Samsung Galaxy A13 review: Intro
One of Samsung’s cheapest phones, the Samsung Galaxy A13 was released 23rd, March, 2022 as a successor to the Galaxy A12 with quite a few significant changes. As one of Samsung’s cheapest phones, the Galaxy A13 will tempt those on a tight budget. We bring you the Samsung Galaxy A13 review.
Samsung Galaxy A13 review: Specs
- OS/Software: Android 12, One UI 4.1.
- Rear camera: Wide (main): 50 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP,
- Front camera: 8 MP,
- Display: 6.60″ | 1080x2408px resolution
- Chipset: Exynos 850 (8nm)
- Battery: 5000mAh; Fast charging 15W
- Colors: Awesome White, Awesome Blue, Awesome Peach and Awesome Black
- Decent main camera
- Decent battery life
- Slow performance
- No 5G
- No waterproofing
- No charger
- No Dim FHD+ display
Samsung Galaxy A13 review: Design
The Galaxy A13 has a simplified design with a plastic construction. The design is all very basic and plastic, as you would expect at this price point, but it’s also nicely curved and really well put together.
The wonders of waterproofing and dustproofing have not yet found their way down to budget phones and the A13 is no exception. You can pick up the Samsung Galaxy A13 in black, white, peach or blue, depending on the part of the world you reside.
Samsung Galaxy A13 review: Display
This device comes with a 6.6-inch, 2408 x 1080 LCD screen but unfortunately isn’t an AMOLED display that you find on most Samsung phones but quite decent for a budget phone. It’s suitably bright, vivid and crisp, and while there’s no support for HDR or anything above a 60Hz refresh rate.
Samsung Galaxy A13: Camera
The Samsung Galaxy A13 has more lenses than you might expect. There are four of them in total: a 50MP wide one, a 5MP ultra wide one, a 2MP macro one and a 2MP depth one.
The main camera, though, is very good for a budget phone. You can get some really great-looking snaps with the phone in good light and with plenty of time to keep the phone steady. There’s no optical zoom but the digital zoom does a passable job of picking out details. It falls down in low light and doesn’t have optical stabilization.
Selfies aren’t brilliant, with a lack of sharp detail. There is also some blurring and warping in ultra-wide mode, and the camera does start struggling in low light. The pictures you’ll get in the dark aren’t great, but they’re usable in some cases.
Samsung Galaxy A13: Performance
The Galaxy A13 comes with an Exynos 850 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, which you can expand via a microSD card if necessary. The Exynos 850 processor is quite slow which is not favorable for high productivity users and gamers. This device delivers quite a decent performance for the price.
Samsung Galaxy A13 review: Battery
The Galaxy A13 comes with a 5,000mAh capacity battery, and with a normal amount of use that’s going to last you a day. This device comes with a fairly standard 15W wired charging rate with this phone, and wired charging is your only option. There’s no wireless charging here, which is exactly as you would expect for a smartphone in this price range.
Samsung Galaxy A13 review: Software
Arriving in the box with Android 12 and Samsung’s OneUI 4.1, software is an area you can’t complain about. As usual with Samsung phones, you get a pile of apps that are really just inferior duplicates of everything that Google provides – including apps for notes, calendars, contacts, photos and videos, and a web browser. Samsung’s own apps for smart home management and fitness tracking are included too.
The A13 doesn’t benefit from Samsung’s extended updates that provide up to four subsequent Android versions, but it is expected to receive two Android version updates to Android 13 and then 14 and a full four years of security patches.
Samsung Galaxy A13 price and availability
You can buy a Galaxy A13 from Samsung from £179/€199/₹14,999.
If you are running on a low budget, the A13 will suit your needs with a decent battery and main camera. However, if you a high performance freak and gamer, the slow performance that comes with an Exynos 850 processor will frustrate you.
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- For those who need an affordable phone. It is a perfect choice for those wanting to acquire a decent smart phone and spend as little as possible.
- For those who want a decent camera. The quad-lens camera is not exceptional but takes pretty good shots.
Not recommended for….
Those who need top performance: The Samsung Galaxy A13 makes use of a slow processor and not much in the way of RAM.