Xiaomi was the first smartphone maker to drop a 108MP camera phone onto the scene when it launched the Mi Note 10. Since then, the same camera sensor’s been reprised in the Galaxy S20 Ultra and the Xiaomi Mi 10-series – the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro.
Today, we’re taking a look at the vanilla Mi 10, and boy is it a beauty to look at. Shiny curved glass meets buffed metal – its reflective back can literally double up as a mirror – if you can’t get enough of yourself, this is the phone for you.
Design and screen: Curvy squared
Curved glass around the back combines with a curved screen for a rounded in-hand feel that definitely impresses.
The Mi 10 is a touch chunky, measuring 9mm thick. That means it out-girths the iPhone 11 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, but the curves help keep things elegant and classy.
The phone’s glass front is scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 5, and you can pick the Mi 10 up in Coral Green, Peach Gold and Twilight Grey – the latter being the version we had. Buttons and ports are predictably placed – USB-C at the base, buttons all on the right. Meanwhile, the inclusion of very prominent stereo-speaker holes at the top and bottom of the phone are promising visual cues, suggesting it could well sound as good as it looks.
With a 6.67in Super AMOLED screen, the Mi 10 certainly isn’t a small phone, packing a comparable footprint to the iPhone 11 Pro Max, but that big, bold screen makes for an immersive on-the-go pocket-cinema. Thanks to a hole-punch camera, Xiaomi achieves a low-on-bezel 90% screen-to-body ratio, bettering that of the iPhone 11 and OnePlus 8, and with a 1080 x 2340 resolution, the 386 ppi pixel density means clarity is comparable too.
Onto fancy credentials, and the Mi 10’s screen packs HDR10+ support, so high dynamic range content on Netflix and YouTube will look punchy and deep, and thanks to the phone’s 90Hz screen refresh rate, menus glide. Ultimately, while it isn’t the best screen in the world, for the price, it’s absolutely up there and the phone’s design impresses too.
Stay tuned….. Thakshanya.lk