Advanced imaging technologies in the new “Xiaomi 13” phone

It uses professional Leica lenses… and high-speed wired and wireless charging

The Xiaomi 13 phone was recently launched in the Arab region, which offers very high performance levels and advanced imaging capabilities, in an elegant design, extended battery life, and high wired and wireless charging speeds. The phone is impressive for daily uses, photography and playing advanced electronic games, and it can be considered one of the leading phones launched since the beginning of the year. Asharq Al-Awsat tested the phone, and we mention a summary of the experience.

Advanced features

> Superior quality lenses. The first thing users will notice upon holding the phone is the sleek design with its flat edge and curved sides of the dual curved ceramic body. The slightly curved back cover complements the phone’s design, which makes it easy to hold with one hand and use for extended periods of time.

The phone is characterized by its advanced imaging capabilities and the use of high-quality Leica lenses to provide superior image quality and color richness, without losing any details. Each lens has a high resolution and a large aperture, and the main camera uses an IMX800 sensor and introduces technologies to prevent the effect of user hand shake while shooting. Leica Authentic Look imaging mode preserves the true contrast between light and dark and the exact white balance of the image, prevents excessive light and color contrast, and allows the delicate balance of imaging to be monitored to capture the image as accurately as possible. Adjustments can be made to the images’ colors and saturation at a later time. This mode supports the imaging aesthetics of Leica lenses and the color gamut according to the P3 standard, and greatly improves the expression of red and green colors, which allows for rich and impressive images.

The Auto Focus shift can be adjusted quickly and automatically due to the phone’s high data processing capabilities to track moving subjects closely and clearly. Neural network algorithms allow the camera to automatically recognize and focus on human faces, eyes, and those of pets and birds. The professional mode provides the ability for photography professionals to adjust settings manually and supports images with an extension of RAW 10, with support for image calibration from Adobe Labs, and support for the Dolby Vision HDR standard for recording video presentations in rich colors, in 4K Ultra-resolution, and in 10-bit color accuracy.

> Stereophonics. The phone supports Dolby Atmos technology to embody audio through dual speakers that provide a distributed sound field that supports advanced sound effects for more immersion while watching video shows and playing advanced electronic games.

> Storage and memory. The user interface improves the storage capacity used by the system and reduces the number of non-removable applications to 8, while raising the efficiency of system performance to make it smoother and faster in responding to commands, by optimizing system resource allocations and enhancing user data privacy protection. The phone supports XiaoAi AI Assistant 6, which is supported by artificial intelligence, which recognizes user habits and raises performance levels automatically, in addition to reminding the user of his appointments, schedules, interaction with his smart home, anniversaries, and others.

The processor offers 37 percent higher performance compared to its previous generation, while reducing power consumption by 47 percent, thanks to its 4 nanometer (nm) manufacturing process. The GPU also delivers 42% performance improvements while reducing power consumption by 49% compared to the previous generation. In addition, energy efficiency has been increased by more than 60 percent, thanks to the use of artificial intelligence technologies.

The phone’s memory works with LPDDR5X technology, which transfers data at a speed of 8,533 megabytes per second (about 1,066 megabytes per second, since one megabyte equals 8 megabytes), while files are handled using UFS 4.0 technology, which provides a read speed of up to 3.5 gigabytes per second. The phone offers a “Vapor Chamber” system with an area of ​​4,620 square millimeters in a compact structure, which aims to quickly dissipate the heat caused by intensive use by evaporating the liquid inside and transferring the heat to the outside to cool, and returning to the top of the processing unit to cool it.

> Battery. The phone also uses a special chip to manage the battery, protect the phone during charging, and provide a longer life for the 4,500 mAh battery that supports 67W fast wired charging, 50W fast wireless, and 10W reverse wireless. Its battery can be charged from 0 to 100 percent wired in just 38 minutes, and wirelessly in 53 minutes.

Technical specifications

With regard to technical specifications, the phone offers a large AMOLED screen with a diameter of 6.36 inches, which displays the image with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and a density of 414 pixels per inch, and it displays the image at a refresh rate of 120 Hz, with support for HDR10 high dynamic field technology to provide extremely rich colors, which are scratch-resistant. Due to the use of Corning Gorilla Glass 5, in addition to providing an optical fingerprint sensor behind the screen.

The phone uses the “Snapdragon 8 second generation” eight-core processor (2 cores with a frequency of 3.2 GHz, 4 cores with a frequency of 2, 8 GHz, and 3 cores with a frequency of 2 GHz) manufactured with a precision of 4 nanometers. The phone works with 12 GB of memory and offers 256 GB of built-in storage. There is a matrix of three rear cameras with a resolution of 50 (wide lens), 10 (telephoto lens) and 12 (ultra-wide lens) megapixels, in addition to a front camera in the middle of the upper side that captures the image with a resolution of 32 megapixels (with a wide lens). The phone supports “Wi-Fi” networks a, b, g, n, ac, 6e, “Bluetooth 5.3” wireless networks, and Near Field Communication NFC networks to interconnect devices with each other, in addition to providing an infrared port to control other devices. The phone also supports fifth generation networks for communications and the use of two SIM cards at the same time, and it is water and dust resistant according to the IP68 standard.

As for the battery, its charge is 4,500 mAh, and it supports fast wired charging with a capacity of 67 watts, and fast wireless charging with a capacity of 50 watts, in addition to support for reverse wireless charging to charge other devices and accessories with a capacity of 10 watts. The phone works with the “Android 13” operating system and the “MIUI 14” user interface, and its thickness is 8 millimeters, and it weighs 185 grams, and it is available in white, black, or green colors, and its price is 3,299 Saudi riyals (about 879 US dollars).

– It surpassed the “iPhone 14 Pro”

> When comparing the phone with the “iPhone 14 Pro”, we find that “Xiaomi 13” excels in screen diagonal (6.36 compared to 6.1 inches), and the processor (octa-core: two cores with a frequency of 3.2 GHz, 4 cores with a frequency of 2.8 GHz, and 3 cores with a frequency of 2 GHz, compared to Hexa-core: 2 cores at 3.46 GHz and 4 cores at 2.02 GHz), memory (12 compared to 6 GB), rear cameras (50, 10, 12 compared to 48, 12, and 12 MP) and front (32 compared to 12 MP), infrared port support, battery ( 4,500 compared to 3,200 mAh), fast wired charging, wireless (50 compared to 15 watts), support for reverse wireless charging, offering a fingerprint sensor, and weight (185 compared to 206 grams).

The two phones are equal in image refresh rate (120 Hz), support for “Wi-Fi” networks (a, b, g, n, ac, 6e), “Bluetooth (version 5, 3) wireless and NFC networks, and water and dust resistance (according to the IP68 standard) , while the “iPhone 14 Pro” excels in screen resolution (2556 x 1179 compared to 2400 x 1080 pixels), display density (460 compared to 416 pixels per inch), and thickness (7.9 compared to 8 millimeters).