Earlier this month, the South Korean tech giant unveiled two new smartphones in the country. Samsung Galaxy M13 and the Galaxy M13 5G are entry-level smartphones launched under the highly successful Galaxy M series. Both of these smartphones come with Samsung’s RAM Plus feature. This is another name given to the Extended RAM feature by the South Korean tech company. With the extended RAM feature, the Galaxy M13 4G and Galaxy M13 5G phone borrows some storage and use this memory for better smartphone performance.
Samsung Galaxy M13 smartphones launched in India
The 4G variant of the Samsung Galaxy M13 packs a massive 6000mAh battery. At the same time, the 5G model of Galaxy M13 comes with a 5000mAh battery backup. Both handsets get Auto Data Switching Technology. This technology allows users to make and receive calls using the data of the secondary SIM when the primary SIM has no network. These Galaxy M series smartphones focus on long battery life and better performance. As for the competition, these entry-level Galaxy M13 mobile phones will compete against the likes of Redmi 10, Realme Narzo 50A Prime, and Poco M4.
According to the Counterpoint Research report, the entry-level Samsung Galaxy M series is top-rated in the Indian smartphone market. The report suggests that the company has sold over 42 million smartphone units nationwide. With the launch of the Galaxy M13 5G, the company will offer the best affordable 5G Android phones in the budget segment. The company took a bold step by launching the latest Galaxy M13 5G phone ahead of India’s 5G spectrum auction. Remember, the latest Samsung Galaxy M13 mobile phone will succeed the highly popular Samsung Galaxy M12.
Samsung Galaxy M13 5G price in India
The entry-level Samsung Galaxy M13 5G starts at Rs 13999 in India for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. The 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant is available for Rs 15999. As for its availability, the 5G variant of the Galaxy M13 is available for purchase on Samsung.com, Amazon India, and other online and offline retail stores. The 5G phone comes in three distinct color options – Aqua Green, Midnight Blue, and Standard Brown.
Samsung Galaxy M13 price in India
On another side of the 5G variant, the South Korean tech giant also launched the Galaxy M13 4G. The entry-level 4G variant of Samsung Galaxy M13 starts at Rs 11999 in India for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage, and the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant are available for Rs 13999.
As for its availability, the 4G variant of the Galaxy M13 is also available for purchase on Samsung.com, Amazon India, and other online and offline retail stores. The 4G phone has three distinct color options – Aqua Green, Midnight Blue, and Standard Brown. Besides, the South Korean tech giant offers a special launch offer of a Rs 1000 instant discount to the ICICI Bank card holders. Remember, this instant discount is available on 4G and 5G variants.
Samsung Galaxy M13 5G specifications
The all-new Samsung Galaxy M13 5G is a dual-SIM smartphone running on Android 12 OS with OneUI 4. It sports a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, and Samsung claims that this display can offer a peak brightness of 400 nits. This Galaxy M series smartphone comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection for screen protection. Also Read – Samsung Galaxy F13 with 6000mAh battery launched in India; first look
Under the hood, an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC powers the 5G phone. This chipset pairs with up to 6GB RAM and carries up to 128GB of storage. Up to 12GB of memory can be used for the Samsung RAM Plus feature with this storage, boosting RAM by up to 12GB. Furthermore, the internal storage supports storage expansion of up to 1TB via a microSD card.
The Samsung Galaxy M13 5G phone has a dual rear camera setup for photos and videos. The 50MP primary camera sensor comes in pair with a 2MP secondary sensor. Additionally, the latest Galaxy phone comes with a 5MP front shooter for selfies and video calls. Besides camera hardware, the Samsung camera app has features like Night Mode, Portrait Mode, and others.
Regarding connectivity options, the Galaxy M13 includes dual-band Wi-Fi, 5G, 4G, and a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. This Galaxy phone gets 11 5G bands. Similarly, the Galaxy M13 5G gets all the necessary sensors, including an accelerometer and proximity sensor.
The complete hardware on the Galaxy M13 phone is backed by a 5000mAh battery with a 15W charging solution. With the massive battery backup, the users can easily enjoy watching movies and playing games for long hours without any battery issues. The Samsung Galaxy M13 5G phone comes with the Samsung Knox security suite for other features. The smartphone measures 164.5xx76.5×8.8mm and weighs 195g.
