Comparing the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro vs the iPhone XS: Which One is Better?
When it comes to speed and performance, it’s really hard to see a comparison. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is quite a bit faster than the Mi 10 Pro, and that was built with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. But the Mi 10 Pro does come with the new 5G modem that is faster than most American phones can handle, which could allow it to achieve faster speeds than the iPhone XS. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 But, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, too. And the iPhone XS comes with the A12 Bionic processor, which was the first 7nm chip for smartphones, giving it better speeds and smoother processing than its predecessors. Still, the difference between the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and the iPhone XS seems slight, especially when you consider how long they’ll last you.
For roughly $1,100 you get a 90Hz screen, a Snapdragon 865 chipset, a large battery and a 108-megapixel camera. But is the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G worth it compared to other premium Android phones? iPhone XS
Like other Android phones, the iPhone XS is available in different sizes. Starting with the XS, the display is bigger at 6.5 inches with 458 ppi. You have the choice of 64 GB or 256 GB of internal storage. In the United States, this model starts at $999.99, but you can get it at many retailers for $899.00. When you upgrade to the XS Max, you have a 7.7-inch display with 2436 x 1125 resolution, a 123.6 ppi and more storage space at 512 GB. This iPhone also has a larger battery. This model is available at $1,099.99 and $1,449.00, depending on storage. As for the cameras, the iPhone XS offers a Super Retina OLED screen, 3D Touch, and HDR 10. The cameras are also the same. But both phones have the Portrait mode feature and the Portrait Lighting mode.
(Image: Xiaomi) Here’s a quick rundown of the specs on both phones. Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5.99-inch 1080p AMOLED 128GB or 256GB of storage (no MicroSD card slot) 6GB of RAM Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 8GB of RAM 8-megapixel front camera 12-megapixel rear camera 3,400-mAh battery Android 9 Pie iPhone XS 6.1-inch OLED 128GB or 256GB of storage (no MicroSD card slot) 6GB of RAM 8-megapixel front camera 12-megapixel rear camera 3,116-mAh battery iOS 12 Running Android 9 Pie So there you have it. If you have $1,100 to spend on a phone, the Mi 10 Pro is clearly superior to the iPhone XS. As you can see from the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro specs, it is only slightly behind the iPhone XS with its dual 12-megapixel rear cameras and its 6GB of RAM.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and the iPhone XS are the best phones on the market today, when it comes to the pure performance of their chipsets. So, comparing the Mi 10 Pro with the iPhone XS is just a matter of numbers. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC, a flagship chipset with a true six-core configuration (4x Kryo 385 Gold, 4x Kryo 385 Silver, 2x Kryo 385 Copper) clocked at up to 2.8GHz. There’s 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, but there’s a lot more we could talk about here. There’s only one chipset, but there are several variants. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air, for example, packs a Snapdragon 850 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
When it comes to imaging, the two phones feature similar specifications. Both have dual 12-megapixel rear cameras and an 8-megapixel front facing camera with AI camera features like face detection and portrait mode. However, unlike the iPhone XS the Mi 10 Pro does not have an extra zoom lens for its main camera like the iPhone XS. The front-facing camera, on the other hand, on the iPhone XS is 7-megapixels, while Xiaomi only has an 8-megapixel selfie camera. That is why there is no phone that has a higher resolution selfie camera. Performance A chipset is only one of the many components that go into making a phone perform well. Xiaomi does not have a notch, instead it has a tall display with a 6.21-inch display, giving it a bigger display that many phones on the market.
If you’re looking for an all-screen phone, the iPhone XS is the one to get. I own an iPhone XS Max, and for my money, the XS Max is the superior device. It’s bigger, better, faster and more expensive. Though I still prefer a notch over the iPhone XS (see my recent article on the iPhone’s bad history with notches), I’m seriously considering an iPhone XS Max for some use cases. Let me know if you think there’s anything in the comparison I left out, and why the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G is better than the iPhone XS and its shortcomings.