Xiaomi Mi 11 vs Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G – Review, specifications and prices

The new Xiaomi Mi 11 device 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 S21+ 5G 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 S21+ 5G
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.81 in (inches) 6.7 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
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) 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 108/13/5 MP 12/64/12 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 888Both phones are using the same processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the second processor has a total of 7 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 2800 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 S21+ 5G has the Adreno 660 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 S21+ 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 S21+ 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 S21+ 5G is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.7 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Xiaomi Mi 11 is a 1.6% bigger than Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Xiaomi Mi 11 Samsung Galaxy S21+ 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 S21+ 5G is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 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.

At the more expensive edition, both device 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 maximum storage capacity offered by the Xiaomi Mi 11 is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% less than the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G with 512 gigabytes

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G 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 S21+ 5G rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 12/64/12 MP , the flash type is LED , 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 S21+ 5G
AI 2.0 1080p @ 240 fps
Angle of view – 123° (#2) 2160p @ 60 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) 720p @ 960 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Autofocus
Autofocus Continuous shooting
Autofocus – 3 cm-10cm (#3) Digital zoom
Continuous autofocus Dual OIS
Digital image stabilization Exposure compensation
Digital zoom Face detection
Exposure compensation Geotagging
Face detection HDR
Face unlock HDR10+ video recording
Geotagging ISO settings
HDR Object tracking AF
ISO settings Optical image stabilization
Laser autofocus (LAF) Optical zoom
Night Mode 2.0 Panorama
Optical image stabilization Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Optical zoom Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Panorama Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Secondary rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto)
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) Self-timer
Scene mode Third rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Touch focus
Self-timer White balance settings
Third rear camera – 5 MP (telepmacro)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G has a 10 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Xiaomi Mi 11 Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
20 MP 10 MP
Aperture:f/2.0.4 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 Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
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 S21+ 5G
4×4 MIMO EDGE
5G NSA Enhanced 4×4 MIMO
5G SA Exynos Modem 5123
EDGE GPRS
GPRS HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
Ho RxD LAA (US only)
HPUE LTE Cat 20
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) UMTS(384 kbit/s)
LTE Cat 20 Up to 7CA
Snapdragon X60 modem
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 S21+ 5G price tag is $1200

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