We have an interesting duel here – Xiaomi Mi 10 against the iPhone 11 Pro. Does the new Chinese flagship surpass the Apple flagship from last year? Let’s check out the pros and cons of each and see which one is more worth buying. When you place the Mi 10 next to the iPhone 11 Pro, it is clear that the Chinese model has the most current design. Apple has been “recycling” the same look since the launch of the iPhone X in 2017 with a giant notch that fills a good chunk of the screen. The Mi 10 has a much smaller notch – just a hole to house the selfie camera. Its curved sides also give greater elegance, but on the other hand compromise ergonomics a little. The fact that it is a big cell phone doesn’t help either. It is undeniable that the iPhone 11 Pro is much more pleasant to use with just one hand. Not only for the reduced dimensions but also for being thinner and lighter. The build quality is similar, however, Apple bets on IP68 certification as an extra Xiaomi brings an infrared emitter to use the phone as a universal remote control. If you are looking for a cell phone with P2 input for headphones or Micro SD slot, then these are not the right models. 



Which one brings more advanced technologies? The Mi 10 is already compatible with 5G and has the latest Bluetooth version. The biometrics of the iPhone are only facial, while the Chinese rival also has the more traditional reader integrated into the screen. We give each one point, the Mi 10 has a more current design however, the iPhone delivers better ergonomics and water resistance. For the screen, we give Xiaomi the victory. The Mi 10 brings a similar resolution but with a brighter glow, great color reproduction and 90 HZ refresh rate for smoother animations and games running at 90 FPS Of disadvantage, we have the curved glass at the edges, which increases the index of reflections and can disturb when using your cell phone outside home. However, those crazy about colors close to reality, they may end up preferring the iPhone. There is stereo sound in both. On the iPhone, we have a spatial sound emulation to give greater immersion It focuses more on the mids and highs, giving the feeling of a more open sound while the Chinese rival has a strong focus on bass, which can give the impression of more muffled sound. You will have great sound quality with both headphones, but you must use an adapter if your headset is the conventional P2 type. We give each one a point at sound and an extra point for screen to the Mi 10. Choosing which one has the best software is complicated. Usually, those who are interested in iPhone doesn’t like the Android system – or has already gotten sick of what the little robot has to offer. In terms of features, it is much more limited than Xiaomi’s MIUI but, on the other hand, it gains in fluidity and integration with social networks. Apple’s biggest asset is offering updates for several years while Xiaomi normally abandons its devices long before. If you don’t insist on having a lot of “bells and whistles” that you may never use and intend to spend a lot of time with the same phone, it will be better to choose the iPhone 11 Pro. So, we give Apple that point in software. On one side we have Apple’s A13 Bionic platform, which faces Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 865 Which one is the best? It will depend a lot on the type of use – in our speed test we had an advantage for the 11 Pro in multi-tasking.



 The greater optimization of the system made it four seconds faster. But it is that story, many should not even notice this difference on a daily basis. In benchmarks we have mixed results – the iPhone gets higher scores in some tests and the Mi 10 wins in others. If only AnTuTu matters to you, we can achieve a difference of up to 20% in favor of the Chinese model in our measurements. Of course, whenever the tool is run we have different scores due to the temperature of the device at the time of testing. But let’s get to what matters, games. The 90 Hz screen on the Mi 10 makes a difference and you can enjoy some games at 90 FPS like Mortal Kombat and CoverFire. What is impossible on the iPhone due to its screen being only 60 Hz. On the other hand, the iPhone 11 Pro delivers 60 fps in some titles that Android is not capable of for lack of optimization. With that, we will give each one a point in the performance. iPhone was once a battery joke, but that has been changing. The latest releases deliver good autonomy, but if there is someone who takes battery seriously, it is Xiaomi. In our standardized test, we had five more hours of use with the Mi 10. This means that when the iPhone discharges at night, the rival will still have more than 25% charge left To use. Another point that Apple still needs to improve is in the recharge time. 


The 11 Pro takes an additional half-hour to fully recharge, even with a battery considerably smaller – Xiaomi takes two points fo the battery. Is Mi 10’s 108 MP camera capable of slaying the iPhone’s 12 MP one? A good camera is not just about resolution and in our last photo comparison which had a public vote, we saw the iPhone beat the Chinese flagship. Overall, we have a better balance between light and contrast on the apple phone but if there is a point that Xiaomi beats Apple is in the HDR, which helps to save photos taken against the light.Another point that the Mi 10 also stands out is with its ultra-wide camera. The telephoto lens, on the other hand, records better photos on the iPhone when the zoom is not so much used. Night shots are where the iPhone hits the rival – the Mi 10’s camera quality drops dramatically in sharpness, colors, and contrast. Apple’s Night Mode is also more efficient and records details that would be devoured by darkness without distorting the colors. Portrait Mode is also more efficient on the iPhone. Usually, we see more flaws in the Mi 10. Overall, the iPhone outperforms rear cameras and earns a point. The iPhone is still one of the best when it comes to selfies, and with the 11 Pro, it would be no different. But Xiaomi has been doing homework and has taken a lot of care in the front camera of the Mi 10. In well-lit places, we have a quality similar to the Apple model When shooting at night, you will have better selfies on the Chinese model. The photos are not only clearer, but they also have better colors and less noise. We give the Mi 10 a point on selfies. In videos, who wins? 


Here we have a tougher duel, the Mi 10 wins in resolution for being able to shoot in 8K – the iPhone stands out for its more agile focus. Its stabilization system is more efficient and still records with good colors and quality textures. However, at night it is the opposite and the Mi 10 delivers the cleanest image. When capturing audio, the iPhone does a better job with clearer sound We set it a draw, since one is better for day recording and the other is better in Way darker places. Which is cheaper? The Mi 10 was not officially launched here, but it can be imported for around US$ 600, which gives more than $ 200 at the current price and that’s not counting taxes. Even if you are taxed, you can still end up saving if we take into account the average price iPhone 11 Pro, of  $360 . But we have to take two points into consideration – the first is that you will waive the warranty and the second is that the iPhone devalues ​​much less with time. If you take these points into account, we set another tie in cost-effectiveness. We closed with one more point for each. Were you waiting for the iPhone to win? Yeah, it wasn’t this time. The Mi 10 is a more interesting device. It has the most current design, 5G connectivity, its screen has high brightness and 90 Hz, delivers a more balanced sound, is capable of running some games at 90 FPS, your battery lasts longer and recharges faster, records better selfies, and can be cheaper when you import it. The iPhone has the advantage of water resistance, software optimized with guaranteed updates for many years, the best rear set of cameras and the least devaluation in the long run. What’s more important to you? In general, the Mi 10 should please more people and it is our nominee here. 

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