Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro In-depth Review: A Top Flagship Mobile Phone That has been Promoted in all Directions

ByLydia Scott 2020-02-14 2582

Affected by the COVID-19 pneumonia, this spring, many mobile phone manufacturers changed the press conference to an online release, or postponed the release. However, this year means a lot to Xiaomi because the flagship of Xiaomi's digital series happens to be the tenth generation. From all kinds of official revelations and preheating before the press conference, to Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun saying bluntly that Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro will get rid of price restrictions and make every effort to do a good job in the product, it is enough to see its importance. So what is the effect of this Snapdragon 865 Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, which was launched after the end of the year? Let's do a comprehensive unboxing review about the new Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Review: Appearance and Function

This time, Xiaomi Mi 10 abandoned the sparkling style of last year's lively jump on the packaging and adopted a steady black color. The surface of the text printing is still the same as the Xiaomi Mi 9 box, using hot silver and color printing. There is a small gold mark of Hi-Res AUDIO in the upper left corner of the front of the box. The interior of the box is mainly white. In addition to the mobile phone body, the accessories also include a USB cable, a 65W quick charging plug, a card pick-up needle, a protective cover, and user instructions.



The first impression of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro in appearance is exquisite. Compared with previous Xiaomi Mi phones, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro phones are more attentive in polishing details, such as narrower foreheads and jaws, and visually thinner metal frames. To a large extent, this sense of refinement comes from the addition of hyperbolic screens. The hyperbolic screen not only makes the phone look lighter and thinner visually, but also uses the inward bending of the edges to maximize the weight of the phone in the user's palm, enhance the grip feel, and stuff more components into the precious body space.


 


When it comes to weight, let's not say that the grip feel of Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is 208g. Compared with Xiaomi Mi 9, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has an obvious "heavy feeling" to hold, but it is not as exaggerated as Xiaomi CC 9 Pro. Considering that the interior of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is stuffed into the Snapdragon 865 and the external 5G baseband, as well as the large battery of the 4500mAh and the overall weight and thickness of the space-consuming components such as the liquid-cooled VC, the overall weight and thickness of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, are also expected.

 

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has two colors of starry blue and pearl white, both of which are made of AG frosted glass. This frosted glass fuselage is smoother and finer in touch, less damped, and can effectively reduce fingerprint stains on the fuselage due to increased haze on the glass surface. This time I got the star blue version of Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. The blue color is relatively light and compared with many blue mobile phones, it is much more "elegant" than that of many blue mobile phones, and there is no pure black and blue in the starry sky, like the mist at the junction of the deep blue ocean and the sky on a summer evening. However, the light spot shining on the surface of the fuselage is very obvious, which is more suitable for boys to use.


 


At the bottom and center of the back of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is Xiaomi's Logo and a 5G logo. In the layout of the body buttons, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is also refined this time. There are no buttons on the left, and only the volume and power keys are retained on the right. On the other hand, an optical fingerprint button is hidden at the bottom of the screen, and the ultra-thin design is adopted. The thickness of the Z-axis is only 1/10 of that of the mainstream optical fingerprint, leaving enough space for the internal battery stack. There is no problem with unlocking efficiency and fault tolerance.

 

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro screen is a 6.67-inch Samsung custom hyperboloid AMOLED screen. The hyperboloid design makes the edges on both sides look very thin, and the upper and lower frames are further narrowed to make the whole look more refined. The front lens digging is more to the right than the mainstream position, and on non-first screen desktops and application homepages, there will be a time close to the digging display to ensure that the status bar is more balanced. Unfortunately, this screen does not use 2K but maintains the resolution of 2340X1080P. But in other ways, its quality is very good.


 


For example, this screen has a refresh rate of 90Hz and the sampling rate of 180Hz. It is very smooth in daily touch operation and system animation. In addition, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro screen itself uses the latest E3 luminous material, which can achieve a peak brightness of 1120 Nitts, and the bright light excitation brightness can also reach about 800Nits. with double photosensitive units before and after, it will also intelligently enhance the local contrast of the displayed content in strong light, making the screen clearer.

 

In the color of the screen, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has a DCI-P3 gamut display, a contrast of 50000000 DCI-P3, HDR10+, and a professional factory screen color correction. The average Delta E of the screen is only about 1.1 to meet the needs of people with high screen color accuracy. What is more distinctive is that Xiaomi's advanced color mode allows users to customize and adjust RGB color space, HVS color space, contrast, Gamma value and other options, which are rare in mainstream competitor products. Generally speaking, the look and feel of this screen are much better than that of its predecessors, especially when the color style is switched, there is no obvious change in color temperature, which is relatively rare. Of course, the primary color mode is as warm yellow as the original color display of Apple.

