Samsung Galaxy F13



Samsung Galaxy F13 comes with a few notable features and a few very unpleasant features. It’s a lower-budget phone and of course we recommend only the unofficial variant if you have to buy this at all. But the unofficial price is under 15K so many would check it out. Let’s begin with its design. An old style V-Notch, thick chin bezel, flat plastic back side, there is really nothing likeable about it. If you intentionally want something dull, then it’s okay and a good choice. Samsung didn’t make any effort to present a nice, creative design. The build material is also cheap plastic. One good thing is that the screen is protected by a Gorilla Glass 5. This is a bit surprising to have this protection on a phone like this, but well, why not, it’s practical. There is also a secondary noise cancellation microphone.

The screen is Full HD+ PLS LCD and we are overall satisfied with the quality. There is also Widevine L1 support for HD streaming. But there is no 90Hz refresh rate and it should have included this feature. The brightness in sunlight is reasonable. The cameras are its main positive side. There is fine color reproduction from the 50 MP primary camera. Details, sharpness, natural tone, focus all look up to the mark. There is also a useful 5 MP ultrawide lens. Here you’ll see enough clarity but average dynamic range. The 8 MP selfie capturer delivers natural skin tone, fine sharpness and overall good image processing. Both cameras can record Full HD videos without any stability.

The 6000 mAh huge battery is another major highlight. You can expect up to around 2 days backup for average handling and between 7 to 8 hours of screen on time. The 15W charger is okay, but the charging time will be quite long. The performance section is where it completely crashed. A very basic Exynos 850 chipset is used. No matter whether you take the 4 GB or 6 GB model, you’ll see plenty of lags while playing a regular popular game like PUBG. It has a Nanoreview gaming score of only 9 out of 100 (as of December 2023) and a poor AnTuTu (v8) score of 119455. This is a gamer’s nightmare and is in no way recommended for that purpose. The sound quality is pretty average as well. A gyroscope sensor is missing too.