Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro enter global market with Europe launch

Xiaomi, finally, launches its Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro flagship phones globally through an online event.

The features of the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are not a surprise anymore. Both phones were already available in China for a month now and it is the company’s entry to the premium smartphone category. The devices are out since February but here are the specs to help in deciding what phone to get.

Xiaomi Mi 10

The Mi 10 has a 6.67-inch fullHD+ AMOLED display with a cutout on the top-left for the selfie camera. The display’s refresh rate is 90 Hz, a little bit slower than other flagships with 120 Hz display.

The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 coupled with either 8 GB or 12 GB of memory. There are two options for storage — a 128 GB base model or 256 GB, plenty enough for a thousand photos and videos. It runs the Android 10 operating system with MIUI 11 skin on top.

The back of the Mi 10 houses a quad-camera module. The main camera is a 108-megapixel shooter, which is considered a beast in this segment. There is also a 13-megapixel ultrawide shooter, a 2-megapixel macro camera and another 2-megapixel depth sensor.

The image quality for the Mi 10’s main shooter is excellent under proper lighting. The white balance is great with accurate and stable exposure. However, the night mode is not as good as the Google Pixel. 

The ultrawide angle camera is very helpful when taking group photos or when shooting sceneries. The downside is the ghosting found on HDR+ enabled photos.

The Mi 10 has a huge 4780 mAh battery with 30W faster PD charging. It also features 30W wireless charging and 10W reverse charging support.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 retails for €799.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has everything that the regular Mi 10 has. It has the same display and front-facing camera. Physically, it is hard to tell the two smartphones apart. One difference is that the Pro has another version with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.

The camera module separates the two models. Though it has the same quad-camera module, the Mi Pro 10 has a different setup. It has a 108-megapixel main camera, of course, but it is complemented by an 8-megapixel telephoto, a 12-megapixel portrait camera, and a 20-megapixel ultrawide shooter.  The camera features laser auto-focus, optical image stabilization, 10X hybrid optical zoom and a 2x optical zoom used in portrait mode.

By the way, 8K video recording is available on both the Mi 10 and the Mi 10 Pro.

In terms of image quality, the Pro uses the same sensor and it takes the same photo and video quality as the regular Mi 10. As expected, it shares the same camera issues as well.

Contrary to what other smartphone OEMs did, the Mi 10 Pro has a smaller battery compared to the regular Mi 10. It only has a 4500 mAh battery. However, it is partnered with a 50W fast charger.

The Mi 10 Pro retails for €999 for the 8+256GB model.

Images used courtesy of Xiaomi

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