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Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite vs Mi 10T Pro: Is The Lite Good Enough?

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

The Mi 10T Pro isn't that affordable, but it's the smartphone you should pick.

It gives you better performance (+61%) and more internal storage (128GB vs. 64GB). But the Mi 10T Lite brings external storage.

What else sets them apart?

The Mi 10T Pro also comes with a higher refresh rate display, optical image stabilization, more RAM (8GB vs. 6GB), and Bluetooth 5.1. But with the Mi 10T Lite, you can also get a headphone jack.

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

How much more are you willing to spend on the Mi 10T Pro?

If you're ignoring carrier offers, it'll cost you around $155 more.

Is it worth buying the Mi 10T Lite in 2021?

Sure, you can look for other devices, but the Mi 10T Lite is an outstanding handset even in 2021. You can go for the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, but we should praise it for its good performance, good battery life, and fast charging.

Is the Mi 10T Pro still worth getting in 2021?

Just because the Mi 10T Pro was released last year doesn't mean I won't recommend it. You can thank Xiaomi for its good performance, good battery life, fast charging, and 8K recordings. But don't just ignore the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.

Read on to learn more about their differences, how they fare against their competition, and how the industry is scoring their specs.

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Introduction

Both phones were launched by Xiaomi at the same time: in October of 2020.

With this article, you'll be able to compare every feature of the Mi 10T Lite and the Mi 10T Pro. Then, you can decide what model better suits your needs. Let's start.

The Mi 10T Lite definitely has the Mi 10T Pro beaten on price. Keep this in mind when comparing both of them.

Look out for a "Tek-Score" in every section of this article. 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 aren't sure about these two.

The weight of each section

That score is research-based. It's from Globalwebindex.com about what people want from their next smartphone. But you'll get a say in the matter by setting it to whatever you like. You can go there right now, but I encourage you to keep reading.

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

Some features have a colored bar next to them. It's for you to know how well they compare with other smartphones with similar prices.

By clicking here: you'll see which ones we've analyzed, but essentially, we're ignoring smartphones that are more than 20% cheaper or expensive.

Some features are also shortcuts to the best 10 phones on that for any budget.

Price*
vs.
Device Mi 10T Lite Mi 10T Pro
Release Date 2020, October 2020, October 0y.
OS Updates 1 year 1 year 0y.
Security Updates 4 years 4 years 0y.

*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Which One Has The Best Performance?

Geekbench 5 scores the Mi 10T Pro 61% ahead of its sibling in the multi-core ranking. Speed isn't everything, but in this case, it's a lot!

You can also count on the Mi 10T Pro to have one of the best performances around by comparing it with other smartphones from this price range. While they got a score of about 2384, it has 3232. That puts it 36% above them.

It's safe to say that the Mi 10T Lite can be tagged as an upper mid-range and the Mi 10T Pro more like high-end.

Inside the Mi 10T Pro is the Snapdragon 865 SoC, while on the Mi 10T Lite, there's the Snapdragon 750 chipset.

If you're a gamer, you'll like to know that the former features last year's Adreno 650, and the latter has an Adreno 619.

Both smartphones come equipped with the Android 10 and MIUI 12 OS.

Performance*
vs.
Features Mi 10T Lite Mi 10T Pro
SoC Snapdragon 750 Snapdragon 865
Graphics Adreno 619 Adreno 650
Geekbench 5 Score 2009
3232
1223
OS Android 10 and MIUI 12 Android 10 and MIUI 12
Tek-Score
5.3
7.4
2.0

*Reference: 100: Apple iPhone 12.

Which Phone Has The Best Display?

Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite front transparent png Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro front transparent png

They ended up with identical scores, so don't worry about it.

Both feature the same LCD 6.6" display size. 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.

They also share their resolution at 1080x2400 Full HD.

Screens seem to get bigger each year, so let's get the elephant out of the room. Both feature a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 display.

Unfortunately, there's no Always-On display on any of them. You can get it if you check out the Mi 11 or the Samsung Galaxy A71.

When it comes to outdoor visibility, they share a maximum brightness of 596 nits.

The Mi 10T Lite has HDR10 video support, while the Mi 10T Pro does HDR10+.

If you value a smooth display, you should know that the Mi 10T Pro does 144hz, and the Mi 10T Lite only does 120hz.

About the Mi 10T Lite, just know that 92% of its rivals have an AMOLED screen, and 83% have an Always-On display. On the other hand, only 4% of them have over 60hz of refresh rate, and only 21% of them feature Gorilla Glass 6 or Victus.

