iQOO 10 Pro vs Xiaomi 12S Ultra: The iQOO 10 Pro just arrive and just like the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, it has the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip onboard. The interesting thing is that the base model of the iQOO 10 Pro is about $150 cheaper than the base model of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. So, between the iQOO 10 Pro and Xiaomi 12S Ultra which is better? Which should you buy?
A specs comparison post between the iQOO 10 Pro vs Xiaomi 12S Ultra will reveal which is better between these two phones. In this post, I’ll compare the specs of both phones and you’ll get to know the similarities and differences between these two phones.
iQOO 10 Pro vs Xiaomi 12S Ultra Specs
|Specs||iQOO 10 Pro||Xiaomi 12S Ultra|
|Display||6.78-inch, 120Hz||6.73-inch, 120Hz|
|Back Camera||50 + 14.6 + 50MP||50 + 48 + 48 + TOF|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1||Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1|
|Software||Android 12||Android 12|
|Battery||4,700mAh (200W)||4,800mAh (67W)|
iQOO 10 Pro vs Xiaomi 12S Ultra: Display, Build, and Design
The iQOO 10 Pro has a 6.78-inch AMOLED display while the Xiaomi 12S Ultra has a smaller 6.73-inch AMOLED display. The display of both phones has an LTPO panel that can refresh between 1Hz and 120Hz depending on the current use of the screen. However, the screen of the iQOO 10 Pro is slightly bigger (0.05-inch bigger).
The front screen of the smartphones is slightly curved on both sides and features a center punch hole at the top of the screen. On the rear, the back panel of both phones is also slightly curved but the Xiaomi 12S Ultra has a big circular camera module which is different from the triangle camera module on the rear of the iQOO 10 Pro.
The iQOO 10 Pro is made of a Glass front, glass back or ceramic back, and aluminum frame while the Xiaomi 12S Ultra has a Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), eco-leather back, and aluminum frame. Only the Xiaomi 12S Ultra is certified to be water and dustproof. The certification makes the Xiaomi 12S Ultra more durable than the iQOO 10 Pro.
iQOO 10 Pro vs Xiaomi 12S Ultra: Camera
On the rear, the camera setup of the iQOO 10 Pro is 50MP + 14.6MP + 50MP and 16MP front camera. While the camera setup of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra is 50.3MP + 48MP + 48MP + TOF and 32MP front camera.
|Camera||iQOO 10 Pro||Xiaomi 12S Ultra|
|Periscope||14.6MP (3x zoom)||48MP (5x zoom)|
|Other||N/A||TOF 3D depth|
The main camera of the iQOO 10 Pro is a 50MP camera sensor while the main camera of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra is a 50.3MP camera sensor. The Xiaomi 12S Ultra has a 48MP periscope lens that can do 5x optical zoom while that of the iQOO 10 Pro is a 14.6MP that can do 3x optical zoom. The iQOO 10 Pro has a 50MP ultra-wide lens on the rear while the Xiaomi 12S Ultra has a 48MP ultra-wide lens. There is a 32MP front camera for the Xiaomi 12S Ultra and a 16MP front camera for the iQOO 10 Pro.
The differences in the camera of both phones are very clear when it comes to the camera features. The camera features of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra are Dual Pixel PDAF, Laser AF, OIS, 5x optical zoom, gyro-EIS, Dolby Vision HDR 10-bit rec. (4K, 1080p), Leica lenses, etc. While the camera features of the iQOO 10 Pro are PDAF, gimbal OIS, 3x optical zoom, gyro-EIS, AF, etc.
The rear cameras of both phones can shoot videos in 8K resolution while the front cameras can shoot videos in 1080p resolution. However, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra has a better camera system and more camera features. The cameras of the iQOO 10 Pro are good but those of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra are better.
Performance | Storage | RAM | 5G
The iQOO 10 Pro and Xiaomi 12S Ultra are 5G smartphones. These two phones have similar performance because they’re powered by the same chipset.
Both the iQOO 10 Pro and Xiaomi 12S Ultra features the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 from Qualcomm. This chipset is built on TSMC’s 4nm process technology. You get the same CPU cores, the same GPU, the same ISP, and the same neural engine on these phones. In day-to-day use, you won’t notice any difference in use and even when playing graphics-intensive games, both phones give you the same level of performance.
The iQOO 10 Pro and Xiaomi 12S Ultra have 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 256GB or 512GB of internal storage. There is no space for storage expansion via a microSD card slot on either phone.
iQOO 10 Pro vs Xiaomi 12S Ultra: Software
The Xiaomi 12S Ultra boots MIUI 13 based on Android 12 out of the box. Xiaomi has promised this phone three years of major software updates and security patches. While the iQOO 10 Pro boots Origin OS Ocean based on Android 12 out of the box. vivo/iQOO has also promised this phone three years of major software updates.
iQOO 10 Pro vs Xiaomi 12S Ultra: Battery and Charging
A 4,800mAh battery powers the Xiaomi 12S Ultra while the iQOO 10 Pro is powered by a 4,700mAh battery. The Xiaomi 12S Ultra features a 67W wired fast charge while the iQOO 10 Pro features a 200W wired fast charge. Both smartphones have support for a 50W wireless fast charge.
Other charging features in both smartphones are 10W Reverse wireless charging, Power Delivery 3.0, and Quick Charge 4 (Xiaomi 12S Ultra only). It’ll take less time to fully charge the iQOO 10 Pro but the battery of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra will last you for a longer time.
iQOO 10 Pro vs Xiaomi 12S Ultra: Price
The price of the iQOO 10 Pro starts at $919 for the model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The Xiaomi 12S Ultra with similar storage is priced at $1,199. You can even buy the 512GB storage of the iQOO 10 Pro for $1,119 (the Xiaomi 12S Ultra with similar storage is currently priced at about $1,399).
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iQOO 10 Pro vs Xiaomi 12S Ultra: Conclusion
The specs comparison between the iQOO 10 Pro vs Xiaomi 12S Ultra has shown that the Xiaomi 12S Ultra is better in some key areas. The Xiaomi 12S Ultra has a better camera setup, is more durable, has more camera features, and has a longer-lasting battery. But, it’s also the more expensive device and this makes the iQOO 10 Pro a good value for money purchase.
The iQOO 10 Pro has the same chipset as the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, has the same display quality, the same software update plans, a faster charge solution, and is also cheaper. You can save up to $300 when you buy the 512GB model of the iQOO 10 Pro. So, when you weigh the price and the specs, the iQOO 10 Pro is a very good option to buy.
In conclusion, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra is better than the iQOO 10 Pro, and if you feel you have needs to use the extra camera features of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra then buy the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. But, you can still get the same performance, faster charge solution, the same display quality, and more for a cheaper price when you buy the iQOO 10 Pro.