With the 13 Pro, Xiaomi appears to have finalised its basic design for its Pro phones, sticking once more to a curved 6.7-inch display and a grid-like camera block on the back. The rounded corners of the camera block this time help give the 13 series, including the 13 Pro, a little bit of its own personality while giving the camera block a slightly distinct style.
Similar to other top Android phones, the Xiaomi 13 Pro has a QHD resolution and a 1-120 Hz variable refresh rate. The Xiaomi’s colours weren’t quite as saturated, and it wasn’t quite as brilliant at its brightest when compared to a Galaxy S23 Ultra while the Tetris Apple TV Plus trailer was playing, but it’s still an absolutely lovely flagship display.
Three 50MP sensors on the rear of the 13 Pro cameras, which perform primary, ultrawide, and telephoto functions, are intended to dazzle. Given that the main camera’s 1-inch sensor is the same size as several conventional DSLR cameras, it warrants extra-special consideration.
Performance and battery life
Unsurprisingly, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is a powerhouse in terms of pure performance. The phone keeps far cooler than rivals like the Pixel 7 Pro and can handle heavier workloads for longer periods of time. The Xiaomi 13 Pro absolutely flies, and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is pretty much the best smartphone chip available right now. Take our Geekbench 6 tests, which resulted in a single-core score of about 1,400 and a multi-core score of about 5,020 for the Xiaomi 13 Pro, for example. These raw figures may not imply much in isolation, but they offer a point of comparison.