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Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20: Which Is Better?

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

The price of the Galaxy S20 isn't that much higher, but it doesn't have better specs.

It features better glass protection, a better display, water-resistance, and external storage. But the Mi 10 Pro will deliver better performance (+27%), better battery life, and more internal storage (256GB vs. 128GB).

Anything else?

The Galaxy S20 also features a higher refresh rate display, a lightweight body (45 g./1.59 oz less), and more RAM (12GB vs. 8GB). But the Mi 10 Pro also features a larger (+0.4") display, a telephoto lens (+94 mm), faster-charging speeds (50w vs. 25w), faster wireless charging (30w vs. 15w), and Bluetooth 5.1.

Still, you'll have to decide for yourself as they achieved a pretty even score.

How much will the additional specs cost me?

If you're not considering going for a carrier subscription, you can spare close to $97. You don't need to pay more to get more.

Is it worth getting the Mi 10 Pro in 2021?

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is clearly worth buying in 2021, even if there are better phones out there. Of course, you'll also be happy with a device like the Apple iPhone 12, 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 worth buying the Galaxy S20 in 2021?

Of course, I still recommend the Galaxy S20 in 2021. Its overall score has not dropped much yet, and it's great for its excellent glass protection, tons of RAM, great display, and 8K recordings. But don't just ignore (again) the Apple iPhone 12.

Read on to learn more about their differences, how they fare against their competition, and how the tech experts evaluate their specs.

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While Samsung's Galaxy S20 hit stores in March of 2020, Xiaomi's Mi 10 Pro went on sale one month sooner.

We are looking at how the Mi 10 Pro and the Galaxy S20 compare to each other to help you decide which might be the right one for you.

These phones have similar prices, but generally, the Mi 10 Pro is more affordable. Remember that when you're comparing the two models.

Down below, there's a "Tek-Score" in every analyzed section of these models. We evaluated every quantifiable specification, so you can better understand the difference between the two. We'll also provide a global score for comparison if you're curious about other models aside from these two.

The weight of each section

We've based our score on a study from Globalwebindex.com on what features users value on new smartphones. But you'll be able to define how the global score is composed based on your personal preferences. Click here to skip everything, or just keep reading until you get there.

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

There's a colored progress bar next to some items. It's there for you to better understand how they compare with other smartphones with similar prices.

Here's our contestant panel: but we've only included smartphones within a 40% price range.

Some items are clickable, and they'll get you to several top 10 tables for every spending plan.

Device Mi 10 Pro Galaxy S20
Release Date 2020, February 2020, March 0y.
OS Updates 1 year 3 years 2y.
Security Updates 4 years 4 years 0y.

*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Which One Has The Best Performance?

As for performance, Geekbench 5 scores the Mi 10 Pro 27% ahead of its competitor in the multi-core ranking. You should notice that it is a bit faster if you test them side by side.

We can label the Mi 10 Pro as high-end and the Galaxy S20 as a lower high-end.

What about their chipsets? The Samsung Galaxy S20 features the past generation's Exynos 990 processor and the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, the previous generation's Snapdragon 865 processor.

About the graphics: while the first one brings a Mali-G77 MP11, the other has an Adreno 650.

The Mi 10 Pro carries out Android 10 and MIUI 11 OS, and the Galaxy S20 runs on Android 10 and OneUI.

PS: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (with the Adreno 650 GPU) and the Exynos 990 (with the Mali-G77) are market-dependent. Click here for more info.

There's a performance increase of about 15% on the 865 for the Galaxy S20.

Features Mi 10 Pro Galaxy S20
SoC Snapdragon 865 Exynos 990
Graphics Adreno 650 Mali-G77 MP11
Geekbench 5 Score 3331
OS Android 10 and MIUI 11 Android 10 and OneUI

*Reference: 100: Apple iPhone 12.

Which Phone Has The Best Display?

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro front transparent png Samsung Galaxy S20 front transparent png

The Galaxy S20's display does stand out, and the difference is considerable.

The Mi 10 Pro offers a sharp, 6.6-inch AMOLED display slightly larger than the 6.2-inch AMOLED panel on the Galaxy S20. Which one would you choose? Me, I'd go for an AMOLED screen, but a decent LCD can be just as good.

The Galaxy S20 benefits from a higher resolution, at 1440x3200 pixels, while the Mi 10 Pro has 1080x2340 pixels.

