Best of MWC 2024: Xiaomi 14 Ultra

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Class-leading camera hardware coupled with top-of-the-line specs

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra is the latest flagship smartphone from the company. This handset launched globally at MWC 2024, and needless to say, it managed to attract a lot of attention to itself. It launched in China only a couple of days prior to MWC, so it’s brand new in every way, shape, and form. The Xiaomi 14 Ultra won one of our MWC 2024 awards, as it really is a very interesting smartphone. Xiaomi updated the design of last year’s ‘Ultra’ model, while also improving the cameras, and making a more powerful smartphone all around.

Four 50MP cameras, Leica lenses & a whole lot of potential

Xiaomi’s latest ‘Ultra’ smartphone is a camera-centric phone, there’s no denying that. Xiaomi went all out with four 50MP cameras on the back, all of which sit inside that huge camera oreo. Leica is also a part of the package here, as the company’s lenses and expertise are also a part of the package. Yes, Leica also helped out on the software side of things. You’ll even find both ‘Leica Vibrant’ and ‘Leica Authentic’ modes inside the camera UI. The main camera on the phone offers variable aperture, and Xiaomi opted for Sony’s top-of-the-line LYT-900 1-inch type sensor here.

The other three sensors are also quite compelling, and you’re getting both 3.2x and 5x optical zoom cameras here. They’re supposed to mimic 75mm and 120mm focal lengths, by the way. As if that wasn’t enough, the ultrawide camera is also a beefy one, and it offers a 122-degree FoV. On top of everything, Xiaomi also announced a new photography kit for the phone. This time around it includes a battery, and it basically turns your Xiaomi 14 Ultra into a proper camera from the design standpoint too.

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra has truly powerful specs

This is a camera-centric phone, but Xiaomi went all out in other areas too. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC is used here, along with 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 flash storage. Xiaomi basically used the best of the best specs for performance. A gorgeous 6.73-inch QHD+ panel is also used, and yes, this is an LTPO AMOLED panel with a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz. It also does get immensely bright, in case you were wondering. Great speakers are also on board, as is Bluetooth 5.4 and a really fast in-display fingerprint scanner.

What about the battery? Well, you’ll find a 5,000mAh unit on the inside, which is a bit smaller than in the China-destined model, but it’s still a beefy battery pack. If you ever end up needing a quick top-up, you’ll get it here. The Xiaomi 14 Ultra supports 90W wired charging, and a charger is included in the box. On top of that, it also comes with 80W wireless charging support, and 10W reverse wireless charging. Needless to say, Xiaomi covered all grounds when it comes to charging.

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra is one of the most ‘Ultra’ phones in the market right now, and easily one of the most interesting smartphones that launched at MWC 2024.