Die-Hard Argentina Fan? Check Out the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G World Champions Edition

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Ten years ago, Xiaomi entered the Indian market and has been one of the leaders in the smartphone space since then. The Note series is one phone line-up that really turned things in Xiaomi’s favor. Xiaomi decided to Celebrate its 10th anniversary in India by launching the Xiaomi Note 13 Pro Plus special edition, the World Champions edition. 

Since this special edition of an existing phone, Xiaomi has made cosmetic changes without touching the internals. This India-exclusive edition has been made in collaboration with the Argentinian champion football team. Just like the various superstars from different generations have donned Argentinian jersey no. 10, the Note 13 Pro+ pays its respect by highlighting the number 10 on its back. 

Xiaomi is offering this special edition smartphone with 12GB RAM and 512GB storage configuration, and it has been priced at Rs 35,999. Should you consider buying it? Let’s find out.

Xiaomi Note 13 Pro+ 5G World Champions Edition review

 

Pros

  • Glass back with IP68 rating
  • Bright and Vibrant display
  • Decent performance
  • Good primary camera performance

Cons

  • MIUI with lots of bloatware
  • no microSD slot

Xiaomi Note 13 Pro+ Review: Unboxing and Design

Xiaomi is shipping the limited edition Note 13 Pro+ in a unique custom box for the anniversary edition. Unlike the regular Note 13 Pro+ box content, everything gets Argentinan football team colors here. The box includes the phone and AFA labeled charger, where AFA highlights Xiaomi’s partnership with the Argentine Football Association. The cable also has a blue paint job. For this special edition, Xiaomi has created a football-inspired tool for SIM ejection. The box also includes a placard featuring a picture of the 2022 World Cup winning team with their names and jersey numbers.  

Coming to the phone’s design, Xiaomi has decided to change the touch and feel of the phone. The original Note 13 Pro Plus had a Vagan finish, but now the special edition has a glass back with a smooth finish. The rear panel has Blue and white strips reminiscent of an AFA jersey. If you look at the rear panel more closely, you will see their star alongside mention of 1978, 1986, and 2022, highlighting three World Cup titles that the Argentine team holds. 

Xiaomi has paid tribute to Argentine football legends like Messi and Maradona, who have worn a 10-number jersey in different eras for their team. Xiaomi has inscribed the number 10 on the back of the phone. Redmi and AFA logos also get a piece of prime real estate on the back of the phone.  

 The phone has tapered edges, which make it fit in your hand perfectly. The front has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus for protection, an excellent addition to this price segment device. 

Xiaomi Note 13 Pro+ Review: Display and Audio

The Note 13 Pro+ rocks a 6.67-inch 3D Curved AMOLED screen with a pixel density of 446PPI and a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. Texts are sharp, images are crisp, and it’s easy to see even in bright sunlight.

The Redmi Note 13 comes with Widevine L1 certification right out of the box, so you can watch high-quality content on streaming platforms. The display supports Dolby Vision and looks stunning for all your multimedia needs. 

While all that is great, the Note 13 Pro Plus packs decent stereo speakers. The speakers get loud enough in most situations, but it’s missing some punch in the bass.

Xiaomi Note 13 Pro+ Review: Performance and Software

The phone boots up with a custom theme right out of the box. The lock screen features stills of Argentinian players like Angel Di Maria, Rodrigo De Paul, and 2022 FIFA World Cup Golden Glove winner Emiliano Martinez. The home screen displays the AFA logo, and the default icon pack is blue to match the overall AFA theme. You can change the theme, though.

Xiaomi could’ve added custom ringtones and sounds, as seen in special edition phones. Some pre-installed wallpapers of Messi and other Argentina football players would’ve been a nice touch, too. There are some pre-installed apps (bloatware), but you can uninstall them.

It would have been cool if the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G World Champions edition came with HyperOS instead of the usual Android 14-based MIUI 14. We expect it will get the HyperOS upgrade soon, but having it right out of the box would’ve made it feel more special.

The Redmi Note 13 Pro+ is powered by a 4nm MediaTek Dimensity 7200-Ultra processor clocked at 2.8GHz, a custom chip designed specifically for this phone. It has 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

For gaming enthusiasts, it has a large vapor cooling chamber. In terms of real-world performance, the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ handles multitasking smoothly. Everything from launching apps to switching between them is seamless. Thanks to the crisp display, the multimedia experience is excellent.

When it comes to gaming, the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ can easily handle games like COD Mobile, BGMI, and Need for Speed No Limits. Depending on the game, you can choose between mid- to high-graphics settings, and the device handles it all effortlessly.

Xiaomi Note 13 Pro+ Review: Cameras

The smartphone features a triple camera setup on the back, including a 200-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL HP3 camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. It also has a 16-megapixel sensor for selfies.

As you’d expect from such a high-resolution sensor, the primary camera takes good photos with plenty of detail. In good lighting, it captures nice shots with decent detail and color. The primary camera also supports 3x in-sensor zoom. While the zoomed-in photos are generally usable, we did notice some discolored patches. In low light, the Note 13 can take usable shots. Still, in darker settings, it struggles to capture enough detail and tends to produce grainy edges.

The 16-megapixel selfie camera takes good photos with decent detail. Skin tones look natural, and the portrait mode perfectly separates the foreground from the background. However, low-light selfies can be hit or miss, sometimes resulting in blurry details.

Xiaomi Note 13 Pro+ Review: Battery and Charging

The Redmi Note 13’s battery is solid, easily lasting a day. With my typical day of scrolling through social media and watching many YouTube videos, I got around six and a half hours of screen time. You might get more if you’re an average user.

The 67W charger isn’t the fastest, but it gets the job done. It can charge your battery to 50% in 15 minutes, which is enough to get you through the rest of the day. A full charge takes more than an hour.

Review Verdict: Should You Buy The Xiaomi Note 13 Pro+ World Champions Edition?

Special edition smartphones can sometimes be a bit much in design, but that’s part of the charm for hardcore fans. For Messi fans in India—and I’m guessing there are quite a few—the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ World Champions edition will feel special as it celebrates Argentina and their captain’s most significant football moment.

Even though the exclusive edition doesn’t come with upgraded specs, the unboxing experience is special. If a special edition phone isn’t a big deal to you, the original Redmi Note 13 Pro+ still has much to offer and is definitely worth considering in that price range.

Xiaomi Note 13 Pro+ World Champions Edition Rating: 3.8/5

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Reasons To Buy

  • Glass back with IP68 rating
  • Bright and Vibrant display
  • Decent performance
  • Good primary camera performance

Reasons Not To Buy

  • MIUI with lots of bloatware
  • no microSD slot
Aryan VyasAryan Vyas
Aryan is the youngest tech enthusiast at Smartprix, with a deep passion for technology, automobiles, cricket, and Bollywood. He is a meticulous researcher and writer who write on a wide range of tech topics, including smartphones, laptops, wearables, and smart home device.


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