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Xiaomi 14 review: New top model and fastest compact Android smartphone

Little high-flyer. Excellent battery life, 90-watt fast charging, 3 Leica cameras with 50 MP and a 3000-nit bright OLED panel that runs at 120 Hz. So far, so good, but the compact Xiaomi 14 pulls another ace out of its sleeve with Qualcomm's latest high-end SoC Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. Is this a smartphone without any weaknesses? Read more to find out.
Xiaomi 14

Smartphones with flagship performance are almost only available in form factors of 6.7 inches and larger. Xiaomi is defying this trend, as the Xiaomi 14, just like the Xiaomi 13, remains a compact high-end smartphone at 6.36 inches. In terms of performance, it has again upped the ante compared to its predecessor, with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 making the Xiaomi 14 one of the fastest smartphones on the market.

In addition to a new SoC, the Xiaomi 14 also features a new camera system. Instead of the Sony IMX800 of the Xiaomi 13, the main camera of our test device utilizes the Light Fusion 900, a sensor in 1/1.31-inch format that likely comes from Omnivision. In addition, the main, ultra-wide-angle and telephoto cameras each now have a resolution of 50 MP.

So far, the Xiaomi 14 is only officially available in China, so interested buyers will have to purchase an imported version. A global version for the European market is expected to follow in the first quarter of 2024. According to the internet rumor mill, this date falls on February 25th, one day before the start of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Xiaomi 14 (14 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 8 x 2.3 - 3.3 GHz, Cortex-X4 / A720 / A720 / A520 (Kryo)
Graphics adapter
Memory
12 GB 
, LPDDR5X
Display
6.36 inch 20:9, 2670 x 1200 pixel 460 PPI, capacitive, OLED, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision, touch sampling rate up to 240Hz, instantaneous touch sampling rate up to 2160 Hz, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash, 256 GB 
, 228.2 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass, barometer, color spectrum, DRM Widevine Level 1, Camera2 API Level 3, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, WiFi 7 MLO, IR-Blaster
Networking
Wi-Fi 7 (a/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 (B3/B5/B8), 3G (B1/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19), 4G (B1/B3/B4/B5/B8/B18/B19/B26/B28a/B34/B38/B39/B40/B41/B42/B48/B66), 5G (n1/n3/n5/n8/n28a/n38/n40/n41/n48/n66/n77/n78), 4×4 MIMO, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 152.8 x 71.5 ( = 0.32 x 6.02 x 2.81 in)
Battery
4610 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 14
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix Main (Light Hunter 900, 1/1.31", f/1.6, 23mm, OIS) + 50MP tele (3.2x optical zoom, f/2.0, 75mm, OIS) + 50MP ultrawide (115°, f/2.2, 14mm); videos up to 8K@24fps
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f2.0, videos up to 4K@60fps
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: virtual, 90W charger, USB cable, SIM tool, protective case, Quick start guide, HyperOS 1.0, 12 Months Warranty, fanless, waterproof
Weight
193 g ( = 6.81 oz / 0.43 pounds), Power Supply: 97 g ( = 3.42 oz / 0.21 pounds)
Price
700 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89.8 %
01/2024
Xiaomi 14
SD 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750
193 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.36"2670x1200
89.1 %
10/2023
Apple iPhone 15
A16, A16 GPU 5-Core
171 g128 GB NVMe6.10"2556x1179
90.5 %
03/2023
Samsung Galaxy S23
SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740
167 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.10"2340x1080
89 %
09/2023
Sony Xperia 5 V
SD 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740
182 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.10"2520x1080
89.1 %
02/2023
Xiaomi 13
SD 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740
189 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.36"2400x1080
89.4 %
12/2023
Xiaomi 14 Pro
SD 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750
223 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.73"3200x1440

Case - Glass and aluminum chassis with IP68 certification

On the Chinese market, Xiaomi offers the Xiaomi 14 in black and white in addition to our green color variant. Whether the pink nano-leather version will also make it to Europe remains unclear. At 188 grams, it is slightly lighter than the 193-gram glass variant.

In the glass variant, the display and back are both protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus and feel very high-quality. However, both surfaces prove very susceptible to fingerprints. Smudges on the high-gloss aluminum frame are also near unavoidable. The SIM slot cover is also made of aluminum and fits cleanly with the frame. Overall, the workmanship is very good and the gaps are narrow and even.

Compared to the Xiaomi 13, the camera module has increased significantly in size. It now protrudes almost 4 millimeters from the back cover and houses an infrared transmitter and a microphone in addition to the LED flash. The advantage of the XXL camera unit is that the smartphone does not wobble back and forth on a flat surface when tapping the screen thanks to its width of over 4 cm. The Xiaomi 14 is IP68-certified and thus dust- and waterproof.

Xiaomi 14
Xiaomi 14
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Xiaomi 14
Xiaomi 14

Size comparison

161.4 mm / 6.35 inch 75.3 mm / 2.96 inch 8.49 mm / 0.3343 inch 223 g0.4916 lbs154 mm / 6.06 inch 68 mm / 2.68 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 182 g0.4012 lbs152.8 mm / 6.02 inch 71.5 mm / 2.81 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 193 g0.4255 lbs152.8 mm / 6.02 inch 71.5 mm / 2.81 inch 7.98 mm / 0.3142 inch 189 g0.4167 lbs147.6 mm / 5.81 inch 71.6 mm / 2.82 inch 7.8 mm / 0.3071 inch 171 g0.377 lbs146.3 mm / 5.76 inch 70.9 mm / 2.79 inch 7.6 mm / 0.2992 inch 167 g0.3682 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Equipment - Xiaomi 14 with USB-C 3.2 Gen. 1

The USB-C port of the Xiaomi 14 works at USB 3.0 speed, which is a significant improvement over the USB 2.0 port of the Xiaomi 13. This is immediately noticeable when swapping data with an external storage device. In our copy test with the M2.SSD Samsung 980 Pro in the Asus ROG Strix Arion Case (USB 3.2 Gen. 2), the Xiaomi 14 achieved a solid transfer rate of 311.7 MB/s.

