Realme V13 Review: An entry-level 5G phone powered by Dimensity 700 and backed by a large 5000mAh battery

    Realme V13 Review: Phone manufacturers make certain models exclusively available in select markets. For instance, Realme‘s V-series of smartphones is exclusive to China.

    Statistics from Penguin Zhikuo suggest 51.1 percent of consumers in China are willing to spend less than RMB 2,500, and 21 percent of consumers aren’t willing to pay more than RMB 1,500. So, it is imperative to come up with an affordable, yet durable 5G phone for these sections of consumers.

    These budget-conscious buyers are more concerned about whether a device supports 5G and the battery size, rather than the SoC performance or screen refresh rate. Bearing a 1599 yuan price tag, the Realme V13 5G phone is a great choice for these consumers.

    The phone packs a large 5000mAh battery and a 7nm integrated 5G SoC Dimensity 700, which delivers a superior 5G experience. You can visit this link to purchase the Realme V13 for $299 from Giztop. Let us check out the 8GB RAM+128GB ROM Amidst Grey version of Realme V13.


    Realme always adopts a family design for its flagship as well as entry-level phone, and the V13 is no exception. Despite packing a large 5000mAh battery, the phone isn’t heavy and it weighs just 185 grams. It is 8.5mm thick.

    The phone sports a 6.5-inch LCD screen with 1080P resolution, and a peak brightness of 600nit. Moreover, it supports a 90Hz high-speed refresh and the touch sampling rate can reach 180Hz, which enhances the mobile gaming experience.

    Since it is an LCD screen, the digging hole and chin are large and it does not support fingerprints but uses a side fingerprint design.

    The back of the phone features multi-layer gradients. The misty rain ash version uses a lens pattern, brightness enhancement film, silkscreen black background, high gloss coating, and other processes.

    The plastic back cover shows the radial light and shadow effect of the glass material under the change of light and shadow. The hyperboloid back cover design gives it an overall good feel.

    The frame of the fuselage is made using PC plastic material. The volume rockers are placed on the left side, along with the card slot, which has a 3 card slot design. This allows you to simultaneously use dual cards and TF card expansion.

    The bottom houses a 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone, Type-C interface, and single speaker. There is no opening at the top.


    The Realme V13 is powered by MediaTek’s new entry-level 5G chip-Dimensity 700 chip. The CPU comprises two 2.2GHz Cortex-A76 cores and six 2.0GHz Cortex-A55 cores, supporting storage solutions up to LPDDR4X and UFS2.2.

    As far as theoretical running points are concerned, the Dimensity 700 scored 563 points for single-core and 1746 points for multi-core in GeekBench5. The CPU performance surpasses the level of Snapdragon 835 and is close to Snapdragon 720G.

    In the 3DMark wildlife testing GPU performance, the Dimensity 700 scored 1102 points, which is similar to the Snapdragon 750G.

    In terms of storage solution, the V13 supports LPDDR4X memory, UFS2.1 flash memory. The AndroBench running score can be seen below.

    As far as playing games is concerned, The Glory of Kings, Peace Elite, and Call of Duty Mobile Games was played on the V13.

    The Glory of Kings was adjusted to high-definition 60-frame mode to play for 10 minutes. The experience was smooth and without lag. The phone did not heat as well.

    The Call of Duty Mobile was run at medium quality with up to 60 frames. The game experience was smooth, with almost no lag.

    Peace Elite can be run at up to a balanced 40 frame or a high-definition 30 frame. The gaming experience was smooth, with a few freezes, but the overall experience was good.

    To check the performance, Yuan Shen was tried on the V13. The Glory of Kings was played for 30 minutes at the lowest quality of 60 frames, and the final average frame rate was 45.8 frames. The hottest part of the back cover was 37 degrees Celcius.

    It is recommended to adjust to 30 frames of medium quality for obtaining a stable and balanced play experience.

    After playing The Glory of Kings for 30 minutes, only 5 percent of the electricity was consumed. Realme V13 has OTG reverse charging function, which can be used as a backup machine to recharge the main unit.

    An 18w charging head is included for charging. It takes two hours to fully charge. Check out the specific timetable below.


    The Realme V13 comes with a 48MP main camera, portrait blur lens, macro lens design, which is ideal for simple shooting. The software provides features such as shooting bright night scenes, virtual portraits, super macro, and time-lapse slow-motion videos for improved playability.

    The image quality of the main camera in terms of good daylighting is good, and the color is pleasing. The 48MP camera offers a greater amount of light, and at the same time can increase the brightness of the picture, making it easier to capture details.

    You can turn the 48MP mode to shoot higher-pixel originals, which is convenient for later zooming.

    Highlight suppression is good even at night, but the night sky noise is obvious.

    You can turn on Super Macro to shoot tiny objects within 4cm.


    The V13 has popularized the 90Hz screen, 5000mAh large battery, and integrated 5G baseband to the price of 1,000 yuan. The 8GB RAM+128GB ROM storage solution, coupled with TF card expansion design makes it further durable.

    This is an introductory phone which is ideal for the elderly and students. It can also serve as a backup phone for some people. You can visit this link purchase the Realme V13 for $299 from Giztop.


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