Xiaomi 13 Ultra vs iPhone 14 Pro Max, battle between two kingdoms

Xiaomi 13 Ultra vs iPhone 14 Pro Max, battle between two kingdoms

In today’s comparison, we’re going to take a close look at two super leaders from two completely different fields. On the one hand we have the brand new ones Xiaomi 13 Ultraborn from the collaboration with Leica to offer the best photographic experience on the smartphone market while we have on the other side iPhone 14 pro maxApple’s current top product for those who want to get the most out of their iOS device.

These two devices represent the pinnacle of the Android and iOS worlds, respectively, and cater to a different type of audience. Therefore, we remind you that this article, like the other article that we are writing, is not intended to decide which is the better one between the two devices, but to highlight and compare the characteristics. But let’s go and explore together.

aesthetic differences

At first glance, the two devices are very different in style. Xiaomi 13 Ultra has a back design made of hypoallergenic and antibacterial synthetic leather that, together with its round photo pocket in the center of the device, is very reminiscent of the style of old analogue cameras. The iPhone 14 Pro Max, on the other hand, retains the classic Apple design with rounded corners made of tempered glass and aerospace aluminum. iPhone 14 Pro Max weighs 240g and has a dimension of 160.7 x 77.6 x 7.9mmwhile Xiaomi 13 Ultra weighs 227 grams and has dimensions of 163.2 x 74.6 x 9.1mm. Between the two, despite the important photographic sector of Xiaomi 13 Ultra, the Apple device proves to be heavier.

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For what concern AdvertisementiPhone 14 Pro Max gears you up 6.7 inch LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED, 120Hz with variable frequencythat we find throughout the 14 Pro range, with a resolution of 1290×2796 pixels and a pixel density of 460 ppi. As for Xiaomi 13 Ultra, we have one instead 6.73 inch LTPO3 AMOLED, 120Hz display with variable refresh rate, a resolution of 1440×3200 pixels and a density of 522 ppi. In addition to the high color rendering, specially designed for professional use, on the Xiaomi 13 Ultra we have a brightness of 2,600 nits against the 2,000 nits of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Snapdragon vs Apple Bionic

As for me SoC, we have major differences between the two devices. The iPhone 14 Pro Max installs the latest Apple A16 Bionic (4nm), consisting of 2 x 3.46 GHz Everest cores and 4 x 2.02 GHz sawtooth cores. The new Xiaomi 13 Ultra mounts SoC instead Qualcomm SM8550-AB Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4nm) consisting of 1 x 3.2 GHz Cortex-X3 core + 2 x 2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 cores + 2 x 2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 cores + 3 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A510 cores.

Talk about graphic areaSnapdragon 8 Gen 2 has a GPU Adreno 740 while the Apple SoC has its own Proprietary 5-core GPU. In both cases we have at our disposal two top-of-the-range GPUs that will allow us to take full advantage of the most demanding games. The only limit is given by the exclusive titles released in the respective Android and iOS stores, which are not playable on devices with other operating systems.

Regarding the StorageiPhone 14 Pro Max is available in sizes from 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB of internal memory, all equipped with 6GB of RAM. Xiaomi 13 Ultra has held 12GB RAM in the version of 256GB internal memorywhile cuts out 512GB and 1TB of internal storagehave 16GB RAM.

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dimensions and weight

163.2 x 74.6 x 9.1mm

227 grams

160.7 x 77.6 x 7.9mm


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Qualcomm SM8550-AB Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4nm)

Octa Core (1x 3.2GHz Cortex-X3 + 2x 2.8GHz Cortex-A715 + 2x 2.8GHz Cortex-A710 + 3x 2.0GHz Cortex-A510)

Apple A16 Bionic (4nm)

Hexa-Core (2x 3.46 GHz Everest + 4x 2.02 GHz Sawtooth)

GPU’s Adreno 740 Apple GPU (5 cores)
Storage 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM, 1TB 16GB RAM 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 512GB 6GB RAM, 1TB 6GB RAM
battery and charging

LiPo 5,000mAh

90W wired, PD3.0, QC4, 100% in 35 min (announced)
50W wireless, 100% in 49 minutes (announced)
10W reverse wireless


30W, PD2.0, 50% in 30 minutes

15W wireless (MagSafe)

7.5W wireless (Qi)

camera Backup camera:

  • 50.3 MP, f/1.9 or f/4.0, 23mm (wide), 1.0-inch type, 1.6µm, multi-directional PDAF, laser AF, OIS
  • 50 MP, f/3.0, 120mm (periscope telephoto), 1/2.51″, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
  • 50 MP, f/1.8, 75mm (telephoto), 1/2.51″, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, 3.2x optical zoom
  • 50MP, f/1.8, 12mm, 122˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.51″, Dual Pixel PDAF

Front camera:

  • 32MP, f/2.0, 22mm (wide), 0.7µm
Backup camera:

  • 48 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.28″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, Sensor-Shift-OIS
  • 12MP, f/2.8, 77mm (telephoto), 1/3.5″, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
  • 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55in, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
  • TOF 3D LiDAR Scanner (Depth)

Front camera:

  • 12MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″, PDAF
  • SL 3D, (depth/biometric sensor)
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system software Android 13, MIUI 14 iOS 16, upgradable to iOS 16.3

As for the energy sector, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a battery of 4,323mAhwith support for fast charging via cable (max. 30W) taking you from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes. Xiaomi 13 Ultra instead has a battery of 5,000mAhwith support for 90W charging The device can be charged to 100% in just 35 minutes.

cameras in comparison

Go on photographic area, we can note a significant difference between the two devices. The photographic sector of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, developed in collaboration with Leica, is at another level and is currently the best choice on the market for photography enthusiasts. The device has 4 50MP sensors with focal lengths of f/1.9 + f/3.0 + f/1.8 + f/1.8. iPhone 14 Pro Max has instead 3 sensors of 48 MP, 12 MP and 12 MP with focal lengths of f/1.8 + f/2.8 + f/2.2.

Regarding the front camera, the Apple device is equipped with a 12-megapixel sensor with a focal length of f/1.9, while the Xiaomi device has a 32-megapixel front camera with a focal length of f/2.0. If you are looking for a product to take professional photos at the highest level, especially in RAW formats, Xiaomi 13 Ultra is the product for you. Regardless, the iPhone 14 Pro Max remains a device capable of taking great quality photos, even if it’s at a much lower level than its competitor. Xiaomi 13 Ultra in particular has the best Sony IMX sensors currently available on the market.

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Speaking of prices: the iPhone 14 Pro Max is available for 1,229.00 euros with a 13% discount in the 128 GB average. The 256GB model is sold at €1,449.00 with a 11% discount, the 512GB model is offered at €1,759.99 with a 6% discount, while the 1TB model is €1,999.99 with a 6% discount discount costs. Regarding the prices of Xiaomi 13 Ultra, at the moment we do not know how they will be in our country. To know more, we will have to wait for the official launch. Below we leave you the links of the offers related to the iPhone.

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