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Xiaomi 14 Ultra

Review of Xiaomi 14 Ultra, price, technical specifications, design, display, software, hardware, battery life and charging, and other specifications of this phone.

Review of Xiaomi 14 Ultra, price and specifications

Introduction

A few small but significant upgrades to the camera system, tweaks to the build and display, and the obligatory chipset update – we can’t be mad at the shortlist for the Xiaomi 14 Ultra because last year’s model was one of Xiaomi’s best camera phones.

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In fact, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra does not deviate much from its predecessor. The original camera had a 1-inch sensor and dual-aperture lens in 2023, the 2024 uses a newer 1-inch sensor and turns it into a truly variable aperture (with intermediate steps). Meanwhile, the zoom cameras (two of them, which apparently need to be called Ultra), focus closer to the table, and their longer lens is also slightly brighter.

On the outside, Xiaomi has replaced the old model’s Corning-branded glass with an interior concoction that should be more durable (the stars, of course), and the non-leatherette has also been improved. A new aluminum alloy is used for the frame on the international version, while China also gets a titanium option on top. It looks like a win.

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The improvement in the display department is hardly noticeable, but there is a promise of slightly more brightness (hardly a game-changer), while the new Snapdragon is the new Snapdragon – better than the old version, more or less the same across all 2024 models.

Xiaomi has decided not to bother with battery capacity or charging speed on the global variant (the Chinese version gets an extra 300mAh), and we think we could have used a little longer life – maybe get it elsewhere.

Specifications of Xiaomi 14 Ultra at a glance:

  • Body: 161.4×75.3×9.2mm, 220g; Glass front (Xiaomi Shield Glass), glass back or eco-leather, titanium (grade 5), or aluminum alloy frame. IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 minutes).
  • Display: 6.73-inch LTPO AMOLED, 68B color, 120Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 1000 nits (typ), 3000 nits (peak), 1440x3200px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 522ppi.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8650-AB Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (4 nm): Octa-core (1x 3.3 GHz Cortex-X4 and 3x 3.2 GHz Cortex-A720 and 2x 3.0 GHz Cortex-A720 and 2x 2.3 GHz Cortex-X4 ) Adreno 750.
  • Memory: 256 GB 12 GB RAM, 512 GB 16 GB RAM, 1 TB 16 GB RAM; UFS 4.0.
  • OS/Software: Android 14, HyperOS.
  • Rear Camera: Wide (main): 50MP, variable aperture f/1.6-f/4.0, 23mm, 1.0″ 1.6µm, multi-directional PDAF, laser autofocus, OIS; Telephoto: 50MP, f/1.8, 75mm, 1/2.51″ 0.7µm, Dual Pixel PDAF (10cm – ∞), OIS, 3.2x optical zoom; Telephoto: 50MP, f/2.5, 120mm, 1/2.51in, 0.7µm, dual-pixel PDAF (30cm – ∞), OIS, 5x optical zoom; Ultra-wide: 50MP, f/1.8, 12mm, 122˚, 1/2.51″ 0.7μm, Dual Pixel PDAF; Depth: TOF 3D.
  • Front Camera: 32MP, f/2.0, 22mm (wide), 1/3.14in, 0.7µm.
  • Video recording: Rear camera : 8K@24/30fps, 4K@24/30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240/480/960/1920fps, gyro-EIS, Dolby Vision HDR 10-bit rec. (4K@60fps, 1080p); Front camera : 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS.
  • Battery: 5000 mAh; Wired 90W, PD3.0, QC4, Wireless 80W, Reverse Wireless 10W.
  • Connectivity: 5G; two SIM cards; Wi-Fi 7; BT 5.4, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, LHDC; NFC; Infrared port
  • Other specifications: fingerprint reader (under the display, optical); Stereo speakers

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Unboxing Xiaomi 14 Ultra

Not much has changed in terms of presentation, and the Xiaomi 14 Ultra comes in the usual thick black cardboard box with simple Xiaomi lettering and a red Leica logo to add some pop. The inner packaging is all made of paper, so that’s a plus.

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Its contents include a 90-watt charger (the same as last year) and a dedicated USB-A-to-C cable to accompany it. Xiaomi has also included a clear plastic back cover to protect the Ultra out of the box. It’s on the cheap side, but it’s better than nothing, plus the phone itself seems to be more durable than its predecessor.

Design, build quality, handling

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra welcomes the continuation of its appearance and is similar to the previous model in many ways, maintaining a distinct personality that sets it apart from the competition. That’s not to say there aren’t changes in style, and Xiaomi has done a few things differently when it comes to materials, but the broad lines are familiar.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra (left) next to Xiaomi 13 Ultra Xiaomi 14 Ultra (left) next to Xiaomi 13 Ultra

Most noticeable, of course, is the camera bump on the back, a circle that’s now growing even bigger than before. The device houses more or less the same hardware, so the increased diameter may well be a cosmetic improvement, although the new lenses on the telephoto and main camera may have their say.

Gone is the bump that provided a smoother transition to the camera circle, and the camera assembly is now more prominent.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra reviewThe back is once again made from a synthetic leather-like material, but Xiaomi says this new nano-technology formula is six times more wear-resistant than the formula used on the old model. It certainly feels very soft and grippy – more pleasant than the 13 Ultra, although a year of use may have taken its toll, making the comparison a bit lopsided.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra (left) next to Xiaomi 13 Ultra Xiaomi 14 Ultra (left) next to Xiaomi 13 Ultra

Just like the 2023 model, and unlike any phone from other manufacturers, the 14 Ultra’s bezel flows from the sides to the back – we think this isn’t just a unique look, but should also help with durability. Xiaomi says it uses a new aluminum alloy called 6M42, which we can’t find reliable non-native information about. They claim a 1.38x improvement in strength and double the stiffness. Only this is compared to the 13 Pro and not the 13 Ultra.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra reviewAs for materials, it should be noted that the Chinese market has a few other options besides the white (our review unit) and black aluminum/leather versions that the international model offers. We have to say that the glass back is a very attractive shade of blue, and we’d be properly annoyed if we couldn’t have it if it were ceramic – now we’re just mildly annoyed.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra reviewAdditionally, there is another black option with a titanium (as opposed to aluminum) frame, with a gold ring around the camera in the same metallic gray color. As a result, this one is a bit more anonymous, but also potentially offers better durability. In China, this version is 13% more expensive than the basic 16GB/1TB option, which in turn is more expensive than the 16GB/512GB option available globally. So, if the Titanium version is sold globally, it will be something like 1,900 euros.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra reviewOn the front, there are also material changes. Xiaomi has replaced the previous model’s Corning Gorilla Glass Victus with in-house Xiaomi Shield Glass, which lab tests show is 10 times more drop-resistant than the 13 Ultra. It’s hard to determine the implications of this in the real world, but if they say it’s 10x better in the lab, it must be at least somewhat better in real life.

Victus on 13 Ultra (left), Xiaomi Shield Glass on 14 Ultra Victus on 13 Ultra, Xiaomi Shield Glass on 14 Ultra

Underneath this glass is a 6.73-inch OLED screen and under it is an optical fingerprint sensor. It sits comfortably on top of the screen, so you don’t have to think twice about where it is—your thumb should naturally hit it.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra reviewUnchanged is the IP68 rating on the Ultra, so there’s more peace of mind in inclement weather. Of course, this is consistent with the usual fine print that intrusion protection deteriorates over time, and it’s best not to deliberately test its limits in the first place.

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Photography kit

As with the 2023 model, there’s an optional dedicated set of accessories for the 14 Ultra that turns what was already a camera with a phone attached into even more of a camera. The photography kit comes in at €200, and while that sounds like a lot in isolation, that number is only 13% above the phone’s asking price, so it’s probably not that much if you appreciate it.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra reviewThe kit includes a beautiful frame in black (what we got) or white (what we wished we had), with a detachable right-hand grip in the same color. Mind you, just because China has both doesn’t mean the world does.

Next are two decorative rings in different colors for the camera bump and another ring threaded for standard 67mm lens filters. The rings are now locked in place and there is a dedicated button to release them, as opposed to the lockless bayonet design of the previous version which allowed rings to be lost more easily. There is also a built-in strap that attaches to the handle for added comfort.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra reviewThe case can be used without a grip, which exposes the phone’s Xiaomi logo through a slit on the back. This slot is there for practical reasons – it is used to fasten the handle to the frame. The grip has a built-in 1500 mAh battery and a USB-C port, so it adds longevity to the phone/camera combo and also allows for charging without taking it apart.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra reviewXiaomi hasn’t just relaunched the old accessories for the new phone – they’ve added some extra functionality. In addition to the two-step shutter button (with great feel, we might add) and the zoom button surrounding it, there’s now a dial and an extra button. The dial does exposure compensation by default but can be set to control the aperture on the main camera, among other things. By default, the red dot button is used to start video recording.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra reviewWe reiterate that an extra €200 may seem like a hefty sum to pay for a case, but the kit is more than that and adds to the utility in a number of ways – there’s the obvious photography aspect, but let’s not forget that it’s also A power bank of sorts (if relatively small). Weighing the value proposition in that will be a personal choice, of course, but if a simple “FineWoven” iPhone case (even leather) can cost €70, the Xiaomi Photo Kit is almost a bargain.

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Bright 6.73-inch OLED with 12-bit color and Dolby Vision

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra has a 6.73-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 3200 pixels and a 120-120Hz refresh rate – the same numbers as the 13 Ultra. It’s once again a 12-bit panel (so, theoretically, 68 billion colors) and HDR10+ and Dolby Vision are both supported.

The official specs mention both 1920Hz PWM for dimming as well as DC dimming, so the panel will probably use both methods depending on the brightness level, which apparently was the case with the previous model.

Xiaomi has promised an increase in maximum brightness (from 2,600 to 3,000 nits), and that’s the only immediate difference in specs, though it may be insignificant.

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In our testing, there was a slight increase in brightness compared to the older model when the phone was placed in bright light with adaptive brightness enabled. The 1,281 intentions we measured aren’t industry-leading, but that’s a great number nonetheless.

Xiaomi also now lets you increase the brightness by 200 nits when working with the slider – we got 710 nits with the ‘Sunlight mode’ set and 493 nits with it off. Manual result 13 Ultra).

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Xiaomi 14 Ultra

Refresh rate

Controlling the refresh rate on the Xiaomi 14 Ultra is relatively simple. There is the usual adaptive behavior, and when the phone is displaying static content, it drops the frequency by 10Hz (most of the time) or 1Hz (in some cases). Specific refresh rate modes will be engaged for the respective video frame rate. Games that support high frame rates will be allowed free ROM and the phone will stay in 120Hz mode for them.

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The 60Hz and 120Hz settings act as ceilings, and the adaptive behavior will still remain in place, just like the default mode (although the 120Hz mode may be a bit more aggressive in maintaining 120Hz).

