Xiaomi 14 Ultra: Is it a complete flagship with a professional camera and performance?

Xiaomi 14 Ultra. Photo: Xiaomi 14 Ultra
Xiaomi 14 Ultra. Photo: Xiaomi 14 Ultra

The ultra performance and camera-focused flagship from Xiaomi, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra has been unveiled. The ultra flagship smartphone from Xiaomi continues the Xiaomi 14 series which includes the Xiaomi 14 and the Xiaomi 14 Pro.

The smartphone is the successor to the Xiaomi 13 Ultra which also gained a wide range of appreciation for the specs and camera features. The 13 Ultra was not officially launched globally but the 14 Ultra is set to be available globally. The major differences from the previous year’s 13 Ultra include a slightly updated design, camera aperture, chipset, display, battery capacity and larger wireless charging capacity.

With the competition of the camera and the performance part being a huge deal in the flagship smartphone currently, Xiaomi does not want to be left behind. Xiaomi’s recent Ultra flagships have gotten a wide range of upgrades and updates making them compete with the likes of Apple’s iPhone, Samsung’s Ultra and Google’s Pixel Pro.

Let us see what the smartphone offers in terms of specs.

Specifications of Xiaomi 14 Ultra

DimensionsLength: 161.4 mm
Width: 75.3 mm
Thickness: 9.2 mm
Weight224.4g (black, white)
229.5g (dragon crystal blue)
229.6g (titanium special edition)
Display size6.73-inch
Display typeLTPO AMOLED
Resolution3,200 x 1,440
Refresh rateUp to 120 Hz
Peak brightness 3,000 nits
IP ratingIP68 dust and water resistance
Glass protectionDragon Crystal Glass
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (4nm)
CPUOcta-core (1×3.3 GHz Cortex-X4 & 3×3.2 GHz Cortex-A720 & 2×3.0 GHz Cortex-A720 & 2×2.3 GHz Cortex-A520)
GPUAdreno 750
OSHyperOS, Android 14
RAM12GB | 16GB
Storage256GB | 512GB | 1TB
Rear cameraMain camera: 50MP Sony LYT-900 Sensor, f/1.63 – f/4.0 variable aperture
Telephoto camera: 50MP Sony IMX858 Sensor, f/1.8
Periscope Telephoto camera: 5-MP Sony IMX858 Sensor, f/2.5
Ultra-Wide Angle camera: 50MP Sony IMX858 Sensor, f/1.8
Selfie camera32MP, f/2.0
Wi-FiWi-Fi 7, Wi-Fi 6 Enhanced, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4 and 802.11a/b/g
NetworkLTE | 5G
SIMDual Nano SIM
AudioStereo dual speakers
Dolby Atmos
Spatial audio
SensorsProximity sensor | Under-screen ambient light (color temperature) sensor | Rear ambient light (color temperature) sensor | Acceleration sensor | Gyroscope | Electronic compass | X-axis linear motor | Infrared remote control | Flicker sensor | Laser focus sensor | Barometer | Under-display fingerprint sensor
Battery5,300 mAh
Charging 90W fast wired charging
80W wireless charging
10W reverse wireless
ColoursBlue | Black | White | Titanium Gray
Price (expected)Rs 150,000 (12/256GB)
Rs 162,000 (16/512GB)
Rs 178,000 (16GB/1TB)

Design and Display

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra has a similar design language to its predecessor, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra with a few tweaks. The centrally located huge camera module on the 13 Ultra has a two-layered design, whereas the 14 Ultra has a single-layered camera module, making it look cleaner. The infrared sensor which was on the top of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra has now been kept in the 14 Ultra’s camera module itself for a more overall clean look.

On the back, there are two options available, leather and glass. The leather option has two colours blue and white whereas the glass back option is available in blue. There is also a Titanium Gray colour option which has a Titanium and Aluminium alloy frame. The back panel curves into the frame made up of aluminium alloy in the rest of the colour options.

On the display front, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra has a centred hole punch cutout for the selfie camera. The bezels are thin and almost equal on all sides, giving a larger viewing area. The display ever so slightly curves to the frame for a premium look. It has a stunning 6.73-inch LTPO AMOLED screen with a resolution of 3,200 x 1,440 and a display frame rate of up to 120 Hz. The touch sampling rate of up to 240 Hz ensures responsive touch interactions and the instantaneous touch sampling rate of up to 2,160 Hz provides smooth responses.

The 14 Ultra display supports a wide P3 colour gamut and achieves a peak brightness of 3,000 nits. It features 12-bit colour depth and DCI-P3 support. It also has a wide range of features such as auto brightness 2.0, AI master image quality engine, heart rate detection, wet hand touch, adaptive ultra-sensitive touch, HDR10+, HDR Vivid and Dolby Vision support. The Dragon Crystal Glass cover adds durability and scratch resistance while the IP68 rating ensures dust and water resistance.

Performance and Storage

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, built on a 4nm process. Its octa-core CPU includes high-performance cores, Cortex-X4 running at 3.3 GHz, a combination of Cortex-A720 cores clocked at 3.2 GHz and 3.0 GHz, along with Cortex-A520 cores at 2.3 GHz, ensuring a balance of performance and efficiency for various tasks. The 14 Ultra is equipped with the Adreno 750 GPU for graphics processing, providing smooth gaming and multimedia content performance. Operating on HyperOS, based on Android 14, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra offers a smooth UI experience.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. Photo: Qualcomm
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. Photo: Qualcomm

The 14 Ultra has two RAM options of 12GB and 16GB. Regarding storage options, the 12GB option is paired with the base 256GB option, whereas the 16GB option is paired with 512GB and 1TB options.