An audio jack and a microSD slot were already missing from the Xiaomi 13 and are also lacking on the Xiaomi 14. Instead, there is once again an IR blaster for remote control of compatible end devices such as TVs, which is located in the camera unit this time around. Bluetooth 5.4 and NFC are also included.

In China, the Xiaomi 14 is available in four storage variants: 8/256 GB, 12/256 GB, 16/512 GB and 16/1024 GB. Whether all storage variants will also be globally available remains to be seen.

Left: no ports
Left: no ports
Right: volume rocker, power button
Right: volume rocker, power button
Top: no ports
Top: no ports
Bottom: speaker, USB-C 3.0, microphone, dual SIM
Bottom: speaker, USB-C 3.0, microphone, dual SIM

Software - HyperOS based on Android 14

The Xiaomi 14 runs Xiaomi's new HyperOS operating system, which is based on Android 14. According to the manufacturer, the HyperOS kernel is a combination of Linux and the Vela IoT platform. What sounds like a major development leap (and may well be one under the hood) turns out to be rather unspectacular in practice. Aside from minor adjustments to the appearance and menu structures, HyperOS looks exactly like the previous MIUI user interface. There are virtually no differences in terms of operation, so users do not have to adapt.

Xiaomi plans to provide its smartphone with OS upgrades for 4 years. Android security patches are scheduled to be rolled out over a period of 5 years. However, it is currently unknown how often this will occur each quarter. The Android security patch on our test device is from December 1, 2023, and thus still up to date (version 1.0.28.0.UNCCNXM).

In addition to simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Tibetan and Ugurian, the Chinese Hyper-OS ROM only knows English as the system language. Thanks to DRM certification for Widevine L1, the Xiaomi 14 can run web streams in HD quality.

The Google Play Store is not included by default on the Chinese model, but it was easy to install on our test device because the Google framework and associated services are already running in the background. This can be done, for example, via Xiaomi's GetApps app store.

Users are advised to get a keyboard such as the Google Gboard from the Play Store. Three keyboards come preinstalled on the smartphone, namely Baidu IME, Sogou Keyboard and iFlytek IME, which are optimized for Chinese users and therefore hardly usable for QWERTZ/QWERTY users.

Xiaomi 14
Xiaomi 14
Xiaomi 14
Xiaomi 14
Xiaomi 14
Xiaomi 14
Xiaomi 14
Xiaomi 14

Communication and GNSS - WiFi 7 for the Xiaomi 14

With WiFi 7, the Xiaomi 14 supports the fastest Wi-Fi standard currently available, also known as IEEE 802.11be. This enables transfer rates of up to 46 GBit/s, which we are unable to confirm thus far due to the lack of appropriate routers.

Nevertheless, even with WiFi 6E, WiFi performance is more than sufficient for everyday use. In tandem with our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router, the smartphone achieves very high and largely stable transfer rates in the 6 GHz band. It reaches peak values of just under 1740 MBit/s.

In our import model, the cellular frequencies are adapted for the Asian market. In regard to 5G, this is not an issue because all important frequencies for the European region are supported. However, there are some gaps in 4G coverage. LTE band 20 in particular, which is important in a number of countries, is missing. This is likely to result in reception problems, especially in rural areas.

On the other hand, if the Xiaomi 14 is officially launched in Europe and in the US, these restrictions should disappear. Experience has shown that Xiaomi equips the global versions of its smartphones with a significantly wider range of frequencies.

Networking
Xiaomi 14
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1623 (min: 1502) MBit/s ∼95%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1716 (min: 1119) MBit/s ∼96%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1738 (min: 1597) MBit/s ∼92%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1737 (min: 873) MBit/s ∼100%
Apple iPhone 15
iperf3 receive AXE11000
691 (min: 617) MBit/s ∼40%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
773 (min: 576) MBit/s ∼43%
Samsung Galaxy S23
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1659 (min: 1603) MBit/s ∼97%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1749 (min: 1253) MBit/s ∼98%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1799 (min: 1744) MBit/s ∼95%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1590 (min: 1562) MBit/s ∼92%
Sony Xperia 5 V
iperf3 receive AXE11000
838 (min: 818) MBit/s ∼49%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
958 (min: 934) MBit/s ∼54%
Xiaomi 13
iperf3 receive AXE11000
894 (min: 803) MBit/s ∼52%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
770 (min: 459) MBit/s ∼43%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1894 (min: 955) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1656 (min: 1620) MBit/s ∼95%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1717 (min: 1627) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1783 (min: 911) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1728 (min: 1374) MBit/s ∼91%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1731 (min: 1657) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
iperf3 receive AXE11000
655 (min: 34.8) MBit/s ∼38%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
692 (min: 40.5) MBit/s ∼39%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1536 (min: 229) MBit/s ∼81%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1364 (min: 598) MBit/s ∼79%
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Xiaomi 14 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1738 (1597-1857)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1799 (1744-1867)
Xiaomi 14 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1705 (873-1765)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1589 (1562-1612)
Xiaomi 14 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1622 (1502-1707)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1658 (1603-1686)
Xiaomi 14 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Qualcomm Adreno 750; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1716 (1119-1807)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1750 (1253-1880)
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception outdoors
GPS reception outdoors

For localization, the Xiaomi 14 has access to the GPS (L1, L5), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1, E5a) and Beidou (B1(C), B2a) satellites, usually in dual-band. In testing, the smartphone pinpointed its own location at an accuracy of 3 meters both indoors and outdoors.

The smartphone tracked a 10-kilometre cycle route almost as accurately as the Garmin Venu 2 fitness smartwatch, making it ideal for navigational tasks.

