The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is compared to the iPhone in terms of design, battery life, charging, audio quality, software, and performance benchmarks. The Xiaomi’s camera setup is deemed the most impressive feature of the phone, with high-quality lenses, sharp and stable video capabilities, and accurate colors that produce stylish photos. The front-facing camera is the only downside, with limitations on recording quality. Finally, the importance of internet security is emphasized, with the SurfsharkVPN recommended for added protection against potential hacks and data breaches.
- (00:00:00) In this section, the reviewer compares the unbox and design of Xiaomi 13 Ultra and iPhone, stating that the former is more function-oriented and the latter is more form-oriented. The unibody design of the former phone has significantly reduced the number of points of vulnerability around the phone. The 2600 nit peak brightness level and the curved sides of the Xiaomi screen are definitely the peak of smartphone technology. In addition, the reviewer tested both phones’ battery life and found Xiaomi to be slightly behind iPhone, despite having a significantly larger battery.
- (00:05:00) In this section, the reviewer discusses the battery life and charging speed of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra as compared to the iPhone. While the battery life is similar, the reviewer notes that the Xiaomi has a unique hibernation mode that kicks in at 1% battery to give users an extra hour of use, which the iPhone doesn’t have. The Xiaomi also charges much faster than the iPhone due to its 90-watt charging, taking only about 45 minutes to fully charge. However, the iPhone’s audio quality is deemed better, with a more direct feel, and although the software is subjective, Xiaomi’s MIUI 14 is said to be better organized and smoother than previous models. In performance benchmarks, the iPhone leads in CPU while Xiaomi leads in graphics, but overall performance is a draw. The most impressive feature of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra is its camera setup, which features four 50-megapixel cameras on the rear with high-end sensors, making it a top contender in phone cameras. The only downside is the washed-out look of the front camera, which pales in comparison to the rear cameras.
- (00:10:00) In this section of the video, the reviewer talks about the limitations of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra’s front-facing camera, which is limited to 1080p and cannot record 4K, unlike its rear cameras. However, he is impressed by the thoughtfulness of the camera system, the high-quality individual lenses that allow for seamless zooming in and out without degradation, and accurate colors that produce stylistically pleasing photos. He also praises the phone’s night mode and video capabilities, which offer sharpness, stability, and dynamic range. Overall, the reviewer is impressed with the Xiaomi 13 Ultra’s camera features, except for the limitations of its front-facing camera.
- (00:15:00) In this section, the speaker discusses the importance of internet security and how using SurfsharkVPN can help protect against potential hacks and data breaches. The speaker emphasizes that while it’s not a foolproof solution, it can make it significantly harder for hackers to access personal information by acting as a middleman to scramble internet traffic and provide added features such as antivirus protection and anti-tracking. Additionally, the speaker offers a discount code for SurfsharkVPN to encourage viewers to take steps to improve their online security.