Samsung Galaxy A13 5G review

Read our full review to find out how the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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Samsung Galaxy A13 5G ревю
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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.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Samsung Galaxy A13 5G specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2021, December 02
  • Colors: Black
  • Dimensions: 164.5 x 76.5 x 8.8 mm.
  • Weight: 195 g.
  • Screen: 6.5" inc, 720 x 1600, PLS TFT
  • Camera : Triple, 50MP
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM
  • Battery: 5000, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
  • Operating system: Android 11, One UI
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer


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 Yes, this design is outdated, but it has become a favorite of many.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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Samsung Galaxy A13 5G and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Samsung.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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