In the ever-evolving world of smartphones, there are moments when you come across a device that redefines your expectations. The Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G is one such game-changing marvel, and in this article, we will delve into its unboxing and initial impressions.
An International Flavor
The Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G initially hails from China, and our version is the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage variant, priced at Rs 22,000 (approximately) in today’s market. This elegant device comes in a stylish white box adorned with golden lettering, setting the stage for an exciting experience.
Unboxing the Treasure
When you open the box, you are greeted by a high-quality case, which is a thoughtful inclusion. The case provides the perfect protection for your new device. Alongside the case, you’ll find the essential accessories: a sim card tool, a 120W charger, and a USB Type A to Type C charging cable.
Design and Build
The Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G boasts a striking design. It’s the first in the Note series to feature a curved display, adding a touch of elegance and uniqueness. The rear panel, resembling vegan leather, comes in a variety of charming colors, including pastel purple, pastel green, pastel blue, and pastel white. This device is a true eye-catcher.
The triple camera setup on the back is impressive, promising great photography experiences. The phone feels comfortable in hand, thanks to its 5000mAh battery. Although it’s not the lightest device, the weight is well-distributed, and it feels manageable at around 200g. Additionally, the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G features Gorilla Glass Victus protection on the front, ensuring that it can withstand everyday use without a hitch.
Ports and Buttons
Taking a closer look at the device, you’ll find the sim card tray, a microphone, USB Type C port, and a speaker grill at the bottom. On the right side, there’s the power button and volume rocker. The top of the phone is a bit busy, with an IR blaster, a microphone, another speaker grill, and a pressure release valve. There’s nothing on the left-hand side. The sim card tray offers a dual nano sim card slot, and while there’s no SD card slot, the base variant’s 256GB storage more than compensates. It’s worth noting that the 3.5mm audio jack is absent, which is unusual for a device in this segment.
The Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G features a remarkable 6.68-inch 1.5K 120Hz AMOLED display, setting it apart from other mid-range phones with its impressive 12-bit panel. This display also supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+, along with PWM dimming. With a resolution of 1.5K, the visuals are exceptionally sharp and vibrant, making it a true flagship display. The device’s display-to-body ratio is exceptional, with thin side and upper bezels and a minimal chin, offering an immersive viewing experience. Notably, the display shines brightly at 1800 nits, making it ideal for outdoor use and vivid content consumption.
A Beast Under the Hood
The Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G is powered by the Dimensity 7200 Ultra chipset, known for its ability to handle a 200MP camera and enhanced AI capabilities. The device features LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, ensuring snappy performance and smooth multitasking. With a 5000mAh battery and 120W fast charging, it’s a powerhouse designed to keep you going throughout the day.
Software and Connectivity
Although our review unit came with MIUI 14 based on Android 13, it’s essential to note that this is a Chinese variant, and the software experience may differ when it reaches India. This eagerly anticipated phone is set to launch in India soon, and we can’t wait to see how it fares on our shores. Connectivity is solid, with 5G support, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, and an IR Blaster.
Extra Layers of Security
What’s truly remarkable about the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G is its IP68 certification. It’s rare to find such protection in a Note series device, and it adds an extra layer of durability to the phone. With a Version 10 score of 7.8L, the device’s AnTuTu benchmark performance is impressive, showcasing its capabilities.
The Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G delivers stellar performance. It can effortlessly handle games on medium to high settings, offering a seamless experience for titles like COD Mobile and BGMI. The device also keeps thermals in check, and the multimedia experience is enhanced by Dolby Vision support, providing high dynamic range content.
The 1.5K display, with its high-quality panel, offers excellent visual quality. It even boasts a GUI Rheinland Flicker Free certification. Audio is well taken care of with Dolby Atmos-tuned stereo speakers, making it a treat for multimedia consumption. Furthermore, you can enjoy HDR content on Netflix for a truly immersive experience.
The Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G also excels in the haptic feedback department, providing users with a satisfying tactile experience. The device’s haptics are remarkably well-executed, enhancing user interaction.
Captivating Camera Capabilities
The camera setup is where the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G shines. The primary sensor is a massive 200MP Samsung HP3 sensor, delivering impressive results. Accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide sensor and a 2MP macro sensor, this setup provides great versatility. The front camera is a 16MP selfie sensor, ensuring that your selfies are always on point. The photos taken by this camera system are rich in detail and boast excellent dynamic range.
Video capabilities are equally impressive. The primary sensor allows for 4K video recording at 30FPS, while the ultrawide sensor offers 1080p at 30FPS. Selfie enthusiasts will appreciate the 1080p at 60FPS option. Furthermore, the camera app is packed with features, from document scanning to native mode, AI watermarking, and more.
The Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G is a device that has taken us by surprise. What began as a mixed bag with the Note 13 has now evolved into a genuinely exciting offering. With its expected price range of around Rs 28,000 to Rs 30,000, it’s set to be a game-changer in the mid-range smartphone segment. Stay tuned for our in-depth unboxing and review of the Indian variant. Exciting times lie ahead with the Redmi Note 13 Pro+. Until then, Keep Trakin & Stay Safe!