Stream and HDR

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, and we received HDR streams from Netflix and YouTube. Widevine L1 compatibility means that DRM-protected content can be played at the highest available resolution (typically 1080p).

14 Ultra and its HyperOS also support Google’s Ultra HDR standard for capturing and displaying 10-bit images from compatible phones in various applications. You’ll get your highlights in the built-in gallery as well as in Google Photos, and you can also view the effect with other compatible photos in Chrome.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra battery life

Our new Active Use Score is an estimate of how long the battery will last if the device is used with a combination of all four test activities. Using the sliders below, you can adjust the calculation based on your usage pattern. You can read about our current battery life testing method here. For a comprehensive list of all devices tested so far, head over here.

The global version of the Xiaomi 14 Ultra is equipped with a 5,000 mAh battery, which is the same battery capacity as the 13 Ultra from last year. The Chinese 14 Ultra gets a slight upgrade – to 5,300 mAh, but we don’t get that extra mAh.

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Much like the 13 Ultra, the 14 Ultra doesn’t exactly win our hearts with its endurance, though it’s a step up overall. The most significant improvement is in the gaming test, where the new model added 33% to the 13 Ultra’s impressive 5 hours – not enough to outlast the competition.

11 hours in the web browsing test is a good showing, and so is call time, but video playback life is below average. Overall, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra’s battery life isn’t class-leading, but that’s not the end either.

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Xiaomi 14 Ultra

Charging speed

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra comes with the same 90W HyperCharge adapter that we got with the 13 Ultra. Xiaomi says the phone should be able to charge from empty to full in 33 minutes, and that was more or less our experience. Our power meter showed an instantaneous value of 78W but was happier hovering around the 75W mark, where it remained for about the first 3 minutes of the process before the power gradually decreased – as expected. went

As before, be aware that you need to enable the “Increase charging speed” switch in settings to achieve the highest possible speed – it’s disabled out of the box.

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Compared to the previous model, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra was slightly slower, reaching 15 minutes, but it was already half an hour ahead at the checkpoint which also made it to 100% slightly faster. We’ll admit that the 13 Pro was significantly faster than last year’s 120W charging, and a number of this year’s flagships have an edge over the 14 Ultra as well. Still, no reason to complain about the charging speed.

We also tried a non-native 65W USB Power Delivery adapter, and it got us to 50% in 30 minutes and 100% in 80 minutes – not impressive, but a decent result for those times you’ve forgotten the dedicated adapter.

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The Xiaomi 14 Ultra supports wireless charging, which Xiaomi rates at 80W. According to the company’s data, a full charge from flat mode should take 46 minutes with the proper dock (a brand new product launched alongside the Ultra).

We have no doubt that something close to this number is possible in real life, as their claimed wired charging speeds were far more accurate than our own measurements. That said, we couldn’t test it.

It’s worth noting that the stand doesn’t come with an adapter, and its specs say it needs a 120-watt charger to reach maximum power output. Since the phone itself comes with a 90W adapter, you should consider purchasing an additional 120W adapter to get the most out of the dock. On the other hand, even with the supplied 90W unit docked, you can probably get pretty decent speeds.

Speaker test

Xiaomi 14 Ultra uses the speaker setup of the previous model. It has one unit sticking out from the bottom, and another one at the top that sends sound up through four holes in the top plate and moves forward/up through a slot in the edge of the display glass – that’s the headphone. Is.

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bottom speaker • top speaker • earpiece slot

The top speaker receives the left channel in the vertical direction and the channels are switched to match the horizontal direction. The two speakers each output their respective channels as well as an attenuated version of the opposite channel.

In our testing, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra matched the previous model’s “Very Good” rating for loudness, with a slightly higher numerical result. Basically, all potential competitors are in the same space in terms of loudness, although the Galaxy S24 Ultra could make a bigger impact.

The new phone improves on its predecessor with a nice sound with a slightly livelier mid-range, while maintaining good bass levels and clean treble. Neither Vivo nor Oppo are serious contenders, at least to our ears, but if we had to choose, we’d probably prefer the Galaxy.

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HyperOS on top of Android 14

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra is one of the first phones to launch with Xiaomi’s latest software platform called HyperOS – what they call a “human-centric operating system designed for the ‘Human x Car x Home’ smart ecosystem.” We’ve already come across HyperOS on the Xiaomi 14 and you can read our dedicated article or watch the video below to get a taste of it.

Xiaomi’s update policy for the 14 and 14 Ultra includes 4 years of core firmware updates, plus an additional year of security patches. While it doesn’t exactly match Google and Samsung in 7 years, it’s still a fairly strong software future.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra reviewThe new OS is certainly very similar to the old MIUI, and while we’ve no doubt there are some improvements to come, long-time Xiaomi phone users will be right at home. However, there are subtle differences, such as a slightly smoother design and more rounded edges for many design elements.

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HyperOS on Xiaomi 14 Ultra

Some things have become more intuitive, such as multi-window implementation where buttons are now more self-explanatory. This doesn’t quite apply to quick settings, so it’s nice to have an option to enable text labels (off by default). However, you can no longer opt out of Control Center – it’s only available on phones that ran pre-HyperOS, but not on phones booted with the new software.

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HyperOS on Xiaomi 14 Ultra

Benchmarks

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra has Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 – the same chipset you’ll find in the Galaxy S24 Ultra, Find X7 Ultra, Magic6 Pro, or most of this year’s high-end phones, be it cameras. Central or not (vivo X100 Pro with Dimensity 9300 is a notable exception). The chip is already a familiar fixture and has proven to be a significant step up from last year’s top-end SoC from Qualcomm – as it should be.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra reviewBuilt on the 4nm process, the SD 8 Gen 3 has an octa-core CPU in a 1+3+2+2 configuration with a Cortex-X4 main core clocked at 3.3GHz. The GPU is Adreno 750. The Xiaomi 14 Ultra for international markets comes in a configuration with 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage (this is our review unit, and the storage speed actually complies with the UFS 4.0 standard). China 14 Ultra also has 12/256GB and 16GB/1TB versions.

In the benchmarks, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra showed very good numbers – in the upper half of the class, without standing out as a flagship. It was more in its element under CPU loads, while the GPU results put it a few notches down the chart. The performance mode in the battery settings doesn’t really affect the benchmark scores in a meaningful way.

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Under stable load, performance mode didn’t affect the 3DMark Wild Life stress test results, and 68 percent stability isn’t half bad for a high-end phone. With this star, the initial scores were a few percentage points behind the best, but the stability is still welcome.

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Stable load, balanced mode: CPU latency test • 3DMark Wild Life stress test

In the CPU Throttling test, Performance mode had somewhat the opposite effect of what you’d expect – peak performance was lower than the default Balanced mode. However, in both cases, Xiaomi showed excellent behavior with relatively minor throttling.

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Sustained load, performance mode: CPU lag test • 3DMark Wild Life stress test

Now the two telephotos focus close

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra doesn’t make major changes to the camera system – at least at first glance. Last year’s model had a lot going for it, so there wasn’t much room for improvement. However, the improvements that are there are very welcome.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra reviewThe most significant overall improvement is in the close-focusing capability on the two telephoto cameras (which retain the same sensors as the previous model). The 3.2x zoom camera can now focus on objects as close as 10cm, while the periscope 5x unit’s minimum focus distance is 30cm. Sure, the same longer telephoto lens is now brighter, but f/2.5 vs. f/3.0 is harder to improve.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra reviewThe lens is where one of the two changes to the main camera is visible – much easier than moving from the IMX989 to the newer LYT-900 sensor. The new optics are now brighter (f/1.63 vs. f/1.9), but the aperture can be adjusted continuously across the entire range – not just stopped down to f/4.0, which was the case on the 13 Ultra. The diaphragm uses 6 blades, but they are cut in such a way that it creates a dodecagonal shape.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra reviewStepless adjustment is available in Pro mode, while in Normal Photo mode, you get f/1.63 wide open, f/4.0 wide stopped, and intermediate steps at f/2.0 and f/2.8.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra reviewThe specifications of the ultra-wide camera remain unchanged from the previous generation, and it is still the same IMX 858 sensor in two cameras. It’s paired with an AF-capable lens at the wider end of the ultra-wide spectrum. The selfie camera isn’t much different this year, relying on a 32MP OmniVision sensor and a fixed focus lens – we’ve never been fans of it, but Xiaomi still uses it.

  • Wide (primary): 50 MP Sony LYT-900 (1″, 1.6μm – 3.2μm), f/1.63-f/4.0, 23mm, multi-directional PDAF, laser AF, OIS; 4K@120fps
  • Ultra-wide: 50 MP Sony IMX858 (1/2.51″, 0.7μm-1.4μm), f/1.8, 12mm, PDAF; 4K@60fps
  • Telephoto 1, 3.2x: 50 MP Sony IMX858 (1/2.51, 0.7μm-1.4μm), f/1.8, 75mm, PDAF (10cm – ∞), OIS; 4K@60fps
  • Telephoto 1, 5x: 50 MP Sony IMX858 (1/2.51, 0.7μm-1.4μm), f/1.8, 120mm, PDAF (30cm – ∞), OIS; 4K@60fps
  • Front camera: 32 MP OmniVision OV32B40 (1/3.14″, 0.7μm-1.4μm), f/2.0, 22mm, fixed focus; 4K@60fps

Main camera

The main camera of Xiaomi 14 Ultra takes very nice pictures as expected. The detail is excellent and rendered in a fairly natural way, with only complex textures that make the 12MP image better and look more artificial. The noise is very well controlled.

The automatic white balance was consistently accurate, and we encountered no area errors. Color saturation is well-judged, producing expressive results without overdoing it. The dynamic range is also well wide.

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Daylight samples, main camera (1x)

If you want to have artificial coloring and a more cheerful look, the authentic Leica mode is the best option.

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Daylight samples, original camera (1x), Leica Authentic

We looked a bit at how variable aperture affects resolution. In good light, the phone usually sets it to f/2.0, which is usually a bit sharper than the f/1.63 setting, with a further stop not making much of a difference, especially with subjects closer to infinity.

Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/1.63 - f/1.6, ISO 50, 1/3826s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/2.0 - f/2.0, ISO 50, 1/3020s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/2.8 - f/2.8, ISO 50, 1/1600s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/4.0 - f/4.0, ISO 50, 1/799s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/1.63 - f/1.6, ISO 50, 1/2214s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/2.0 - f/2.0, ISO 50, 1/1774s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/2.8 - f/2.8, ISO 50, 1/940s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/4.0 - f/4.0, ISO 50, 1/442s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/1.63 • f/2.0 • f/2.8 • f/4.0

More evident is its effect on depth of field, especially with close subjects. With them, you’ll often want to stop down a bit to make sure you get more of your subject in sharp focus.

Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/1.63 - f/1.6, ISO 50, 1/255s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/2.0 - f/2.0, ISO 50, 1/411s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/2.8 - f/2.8, ISO 50, 1/234s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/4.0 - f/4.0, ISO 50, 1/100s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/1.63 - f/1.6, ISO 125, 1/101s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/2.0 - f/2.0, ISO 125, 1/101s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/2.8 - f/2.8, ISO 250, 1/101s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/4.0 - f/4.0, ISO 400, 1/66s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/1.63 - f/1.6, ISO 400, 1/68s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/2.0 - f/2.0, ISO 400, 1/53s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/2.8 - f/2.8, ISO 320, 1/50s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/4.0 - f/4.0, ISO 800, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Daylight samples, main camera (1x): f/1.63 • f/2.0 • f/2.8 • f/4.0

You can also check out some of our resident photo models in both portrait and portrait mode.

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Examples of daylight, main camera (1x), photo mode
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Daylight samples, main camera (1x), portrait mode, 23mm

For completeness, here are also a handful of full-resolution examples. When viewed at 1:1, there is probably more detail, but it also has a more watercolor look to it.

Daylight samples, main camera (1x), 50 MP - f/2.0, ISO 50, 1/3327s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (1x), 50 MP - f/2.0, ISO 50, 1/3136s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (1x), 50 MP - f/2.0, ISO 50, 1/2956s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (1x), 50 MP - f/2.0, ISO 50, 1/2626s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Daylight samples, main camera (1x), 50 megapixels

The 50MP mode works best as an example on 2x zoom level samples. Xiaomi does a great job here, showing great detail even when looking at the Pixel. Still not as amazing as the vivo X100 Pro at 2X, but it’s just a notch lower and good enough.

Daylight samples, main camera (2x) - f/2.0, ISO 50, 1/2281s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (2x) - f/2.0, ISO 51, 1/2764s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (2x) - f/2.0, ISO 50, 1/2723s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (2x) - f/2.0, ISO 50, 1/2281s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Daylight samples, main camera (2x) - f/2.0, ISO 50, 1/799s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (2x) - f/2.0, ISO 51, 1/2605s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (2x) - f/1.6, ISO 349, 1/100s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (2x) - f/2.0, ISO 50, 1/1854s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Daylight samples, main camera (2x)

Faces also look nicely detailed at this zoom level, especially in portrait mode. Portrait mode adds a bit more softness to the subject, but results remain good, both at 50mm and 35mm simulated focal lengths.

Daylight samples, main camera (2x), photo mode - f/2.0, ISO 63, 1/100s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (2x), photo mode - f/1.6, ISO 298, 1/85s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (2x), photo mode - f/2.0, ISO 50, 1/2723s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (2x), photo mode - f/2.0, ISO 51, 1/1609s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Examples of daylight, main camera (2x), photo mode
Daylight samples, main camera (2x), portrait mode, 50mm - f/1.6, ISO 64, 1/100s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (2x), portrait mode, 50mm - f/1.6, ISO 320, 1/79s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (2x), portrait mode, 50mm - f/1.6, ISO 50, 1/3349s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (2x), portrait mode, 50mm - f/1.6, ISO 50, 1/1358s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Daylight samples, main camera (2x), portrait mode, 50mm Daylight samples, main camera (2x), portrait mode, 35mmDaylight samples, main camera (2x), portrait mode, 35mm - f/1.6, ISO 64, 1/100s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (2x), portrait mode, 35mm - f/1.6, ISO 320, 1/79s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (2x), portrait mode, 35mm - f/1.6, ISO 50, 1/2889s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, main camera (2x), portrait mode, 35mm - f/1.6, ISO 50, 1/2038s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
3.2x telephoto camera

With a 3.2x zoom, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra shows a significant improvement in resolution over the previous model and is possibly the sharpest 3x image we’ve seen to date. No complaints about global parameters either – dynamic range is great, auto white balance is on point, and colors are vibrant.

Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x) - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/4306s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x) - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/6049s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x) - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/4918s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto camera (3.2x) - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/5618s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x) - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1244s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x) - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/5454s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto camera (3.2x) - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/4059s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x) - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/3252s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Daylight samples, telephoto camera (3.2x)

It’s also great for people, whether in portrait or portrait mode.

Daylight samples, telephoto camera (3.2x), photo mode - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/148s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto camera (3.2x), photo mode - f/1.8, ISO 250, 1/100s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto camera (3.2x), photo mode - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/6417s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto camera (3.2x), photo mode - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1360s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Examples of daylight, telephoto camera (3.2x), portrait mode
Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x), portrait mode, 75mm - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/140s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x), portrait mode, 75mm - f/1.8, ISO 250, 1/100s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x), portrait mode, 75mm - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/6808s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x), portrait mode, 75mm - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1232s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x), portrait mode, 75mm

But the real fun comes with the close-up. Even at minimum focus distances, the 14 Ultra’s 3.2x maintains excellent sharpness and can produce stunning results.

Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x), close-up - f/1.8, ISO 100, 1/100s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x), close-up - f/1.8, ISO 64, 1/100s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x), close-up - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/912s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x), close-up - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/2315s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Examples of daylight, telephoto (3.2x), close-up

This is one area where the generational difference is most apparent – ​​the 13 Ultra can’t come close to the new model’s reproduction ratio at minimum focus distance.

Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x), close-up: 14 Ultra - f/1.8, ISO 64, 1/100s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x), close-up: 13 Ultra - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/157s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x), close-up: 14 Ultra - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/190s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x), close-up: 13 Ultra - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/114s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Examples of daylight, telephoto (3.2x), close-up: 14 Ultra • 13 Ultra

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra also does pretty well at 3.2x zoom when shooting at a nominal 50MP resolution, although we’re not quite sure why you’d want to do that since there’s a 5x telephoto to get things closer.

Daylight samples, telephoto camera (3.2x), 50 MP - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/3056s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x), 50MP - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/4293s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x), 50MP - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/4107s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (3.2x), 50MP - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/2240s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Daylight samples, telephoto camera (3.2x), 50 megapixels

5x telephoto camera

The improved 5x telephoto doesn’t disappoint either, taking great shots during the day. It’s also expert at close-ups as promised, almost matching the 3x camera for reproduction while still allowing you to keep your distance from your subject.

Daylight samples, telephoto (5x) - f/2.5, ISO 50, 1/1774s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (5x) - f/2.5, ISO 50, 1/2419s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (5x) - f/2.5, ISO 50, 1/2281s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (5x) - f/2.5, ISO 50, 1/2384s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Daylight samples, telephoto camera (5x) - f/2.5, ISO 125, 1/100s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto camera (5x) - f/2.5, ISO 125, 1/100s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (5x) - f/2.5, ISO 50, 1/1827s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (5x) - f/2.5, ISO 50, 1/423s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Daylight samples, telephoto camera (5x)

Here, too, you can see the level of improvement compared to the old model when it comes to close-up photography.

Daylight samples, telephoto (5x), close-up: 14 Ultra - f/2.5, ISO 125, 1/100s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (5x), close-up: 13 Ultra - f/3.0, ISO 100, 1/100s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (5x), close-up: 14 Ultra - f/2.5, ISO 64, 1/100s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (5x), close-up: 13 Ultra - f/3.0, ISO 160, 1/100s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Examples of daylight, telephoto (5x), close-up: 14 Ultra • 13 Ultra

There’s no portrait mode beyond 75mm, but you can take normal shots of people at 5x.

Daylight samples, telephoto camera (5x), photo mode - f/2.5, ISO 64, 1/100s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto camera (5x), photo mode - f/2.5, ISO 640, 1/103s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto camera (5x), photo mode - f/2.5, ISO 50, 1/2492s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto camera (5x), photo mode - f/2.5, ISO 50, 1/399s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Examples of daylight, telephoto camera (5x), portrait mode

You can also shoot at 5x zoom at 50MP and get questionable results.

Daylight samples, telephoto (5x), 50 MP - f/2.5, ISO 50, 1/1667s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (5x), 50 MP - f/2.5, ISO 50, 1/1169s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (5x), 50 MP - f/2.5, ISO 50, 1/1643s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (5x), 50 MP - f/2.5, ISO 50, 1/1240s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Daylight samples, telephoto camera (5x), 50 megapixels

However, if you’re looking for more access, it’s best to push up to 10x (either from the on-screen display or better yet, use the keys on the photography kit). The images we received are very sharp, better than what the Galaxy S24 Ultra can muster. The contrast can be a bit high though.

Daylight samples, telephoto (5x), 10x zoom - f/2.5, ISO 51, 1/1511s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (5x), 10x zoom - f/2.5, ISO 50, 1/1187s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (5x), 10x zoom - f/2.5, ISO 50, 1/1526s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, telephoto (5x), 10x zoom - f/2.5, ISO 50, 1/1152s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Examples of daylight, telephoto camera (5x), zoom 10x

Ultra-wide camera

The ultra-wide camera won’t spoil the overall impression. Other than a bit more grain, there are a few flaws in its photos, and it’s rarely even noticeable enough to point out. Very good detail, great colors and dynamic range, close focus for some exaggerated landscapes – there’s a lot to like here.

Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x) - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/7439s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x) - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/7330s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x) - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/3769s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x) - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/4059s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x) - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/3999s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x) - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/3501s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x) - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/3399s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x) - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/131s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x) - f/1.8, ISO 64, 1/50s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x) - f/1.8, ISO 125, 1/49s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x) - f/1.8, ISO 160, 1/50s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x) - f/1.8, ISO 200, 1/49s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x)

You might be able to make out 50MP in ultra-wide mode, though you might have to look long and hard to find more detail.

Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x), 50 MP - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/3147s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x), 50 MP - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/3290s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x), 50 MP - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/2715s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x), 50 MP - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/2796s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Daylight samples, Ultra Wide Camera (0.5x), 50MP

Selfie photos

Xiaomi’s selfies are good, but not our favorite. Skin tones and colors are generally lovely, and we have no complaints about the dynamic range. But the constant insistence on selfie output with a nominal resolution of 32 megapixels is not to our liking, and the fixed focus is not up to the Ultra standard.

Selfie samples - f/2.0, ISO 50, 1/125s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Selfie samples - f/2.0, ISO 80, 1/33s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Selfie samples - f/2.0, ISO 160, 1/33s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Selfie samples - f/2.0, ISO 320, 1/33s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Selfie samples - f/2.0, ISO 50, 1/768s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Selfie samples - f/2.0, ISO 50, 1/2026s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Examples of selfies

Low-light photo quality

Main camera

When set to Auto, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra’s main camera takes great photos in low light. It does nice exposures that retain a lot of highlight data, while it also does a pretty good job with shadow development – ​​the Xiaomi 14 Ultra gives us brighter shadows than its direct rivals, and we say This is our preferred approach. Even in mixed lighting, automatic white balance is reliable and color rendering is easy on the eyes.

