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Xiaomi 13 Ultra vs. iPhone 14 Pro Max vs. Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: how does the Chinese promise compare to the most powerful?

The Xiaomi 13 Ultra has already been presented to the global market, and the Chinese company has decided to hit the table with its latest flagship. In addition to a very groundbreaking and attractive design, Xiaomi has equipped it with an impressive set of cameras that would make the average competitor paleas well as internal components that leave no doubt that it is a real beast.

In addition to presenting his new mobile, the company has decided to complement its ecosystem with other quite interesting devices. One of them is the new Xiaomi Smart Band 8, which has new uses. Likewise, we have seen the arrival of the Xiaomi Pad 6 Pad 6 Pro, two of the tablets that come to compete directly with products such as the iPad or its Samsung counterparts.

But, since we know that the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is superior to many of its competitors, we have decided to pit it against two of the most popular devices and capable of the current market: the iPhone 14 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. How well does it stand out?

Comparison table: Xiaomi 13 Ultra vs. iPhone 14 Pro Max vs. Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Specifications xiaomi 13 Ultra iPhone 14 Pro Max Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Screen 6.7-inch Quad HD+
AMOLED screen
120 Hz refresh rate
2,600 nit brightness
Super Retina XDR
6.7-inch OLED
ProMotion: variable refresh rate from 10 to 120 Hz
Up to 2,000 nits of brightness
2,000,000:1 contrast
6.8-inch AMOLED
QHD+ resolution
Adaptive refresh from 1 to 120Hz
100% DCI-P3
perforated panel
Gorilla Glass Victus 2
Screen resolution 1,440 x 3,200 pixels 2,796 x 1,290 pixels 3,080 x 1,440 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Chip A16 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Internal storage 256GB/512GB/1TB UFS 4.0 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Rear camera 50 Mpx quad camera (main, telephoto, periscope telephoto, wide angle) Triple 48MP camera (main),
12MP (ultra-wide), 12MP (telephoto) night mode, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 4, ProRAW, Dolby Vision HDR, image stabilization
Quad camera 200MP (main), 12MP (wide), 10MP (telephoto), 10MP (telephoto), night mode
Frontal camera 32MP f/2.0 12MP camera, night mode, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 4, Dolby Vision HDR 12MP camera, night mode
Battery 5,000 mAh, fast charge up to 90W. Also compatible with wireless and reverse charging 4,323 mAh, 20 W fast charge (charger not included)
15W MagSafe charging
7.5W Qi charging
5,000 mAh, 45W fast charging, 15W wireless charging, reverse charging
OS iOS 16 Android 13 with One UI 5.1
Weight and measurements 163.18 x 74.64 x 9.06mm
227 grams
160.7 x 77.6 x 7.85mm
240 grams
163.4 x 78.1 x 8.9 mm millimeters
234 grams
connectivity 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3 and NFC 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, Satellite connectivity 5G (2xNano + eSIM), WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, NFC, UWB, USB Type-C

The classic competition for power

The Xiaomi 13 Ultra doesn’t have any surprises inside, but the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is more than capable of impressive results. In the case of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, we found the same chip, so the results in this section are not so distant, offering 8 cores and 8 threads in both versions. This is where the iPhone 14 Pro Max differs, mounting Apple’s own A16 Bionic, with 6 cores and 6 threads.

Although the iPhone 14 Pro Max may seem at a disadvantage due to its number of cores, the reality is different. The results in tests like CPU-Monkey show that Apple’s mobile takes the crown in single-core and multi-core performance.

However, where it is surpassed by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 that mounts the Xiaomi 13 Ultra and the Galaxy S23 Ultra is in the graphics performance section. Qualcomm processor dethrones Apple’s A16 Bionic for a big difference. However, when talking about flagships, it is something that you will not notice on a day-to-day basis.

Model Single Core Multi Core GPUs
Apple A16 Bionic 1890 5465 2000
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 1542 5062 3000

The Xiaomi 13 Ultra and its impressive autonomy

Xiaomi 13 Ulra in green color

This new Xiaomi 13 Ultra has a 5,000 mAh battery, a capacity that it also shares with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. The iPhone 14 Pro Max, for its part, lags behind with a 4,323 mAh battery. Obviously, factors such as software optimization and the processor enter into consumption, but in terms of pure numbers, Android phones surpass Apple’s.

But where the iPhone does pale is in fast charging. It barely reaches 20 W with Lightning, and 15 W with wireless methods. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra follows with 45 W and 10 W, respectively.

Meanwhile, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra takes the crown, offering some impressive 90 W for the first, 50 W for fast chargingwhich also supports reversible charging to share battery with other devices.

A screen worthy of the first place

Among all things, there is something in which this Xiaomi 13 Ultra stands out, and it is its screen. With its 6.73-inch panel and 2K (3200 x 1440) resolution, it can go unnoticed. However, thanks to the LTPO3 AMOLED technology, a maximum brightness of 2,600 nits, HDR10 +, Dolby Vision and its adaptive refresh rate (from 1 Hz to 120 Hz), it outperforms its two competitors by a pretty impressive margin.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, for example, offers a 6.8-inch panel and QHD+ resolution (3088 x 1440 pixels), as well as LTPO Super AMOLED technology with an adaptive refresh rate identical to that of Xiaomi, HDR10+. Nevertheless, its maximum brightness is limited to 1,750 nitsoffering a weaker result than that of Chinese mobile.

For its part, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is perhaps the closest to competing in terms of brightness levels with this Xiaomi. Apple’s mobile reaches 2,000 nits, but pales in resolution, with a meager 2,778 x 1,284 pixels. However, it is also capable of offering HDR, and 120 Hz ProMotion technology. In addition, we find the integration of TrueTone, Apple’s own system that allows you to calibrate the colors of the screen according to the lighting in the room.

The cameras, the real turning point

xiaomi 13 Ultra

Although we have already tested the impressive cameras of the Samsung Galaxy S23 and those of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, Xiaomi’s mobile is still pending. However, as seen in his presentation, we can predict quite positive things.

The iPhone 14 Pro Max offers a triple sensor setup. The most important is the 48 MP, along with its wide angle and its 12 MP telephoto. Of course, it is the favorite of the average user, not only for its versatility and its impressive skills when recording video in resolutions up to 4K and 60 fps, but also for offering superior quality when publishing on social networks.

Meanwhile, the S23 Ultra mounts a module made up of four sensors. The 200 MP main camera is complemented by a 12 MP wide-angle, 10 MP telephoto lens and a lens of the same number. This camera has become a favorite for photography enthusiasts, offering exceptional results.

Xiaomi’s impressive promise

The Xiaomi 13 Ultra, for its part, mounts the largest sensor of any smartphone today, with a 1-inch IMX989 and capable of capturing photos in 50 MP. In addition, it uses a Summicron lens, which offers an unprecedented precession when taking images, offering a tremendously natural result. This same lens is present in the rest of its cameras, as is the number of megapixels.

Besides, This Xiaomi 13 Ultra is compatible with accessories that will improve the photographic experience. For example, you can get a protective lens for their cameras, a 67mm mount adapter, or a grip to better hold the device and get better shots. The Chinese company has placed a lot of emphasis on this section, and we are sure that it will not disappoint.

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