Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 which one is the king?

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 which one is the king?

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2  which one is the king?

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2  which one is the king?

Xiaomi had an excellent year 2019 between the Mi 9, the Mi Note 10, and various Redmi devices, and it started 2020 with the Mi 10 series in March. These phones (except the Mi 10 Lite) have high-end Snapdragon 865 chipsets, 5G connectivity, 108 MP main cameras, and decent AMOLED screens.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is the most high-end with a better set of cameras with four objectives than the Mi 10, more storage, and faster-charging capacities. There are relatively few differences between this and the base device compared to, for example, the Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus, but the Mi 10 Pro should always be the most powerful device.

In fact, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro could end up being the company's most premium phone in 2020, given the precedent. 

Conversely, The Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 was to be announced at MWC 2020 last February in Barcelona, ​​but with the cancellation of the Spanish fair, it was finally via an online conference that the Japanese firm formalized its new flagship smartphone.

While its direct competitors have been available for a few months, the Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 arrives at the start of this summer. It is positioned even more in the sector of users of Sony Alpha devices. Indeed, in addition to the CinematographyPro by CineAlta application, the Xperia 1 Mark II now offers the PhotographyPro application with a user interface close to that offered by the Sony Alpha. In this article, we will give you a quick comparison between Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro to see which one the king is.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2  which one is the king?

Design & display.

 Both Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G and Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 are fantabulous. The device comes with a glass front. The Mi 10 Pro has a small notch for the front-facing camera. The frame is made of aluminum. Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro comes with a quad rear camera housed in vertical set up.  The Mi 10 Pro has IP68 water and dust resistant. 

On the other hand, Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 comes with a glass front. The phone has Sony's square edges and corners. The frame is made of aluminum. The back of the phone is made of glass (and is protected by Gorilla Glass 6 technology), which gives it a premium feel. The right edge of the phone houses the volume rocker, the power button, and the familiar Sony camera button. The power button also acts as a fingerprint sensor.  The phone has a notification LED up in the corner to let you know where to check them. The Xperia 1 Mark 2 has IP68 water and dust resistant.

As far as display is concerned, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro comes with a 6.7 Super AMOLED screen. It occupies 89.7% of the front of the device. Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has a 1080 x 2340 resolution with 386 PPi. The screen is curved and comes with Gorilla Glass 5. It supports HDR10+ and always-on display to show you notifications even when the screen is off. It also has support for the 90Hz refresh rate.

 Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 comes with a 6.58 OLED display with curved edges. The screen occupies 80.0% of the front of the device. The Xperia 1 Mark 2 has a 1644 x 3840 resolution with 643 PPI. The device supports HDR-BT 2020 technology and the 60Hz frequency rate. Unfortunately, the Xperia 1 Mark 2 comes with a mounted-fingerprint sensor, unlike most OLED screen phones which use an optical fingerprint.

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Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2  which one is the king?

Operating System Processor

 Both phones offer extremely fast and powerful processors. Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. Both processors are built using a 7nm Plus process for extreme power efficiency, and they both have a neural engine on board for AI-related tasks.

In the Geekbench test, the Xperia 1 Mark 2 scored 904 for single-core and 3290 for multicores. This score is similar to the Samsung Galaxy S20 devices we tested but slightly lower than the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. While the Mi 10 Pro scored 905 points for the single-core and 3358 for the multicores.

According to the operating system, Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 runs on Android 10 with Sony's famous UI. On the top left of the home screen is the Google News Feed we also get the multi-window app for easy multitasking with two apps on top of each other which makes sense given a tall screen. There's also side cents for quick apps shortcuts and of course Sony's pro photo and video modes if you want to tinker and get the most out of a camera. We also get a game boost mode with a few options to boost performance stop applications and record gameplay.

The Mi 10 Pro runs on Android 10, which also supports the Dark Mode among other amazing features. The Mi 10 Pro also runs MUI 12 which Xiaomi has enhanced to be one of the best UI on providing a clean UI and easy to handle.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2  which one is the king?


