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Xiaomi 14 Ultra review - The Leica phone comes up trumps

Gold standard? Xiaomi's top dog has been released globally and aims to be the new reference when it comes to mobile photography. In order to do so, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra relies on four high-resolution sensors and a collaboration with Leica. Our review will unveil how much of a success this phone is—and whether all its other parts are high-end, too.

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra is the successor to the 13 Ultra. In comparison to its predecessor, the new model has seemingly only received minor updates, but it is now available to purchase more widely.

Its AMOLED display now supposedly gets even brighter, its Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is—as expected—the fastest SoC made by Qualcomm and Xiaomi is the second manufacturer (after Honor) to rely on silicone-carbon technology for the phone's battery. The real highlight, however, is its quad camera on the back which was developed in collaboration with the renowned German company Leica. Its main lens has access to a new sensor and the tele lenses are now all macro-capable.

Xiaomi advertizes a price of around US$1,600 for the phone. In this review, you can find out whether it is worth the money or not.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra (14 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 8 x 2.3 - 3.3 GHz, Cortex-X4 / A720 / A720 / A520 (Kryo)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR5x
Display
6.73 inch 20:9, 3200 x 1440 pixel 521 PPI, Capacitive Touchscreen, 240 Hz touch sampling rate, AMOLED, LTPO 1 - 120 Hz, 1920 Hz PWM-Dimming, Xiaomi Shield Glass, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash, 512 GB 
, 481.8 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electronic compass, IR blaster, Barometer, Flicker sensor, OTG, X-axis linear vibration motor
Networking
Qualcomm FastConnect 7800 (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz be = Wi-Fi 7), Bluetooth 5.4, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19), LTE (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 42, 48, 66), 5G-Sub6 (Band 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 77, 78, 79), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.2 x 161.4 x 75.3 ( = 0.36 x 6.35 x 2.96 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion, 90 W HyperCharge, 80 W wireless HyperCharge
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 14
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (1'' LYT-900-Sensor, 3.2 μm, 23 mm, f/1.63-f/4.0, 8P lens, OIS) + 50 MPix (3.2x Tele / Macro, f/1.8, 75 mm, IMX858, 6P lens, OIS) + 50 MPix (5x Periscope / Macro, f/2.5, 120 mm, IMX858, OIS) + 50 MPix (Ultra wide / Macro, f/1.8, 12 mm, IMX858, 7P lens); Camera2-API-Level: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix (1/1.314", f/2.0, 90 °)
Additional features
Speakers: Dual, Keyboard: OnScreen, 90W-Charger, USB-Cabel, SIM Eject Tool, Case, HyperOS 1.0, 24 Months Warranty, Body-SAR: 0.997 W/kg, Head-SAR: 0.997 W/kg; GNSS: A-GPS, GPS (L1, L5), Glonass (L1), BeiDou (B1, B1C, B2a), Galileo (E1, E5a), NavIC (L5); Bluetooth Audio-Codecs: SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX TWS+, LHDC V1-5, LDAC; HDR: HLG, HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision; IP68, fanless, waterproof
Weight
219.8 g ( = 7.75 oz / 0.48 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1500 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89.2 %
04/2024
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
SD 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750
219.8 g512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.73"3200x1440
91.1 %
12/2023
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU
221 g256 GB NVMe6.70"2796x1290
89 %
12/2023
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7
213 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"2992x1344
90.6 %
03/2024
Honor Magic6 Pro
SD 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750
229 g512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.80"2800x1280
91.1 %
03/2024
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750
232 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.80"3120x1440
88.5 %
03/2024
Vivo X100 Pro
Dimensity 9300, Immortalis-G720 MP12
221 g512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.78"2800x1260

Case - Shield glass protects the Xiaomi 14 Ultra

On its website, Xiaomi speaks of a slimmer case when describing the Ultra. In fact, according to its specs, its build height has actually risen from 9.06 millimetres (Xiaomi 13 Ultra) to 9.2 millimetres. This may not be much, but it is certainly not slimmer. We even measured 9.35 millimetres and with the cameras, it has a thickness of up to 15.9 millimetres. It should be noted that the 14 Ultra is no longer top-heavy.

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra comes in the colors black and white. Both versions feature a matte aluminum frame that doesn't attract fingerprint marks. The back is made from faux leather and is supposedly more resistant than its predecessor (six times more so, to be precise). The display glass is rounded on all sides and is made of Xiaomi's own Shield glass. This is said to be ten times more impact-resistant than the Gorilla Glass Victus within the 13 Ultra, and the phone also comes with a screen protector preinstalled. 

Its materials make a high-quality impression and its build quality is really good. We noted no gaps and everything lines up perfectly. The Xiaomi 14 Ultra can withstand twisting attempts without making a sound. The optical image stabilizers only rattle unusually loudly when the phone is shaken. According to Xiaomi, however, this is normal.

The smartphone is IP68-certified; in other words, it is dust and waterproof.

comes with a case

Size comparison

164.05 mm / 6.46 inch 75.28 mm / 2.96 inch 9.05 mm / 0.3563 inch 221 g0.4872 lbs163.2 mm / 6.43 inch 74.6 mm / 2.94 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 227 g0.5 lbs162.6 mm / 6.4 inch 76.5 mm / 3.01 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 213 g0.4696 lbs162.5 mm / 6.4 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 229 g0.505 lbs162.3 mm / 6.39 inch 79 mm / 3.11 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 232 g0.511 lbs161.4 mm / 6.35 inch 75.3 mm / 2.96 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 219.8 g0.4846 lbs159.9 mm / 6.3 inch 76.7 mm / 3.02 inch 8.25 mm / 0.3248 inch 221 g0.4872 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Connectivity - Super-fast USB port on the Xiaomi phone

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra continues to feature an infrared sensor which you can use to control multimedia devices, air cons and co. Adding to this is Bluetooth 5.4, NFC and fast USB 3.2 (Gen 2). 

