Mi 10T Pro first impressions: More than just a camera phone

Swapnil Mathur | Published on 27 Oct 2020
Mi 10T Pro first impressions: More than just a camera phone
HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Mi 10T Pro sports a 144Hz IPS LCD Display.

  • The Mi 10T Pro offers a 108 megapixel camera.

  • The Mi 10T Pro has a premium build, with flagship specs.

The Mi 10 we reviewed earlier proved to be a solid bang for the buck, and definitely a testament that Xiaomi can play at the big boy’s table. Now, the company has launched the Mi 10T Pro, a slightly trimmed down version of the Mi 10, which still manage to retain some features that made the Mi 10 a hit.

Mi 10T Pro Specifications

When it comes to the core specs, the Mi 10T Pro has it all. You get Qualcomm’s flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 865 paired with 8GB of LPDDR5 memory and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. These three features put the Mi 10T Pro right in the flagship category. In addition, the Mi 10T Pro also gets an IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2400x1080, but with a refresh rate of 144Hz. The cool thing about the Mi 10T Pro is that it allows you to choose between 144, 90 and 60Hz refresh rate options. Being able to manually select the refresh rate is definitely good because we welcome user control over as much of the settings as possible. The display, however, has AdapativeSync, meaning it supports 30Hz/48Hz/50Hz/60Hz/90Hz/120Hz/144Hz refresh rates. The display’s tricks don’t just stop at the 144Hz refresh rate. The panel has 98 percent DCI-P3 coverage, 500nits of peak brightness which goes up to 650nits, depending on the content playing.

The Mi 10T Pro comes with an FHD+ IPS LCD display with a refresh rate of up to 144Hz

Mi 10T Pro Cameras for the Win

While the Mi 10T Pro has great system specs, it isn’t where it stops in its offerings. The camera stack on the Mi 10T Pro is definitely something to write home about. The primary camera has a 108-megapixel sensor with an f/1.7 aperture, optical image stabilisation and PDAF. The second camera is a 13-megapixel ultra-wide shooter with an aperture of f/2.4. The third camera is a 5-megapixel dedicated macro camera, without any optical image stabilisation, which is definitely a downer (we’ll go over this in our review in greater detail).

The Mi 10T Pro offers a triple camera setup with a 108MP camera as its star performer

Mi 10T Pro Battery

The battery system is where we see the largest distinction in comparison to the Mi 10. This device comes with a 5000mAh battery (Mi 10 Pro has 4500mAh). You also get 33W fast charging, with a capable charger supplied in the box. There is no wireless charging on this device, which isn’t a feature we’re frankly going to miss.

The Mi 10T Pro ditches the in-display fingerprint sensor in favour of a side mounted one

Mi 10T Pro First Impressions

Xiaomi launched the Mi 10T Pro with a price tag of Rs 39,999. At this price point, the device feels like an incredibly well-rounded smartphone, with practically no compromises. The design feels very premium thanks to the use of glass. There is no under-display fingerprint sensor, but you get a side-mounted fingerprint scanner which, personally is far easier to use. The camera stack seems to deliver some really sharp and detailed images, although this is a very preliminary opinion, which requires much deeper testing. The Mi 10T Pro makes a very compelling argument for you to consider it over most other devices such as the OnePlus 8T (or even the OnePlus 8). We are going to be testing the Mi 10T Pro thoroughly to see just where it stands with respect to the competition, and the value proposition at the price point.

Mi 10T Pro 5G Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price:
Release Date: 24 Dec 2020
Variant: 128 GB/8 GB RAM , 256 GB/8 GB RAM
Market Status: Launched

Key Specs

  • Screen Size Screen Size
    6.67" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera Camera
    108 + 8 + 20 | 20 MP
  • Memory Memory
    128 GB/8 GB
  • Battery Battery
    5000 mAh
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