Xiaomi’s newest flagships, Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro recently made their debut in the Philippines. Both are equipped with professional-grade optical lenses, advanced software, and powerful processors for an exceptional photography experience.
According to Xiaomi Philippines Marketing Head Tomi Adrias, the Xiaomi 13 Series is a game-changer that will take mobile photography to new heights, allowing enthusiasts and professionals to capture the world in a whole new light. The devices feature Leica co-engineered cameras, delivering a pro-grade smartphone photography experience. The camera system’s hardware and image quality to UI/UX design have been created in collaboration with Leica to deliver a premium photography experience.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro features a Leica Vario-Summicron camera system with focal lengths ranging from 14mm to 75mm. It has a 23mm wide-angle main camera with a 1-inch IMX989 sensor, a 75mm floating telephoto camera, and a 14mm ultra-wide-angle camera. The IMX989 sensor is the largest ever used in a smartphone, and the 75mm telephoto lens uses a floating lens design with DSLR-level internal focusing technology. Xiaomi 13 has an optical zoom range of 0.6x to 3.2x and features a 75mm telephoto lens. The Master-Lens System offers optimal focal length and depth of field to capture flawless portraits.
Users can choose between two photographic styles – Leica Authentic Look, and Leica Vibrant Look – that maintain accuracy while giving moderate saturation. Xiaomi 13 Pro supports 10-Bit RAW DNG Camera and Color Profiles designed by Adobe, providing professionals greater flexibility in post-editing with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
Dazzling speed, reliable power with Xiaomi Surge
Both the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro offer top-notch computational photography with Xiaomi Imaging Engine, fast photo capture, ProFocus for moving subjects, 4K Ultra Night Videos, and HyperOIS video stabilization for exceptional video quality. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform powers both devices, boosting graphics and CPU performance by significant margins compared to the previous generation.
The Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro come with Surge battery management systems, with 4,500mAh and 4,820mAh batteries, respectively. The Xiaomi 13 supports 67W wired and 50W wireless turbo charging, while the Xiaomi 13 Pro charges to 100% in 19 minutes with 120W HyperCharge.
Minimalistic design, best-in-class display
Both devices feature an all-new minimalistic design language highlighting their powerful technological capabilities. The Xiaomi 13 comes in Black, White, and Flora Green, with a 93.3% screen-to-body ratio and ultra-thin bezels, offering an incredible viewing experience on its 6.36″ FHD+ AMOLED display with E6 material for top-notch color accuracy and brightness while saving power.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro flaunts a sleek 3D-curved ceramic body in Ceramic White and Black, perfect for a smooth transition into camera mode. Its 6.73″ WQHD+ AMOLED display is a stunner with 120Hz refresh rate and TrueColor accuracy, reaching 1,200 nits full-screen brightness and 1,900 nits’ peak brightness. It also boasts support for Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Atmos for a fully immersive audiovisual experience. Both devices are IP68 rated for water and dust resistance.
Xiaomi 13 Pro and Xiaomi 13 offer 3 Android updates, 5 years of security patches, 6 months of free Google One cloud storage of up to 2TB, YouTube Premium, and digital car key support. Users of both devices also get a free out-of-warranty repair within the first year of purchase.
In addition, Xiaomi offers International Warranty Service in 40+ markets for a better after-sales experience. Global warranty service is available for Xiaomi 13 Pro users who meet warranty conditions at any authorized service provider.
Xiaomi 13 Pro and Xiaomi 13 Pricing and Availability
Xiaomi 13 (8GB+256GB) comes in Black, White, and Flora Green colors and is priced at PHP 44,999, while the Xiaomi 13 Pro (12GB+256GB) comes in Ceramic Black and Ceramic White Colors and is priced at PHP 59,999. Both come with a FREE Xiaomi Watch S1 Active worth PHP 8,999.
Those who pre-order from March 3 to 10 will also get 2TB of FREE Google one cloud storage for 6 months. For financing, Home Credit offers 0% interest for up to 18 months installment.
Get the Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro via Xiaomi Authorized Stores and retail partners nationwide, and at Xiaomi’s official stores on Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok.
Check out our full review of the Xiaomi 13 Pro here.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.