GPS test: summary
GPS test: summary
GPS test: circumnavigation of the lake
GPS test: circumnavigation of the lake
GPS test: loop
GPS test: loop

Telephony and voice quality

The Xiaomi 14 supports 5G with dual SIM and, in addition to VoLTE, also supports WLAN calls. In the import version, the smartphone can record calls. However, we were unable to find an option for activating eSIMs in the settings. If a global model is released, it will likely include eSIM functionality.

The Xiaomi 14 delivers good voice quality during calls. Voices are transmitted clearly and distinctly and background noise is filtered out quite reliably, even in hands-free mode.

Cameras - Triple camera with 3x 50 MP and Leica finish

Photo with the selfie camera
Photo with the selfie camera

The resolution of the selfie camera is 32 MP and has not changed from the Xiaomi 13. On the other hand, the Xiaomi 14 can now record videos in 4K at 60 FPS, whereas its predecessor could only manage Full HD and 30 FPS at most. The selfie camera takes good pictures and uses the full 32 MP without pixel binning.

Xiaomi often develops the cameras of its high-end smartphones together with Leica, and the Xiaomi 14 is no exception. At the heart of its triple camera is a Summilux lens with a resolution of 50 MP, whose key data is imprinted on the large camera module with the Vario-Summilux 1:1.6-2:2/14-75 Asph lettering. The OIS-stabilized sensor in 1/1.31-inch format shoots 12.5 MP photos via 4-in-1 pixel binning, bears the name Light Hunter 900 and likely stems from Omnivision.

The triple camera setup is completed by a 50 MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 50 MP telephoto camera with 3.2x optical zoom and OIS. The Xiaomi 14 Pro uses the same triple camera, but can do a little more. Variable aperture control for the main camera and autofocus for close-ups with the ultra-wide-angle camera are not available on the Xiaomi 14.

Shooting with the ultra-wide-angle camera (0.6x zoom, 14 mm)
Shooting with the ultra-wide-angle camera (0.6x zoom, 14 mm)
Photo with the main camera (1x zoom, 23 mm)
Photo with the main camera (1x zoom, 23 mm)
Photo with the telephoto camera (3.2x zoom, 75 mm)
Photo with the telephoto camera (3.2x zoom, 75 mm)

The cooperation with Leica also extends to the software. In the camera app, users can choose from numerous image modes as well as between the two Leica image modes, Leica Vibrant and Leica Authentic. Both can be called up via an icon on the top right of the screen and each works with a slightly different color calibration. In Leica Vibrant, colors are more saturated, while Leica Authentic is intended to reproduce the original Leica color style with clear colors.

In daylight, the main camera takes good pictures with high image sharpness and lots of detail. The photos also look very vivid thanks to strong contrasts and are very decent in low light conditions. Like the main camera, the ultra-wide-angle camera works with 4-in-1 pixel binning, uses a similar color balance and offers decent image quality. However, the level of detail is sometimes low and the images lose sharpness towards the edges. Thanks to its optical zoom, the telephoto camera can capture images with up to 3.2x magnification without loss of quality and takes solid pictures. The 3.2x zoom of the telephoto camera is also standard for portrait shots.

With the main camera, the Xiaomi 14 can record very stable videos up to 8K at 24 frames per second. The ultra-wide-angle and telephoto cameras each support up to 4K at 60 FPS. Users can also switch back and forth between the individual lenses while recording videos, but this only works up to 4K and at a maximum of 30 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.

Daylight photo 1Daylight photo 2Ultra wide angle5x zoomLow light photo
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Under controlled lighting conditions, the main camera performs very well. The colors of the ColorChecker card are accurately captured, even at 1 lux of residual light. The same applies to the test chart, which remains fully recognizable and still shows plenty of detail.

ColorChecker
11.2 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
2.1 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
12 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi 14: 7.12 ∆E min: 2.1 - max: 12.68 ∆E
ColorChecker
13.8 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
10 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
11 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi 14: 10.98 ∆E min: 4.58 - max: 19.59 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Xiaomi 14 with 90-watt power supply unit

The Xiaomi 14 comes with a 90-watt power adapter (up to 20V/4.5A, plug type A), a USB cable (type A to C), a SIM tool, a protective case and a quick start guide.

The Xiaomi 14 comes with a 12-month warranty.

Input devices & operation - Touch sampling rate of up to 2160 Hz

Thanks to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and the responsive OLED panel, the Xiaomi 14 is extremely smooth to use. The 6.36-inch screen works with a touch sampling rate of 240 Hz, which can increase up to 2160 Hz in games.

The physical buttons and the vibration motor each provide crisp and precise feedback that feels very high-quality. The same can also be said of the optical fingerprint sensor, which is integrated into the display. We had no complaints about its recogniton speed and rate. Users also have the option of logging in biometrically using 2D facial recognition, which also works quickly.

The subsequently installed Google Gboard in landscape mode...
The subsequently installed Google Gboard in landscape mode...
...and in portrait mode.
...and in portrait mode.

Display - OLED panel with 3000 nits

Subpixel matrix
Subpixel matrix

The 6.36-inch OLED panel has a resolution of 2670 x 1200 and thus achieves a high pixel density of 460 PPI. In addition to HDR10+, the screen also supports Dolby Vision. In the standard setting, the Xiaomi 14 automatically adjusts the frame rate of its OLED panel to the content displayed. Alternatively, this can be manually set at a constant 60 or 120 Hz.

With an average brightness of 1051.7 cd/m² on a white background, the OLED panel achieves a class-typical luminance, thus providing more than sufficient luminosity for practically all usage scenarios. But there is more.

