The Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus and Xiaomi 13 Pro are the latest flagship smartphones with impressive features and technology. They’re not this year’s most modern flagships but they are affordable. This Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus vs. Xiaomi 13 Pro contrast will help you choose your next smartphone by comparing its specs.
Design and Display
With a glass front and rear and a sturdy aluminum frame, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus is sleek and modern. It looks and feels luxurious. Without a camera island, it’s one of this year’s most sleek phones. The Xiaomi 13 Pro, like the Xiaomi 12, has a glass back (ceramic color choice), an aluminum frame, and curved edges. It’s slightly bigger and bulkier than the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus, but not by much. Both phones are waterproof and dustproof with IP68 approval.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus has a 6.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X monitor with 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution. HDR10+ and 120 Hz refresh rate make viewing smooth and engaging. Xiaomi 13 Pro’s 6.73-inch AMOLED monitor has a Quad HD+ 1440 x 3200 resolution. HDR10+ with a 120 Hz refresh rate (adaptive from 1 to 120 Hz due to LTPO technology) makes it stunning and crisp. The Xiaomi 13 Pro has a slightly better display with higher resolution, more colors, more detail, and lower energy usage.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus has a 50+10+12 MP triple camera and a 12 MP front-facing camera, and it has an ultrawide camera, a primary sensor with OIS, and a 3x telephoto lens. The Xiaomi 13 Pro has a 50.3 + 50 + 50 MP triple camera and a 32 MP front-facing camera, and OIS, ultrawide, and includes periscope zoom lenses. Both phones have great cameras, but the Xiaomi 13 Pro’s rear secondary sensors may yield better results in some situations.
OS and Hardware
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU powers the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus’s octa-core 3.36 GHz processor. Based on the configuration, it has 8 GB of RAM and 256 or 512 GB of internal storage. Samsung One UI runs Android 13. The Xiaomi 13 Pro uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset with an octa-core architecture and 3.2 GHz max velocity. It has 8-12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage. MIUI runs Android 13. Both phones have top-notch hardware and apps, so the choice is personal.
Battery and Charging
The 4700 mAh Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus has 45W fast charging and 15W wireless charging—Xiaomi 13 Pro’s 4820 mAh battery charges at 120W and 50W wirelessly. The Xiaomi 13 Pro wins with more rapid charging and a bigger battery.
Price and Availability
The Xiaomi 13 Pro costs €1,300 or $1385 (Php 75,267) in Europe, while the Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus costs €1230 or $849 (Php 68,990) in the U.S. What’s your pick?