Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs. Xiaomi Mi 11 – Quick Display and Performance Comparison

Today we are going to compare the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE with the Xiaomi Mi 11.

They are both fantastic options if you are looking for flagship performance at a more reasonable price.

First of all, you should remember that the Xiaomi Mi 11 is a generation newer than the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, which means that it features Qualcomm’s next-gen chip.

Therefore, it’s a tad more expensive than the S20 FE.

Both of the devices are fantastic performers for their price points, but some differences are worth noting.

Let’s see the main similarities and differences between the two!


Though at first glance, it appears that both devices are made out of metal and glass, you may be surprised to learn that the Mi 11 features a glass back and a metal frame.

The S20 FE, however, features a metal chassis and a plastic backplate.

The plastic backplate has a pleasant feeling, and the fact that it is made of plastic makes it more resistant to drops.

The Mi 11 features a curved display, while the S20 FE features a flat panel.

The Mi 11 has a display camera hole in the top-left corner, while the S20 FE has a centered one.

Bezels are considerably thin on both smartphones.

The rear camera layouts are located in the top-left corner, though the housings seem entirely different.

Also, bits of branding can be found on the rear side of both devices.

The Mi 11 is taller than the S20 FE, which is expectable due to its larger display.

The width is nearly identical, while the S20 FE is thicker than the Mi 11.

Xiaomi’s flagship is a couple of grams heavier than the S20 FE.

It feels like the Mi 11 is more difficult to hold and use with one hand in terms of daily usage.

Still, both devices have a premium feel, which is always welcome.


The Mi 11 features a giant 6.81-inch display.

It consists of a WQHD+ (3200 x 1440) AMOLED panel capable of producing one billion colours, and it can play HDR10+ content.

The display also provides an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate, and it gets considerably bright, as 1500 nits is the peak brightness.

The Mi 11 display is curved and protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, the company’s latest product.

The S20 FE features a 6.5-inch fullHD+ (2400 x 1080) Super AMOLED display.

The display is also a 120Hz refresh rate one, but that refresh rate is fixed.

It can also display HDR10+ content, and it gets pretty bright for daily usage, but not as much as the Mi 11.

When you look at the two displays on paper, you see that the Mi 11 is the superior choice.


Both devices are excellent performers.

As for the sheer specs, The S20 FE has a Snapdragon 865 SoC, while the Mi 11 features its successor, the Snapdragon 888 SoC, the newest Qualcomm chip.

Both devices come with a lot of RAM, and most specs are similar, which means that you will encounter no trouble in using them to perform daily tasks.


The Mi 11 features a considerably larger battery than the S20 FE, despite its larger display and its bigger resolution.

Both devices return a decent battery life of over 6 hours of screen-on usage, but neither is particularly outstanding.

We suggest testing both devices before making a choice.

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Susan Kowal
Susan Kowal is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor/advisor, and health enthusiast.