Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro - budget flagships

14 February 2020

Does the fresh Samsung Galaxy S20 seem expensive? Xiaomi has an affordable alternative. The Chinese giant has announced 2 new flagships. They are called Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro.

Image from Xiaomi Mi 10 website

What are the phones interesting about? Their specs are much the same. Each got a 6.67-inch display with a built-in fingerprint scanner. The screen pleases with HDR10+ support and a resolution of 2340 by 1080 pixels.

The matrix is a type of AMOLED. It is worth noting the high refresh rate - 90 Hz. In the upper left corner there is a round cutout. It hides a front lens for 20 MP. Excellent will be selfies.

Also both devices are equipped with 5G modems. In the role of the processor is an 8-core Snapdragon 865. The chip gives up to 2.84 GHz and does not overheat. This is guaranteed by an advanced cooling system.

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It is based on a heat sink tube (with several layers of graphite and copper foil). Accurate readings are provided by 9 temperature sensors. As a result, "hard" games are launched without consequences.

How long can you have fun? The devices are equipped with high-capacity batteries. The Mi 10 has a 4780mAh power source. The Mi 10 Pro offers 4,500mAh. There's 30W wireless charging available.

By wire, the Mi 10 is powered by a 30W adapter. Want more? 50 watts is no problem for the Mi 10 Pro. In addition, smartphones are capable of "reviving" other gadgets.

Image from mi.com

The main difference between the devices is the cameras. They are quadruple in both cases. However, the modules installed are different. The set of sensors in the Mi 10 is as follows: 108 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP + 13 MP.

Mi 10 Pro sensors are better: 108 MP + 12 MP + 8 MP + 20 MP. The top model shoots cooler than the base model. It even topped the DxOMark rating. It, according to experts, is inferior to Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G, Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max and others.

The amount of memory depends on the configuration. The maximum for the Mi 10 is 12GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage. That version is asking around $674 for it. The Mi 10 Pro gives 512GB of space in its full layouts. The amount of "RAM" is equal to 12 GB. It is required to pay $860 for such a miracle.

Image from mi.com

Sales in China will start on February 18. There is no information about other countries.