Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Xiaomi Mi 10 – Review, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra device has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 108 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor chipset and a battery of 5000 mAh. On other side, the Xiaomi Mi 10 also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Xiaomi Mi 10
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.8 in (inches) 6.67 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System One UI 3.1 One UI 3.1
Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
RAM 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 108/12/10/10 MP 108/13/2/2 MP
Front Camera 40 MP 20 MP
Battery 5000 mAh 4780 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Cortex-A78, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 and 3 cores of 1.8GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on One UI 3.1 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is a better chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Mi 10 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 3.0,3000 sq.mm VC liquid cooling,9 temperature sensors built-in and AI temperature Control. And it’s running on One UI 3.1 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is carrying a Adreno 660 gpu in the interior and the Xiaomi Mi 10 has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra battery capacity is 5000 mAh which is a 4.6% (percent) more powerful than the 4780 mAh offered by the Xiaomi Mi 10. Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 9 W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 30 W, Wireless reverse charging – 10 W, USB Power Delivery 3.0 and Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+.

Screen

The smartphone is using a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.8 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Xiaomi Mi 10 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 Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is a 1.9% bigger than Xiaomi Mi 10 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Xiaomi Mi 10
120Hz refresh rate 100% DCI-P3
1600 cd/m² peak brightness 180Hz touch sampling rate
Always-On Display 3D curved glass screen
Capacitive 500 cd/m²
Gorilla Glass Victus 5M:1 dynamic contrast ratio
HDR10+ 90Hz refresh rate
Infinity-O Display Capacitive
Multi-touch Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Scratch resistant Maximum brightness – 800 cd/m²
Multi-touch
Peak brightness – 1120 cd/m²
Scratch resistant

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is carrying a ram memory of 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz) and LPDDR5.
In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Xiaomi Mi 10.

The maximum capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is 16 gigabytes ,which is a 33.33% bigger than the Xiaomi Mi 10 with 12 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 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.

The max storage capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is 512 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Xiaomi Mi 10 with 256 gigabytes.

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

Rear Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 108/12/10/10 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35 mm:24 mm , carrying a sensor like Samsung S5KHM3 Camera sensor size:8.17 x 10.82 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/4.9 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Xiaomi Mi 10 rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 108/13/2/2 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , carrying sensor like ISOCELL Bright HMX , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.4 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Xiaomi Mi 10
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
10x hybrid optical zoom (#4) 2160p @ 60 fps
10x optical zoom (#3) 720p @ 960 fps
2160p @ 60 fps Angle of view – 123° (#2)
3x optical zoom (#4) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
720p @ 960 fps Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Angle of view – 10° (#4) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Autofocus
Angle of view – 35° (#3) Continuous shooting
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Digital image stabilization
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Digital zoom
Aperture size – f/4.9 (#4) Exposure compensation
Autofocus Face detection
Continuous shooting Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing)
Digital zoom Geotagging
Dual Phase Detection (#2) HDR
Dual Phase Detection (#3) HDR10+ video recording
Dual Phase Detection (#4) ISO settings
Exposure compensation Macro mode
Face detection Optical image stabilization
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Optical zoom
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 240 mm (#4) Panorama
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 72 mm (#3) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Fourth rear camera – 10 MP (telephoto) Pixel size – 1.75 m (#3)
Geotagging Pixel size – 1.75 m (#4)
HDR Scene mode
HDR10+ video recording Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle)
ISO settings Self-timer
Laser autofocus (LAF) Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright
Nona Super Phase Detection Super Phase detection
Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 m (9-in-1 pixel binning) Tetracell pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Object tracking AF Third rear camera – 2 MP (macro)
OIS (#3) Touch focus
OIS (#4) White balance settings
Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom
Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size – 1.22 µm (#3)
Pixel size – 1.22 µm (#4)
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Sensor version – Samsung ISOCELL 3J1 (#3)
Sensor version – Samsung ISOCELL 3J1 (#4)
Sensor version – Sony IMX563 (#2)
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2)
Sensor size – 1/3.24″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.24″ (#4)
Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright
Third rear camera – 10 MP (periscope telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with a 40 MP in the front.

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

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Xiaomi Mi 10
40 MP 20 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Angle of view – 117°
Auto HDR Aperture:f/2.2
Autofocus Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
HDR
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size:0.7 µm /0.000700 mm
Sensor model:Samsung S5KGH1
Sensor size:5.13 x 6.51 mm /0.33 in
Sensor type – ISOCELL Plus
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
TetraCell RGB Bayer Pattern

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.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Xiaomi Mi 10
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem EDGE
EDGE GPRS
GPRS HO R&D
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) HPUE
LTE Cat 20 HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s) LTE Cat 20
Snapdragon X55 modem
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra price is 1200 (12 GB + 128 GB) or $1250 (12 GB + 256 GB) or $1380 (16 GB + 512 GB) and the Xiaomi Mi 10 price tag is $570

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