.0: Ø24.8 (23-26)

Emissions – The Xiaomi phone doesn't get too warm

Temperature

We measured a maximum of 41.2 °C on the front during longer periods of load. You can notice this heat but it shouldn't get uncomfortable at any point. 

The phone's performance is also barely impacted by these temperatures and after 20 runs of 3DMark Wild Life, it remained on a similar level.

Max. Load
 41.2 °C
106 F
32 °C
90 F
29.5 °C
85 F
 
 40.5 °C
105 F
32 °C
90 F
29 °C
84 F
 
 39 °C
102 F
32.1 °C
90 F
29.8 °C
86 F
 
Maximum: 41.2 °C = 106 F
Average: 33.9 °C = 93 F
28.9 °C
84 F
33.3 °C
92 F
36.4 °C
98 F
29.2 °C
85 F
33.4 °C
92 F
39.3 °C
103 F
30.5 °C
87 F
33.3 °C
92 F
36.7 °C
98 F
Maximum: 39.3 °C = 103 F
Average: 33.4 °C = 92 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.3 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 19.8 °C = 68 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.9 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 41.2 °C / 106 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 39.3 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22.6 °C / 73 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.6 % +1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99 %
Nokia G22
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
96.8 % -2%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
96.4 % -3%
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
96.4 % -3%
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
% -100%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
98.8 % 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
98.7 %
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash
95.6 % -3%
Motorola Moto G54
IMG BXM-8-256, Dimensity 7020, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
% -100%
00.20.40.60.91.11.31.51.71.92.22.42.62.833.23.43.73.94.1Tooltip
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø0.814 (0.81-0.82)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø0.813 (0.807-0.816)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø3.91 (3.89-3.93)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G Adreno 610, SD 685, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø3.9 (3.89-3.91)
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø4.29 (4.15-4.31)
Nokia G22 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.5 (2.44-2.52)
Heat map front
Heat map front
Heat map back
Heat map back

Speakers

The phone has one speaker at the bottom and one at the top, so it can also produce stereo effects when held horizontally. In terms of volume, the phone delivers average values that are sufficient to fill a small room with sound.

The sound is quite treble-heavy, while low mids drop off significantly, making its overall impression somewhat disappointing. Voices and vocals are easy to hear, but they sound quite distant.

Better sound can be achieved by connecting headphones or speakers via the 3.5 mm port or Bluetooth. This works without any problems and modern HiRes codecs such as aptX HD or LHDC are also available for wireless audio transmission.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.238.52530.332.93124.123.84031.429.15037.334.66325.928.58019.520.110016.52712513.731.116013.736.22009.2362508.337.13156.742.4400749.15008.854.86308.358.18008.964.6100010.765.712508.767.116009.164.920009.765.7250010.661.8315011.353.240001260.2500012.961.3630013.768.6800014.467.61000015.360.3125001657.9160001757.4SPL23.976.2N0.535.7median 10.7median 58.1Delta2.711.640.845.83737.331.728.432.533.136.43628.92724.420.523.721.224.129.720.137.613.640.212.646.912.75011.254.313.562.314.766.31466.413.672.112.670.31169.610.867.211.567.913.865.71567.815.667.416.265.817.263.117.866.517.160.717.85726.779.70.845.5median 14median 65.72.49.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi Redmi Note 13 4GMotorola Moto G54
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (10.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 42% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 52% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 61% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 33% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Motorola Moto G54 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 25% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 66% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 46% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 46% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery life – Good for everyday use

Power consumption

If you take a look at the phone's power consumption—which we measured using a Metrahit meter when it was fully charged and plugged into a wall socket—the following becomes apparent: The Redmi Note 13 4G shows increased consumption in the most extreme scenarios—on the one hand under very low load and on the other under maximum load. Especially when running very demanding apps, the phone needs a lot of power at up to 7.8 watts.

The smartphone can be charged at up to 33 watts. This means that it takes around 2 hours to charge the battery fully. 

