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

The new Xiaomi Mi 11 handset 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 Ultra also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Xiaomi Mi 11 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.81 in (inches) 6.9 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) or 16 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 108/13/5 MP 108/48/12/TOF MP
Front Camera 20 MP 40 MP
Battery 4600 mAh 5000 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 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. 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 Ultra has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,Antutu gpu – 217015 graphics processor.

Battery

The Xiaomi Mi 11 battery capacity is 4600 mAh which is a 8.6% (percent) less powerful than the 5000 mAh offered by the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. 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 Ultra 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 handset is using a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.81 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.9 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Xiaomi Mi 11 is a 1.3% smaller than Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Xiaomi Mi 11 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
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 Ultra is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 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 Ultra.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Xiaomi Mi 11 is 12 gigabytes ,which is a 33.33% smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with 16 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 maximum storage capacity offered by the Xiaomi Mi 11 is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% less than the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with 512 gigabytes

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 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 Ultra rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 108/48/12/TOF MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/3.5 f/2.2 f/1.0 respectively.

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Xiaomi Mi 11 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
AI 2.0 100x digital zoom (Space Zoom) (#3)
Angle of view – 123° (#2) 1080p @ 240 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) 10x optical zoom (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) 2160p @ 60 fps
Autofocus 30x hybrid zoom (#3)
Autofocus – 3 cm-10cm (#3) 720p @ 960 fps
Continuous autofocus Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Digital image stabilization Angle of view – 24° (#3)
Digital zoom Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Exposure compensation Aperture size – f/3.5 (#3)
Face detection Autofocus
Face unlock Continuous shooting
Geotagging Digital zoom
HDR Exposure compensation
ISO settings Face detection
Laser autofocus (LAF) Fourth rear camera – DepthVision
Night Mode 2.0 Geotagging
Optical image stabilization HDR
Optical zoom HDR10+ video recording
Panorama ISO settings
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 m (9-in-1 pixel binning)
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) Object tracking AF
Scene mode OIS (#3)
Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Optical image stabilization
Self-timer Optical zoom
Third rear camera – 5 MP (telepmacro) Panorama
Touch focus Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
White balance settings Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright
Super Phase detection
Third rear camera – 48 MP (periscope 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 Ultra has a 40 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Xiaomi Mi 11 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
20 MP 40 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 type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm
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 Ultra
4×4 MIMO Enhanced 4×4 MIMO
5G NSA LAA (US only)
5G SA Snapdragon X55 modem
EDGE Up to 7CA
GPRS 5G NSA
Ho RxD 5G SA
HPUE EDGE
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) GPRS
LTE Cat 20 HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
Snapdragon X60 modem LTE Cat 20
UMTS(384 kbit/s) UMTS(384 kbit/s)

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 Ultra price tag is $1399

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