Xiaomi Mi Note 10: Specification, Price and Review
The smartphone giant, Xiaomi has come with a bang and this time it’s the Xiaomi Mi Note 10. The smartphone comes with a mind-blowing amazing camera specs and a brilliant display a premium body finish and also a powerful processor as well. The high point of this smartphone is the camera which is tagged the world’s first 108MP camera.
Design and Display
The body design of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is built with a premium quality material made of a 3D Corning Gorrila Glass 5 front and back and an aluminum frame.
The rear comes with an array of Penta-camera set-up and an LED flash. It’s body dimensions are of 157.8 x 74.2 x 9.7 mm and weighs 208 gram which is a bit bulky.
The screen is a 6.47 inch Full HD+ curved AMOLED hyperboloid display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and 398 PPI density.
It has a brightness of 600 nit.
At the base is an in-display fingerprint scanner.
It comes with several colour options which are Aurora Green, Glacier White, Midnight Black colours.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 comprises of a five-camera setup which consist of 108MP Samsung HMX sensor, a 12MP 2DP telephoto lens that features Dual Pixel PDAF, Laser AF, 2x optical zoom, a 5MP telephoto lens that has Laser AF, OIS, 5x optical zoom, plus 20MP ultrawide angle lens and lastly is 2MP macro lens.
The Penta-camera setup feature Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR and it’s capable of shooting 4K video quality like a piece of a professional digital camera.
The front camera is a 32MP selfie camera with HDR.
Hardware and Software
The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset based on 8 nm process technology with an octa-core processor at a speed of 2.2 GHz.
The smartphone runs on Android 9.0 Pie operating system with MIUI 11 user interface and an Adreno 618 GPU to ensure good graphics especially when gaming.
It comes with a 6GB LPPDDR4x RAM.
Fueling the smartphone is a massive 5260mAh non-removable Li-Po battery capacity. It support a 30W Fast Charging Capacity which promises to refill 58% of the battery in 30 min, and 100% in 65 min.
It also comes with a USB Power Delivery support.
Connectivityoptions are USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 802.11 ac, Dual 4G VoLTE, Hotspot, GPS + GLONASS and NFC.
Mi Note 10 supports a 4G LTE Network connectivity.
The Mi Note 10 comes with an in-built storage of 128GB UFS 2.1. The storages doesn’t have an external Micro-SD support, thus cannot be expandable which is still not that bad.
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Price and Availability
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 price starts at around $412.99 which cost around 185,000 Naira to 200,000 Naira, 55,000 Kenyan Shillings and 3,000 Ghana Cedi.
The Mi Note 10 is an impressive device in many ways, with its durable build, beautiful screen and incredibly fast charging, but it’s also it’s downsides.
The 108MP which is an absolute brainer is short of iPhone 11’s 12MP camera.
The Mi Note 10 mid-range processor isn’t just good enough, though it can play games and media just fine, but overall its processor isn’t a top performer, it will take tons of processing power for multi-tasking and will clearly struggle to handle 108MP pictures.
Another knock-on effect of this Smartphone is it’s slow image processing times, and the fact the camera app (and a few other apps on occasion) have a tendency to crash.
It has bloatware issues with it’s MIUI user interface.
With 5,260mAh battery, one would expect a superb battery life which will last at least a day and a half, or perhaps even two days, instead the battery life is a little underwhelming.
In a nutshell, if you want to be able to take top-notch pictures with a phone, then this one is for you.
The only difference between Mi Note 10 to Mi Note 10 Pro is the storage capacity.
The Mi Note 10 is available with 6GB of RAM and an in-built of 128GB, while the Mi Note 10 Pro comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.