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OnePlus 8 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra: Which Is Better?

author Luis Silva (December 2020 Updated: May 2021 - 8 min. reading time)

The Mi 10 Ultra won't cost you that much more, but it isn't the better device of the two considering their specs.

You'll get better cameras. But the 8 Pro will deliver water-resistance and more internal storage (256GB vs. 128GB).

What else stands out?

The Mi 10 Ultra also features a higher refresh rate display, a telephoto lens (+46 mm), faster-charging speeds (120w vs. 30w), and faster wireless charging (50w vs. 30w).

But how much more will I have to pay for the 8 Pro?

If you're not considering subscribing to a service provider, since it is more affordable, you can end up saving up to about $46.

Is it worth getting the 8 Pro in 2021?

The OnePlus 8 Pro is clearly worth buying in 2021, even if there are better phones out there. You can go for the Oppo Find X2 Pro, but we should praise it for its good performance, a good camera, good battery life, tons of storage, and fast wireless charging.

Is it worth getting the Mi 10 Ultra in 2021?

Just because the Mi 10 Ultra was released last year doesn't mean I won't recommend it. You can thank Xiaomi for its good performance, a good camera, good battery life, optical zoom, fast charging, and 8K recordings. It doesn't mean you can't take a quick peek at the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max, though.

Keep reading to learn more about what sets them apart, how they rival their competition, and how the tech industry is evaluating their specs.

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OnePlus 8 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra

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Introduction

In August of 2020, Xiaomi started selling its Mi 10 Ultra, while OnePlus's 8 Pro hit the stores in April of 2020.

We are looking at how the 8 Pro and the Mi 10 Ultra compare to each other to help you decide which might be the right one for you.

Even though both phones have similar prices, the 8 Pro should be more affordable. Although sometimes a promotion might appear and change that. Remember that when you're comparing the two models.

For each featured section, there's a "Tek-Score" for you to check. We even assessed the worth of all specifications to make it easier for you to perceive the difference between them. The global score will help you compare them to other phones if you aren't sure about these two.

The weight of each section

Our Tek-Score is based on a study done by Globalwebindex.com about the most wanted features from people looking to buy new smartphones. But you can customize how each section contributes to the global score according to what you value. You can skip to the end, or just keep reading.

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

There's a colored progress bar next to some items. That's to show how they sit side by side with equivalently priced phones.

Here's our contestant panel: but essentially, we're ignoring smartphones that are more than 20% cheaper or expensive.

Some items are underlined, and you can tap to access several top 10 tables for every budget.

Price*
vs.
Device 8 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
Release Date 2020, April 2020, August 0y.
OS Updates 2 years 1 year -1y.
Security Updates 3 years 4 years 1y.

*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Which One Has The Best Performance?

Geekbench 5 scores the Mi 10 Ultra 8% ahead of its rival in the multi-core ranking. On daily usage, you wouldn't be able to notice any relevant differences between them.

One can entitle both of them as high-end.

Both come with the previous generation's Snapdragon 865, so this actually isn't a speed race.

They aren't actually in a dispute about the graphics performance, as they also share last year's Adreno 650.

The 8 Pro features the Android 10 and OxygenOS 10 OS, and the Mi 10 Ultra has Android 10 and MIUI 12.

Performance*
vs.
Features 8 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
SoC Snapdragon 865 Snapdragon 865
Graphics Adreno 650 Adreno 650
Geekbench 5 Score 3092
3330
238
OS Android 10 and OxygenOS 10 Android 10 and MIUI 12
Tek-Score
7.2
7.6
0.4

*Reference: 100: Apple iPhone 12.

Which Phone Has The Best Display?

OnePlus 8 Pro front transparent png Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra front transparent png

The 8 Pro has a better display, but it shouldn't be that noticeable.

They both have a 6.7-inch AMOLED display. To each, it's own. To me, a 6.3 inches screen is where I draw the line.

The 8 Pro benefits from a higher resolution, at 1440x3168 pixels, while the Mi 10 Ultra has 1080x2340 pixels.

One peculiarity that the Mi 10 Ultra has over almost all of its competitors: Its pixel density evens out at 24% below the rest.

Just a tiny drop may shatter your phone, so I have to put this out: These displays share a "Corning Gorilla Glass 5" protection.

