Xiaomi Mi 13 / Pro launched: Every detail you should be aware of

December 12, 2022

We have already covered a lot of news concerning the new products by Xiaomi. So this is the right time to take a look at the event hosts, the Xiaomi Mi 13 and the Pro.

Xiaomi Mi 13 selling points

Xiaomi Mi 13 design

The Mi 13 comes with a comprehensive screen design. It has extremely narrow borders. The screen size is 6.36 inches, and the three frames around it are only 1.61mm wide. Also, the screen-to-body ratio reaches 93.3%. This phone uses Samsung’s new E6 material, known for 22% lower power consumption than the Mi 12. Under the sunlight, the brightness can reach 1200 nits, while the peak brightness can reach 1900 nits.

Xiaomi Mi 13 screen

Other than that, the Xiaomi Mi 13 supports four Hollywood HDR standards: HDR 10, HDR 10+, Dolby Vision, and HLG. Also, it can accurately display P3 wide color gamut.

Xiaomi Mi 13 screen

There is ultra-dynamic display support. Simply put, the imaging system captures the dynamic range of the entire scene; then, this technology takes responsibility for displaying a more realistic relationship between light and shade. When watching photos or videos, it can clearly display a wide range of areas, from deep black to bright white, with brighter highlights and full details in dark parts. The tech will also ensure smooth transitions between different brightness areas. In some sense, it presents what the human eye sees.

The frame of the Xiaomi Mi 13 is made of light aluminum alloy. The thickness of the whole machine is only 7.98mm, and the weight is only 189g. Moreover, the phone comes with an IP68 dustproof and waterproof rating.

Xiaomi Mi 13 appearance

The phone is available in four colors: classic black and white, new wilderness green (3D laminated craft glass), and distant mountain blue (nano-tech leather).

Xiaomi Mi 13 colors

Among them, the nano-technology skin has the excellent anti-dirty ability. You can use paper towels or erasers to wipe off the handwriting.


The Xiaomi Mi 13 comes with all native Leica imaging capabilities. Thus, the phone takes mobile photography to the next level and brings a new shooting experience.

The three rear lenses cover the optical zoom range of 0.6x-3.2x. Also, the camera supports up to 30x digital zoom. Each lens has passed the Leica optical certification. The latter includes a high resolution, large aperture, and almost imperceptible distortion. These three are what any camera needs to take excellent photos.

As for the specific lens parameters, the primary camera uses the IMX 800 CMOS. It has a 7P aspheric lens design, ALD professional ultra-low reflection coating, and new cycloolefin material. Other than that, it supports Hyper OIS, a super optical image stabilization. The super-outsole sensor can use an additional 3.5% redundant area to obtain a larger field of view when shooting videos. Compared to the Xiaomi Mi 12, it increases the field of view by 5°.

By default, the main camera uses a 4-in-1 mode to generate 12.5MP photos. Once you need double zoom, the main camera switches to the 50MP mode.

Xiaomi Mi 13 camera

The telephoto lens of Mi 13 is designed with an equivalent focal length of 75mm and a large aperture of F/2.0 and supports OIS. Generally, 75mm is the classic focal length of Leica, and its field of view is 32°.

We also have to mention that the Xiaomi Mi 13 has four built-in Leica watermarks. However, unlike the mainstream filter apps on the market, the Leica filter will not distort the picture too much. Instead, it will finely adjust the color and tone to retain the delicate colors of the original picture.

Performance and hardware

The entire series comes with the second-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform. Plus, there is new LPDDR5X memory (peak value 8533Mbps), UFS 4.0 flash storage (3.5GB/s (read) and 2.6GB/s (write)), and an ultra-luxury cooling system with 4642mm2 VC.

Xiaomi Mi 13 cooling

In addition, the Xiaomi Mi 13 supports the latest Wi-Fi 6 wireless network, 4K QAM, and dual WLAN acceleration. It can provide a maximum rate of 3.6Gbps (5GHz + 2.4GHz).

Another interesting feature is the dual-card dual-pass support. In simple words, the two cards are always online. So when you’re using one of the cards to make a call, the second card will remain active, access the Internet, send and receive text messages, and even answer calls. You can switch between them anytime you need.

Inside, the phone hosts a 4500mAh high-density battery. According to the manufacturer, it lasts 1.37 days in a lab test, which far exceeds the iPhone 14, even the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Xiaomi Mi 13 battery

At the same time, it supports 67W wired second charging (100% full in 38 minutes), 50W wireless second charging (100% full in 48 minutes), and 10W wireless reverse charging.

Xiaomi Mi 13 charging

The rest of the features include X-axis linear motor, Dolby Atmos, Dolby head tracking, infrared universal remote control, and many more.

Xiaomi Mi 13 limited edition

The Mi 13 has not only four standard colors but also five limited-edition customized colors. They are: flame red, sapphire blue, hurricane yellow, jungle green, and cement gray.

