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Samsung Galaxy A13 5G Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy A13 5G Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy A13 5G Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2021, December 02
  • Dimensions: 164.5 x 76.5 x 8.8 mm
  • Weight: 195 g
  • Screen: 6.5", PLS TFT
  • Main Camera: Triple, 50 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 5 MP
  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Release date 2021, December 02
Dimensions (HxWxD) 164.5 x 76.5 x 8.8 mm | 6.48 x 3.01 x 0.35 in
Weight 195 g | 6.88 oz
Body build Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
Colors Black
Battery 5000 mAh, Li-Po, non-removable
Approximate price220 EUR
Screen
Technology PLS TFT
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.5" inc
Screen area 102.0 cm2
Screen format 20:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio81.1%
Screen resolution 720 x 1600 px
PPI /points per inch/ 270 PPI
Other - 90Hz
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 50 MP, Triple
Camera specs
-50 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF
-2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
-2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Functions LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 5 MP, Single
Specifications 5 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
Video 1080p@30fps
Performance
Operating system OS Android 11, One UI
Chipset - MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G (7 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
Graphics processor GPU - Mali-G57 MC2
External memory microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 64GB 4GB RAM
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Nano-SIM
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE, 5G
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
USB USB Type-C 2.0
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 1.27 W/kg (head) 0.58 W/kg (body)
Music and Audio
Radio
Headphone jack Yes
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
- Virtual proximity sensing
- Fast charging 15W

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Samsung Galaxy A13 5G Review

It is a common practice not to pay special attention to the announcement of a budget apparatus. That is why many of these types of models remain out of sight of the user. The manufacturers limit themselves to a typical publication in the media, after which the device goes on sale. It is this practice that should not make you underestimate a smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G. It ranks among the most affordable on the market with support for 5G networks. In the following lines we will talk about its characteristics and outline the main advantages that make it worth having.

Design

When you look at the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G, you immediately realize that it is not for people who want a compact device. The smartphone has large dimensions and hence a large enough screen. To this we must add wide frames on the front side. Like other budget phones on the market, the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G has a massive bottom and a drop-shaped slot for the front camera. Yes, this design is outdated, but it has become a favorite of many. We also know that people looking for a new device in this price range have other features as a priority.

The body of the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G is made of plastic, but high quality. The back panel is not slippery and does not collect a bunch of prints on its own. However, do not seek protection against water.

As for the fingerprint scanner, the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G is armed with one. It is built into the power button.

Display

Samsung Galaxy A13 5G is equipped with a 6.5-inch display. He is not Super AMOLED. The manufacturer has focused on the PLS matrix, which is a variant of IPS panels.

The resolution is low and the pixel density does not exceed 270 per inch. However, there can be no question of discomfort in everyday use. The stock of brightness contributes to this. Its maximum level provides comfortable reading on the screen and outdoors on a sunny day.

One of the solid advantages of the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G is the support for a refresh rate of 90Hz. When you turn on this mode, the interface works much smoother. This will be noticed in the games. Note that at this refresh rate, the battery charge will discharge faster.

Productivity

Samsung Galaxy A13 5G is based on MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor. It is an 8-core chipset, which was announced in the fall of 2020. It is produced by 7-nm process technology and contains high-performance Cortex A76 and Cortex A55 cores. The Mali-G57 MC2 accelerator is responsible for graphics processing.

Performance tests of the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G show that the device behaves perfectly in everyday tasks. With it you can count on comfortable play at medium levels of graphics settings.

The smartphone is available in one configuration on the market. It includes 64 GB of internal memory and 4 GB of RAM. This may seem modest, but there is a separate microSD card slot.

Among the communication capabilities of Samsung Galaxy A13 5G we should mention Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC. The latter will allow you to pay contactlessly. Of course, you also get 5G support.

The smartphone works with the Android 11 operating system and the company's One UI interface. The good news is that the South Korean manufacturer has significantly improved its platform and increased its speed. The number of installed applications has also been reduced.

Cameras

On the back of the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G you will find three modules. The main one is 50-megapixel and is equipped with a lens with an aperture of f / 1.8 and phase autofocus. The photo quality is impressive for this class of smartphones. Especially if you prefer shooting in daylight. In the dark, the results will not be so amazing.

With the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G you can shoot videos with a resolution of 1080 pixels at a rate of 30 frames per second. However, you need to do your best, as the smartphone is not equipped with stabilization.

A 2-megapixel macro module and a depth sensor with the same resolution have been added to the 50-megapixel module.

On the front panel you have a selfie camera, which is 5-megapixel. It will not impress you with its capabilities. However, it is ideal for video calls

Autonomous work

Samsung Galaxy A13 5G hides under its body a battery with a standard capacity of 5000 mAh lately. The charge lasts for about two days. You can achieve three in more economical mode. This is a good result and will definitely appeal to users who do not want to recharge their smartphone every day.

Complete with Samsung Galaxy A13 5G you will find a charger with a power of 15W. Given the much higher performance of Chinese competitors, it is difficult to talk about fast charging. However, this is exactly how Samsung defines it. From 0 to 100% Samsung Galaxy A13 5G recharges in just over 2 hours.

Conclusion

With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G, the understanding that supporting 5G networks is a priority only on expensive devices is changing. This model can be yours at an affordable price. It is equipped with a large display, a good processor and cameras that will inspire you to take more photos and videos.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G was around 220 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2021, December 02.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G is 195 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G is 6.5" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G is 164.5 x 76.5 x 8.8 mm (HxWxD).
No, it is not waterproof.
Yes, it supports fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Triple main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.