In measurements with an even distribution of bright and dark image areas (APL18), the panel increases to a very good 1569 cd/m². The screen reaches the peak brightness of 3000 nits specified by Xiaomi when playing HDR content, occasionally reaching up to 3189 cd/m². When the brightness sensor is switched off, a maximum of 528 cd/m² can be elicited from the display. In the lowest brightness setting, we recorded 2.5 cd/m².

Like most OLED panels, the display on the Xiaomi 14 also flickers. However, the amplitude curve is quite uniform across the entire brightness spectrum and, at 429 Hz, is also relatively high. Users who are sensitive to pulse width modulation (PWM) can also activate Anti-Flicker in the display settings. With DC dimming activated, we only observed PWM flickering at the same level as the refresh rate in the entire brightness range.

1044
cd/m²
1050
cd/m²
1077
cd/m²
1042
cd/m²
1043
cd/m²
1070
cd/m²
1038
cd/m²
1045
cd/m²
1056
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 1077 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 1051.7 cd/m² Minimum: 2.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 96 %
Center on Battery: 1043 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.1 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 1.9 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
99.6% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.23
Xiaomi 14
OLED, 2670x1200, 6.36
Apple iPhone 15
Super Retina XDR OLED, 2556x1179, 6.10
Samsung Galaxy S23
Dynamic AMOLED 2x, 2340x1080, 6.10
Sony Xperia 5 V
OLED, 2520x1080, 6.10
Xiaomi 13
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.36
Xiaomi 14 Pro
AMOLED, 3200x1440, 6.73
Screen
-10%
-54%
-12%
1%
-4%
Brightness middle
1043
1046
0%
1125
8%
889
-15%
1209
16%
1025
-2%
Brightness
1052
1019
-3%
1122
7%
898
-15%
1208
15%
1046
-1%
Brightness Distribution
96
94
-2%
96
0%
97
1%
98
2%
95
-1%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.1
1.4
-27%
3.2
-191%
1.4
-27%
1.2
-9%
1.1
-0%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.8
2.84
-1%
4.9
-75%
4.5
-61%
3
-7%
2.9
-4%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.9
2.4
-26%
3.3
-74%
1
47%
2.1
-11%
2.2
-16%
Gamma
2.23 99%
2.158 102%
1.97 112%
2.23 99%
2.26 97%
2.25 98%
CCT
6740 96%
6410 101%
6504 100%
6456 101%
6504 100%
6622 98%

* ... 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 429 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 429 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 429 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17900 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Minimum display brightness
min.
25% display brightness
25%
50% display brightness
50%
75% display brightness
75%
Maximum display brightness
100%

Series of measurements at a fixed zoom level and different brightness settings


We took a closer look at the OLED panel's color reproduction capabilities using Calman analysis software and a photo spectrometer. The Xiaomi 14 delivers the best image quality when the Original color Pro color scheme is selected in the display settings and the color temperature is set to Warm. The OLED panel then only uses the small sRGB color space, but the colors are completely accurate. In Vivid color mode, the OLED panel dynamically adapts its colors to the display content and makes use of significantly stronger color saturation, but also uses the significantly larger DCI-P3 color space.

Color fidelity (color scheme: Original color Pro, color temperature: warm, target color space: sRGB)
Color fidelity (color scheme: Original color Pro, color temperature: warm, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (color scheme: Original color Pro, color temperature: warm, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (color scheme: Original color Pro, color temperature: warm, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (color scheme: Original color Pro, color temperature: warm, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (color scheme: Original color Pro, color temperature: warm, target color space: sRGB)
Color saturation (color scheme: Original color Pro, color temperature: warm, target color space: sRGB)
Color saturation (color scheme: Original color Pro, color temperature: warm, 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
1.54 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.788 ms rise
↘ 0.75 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. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.11 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.5725 ms rise
↘ 0.5365 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. » 2 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.7 ms).

In outdoor use, the advantages of the Xiaomi 14's bright display really come to the fore. The wintry light conditions at the time of testing was hardly a challenge for its viewing angle-stable OLED panel, as content can be easily read without issue. Due to the large brightness reserves, things shouldn't be much different in summer either.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - High-end performance with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

The Xiaomi 14 is powered by the high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, which, together with up to 16 GB of LPDDR5X RAM (12 GB in our test device) and fast UFS 4.0 memory, makes it one of the fastest smartphones currently available.