Samsung Galaxy M13 specifications
Like the 5G variant, the Galaxy M13 4G is a dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone that boots on One UI 4 with Android 12 out of the box. It sports a 6.6-inch Full-HD+ LCD. During the launch event, the South Korean tech giant claims this display can reach a peak brightness of up to 480 nits. The Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection protects the Samsung Galaxy M13 4G display. Also Read – Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 – The Foldable Galaxy Phone
Under the hood, an octa-core Samsung’s Exynos 850 SoC powers the Galaxy M series 4G phone. The Samsung Galaxy Exynos chipset pairs with up to 6GB of RAM. This Galaxy phone also sports a Samsung RAM Plus feature. This feature can extend the RAM by up to 12GB using internal storage. The 4G variant of the Samsung Galaxy M13 carries up to 128GB of inbuilt storage. Additionally, this internal storage sports storage expansion by up to 1TB via a microSD card.
Regarding optics, the Samsung Galaxy M13 has a triple rear camera setup. A 5MP ultra-wide-angle sensor accompanies the 50MP primary camera sensor. Additionally, the third camera is a 2MP depth sensor. The 4G variant gets an 8MP front shooter for selfies and video calls. Also Read – Samsung Galaxy M32 now available on Samsung India official website
The all-new Samsung Galaxy M13 4G gets all the necessary connectivity options. These include dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, 4G LTE, and a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. Similarly, the smartphone gets necessary sensors, including an accelerometer and proximity sensor.
The latest Samsung Galaxy M series 4G phone packs a massive 6000mAh battery with support for 15W charging. The Galaxy M13 4G also comes with the Samsung Knox security suite. With the massive battery backup, the users can easily enjoy watching movies and playing games for long hours without any battery issues. Besides, this mobile phone measures 165.4×76.9×9.3mm and weighs 207g.
Samsung Galaxy M13: First Impressions
The recently launched Samsung Galaxy M13 is India’s most affordable 5G smartphone. In the previous versions, Samsung customers always complained about low RAM and low battery issues, and the South Korean tech giant has always listened to its users. The Galaxy M13 launched with bigger batteries and the incredible Samsung RAM Plus feature to resolve these issues. The company also offers the Auto Data Switching feature on the Galaxy M13 smartphones. Before getting into details, let’s first unbox the smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy M13 unboxing
The all-new Galaxy M13 5G comes inside a regular white retail box packaging. The top of the retail box clearly shows the smartphone’s image along with the handset’s name with Samsung branding at the bottom. The back side of the box mentions the standard USPs of the Galaxy M13 5G along with other manufacturing details. The latest Samsung Galaxy M13 5G comes with the “Make for India” initiative.
Once we open the box package, we get a section with a SIM Tray ejector pin, some documentation, and other paperwork. Below this, we get the Galaxy M13 5G mobile unit. In the bottom section, we get a good quality USB Type-A to Type-C cable for charging and data transfer. Finally, we get a 15W Fast adapter Samsung original charger for charging the smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy M13: Design
The affordable 5G Samsung smartphone comes with a polycarbonate back panel, and this back panel gets a smooth matte finish. Considering the big 6.5-inch Full-HD+ display, the Samsung Galaxy M series handset comfortably holds your hands. However, the back panel does attract fingerprints. Also Read – Samsung Galaxy A72 smartphone price in India, other Indian model leaks
Talking about the physical design, the rear panel of the Samsung Galaxy M13 gets a dual rear camera module which is placed in the top left corner. The camera lenses come with individual cameras without the camera bump. The Galaxy M series 5G phone has a well-rounded frame, and the plastic frame accommodates the physical buttons and other ports. Despite massive batteries, the smartphone is lightweight.
The left edge gets the volume rockers and the power button. This power button doubles as the fingerprint sensor, meaning the handset has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Additionally, both the volume rockers and power buttons offer decent haptic feedback. The bottom edge gets a 3.5mm headphone jack, a primary microphone, a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer, and a single speaker grille. The top edge of the Samsung Galaxy M13 5G gets a secondary noise cancellation phone. Finally, the right edge gets a dual SIM Tray Slot with a dedicated microSD card slot.