Concerning the Mi 10T Pro, just so you know, 92% of its rivals can play HDR content, 96% have an AMOLED screen, and 81% have an Always-On display.

Display Density (DPIs)*
vs.
Features Mi 10T Lite Mi 10T Pro
Size 6.6
6.6
0.0
Screen Type LCD LCD
Resolution (px) 1080x2400
1080x2400
0
Refresh Rate 120hz 144hz 24
Dots per Inch 398.76
398.76
0.00
Always-On-Display No No
Notch Hole Hole
Peak Brightness 596 nits
630 nits
34
HDR HDR10 HDR10+
Sub Tek-Score
2.7
3.0
0.3
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Tek-Score
4.6
4.7
0.1

*Reference: 100: Sony Xperia 1 II.

Which Phone Has The Best Cameras?

Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite back transparent png Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro back transparent png

Overall, You shouldn't be seeing any difference between these cameras.

Things are different when it comes to lenses. Together, a whopping 64 Megapixels sensor, an aperture of f/1.9, a 26mm wide-angle lens, two flash LEDs, and HDR capabilities makes up the Mi 10T Lite camera set. Adding to that, you'll still get the ability to record videos at up to 2160p.

Xiaomi included on the Mi 10T Lite, not one, not two, but three extra cameras: one that has 8 Megapixels with an aperture of f/2.2, plus a 13mm ultra-wide-angle lens, another shooter that has 2 Megapixels for macros, and last but not least, another shooter with 2 Megapixels that works as a depth sensor.

Just so you know: You can take a 64 Megapixels photo, zoom in and crop, and get 2x of optical zoom: by trimming it into a 16 Megapixels photo.

There's also a 16 MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.5 and a 25 mm wide-angle lens.

As soon as DXOMARK evaluates this camera, I'll update this article, and you can expect a score of about 127* when they do it. By including its wide-angle lens, it can go up to 140** points.

Before moving on, you'd probably like to know that 88% of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more, and all have an ultra-wide-angle lens.

The standard camera on the back of the Mi 10T Pro has a whopping 108 Megapixels sensor and a 26mm, f/1.7 aperture, wide-angle lens. It also has one flash LED, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization. When it comes to recording videos, it can do 4320p. It also has a secondary 13 Megapixels camera with an aperture of f/2.4 plus a 13mm ultra-wide-angle lens and an extra 5 Megapixels for macros.

Just so you know: You can take a 108 Megapixels photo, zoom in and crop, and get 2x optical zoom. You'll get a 27 Megapixels photo.

You can get selfies with 20 MP Megapixels. It has a lens with f/2.2 of aperture and a 27 mm wide-angle lens.

DXOMARK's gurus gave this shooter a score of 121. And if we consider its wide-angle lens, we end up with a score of 132 points. If you want to know more about it, check it here.

Finally, just so you know, all of its rivals can record videos in 4 or 8K and have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and 85% 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 more as high-end.

If you're a snapper addict, you'll miss a telephoto lens, so you should consider other options like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus.

*DXOMARK is a world-known reference in the camera benchmarking department. Unfortunately, there are lots of good cameras left out of their labs. So whenever I come across one such camera, I score every camera spec (like sensor size, lenses, and so on) to get a similar global score. Our lastest test on our formula showed a 2 points (more or less) error threshold.

**Please take this with a grain of salt, especially for cameras with no zoom and with less than 40MP. They moved to a new camera test protocol, and I only have few reviewed devices to deduce a compatible score.

Picture Quality*
vs.
Primary Camera Mi 10T Lite Mi 10T Pro
Megapixels 64
108
44
Aperture 1.9
1.7
-0.2
Lens 26mm
26mm
0
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Flash 2 1 -1
HDR Yes Yes
OIS No Yes
Video 2160 4320 2160
Score 140
132
-8

*Reference: 100: Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Extra Camera(s) Mi 10T Lite Mi 10T Pro vs.
Megapixels 8
13
5
Aperture 2.2
2.4
0.2
Lens 13mm 13mm 0
Lens Type Ultra-wide-Angle Ultra-wide-Angle
Megapixels 2 5 3
Aperture 2.4 2.4 0.0
Megapixels 2 -
Aperture 2.4 -
Lens Type Depth Sensor -
Score 13 11 -2
Selfie Camera Mi 10T Lite Mi 10T Pro vs.
Megapixels 16
20
4
Aperture 2.5
2.2
-0.3
Lens 25mm 27mm 2
Mi 10T Lite Mi 10T Pro vs.
Tek-Score
8.2
7.8
-0.5

Who has the best frame?

They ended up with the same score, so there is no wrong choice here.

