Samsung Galaxy A13 Review, Pros and Cons

Samsung has introduced the Samsung Galaxy A13 4G. The device comes as the successor to the Samsung Galaxy A12 which was among the best sellers for Samsung last year.

The Galaxy A13 4G comes with a Samsung in-house Exynos Processor, Quad Rear Camera Setup, a Selfie Camera Lens in the waterdrop style notch display, and more.

Let’s see the full features, specifications, and price of the Samsung Galaxy A13. We have also listed the Pros and Cons of the device along with some FAQs. Read on to check all the details.

Price of Samsung Galaxy A13

The device launched in three different variants – 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage, 4GB RAM + 128GB Storage, and 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage. It comes in four color options – Light Blue, Black, White, Orange.

The 4GB+64GB model is priced at Rs 14,999 (~USD 200), the 4GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 15,999 (~USD 215), and the high-end 6GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 17,499 (~USD 235).

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Samsung Galaxy A13 Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Gorgeous DesignPLS TFT LCD Display (no AMOLED)
3.5 mm Headphone JackWaterdrop style notch
Gorilla Glass 5 ProtectionOnly 5MP ultrawide sensor
Dedicated SD Card SlotBloatware in the UI
Android 12 Out of the boxPlastic Build (Frame and Back)
Exynos 850 Processor
Only 8MP Selfie Camera
Decent Rear Cameras
No 4k video recording
eMMC 5.1 Storage
Only 15W Charging Support
Bit Expensive

So, these are the Pros and Cons of the Samsung Galaxy A13 4G, now let’s see the full features and specifications of the device.

Samsung Galaxy A13 4G Review

No doubt Samsung Galaxy A13 is a good smartphone but it’s overpriced. At this price, we have better phones than Galaxy A13 4G, so it doesn’t make any sense to pay extra money only for Samsung Logo. In short, if you wanted to buy only a Samsung phone then only you can consider it.

Samsung has done many compromises on its 4G smartphone which can be a huge letdown for most of the users. Let’s go deeper and see what Samsung has offered in its Galaxy A13 4G smartphone.

Display

The display has a 6.6-inches FHD+ PLS TFT LCD Display with 2408 x 1080 pixels resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a 60Hz Refresh Rate.

The front of the phone has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection while the back and frame of the device are made out of plastic.

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Here, Samsung should have provided an AMOLED Panel but they didn’t, instead of that they went with a PLS TFT LCD Display. So, yes Samsung has done cost-cutting in that.

Samsung Galaxy A13 Display

There is nothing wrong with the TFT display but this is Rs 14,999 (~USD 200) smartphone and at this price, it’s not acceptable at all.

As the Galaxy A13 4G has a PLS TFT LCD display, hence it has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and not In-Display Fingerprint Scanner.

Overall, considering the price of the phone, it has an okay-type display and does not have a good display quality. Samsung should have gone with an AMOLED display but they didn’t.

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy A13 4G has a quad rear camera setup that houses a 50MP primary lens with f/1.8 aperture, a 5MP ultrawide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, a 2MP macro lens with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2MP depth lens with f/2.4 aperture.

There is an 8MP Selfie Camera Lens with f/2.2 aperture in the waterdrop notch design display. Both the front and back cameras can record up to 1080p videos at 30fps.

The 50MP primary sensor captures some good shots with good detailing, and there are no issues with dynamic range too. The night photos also come out well.

Samsung Galaxy A13 Camera

The 5MP ultrawide angle sensor also takes some good wide-angle shots but the wide shots suffer in the low lighting. Also, forget those 2MP + 2MP sensors as they are added just for numbers and help companies in the marketing.

Now, if you like the soft selfies then you will love the 8MP front camera as it’s far far away from natural colors and does not capture details.

Further, the device does not have Optical Image Stabilization. So, it relies on EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization).

Overall, the Galaxy A13 4G has decent cameras. It’s more or less similar to the other mid-range device’s cameras.

Performance

The Samsung Galaxy A13 4G is powered by an octa-core Samsung’s in-house Exynos 850 Processor coupled with Arm Mali-G52 MP1 GPU. It comes with up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM up to 128GB of eMMC 5.1 Storage.

The phone runs on the latest Android 12-based OneUI 4.1 skin out of the box which is a good thing.

The phone also has Virtual RAM availability. However, the extended RAM is a gimmick and used only for marketing purposes and has no use in real-life, so forget about that.

As it features Exynos 850 SoC which does not have 5G support, so you will be stuck with 4G.

Samsung Galaxy A13 Performance

Here, the Samsung Galaxy A13 4G is also compromised in the performance department. Samsung should have provided a better chipset but they didn’t, they went with Exynos 850 which is not acceptable.

Overall, the performance of the device is not good either you will use this device for gaming or day-to-day tasks.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy A13 4G packs a 5,000 mAh Battery with 15W Fast Charging Support. Samsung has also provided a 15W Charger inside the box.

Here, Samsung has also compromised in the Charging, where other brands are providing a 30W or 33W charging, Samsung went only with 15W which is not good.

Overall, the battery life of the device is good and you will get a single-day backup.

Audio

The device does not have support for stereo speakers, the single bottom speaker does work but again, it is a single speaker.

Further, the Samsung Galaxy A13 has a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack to plug in your wired earphones or headphones.

Overall, the sound quality of the device is good (not that great) and there are no issues with call quality too.

Samsung Galaxy A13 Full Specifications

Display6.6-inches FHD+ PLF TFT LCD
20:9 Aspect Ratio
400 PPI Pixel Density
Resolution2408 x 1080 pixels
Display ProtectionGorilla Glass 5 Protection
Refresh Rate60Hz Refresh Rate
Dimensions & Weight165.1 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm, 195 grams
BuildGlass Front
Plastic Frame
Plastic Back
Operating SystemOneUI 4.1 Based on Android 12
ProcessorExynos 850 SoC
GPU – ARM Mali-G52 MP1
CPU – Octa-core (8×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
StorageLPDDR4x RAM + eMMC 5.1 Storage
4GB+64GB
4GB+128GB
6GB+128GB
Card SlotDedicated Slot (2+1 microSD)
Rear Camera50MP primary sensor
5MP ultrawide sensor
2MP macro sensor
2MP depth sensor
Video (Rear)1080p@30fps
Front Camera8MP Selfie Camera
Video (Front)1080p@30fps
Battery5000 mAh Battery
Charging15W Fast Charging
Headphone JackYes (3.5 mm)
SpeakersSingle Speaker
Bluetooth Versionv5.0
NFCNo
IR BlasterNo
FingerprintSide-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
SensorsAccelerometer
Geomagnetic Sensor
Virtual Light Sensing
Virtual Proximity Sensing
NavigationGPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS
ColorsLight Blue, Black, White, Orange

Some FAQs

Is the device 5G supportive?

No, the smartphone does not support 5G as it features an octa-core Samsung in-house Exynos 850 Processor which is a 4G supportive chipset.

Is there a fingerprint scanner?

As the device features a PLS TFT LCD Display, hence it has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and not an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Does the device has a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack?

Yes, the handset has a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack which means you can plug your wired earphones or headphones without any issues.

Is there a dedicated SD card slot?

Yes, the Galaxy A13 4G has a dedicated SD card slot which means you can expand the storage by up to 1TB.

What is the RAM and storage type of the device?

The device comes with up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB of eMMC 5.1 Internal Storage.

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