Samsung has just launched its two mid-range smartphones under its M-Series in India. The South Korean firm not just revealed the Galaxy M13 5G smartphone but also its 4G variant. While we have already covered the specifications and price of the Galaxy M13 5G, today, we’re comparing the more affordable Samsung Galaxy M13 4G alongside its arch rivals – Infinix Note 11 and the Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime.
The highlight of the Samsung Galaxy M13 is its triple rear cameras and a massive 6,000mAh battery – a combination that is an unusual sight in the smartphone industry. Since it falls in the Rs 11,000 to Rs 16,000 price bracket, it is facing a rather tough battle against its Chinese rivals. The Infinix Note 11 and the Redmi 10 Prime come with their own strengths and weaknesses – all of which we will compare below.
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Samsung Galaxy M13 4G vs Infinix Note 11 vs Redmi 10 Prime 2022: Price in India
When it comes to the price, which also happens to be a make-or-break factor in a price-conscious market like India, Xiaomi’s Redmi 10 Prime 2022 just edges over the other two. It costs Rs 11,499 for the 4GB+64GB model whereas the Galaxy M13 starts at Rs 11,999 for the same RAM and storage model.
Infinix is the priciest of the lot with Rs 12,499 as the price tag of the same RAM and storage version. Interestingly, while the Redmi and Infinix are listed with just a single RAM and storage option, the Galaxy M13 users additionally get a 6GB+128GB variant priced at Rs 13,999.
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Samsung Galaxy M13 4G vs Infinix Note 11 vs Redmi 10 Prime 2022: Design
Samsung Galaxy M13 4G’s design goes in line with the rest of the M series lineup. The familiar plain back side with three protruding camera lenses makes the no-nonsense design pleasing to look at. At the front, you get a water drop notch display with a little bit chin below the screen, while the power and volume buttons rest on the sides. Below, there’s a Type-C port and speaker grilles.
Infinix Note 11 seems to have a more matte finish at the back and a more modern camera- something we see in the latest phones. You get a single large rear camera sensor followed by two smaller lenses below it. You see a slightly thinner chin below the screen along with the same waterdrop notch. Both the volume and power buttons are on the right side.
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Finally, the Redmi 10 Prime 2022 has the same bold curves, giving almost the same grip as the other two. Although it has a plain back side, the rear camera island brings the typical Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra-esque look with the main camera followed by three lenses and a LED flash – all placed symmetrically. The front has a punch hole camera cutout at the top-centre position and a slight chin at the bottom. The volume and power buttons stay on the right side.
Samsung Galaxy M13 4G vs Infinix Note 11 vs Redmi 10 Prime 2022: Display
Samsung Galaxy M13 4G has a 6.6-inch screen with FHD+ resolution, which is typical in mid-range phones these days. As mentioned above, you get a waterdrop notch at the top consisting of a single front camera. Unfortunately, this one is not an AMOLED screen but an LCD panel and misses out on 90Hz refresh rate, unlike the 5G version.
If you want a slightly bigger screen, Infinix Note 11 is offering a 6.7-inch panel, which is an AMOLED one as well. So, expect the colours to be more vivid and saturated than the Galaxy M13 4G. The FHD+ screen has 750nits brightness with 20:9 aspect ratio.
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The Redmi 10 Prime 2022 has a 6.5-inch DotDisplay panel with FHD+ resolution. However, you get a 90Hz Adaptive refresh rate panel that can also switch to 45hz and 60Hz based on the content screen.
Samsung Galaxy M13 4G vs Infinix Note 11 vs Redmi 10 Prime 2022: Performance and UI
Samsung is sticking with its Exynos processor with the Galaxy M13 4G model. You get the Exynos 850 SoC, which is made using 8nm. The octa-core processor has an ARM Mali G52 GPU and a clock speed of 2GHz. Powering the SoC are 4GB and 6GB RAM. It runs Android 12-based One UI 4, which is the latest by the firm.
Infinix Note 11 is powered by MediaTek Helio G88 processor, which is not as efficient on paper as the Exynos 850 as it is made using a 12nm process. The octa-core processor is supported by 4GB RAM. Running on the smartphone is Android 11-based XOS 10.
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Redmi 10 Prime 2022 is powered by the same processor as the Infinix Note 11. The octa-core MediaTek G88 SoC has ARM Mali G52 GPU and is backed by 4GB RAM. The software running on the Redmi 10 Prime 2022 is MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11.
Samsung Galaxy M13 4G vs Infinix Note 11 vs Redmi 10 Prime 2022: Cameras
The camera is often one of the key features in a smartphone and Samsung does a decent job here with triple rear cameras. The Galaxy M13 4G has a 50MP main rear camera along with a 5MP ultra-wide sensor with 123-FoV and a 2MP depth camera for better portrait shots. At the front, there is an 8MP camera.
Infinix Note 11 comes close as it also boasts triple rear cameras with the main camera sporting a 50MP sensor. There’s also a 2MP depth camera and an ‘AI’ lens. However, the performance and quality depend on the processor’s image processing as well. For selfies, there is a 16MP sensor so you may get a more crisp image than the Galaxy M13 4G.
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Redmi 10 Prime 2022 gets the cake in this department as it offers the most value when it comes to cameras. There are four rear cameras consisting of a 50MP main camera along with an 8MP ultra-wide camera, 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth camera. At the front, you get an 8MP sensor with f/2 aperture.
Samsung Galaxy M13 4G vs Infinix Note 11 vs Redmi 10 Prime 2022: Battery
Samsung, in the past, has nailed the overall smartphone offering by giving massive battery backups, specially in its Galaxy M-series. We have previously seen the South Korean tech giant launching M-series phones with 6,000mAh battery and the Galaxy M13 4G is no exception. What’s more, is that you get a 15W fast charger inside the box.
Infinix Note 11 has a slightly less battery capacity at 5,000mAh. However, on the brighter side, you get a 33W fast charger inside the box. The charger is claimed to charge the handset from 0 to full in 1.5 hours.
Redmi 10 Prime 2022 gives a good fight to Samsung as it also has a 6,000mAh battery. So you can expect a similar battery performance throughout the day. However, Redmi one-ups over M13 4G by offering a faster 22.5W charger inside the box. In addition, the smartphone features 9W reverse wired charging, just in case you need it in emergency cases. The handset itself supports up to 18W fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy M13 4G vs Infinix Note 11 vs Redmi 10 Prime: Verdict
When we look at the overall performance of the Samsung Galaxy M13 4G and compare it with the arch-rivals, the handset seems like a fairly good offering. With a superior Exynos 850 processor and two RAM options of 4GB and 6GB, the M13 4G seems to have a lead where it matters the most. The 6,000mAh battery tech and software optimisation is also something that the firm seems to have championed over the years. In addition, you get a decent mix of cameras at the back, mixed with a pleasing design that is in line with the Galaxy A series phones.
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However, when compared with Infinix Note 11 and the Redmi 10 Prime 2022, the phone loses its shine a bit. While the overall offering seems good on paper, Redmi 10 Prime and Infinix Note 11 match it and even edge over in terms of AMOLED screen, same battery capacity, faster charger inside the box and slightly better camera combination in theory.
The Galaxy M13 4G can be recommended to those who are Samsung loyalists and want to stick with a reliable brand. Samsung has also been doing really well in terms of rolling out updates to its older phones in a timely manner. It does offer value but not as much as Redmi 10 prime 2022. However, a customer will get almost everything in the Galaxy M13 4G unless nitpicking on certain specifications.
Tell us in the comments below, which one would you go for? Samsung, Infinix or Redmi?