The phone's USB port is not only fast on paper—it achieved 1,145.87 MB/s during our copying test, meaning it almost uses the standard to its full potential. It also supports USB-OTG, so peripheral devices and external storage media can be connected to the smartphone. The latter can be formatted with FAT, FAT32, exFAT or NTFS. Wired image output is also possible, but the smartphone's screen is simply mirrored. 

What the Xiaomi 14 Ultra still lacks is UWB. There is also no storage expansion option via microSD and it doesn't feature a dedicated audio jack.

Top: speaker
Top: speaker
Left side
Left side
Right: volume rocker, power
Right: volume rocker, power
Bottom: speaker, USB, microphone, SIM
Bottom: speaker, USB, microphone, SIM

Software - HyperOS with five years of updates

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra comes with HyperOS 1.0 which is based on Android 14. Of course, it supports Google services and visually, the operating system barely looks any different to MIUI. One advantage is its better cross-device connection and slimmer system, which is 9.74 GB in size on this model. However, if you include the additional system files, its size adds up to a comparatively generous 37.73 GB.

Xiaomi is set to give its flagship smartphone four major updates as well as security patches for five years. At the time of testing, the latest patch was from March 2024, so very up-to-date. 

Communication and GNSS - Wi-Fi 7 and precise location services

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra supports a wide range of mobile frequencies, but there are still a few gaps when it comes to global use. Thankfully, this shouldn't result in any connection issues. In larger cities, its connection is good.

The Xiaomi smartphone supports tri-band WLAN and Wi-Fi 7, so all the modern standards. Together with our reference router (Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 (Wi-Fi 6E)), we noted high and mostly stable transfer rates. However, it seems that it is faster at sending data than receiving it.

We tested its Wi-Fi 7 functionality using a TP-Link Archer BE800. The modern network was recognized with all three bands without any issues. While the 5 GHz network benefits from the modern standard and results in good data rates (sending: 1,515 MBit/s / receiving: 1,510 MBit/s (average values)), the Xiaomi 14 Ultra clearly falls short of expectations within the 6 GHz network. It only manages 693 MBit/s (sending) and 834 MBit/s (receiving). By comparison, the Vivo X100 Pro can manage up to 3.7 Gbit/s in the same scenario (peak value when sending). Xiaomi still has room for improvement in this aspect.

Networking
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
797 (min: 400) MBit/s ∼86%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
928 (min: 642) MBit/s ∼93%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1814 (min: 939) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1495 (min: 1227) MBit/s ∼81%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
iperf3 receive AXE11000
810 (min: 793) MBit/s ∼87%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
931 (min: 893) MBit/s ∼93%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1534 (min: 1415) MBit/s ∼84%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1345 (min: 1298) MBit/s ∼73%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
897 (min: 870) MBit/s ∼97%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
892 (min: 333) MBit/s ∼89%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1468 (min: 1069) MBit/s ∼81%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1467 (min: 1304) MBit/s ∼80%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
806 (min: 404) MBit/s ∼87%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
904 (min: 308) MBit/s ∼90%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
801 (min: 397) MBit/s ∼86%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
556 (min: 253) MBit/s ∼55%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1553 (min: 815) MBit/s ∼85%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1461 (min: 1284) MBit/s ∼79%
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
929 (min: 862) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
915 (min: 772) MBit/s ∼91%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1822 (min: 1665) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1838 (min: 1798) MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
917 (min: 882) MBit/s ∼99%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1002 (min: 985) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1789 (min: 1557) MBit/s ∼98%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1579 (min: 1415) MBit/s ∼86%
Average of class Smartphone
 
iperf3 receive AXE11000
651 (min: 34.8) MBit/s ∼70%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
686 (min: 40.5) MBit/s ∼68%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1532 (min: 229) MBit/s ∼84%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1362 (min: 598) MBit/s ∼74%
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Xiaomi 14 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1782 (939-1885)
Google Pixel 8 Pro Google Tensor G3, ARM Mali-G715 MP7; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1469 (1069-1581)
Xiaomi 14 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1494 (1227-1540)
Google Pixel 8 Pro Google Tensor G3, ARM Mali-G715 MP7; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1467 (1304-1676)
Xiaomi 14 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø783 (400-815)
Google Pixel 8 Pro Google Tensor G3, ARM Mali-G715 MP7; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø896 (870-916)
Xiaomi 14 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø928 (642-987)
Google Pixel 8 Pro Google Tensor G3, ARM Mali-G715 MP7; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø881 (333-944)
GPS test: indoors
indoors
GPS test: outside
outside

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra uses all satellite navigation services for locating purposes—apart from the Japanese QZSS. It uses the most common bands and even manages to locate quickly and precisely indoors.

We took the Ultra with us on a bike trip with the Garmin Venu 2 to compare. The smartphone had nothing to fear, as its recorded route was even more precise than that of the fitness smartwatch.

