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iPhone 13 Vs. Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra | Which is The Better Camera Smartphone?


At last, Xiaomi has a device that they can flex to compete with the like of flagships from Apple and Samsung. The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is everything you can ask from a flagship phone with some added features. While iPhone 13 has many of the best features that you expect from an iPhone every year and that includes a best-in-class camera. But which device should you pick? Here’s a quick comparison that can help you.

- Updated: 12th May 2022, 23:37 IST

iPhone 13 is most distinguishable by its camera layout, the dual-camera layout placed diagonally with a bunch of new improved sensors. On other hand, amongst the newest trend of “Ultra” Android flagship phones, Xiaomi introduced the new Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra. The phone took a few months to reach the market but with its reasonable pricing, it has proven to be a hit for the company. Rather than comparing it with Apple’s best iPhone 13 Pro Max we decided to compete Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Ultra with iPhone 13. Here’s a comparison between both iPhone 13 and Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Ultra.

Design : iPhone 13 Vs Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra


The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra comes with a huge camera module with a display underneath it and honestly, it doesn’t look very elegant. If you combine that with its bigger screen size and bulky form factor, you will understand that it is not a phone that you would like to carry around while you travel. The iPhone 13 does have a bigger notch but its overall design is much better compared to its rival phone. And the iPhone 13 is a lighter device weighing 174 g while the Mi 11 Ultra is priced at 234g and is quite uncomfortable to use with one hand.

Apple iPhone 13

Moreover, the iPhone 13 comes with better water resistance: it comes with IP68 water and dust certification which allows putting it underwater up to 6 meters, while the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra comes with the same certification but can only survive up to 1.5 meters of depth.

Talking about the build materials, there’s quite a difference here as well, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is built with a ceramic back and an aluminum frame, while the iPhone 13 comes with a ceramic shield back and a stainless steel frame which provides a much better build quality and is more compact.

Also Read: Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Review

Hardware : iPhone 13 Vs Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

In terms of hardware, the iPhone 13 comes with the latest A15 Bionic which is the fastest, most powerful chipset which is about 50% more powerful compared to its competitors. It comes with a 6 core CPU which includes two performance and four efficiency cores and a new 16-core Neural Engine. And as advertised, the iPhone 13 is one of the fastest flagship devices available in the market and it runs smooth and never shows any signs of lag with any app that you throw at it.

iPhone 13

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is powered by the flagship Snapdragon 888 chipset which is the most powerful chipset that Qualcomm has to offer. The Mi 11 Ultra is a beast in performance and performs exceptionally well in day-to-day activities and handles almost anything you throw at it. Be it gaming or any other high graphic intensive task, the Mi 11 Ultra handles everything like a champ. Along with great performance, you also get 5G connectivity, Bluetooth 5.2, WiFi 6E, NFC, and an IR blaster that you can use to control your electronic devices.

Talking about the display on the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, it features a 6.8-inch display and the specs are quite interesting here. It includes all the specs for a display that you would expect from a flagship phone like 120Hz refresh rate, HDR 10+, AMOLED plane with 1 billion colors, and Dolby Vision. And not only this it also includes a mini display at the rear particularly from the Mi Band 5 which proves to be helpful while shooting selfies with your rear camera. At the top left corner of the phone, there’s a selfie camera housed in a hole punch cutout.

Also read: Mi 11x Pro First Impressions – Top 5 Reasons To Buy

The iPhone 13 comes with a 6.1 inch Super Retina OLED display screen with True Tone technology, Wide color display, Haptic touch and gives a peak brightness of up to 1200 nits and a pixel density of 460 pixels per inch. Even though the display doesn’t match up to the fancy display specs of Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra in terms of screen refresh rate, the screen doesn’t feel any slower, you can thoroughly enjoy movies and playing games with a refresh rate capped at 60 Hz.