HD+ Display on Galaxy M13 5G Phone
The affordable 5G-enabled Samsung smartphone sports a 6.5-inch HD+ display. This display gets a screen resolution of 720*1600 pixels. Furthermore, the display also offers a 90Hz refresh rate. In our experience, the Samsung Galaxy M13 display offers natural colors. However, these colors are on the warmer side. The latest Galaxy M13 smartphone comes with an eye comfort mode. Being an affordable smartphone, it gets a fixed refresh rate of 90Hz. The display also offers wide viewing angles. In direct sunlight, the display is bright enough for good visibility.
Smooth Performance with Dimensity 700
Samsung Galaxy M13 5G is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC. During our initial testing, the Galaxy M13 5G worked fine, and we did not notice any significant issues, no frame drops, or lagging issues. In terms of gaming experience, the smartphone also delivered a moderate gaming experience. We can play graphic intensive games, but not for long. In short, with this Samsung Galaxy M series phone, we can expect a stable performance and incredible consistency. The detailed processor performance will be published in a full review of Galaxy M13 5G.
Galaxy M13 with One UI 4
The all-new Samsung Galaxy M13 runs on Google Android 12 on top of the company’s own One UI 4 skin. The Galaxy M series 5G phone is quite similar to the interface of any other Samsung phone. Overall, the user interface is clean, although we noticed some bloatware on the smartphone.
Luckily, we can uninstall these spammy apps. With One UI, users can customize the looks of the UI as per their liking. The software is the same as other Samsung Galaxy smartphones mentioned above.
50MP triple rear cameras on Galaxy M13 5G
Samsung Galaxy M13 is one of the fewest budget smartphones to launch with a 50MP triple rear camera setup. Under this price segment, it is the latest smartphone to launch with a 50MP primary camera. Additionally, the Galaxy phone also sports a 2MP secondary camera. In our testing, the images captured turned out to be bright enough, and the clarity, contrast, and sharpness were accurate. The Dynamic Range is also decent in daylight conditions.
During the nighttime also, the smartphone can deliver some perfect photos. There is a 5MP front shooter for selfies, and this selfie camera provides satisfactory results. In some selfies, we can get excellent images with many details, such as social media-ready photos that can be directly shared. Meanwhile, the complete camera review will be published with a full Samsung Galaxy M13 5G review.
Big battery on Samsung Galaxy M series phone
The Samsung Galaxy M13 5G affordable phones also accommodates a 5000mAh battery with a 15W fast charging solution. Meanwhile, the battery backup is decent. With a 5000mAh battery, the Galaxy M series smartphone can easily run for one whole day with normal usage. With heavy use, the smartphone can efficiently run for around 3/4th of a day. This means that we need to plug in the charger at bedtime.
While charging with a 15W in-box charger, the Samsung Galaxy M13 5G takes around two and half hours to charge from 0 to 100 percent. The complete battery analysis will be published later in the Galaxy M13 full review. Also Read – Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 TWS earbuds specs and price in India
Auto Data Switching feature
Both the Samsung Galaxy M13 5G and 4G get a new feature, Auto Data Switching. With these Galaxy M series smartphones, wherever we go, we can stay connected, even if the SIM 1 is out of network. Meanwhile, the Auto Data Switching feature allows seamless connectivity. This feature will help users to stay connected through the secondary SIM for calls or data streaming when the primary SIM is out of network.
11 5G Bands for connectivity
The all-new Samsung Galaxy M13 comes with 11 5G bands support, making it a future-proof smartphone. With the coming 5G auction, Samsung’s affordable 5G smartphone is ready to offer 5G connectivity whenever available.
Samsung Galaxy M13 5G: Final Verdict
As mentioned above, the latest Samsung Galaxy M13 is one of the most affordable 5G smartphones currently available in the Indian market. Furthermore, the Galaxy M series phone comes with a starting price of Rs 15999. The compact design, latest operating system, and big batteries are some of the critical highlighting features that may attract any Samsung lover. Meanwhile, the South Korean tech giant has launched this Galaxy M13 as a complete package and successor to Galaxy M12. It could be a good choice for customers who needs bigger batteries and 5G connectivity.