 

Many rich and practical options are also provided in the display adjustment of Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. For example, the screen refresh rate can be switched back and forth between 60Hz and 90Hz, users can choose whether to turn on DC dimming, or they can use dark mode to save electricity on the screen, make browsing the phone more eye-friendly at night, and even allow users to individually set which apps are displayed full-screen and which apps are enabled with notch design.

 

In fact, apart from the touch and screen look and feel, the two most impressive enhancements of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro this time are the symmetrical design of superlinear dual speakers and the horizontal linear motor. The performance of the sound quality is much better than that of the previous Xiaomi mobile phone, and the feel of the vibration is adjusted properly, allowing people to enjoy the subtle touch brought by each vibration feedback.

 

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Review: Configuration and Performance

The ultra-high configuration is the biggest feature of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro this time. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, all LPDDR5 memory, NSA+SA dual-mode 5G, minimum 8+128GB storage combination, UFS3.0 flash specification, support 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 technology, equipped with 4500mAh battery and 50W flash charge, 30W wireless flash charge, with multi-function NFC, horizontal linear motor, P2i waterproof, infrared remote control, and other functions.

 

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is equipped with unprecedented heat dissipation specifications, with a built-in six-layer graphite structure covering the entire backplane, a graphene heat dissipation layer in the middle of the double motherboard structure, and a 3000 square mm VC soaking plate, coupled with a large number of copper foil and thermal conductive gel to ensure that heat is distributed evenly in all parts of the fuselage. All in all, hardware and performance are definitely the key improvements for Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro this time.

 

As Qualcomm's next-generation flagship SOC, the Snapdragon 865 processor has significantly improved performance in CPU, GPU, and AI. First of all, it uses TSMC 7nm process technology, with a customized Kryo 585 Prime super core based on A77, the main frequency reaches 2.84 GHz, three Kryo 585 Gold cores with A77 architecture, the main frequency is 2.42 GHz, and there are 4 Kryo 585 Silver cores with A55 architecture. Compared with the previous generation of Snapdragon 855 processors, this combination of 1x, 3s and 4 results in a 25% increase in CPU performance and a 25% reduction in power consumption.

 

In terms of GPU, the new Adreno 650s also have a 25% performance improvement and a 35% reduction in power consumption compared to the previous generation of Adreno 650s. In terms of AI computing power, Snapdragon 865 uses the fifth generation AI Engine computing engine, the computing power is 4 times that of Snapdragon 855, and the overall AI performance is more than 2 times that of Snapdragon 855. In the actual function, the stronger AI performance enables Xiaomi 10 to provide a better experience in video visualization, image recognition, automatic scene optimization, and speech recognition.

 

In addition, the improvement of 5G network performance is also one of the highlights of Snapdragon 865. Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has a built-in Qualcomm X55 modem and supports SA+NSA dual-mode 5G networking technology. the frequency band covers multiple 5G bands, such as n1meme, n3meme, n41recoveryn78recovern79, etc., and the theoretical peak download speed is as high as 2.92Gbps. On the Wi-Fi side, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro supports the new sixth-generation 802.11ax, which enables 8x8 MU-MIMO multi-terminal access technology, allowing upload and download speed to soar, and reducing network congestion during multi-device transmission. The water also tested its 5G performance by the way. Due to the influence of the epidemic, I can't go out, and the 5G coverage where I live is not very ideal, and the 5G package of Shuishui only supports the theoretical upper limit of 500Mbps. Finally, the result of Xiaomi 10 Pro is the download speed of 625Mbps and the upload speed of 41.7Mbps, which is in line with the level of 5G mobile phone.


 


In terms of running score, the AnTuTu score of, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is 526172, the single-core score of GeekBench is 3676, and the multi-core score is 11448. The reading and writing speed of AndroBench is also the standard of UFS3.0. Therefore, in terms of theoretical performance, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is definitely the first gradient.

 

In the actual game performance of Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, Game for Peace can turn on ultra-high picture quality and ultra-high frame number. The maximum number of frames in the game is 51 frames, the average number of frames is about 42 frames, and the power consumption of the 30-minute game is 8%. Broken 3 in the case of turning on the highest picture quality and special effects, the Galaxy Fleet Ghost Fire motorcycle trick can also stabilize at 60 frames, the average frame number is about 58 frames, and the power consumption of the 30-minute game is 9%. After running the two games for 30 minutes, the surface temperature of the fuselage is basically between 35 and 37 degrees, so there is no need to worry about the burning feeling caused by playing the game.


