Redmi Note 13 vs Nothing Phone (2): Make Way For The New Display King With Flagship-Level Bezels

The Redmi Note 13 5G comes with flagship-level bezels that are much slimmer than those on the Nothing Phone (2).


From the first-ever Redmi Note launched in 2014 to the upcoming Redmi Note 13 series, Redmi has been continuously evolving the display on the Note series. After all, that is what the Note name also signifies — devices with a larger real estate in terms of the display. The company introduced an 18:9 display with the Redmi Note 5 and a display notch with the Redmi Note 6 Pro. It truly made a statement with the Redmi Note 10 series featuring AMOLED displays with a high refresh rate, which is also found on the latest Redmi Note 12.

To date, most smartphones in budget segments as well as flagships like Nothing Phone (2) continue to stick to thick bezels. That is about to change with the upcoming Redmi Note 13 lineup, set to launch in India on January 4. The Redmi Note 13 is touted to offer flagship-level thin bezels at a fraction of the cost.

Not only does it look more aesthetic because of the narrow bezel, but it also offers an immersive viewing experience to users. Let us take a look at how the Redmi Note 13 is better than the competition. Read on to know why it deserves your attention.

Redmi Note 13: Better Than The Nothing Phone (2)

Before we talk about the Redmi Note 13, we should shed light on the state of the Android smartphone bezels. One of the best Android phones with impressive specs and features is the Nothing Phone (2). It flaunts one of the best displays in the premium mid-range segment featuring a 6.7-inch FHD+ flexible LTPO AMOLED with a 120 Hz refresh rate. The punch-hole panel comes with 1,600 nits of peak brightness, which is impressive. Undoubtedly, the Nothing Phone (2) offers one of the best-looking display panels in the market. Except for one caveat, it has sizable bezels on all four sides.

While Nothing has ensured that the bezels don’t stick out by making all four sides symmetrical, the sheer thickness does stick out. And the fact remains that those bezels are an eyesore. This is where the Redmi Note 13 comes into the picture (pun intended). The smartphone is said to come with flagship-level narrow bezels that take the viewing experience to the next level.

Redmi Note 13 vs Nothing Phone (2): Bezel Comparison

When we say that the Redmi Note 13’s display has flagship-level narrow bezels, we are not exaggerating. We have numbers to back up the statement. The Nothing Phone (2) offers a screen-to-body ratio of around 87%, which is arguably good for a mid-segment smartphone. Even the iPhone 14 Pro offers a screen-to-body ratio of 87%.

However, when you take the Redmi Note 13 into consideration, the screen-to-body ratio jumps to a class-leading ~90%. For context, Xiaomi 13 — known for its incredibly narrow bezels — offers a 93% screen-to-body ratio, which is only slightly higher than the Redmi Note 13. Clearly, the Redmi Note 13 is a huge upgrade when it comes to a distraction-free experience while consuming content or interacting with the screen.

Reasons Why Redmi Note 13’s Bezels Are Disruptive

Simply put, there is no other smartphone in the market yet that offers such narrow bezels and an immersive display in its segment. The latest Redmi Note smartphone not only offers flagship-level bezels on all four sides, but it also has the slimmest 2.25mm chin in the price segment to give you a non-interrupting, immersive full-screen experience. In comparison, the more expensive iPhone 14 Pro and Nothing Phone (2) have a chin that measures around 2.20mm.

Additionally, the lack of a plastic bracket for the display has allowed the brand to reduce the footprint of the handset as well. It also means that the Redmi Note 13 comes with a flat panel that is comfortable to use and preferred by many.

For a phone with a 6.67-inch display, the Redmi Note 13 is just 7.6mm thin compared to the 8mm Redmi Note 12. The latest phone is also smaller in size measuring 161.1 x 75 x 7.6 mm against Redmi Note 12’s 165.9 x 76.2 x 8 mm chassis despite sharing the same display size. It means the Redmi Note 13 is not only immersive, but it is also more ergonomic.

How Redmi Note 13 Display Exceeds Users’ Expectations

The Redmi Note 13 is perfect for binge-watching enthusiasts. Along with thin bezels, the phone’s display comes with flagship features. Its 6.67-inch display is an AMOLED panel supporting 1 billion colours for accurate colour reproduction. The screen offers a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels and a 120Hz refresh rate.

That is not it. The Redmi Note 13 comes with features like 2,160Hz touch sampling rate for seamless gaming and viewing response. The panel supports DCI-P3 wide colour gamut and a 50,00,000:1 contrast ratio for sharp and vibrant graphics whether you are watching videos or browsing through your pictures. All this while being easy on the eyes as the display comes with 1,920Hz high-frequency PWM dimming for eye protection with TUV Rheinland certification for blue light filtration.

So, not only is the Redmi Note 13 a disruptive smartphone in terms of its bezels, but the display itself is class-leading with features intended to enhance the overall viewing experience. Look no further if you are in the market for a multimedia powerhouse.


There is no denying that the Redmi Note 13 comes as a huge upgrade from the Redmi Note 12 and matches that of pricier phones like the Nothing Phone (2) while costing a lot less. The Redmi Note 13 is expected to launch in India under Rs 20,000, which is half of the ~Rs 40,000 price tag of the Nothing Phone (2).

For mobile streamers and gamers, Redmi’s latest offers top-notch viewing and gaming experience. One glance at the bezels and chin on the Redmi Note 13 and you can tell it’s less than half the size of those on its predecessor or the competition. If you are in the market for a smartphone that does not burn a hole in your pocket and promises a premium experience, the Redmi Note 13 should be on top of your list. And the wait is not long as the Redmi Note 13 India launch is scheduled for January 4.