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Huawei Mate 40 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra: The Flagship Battle

author Luis Silva (October 2020 Updated: March 2021)

Huawei Mate 40 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra

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Introduction

In August of 2020, Xiaomi launched its Mi 10 Ultra. The Mate 40 Pro, however, has seen the light of day in November of 2020.

We are looking at how the Mate 40 Pro and the Mi 10 Ultra compare to each other to help you decide which might be the right one for you.

If you have the time, click here to skip the spoilers and continue to the full comparison.

Bottom Line

Which is better?

You'll spend more on the Mate 40 Pro, but it also is the better device of the two considering their specs.

It has water-resistance, more internal storage (256GB vs. 128GB), and external storage. But the Mi 10 Ultra will deliver a better display and Google's services.

Are there other things worth mentioning?

The Mate 40 Pro also features Bluetooth 5.2. But the Mi 10 Ultra also brings a higher refresh rate display and faster-charging speeds (120w vs. 66w).

How much more are you willing to spend on the Mate 40 Pro?

If you're ignoring carrier offers, you're going to shell out an extra amount of about $219.

Is the Mate 40 Pro still worth buying in 2021?

You shouldn't ignore the Huawei Mate 40 Pro at all, even in 2021. Sure there are other devices like the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, but with the Mate 40 Pro, at least you'll get good performance, good camera, great battery life, tons of storage, and fast charging.

Is the Mi 10 Ultra still worth buying in 2021?

Don't let its age scare you. The Mi 10 Ultra still is a fantastic device as we go thru 2021. You can thank Xiaomi for its good performance, good camera, great battery life, optical zoom, fast charging, and 8K recordings. But keep an eye on the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max too.

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The price round is no contest. The Mi 10 Ultra sounds like a bargain compared to the Mate 40 Pro. Remember that when you're comparing the two models.

You'll also see down below a "Tek-Score" for every section that we analyze. We evaluate all quantifiable specifications to help you quickly identify how much they are far apart. You'll find a global score at the end, which can help you compare to other phones if you're willing to consider other phone suggestions.

The weight of each section

We've based our rate on a study from Globalwebindex.com on what buyers are looking for when purchasing a smartphone. But don't let that daunt you. You can set it based on what you value. You can skip to the end, but I encourage you to keep reading.

For additional information regarding our smartphone comparisons, check this FAQ.

Some features are underlined with a red or green progress bar. It's for you to know how well they relate to the ones from similarly priced smartphones.

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Price*
vs.
Device Mate 40 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
Release Date 2020, November 2020, August 0y.
OS Updates 2 years 1 year -1y.
Security Updates 2 years 4 years 2y.

*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Which One Has The Best Performance?

On the multicore portion of Geekbench 5, which measures overall performance, the Mate 40 Pro was, on average, 11% quicker while finishing its tests. Basically, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

We can classify both of them as high-end.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is available with the previous generation Snapdragon 865 processor, while the Huawei Mate 40 Pro brings the Hisilicon Kirin 9000 processor.

Now about the graphics chipset, while the former has an Adreno 650, the latter features a Mali-G78 MP24.

Android 10 and EMUI 10 runs out-of-the-box on the Mate 40 Pro, and the Mi 10 Ultra has Android 10 and MIUI 12 at its core.

Some users did install the Google Play Store on recent Huawei phones, but please be aware that officially you won't get Google apps, and some essential apps may be missing too on the Mate 40 Pro.

Performance*
vs.
Features Mate 40 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
SoC Hisilicon Kirin 9000 Snapdragon 865
Graphics Mali-G78 MP24 Adreno 650
Geekbench 5 Score 3704
3330
-374
OS Android 10 and EMUI 10 Android 10 and MIUI 12
Tek-Score
8.2
7.6
-0.6

*Reference: 100: Apple iPhone 12.

Which Phone Has The Best Display?

Huawei Mate 40 Pro front transparent png Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra front transparent png

There isn't a winner here, so any of them will do. But the glass on the Mi 10 Ultra is much tougher.

Both phones have the same AMOLED 6.7-inch display. Which one would you choose? Me, I'd go for an AMOLED screen, but a remarkable LCD is honestly as good.

The Mate 40 Pro benefits from a higher resolution, at 1344x2772 pixels, while the Mi 10 Ultra has 1080x2340 pixels.

