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We are glad to present the big boss of the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 series, named the Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro+. It’s named is such a way so you can already know that it comes with the maximum features the latest Redmi Note series can offer you.
We have already reviewed (Redmi Note 13 Pro review, Redmi Note 13 review) the other two phones from this review, Yes, the Note 13 and Note 13 Pro which are priced lower but also some great releases for people with those budget range.
The pricing of this phone started in 1999 元 (Chinese Yuan) which was approximately ৳30,300 Bangladeshi Taka on the release date. It is about ৳30,800 today as the currency rates go up and down. There are 1000 元 discounts right now which makes the starting price about ৳29,200 today in China. This is for the 12/256 GB model. There is also a 12/512 GB and a 16/512 GB model which are priced a little higher.
The design of this phone looks interesting. It has a leather finish in one model and we have seen the reviews of that model only so, we are not sure about the backside material used in the other colors. But they look more like Glass. However, the white leather model isn’t real leather either. It’s faux or artificial leather. It sure looks nice and should feel very comfortable holding it in your hand. It has a curved display. It looks premium and matches well with its overall features. It’s 8.9 mm on the side which is not the slimmest but mind that curved display and it’s not that thick either.
There is also a special Camo Green Edition with limited availability if you are into camouflage style and colors.
It is straight IP68-certified waterproof. It means you can submerge it in the water (up to 1.5m for 30 minutes). here is also a waterproof finish in the faux leather model so it won’t be damaged together with the inner parts. On the front side, we have a tough Gorilla Glass Victus protection. The frame is made of aluminum metal which is impressive for Xiaomi at this price. They indeed gave their max here.
A 6.67-inch Quad HD+ 1220 x 2712 pixels 446 ppi OLED display is what we are dealing with. There are 68B colors, 120Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and 1800 nits peak brightness. Hmm, does it sound familiar? Yes, it does for us. We have been seeing this kind of display specifications in flagship phones. But wait, it’s not a flagship. Call it a lower-budget flagship killer display and you’ll be perfectly reasonable. The phone features a C7 screen that delivers higher luminous efficiency, with lower screen power consumption as well as a better viewing angel.
If the great display is your thing, but you’re on a short budget, that’s it for you, right here.
The camera is very similar to the regular Pro version. It has a 200 MP main lens on the back with an 8 MP ultrawide lens and a 2 MP macro camera. The highest video recording capacity is 4k@30 fps. There is also EIS. It is a suitable daytime camera with good details, color reproduction, focus and sharpness, It looks pretty natural as well. The video quality isn’t at the top even though it’s 4K, but it’s nice enough.
The 16 MP front camera is more on the regular side. It shall not disappoint you. The edge detection, dynamic range and so on are decent in daylight but it’s not a premium front camera. But you have 1080p@60fps recording capacity for it.
120W charger. Now, this is what you call a real deal. 0-100% charge in 19 minutes. Most of us won’t drop the charge to 0%. We’ll charge when it’s 10 or 20% left. Imagine getting a full charge in 10-15 minutes. It’s almost unreal for those who are used to 10W, 18 or 33W chargers. It’s a definite winner when it comes to charging. The battery is a 5000 mAh one and should provide one and a half days of backup easily to regular users.
OK, what’s the score of the 4 nm MediaTek Dimensity 7200 Ultra chipset used here? Well, it took 27th place in the Nanoreview September 2023 chipset ranking list. It has a gaming score of 55 out of 100 and its battery life score is 93 out of 100, CPU performance score is 51. So, it’s kind of a balanced chipset considering all perspectives. But definitely a premium one in this price segment. It should be able to handle any top-notch HD games smoothly. Maybe, you should put the graphics settings just a little lower if you play one of those most intensive graphics games, then you shouldn’t face any lag at all.
There is 12 or 16 GB RAM which should be able to handle the maximum multitasking and will also support smooth long gaming sessions.
It has a noise-cancellation microphone, stereo speakers, and 24-bit/192kHz audio for loud and clear sound. A 3.5mm jack is missing as we expected.
The fingerprint sensor used optical in-display technology. The storage is UFS 3.1 with 256 or 512 GB choices. There is no MicroSD slot. It has an IR blaster, USB Type-C and NFC. There is no built-in FM Radio, but you may try through an app.