Samsung Galaxy A13 review
Can it still deliver a solid experience, or is it more of an exercise in frustration? Im will for gsm, marina and lets find out in our galaxy a13 review Music. The entry level galaxy a13 is not the cheapest new samsung. You can get right now, but its close here we have the 4g version, theres, also a 5g one which has a different chipset. The phone has a glossy plastic unibody which isnt flimsy, but feels far from premium. I wish it was a bit grippier too. The galaxy a13s fingerprint reader is integrated with the power button on the side, its fast and responsive theres, a timeout between unlocks but thats, not an issue for regular use. The screen of the a13 is a 6.6 inch pls lcd with gorilla glass, 5 protection. A 1080p resolution and a standard 60hz refresh rate because it doesnt have a high refresh rate movement on this display is less smooth than on more premium phones. But even beyond that, the pixel response is pretty sluggish and this results in ghosting and smearing when youre swiping around still. This display is okay for the budget. You dont get hdr support and the colors arent very accurate, nor are they adjustable, but the resolution is higher than many competitors which have 720p screens and brightness is decent for the class we measured 500 nits maximum with the manual slider. Auto brightness is a different story. The a13 doesnt have an ambient light sensor and tries to make adjustments by leveraging the selfie camera.
This doesnt work. Well, the readings dont come too often, so it only changes once in a while and a lot of the time, its simply unresponsive. The chipset of the galaxy a13 is nothing impressive, in fact, its probably the most disappointing aspect of this device, its an exynos 850 built upon an 8 nanometer process and performance wise. It sits at the bottom of the charts, even in this budget class. The phone struggles in cpu tests, but is especially underpowered in the gpu department. Even if you dont care about gaming, the galaxy a13 often lags and stutters when performing basic tasks, and even when navigating the home screen, it seems that the exynos 850s gpu cant really handle the high resolution. 1080P display and the whole experience suffers for it. Thats too bad, because one of the main reasons to go for a galaxy phone at this price is its samsung software package. The a13 runs one ui 4.1 core, which provides most of the features you get on the higher end samsung devices. You are missing a few things such as smart widgets, edge panels, samsung pay and bixby, but the heart of the samsung experience is here just a little on the slow side. Also samsung hasnt said anything specific about software. Support down the line so well have to see how long the a13 receives regular updates for audio the galaxy a13 has a headphone jack and a single bottom firing loudspeaker, the speaker scored just average on our loudness chart.
The quality of the sound is decent overall, but theres, no bass, Music and the galaxy a13 can come with either 32 64 or 128 gigs of storage, which is easily expandable through microsd card battery. Life is quite good on the galaxy a13, with a 5 000 milliamp hour battery, it was able to score a 114 hour endurance rating in our proprietary test. Charging is nothing impressive, though theres support for up to 15 watt charging, but you dont get an adapter in the box using a 25 watt samsung charger. We were only able to take the a13 from zero to 27 in half an hour now on to the cameras. The galaxy a13 has a 50 megapixel main cam, a 5 megapixel ultra wide shooter, a 2 megapixel macro cam and a depth sensor. The main cams photos come out at 12.5, megapixels and theyre solid, especially for a budget phone theres plenty of resolved, detail and good sharpness. True to life colors and wide enough dynamic range portrait, shots come from the main camera with the help of the depth sensor, but for some reason they have an 8 megapixel resolution. These are good and subject. Separation is decent with just the occasional mistake. 5 megapixel photos from the ultra wide cam are only ok, you get the desired wide field of view, but these photos are soft and lacking in detail with limited dynamic range. Two megapixel close ups from the macro cam, have about the detail level.
Youd expect at this resolution and the fixed focus means that shooting takes a lot of trial and error in low light. Shots from the main camera are decent theres a good amount of detail, sharpening isnt too aggressive and noise is minimal. The biggest issue is the limited, dynamic range light sources are often blown out and shadows are underdeveloped and theres no night mode available to help things out. The ultrawide camera struggles a lot in low light shots. Look quite soft and noisy selfies from the 8 megapixel front facing cam are good theres plenty of detail and nicely rendered colors videos can be captured in up to 1080p resolution at 30. Fps footage from the main camera looks good with plenty of detail and sharpness. True to life colors and decent dynamic range, video from the ultra wide camera is usable with good, looking colors and reasonable level of detail. Unfortunately, there is no video stabilization on the galaxy a13 at all, and footage can come out quite shaky as a result, so thats the samsung galaxy a13. You get solid battery life and the cameras do a pretty good job too. But the problem is, this: phone is just too slow. You have that sluggish pixel response of the display, and then the stutters and hiccups which come up even when performing basic tasks and on top of it all the a13 isnt, even that cheap. There are quite a few alternatives available and wed recommend looking into those.