Weekly poll results: Xiaomi 13 duo seem to be a winner
Xiaomi’s 2022 is ending on a high note – last week’s poll shows that the new 13-series flagships are highly regarded and everyone has their fans. The Xiaomi 13 Pro shines with its 1″ sensor, something that was only available on special phones like the 12S Ultra before. The Ultra never had wide release, but the 13 Pro is going global.
Details on this are scarce at the moment and some people are worried about the price – we don’t know the exact number yet, but based on Series 12 they will be out of reach for some. For those who can afford it, however, the Xiaomi 13 duo are strong contenders.
With other great flagships already official (or soon to be), people are eager to see detailed reviews on how the new cameras perform. There were also questions about battery life as the Series 12 lacked endurance. The new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 promises much higher efficiency, which might turn out to be a non-issue.
As for the Xiaomi 13 vs 13 Pro, some liked the smaller vanilla model for its size and for its flat screen. They would have preferred a 1″ sensor to match the Pro. Something both models have been hit for is the continued use of USB 2.0 ports, which lack wired video output.
Others like the large screen of the Xiaomi 13 Pro and, of course, the more advanced camera setup – not just the IMX989 sensor in the main module, but the 50MP sensor in the telephoto module and the 50MP sensor in the rear. super wide too.
As a central element of the Xiaomi experience, MIUI has often been mentioned in the comments – it is a “love it or hate it” type of agreement and the feelings of users towards the skin of the operating system strongly influence their decision whether or not to buy Xiaomi 13 phones.
The reviews also revealed the strongest rivals of the Xiaomi duo 13 – vivo’s X90 phones. The X90 Pro+ also has a 1″ sensor and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip and will take on the 13 Pro. The vanilla Xiaomi 13 has the vivo X90 as its opponent, although the X90 is larger and uses a different chip, Dimensity 9200, so there is less overlap between the two.
Xiaomi hasn’t announced when the Series 13 will roll out internationally. The first order of business appears to be a global launch of the Redmi Note 12 series on January 5, so market expansion for the flagships will likely come some time after that.
We had to wait until March for the Xiaomi 12 series to be available outside of China, so settle in. There is also the open question of the even more powerful Xiaomi 13 Ultra, which may feature gimbal stabilization. It’s just a rumor for now.
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