OnePlus released a new smartphone today called the OnePlus 10T, sporting an AMOLED display, 50MP triple-rear cameras, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 chipset. There’s another smartphone, though, that shares similar specs, the Xiaomi 12S. Which device looks better on paper? Find out in this specs comparison.
|OnePlus 10T||Xiaomi 12S|
|6.7-inch FHD+ (2412 x 1080) Fluid AMOLED display, 394ppi||6.28-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED display, 419ppi|
|120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate||120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass Victus|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 SoC|
|Adreno 730 GPU||Adreno 730 GPU|
|8GB, 16GB RAM||8GB, 12GB RAM|
|128GB, 256GB UFS 3.1||128GB, 256GB, 512GB UFS 3.1|
• 50MP Sony IMX766 F1.8 1/1.56" main, OIS
• 8MP F2.2 ultra-wide
• 2MP macro
• 50MP Sony IMX707 F1.9 1/1.28" main, OIS
• 13MP F2.4 ultrawide
• 5MP F2.4 telephoto macro
|16MP F2.4 front camera||32MP F2.5 front camera|
|5G, 4G LTE||5G, 4G LTE|
|WiFi 6||WiFi 6e|
|Bluetooth 5.2||Bluetooth 5.2|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS, NavIC|
|Fingerprint scanner (in-display)||Fingerprint scanner (in-display)|
|Dual speakers||Dual speakers (Harman Kardon)|
|OxygenOS 12.1 (Android 12)||MIUI 13 (Android 12)|
|4,800mAh battery w/ 125W SuperVOOC||4,500mAh battery w/ 67W fast charging, 50W fast wireless charging, 10W reverse wireless charging|
|163 x 75.4 x 8.8 mm||152.7 x 69.9 x 8.16 (glass) ~ 8.66 (leather)|
|204 g||182 g (glass) ~ 179g (leather)|
Summary of advantages
• Larger screen
• Higher touch sampling rate
• Bigger RAM option
• Bigger battery
• Faster charging rate
• Higher pixel count
• Gorilla Glass Victus
• Higher storage option
• 8K video recording with the main camera
• Higher ultra-wide camera resolution
• Higher telemacro camera resolution
• WiFi 6e
• IR blaster
• Fast wireless charging and reverse charging
Table of Contents
The two devices sport Full HD+ resolutions and AMOLED panels, meaning you’ll get decent sharpness with punchy colors and deep blacks. But if you want a larger screen the OnePlus 10T can deliver that. The Xiaomi 12S is 0.42-inch smaller but it improves the pixel density by 25ppi.
Both also have a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, but in terms of touch sampling rate which can help you in competitive mobile gaming, the OnePlus 10T wins with 360Hz, versus 240Hz on the Xiaomi 12S.
When it comes to screen protection, the Xiaomi 12S wins with its newer Gorilla Glass Victus versus the Gorilla Glass 5 on the OnePlus 10T.
Both of them sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 chipset with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 730 GPU. So, we can expect the same level of performance.
RAM and Storage
They both start at 8GB RAM, but the OnePlus 10T jumps to 16GB as one of its options, compared to the Xiaomi 12S which maxes at 12GB.
Storage-wise, they both have 128GB and 256GB options, but the Xiaomi 12S offers a larger 512GB option.
The two devices sport triple-rear cameras with 50MP shooters as their main but they have different sensors. The OnePlus 10T has a Sony IMX766, while the Xiaomi 12S has a Sony IMX707. The latter has the advantage here as it has a larger sensor and can shoot 8K videos.
The Xiaomi 12S also wins in terms of ultra-wide and telemacro camera resolution as they’re higher than the ones found on the OnePlus 10T. The same can be said for the selfie cameras as the Xiaomi 12S offers double the resolution.
Connectivity and Features
Both have dual-SIM support with 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, USB-C, GPS, and in-display fingerprint scanners. However, the Xiaomi 12S offers WiFi 6e (vs WiFi 6), IR blaster, and Harman Kardon-tuned dual speakers.
If you prefer a device with a larger battery capacity and faster charging rate, the OnePlus 10T is for you as it offers 300mAh more and has 125W fast charging (vs 67W). However, the Xiaomi 12S offers 50W fast wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging.
Which one is for you?
Based on the points above, the Xiaomi 12S seems to offer more. However, the OnePlus 10T has strong features that can’t be ignored like the larger RAM option, bigger battery, and super fast charging. It will then boil down to the price. Both are yet to be priced in the Philippines, but once they do, the one with the significantly lower price will probably get the most attention.