Would you have chosen a Xiaomi phone if I had asked you a few years ago 

which Android device would be the biggest competitor to the finest Samsung device?

We, however, neither! At the time, Xiaomi was best known for its affordable smartphones, 

but it has since made enormous strides and, if any firm were to step in to replace Huawei, it would be Xiaomi.

Its most recent Xiaomi 13 Pro flagship does actually cost almost the same as the Galaxy S23 Ultra,

 it boasts a camera system that can keep up with and occasionally outperform the Galaxy.

It also has one of the most popular chips in recent memory, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.