Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi takes aim at Samsung and Apple with latest $1,000 device

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In a world where smartphone giants Samsung and Apple constantly battle for supremacy, it’s easy to forget about the other players in the market. Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is looking to change that with their latest device, the Xiaomi 13 Pro.

The 13 Pro is a high-end phone that packs in some serious specs. It’s got a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, a massive one-inch sensor for its main camera (which is made by Leica, no less), and a price tag of $1,000. That puts it squarely in competition with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S21 and the iPhone 12.

So, how does the 13 Pro stack up? In short, it’s a good phone, but it’s not the best Xiaomi has to offer.

The 13 Pro’s main selling point is its camera. And it is a good camera. It takes great photos in both low-light and well-lit conditions. But it’s not the best camera on a Xiaomi phone. That honor goes to the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, which has a massive 1.32-inch sensor.

The 13 Pro is also a bit on the thick and heavy side. It’s not a deal-breaker, but it’s something to keep in mind if you’re used to carrying around a smaller phone.

So, should you buy the Xiaomi 13 Pro? If you’re in the market for a high-end Android phone and you don’t mind sacrificing a bit of portability, then yes, the 13 Pro is a great option. But if you’re looking for the very best Xiaomi has to offer, you’ll want to go with the Mi 10 Ultra instead.

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