The Mi 10 Ultra has one disadvantage against other similarly priced phones: Its display has a low pixel density.

Screens seem to get bigger each year, so it's essential to know what kind of glass protection they have. Unfortunately, the Mate 40 Pro doesn't have Gorilla Glass protection, but the Mi 10 Ultra has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

There's an Always-On display on both phones. That's a must-have feature for me.

If you're looking for the brightest display, there isn't that much of a difference here. Both can do around 807 nits.

Are you considering watching HDR content? The Mate 40 Pro does HDR10, while its rival can display HDR10+ content.

If you value a smooth display, the Mi 10 Ultra can do 120hz and the Mate 40 Pro 90hz.

Given the Mate 40 Pro, you should know that all of its rivals can play HDR content, have an AMOLED screen, and have Gorilla Glass 6 or better, and 80% of them offer you more than 60hz of refresh rate and have an Always-On display.

Regarding the Mi 10 Ultra, please be aware that all of its rivals can play HDR content and have an AMOLED screen, and 88% of them have an Always-On display and have Gorilla Glass 6 or better.

Display Density (DPIs)*
vs.
Features Mate 40 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
Size 6.7
6.7
0.0
Screen Type AMOLED AMOLED
Resolution (px) 1344x2772
1080x2340
-1198368
Refresh Rate 90hz 120hz 30
Dots per Inch 459.80
384.66
-75.14
Always-On-Display Yes Yes
Notch Hole Hole
Peak Brightness 807 nits
811 nits
4
HDR HDR10 HDR10+
Sub Tek-Score
9.2
8.9
-0.3
Protection - Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Tek-Score
3.2
6.7
3.5

*Reference: 100: Sony Xperia 1 II.

Which Phone Has The Best Cameras?

Huawei Mate 40 Pro back transparent png Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra back transparent png

Looking at DXOMARK's ranking, one can conclude that the Mi 10 Ultra is approximately 25% above other competitors for the same budget. Nevertheless, these two have similar rates, so...

Let's delve into their cameras. Huawei's Mate 40 Pro can record videos at up to 2160p. It also has a shooter with a whopping 50 Megapixels, an aperture of f/1.9, a 23mm wide-angle lens, one flash LED, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization.

There's also one 12 Megapixels camera with an aperture of f/3.4 and an astounding 125mm telephoto lens. And another one with 20 Megapixels (f/1.8) with an 18mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

If you take a 50 Megapixels snapshot, you can zoom in on it and do a crop in the middle to get 2x of optical zoom: by trimming it into a 12 Megapixels photo.

With the selfies camera, you get a 13 MP shooter, with an aperture of f/2.4 and an 18 mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

DXOMARK reviewed this camera and gave it 140 points. If you add the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, you'll end up with a score of 156. For a thorough review, click here.

I hope this helps: all of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more, feature a telephoto lens, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization. On the other hand, none of them feature a macro lens.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, in its turn, features a whopping 48 Megapixels camera with an f/1.9 aperture and a 25mm, wide-angle lens. Then it has two flash LEDs, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization. It records videos at up to 4320p. And guess what? The Mi 10 Ultra has three more cameras: a 48 Megapixels (with f/4.1 and an astounding 120mm telephoto lens), a second 12 Megapixels (f/2.0) with a 50mm telephoto lens, and a third 20 Megapixels and a 12mm ultra-wide-angle lens. That'll be fun to see on a traditional DSLR!

Just so you know: You can take a 48 Megapixels photo, zoom in and crop, and get the same results as you'd get on a 12 Megapixels 2x optical zoom camera.

The selfie camera has 20 MP, an f/2.3 aperture, and a 1/3.4" sensor.

DXOMARK has rated this camera with a score of 136. And by adding the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, we end up with a rate of 154 points. You can click here to check it out.

Finally, just so you know, just like the other device, all of its rivals can record videos in 4 or 8K, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization. Regardless, none of them feature a macro lens.

We can classify these two more like high-end.