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.1 / 1.3 / 1.5 Watt
Load midlight 3.6 / 7.8 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 Redmi Note 13 4G
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
5000 mAh
Motorola Moto G54
5000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
6%
-22%
12%
3%
-13%
Idle Minimum *
1.1
0.8
27%
0.89
19%
0.9
18%
0.95 ?(0.8 - 1.1, n=2)
14%
Idle Average *
1.3
1
23%
2.31
-78%
1.2
8%
1.15 ?(1 - 1.3, n=2)
12%
Idle Maximum *
1.5
1.5
-0%
2.34
-56%
1.5
-0%
1.5 ?(1.5 - 1.5, n=2)
-0%
Load Average *
3.6
4.8
-33%
4.11
-14%
3.3
8%
4.2 ?(3.6 - 4.8, n=2)
-17%
Load Maximum *
7.8
6.7
14%
6.46
17%
5.6
28%
7.25 ?(6.7 - 7.8, n=2)
7%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø3.73 (1.11-7.79)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.326 (1.144-3.09)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

00.20.50.70.91.21.41.71.92.12.42.62.83.13.33.53.844.34.5Tooltip
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø3.36 (3.15-4.73)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.326 (1.144-3.09)

Runtimes

With its 5,000 mAh battery, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G offers exactly the same capacity as most other devices in its price range.

In our WLAN test, which simulates surfing the web with moderate screen brightness, we measured a comparatively short runtime of 12:22 hours. However, its endurance in playing movies from the internal storage is quite good. You can also work for up to 5:34 hours under high load, although its performance is not as high in this scenario, as previously described.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G's battery should be well-equipped for everyday use. However, depending on your personal use, there are phones in a similar price range that can last even longer.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
25h 9min
WiFi Websurfing
12h 22min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
22h 38min
Load (maximum brightness)
5h 34min
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE
5000 mAh
Nokia G22
5050 mAh
Motorola Moto G54
5000 mAh
Battery Runtime
-1%
-5%
42%
29%
Reader / Idle
1509
1512
0%
1170
-22%
3481
131%
H.264
1358
1402
3%
1044
-23%
1041
-23%
WiFi v1.3
742
719
-3%
896
21%
1052
42%
875
18%
Load
334
327
-2%
348
4%
301
-10%

Pros

+ modern case with slim bezels
+ good connectivity options
+ quite precise location services
+ decent photo quality
+ bright 120-Hz OLED display
+ doesn't heat up much
+ lots of accessories included with the device

Cons

- low gaming performance
- no 5G
- few LTE frequencies
- noticeable PWM flickering
- software with ads...
- ... and unclear update delivery

Verdict – The screen is the highlight

Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G review

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G is an inexpensive mid-range phone with a modern design and a particularly bright and color-accurate screen—the phone's biggest highlight. 

In most other categories, the manufacturer remains class-average, so it can't be accused of anything but it also won't set any new standards. Its cameras take decent photos and its location services are quite precise.

We liked the phone's extensive accessories that come delivered with the device as well as its great connectivity including an infrared interface and NFC. We liked its software a little less, which comes with lots of pre-installed apps and advertizing within the manufacturer's own programs. You'll have to do without 5G and there also aren't all too many LTE frequencies available, meaning it might not be ideal to take with you on your travels.

In addition, we measured noticeable display flickering which might strain your eyes and lead to problems for sensitive users. The competition also shows that you can pack more performance into a device for US$200 and especially while gaming, you'll have to make some compromises in the Redmi Note 13 4G's settings.

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 13 4G is a solid phone for around US$200, featuring a modern design and a very high-quality screen.

The Motorola Moto G54 delivers a lot more performance—plus, it also features 5G for around US$200. You can save a lot on the Samsung Galaxy A14 LTE by now, but it doesn't have an OLED screen. It might also be worth taking a look at its predecessor, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 4G, as there aren't any huge differences between the two.

Price and availability

Currently, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G can be purchased on Amazon for US$219.69. This model comes with 256 GB of storage and 8 GB RAM.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 4G - 02/12/2024 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
84%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
48 / 70 → 68%
Weight
89%
Battery
91%
Display
93%
Games Performance
16 / 64 → 25%
Application Performance
70 / 86 → 82%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
70 / 90 → 78%
Camera
61%
Average
75%
80%
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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Florian Schmitt, 2024-02-14 (Update: 2024-02-14)