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Xiaomi 13 Pro vs vivo X90 Pro Plus: Which is better

Xiaomi 13 Pro vs vivo X90 Pro Plus: The Xiaomi 13 Pro and vivo X90 Pro Plus can compete for the best smartphones of the year award. These phones offer impressive performance, nice displays, wired and wireless fast charging, impressive camera sensors, etc. But between the Xiaomi 13 Pro and vivo X90 Pro Plus, which is better?

The vivo X90 Pro+ is about $300 more expensive than the Xiaomi 13 Pro. And because the X90 Pro+ features the new Sony IMX989 1-inch camera sensor, it is a better camera phone than the Xiaomi 13 Pro. However, it is important to note that only cameras do not make a good smartphone. So, in this Xiaomi 13 Pro vs vivo X90 Pro Plus specs comparison article, we’ll be comparing both phones and highlighting the similarities and differences to help you know which s better.

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Xiaomi 13 Pro vs vivo X90 Pro Plus

SpecsXiaomi 13 Provivo X90 Pro+
Display6.73-inches, 120Hz6.78-inches, 120Hz
Display FeaturesAMOLED, HDR10+, Dolby VisionAMOLED, HDR10+, Dolby Vision
RAMup to 12GB12GB
Storageup to 512GBup to 512GB
MicroSD CardNONO
Back Camera50MP + 50MP + 50MP50.3MP + 64MP + 50MP + 48MP
Front Camera32MP32MP
ChipsetSnapdragon 8 Gen 2Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
SoftwareAndroid 13Android 13
Battery4,820mAh (120W)4,700mAh (80W)
Water & DustProofYES (IP68)YES (IP68)

Xiaomi 13 Pro vs vivo X90 Pro+: Display, Design, and Durability

The Xiaomi 13 Pro has a 6.73-inch AMOLED display that supports HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and 120Hz refresh rate while the vivo X90 Pro Plus has a bigger 6.78-inch AMOLED display that supports HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and 120Hz refresh rate. The front screen of both smartphones is curved and has the same punch-hole design.

Another major difference between these two phones is the rear design. The vivo X90 Pro+ has a circular rear camera module and a line that runs across the top half while the Xiaomi 13 Pro has a square rear camera module. The photos above clearly show the different designs of both smartphones.

As for durability, both phones are made of the same materials and are certified to be IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins). The volume and power buttons, USB Type-C port, speaker grills, and microphone ports are located in the same area on both smartphones.

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Xiaomi 13 Pro vs vivo X90 Pro Plus: Camera

CameraXiaomi 13 Provivo X90 Pro+
Primary50MP50.3MP
Telephoto50MP64MP + 50MP
Ultra-wide50MP48MP
Front16MP32MP

The cameras of the vivo X90 Pro Plus are better than those of the Xiaomi 13 Pro. The X90 Pro+ features a 50.3MP 1-inch type camera sensor (Sony IMX989 sensor) which takes sharper and more detailed photos than the 50MP main camera (Sony IMX800 sensor) of the Xiaomi 13 Pro. The X90 Pro+ is also equipped with two telephoto lenses (64MP & 50MP) while the Xiaomi 13 Pro is equipped with one 50MP telephoto lens.

Upfront, the X90 Pro+ has a 32MP selfie camera that can record videos in 4K resolution while the Xiaomi 13 Pro has a 32MP selfie camera that can record videos in 1080p resolution. The 50MP ultra-wide camera of the Xiaomi 13 Pro is not very different from the 48MP ultra-wide camera of the X90 Pro+.

The photography and videography experience on the vivo X90 Pro+ is better than what you’ll get in the Xiaomi 13 Pro. This is not just because the X90 Pro+ features better camera sensors but also because the vivo X90 Pro+ features Zeiss optics, Zeiss T* lens coating, and Pixel Shift, which is slightly better than the Leica lens of the Xiaomi 13 Pro.

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Xiaomi 13 Pro vs vivo X90 Pro+: Chipset, Performance & Storage

Both phones feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and this means that the performance of both smartphones is very similar. This is because both smartphones have the same CPU cores and GPU. Also, the ISP, AI engine, 5G MODEM, RAM and Storage technology, etc on both smartphones are the same. We already wrote about the full details of this chipset, you can read about it here.