Storage, Price, and, Available Colors

 Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro price depends on the selected variant. The basic and the only variant of the Xperia 1 Mark 2 with 8GB RAM and 256GB variant, it will cost you around 1199.90USD on Amazon. It supports either 2 SIM cards or 1 SD card up to 256GB. It is available in Purple, and Black colors.

 Meanwhile, the basic variant of Xiaomi Mi 10  Pro with 8GB RAM and 256GB variant, it will cost you around 839.00USD on geekbuying. The variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB variant, it will cost 899.00USD on geekbuying while the 12GB RAM and 512GB variant will cost you around 969.99USD on Amazon. It does not have an SD card. While it goes with 2 SIM cards, one is physical and the other is eSIM. It is available in Alpine White, Solstice Grey colors.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2  which one is the king?

Security and Ports

 For security, The Xperia 1 Mark 2 comes with a side mounted-fingerprint sensor housed in the power button, and it is well placed and fully functional. It doesn't support 3D face recognition for unlocking the device. The Xperia 1 Mark 2 also supports the classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode. On the other side, the Xiaomi device unlocks using in-display fingerprint sensor and 2D face recognition. It also supports the same classical unlocking methods which the Xperia 1 Mark 2 has such as pattern and passcode.

As of ports, the Xperia phone supports Bluetooth 5 and NFC. It supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling. The device comes with USB-C port, which helps in quick charing. The device has a 3.5mm headphone jack, unlike many of today's flagships which choose to say goodbye to such technology. Whereas the Mi 10, Pro supports Bluetooth 5 and NFC. It also supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling. It comes with USB-C. Like most of 2020 smartphones no 3.5mm headphone jack available.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2  which one is the king?

 Battery and Charging

 Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 comprises a powerful Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 4000mAh.  It has more capacity than the Apple's latest flagship iPhone 11 Pro Max (3969). While Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro provides an even more powerful Li-Polymer 4500mAh battery. It is the same as in Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus. This is a core difference. And both phones offer fast charging.

 The Xperia phone battery can be charged with 21w, and it charges from 0% to %46 in 30 minutes. However, charging to 100% was not the best taking almost 2 hours with the provided adapter. The device has support for Qi wireless charging which was missing on the 2019 Xperia 1. While the Mi 10 Pro can be charged with 50w, and you can charge the battery from 0 to 70% in 20 minutes. It also supports wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2  which one is the king?


 Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 has a Quad-camera on the rear as clarified: 12Mp ( utrawide with f\2.2),12MP( wide with f\1.7 it has OIS, and Laser AF), 12MP( telephoto with f\2.4) and 0.3MP( depth with f\2.2). The Xperia has an 8MP wide front-facing camera with f\2.0 with eye-tracking, HDR, and LED flash. In contrast, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has Quad rear cameras, 20MP( utrawide with f\2.2), 108MP ( wide with f\1.7), 12MP ( telephoto with f\2.0) and 8MP ( telephoto with f\2.0). On the front, you see a 20MP ultra-wide camera with f\2.0.

In Still, during the day, the shots lack precision compared to those of the competition. The Xperia 1 Mark 2 tends to smooth the solid areas. In some shots, the Japanese mobile even seems to have problems colorimetry, overplaying certain tones, especially on faces. Focusing is reactive and the eye-tracking function keeps focus on faces fairly effectively. While the main module of the Mi 10 Pro does not capture its snapshots in 108 MP. It uses the pixel binning technique. This consists of the fusion of 4 pixels into one. This process makes it possible to obtain 4 times larger photosites at night, and thus to capture more light. This gives 27 MP shots to which Xiaomi makes one last modification. In order to limit problems due to the optics and in particular the distortion, the manufacturer slightly reframes its image. So we get shots in 25 MP.

In broad daylight, the pictures prove to be of excellent quality. The level of detail is satisfactory, the colors are respected, we still note a slightly pronounced accentuation.

It is in low light that we expected the most from this sensor. It turns out all the same pretty good in exercise. Finally, the photos do not lose a lot of detail compared to the good lighting conditions, which is positive. The control of the white balance is significant and the rendering is really satisfactory. Too bad Sony does not choose to push a little more on ISO sensitivity. Here it remains fairly low, effectively limiting the speed and exposing the subject to movement. Whereas the Mi 10 Pro reacts slightly differently than the Mi 10. So, instead of smoothing excessively like the latter, it manages to obtain a rather satisfactory compromise.