Screens seem to get bigger each year, so it's essential to know what kind of glass protection they have. The Galaxy S20 features a previous generation's Gorilla Glass 6 display. The Mi 10 Pro has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

If you value an Always-On display, you'll be glad to find it in both of them.

If you're looking for the brightest display, the Mi 10 Pro will reach 860 nits, while the Galaxy S20 can only do 46 nits below that.

Both phones do support HDR10+ videos.

If you're looking for high refresh rate displays, the Galaxy S20 can do 120hz and the Mi 10 Pro 90hz.

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

Concerning the Galaxy S20, just so you know, 88% of its rivals can play HDR content and have an Always-On display, and all have an AMOLED screen.

Display Density (DPIs)*
Features Mi 10 Pro Galaxy S20
Size 6.6
Resolution (px) 1080x2340
Refresh Rate 90hz 120hz 30
Dots per Inch 390.49
Always-On-Display Yes Yes
Notch Hole Hole
Peak Brightness 860 nits
814 nits
Sub Tek-Score
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 6

*Reference: 100: Sony Xperia 1 II.

Which Phone Has The Best Cameras?

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro back transparent png Samsung Galaxy S20 back transparent png

Considering their score, I think that the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has a more dependable camera.

Flip the phones over, let's start the cameras' battle. Together, a whopping 108 Megapixels sensor, an aperture of f/1.7, a 25mm wide-angle lens, three flash LEDs, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization makes up the Mi 10 Pro camera set. Adding to that, you'll still get the ability to record videos at up to 4320p.

Xiaomi included on the Mi 10 Pro, not one, not two, but three extra cameras: one that has 8 Megapixels with an aperture of f/2.0 and an astounding 94mm telephoto lens, another shooter that has 12 Megapixels (f/2.0) with a 50mm telephoto lens, and last but not least, another shooter with 20 Megapixels and a 15mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

Just so you know: You can take a 108 Megapixels photo, zoom in and crop, and get the same results as you'd get on a 27 Megapixels 2x optical zoom camera.

The selfie camera is a 20 MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture complemented with a 1/3" sensor.

DXOMARK reviewed this camera and gave it 130 points. By including the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, that will go up to 146. For an in-depth review, click here.

Last (but not least), 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. Though only 18% of them feature a macro lens.

With its 12 Megapixels shooter, the Galaxy S20's leading camera has an aperture of f/1.8 and a 26mm, wide-angle lens. You'll be getting one flash LED, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization too. You can record videos at 4320p. It also has two extra rear-facing camera lenses. One has 64 Megapixels (with an aperture of f/2.0), and another with 12 Megapixels (f/2.2) with a 13mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

Just so you know: You can take a 64 Megapixels photo, zoom in and crop, and get a sample with 16 Megapixels and 2x optical zoom.

Samsung included a 10 MP (f/2.2) sensor for selfies and a 26 mm wide-angle lens.

DXOMARK's gurus should be reviewing this shooter anytime soon, I hope. Given its specs, it'll be close to 120*. By adding its wide-angle lens, we'll get to the final score of 132** points.

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. Still, only 12% of them feature a macro lens.

If you're not a numbers person, we can tag these two as high-end.

*The guys over at DXOMARK know how to benchmark these shooters. Too bad some cameras don't have a chance to be tested. So what do I do? I consider every camera spec and give an approximated score. The last time I've checked this formula, some cameras had a deviation of up to 2 points.

**This score still needs improvement, especially with cameras with less than 40MP and no telephoto lens. These guys recently updated their test protocol, and I only have few reviewed devices to deduce a compatible score.

Picture Quality*
Primary Camera Mi 10 Pro Galaxy S20
Megapixels 108
Aperture 1.7
Lens 25mm
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Flash 3 1 -2
HDR Yes Yes
OIS Yes Yes
Video 4320 4320 0
Score 146

*Reference: 100: Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Extra Camera(s) Mi 10 Pro Galaxy S20 vs.
Megapixels 8
Aperture 2.0
Lens 94mm (3.8x zoom)
Lens Type Telephoto lens -
Megapixels 12 12 0
Aperture 2.0 2.2 0.2
Lens 50mm (2x zoom) 13mm -37
Lens Type Telephoto lens Ultra-wide-Angle
Megapixels 20 -
Aperture 2.2 -
Lens 15mm -
Lens Type Ultra-wide-Angle -
Score 16 12 -4
Selfie Camera Mi 10 Pro Galaxy S20 vs.
Megapixels 20
Aperture 2.0
Lens - 26mm
Mi 10 Pro Galaxy S20 vs.