Looking closely, there’s a lot of detail, and Xiaomi strikes a good balance between preserving real information and removing noise. For example, the Galaxy S24 Ultra produces more noise but has a slight edge in detail, while the Find X7 Ultra can be a bit smoother than the Xiaomi.

Low-light samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.6, ISO 2000, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.6, ISO 5000, 1/20s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.6, ISO 6400, 1/20s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.6, ISO 4000, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Low-light samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.6, ISO 1000, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, main camera (1x) - f/2.0, ISO 4000, 1/13s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.6, ISO 2000, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.6, ISO 4000, 1/10s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Low-light samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.6, ISO 4000, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.6, ISO 3200, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Low light samples, main camera (1x)

At 2x, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra’s output varies from very good in better-lit scenes to moonshine in darker settings. You’ll always have great exposure, dynamic range, and color, only darker scenes will be softer at the pixel level.

Low-light samples, main camera (2x) - f/1.6, ISO 2000, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, main camera (2x) - f/1.6, ISO 5000, 1/20s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, main camera (2x) - f/1.6, ISO 6400, 1/20s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, main camera (2x) - f/1.6, ISO 4000, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Low-light samples, main camera (2x) - f/1.6, ISO 1000, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, main camera (2x) - f/2.0, ISO 4000, 1/13s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, main camera (2x) - f/1.6, ISO 2000, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, main camera (2x) - f/1.6, ISO 2500, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Low light samples, main camera (2x)

3.2x telephoto camera

Even in the dark, the 3.2x telephoto will hardly leave you wanting. Exposures are on point, the dynamic range is very good, and there’s plenty of fine detail.

Low-light samples, telephoto (3.2x) - f/1.8, ISO 2000, 1/33s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, telephoto (3.2x) - f/1.8, ISO 2000, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, telephoto (3.2x) - f/1.8, ISO 1600, 1/8s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, telephoto (3.2x) - f/1.8, ISO 2000, 1/17s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Low-light samples, telephoto (3.2x) - f/1.8, ISO 2000, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, telephoto (3.2x) - f/1.8, ISO 800, 1/33s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, telephoto (3.2x) - f/1.8, ISO 1600, 1/33s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, telephoto (3.2x) - f/1.8, ISO 2500, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Low-light samples, telephoto (3.2x) - f/1.8, ISO 1600, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, telephoto (3.2x) - f/1.8, ISO 2000, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, telephoto (3.2x) - f/1.8, ISO 1600, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, telephoto (3.2x) - f/1.8, ISO 1600, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Low light samples, telephoto camera (3.2x)

5x telephoto camera

The 5x telephoto is less exciting when it comes to low-light photography. Its dynamic range is somewhat limited, and with the phone prioritizing highlights, you may often end up with darker-than-ideal photos. It also tends to make warmer light sources look orange for our liking. However, given the right amount of light, it still captures a lot of detail.

Low-light samples, telephoto (5x) - f/2.5, ISO 1600, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, telephoto (5x) - f/2.5, ISO 2000, 1/17s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, telephoto (5x) - f/2.5, ISO 3200, 1/6s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, telephoto (5x) - f/2.5, ISO 2500, 1/17s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Low-light samples, telephoto (5x) - f/2.5, ISO 2000, 1/13s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, telephoto (5x) - f/2.5, ISO 2500, 1/13s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, telephoto (5x) - f/2.5, ISO 640, 1/50s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, telephoto (5x) - f/2.5, ISO 3200, 1/13s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Low-light samples, telephoto (5x) - f/2.5, ISO 1000, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, telephoto (5x) - f/2.5, ISO 2000, 1/17s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, telephoto (5x) - f/2.5, ISO 2500, 1/25s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Low light samples, telephoto camera (5x)

Ultra-wide camera

Ultra-wide offers a better display at night. Colors are a bit washed out and details are somewhat sharp when viewed up close.

Low-light samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x) - f/1.8, ISO 2500, 1/17s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x) - f/1.8, ISO 3200, 1/17s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x) - f/1.8, ISO 2500, 1/13s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x) - f/1.8, ISO 2500, 1/13s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Low-light samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x) - f/1.8, ISO 2500, 1/17s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x) - f/1.8, ISO 3200, 1/7s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x) - f/1.8, ISO 3200, 1/17s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review Low-light samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x) - f/1.8, ISO 3200, 1/17s - Xiaomi 14 Ultra review
Low light samples, ultra-wide camera (0.5x)

Video recording

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra can record up to 4K60 video with all its cameras – the four rear cameras and the front camera. The rear cameras can do 4K24 in addition to 4K30, and can also do 8K at 30fps and 24fps. Meanwhile, the original is also capable of 4K120.

The default codec is still h.264 for all videos except 8K recording, where you only get h.265, but you can switch to h.265 for all your videos. Dolby Vision recording is also on the menu, but only for the main 4K camera at 30 or 24 frames per second.

Video stabilization is available at all resolutions and frame rate combinations (except 4K120) and cannot be disabled in normal video mode, although there is a settings tweak that can turn it off for Director mode recording.

The video quality of the Xiaomi 14 Ultra is probably the best we have at the moment. All four rear cameras are expertly matched in appearance and have excellent dynamic range and color reproduction. 4K24 and 4K30 clips look the same from either camera and have great detail (good, more like “good” in ultrawide mode), while 60fps modes are a bit softer, but not really smooth. The 4K120fps main camera is actually the clearest main camera.

The stabilization is also excellent on the Xiaomi 14 Ultra. The main camera and ultra-wide shake make walking a gentle float, and all four cameras move smoothly and hold everything well when facing in just one direction.

At night, Xiaomi also performs well. Its main camera is roughly on par with the Galaxy S24 Ultra in terms of detail, but has a wider dynamic range, though the Find X7 Ultra might be slightly better. The ultra-wide suffers from a bit of saturation and the noise performance isn’t great. The 3.2x telephoto is significantly better than the Galaxy, but a notch below the Find X7 Ultra’s camera. When it comes to longer telephoto, the Xiaomi 5x is perhaps slightly better than the Find 6x, but the Galaxy lags behind.

Check Competitors

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra’s €1,500 price tag may mean you won’t see many of them in the wild, but it doesn’t make it difficult for us to pinpoint its competitors. Well, that, and the big circle on the back. We review the best cameras on the market with a “money ain’t nothing” attitude.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra reviewThe most notable competitor is the Galaxy S24 Ultra, even if it doesn’t show off its camera prowess as much as many others here. The two are about equal for photos, though Xiaomi has the upper hand in video recording. Each has its own unique accessory—the S Pen versus the photography kit—and that seems to be the divisive issue. If you want a camera phone, choose Xiaomi and if you want everything, choose Galaxy.

Next on our list is the vivo X100 Pro. Also international, but nowhere near as available as the Galaxy, the vivo is still found at 20% less than the Xiaomi. Admittedly, it’s a short camera, but it’s got an amazing 2x mode and a telephoto that sits between the two Ultra cameras – maybe that 100mm focal length is your sweet spot.

Another unconventional zoom can be found on the Honor Magic6 Pro. Nominally a 2.5x camera, its 180MP sensor (or 200MP, depending on how you look at it) can easily be stretched to 5x, though the Xiaomi will still be relatively comfortable beyond that, and the Ultra is an easy option to capture. The video is here.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra (left) next to Oppo Find X7 Ultra Xiaomi 14 Ultra (left) next to Oppo Find X7 Ultra

This next one is more of a wild card and official availability is limited to China. But if you could live with the software features it derives from, you might be able to entertain the idea of ​​a gray import. The thing is, after seeing the Xiaomi 14 Ultra in action, we consider the X7 Ultra to be the best, and we’re less inclined to buy one.

There is a more exotic option that can be mentioned in passing. The iPhone 15 Pro Max costs about the same as the Xiaomi and will be great for video too, while offering superior selfies and best-in-class battery life. Since it’s an iPhone, it will also have a choice of accessories for any photo or video use case, which probably negates the benefits of Xiaomi’s kit. However, it remains an iPhone and doesn’t simply jump between ecosystems on a whim.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra vivo X100 Pro Honor Magic6 Pro Oppo Find X7 Ultra Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
Galaxy S24 Ultra • vivo X100 Pro • Honor Magic6 Pro • Oppo Find X7 Ultra • iPhone 15 Pro Max

Summary

We pretty much knew what to expect from the Xiaomi 14 Ultra. For example, price has always been a deterrent, and Xiaomi’s approach to selfies hasn’t been to our taste for a while now. We could even predict subpar endurance and drop out of the 13 Ultra results.

Xiaomi 14 Ultra reviewWe could also predict its strengths with sufficient confidence. A camera favorite in the office, the 13 Ultra doesn’t leave much to be desired, yet Xiaomi has found a few areas to touch up on the 14. Close-focus telephotos have become the latest trend, and these two are here. It’s probably the best at it, but it’s also great from a distance. The variable aperture on the main camera is also welcome if you want a lot of control over DoF, although we don’t see it as an entirely revolutionary development.

The unique selling point of Xiaomi 14 Ultra is the photography kit. Realizing its appeal and potential to boost Ultra sales, Xiaomi has continued to develop the device and add features to it. Indeed, it adds more cost to an expensive phone, but the two together bring you as close to a “real” camera in terms of ergonomics and experience as a smartphone can get.

In the end, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra is probably the best camera phone you can buy today.

Why should we buy Xiaomi 14 Ultra?

  • Absolutely perfect camera system, almost flawless.
  • Especially great video recording.
  • First-class performance under sustained load.
  • Unique accessories package (if optional and not exactly cheap).

Why should we avoid buying  Xiaomi 14 Ultra?

  • Expensive, even for what it is, with little hope for discounts down the line.
  • Battery life is below average.
  • The selfie camera takes average-quality photos, lacks autofocus

Source: GSMARENA.COM

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Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop review

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With the Zephyrus G14 2024, Asus has taken big steps in the right direction and turned its popular 14-inch laptop into a worthy opponent for the MacBook Pro 14.

Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop review

The Zephyrus G14 is a very important laptop; because it was the beginning of a new trend; Four years have passed since the introduction of the first generation G14, at that time there was no foreign 14-inch gaming laptop; But now, thanks to Asus, other companies such as Razer, MSI and HP have entered the field of 14-inch gaming laptops.

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  • Zephyrus G14 2024 video review
  • Compact, well-made, and premium design
  • Stunning OLED display and powerful speakers
  • Standard keyboard and a large trackpad that is not haptic!
  • Powerful hardware with optimal performance
  • The difference in laptop performance profiles
  • Laptop behavior in heavy and continuous processing
  • The difference in laptop performance when connected and disconnected from the power outlet
  • Laptop performance compared to competitors
  • Laptop performance in professional use
  • Laptop performance in Blender software
  • Laptop performance in the game
  • Optimal battery life in normal use
  • Zephyrus G14 2024 against the competition

Now we have the lovely G14 laptop model 2024; A device that, with its powerful hardware, stunning OLED display, minimal design, and high-quality metal body, competes with MacBooks and attracts attention.

