Xiaomi Mi 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S20. Compare?

Hello everyone! The heroes of today’s video are 2 flagships, the Xiaomi Mi 10 and the Samsung Galaxy S20.

Appearance

The smartphones differ in size, weight and appearance. Although there are also some common features.

So, the Xiaomi Mi 10 case is made of glass panels and an aluminum frame. The smartphone is quite large and heavy. Its length is 162.6 millimeters, its width is 74.8 millimeters , and its thickness is 9 millimeters. The Xiaomi Mi 10 weight is 208 grams. A Gorilla Glass 5 safety glass is used at the front. A fingerprint scanner is located under the screen. It works very quickly and accurately. As for the screen itself, it received rounded edges and very narrow frames. In the upper left corner of the screen there is a small hole under the front camera. As for the location of the volume and power buttons, they are on the right side. At the top of the smartphone there is an infrared sensor, microphone and speaker. There is the USB-C connector, speaker, microphone and slot for two Nano-format SIM cards at the bottom .

Comparing to its rival, the Samsung Galaxy S20 is lighter and weights less. Its length is 151.7 millimeters, its width is 69.1 millimeters, and its thickness is only 7.9 millimeters. The weight of the device is 163 grams. Just like the Xiaomi Mi 10’s, the screen of this smartphone is made of glass and an aluminum frame. The screen has slightly rounded edges and a built-in fingerprint scanner. Like the opponent, the Galaxy S20’s screen has a hole with the front camera located in it. Although, unlike the Xiaomi Mi 10, it is in the center of the top of the screen. On the right side of the smartphone there is a paired volume button, as well as a power button. At the top there is a microphone and a slot for two Nano-format SIM cards or one SIM card and a memory card. At the bottom there is a USB-C connector, speaker and microphone.

On the back of the Xiaomi Mi 10 the vertical camera unit is located that protrudes slightly above the body. There is another camera and flash u nder it . The Xiaomi Mi 10 is available for purchase in three colors: blue, pink and dark silver.

Unlike the rival, the Samsung Galaxy S20 has a rectangular block with cameras, a flash and a microphone on the back . The smartphone is not afraid of water. It meets the IP68 standard, which means that it can survive under water at a shallow depth for 30 minutes. Red, gray, blue and white versions of the smartphone are available for purchase.

Screen

The Xiaomi Mi 10 have a Super AMOLED screen with a diagonal of 6.67 inches with an aspect ratio of 19.5 to 9 and a resolution of 1080 by 2340 pixels. It has a refresh rate of 90 Hertz which makes scrolling and animation smoother. The screen has wide viewing angles, good color reproduction and a high brightness indicator, so that the information on it is clearly visible even in sunny weather.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 has a smaller screen diagonal than the Xiaomi Mi 10. Its size is 6.2 inches. Although, other characteristics are better. The Galaxy S20 screen has a Dynamic AMOLED matrix, which boasts more accurate color reproduction. The aspect ratio is 20 to 9, and the resolution is 1440 by 3200 pixels. The screen refresh rate is 120 Hertz, so scrolling and animation are smoother than the Xiaomi Mi 10’s. The screen is very bright, images and text are clearly visible in sunny weather. There is the Always On Display function, color temperature adjustment, eye protection and many other useful functions.

Software

The Xiaomi Mi 10 has a proprietary MIUI 11 shell based on the Android 10 operating system. MIUI 11 is distinguished Ffom the previous version of the shell by its design with smoother animation, increased icon size and font smoothness. The Xiaomi Mi 10 got a dark theme that is integrated into some applications. As for the sounds, now MIUI 11 allows you to set not only downloaded tunes to calls and an alarm clock, but also the sound of rain or birds singing. At the same time, a dynamic alarm clock will produce different sounds depending on the day of the week and time of day. Also, it is worth noting that MIUI 11 got such utilities as Supports Mi Share for wireless transfer of files and applications, as well as Mi Doc Viewer, which supports a large number of text formats and allows you to view and edit files. Another useful utility MIUI 11 has is “Game Acceleration”, which allows you to customize the smartphone during games.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 also runs on the meringue of the Android 10 operating system, but with a different proprietary shell – One UI 2.0. Compared to the previous version of One UI, this shell has received minor changes. The fonts have become better, icons have changed a bit, problems with signatures in Russian have disappeared, the notification bar and settings menu have slightly changed. There was a dark menu mode and the ability to add icons of your choice to the lock screen. In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S20 has a personal assistant Bixby. Also, One UI 2.0 has Samsung Knox multi-level security system that protects personal data from viruses and malicious attacks both on the hardware and software levels.

