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Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro vs Apple iPhone 12: Which Is Better?

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

The iPhone 12 is more expensive than the Mi 10 Pro, but it doesn't have better specs.

It has better performance (+22%), better glass protection, and water-resistance. But the Mi 10 Pro brings better battery life, and more internal storage (256GB vs. 64GB).

Are there other things worth mentioning?

The iPhone 12 also features a cleaner user interface and a lightweight body (44 g./1.55 oz less). But the Mi 10 Pro also adds a higher refresh rate, Always-On, larger (+0.5") display, better outdoor brightness, a telephoto lens (+81 mm), more cameras, faster-charging speeds (50w vs. 20w), faster wireless charging (30w vs. 15w), reverse wireless charging, more RAM (8GB vs. 4GB), and Bluetooth 5.1.

How much will the additional specs cost me?

If you're not considering going for a carrier subscription, you can be saving up to around $280, so think about it.

Is the Mi 10 Pro still worth getting in 2021?

Sure, you can look for other devices, but the Mi 10 Pro is an outstanding handset even in 2021. Sure, you can take a peek at other devices like the iPhone 11 Pro, but we should acknowledge this device, as it has good performance, a good camera, good battery life, tons of storage, optical zoom, and fast charging.

Is it still worth buying the iPhone 12 in 2021?

The iPhone 12 remains a great smartphone in part thanks to its good performance, a good camera, and excellent glass protection. It indeed is on the recommended list for 2021, but you'd be better off with the iPhone 12 Pro Max as a daily driver because it has more storage and more RAM.

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

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Introduction

In October of 2020, Apple launched its iPhone 12. The Mi 10 Pro, however, has seen the light of day in February of 2020.

With this article, you'll be able to compare every feature of the Mi 10 Pro and the iPhone 12. Then, you can decide what model better suits your needs. Let's start.

The price round is no contest. The Mi 10 Pro sounds like a bargain compared to the iPhone 12. Remember that when you're comparing the two models.

For each featured section, there's a "Tek-Score" for you to check. For a quicker analysis of how far they are from each other, we'll consider all their specifications. The global score will help you compare them to other phones because you'll probably have other phones in mind.

The weight of each section

That score is research-based. It's from Globalwebindex.com on what features users value on 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.

You'll also see a progress bar underlining some features. That can help you understand how they sit side by side with equivalently priced phones.

You can click here: to view the ones we're comparing to, but we only include smartphones with price tags from -20% to +20%.

Some items are clickable, and they'll get you to our corresponding eight top 10 listings for all budgets.

Price*
vs.
Device Mi 10 Pro iPhone 12
Release Date 2020, February 2020, October 0y.
OS Updates 1 year 6 years 5y.
Security Updates 4 years 6 years 2y.

*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Which One Has The Best Performance?

Geekbench 5 (IOS)(Android) scores the iPhone 12 22% ahead of its rival in the multi-core ranking. The differences are slight but still noteworthy between these two chipsets. iOS is much lighter than Android because Apple did their work to keep it fit.

The iPhone 12 also has a performance above the average if you consider its rivals. While the average sits at 2988, this one is 36% above them.

We can classify both of them as high-end.

Regarding their chipset, while the Apple iPhone 12 comes with the Apple A14 SoC, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has the Snapdragon 865 SoC.

Now about the graphics chipset, while the former has a proprietary Apple GPU, the latter features an Adreno 650.

The Mi 10 Pro carries out Android 10 and MIUI 11 OS, and the iPhone 12 got the iOS 14.1.

Performance*
vs.
Features Mi 10 Pro iPhone 12
SoC Snapdragon 865 Apple A14
Graphics Adreno 650 Apple GPU
Geekbench 5 Score 3331
4067
736
OS Android 10 and MIUI 11 iOS 14.1
Tek-Score
7.6
8.8
1.2

*Reference: 100: Apple iPhone 12.

Which Phone Has The Best Display?

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro front transparent png Apple iPhone 12 front transparent png

The Mi 10 Pro has the best screen, and it should be noticeable. But the iPhone 12 features better glass protection.

The Mi 10 Pro offers a sharp, 6.6-inch AMOLED display considerably larger than the 6.1-inch AMOLED panel on the iPhone 12. It all comes down to personal preferences for both the display type and size. Most people seem to prefer AMOLED for its saturated colors and higher contrast.

If you're trying to keep your phone's display small, the iPhone 12 is the one. At least it's short when compared to the average phone for its price range.