In terms of CPU performance, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 significantly outperforms the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 of the Xiaomi 13. For example, in Geekbench 5.5, the Xiaomi 14 achieves an increase of around 14% in the single-core test compared to its predecessor, while in the multi-core test it is almost 24%. Of the comparison devices, only the Apple iPhone 15 achieves higher single-core performance. The Xiaomi 14 performs just as poorly as the Xiaomi 13 only in AImark's AI benchmarks.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Apple iPhone 15
Apple A16 Bionic, A16 GPU 5-Core, 6144
1884 Points +12%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
1687 Points 0%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
1684 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (1575 - 1702, n=10)
1672 Points -1%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
1549 Points -8%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
1497 Points -11%
Xiaomi 13
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
1478 Points -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=218, last 2 years)
916 Points -46%
Multi-Core
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
6439 Points +2%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
6307 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (5393 - 6543, n=10)
6103 Points -3%
Xiaomi 13
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
5090 Points -19%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
4998 Points -21%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
4974 Points -21%
Apple iPhone 15
Apple A16 Bionic, A16 GPU 5-Core, 6144
4688 Points -26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=218, last 2 years)
3004 Points -52%
Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Apple iPhone 15
Apple A16 Bionic, A16 GPU 5-Core, 6144
2465 Points +15%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
2278 Points +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (2127 - 2329, n=12)
2238 Points +4%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
2144 Points
Sony Xperia 5 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
2006 Points -6%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
1984 Points -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (193 - 2930, n=103, last 2 years)
1409 Points -34%
Multi-Core
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (6432 - 7501, n=12)
6991 Points +1%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
6914 Points
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
6875 Points -1%
Apple iPhone 15
Apple A16 Bionic, A16 GPU 5-Core, 6144
6019 Points -13%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
5198 Points -25%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
5149 Points -26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (845 - 7408, n=103, last 2 years)
3888 Points -44%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (1521387 - 1650926, n=4)
1591473 Points +2%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
1559772 Points
Apple iPhone 15
Apple A16 Bionic, A16 GPU 5-Core, 6144
1373449 Points -12%
Xiaomi 13
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
1273775 Points -18%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
1196960 Points -23%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
1134684 Points -27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (102602 - 1650926, n=153, last 2 years)
738503 Points -53%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
Points -100%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (15343 - 21628, n=11)
18565 Points +5%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
17620 Points
Sony Xperia 5 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
15925 Points -10%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
15876 Points -10%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
15270 Points -13%
Xiaomi 13
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
14094 Points -20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4761 - 21385, n=213, last 2 years)
11798 Points -33%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (8674 - 10966, n=8)
10381 Points 0%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
10370 Points
Sony Xperia 5 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
8863 Points -15%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
8830 Points -15%
Xiaomi 13
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
8153 Points -21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 11438, n=165, last 2 years)
5745 Points -45%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
Points -100%
System
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
15741 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (11073 - 15935, n=8)
14758 Points -6%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
14618 Points -7%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
14401 Points -9%
Xiaomi 13
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
13646 Points -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 - 16475, n=165, last 2 years)
9678 Points -39%
Memory
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
11252 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (8937 - 12716, n=8)
11232 Points 0%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
9266 Points -18%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
8871 Points -21%
Xiaomi 13
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
8179 Points -27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 12716, n=165, last 2 years)
6250 Points -44%
Graphics
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (29938 - 38586, n=8)
34255 Points +7%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
31876 Points
Samsung Galaxy S23
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
26748 Points -16%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
26141 Points -18%
Xiaomi 13
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
23966 Points -25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 58651, n=165, last 2 years)
14101 Points -56%
Web
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (1893 - 2145, n=8)
2053 Points 0%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
2048 Points
Samsung Galaxy S23
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
1779 Points -13%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
1743 Points -15%
Xiaomi 13
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
1652 Points -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2145, n=165, last 2 years)
1494 Points -27%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=150, last 2 years)
21814 Points +19%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
18370 Points
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
16988 Points -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (13873 - 18370, n=10)
16833 Points -8%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
16702 Points -9%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
16413 Points -11%
Xiaomi 13
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
15961 Points -13%
AImark - Score v3.x
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  (1381 - 245629, n=9)
108185 Points +7734%
Apple iPhone 15
Apple A16 Bionic, A16 GPU 5-Core, 6144
26368 Points +1809%
Average of class Smartphone
  (298 - 245629, n=105, last 2 years)
17833 Points +1191%
Xiaomi 13
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
1410 Points +2%
Xiaomi 14
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
1381 Points
Samsung Galaxy S23
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
1320 Points -4%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 8192
1160 Points -16%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750, 12288
Points -100%

In the GPU benchmarks, the Adreno 750 in the Xiaomi 14 is almost always at the top and beats strong competitors such as the Apple iPhone 15 or the Samsung Galaxy S23. The Xiaomi 14 Pro sister model, which is also equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and the Adreno 750, occasionally manages to narrowly beat the Xiaomi 14 in GFXBench's off-screen tests. This is likely due to thermal reasons, as our test device quickly throttles its performance under load. The 6.73-inch Xiaomi 14 Pro is also subject to throttling, but can probably dissipate its waste heat a little more effectively thanks to its larger cooling surface.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
4729 Points
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3707 Points -22%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3699 Points -22%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3627 Points -23%
Apple iPhone 15
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
2411 Points -49%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
4744 Points
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3857 Points -19%
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3751 Points -21%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3667 Points -23%
Apple iPhone 15
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
2409 Points -49%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
19319 Points
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
14002 Points -28%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13993 Points -28%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13911 Points -28%
Apple iPhone 15
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
12092 Points -37%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
7939 Points
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6268 Points -21%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6185 Points -22%
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
4177 Points -47%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
32235 Points
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
25306 Points -21%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
23181 Points -28%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
21767 Points -32%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
19187 Points
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
14492 Points -24%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13955 Points -27%
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
11914 Points -38%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
121 fps
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps -1%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps -1%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps -1%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps -1%
Apple iPhone 15
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps -50%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
543 fps +1%
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
538 fps
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
476 fps -12%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
459 fps -15%
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
395 fps -27%
Apple iPhone 15
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
333.7 fps -38%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
121 fps
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps -1%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps -1%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps -1%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps -1%
Apple iPhone 15
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps -50%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
362 fps +9%
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
331 fps
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
302 fps -9%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
271 fps -18%
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
257 fps -22%
Apple iPhone 15
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
185.4 fps -44%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
121 fps
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps -1%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps -1%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps -1%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps -1%
Apple iPhone 15
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps -50%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
269 fps +2%
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
264 fps
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
205 fps -22%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
186 fps -30%
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
181 fps -31%
Apple iPhone 15
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
133.4 fps -49%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
110 fps
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
109 fps -1%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
101 fps -8%
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
93 fps -15%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
88 fps -20%
Apple iPhone 15
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
58.1 fps -47%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
159 fps +2%
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
156 fps
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
123 fps -21%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
118 fps -24%
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
105 fps -33%
Apple iPhone 15
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
89.6 fps -43%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
98 fps +5%
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
93 fps
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
87 fps -6%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
76 fps -18%
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
66 fps -29%
Apple iPhone 15
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
58.1 fps -38%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
85 fps +1%
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
84 fps
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
63 fps -25%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
61 fps -27%
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
56 fps -33%
Apple iPhone 15
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
46.7 fps -44%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
121 fps
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps -1%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps -2%
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
113 fps -7%
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
109 fps -10%
Apple iPhone 15
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps -50%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
209 fps +1%
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
207 fps
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
142 fps -31%
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
141 fps -32%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
140 fps -32%
Apple iPhone 15
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
112 fps -46%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi 14 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
39 fps +3%
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
38 fps
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
30 fps -21%
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
30 fps -21%
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
25 fps -34%
Apple iPhone 15
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
19.8 fps -48%

