The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro is an advanced mid-tier camera-centric smartphone from Xioami with highlights on the camera setup.
The smartphone comes with 33% more memory and 100% more built-in storage than the Mi Note 10.
Just like the Mi Note 10, it brings a top notch features like beautiful curved-edged screen, incredible battery, in-screen fingerprint sensor, five rear cameras and, most notably, is a 108MP main camera sensor.
Design and Display
The body design is built with 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and back and an aluminium frame sandwiched in between.
It has an AI rear Penta-camera set-up and an LED flash, while on the front, is a teardrop notch which houses the front camera.
It’s body dimensions measures 157.8 x 74.2 x 9.7 mm and weighs 208 gram which is a quite bulky.
The screen is a 3D curved 6.47 inch Full HD+ AMOLED hyperboloid display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and 398 PPI density.
Other features includes a branded logo at the rear, a brightness of 600 nit, DCI-P3, HDR10 support display and an in-display fingerprint unlocking.
It showcases 3 colour options which are Aurora Green, Glacier White, Midnight Black colours.
If you want to take incredible-looking pictures, or fantastic portrait shots, then you’ve got your spec.
On the rear is a five-camera set-up. A 108MP main camera featuring PDAF, Laser AF and OIS.
Supporting the main camera are two telephoto cameras, one offers a 12MP telephoto lens that has Dual Pixel PDAF, Laser AF, 2x optical zoom and the other 5MP telephoto lens that has PDAF, Laser AF, OIS, 5x optical zoom.
The other two cameras includes a 20MP ultra-wide camera and a macro camera of 2MP.
The rear cameras feature Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR and can also shoot 4K video quality, as well as a slow motion recording of 720P and 1080P. Upfront is a selfies snapper of 32MP with HDR which is also for video calling.
The front-facing camera is a 32MP selfie camera with HDR.
Hardware and Software
The Xiaomi Mi 10 is powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 730G which is it’s major weakness and an Octa-core processor, with up to 2.2 GHz.
The xiaomi Mi Note Pro runs on Android 9.0 Pie operating system with MIUI 11 user interface.
It’s Adreno™ 618 GPU graphics processor ensure good graphics especially when gaming and an 8GB LPPDDR4x RAM.
Fueling the smartphone is an in-built 5260mAh lithium-ion polymer battery with an impressive 30W Fast Charging Capacity which promises to refill 58% of the battery in 30 min, and 100% in 65 min.
It is also packed with a USB Power Delivery support.
Apart from having a speaker which delivers quality audio with sufficient volume, it also has a USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 802.11, Dual 4G VoLTE, Hotspot, GPS + GLONASS and NFC.
Mi Note 10 Pro supports a 4G LTE Network connectivity.
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro Price and Availability
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro price starts at around $600 which cost around 199,000 Naira in Nigeria, 3,200 cedis in Ghana and 58,000 in Kenyan Shillings.
The smartphone was launched on 6th November 2019.
Like any other phone, the new Smartphone has its flaws. The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro has same feature with the Mi Note 10 but unlike the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 plus and Huwai Mate 30 Pro it is not dust or waterproof.
It has no external Micro-SD but it internal storage is well enough for a smart phone.
I love Xiaomi’s cameras and think the Mi Note 10 Pros a jack of all trades in terms of imaging, but the industry as a whole needs to stop pushing the fallacy that more megapixels automatically make a device better.
On paper, the Smartphone is an excellent buy at such a cost, although it still leaves much to be desired. Its 108MP camera,s sleeky design, impressive battery and large storage capacity are worth its price.