 


Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has also upgraded the experience of the game assistant this time, with Game Turbo technology on the hardware combined with game acceleration to ensure that users can play with the best performance and online environment when running the game. In terms of software, the UI and functions of the game space are also further improved. Users can generate quick icons for game acceleration on the desktop, enter the game space at any time to manage all kinds of games that have been downloaded, and can also Bar, out the shortcut game toolbar by sliding the tips in the upper left corner of the screen in the game to modify various settings and convenience small functions in real-time.

 

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Review: Photograph and Images

In terms of image performance, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro uses a four-camera combination of 100 million pixels. The main lens uses a 1.33-inch super-large photosensitive element and f1.69 super-large aperture and is an 8p lens group, which supports OIS optical anti-shake. Such parameters are really rare on mainstream smartphones. The other three lenses are ultra-telephoto lenses that support 10x hybrid optical zoom, 12 million-pixel 50mm focal length portrait lenses and 20 million-pixel ultra-wide-angle lenses. The ultra-long focal lens also supports OIS optical anti-shake, the portrait lens has full-pixel dual-core focusing technology, and the ultra-wide-angle lens can achieve a 117-degree field of view.

 

The software in the camera, this time, focuses on supporting three major features: one is Super Night scene 2.0 when shooting dark pictures, Xiaomi 10 Pro will get more dark details based on RAW algorithm; second, AI scene recognition, the new content perception depth neural network will analyze the picture brightness, color, and even composition in real-time, and then through the global pixel-level image quality enhancement so that the photo has more "texture"; Third, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro supports HEIF photo format, which can save 50% of the photo volume and store more photos on the premise of ensuring the picture quality.


 


In terms of video, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro series adds Vlog video mode, with rich templates, automatic mirror animation, transition animation, pop music and real-time voice to text functions, which can help users easily make Vlog short films. The virtual function of real-time video can make the main body of the character more prominent, and the user can manually adjust the virtual level to achieve the most satisfactory effect. The front camera is 20 million pixels and supports wide-angle panoramic mode, which can be used to synthesize a wide-angle panoramic picture by moving the phone's position and taking three pictures.

 

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Review: Battery Life

Finally, let's take a look at its charging and battery life. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is equipped with 4500mAh, and the system is tested for daily use. The test environment is: system brightness 50%, volume 50%, and Bluetooth enabled. The test contents and results are as follows:

 

  • Talking for 30 minutes, electricity consumption is 5%.

     

  • Browsing Taobao for 30 minutes in a Wi-Fi environment consumes 8% power.

     

  • Browsing Wechat for 30 minutes in a Wi-Fi environment consumes 6% of the power.

     

  • Under the Wi-Fi environment, Sina WeiboApp takes 30 minutes and consumes 5% of the power.

     

  • Wearing headphones to listen to music online for 30 minutes (breath screen), power consumption 5%;

     

  • Play 1080p video online for 60 minutes, consuming 10% of power;

     

  • Playing "Game for Peace" for 30 minutes consumes 8% of electricity.

     

  • It takes 30 minutes to take pictures and consumes 7% of the electricity.

     

  • Standby for 8 hours, power consumption 1%.

     

     

    In terms of charging, because this time Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro raises the fast charging specification to 50W and adopts the charging scheme of single-cell and double charge pump, and it is conventionally equipped with a fast-charging head with higher output power, which supports a maximum output of 66W, in the actual charging test, 50% charge in 15 minutes is fully filled in 83% charge in 45 minutes, which is a great result for 4500mAh batteries. In addition, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is also equipped with 30W wireless fast charging, which can fill the phone in about 80 minutes. In addition, a Xiaomi GaN 65W fast charger was unveiled at the Xiaomi Mi 10 launch.

     

     

    Summary

    As an important new product of the 10th anniversary of the Xiaomi digital series, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is impeccable in terms of material stacking and performance, and the system experience and camera quality of the phone itself also belong to the bucket style. Of course, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro series is still somewhat stable in design, although it follows the popular processes and designs such as hole digging screen, curved glass, and AG frosted glass, it is still in a robust style. The only regret is that the 2K screen is not used, after all, it is commensurate with Pro, and the battery capacity is not small, so why not be more extreme?


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