Samsung Galaxy A13 Review
Just one tiny, problem. The names Izzi and welcome to the channel. Now lets get started. Samsung is firing on all cylinders this year with the recent launch of the A series devices pretty much releasing the entire A series in one go., Ive reviewed a few of them, and the latest I got my hands on is the Samsung Galaxy A13, which looks really Nice as far as design goes., Actually, this design reminds me more of the Galaxy A32 from last year, thanks to its camera arrangement, which we could also say is similar to the S22 Ultra but Im giving credits to the A32 for this design inspiration., But were not Talking about design just yet., The Samsung Galaxy A13 actually is an upgrade from the A12 in every way. As far as I can tell. Im talking improvements in not just design, but also display and performance thanks to the Exynos 850, which is actually not a new processor.. Its the same processor, on the Galaxy A21s from 2020 and for the A13. This is a good upgrade from the Helio P35 on its predecessor.. Well talk more on the processor and performance later.. This is actually the A13 4G different from the A13 5G, which packs the more powerful Dimensity 700.. I actually wish we got that one, but it is what it is.. The Samsung Galaxy A13 comes at the price of 95000 Naira for the 64GB option, thats just about 170, if Ive done the conversion, correctly.
Theres also a 128GB option which costs more but both have 4GB of RAM.. Now to the box content, we have the essential accessories except earphones.. Thankfully we get a charger, actually a 15 watts charger, so it gets fast, charging., Theres, no screen protector, nor protective casing here.. We still have the headphone jack on the Galaxy A13 and all ports and buttons are in the conventional position.. The fingerprint scanner is side mounted as weve become accustomed for budget devices.. It works well to unlock the device without issues. Theres, just a bottom firing mono speaker, which actually sounds good and doesnt, get distorted at high volumes. Time to take a look at that interesting design on the Samsung Galaxy A13.. While it comes in the same color options as its bigger siblings, its design is more inspired by the older A32, with its individual camera bump.. In my opinion, this is a much welcome design improvement coming from the A12, which had a square camera bump. Its a glossy finish on the rear, so smudges should be expected.. The Galaxy A13 takes a more rounded design approach on the edges.. The A12 was a more boxy and Id say, slimmer. Phone The design on the A13 is more unibody theres, no frame separating the rear from the display. Speaking of display. We also see a major upgrade here.. The Samsung Galaxy A13s display is protected with Gorilla Glass. 5.. I dont think theres any device at this price point with this level of gorilla glass protection.
Correct me if Im wrong. But thats, not all on the display upgrades, it is also a 1080p display, an upgrade from the 720p display on its predecessor.. It is a 6.6 inches PLS TFT display with the infinity v design, actually the same display quality as the higher A23. Got to give credits to Samsung for this one., While its not AMOLED its a much desired upgrade from what we had on the A12, and I Dont think any manufacturer provides AMOLED at this price. Point. Of all the display upgrades theres, one lacking, which wouldve probably sealed this as the best value offering. Its, sadly, a 60hz display, which is actually not bad if youre coming from a 60hz device. But we have the likes of the Tecno Spark 8C Infinix Hot 10T, which costs less and has 90hz refresh rates., But we could also say those do not offer the FullHD display and Gorilla glass, 5 protection or even software reliability. The Samsung Galaxy A13 provides. So I think we can overlook that …. Can we? The software on the A13, is Android 12 and Samsungs latest One UI 4.1 core version.. As of now, I think only Samsung has a device at this price point on Android 12. Youll get the essential One. Ui experience on the A13, with the exception of some features, like Smart View, Secure, Folder and edge panel.. These are features reserved for the higher devices with the full version of One UI.
. We do get RAM Plus here with the option to choose between 2 or 4GB. For RAM extension. RAM plus is basically the device using from the available internal memory to support the base RAM., So thats 4GB of base RAM and 4GB of virtual RAM for the Samsung Galaxy A13.. That should make for improved multi tasking experience without putting too much strain on the RAM.. Youll need to have enough internal storage space available for it to work, though so best use an SD card if youre getting the 64GB option of the A13.. The Exynos 850 powering the Samsung Galaxy A13, like I mentioned earlier, is a pretty good upgrade from the Helio P35 in pretty much every way., Its a more efficient 8nm processor, with much better performance., While not as powerful as what the competition is offering at similar price Point the Snapdragon 680 powered Redmi 10c for reference. It is still a solid one, especially considering that it is powering a very budget device.. The A21s, which had the Exynos 850, was actually the best selling Android phone of 2020. So only time will tell if the A13 will be as good. Performance. Wise Ive had no complaints whatsoever.. For this price point, you might want to keep your expectations low. When it comes to gaming., The Galaxy A13 will be able to run some high graphics games. Like Call of duty at medium settings and run fine for the most part, but still keep your expectations low, you definitely cant expect the best gaming experience at this price point.
It has the Mali G52 for its GPU Battery life on the A13 is actually impressive, and You can expect at least a day of use as its 5000mAh battery is optimised, pretty well., It supports 15 watts charging, and thankfully it comes with the 15 watts charger in the box. In the camera department. Not much has changed, except for it main sensor, which is now 50MP.. It remains a quad rear combination of a 5mp Ultra wide 2MP macro and depth. Sensors.. The selfie camera remains unchanged at 8mp.. It takes good pictures for its price and Id say compared to its predecessor. It looks to have improved in quality.. Photos are good looking for its price and as long as you have the right lighting conditions, you will get great results.. It doesnt have night mode. So I wont recommend using this in low light. Selfies, look great, not the sharpest but Ill say quite good for an 8mp selfie camera. On video. It is able to shoot up to 1080p 30 frames per second from both selfie, an rear cameras. No OIS like its higher siblings. okay. So this is a video on the selfie camera of the Samsung Galaxy A13, its an 8 megapixel selfie camera and Im currently filming in 1080p, 30 frames per second.. Let me know what the video is like and then the microphone quality as well … looks good from viewfinder though.. The Samsung Galaxy A13 is a really good upgrade from the A12 of last year, and I can recommend this as a solid device with lovely design.
Great build quality, great display for its price and also great software support, as this should easily get 2 to 3 years of major OS upgrades.. However, for its price, it has to contend with the Redmi 10C, which costs less and is powered by the more powerful Snapdragon. 680., Or even the A22, which is likely to drop in price in the coming weeks, since we already have the A23.. What are your thoughts on this device? Will you be getting one Or do you have any questions about it? Lets discuss in the comments.