Picture Quality*
vs.
Primary Camera Mate 40 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
Megapixels 50
48
-2
Aperture 1.9
1.9
0.0
Lens 23mm
25mm
2
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Flash 1 2 1
HDR Yes Yes
OIS Yes Yes
Video 2160 4320 2160
Score 156
154
-2

*Reference: 100: Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Extra Camera(s) Mate 40 Pro Mi 10 Ultra vs.
Megapixels 12
48
36
Aperture 3.4
4.1
0.7
Lens 125mm (5.4x zoom)
120mm (4.8x zoom)
-5
Lens Type Telephoto lens Telephoto lens
Megapixels 20 12 -8
Aperture 1.8 2.0 0.2
Lens 18mm 50mm (2x zoom) 32
Lens Type Wide-Angle Telephoto lens
Megapixels - 20
Aperture - 2.2
Lens - 12mm
Lens Type - Ultra-wide-Angle
Score 16 18 2
Selfie Camera Mate 40 Pro Mi 10 Ultra vs.
Megapixels 13
20
7
Aperture 2.4
2.3
-0.1
Lens 18mm -
Mate 40 Pro Mi 10 Ultra vs.
Tek-Score
9.2
9.1
-0.1

Who has the best frame?

The Mate 40 Pro does stand out because of its number of color options and water resistance.

Both phones share the same height (162 mm / 6.38 inches) and the same width (75 mm / 2.96 inches).

If you're looking for the thinnest phone, you're out of luck. Both have 9 mm (0.35 inches).

They both have a beautiful glass body. The Mate 40 Pro weighs 212 g. (7.48 oz), while its rival is 10 g. (0.39 oz) heavier. If you want a big screen in a light phone, the "weight to display size" rate of the Mate 40 Pro is 3.4, and that's another way of saying it's kind of weighty for its screen size. The Mi 10 Ultra, however, has 2.6, which suggests it's considerably hefty too.

You can purchase the Huawei Mate 40 Pro in Mystic Silver, Black, White, Green, and Yellow. And you can pick the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra in Obsidian Black, Transparent Edition, and Mercury Silver.

Is the lack of a fingerprint scanner a deal-breaker to you? Both phones have one.

The Mate 40 Pro truly is water-resistant. It can be submerged 1 to 3 meters deep. Remember that it shouldn't be for over half an hour, on standby, and freshwater only.

Looks*
vs.
Body Mate 40 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
Size 162 x 75 x 9 mm
(5.71 x 2.65 x 0.32 in)
162 x 75 x 9 mm
(5.71 x 2.65 x 0.32 in)
0
Weight 212 g. (7.48 oz)
222 g. (7.83 oz)
10
Build Front and back glass Front and back glass
Colors Mystic Silver, Black, White, Green, and Yellow Obsidian Black, Transparent Edition, and Mercury Silver
Screen To Body Ratio 93.57%
90.69%
-2.88
Disp.Size To Weight Score 3.4 2.6 -0.9
Looks 10.0/10
9.1/10
-0.8
Waterproof IP68 -
Biometrics Under Display Fingerprint and Face ID Under Display Fingerprint
Tek-Score
6.8
1.4
-5.4

*100% = 4+ colors + front and back glass + S2BR: 86+%.

Which has the best battery?

The Mate 40 Pro does have a smaller battery, with 4400 mAh, while the Mi 10 Ultra has 4500 mAh. But according to GSMArena's tests, there's no real difference between them.

That's what you can expect from the Mate 40 Pro after charging it up:

  • After 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you should have 83% of the battery left for the rest of the day.
  • After 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll still have 69% left for the rest of the day.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, you'll be with 71%.

And this is how the Mi 10 Ultra handles these tests:

  • For 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll have 81% of the battery remaining.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll still have 65% left for the rest of the day.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, you'll still get 70% to spend doing other things.

Quickly charging any of them won't be an issue. The Mate 40 Pro supports up to 66w and the Mi 10 Ultra up to 120.

It's good to know that both phones support wireless charging at up to 50w.

Both can charge any QI-enabled gadgets, like smartphones or earbuds.

Fast charging on the Mi 10 Ultra does stand out. Devices with similar prices rarely exceed 30 watts.

Fast wireless charging on the Mi 10 Ultra is likewise a nice plus. That isn't as frequent on its direct rivals.