The iPhone 12 benefits from a higher resolution, at 1170x2532 pixels, while the Mi 10 Pro has 1080x2340 pixels. If you fancy edge-to-edge displays, there's one more reason to consider the Mi 10 Pro.

It's better to be safe than sorry, so it's essential to know what kind of glass protection they have. The Mi 10 Pro display is protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The iPhone 12 with a Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.

The Always-On display on the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro alone would most likely make me choose it.

When it comes to outdoor visibility, the Mi 10 Pro will deliver 860 nits, while the iPhone 12 only does 639 nits.

The Mi 10 Pro features an HDR10+ display, and the iPhone 12 does HDR10.

If you value a smooth display, the Mi 10 Pro, with its 90hz screen, is clearly the winner here.

Given the Mi 10 Pro, you should know that 86% of its rivals can play HDR content. Plus, all have an AMOLED screen, and 95% have an Always-On display.

Concerning the iPhone 12, as a reference, 94% of its rivals can play HDR content and have an Always-On display. Plus, all have an AMOLED screen, and 78% have Gorilla Glass 6 or better.

Display Density (DPIs)*
vs.
Features Mi 10 Pro iPhone 12
Size 6.6
6.1
-0.5
Screen Type AMOLED AMOLED
Resolution (px) 1080x2340
1170x2532
435240
Refresh Rate 90hz 60hz -30
Dots per Inch 390.49
457.25
66.77
Always-On-Display Yes No
Notch Hole Wedge
Peak Brightness 860 nits
639 nits
-221
HDR HDR10+ HDR10
Sub Tek-Score
8.6
2.9
-5.7
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Tek-Score
6.6
7.5
0.9

*Reference: 100: Sony Xperia 1 II.

Which Phone Has The Best Cameras?

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro back transparent png Apple iPhone 12 back transparent png

Be aware that the Mi 10 Pro's picture quality is, on average, 60 points above other cameras for the same budget. But between these two, it doesn't matter.

Let's delve into their cameras. The Mi 10 Pro has a whopping 108 Megapixels camera with an aperture of f/1.7, a 25mm wide-angle lens, three flash LEDs, HDR abilities, and Optical Image Stabilization. It can record videos at up to 4320p.

As if that wasn't enough, it also has three more sensors: an 8 Megapixels (with f/2.0 and an astounding 94mm telephoto lens), another 12 Megapixels (f/2.0) with a 50mm telephoto lens, and another 20 Megapixels and a 15mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

Did you know? When cropping a 108 Megapixels photo by zooming in, you can get 2x of optical zoom: by trimming it into a 27 Megapixels photo.

Its selfie camera features a 20 MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and a 1/3" sensor.

DXOMARK has rated this camera with a score of 130. By including the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, that will go up to 146. For an in-depth review, click here.

Before moving on, keep in mind that all of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization. However, only 18% of them feature a macro lens.

The iPhone 12 features a 12 Megapixels (f/1.6) shooter and a 26mm wide-angle lens. You can also count on four flash LEDs, HDR abilities, and Optical Image Stabilization. It also records videos at up to 2160 pixels. The iPhone 12 also sports a 12 Megapixels sensor, packed with an f/2.4 lens plus a 13mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

Apple included a 12 MP (f/2.2) sensor for selfies and a 23 mm wide-angle lens.

DXOMARK has rated this camera with a score of 132. Plus, combining with its wide-angle lens, this score goes up to 139 points. If you want to know more about it, check it here.

Winding it up, 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.

If you prefer, we can grade these two as high-end.

Picture Quality*
vs.
Primary Camera Mi 10 Pro iPhone 12
Megapixels 108
12
-96
Aperture 1.7
1.6
-0.1
Lens 25mm
26mm
1
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Flash 3 4 1
HDR Yes Yes
OIS Yes Yes
Video 4320 2160 -2160
Score 146
139
-7

*Reference: 100: Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Extra Camera(s) Mi 10 Pro iPhone 12 vs.
Megapixels 8
12
4
Aperture 2.0
2.4
0.4
Lens 94mm (3.8x zoom)
13mm -81
Lens Type Telephoto lens Ultra-wide-Angle
Megapixels 12 -
Aperture 2.0 -
Lens 50mm (2x zoom) -
Lens Type Telephoto lens -
Megapixels 20 -
Aperture 2.2 -
Lens 15mm -
Lens Type Ultra-wide-Angle -
Score 16 7 -9
Selfie Camera Mi 10 Pro iPhone 12 vs.
Megapixels 20
12
-8
Aperture 2.0
2.2
0.2
Lens - 23mm
Mi 10 Pro iPhone 12 vs.
Tek-Score
8.6
8.2
-0.4

Who has the best frame?