GNSS test trip: trip around a lake
GNSS test trip: trip around a lake
GNSS test trip: turning point
GNSS test trip: turning point
GNSS test trip: summary
GNSS test trip: summary

Telephone features and call quality - No eSIM support

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra masters telephone features such as WLAN calls and VoLTE—but not eSIMs. Instead, it offers conventional dual-SIM operation using two nano SIM cards. The phone uses Google's telephone app.

When held up to your ear, the Xiaomi device's call quality is excellent, boasting natural voice transmission in quiet surroundings. If there is a lot of ambient noise surrounding the user, then their voice may sound a little restricted and background noise can occasionally be heard. Its loudspeaker mode is also good, with good intelligibility even from a distance of two meters—but then it sounds slightly tinny and somewhat quieter.

Cameras - The Xiaomi 14 Ultra with a quad camera from Leica

Selfie on the Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Selfie on the Xiaomi 14 Ultra

Not much has changed about the Xiaomi 14 Ultra's front-facing camera. It continues to feature a resolution of 32 MPix and doesn't use pixel binning, which is why its photo file size is relatively large. It doesn't have an autofocus function. Even so, photos taken with this lens look pretty good, even on darker days. Videos can be recorded in Ultra HD and at up to 60fps at best. If you record in Dolby Vision, a maximum of 4k/30fps is possible.

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra's highlight is its quad camera on the back. Its main sensor is a 1-inch Sony LYT-900. Its pixel edge length is 1.6 µm, which is combined into a 3.2 µm superpixel via pixel binning. The images are therefore not 50 MPix in size, but 12.5 MPix. However, an optional 50 MPix mode is also available. In addition to optical image stabilization (OIS), the camera has an anti-reflective coating (ALD: Anti-Reflective Coating). It also allows you to adjust its aperture from f/1.63 to f/4.0. Details in the photos taken using this lens are great and the background sharpness is also consistent. At close range, however, the images become very dark and the contrasts are very pronounced. The 14 Ultra delivers good photos in low-light conditions, too—however, upon closer inspection, some detail is lost and a few blurry spots creep in at times. 

The other lenses again rely on the Sony IMX858. As was already the case with its predecessor, its ultra-wide-angle lens can be used for taking macro shots (minimum distance: 5 cm). In daylight, the lens delivers good results which unfortunately lose some sharpness towards the edges. 

The other two lenses are optical magnification lenses, both of which are equipped with OIS. One features a 3.2x zoom and the periscope lens offers a 5x zoom. Both can also be used as telephoto macro lenses and must be used at a minimum distance of 10 and 30 cm respectively. A digital zoom of up to 120x is possible. Its depiction quality is pretty good and up to a 10x magnification (240 mm), the results are usable. Anything above this results in far poorer quality. From a magnification of 20x onwards, a digital viewfinder is activated—but its calibration is not accurate. As a result, the image section displayed in the mini viewfinder was always slightly to the right in the larger live view. At long focal lengths, weaknesses in the image stabilization also become noticeable, as the image is then visibly and sometimes jerkily blurred. 

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra can record videos in all current resolutions and while this can also be done in Dolby Vision, you are then limited to Ultra HD and a maximum of 30fps. In terms of quality, however, the smartphone is impressive and also offers the option of recording in LOG format via the Pro mode.

If you want to opt for an aspect ratio other than 16:9, you should bear in mind that only black bars are added at the top and bottom in the so-called widescreen format. Even 21:9 is only displayed as a section, as the resolution of the videos in Full HD is then only 1,920 x 800 pixels, for example.

23 mm (optical)
46 mm (digital)
75 mm (optical)
120 mm (optical)
240 mm (digital)
480 mm (digital)
1200 mm (digital)
2880 mm (digital)
Mode Aspect ratio Resolution
Photo Full, 1:1, 16:9, 4:3, 21:9 12.5 MPix
50 MP 4:3 50 MPix
Pro (photo) Full, 1:1, 16:9, 4:3 12.5 / 50 MPix
Video wide-screen, 16:9 HD (30 FPS), Full HD (30/60 FPS), Ultra HD (24/30/60/120 FPS), 8k (24/30 FPS)
Film wide-screen, 16:9, 2.39:1 Full HD (24 FPS)
Pro (video) 16:9, wide-screen HD (30 FPS), Full HD (30/60 FPS), Ultra HD (24/30/60/120 FPS), 8k (24/30 FPS)
Slow-motion 16:9 HD (120/240/480/960/1920 FPS)
Full HD (120/240/480/960/1920 FPS)

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main cameraMain cameraUltra-wide angle5x zoomLow light
click to load images

Under controlled lighting conditions, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra boasted really good depiction quality. Our test chart was captured with lots of detail and great sharpness, without it being too overly sharpened after snapping the picture. A slight (but not bothersome) loss of sharpness is only noticeable along the edges.

Color depiction can be influenced by the user. You have two modes to choose from, namely Leica Vibrant and Leica Authentic. The former results in colors being depicted more vividly, but this led to considerably higher DeltaE deviations when depicting the ColorChecker chart. 

The Leica cooperation also extends to the cameras' visual design and includes several photography filters.

ColorChecker
12.4 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
10 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
12 ∆E
9 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi 14 Ultra: 8.82 ∆E min: 2.36 - max: 16.76 ∆E
ColorChecker
11.7 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
14 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
10 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
13 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
13 ∆E
20.8 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi 14 Ultra: 12.89 ∆E min: 5.38 - max: 20.76 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Including a 90-watt power supply

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra comes delivered with a modular 90-watt power supply, a USB cable (Type-A to Type-C), a SIM tool as well as a protective case. The latter is made from simple black plastic and feels a little cheap.

