Two Chinese technology giants, Xiaomi and Huawei, have always competed for first place in the field of mobile technology. This is no different now that both manufacturers have introduced their flagship ships this year Xiaomi Mi 10 a Huawei P40.
Still a topical question: Xiaomi or Huawei?
Both series also feature improved Pro versions. How would they stand up to each other? It has better parameters Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, or it pays off more Huawei P40 Pro?
We looked in more detail at their technical specifications and found that each of them had something in it.
Parameter comparison Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro vs Huawei P40 Pro:
|Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro||Huawei P40 Pro|
|dimensions||162.6 x 74.8 x 9 mm||158.2 x 72.6 x 9 mm|
|Mass||208 g||209 g|
|Display||AMOLED / 6.67 inches||OLED / 6.58 inches|
|1080 x 2340 px 19.5: 9||1200 x 2640 px 20: 9|
|Pixel density||386 ppi||441 ppi|
|Refresh rate||90 Hz||90 Hz|
|Sampling frequency||180 Hz||-|
|Maximum Brightness||1 rivets||-|
|processor||Snapdragon 865||Kirin 990|
|1 x 2.84 GHz Kryo 585 | 3 x 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 | 4 x 1.80 GHz Cryo 585||2 x 2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 | 2 x 2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 | 4 x 1.95 GHz Cortex-A55|
|Graphics chip||Adreno 650||Mali-G76 MP16|
|repository||UFS 3.0||UFS 3.0|
|Primary sensor||108 MPx||52 MPx|
|aperture f / 1.69 | sensor size 1/33 ″ | 1.6 µm||aperture f / 1.9 | sensor size 1/28 ″ | 1.22 µm|
|Number of lenses||Approach||Leica optics|
|stabilization||optical + electronic||optical + electronic|
|Video||8K 30 fps | 4K 60 fps||4K 60 fps | 30 fps|
|Other sensors||20 MPx widescreen f / 2.2 | 117 °||40 MPx widescreen f / 1.8 | 120 °|
|8 MPx telephoto lens f / 2.0 | 1.0 |m | 10x hybrid zoom||12 MPx telephoto lens f / 3.4 | - | 5x optical / 10x hybrid zoom|
|12 MPx portrait f / 2.0 | 1.4 µm | 2x optical zoom||TOF 3D sensor|
|Front sensor||20 MPx||32 MPx|
|Speakers||Stereo | cavity 1.2cc||Mono|
|3.5 mm jack||No||No|
|Location services||Dual band A-GPS|GLONASS|BDS|GALILEO|QZSS||Dual band A-GPS|GLONASS|BDS|GALILEO|QZSS|NavIC|
|Battery pack||4500 mAh||4200 mAh|
|charging||50 W||40 W|
|Wireless charging||30 W||27 W|
|Reverse charging||10 W||27 W|
We will evaluate the appearance at first sight and give our vote to the Mi 10 Pro. Why so unequivocally? Both smartphones are very nice and really luxuriously designed.
They are almost the same in size and weight, and their appearance reminds them that they belong to the highest category. The arrangement of the rear cameras and a really small shot in the corner of the display at the Mi 10 Pro decided, however.
The rear camera module at Huawei is too big for our taste and also protrudes from the body more than is nice and practical. But it is a matter of subjective opinion.
In the case of the P40, the manufacturer also exaggerated this with the size of the display perforation, in which he placed the front camera and the IR sensor. The large double space occupies a large area and does not look neat.
During the design, we immediately follow up on the display, which to a large extent contributes to the overall visual impression. Both displays are curved on the sides and the Mi 10 has a total display area slightly larger. However, this is not the main difference.
While Huawei used the technology OLED, in Xiaomi bet on Super AMOLED. In simplicity, AMOLED is an advanced type of OLED display that uses "Active Matrix" technology.
The result is a better visual experience - darker blacks, deeper lighting and higher refresh rates. However, they are on the same level for both displays 90 Hzwhich we evaluate positively.
However, the P40 Pro's display has a denser resolution and the pixel density per square inch is 55 pixels higher. Data on the sampling frequency, contrast or brightness of the Huawei smartphone are missing and therefore we will not pay attention to them.
