The MI 10 Pro 5G is the upcoming flagship from Xiaomi one of the largest selling mobile brand in India at this moment.It is solely due to the fact that they launch phones which are largely budget friendly.Realising their customer base they release maximum mid range phones with some attractive high end specs.
This doesn’t mean MI doesn’t produce high end flagships.Yes they may not reach the price tag or hype of a Samsung or Apple flagship but they give jaw dropping features and specs.The MI 10 Pro 5G is such a premium device and one of MI’s costliest device(~Rs.51,190).You should remember that many MI devices come to India at a different name and price.Not only India but the Asian price is different than global.
Here are the details of the phone.
The MI 10 Pro features a curved edged front with rounded corners and a punch hole in display front camera on the top left corner of the display.It is 162.5mm in length,8.96mm thick and weighs 208g.The device is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5(glass front and back) and has an aluminium frame.
The absence of Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and IP68 rating is a noticeable difference with other high end flagships.
The display is a 6.67″ Super Amoled capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours.The screen resolution is 1080×2340 pixels with~89.8% screen to body ratio.The aspect ratio is 19.5:9 and ppi density is ~386.
MI 10 Pro gives us a screen refresh rate of 90Hz,180Hz touch sampling rate and has an advertised 500 nits brightness.The display supports HDR 10+ and is very smooth and sensitive.
According to Xiaomi this is their best display and it also has the best colour accuracy among Xiaomi’s current displays.
PROCESSOR,OS AND STORAGE
MI 10 Pro has an Octa-core processor with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset.The GPU is Adreno 650.In this section this device is at par with any top end smartphone because these are the latest and best available.
The 10 Pro runs on the latest MIUI 11 based on Android 10.
The RAM is again the latest LPDDR5 8GB RAM with 256 GB on board storage which is empowered by UFS 3.0 fast storage.
The MI 10 Pro has a unique quad camera module.You will actually find 2 camera modules on the back of the phone one with 3 lenses and another single camera separately.
The primary sensor is a 108 MP ultra clear lens with 1/1.33″ focal length and f/1.69 aperture.The rest are a 8MP telephoto lens with f/2.0 which supports 10X hybrid zoom,another 12 MP telephoto lens with 2X optical zoom and last one is a 20MP ultra wide lens with f/2.2 and supports upto 117° viewing.
The 108MP camera along with some software and hardware synthesis provides vividly detailed photos with faster snaps and a new compression technology makes the photos use 40%lesser space than normal.
The 8P lens allows the faster photos and MI’s new AI 2.0 provides vivid optimisation of photos.
The 108MP camera allows 8K Ultra HD video recording at 30fps.The device also can shoot 4K and 1080p videos at 30/60 fps and 720p videos at 30fps.
Slow motion and Super slow motion videos of 720p and 1080p can be shot at120/240/960fps.
A VideoPro mode comes with features like AE/AF lock where you can set focus and exposure separately and Focus Peaking where you can manually focus.All these are AI empowered to make your videos of professional quality.
Another feature is the Movie Frame which has 8 built in classic movie filters.With real time background blurring Portrait mode you can shoot videos at an aspect ratio of 2.35:1 same as in movies.
The front punch hole in display camera is a 20MP wide sensor with f/2.0 and with AI support provides with ultra clear selfies.
1080p videos at 30fps and 720p videos at 30/120fps can be shot with the front camera.
The MI 10 Pro has an under display optical fingerprint sensor.There is no 3.5mm jack but supports USB 2.0 Type C and USB On-The -Go.
The speaker is 1216 Super Line speaker for wide audio range,greater amplitude and the phone has upto 15 volume levels.
The 10Pro also features a Super powerful Vapour Chamber cooling system which cools down the processor at a fast pace and allows better performance.
The battery is a 4500mAH non removable battery which allows 50W fast charging and 30W wireless charging.
I should mention that the box comes with a 65W adaptor.
There are 2 colour variants;the Alpine White and the Solstice Grey.
108MP main camera sensor is the highlight and automatically you tend to compare it with theSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra but there is a vast difference in the price tag.For a comparison of the two 108MP cameras you can watch this video.
You may have doubts on buying a Xiaomi phone for this price but that is due to the presence of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC.I will take an extra step and say that the MI 10 Pro has done a good job in giving this processor at the price tag.
Besides the IP68 rating the MI 10 Pro has almost every feature which any top end flagship can boast off.Most importantly the chipset and processor are of the best quality thereby enabling very fast and smooth performance.
Nowadays phones with big displays and with big MP cameras are the trend.MI 10 Pro gives you both.
So are you willing to give it a try?Please comment.