You can optionally purchase a so-called Photography Kit. This kit consists of a more high-quality protective case, a camera grip with a wrist strap, a filter adapter ring (67 mm) as well as two decorative rings. The grip features a two-stage shutter release, a zoom lever, a record button and a rotary dial. The buttons can be assigned different options via the phone's settings but by default, they control classic functions such as zoom, starting/stopping a video recording or adjusting the exposure. Furthermore, it is fitted with a 1,500 mAh battery which supplies the Xiaomi phone with additional power. Either one of the decorative rings or the filter adapter ring can be attached to the lens ring on the protective case. This kit transforms the Xiaomi 14 Ultra into more of a compact camera and on trips, this is sure to provide some added value—although it does make the phone quite a bit bulkier. At around US$200, it is also not exactly cheap.

Xiaomi gives its smartphone a standard 12-month warranty in the United States which cannot be extended or expanded. 

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra with the Photography Kit: An orange accent ring
The Xiaomi 14 Ultra with the Photography Kit: 67-mm filter adapter
The Xiaomi 14 Ultra with the Photography Kit: 67-mm filter adapter (face down)
The Xiaomi 14 Ultra with the Photography Kit: removed handpiece

Input devices & operation - An optical fingerprint sensor inside the Xiaomi 14 Ultra

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra's capacitive touchscreen features a touch sampling rate of 240 Hz and it executes inputs quickly and reliably. A linear vibration motor (x-axis) provides haptic feedback and it works quietly while still remaining powerful enough to be felt.

An optical fingerprint sensor installed into the phone's display takes care of biometric security and it boasts high recognition rates and decent unlock speeds. In good lighting conditions, it is a little faster to use facial recognition via the front-facing camera—but this is less secure. The fingerprint sensor can additionally be used to measure your pulse.

If required, you can activate a one-handed mode. Plus, the power button can be assigned additional functions via the phone's settings. In addition, the back features a touch-sensitive surface which reacts to double or triple taps that activate a previously determined function, such as opening the camera app. You do have to press quite firmly but it also works when the smartphone is inside its protective case.

Display - The Xiaomi 14 Ultra shines bright at over 3,000 cd/m²

RGGB sub-pixel array
RGGB sub-pixel array

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra's LTPO AMOLED display has a diagonal of 6.73 inches (17.09 cm), features a 1,440p resolution and a refresh rate of 1 to 120 Hz. Moreover, it supports all conventional HDR standards including Dolby Vision.

When depicting a completely white screen with the ambient light sensor activated, its brightness may be quite high—but for a high-end phone, it is comparatively low. When depicting even amounts of light and dark areas (APL18), the middle of the image reaches up to 1,400 cd/m² and when playing back an HDR video on YouTube, we even noted up to 3,274 cd/m².

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra is unfortunately not spared from OLED flickering. To counteract this, Xiaomi relies on high-frequency PWM dimming at up to 1,920 Hz. At minimum brightness, however, we measured a frequency of 120 Hz. Although this is quite low, the flat and even amplitude curve makes it less stressful on the eyes than the frequency would suggest. This is not due to temporal dithering, which we couldn't detect—but instead, the phone probably uses black frame insertion (BFI), which is used to reduce motion blur and as burn-in protection. In the measurement series with a fixed zoom level, the amplitude curve at minimum brightness looks quite flat, but this is due to the scaling; the enlarged version of the amplitude at minimum brightness can be seen in the info box.

All-in-all, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra's display proves to be relatively easy on the eyes, however, we cannot completely rule out any issues for sensitive users.

983
cd/m²
993
cd/m²
1014
cd/m²
1009
cd/m²
997
cd/m²
1014
cd/m²
1003
cd/m²
987
cd/m²
1019
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 1019 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 1002.1 cd/m² Minimum: 2.27 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 96 %
Center on Battery: 997 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.6 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 1.8 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
98.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.19
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
AMOLED, 3200x1440, 6.73
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
OLED, 2796x1290, 6.70
Google Pixel 8 Pro
OLED, 2992x1344, 6.70
Honor Magic6 Pro
OLED, 2800x1280, 6.80
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 3120x1440, 6.80
Vivo X100 Pro
AMOLED, 2800x1260, 6.78
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
AMOLED, 3200x1440, 6.73
Screen
12%
19%
7%
-26%
40%
17%
Brightness middle
997
1102
11%
1510
51%
1575
58%
1317
32%
1392
40%
1357
36%
Brightness
1002
1102
10%
1467
46%
1508
50%
1365
36%
1360
36%
1340
34%
Brightness Distribution
96
98
2%
92
-4%
89
-7%
94
-2%
84
-12%
89
-7%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.6
1.1
31%
1.1
31%
1.7
-6%
3.4
-113%
0.6
62%
1.1
31%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.3
3.1
6%
3.8
-15%
3.9
-18%
5
-52%
1.3
61%
2.7
18%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.8
1.6
11%
1.7
6%
2.4
-33%
2.8
-56%
0.9
50%
2
-11%
Gamma
2.19 100%
2.19 100%
2.23 99%
2.22 99%
2 110%
2.25 98%
2.2 100%
CCT
6493 100%
6555 99%
6670 97%
6398 102%
6458 101%
6540 99%
6366 102%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 120 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 120 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 120 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17803 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

minimum display brightness
min.
25 % display brightness
25 %
50 % display brightness
50 %
75 % display brightness
75 %
maximum manual display brightness
100 %

Measurement series with fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

We really like the panel's color depiction. If you would like to achieve the most natural result, then you'll have to select the option color scheme within the display settings, then click advanced settings and finally, select the color space original. After this, gray tones won't show any visible deviations and we only noted a slightly elevated DeltaE when it came to blue tones—but this is complaining on the very highest of levels.

