The Xiaomi 12 Ultra-premium phones include a stunning display, camera array, charging method. The Galaxy S22 Ultra, which now ranks first in best phone rankings, will undoubtedly outperform the Xiaomi 12 Ultra.
Xiaomi 12 and Galaxy S22 both have impressive designs. They are finished with premium materials and have a sleek, modern look. The design of Samsung's flagship model is more sophisticated and beautiful than Xiaomi 12.
First, the Galaxy S22 is compact, slimmer, and lighter than the Xiaomi 12. Samsung's latest flagship will feel more comfortable when holding and using the device with one hand. Second, the Galaxy S22 offers a better build quality. It has a glass back protected by Gorilla Glass Victus Plus, an aluminum frame, and is IP68 water and dust resistant.
Samsung touts it as a phone with an "armored aluminum frame" that is more resistant to drops and scratches. Xiaomi 12 does not have any form of water and dust resistance certification.
Xiaomi 12 has a screen with better display quality, judging from the theoretical specifications. Xiaomi's latest flagship model comes with an OLED screen that can display up to 1 billion colors, 6.28 inches, Full-HD + resolution (2,400 x 1,080 pixels), HDR10+ certification, Dolby Vision, and 120Hz refresh rate.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 doesn't offer a billion colors, but it still has a great display. This phone is equipped with a Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen, with 6.1 inches, Full-HD + resolution, 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, and HDR10+. The Samsung Galaxy S22 is protected by tough Gorilla Glass Victus Plus and is integrated with ultrasonic fingerprint sensor technology with better quality than the optical sensor found inside Xiaomi 12.
Both phones have stereo speakers tuned by major audio brands: Harman Kardon and AKG. Samsung owns both of these audio brands.
The phone uses Qualcomm's new and most powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip powers both of these devices. Their processing performance will be quite similar and more than enough to handle all users' daily needs, even when playing today's heaviest graphics games.
Xiaomi gives users up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal memory. The Galaxy S22 only owns 8GB of RAM and 256GB of ROM in the most advanced configuration. Both these phones run on the latest Android 12 out of the box in terms of software. Samsung promises to bring the Galaxy S22 4 major Android updates and 5 years of security patches. While Xiaomi 12 only received 3 years of Android OS updates.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 is undoubtedly the phone with the finest camera in our comparison. The Samsung Galaxy S22 and the Xiaomi 12 features a 50MP main camera with OIS, with stronger secondary sensors. Users who purchase Samsung's latest flagship will receive a 10MP telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera. The Xiaomi 12 only comes with a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a telephoto macro sensor 5MP.
The Xiaomi 12 offers longer battery life because it has a larger battery: 4,500 mAh compared to just 3,700 mAh of the Galaxy S22. The Xiaomi flagship also offers faster charging speeds with a capacity of up to 67W and 50W wireless charging. The Galaxy S22 only supports 25W wired fast charging and 15W wireless fast charging.
There is no clear winner; each gadget has its unique set of pros and limitations. The Xiaomi 12 has a larger battery and faster-charging speeds, and a somewhat better display and hardware. The Samsung Galaxy S22 has a sleeker, more luxurious design, powerful performance, and an excellent camera system.