With the impending release of Xiaomi’s newest phone – it’s only right that we compare them to the phones currently out in the market. Especially, to those devices that are within the same price range.

In this specs comparison, we’ll be comparing the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 with the Samsung Galaxy A80. Two phones that are expected to be priced near one another. With the similarities in price, it might be easy to think that they are equally match in terms of specs. But is that really the case, though?


Let’s talk about the Samsung Galaxy A80 first. Probably its best feature is its 48-megapixel camera. It also offers a 123-degree field of vision as it has a wide-angle and ultra-wide angle camera feature. The phone is also perfect for video shooting as it has the Super Steady feature that stabilizes your camera as you record.


Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10‘s main, and probably its best, feature is its camera — same with the Samsung Galaxy A80. The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 boasts having the first-ever 108-megapixel camera in a smartphone. Ironically, this 108-megapixel camera was developed by Samsung yet it hasn’t made any appearance on Samsung devices.

Judging from both phones’ main features, it looks like this battle has already been decided. But is the verdict really that easy though? Tune in now as we continue to delve into their Specs further.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10Samsung Galaxy A80
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0
Android 9.0
One UI
Dual Standby
Dual Sim
Dual Standby
Display6.47-inch AMOLED
1080 x 2340 pixel resolution
~398 ppi
87.8% screen-to-body ratio
6.7-inch Super AMOLED
1080 x 2400 pixel resolution
~393 ppi
85.8% screen-to-body ratio
Processor2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 octa-core2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 octa-core
8GB (Premium Edition)
GPUAdreno 618Adreno 618
256GB (Premium Edition)
Front camera32-megapixel
Motorized pop-up rotating main camera module
Rear Camera108-megapixel (f/1.7, 7P Lens, OIS)
12-megapixel (f/2.0. Portrait)
5-megapixel (50x digital zoom, OIS)
20-megapixel (f/2.2, ultrawide)
2-megapixel (f/2.4, macro)
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
Night Mode
48-megapixel (f/2.0, wide)
8-megapixel (f/2.2, ultrawide)
ToF 3D camera
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
Night Mode
AudioSingle loudspeaker
Headphone jack
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Dolby Atmos sound
SecurityUnder-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Under-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Connectivity4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
Dimensions157.8 x 74.2 x 9.7mm165.2 x 76.5 x 9.3mm
ColorsAurora Green
Glacier White
Midnight Black
Angel Gold
Ghost White
Phantom Black
30W fast-charging
25W fast-charging
Price6GB/128GB: EUR549 (~Php30,700)
8GB/26GB: EUR649 (~Php36,300)
8GB/128GB: Php 29,990

As you can see, the phones have a lot of differences when it comes to their specs.


Probably their biggest difference from each other is their camera set-up. The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has a 108-megapixel (7P lens) main camera – along with a 12-megapixel portrait camera, 5-megapixel (5x zoom) camera, 20-megapixel (ultrawide) and a 2-megapixel (macro) camera versus the Samsung Galaxy A80’s 48-megapixel (wide) and 8-megapixel (ultrawide) camera.

Selfie camera wise, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has a 32-megapixel camera compared to the pop-up and rotating 48-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensors of the Samsung A80.


When it comes to display, the Samsung Galaxy A80 has a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Display – it also has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection compared to the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 which has a 6.47-inch AMOLED Display while having a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

In the processor and GPU department, both handsets are running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chip and an Adreno 618 GPU so no need to compare which phone provides a better performance.



On the memory front, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has a 128GB/6GB variant versus the 128GB/8GB variant of the Samsung Galaxy A80. Sadly, both phones do not have the capability of having expandable storage. Both phones also have an under-display fingerprint scanner and a face unlock feature.

On the battery aspect, the Mi Note 10 has a 5,250mAh battery with a 30W Fast charging feature compared to the A80’s 3,700mAh battery with a 25W charging feature. Clearly, the huge difference in battery size gives the Mi Note 10 the edge.


If you’re a big fan of using headphones that require the use of a headphone jack, the only choice for you is the XIaomi Mi Note 10 as the Samsung Galaxy A80 doesn’t have a headphone jack port. Although, both phones have loud speakers so there’s that. The two phones will also have a USB Type-C port.

Finally, in terms of pricing, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 costs EUR549 (~Php30,600) compared to the recently discounted price of Php 29,990 for the Samsung Galaxy A80.

Bottomline, other than the cool flip camera and bigger screen of the Samsung A80, it is no match to the Xiaomi Mi Note 10’s better camera and bigger battery. If the Euro price holds up to be true, I would suggest shelling out a few more buck by getting the Xiaomi Mi Note 10.

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