They're about the same tallness: 165 mm (6.50 inches), together with the same length (76 mm / 2.99 inches).

When it comes to thickness, there's no difference here: 9 mm (0.35 inches). Remember that the Mi 10T Pro is indeed big. About 13% bigger when compared to the average phone for its price segment.

They both have a beautiful glass body. I'm hoping you don't mind carrying a phone with about 214 g. (7.55 oz), because they both weigh that. If you're looking for a lightweight device, the Mi 10T Lite has a "weight to screen size" score of 3.0, showing it's kind of weighty for its screen size. The Mi 10T Pro, however, has 2.6, which suggests it's considerably hefty too.

You can have the Mi 10T Lite in Atlantic Blue, Rose Gold Beach, and Pearl Gray. And you can compare that with the Cosmic Black, Aurora Blue, and Lunar Silver, which comes with the Mi 10T Pro.

Does a fingerprint scanner matter to you? Both devices included it.

If you'd rather have a water-resistant device, you should check out the competition, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus.

Looks*
vs.
Body Mi 10T Lite Mi 10T Pro
Size 165 x 76 x 9 mm
(5.82 x 2.68 x 0.32 in)
165 x 76 x 9 mm
(5.82 x 2.68 x 0.32 in)
0
Weight 214 g. (7.55 oz)
218 g. (7.69 oz)
4
Build Front and back glass Front and back glass
Colors Atlantic Blue, Rose Gold Beach, and Pearl Gray Cosmic Black, Aurora Blue, and Lunar Silver
Screen To Body Ratio 83.87%
83.87%
0.00
Disp.Size To Weight Score 3.0 2.6 -0.3
Looks 8.4/10
8.4/10
0.0
Waterproof - -
Biometrics Fingerprint Side-mounted Fingerprint
Tek-Score
1.5
1.4
-0.1

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

Which has the best battery?

The Mi 10T Lite does have a battery capacity of 4820 mAh versus the 5000 mAh of the Mi 10T Pro. But GSMArena did test them out, and both should theoretically get the same battery life.

If you do a full charge, this is how the Mi 10T Lite comes out of it:

  • By talking for 1 hour, browsing the web for 1 hour, and playing videos for 1 hour, you'll end up with 84% of the battery charge.
  • For 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, the battery charge will be about 74%.
  • If you do 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, you'll still get 69% to spend doing other things.

And this is what you'll get out of the Mi 10T Pro:

  • If you do 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll still have 86% left.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, this phone should end up with 75%.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, the phone will have 74% left for the rest of the day.

Clearly, the Mi 10T Pro's battery capacity is well above the typical values of its competitors. These numbers show that it is 9% above the rest.

You should know that both of them can also beat almost all devices that we've tested. Actually, both may even be on our top 10 for battery life.

This isn't a competition for charging speeds, as they both do 33w/hour.

Wireless charging is nowhere to be found. Keep that in mind. But if you really want it, you can get the Mi 11 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus instead.

Did you know you can reverse wireless charging other phones? Not with these, though, but both the Mi 11 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus feature it.

Fast charging is indeed fast with the Mi 10T Pro. Other devices from this price range rarely exceed 21 watts.

Battery*
vs.
Features Mi 10T Lite Mi 10T Pro
Capacity (mAh) 4820 5000 180
1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video 84% left
86% left
2
1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video 74% left
75% left
1
1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video 69% left
74% left
5
Bat. To Phone Size Score 3.1 3.8 0.6
Sub Tek-Score
7.6
7.8
0.3
Fast Charging 33w
33w
0
Wireless Charging No No 0
Tek-Score
6.6
6.8
0.2

*Reference: 90: Samsung Galaxy A31.

Which has more storage?

The Mi 10T Pro. Clearly.

The Mi 10T Lite has 64GB of internal storage and 6GB of RAM. You can add at least 256GB here because you can add a MicroSD card if you want. Be aware that at this price segment, others have less RAM but more storage. They're closer to 104Gb of storage and 6GB of RAM.

The Mi 10T Pro, in its turn, has 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. There's no extra storage here, but 128GB is enough for most of us.

Neither storage nor RAM should be an issue on both phones. However, if you love to store 4k videos, 64 GB may be too short for you.

Storage*
vs.
Features Mi 10T Lite Mi 10T Pro
RAM (GB) 6GB
8GB
2
Internal (GB) 64GB
128GB
64
Micro SD microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot) No
Tek-Score
6.3
6.0
-0.3

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

Which is the most connectivity-friendly?

The Mi 10T Lite is your better option, as it features a headphone jack.

