4 Flagship Smartphones As Good As Xiaomi Mi 10 But at Lower Costs
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4 Flagship Smartphones As Good As Xiaomi Mi 10 But at Lower Costs

Xiaomi Mi 10 was unveiled. The smartphone features a 6.57-inch double curved hole-punch display, Snapdragon 865 SoC that scores over 590,000 points in AnTuTu, a 108MP quad-camera module, dual 1216 linear speakers, IR blaster, NFC, 50W+30W fast charging, and more. Therefore, the price of the Xiaomi Mi 10 can't be low. 

According to the latest rumor, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 10 will cost at least 3,499 yuan. Is there any smartphone more affordable than Snapdragon 865 SoC? 

Of course, because the positioning of the Xiaomi Mi 10 has already been changed, the price is increasing. If you like cost-effective flagship smartphones, you might choose from these four smartphones below! 

iQOO 3

The launch of iQOO 3 is scheduled in February, which is the true rival of Xiaomi Mi 10. The smartphone is at a lower price, with outstanding configurations.

iQOO 3 will adopt a 6.44-inch Samsung AMOLED hole-punch screen with a hole (2.94mm in diameter) on the upper right corner. It is equipped with Snapdragon 865 SoC, X55 modem, LPDDR5 memory, UFS 3.1, and WiFi 6. 

That is to say that the hardware configuration of iQOO 3 is the same as Xiaomi Mi 10. The rear quad-camera module consists of a 64MP primary camera, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 13MP telephoto camera, and a 2MP depth-sensing camera. 

iQOO 3 will provide a 4370mAh battery, and 55W fast charging. It is estimated that the price might be around 3,498 yuan. 

Although iQOO 3 is inferior to Xiaomi Mi 10 in the screen, camera performance, and battery capacity, iQOO 3 costs less, and it takes less time to be fully charged. What's more, considering the excellent heat dissipation, it is suitable for gaming.

Realme X50 Pro

Realme X50 Pro is perhaps the biggest threat to Xiaomi Mi 10 because it will have the same 108MP primary camera as Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Xiaomi Mi 10. 

As OPPO excels in algorithms, the camera performance of Realme X50 Pro won't be worse than that of Xiaomi Mi 10. Nevertheless, the smartphone is positioned as a cost-effective flagship, at a price starting from only 3,299 yuan.

Realme X50 Pro will adopt a dual-lens hole-punch AMOLED display with the in-screen fingerprint scanner, and the same processor. 

The smartphone will have a 32MP dual-camera module at the front and a 108MP quad-camera module at the rear. Realme X50 Pro will be the second to use a 108MP primary camera in China. 

As for the battery life, Realme X50 Pro will pack a 4500mAh battery and support the 50W VOOC super flash charge. It will only take over 20 minutes to charge the smartphone from 0 to 100%. 

Redmi K30 Pro

Redmi K30 Pro will continue the design of Redmi K30, having a rear quad-camera module. The primary camera will be the same as the Redmi K30. 

In contrast, the secondary cameras will be a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera, an 8MP telephoto camera, and a 5MP macro camera. The smartphone will have a built-in 4500mAh battery and support 30W fast charging. In comparison, Xiaomi Mi 10 is equipped with 40W fast charging; when it comes to Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, 50W. 

As the essential component, the screen is expected to be a dual-lens LCD. There is no denying that Redmi K30 Pro will be the most affordable flagship smartphone with Snapdragon 865 SoC. If you are keen on the price, you might choose Redmi K30 Pro instead of Xiaomi Mi 10.

OnePlus 8

OnePlus 8, which has been exposed, is scheduled to be launched in April, later than the three smartphones mentioned earlier. 

OnePlus 8 might be tied with Xiaomi Mi 10 because it will use a 6.55-inch double curved hole-punch display, which supports the 90Hz refresh rate. It will sport a 16MP front camera and a triple-camera module, which includes a 48MP IMX586 camera, a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2MP depth-sensing camera. 

The smartphone will use a 4500mAh battery and support 30W fast charging. The estimated price of OnePlus 8 is around 3,299 yuan. 

Some users don't care too much about camera performance, but a good screen is a must-have for them. OnePlus 8 satisfies their needs. 

Other Options?

Some other smartphones powered by Snapdragon 865 SoC, such as Nubia Red Magic 5G, Black Shark 3, will come soon. However, the prices of these two gaming phones won't be low. So far, the launch of MEIZU 17 is still unknown. 

Which one of these smartphones is attractive to you? Or, will you choose Xiaomi Mi 10 instead?

Xiaomi Mi 10 5G Smartphone 6.57 inch Snapdragon 865 X55 Octa Core 108MP Penta Camera 4800mAh Battery Global Version



Xiaomi Mi 10 PRO 5G Smartphone 6.7 inch 120Hz Snapdragon 865 X55 Octa Core 108MP Penta Camera 4500mAh Battery Global Version



OPPO realme X50 5G 5G Smartphone 6.57 inch FHD+ Android 9.0 Snapdragon 765G Octa Core 8GB RAM 128GB ROM 4 Rear Camera 4200mAh Battery CN Version



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