I think it’s safe to say September 2023 was the month of flagships. Weeks after the unveiling of the iPhone 15 series, there is a new flagship series in the market. This time, it comes from Xiaomi in the Xiaomi 13T series.
Comprising the Xiaomi 13T and the Xiaomi 13T Pro, these devices are set to redefine the smartphone experience with their cutting-edge features and innovations. We’ll delve into the details of the Xiaomi 13T and 13T Pro, exploring their features, specifications, and what makes them stand out in the fiercely competitive world of smartphones.
A Glimpse into Xiaomi 13T
The Xiaomi 13T boasts a 4nm Dimensity 8200-Ultra chipset, a result of Xiaomi’s partnership with MediaTek. This powerhouse processor is complemented by LPDDR5 RAM, offering options of either 8 GB or 12 GB, and a capacious 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It showcases a stunning 6.67-inch OLED display with an impressive 144 Hz refresh rate, Full HD+ resolution, and a remarkable peak brightness exceeding 2,600 nits.
One of the standout features of the Xiaomi 13T is its camera system, which includes a 50 MP primary sensor with OIS and an f/1.9 aperture. The “portrait” telephoto camera boasts identical specifications, while the 12 MP ultrawide camera with a 15mm equivalent f/2.2 lens opens up new possibilities for creative photography. It also supports 4K video recording at 30fps in HDR10+.
For photography enthusiasts, Xiaomi offers a choice between the Leica Authentic Look, which focuses on realistic color reproduction, and the Leica Vibrant Look, adding a pop of vibrancy to your shots. Furthermore, the Pro mode brings customizable photographic styles, akin to the ones found in the Xiaomi 13 Ultra.
The 20 MP selfie camera, nestled in a punch hole, ensures you capture memorable moments with precision. Powering all these features is a robust 5,000 mAh battery, supporting 67W wired charging, promising a full charge in just 42 minutes. Xiaomi 13T is available in three striking colors – Meadow Green and Black with glass panels on the back, and Alpine Blue featuring a BioComfort vegan leather finish. Prices for the 8/256 GB version start at $690.
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Introducing Xiaomi 13T Pro
The Xiaomi 13T Pro shares many features with its sibling, including the 6.67-inch OLED panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate, the same triple-camera setup, a 20 MP selfie camera, and a sizable 5,000 mAh battery. However, where it truly shines is in its hardware and charging capabilities.
Inside, the Xiaomi 13T Pro houses the formidable Dimensity 9200+ chipset, promising an even more seamless and powerful user experience. RAM options include 12 GB or 16 GB of the faster LPDDR5X variety, and storage options range from 256 GB to an astounding 1 TB, utilizing the UFS 4.0 technology.
What truly sets the Xiaomi 13T Pro apart is its lightning-fast 120W HyperCharge technology, ensuring that the battery can go from zero to fully charged in a mere 19 minutes.
Both the Xiaomi 13T and 13T Pro come equipped with dual speakers and support Dolby Atmos Audio, providing an immersive audio experience. They also run on Android 13 with MIUI 14 on top, ensuring the latest and most intuitive user interface.
The Xiaomi 13T Pro shares the same color options as the Xiaomi 13T and starts at $846 for the base model, featuring 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
The main differences between the Xiaomi 13T and Xiaomi 13T Pro
|Feature||Xiaomi 13T||Xiaomi 13T Pro|
|Chipset||4nm Dimensity 8200-Ultra||Dimensity 9200+|
|RAM Options||8 GB or 12 GB LPDDR5||12 GB or 16 GB LPDDR5X|
|Storage Options||256 GB UFS 3.1||256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB UFS 4.0|
|Charging Speed||67W Wired Charging||120W HyperCharge|
|Display||6.67-inch OLED, 144 Hz refresh rate||6.67-inch OLED, 144 Hz refresh rate|
|Camera System||50 MP primary, 50 MP telephoto, 12 MP ultrawide||50 MP primary, 50 MP telephoto, 12 MP ultrawide|
|Selfie Camera||20 MP in a punch hole||20 MP in a punch hole|
|Battery Capacity||5,000 mAh||5,000 mAh|
|Operating System||Android 13 with MIUI 14||Android 13 with MIUI 14|
|Color Options||Meadow Green, Black, Alpine Blue (vegan leather)||Meadow Green, Black, Alpine Blue (vegan leather)|