We present a comparison of the two best flagships of the season: Xiaomi Mi 10 and Samsung Galaxy S20. Although these models have many similar features, they differ radically in others.
Both Samsung Galaxy S20 and Xiaomi Mi 10 have a metal frame and a glass back, with the most obvious difference being their cameras. Both have a single-lens front camera, but on the S20 it is in the upper middle and in Mi 10 in the upper left. Meanwhile, the rear camera is in the upper left in both cases, but the camera block is much larger in the Galaxy S20.
Other differences include colors (Samsung Galaxy S20 is available in Cosmic Gray, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White and Aura Red, while Xiaomi Mi 10 comes in Coral Green, Twilight Gray and Peach Gold), as well as dimensions and weight (151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm and 163 g for Galaxy S20 and 162.5 x 74.8 x 9 mm and 208 g for Mi 10). So Xiaomi Mi 10 is bigger in every dimension and is also heavier, although this is not surprising because it also has a larger screen and battery.
Finally, Samsung Galaxy S20 is IP68 certified, which means it can survive immersion in water up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. On the other hand, Xiaomi Mi 10 has no waterproof rating.
There is a big difference in their screen size because the Xiaomi Mi 10 has a 6.67 inch screen, while the Samsung Galaxy S20 has only 6.2 inches. Both models use AMOLED (Dynamic AMOLED 2X for Galaxy S20 and Super AMOLED for Xiaomi Mi 10) and both support HDR10 +, but Samsung Galaxy S20 has a higher resolution at 1440 x 3200, compared to 1080 x 2340 for Xiaomi Mi 10. W in combination with the smaller S20 screen, this leads to a much higher pixel density of 563 pixels per inch (ppi) compared to 386ppi Xiaomi Mi 10.
Camera and battery:
The camera is one of the areas where Xiaomi Mi 10 is in some respects closer to Samsung Galaxy S20. Like this phone it has a 108MP main sensor. It also has a 108MP f / 1.7 sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS), combined with an ultra-wide 13MP f / 2.4, 2MP f / 2.4 macro and a deep 2MP f / 2.4 sensor.
Configuration in Samsung Galaxy S20 is completely different, because it has a main sensor 12MP f / 1.8 with OIS, telephoto lens 64MP f / 2.0 with OIS and hybrid optical zoom 3x and ultra-wide 12MP f / 2.2.
Both phones can also record video in up to 8K quality.
Turning to the battery, it is 4780 mAh in Xiaomi Mi 10 and only 4000 mAh in Samsung Galaxy S20 - although you must remember that the S20 also has a smaller screen. Xiaomi Mi 10 should also charge faster, with 30 W of power for both wired and wireless charging, while Samsung Galaxy S20 can manage 25 W wired or 15 W wireless.
Both phones also support reverse wireless charging, which allows you to wirelessly charge other devices. This can be done at up to 9 W in the Galaxy S20 and 5 W in Xiaomi Mi 10.
Specifications and features:
Xiaomi Mi 10 has the highest class Snapdragon 865 chipset in combination with 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM. It's a similar configuration to the Samsung Galaxy S20, which has either the Snapdragon 865 chipset (in the US) or similarly high-end Exynos 990 (in most other regions), combined with 8 GB of RAM (if you buy the 4G model) or 12 GB of RAM in the 5G version.
As for memory, in Xiaomi Mi 10 it is 128 GB or 256 GB, while in Samsung Galaxy S20 you can get only 128 GB, but this phone also has a microSD card slot, which is not in Xiaomi Mi 10.
Both phones have Android 10, but have different overlays. You will receive One UI 2 from Samsung Galaxy S20 and MIUI 11 on Xiaomi Mi 10. These lead to different looks and pre-installed applications, but the basic operating system is the same. Both phones also have an on-screen fingerprint scanner.
Samsung Galaxy S20 and Xiaomi Mi 10 have essentially similar designs, chipsets, amounts of RAM, but Xiaomi Mi 10 has a larger (though lower resolution) screen, more camera lenses and a larger battery, all at a probably lower price. In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S20 has an advantage in some areas, such as 120 Hz refresh rate and water resistance, so the purchase decision can come down to which features you value the most.