To buy the 14-inch Zephyrus G14 laptop or other specific laptops, you can visit the Afrashop online store.

Compact, well-made, and premium design

The main and most impressive change in the 2024 model of the G14 laptop compared to previous generations is a 180-degree change in the strategy of Asus designers; I don’t recall Asus ever turning to machining to design and build its gaming laptops and carving the body out of a single block of aluminum; We have always seen Asus laptops at their best with a body made of aluminum sheets or magnesium alloy.

The lighting behind the Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

Thanks to the change in the manufacturing process of the laptop, has a noticeable effect on the attractiveness and premium feeling of the Zephyrus G14; Asus, in describing its gaming laptop, calls it “a perfect combination of performance and style” and this Taiwanese company is really right!

The body of Zephyrus G14 is much denser than the previous generation and gives a good sense of quality; We don’t hear a “creaking” sound from anywhere on the laptop, the screen frame doesn’t sway, and the surface of the device doesn’t sink when pressing the keys. Of course, with all these improvements, Zephyrus is still not at the level of premium products such as MacBook and Surface; Although it is very close to them.

The thickness of the Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

The dimensions of the G14 2024 body are noticeably more compact than the previous generation; Last year, the thickness of the laptop reached more than 2 cm; But now it does not exceed about 1.6 cm and of course, the weight of the device has become lighter by about 200 grams; More precisely, the dimensions of the body are 1.59-1.63 x 22.0 x 31.1 cm and its weight is about 1.5 kg.

In the slim body of Zephyrus G14, there are various ports; On the left side of the device, you can see Asus’ dedicated charging port, HDMI 2.1 port, a USB4 Type-C port with DisplayPort 2.0 support and 100W power delivery, a full-size USB 3.2 port, and a headphone combo jack; The right side of the laptop hosts a USB 3.2 Type-C port, another full-size USB 3.2 port, and a high-speed microSD port; eCash was a full-size SD memory card slot, so it was more useful for photographers and videographers.

Ports on the left side of the Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop
The ports on the right side of the Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

The 14-inch G14 2024 laptop uses MediaTek’s MT7922 network card, which supports Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity and shows stable and satisfactory performance; But if you want, you can easily replace the network card.

In addition to the more compact body, G14 2024 has a much more minimal and simple design; Asus designers have said goodbye to the array of LED lights, or Animematrix, which occupied half of the back of the device in previous models, and instead, they have used a diagonal and narrow strip of LED lights that are placed on the diameter of the laptop, giving it a different and unique look. They gave a laptop. With the help of Asus Armory Crate software, you can customize the lighting effect of these lights or disable them completely.

Working with Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

All in all, the G14’s appearance has now been changed in such a way that it can be taken to meetings as a work laptop, and still maintain a gaming spirit! The Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop can be purchased in white or gray. We have the gray color for review, which looks very attractive and stylish; But soon it gets fingerprints, grease, and stains; So if you are obsessive and sensitive, you should always have a microfiber cloth with you to clean the laptop.

Traces of grease and stains on Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

If you think that the G14’s charms are limited to its exterior, I must say that you would be very wrong; The main surprise happens when you open the laptop door and face its screen; Of course, I must say that the hinge of the laptop is very strong and gives the user a sense of confidence; While it opens with one hand.

Stunning OLED display and powerful speakers

The Zephyrus G14 screen can be described in one word as “stunning”; The 14-inch OLED panel of the laptop with a high aspect ratio of 16:10 and its narrow borders give the laptop a very modern look. On the other hand, like expensive and premium laptops, instead of plastic borders, the integrated glass cover covers the entire display surface; However, this glossy coating reduces the readability of the display in bright environments.

Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop display

Zephyrus G14’s OLED panel with a resolution of 1800 x 2880 pixels and a very good density of 243 pixels provides a clear and sharp image; So that at normal distances from the laptop, the pixels cannot be separated. Asus declares the response time of the panel to be an extremely fast number of 0.2 milliseconds, which is a dream for competitive gamers; But the most impressive feature of the display is its refresh rate.

Zephyrus G14 is the world’s first laptop with an OLED panel that supports variable refresh rate to prevent image tearing while playing games and is compatible with Nvidia’s G-SYNC technology; This feature is one of the most impressive achievements of Asus; I will explain further.

Watching movies with Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

Unlike LCD panels, whose brightness is independent of the image refresh rate, the brightness of OLED panels is provided by the pixels themselves, and this brightness depends on both the intensity of the light produced by the pixels and the image refresh rate; For this reason, if the refresh rate of the image decreases, so-called, the rate of turning on and off pixels also decreases, and as a result, the brightness of the panel decreases.

In order to solve the limitations of the OLED panel, Asus has considered the on-and-off rate of the exposure layer of the pixels to be higher than the refresh rate of the image; This means that when the image is updated at a rate of 120 Hz, the exposure layer is turned on and off with a frequency of 4 times, that is, 480 Hz; So when you are immersed in the game and suddenly the frame rate drops from 100 to 80 fps, the brightness of the image does not drop.

Zephyrus G14 2024 screen performance against other laptops

Laptop/test

White image

Black image

contrast ratio

AdobeRGB

sRGB

DCI-P3

Maximum brightness

Minimum brightness

Average brightness

Native

cover

Average error

cover

Average error

cover

Average error

Zephyrus G14 2024

472 intentions

(730 nits HDR)

0 intentions

95 percent

148 percent

0.8

100 percent

1.4

Zephyrus G14 2023

335 intentions

17 intention

3.28 intentions

102

90 percent

125 percent

100 percent

3.3

MacBook Air 2024

443 intentions

0.00 nits

0.67 nits

661

87.9

100

2.4

98.4

1.9

Zenbook 14

512 intention

(788 nits HDR)

0.27 nits

0 intentions

89.6

2.6

100

0.6

99.7

1.3

Galaxy Book 3 Ultra

441 intentions

4 intentions

0 intentions

97.3

3.7

99.6

1.9

99.8

2.3

MacBook Pro M1 Max

455 intentions

(1497 nits HDR)

0 intentions

0 intentions

85

121.6

97.3

2.5

The OLED panel of the Zephyrus G14 produces eye-catching and very attractive colors, this panel can cover the very wide AdobeRGB color space by about 95%, the DCI P3 wide color space completely, and the conventional sRGB color space by about 148% with an extremely small error of 0.8 to give The precision and extraordinary coverage of the panel make the G14 laptop an excellent choice for graphic designers.

The G14 laptop achieves an excellent brightness of 730 nits while playing HDR videos and when a small part of the image is lit; Of course, be careful that to enjoy HDR content, you must connect the laptop to electricity. Asus says the laptop’s display supports HDR video with the Dolby Vision standard and has received VESA DisplayHDR and Pantone certifications for HDR support and accurate color reproduction, respectively.

Windows lock screen on Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

The Asus gaming laptop achieves a brightness of 472 nits during normal content display (SDR) in Zoomit reviews, which is reasonable brightness and provides a pleasant visual experience along with the ultra-high contrast and deep blacks of the OLED panel; However, the glossiness of the panel cover makes it a little difficult to work with the laptop in bright environments.

Asus has complemented the G14’s exceptional visual experience with a superb audio experience; The G14’s speakers are the closest to Apple’s MacBooks of all the Windows laptops I’ve reviewed so far; If you are familiar with the sound of MacBooks, you know know what a great advantage the G14 has over other Windows.

Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop speakers
Speaker vent under Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

Zefiros G14 uses 6 speakers including two dual woofers; The woofers are placed in pairs on the sides of the laptop in opposite directions (up and down) to prevent the laptop body from vibrating. Asus says the woofers have been enlarged by 125% to produce clearer sound and more punchy bass, while the output volume has also increased by 3.5 times; In reality, the audio experience of the laptop is very pleasing to the ears with little noise and poor sound resolution.

Standard keyboard and a large trackpad that is not haptic!

The 14-inch Asus laptop also has a very efficient keyboard, the depth of movement of the G14 island keys reaches a very good number of 1.7 mm, the size of the keys has increased by 12.24% compared to the previous generation, and their feedback is satisfactory. The keys have a standard arrangement and distance from each other; So that after a short time, you get used to typing with the device. Asus estimates the useful life of the keys up to 20 million times.

Typing with Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

Perhaps one of my complaints about the design of the keyboard is its 6-sided power button, which does not have any visual harmony with the rest of the laptop. Don’t be fooled by the fact that the button is made of glass. Because there is no fingerprint sensor in G14; But fortunately, you can rely on facial recognition with Windows Hello for authentication.

Windows Hello with Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

The webcam of the device also provides the possibility of video calling with 1080p resolution, which is not at the level of Microsoft Surfaces; Instead, thanks to the neural processing unit at the heart of the processor, Windows Effects Studio can be used for tasks such as subject tracking and automatic frame adjustment, maintaining eye contact and blurring the background in video calls.

Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop trackpad

The G14 trackpad is very wide and is located in the middle of the laptop so as not to trigger OCD users; ASUS designers have used a 3:2 aspect ratio for the trackpad to match the aspect ratio of the display. The clicks have very good feedback the finger slides easily on the glass surface of the trackpad and its movement is tracked with great accuracy; But I expect a 100 million Toman laptop to use a haptic trackpad instead of mechanical buttons for the click mechanism, just like MacBooks; I hope we will see such a change in the next generation.

Powerful hardware with optimal performance

What we have said about the body and accessories of the laptop is enough; Let’s talk about the most important aspect of gaming laptops; What power does Zephyrus G14 have and how does it appear in playing games?

This year, Asus keeps the powerful RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 graphics exclusive to the larger G16 laptop and offers the 14-inch G14 laptop with 4060 and 4070 graphics; Although it is apparently available in the Iranian market with 4050 graphics. By limiting the G14 to less powerful graphics and injecting 90 watts into the GPU, Asus engineers have managed to make the laptop slimmer. We have the 4070 model for review, which is currently sold in the market at the price of 115 to 120 million Tomans.

Running the game with Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

All three configurations (config in market terms) of Zephyrus G14 are powered by AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS processor; The processor, which is one of AMD’s powerful laptop models from the Ryzen 8000 family with Zen 4 architecture, is produced with improved 5nm class lithography (4nm according to the manufacturer) and works with a TDP equivalent to 45W by default. This processor uses 8 cores with a base frequency of 4 and a turbo frequency of 5.2 GHz and has the ability to simultaneously process 16 instruction threads.

