All the latest flagship smartphones launched from Xiaomi, Samsung and OnePlus come in more than one variant. Given the higher prices of top-tier flagships compared to a few years ago, these smartphone manufacturers decided to release different variants in order to meet the needs of the highest amount of potential customers. In this comparison, we compared the base versions of the Xiaomi Mi 10 and Samsung Galaxy S20 series which can be defined as affordable flagships. We also added the latest OnePlus flagship: OnePlus 7T Pro. We included the Pro version since it is the only 2019 smartphone and its base variant comes with inferior specifications. Is it better to choose one of the latest base variants from Samsung and Xiaomi or a 2019 Pro device from OnePlus? This comparison will clear your ideas.
Xiaomi Mi 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 vs OnePlus 7T Pro
|Xiaomi Mi 10||Samsung Galaxy S20||OnePlus 7T Pro|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||162.6 x 74.8 x 9 mm, 208 g||151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm, 163 g||162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8 mm, 206 g|
|DISPLAY||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED||6.2 inches, 1440 x 3200p (Quad HD+), Dynamic AMOLED 2X||6.67 inches, 1440 x 3120p (Quad HD+), Fluid AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa-core 2.84 GHz||Samsung Exynos 990, octa-core 2.73 GHz|
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa-core 2.84 GHz
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, octa-core 2.96 GHz|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot||8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10, MIUI||Android 10, One UI||Android 10, Oxygen OS|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA|| Quad 108 + 13 + 2 + 2 MP, f/1.7 + f/2.4 + f/2.4 + f/2.4|
20 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Triple 12 + 64 + 12 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.0 + f/2.2|
10 MP f/2.2 front camera
|Triple 48 + 8 + 16 MP, f/1.6 + f/2.4 + f/2.2|
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
|BATTERY||4780 mAh, fast charging 30W, Fast wireless charging 30W||4000 mAh, fast charging 25W, Fast wireless charging 15W||4085 mAh, fast charging 30W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot, reverse wireless charging 10W||Hybrid Dual SIM slot, reverse wireless charging 9W, waterproof IP68||Dual SIM slot|
Tastes play an important role in this choice. Samsung Galaxy S20 and Xiaomi Mi 10 sport a punch-hole display with a single camera embedded, while OnePlus 7T Pro offers a notch-less and holeless display thanks to the presence of a motorized pop-up camera. Samsung Galaxy S20 is the most compact device thanks to its smaller display, and it is also the only with an IP certification (IP68), it is waterproof and dust resistant. Both the front and rear panel of the Samsung Galaxy S20 are protected by Gorilla Glass 6, so you essentially get a better build quality by choosing the Galaxy S20.
Given that it is the only to feature a 120 Hz refresh rate and it comes with a high Quad HD+ resolution and a new Dynamic AMOLED panel with impressive image quality, Samsung Galaxy S20 is the device with the most interesting display. But note that you can use the 120 Hz refresh rate only with the Full HD+ resolution, while if you want to use the Quad HD+ resolution you will have to stick to 60 Hz. OnePlus 7T Pro takes the second place with a Quad HD+ resolution and a 90 Hz refresh rate. But Xiaomi Mi 10 still offers an amazing panel with a 90 Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, and a 180 Hz touch sampling rate.
Xiaomi Mi 10 and Samsung Galaxy S20 feature a superior chipset to OnePlus 7T Pro and, unlike the OnePlus 7T Pro, they support 5G (optional on the Galaxy S20). In its most expensive variant, Xiaomi Mi 10 has superior hardware to the Samsung Galaxy S20 since it comes in a higher-end memory configuration with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. In each case, you get Android 10 out of the box.
On the paper, Xiaomi Mi 10 looks more convincing than Samsung Galaxy S20 when it comes to the camera setup, but we will have to test both thoroughly to make our definitive conclusions. OnePlus 7T Pro is inferior to both even if we talk about cameras.
The huge 4780 mAh battery and its efficient display with a lower resolution make the Xiaomi Mi 10 the king of battery life in this comparison. Xiaomi Mi 10 also comes with faster charging and wireless charging technologies, and it even supports reverse wireless charging.
Xiaomi Mi 10 debuted in China with a €530 price tag, Samsung Galaxy S20 starts from €899 globally, and OnePlus 7T Pro costs €739 in its base variant. Overall, Samsung Galaxy S20 and Xiaomi Mi 10 are better deals compared to the OnePlus 7T Pro. Samsung Galaxy S20 is waterproof and it comes with a better display and build quality, while Xiaomi Mi 10 has a longer battery life, faster charging technologies, and a more affordable price. Which one do would you pick?
Xiaomi Mi 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 vs OnePlus 7T Pro: PRO and CONS
OnePlus 7T Pro
- Holeless display
- Worldwide availability
- Street prices
Xiaomi Mi 10
- Awesome cameras
- Bigger battery
- Fastest charging technology
- Good price
- Nothing particular
Samsung Galaxy S20
- Ultrasonic fingerprint reader
- Micro SD slot
- IP68 waterproof
- More compact