Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro launch in Europe and Asia

Martin Brinkmann
Feb 27, 2023
Google Android

Xiaomi's new flagship smartphones, the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro, are about to be sold in Europe and Asia. The China-based company started to sell the devices as China-exclusives in late 2022.

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The launch of the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro devices in Europe and Asia was announced during the launch event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. There, Xiaomi presented the two smartphone devices to the public.

The specs of both flagship phones are identical to the Chinese version. Both feature Leica co-branded cameras and a powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. Xiaomi notes that the new cpu offers 37% better performance while using 47% less power when compared to the first generation chip.

The Pro features a 4820 mAh single cell battery. Xiaomi claims that it allows for more than 19 hours of video playback, an impressive 104 hours of audio playback, almost 6 hours of 1080p recording, and more than 7 hours of gaming. Initial test results suggest that the numbers may be a bit lower than those official numbers.

Both devices feature a 120 Hz AMOLED display. The Pro's is slightly larger at 6.73", features a 3D curved LTPOP display and a resolution of 3200x1440 pixels. The 13-without-Pro offers a flat display with a resolution of 2400x1080. Xiaomi uses Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protections on the Pro and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protections on the Xiaomi 13.

Speaking of dimensions, the Xiaomi 13 Pro weights 229 gram, and has a thickness of 8.38 millimeters. The Xiaomi 13 weights 189 gram and a thickness of 7.98 millimeters.

Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro come with at least 8 gigabytes of RAM and 128 gigabytes of storage. The larger storage models support UFS 4.0, while the 128 gigabyte version only UFS 3.1.

Both devices feature 50w wireless turbo charging. The Xiaomi 13 67W turbo charging, which Xiaomi claims charges the device in 38 minutes to 100%. The Xiaomi 13 Pro supports 120W HyperCharge, which halves the time to 19 minutes according to the device manufacturer.

The build in digital cameras are both manufactured in cooperation with Germany-based Leica. The Pro features the 1-inch Sony IMX989, introduced by Xiaomi in the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. It offers "more powerful light absorption and better imaging resolution" according to Xiaomi.

It has a new telephoto lens that has been inspired by DSLR professional lenses. The lens can be moved internally and be used for telephoto and macro photography. Sample images are available on Xiaomi's official website, but also on third-party sites such as Kimovil.

You can check out a full feature comparison on GSM Arena.

Initial test results

Several review sites have gotten their hands on the Chinese version of the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro already. Most highlight the excellent AMOLED display and digital camera, and the fast processor.

When it comes to issues, some point out that the battery runtime is only average, and that the devices are slippery. Another reviewer pointed out that the Pro was rather heavy, that it had a huge camera bump, and that it attracted fingerprints. A third, who reviewed the Pro, concluded that the device had "superb hardware", but only "so-so software".

From the specs, it is also confirmed that only USB Type-C 2.0 is supported.

Closing Words

The Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro have excellent displays and a fast processor. The Pro has the better camera and several extra features that set it apart from the smaller model. Xiaomi 13 will launch for a retail price of €999 and the Xiaomi 13 Pro for a retail price of €1299 starting in early March 2023.

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  1. Albert said on August 18, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    Thanks for the tip Martin.

    It is for these kinds of posts that I follow GHacks.

    1. Mike Williams said on August 26, 2023 at 8:55 pm

      What’s up with the generic comment, are you a bot?

  2. Tachy said on August 18, 2023 at 3:23 pm


    Where on the planet is that still in use? I was forced to give up using my RAZRV3 years ago because 2G was phased out by AT&T.

    1. arbuz said on August 20, 2023 at 5:02 pm

      Everywhere 3G has been turned off and you don’t have LTE coverage, and believe me there are many developed countries where this is the case and if it weren’t for 2G you wouldn’t even be able to make a phone call.

    2. Doc Fuddled said on August 31, 2023 at 5:55 pm

      Maybe I missed it, but I don’t believe tha term “2G” is in the article. Perhaps you are referring to “AGM G2”??

  3. Tachy said on August 18, 2023 at 3:27 pm


    Your website has gone insane.