One feature that I do value is the Always-On-Display, and they both have it.

When it comes to outdoor visibility, the 8 Pro can go up to 888 nits, while the Mi 10 Ultra only goes up to 811 nits.

Both phones can play HDR10+ videos.

If you value a smooth display, then the Mi 10 Ultra is the winner at 120hz, while the 8 Pro does 90hz.

About the 8 Pro, you should know that 94% of its rivals can play HDR content. Plus, all have an AMOLED screen, 89% have an Always-On display, and 83% have Gorilla Glass 6 or better.

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

Display Density (DPIs)*
vs.
Features 8 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
Size 6.7
6.7
0.0
Screen Type AMOLED AMOLED
Resolution (px) 1440x3168
1080x2340
-2034720
Refresh Rate 90hz 120hz 30
Dots per Inch 519.39
384.66
-134.73
Always-On-Display Yes Yes
Notch Hole Hole
Peak Brightness 888 nits
811 nits
-77
HDR HDR10+ HDR10+
Sub Tek-Score
9.5
8.9
-0.6
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Tek-Score
6.9
6.7
-0.2

*Reference: 100: Sony Xperia 1 II.

Which Phone Has The Best Cameras?

OnePlus 8 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 33 points above its rivals from its price range. And it should be your option today.

Who's gonna win this battle? OnePlus's 8 Pro features a whopping 48 Megapixels camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 25mm wide-angle lens, two flash LEDs, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization. It can record videos at up to 2160p.

OnePlus also included an extra set of three cameras: one with 8 Megapixels (with f/2.4, plus a 74mm telephoto lens), one with 48 Megapixels (f/2.2) with a 14mm ultra-wide-angle lens, and one with 5 Megapixels that works as a depth sensor.

For your information: If you zoom in and crop a 48 Megapixels photo, you can get 2x of optical zoom: by trimming it into a 12 Megapixels photo.

Want to know about its selfie capabilities? It has a 16 MP (f/2.5) shooter and a 1/3" sensor.

DXOMARK reviewed this camera and gave it 120 points. If you also consider the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, you'll end up with a score of 133. For an in-depth review, click here.

Before moving on, you'd probably like to know that all of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization. Nevertheless, only 6% of them feature a macro lens.

The Mi 10 Ultra features a whopping 48 Megapixels (f/1.9) shooter and a 25mm wide-angle lens. You can also count on two flash LEDs, HDR abilities, and Optical Image Stabilization. It also records videos at up to 4320 pixels. Were you looking for a four-shooter smartphone? Here it is. The second shooter has 48 Megapixels (with f/4.1 and an astounding 120mm telephoto lens), the third has 12 Megapixels (f/2.0) with a 50mm telephoto lens, and the last one 20 Megapixels and a 12mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

Did you know? By zooming in and cropping a 48 Megapixels photo, you can get a sample with 12 Megapixels and 2x optical zoom, just like the 8 Pro's primary camera.

The front-facing camera features a 20 MP shooter with an aperture of f/2.3 and a 1/3.4" sensor.

On DXOMARK's reviewing article, they gave this shooter 136 points. Plus, combining with the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, this score goes up to 154 points. For an out-and-out review, check their article.

Winding it up, if you must 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. Moreover, only 6% of them feature a macro lens.

We can classify these two more as high-end.

The Mi 10 Ultra is the king of zoom here, but the 8 Pro still has a decent 3x optical zoom.

Picture Quality*
vs.
Primary Camera 8 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
Megapixels 48
48
0
Aperture 1.8
1.9
0.1
Lens 25mm
25mm
0
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Flash 2 2 0
HDR Yes Yes
OIS Yes Yes
Video 2160 4320 2160
Score 133
154
21

*Reference: 100: Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Extra Camera(s) 8 Pro Mi 10 Ultra vs.
Megapixels 8
48
40
Aperture 2.4
4.1
1.7
Lens 74mm (3x zoom)
120mm (4.8x zoom)
46
Lens Type Telephoto lens Telephoto lens
Megapixels 48 12 -36
Aperture 2.2 2.0 -0.2
Lens 14mm 50mm (2x zoom) 36
Lens Type Ultra-wide-Angle Telephoto lens
Megapixels 5 20 15
Aperture 2.4 2.2 -0.2
Lens - 12mm
Lens Type Depth Sensor Ultra-wide-Angle
Score 13 18 5
Selfie Camera 8 Pro Mi 10 Ultra vs.
Megapixels 16
20
4
Aperture 2.5
2.3
-0.2
Lens - -
8 Pro Mi 10 Ultra vs.
Tek-Score
7.8
9.1
1.2

Who has the best frame?

