After delaying the launch a couple of times because of the nation-wide lockdown, Xiaomi finally launched their latest flagship smartphone i.e Mi 10 in India. Mi 10 directly competes with the OnePlus 8 Pro. Xiaomi has not been able to break the flagship smartphone segment like they did with the budget segment. Can Mi 10 change that? Well, let’s find out.
Xiaomi is back in the flagship smartphone game after some time (at least in India). Mi 10 seems like a pretty solid phone on paper and a lot of people will be interested to buy it. Today let’s talk in brief about the Mi 10 and see what it brings to the table at the starting price of Rs. 49,999.
Mi 10 Design
Mi 10 has a very modern 2020 design. Glass on the front as well as on the back side with an aluminium frame. It looks pretty awesome in my opinion. Just like previous Mi phones, this one too is curved on the front and back. The display is curved on both the sides which makes it look like a Samsung or OnePlus phone. Talking about the display, it comes with a hole punch cut out on the top left side to house a 20 MP front camera. The overall design language is great.
Mi 10 will come in two colour options – Coral Green and Twilight Grey.
Mi 10 Display
Mi 10 comes with a 6.67″ FHD+ AMOLED Display with a peak brightness of 1120 nits (Max brightness 820 nits). The refresh rate of the display is 90Hz with a touch response of 180Hz. The display also supports HDR 10+. It seems like a pretty solid display at least on paper.
The display is also curved on the sides (just like the OnePlus 8 Pro). I personally prefer flat displays. Let me know what you guys like – A flat display or a Curved Display?
Mi 10 Specifications
|Processor (CPU)||Snapdragon 865 with 5G|
|RAM options||8GB LPDDR5|
|Storage Options||128GB or 256GB UFS 3.0|
|Charging||30W Fast Charging, 30W Fast Wireless Charging, 10W Reverse Wireless Charging|
|Speakers||Dual Stereo Speakers (1216 Setup)|
Mi 10 is a flagship level phone with flagship level specifications. Mi 10 comes with a Snapdragon 865 Processor, which is the best that Qualcomm has to offer for this year. On the GPU side of things, it has the Adreno 650 GPU which is expected to give 25% more graphics performance. There are two variants launching in India both with 8GB LPDDR5 RAM. As far as the storage options go, you can chose between 128GB or 256GB UFS3.0 Storage.
On the charging and battery side, there’s a 4780mAh battery to power everything with support for 30W Wired Fast Charging, 30W Fast Wireless Charging and 10W Fast Reverse Wireless Charging.
Mi 10 Camera
Mi 10 comes with a quad-camera setup on the rear side.
The primary sensor is a 108MP 1/1.33″ Samsung Sensor. Yes, 108MP is just bonkers! The primary sensor is also Optically Stabilised. (OIS)
Apart from the main camera there is a 13MP Ultrawide f/2.4 camera with a 123 degree FOV. Then there’s a 2MP Macro Camera with f/2.4 aperture. Lastly there’s a 2MP Depth Sensor.
When it comes to video shooting, Mi 10 can shoot up to 8K videos at 30FPS which is just crazy. This is possible because of the 108MP High resolution camera and the Snapdragon 865 Processor. Mi 10 also comes with OIS and EIS to give you steady hand held videos.
There is support for RAW photo and video shooting. Yes, RAW for photos as well as videos. I am excited to try out the RAW video mode.
Mi 10 Pricing and Availability
Mi 10 will be available in India in two storage and ram variants as follows –
- 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage – ₹49,999
- 8GB RAM + 256GB Storage – ₹54,999
You can order Mi 10 on 8th May from Amazon and Mi.com. There are also some launch offers wherein you can get up to 3000 Rs Cashback with HDFC Bank cards.
Are you interested in Mi 10? Would you buy it? Let us know in the comments section below.
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