Battery*
vs.
Features Mate 40 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
Capacity (mAh) 4400 4500 100
1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video 83% left
81% left
-2
1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video 69% left
65% left
-4
1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video 71% left
70% left
-1
Bat. To Phone Size Score 3.7 3.0 -0.7
Sub Tek-Score
7.4
7.2
-0.2
Fast Charging 66w
120w
54
Wireless Charging 50w
50w
0
Reverse Charging 5w
10w
5
Tek-Score
8.6
9.0
0.5

*Reference: 90: Samsung Galaxy A31.

Which has more storage?

The Mate 40 Pro. Twice as much.

The Mate 40 Pro comes equipped with 256GB of integrated storage and 8GB of RAM. It isn't an issue because you can top that with a Nano Memory card. I should also mention that most rivals have more RAM but less storage. They have 11GB of RAM and 166Gb of storage on average, but you can find better options.

In its turn, the Mi 10 Ultra features 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. It doesn't have a MicroSD slot, but 128GB is more than enough for most people.

Storage*
vs.
Features Mate 40 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
RAM (GB) 8GB
8GB
0
Internal (GB) 256GB
128GB
-128
Micro SD Nano Memory (shared SIM slot) No
Tek-Score
10.0
6.0
-4.0

*Internal Storage + 256GB Memory Card (Max: 512GB).

Which is the most connectivity-friendly?

The Mi 10 Ultra, because it has 5G.

Surprisingly, they don't share the same Bluetooth version. The Mate 40 Pro got the 5.2, and the Mi 10 Ultra the 5.1. You can find NFC on both of them.

There isn't much to say about the 3.5mm headphone jack, except that it simply isn't here. Just skip adapters and get a decent pair of wireless earbuds. Or you can also check its rivals if you're willing to forget about them. Perhaps you don't mind settling with the Sony Xperia 1 II.

The Mi 10 Ultra is (LTE and) 5G compatible.

Connectivity
vs.
Features Mate 40 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
Network LTE 5G
Bluetooth 5.2
5.1
NFC Yes Yes
3.5mm jack No No
Tek-Score
4.1
5.1
1.0

Which is more affordable?

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra offers a lot for the money, but you should stay on top of any deals or price drops. Who knows what you can find. Promotions aside, the Mate 40 Pro is more expensive, but that's probably something you already knew.

You can check down below if it worths the extra cash.

Here's what we've found out:

Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Reference: $1,065

Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra

Reference: $846

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra

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How much of a "phone" can your money buy?
That's how much "score" you can get with $100 based on the global score that you'll see in the next section (higher is better).

Have you found better prices elsewhere? The formula is simple: score/price*100.

Value for money Mate 40 Pro Mi 10 Ultra VS
Amazon 0.71 0.84 0.13
eBay - - -
Best Buy - - -
Walmart - - -

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So, what about that global rate? We'll get there. First, let me mention the average at their price range. They're at 7.6 (for the Mate 40 Pro) and 7.3 (for the Mi 10 Ultra).

Verdict: What Makes the Huawei Mate 40 Pro Stand Out?

The Mate 40 Pro does have a relatively significant performance increase compared to the Mi 10 Ultra and every rival that features the Snapdragon 865 chipset.

They both have pretty good AMOLED Always-on displays, with high refresh rates and all, but unlike its predecessor, the Mate 40 Pro doesn't have any known glass protection.

Both have fantastic cameras with around 5x optical zoom, but the wide lens on the Mi 10 Ultra is much wider.

Unfortunately, only the Mate 40 Pro is water-resistant.

The Kirin 9000 not only has better performance but also is more energy-efficient, but the Mi 10 Pro at 120w/hour charges significantly faster.

The Mate 40 Pro not only offers more internal storage but also allows you to add a memory card.

Pros Mate 40 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
#1 Performance Performance
#2 AMOLED AMOLED
#3 Always-On-Display Always-On-Display
#4 Cameras Cameras
#5 Battery Life Fast Charging
#6 Fast Charging Wireless Charging
#7 Wireless Charging
#8 MicroSD Slot
#9 Storage
Cons Mate 40 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
#1 Weight MicroSD Slot
#2 3.5mm Jack Weight
#3 Price 3.5mm Jack
#4 Glass Protection Price
Relative Score*
vs.
Global Score Mate 40 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
Gaming Score
8.0
7.8
-0.2
Tek-Score
7.71
7.12
-0.59
Your Score

Scroll the sliders down below to get your own personalized score. Let's suppose you value performance and battery life, and you don't really care about anything else. Then, just set the "Performance" and the "Battery" sliders up to 5 (5+5=10), and then the other sliders down to 0. You'll know what's the best phone for you.

