The presentation of a new smartphone from the famous Xiaomi brand took place in early February 2020. The Chinese manufacturers have announced the Xiaomi Mi 10 in an online format, despite this, the interested public was eagerly awaiting this model. The smartphone arrived in Russia in early summer. Officials said the new flagship device will cost more than the previous ones. Over time, the company will reach the same price level with Samsung and Huawei.
Advantages and disadvantages of the model
The new Xiaomi Mi 10 smartphone has several advantages that set it apart from previous models. A powerful processor and increased RAM allow it to work faster and better. Thanks to the sufficiently long battery life, you can use different applications without constant recharging. The colorful screen will allow you to view videos and photos in high definition. The advantage of the model is its high volume and sound quality. Excellent shooting quality will make it possible to capture important moments with both the front and rear cameras.
The disadvantages of the model include heavy weight and large size. Users noted the slippery finish of the case. This is inconvenient to use. The appearance of the smartphone will not impress fans of unusual design, since it lacks sophisticated shapes and pronounced details. Due to the protruding camera on the back, the phone is unstable on a flat surface. The narrow buttons on the side of the phone will take a long time to get used to, as they have a short travel and a low position. Xiaomi Mi 10 lacks a standard headphone jack, which will create discomfort when working with it. The curved screen of the model makes it difficult to hit the extreme points.
The new model of the Xiaomi brand runs on the Android operating system. It has a classic case type and includes contactless payment.
|The weight||208 grams|
|Audio||MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA. Stereodynamics|
|Camera||Camera 108 MP (f / 1.7) + 12 MP (f / 2.0) + 5 MP (f / 2.0) + 20 MP (f / 2.2) + 2 MP (f / 2.4) , 2160p @ 30 fps|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865|
|Screen type||Multi-touch, capacitive AMOLED|
|Internal storage||128/256 GB|
|Battery capacity||4780 mAh|
|Available interfaces||Wi-Fi 802.11ax, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.1, USB, NFC|
The smartphone comes with a Type-C 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Appearance and usability
Xiaomi Mi 10 comes in several shades: blue, turquoise and gold. All three colors have deep iridescence and subtle shine. The body of the model is rather large and heavy, this drawback can be inconvenient. The lack of water resistance makes the smartphone short-lived. The fingerprint scanner is not equipped with an ultrasound module, and users have noted its slow response. Also, the smartphone does not have a headphone jack and a memory card slot.
The smartphone is designed on Android 10 OS with MIUI 11. The transformed version of the flagship device from Xiaomi has been improved with a new font and a dark theme. Comfortable gesture control will allow you to easily and deftly operate the device.
The model is equipped with a 6.67-inch AMOLED display. The screen size is 71 × 154 mm. It has two light sensors on both sides – front and back. The surface of the front of the device is made in the form of a plate with a smooth surface that is resistant to scratches and light damage. The screen with rounded edges allows you to immerse yourself in watching your favorite videos without borders or borders.
There are four cameras on the back of the smartphone, but only two of them can be called “full-fledged”. Since the other two are used for macro photography and sharpening, they received low characteristics. The main camera has 108 megapixels, by default it shoots at 25 megapixels. Switching modes is quite simple – the buttons are next to each other. Photos and videos are bright and high-quality, the only drawback is large photos. Excellent macro photography will allow you to shoot close-up subjects with high-quality background blur.
Telephone part and communications
Xiaomi Mi 10 is perfectly adapted for use in our country. The phone is equipped with a modem that supports LTE Cat.20 networks. This allows the device to operate on all LTE frequencies known in Russia. The data reception speed reaches 2 Gbps, and the upload speed reaches 150 Mbps. Also, Chinese manufacturers have taken care of support for 5G, equipping the “stuffing” Xiaomi Mi 10 with the necessary additional equipment.
Pleases the navigation system of the Chinese smartphone. The device works with satellites GPS, Galileo, Beidou and GLONASS. Support for the domestic navigation system allows the module to quickly determine the current geolocation of the phone with detailed accuracy.
The phone confidently interacts with routers and routers, thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi 6 adapter. The device works smoothly, does not break the connection. After an unexpected reset of the signal, the device quickly and independently reconnects. Xiaomi Mi 10 is equipped with a Bluetooth interface (Bluetooth 5.1 LE), an NFC contactless payment device.
Carefully worked out work with contacts in the telephone directory, thanks to the support of SmartDial. Already when dialing the first digits of the number, a “smart” search for contacts is performed. The sound is clearly transmitted from the speaker when talking with the interlocutor, but the volume level is not high enough. Therefore, the smartphone is not suitable for older users and people with hearing impairments.
Memory and performance
The manufacturer installed an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor in the Xiaomi Mi 10, which is a new generation platform. It supports the Snapdragon X55 5G system, allowing it to work with fifth generation networks. Responsible for performance are processors of the Kryo 585 family with a frequency of 2.84 + 2.42 + 1.8 GHz. The declared power allows the smartphone to cope with any number of tasks without “freezing” even when switching between them. The device delivers high quality graphics in demanding games and applications.
At maximum load, the smartphone heats up to 33 degrees, evenly scattering heat over its entire area. A system of nine temperature sensors and a tube element is responsible for cooling.
Users are presented with models with 8 and 12 GB of RAM, 128 or 256 GB of internal storage. The Mi 10 lacks a memory card slot. Therefore, it will not be possible to increase the storage volume.
The battery capacity of the Xiaomi Mi 10 is 4780 mAh. The built-in battery parameter is higher than that of all well-known competitors. Despite the declared indicators, the smartphone will have to be charged daily for its smooth operation.
With a continuous connection to the Wi-Fi network, the device will work for 21 hours, and under load in 3D games – 9 hours. Charging is carried out wired and wirelessly. It will take 70 minutes.
Who is the smartphone for?
Xiaomi Mi 10 has the most top-end specifications. Therefore, it is designed for young people and adults with an active lifestyle. The innovative camera allows you to take photos and shoot high quality videos, and the powerful processor will handle demanding games and graphics applications. The smartphone can be used for simple surfing of Internet pages, social networks, reading literature.
Competitors and prices
In terms of factory specifications, the Xiaomi Mi 10 can be compared to the Apple IPhone 11 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. The Chinese smartphone is not much inferior to competitors, and even surpasses them in some parameters. Despite this, Xiaomi Mi 10 costs several times cheaper than the Korean and American flagships:
- The price of Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – from 90,000 rubles;
- The price of Apple IPhone 11 Pro Max – from 72,000 rubles;
- The price of Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro – from 46,000 rubles.
Cost is the weak point of these smartphones. If you rely on the reviews about Xiaomi Mi 10, then it is too high for ordinary users.
Xiaomi Mi 10 is equipped with the latest technologies that allow the smartphone to cope with any tasks set by the owner. Thanks to its excellent camera, it will become an indispensable companion for travel and family holidays, and the powerful processor will cope with all existing 3D games and applications.