Xiaomi 13 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Check the differences, know who is heavier on whom?
Xiaomi 13 Ultra is a new entrant in the smartphone market.
The device gets premium leather finish, camera module with high-end sensors, robust hardware, up to 1TB of storage and more.
The handset aims to take on the likes of top offerings like the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in more ways than one. However, does it really compete against Samsung’s models?
The Samsung model has an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader:
Xiaomi 13 Ultra and Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra have top-centred punch-hole and curved sides. They have under-display, optical and ultrasonic fingerprint scanners respectively. The Samsung model also has stylus support.
The 13 Ultra has a leather back, while the Galaxy S23 Ultra has a glass rear.
At 9.06mm, the 13 Ultra is slightly thicker than the Galaxy S23 Ultra (8.9mm). They weigh 227 grams and 233 grams respectively.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra has 2,600-nits peak brightness:
Xiaomi 13 Ultra flaunts a 6.7-inch QHD (1440×3200 pixels) C7 LTPO 3.0 AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate and Dolby Vision.eigh 227g and 233g.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra flaunts a 6.8-inch QHD (1440×3088 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED 2x panel with 1-120Hz refresh rate.
It supports HDR10. However, the 13 Ultra has higher peak brightness (2,600-nits v/s 1,750-nits) than the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Galaxy S23 Ultra has 200MP main camera with OIS:
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra sports a LEICA-engineered circular island that houses a 50.3MP (OIS) 1.0-inch main, 50MP ultra-wide, 50MP (OIS) telephoto, 50MP (OIS, 5x) periscope and ToF 3D sensors.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra packs vertically-stacked 200MP (OIS) main, 12MP ultra-wide, 10MP (OIS) portrait and 10MP (OIS) periscope cameras with 10x optical zoom.
On the front, they house 32MP and 12MP selfie cameras respectively.
Both smartphones get up to 1TB of onboard storage:
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra and the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra are powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, paired with LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage.
The 13 Ultra comes in 12GB/256GB, 16GB/512GB and 16GB/1TB configurations, while the Galaxy S23 Ultra is offered in 12GB/256GB, 12GB/512GB and 12GB/1TB variants.
They boot Android 13 with MIUI 14 and One UI 5.1 on top, respectively.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra gets 90W wired fast-charging:
Xiaomi 13 Ultra and Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra pack a 5,000mAh battery.
The 13 Ultra supports 90W wired, 50W wireless, and 10W reverse wireless charging.
In contrast, the Galaxy S23 Ultra has 45W wired, 15W wireless, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging support.
The devices offer Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, NFC, and Type-C connectivity.
What is the cost of the models?
Xiaomi 13 Ultra starts at CNY 5,999 (roughly Rs. 71,600) for its base 12GB/ 256GB model. However, its 16GB/512GB and 16GB/1TB variants are priced at CNY 6,499 (roughly Rs. 77,550) and CNY 7,299 (roughly Rs. 87,100) respectively.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is available in 12GB/256GB, 12GB/512GB and 12GB/1TB variants, priced at Rs 1,999. 1,24,999, Rs. 1,34,999, and Rs. 1,54,999 respectively.
Which smartphone offers better value for your money?
Xiaomi is to be commended for not compromising on any aspect of the top-end 13 Ultra.
The device comes with a high-resolution, energy-efficient display, top-notch cameras, beastly hardware configuration, fast wired/wireless charging, and latest connectivity standards.
However, the 13 Ultra is currently exclusive to China. Hence, buyers in the global markets are left with Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra.