Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Xiaomi Mi 11 – Review, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 device 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 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 Xiaomi Mi 11
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.2 in (inches) 6.81 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
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 108/13/5 MP
Front Camera 10 MP 20 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 4600 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 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 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 battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 15% (percent) less 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 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 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 is a 9.8% smaller than Xiaomi Mi 11 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Xiaomi Mi 11
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive) 100% DCI-P3
1300 cd/m² peak brightness 120Hz refresh rate
Always-On Display 480Hz touch sampling rate
Capacitive 4D curved glass screen
Corning 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 is carrying a ram memory of 8 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, 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 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 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 11 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 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 Xiaomi Mi 11
1080p @ 240 fps AI 2.0
2160p @ 60 fps Angle of view – 123° (#2)
3x hybrid optical zoom (#3) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
720p @ 960 fps Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Autofocus
Angle of view – 76° (#3) Autofocus – 3 cm-10cm (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3) Continuous autofocus
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Digital image stabilization
Autofocus Digital zoom
Continuous shooting Exposure compensation
Digital zoom Face detection
Dual OIS Face unlock
Exposure compensation Geotagging
Face detection HDR
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) ISO settings
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 28 mm (#3) Laser autofocus (LAF)
Geotagging Night Mode 2.0
HDR Optical image stabilization
HDR10+ video recording Optical zoom
ISO settings Panorama
Object tracking AF Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
OIS (#3) Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Optical image stabilization Scene mode
Optical zoom Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Panorama Self-timer
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Third rear camera – 5 MP (telepmacro)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Touch focus
Pixel size – 0.8 µm (#3) White balance settings
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Self-timer
Sensor edition – Sony IMX563 (#2)
Sensor size – 1/1.76″ (#3)
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 11 has a 20 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Xiaomi Mi 11
10 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: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 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 price is $900 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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