The Xperia 1 Mark 2's ultra-wide-angle module is still positioned among the good students of our comparison by offering a satisfactory level of detail. The rendering is a bit cold, but nothing too marked. the Mi 10 Pro gives rather clean shots at night. The mobile does very little smoothing and retains a good sharpness in the center of the picture. It is a little less good on the outskirts, however, but nothing surprising for such a mobile.

In low light, the rendering is not dazzling, but it is much better than that of most competitors. The Xperia 1 Mark 2 ranks as one of the rare smartphones to have an ultra-wide-angle module that can be used at night. An appreciable performance. On the other hand, the Mi 10 Pro's results are of very poor quality. Xiaomi has chosen to enormously smooth its shots. We thus obtain completely blurred and not very exploitable zones. And this, despite a white balance rather respected on the whole.

The telephoto module performance is quite good. By day, the results obtained by this module are correct for such a focal length. There is a slight lack of precision that could be made up for by a little more contrast. Opposite, the telephoto lens of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra does much better, and this, with a longer focal length, however.

In low light, the zoom of the Xperia 1 Mark 2 is quite often unusable. Electronic noise becomes too invasive and exposure is insufficient anyway. A mediocre result which is also found on the side of the S20 Ultra.

As for the 2x telephoto module of the Mi 10 Pro is not very satisfactory. By day, his shots are very strongly accentuated and give way to slight chromatic aberrations. It remains usable without being very good.

At night, the Mi 10 Pro resumes its unwanted smoothing. The colors disappear at the same time as the very weak dive. It is therefore difficult to recommend this module at night.

The 5x telephoto module is still a little worse than the 2x. We detailed his performance in a dedicated article, but, in short, it is only of little relevance.

For recording videos, the camera app is not the most interesting. It is better to turn to the Cinema Pro application, which is more extensive and above all the milder treatment. To shoot in 4K, jerks are surprisingly less present with this application. Certainly, Cinema Pro gives a little more access to parameters specific to video, but we are obviously far from real dedicated hardware. One of the most interesting functions concerns the management of the focusing, with the possibility of automating the change of focus on two defined planes.

The front photo module is not that great. The shots he produces are quite disappointing because of a treatment that smooths the face enormously - even if the "soft skin" function is deactivated. Fortunately, the management of backlighting is satisfactory.

The Xiaomi device offers selfies of good quality, and moreover realistic, as long as we take the trouble to remove the different beauty filters. The smartphone is also able to film in 8K at 30 fps thanks to its back module and its Snapdragon 865 chip. The result is quite good, with sufficient fluidity and relevant light management.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2  which one is the king?


After two weeks we can say with ease, the Xperia phone has come with many advantages making it suitable for 2020, yet with such downsides. The Xperia 1 Mark 2 comes with the new Snapdragon 865 providing you the best gaming experience. As for the camera capabilities, they are magnificent. Don't forget that Sony has equipped this phone with two premium Apps, the Photo Pro and the cinema Pro for more impressive shooting abilities. Another thing we adore about this lovely phone is the huge 4K screen and the cinematic aspect ratio. So if you watch movies a lot, you will be enjoying your time.

Unfortunately, not all games and videos support this aspect ratio. So if you are watching regular aspect ratio videos the quality is not as good as you think. Keep in mind that because this 4K display we still stuck at 60 Hz as a refresh rate which sucks Sometimes. To be honest, Sony has some Motion Reduction technology to simulate the 90Hz refresh rate and it helps still, it is not as smooth as a proper one.

On the contrary, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is very similar in many ways to the Mi Note 10, and despite some notable new features like 5G, the chipset, and a better display, it remains to be seen if the new phone deserves to be nearly double the price.

That said, there seem to be a lot of features from the Mi 10 Pro that could show their faces the more we test, as the video shooting modes look promising and the battery optimization software and charge speeds promise to reduce really the burden of regular diet on the phone. What do you think? Have you used either of them? Do you recommend them? Tell us your thoughts.

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