When using the phone's standard settings, the screen's depiction is cooler and it depicts colors more saturated.

Grayscale (mode: advanced/original, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (mode: advanced/original, target color space: sRGB)
Colors (mode: advanced/original, target color space: sRGB)
Colors (mode: advanced/original, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (mode: advanced/original, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (mode: advanced/original, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (mode: advanced/original, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (mode: advanced/original, target color space: sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
1.26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.711 ms rise
↘ 0.5535 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 3 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.55 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.776 ms rise
↘ 0.773 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.7 ms).

Outside, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra's screen largely remains legible, as it has enough brightness reserves. If anything, some display surface reflections might get in the way a little.

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra outside (cloudy day)
outside
The Xiaomi 14 Ultra outside (cloudy day)
outside

We like the OLED display's viewing-angle stability a lot. At flat viewing angles, it may lose a little of its brightness and its depiction looks visibly cooler, but this shouldn't get in the way at any point during everyday use.

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra's viewing-angle stability
The Xiaomi 14 Ultra's viewing-angle stability

Performance - Qualcomm SoC brings lots of power

As expected, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra relies on the currently most powerful SoC from Qualcomm: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. It has access to an impressive 16 GB LPDDR5x RAM.

During the benchmarks, the chipset achieved the results we expected—it only did a little worse when it came to AI calculations and didn't come close to using the SoC to its full potential.  

Its system speed is high. Although this wasn't enough for the phone to secure first place during the benchmarks, it still runs buttery smooth in everyday use. 

Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
2930 Points +30%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
2287 Points +1%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
2254 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (2127 - 2329, n=13)
2230 Points -1%
Vivo X100 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 9300, Immortalis-G720 MP12, 16384
2207 Points -2%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
2127 Points -6%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
1769 Points -22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (193 - 2930, n=112, last 2 years)
1373 Points -39%
Multi-Core
Vivo X100 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 9300, Immortalis-G720 MP12, 16384
7408 Points +7%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
7244 Points +4%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
7102 Points +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (6426 - 7501, n=13)
6948 Points 0%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
6933 Points
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
6765 Points -2%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
4538 Points -35%
Average of class Smartphone
  (845 - 7408, n=112, last 2 years)
3804 Points -45%
Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1716 Points +1%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
1695 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (1575 - 1702, n=10)
1672 Points -1%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
1654 Points -2%
Vivo X100 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 9300, Immortalis-G720 MP12, 16384
1604 Points -5%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1498 Points -12%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
1274 Points -25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=216, last 2 years)
915 Points -46%
Multi-Core
Vivo X100 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 9300, Immortalis-G720 MP12, 16384
6681 Points +7%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
6426 Points +3%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
6252 Points
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
6157 Points -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (5393 - 6543, n=10)
6103 Points -2%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
5232 Points -16%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
3624 Points -42%
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=216, last 2 years)
3000 Points -52%
Antutu v10 - Total Score
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
2050639 Points +3%
Vivo X100 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 9300, Immortalis-G720 MP12, 16384
2038807 Points +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (1624507 - 2162423, n=11)
2005548 Points +1%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
1987321 Points
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1837994 Points -8%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
1487075 Points -25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (281399 - 2162423, n=53, last 2 years)
1245321 Points -37%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
1113506 Points -44%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
18672 Points +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (15343 - 21628, n=12)
18539 Points +7%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
18155 Points +5%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
17260 Points
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
15411 Points -11%
Vivo X100 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 9300, Immortalis-G720 MP12, 16384
14573 Points -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4761 - 21385, n=215, last 2 years)
11875 Points -31%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
11824 Points -31%
CrossMark - Overall
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
1474 Points +19%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1443 Points +16%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
1408 Points +14%
Vivo X100 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 9300, Immortalis-G720 MP12, 16384
1301 Points +5%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1242 Points 0%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
1239 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (1043 - 1474, n=8)
1227 Points -1%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
935 Points -25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (200 - 1474, n=164, last 2 years)
842 Points -32%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Vivo X100 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 9300, Immortalis-G720 MP12, 16384
11438 Points +5%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
10871 Points
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
10480 Points -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (8165 - 10966, n=10)
10195 Points -6%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
9696 Points -11%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
9563 Points -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 11438, n=164, last 2 years)
5868 Points -46%
System
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
16475 Points +4%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
15843 Points
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
14961 Points -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (8611 - 15935, n=10)
14165 Points -11%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
13765 Points -13%
Vivo X100 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 9300, Immortalis-G720 MP12, 16384
12477 Points -21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 - 16475, n=164, last 2 years)
9813 Points -38%
Memory
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
12716 Points
Vivo X100 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 9300, Immortalis-G720 MP12, 16384
11309 Points -11%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
11039 Points -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (8937 - 12716, n=10)
10983 Points -14%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
10389 Points -18%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
10363 Points -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 12716, n=164, last 2 years)
6373 Points -50%
Graphics
Vivo X100 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 9300, Immortalis-G720 MP12, 16384
58651 Points +77%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
35448 Points +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (29938 - 39727, n=10)
34758 Points +5%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
33187 Points
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
29678 Points -11%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
27905 Points -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 58651, n=164, last 2 years)
14657 Points -56%
Web
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
2089 Points
Vivo X100 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 9300, Immortalis-G720 MP12, 16384
2068 Points -1%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
2060 Points -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (1661 - 2145, n=10)
2015 Points -4%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1998 Points -4%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1815 Points -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2145, n=164, last 2 years)
1510 Points -28%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Vivo X100 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 9300, Immortalis-G720 MP12, 16384
66541 Points +355%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
27018 Points +85%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=148, last 2 years)
21505 Points +47%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
18852 Points +29%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
18147 Points +24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (13873 - 18370, n=10)
16833 Points +15%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
15683 Points +7%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
14617 Points
AImark - Score v3.x
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
245629 Points +16374%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (1381 - 245629, n=9)
108185 Points +7156%
Vivo X100 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 9300, Immortalis-G720 MP12, 16384
49660 Points +3231%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple A17 Pro, A17 Pro GPU, 8192
29087 Points +1851%
Average of class Smartphone
  (298 - 245629, n=107, last 2 years)
17669 Points +1085%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1518 Points +2%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
1491 Points
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1298 Points -13%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Google Tensor G3, Mali-G715 MP7, 12288
1109 Points -26%
Geekbench ML
0.6 TensorFlow Lite NNAPI
Vivo X100 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 9300, Immortalis-G720 MP12, 16384
3410 Points +802%
Average of class Smartphone
  (378 - 3410, n=8, last 2 years)
894 Points +137%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
678 Points +79%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
663 Points +75%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (378 - 663, n=4)
511 Points +35%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
378 Points
0.6 TensorFlow Lite GPU
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
1478 Points +38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (1070 - 1478, n=4)
1264 Points +18%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1254 Points +17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (978 - 1478, n=8, last 2 years)
1185 Points +11%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
1070 Points
Vivo X100 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 9300, Immortalis-G720 MP12, 16384
978 Points -9%
0.6 TensorFlow Lite CPU
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, Adreno 750, 12288
1317 Points +12%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
1292 Points +9%
Vivo X100 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 9300, Immortalis-G720 MP12, 16384
1247 Points +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (1141 - 1342, n=4)
1239 Points +5%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 16384
1180 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (509 - 1342, n=8, last 2 years)
1129 Points -4%

