Comparing the Xiaomi Mi 11 vs the Samsung Galaxy S21, two of the biggest smartphones of 2021, but which is best? Here's a side-by-side testing the camera tech, speed, battery life, specs and features - and my full reviews are live right now.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 has just launched globally, while Samsung's new Galaxy S21 hit the UK a couple weeks earlier for a slightly higher price. Both sport a triple lens rear camera and here you can see how they compare for photo and video quality, including a zoom test, night results and more.
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For performance, the Mi 11 uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 chipset while the Galaxy S21 goes for Samsung's own Exynos 2100 platform. Xiaomi's handset wins the speed test and offers smoother gaming, while the battery life is also better (helped along by the bigger cell).
Overall the specs are stronger on the Xiaomi Mi 11, vs the S21. You get a QHD+ display, compared with the FHD on Samsung's smartphone. Still, both handsets are strong on the media front, among the best you can buy in 2021. My full review of both phones are live, and you can see my unboxing of that Galaxy plus comparisons versus the Pixel 5 and S20 FE.