Xiaomi started introducing a Pro+ variant since the Redmi Note 11 series as a model that fits under the upper mid-range segment. While the value-for-money for these Pro+ variants is not as great as the Pro models, it’s a different case with the Redmi Note 13 Pro+.
Aside from being a very stacked mid-range phone, the Note 13 Pro+ has a cool collab with BAPE subsidiary AAPE, where the phone is dressed up with the iconic camouflage print.
To start things off, the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ has an IP68 rating–a first for any Redmi device–and a curved screen design with an option for either vegan leather or frosted glass backs. That makes the Note 13 Pro+ feel more premium than previous iterations, and it makes the phone feel like a proper “lite” version of the Xiaomi 13 series (even if there’s an actual 13 Lite exclusive to Europe).
Aside from having an actual IP rating and a curved display, the latter has a 1.5K resolution, Gorilla Glass Victus protection, 120hz refresh rate, and an in-display fingerprint scanner–features that you expect to see more on a Xiaomi device and not on a Redmi one.
The biggest upgrade on the Note 13 Pro+ is the processor, where you get a Dimensity 7200-Ultra that offers a significant boost over the Dimensity 920/1080 used by its predecessors. To keep up with the Note 13 Pro+’s premium branding, Xiaomi is using UFS 3.1 storage and LPDDR5 RAM for it–again, a combination that you’ll rarely find in mid-range phones these days.
To round up its stacked set of features, the Note 13 Pro+ has a 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP3 main camera that’s paired with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. Keeping the lights on is a 5000mAh battery with support for 120w charging.