The integrated Adreno 750 painted a similar picture in the graphics benchmarks. The performance it offers may be very high but it was often slightly worse than the competitors fitted with the same chipset—in particular when the more modern Vulkan API came into play.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5248 Points +12%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5167 Points +10%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
4804 Points +2%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
4690 Points
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
3879 Points -17%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3712 Points -21%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2410 Points -49%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5177 Points +5%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5040 Points +2%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
4937 Points
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
4817 Points -2%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
3765 Points -24%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3763 Points -24%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2422 Points -51%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
20068 Points +20%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
19545 Points +17%
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
17613 Points +6%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
16691 Points
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
15260 Points -9%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
13995 Points -16%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8922 Points -47%
3DMark / Solar Bay Score
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
8677 Points +15%
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
7845 Points +4%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
7523 Points
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
7510 Points 0%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
6478 Points -14%
3DMark / Solar Bay Unlimited Score
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
8679 Points +5%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
8620 Points +4%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
8289 Points
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
7975 Points -4%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
6106 Points -26%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
7922 Points +59%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
7451 Points +50%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
6883 Points +39%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
6411 Points +29%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5044 Points +2%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
4968 Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
29081 Points +1%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
28887 Points
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
25785 Points -11%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
25076 Points -13%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
24304 Points -16%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13743 Points -52%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
17677 Points +27%
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
17516 Points +26%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
15555 Points +11%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
15192 Points +9%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
13956 Points
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9935 Points -29%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps 0%
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
60 fps -50%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
791 fps +50%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
549 fps +4%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
544 fps +3%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
529 fps
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
489 fps -8%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
444 fps -16%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
348 fps -34%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps 0%
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
60 fps -50%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
339 fps +3%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
328 fps
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
327 fps 0%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
319 fps -3%
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
277 fps -16%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
262 fps -20%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
174 fps -47%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps +3%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps +3%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
117 fps 0%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
117 fps
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
115 fps -2%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
108 fps -8%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
60 fps -49%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
261 fps +4%
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
251 fps 0%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
250 fps
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
247 fps -1%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
223 fps -11%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
180 fps -28%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
112 fps -55%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
101 fps +25%
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
100 fps +23%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
83 fps +2%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
81 fps
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
71 fps -12%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
64 fps -21%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
60 fps -26%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
162 fps +4%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
156 fps
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
148 fps -5%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
142 fps -9%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
128 fps -18%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
110 fps -29%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
75 fps -52%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
92 fps +53%
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
86 fps +43%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
72 fps +20%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
63 fps +5%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
60 fps
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
55 fps -8%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
51 fps -15%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
90 fps +14%
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
83 fps +5%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
79 fps
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
71 fps -10%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
62 fps -22%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
61 fps -23%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
37 fps -53%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps +15%
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
116 fps +12%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
114 fps +10%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
104 fps
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
91 fps -12%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
84 fps -19%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
59 fps -43%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
228 fps +19%
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
198 fps +3%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
192 fps
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
187 fps -3%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
156 fps -19%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
117 fps -39%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
98 fps -49%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
42 fps +14%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
40 fps +8%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
37 fps
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
33 fps -11%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
29 fps -22%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
25 fps -32%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
16 fps -57%

