What separates a good smartphone from one of the best phones money can buy? Often it’s as simple as a brilliant camera setup. This is especially true at the ultra-high-end of the market, where a sophisticated camera array is essential to command the big bucks, regardless of your brand of choice.

Xiaomi knows this all too well. Its super-premium Xiaomi 13 Ultra sports one of the most comprehensive camera setups ever squeezed into a handset. Let’s see if the phone has what it takes to beat the best in the business, not just as a top camera phone but as an all-around smartphone too.