Every December, Xiaomi launches a new flagship model like the Clockwork. This time, the company has unveiled the Xiaomi 13 series and in this article, we will take a look Xiaomi 13 Pro In more detail.
Comparing Xiaomi 13 Pro with Outgoing Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi has made some significant improvements. In this comparison, we take a look at how the two phones differ from each other in terms of price, design and specifications.
Xiaomi 13 Pro vs Xiaomi 12 Pro: Price
Xiaomi has launched the Xiaomi 13 Pro in various SKUs, with the 8GB+128GB option starting at CNY 4999 (roughly Rs. 59,200). The 8GB+256GB, 12GB+256GB, and 12GB+512GB models are priced at CNY 5399 (approx. Rs. 64,000), CNY 5799 (approx. Rs. 68,700), and CNY 6299 (approx. Rs. 74,600), respectively.
On the other hand, the Xiaomi 12 Pro (Review) was launched domestically in India and is available in two SKUs. The 8GB + 256GB version of the phone is priced at Rs 62,999, while the 12GB + 256GB model is priced at Rs 66,999.
Xiaomi 13 Pro vs Xiaomi 12 Pro: Design, Display, Hardware and Camera
The company has made a minor tweak to the overall design language of the phone with the Xiaomi 13 Pro. The three sensors are neatly arranged in a squared-off camera configuration on the back, which is the most obvious difference. With a curved front panel and a 3D glass back, the phone still sports a glass sandwich design. To give the 13 Pro a more fashionable vibe, Xiaomi has also released a vegan leather back cover for it.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro, in contrast, has a more rectangular rear camera module that sticks out a bit due to the size of the lens. Apart from that, the back of the phone is spotless and bears the Xiaomi logo at the bottom.
Both the smartphones share the same look and button layout. The right edge is occupied by the power and volume controls, while the left edge is cluttered. The device’s SIM card slot, USB Type-C port and speaker grill are at the bottom, while the secondary microphone and IR blaster are at the top. Xiaomi 12 Pro doesn’t have IP68 rating, now 13 Pro has.
In the 13 Pro, Xiaomi has maintained the same display size as the previous design. The laptop sports a 6.73-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and Quad HD+ resolution. The screen generation has changed; The company now uses the Samsung-developed E6 AMOLED panel, which achieves a class-leading 1900nits of brightness. In addition, the panel has been improved for the company’s smart refresh rate switching. Additionally certified for Dolby Vision and HDR10+ with Widevine L1 support, the device enables FHD and HDR streaming on top OTT services.
In contrast, the Xiaomi 12 Pro sports a 6.73-inch AMOLED display with QHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Since it is an E5 panel, its maximum brightness is 1600 nits. The number is still acceptable and like the Xiaomi 13 Pro it has added support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+, enabling FHD and HDR streaming on top OTT platforms.
Processor, RAM and Storage
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, which is a progressive step, powers the Xiaomi 13 Pro. This is Qualcomm’s latest and greatest offering, and it features the new ARM X3 performance core, which significantly boosts the performance of this new SoC. The device comes in various SKUs; The base model has 8GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 128GB of UFS3.1 storage, while higher storage options include the latest and fastest UFS4.0 memory option.
However, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 obsolete X2 performance core powers the Xiaomi 12 Pro. The phone is available in several different SKUs, from the entry-level model with 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB internal storage to the top model with 12GB RAM and 512GB internal storage. Each model has internal storage compliant with the UFS3.1 specification.
Both phones are powered by the most recent version of Android (version 13), which is overlaid with Xiaomi’s unique MIUI interface. Besides the usual capabilities that come with vanilla Android, Xiaomi’s MIUI is a feature-rich skin that adds a few new ones to the table.
Xiaomi has invested heavily in the field of optics. On the back of the Xiaomi 13 Pro, there are three cameras: a 50MP Sony IMX989 1″ primary sensor, a 50MP ultra-wide angle sensor and a 50MP 3x telephoto sensor. The smartphone’s front camera, which is 32MP, fulfills all the requirements for taking selfies and video calls. The 13 Pro is the second handset released as part of the company’s collaboration with Leica. Leica Camera Magic will make its international premiere on this device in the coming weeks.
In comparison, the Xiaomi 12 Pro has a triple camera setup on the back, which includes a custom 50MP Sony IMX707 sensor, a 50MP ultra-wide angle camera and a 50MP 2x telephoto sensor. The smartphone has a 32MP front camera that fulfills all the requirements for selfies and video calls.
One area where Xiaomi has made significant improvements is the battery. For example, the Xiaomi 13 Pro’s 4,820mAh battery supports 120W fast charging. On the other hand, the Xiaomi 12 Pro has a smaller 4,600mAh battery and supports 120W fast charging. Both the phones are capable of 10W reverse wireless charging and 50W fast wireless charging.