Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Xiaomi Mi 11 – 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 11 also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Xiaomi Mi 11
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.8 in (inches) 6.81 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
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 108/13/5 MP
Front Camera 40 MP 20 MP
Battery 5000 mAh 4600 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 888Both phones are using the same processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888.

Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Mi 11 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the second 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,6th Gen AI Engine,Game Turbo 4.0,LiquidCool 2.0 Vapor Chamber,6-stack graphite layer and Graphene layer. 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 11 has the Adreno 660,840 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra battery capacity is 5000 mAh which is a 8.6% (percent) more powerful than the 4600 mAh offered by the Xiaomi Mi 11. 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 11 battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Dual Cell battery, 55W fast charging, 50W wireless charging, 10W reverse wireless charging, Power Delivery 3.0, Quick Charge 3+ and 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 11 is featuring a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.81 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is a 0.1% smaller than Xiaomi Mi 11 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Xiaomi Mi 11
120Hz refresh rate 100% DCI-P3
1600 cd/m² peak brightness 120Hz refresh rate
Always-On Display 480Hz touch sampling rate
Capacitive 4D curved glass screen
Gorilla Glass Victus 5000000:1
HDR10+ Capacitive
Infinity-O Display Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Multi-touch Delta-E 0.41
Scratch resistant DotDisplay with TrueColor
HDR10+
JNCD 0.38
MEMC (Motion Estimation Motion Compensation)
Multi-touch
Peak brightness – 1500 cd/m²
Scratch resistant
SGS Eye Care Display Certification
Typical brightness – 900 cd/m²

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 11 is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 3200 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Xiaomi Mi 11.

The maximum capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is 16 gigabytes ,which is a 33.33% bigger than the Xiaomi Mi 11 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 11 with 256 gigabytes.

Xiaomi Mi 11 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 11 rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 108/13/5 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , carrying sensor like Samsung S5K3T2 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Xiaomi Mi 11
1080p @ 240 fps AI 2.0
10x hybrid optical zoom (#4) Angle of view – 123° (#2)
10x optical zoom (#3) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
2160p @ 60 fps Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
3x optical zoom (#4) Autofocus
720p @ 960 fps Autofocus – 3 cm-10cm (#3)
Angle of view – 10° (#4) Continuous autofocus
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Digital image stabilization
Angle of view – 35° (#3) Digital zoom
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Exposure compensation
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Face detection
Aperture size – f/4.9 (#4) Face unlock
Autofocus Geotagging
Continuous shooting HDR
Digital zoom ISO settings
Dual Phase Detection (#2) Laser autofocus (LAF)
Dual Phase Detection (#3) Night Mode 2.0
Dual Phase Detection (#4) Optical image stabilization
Exposure compensation Optical zoom
Face detection Panorama
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 240 mm (#4) Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 72 mm (#3) Scene mode
Fourth rear camera – 10 MP (telephoto) Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Geotagging Self-timer
HDR Third rear camera – 5 MP (telepmacro)
HDR10+ video recording Touch focus
ISO settings White balance settings
Laser autofocus (LAF)
Nona Super Phase Detection
Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 m (9-in-1 pixel binning)
Object tracking AF
OIS (#3)
OIS (#4)
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 11 has a 20 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Xiaomi Mi 11
40 MP 20 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Aperture:f/2.4
Auto HDR Face unlock
Autofocus HDR
HDR Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Sensor model:Samsung S5K3T2
Pixel size:0.7 µm /0.000700 mm Sensor type:ISOCELL
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 11
5G NSA 4×4 MIMO
5G SA 5G NSA
Built-in 5G modem 5G SA
EDGE EDGE
GPRS GPRS
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) Ho RxD
LTE Cat 20 HPUE
UMTS(384 kbit/s) HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 20
Snapdragon X60 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 11 price tag is $610 (8 GB + 128 GB) or $660 (8 GB + 256 GB) or $720 (12 GB + 256 GB

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