The design inspiration for these custom colors comes from sports car elements, with a black metal middle frame and a special blackened logo.

Xiaomi Mi 13 Pro

Xiaomi Mi 13 Pro design

The Xiaomi Mi 13 Pro still adopts a curved surface design. Thus, it has nothing in common with the standard edition when it comes to appearance. On the other hand, the curvature is not large. This makes it very comfortable to hold.

Xiaomi Mi 13 Pro

On the front, we have a 6.73-inch 2K LTPO ultra-dynamic screen with a 522PPI pixel density and support for 10bit color depth. Like the vanilla variant, this version uses the Samsung E6 material. The highest peak brightness can reach 1900 nits, which is still clearly visible even under strong outdoor light. The display supports a 1-120Hz infinitely variable refresh rate.

Xiaomi Mi 13 Pro screen

On both sides, the phone also carries color temperature sensors. It can accurately reproduce colors under any light. The phone supports 1920Hz high-frequency PWM dimming and has passed the SGS low blue light certification.

Xiaomi Mi 13 Pro

The overall design of the back is symmetrical to the front. Thus, the rear panel has a quad-edge curvature as well. The return of the ceramic body obviously increases the texture of the whole machine. The surroundings of the lens module are no longer sharp.

Like the standard edition, the same blue color variant uses technological nano-skin materials and introduces a new silicone formula. While having a plain leather feel, the anti-fouling and anti-aging capabilities are greatly improved.

Xiaomi Mi 13 pro specs

Xiaomi Mi 13 Pro camera

In fact, the rear camera module is quite different from the previous generation. Instead of continuing what we’ve seen on the Xiaomi Mi 12 Pro, it inherits the design of the Mi 11 Ultra. It seems to be the same without the secondary screen.

Moreover, even with the naked eye, you can notice the camera strength – the module is huge. We’ve told you thousands of times that it uses the same custom-made IMX989 sensor found on the Xiaomi Mi 12S Ultra.

Xiaomi Mi 13 Pro camera

Other than that, the primary camera is also equipped with ALD optical coating. It greatly reduces glare, purple fringing, ghosting, etc. The clarity and purity of the picture are significantly improved, and it supports super optical image stabilization.

The next camera is also at the top level, especially the telephoto lens. This time, the phone comes with a 50-megapixel Leica floating telephoto lens. The floating focus lens is made with reference to the SLR lens. It can achieve a focus range from 10cm to infinity. Thus, this lens is ideal for taking macro shots.

Xiaomi Mi 13 Pro camera

The third lens is a Leica ultra-wide-angle lens with a 50-megapixel resolution. It can capture 115° images.

Xiaomi Mi 13 Pro

In addition, Xiaomi has also teamed up with Leica to create a super-color imaging system. Leica’s dual image quality is 25% higher than the previous generation’s color capture ability. Now, it can record more colorful real-world scenes, especially when shooting sunsets, rainbows, etc.

The self-developed Xiaomi imaging brain has also been further upgraded. It has significantly improved in terms of fusion photography, shooting speed, and all-things tracking.

The Xiaomi Mi 13 Pro also supports professional 8K video recording, 4K 60 Dolby Vision HDR recording, etc. Of course, it has a built-in gimbal that greatly enhances the video recording.


The built-in 4820mAh large battery, coupled with the surging G1 chip, has a battery life of 1.29 days. So it surpasses the iPhone 14 Pro Max. By the way, the latter is recognized as a robust battery life model and can easily last a day.

The phone supports 120W wired charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W wireless reverse charging. It can be fully charged in 19 minutes.

In other aspects, the Mi 13 Pro is IP68 waterproof and dustproof and supports full-featured NFC, infrared universal remote control, and other functions.

Xiaomi Mi 13 prices

Xiaomi Mi 13

  • 8+128GB – 3999 yuan ($575);
  • 8+256GB – 4299 yuan ($618);
  • 12+256GB – 4599 yuan ($661);
  • 12+512GB – 4999 yuan ($718).

Xiaomi Mi 13 specs

The limited version is only available in 12GB+512GB configuration. The price is the same as the standard version at 4999 yuan ($718). However, it is limited to 50,000 units, and each person can buy up to 2 units.

Xiaomi Mi 13 colors

Xiaomi Mi 13 Pro

  • 8+128GB – 4999 yuan ($718);
  • 8+256GB – 5399 yuan ($776);
  • 12+256GB – 5799 yuan ($833);
  • 12+512GB – 6299 yuan ($905).

There are four colors to choose from: distant mountain blue (8.7mm/210g) of nano skin and field green, ceramic black, and ceramic white (8.38mm/229g) of glazed ceramics.

Xiaomi Mi 13 Pro colors

They are available for pre-order, but the company will start shipping on December 16.

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