Xiaomi’s flagship phones Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are now official and both run Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 processor. Both these premium devices sport a 108MP camera on the rear and this leads to their inevitable comparison with Samsung’s new flagship device, the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which also features a 1080MP rear camera.
Mi 10 Pro vs Galaxy S20 Ultra: Camera
Both the Mi 10 Pro and Galaxy S20 Ultra have a quad-rear camera setup carrying the primary 108MP camera sensor with OIS. The remaining camera sensors of the Mi 10 include a 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom for portrait shots, another 8MP telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom, and a 20MP ultraviolet-angle lens. The Mi 10 Pro is capable of 8K video recording and up to 50x zoom.
Other camera sensors on the Galaxy S20 Ultra include a 48MP periscope-style lens with 10x hybrid zoom, a 12MP ultraviolet-angle lens, and a ToF 3D depth sensor. The S20 Ultra supports Samsung’s new Space Zoom feature that allows up to 100x super resolution zoom.
The front camera on the Mi 10 Pro has a 20MP selfie shooter placed in a punch-hole on the left side of the screen while the Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 40MP front camera sensor placed in a punch-hole attached to the center. The Galaxy S20 Ultra can also record video at 8K.
Mi 10 Pro vs Galaxy S20 Ultra: Pricing
Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Pro is priced at 4,999 yuan for the base model of 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage, which translates into around Rs 50,000. The 12GB RAM + 256GB ROM model of the phone is priced at Yuan 5,499 (about Rs 55,000), while the highest version of 12GB RAM and 512GB internal storage is priced at Yuan 5,999 (about Rs 60,000).
The Galaxy S20 Ultra from Samsung starts at $ 1,399 (about Rs. 99,800) and goes up to $ 1,599 (about Rs. 1,14,000) for the 512GB storage model, making it almost double the price of the Mi 10 Pro.
Mi 10 Pro vs Galaxy S20 Ultra: Processor, Battery and Screen
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro features a 6.67-inch AMOLED Full HD + display with curved edges, and 2340x 1080 pixel resolution. The Xiaomi screen is HDR10 + certified and supports refresh rates up to 180Hz. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra features a 6.9 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x Quad HD + display with 3200 × 1440 pixels resolution.
The Samsung screen is HDR10 + certified and supports refresh rates up to 120Hz. While Xiaomi’s screen has a higher refresh rate, Samsung’s screen has better resolution.
The Mi 10 Pro is powered by a 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor paired with an Adreno 650 GPU.