You can surf the web at acceptable speeds using the Xiaomi 14 Ultra. It ranked in the midfield in the benchmarks.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max (Safari Mobile 17)
254.048 Points +74%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra (Chrome 121)
209.919 Points +44%
Vivo X100 Pro (Chrome 121)
173.403 Points +19%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra (Chrome 113)
162.122 Points +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (69.2 - 241, n=13)
158.3 Points +8%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra (Chrome 123)
146.13 Points
Honor Magic6 Pro (Chrome 122)
117.078 Points -20%
Average of class Smartphone (13.8 - 351, n=170, last 2 years)
107.8 Points -26%
Google Pixel 8 Pro (Chrome 117)
105.175 Points -28%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max (Safari Mobile 17)
445 runs/min +102%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra (Chrome 121)
265 runs/min +20%
Vivo X100 Pro (Chrome 121)
234 runs/min +6%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra (Chrome 123)
220 runs/min
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (69.6 - 311, n=11)
191.6 runs/min -13%
Google Pixel 8 Pro (Chrome 117)
158 runs/min -28%
Xiaomi 13 Ultra (Chrome 113)
151 runs/min -31%
Honor Magic6 Pro (Chrome 122)
134 runs/min -39%
Average of class Smartphone (14.9 - 445, n=154, last 2 years)
109.8 runs/min -50%
Speedometer 3.0 - Score
Xiaomi 14 Ultra (Chrome 123)
11 runs/min
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (4.3 - 11.9, n=5)
9.32 runs/min -15%
Average of class Smartphone (3.33 - 11.9, n=17, last 2 years)
7.11 runs/min -35%
Honor Magic6 Pro (Chrome 122)
4.3 runs/min -61%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra (Chrome 121)
195 Points +25%
Vivo X100 Pro (Chrome 121)
183 Points +17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (112 - 196, n=10)
158.8 Points +2%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra (Chrome 123)
156 Points
Xiaomi 13 Ultra (Chrome 113)
139 Points -11%
Honor Magic6 Pro
112 Points -28%
Google Pixel 8 Pro (Chrome 117)
103 Points -34%
Average of class Smartphone (22 - 202, n=160, last 2 years)
101 Points -35%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max (Safari Mobile 17)
86270 Points +42%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra (Chrome 121)
72011 Points +19%
Vivo X100 Pro (Chrome 121)
66656 Points +10%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra (Chrome 123)
60574 Points
Xiaomi 13 Ultra (Chrome 113)
60432 Points 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (25953 - 70135, n=12)
52801 Points -13%
Google Pixel 8 Pro (Chrome 117)
49506 Points -18%
Honor Magic6 Pro (Chrome 122)
37221 Points -39%
Average of class Smartphone (2228 - 89112, n=215, last 2 years)
33521 Points -45%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Average of class Smartphone (388 - 9999, n=170, last 2 years)
1545 ms * -125%
Honor Magic6 Pro (Chrome 122)
1153.9 ms * -68%
Google Pixel 8 Pro (Chrome 117)
840.2 ms * -22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (624 - 1154, n=11)
800 ms * -16%
Vivo X100 Pro (Chrome 121)
698.2 ms * -1%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra (Chrome 123)
688 ms *
Xiaomi 13 Ultra (Chrome 113)
657.6 ms * +4%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra (Chrome 121)
599 ms * +13%
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max (Safari Mobile 17)
388.3 ms * +44%

* ... smaller is better

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra's speedy UFS 4.0 storage gives us no cause for criticism. Although quite a few of its competitors were faster at times, you won't notice this in everyday use.

Xiaomi 14 UltraGoogle Pixel 8 ProHonor Magic6 ProSamsung Galaxy S24 UltraVivo X100 ProXiaomi 13 UltraAverage 512 GB UFS 4.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-66%
15%
-24%
17%
2%
1%
-51%
Sequential Read 256KB
4102.56
1501.13
-63%
3923.31
-4%
3610.25
-12%
3986.41
-3%
4511.82
10%
3712 ?(2451 - 4512, n=19)
-10%
Sequential Write 256KB
3095.36
257.28
-92%
3678.35
19%
1893.63
-39%
3461.77
12%
2878.39
-7%
Random Read 4KB
362.88
156.16
-57%
415.68
15%
437.12
20%
450.24
24%
398.87
10%
Random Write 4KB
527.15
258.92
-51%
678.39
29%
181.55
-66%
709.25
35%
507.27
-4%

Games - Power play for the Xiaomi 14 Ultra

We tested the Xiaomi phone's gaming performance using GameBench and a selection of hand-picked games. As expected, we don't have much to moan about, as the Adreno 750 ensures smooth performance. However, you can't select the most detailed Ultra graphics setting when playing Diablo Immortal.

Apart from this, the Xiaomi smartphone impresses with a reliable touchscreen, thumping speakers and the integrated Game Turbo that gives users access to several additional features.  

