Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 5G review

GSMArena Team, 09 February 2024.

Design, build quality, handling

The Redmi Note 13 5G is your typical mid-range smartphone with flat panels and a flat frame. The front is a Gorilla Glass 5 sheet, the back is made of multi-layered plastic, and the frame is also plastic with a matte finish. The phone is IP54-rated for dust and splash resistance. That is an update over IP53 - now the splash resistance covers 360-degree pressurized spraying.

Redmi Note 13 5G review

The Redmi Note 13 is available in Graphite Black, Arctic White and Ocean Teal (ours). There is also a regional-exclusive Prism Gold version. The Black and the Teal versions are of uniform colors with matte backs, while the Arctic White model has some subtle frost texture on its back, also of matte nature.

Redmi Note 13 5G review

The Redmi Note 13 5G is the same size as the 4G mode, but 14 grams lighter for some reason. It features a rectangular camera housing unlike the 4G model.

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The 6.67-inch AMOLED panel has nicely thin bezels and a small punch-hole for the 16MP selfie camera. The phone has an under-display ambient light sensor below its earpiece. There is no stereo speaker system on this Note, and the earpiece has no other purpose.

Redmi Note 13 5G review

There is no under-display fingerprint scanner here either. Instead, the sensor is mounted on the Power/Lock key on the right side. It is as fast and reliable as you would expect of that kind.

Redmi Note 13 5G review

The back has a huge camera housing with two large sticking out plastic rings for the primary and ultrawide cameras. The depth sensor and the LED flash are flush with this beautiful glossy island on the matte back.

Redmi Note 13 5G review

The Redmi Note 13 5G is a well-built smartphone, quite pleasant on the touch and with a very good grip. We found it easy to use and operate and had no problems fitting it in our pockets.

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Overall, another great execution from Xiaomi.

Redmi Note 13 5G review

Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 20 Feb 2024
  • L1q

I also don't understand what it means because I buy this phone month ago and it's very nice and speaker is as normal as other phones.

How can you call the contents, "trivial," when most phones only ship with a usb cable. Seriously!? Have you reviewed phones before?

  • Anonymous
  • 19 Feb 2024
  • pTt

Galaxy s21 has: smaller battery Smaller screen Smaller screen is good, if I wanted a brick I'd buy S21 Plus (was available for $20 more) smaller battery comes with a smaller screen Slower charging noone cares, it's already ve...