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

The new Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max phone has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 12 MP, Apple A14 Bionic processor chipset and a battery of 3687 mAh. On other side, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.7 in (inches) 6.67 in (inches)
Processor Apple A14 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System iOS 14.1 iOS 14.1
Resolution 1284 x 2778 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
RAM 6 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 12/12/12/TOF MP 48/48/20/12 MP
Front Camera 12 MP 20 MP
Battery 3687 mAh 4500 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 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 and Next-generation Neural Engine. Running on iOS 14.1 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 14.1 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 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 Pro Max battery capacity is 3687 mAh which is a 22% (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 – 15W, Qi wireless charging – 7.5W 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 1284 x 2778 pixels and a screen size of 6.7 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 Pro Max is a 0.4% bigger than Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
1200 cd/m² peak brightness 100% DCI-P3
2000000:1 120Hz refresh rate
800 cd/m² typical brightness 240Hz touch sampling rate
Capacitive 3D curved glass screen
Ceramic Shield 5M:1 dynamic contrast ratio
Display manufacturer – Samsung Capacitive
Dolby Vision Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Haptic Touch Delta-E <1
HDR10 Display manufacturer – CSOT (TCL)
Multi-touch JNCD <0.63
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating Multi-touch
Scratch resistant Peak brightness – 1120 cd/m²
Super Retina XDR Scratch resistant
True tone display TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification
Wide color display (P3) Typical brightness – 800 cd/m²
Wide color gamut

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 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 Pro Max gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 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 Pro Max comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity: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 Pro Max rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 12/12/12/TOF MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 , of 26 mm , a pixel size of 1.7 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.6 f/2.4 f/2.2 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 Pro Max Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
1080p @ 240 fps 120x digital zoom (#2)
10x digital zoom (#2) 2.5 cm shooting distance for macro (#3)
2.5x optical zoom (#3) 2x optical zoom (#4)
5-element lens (#2) 5-element lens (#2)
5x optical zoom range (#3) 5x optical zoom (#2)
6-element lens (#3) 6-element lens (#4)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 7-element lens (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3) AI 2.0
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Angle of view – 128° (#3)
Autofocus Autofocus
Continuous autofocus Continuous autofocus
Continuous shooting Digital image stabilization
Digital zoom Digital zoom
Dolby Vision HDR video recording Dual Native ISO technology
Exposure compensation Dual Phase Detection AF (#4)
Face detection Exposure compensation
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Face detection
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 65 mm (#3) Face unlock
Geotagging Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 12 mm (#3)
HDR Fourth rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto portrait)
ISO settings Geotagging
LiDAR scanner (ToF 3D depth) HDR
Macro mode ISO settings
Night Mode Laser autofocus (LAF)
OIS (#3) Night Mode 2.0
Optical image stabilization Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom Optical zoom
Panorama Panorama
PDAF (#3) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Pixel size – 1.4 m (#4)
Pixel size – 1.0 m (#3) Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) (#2)
RAW Pixel size – 2.4 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Sapphire crystal lens cover Scene mode
Scene mode Secondary rear camera – 48 MP (periscope telephoto)
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Self-timer
Self-timer Third rear camera – 20 MP (ultra-wide-angle and macrp)
Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#3) Touch focus
Sensor size – 1/3.6″ (#2) White balance settings
Sensor-shift OIS
Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 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 Pro Max Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
1080p @ 120 fps 20 MP
12 MP Angle of view – 117°
Aperture:f/2.2 Aperture:f/2.2
Cinematic video stabilization Face unlock
Deep Fusion HDR
Digital image stabilization Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm
Face detection Sensor model:Samsung S5K3T2
Face unlock Sensor type:ISOCELL
HDR
Night Mode
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 Pro Max Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
EDGE EDGE
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) GPRS
Gigabit-class LTE with 2×2 MIMO and LAA HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
GPRS LTE Cat 20
HSPA+(5.76/ 42.2 Mbit/s) Snapdragon X55 modem
LTE UMTS(384 kbit/s)
LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s)
TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max price is $1300 and the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra price tag is $700

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