Xiaomi 13T Pro is a powerful smartphone without a flagship price

Wi-Fi 7 and 120W fast charging.

Xiaomi 13T Pro

Xiaomi has launched the 13T Pro smartphone featuring powerful specs inside a thin chassis priced from £649.

The 13T Pro is a cheaper alternative to Xiaomi’s existing flagships yet is powered by a high-end 4nm Dimensity 9200+ SOC, either 12GB or 16GB of LPDDR5X memory and 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of UFS 4.0 storage. Inside the SOC we find one Arm Cortex-X3 clocking up to 3.35GHz, three Cortex-A715 reaching 3.0GHz, plus four Cortex-A510 at 2.0GHz, alongside an Arm Immortalis-G715 GPU.

Such specs should drive any games you throw at it using maximum quality settings with ease. You can expect a highly detailed Genshin Impact at a smooth 60fps. Just keep in mind that storage can’t be expanded via microSD cards. While we are at it, there is no 3.5mm headphone jack, either. Bummer.

Xiaomi 13T Pro - SOC

To bring to life the high-quality gaming potential, Xiaomi opted for a 6.67in FHD+ AMOLED screen protected by Gorilla Glass 5, rocking a 2712×1220 (446ppi) resolution at 144Hz refresh rate, with Adaptive Sync support. Touch sampling rates are excellent too, reaching up to 480Hz. This display is rated for 1,200nits typical brightness in HBM mode, with peak brightness hitting 2,600nits.

Xiaomi 13T Pro - Colours

The 13T Pro will be available in Black, Meadow Green, and Alpine Blue colours. The first two measure 162.2mm x 75.7mm x 8.49mm, tipping the scale at 206g featuring a glass back, with the latter being a hair thicker yet weighing only 200g thanks to a textured vegan leather back. If you don’t like having a fingerprint magnet in your hands, the Alpine Blue may be the way to go.

Xiaomi 13T Pro - Cam app

The camera section boasts a Leica optical lens, carrying a 50MP main shooter with 24mm focal length and optical image stabilisation, a 50MP telephoto rocking 50mm focal, plus a 12MP ultra-wide, not to forget the front 20MP. For video, we can record up to 8K 24fps. I just wish brands would find a way to tuck these inside the frame instead of having those annoying bumps, so we can finally put the phone on a table without it wobbling all over the place. Nothing a case can’t fix, mind.

In terms of connectivity, we get 5G with dual SIM and eSIM support, Bluetooth 5.4, and the latest Wi-Fi 7.

Xiaomi 13T Pro - Charging

These phones are powered by a 5,000mAh battery rated for up to 17 hours of video playback, rechargeable to 100 per cent in only 19 minutes thanks to 120W fast charging. A 120W adapter is included in the box alongside a basic transparent protective case.

Lastly, on the OS side, we get MIUI 14 on top of Android 13, with Xiaomi guaranteeing four Android updates alongside five years of security updates, meaning you should be covered until at least 2028. Nice.

The Xiaomi 13T Pro is available from Amazon starting at £649 for a 256GB model or £699 for 512GB.