Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – Analysis, specs and prices

The new Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra device has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 48 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor chipset and a battery of 4500 mAh. On other side, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G

Processor and Operating System

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset and the 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. Running on MIUI 12 operating system.

The Mi 10 Ultra is using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. Meanwhile the Note 20 Ultra has a better processor, the 865 Plus version.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 3.09 GHz Kryo 485, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 485 and 4 cores of 1.80 GHz Kryo 485. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 3090 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on MIUI 12 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) gpu in the interior and the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G has the Qualcomm Adreno 650 graphics processor.

Battery

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra battery capacity is 4500 mAh, which is the same as Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G. Some features 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G battery 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.

Screen

The device is using a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.67 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3088 pixels and a screen size of 6.9 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is a 3.4% smaller than Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
100% DCI-P3 120Hz refresh rate
120Hz refresh rate Always-On Display
240Hz touch sampling rate Capacitive
3D curved glass screen Corning Gorilla Glass 6
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 Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is carrying a ram memory of 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G.

The maximum capacity offered by the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is 16 gigabytes ,which is a 33.33% bigger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G with 12 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Xiaomi Mi 10 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.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:512 gigabytes.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 48/48/20/12 MP , the flash type is Triple LED , a focal length (35 , of 12 mm (#3) , carrying a 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.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra camera
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra camera

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 108/12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 25 mm , carrying sensor like Samsung S5KHM1 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/3.0 respectively.

Samsung galaxy note 20 ultra camera
Samsung galaxy note 20 ultra camera
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
120x digital zoom (#2) 1080p @ 240 fps
2.5 cm shooting distance for macro (#3) 20x digital zoom (#3)
2x optical zoom (#4) 2160p @ 60 fps
5-element lens (#2) 50x Super Resolution Zoom (#3)
5x optical zoom (#2) 5x optical zoom (#3)
6-element lens (#4) 720p @ 960 fps
7-element lens (#3) Angle of view – 120° (#2)
AI 2.0 Angle of view – 20° (#3)
Angle of view – 128° (#3) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Autofocus Aperture size – f/3.0 (#3)
Continuous autofocus Autofocus
Digital image stabilization Continuous autofocus
Digital zoom Continuous shooting
Dual Native ISO technology Digital image stabilization
Dual Phase Detection AF (#4) Digital zoom
Exposure compensation Dual-pixel Phase detection
Face detection Exposure compensation
Face unlock Face detection
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 12 mm (#3) Geotagging
Fourth rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto portrait) HDR
Geotagging HDR10+ video recording
HDR High CRI LED Flash
ISO settings ISO settings
Laser autofocus (LAF) Laser autofocus (LAF)
Night Mode 2.0 Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 μm (9-in-1 pixel binning)
Optical image stabilization Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom Optical zoom
Panorama Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size – 1.4 μm (#4) Pixel size – 1.0 µm (#3)
Pixel size – 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning) (#2) Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2)
Pixel size – 2.4 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning) Scene mode
Scene mode Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Secondary rear camera – 48 MP (periscope telephoto) Self-timer
Self-timer Sensor edition – Samsung S5K2L3SX (#2)
Third rear camera – 20 MP (ultra-wide-angle and macrp) Sensor size – 5.88 mm x 7.68 mm (#2)
Touch focus Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright
White balance settings Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
Tracking AF
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra comes with a 20 MP in the front.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G has a 10 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
20 MP 10 MP
Angle of view – 117° Aperture:f/2.2
Aperture:f/2.2 Auto HDR
Face unlock Autofocus
HDR Face detection
Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm Face unlock
Sensor model:Samsung S5K3T2 HDR
Sensor type:ISOCELL Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size:1.22 µm /0.001220 mm
Sensor model:Samsung S5K3J1
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.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
EDGE Built-in 5G modem
GPRS EDGE
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) Enhanced 4×4 MIMO
LTE Cat 20 Exynos Modem 5123
Snapdragon X55 modem GPRS
UMTS(384 kbit/s) HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LAA (US only)
LTE Cat 20
UMTS(384 kbit/s)
Up to 7CA

Price

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra price is $700 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G price tag is $1300 (256 GB)

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