The storage options available on both smartphones are different. The storage options available in the Xiaomi 13 Pro are 8GB + 128GB, 8GB RAM + 256GB, 12GB + 256GB, and 12GB + 512GB storage while the storage options available in the vivo X90 Pro+ are 12GB RAM + 256GB and 12GB RAM + 512GB storage. None of these phones have space for storage expansion via a microSD card slot.

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Xiaomi 13 Pro vs vivo X90 Pro Plus: Software

The vivo X90 Pro Plus boots Origin OS 3 based on Android 13 out of the box while the Xiaomi 13 Pro boots MIUI 14 based on Android 13 out of the box. Both smartphones are expected to get three years of major software updates and security patches. The UI, icons, settings, navigation, etc on both smartphones are different.

Xiaomi 13 Pro vs vivo X90 Pro+: Battery & Other Features

The vivo X90 Pro+ is powered by a 4,700mAh battery while the Xiaomi 13 Pro is powered by a 4,820mAh battery. The X90 Pro+ supports 80W wired fast charging while the Xiaomi 13 Pro supports 120W wired fast charging. Both smartphones support 50W wireless fast charging and 10W reverse charging. Other features available in both smartphones are:

  • stereo speakers (32-bit/384kHz audio)
  • Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic)
  • USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
  • NFC
  • Infrared Port
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, etc.

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Xiaomi 13 Pro vs vivo X90 Pro Plus: Price

The starting price of the Xiaomi 13 Pro (8 + 128GB) is about $899 which is about $300 cheaper than the $1199 starting price of the vivo X90 Pro+ (12GB + 256GB). So, between the Xiaomi 13 Pro and vivo X90 Pro+ which should you buy? See the conclusion of this Xiaomi 13 Pro vs vivo X90 Pro+ comparison below for the answer.

Xiaomi 13 ProPrice
Buy on Giztop$899.00
vivo X90 Pro+PriceCoupon
Buy on Giztop$1199.00V90PP50

Xiaomi 13 Pro vs vivo X90 Pro Plus: Conclusion

The vivo X90 Pro Plus is better than the Xiaomi 13 Pro because it offers everything and still has a better camera system. However, the Xiaomi 13 Pro is cheaper and if you can’t afford the vivo X90 Pro+, then I recommend you buy the Xiaomi 13 Pro.

Xiaomi 13 Pro vs vivo X90 Pro+: Differences

  • The screen of the vivo X90 Pro+ is bigger than that of the Xiaomi 13 Pro
  • The vivo X90 Pro+ has a 50.3MP 1-inch type main camera and two telephoto lenses while the Xiaomi 13 Pro has a 50MP main camera and one telephoto lens
  • The Xiaomi 13 Pro has a 120W wired fast charging while the vivo X90 Pro+ has an 80W wired fast charging
  • The Xiaomi 13 Pro has a bigger battery (4,820mAh) than the vivo X90 Pro+ (4,700mah)
  • The base model of the vivo X90 Pro+ is 12GB + 256GB while that of the Xiaomi 13 Pro is 8GB + 128GB
  • The Xiaomi 13 Pro is cheaper than the vivo X90 Pro+

Xiaomi 13 Pro vs vivo X90 Pro+: Similarities

  • Both phones have the same AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision support
  • Both phones do not have a microSD card slot
  • Both phones do not have a 3.5mm headphone jack port
  • Both phones are IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins).
  • Both smartphones have the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset
  • Both phones boot Android 13 out of the box and will get three years of software updates

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4 responses to “Xiaomi 13 Pro vs vivo X90 Pro Plus: Which is better”

  1. Raj J Avatar
    Raj J

    Sir, Pl. tell us What is the weight difference between Xiaomi 13 Pro and Vivo x90 Pro Plus?
    Thank you

    1. Marvel Avatar

      Hi there, the Xiaomi 13 Pro is slightly heavier than the vivo X90 Pro+.

      Xiaomi 13 Pro = 229g
      vivo X90 Pro+ = 221g

      1. Raj Jana Avatar
        Raj Jana

        Thank you very much for providing information on the weight of two different smart phones..👍

  2. Ben Avatar
    Ben

    The biggest improvement in the new 13 Pro is its camera array. Xiaomi is now using a Type 1 (13.1 x 9.8mm) Sony IMX989 image sensor inside the main camera module with a Leica Summicron-branded 23mm equiv. F1.9 lens in front

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