Xiaomi 14 Pro vs Pixel 8 Pro: The Google Pixel 8 Pro and Xiaomi 14 Pro are among the first Android phones to boot the Android 14 OS out of the box. Although both phones share many similarities, both phones are very different. Which brings the question, which is the better Android phone, the Xiaomi 14 Pro or the Pixel 8 Pro?
This Xiaomi 14 Pro vs Pixel 8 Pro specs comparison article will answer the question above and more. In this article, I’ll compare the prices, chipset, performance, and other features of both foldable phones to show you which phone is better and why.
Xiaomi 14 Pro vs Pixel 8 Pro: Similarities
|Features||Xiaomi 14 Pro||Pixel 8 Pro|
|Display Panel||LTPO AMOLED||LTPO OLED|
|Software||Android 14||Android 14|
|Display Features||120Hz, HDR10+||120Hz, HDR10+|
|Waterproof||YES – IP68||YES – IP68|
Display Size and Features
The Xiaomi 14 Pro and Google Pixel 8 Pro have a similar 6.7-inch display. Both phones also have the same LTPO AMOLED panel that can auto-refresh between 10Hz and 120Hz. The display resolution of both phones is also similar (QHD+ resolution).
The display on both phones is a 68B color panel that supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+. Both smartphones are also made of similar material. The Xiaomi 14 Pro and Pixel 8 Pro are made of front glass, back glass, and aluminum frame.
The software in the Xiaomi 14 Pro and Google Pixel 8 Pro is the Android 14 operating system. This means the basic settings on both phones are the same even though the HyperOS skin software makes the icon of the Xiaomi 14 different from that of the Pixel 8 Pro.
Xiaomi has promised four years of software updates for the Xiaomi 14 Pro while Google has promised 7 years of software updates for the Pixel 8 Pro.
Security and Wireless Connectivity
The primary security system in the Pixel 8 Pro and Xiaomi 14 Pro is an under-display fingerprint scanner. Other available security systems in both phones include PIN, Pattern, Password, and Face Unlock.
Both phones also support various wireless connectivity features. The Xiaomi 14 Pro and Google Pixel 8 Pro are 5G capable, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC, GPS, and proximity sensors.
Other similarities between the Xiaomi 14 Pro and Pixel 8 Pro are, USB type-C charging ports, no microSD card slot, no 3.5mm headphone jack port, wireless charging, IP68 dust/water resistance (up to 1.5m for 30 min), Nano-SIM and eSIM, 4K video recording, etc. Now let’s talk about the differences between the Xiaomi 14 Pro and Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Xiaomi 14 Pro vs Pixel 8 Pro: Differences
|Features||Xiaomi 14 Pro||Pixel 8 Pro|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 8 Gen 3||Google Tensor G3|
|GPU||Adreno 750||Immortalis-G715s MC10|
|Rear Camera||50 + 50 + 50MP||50 + 48 + 48MP|
Front and Back Design
The front and back designs of both phones are different. The Google Pixel 8 Pro has a rear camera module that runs horizontally across the top rear panel while the Xiaomi 14 Pro has a rear rectangular rear camera module. The Xiaomi 14 Pro has a curved screen while the Pixel 8 Pro has a flat screen (see photos below).
Physically looking at both phones you’ll notice the differences in design at first sight. The design of both phones is cool but I like the design of the Google Pixel 8 Pro more.
Chipset and Performance
The chipset in the Xiaomi 14 Pro is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 while that of the Google Pixel 8 Pro is the Google Tensor G3 chipset. Both are 5G capable chipsets that have different processing speeds and are paired with different GPUs and ISPs.
The chipset in the Pixel 8 Pro is not as fast as the chipset in the Xiaomi 14 Pro when it comes to processing data and rendering graphics. This is because the chipset in the Xiaomi 14 Pro has faster performance cores. For example, the big performance core of the chipset in the Xiaomi 14 Pro has a speed of 3.3GHz while that of the Pixel 8 Pro has a speed of 3.0GHz
According to AnTuTu and Geekbench tests, the performance of the Xiaomi 14 Pro is at least 35% better than that of the Pixel 8 Pro. So, when it comes to playing games, processing data, and rendering graphics, the Xiaomi 14 Pro is better.
Camera: Photography and Videography
The camera system is another area where both phones are different. The Pixel 8 Pro and Xiaomi 13 Pro come with 50MP primary cameras with Laser AutoFocus and OIS features.
The Pixel 8 Pro has a 113mm 5x zoom 48MP telephoto camera which is better than the 75mm 3x zoom 50MP telephoto camera in the Xiaomi 14 Pro. The Pixel 8 Pro also has a 126˚ 12MP ultra-wide camera which takes photos of a wider area than the 115˚ 50MP ultra-wide camera of the Xiaomi 14 Pro.
The Xiaomi 14 Pro has a 32MP front camera while the Google Pixel 8 Pro has a 10.5MP front camera. The front and back cameras of both phones can record 4k videos.
The photos and videos from the Xiaomi 14 Pro are fantastic with good depth of field and clarity. However, the Pixel 8 Pro takes slightly better photos and videos with more details and better HDR quality. The Pixel 8 Pro also has a better telephoto camera.
Battery and Charging
The Xiaomi 14 Pro has a 4880mAh battery while the Pixel 8 Pro has a 5050mAh battery. The Xiaomi 14 Pro supports 120W wired, 50W wireless, and 10W reverse wireless charging while the Pixel 8 Pro supports 30W wired, 23W wireless, and reverse wireless charging.
The batteries in the Xiaomi 14 Pro and Pixel 8 Pro can last you for more than 8 hours of intensive use. If you’re a light user, both phones can give you more than 24 hours of battery use.
Xiaomi 14 Pro vs Pixel 8 Pro: Price
The price of the Xiaomi 14 Pro (256GB) is $899 while the price of the Pixel 8 Pro (128GB) is $999. The base model of the Pixel 8 Pro is about $100 more expensive than the Xiaomi 14 Pro and also has less storage space. Details of how to buy either phone are available in the table below.
Buy Xiaomi 14 Pro
|Xiaomi 14 Pro||Price||Storage|
|Buy on Giztop||$899||256GB|
Buy Google Pixel 8 Pro
Xiaomi 14 Pro vs Pixel 8 Pro: Conclusion
The Xiaomi 14 Pro is better and cheaper than the Pixel 8 Pro. The Xiaomi 14 Pro has better performance, faster-wired charging, and faster wireless charging. While also having a great camera system and a base model with bigger RAM and storage.
The two advantages the Pixel 8 Pro has over the Xiaomi 14 Pro are the software update plan and slightly better camera system. I’ll recommend you buy the Xiaomi 14 Pro instead of the Pixel 8 Pro as you’ll save money and enjoy everything that is also in the Pixel 8 Pro.