Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20: Which flagship is best for you?

  • Xiaomi is bringing its A-game to its smartphones with the Mi 10 Pro, while Samsung is chasing lost glory in photography capabilities with the Galaxy S20 series.
  • While flagship hardware is a given now, both Xiaomi and Samsung have focused on other details like premium design and vastly improved camera capabilities.
  • Between the Mi 10 Pro and the Galaxy S20, it boils down to whether you want more value for your money or a better display and camera experience.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi today announced the launch of Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro at an event in China. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is a premium device and is its flagship offering.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 competes with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S20 and the OnePlus 7T Pro in the flagship segment. The Samsung Galaxy S20 was announced at the company’s Galaxy Unpacked event on February 11 and is packed with several new features.

In this post, we will compare the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S20 to help you decide which flagship is the best option for you.


Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20: Price

Xiaomi Mi 10 ProPriceSamsung Galaxy S20Price2
8GB + 256GB$716 approx12GB + 128GB$999
12GB + 256GB$788 approx----
12GB + 512GB$860 approx----

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is currently available only in China and will go on sale starting from February 18. The Samsung Galaxy S20 is currently on sale in the US and is available for pre-registrations in India.

Xiaomi is expected to launch the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro in India soon. We should know the Indian pricing of both the devices in the coming days.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20: Specifications

DeviceXiaomi Mi 10 ProSamsung Galaxy S20
Display size6.67-inch6.2-inch
Resolution2340 x 1080 pixels3200 x 1440 pixels
Refresh rate90Hz120Hz
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Android versionAndroid 10, MIUI 11Android 10, One UI 2
ChipsetSnapdragon 865Snapdragon 865
Rear camera108MP primary12MP primary
12MP portrait64MP telephoto
8MP telephoto12MP ultra-wide
20MP ultra-wide-angle lens-
Selfie camera20MP primary10MP primary
Fast charge50W fast charge25W fast charge

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20: Glossy vs Boring

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro upholds its flagship credentials with extremely thin bezels and curved display design. Most of the front of the Mi 10 Pro is covered by the stunning 6.67-inch AMOLED display, while the back of the phone is bare except for the camera module and the Mi branding. The glossy back is also curved, which makes it easy to hold the phone.

The Samsung Galaxy S20, on the other hand, has a comparatively boring, yet functional design. Like the Mi 10 Pro, its front is mostly covered by the display which has a punch hole notch. The back of the phone is curved and has an understated look – which is nothing to brag about.

Large camera modules have become a trend of late – the iPhone 11 and the Pixel 4 both have large modules. The same is the case with the Galaxy S20 as well, but it does look much better due to its rectangular design.


Overall, the Galaxy S20 wins in terms of design, in part due to its understated looks coupled with an aesthetically pleasing placement of the notch as well as the rear cameras.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20: Display

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro features a big 6.67-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It has a punch hole notch that houses a selfie camera at the top-left corner. The curved display might not be to everyone’s liking, but it does look premium and aesthetically pleasing.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S20 is slightly smaller and less curvy 6.2-inch display with 120Hz refresh rate. Just like the Mi 10 Pro, it has a punch hole notch that houses the front camera.

While both the Mi 10 Pro and the Galaxy S20 might seem comparable on paper, the S20 has a far better display with a much higher resolution and higher refresh rate. This makes the display a lot sharper and smoother when compared to the Mi 10 Pro.

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