Xiaomi Mi 11 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 5G – Review, specifications and prices

The new Xiaomi Mi 11 phone has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 108 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor chipset and a battery of 4600 mAh. On other side, the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Xiaomi Mi 11 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.81 in (inches) 6.2 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System MIUI 12.5 MIUI 12.5
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1440 x 3200 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 108/13/5 MP 64/12/12 MP
Front Camera 20 MP 10 MP
Battery 4600 mAh 4000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Xiaomi Mi 11 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,6th Gen AI Engine,Game Turbo 4.0,LiquidCool 2.0 Vapor Chamber,6-stack graphite layer and Graphene layer. Running on MIUI 12.5 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is a better chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G 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. And it’s running on MIUI 12.5 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Xiaomi Mi 11 is carrying a Adreno 660,840 MHz (megahertz) gpu in the interior and the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G has the Qualcomm Adreno 650 graphics processor.

Battery

The Xiaomi Mi 11 battery capacity is 4600 mAh which is a 15% (percent) more powerful than the 4000 mAh offered by the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G. Some features 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+.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 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 6.81 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.2 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Xiaomi Mi 11 is a 9.8% bigger than Samsung Galaxy S20 5G screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Xiaomi Mi 11 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
100% DCI-P3 120Hz refresh rate
120Hz refresh rate Always-On Display
480Hz touch sampling rate Capacitive
4D curved glass screen Corning Gorilla Glass 6
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 Xiaomi Mi 11 is carrying a ram memory of 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 3200 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz) and LPDDR5.
In the basic edition, the Xiaomi Mi 11 gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy S20 5G.

At the more expensive edition, both phone present the same ram capacity:12 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Xiaomi Mi 11 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 max storage capacity offered by the Xiaomi Mi 11 is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G with 128 gigabytes.

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Xiaomi Mi 11 rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 108/13/5 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , carrying a 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.

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Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 64/12/12 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX374 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/2.0 f/1.8 f/2.2 respectively.

Samsung
Xiaomi Mi 11 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
AI 2.0 1080p @ 240 fps
Angle of view – 123° (#2) 2160p @ 60 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) 3x optical zoom (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) 720p @ 960 fps
Autofocus Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Autofocus – 3 cm-10cm (#3) Angle of view – 76° (#3)
Continuous autofocus Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3)
Digital image stabilization Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Digital zoom Autofocus
Exposure compensation Continuous shooting
Face detection Digital zoom
Face unlock Dual OIS
Geotagging Exposure compensation
HDR Face detection
ISO settings Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 22 mm (#2)
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) Optical image stabilization
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) Optical zoom
Scene mode Panorama
Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide-angle) PDAF (#3)
Self-timer Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Third rear camera – 5 MP (telepmacro) Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Touch focus Scene mode
White balance settings Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with a 20 MP in the front.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G has a 10 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Xiaomi Mi 11 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
20 MP 10 MP
Aperture:f/2.0.4 Aperture:f/2.2
Face unlock Auto HDR
HDR Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) Sensor model:Sony IMX374
Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Sensor model:Samsung S5K3T2
Sensor type:ISOCELL

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 11 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
4×4 MIMO 5G NSA
5G NSA 5G SA
5G SA EDGE
EDGE Enhanced 4×4 MIMO
GPRS GPRS
Ho RxD HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
HPUE LAA (US only)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) LTE Cat 20
LTE Cat 20 Snapdragon X55 modem
Snapdragon X60 modem UMTS(384 kbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s) Up to 7CA

Price

The Xiaomi Mi 11 price is $610 (8 GB + 128 GB) or $660 (8 GB + 256 GB) or $720 (12 GB + 256 GB and the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G price tag is $999

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