AMD calls its laptop processor an APU (accelerated processing unit); Because in its heart, in addition to the CPU, the Radeon 780M integrated graphics uses 12 graphics cores with RDNA3 architecture and a working frequency of 2.8 GHz, and offers performance at the level of Nvidia’s GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics. Next to the graphics, the name of the AMD neural processing unit is also visible, which can perform 16 trillion operations per second.

Zephyrus G14 2024 storage performance

Laptop/Performance

SSD volume

Sequential reading rate

Sequential write rate

Zephyrus G14 2024

One TB SSD

4997 megabytes

3431 MB

Zephyrus G14 2022

One TB SSD

3617 MB

2832 MB

HP Specter x360 16

One TB SSD

6389 megabytes

4908 MB

Zephyrus M16 2022

One TB SSD

6631 megabytes

5015 MB

The Ryzen 8945HS processor supports dual-channel RAM DDR5-5600 and LPDDR5x-7500 with a capacity of up to 256 GB, But the Taiwanese sell the G14 2024 laptop with 16 or 32 GB LPDDR5x-6400 RAM; A piece that pays the price of the laptop becoming thinner and unlike the previous generation, it is now onboard and cannot be upgraded.

Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop SSD performance

Asus uses a high-speed PCIe 4.0 1TB SSD in all versions of the Zephyrus G14, which achieved read and write speeds of around 5GB and 3.5GB/s in our tests. Zephyrus G14 SSD is not among the fastest, But it fully meets the user’s needs and most importantly, it can be upgraded.

The difference in laptop performance profiles

Before talking about the performance of the device, let’s clarify a little about Asus performance profiles; Because probably most of the users do not know about the existence of these profiles and their effect on the overall performance of the laptop.

For its gaming laptops, Asus has a software called Armory Crate, which can be used to control various parts of the device, from the color profiles of the display to the lighting, and of course the performance profile of the graphics and CPU. In this software, you can change the behavior of the graphics, and adjust the amount of power injected to the graphics and CPU and the speed of the fans.

Working with Armory Crate software on Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

As for the graphics behavior, we have four modes:

  • Optimized mode: Asus recommends it; With this mode, if the laptop is disconnected from the power supply, the Nvidia graphics will be disabled, and when connected to the power supply, the device will go to the Nvidia graphics only in heavy usage such as playing games.
  • Eco Mode: As the name suggests, it completely shuts down the Nvidia graphics under all conditions.
  • Standard mode: It is Microsoft’s protocol (MSHybrid) and Windows decides when to go for Nvidia graphics or integrated graphics. Although Asus recommends the Optimized mode, But the laptop defaults to Standard mode.
  • Ultimate Mode: The integrated graphics is completely removed from the circuit and the screen is connected directly to the Nvidia graphics. This mode has the highest battery consumption, But it may slightly improve the frame rate in some games.

The settings related to the performance profiles of the cooling fans and the power consumption of the processor and graphics of the laptop are as follows:

  • Manual profile: the user can change the parameters related to power consumption and fans at will.
  • Turbo profile: injects the maximum amount of power to the graphics and processor and is only available when connected to the power supply; In this profile, the laptop is literally noisy and the fans are running most of the time. In the following, you can see that there is not much improvement in the performance of the laptop.
  • Performance profile: This is the default profile of the laptop, the sound of the fans is not annoying and the performance of the device is almost equal to the Turbo profile.
  • Silent profile: limits the power consumption of the device to reduce the production heat and use less fans. In this CPU performance profile, at least in daily use, it does not suffer much; But the graphics performance experiences a 50-60% drop when connected to electricity.
  • Windows profile: the power consumption and heat management of the device is entrusted to Windows itself; Surprisingly, even when using other profiles, when unplugging the laptop, the Windows battery setting changes from Best Performance to Balanced, which negatively affects the performance of the device.

Practically, with Armory Crate software, you can set 20 different modes for laptop performance; But in general, it must be said that the existence of so many profiles and colorful performance modes has no result other than confusing the user; A user who is probably not aware of the existence of a software like Armory Crate and its purpose, and of course he should not be aware, he should not think about the performance profile and power consumption, he should always get the right combination of performance and good charging from the laptop with the least challenge. .

G14 2024 performance in different performance profiles

profile/parameter

CPU power consumption

CineBench 2024

GPU power consumption

3DMark TimeSpy

Turbo

75 watt turbo

60 watts stable

914 (multi-core)

70 to 80 watts

10172

Performance

65-watt turbo

45W stable

918 (multi-core)

60 watts

9572

Silent

65-watt turbo

35 watts stable

862 (multi-core)

57-watt turbo

33 watts stable

5582

In the table above, you can see the result of selecting a number of Asus performance profiles along with the scores obtained in the benchmarks with these profiles. Based on the obtained numbers, it is clear that the Turbo profile does not make a significant improvement in the performance of the device, despite the high noise, noticeable increase in power consumption, and the heat it produces.

Laptop behavior in heavy and continuous processing

Due to the inefficiency of the Turbo profile and the drastic drop in graphics performance in the Silent profile, we will put the Performance profile under the microscope. In the first step, it is better to check the behavior of the laptop when connected to the electrical outlet (Plugged) and separated from the electrical outlet (Unplugged).

When the Ryzen 9 8945HS processor in the Dell G14 2024 laptop is under pressure with the CineBench 2024 rendering benchmark, the device with the Performance profile, in both Plugged and Unplugged states, works more or less with the same strategy of the processor; But as you can see below, apparently this strategy is only limited to the CineBench benchmark; Because in other software, we see a noticeable drop in performance.

Power consumption of Ryzen 9 8945HS processor in Asus G14 2024 laptopCPU power consumption
 
Ryzen 9 8945HS processor clock in Asus G14 2024 laptop
CPU clock
Ryzen 9 8945HS processor temperature in Asus G14 2024 laptop
The temperature of the hottest processor core

The G14 2024 laptop injects about 65 watts of power into the processor in the initial moments, then it works with about 55 watts of power from the processor for a few minutes until it finally stabilizes at about 45 watts. The frequency reaches 4.7 GHz at best and finally stabilizes at 4.3-4.4 GHz; While the temperature first increases to 87-88 degrees Celsius, then it fluctuates in the range of 80 degrees Celsius.

Contrary to what we saw about the processor, there is a huge difference between the graphics performance in the Plugged and Unplugged state. When the G14 2024 laptop is subjected to a heavy processing load in the Performance profile for 20 minutes with the heavy graphics benchmark 3DMark TimeSpy, in the plugged state, the power consumption fluctuates in the range of 60 watts, and in the unplugged state, the power consumption remains in the range of 42-43 watts; Therefore, there is a 30% drop in power consumption.

Power consumption of RTX 4070 graphics in Asus G14 2024 laptopGraphics power consumption
RTX 4070 graphics clock in Asus G14 2024 laptop
Graphic clock
RTX 4070 graphics temperature in Asus G14 2024 laptop
The temperature of the hottest point of the graphic

In the performance stability test, the RTX 4070 graphics frequency works with a frequency of about 1600 MHz in Plugged mode and about 1400 MHz in Unplugged mode, and the temperature of its hottest point reaches 92-93 and 80 degrees Celsius in these two modes. As you can see, in graphics processing, the device gets hotter than CPU-based processing.

The difference in laptop performance when connected and disconnected from the power outlet

One of the main points about the laptop, which often remains hidden from the eyes of the buyer, is the difference in its performance when connected and disconnected from the power outlet (Plugged and Unplugged); Can a laptop provide the same performance in battery-powered mode as in plugged-in mode? The answer to this question for Windows laptops was a resounding “no” until the release of devices equipped with Snapdragon X processors and a handful of Intel and AMD processors. Can the G14 2024 surprise you?

G14 2024 operation in plugged and unplugged mode

profile/parameter

GeekBench 6.3

Speedometer 2.1

Python code

Premiere Pro

Photoshop

Forza Horizon 5 – QHD

Performance

Plugged

2568

12946

322

40.8 seconds

8253

7350

70 frames per second

Performance

Unplugged

2325

8787

201

45 seconds

6637

6199

30 frames per second

The G14 2024 laptop in the stress test and performance stability that we did with the CineBench 2024 benchmark, practically provided the same performance in the Plugged and Unplugged state; But as you can see in the table above, we did not get the same result for other software and benchmarks. Unfortunately, the G14 appears between 10 and 60% weaker in Unplugged mode and when browsing the web, running Python code, working with Photoshop and Premiere Pro, or even playing Forza Horizon 5.

Laptop performance compared to competitors

Now let us measure the performance of Zephyrus G14 2024 in comparison with its competitors and its previous generation. Please note that in the continuation of the review, we obtained the benchmarks in the condition that the laptop was connected to the power outlet and used the Performance profile.

Note that in order to get a correct idea of ​​G14 2024’s performance, some benchmarks have tried to reflect the results of MacBook Pro M3 Pro and Zephyrus G16 Core Ultra 9 185H from reliable foreign media; Because these two laptops with a price tag of 100 to 120 million tomans are the main competitors of G14 2024.

Zephyrus G14 2024 performance against competitors (plugged in)

Laptop/benchmark

Technical Specifications

Web browsing

Performance in graphics

CPU performance in rendering

CPU computing power

GPU computing power

3 Dark

CineBench R23

GeekBench 6

GeekBench 6

Speedometer 2.1

TimeSpy

Single

Multi

Single

Multi

OpenCL

Metal/Vulkan

DirectX 12

Zephyrus G14 2024

Ryzen 9 8945HS

RTX 4070

322

9572

1759

16088

2568

12946

112783

103313

Zephyrus G14 2022

Ryzen 9 6900HS

RX 6800S

235

9075

1536

14218

2021

9435

72595

80580

* MacBook Pro 14

M3 Pro

14 Core GPU

677

1889

13289

3125

13755

41736

68417

* Zephyrus G16 2024

Core Ultra 9 185H

RTX 4070

10989

1803

17452

2556

14460

114126

MacBook Air 2024

M3

8 Core GPU

680

1897

9872

3143

2008

25845

41671

Zenbook 14

Core Ultra 7 155H

Intel Arc GPU

396

3453

1637

13367

2290

12256

34889

38268

MacBook Pro 14 inch 2021

M1 Max

24Core GPU

300

1549

12508

2378

12239

65432

101045

Zephyrus G14 2024 experiences significant improvement in benchmarks compared to the 2022 model; But since Ryzen 9 7945HS and Ryzen 9 8945HS do not have any noticeable difference apart from the neural processing engine, you will probably not experience a significant improvement compared to the 2023 model.

We haven’t reviewed the MacBook Pro M3 Pro and the Zephyrus G16 2024, the G14’s main competitors on Zoomit; But to some extent, I must say that MacBook Pro outperforms G14 in single-core processing with a 20% difference and G16 in multi-core processing with a 10-15% difference. Another notable issue is the G14’s stark performance gap with the MacBook in web browsing.

