Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Hands Up Review: Is It your Dream Phone?

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Hands Up Review: Is It your Dream Phone?

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In 2019, six mobile phones have been released by Xiaomi, which are Xiaomi Mi 9Xiaomi Mi 9 LiteXiaomi Mi Note 10Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro、Xiaomi MIX Alpha and Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G.

The successful result made by Xiaomi is evident. In less than a year, Xiaomi has successfully made a reputation for the Redmi brand. And at the same time, in the face of the 5G era, it released the saving pressure as much as possible.

After a duration of continuous heating, now Xiaomi officially releases the flagship product-Xiaomi Mi 10 series, which includes Xiaomi Mi 10 and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. Both remain the same in core hardware like Snapdragon 865, LPDDR5 and UFS3.0. But there are some differences in fast charging, screen, camera, and audios.

Screen: Double-curved, punch-hole, Refresh Rate

Just like the official preheating poster, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro uses a 6.67-inch 19.5:9 hyperbolic hole digging screen with a contrast ratio of 5000000:1. And it supports DCI-P3 display, with a maximum brightness of 800nit, which is certified by HDR10 + and Rhine low blue light.

Also, the screen of the phone uses the latest E3 light-emitting material, which provides a great overall visual effect. But considering of endurance, the resolution is still FHD +. Of course, the color accuracy performance, which was the concern of Xiaomi last year, still continues on Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, and it is said that each finished screen will be color calibrated.

In contrast, the core parameters of Xiaomi Mi 10 and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro are basically remaining the same, but the latter will be more "pro" when it comes to color accuracy and brightness. At the same time, the suppliers of the screen are different. The screens of Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro are all from Samsung, while there are other brands of Xiaomi Mi 10. Surely, the specifications and parameters must be the same. Don't worry about that.

The curved screen can make the phone look thinner. However, for a long time, it is difficult to avoid the false touch problem of the curved screen. Fortunately, the curvature of the Xiaomi Mi 10 is relatively small and the effective display area is relatively large.

Apart from what we have mentioned, the Xiaomi Mi 10 series also brings a 90hz screen refresh rate and a global 180hz touch sampling rate. We all know more or less about that high refresh rate can extraordinarily improve the user experience. So we don't go down into details here. As for why the refresh rate is not 120Hz, it's mainly because of the concern of endurance. 

What is worth mentioning here is that there are some changes made in the automatic brightness adjustment of the Xiaomi Mi 10 series.

To be specific, Xiaomi Mi 10 series introduces 4096 level brightness regulation, and the light sensor is also set on the back of the fuselage. How to put it? If we give a typical example, when the back of the mobile phone is facing the TV with higher brightness, the two light sensors can cooperate with each other, which makes it easier to obtain a more satisfactory screen brightness adjustment, providing a good reference for other mobile phone manufacturers.

When it comes to screen fingerprint, this time it still continuously uses the "optical fingerprint module under the ultra-thin screen", which is quite different from the current common optical screen fingerprint scheme. It is directly stacked in the middle of the battery and the screen, slightly higher in position, just below the thumb when unlocking, which is much more convenient to operate.

At the same time, its optical fingerprint module adopts the way of microlens + micro collimator, which can effectively avoid the influence of other lights. And it has a stronger anti-interference ability, which provides good performance in actual recognition accuracy and unlocking speed.

Appearance Design: Ag Glass Texture, Two Color Options

There are two kinds of colors, sky blue, and pearl white.

As for the blue version, the whole visual effect is not typical blue, but a little bit dark. As to which one is prettier, this is objective. You can choose based on your favorite.

The four rear cameras on the back and the flashlight are still vertical. When processing, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro adopts the frosted glass which is popular currently, with a delicate grip. But in practical use, we also found that it is easy to get fingerprints. However, fortunately wiping is relatively convenient.

The product looks very thin, which is only 2.2 mm. But as the 108MP camera module takes too much space, the bulge of the rear camera module looks relatively obvious. But compared with Xiaomi Mi Note 10, which also adopts 108 MP pixels, the whole body of Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is only 8.96mm thick.

In addition, after putting a 4500mAh big battery, the weight of the phone comes to 208g. Although it isn’t the heaviest in all phone products, yet it is definitely not light. But as the phone is long in length, the weight is equally shouldered by each part. So it’s not too heavy to hold.

Camera: 108MP, Support HEIF Picture Format

In terms of the front camera, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro adopts a special small lens module, with 20 million pixels, which supports multiple functions such as AI beauty selfie and face unlocking.

What is worth attention is the rear camera which we all want to know.

This time Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro adopts the post-four-camera design, telephoto lens, portrait lens, main camera and an ultra-wide-angle lens, arranged from top to bottom.

The 108MP camera is still the main camera, which adopts the ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor, which is jointly developed by Xiaomi and Samsung. It has a 1 / 1.33-inch large sensitive area and an f / 1.69 large aperture, supports OIS optical anti-shake, and can directly output 108mp photos by using hardware. At the same time, it also supports four in one to output a picture with better sensitivity.