The iPhone 12 does have an advantage here, thanks to its weight, the number of color options, and water resistance.

The Mi 10 Pro is 162 mm (6.38 inches) tall and 74 mm (2.92 inches) wide. The iPhone 12 is 16 mm smaller and 3 mm narrower (about 0.63 by 0.12 inches).

When it comes to thickness, they're almost equal: 9 mm (0.35 inches) vs. 7 mm (0.28 inches).

All of that goodness is presented in a sleek glass body. The iPhone 12 weighs 164 g. (5.78 oz), while the other is 44 g. (1.55 oz) heavier. But because this is a bit relative, the Mi 10 Pro has a "weight to screen size" score of 3.5, showing it's kind of weighty for its screen size. Having said that, the iPhone 12 has 6.9, which is pretty nice.

We do like having some color options. You get Alpine White and Solstice Grey in the Mi 10 Pro. But you can get Black, Red, White, Green, and Blue with the iPhone 12.

If you favor big phones, you should pick the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. Otherwise, the other is the one.

Do you value a fingerprint scanner? Unfortunately, you can't count on the iPhone 12, but if you're already considering the Mi 10 Pro, then good for you.

That doesn't mean you're out of security options on the iPhone 12. Usually, logging in with a fingerprint scanner is faster, but at least you'll get a Face ID scanner.

You can drop the iPhone 12 into the water, up to 1 to 3 meters deep. Remember that it shouldn't be for over half an hour, in standby and freshwater only, so no saltwater or pools here.

Looks*
vs.
Body Mi 10 Pro iPhone 12
Size 162 x 74 x 9 mm
(5.71 x 2.61 x 0.32 in)
146 x 71 x 7 mm
(5.15 x 2.50 x 0.25 in)
-35330
Weight 208 g. (7.34 oz)
164 g. (5.78 oz)
-44
Build Front and back glass Front and back glass
Colors Alpine White and Solstice Grey Black, Red, White, Green, and Blue
Screen To Body Ratio 89.20%
88.18%
-1.01
Disp.Size To Weight Score 3.5 6.9 3.4
Looks 9.1/10
10.0/10
0.8
Waterproof - IP68
Biometrics Under Display Fingerprint Face ID
Tek-Score
1.8
8.6
6.8

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

Which has the best battery?

At 4500 mAh, the Mi 10 Pro is the owner of the biggest battery, while the iPhone 12 only features 2815 mAh. And as claimed by GSMArena, the winner is the Mi 10 Pro.

This is what the Mi 10 Pro delivers if you do a complete charge:

  • After 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll be at 84% of the battery charge.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll probably have 71% 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 74%.

And this is how the iPhone 12 handles these tests:

  • After 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll have 79% of the battery remaining.
  • For 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll get down to 64% left.
  • By talking for 1 hour, browsing the web for 1 hour, and playing videos for 3 hours, you'll still get 64% to spend doing other things.

For the record, the Mi 10 Pro also doesn't have many rivals at any given price range. Actually, it may even be on our top 10 list.

Both phones support fast charging. You can charge the Mi 10 Pro at a maximum of 50w/hour and the iPhone 12 up to 20w/hour.

There's also wireless charging (30w vs. 15w) in both of them. Cool. The new iPhones also feature magnetic wireless charging. That's great, but it's yet another proprietary solution.

You can also use the Mi 10 Pro reverse wireless charging to charge any Qi-enabled device up to 5w per hour.

The Mi 10 Pro does charge quicker. Its competitors can only do about 31w.

Fast wireless charging on the Mi 10 Pro is likewise a nice plus. That's something you rarely see at this price range.

Battery*
vs.
Features Mi 10 Pro iPhone 12
Capacity (mAh) 4500 2815 -1685
1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video 84% left
79% left
-5
1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video 71% left
64% left
-7
1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video 74% left
64% left
-10
Bat. To Phone Size Score 4.3 6.4 2.1
Sub Tek-Score
7.6
6.9
-0.7
Fast Charging 50w
20w
-30
Wireless Charging 30w
15w
-15
Reverse Charging 5w
No -5
Tek-Score
8.0
6.6
-1.4

*Reference: 90: Samsung Galaxy A31.

Which has more storage?

The Mi 10 Pro, for sure.

The Mi 10 Pro features 256GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM. There's no extra storage here, but with that much space, who cares? Furthermore, other devices from this budget usually deliver more RAM but less storage. They have 8GB of RAM and 143Gb of storage on average, but you can find better options.

