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

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 phone 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 Ultra also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy S21 Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
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) or 16 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/12/12 MP 48/48/20/12 MP
Front Camera 10 MP 20 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 4500 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 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 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 Ultra has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S21 battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 12.5% (percent) less powerful than the 4500 mAh offered by the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra. 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 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 device 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 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 Samsung Galaxy S21 is a 7.5% smaller than Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive) 100% DCI-P3
1300 cd/m² peak brightness 120Hz refresh rate
Always-On Display 240Hz touch sampling rate
Capacitive 3D curved glass screen
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 5M:1 dynamic contrast ratio
HDR10+ Capacitive
Infinity-O Display Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Multi-touch Delta-E <1
Scratch resistant Display manufacturer – CSOT (TCL)
JNCD <0.63
Multi-touch
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 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 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, 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 100% 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 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.

The maximum storage capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 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 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 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.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
1080p @ 240 fps 120x digital zoom (#2)
2160p @ 60 fps 2.5 cm shooting distance for macro (#3)
3x hybrid optical zoom (#3) 2x optical zoom (#4)
720p @ 960 fps 5-element lens (#2)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 5x optical zoom (#2)
Angle of view – 76° (#3) 6-element lens (#4)
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3) 7-element lens (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) AI 2.0
Autofocus Angle of view – 128° (#3)
Continuous shooting Autofocus
Digital zoom Continuous autofocus
Dual OIS Digital image stabilization
Exposure compensation Digital zoom
Face detection Dual Native ISO technology
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Dual Phase Detection AF (#4)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 28 mm (#3) Exposure compensation
Geotagging Face detection
HDR Face unlock
HDR10+ video recording Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 12 mm (#3)
ISO settings Fourth rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto portrait)
Object tracking AF Geotagging
OIS (#3) HDR
Optical image stabilization ISO settings
Optical zoom Laser autofocus (LAF)
Panorama Night Mode 2.0
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Optical image stabilization
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Optical zoom
Pixel size – 0.8 µm (#3) Panorama
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Scene mode Pixel size – 1.4 m (#4)
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) (#2)
Self-timer Pixel size – 2.4 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Sensor edition – Sony IMX563 (#2) Scene mode
Sensor size – 1/1.76″ (#3) Secondary rear camera – 48 MP (periscope telephoto)
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2) Self-timer
Third rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto) Third rear camera – 20 MP (ultra-wide-angle and macrp)
Touch focus Touch focus
White balance settings White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy S21 comes with a 10 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:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
10 MP 20 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Angle of view – 117°
Auto HDR Aperture:f/2.2
Autofocus Face unlock
HDR HDR
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Sensor model:Samsung S5K3T2
Pixel size:1.22 µm /0.001220 mm Sensor type:ISOCELL
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 Ultra
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem EDGE
EDGE GPRS
GPRS HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) LTE Cat 20
LTE Cat 20 Snapdragon X55 modem
UMTS(384 kbit/s) UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S21 price is $900 and the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra price tag is $700

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