The ultra-wide-angle lens is 20 million pixels, the viewing angle is 117 °; the portrait lens is 12 million pixels, the single-pixel size is 1.4 μ m, and the focal length is 50 mm; the telephoto lens can achieve 10 times hybrid optical zoom and up to 50 times digital zoom (5 million pixels), supporting OIS optical anti-shake. By the way, the MI 10 Pro also supports laser focusing, which is much better when shooting at night.

The following is a real sample without any post-processing:

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Compared with Xiaomi Mi note 10, what can be easily sensed is that the image processing speed of MI 10 Pro is much faster in 108m mode.

In addition, in terms of imaging effect, MI 10 Pro is more mature in algorithm and function application. It is said that with the support of the algorithm, it can analyze the brightness, structure, color and other aspects of the picture, so as to bring better display effect.

For what is worth mentioning, this time Xiaomi tried to introduce HEIF image format (full name: high-efficiency image file format) which is similar to that of the iPhone. Compared with the familiar JPG format, its main advantage is to further compress the image size (about a quarter of the size of JPG format) while still ensuring the quality.

However, after practically using, we have found that its HEIF format only supports standard mode, but not 108M mode. Of course, for most of the users, the most commonly used model is the standard model. The benefits that HEIF format has brought us are in the name and in fact, can greatly save the internal storage space of the fuselage.

Performance: Snapdragon 865, LPDDR5, Wi-Fi 6, 50W Fast Charging


As one of the most important partners of Qualcomm, Xiaomi Mi 10 unsurprisingly carries the new Snapdragon 8 series flagship chip—Snapdragon 865. It adopts the TSMC 7nm manufacturing process. The CPU is based on cortex-a77, and still uses the familiar "1 + 3 + 4" design, which leads to its performance improved by 25% and its power consumption reduced by 25%, compared with the previous generation.

The GPU has been upgraded from the Adreno 640 on the snapdragon 855 to the Adreno 650, with a 25% increase in graphics rendering speed and a 35% increase in energy efficiency. In addition, Snapdragon 865 also brings the fifth generation of AI engine computing engine, which has a very significant improvement in computing power compared with the previous Snapdragon 855.


Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro adopts Snapdragon X55 modem, which supports SA independent networking and NSA independent networking. As for the frequency bands that we are more concerned about, it also supports N1, N31, n41, N78, N79, and other mainstream frequency bands. By the way, it also supports Wi-Fi 6. In the future, with the gradual popularization of Wi-Fi 6, this is of great importance.

In the core hardware configuration, apart from what we have mentioned, what is worth our attention is that Xiaomi Mi 10 is equipped with the latest generation of LPDDR5 DRAM with the main frequency up to 2750mhz. Compared with lpddr4x, its data transmission rate has increased to 5500mbps, and its bandwidth has increased to 44GB / s, which is expected to become the "standard configuration" of flagship products this year.

Battery Life

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has a battery capacity of 4500mAh and supports 50W wired fast charging (standard 65W charging head, compatible with PD protocol) and 30W wireless fast charging. According to our actual test results, the original wired charger can be charged from 0 to 29% in 10 minutes and 76% in 30 minutes. It will take about 48 minutes to fully get charged.

Although the 30W wireless fast charging has been used on Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5g before, yet this time Xiaomi has made some upgrades to it, mainly to reduce the energy loss in the charging process, so as to improve the charging speed. Now it takes 65 minutes to fully charge the battery.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro also has better heat dissipation capability. Inside its fuselage, it adopts a large area of VC soaking plate and a variety of heat-conducting materials, including graphite, which can better transmit the heat generated inside. In addition, the overall heat on its back is relatively average, and the released heat amount of the upper and lower parts of the fuselage that we often hold when playing games is relatively low.

Highlight: Two Speakers, Multi-Functional NFC, Horizontal Linear Motor

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro uses the design of "true two speakers", and 1216 linear speaker units are set at the same positions of the upper and lower parts of the fuselage, which has an equivalent 1.2cc large sound cavity, and the maximum amplitude can reach 0.65mm. In terms of real performance, both loudness and details are satisfactory enough.

As for other aspects, such as multi-functional NFC (payment, access control card, eID, bus card, etc.), horizontal linear motor and infrared remote control are also in the system. All the functions that are commonly used in basic daily life are included.

In a larger picture, as Xiaomi's flagship product in 2020, the hardware of Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is comprehensive and powerful enough. Although it might not be perfect in some certain parameters, yet there are no obvious shortcomings.

Last, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro provides three options, “8GB+256GB” for 4999 Yuan, “12GB+256GB” for 5499 Yuan and “12GB+512GB” for 5999 Yuan. (Price in China)

As for advice, we suggest the “12GB+256GB” version. It is sufficient enough and the price is relatively reasonable.

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