In terms of charging tech, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra comes with a 67W charging adapter that can charge your phone to 100 percent in about 40 minutes. This may not be a lot but it is certainly better than what iPhone 13 offers. It comes with support for 20W fast charging that can charge the phone to 51% in about 30 minutes. So here the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra definitely takes a lead.

Camera : iPhone 13 Vs Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

iPhone 13 comes with two 12MP camera sensors at the rear and several other features such as Night mode, Sensor-shift optical image stabilization, 2X optical zoom out, True tone flash, digital zoom up to 5x, and Smart HDR for photos. For Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra it will now become more clear why the phone has a huge camera layout, it houses a 50MP camera sensor with f 1/1.2″ apertures. It also includes a 48MP ultra-wide camera and a telephoto camera with the same 48MP sensor size.

Also read: Nokia G20 Quick Review – Is Nokia Back in the Budget Game?

xiaomi mi 11 ultra

Despite Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra being able to record 8K videos on the go, the iPhone 13 might provide better results in most conditions. Though Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is able to provide some great photos even better than the iPhone 13 in some conditions if not all. The iPhone 13’s camera performs really brilliantly in particularly low light and night mode shots. Combined with easy to use UI and much-improved image processing tech and excellent video shooting capabilities, overall the iPhone 13 is the best camera smartphone amongst the two.

Software : iPhone 13 Vs Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra


Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Ultra runs MIUI 12 which is Xiaomi’s custom skin on top of Android 11. It does come with some bloatware pre-installed but you can uninstall it whenever you want. But the company’s record in terms of software updates is somewhat uneven. In general, the company does provide two years of system updates to its flagship lineup. So it is tough to recommend a flagship smartphone when you don’t know whether it will receive long-term software support or not.

SharePlay on iOS 15 Features

On the other hand, iPhone 13 with iOS 15 delivers some much-needed improvements many of which are focused on shared experiences. The messages app delivers a new ‘Shared with You’ section to make it easier to keep track of all your photos, articles, and more shared by your friends. There’s also a redesigned Safari browser, a fully-featured weather app, and an enhanced Maps app that provides more detail about road views.

Also Read: Here’s Every Single New Feature in iOS 15

Conclusion : iPhone 13 Vs Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Both the devices offer some features that the other doesn’t and it is easy to pick between anyone depending on what are your requirements. If you want a smartphone with a slightly lower price tag, flagship performance, and a camera that captures good photos Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra would be a great fit. 

Also read: OPPO Reno6 Pro First Impressions – Top 5 Reasons To Buy OPPO Reno6 Pro in India

But if budget is not your issue then you should go for the iPhone 13 it has a more compact form factor which makes it easy to use with one hand. Moreover, the camera system is really on par with any flagship device available in the market. You also get systematic software updates as Apple provides mostly all the latest software releases to their iPhones.

How to sell your old phone and upgrade to iPhone 13 or Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra with Cashify?

There are a lot of online and offline options to sell your old phone. But if you want to get the best value for your phone we at Cashify can help you out to get the best value for your old device.

Cashify offers a very simple door-step pickup procedure. You just have to schedule a pickup and once it is picked up you’ll receive your money in your bank account. Of course, you can choose from any of the other offline or online options to sell your phone but none of them will provide a value better than Cashify. Here’s how the procedure to sell your phone on Cashify goes.

  1. The process to sell your phone begins with creating an account on Cashify if you already don’t have one. 
  2. Then visit the Sell old phone page and choose the brand of your smartphone. 
  3. Now choose the model of your phone and you will then be redirected to the ‘sell’ page.
  4. You just have to fill in a few details of your device as asked and you’ll have an estimated buyback value for your phone.
  5. Now a Cashify executive will come to your dooorstep, perform a quick quality check and transfer the amount to your bank account. It’s that simple.


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Highlights of the Story

  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is the company’s all-rounder flagship device that packs all top-of-the-line features and offers great value for money.
  • iPhone 13 is an attempt from Apple with a refreshed design to satisfy the fan base and provide them with the features they have long asked for.
  • Here’s a comparison between the two devices.

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