Apple iPhone 12 mini vs Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra – Review, specifications and prices

The new Apple iPhone 12 mini handset has a 2 camera setup with a main lens of 12 MP, Apple A14 Bionic processor chipset and a battery of 15 mAh. On other side, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Apple iPhone 12 mini Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
Phones specifications
Screen Display 5.4 in (inches) 6.67 in (inches)
Processor Apple A14 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System iOS 14 iOS 14
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
RAM 6 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 12/12 MP 48/48/20/12 MP
Front Camera 12 MP 20 MP
Battery 15 mAh 4500 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Apple iPhone 12 mini runs on Apple A14 Bionic chipset and the processor has a total of 6 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.65 GHz Firestorm and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Icestorm. It has a maximum CPU frequency of . Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on iOS 14 operating system.

The Apple A14 BionicBoth phones are using the same processor, Apple A14 Bionic. the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,5th Gen AI Engine,Game Turbo 4.0,LiquidCool 2.0 Vapor Chamber,6-stack graphite layer and Graphene layer. And it’s running on iOS 14 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Apple iPhone 12 mini is carrying a Apple GPU,4 cores gpu in the interior and the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Apple iPhone 12 mini battery capacity is 15 mAh which is a 29900% (percent) less powerful than the 4500 mAh offered by the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra. Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, MagSafe wireless charging – 15 W, Qi wireless charging – 7.5 W and USB Power Delivery 3.0.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Dual Cell battery, 120W fast charging, 50W wireless charging, 10W reverse wireless charging and TÜV Rheinland 3.0 certification for fast charging.

Screen

The handset is using a OLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 5.4 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is featuring a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.67 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Apple iPhone 12 mini is a 23.5% smaller than Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 mini Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
1200 cd/m² peak brightness 100% DCI-P3
2000000:1 120Hz refresh rate
625 cd/m² typical brightness 240Hz touch sampling rate
Capacitive 3D curved glass screen
Ceramic Shield 5M:1 dynamic contrast ratio
Haptic Touch Capacitive
Multi-touch Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating Delta-E <1
Scratch resistant Display manufacturer – CSOT (TCL)
Super Retina XDR JNCD <0.63
True tone display Multi-touch
Wide color display (P3) Peak brightness – 1120 cd/m²
Scratch resistant
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification
Typical brightness – 800 cd/m²

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Apple iPhone 12 mini is carrying a ram memory of 6 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Apple iPhone 12 mini gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Apple iPhone 12 mini is 6 gigabytes ,which is a 166.66% smaller than the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra with 16 gigabytes

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Apple iPhone 12 mini comes with or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Apple iPhone 12 mini gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra.

The maximum storage capacity offered by the Apple iPhone 12 mini is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% less than the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra with 512 gigabytes

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Apple iPhone 12 mini rear camera setup is composed by 2 lenses of 12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length 35 mm:26 mm , a pixel size of 1.7 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.6 f/2.4 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 48/48/20/12 MP , the flash type is Triple LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 12 mm (#3) , carrying sensor like Samsung S5K3T2 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.9 f/4.1 f/2.2 f/2.0 respectively.

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Apple iPhone 12 mini Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
1080p @ 240 fps 120x digital zoom (#2)
2x optical zoom 2.5 cm shooting distance for macro (#3)
5-element lens (#2) 2x optical zoom (#4)
5x digital zoom 5-element lens (#2)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 5x optical zoom (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) 6-element lens (#4)
Autofocus 7-element lens (#3)
Cinematic video stabilization AI 2.0
Continuous autofocus Angle of view – 128° (#3)
Continuous shooting Autofocus
Deep Fusion Continuous autofocus
Digital zoom Digital image stabilization
Dolby Vision HDR video recording Digital zoom
Exposure compensation Dual Native ISO technology
Face detection Dual Phase Detection AF (#4)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Exposure compensation
Geotagging Face detection
HDR Face unlock
ISO settings Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 12 mm (#3)
Macro mode Fourth rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto portrait)
Night Mode Geotagging
Optical image stabilization HDR
Optical zoom ISO settings
Panorama Laser autofocus (LAF)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Night Mode 2.0
Quad-LED flash Optical image stabilization
RAW Optical zoom
Sapphire crystal lens cover Panorama
Scene mode Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Pixel size – 1.4 m (#4)
Self-timer Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) (#2)
Sensor size – 1/3.6″ (#2) Pixel size – 2.4 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Touch focus Scene mode
White balance settings Secondary rear camera – 48 MP (periscope telephoto)
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 20 MP (ultra-wide-angle and macrp)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Apple iPhone 12 mini comes with a 12 MP in the front.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra has a 20 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 mini Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
1080p @ 120 fps 20 MP
12 MP Angle of view – 117°
Aperture:f/2.0.2 Aperture:f/2.2
Cinematic video stabilization Face unlock
Deep Fusion HDR
Face unlock Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm
HDR Sensor model:Samsung S5K3T2
Night Mode Sensor type:ISOCELL
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Apple iPhone 12 mini Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
Built-in 5G modem 5G NSA
EDGE 5G SA
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) EDGE
Gigabit-class LTE with 2×2 MIMO and LAA GPRS
GPRS HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42.2 Mbit/s) LTE Cat 20
LTE Cat 18(221.0/1.2 Gbit/s) Snapdragon X55 modem
LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s) UMTS(384 kbit/s)
Sub6/mmWave – A2172
TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Apple iPhone 12 mini price is $700 and the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra price tag is $700

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