Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra vs Huawei P50 Pro: the Mi 11 Ultra is very popular for its screen brightness. The OLED panel can go as high as 1700 nits of max brightness. Which surpasses what the Huawei P50 Pro has to offer. There is actually more to this comparison. Let’s get to it!
Huawei P50 Pro Key Specs
- 6.6″ FHD+ OLED (120Hz)
- 8/12 GB RAM
- 128/256 or 512 GB ROM
- 50 + 64 + 13 + 40MP
- 13MP selfie
- Snapdragon 888 4G
- HarmonyOS 2.0
- 4,360 mAh battery (66W)
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Key Specs
- 6.81″ WQHD+ OLED (120Hz)
- 8/12 GB RAM
- 128/256 or 512 GB ROM
- 50 + 48 + 48MP
- 20MP selfie
- Snapdragon 888 5G
- Android 11
- 5,000 mAh battery (67W)
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Huawei P50 Pro has a 6.6″ Full HD+ curved OLED display with a resolution of 1,228×2,700 pixels and a high refresh rate of 120Hz and 300Hz touch sampling rate.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra sports a 6.81-inch WQHD+ main display with 1440×3200 pixel resolution. The Mi 11 Ultra also houses a 1.1-inch secondary display placed on the rear panel. The main display has 120Hz refresh rate and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
Overall, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has one of the best display quality in the world. The display is sharper than that of Huawei P50 Pro.
When it comes to camera comparison, Huawei P50 Pro has a great setup. A 50MP main snapper aided by 64MP periscope telephoto lens + 13MP ultrawide camera and 40MP black/white sensor. Upfront is a 13MP selfie camera.
Features of the camera include: Leica optics, optical image stabilization, PDAF, 3.5x optical zoom, Laser AF and can record video in 4k resolution.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra’s camera is highly ranked as well. On the rear, It has 50MP primary shooter that is supported by a 48MP telephoto and another 48MP for an ultrawide camera. The selfie camera is 20MP.
Features of the camera are: PDAF, optical image stabilization, Laser AF, 5x optical zoom and can record video in 8K resolution.
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Performance | Storage | RAM | 5G
Huawei P50 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 888 4G chipset or you can opt for the Kirin 9000 4G model. Either case, the Huawei P50 Pro only exist in 4G models. And it is Paired with 8/12GB RAM and 128/256GB or 512GB storage options.
While the Mi 11 Ultra is powered by similar chipset, Snapdragon 888. However, it is 5G supported unlike the Huawei P50 Pro that is limited to 4G only.
Therefore, when it comes to the performance of both phones, the major difference is the 5G network availability. And Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is the only one here with the next gen connectivity.
Software is another key difference between both smartphones. The Huawei P50 Pro runs HarmonyOS 2.0 software out of the box. Since the US ban won’t allow it to use the Google Mobile Services.
Xiaomi on the other hand has full access to the GMS. Thus, the Mi 11 Ultra runs Android 11 out of the box with three years major OS update in view.
If you are living outside China, the Mi 11 Ultra is the best option here.
To keep the Mi 11 Ultra running, it has 5,000 mAh battery capacity with 67W fast charge enabled. While Huawei P50 Pro packs 4,360 mAh battery capacity with 66W fast charge. Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has longer battery life.
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Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra vs Huawei P50 Pro: Price
As at the time of writing this post, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra with 8/256GB model is priced $1,299. While the Huawei P50 Pro can be found around $899 for the baseline variant.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra vs Huawei P50 Pro: Conclusion
The US ban placed on Hauwei from using GMS (Google Mobile Services) is really affecting the company. It made using Huawei phones outside China difficult to recommend. So, Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra remains the king of hearts for now.
So if I’m to score both smartphones by percentage. I’ll score the Huawei P50 Pro (46%) while Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra gets (54%).
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