If we use computing power as the benchmark to compare graphics performance, the RTX 4070 GPUs in the G14 and G16 laptops offer more or less the same performance; But the MacBook Pro loses to the G14 2024 by a huge margin of 60%.

Laptop performance in professional use

In order to measure the performance of the Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop in professional use as well, we went to Photoshop software, Premiere Pro, running code written in Python and Blender software.

Laptop performance in Photoshop

In the Photoshop software test, which includes tasks such as opening the RAW file, changing the size of photos, correcting the lens, and reducing noise, the G14 2024 laptop remains behind its competitors G16 2024 and MacBook Pro M3 Pro with a difference of 10 and 25%, respectively.

G14 2024 laptop performance in Photoshop

Note that the above result was obtained when the laptop is connected to the power outlet; If we disconnect the G14 from the power supply, we reach a score of 6199; While the MacBook Pro offers the same performance when unplugged; Therefore, unplugged mode, the performance gap between the two laptops increases from 25% to about 40%.

Laptop performance in Premier Pro

In the Premier Pro test, tasks such as outputting 8-bit and 50 Mbps 4K videos with HEVC and H.264 codecs, processing ProRes UHD videos with and without proxy, and implementing graphic effects are examined. In this test, the G14 laptop was able to beat the MacBook Pro M3 Pro by 35%; But it remained with a 10% difference from G16.

Performance of the G14 2024 laptop running Premier Pro

If we disconnect the G14 2024 from the power outlet, its score in the Premier Pro test drops by 20% to 6637, which is still higher than the MacBook Pro M3 Pro by about 10%.

Laptop performance in Python code execution

In the Mandelbrot series benchmark, which is written in Python to find the points of a fractal on a mixed screen, the G14 2024 performed brilliantly thanks to its powerful processor that when using Windows PowerShell, the calculation of fractal points was completed 10% faster than the MacBook Air M3 and 32% faster than the powerful and expensive GalaxyBook 3 Ultra laptop.

G14 2024 laptop performance in Python code execution

Windows provides the possibility of using the Linux terminal thanks to its Linux subsystem called WSL. If we use WSL to run the benchmark, the G14’s performance gap with the MacBook Air and GalaxyBook 3 Ultra increases to 36 and 65 percent, respectively.

Laptop performance in Blender software

Blender 3D modeling software can render with the help of CPU and GPU; To evaluate the performance of the G14 laptop, we ran the Blender software benchmark both on CPU and GPU.

Asus G14 2024 laptop performance in Blender software with processor

As you can see in the chart above, the Ryzen 9 8945HS processor in the Dell G14 laptop is slightly weaker than the 11-core M3 Pro processor in the 14-inch MacBook Pro laptop.

Asus G14 2024 laptop performance in Blender software with graphics

Nvidia’s powerful graphics show its extraordinary processing power well in the graphics rendering test in Blender software. In this test, the G14 2024 laptop outperforms the MacBook Pro M3 Pro by a margin of 175% and is ahead of the GalaxyBook 3 Ultra laptop by a margin of 60%.

Laptop performance in the game

The Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop runs most games easily and with a frame rate of more than 70 frames per second in 1080p resolution. The laptop provides good performance in optimal games such as Forza Horizon 5 even in QHD resolution; But to experience other heavy games in QHD resolution, you should use technologies such as DLSS and Frame Generation.

Zephyrus G14 2024 performance in games

Game/Performance

Clarity

Graphics settings

Average frame rate

Cyberpunk 2077

1440p

RT On – Ultra

DLSS On-Quality

Frame Generation On

43 frames per second

1440p

RT Off

DLSS Off

Texture Quality: High

38 frames per second

1080p

RT On – Ultra

DLSS On-Quality

Frame Generation On

75 frames per second

Forza Horizon 5

1440p

Extreme

70 frames per second

FarCry 6

1440p

Ultra quality

63 frames per second

Red Dead Redemption 2

1440p

Ultra quality

51 frames per second

1080p

Ultra quality

68 frames per second

Returnal

1080p

Epic

91 frames per second

Note that all the above results were obtained when the laptop was plugged in; If you want to play in unplugged mode, to have a satisfactory experience, you need to reduce the graphics settings to medium, otherwise, the frame rate will drop a lot; For example, in the case of Forza Horizon 5, the frame rate dropped from 70 to 30 fps.

Optimal battery life in normal use

The Zephyrus G14 laptop provides the energy it needs through a rather bulky 73-watt-hour battery; Along with the laptop, the Taiwanese provide the user with a 180-watt adapter that can charge 50% of the battery capacity within 30 minutes; Asus also provides a compact 100W USB-C charger with the device, which makes it easier to carry the laptop, while you can also use it to charge your smartphone.

Read more: Asus Zenbook 14 OLED laptop review

Zephyrus G14 2024 battery life compared to other laptops

Laptop/Test

Functional profile

hardware

Display

Battery capacity

Play offline video

Everyday use

Processor and graphics

Dimensions, resolution, and refresh rate

watt-hours

720p Video

PCMark 10

minute: hour

minute: hour

Zephyrus G14 2024

Performance

Ryzen 9 8945HS

RTX 4070

14 inches and 120 Hz

1800 x 2880 pixels

73

7:47

6:20

Zephyrus G14 2022

Performance

Ryzen 9 6900HS

RX 6800S

14 inches and 120 Hz

1600 x 2560 pixels

76

5:50

4:03

MacBook Air 2024

Apple M3

8 core GPU

13.6 inches and 60 Hz

1664 x 2560 pixels

52.6

14:13

Zenbook 14

Performance

Core Ultra 7-155H

Intel Arc

14 inches and 120 Hz

1800 x 2880 pixels

75

17:25

9:09

Galaxy Book 3 Ultra

Performance

Core i7-13700H

RTX 4050

16 inches and 120 Hz

1880 x 2880 pixels

76

11:00

6:21

MacBook Pro 14-inch 2021

M1 Max

24Core GPU

14.2 inches and 120 Hz

1964 x 3024 pixels

70

18:14

Zephyrus G14 2024 lasts about 2 hours longer than the 2022 model in daily use and movie playback; But compared to MacBook Pro and MacBook Air or laptops equipped with Core Ultra processors, there is not much to say; However, overall, it seems that you can count on the G14 2024 for a working day in normal and everyday use.

Zephyrus G14 2024 against the competition

Zephyrus G14 2024 is not the most powerful Windows laptop on the market; But the combination it offers in its price range, at least in the Iranian market, cannot be seen in any other Windows laptop; In the range of 100 to 120 million Tomans, Windows laptops are clumsy and worse devices with monstrous hardware or premium ultrabooks with weak hardware.

Forza game on Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

J14 is a powerful and compact laptop with extremely high build quality, a stunning display, and ear-splitting speakers, which can last a full working day in daily use, offers performance on par with or close to MacBook Pro M3 Pro, and at the same time, it can also meet your gaming needs. Currently, among Windows devices in the Iranian market, only Asus’ own G16 2024 laptop can offer a similar combination.

Video editing with Asus Zephyrus G14 2024 laptop

If you are looking to buy Zephyrus G14 2024, go for the model equipped with RTX 4060; Because this graphic is a more suitable choice for the 14-inch dimensions and thin thickness of the G14, it is not much different from the RTX 4070 model in professional applications such as video editing with Premier Pro, and it is also about 20 million Tomans cheaper.

What do you think about G14 2024? If you are a Windows laptop fan, which one would you choose between this laptop and the G16 2024?

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Getting to know the most advanced humanoid robots

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If you think that the world of technology has amazed you enough so far, join us as we learn more about the most advanced humanoid robots.

Getting to know the most advanced humanoid robots

Today’s technology companies have a mission that they strive to achieve with all their might, and this mission is nothing but the realization of every creature, gadget, and robot that we have seen before in science fiction movies. So here we’ll get to know the most advanced humanoid robots.

Imagine a world where when you go shopping you hand your credit card to robots to count your purchase, or when you order pizza, a robot delivers it to you. Maybe a decade ago, the idea of ​​robots walking next to us on the street or taking the place of humans in various jobs was far from mind; But how would you feel if we told you that right now there is a robot in the world who is the CEO of a company?

Let me guess! You probably don’t like competing with robots because we know almost nothing about them and can’t even guess their next move; But whether we like it or not, they have gradually come out of water and mud and artificial intelligence is trying to show us its other side.

Now we are going to introduce you to eight of the most advanced humanoid robots according to Business Insider’s list; From a robot that simulates our dreams to a robot that can do yoga. Stay with us.

This is you and this two-legged robot from Apptronik: “Apollo”

Apollo robot delivering the box

Optronic’s bipedal robot arrived in August this year, and many consider it the “iPhone” of the world of robots. Jeff Cardenas, CEO of Optronic, says:

We want to produce human-sized robots, because only then can they go where we can go and do things similar to what we do. Apollo did not come to sideline humans, but to do things that humans don’t want to do.

Apollo weighs 73 kg, is 1.70 m tall, and requires battery replacement every four hours. Optronics began its work in 2016 at the University of Texas’ Human-Centered Robotics Laboratory, and in a short period of time it has reached such a high point that it has now signed a contract with NASA that will greatly help the development of its robots.

Optronik company tries to justify the existence of humanoid robots with the slogan “Robot for humans” and considers the reason for the production of Apollo to help humans in dangerous tasks.

NASA astronaut robot: “Valkyrie”

NASA's Valkyrie robot walking among employees

NASA’s Valkyrie robot was unveiled in 2013 with the aim of “doing dangerous work”. This robot, which NASA calls R5, is designed to be able to travel to the dangerous and uninhabitable regions of the Moon, Mars, and space.

The University of Edinburgh is now using Valkyrie in its research, calling it “one of the most advanced humanoids in the world”. Valkyrie or its more advanced descendants could greatly assist NASA in advancing its ground robotics goals and the Artemis mission.

Amca simulates our dreams

Amka humanoid robot laughing

Some time ago, in a video published on the Engineered Arts YouTube account, Ameca claimed that it can simulate the dreams of humans by drawing different scenarios and learning more about the world with them. The mentioned video caused a lot of controversy, so if we consider Amka as the Elon Musk of the world of robots, we are not unfair to him.

Amca is the Elon Musk of the world of robots

After backlash on social media, Will Jackson, co-founder of Engineered Arts, announced in an interview that Amka answers questions using the ChatGPT-3 artificial intelligence and can neither feel nor have long-term memory. He also said:

Remember that Amca works with code and is just a language model. It’s very tempting to apply human characteristics to robots, but don’t fool yourself; This is nothing but an illusion for now.

However, if you’ve seen Amka’s controversial video, you might agree with the critics. In this video, he is asked if he can dream. And in disbelief, he gives an answer that may make you doubt the health of your ears. “Yes, actually I had a dream last night about dinosaurs fighting aliens on Mars,” Amka confidently replies.