Each one has its Bluetooth version: The Mi 10T Lite has 5.0, and the Mi 10T Pro has 5.1. Both phones have NFC.

At least the Mi 10T Lite still features the 3.5mm headphone jack. You can try an adapter on the Mi 10T Pro if you want, but the wireless buds are the way to go here.

These two are (LTE and) 5G compatible.

Connectivity
vs.
Features Mi 10T Lite Mi 10T Pro
Network 5G 5G
Bluetooth 5.0
5.1
NFC Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes No
Tek-Score
8.5
5.1
-3.3

Which is more affordable?

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite definitely has its sibling beaten on price, and with the right deal, it can be an impressive finding. The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro isn't more affordable, but it doesn't mean it's overpriced.

I hope the following tables will help you make a wiser decision.

Here are the prices that we've come across recently:

Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite

Reference: $325

Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

Reference: $480

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

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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 10T Lite Mi 10T Pro VS
Amazon 1.83 1.28 -0.55
eBay - - -
Best Buy - - -
Walmart - - -

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So, what about that global score? We'll get there. Just so you have an idea, take a look at where its adversaries average. It's 5.9 for the Mi 10T Lite and 6.6 for the Mi 10T Pro.

Verdict: Does any of them really stand out?

The Mi 10T Lite truly is more affordable, and it does offer you what you've come to expect of a non-flagship device: A MicroSD card and a headphone jack. But then again, the Mi 10T Pro indeed is a flagship, and it does deliver what you'd expect from a premium device.

You'll get better performance (+65%), more internal storage (128GB vs. 64GB), and more RAM (8GB vs. 6GB). Not only that, but you'll also get the typical Optical Image Stabilization on its camera, higher refresh rates in its display, and Bluetooth 5.1.

Pros Mi 10T Lite Mi 10T Pro
#1 Cameras Performance
#2 Battery Life Cameras
#3 Fast Charging Battery Life
#4 MicroSD Slot Fast Charging
#5 3.5mm Jack
Cons Mi 10T Lite Mi 10T Pro
#1 AMOLED AMOLED
#2 Always-On-Display Always-On-Display
#3 Wireless Charging Wireless Charging
#4 Weight MicroSD Slot
#5 Weight
#6 3.5mm Jack
#7 Price
Relative Score*
vs.
Global Score Mi 10T Lite Mi 10T Pro
Gaming Score
5.5
6.8
1.3
Tek-Score
5.96
6.14
0.18
Your Score

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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 10T Lite 
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy A50
    $265
  • ApplerivaliPhone 8
    $269
  • ApplerivaliPhone XR
    $339
  • OnePlusrival7
    $388
  • HuaweirivalP30 Lite
    $280
  • XiaomirivalMi 9T
    $270
  • XiaomirivalMi 9T Pro
    $290
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 8
    $388
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 10+
    $327
  • ApplerivaliPhone 8 Plus
    $390
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy M30s
    $300
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 9
    $327
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S9
    $294
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10 SD
    $340
  • RealmerivalXT
    $290
  • OnePlusrival6T
    $300
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S9 Plus
    $307
  • HuaweirivalMate 20
    $285
  • XiaomirivalMi 9 Lite
    $317
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10 Lite
    $365
  • XiaomirivalMi 8
    $265
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy A51
    $280
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy A71
    $289
  • HuaweirivalP40 Lite
    $298
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 10 Lite
    $369
  • GooglerivalPixel 4a
    $350
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy M51
    $289
  • XiaomirivalMi 11 Lite
    $349

 Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 
  • OnePlusrival7
    $388
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 8
    $388
  • ApplerivaliPhone 8 Plus
    $390
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11
    $449
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11 Pro
    $569
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10e
    $399
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10
    $407
  • ApplerivaliPhone XS
    $410
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 10
    $479
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10 Plus
    $434
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10e EX
    $428
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10e SD
    $399
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10+ EX
    $434
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10+ SD
    $478
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10 EX
    $407
  • OnePlusrival7T
    $399
  • OnePlusrival7 Pro
    $429
  • OnePlusrival7T Pro
    $540
  • HuaweirivalP30
    $400
  • GooglerivalPixel 4
    $478
  • HuaweirivalMate 20 Pro
    $539
  • XiaomirivalMi 9
    $400
  • ApplerivaliPhone SE 2
    $429
  • OnePlusrivalNord
    $410
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 4G
    $509
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 5G
    $514
  • OpporivalFind X2 Neo
    $565
  • GooglerivalPixel 5
    $479
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21
    $500
  • XiaomirivalMi 10
    $529
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Lite
    $399
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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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