The high system speed of the Xiaomi 14 is evident when surfing the web, as it performs very well in terms of browser performance. In the benchmarks, it is only beaten by the Apple iPhone 15 among the comparison devices.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 15 (Chrome 117)
259.7 Points +20%
Xiaomi 14 (Chrome 120.0.6099.210)
215.569 Points
Sony Xperia 5 V (Chrome 117.0.5938.60)
179.212 Points -17%
Xiaomi 14 Pro (Chrome 120)
162.564 Points -25%
Samsung Galaxy S23 (Chrome 109)
158.595 Points -26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (69.2 - 241, n=13)
158.3 Points -27%
Xiaomi 13 (Chrome 108)
143.264 Points -34%
Average of class Smartphone (13.8 - 351, n=173, last 2 years)
106.1 Points -51%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone 15 (Chrome 117)
327 runs/min +24%
Xiaomi 14 (Chrome 120.0.6099.210)
264 runs/min
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (69.6 - 311, n=11)
191.6 runs/min -27%
Sony Xperia 5 V (Chrome 117.0.5938.60)
179 runs/min -32%
Xiaomi 14 Pro (Chrome 120)
141 runs/min -47%
Samsung Galaxy S23 (Chrome 109)
136 runs/min -48%
Xiaomi 13 (Chrome 108)
113 runs/min -57%
Average of class Smartphone (14.9 - 445, n=157, last 2 years)
107.1 runs/min -59%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Xiaomi 14 (Chrome 120.0.6099.210)
196 Points
Xiaomi 14 Pro (Chrome 120)
181 Points -8%
Sony Xperia 5 V (Chrome 117.0.5938.60)
171 Points -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (112 - 196, n=10)
158.8 Points -19%
Samsung Galaxy S23 (Chrome 109)
146 Points -26%
Xiaomi 13 (Chrome 108)
136 Points -31%
Average of class Smartphone (22 - 202, n=160, last 2 years)
100.2 Points -49%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Apple iPhone 15 (Chrome 117)
287 Points +18%
Xiaomi 14 (Chrome 120.0.6099.210)
243 Points
Sony Xperia 5 V (Chrome 117.0.5938.60)
231 Points -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (142 - 310, n=8)
206 Points -15%
Xiaomi 14 Pro (Chrome 120)
198 Points -19%
Average of class Smartphone (39 - 304, n=122, last 2 years)
133.1 Points -45%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 15 (Chrome 117)
68554 Points 0%
Xiaomi 14 (Chrome 120.0.6099.210)
68454 Points
Sony Xperia 5 V (Chrome 117.0.5938.60)
61881 Points -10%
Samsung Galaxy S23 (Chrome 109)
59913 Points -12%
Xiaomi 14 Pro (Chrome 120)
54365 Points -21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (25953 - 70135, n=11)
54354 Points -21%
Xiaomi 13 (Chrome 108)
43632 Points -36%
Average of class Smartphone (4633 - 89112, n=212, last 2 years)
33588 Points -51%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Average of class Smartphone (388 - 9999, n=173, last 2 years)
1595 ms * -156%
Xiaomi 13 (Chrome 108)
870.7 ms * -40%
Xiaomi 14 Pro (Chrome 120)
801.6 ms * -28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (624 - 1154, n=11)
800 ms * -28%
Sony Xperia 5 V (Chrome 117.0.5938.60)
705.9 ms * -13%
Samsung Galaxy S23 (Chrome 109)
701.7 ms * -12%
Xiaomi 14 (Chrome 120.0.6099.210)
623.9 ms *
Apple iPhone 15 (Chrome 117)
506 ms * +19%

* ... smaller is better

Thanks to its UFS 4.0 memory, the Xiaomi 14 achieves a high data throughput. In everyday use, this is reflected in the short loading times. Even large apps such as APK files for Asphalt 9 or PUBG Mobile are installed very quickly.

Xiaomi 14Samsung Galaxy S23Sony Xperia 5 VXiaomi 13Average 256 GB UFS 4.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-47%
-34%
-5%
-13%
-53%
Sequential Read 256KB
3385.74
3133.7 ?(UFS 4.0)
-7%

1686.71 ?(UFS 3.1)
-50%

1812.23
-46%
3454.01
2%
Sequential Write 256KB
2906.65
844 ?(UFS 4.0)
-71%

628.53 ?(UFS 3.1)
-78%

1331.81
-54%
2722.77
-6%
2443 ?(1014 - 3346, n=19)
-16%
Random Read 4KB
420.99
427.61 ?(UFS 4.0)
2%

343.65 ?(UFS 3.1)
-18%

359.71
-15%
393.81
-6%
Random Write 4KB
594.78
156.69 ?(UFS 4.0)
-74%

130.26 ?(UFS 3.1)
-78%

473.91
-20%
536.76
-10%
Xiaomi 14Samsung Galaxy S23Xiaomi 13Xiaomi 14 ProAverage 256 GB UFS 4.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
PCMark for Android
10%
10%
-29%
1%
-20%
Storage 2.0 seq. read int.
2452 ?(3.0.4061)
2370.62
-3%
2425 ?(3.0.4061)
-1%
2075 ?(3.0.4061)
-15%
Storage 2.0 seq. write int.
2817 ?(3.0.4061)
2081.06
-26%
2284 ?(3.0.4061)
-19%
2300 ?(3.0.4061)
-18%
2232 ?(1108 - 2992, n=10)
-21%
Storage 2.0 random read int.
29.6 ?(3.0.4061)
50.91
72%
45.5 ?(3.0.4061)
54%
20.9 ?(3.0.4061)
-29%
Storage 2.0 random write int.
62.9 ?(3.0.4061)
85.66
36%
84.8 ?(3.0.4061)
35%
28 ?(3.0.4061)
-55%
Storage 2.0
49601 ?(3.0.4061)
35786
-28%
48316 ?(3.0.4061)
-3%

