Samsung launched its first flagships for 2020, the Galaxy S20 series earlier in February this year. The series brought with it three new phones, including the top of the line Galaxy S20 Ultra, its slightly smaller sibling, the Galaxy S20+, and the vanilla Galaxy S20. On May 8, these phones will be up against the Xiaomi Mi 10, which is going to be launched in India on that day.
While the Galaxy S20 Ultra initially hogged all the limelight, it soon became clear that it is the modest Galaxy S20 that provided better value for money to buyers. Since its launch, this flagship from Samsung has had to face stiff competition from a number of contenders, and now, it is gearing up to face competition from a new rival, the Xiaomi Mi 10 which is set to be launched in India on May 8.
With the India launch of this 108-megapixel camera totting device right around the corner, it will be interesting to see how it matches up to the Samsung Galaxy S20 -- a phone that itself has been talked about a lot for its photography prowess. Let's compare the two to find out how they match up in terms of specifications and features.
Xiaomi Mi 10 vs Galaxy S20: Design
Both phones offer a premium design language, with metal and glass serving as the basic ingredients of choice in crafting them. However, there still are some major design differences between the two.
The biggest being the fact that there's a difference of about 5-inches of screen real estate between them, resulting in obvious difference in size and overall look and feel of the smartphones.
While the Galaxy S20 comes with a smaller frame that boasts of a 6.2-inch panel, the Mi 10 gets a bigger 6.67-inch display. The difference in size of the displays also sees the Galaxy S20 come across as much more compact device, one that's ideal for single-handed usage. The bigger screen, though, will result in better multimedia experience on the Mi 10.
In terms of size and dimensions, the Mi 10 is not only bigger but also heftier. The differences also spill over to the rear of the phones, with the two sporting starkly different looking camera set-ups.
Another point of differentiation between the two is the fact that the Galaxy S20 also brings the promise of IP68 water and dust proofing, while the Mi 10 gets no such certification, though Xiaomi says that it has some coating that will help it resist water splashes and dust.