We have entered 2021 with a massive debate on our hands. The title of this article tells you about all that are we going to talk about here. Xiaomi’s recently launched Mi 11 lock horns with Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro max. Who wins this epic battle? Let’s decode it here!


Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, the largest iPhone yet, comes with a 6.7-inch OLED Super Retina XDR OLED panel with a resolution of 1,284×2,778 pixels. Xiaomi Mi 11 has a 6.81-inch 2K WQHD (1,440×3,200 pixels) AMOLED display.

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Mi 11

Here Xiaomi beats Apple in the pixels but it is has a slightly bigger screen than the latter which sometimes is not preferred by the customers. When it comes to the refresh rate, Mi 11 comfortably beats iPhone 12 Pro Max. It has a refresh rate of 120Hz as compared to iPhone 12 Pro Max’s refresh rate of just 60Hz. Both smartphones have the same aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

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iPhone 12 Pro Max


In terms of optics, Xiaomi Mi 11 features a marvelous 108-megapixel primary sensor with a 13-megapixel secondary sensor (ultrawide) and a 5-megapixel tertiary camera sensor. It offers a 20-megapixel front camera

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Mi 11

Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max houses pro-grade 12-megapixel triple rear cameras. Talking about the selfie camera, Apple has a 12-megapixel front camera.

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iPhone 12 Pro Max

But the important difference is that Mi 11 has HDR type whereas iPhone 12 Pro Max comes with SL 3D Depth Sensor with [email protected] Mi 11 comes at half a rate; [email protected] It is a fierce battle in this aspect and quite tough to declare a winner.


There is not much to separate the two smartphones when it comes to GPU and CPU. Mi 11 and iPhone 12 Pro Max comes with Adreno 660 and Apple GPU. One area in which we can call out a winner is system-on-a-chip (SoC). Xiaomi Mi 11 is powered by Qualcomm’s latest octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC in comparison to iPhone 12 Pro Max’s A14 Bionic chipset.

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Mi 11 offers you 8GB and 12GB RAM which is better than iPhone 12 Pro Max’s 6 GB RAM. But Apple wins the battle in storage with its three variants of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. Mi 11 offers only two variants of 128GB and 256GB. Also, note that none of the devices has an external slot card.


Like in storage we had a clear winner, we have an unchallenged winner in the battery aspect. But this time it is Xiaomi’s Mi 11 which comes with a 4600 mAh battery pack with a 55W fast charging option. iPhone 12 Pro Max offers a 3687 mAh battery pack and is paired with 20W fast charging support.


Everyone is aware that Apple smartphones are quite expensive. The same is the case here as well. Xiaomi’s offers three variants which are 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB and 12GB + 256 GB at a price of $611, $657 and $718. iPhone 12 Pro Max’s three variant comes for $1099 (6GB + 128GB), $1199 (6GB + 256GB) and $1399 (6GB + 512GB). Mi 11’s most expensive varant cost $300 lesser than iPhone 12 Pro Max’s cheapest variant.

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Xiaomi’s Mi 11 beats iPhone 12 Pro Max in three aspects which are display, price, and battery where iPhone 12 Pro Max just edges out Xiaomi Mi 11 in the camera but when it comes to the processor, we believe that the A14 Bionic chipset will dominate Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 SoC. This is because, in Geekbench, which is a CPU benchmark tool, Qualcomm’s SoC broke the 1000 mark for the very first time by accumulating 1139 points. Whereas, A14 was flying high with 1591 points. Even A13 had a higher score than what Snapdragon 888 had in this test. Apple’s A14 chipset has 77 frames-per-second (FPS) sustained and 102 peak performance in comparison to Snapdragon 888 SoC’s 86 peak performance. This shows how powerful and robust the A14 Bionic chipset is in comparison to current Android’s best SoC. If budget is not an issue for you, iPhone 12 Pro Max might be the best option.

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