Who has the best frame?

The Galaxy S20 does win some points here, mainly for its weight, the number of color options, and water resistance.

The Mi 10 Pro has a height of 6.38 inches (162 mm) and a width of 2.92 inches (74 mm). Samsung's Galaxy S20 is a bit smaller, precisely 11 mm (0.43 inches), and a bit narrower too, about 5 mm (0.20 inches).

The former has about 9 mm (0.35 inches) of thickness, while the latter has 7 mm (0.28 inches).

All of that goodness is presented in a sleek glass body. The Mi 10 Pro is 45 g. (1.59 oz) heavier than the other, weighing about 163 g. (5.75 oz). If you're curious, the "weight to display size" score of the Mi 10 Pro is 3.5, which implies it's kind of weighty for a 6.6 inches display. The Galaxy S20, in its turn, has 7.4, 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 Cosmic Grey, Cloud Pink, Cloud Blue, Cloud White, and Aura Red with the Galaxy S20.

If you like to keep your phones small, consider getting the Samsung Galaxy S20. If not, then you should choose the other one.

Do you value a fingerprint scanner? It doesn't matter because both have one.

The Galaxy S20 is resistant to water up to 1 to 3 meters. But remember: it's for a maximum period of half an hour, and it's freshwater in standby mode only.

Body Mi 10 Pro Galaxy S20
Size 162 x 74 x 9 mm
(5.71 x 2.61 x 0.32 in)
151 x 69 x 7 mm
(5.33 x 2.43 x 0.25 in)
Weight 208 g. (7.34 oz)
163 g. (5.75 oz)
Build Front and back glass Front and back glass
Colors Alpine White and Solstice Grey Cosmic Grey, Cloud Pink, Cloud Blue, Cloud White, and Aura Red
Screen To Body Ratio 89.20%
Disp.Size To Weight Score 3.5 7.4 3.9
Looks 9.1/10
Waterproof - IP68
Biometrics Under Display Fingerprint Under Display Fingerprint

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

Which has the best battery?

The Mi 10 Pro has a 4500 mAh battery, and the Galaxy S20 has a 4000 mAh. And GSMArena did test them out, and the former does have better battery life.

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

  • If you do 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll end up with 84% of the battery charge.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll still have 71% left for the rest of the day.
  • By talking for 1 hour, browsing the web for 1 hour, and playing videos for 3 hours, the phone will have 74% left for the rest of the day.

And this is where the Galaxy S20 ends at:

  • By talking for 1 hour, browsing the web for 1 hour, and playing videos for 1 hour, you'll have 76% of the battery remaining.
  • After 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, this phone should end up with 59%.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, this is where your battery will be: 60%.

The battery life on the Galaxy S20 is worse than what you find on their rivals. These numbers show that it is 10% below the rest.

What's even better, the Mi 10 Pro also does overcome pretty much every phone out there. Just check out our best-of listing.

If one of these will end up being the one, you'll have quick charging on your next phone: 50w for the Mi 10 Pro and 25w for the Galaxy S20.

It's good to know that both phones support wireless charging at up to 30w vs. 15w.

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

Fast charging on the Mi 10 Pro does stand out. Devices with similar prices rarely exceed 31 watts.

You'll likewise get quick wireless charging on the Mi 10 Pro. You won't find many phones as fast at about its price.

The Snapdragon 865 also has better battery efficiency (about 10% more screen-on-time) when you compare it to the Exynos 990.

Features Mi 10 Pro Galaxy S20
Capacity (mAh) 4500 4000 -500
1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video 84% left
76% left
1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video 71% left
59% left
1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video 74% left
60% left
Bat. To Phone Size Score 4.3 5.3 1.0
Sub Tek-Score
Fast Charging 50w
Wireless Charging 30w
Reverse Charging 5w

*Reference: 90: Samsung Galaxy A31.

Which has more storage?

The Mi 10 Pro has about two times more storage.

The Mi 10 Pro has 256GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM. There's no MicroSD slot, but you wouldn't need that anyway, right? Be aware that at this price segment, others offer more RAM but less storage. Right now, the average is 143Gb of storage and 8GB of RAM.