    When I the post button I then saw my comment posted on a different article page. When I opened this article again, it is here.

    1. Martin P. said on August 31, 2023 at 4:39 pm

      @Tachy @Martin Brinkmann

      ” Your website has gone insane. ”

      Same here. Has happened several times.

      1. owl said on September 1, 2023 at 3:42 am

        @Martin P.,

        For over two weeks now,
        I’ve been seeing “Comments” posted by subscribers appearing in different, unrelated articles.
        For the time being,
        it would be better to specify the “article name and URL” at the beginning of the post.

  4. Anonymous said on August 18, 2023 at 11:17 pm

    @tachy a lot of non-phone devices with a sim in them rely on 2G, at least here in europe.
    Usually things reporting usage or errors/alarms on something remote that does not get day to day inspection in person. They are out there in vast numbers doing important work. Reliable, good range. The low datarate is no problem at all in those cases.
    3G is gone or on its last legs everywhere, but this stuff still has too much use to cancel.

    Anyhow, interesting that they would put that in. I can see the point if you suspect a hostile 2G environment (amateur eavesdroppers with laptop, ranging up to professional grade MITM fake towers while “strangely” not getting the stronger crypto voip 4G because it is being jammed, and back down to something as old ‘stingray’ devices fallen into the wrong hands).

    But does this also mean that they have handled and rolled out a fix for that nasty 4G ‘pwn by broadcast’ problem you reported earlier this year? I had 4G disabled due to that, on the off chance that some of the local criminals would buy some cheap chinese gear, download a working exploit and probe every phone in range all over town in the hope of getting into phones of the police.

  5. Andy Prough said on August 19, 2023 at 3:04 am

    >”While most may never be attacked in stingrays, it is still recommended to disable 2G cellular connections, especially since it does not have any downsides.”

    The downside would be losing connectivity. I spend a lot of time way out in the countryside where there’s often no service or almost none. My network allows 2G, and I need it sometimes. I have an option on the phone to disable 2G, I may do that when I’m in the city and I have good 5G connectivity, but not out in the country.

    I would imagine that the stingray exploits, like most of the bad things in this world, are probably things you will run into in the crowded big cities.

  6. owl said on August 21, 2023 at 3:40 am

    I stopped using it in a mobile (Wi-Fi line) environment, so I’m almost ignorant of the actual situation,
    But the recent reality in Japan makes me realize that “the infrastructure of the web is nothing more than a papier-mâché fiction”.

    It is already beyond the scope of what an individual can do.
    What we should be aware of is the reality that “governments and those in power want to control the world through the Web”, and efforts to counter (resist and prevent) such ambitions are necessary.

  7. Anonymous said on August 26, 2023 at 9:27 pm

    Why do you want people to disable the privacy features? Hmmmmm?

  8. Anonymous said on August 27, 2023 at 2:30 am

    Now You: do you plan to keep the Ads privacy features enabled?

    I’d like to tell you, but apparently if you make a post critical of Google, you get censored. * [Editor: removed, just try to bring your opinion across without attacking anyone]

  9. Tachy said on August 27, 2023 at 5:15 am


    You website is still psychotic. Comments attach to random stories.

  10. John G. said on August 28, 2023 at 2:46 pm

    @Martin please do fix the comments, it’s completely insane commenting here! :[

  11. ECJ said on August 28, 2023 at 5:37 pm


    The comments are seriously messed up on gHacks now. These comments are mixed with the article at the below URL.


    And comments on other articles are from as far back as 2010.

  12. Naimless said on August 29, 2023 at 12:57 am

    What does this article has anything to do with all the comments on this article? LOL I think this Websuite is ran by ChatGPT. every article is messed up. Some older comments from 2015 shown up in recant articles, LOL

  13. Paul Knight said on August 31, 2023 at 3:35 am

    The picture captioned “Clearing the Android Auto’s cache might resolve the issue” is from Apple Carplay ;)

  14. Anonymous said on August 31, 2023 at 9:57 pm

    How about other things that matter:
    Drop survival?
    Screen toughness?
    Degree of water and dust protection?

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