Xiaomi Mi 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S20

The Samsung Galaxy S20
(Mumble credit: Future)

The Xiaomi Mi 10 is a more cheap flagship than the Samsung Galaxy S20, nonetheless it has many linked facets. In actuality, in some systems it’s even gunning for the Samsung Galaxy S20 Extremely.

But as impressive because it is miles in quite a bit of systems, it doesn’t match the Galaxy S20 in all areas. So that you simply can reduction you net to grips with how these two 2020 flagships compare, we’ve place them head-to-head.

Underneath you’ll gather the similarities and variations between these two phones across a range of categories, in conjunction with trace, end, camera, battery, and chipset, so that you simply’d also end a more told dedication as to which – if both – to occupy interaction.

Sign and availability

The Samsung Galaxy S20 is out now and begins at £799 / AU$1,349 for a 4G version with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. Within the US you’d also simplest net the 5G model, which begins at $999 / £899 / AU$1,499. For that you simply’ll net 128GB of storage and 12GB of RAM.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 in the meantime simplest is available in a 5G style, and that begins at €799 (roughly £699 $820, AU$1,390) for a model with 128GB of storage. Nonetheless, on the time of penning this mobile phone hasn’t officially long past on sale yet in the west – seek information from that to happen both on April 7, April 15, or an undetermined later date, reckoning on country.


The Xiaomi Mi 10 (Mumble credit: Xiaomi)

Each and each the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Xiaomi Mi 10 occupy a metal physique and a glass help, with essentially the most evident difference being the cameras. They each and each occupy a single-lens punch-gap camera on the front, nonetheless on the S20 it’s in the halt center, whereas on the Mi 10 it’s in the halt left.

The rear camera array in the meantime is in the halt left nook in each and each cases, nonetheless the camera block is vastly bigger on the Galaxy S20.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 (Mumble credit: TechRadar)

Other variations consist of colors (the Samsung Galaxy S20 is available in Cosmic Gray, Cloud Blue, Cloud Crimson, Cloud White and Charisma Crimson, whereas the Xiaomi Mi 10 is available in Coral Inexperienced, Twilight Gray and Peach Gold), and dimensions and weight (151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9mm and 163g for the Galaxy S20, and 162.5 x 74.8 x 9mm and 208g for the Mi 10).

So the Xiaomi Mi 10 is bigger in every dimension as neatly as being heavier, though that’s no shock because it also has a bigger show and battery.

One way or the other, the Samsung Galaxy S20 is IP68-certified, meaning it could dwell to assert the story being submerged in as a lot as 1.5 meters of water for as a lot as 30 minutes. The Xiaomi Mi 10 on the assorted hand has no water resistance rating.


The Galaxy S20 has a 6.2-scuttle show (Mumble credit: Future)

There’s a astronomical difference in measurement right here, with the Xiaomi Mi 10 having a 6.67-scuttle show whereas the Samsung Galaxy S20 has honest a 6.2-scuttle one.

Each and each exhaust AMOLED (Dynamic AMOLED 2X in the case of the Galaxy S20 and Handsome AMOLED for the Xiaomi Mi 10), and each and each reduction HDR10+, nonetheless the Samsung Galaxy S20 is increased decision at 1440 x 3200, when put next to 1080 x 2340 for the Xiaomi Mi 10.

Mixed with the S20’s smaller show measurement that outcomes in a critical increased pixels density of 563 pixels per scuttle (PPI), when put next to the Xiaomi Mi 10’s 386ppi.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 is bigger at 6.67 inches (Mumble credit: Xiaomi)

The Samsung Galaxy S20 also has a refresh rate of as a lot as 120Hz, whereas the Xiaomi Mi 10’s is 90Hz. That would also peaceable end sure train material looks smoother on the Galaxy S20, nonetheless you’d also simplest exhaust that 120Hz refresh rate in case you tumble the choice to FHD+ – otherwise you net 60Hz, whereas there’s no such restriction on the Mi 10.

