This is the Samsung Galaxy A13 – Samsung’s latest entry-level A series phone.
The Galaxy A13 is a simple phone that provides a good set of specs, an emphasis on display and battery life, at the affordable starting price of €190 for the 4/64GB model, which we have today.
The phone comes with a SIM tool and a cable, just like the expensive Galaxy S22 Ultra.
The Galaxy A13 is a handsome phone. It has a minimalistic feel to it with its simple design – the body of the phone is made of plastic and lacks any sort of cutouts or shapes. It kind of reminds us of the unapologetically plastic iPhone 5c from a few years back.
The display is surprisingly good for this budget. Specs-wise it’s unimpressive – a 6.6-inch 1080p PLS LCD, with no fancy refresh rate. But it’s great, it’s bright and colorful and sharp. It can even pass for an entry-level OLED in certain conditions.
However, using the Galaxy A13 is all that’s needed to reveal its entry-level nature. It’s not a particularly fast phone and it stutters from time to time. During its initial setup, it was downright slow and unresponsive.
That’s to be expected from the 4GB of RAM and the Exynos 850 chipset inside.
However, the Exynos 850 is an 8nm chip that, in collaboration with the 5,000mAh battery, should provide good endurance.
Another area where we expect some good return on the reasonable price is the camera, especially the main one. It’s a 50MP f/1.8 shooter that should be quite impressive for this segment. We just hope the chipset can cope with the resolution.
We’ll find out in our full review, stay tuned!