The 8 Pro does win some points here, mainly for its weight and water resistance.

The 8 Pro has a height of 6.50 inches (165 mm) and a width of 2.92 inches (74 mm). Xiaomi's Mi 10 Ultra is a bit smaller, precisely 3 mm (0.12 inches), and a bit wider too, about 1 mm (0.04 inches).

They have about the same depth: 8 mm (0.32 inches) vs. 9 mm (0.35 inches).

All of that goodness is presented in a sleek glass body. The Mi 10 Ultra is 23 g. (0.91 oz) heavier than the other, weighing about 199 g. (7.02 oz). If you're curious, I've developed a formula for a kind of "display size to phone weight" ratio. The 8 Pro got a score of 4.7, meaning it has an acceptable score for its display size. Having said that, the Mi 10 Ultra has 2.6, which suggests it's considerably hefty.

You'll also get some color options here. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra comes in Obsidian Black, Transparent Edition, and Mercury Silver. The OnePlus 8 Pro, in its turn, comes in Glacial Green, Onyx Black, and Ultramarine Blue.

What about a fingerprint scanner? It doesn't matter because both have one.

The 8 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, in standby mode, so no underwater photos.

Looks*
vs.
Body 8 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
Size 165 x 74 x 8 mm
(5.82 x 2.61 x 0.28 in)
162 x 75 x 9 mm
(5.71 x 2.65 x 0.32 in)
11670
Weight 199 g. (7.02 oz)
222 g. (7.83 oz)
23
Build Front and back glass Front and back glass
Colors Glacial Green, Onyx Black, and Ultramarine Blue Obsidian Black, Transparent Edition, and Mercury Silver
Screen To Body Ratio 89.35%
90.69%
1.34
Disp.Size To Weight Score 4.7 2.6 -2.1
Looks 9.1/10
9.1/10
0.0
Waterproof IP68 -
Biometrics Under Display Fingerprint Under Display Fingerprint
Tek-Score
7.1
1.4
-5.7

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

Which has the best battery?

Looking at the numbers, this doesn't seem a contest, as both have about 4510 mAh of battery capacity. And as reported by GSMArena, you shouldn't expect notable differences here.

This is what the 8 Pro delivers if you do a complete charge:

  • For 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll have 83% of the battery remaining.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll still have 67% left for the rest of the day.
  • After 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, you'll still get 71% to spend doing other things.

And these are Mi 10 Ultra's patterns:

  • For 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll end up with 81% of the battery charge.
  • After 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll get down to 65% left.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, you'll likely end up with 70% of the battery charge.

Fast charging's here, and both phones support it. The Mi 10 Ultra can go up to 120w, and the 8 Pro up to 30.

If you value wireless charging, they can do 30w vs. 50w.

These phones can also act as wireless power banks to wirelessly charge other devices. Cool, right?

Quick charging is reasonably speedy with the Mi 10 Ultra's charger. Devices with similar prices rarely exceed 31 watts.

Fast wireless charging on the Mi 10 Ultra is likewise a nice plus. You won't find many phones as fast at about its price.

Battery*
vs.
Features 8 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
Capacity (mAh) 4510 4500 -10
1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video 83% left
81% left
-2
1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video 67% left
65% left
-2
1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video 71% left
70% left
-1
Bat. To Phone Size Score 3.5 3.0 -0.5
Sub Tek-Score
7.4
7.2
-0.2
Fast Charging 30w
120w
90
Wireless Charging 30w
50w
20
Reverse Charging 3w
10w
7
Tek-Score
7.5
9.0
1.5

*Reference: 90: Samsung Galaxy A31.

Which has more storage?

The 8 Pro. Twice as much.