So the Samsung Galaxy S20 can at any given time occupy a increased refresh rate or a increased decision than the Xiaomi Mi 10, nonetheless no longer each and each without prolong.

Digicam and battery

The camera is one plan where the Xiaomi Mi 10 is in actuality closer to the Samsung Galaxy S20 Extremely in some systems, as honest care for that mobile phone it has a 108MP predominant sensor.

Specifically, it has a 108MP f/1.7 sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS), joined by a 13MP f/2.4 extremely-huge one, a 2MP f/2.4 macro one, and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor.

The setup on the Samsung Galaxy S20 is rather various, because it has a 12MP f/1.8 predominant sensor with OIS, a 64MP f/2.0 telephoto one with OIS and 3x hybrid optical zoom, and a 12MP f/2.2 extremely-huge one.

So that you simply net more megapixels in total on the Xiaomi Mi 10 as neatly as more lenses, nonetheless we’d be inclined to steal a telephoto lens over the macro and depth sensors offered on Xiaomi’s handset.

There would possibly be a triple-lens camera on the Galaxy S20 (Mumble credit: Future)

Each and each phones would possibly well well also file video in as a lot as 8K quality, and you net a 10MP f/2.2 snapper on the front of the Galaxy S20 and a 20MP f/2.0 one on the front of the Xiaomi Mi 10.

As for which mobile phone has the greater camera setup – you’ll occupy to wait for our rotund Xiaomi Mi 10 review for a clearer conception of that, nonetheless the Samsung Galaxy S20 surely has a in actuality succesful camera.

Transferring on to the battery, there’s a 4,780mAh one in the Xiaomi Mi 10 and honest a 4,000mAh one in the Samsung Galaxy S20 – though bear in mind the S20 also has a smaller show to assist lit up.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 would possibly well well also peaceable also payment sooner, with 30W vitality for each and each wired and wi-fi charging, whereas the Samsung Galaxy S20 can feature up 25W wired or 15W wi-fi.

The 2 phones each and each also reduction reverse wi-fi charging, which lets them wirelessly juice up various devices. This would possibly well well well be performed at as a lot as 9W on the Galaxy S20 and 5W on the Xiaomi Mi 10.

Specs and facets

The Xiaomi Mi 10 has a top-discontinuance Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with both 8GB or 12GB of RAM. That’s a linked setup to the Samsung Galaxy S20, which has both a Snapdragon 865 chipset (in the US) or a in an identical style high-discontinuance Exynos 990 (in most various regions), paired with both 8GB of RAM (in case you engage the 4G model), or 12GB of RAM in the 5G version.

As for storage, there’s 128GB or 256GB in the Xiaomi Mi 10, whereas you’d also simplest net the Samsung Galaxy S20 with 128GB, nonetheless that mobile phone also has a microSD card slot, which the Xiaomi Mi 10 doesn’t.

Each and each phones bustle Android 10, nonetheless they’ve various overlays. You net One UI 2 on the Samsung Galaxy S20 and MIUI 11 on the Xiaomi Mi 10. These consequence in various looks and pre-installed apps, nonetheless the underlying working blueprint is great the identical.

Each and each phones also occupy an in-show fingerprint scanner.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 (Mumble credit: Xiaomi)


The Samsung Galaxy S20 and Xiaomi Mi 10 occupy broadly linked designs, chipsets, RAM portions and storage, nonetheless the Xiaomi Mi 10 has a bigger (albeit lower decision) show, more camera lenses, and a bigger battery, all at a seemingly lower payment.

That makes it sound very promising on paper, nonetheless specs don’t disclose the rotund memoir, so we’d affirm eager for our rotund review forward of procuring the Mi 10.

Plus, the Samsung Galaxy S20 does occupy the brink in some areas, comparable to its 120Hz refresh rate and water resistance, so the choice would possibly well well well reach the total scheme down to which facets you most designate. But we’re astronomical fans of the Samsung Galaxy S20, and based solely on the specs there’s a high probability we’ll be honest as impressed with the Xiaomi Mi 10.

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