47525
-4%

35634
-28%

35634 ?(3.0.4061)
-28%

Gaming - Xiaomi 14 with plenty of gaming power

Thanks to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and the 120 Hz OLED panel with its precise touch input and high sampling rate, the Xiaomi 14 is perfect for gaming. Even graphically demanding games such as Genshin Impact or PUBG Mobile run smoothly at all times at high detail settings. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide specific frame rates because the Xiaomi 14 refused to provide our Gamebench test tool with the corresponding FPS values.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact

Emissions - Snapdragon SoC with heating problems

Temperature

The Xiaomi 14's cooling system is called Xiaomi Loop LiquidCool and is designed to keep the system stable during gaming, HD video streaming and demanding applications. We didn't notice any performance limitations in everyday life, regardless of which app or game was running. However, it is also noticeable that the smartphone heats up quickly under load.

Internally, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 repeatedly pushes Xiaomi's cooling system to its limits. The GFXBench Manhattan battery test crashed with an error message. The Xiaomi 14 also crashed in 3DMark's Wild Life stress tests, as both test scenarios ended with the error message that the smartphone was overheating. The same occurred with the Burnout benchmark when we ran it at full load (CPU + GPU). So we repeated the temperature measurements under less strict conditions (CPU only). The Xiaomi 14 heats up to 44.2 °C on the surface, which is thermally harmless.

Max. Load
 43.4 °C
110 F
43.2 °C
110 F
41.9 °C
107 F
 
 43.7 °C
111 F
44.2 °C
112 F
43.2 °C
110 F
 
 42.5 °C
109 F
43.7 °C
111 F
42.5 °C
109 F
 
Maximum: 44.2 °C = 112 F
Average: 43.1 °C = 110 F
40.9 °C
106 F
41 °C
106 F
40.1 °C
104 F
41 °C
106 F
40.6 °C
105 F
40.6 °C
105 F
38.3 °C
101 F
41.3 °C
106 F
40.6 °C
105 F
Maximum: 41.3 °C = 106 F
Average: 40.5 °C = 105 F
Power Supply (max.)  29.9 °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 43.1 °C / 110 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 41.3 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.2 °C / 81 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
78.9 %
Apple iPhone 15
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
76.3 %
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
68.6 %
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
52 %
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Apple iPhone 15
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
84.3 %
Xiaomi 13
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
79.1 %
Samsung Galaxy S23
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
53.8 %
Sony Xperia 5 V
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
51.3 %
Solar Bay Stress Test Stability
Xiaomi 14
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
71 %
Apple iPhone 15
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
68.1 % -4%
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Apple iPhone 15 A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 0.0.0.0: Ø12 (11.4-13.6)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø15.5 (12.4-23.1)
Sony Xperia 5 V Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø15.8 (11.4-22.1)
Xiaomi 13 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø20.6 (17.7-22.4)
Apple iPhone 15 A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø47.9 (44.8-58.7)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø58.5 (52.3-76.3)
Sony Xperia 5 V Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø54 (40.8-78.5)
Xiaomi 13 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø68.6 (62.7-79.5)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø66.7 (56-85.8)
Xiaomi 13 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø80 (76.5-84.2)
Xiaomi 14 Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Solar Bay Unlimited Stress Test Stability; 1.0.6.5: Ø23.1 (20.7-29.2)
Xiaomi 14 Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Solar Bay Stress Test Stability; 1.0.6.5: Ø22.6 (20.4-28.8)
Apple iPhone 15 A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe; Solar Bay Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø9.41 (8.41-12.3)
Xiaomi 14
Xiaomi 14

Speakers

The stereo speakers of the Xiaomi 14 are Dolby Atmos-certified, but do not really convey spatial sound very well. On the other hand, they deliver well-balanced sound of up to 91.4 dB(A) and reproduce voices in particular very naturally. As is typical for smartphones, bass tones are almost completely absent from the sound mix.

External audio devices can be connected via USB-C or Bluetooth 5.4. The Xiaomi 14 supports Bluetooth codecs ranging from SBC, AAC, LDAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX TWS+ to LHDC V1 to V5.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.641.32524.737.7312441.74024.638.55032.142.2632244.98016.444.71002646.812519.84916015.652.520014.652.925011.156.63158.258.840011.5605009.968.26308.473.180010.275.210001175.9125013.474.3160012.173.620001276.2250012.379.7315012.482.740001386.1500013.182.8630013.882800013.783.7100001477.51250013.768.11600012.866.4SPL24.792.6N0.692.5median 12.8median 74.3Delta1.51133.839.127.936.924.332.928.234.636.742.822.238.925.439.52141.918.646.715.453.515.155.613.160.11262.412.762.911.866.912.966.710.471.513.375.913.278.412.178.912.281.212.981.414.88115.881.716.180.714.481.813.67913.576.814.471.41567.825.991.50.788median 13.5median 75.91.39.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi 14Samsung Galaxy S23
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi 14 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (92.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.6% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 7% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 89% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 25% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 67% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Samsung Galaxy S23 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (91.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.5% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.8% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (3.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (1.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 4% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 93% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 21% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 74% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery life - 4610 mAh and marathon qualities

Energy consumption

The 4610 mAh battery of the Xiaomi 14 supports a charging capacity of up to 90 watts. A suitable power adapter is included in the scope of delivery. In testing, it took 39 minutes for the empty battery to return to 100%. The smartphone supports wireless charging with up to 50 watts. Reverse wireless charging is possible with up to 10 watts.