Diablo Immortal
Diablo Immortal
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Game Turbo
Game Turbo
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Xiaomi 14 Ultra; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 3.1.0: Ø89 (70-91)
Xiaomi 14 Ultra; PUBG Mobile; HD; 3.1.0: Ø59.3 (41-61)
Xiaomi 14 Ultra; PUBG Mobile; Ultra HD; 3.1.0: Ø39.9 (39-41)
Xiaomi 14 Ultra; Diablo Immortal; 2.3.0: Ø59.8 (57-61)

Emissions - The Ultra left its mark in the stress test

Temperature

Under load, we noted surface temperatures of over 44 °C at times on the Xiaomi 14 Ultra. Although this is warm, it isn't critical. During our test, we noticed that the smartphone's cooling system was unable to keep the Burnout benchmark in check for a longer period of time, which is why we had to adjust the scenario somewhat—otherwise, the app was shut.

In the 3DMark stress tests, however, the Ultra delivered fairly stable performance compared to other smartphones that use a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. Nevertheless, there were still performance losses.

Max. Load
 43.6 °C
110 F
42.5 °C
109 F
40.9 °C
106 F
 
 43.9 °C
111 F
44.2 °C
112 F
42.1 °C
108 F
 
 43.7 °C
111 F
42.8 °C
109 F
41.2 °C
106 F
 
Maximum: 44.2 °C = 112 F
Average: 42.8 °C = 109 F
37 °C
99 F
40.9 °C
106 F
39.6 °C
103 F
40.4 °C
105 F
41.1 °C
106 F
39.4 °C
103 F
40.3 °C
105 F
40.9 °C
106 F
39.5 °C
103 F
Maximum: 41.1 °C = 106 F
Average: 39.9 °C = 104 F
Power Supply (max.)  30.1 °C = 86 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 42.8 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 44.2 °C / 112 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 56 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 41.1 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.5 °C / 80 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
78.9 % +23%
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
78.8 % +22%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
64.4 %
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
52.2 % -19%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
46.7 % -27%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
46.1 % -28%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Mali-G715 MP7, Tensor G3, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
76 % +1%
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
75.5 %
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
65.4 % -13%
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
59.3 % -21%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
56.4 % -25%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
48.1 % -36%
Solar Bay Stress Test Stability
Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
72.1 %
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe
66.1 % -8%
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
53.9 % -25%
Honor Magic6 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
47.8 % -34%
Vivo X100 Pro
Immortalis-G720 MP12, Dimensity 9300, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
38.4 % -47%
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Xiaomi 14 Ultra Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø24.2 (21.8-28.9)
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test: Ø17.1 (16.4-25)
Xiaomi 14 Ultra Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø81.6 (68.3-106.1)
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø52.8 (47.3-60)
Xiaomi 14 Ultra Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø98.8 (92.4-116.6)
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø62.8 (55.9-93.3)
Xiaomi 14 Ultra Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Solar Bay Unlimited Stress Test Stability; 1.0.6.5: Ø23.5 (20.9-29.2)
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe; Solar Bay Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø15.4 (14.1-17.8)
Xiaomi 14 Ultra Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Solar Bay Stress Test Stability; 1.0.6.5: Ø23.1 (20.7-28.7)
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max A17 Pro GPU, A17 Pro, 256 GB NVMe; Solar Bay Stress Test Stability: Ø15.5 (14.1-21.3)

Speakers

The two speakers in the Xiaomi 14 Ultra are definitely among the better of their kind and allow for decent sound at medium volume, in which even a bit of bass can be heard. At high volumes, however, the trebles in particular are too present, resulting in a somewhat tinny sound.

USB-C is available for wired sound output, while Bluetooth 5.4 is available wirelessly. Its codec support is quite broad, but LC3 is missing. The Xiaomi smartphone also does not yet support Auracast.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2027.3352526.228.23125.932.24029.235.25035.6396325.934.58022.135.510017.836.712517.142.716018.15420014.256.125014.15831510.762.24001163.450012.870.263011.171.28001269.6100011.773.812501276.3160012.874.9200012.477.1250012.379.4315013.381.640001382.7500013.580.1630013.278800013.877.11000013.778.21250013.469.61600013.367.3SPL24.990.3N0.682.6median 13.2median 73.8Delta1836.246.130.739.625.643.926.742.836.743.624.644.317.64618.743.218.245.715.956.617.356.115.260.214.160.413.461.313.866.514.367.713.774.912.478.112.778.612.177.212.981.612.584.612.284.112.88413.18413.578.513.176.913.7741466.813.36425.2930.792.2median 13.5median 74.91.210.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi 14 UltraSamsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi 14 Ultra audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 95% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 20% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 76% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (93 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.2% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.6% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 9% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 84% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 29% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 63% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery life - Smaller battery for the rest of the world

Power consumption

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra has a pretty low power consumption and its consumption under load is comparatively now in particular. 

The Ultra's battery features a capacity of 5,000 mAh—only the model released in China features a 5,300 mAh battery. It is somewhat paradoxical that the smartphone's battery profile outputs 5,300 mAh to both AIDA64 and the 3C Battery Manager. However, when asked, Xiaomi Germany confirmed the 5,000 mAh again.

The smartphone can be charged at up to 90 watts using a cable, which means it was fully recharged within 40 minutes during our test. The 50 per cent mark was reached after just 17 minutes and 80 per cent after 33 minutes. Wireless charging at up to 80 watts is also possible, as is reverse wireless charging.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.22 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.8 / 0.89 / 0.91 Watt