December 10, 2020
Xiaomi Mi 10
After some delay due to the covid-19 pandemic, the smartphone giant Xiaomi finally launched its Xiaomi Mi 10 5G smartphone. The high point of the smartphone is, of course, its 108MP camera, which the company has been teasing for a long time.
Other key features of the Mi 10 imcludes 6.67-inch Full HD+ curved AMOLED 90Hz display, Snapdragon 865, 5G SA/NSA support, and a 4780mAh battery with 30W wired and wireless fast charging support.
Let’s check out the full Specifications, Price, and Review of Mi 10.
Display and Design
The smartphone is built with a 3D glass back design with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
The device comes in two colour options which are the Coral Green and Twilight Grey colors.
The phone’s dimensions measures 162.6 × 74.8 × 8.96mm and its weight is 208g.
90Hz AMOLED Display
The Smartphone features a 6.67-inch curved Full HD+ (2340 × 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with HDR10+ support and like OnePlus 7T, Realme X2 Pro and Asus ROG Phone 2 it refresh rate of 90Hz as opposed to the 120Hz refresh rate on the Galaxy S20 series, as well as the upcoming OnePlus 8 lineup. The display has 800nits brightness and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Snapdragon 865 with 5G Support
The smartphone is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 865 7nm processor with Adreno 650 GPU. It’s connectivity supports 5G SA/NSA with Snapdragon X55 modem.
LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.0 Storage
The new Xiaomi flagship also packs the latest LPPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0 type storage. It comes with up to 12GB RAM and two UFS 3.0 storage options – 128GB and 256GB.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 runs on MIUI 11 which is based on Android 10. The smartphone is also expected to get MIUI update soon.
The rear camera comes with quad-camera (4) setup which has a 108MP primary camera with a Samsung sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.69 aperture, OIS, a 13MP 123° ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens.
The camera supports up to 8k recording at 30 frames per second, 4k at 60 frames per second, and 960frames per second slo-mo at 720p.
The front facing camera is a 20MP front-facingcamera in the punch-hole of the screen.
Unfortunately the Smartphone doesn’t have a 3.5mm jack but comes with USB Type-C audio. The audio also showcases a Hi-Res audio support and 1216 1.0cc stereo speakers with LHDC support.
Apart from 5G SA/NSA networks support, the Mi 10 also supports Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 6 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz) 8 x / MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (L1 + L5), and NFC.
Battery and Fast Charging
It is powered by a 4780mAh Li-Po battery with 30W QC 4+ and PD3.0 wired fast charging. It also backed 30W wireless fast charging as well as 10w wireless reverse charging.
The Smartphone manufacturer also launched the Mi 30W wireless charger alongside the device, at $30.45 which is around 12,000.00 Nigerian naira. However, it will be available at $26.48 which is around 10,325.41 Nigerian naira for a limited period.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Price and Availability
The Xiaomi Mi 10’s three configurations which includes 8GB RAM + 128GB storage priced at $676 around 263,640.00 Nigerian naira, 8GB RAM + 256GB storage priced at $720 which is around 280,000.00 Nigerian naira and the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage priced at $842.37 which is around 328,524.30 Nigerian naira.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 is a strong smartphone from Xiaomi, in relation to the Mi Note 10, but in my opinion it’s not as big a step as between the Mi 6 and Mi 8 or the Mi 8 and Mi 9. The only noticeable weakness of the previous two generations is the battery, which is now perhaps the one of the highpoints of the Mi 10 smartphone.
It is the second xiaomi Smartphone with a punch hole camera after Redmi K30 5G. It also comes with a fast wireless charging, fast reverse charging and a 108MP camera, good enough for photo lovers.
It also offers a modern design, and in combination with the best Xiaomi display so far, it showcases a modern operating system, a top hardware and a top refresh rate.
In relation to the price, it’s got an advantage over the Samsung Galaxy S20. But on a general note, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Smartphone is probably too expensive for fans. Later this 2020, we’ll see the OnePlus 8.