The Galaxy S20, in its turn, has 128GB of storage and 12GB of RAM. If that isn't enough, you can add a MicroSD card later.

Features Mi 10 Pro Galaxy S20
Internal (GB) 256GB
Micro SD No microSDXC (shared SIM slot)

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

Which is the most connectivity-friendly?

The Mi 10 Pro is your better option, as it features Bluetooth 5.1 and 5G.

You can count on Bluetooth 5.1 on the Mi 10 Pro, while the Galaxy S20 has a Bluetooth 5.0 modem on its SoC. Both phones have NFC, so nothing special here.

Do you still favor wired headphones? None of them will help you with that. You can buy an adapter, but the wireless buds are your only option. You can have it anyway if you're not really leaning towards any of these. You'd have to pick a smartphone like the Sony Xperia 1 II.

The Galaxy S20 runs on LTE or (LTE and) 5G networks. You can pick the Galaxy S20 with 5G with 12GB of RAM.

Features Mi 10 Pro Galaxy S20
Network 5G LTE (also available in 5G)
Bluetooth 5.1
NFC Yes Yes
3.5mm jack No No

Which is more affordable?

You can say the Mi 10 Pro is cheap, and in this case, it's also more affordable, but you should stay on top of any deals or price drops. Who knows what you can find. On the other hand, you'll likely find the Galaxy S20 at a higher price range, but that's probably something you already knew. One can hope that at least it may age better.

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

Here are the best prices that we've found:

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro

Reference: $600

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro

Samsung Galaxy S20

Reference: $697

Samsung Galaxy S20

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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 Galaxy S20 VS
Amazon 1.23 - -
eBay - 1.08 -
Best Buy - - -
Walmart - - -

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Are you ready for that final score? We're almost there. Just so you have an idea, take a look at where its adversaries average. They're usually close to 6.9 for both of them.

Verdict: Does any of them really stand out?

This is going to be a tough decision, for sure. Because the Mi 10 Pro can give you much better performance (compared to this Exynos variant of the S20), an amazing telephoto lens, much better battery life, charging speeds that are twice as fast, plus double the internal storage, and Bluetooth 5.1.

But the Galaxy S20 does have higher refresh rates, more pixels per screen inch, better glass protection, it's considerably lighter, is water-resistant, has 4 extra GB of RAM, and you can add a MicroSD card to it.

Pros Mi 10 Pro Galaxy S20
#1 Performance Performance
#3 Always-On-Display Always-On-Display
#4 Cameras Cameras
#5 Battery Life Fast Charging
#6 Fast Charging Wireless Charging
#7 Wireless Charging MicroSD Slot
#8 Storage Glass Protection
Cons Mi 10 Pro Galaxy S20
#1 MicroSD Slot 3.5mm Jack
#2 Weight Price
#3 3.5mm Jack
#4 Price
Relative Score*
Global Score Mi 10 Pro Galaxy S20
Gaming Score
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.


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.


"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.


"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.



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
  • SonyrivalXperia 5
  • ApplerivaliPhone X
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11 Pro
  • ApplerivaliPhone XS Max
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 SD
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ SD
  • OnePlusrival7T Pro
  • HuaweirivalP30 Pro
  • GooglerivalPixel 4 XL
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20
  • HuaweirivalMate 20 Pro
  • HuaweirivalMate 30 Pro
  • HuaweirivalP40
  • OnePlusrival8
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 4G
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 5G
  • OpporivalFind X2 Neo
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21
  • OnePlusrival8T
  • XiaomirivalMi 10
  • OpporivalReno4 Pro
  • XiaomirivalMi 11

 Samsung Galaxy S20 
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12
  • SonyrivalXperia 1
  • SonyrivalXperia 5
  • ApplerivaliPhone X
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11 Pro
  • ApplerivaliPhone XS Max
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 SD
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ SD
  • OnePlusrival7T Pro
  • HuaweirivalP30 Pro
  • GooglerivalPixel 4 XL
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Plus
  • HuaweirivalMate 20 Pro
  • HuaweirivalMate 30 Pro
  • HuaweirivalP40 Pro
  • HuaweirivalP40
  • OnePlusrival8 Pro
  • OnePlusrival8
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Pro
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE
  • OpporivalFind X2 Neo
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12 Mini
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21 Plus
  • OnePlusrival8T
  • OpporivalReno4 Pro
  • XiaomirivalMi 11

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.


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.



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.


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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