With the Xiaomi 13T and 13T Pro, Xiaomi is launching high-end smartphones without concessions. Leica sensors, lightning charging speed, neat screen are just a few examples of the judicious choices made by the manufacturer for these devices with a controlled quality-price ratio.
For once, Xiaomi did not wait until October to unveil its new range of Xiaomi 13T smartphones. On the other hand, the manufacturer has not changed its habits of offering high-end smartphones whose prices do not skyrocket.
Fast charging in 20 minutes for the Xiaomi 13T Pro, Dimensity 8200 Ultra chip on the Xiaomi 13T, Leica photo sensors and 144 Hz OLED screen on both phones, all for less than 1,000 euros. Suffice to say that the Xiaomi 13T and 13 T Pro are no exception to the rule and are already shaping up to be essentials for the end of the year.
The Xiaomi 13T Pro: it recharges in an instant
In line with its predecessor, the Xiaomi 13T Pro continues to place emphasis on photography. No 200 megapixel camera this time, but a trio of cameras from Leica. Opting for a big name in photography to equip its phones allows Xiaomi to offer a high-end photographic experience without having to rely on a camera with a very high number of megapixels.
The user therefore finds himself with a versatile and efficient configuration composed of:
- a 50 Mpx main camera, f/1.9, with 1.22 µm pixels;
- a 12 Mpx, f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle sensor;
- a 50 Mpx × 2 telephoto lens, f/2.2.
Yes, the telephoto lens is finally settling into Xiaomi smartphones. An additional advantage which allows the Xiaomi 13T Pro to capture very clear and precise photos even at long distances. The video is not left out since the Xiaomi 13T Pro manages to film up to 8K.
Although it may seem massive, the square photo module in no way distorts the very pretty design of the Xiaomi 13T Pro. Its glass back offers a beautiful reflection while its flat edges promote grip. For those who prefer a more discreet phone, the Xiaomi 13T Pro (and the Xiaomi 13T for that matter) comes in a blue version with a vegan leather back. This generation also gains in durability with IP68 certification. Above all, it features a magnificent 6.67-inch CrystalRes AMOLED panel (Full HD+). Its refresh rate of 144 Hz is the most appreciable on this screen, particularly in gaming.
Because yes, the Xiaomi 13T Pro has no problem running the most demanding 3D games of the moment. The CssTricks journalist noted during his handling that Genshin Impact, a particularly demanding game, displayed at 60 FPS on the phone with high details. Of course, if it is capable of such a feat in gaming, it is just as efficient in simpler tasks like multitasking or web exploration. And all this thanks to the presence of a MediaTek Dimensity 9200+ chip, associated with 12 to 16 GB of RAM and 256 to 1 TB of storage.
The Xiaomi 13T Pro runs Android 13, with the MIUI 14 interface. A very pleasant OS to use, which benefits from all of Xiaomi’s experience in the field. That said, the real novelty lies in the future longevity of the Xiaomi 13T Pro. The manufacturer has promised four years of follow-up for major updates and five years for security updates.
Not content with displaying a technical sheet that is already meticulous from start to finish, the Xiaomi 13T Pro allows itself an ultimate feat in terms of endurance. Able to keep up the pace thanks to a large 5,000 mAh battery, it wastes no time recharging. Being compatible with Smart HyperCharge 120W fast charging, it only takes 20 minutes to regenerate all of its energy.
Equipped with high-end features, Xiaomi France does not sell its smartphone for more than 1,000 euros. In its 256 + 12 GB version, the Xiaomi 13T Pro is priced at 800 euros. A price that de facto places it as one of the most affordable smartphones in the high-end market. Even the 1 TB + 16 GB RAM version is at a rare price in this segment since it is offered at 999 euros.
The Xiaomi 13T: premium at a mid-range price
Version “lightened» of its big brother, the Xiaomi 13T is nonetheless a very promising phone. Already because it shares many points in common with the Xiaomi 13T Pro, but above all because it does so at a price allocated to mid-range phones.
Its design looks exactly like that of the Xiaomi 13T Pro. We therefore find the same flat borders, the same glossy back, the same square photo module and the same quality screen (AMOLED) as on the Xiaomi 13T Pro. This model “standard» offers the same diagonal of 6.7 inches, for similar definition and refresh rate.
Even the photo configuration does not change, with the same trio of sensors designed by Leica. Whichever Xiaomi 13T is chosen, the user will be able to capture magnificent photographs in all cases.
So what makes the two phones different? Datasheet. The Xiaomi 13T is a little less powerful with a Dimensity 8 200 Ultra processor and up to 12 GB of RAM at most. A combo that in no way prevents you from enjoying multitasking or 3D games in good graphics conditions, without the slightest slowdown.
If the accumulator is also 5,000 mAh, which provides endurance of a day and a half, it is not compatible “that with» 67 W Smart HyperCharge fast charging. Concretely, fully recharging the phone only requires 42 minutes of patience.
The last difference lies in the price. The Xiaomi 13T turns out to be even more affordable than its big brother in terms of its technical sheet since it is offered at 649.90 euros in its 256 + 8 GB version. Among the American competition, we remained at 128 GB of space storage for much more.