The 8 Pro has 256GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM. There's no MicroSD slot, but it's OK. Also, similarly priced adversaries usually offer more RAM but less storage. Right now, the average is 135Gb of storage and 9GB of RAM.

The Mi 10 Ultra, in its turn, has 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. There's also no expandable storage here, but 128GB is enough for most of us.

Storage*
vs.
Features 8 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
RAM (GB) 8GB
8GB
0
Internal (GB) 256GB
128GB
-128
Micro SD No No
Tek-Score
8.5
6.0
-2.5

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

Which is the most connectivity-friendly?

There isn't much to see here.

Both devices feature the standard Bluetooth 5.1 module. As for the NFC chips, both have them.

There isn't much to say about the 3.5mm headphone jack, except that it simply isn't here. You may go for an adapter as a last resort, but it really isn't the same. There also are other options out there if you don't mind searching for them. You'd have to pick a smartphone like the Sony Xperia 1 II.

They both run on (LTE and) 5G networks.

Connectivity
vs.
Features 8 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
Network 5G 5G
Bluetooth 5.1
5.1
NFC Yes Yes
3.5mm jack No No
Tek-Score
5.1
5.1
0.0

Which is more affordable?

The OnePlus 8 Pro clearly is a good value for its price, but a great deal would make things more interesting. Nevertheless, it's considerably pricey. About 5% more expensive than the others in its class. Their average price is $761. You'll most likely find the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra at a higher price range, but it may still be a more reasonable choice. Don't know if it helps, but other candidates in this price segment tend to be 5% cheaper.

If you still aren't sure about any of them, let's check how much worth you can expect.

Here are the best deals on some major online stores:

OnePlus 8 Pro

Reference: $800

OnePlus 8 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 8 Pro Mi 10 Ultra VS
Amazon 0.84 0.84 0.01
eBay 0.94 - -
Best Buy - - -
Walmart 1.06 - -

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Are you ready for that final score? We're almost there. First, let me mention the average at their price range. It's 7.2 for the 8 Pro and 7.4 for the Mi 10 Ultra.

Verdict: What Makes the OnePlus 8 Pro Stand Out?

If you can get the Mi 10 Ultra, don't think twice. The OnePlus 8 Pro indeed is water-resistant, and that may matter to you. But overall, the Mi 10 Pro has much more to offer. Indeed you'll also get much more pixels per inch on the 8 Pro's display, plus double the internal storage, but that's a minor thing compared to higher refresh rates, a fantastic telephoto lens, better cameras, and super-fast charging speeds, both on wired and wireless chargers.

Pros 8 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 Storage
Cons 8 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
#1 MicroSD Slot MicroSD Slot
#2 Weight Weight
#3 3.5mm Jack 3.5mm Jack
#4 Price Price
Relative Score*
vs.
Global Score 8 Pro Mi 10 Ultra
Gaming Score
8.0
7.8
-0.2
Tek-Score
7.52
7.12
-0.40
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.


 OnePlus 8 Pro 
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12
    $799
  • SonyrivalXperia 1
    $688
  • SonyrivalXperia 5
    $699
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11 Pro Max
    $900
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 EX
    $669
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ EX
    $704
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 U.EX
    $849
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20
    $669
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Plus
    $739
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Ultra
    $919
  • HuaweirivalMate 30 Pro
    $650
  • HuaweirivalP40 Pro
    $793
  • HuaweirivalP40
    $666
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Ultra
    $846
  • OpporivalFind X2 Pro
    $950
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12 Mini
    $739
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21 Plus
    $729
  • SonyrivalXperia 1 II
    $899
  • XiaomirivalMi 11
    $698

 Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra 
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12
    $799
  • SonyrivalXperia 1
    $688
  • SonyrivalXperia 5
    $699
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11 Pro Max
    $900
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ EX
    $704
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 U.EX
    $849
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 20 U.EX
    $999
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Plus
    $739
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Ultra
    $919
  • HuaweirivalP40 Pro
    $793
  • OnePlusrival8 Pro
    $799
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 20 U.
    $995
  • OpporivalFind X2 Pro
    $950
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12 Mini
    $739
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21 Ultra
    $997
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21 Plus
    $729
  • SonyrivalXperia 1 II
    $899
  • XiaomirivalMi 11
    $698
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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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