Yesterday, we compared Meizu 17 Pro, OnePlus 8 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro for pretty obvious reasons. If you are interested in the comparison of the latest top-tier flagships released by Meizu, OnePlus and Xiaomi, head to this link. Today, we decided to compare the vanilla version: Meizu 17, OnePlus 8, and Xiaomi Mi 10. If you live in China and you are looking for the best affordable flagship, currently these handsets are among the best option you can choose. This comparison will highlight the differences between their specifications.
|Xiaomi Mi 10||OnePlus 8||Meizu 17|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||162.6 x 74.8 x 9 mm, 208 g||160.2 x 72.9 x 8 mm, 180 g||160 x 77.2 x 8.5 mm, 199 g|
|DISPLAY||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED||6.55 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), Fluid AMOLED||6.6 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), Super 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, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10, MIUI||Android 10, Oxygen OS||Android 10, Flyme|
|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|| Quad 108 + 13 + 2 + 2 MP, f/1.7 + f/2.4 + f/2.4 + f/2.4
20 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Triple 48 + 16 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Quad 64 + 12 + 8 + 5 MP f/1.8, f/1.9, f/2.2 and f/1.9
20 MP f/2.2 front camera
|BATTERY||4780 mAh, fast charging 30W, Fast wireless charging 30W||4300 mAh, fast charging 30W||4500 mAh, fast charging 30W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot, reverse wireless charging 10W, 5G||Dual SIM slot, 5G, IP68 waterproof||Dual SIM slot, 5G|
Due to its very high screen-to-body ratio, curved screen, non-invasive camera module, a more compact body, and the Gorilla Glass 5 protection for the front and back glasses, my favorite device when it comes to the aesthetics is the OnePlus 8. But this does not mean that its rivals are disappointing: the Xiaomi Mi 10 is a very elegant handset as well and Meizu 17 provides an original design with its horizontal camera module and very narrow bezels. But OnePlus 8 is smaller, thinner, and lighter, and this influences my preference.
With Meizu 17, Xiaomi Mi 10, and OnePlus 8 Pro you get very nice displays: in each case, you get an HDR10+ compliant panel with a 90 Hz refresh rate, the AMOLED technology, a Full HD+ resolution, and high brightness. Given that Meizu 17 just went official, it is still too early and we can not test it in order to tell you which is the very best display. However, if you are evaluating these three handsets you should not focus on the displays because there are only marginal differences between their panels.
While Meizu 17 offers a faster UFS 3.1 internal storage, OnePlus 8 and Xiaomi Mi 10 are equipped with more RAM (up to 12 GB) in their most expensive versions. The processor is the same for all of these handsets (Qualcomm Snapdragon 865), so you would not notice big differences in their performances. The operating system is what makes the difference because these devices come with different Android customizations. OnePlus and Xiaomi Mi 10 have definitely more advanced customizations than Meizu 17. In each case, you get the support to 5G connectivity thanks to a Snapdragon X55 modem paired with the Snapdragon 865 mobile platform.
Meizu 17, Xiaomi Mi 10, and OnePlus 8 are very nice camera phones, but they are far from the best camera phones out there. The most interesting is the Xiaomi Mi 10 thanks to its 108 MP main sensor supporting OIS and 8K video recording. Unfortunately, you do not get a telephoto lens supporting optical zoom with any of these devices. If you want this feature, you should go for their Pro variants.
Xiaomi Mi 10 is equipped with a bigger battery than OnePlus 8 Pro and Meizu 17; it lasts more on a single charge. Further, unlike its two rivals, it supports both wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. You even get very fast wireless charging technology with a 30W power.
The price of Xiaomi Mi 10’s base configuration in China is €554/$608, OnePlus 8 starts off at €515/$565, and Meizu 17 is priced €477/$523 in its base variant. You can get more advanced variants with up to 256 GB of internal storage. Due to its bigger battery, the support of wireless charging (and reverse charging), and a great 108 MP rear camera, Xiaomi Mi 10 looks slightly more attractive than OnePlus 8 and Meizu 17. That is why, at least considering the listing prices, Xiaomi Mi 10 wins this specs comparison. Which would your choice be?
- Read More: Xiaomi sold Mi 10 units worth 200 million yuan within a minute in its first sale in China
- Good price
- Original design
- UFS 3.1 storage
- 5-LED flash
- Less impressive software
Xiaomi Mi 10
- Great main camera
- 8K video recording
- Wireless charging
- Reverse wireless charging
- 90 Hz display
- Biggest battery
- Nothing particular
- Thinner and lighter
- More compact
- Almost pure Android experience
- More color choices
- Less impressive cameras
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