In terms of power consumption, the Xiaomi smartphone consumes slightly less than 1 watt in idle mode. Even under full load in the Burnout benchmark, it runs quite energy-efficiently at just over 9 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.03 / 0.21 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.51 / 0.89 / 0.92 Watt
Load midlight 9.08 / 9.11 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Xiaomi 14
4610 mAh
Apple iPhone 15
3349 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S23
3900 mAh
Sony Xperia 5 V
5000 mAh
Xiaomi 13
4500 mAh
Xiaomi 14 Pro
4880 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-25%
20%
-16%
-0%
-22%
-31%
-34%
Idle Minimum *
0.51
0.9
-76%
0.57
-12%
0.79
-55%
0.76
-49%
0.89
-75%
0.818 ?(0.51 - 1, n=9)
-60%
Idle Average *
0.89
1
-12%
0.74
17%
1.08
-21%
1.1
-24%
1.05
-18%
1.196 ?(0.89 - 1.52, n=9)
-34%
Idle Maximum *
0.92
1.1
-20%
0.83
10%
1.12
-22%
1.13
-23%
1.11
-21%
1.279 ?(0.91 - 1.6, n=9)
-39%
Load Average *
9.08
6
34%
4.26
53%
7.93
13%
2.99
67%
9.03
1%
Load Maximum *
9.11
13.6
-49%
6.16
32%
8.78
4%
6.63
27%
9.06
1%
10.9 ?(3.53 - 20.8, n=9)
-20%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

01234567891011121314Tooltip
Xiaomi 14 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø4.99 (0.642-9.1)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø6.19 (0.819-14)
Xiaomi 14 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.653 (0.601-1.034)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.699 (0.602-1.197)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

012345678910111213Tooltip
Xiaomi 14 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø8.99 (8.91-9.05)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø11.8 (10.5-13)
Xiaomi 13 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø7.55 (6.97-8.54)
Xiaomi 14 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.653 (0.601-1.034)
Samsung Galaxy S23 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.699 (0.602-1.197)
Xiaomi 13 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.833 (0.772-1.019)

Battery life

Although the Xiaomi 14's 4610 mAh battery is not one of the largest, it provides the smartphone with excellent runtimes. With the screen brightness at 150 cd/m², the Xiaomi 14 manages over 18 hours of simulated web surfing. It even reaches almost 28 hours of continuous video playback with the communication module switched off.

The Sony Xperia 5 V and the Xiaomi 14 Pro offer similarly good runtimes. Although the latter has a slightly larger battery, it also has to power a larger and significantly higher-resolution screen.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
48h 46min
WiFi Websurfing
18h 12min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
27h 54min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 37min
Xiaomi 14
4610 mAh
Apple iPhone 15
3349 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S23
3900 mAh
Sony Xperia 5 V
5000 mAh
Xiaomi 13
4500 mAh
Xiaomi 14 Pro
4880 mAh
Battery Runtime
-7%
-7%
1%
5%
-24%
Reader / Idle
2926
2698
-8%
2249
-23%
2788
-5%
2983
2%
1998
-32%
H.264
1674
1305
-22%
1255
-25%
1493
-11%
1221
-27%
1437
-14%
WiFi v1.3
1092
1002
-8%
926
-15%
952
-13%
1021
-7%
897
-18%
Load
277
306
10%
370
34%
371
34%
423
53%
189
-32%

Pros

+ very bright 120 Hz display
+ high performance
+ USB-C 3.0
+ good triple camera with 3x 50 MP
+ excellent battery life
+ fast charging with 90 watts
+ IP68 certification

Cons

- only 12 months warranty
- high waste heat
- currently only available as import
- important LTE bands are missing (Chinese model only)
- no eSIM support (Chinese model only)

Verdict on the Xiaomi 14

In review: Xiaomi 14th test device provided by
In review: Xiaomi 14th test device provided by

The Xiaomi 14 is a new edition of the Xiaomi 13 that has been improved in many areas. The basic design has not changed, as the Xiaomi 14 is also a compact and very solid high-end smartphone with extensive features that performs very well in everyday life.

The Xiaomi 14 is a compact powerhouse with a very bright OLED display and excellent battery life.

Like its predecessor, the Xiaomi 14 offers excellent battery life, scores with a revised camera setup, which was once again developed in cooperation with Leica, and is at the absolute forefront in terms of performance with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. Xiaomi has further improved the already excellent display and, in particular, once again increased its brightness. It even exceeds the 3000 cd/m² mark in HDR mode.

The Xiaomi 14 also does away with the disadvantages of its predecessor. The previously slow USB-C 2.0 port now runs with modern USB 3.0, the charging power has increased from 67 to 90 watts and the front camera can now record videos at up to 4K at 60 frames per second. By comparison, the Xiaomi 13 could only manage full HD and 30 FPS.

There are only a few points of criticism. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 occasionally proves to be a hothead, pushing the smartphone to its thermal limits under continuous load. Anyone waiting for the global version of the Xiaomi 14 will most likely get two features that are missing from our Chinese test model: better cellular frequency coverage (including LTE band 20) and eSIM support.

In addition to the Xiaomi 13, alternatives to the Xiaomi 14 include the Apple iPhone 15 and the Samsung Galaxy S23. Both are similarly fast and compact, have good cameras and also impress in terms of battery life.

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Price and availability

Outside China, the Xiaomi 14 is only available as an import. Giztop, for example, has the smartphone listed for $669.99, not including shipping or import fees. International buyers outside the US can of course change the currency via a button in the top left. 

Xiaomi 14 - 01/24/2024 v7
Manuel Masiero

Chassis
91%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
68 / 70 → 97%
Weight
89%
Battery
93%