Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

Another budget flagship by Xiaomi is here, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro. By the way this is by no means an upgrade on the earlier released Mi 10 smartphones. This is a smartphone for all fans of the Mi 10 that cannot afford to buy it and would like to have an experience and feel of the Mi 10. Of course, they do share some similar specs but there are upgrades in some areas of the device as well as there are downgrades.

Dimensions 165.1 x 76.4 x 9.3 mm (6.5 x 3.01 x 0.37 in)
Weight 218g
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
Display IPS LCD, 144Hz, HDR10+,
Screen Size 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
Glass Type Corning Gorilla Glass 5
OS Android 10, MIUI 12
Chipset Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
CPU Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
GPU Adreno 650
Card Slot No
Internal Storage 128GB/256GB
Memory/RAM 8GB
Main Camera 108 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/1.33″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS

13 MP, f/2.4, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm

5 MP, f/2.4, (macro), AF

Video 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240/960fps; gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera 20 MP, f/2.2, 27mm (wide), 1/3.4″, 0.8µm
Video 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
Sound Yes with stereo speakers
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC Yes
IR blaster yes
Radio Yes
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Sensors USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Battery Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 33W, with PD 3.0
Colors Cosmic Black, Lunar Silver, Aurora Blue

A good match up for this phone is last year’s flagship killer the Xiaomi Mi 9T and 9T Pro. The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is a premium built device that features everything you would expect from a 2020 flagship smartphone such as SD865 processor, 108MP camera and a high refresh rate which is the main highlight of the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro. Featuring Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and back which are held together by an aluminum frame, making it an all-round glass phone.

On the front is a 144Hz 6.67-inch IPS LCD FHD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x2400px and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The refresh rate is adaptive meaning it will automatically adjust itself according to the content being viewed/displayed in order to optimize battery life. There is a punch hole at the top right of the display which houses the selfie camera. There is a thin border around the display that thickens a little at the chin of the device. I personally would have love a pop-up camera instead of the punch hole camera.

Image credit: CPS Phutoan

Found on top of the phone is an IR blaster, secondary microphone, and a small hole for the echo chamber. Right at the bottom, is the secondary speaker grill, USB-C connector for the charger and headphones, and the sim card tray. Found on the right edge of the phone is the volume rocker and power button which also acts as a fingerprint reader. Yes, no under-display fingerprint scanner on this device. On the rear is the camera hub housing the three cameras. Unfortunately, this device doesn’t offer an IP rating for water and dust resistance.

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro features a triple camera setup with 108MP as the main sensor. This uses Samsung’s Bright HMX sensor which measures 1/1.33″ in size and features 0.8µm pixels in size. It has a large f/1/69 aperture and OIS. Then there is the 13MP ultra-wide lens with a 123˚ FOV, featuring an f/2.4 aperture and 1.12µm pixels. Thirdly is a dedicated 5MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture and, more importantly, auto focus. This is also known as the macro lense. At the front, is the 20MP camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and 0.8µm pixels.

The phone is run by the SD865 which is paired with an Adreno 650. With a single memory option of 8GB and fast UFS 3.1 storage of either 128GB or 256GB, it will take on basically anything you throw at it. Powering the device is a 5000mAh battery and it’s bundled with 33W-rated charger but the device is also compatible with Power Delivery 3.0 standard.

A solid device with little competition in its price range, the competition comes from Mi 10 5G whose price has dropped since it’s release, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, and finally the Poco F2 Pro.

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is now available for purchase at the following links:

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