Performance 1.9
Display 1.7
Cameras 1.4
Frame 0.9
Battery 1.9
Storage 2.0
Connectivity 0.4
Total Should be 10 or as close as possible: 9.6

*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

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Tek-Score explained

Every spec has it's own weigh on the global score.

Feature: Value
Battery Life: 1.28
Fast Charging: 0.31
Wireless Charging: 0.19
Reverse Charging: 0.08
Storage: 1.97
Performance: 1.86
Camera: 1.35
Glass protection: 1.08
Weight: 0.35
Waterproof: 0.35
AMOLED: 0.04
Always-On-Display: 0.31
DPI: 0.12
Refresh Rate: 0.04
Nits: 0.04
Notch: 0.04
Bluetooth: 0.08
NFC: 0.12
3.5mm jack: 0.19
Looks: 0.23
Total: 10

But there are a few things that I don't consider, like price, brand value, size, resell value, OS (iOS or Android), user experience, updates, RAM (included on performance), battery to phone size, display size to weight, network (LTE/5G), and biometrics.

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Progress bars explained

#1: A big red progress bar means that this value is way below the average. In this case, it's 28.85MP, and the iPhone XR is 16.85MP below the average.

#2: In this example, the XR is just 0.36mm below the average, that's why the red bar is almost unnoticeable.

#3: On the other hand, the SE 2 is 1.8mm above (hence, the green bar) the 26.2mm of average.

#4: Performance-wise, the SE 2 is well above the average (of 2512) for its price range. That's the reason the green bar is that long.

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"Display size to phone weight" ratio explained

This indeed is a "display size to phone weight" ratio, but because every phone ended up somewhere between 0.0272 and 0.0421, I've amplified (adapted) those values so they would fit in a 0-10 scale. As of now, the best smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy A40, with 140g. (4.94 oz) for a 5.9 inch display. It got a score of 9.92. While the worse device is the iPhone 8 Plus, which weighs 202 g. (7.13 oz) and has a 5.5-inch display. It ended up with a score of 0.75.

Please, be aware that this score is subject to change if and when a new smartphone comes along that ends up being outside of this scale.

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"Battery to device size" ratio explained

This score should give you an idea about the energy footprint of the devices you're considering. It reflects not only the hardware and the energy that it requires but also the amount of energy that the battery can deliver.

The major spenders on any device should be the display and the SoC. But everything from a notification led to its modems need to be optimized, or else, the OEM should simply include a bigger battery as a compensation. Unfortunately, it isn't always possible due to size limitations. But in the end, if a particular OEM can do a good job and give you excellent battery life on a small device, so should everyone else. That's why I've added a "battery to device size" ratio. But since the real scale went from 119 (for the Galaxy S10e, Snapdragon variant) and up to 164 (for the iPhone 7 Plus), I've decided to convert them so they would fit in a 0-10 scale, being 0 the worst device, (the iPhone 7 Plus) and 10 the one every OEM should look up to.

As an example, Apple did an excellent job on the iPhone 7. It has a score of 8. Despite having a small capacity, the hardware is well optimized, and it still gives you decent battery life considering its size. The iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, with those bezels shrinking its display size, clearly could've been the #1 in our top 10 list of best battery devices if Apple simply filled all that empty space with a bigger battery.

As a side note: I haven't included the dept of the devices in this formula because even if a device ended up being 1mm/0.03 inches thicker, it wouldn't matter that much to those who really value battery life.

Please, be aware that this score is subject to change if and when a new smartphone comes along that ends up being outside of this scale.

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Rivals

As of now, these are the rivals that were considered for each of them. They may change every time its prices are updated.

These are the lowest prices found on Amazon, eBay, BestBuy, and Walmart.


