Xiaomi recently launched the Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro in India, just a day after the unveiling of OnePlus 8T. the timing of the launch does not seem accidental, and due to the aggressive pricing and features of these new models, Xiaomi’s intentions are quite clear. The Mi 10T 5G and the Mi 10T Pro 5G have roughly the same specifications, with the only significant difference being the primary rear camera.
Xiaomi did not send me the small box, also I just had the phone without accessories. It is the cosmic Black color that looks very visible, but is also a massive magnet for fingerprints. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the screen, the back panel and the camera module which has always been appreciated. Having glass everywhere makes this phone incredibly slippery even without a cover.
The first thing that caught my eye was the size of this phone. I am used to a large screen, but the Mi 10T Pro 5G occurs with 9,33 mm also quite thick and with 218 g very heavy. The camera module protrudes quite far, which makes the phone wobble when you try to use it on the back. However, the overall quality and finish are excellent. If you’re not a fan of the glossy back, the Lunar silver version is supposed to have a matte finish.
The Mi 10T Pro 5G has stereo speakers, an IR transmitter, a fingerprint sensor built into the power button and a dual SIM compartment. There are no headset books or IP Rating. Xiaomi has also removed the wireless powered function of the Mi 10 5G, perhaps to reduce costs.
Xiaomi has mainly focused on the display of the Mi 10T Pro 5G. It is a 6.67-inch LCD screen with Full HD + resolution and supports HDR10 video playback. The display also has JNCD and TÜV Rheinland certifications for color accuracy and low blue light emissions. The main feature, however, is the refresh rate of 144 Hz. Xiaomi claims that the mi 10T Pro 5G Die can dynamically change the refresh rate from 30 Hz to 144 Hz, depending on the type of content displayed. Until now, the Asus ROG Phone, the only Smartphone with a refresh rate of 144 Hz, was available in India, so it’s nice to have more options.
The screen seems to be quite bright and the color rendering seemed to be good for the short time I used this phone. With the 144Hz refresh rate, the system animations and menu scrolling feel smoother, but I don’t think there are many apps yet that can take advantage of such a high refresh rate. Stay tuned for the full report in our detailed review, coming soon.
One thing I didn’t really like with the Mi 10T Pro 5G is the soft vignetting or color border that is visible on the edges of the screen and on the neckline of the Selfie camera. I’ve only noticed dying in some system menus due to white backgrounds, but it’s not obvious otherwise.
Just like the Mi 10 5G, Mi 10T Pro 5G uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC and is available only in a configuration with 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB UFS 3.1 memory. There is a 5,000 mAh battery and support for 33 W fast powered, as well as NFC and Wi-Fi 6. the phone runs on MIUI 12, which is feature-rich, and luckily I haven’t come across a lot of Spam notifications yet.
The Mi 10T Pro 5G has a 108-megapixel main rear camera, while the Mi 10T 5G has a 64-megapixel sensor. This is pretty much the main difference between these two Phones. The rear of the Mi 10T Pro 5G also has 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel ultra-wide-angle Macro cameras. The Selfie camera has a resolution of 20 megapixels. The camera functions are similar to those we saw on the Mi 10 5G, including 8K video recording, manual video mode, etc. There is a lot to test here, and so far the specifications look promising.
The Mi 10T Pro 5G seems to be a well-specified Smartphone that checks most of the boxes for its price segment. Most importantly, Xiaomi brought it to India at a fairly aggressive price. It is more affordable than most other Snapdragon 865 SoC Smartphones with the same amount of RAM and memory as the OnePlus 8T Realme X50 Pro and iQOO 3.
Do you think Xiaomi has a better chance with the Mi 10T series than with the Mi 10? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Also, don’t forget to check here for The full review, soon.