Comparing Xiaomi 14 with Xiaomi 13: how different are the two flagship phones from each other?

Following a series of leaks and speculations, Xiaomi officially introduced the Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi 14 Pro earlier this week in China as the first smartphones to feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. These are also the first to feature Xiaomi’s new HyperOS software, which has replaced MIUI.

It’s important to note that the Xiaomi 14 series has only been launched in China as of now. It serves as the successor to the Xiaomi 13 series, which was launched around a year ago. Let’s see how the newly announced Xiaomi 14 is different from its predecessor, the Xiaomi 13.

Xiaomi 14 vs Xiaomi 13: specs at a glance

SpecsXiaomi 14Xiaomi 13
Display6.36-inch display with 1.5K C8 LTPO OLED tech; 120Hz refresh rate6.36-inch full HD+ OLED display panel; a 120Hz refresh rate
ChipsetSnapdragon 8 Gen 3Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Rear camera50MP+50MP+50MP50MP+10MP+12MP
Selfie camera32MP on the front32MP on the front
StorageUp to 16GB+1TBUp to 12GB+512GB
OSHyperOS based on Android 14Android 13-based MIUI 14
Battery4,610mAh with 90W fast charging4,500mAh with 67W fast charging

Xiaomi 14 vs Xiaomi 13: price

The Xiaomi 14 is launched in four storage variants:

  • 8GB+256GB model, priced at CNY 3,999 (approx Rs 45,500)
  • 12GB+256GB storage, priced at CNY 4,299 (around Rs 48,900)
  • 16GB+512GB storage, priced at CNY 4,599 (about Rs 52,300)
  • 16GB+1TB storage, priced at CNY 4,999 (approx Rs 56,900)

The Xiaomi 13 was also launched in China with similar variants and prices. In India, the brand brought the Xiaomi 13 Pro model and skipped the vanilla Xiaomi 13. It will be interesting to see if Xiaomi takes a similar route with the Xiaomi 14 series as well.

Xiaomi 14 vs Xiaomi 13: design, specifications

Design

  • The Xiaomi 14 offers a punch-hole display for the selfie camera.
  • The screen has very thin bezels, which enhances its overall look.
  • The sides of the phone are flat, which makes it look attractive.
  • The right edge comprises power and volume keys.
  • The bottom edge houses a SIM slot and a microphone.
  • The top edge of the phone doesn’t have any extra things on it.
  • The back camera bump is quite big and is placed on the left side.
  • The Xiaomi 14 is unveiled in Pink, Green, White, and Black colours.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
  • The Xiaomi 13 has a punch-hole display with a flat front and back with no curves.
  • The phone is surrounded by a shiny, metallic border along the edges.
  • On the right side of the Xiaomi 13, you’ll find the power and volume buttons.
  • At the top, there are stereo speakers, an infrared sensor, and a microphone.
  • The bottom edge has a USB-C port, a SIM card slot, and an extra speaker.
  • The rear camera module carries a big bump.
  • The camera panel showcases the Leica branding, which is also seen in the Xiaomi 14.
  • The Xiaomi 13 was launched in Far Blue, Green, Black, and White colours.

Display

  • The Xiaomi 14 features a 6.36-inch display with 1.5K C8 LTPO OLED technology and a 120Hz refresh rate. It reaches a maximum brightness of 3000 nits, offering a bright screen.
  • On the other hand, the Xiaomi 13 also has a 6.36-inch OLED display panel with a full HD+ screen resolution. It offers a 120Hz refresh rate and achieves a maximum brightness of 1,900 nits.

Chipset, RAM, OS

  • It’s worth mentioning that the Xiaomi 14 is one of the first smartphones to have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC.
  • Similarly, the Xiaomi 13 was among the initial smartphones to be equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset when it was released.
  • The Xiaomi 14 offers up to 16GB+1TB storage, and the Xiaomi 13 comes with up to 12GB+512GB storage.
  • The Xiaomi 14 is also the first to come with the new HyperOS software. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi 13 was offered with Android 13-based MIUI 14.

Cameras

  • The Xiaomi 14 is equipped with a triple camera setup that bears the Leica branding. This setup includes a 50MP primary camera, a 50MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 50MP telephoto sensor. For capturing selfies, the phone features a 32MP front camera.
  • The Xiaomi 13 also comes with a Leica triple rear camera system, which comprises a 50MP Sony IMX800 primary sensor, a 10MP telephoto lens, and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor. For taking selfies, it uses a 32MP front camera.

Battery

  • The Xiaomi 14 is equipped with a slightly larger 4,610mAh battery compared to the Xiaomi 13. It supports 90W fast charging and 50W wireless charging.
  • On the other hand, the Xiaomi 13 comes with a 4,500mAh battery and supports 67W wired charging, along with 50W wireless charging.

Xiaomi 14 vs Xiaomi 13: key takeaways

While the Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi 13 designs may look similar, they differ significantly in terms of hardware and specifications. Take a look at those.

  • The Xiaomi 14 is powered by the latest Qualcomm chipset, claimed to be 30 per cent faster than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 used in the Xiaomi 13.
  • In terms of storage, the Xiaomi 14 offers up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, while the Xiaomi 13 offers up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
  • The camera setups also differ, with the Xiaomi 14 featuring 50MP ultra-wide and telephoto sensors, while the Xiaomi 13 has a 12MP ultra-wide sensor and a 10MP telephoto lens.
  • Software-wise, the Xiaomi 14 runs on the latest HyperOS, while the Xiaomi 13 comes with MIUI 14 based on Android 13.
  • Also, the Xiaomi 14 comes with a better battery and charging capability as compared to the Xiaomi 13.

No posts to display