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Xiaomi Mi 11 (256GB/12GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Mi 11 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Xiaomi Mi 11 (256GB/12GB)
6.81"
AMOLED

1440x3200

108
MP

20mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4600
mAh

(Non removable)

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16PointsSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)Compare Xiaomi Mi 11 X
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3200

108
MP

40mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Mi 11 (256GB/12GB)11 Advantages Xiaomi Mi 11 (256GB/12GB)vsGalaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)16 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
+2.84GHz 64bit Octa-Core19%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.73GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+256GB (230GB available)121%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (104GB available)
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 3.0
+196 grams (6.86 ounces)12%
Lighter
vs220 grams (7.7 ounces)
+8.06 millimeters (0.32 inches)9%
Thinner
vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs16 million
+515 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs509 PPI
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+55W22%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs45W
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
AMOLEDvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
6.81"vs+6.9"1%
Larger screen
(triple camera) 108MP + 13MP + 5MPvs+(quad camera) 108MP + 48MP + 12MP + 0.3MP34%
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
f/1.9 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 20MPvs+(front) 40MP101%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 11vs+Android 12Advantage
Android 12 is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
4600 mAhvs+5000 mAh9%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
2 slots (Dual-SIM)vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

33 Common items in both devices
12GB LPDDR5
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
HDR10+
120Hz
1440x3200 pixels
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
OIS: Optical stabilization
+26 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Xiaomi Mi 11 (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
ModelMi 11 (256GB/12GB)Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Other model namesXiaomi Mi 11 (back glass version) + 12GB RAMGalaxy S20 Ultra 4G-LTE SM-G988B/Dual-Sim (Exynos, 12GB RAM)
Country or region availableChina
China
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandXiaomiSamsung
Release date1/1/2021, Announced: 12/28/20203/15/2020, Announced: 2/11/2020
Depth8.06 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)74.6 x 164.3 millimeters (2.94 x 6.47 in)76 x 166.9 millimeters (2.99 x 6.57 in)
Weight196 grams (6.86 ounces)220 grams (7.7 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Xiaomi Mi 11 (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
System versionAndroid 11Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 12
User Interfacefeature not registeredOne UI 2.5 / 3.1 / 4.0

⚙️ Processor

Xiaomi Mi 11 (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (SM8350) (5nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84GHz Single-Core Kryo 680
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 680
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 680
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.73GHz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 660 (840MHz)ARM Mali-G77 MP11 (800MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Xiaomi Mi 11 (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
RAM memory12GB LPDDR512GB LPDDR5
Internal storage256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.1
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📲 Display

Xiaomi Mi 11 (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Display typeAMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.81" inches6.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~91.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~90.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3200 pixels (20:9)1440x3200 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)515 PPI509 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass 6
Display features120Hz, 1500nits[peak]
HDR10+
120Hz
HDR10+
Always-On Display
120Hz@FHD
60Hz@QHD

📶 Mobile networks

Xiaomi Mi 11 (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload2000/150 Mbps2000/316 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (1, 3, 28, 41, 77, 78, 79)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A

📷 Camera

Xiaomi Mi 11 (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
108 megapixels
13MP ultrawidef/2.4123°1/3.06"1.12µm
5MP macrof/2.41/5.0"1.12µm
(quad camera)
108 megapixels
48MP periscope telephotof/3.5103mm1/2.0"0.8µmPDAFOIS4x-optical-zoom10x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
0.3MP TOF 3Df/1.0
Main camera resolution12000x9000 pixels12000x9000 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.33" inches1/1.33" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registered4K@60fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps

📸 Front camera

Xiaomi Mi 11 (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Front camera (secondary)20 megapixels40 megapixels
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels7296x5472 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.4" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixel0.7µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Xiaomi Mi 11 (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
LoudspeakerSupportedStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Xiaomi Mi 11 (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.2 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS, NavICA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portSupportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Xiaomi Mi 11 (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Xiaomi Mi 11 (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4600 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts55W Fast battery charging
50W Qi wireless charging
10W Reverse wireless charging between devices
Quick Charge 4+
USB Power Delivery 3.0
45W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Xiaomi Mi 11 (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Purple, Khaki
- MIUI 12.5
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Harman Kardon sound
- Colors: Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, Cloud White
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)

☢️ Radiation rate

Xiaomi Mi 11 (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.74W/kg (head), 1.12W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.319W/kg (head), 1.557W/kg (body)
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