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

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 handset has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 64 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor chipset and a battery of 4000 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 Xiaomi Mi 10
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.2 in (inches) 6.67 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System One UI 3.1 One UI 3.1
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/12/12 MP 108/13/2/2 MP
Front Camera 10 MP 20 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 4780 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy S21 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 680, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 680 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2800 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 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 battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 19.5% (percent) less 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 handset is using a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.2 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 is a 7.5% smaller than Xiaomi Mi 10 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Xiaomi Mi 10
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive) 100% DCI-P3
1300 cd/m² peak brightness 180Hz touch sampling rate
Always-On Display 3D curved glass screen
Capacitive 500 cd/m²
Corning 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 is carrying a ram memory of 8 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, both phones have the same ram capacity of 8 gigabytes.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 is 8 gigabytes ,which is a 50% smaller 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 comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 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:256 gigabytes.

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

Rear Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S21 rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 64/12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length 35 mm:26 mm Sensor version – Sony IMX563 (#2) , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/2.0 f/1.8 f/2.2 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 Xiaomi Mi 10
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
2160p @ 60 fps 2160p @ 60 fps
3x hybrid optical zoom (#3) 720p @ 960 fps
720p @ 960 fps Angle of view – 123° (#2)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Angle of view – 76° (#3) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Autofocus
Autofocus Continuous shooting
Continuous shooting Digital image stabilization
Digital zoom Digital zoom
Dual OIS Exposure compensation
Exposure compensation Face detection
Face detection Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Geotagging
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 28 mm (#3) HDR
Geotagging HDR10+ video recording
HDR ISO settings
HDR10+ video recording Macro mode
ISO settings Optical image stabilization
Object tracking AF Optical zoom
OIS (#3) Panorama
Optical image stabilization Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Optical zoom Pixel size – 1.75 m (#3)
Panorama Pixel size – 1.75 m (#4)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Scene mode
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Pixel size – 0.8 µm (#3) Self-timer
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2) Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright
Scene mode Super Phase detection
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Tetracell pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Self-timer Third rear camera – 2 MP (macro)
Sensor version – Sony IMX563 (#2) Touch focus
Sensor size – 1/1.76″ (#3) White balance settings
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2)
Third rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy S21 comes with a 10 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 Xiaomi Mi 10
10 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:1.22 µm /0.001220 mm
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)

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 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 price is $900 and the Xiaomi Mi 10 price tag is $570

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