The Xiaomi 13 Pro has been launched ready to compete with the best devices out there. Apple’s crown jewel, the iPhone 14 Pro Max, is considered one of them and one of the most popular high-end phones out there. That’s why we’re here to compare the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max to the Xiaomi 13 Pro. These two phones differ in many ways and that should make for an interesting comparison.
We’ll list their spec sheets first, as we usually do when it comes to comparisons. We then compare the two devices across a number of categories including design, display, performance, battery, cameras and audio. Hopefully this will help you in your purchasing decision. So let’s start.
Specs Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max Xiaomi 13 Pro Screen size 6.7-inch LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED display (flat, 120 Hz refresh rate, 200 nits peak brightness) 6.73-inch QHD+ LTPO AMOLED display (curved, 120 Hz adaptive refresh rate, 1,900 nits peak brightness) Display resolution 2796 x 1290 3200 x 1440 SoC Apple A16 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 RAM 6 GB 12 GB (LPDDR5X) Storage 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, non-expandable 256 GB/512 GB, not expandable (UFS 4.0) Rear cameras 48 MP (aperture f/1.8, wide angle, 1.22 µm pixel size, sensor shift OIS, dual pixel PDAF)
12 MP (ultrawide, f/2.2 aperture, 13 mm, 120 degree FoV, 1.4 µm pixel size, dual pixel PDAF)
12 MP (telephoto, f/2.8 aperture, 77mm lens, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom) 50.3 MP (Sony IMX989 1-inch sensor, f/1.9 aperture, 1.6- um pixel size, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS)
50 MP (ultrawide, f/2.2 aperture, 14mm lens, 115 degree FoV)
50 MP (telephoto, 3.2x optical zoom, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF)
Leica front cameras 12MP (wide angle, f/1.9 aperture, 23mm lens, PDAF)
SL 3D (Depth/Biometrics Sensor) 32 MP Battery 4,323 mAh non-removable, 23W wired charging, 15W MagSafe wireless charging, 7.5W Qi wireless charging, 5W reverse wireless charging
Charger not included 4,820mAh non-removable 12W wired charging, 50W wireless charging, 10W reverse wireless charging
Charger included Dimensions 160.7 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm 162.9 x 74.6 x 8.7 mm Weight 240 grams 229 grams Connectivity 5G, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.3, WiFi, Lightning connector 5G, LTE , NFC, Bluetooth 5.3, WLAN, USB Type-C security Advanced face scan In-display fingerprint scanner (optical) Operating system iOS 16 Android 13
MIUI 14 Price $1,099 €1,299/TBA Apple Xiaomi Buy Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max vs Xiaomi 13 Pro: Design
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max and the Xiaomi 13 Pro definitely look and feel different in the hand. The iPhone 14 Pro Max has all flat sides. That includes his ad. The phone is made of stainless steel and glass. The Xiaomi 13 Pro, on the other hand, has a lot of curves. Its display is also slightly curved at the sides. The device is made of aluminum and ceramic, at least the global model.
Apple’s flagship is a bit shorter but noticeably wider than the Xiaomi 13 Pro. It’s also a bit thinner in comparison. It weighs 240 grams while the Xiaomi 13 Pro weighs 229 grams (ceramic model). We refer to the ceramic model in this comparison as this is the only variant that has been introduced worldwide. The iPhone 14 Pro Max has uniform bezels and a pill-shaped cutout on the front. The Xiaomi 13 Pro has extremely thin bezels and a centered hole for the display camera.
If we turn the two phones over, you can see clearly different designs on the back. Both have display camera islands in the top left corner, but they look quite different. However, both phones have three cameras on the back. The iPhone 14 Pro Max is a bit more cumbersome to use with one hand due to its width and the fact that it cuts into the hand due to its flat bottom and weight. The Xiaomi 13 Pro is also not easy to use with one hand since it is also quite large. Both phones are quite slippery, so using a case is recommended.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max vs Xiaomi 13 Pro: Ad
The iPhone 14 Pro Max features a 6.7-inch 2796 x 1290 LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED display. This panel is flat and supports an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz. It supports HDR10 content and also supports Dolby Vision. In direct sunlight, it can reach a maximum brightness of 2,000 nits. The display aspect ratio here is 19.5:9 and the panel is protected by Ceramic Shield glass.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro, on the other hand, has a 6.73-inch QHD+ (3200 x 1440) LTPO AMOLED display. This display is curved and supports up to 1 billion colors. It has an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz and also supports Dolby Vision. This panel also gets immensely bright with 1,900 nits of peak brightness. The display aspect ratio here is 20:9 and the panel is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.
