Snapdragon 888 is arguably the most powerful chipset for Android smartphones in 2021. With only a few smartphones on the platter, we have limited choices. Currently, two of the Chinese tech giants, Xiaomi and Vivo’s iQOO have their own Snapdragon 888 powered offerings in the market. Launched in December, the Xiaomi Mi 11 offers some terrific on-paper specs with its 108MP cameras and sharper display while the iQOO 7 gets the crazy 120W Fast Charging technology. Both the phones also come at a similar price range making it difficult for buyers to choose one. In this article, we will list down some of the major differences between the two flagships making you decide better.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Full Specifications
The Xiaomi Mi 11 packs a large 6.81-inch AMOLED panel with an 1400 x 3200 pixels resolution. It is a punch-hole screen with 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. It has a good 91.4% screen-to-body ratio and provides 20:9 aspect ratio. If we dig more, the device has a 1500 nits of peak brightness, 1B colors, and 515 ppi density. There is Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection to back it up from a few harsh drops.
As for cameras, the phone shines through as it features the 108-megapixel primary lens that comes with optical image stabilization(OIS). It also has a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with a field of view of 123-degree. Lastly, the 5-megapixel camera takes care of the macro shots assisting the main cameras. The rear cameras can shoot 8K videos at up to 30fps and 1080p videos at up to 480fps. On the front lies the 20-megapixel single camera unit that has HDR and 1080p video recording support.
Beneath the exteriors is the insanely powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset that is based on a 5nm process. It is an Octa-core SoC with Adreno 660 GPU paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It doesn’t have a memory expansion slot so what you get is what you will be using until the phone’s last breath. It runs on Android 11 out of the box and has MIUI 12.5 on top.
Moving to the battery, the phone houses a 4,600mAh non-removable battery with support for 55W wired fast charging and 50W wireless fast charging. It also has 10W reverse wireless charging incase you want it to juice up you wireless earbuds. The phone is claimed to go up from 0% to 100% in just 45 minutes. Aside from this, it also has an under-display fingerprint scanner, face unlock, NFC, and a stereo speaker setup. Unfortunately, it misses out on a 3.5mm headphone jack.
iQOO 7 Full Specifications
With iQOO 7 the company has forwarded the same formula of its old flagship devices, powerful chipset, fluid display, and swift charging speeds. Starting with its 6.62-inch punch-hole panel that pushes 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution display. It is an AMOLED pane with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. The display has a 20:9 aspect ratio with an 86.6% screen-to-body ratio and 394 PPI density.
The smartphone flaunts a triple rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary lens with optical image stabilization support. It also has a 13-megapixel secondary lens and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. It has a 120-degree field of view and up to 2x optical zoom support. The cameras can record 4k videos at up to 30fps and 1080p videos at up to 30fps. At the front, it has a 16-megapixel single camera setup with 1080p videos at up to 30fps.
It powers the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC paired with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. iQOO has not provided a memory expansion slot, therefore, the memory you get initially is what you will be with. The phone runs on Android 11 out of the box with Origin OS on top of it.
Housing a 4,000mAh battery, the device backs a crazy 120W super fast charging technology. This means that the phone will go from 0% to 100% in just 15 minutes. It has an in-display fingerprint scanner and face unlock support for added security. It has NFC and stereo speaker setup but lacks on a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Major Difference Between Mi 11 and iQOO 7
|Xiaomi Mi 11||iQOO 7|
|120Hz 2K panel||120Hz FHD+ panel|
|91.4% SOT||86.6% SOT|
|515 PPI||394 PPI|
|108MP primary Camera||48MP primary Camera|
|–||13MP Telephoto lens|
|8K video recording||4k video recording|
|55W wired charging||120W wired charging|
|50W wireless charging||–|
For the asking price of $699, the Mi 11 becomes the clear winner in this comparison as it offers better display and better cameras on paper but the iQOO 7 for starting price of $588 provides a good overall budget device with an added telephoto lens and insanely fast charging speeds.
If you are strictly on budget then iQOO 7 could be you pick or else the Mi 11 has already taken the crown in the piece.
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