The Xiaomi 14 Ultra is equipped with the Leica Optical Quad Camera system. Its main camera features a 50MP Sony LYT-900 Image Sensor, offering a one-inch variable aperture from f/1.63 to f/4.0 for depth control. It has HyperOIS super optical image stabilisation and Octa-PD phase focusing for steady shots and autofocus. Complementing the main camera is the Leica telephoto camera, equipped with a 50MP Sony IMX858 sensor and an f/1.8 aperture. It also has optical image stabilisation (OIS) and supports macro photography up to 10cm.

Similarly, the Leica periscope Telephoto camera, featuring a 50MP Sony IMX858 sensor and an f/2.5 aperture, specialises in detailed close-up shots, with its longer focal length equivalent to 120mm and support for OIS and Zoom EIS stabilisation. The last is the Leica Ultra-Wide Angle camera, which offers a 50MP Sony IMX858 sensor and an f/1.8 aperture. With an equivalent focal length of 12mm and a wide viewing angle of 122°, it is perfect for capturing expansive landscapes. It also has autofocus capability and support for super macro photography from a distance of 5cm.

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra offers a range of features including Leica native dual image quality, Movie mode, Dolby Vision, Master portrait, Master start shooting, Master LUTs, Everything tracking, Sound source tracking, Radio type, Sports capture, Ultra RAW, Professional mode, Document mode, Super night scene 2.0, 50M ultra-clear, Panorama, Microfilm, Slow motion shooting, Time-lapse photography, Cute shooting, AI watermark, Long exposure, Super moon, Street photography, Director mode, Multiple cameras running at the same time, AI camera, Portrait blur adjustment, AI beautification, ID card copy mode, Voice subtitles, Video beautification, Video super anti-shake, Dynamic photos, Countdown photo, Level meter, Timed continuous shooting, Face detection, HDR, and Voice-activated camera.

Along with the ton of features, the rear camera excels in video too with support for 8K video recording at 24/30fps, along with 4K video at 24/30/60/120fps, 1080P at 30/60fps, and 720P at 30fps. For time-lapse photography, it supports 4K, 1080P, and 720P at 30fps. Its main camera enables 1080P slow-motion video shooting at 120/240/480/960/1920fps in 720P, while the Leica floating telephoto, Leica close-up Telephoto, and Leica ultra-low distortion wide-angle cameras support 1080P slow-motion video shooting at 120/240/960fps and 720P at 120/240/960fps.

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra on the front is equipped with a 32MP sensor, supporting four-in-one 1.4μm large pixel output and featuring a 5P lens with an f/2.0 aperture. It offers a 90° field of view (FOV) for a wider selfie shot. Additionally, it supports Dolby Vision, short video recording, portrait mode, front and back dual scenes, time-lapse photography, cute shooting, voice subtitles, video filters, countdown photos, AI smart beauty, portrait blur adjustment, and dynamic photos. It also allows for timed continuous shooting and features a voice-activated camera. For videography, it offers 4K video shooting at 30/60fps, 1080P video shooting at 30/60fps, and 720P video shooting at 30fps.

Being a camera-centric smartphone, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra also has a dedicated camera kit. The kit includes a shutter button handset and a camera grip. There is an external lens in the camera grip which can also be detached. The addition of these camera gears can be a great option for those seeking a camera-centric smartphone.

Battery and Others

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra is powered by a huge 5,300 mAh battery, supporting 90W fast wired charging, 80W wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging. The smartphone has a long-lasting battery enough for a day. For connectivity, it features Wi-Fi 7, Wi-Fi 6 Enhanced, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4, and 802.11a/b/g, as well as Bluetooth 5.4. Network compatibility includes LTE and 5G, and it supports dual Nano SIM cards. Audio is enhanced with stereo dual speakers, Dolby Atmos, and spatial audio technologies.

The smartphone is equipped with various sensors for enhanced functionality, including a proximity sensor, under-screen ambient light (colour temperature) sensor, rear ambient light (colour temperature) sensor, acceleration sensor, gyroscope, electronic compass, X-axis linear motor, infrared remote control, flicker sensor, laser focus sensor, barometer, and under-display fingerprint sensor.

It is available in four colour options, Blue, Black, White and Titanium Gray.


  • Advanced Camera System with Leica Optical Quad Camera
  • 6.73-inch LTPO AMOLED Display
  • IP68 Dust and Water Resistance
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Chipset
  • 90W Fast Wired Charging
  • 80W Wireless Charging
  • Stereo Dual Speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • Wi-Fi 7, Wi-Fi 6 Enhanced, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4
  • Bluetooth 5.4
  • Sleek Design
  • Leather or Glass Back Panel Options
  • Comprehensive Sensor Suite
  • HyperOS and Android 14 Operating System

As for pricing, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra can be expected to start at Rs 150,000 for the 12/256GB option, Rs 162,000 for the 16/512GB option and Rs 178,000 for the 16GB/1TB option.

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Dahal is a gadget/auto writer at Onlinekhabar.

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