On the iPhone 12, you'll find 64GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM. It also doesn't have a MicroSD slot. This may not be enough for serious smartphone users. Again, you'll get more RAM and more storage from most of its opponents. 9Gb/146Gb. That's the average.

Most people should be OK with only 64 GB of internal storage. However, if you love to have or record tons of videos, 64 GB will be a problem sooner than later.

Storage*
vs.
Features Mi 10 Pro iPhone 12
RAM (GB) 8GB
4GB
-4
Internal (GB) 256GB
64GB
-192
Micro SD No No
Tek-Score
8.5
2.8
-5.8

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

Which is the most connectivity-friendly?

I'd go for the Mi 10 Pro if you really value Bluetooth 5.1.

Each one has its Bluetooth version: The Mi 10 Pro has 5.1, and the iPhone 12 has 5.0. Both phones have NFC, so nothing special here.

About the 3.5mm jack: Now may be the time to consider moving to wireless earbuds. Just skip adapters and get a decent pair of wireless earbuds. You can also check other devices if you're willing to forget about them. You can get that with the Sony Xperia 1 II.

You can find these two in the (LTE and) 5G variant.

Connectivity
vs.
Features Mi 10 Pro iPhone 12
Network 5G 5G
Bluetooth 5.1
5.0
NFC Yes Yes
3.5mm jack No No
Tek-Score
5.1
4.6
-0.5

Which is more affordable?

You can say the Mi 10 Pro is cheap, and in this case, it's also more affordable, but you can make it better if you can find a great deal. The Apple iPhone 12, on the other hand, is usually more costly, but that's probably something you already knew. Also, don't forget that, with time, iPhones do hold some of their value.

Let's see if it really worths it or not.

Here's what we've found out:

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro

Reference: $600

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro

Apple iPhone 12

Reference: $880

Apple iPhone 12

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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 Mi 10 Pro iPhone 12 VS
Amazon 1.23 - ! -
eBay - 0.83 -
Best Buy - 0.85 -
Walmart - - -

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Want to know about that global score? Just so you have an idea, take a look at where its adversaries average. It's 6.9 for the Mi 10 Pro and 7.2 for the iPhone 12.

Verdict: What Makes the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Stand Out?

If you're after every feature that you can get on a smartphone, then the choice should be obvious.

With the Mi 10 Pro, you'll get an Always-on display with a smaller notch and 90hz of refresh rate. You'll also get better battery life, better picture quality and a 94mm telephoto lens. Last but not least, it also starts at 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

This doesn't mean that the iPhone 12 is that bad. It really is a bit more expensive, but it does deliver a bit more performance. Not only that, but you'll also get the latest Gorilla Glass Victus and a much lighter and water-resistant device.

Pros Mi 10 Pro iPhone 12
#1 Performance Performance
#2 AMOLED AMOLED
#3 Always-On-Display Cameras
#4 Cameras Fast Charging
#5 Battery Life Wireless Charging
#6 Fast Charging Glass Protection
#7 Wireless Charging
#8 Storage
Cons Mi 10 Pro iPhone 12
#1 MicroSD Slot Always-On-Display
#2 Weight MicroSD Slot
#3 3.5mm Jack 3.5mm Jack
#4 Price Price
Relative Score*
vs.
Global Score Mi 10 Pro iPhone 12
Gaming Score
8.0
6.3
-1.7
Tek-Score
7.37
6.76
-0.61
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.


 Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 
  • SonyrivalXperia 1
    $688
  • SonyrivalXperia 5
    $699
  • ApplerivaliPhone X
    $579
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11 Pro
    $569
  • ApplerivaliPhone XS Max
    $599
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 EX
    $669
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 SD
    $614
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ EX
    $704
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ SD
    $614
  • OnePlusrival7T Pro
    $540
  • HuaweirivalP30 Pro
    $598
  • GooglerivalPixel 4 XL
    $634
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20
    $669
  • HuaweirivalMate 20 Pro
    $539
  • HuaweirivalMate 30 Pro
    $650
  • HuaweirivalP40
    $666
  • OnePlusrival8
    $630
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE
    $599
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 4G
    $509
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 5G
    $514
  • OpporivalFind X2 Neo
    $565
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21
    $500
  • OnePlusrival8T
    $599
  • XiaomirivalMi 10
    $529
  • OpporivalReno4 Pro
    $594
  • XiaomirivalMi 11
    $698

 Apple iPhone 12 
  • 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
  • OnePlusrival8 Pro
    $799
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Ultra
    $846
  • OpporivalFind X2 Pro
    $950
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12 Mini
    $739
  • 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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