Xiaomi 14 Ultra: $649 More Than 13 Ultra

Xiaomi 14 Ultra Officially Released, Prices as Follows: 12GB+256GB priced at CNY 6,499; 16GB+512GB priced at CNY 6,999; 16GB+1TB priced at CNY 7,799; Titanium model 16GB+1TB priced at CNY 8,799.

By comparison, the predecessor Xiaomi 13 Ultra was priced as follows: 12GB+256GB at CNY 5,999; 16GB+512GB at CNY 6,499; 16GB+1TB at CNY 7,299.

In other words, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra has seen a price increase of CNY 500 compared to the Xiaomi 13 Ultra. Many Xiaomi fans are now torn: is this upgrade worth the extra cost? To answer this, we need to delve into a comprehensive comparison between these two flagship smartphones.

In terms of processor, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra is equipped with the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen3, the current pinnacle of Android chipset technology.

Compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 used in the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, the Snapdragon 8 Gen3 offers further performance enhancements, ensuring a smoother user experience. Moreover, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra features LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage technology, resulting in significantly faster read and write speeds and data processing capabilities.

Display-wise, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra sports a 6.73-inch 2K AMOLED ultra-sensory screen, boasting a high resolution of 3200×1440 pixels for an incredibly refined visual output. The display also supports up to a 120Hz refresh rate, guaranteeing a smooth visual experience whether scrolling or gaming.

Additionally, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra adopts a full-depth curved screen design, enhancing the visual impact. In contrast, whilst the Xiaomi 13 Ultra also features a 2K professional true color screen with an OLED curved panel, it falls slightly short of the Xiaomi 14 Ultra in some specifications.

Photography has always been one of Xiaomi’s flagship series’ strong points.

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra is equipped with a Leica optical full-focal-length quad-camera setup, each lens utilizing high-specification Sony sensors to deliver exceptional shooting results for the main, telephoto, ultra-wide, and other lenses.

Specifically, the Leica optical full-focal-length quad-camera includes a 50MP variable aperture main camera with Sony LYT-900, a 50MP Leica floating telephoto lens with Sony IMX858, a 50MP Leica close-up telephoto lens with Sony IMX858, and a 50MP Leica ultra-low distortion wide-angle lens with Sony IMX858.

Furthermore, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra also supports Leica’s native dual picture quality and cinematic mode among other advanced features, enriching the photography experience.

In contrast, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra’s Leica optical full-focal-length quad-camera setup includes a 50MP variable aperture main camera, 50MP Leica professional telephoto lens, 50MP Leica professional periscope telephoto lens, and a 50MP Leica ultra-wide lens. Although its imaging performance is impressive, it falls slightly behind the Xiaomi 14 Ultra in terms of sensor specifications and advanced features.

Regarding battery life and charging, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra comes with a large 5300mAh battery, supports 90W wired fast charging and 80W wireless fast charging, and also includes the convenience of wireless reverse charging, providing a more convenient and efficient charging experience.

While the Xiaomi 13 Ultra also boasts a 5000mAh battery and rapid charging technology, its charging power is slightly lower with 90W Mi Turbo Charge for wired, 50W Mi Turbo Charge for wireless, and wireless reverse charging capabilities compared to the Xiaomi 14 Ultra.

Beyond the hardware upgrades, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra also features Surging OS, an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, Dolby dual speakers, an independent caller speaker, a 1010x axis linear motor, ultra-thin under-display fingerprint technology, bidirectional satellite communication technology, USB 3.2 Gen2, IP68 dust and water resistance, and the Mi Armor architecture, among others.

By comparison, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra comes with MIUI system, multifunctional NFC, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, X-axis linear motor, infrared remote control, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, and IP68 dust and water resistance.

Looking at the color options, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra offers Elegant Black Leather, Elegant White Leather, and Blue Ceramic shades, as well as a Titanium version; while the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is available in Black, White, Olive Green, and special edition colors like Starry Blue, Sunset Orange, and Ginkgo Yellow.

In Conclusion

Although the Xiaomi 14 Ultra’s price is CNY 500 higher than that of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, considering its comprehensive upgrades and improvements in processor, display, photography, battery life, charging, and the latest Surging OS, this price hike seems relatively reasonable.

For those seeking high performance, a top-notch photography experience, and convenient everyday use, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra undoubtedly merits consideration. However, if you are sensitive to price increases or already very satisfied with the previous model, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra also represents an excellent choice. Ultimately, the decision is yours to make, and we hope you find the phone that’s the best fit for you.

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