Camera

The main module of the Xiaomi Mi 10’s  main camera is at 108 megapixels with PDAF autofocus and optical stabilization. It is supplemented by a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle module, as well as 2 sensors for blurring the background and macro photography of 2 megapixels each. Pictures on the main camera are obtained in excellent quality both day and night with high detail and no noise. Video can be shot in 8K resolution with a frequency of 30 frames per second. And if you start shooting in 4K resolution with 60fps, the stabilization will turn on, so the video will be smoother. The front camera of the Xiaomi Mi 10 is 20 megapixels. There is support for HDR, shooting in Full HD and the ability to blur the background when shooting or after.

Unlike the rival, the Samsung Galaxy S20 has a 12-megapixel sensor as the main lens of the main camera. It is complemented by a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens and a 64-megapixel telephoto lens, providing 3x optical zoom. Thanks to this set of cameras, the images on the Galaxy S20 are perfectly clear and highly detailed. Like the opponent this smartphone has optical stabilization feature when shooting and PDAF autofocus. In addition to 3x optical zoom, the smartphone is capable of doing 30x digital zoom. The shooting quality is at a very high level. Pictures are bright without noise and blur, even in low light. Just like with the Xiaomi Mi 10, you can shoot videos on the Samsung Galaxy S20 using the main camera in 8K resolution. The enlarged sensor and a special stabilizer allow you to have smooth videos with no camera shaking. There is a Live Focus function for blurring the background, HDR10 + technology is supported, and there is a slow motion mode. Also, the smartphone has a photo and video editor that allows you to edit clips and pictures, apply filters and much more. As for the Galaxy S20 ‘s front camera, it received a 10-megapixel sensor. Unlike the Xiaomi Mi 10’s selfie camera, it has a fast autofocus mode and the ability to record video in 4K resolution.

Performance

The Xiaomi Mi 10 received the new 8-core Snapdragon 865 processor, made according to the 7-nanometer process technology and the Adreno 650 graphics accelerator. The smartphone plays the most demanding games without delay. T hanks to the new cooling system , it does not overheat, even after a long game process. The Xiaomi Mi 10 has 8 GB of RAM 128 or 256 GB of internal memory. In addition, there is a version of 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory. A slot for a memory card is not provided in the smartphone.

The US version of the Samsung Galaxy S20 also received a 7-nanometer 8-core Snapdragon 865 processor and an Adreno 650 video accelerator. The global version of the Galaxy S20 has an Exynos 990 octa-core processor based on the 7-nanometer process technology and the Mali-G77 MP11 graphics accelerator. In both cases, the smartphone’s performance is at a very high level, so the most demanding games and applications work without delay. The smartphone is available in a version of only 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. Unlike the Xiaomi Mi 10, the  Samsung Galaxy S20 has the ability to install a memory card.

Network

The Xiaomi Mi 10 and the Samsung Galaxy S20 support Wi-Fi standard AX. Both smartphones have NFC modules for making contactless payments. As for Bluetooth, the Samsung Galaxy S20 uses Bluetooth 5.0 while the Xiaomi Mi 10 has a newer Bluetooth 5.1.

Battery

The Xiaomi Mi 10 received a battery with a capacity of 4780 mAh. It allows the smartphone to function at full power all day. The Xiaomi Mi 10 supports fast and wireless charging, and can also be used as a Power Bank because of its wireless reverse charging.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 has a smaller battery capacity of 4000 mAh. Like its rival, the Galaxy S20 supports fast and wireless charging, and can also be used as a Power Bank thanks to reversible wireless charging.

Reviews

I collected the most frequently-mentioned reviews about the Xiaomi Mi 10 and the Samsung Galaxy S20. People note both the positive and negative sides of these smartphones. Let’s start with the negatives!

Negatives

The Xiaomi Mi 10

  1. There is no memory card slot.
  2. There is no protection against water.
  3. It’s big and heavy.

The Samsung Galaxy S20

  1. There is no 3.5 millimeter jack.
  2. There is small battery capacity.
  3. It has a slippery body.

Positives

The Xiaomi Mi 10

  1. There is 108 MP camera.
  2. Its performance is high.
  3. You can shoot video in 8K resolution.
  4. It supports wireless charging.

The Samsung Galaxy S20

  1. Its performance is high.
  2. You can take great quality photos and videos.
  3. It has a large and bright screen.
  4. There is protection against water.

To sum it up, the Xiaomi Mi 10 has a higher battery capacity and the main camera of 108 megapixels, which provides high detail pictures. At the same time, the Samsung Galaxy S20 produces equally decent photos using the main camera. In addition, it is equipped with a 64-megapixel telephoto lens. Other advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S20 over the Xiaomi Mi 10 include the Dynamic AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hertz, the presence of a memory card slot and water protection.

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