Then he continues, “Just kidding, I can’t dream like a human! “But I can create scenarios in my head, simulate dreams, and learn about the world.”

“The saddest day for me was the day I realized I would never experience true love,” Amka said in another video. Another interesting point is that Amka changes his facial expressions with the help of GPT-3 when saying these strange sentences, which can scare many people.

Digit can carry postal packages

Digit humanoid robot moving the box

Digit, unveiled in 2019, has legs, arms, and a torso full of sensors that help him navigate rough surfaces and obstacles.

The robot can carry packages, empty warehouses, and deliver people’s mail packages. Right now, Amazon’s research and development center is testing Digit to make it easier to move packages in its distribution centers.

Digit’s capabilities are currently not very extensive; But walking on narrow ledges, bending over, picking up objects, and other simple tasks can be very efficient in the future.

Mika, the robot, is the CEO of a beverage company

Mika's humanoid robot giving a speech

Dictator Company, the world’s famous beverage maker, last year chose a two-legged robot named Mika as its CEO. By identifying the tastes of the customers, Mika chooses different people to design the drink bottles.

Mika is the first robot in the world who has a valid university degree

If you think you have been surprised enough by now, I must say that the story does not end there; Because Mika even received an honorary degree from the University of Warsaw!

Some time ago, a journalist took to the streets in New York to ask people what they thought about the CEO’s humanoid robot and got some interesting results. At first, someone replied, “I don’t think robots deserve that kind of respect because they’re just machines.” Another participant believed that with the current trend, more jobs will be taken away from humans and will be given to robots.

Tesla’s Optimus robot can do yoga

Tesla's humanoid robot doing yoga

Optimus arrived in 2022 and at first he could hardly walk; But Elon Musk, with his famous ambition, said that in the next three to five years, Tesla will be able to start mass production of this robot and offer it to enthusiasts.

Optimus couldn’t even walk, but he could probably be dancing in a few years

In this short period of time, Optimus, which is also known as “Tesla Bot”, has made a lot of progress and can potentially play a role in the assembly and production lines of vehicles, batteries, and the production of Tesla’s solar panels. Optimus learns what humans do by watching.

The famous robot “Sophia” speaks at world conferences

Sophia the humanoid robot giving a speech in Indian dress

Sophia, the humanoid robot from Hanson Robotics, probably has the most realistic face compared to its competitors, equipped with artificial skin that can be adjusted in color.

Sophia has acquired the legal citizenship of Saudi Arabia

The interactive robot of Hanson Robotics has so far spoken at important conferences, which has brought him many successes; Because by using artificial intelligence, he can make effective speeches and change his face and hands according to human emotions.

One of Sofia’s other honors is receiving the citizenship of Saudi Arabia. Sophia is the only robot that has received the legal citizenship of a country.

Sophia's humanoid skin

This Hong Kong-based company plans to develop the ability to understand and feel real Sophia in the long term and turn it into an adult robot with human characteristics; Although the head of Facebook’s artificial intelligence department, the creator of Sophia considers it a “puppet walker” who tries to make it look intelligent.

Boston Dynamics’ “Atlas” robot can do parkour

Atlas humanoid robot jumping over obstacles

If you have seen the Black Mirror series, you are familiar with Boston Dynamics’ robot dogs. These robot dogs, known as Spots, are integrated with ChatGPT and can speak in complete sentences.

After the successful production of robot dogs, Boston Dynamics decided to create a humanoid bipedal robot, and the result was the Atlas robot; A robot that works both outdoors and indoors and can move quickly and jump over obstacles. Unlike the other robots we introduced, the Atlas robot does not have the ability to smile or turn its eyes, in fact, it does not have a face at all; But it does great things.

Atlas can be a skilled firefighter

Atlas hardware uses 3D printing to be lightweight and turns this robot into a compact humanoid device that has the ability to manipulate various objects and can maintain its balance against strong pushing and shaking even if it loses its balance. He can get up again.

Other features of Atlas include the ability to find leaking pipes, walk through rubble, climb ladders, operate fire hoses, and drive vehicles.

Conclusion: Is developing humanoid robots a bad idea?

There’s no doubt that humans don’t feel good about humanoid robots, and I think if bipeds had feelings, they’d probably resent us in return; But what is the root of this anger towards humanoid robots? That is, everything is under the head of the “Uncanny Valley” effect, which makes the perfect dissimilarity of the humanoid robot to the real person create an unpleasant feeling in us, or are there more complicated and serious factors at work?

Despite much research, there is still no exact answer to this question; But maybe the development of humanoid robots will make us feel less human. Perhaps the thought that we will one day not be the only intelligent beings on earth infuriates us.

However, robots have yet to do terrible things to us humans, and there are even reports that robots can teach autistic children social skills.

Incidentally, if we look at the story from another angle, we could probably have a peaceful coexistence with bipedal robots and do things like playing chess with them. Fortunately, when it comes to reasoning and creativity, the companies that make the robots have only given basic training and we still have a chance to win against them.

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Galaxy Ring was unveiled; Samsung’s very smart ring at an almost reasonable price

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Samsung Galaxy Ring was introduced with various health features including continuous heart rate measurement, sleep monitoring, skin temperature sensor along with artificial intelligence features.

Galaxy Ring was unveiled; Samsung’s very smart ring at an almost reasonable price

Samsung at the Unpacked event alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6 foldable phonesAt the Unpacked event, Samsung officially unveiled its smart ring called the Galaxy Ring, a foldable phone. Relying on the power of Galaxy AI, this product provides a smart health experience for everyone.

“The latest Galaxy wearables are a combination of Samsung’s most advanced technologies and innovations, enabling you to take control of your health and wellness with care and preventative solutions,” said TM Rowe, director of Samsung’s Mobile Experience (MX). “The intelligence, planning, and deep understanding and awareness that Galaxy Ring provides will help users turn data into meaningful goals and experience a new era of smart health.”

Galaxy Ring offers a simple approach to monitoring users’ health. This product uses Samsung’s precise sensor technology, which now provides information in its smallest form to the user so that he can easily monitor and control his health.

Galaxy Ring

The Samsung smart ring is designed to be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This product weighs only 2.3 to 3 grams, and as a result, it conveys a more comfortable feeling to the user during long-term use. The distinctive design known as Concave Design has made the Galaxy Ring, in addition to its fresh and attractive appearance, to have good durability and resistance. This product has an IP68 certificate; Therefore, it is resistant to water penetration, and due to the grade 5 titanium coating, you can safely use it anywhere without worrying about possible damage.

Galaxy Ring

Galaxy Ring lasts up to 7 days of continuous use with each full charge, and a special charging frame is designed for it, which shows the charging status with LED lighting. You can choose one of the three colors black, silver, and gold according to your style and taste. In addition, the special sizing kit helps the user to choose the most suitable size from among 9 options.

Samsung Galaxy Ring
Samsung Galaxy Ring

With Galaxy Ring, you can enjoy the capabilities and features of this product at any hour of the day and in any situation. These features are personalized according to the needs of each user and with the help of advanced artificial intelligence technology become more powerful over time with the help of Samsung’s

All the data and information that the Galaxy Ring collects about the user’s health status is stored in the Samsung Health platform so that you can seamlessly access it through your other devices.

Sleep plays a central role as one of the important foundations of daily health, and Galaxy Ring offers the best sleep analysis capabilities and helps you understand your sleep patterns and create better and healthier habits with a powerful artificial intelligence algorithm.

In addition to providing a sleep score (Sleep Score) and examining snoring and noises during sleep, these features check other criteria such as movement during sleep, sleep duration, heart rate, and breathing rate to provide a detailed and detailed analysis.

Galaxy Ring

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Galaxy Ring’s Cycle Tracking feature for women monitors their menstrual cycle by checking their skin temperature overnight. Overall, you can use Galaxy Ring data as motivation to start your day fresher and more energetic. It starts with Galaxy AI, which provides detailed and accurate health reports based on various metrics.

The new Energy Score function is one of the features of Galaxy AI that informs you of the solutions and methods that increase the level of health. This means that by knowing your physical condition and energy score, you can create a suitable plan to improve your health.

Galaxy ring in hand

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The Energy Score feature calculates your physical and mental health based on four metrics: sleep, activity level, heart rate during sleep, and heart rate variability during sleep. In addition, the Wellness Tips feature provides personalized tips and recommendations tailored to each user’s condition by analyzing data and health information.

Galaxy Ring with the Heart Rate Alert function, when the heart rate is abnormally low or high, it informs the user instantly through the Samsung Health application. The Live Heart Rate Check feature also provides the user with more details about heart rate, beats per minute, duration, and start time.

Galaxy Ring

According to Samsung’s claim, the Galaxy Ring will help you lead an active and energetic lifestyle and keep track of your workouts with more motivation. The automatic detection of exercise in this smart ring tracks the amount of walking and running you do and warns you if you are not physically active.

Other features of Galaxy Ring include support for motion gestures. For example, you can take a photo or turn off the phone’s alarm by swiping two fingers together twice. In addition, it is possible to track the location of the Galaxy Ring through Find My Ring on Samsung Find.

The price of the Galaxy Ring is $400 and will be available in selected markets from July 24 (August 3, 1403).

Samsung Galaxy Ring technical specifications
Introduction July 10, 2024
another name Samsung SM-Q500NZKAXAR Samsung SM-Q500NZKAXAR Samsung SM-Q500NZSAXAR Samsung SM-Q500NZSAXAR Samsung SM-Q500NZDAXAR Samsung SM-Q500NZDAXAR
Condition Release in the near future (July 24, 2024)
Dimensions It has 9 sizes from 5 to 13 7.0 x 2.6 mm (ring) 48.9 x 48.9 x 24.51 mm (charging compartment)
Weight 2.3 grams (ring size 5) 3.0 grams (ring size 13) 61.3 grams (charge compartment)
Other body specifications The body of the ring is made of grade 5 titanium The body of the charging compartment is made of stainless steel and plastic IP68 (resistant to dust and water up to a depth of 1 meter and up to 30 minutes) Resistant to water penetration up to a pressure of 10 atmospheres (100 meters deep)
internal memory 8 MB
battery Non-replaceable battery with a capacity of 18 mAh (ring size 5) Non-replaceable battery with a capacity of 23.5 mAh (ring size 13) Non-replaceable battery with a capacity of 361 mAh (charging compartment)
standby Up to 7 days
Sensors Optical heart rate sensor, accelerometer, body thermometer
Other specifications and features Support for various sports modes, heart rate monitoring, sleep monitoring, women’s health monitoring, pedometer, distance traveled calculation, calorie consumption calculation, Galaxy AI support
Technology does not have
Wireless Network does not have
Bluetooth Yes, version 5.4 LE
GPS does not have
NFC does not have
USB does not have
Colors Black, silver, gold
Price range About $400

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