Xiaomi 13 and Vivo X90: A Comprehensive Comparison

Xiaomi and Vivo have launched their latest flagship phones – Xiaomi 13 and Vivo X90 respectively, both of which are very competitive in the market. In this article, we will analyze the parameters of these two phones in detail and give reference advice on how to choose them.

Detailed parameters comparison

Mi 13

Vivo X90
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2MediaTek Dimensity 9200 
CPU frequencyocta-core processor, up to 3.19 gigahertz3.05 GHz Cortex-X3*1 + 2.85 GHz A715*3 + 1.8 GHz A510*4
GPUAdreno GPU graphics processorImmortalis-G715 MC11
RAM capacity8GB, 12GB8GB/12GB
ROM capacity128GB, 256GB, 512GB128GB/256GB/512GB
RAM storage typeLPDDR5XLPDDR5 Quad Channel
ROM storage typeUFS 4.0UFS 4.0
Operating systemMIUI 14Google Android 13 and the in-house Funtouch OS 13
Vibration motorX-axis linear motorX-axis linear motor
SpeakerDolby Atmos, stereo dual speakersStereo dual speakers
Screen size6.36 inches6.78 inches
Screen materialOLED flexible straight screenAMOLED
Resolution2400×1080 pixels2800×1260 pixels
Screen refresh rateup to 120 Hzup to 120 Hz
Touch sampling rateup to 240 Hzup to 300Hz
Color gamutSupport DCI-P3 wide color gamut100% DCI-P3 color gamut
Peak brightness1900bits1300nit
Screen color16.7 million colors1.07 billion colors

Appearance Comparison

The exterior design of both phones is quite innovative. Let’s start with the Xiaomi 13, which this time focuses on the small screen experience and pays direct homage to the iPhone 14. The front side features a straight screen with a standing-edge metal frame, very similar to that of the iPhone 14, and is only 7.98mm thick. The back cover is available in glass and vegan leather. The body supports an IP68 level of water resistance, and the texture has improved a lot.

Xiaomi 13

The front of the Vivo X90 is a curved screen, which looks a bit more high-end. It is paired with a metal center frame and its back cover is also offered in two materials: glass and vegan leather. Personally, I think the Vivo X90 is more recognizable because it has a round camera with a high-gloss “waistline” that makes it instantly recognizable as a Vivo product. However, its body is thicker and only IP64-level waterproof. Overall, the Vivo X90 is no worse than the Xiaomi 13 in terms of texture.

Screen comparison

Xiaomi 13’s straight screen is only 6.36 inches. It feels similar in size to the iPhone 14 and can be easily held with one hand. The screen quality is not bad, using a new generation of light-emitting materials, supporting 120Hz refresh rate and 1900 nits peak brightness. In addition, the Xiaomi 13’s screen bezel has an equal edge effect, making it very comfortable to look at from the front.

Vivo x90

The Vivo X90 has a curved screen of 6.78 inches, and the large screen has a more enjoyable experience. Its screen is provided by BOE OLED material, using BOE Q9 light-emitting, supporting a 120Hz refresh rate. It also has 2160Hz high-frequency PWM dimming for more eye protection. Vivo X90 and Xiaomi 13 are not bad screens, but Vivo X90’s high-frequency dimming is more advantageous.

Performance Comparison

Both phones are standard edition flagships, but both have strong core performance. Xiaomi 13 is equipped with the second generation Snapdragon 8 processor with TSMC’s 4nm process, which improves the CPU by 37% and the GPU by 42%. The single-core and multi-core performance is greatly improved, with a full-blooded version of LPDDR5X memory and UFS4.0 flash memory, combined with Xiaomi dynamic performance scheduling, and a large area of VC liquid cooling support, a running score of 1.29 million or more without pressure.

The Vivo X90 is equipped with the Dimensity 9200 processor, the same TSMC 4nm process. It is equipped with UFS4.0 flash memory technology and has a score of about 1.21 million+, which is still a good overall performance, slightly worse than Xiaomi 13. However, it has a built-in self-research chip V2, which is an independent chip that can improve the graphics processing capability, making the game run more stable and smooth, and also improve the imaging capability.

Photo Comparison

Xiaomi 13 has a triple Leica camera on the rear, with the main camera coming from a 50MP IMX800 sensor with a 1/1.49-inch super bottom. It supports OIS optical stabilization, complemented by a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle and 10-megapixel telephoto. Thanks to the large main camera and telephoto lens, the shooting experience will not be bad. It has 32 megapixels on the front and front and rear shots can meet daily use.

Vivo X90 debuts VCS bionic spectrum large base main camera from 50MP IMX866 sensor. The main camera is a bit better than Xiaomi’s, complemented by a 12MP professional portrait and 12MP ultra-wide angle. All three cameras have passed the Zeiss T* coating, producing a purer image. Vivo X90’s main camera and portrait shots are better, while Xiaomi 13’s advantage lies in the telephoto.

Battery life comparison

Xiaomi 13 is after all a small design, so its battery is only 4500mAh, which is understandable and should not be a problem for a day of normal use. It also has 67W fast charging, which can be restored in about 45 minutes. Vivo X90 has a large built-in 4810mAh battery, and 120W fast charging can be restored in 20 minutes, so it is obvious that Vivo X90 has more advantages in battery life and fast charging.

Choice Advice

Personally, if you are not a small screen user, I would recommend Vivo X90 more because its curved screen, Dimensity 9200 performance, 4810mAh large battery, and 120W fast charging are all better than Xiaomi 13. And it joins the IMX866 Zeiss triple camera, the shooting effect is not bad, and the starting price of the machine is cheaper than Xiaomi 13, look at the cost performance can choose.

The advantage of the Xiaomi 13 is the small screen, there is no pressure to hold it in one hand. Then there is the second generation Snapdragon 8, IMX800 Leica triple camera, and the details of the IP68 level of waterproof. It also has a good deal of competitiveness in the high-end market.

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