 Huawei Mate 40 Pro 
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11 Pro Max
    $875
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 U.EX
    $925
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 U.SD
    $1049
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 20 U.EX
    $999
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 20 U.SD
    $1160
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Ultra
    $955
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 20 U.
    $995
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12 Pro
    $1120
  • OpporivalFind X2 Pro
    $950
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12 Pro Max
    $1090
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21 Ultra
    $950

 Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra 
  • SonyrivalXperia 1
    $688
  • SonyrivalXperia 5
    $699
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11 Pro Max
    $875
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ EX
    $739
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 U.EX
    $925
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 20 U.EX
    $999
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Plus
    $739
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Ultra
    $955
  • HuaweirivalP40 Pro
    $799
  • OnePlusrival8 Pro
    $799
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 20 U.
    $995
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12
    $750
  • OpporivalFind X2 Pro
    $950
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12 Mini
    $739
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21 Ultra
    $950
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21 Plus
    $849
  • SonyrivalXperia 1 II
    $799
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Battery results

The battery score is based on Gsmarena's endurance rating and is taken with a screen brightness of 200 nits and a refresh rate of 60hz.

Assumptions: The display is off during a call, there's a web page refresh every 10 seconds, and the video playback is in Airplane mode.

You can click here for more information about those tests.

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Formula deviation

Since the guys at DxoMark don't review every camera out there, I've come up with a formula based on the ones that they do rate, so I could get an equivalent score for the ones they don't review. After testing it against these cameras, I got the deviation between that and their DxO score.

Device: DxOScore Deviation
Samsung Galaxy A50: 88 -1
Apple iPhone XR: 104 1
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro: 108 -7
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro: 87 1
Sony Xperia 1: 99 -1
Sony Xperia 5: 101 1
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus: 126 2
Apple iPhone 8 Plus: 96 -3
Xiaomi Pocophone F1: 92 -1
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: 90 -1
Apple iPhone X: 101 3
Apple iPhone 11: 112 -1
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: 107 1
Apple iPhone XS Max: 110 -2
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max: 124 1
Samsung Galaxy S10: 124 2
Apple iPhone XS: 110 -1
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: 120 -2
OnePlus 7 Pro: 122 0
OnePlus 7T Pro: 122 0
Huawei P30 Pro: 125 -1
Google Pixel 4: 117 0
Google Pixel 3: 103 0
Google Pixel 2: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus: 127 -2
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: 132 2
OnePlus 6: 100 0
OnePlus 6T: 101 1
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: 105 -1
Huawei Mate 20 Pro: 120 0
Xiaomi Mi 9: 115 0
Huawei Mate 30 Pro: 132 0
Huawei P40 Pro: 140 -1
Apple iPhone SE 2: 101 0
OnePlus 8 Pro: 126 0
Xiaomi Mi 8: 105 1
Samsung Galaxy A71: 89 1
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: 134 0

As you can see, most cameras sit between 1 and -1, while a few of them go up to 2 or -2. That means it's reasonable to assume other similar cameras that they don't review to, in the worst-case scenario, be anywhere from -2 to 2 points from the score that the formula gets.

For example: Given that the Pixel 4 got 117 points and that the Pixel 4 XL share the same year and camera specs, it's reasonable to expect a score of 117 too. But in reality, if they do review that camera, it may end up anywhere between 115 and 119.

Be aware that at DxO, they give a score based on their opinion, not based on any formula. That's why I think there's an odd difference of 6 points between the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. In theory, they should have the same camera.

I'm guessing that the Mi 9T Pro got a deviation of 7 points because they tested its Chinese variant (the K20 Pro).

Update: They just changed their protocol to include preview image evaluation and trustability. I'm keeping the old table (for now) for reference purposes, and I'll be adding a new one as soon as they review at least a couple of new mclass-range cameras.

You can expect the same (or a bit bigger) deviation for high-end cameras, but anything with a score below 100-110 should be taken with a grain of salt.

This is valclass for all cameras tested with the previous protocol. For those that they dclassn't test, the deviation may be up to twice as much.

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Nits

With regards to AMOLED screens, sometimes OEMs claim higher maximum brightness. That's because an AMOLED screen can push its brightness progressively higher as its white area gets smaller.

These values are from the lab tests made by GSMArena, and their white test pattern takes up 75% of the physical size of the screen.

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About GeekBench 5

This is just a quick note to let you know that, if, by any chance, the smartphone you're looking for isn't on the GeekBench site yet, you can check on GsmArena.com, as they also usually test smartphones with that benchmark tool.



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