Xiaomi 13 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro: challenge between super smartphones

Xiaomi 13 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro: challenge between super smartphones

Xiaomi 13 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro

In today's comparison we will go to see in detail the characteristics of Xiaomi 13 Pro, current top of the range from Xiaomi, and iPhone 14 Pro, top of the range from Apple but with a slightly smaller display than its rival . The two smartphones represent top solutions for those who want a premium product with iOS or Android.

--> In the case of the Xiaomi 13 Pro, we remind you that it can rely on the optimizations of MIUI 14, the proprietary Android system of the entire Xiaomi range full of optimizations and custom functions. On the other hand, the iPhone 14 Pro with its iOS system offers a now tested and fully optimized system that now integrates perfectly with the other products of the Apple ecosystem autonomously.

Both top of the range have the their strengths and are dedicated to a different audience on the basis of their system software characteristics, but in some ways also on the basis of the technical characteristics. In the case of the Xiaomi 13 Pro, for example, we have a telephoto lens with mobile lenses that also works for macro photography, while the iPhone 14 Pro still manages to record very high quality video content.

We can't help but mention the support for satellite SOS messages that has recently arrived in Italy on the entire iPhone 14 range, which certainly represents extra security for everyone, especially for those who they usually go out of town in areas with poor signal coverage.

--> We remind you that the technical comparison of this article does not represent a challenge in order to establish a winner, but rather we will try to highlight the characteristics of the two phones in case you are evaluating the purchase. Let's start immediately to see what the main differences are.

Aesthetic differences

From an aesthetic point of view, the Xiaomi 13 Pro has a dimension of 162.9 x 74.6 x 8.4 mm or 8.7 mm and weighs 229g , against the dimensions of the iPhone 14 Pro which has a dimension of 147.5 x 71.5 x 7.9 mm and weighs 206g .

iPhone 14 pro weighs less than its rival also thanks to the small size of its 6.1-inch display with a resolution of 1290×2796 pixels and a pixel density of 460ppi. Xiaomi 13 Pro, on the other hand, has a 6.73-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 3200 pixels and a pixel density of 522ppi. In the case of Xiaomi 13 Pro we have an LTPO AMOLED panel, 1B colors, 120Hz and 1900 nits peak while iPhone 14 Pro mounts the traditional LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED panel, 120Hz, 2000 nits (as on the Pro Max model).

--> The Apple smartphone has a body made of stainless steel and glass , while the Xiaomi 13 Pro relies on aluminum and ceramic .

Snapdragon vs Apple Bionic

The Xiaomi 13 Pro equips a chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm) with 1 x 3.2GHz Cortex-X3 core, 2 x 2.8GHz Cortex-A715 cores, 2 x 2.8GHz Cortex-A710 cores and 3 x 2.0GHz Cortex cores -A510. iPhone 14 Pro mounts the very latest proprietary Apple A16 Bionic chip, consisting of 2 Avalance cores at 3.46 Ghz and 4 Blizzard cores at 2.02GHz.

As for the graphics sector, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 features of an Adreno 740 GPU capable of running the latest games on the market, while the Apple device has its proprietary 5-core GPU with just as much power under the hood. Both devices allow for a pleasant and fluid gaming experience, the limit of which is represented only by the exclusives present on the two reference stores.

Xiaomi 13 Pro is marketed in 128GB and 256GB versions with 8GB RAM, or  for those who want 12GB of RAM, 256GB and 512GB of internal memory are available. iPhone 14 Pro offers a wider range of maximum memory sizes (128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB), all equipped with 6GB of RAM. Neither device has a microSD slot to expand the memory.

Xiaomi 13 Pro iPhone 14 Pro Dimensions and weight 162.9 x 74.6 x 8.4 mm or 8.7 mm


147.5 x 71.5 x 7.9 mm

206 g

Display 6.73″ LTPO AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, Dolby Vision , HDR10+, 1200 nits (HBM), 1900 nits (peak) 6.1″ LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED, 120Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 1000 nits (typ), 2000 nits (HBM) CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)

Octa-core (1× 3.2GHz Cortex-X3 + 2× 2.8GHz Cortex-A715 + 2× 2.8GHz Cortex-A710 + 3× 2.0GHz Cortex-A510)
Apple A16 Bionic (4 nm)

Hexa-core (2x 3.46GHz Everest + 4x 2.02GHz Sawtooth)

GPU Adreno 740 Apple GPU (5-core) Memory 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 512GB 6GB RAM, 1TB 6GB RAM Battery and charging 4820 mAh

120W wired, PD3.0, QC4, 100% in 19 min

50W wireless, 100% in 36 min

10W reverse wireless

3200 mAh

27W, PD2.0, 50% in 30 min

15W wireless (MagSafe)

7.5W wireless (Qi)

Camera Rear Camera: 50.3 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide) , 1.0″-type, 1.6µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, Laser AF, OIS 50 MP, f/2.0, 75mm (telephoto), PDAF (10cm – ∞), 3.2x optical zoom 50 MP, f/2.2 , 14mm, 115˚ (ultrawide), AF Front camera:

32 MP, (wide) Rear camera: 48 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (main), 1/1.28″, 1.22µm , dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS 12 MP, f/2.8, 77mm (telephoto), 1/3.5″, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (wide angle), 1/2,55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF

TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth) Front camera:

12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6 ″, PDAF, OIS Video 8K@24fps (HDR), 4K@24/30/60fps (HDR10+, 10-bit Dolby Vision HDR, 10-bit LOG), 1080p@30/120/240/960fps, 1080p@1920fps, gyro-EIS 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps, 10-bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), ProRes, Cinematic mode (4K@24/30fps) , stereo sound rec. System software Android 13, MIUI 14 iOS 16 Xiaomi 13 Pro has a 4820 mAh battery and supports 120W fast charging allowing a full charge of the device in just 19 minutes, a truly amazing result. iPhone 14 Pro, on the other hand, features a 3200mAh battery, with support for fast charging (max 27W) which allows you to recharge from 0% to 50% in 30 minutes. Both devices allow you to easily cover the day with intense use of the phone.

Comparison of cameras

As for the photographic sector, Xiaomi 13 pro seems to have more advantage on paper than the his rival. The Xiaomi device mounts 3 sensors respectively of 50.3 (Sony IMX989 of 1″) and two others of 50MP with focal lengths of f/1.9 + f/2.0 + f/2.2. The Xiaomi 13 Pro telephoto lens is one of a kind as it allows a focus range that goes from 10cm to infinity, ideal for macro photography but also for beautiful portraits. iPhone 14 Pro mounts 3 sensors of 48, 12 and 12 MP respectively with focal lengths equal to f/1.78 + f/2.2 + f/2.8.

The Android device mounts a 32MP front camera, while the Apple one mounts a  12MP front camera.


Xiaomi 13 Pro is available with a 15% discount on Amazon at a price of 1,188.99 euros in the 12GB RAM and 256GB memory version internal. As of this writing, the other formats are not available. iPhone 14 Pro is available in the 128GB size with a 12% discount at the price of 1,179.00 euros. The 256GB, 512GB and 1TB models cost respectively 1,299.00 euros, 1,619.99 euros and 1,886.00 euros (all three with discounts ranging from 5% to 12%). Below we leave you the links for the purchase on Amazon:

Xiaomi 13 Pro - 12GB / 256GB | 1,188.99 euros Apple iPhone 14 Pro – 128GB | 1,179.00 euros Apple iPhone 14 Pro – 256GB | 1,299.00 euros Apple iPhone 14 Pro – 512GB | 1,619.00 euros Apple iPhone 14 Pro – 1TB | 1,886.00 euros

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