There is no smartphone that can be regarded as this phone’s most serious competitor, at least up to the time when Samsung launches the Galaxy S23. Naturally, we are talking about Apple’s iPhone 14, which was released in September.
However, the recently released Xiaomi 13 which offers top-tier features, such as an amazing display, good hardware components, and an exceptional camera system, it is is well-positioned to compete with the iPhone 14 to some extent. You can find a comparison of the primary features offered by the iPhone 14 and the Xiaomi 13 below
Xiaomi 13 vs iPhone 14: Specs Comparison
|Specs||iPhone 14||Xiaomi 13|
|Release Date||September 07, 2022||December 11, 2022|
|Display Resolution||1170 x 2532 pixels||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|Display Type||Color OLED Screen (16M Colors)||Color AMOLED Screen (1.07 B)|
|Display size||6.1 Inches, 60Hz refresh rate||6.36 inches, 120 Hz refresh rate|
|PPI||~460 PPI||~414 PPI|
|Display features||Super Retina XDR Display, HDR Display, True Tone, Wide Color (P3), Haptic Touch, 1200 Nits Max Brightness (HDR), Support for Display of Multiple Languages and Characters Simultaneously||Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 1200 nits (HBM), 1900 nits (peak)|
|Dimensions||71.5 x 146.7 x 7.8 mm||71.5 x 152.8 x 7.98 mm|
|Weight||172 g||189 g|
|RAM||6 GB||8 GB|
|Storage||128 GB||128 GB|
|Chipset||Apple Bionic A15||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2|
|CPU Cores||Hexa Core||Octa CoreMore CPU Cores|
|Rear Camera||12 MP + 12 MP Dual||50 MP + 12 MP + 10 MP TripleBetter Camera Resolution|
|Video Recording||4K @ 24/25/30/60fps UHD, 1080p @ 25/30/60fps FHD||8K @ 24fps UHD, 4K @ 30fps UHD, 1080p @ 30fps FHD, 720p @ 1920fps HD|
|Rare Camera Features||Panorama, Night Mode, Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 4, Photographic Styles, Burst Mode, Photo Geotagging||Leica lens, dual-tone, HDR, panorama|
|Front Camera||12 MP||32 MP|
|Video Recording||4K @ 60fps UHD, 1080p @ 60fps FHD||1080p @ 30fps FHD, 720p @ 120fps HD|
|OS||iOS v16||Android v13|
|Battery||3279 mAh||4500 mAh|
|Fast Charging||Yes||Yes, 67W Fast Charging|
|Wireless Charging||Yes, 15W MagSafe||Yes, 50W|
|Reverse Charging||No||Yes, 10W|
|Unique Features||Satellite Connectivity, Crash Detection||LiquidCool Technology, X-axis Linear Vibration Motor, Quad Speakers, Dolby Atmos|
Xiaomi 13 vs iPhone 14: Design
It is quite difficult to compete with an icon in their field. The design of the iPhone 14, which is both iconic and notable for its excellent build quality, will probably win the attention of a significant number of customers. The smartphone features a glass back and an aluminum frame; it replicates the iconic notch and camera module of the most recent iPhones, and it offers improved water resistance; thanks to its IP68 certification, it can withstand being submerged in water up to a depth of 6 meters without being ruined. Because of its smaller display, it is also shorter and thinner than the Xiaomi 13, making it an ideal travel companion.
You actually get a fresh design with the Xiaomi 13, which has a flat display with a very high screen-to-body ratio, a glass back, and an aluminum frame. All of these features can be found on the Xiaomi 13. Despite having the IP68 certification, its water resistance is poor because it can only withstand being submerged in water up to a depth of 1.5 meters without being ruined.
Xiaomi 13 vs iPhone 14: Display
Even though the color reproduction on the iPhone 14 is superior, the display on the Xiaomi 13 seems to have a more fascinating layout. It features an OLED panel with a larger diagonal of 6.36 inches, a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a 120 Hz refresh rate, compatibility for Dolby Vision, HDR10+ certification, and an in-display fingerprint reader. In addition, it has a faster processing speed than previous generations.
The Super Retina XDR OLED display on the Apple iPhone 14 has a size of 6.1 inches, a Full HD+ resolution of 1170 x 2532 pixels, Dolby Vision support, and HDR10 certification; nevertheless, its refresh rate is only the regular 60 Hz.
Xiaomi 13 vs iPhone 14: Performance
When we compare the performance of these two smartphones, we find that the operating system, not the hardware, has the most significant impact on overall performance. Even though the iPhone 14 has less powerful hardware, it is able to outperform the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 due to the superior optimization of the iOS operating system. This is despite the fact that both phones have hardware departments that are on par with those seen in premium models. With that out of the way, the Apple iPhone 14 features a chipset manufactured by Apple called the A15 Bionic, which can reach a maximum frequency of 3.23 GHz, 6 GB of RAM, and up to 512 GB of native storage.
The Xiaomi 13, features a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform that runs at a maximum frequency of 3.2 GHz with the Xiaomi 13, as well as up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of UFS 4.0 native storage.
The rear cameras on the Xiaomi 13 are upgraded from those seen on the Xiaomi 12. It has a telephoto shooter with 10 MP resolution and 3.2x optical zoom, an ultrawide lens with 12 MP resolution, and a primary sensor with 50 MP resolution and optical image stabilization. Unfortunately, the iPhone 14 does not include a telephoto sensor; instead, it just has a pair of 12 MP sensors, one of which is the main camera, and the other is an ultrawide camera.
The battery that is equipped in the Xiaomi 13 has a capacity of 4500 mAh, while the battery that is found in the iPhone 14 only has a capacity of 3279 mAh. However, the difference is not particularly significant in terms of how long the battery will last because iOS 16 has improved optimization in terms of how much energy it uses and it supports 20 watts of fast charging (10 watts wirelessly). On the other hand, the Xiaomi 13 supports fast charging at 67 watts as well as fast wireless charging at 50 watts, therefore there is a significant disparity between the charging speeds.
Xiaomi 13 vs iPhone 14: Price
The starting price of the iPhone 14 is $790, which roughly converts to €744, while the starting price of the Xiaomi 13 in China is about equivalent to $584 or €550.