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Xiaomi MI 10T Pro Review: Unleash your Creativity

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The Xiaomi MI 10T Pro is undoubtedly one of the cheapest smartphone with a Snapdragon 865 processor that you can get your hands on. We have using it for the past few weeks and here’s our review on it.

Specifications

 Mi 10T Pro
Display144Hz 6.67″ TrueColor DotDisplay
20:9 aspect ratio, 2400×1080 FHD+, AdaptiveSync display: 30Hz/48Hz/50Hz/60Hz/90Hz/120Hz/144Hz Support MEMC
Support DCI-P3, HDR10Brightness: 500 nits (typ), 650 nits max brightness (typ)
Color contrast ratio: 1500:1 (typ)
Sunlight display 3.0, Reading mode 3.0
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification
360° ambient light sensor
ColorCosmic Black, Lunar Silver, Aurora Blue
BodyCorning®️ Gorilla®️ Glass 5 front and back
Aluminum alloy frame
Dimensions165.1mm x 76.4mm x 9.33mm, 218g
PerformanceQualcomm®️ Snapdragon™️ 865
up to 2.84GHz clock speed
Rear camera108MP wide-angle camera, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel with OIS, 82° FOV, f/1.69, 7P lens
13MP ultra-wide angle camera, 123° FOV, f/2.4
5MP macro camera, f/2.4, AF 2-10cm
Front camera20MP in-display front camera f/2.2
Connectivity5G WiFi 6
Dual SIM
Multi-functional NFC
IR blaster
UnlockSide-mounted fingerprint sensor
AI Face Unlock
Charging4,900mAh (typ) high-capacity battery
33W wired fast charging
33W in-box charger
AudioDual speakers
Hi-Res Audio certification
MotorX-axis linear vibration motor
SystemMIUI 12 based on Android 10
Storage variants8GB+128GB
8GB+256GB

Design

MI 10T Pro Glass Back

The MI 10T Pro comes with a glass back that is gives off a ceramic feel to it. Available in Cosmic Black, Lunar Silver and Aurora Blue. The phone has a comfortable weight to it instead of being too light till the extend that it feels like plastic. The glass back is cooling to your palms and feels solid while holding it. However, the set back to a glass back is that it doesn’t really have a grip and it’s like a fingerprint magnet without a casing.

MI 10T Pro Fingerprint sensor

Apart from that, the MI 10T Pro has a side fingerprint sensor on the power button instead of the in-screen fingerprint sensor. We are quire impress with the fingerprint sensor as unlocks the phone instantly without delay when you place your thumb on it. It also has a USB C port and a speaker on the bottom of the phone, while the top earpiece settles just between the bezel and the display on top of the display.

MI 10T Pro Side View

To accommodate rear cameras, it has a huge bump on the top left of the glass back like most of the smartphones do. From time to time, you do feel like you will knock or accidentally scratch it especially when you place it in your handbag with your keys and so. However, I do find that it provides a good grip when you hold the phone vertically to watch videos or game on it.

Display

MI 10T Pro Display

The MI 10T Pro comes with a 144Hz 6.67″ TrueColor DotDisplay which is the highest refresh rate screen XiaoMi smartphones have so far. YES! It does make a huge difference, even if you move from a 120Hz display to the MI 10T. Everything you view on the display is just crisp and clean when you move from screen to screen, especially during gaming.

Apart from the 144Hz referesh rate, the MI 10 T Pro’s 6.67″ FHD+ DotDisplay supports Wide Color Gamut bringing video content more life like on screen while and improves the color accuracy of the displayed content.

The only difficulty I had was that the MIUI separates the notification and the settings bar by dragging the tab down from the left for notifications and the right for settings. It was a tad bit hard to reach for the top left of the phone with one hand to view notifications.

Battery Life

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Some of you might be wondering if the 144Hz display would drain your battery life. The 4,900mAh battery might sound a little smaller compared to other phones, yet the Smart Adaptive Sync Display automatically detects the content you are viewing and adapts to the best refresh rate to save battery.

Thanks to the 33W fast charge that charges the Mi 10T Pro to 100% under an hour. I could just take a lunch/dinner break from gaming while leaving it to charge and get back to gaming it with a fully charged battery.

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Camera

MI 10T Pro Camera

Last but not least, the Mi 10T Pro was promoted as the first XiaoMi phone that has a 108MP rear camera. Well, pictures speaks more than words right? Let’s get straight into the photo samples.

Here’s a few photo samples taken on 108MP.

And here’s some photo samples taken without the 108MP mode.

We do realize that the 108MP camera takes a longer time to take a shot and to process the photos, so it is quite hard to take photos of moving objects on the 108MP camera. Apart from that, the photos looks amazing! The colour processing of the photos came out great and the colour accuracy displayed does not try adjust the colour too much to sway away from color of the object or landscape than what you are looking at with your own eyes.

Our Verdict

Xiaomi’s Mi10T Pro made an impressive experience for us despite being place at the RM 1,999 price point.

With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Processor giving it a seamless experience on the device especially when it comes to gaming. The liquid cooling tech does prevent the phone from being heated up when you game on it or watch movies on it for hours.

With this and the camera performance, we would say that it is worth buying the Mi10 T Pro without having to burn your wallet due to budget constraints trying to cope with higher end phones as the performance does not compromise due to its pricing point.

Having to pay less than RM 2000 for a flagship phone is definitely a snatch for those whom are looking to invest a phone that does not fails them. Last but not least, the Mi10T Pro is 5G ready for future proof with all the 5G coming up.

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