Xiaomi Mi 10 5G: Design
The Xiaomi Mi 10 5G is the latest premium flagship smartphone from Xiaomi India. Like most of the smartphones at this price tag, the device offers a premium design with a glass front, glass back, and an aluminum mid-frame for the structural rigidity.
The Mi 10 5G has a big 6.67-inch curved AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution, protected by 2.5D curved tempered glass. It has a tiny punch hole cutout at the top left corner, which houses a 20MP selfie camera. The display comes with HDR 10 certification with a peak brightness of 1100 nits and it also supports HDR streaming on Netflix.
Xiaomi Mi 10 5G: Hardware Performance
The Xiaomi Mi 10 5G is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC with 8GB RAM and 128GB or 256GB internal storage. The device does not have a microSD card slot for additional storage expansion, but it does support OTG via the USB Type-C port.
The smartphone will handle heavy gaming without any issue, as the Adreno 650 GPU is one of the best smartphone graphics processors and the 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with multi-tasking and it also consumes less power when compared to phones with LPDDR4x RAM.
Xiaomi Mi 10 5G: Camera Performance
The Xiaomi Mi 10 5G has a quad-camera setup at the back with a 108MP primary camera and this is also the most affordable smartphone in India with this primary camera. Similarly, it has a 13MP ultra-wide angle lens, 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots.
The main camera can shoot native 8K videos and 4K videos and it also supports Night Mode 2.0 for improved low-light performance. The device also has a 20MP selfie camera, which can record 1080p videos and assist with Face Unlock.
Xiaomi Mi 10 5G: Price To Specs Ratio
The base variant of the Xiaomi Mi 10 5G retails for Rs. 49,999 in India and offers 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, whereas the high-end variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB sells for Rs. 54,999, making it the most expensive Mi smartphone that has ever launched in India. In fact, the device is expensive than OnePlus 8.
For the asking price, the device does offer good hardware. However, the MIUI software experience might not offer the level of refinement that one might get from an OnePlus or a Samsung flagship smartphone. Like most of the Xiaomi smartphones, this device also depends on the hardware specifications.
Xiaomi Mi 10 5G: Important Features/Highlights
The Xiaomi Mi 10 5G has a 4,780 mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging and the fast charger is included in the retail package. The device also supports 30W wireless charging and reverse wireless charging as well. The phone has a dual stereo speaker setup, which will improve the overall multi-media consumption experience.
The FHD+ resolution curved display is also one of the highlights of the device and it also houses a fast optical in-display fingerprint sensor. Lastly, the 108MP camera will let users take stunning photos with 108 million pixels’ resolution.
Xiaomi Mi 10 5G: Verdict
The Xiaomi Mi 10 5G is a true flagship smartphone with a few compromises. It has an FHD+ resolution display and does not have an IP rating. Similarly, the camera setup does not offer a dedicated telephoto lens, which could be a deal-breaker for some. If you are looking for a flagship Xiaomi smartphone, then the Mi 10 5G is a great device.