Both phones have premium displays. They’re immensely sharp, vibrant, and have great viewing angles. In addition, they are really fluid and get more than bright enough. Even in direct sunlight, both displays should get bright enough for you to see what’s on them. These are some of the brightest deals out there. They are both well protected too. You can’t go wrong here, just note that one is flat and the other is curved.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max vs Xiaomi 13 Pro: Performance
The iPhone 14 Pro Max is powered by the Apple A16 Bionic SoC. This is Apple’s flagship 4nm processor. The phone also comes with 6GB of RAM and NVMe storage. The Xiaomi 13 Pro comes with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, the best processor Qualcomm has to offer. The phone is equipped with 12GB LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 flash storage. Xiaomi’s flagship has more powerful RAM and storage, while both SoCs are excellent.
What does this mean for regular daily performance. This means you’re basically getting an immensely smooth phone no matter what you’re doing. Getting them to slow down is no easy task. You glide through surfing, consuming multimedia, image editing, messaging and much more. Gaming isn’t a problem for either phone either, which is to be expected. Even the most powerful games out there run very well on both smartphones. They get warm during intense gaming sessions, but we didn’t notice any performance drops or anything like that.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max vs Xiaomi 13 Pro: Battery
Apple’s flagship comes with a 4,323mAh battery, while the Xiaomi 13 Pro has a 4,820mAh battery. Note that iOS devices usually come with smaller batteries, but that doesn’t mean they offer worse battery life. But what is the case here? Well, both smartphones offer great battery life, but the iPhone 14 Pro Max comes out on top. In fact, Apple has improved its battery life since its inception.
It’s doable to get 8 hours of screen time on both phones, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max typically lasts a bit longer. However, the Xiaomi 13 Pro sometimes fell below this mark for us. Your mileage will of course vary, perhaps significantly. Your installed apps will be different, as will your usage and signal where you live. There are just too many factors. The point is that both phones offer really good battery life.
When it comes to charging, the Xiaomi 13 Pro outshines the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Not only does it come with a 120W charger in the box, but it also supports 120W wired charging. It also supports 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging. The iPhone 14 Pro Max does not have a charger in the box and supports 20W, 15W MagSafe wireless, and 7.5W Qi wireless wired charging.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max vs Xiaomi 13 Pro: Cameras
The iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 48-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide unit (120 degrees FoV) and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera (3x optical zoom). The Xiaomi 13 Pro, on the other hand, is equipped with a 50.3-megapixel main camera (1-inch sensor), a 50-megapixel ultrawide camera (115-degree FoV) and a 50-megapixel telephoto camera (3.2- x optical zoom) equipped ). Xiaomi’s flagship also has Leica lenses on all three cameras.
So how do they compare? Well, the two take great photos, but completely different ones. The iPhone 14 Pro Max tries to keep things closer to real life in terms of looks. The Xiaomi 13 Pro has that Leica picture style and two shooting styles to choose from. It offers Leica Vibrant and Leica Authentic modes. Most people will prefer the Leica Vibrant as the colors are emphasized a bit more.
Both deliver really detailed photos, although the ones from the Xiaomi 13 Pro look a bit moodier for lack of a better word. This is especially true for low-light images. The natural, creamy bokeh also makes them look more like they were shot with professional cameras. Dynamic range is good on both, but both struggle with white balance at times. However, it could be fixed via an update soon. Both do a great job at macro photography, while the Xiaomi 13 Pro shines at portrait shots with the telephoto camera.
Both phones do a good job when it comes to ultrawide shots, and they keep the color science close to what the main cameras offer. Video recording is better on the iPhone 14 Pro Max, but the Xiaomi 13 Pro does a great job too. It’s all a matter of preference with these cameras, both phones do an excellent job.
Both smartphones have a pair of stereo speakers. These speakers are very good on both phones. They’re more than loud enough, and they’re detailed too. The distortion is not exactly perceptible.
However, there is no audio jack on either phone. You need to use the Type-C connector, which is located on the bottom of both phones. However, if you prefer a wireless connection, Bluetooth 5.3 is available on both devices.
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March 08, 2023