Battle of Flagships: Xiaomi 13 Pro vs Samsung S23 – Which One Reigns Supreme in specs?

The smartphone market is abuzz with the latest releases from Xiaomi and Samsung. Two powerhouses, the Xiaomi 13 Pro and Samsung S23, are vying for the top spot in the flagship category. Let’s compare their key features and specifications.

In terms of processing power, both smartphones boast Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processors, ensuring smooth and efficient performance. However, the Xiaomi 13 Pro takes the lead with its impressive 8GB and 12GB RAM options, while the Samsung S23 offers a standard 8GB RAM across all variants.

When it comes to photography, the Xiaomi 13 Pro steals the spotlight with its triple-camera setup, featuring a 50.3 MP wide lens, a 50 MP telephoto lens with optical zoom, and a 50 MP ultrawide lens. Meanwhile, the Samsung S23 offers a 50 MP wide lens, a 10 MP telephoto lens, and a 12 MP ultrawide lens. Both phones excel in capturing stunning images.

Battery life is a crucial aspect, and the Xiaomi 13 Pro has an edge here with its 4820 mAh battery, offering extended usage time. In contrast, the Samsung S23 comes with a 3900 mAh battery, which is still respectable but falls short compared to its competitor.

Design-wise, the Xiaomi 13 Pro boasts a larger 6.73-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 3200 pixels, delivering vivid visuals. On the other hand, the Samsung S23 features a more compact 6.1-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The choice between larger or more pocket-friendly displays depends on personal preferences.

Both smartphones run on the latest Android 13, ensuring access to the latest features and security updates. However, they differ in their custom user interfaces, with the Xiaomi 13 Pro using MIUI 14 and the Samsung S23 equipped with One UI 5.1.

Both the Xiaomi 13 Pro and Samsung S23 offer exceptional flagship experiences. The Xiaomi 13 Pro impresses with its powerful camera configuration and larger battery capacity, while the Samsung S23 showcases a more compact design. Choosing between these two smartphones ultimately depends on individual needs and preferences.

Here is a detailed list of the specs of these smartphones.


Specifications Xiaomi 13 Pro Samsung Galaxy S23
 RAM / Storage Space 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM
Camera Configuration 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 50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, 10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.94″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom, 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″ 1.4µm, Super Steady video
Front Camera Configuration 32 MP, (wide) 12 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF
Battery  4820 mAh, non-removable  3900 mAh, non-removable
Processor Qualcomm SM8550-AB Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm) Qualcomm SM8550-AC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm)
Charge 120W wired, PD3.0, QC4, 100% in 19 min, 50W wireless, 100% in 36 min, 10W reverse wireless 25W wired, PD3.0, 50% in 30 min, 15W wireless (Qi/PMA), 4.5W reverse wireless
Dimensions 162.9 x 74.6 x 8.4 mm or 8.7 mm 146.3 x 70.9 x 7.6 mm
Connectivity 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Weight 210g/229g 168g
Colours Ceramic White, Ceramic Black, Ceramic Flora Green, Mountain Blue Phantom Black, Cream, Green, Lavender, Graphite, Lime
OS Android 13, MIUI 14 Android 13, One UI 5.1
CPU Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510) Octa-core (1×3.36 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
Screen Size 6.73 Inch 6.1 Inch
Screen Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
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