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Comparing Xiaomi’s best vs Apple’s Best; Xiaomi 12 vs iPhone 13

Xiaomi has just showcased to the world its newest devices under the 12 Series. They have completely dropped the Mi branding – it would have been called the Mi 12. The new naming scheme is easy, following up on the Xiaomi 11 Series from last year.

The new Xiaomi 12 and the Xiaomi 12 Pro are the company’s flagships for the year 2022. Taking into account what Xiaomi has just shared during the launch, in this article we’ll be comparing the new Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro to Apple’s flagships – the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro.

Xiaomi 12 vs iPhone 13


The iPhone 13’s iconic design is even better thanks to the modern flat borders. Xiaomi however argues people will prefer the Xiaomi 12 design due to the higher screen-to-body ratio, and due to the punch-hole display – which is unlike the huge notch of the iPhone 13. Xiaomi says the phone is also great on the had, and perfect for one-hand use.

Xiaomi 12 Series is coming to Kenya


Xiaomi says the camera hardware of the new Xiaomi 12 is superior to that of the iPhone 13. This is because of the 50MP main camera with OIS, a 13MP ultra-wide sensor and a 5MP telephoto+macro camera.

Apple uses a dual 12MP setup where one lens is wide, while the other lens offers an ultra-wide view.


Xiaomi posits that even though iOS is better optimised, the Xiaomi 12 will offer more use on a single charge compared to the iPhone 13 simply because the battery is bigger.

The phone features a 4500mAh battery which supports 67W fast charging, and 50W fast wireless charging. The iPhone 13 comes with a 3240mAh battery which charges at 20W wired, and 15W with MagSafe.


Xiaomi 12 comes with 12GB RAM, and 256GB storage.

Comparing Xiaomi's best vs Apple's Best; Xiaomi 12 vs iPhone 13

Xiaomi 12 Pro vs iPhone 13 Pro:


Xiaomi lauds its phone as having the the bigger display for gaming and watching media. It comes with 6.7-inch LTPO 2k Super AMOLED touchscreen with 120 Hz refresh rate support. It can shift its refresh rate to as low as 10Hz to as high as 120Hz depending on what’s on screen.

Comparing Xiaomi's best vs Apple's Best; Xiaomi 12 vs iPhone 13

The iPhone 13 Pro on the other hand has a smaller 6.1 inch Super Retina XDR OLED display which can also vary its refresh rate depending on task at hand.

Both support HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision. The iPhone 13 Pro however peaks at 1200nits brightness while the Xiaomi 12 Pro peaks at 1500 nits.


Xiaomi has a triple 50MP setup at the back. The first 50MP lens is the main wide camera with OIS. The second 50MP lens is an ultrawide camera, while the third 50MP lens is a telephoto camera offering 2x optical zoom. You can record 8K videos at 24fps. You can also 4K videos at 30 or 60fps and with HDR10+ support.

Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro has a triple 12MP setup at the back. The first 12MP lens is the main wide camera, the second 12MP is the telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, and the third 12MP lens is the ultrawide camera. You can record up to 4K videos at 60fps with support for HDR and Dolby Vision.

At the front, the Xiaomi 12 Pro has a 32MP selfie camera. The iPhone has a 12MP selfie camera.


Xiaomi uses the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, which is built on a 4nm process. The iPhone 13 Pro uses the A15 Bionic built on a 5nm process.

Comparing Xiaomi's best vs Apple's Best; Xiaomi 12 vs iPhone 13

Xiaomi says the new processor offers 25% better performance than the older Snapdragon 888 processor, and that thanks to the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, user can expect fast and smooth performance.

The iPhone 13 Pro has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage with option to upgrade storage size.

Xiaomi has the following advantages:

  • Faster charging
  • 8K Video recording
  • Bigger battery
  • Fast Reverse charging
  • Great Price

iPhone advantages includes:

  • Amazing performance
  • Face ID
  • Waterproof
  • MagSafe

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