The newly-announced iQOO 5 Pro is one of the most original and powerful smartphones out there. A lot of people did not expect such a phone from a so young brand, but it came and it has all the potentialities to compete with the most advanced devices released from the best brands. The handset debuted in the Chinese market and we think there is no better way to understand its potentialities than comparing it with other Chinese-exclusive devices. iQOO is a brand launched by Vivo and the iQOO 5 Pro has a few important things in common with the Vivo X50 Pro+: that is why we decided to include it in this comparison. We also included the latest top-tier flagship by Xiaomi: the Mi 10 Ultra. Let’s discover who is better.
|Vivo iQOO 5 Pro||Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra||Vivo X50 Pro+|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||159.6 x 73.3 x 8.9 mm, 198 g||162.4 x 75.1 x 9.5 mm, 221 g||158.5 x 72.8 x 8 mm, 182 g|
|DISPLAY||6.56 inches, 1080 x 2376p (Full HD+), AMOLED||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), OLED||6.56 inches, 1080 x 2376p (Full HD+), AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa-core 2.84 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa-core 2.84 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa-core 2.84 GHz|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB – 16 GB RAM, 512 GB||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10, iQOO UI||Android 10, MIUI||Android 10, Funtouch OS|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS|
|CAMERA|| Triple 50 + 8 + 13 MP, f/1.9 + f/3.4 + f/2.2
16 MP f/2.5 front camera
|Quad 48 + 48 + 12 + 20 MP, f/1.9 + f/4.1 + f/2.0 + f/2.2
20 MP f/2.3 front camera
|Quad 50 + 8 + 13 + 8 MP, f/1.9 + f/3.0 + f/2.5 + f/2.2
32 MP f/2.5 front camera
|BATTERY||4000 mAh, fast charging 65W||4500 mAh, fast charging 120W Quick Charge 5, fast wireless charging 50W and reverse wireless charging 10W||4315 mAh, fast charging 44W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot, reverse wireless charging, 5G||Dual SIM slot, 5G||Dual SIM slot, 5G|
The iQOO 5 Pro and the Vivo X50 Pro+ offer a premium and unique design. The former debuted in a BMW Edition with two color variants: a carbon black version and a leather variant. The latter comes with a leather back as well, but it is not customized by a car manufacturer. On the other hand, it has a very elegant curved display. The most attractive devices are definitely iQOO 5 Pro and Vivo X50 Pro+. Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is still a premium device when it comes to the design, but it is a classic glass sandwich with an aluminum frame just like most of the flagships out there.
In each case, you get amazing displays. All of these handsets feature an OLED panel with a Full HD+ resolution, a high 120 Hz refresh rate, the HDR10+ certification, and very high brightness. There is nothing negative to say about the displays. They are not the most advanced displays in the market, but they are great high-end panels. Given that there are only marginal differences between the displays of these phones, we recommend focusing on the other specifications instead of looking for the device with the best display. Note that Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra comes with stereo speakers, so it should provide better audio quality.
If we talk about hardware, we can tell you almost the same concept we told you in the previous paragraph of this comparison. iQOO 5 Pro, Vivo X50 Pro+, and Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra all feature a Snapdragon 865 chipset, as well as LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 native storage. In its most expensive configuration, Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra wins the hardware comparison because it offers more RAM (up to 16 GB) and more internal storage (up to 512 GB). All of these devices get Android 10 out of the box, but with different customized UIs.
Besides coming with flagship-class hardware, these three phones are also amazing camera phones. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra and the Vivo X50 Pro+ are actually superior to the iQOO 5 Pro, at least on the paper. They both look awesome with their incredible optical zoom capabilities, flagship-class sensors, and more. According to DxOMark, at this moment, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is the best camera phone in the market. But DxOMark never reviewed a Vivo phone and we believe the X50 Pro+ with its gimbal camera will be a valid opponent.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra has a bigger battery and, given that it features similar components to its two rivals, it should last more on a single charge. Further, it has the fastest charging technology alongside the iQOO 5 Pro, with a 120W power. However, the iQOO 5 Pro will charge faster due to its smaller battery capacity. With the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, you also get the fastest wireless charging technology with a 50W power.
The starting price of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is $999/€841, Vivo X50 Pro+ begins at $790/€665, and iQOO 5 Pro starts from €610/$724. It costs more, but Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra looks like the most complete device of the trio. The iQOO 5 Pro wins the value for money award.
Vivo iQOO 5 Pro
- Very fast charging
- Reverse charging
- Original design
- Gimbal camera
- Smaller battery
Vivo X50 Pro+
- Slower charging
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
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