Realme P1 vs Redmi Note 13 performance comparison: which one’s speedier?

Realme’s new Realme P1 (review) seems to be getting a fair share of the limelight, mainly for offering cutting-edge features. These include an AMOLED display, UFS 3.1 storage, and a snappy MediaTek chipset, all at around the Rs 15,000 price range. The ‘P’ in the moniker stands for performance, and Realme is placing significant emphasis on this aspect. The smartphone dons a minimal look, making it an ideal choice for users of all ages. However, the Realme P1’s biggest challenge is the fiercely competitive segment it occupies, dominated by the likes of giants including Xiaomi and Samsung.

Purely based on performance and sleek design, the Realme P1 (starting at Rs 14,999) competes against Xiaomi’s beloved Redmi Note 13 (starting at Rs 17,999). How do two phones fare, be it daily performance (based on numbers) or gaming? Here’s a comparison.

Realme P1 vs Redmi Note 13 specifications

SmartphoneRealme P1Redmi Note 13
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 7050 SoCMediaTek Dimensity 6080 SoC
GPUArm Mali-G68 GPUArm Mali-G57 GPU
MemoryUp to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage Up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage 


Based on the Geekbench benchmark, both smartphones achieved decent single and multi-core scores. This indicates that both smartphones can handle basic browsing and even moderately heavy tasks, including video editing and gaming. It is also because the Realme P1 and Redmi Note 13 draw power from MediaTek’s latest Dimensity chipsets.

Realme P1 (L) vs Redmi Note 13 Geekbench result.

However, the Realme P1 with the Dimensity 7050 achieved higher Geekbench single and multi-core scores than the Dimensity 6080 SoC-powered Redmi Note 13. Based on these numbers, the Realme P1 may handle single or demanding tasks more efficiently under heavy stress.

Winner: Realme P1


Similarly, in the AnTuTu benchmark, which evaluates the processor as well as the GPU performance, the Realme P1 achieved a much higher score.

Realme P1 (L) vs Redmi Note 13 AnTuTu result.

It is worth noting that the Redmi Note 13 consumed only 3 percent battery, and the internal temperature rose by 2 degrees Celsius during the AnTuTu test. The Realme P1 consumed more battery (5 percent), and the temperature rose by 10 degrees Celsius.

Winner: Realme P1

Throttling test

We also tested the smartphones’ ability to perform under extremely heavy stress via the Burnout app.

Realme P1 (L) vs Redmi Note 13 Throttle test result.

The results above highlight that the Realme P1 was relatively more stable in its peak performance than the Redmi Note 13. However, the latter continued to handle internal temperature more efficiently.

Winner: Realme P1


The Realme P1 and Redmi Note 13 can run moderately heavy titles, including BGMI (Battlegrounds Mobile India) and Call of Duty, without stutters. That also means you can enjoy a host of popular Google Play games, like Candy Crush and Subway Surfers, without any lags.

Particularly for BGMI, both smartphones can offer a smooth refresh rate as they are capable of providing 120Hz refresh rate. The Realme P1 can offer relatively better graphics as it supports HDR in-game.

However, after 30 minutes of continuous gaming, Redmi Note 13 consumed less battery (6 percent) than the Realme P1 (7 percent). The latter’s internal temperature also rose by 11 degrees Celsius. The Redmi Note 13 dissipated internal heat efficiently and maintained a cooler temperature of 9 degrees Celsius.

Overall, both smartphones handled BGMI efficiently. The Realme P1 was ahead for relatively better gameplay.

Winner: Realme P1


Based on the performance benchmarks and gaming experience, the Realme P1 turned out to be better than the Redmi Note 13. However, Redmi Note 13’s big focus is on the cameras, as the smartphone includes a 108MP primary sensor. It also houses a highly reliable front camera. Other things you need to keep in mind, include:

  • Both smartphones will get three major Android OS updates. However, the Realme P1 ships with Android 14-based Realme UI out-of-the-box. The Redmi Note 13 gets Android 13-based MIUI. It is also gradually receiving the HyperOS (based on the Android 14 update).
  • The Realme P1 and Redmi Note 13 come with a 5,000mAh battery unit. The Realme P1 offers faster 45W charging.
  • The Redmi Note 13 includes an IR blaster, which can be highly useful for operating heavy appliances, including TVs and ACs. The Realme P1 lacks that feature.