In both cases, the user will also find a fingerprint sensor under the display. When choosing a smartphone exclusively according to the display, we would choose Super AMOLED.
At Huawei, they built on their own chipset Kirin 990while Xiaomi remained loyal to the chipset Snapdragon namely the model 865. Both 7 nm processors are currently at the forefront of mobile technology and deliver great results.
By comparing processor specifications, Kirin is better at achieving it 5,43% higher computing speed thanks to kernels clocked to higher values.
In addition, compared to the SD865, Kirin achieves much higher values when downloading and sending data. Download it 15% faster (2300 MB / s vs. 2000 MB / s) a upload even up to 3.93 times faster (1250 MB / s vs. 318 MB / s) as with the Snapdragon processor.
Interestingly, despite these advantages, it gained a processor Kirin scores lower as a Snapdragon in the GeekBench performance test.
Undoubtedly, performance also includes RAM and storage speed. Both smartphones have LPDDR5 RAM a UFS 3.0 storage.
Here, however, the Mi 10 Pro leads slightly, which has a faster RAM (2750 MHz vs. 2133 MHz) and has 4 channels reserved for it. While Huawei uses only dual-channel RAM.
However, if we evaluate the smartphone as one performance unit, we must give our voice to Xiaomi. Their model performs better in the overall performance measurement.
This is also evidenced by the score achieved in measuring the performance of AnTuT. Here Xiaomi got Mi 10 Pro up 598 572 pointswhile Huawei P40 Pro "only" 482 457 points.
In terms of performance, Xiaomi is clearly better off, mainly due to a better processor and 4-channel RAM.
Photography and video
In this category, it is more or less confirmed that megapixels are not everything. Although the Mi 10 Pro belongs to the top of mobile photography and after the performance it reached the top of the rankings DxOMark, today the situation is different.
A few winners were found and one of them is the Huawei P40 Pro, which is currently in first place with an overall score 128 points.
Here are the tables with the evaluation of photographic performance:
As you can see from the tables, when evaluating a photo, the P40 Pro has a point advantage in almost all evaluated items except colors, textures and wide-angle shots.
When rating the video, the overall point difference is only minimal, but again in favor of P40 Pro.
Since we have not yet had the opportunity to test any of the compared smartphones, we cannot evaluate the performance of camera sensors from our own experience. However, we have one nicely crafted comparative video, according to which you will find out for yourself how smartphones take photos or film.
Even after watching the comparison video, it is clear that the Huawei P40 Pro wins in this category.
There are not many different items in the other equipment of both compared devices. The Mi 10 Pro wins in sound reproduction because it is equipped with two speakers with stereo sound and an extremely large cavity.
In favor of the Huawei P40 Pro is a certificate of increased durability IP68, while the manufacturer guarantees that the smartphone will last without damage 30 minutes of dive 1,5 m below the surface water.
A small plus is the possibility of expanding the memory with a memory card, which also has the P40 Pro.
However, I have to include one big minus for the P40 Pro in the other equipment, and that is the support of Google services. Both smartphones are equipped with an operating system Android 10, but each of them also has its own software superstructure. In the case of Xiaomi, it is an extension MIUI 11 and Huawei has it again EMUI 10.
However, due to disputes with the US, Huawei lost the ability to use the Google Play application in its menu. Namiit also uses its own Huawei App Gallery application, which, however, is by no means an adequate replacement for Google Play services.
In China, however, these Google services are not widely used, but in other parts of the world, it can break the neck of the Huawei smartphone.
Batteries and charging
In this category, almost all specifications have better Mi 10 Pro. Whether it is a higher battery capacity, but also higher values of fast charging. P40 Pro has a much higher power in reverse charging with which it can charge other devices up to 27 W.
When comparing prices, it is often the case that even if one of the smartphones being compared has better features, it may be damned due to the selling price. However, this is not the case when comparing the Mi 10 Pro and P40 Pro. Both smartphones in the version 8GB RAM + 256GB repositories have an official starting price in Europe €999.
Both the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Huawei P40 Pro are currently among the leaders in the mobile market and offer beautiful design, high performance, great photographic features and much more.
However, we would lean towards the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro when choosing. We simply like it more than the premium model from Huawei.
In addition, we were convinced by the support of Google Play services and the MIUI software extension, which is one of the best.