Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro review: the best value flagship of 2020

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Mid-summer 2020, here is a vintage that will mark the smart device market. The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is an outstanding worth for cash flagship with a Snapdragon 865, a 144 Hz screen, 5,000 mAh battery for less than ₤ 550. In my complete evaluation for NextPit, I tell you why the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is the very best worth high-end mobile phone on the market this year.

✓ The 108 MP cam

✓ The smooth 144 Hz LCD screen

✓ The Snapdragon 865

✓ 5,000 mAh battery

✓ MIUI 12

Bad

✕ No devoted telephoto lens

✕ No wireless charging

✕ Ads in MIUI

✕ No IP certification

✕ Non-expandable storage

Who is the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro for?

In MIUI 12, Xiaomi enables you to develop a virtual ID to prevent apps from tracking your usage routines and preferences./ © NextPit.

The animations of MIUI 12 are all the more fluid on the 144 Hz screen of the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro./ © NextPit.

You have the option in between 3 visuals, one of the Earth (Super Earth), one of Mars (Super Mars) and one of Saturn (Super Saturn). The animation starts with a close-up of the planet seen from area when you wake up the locked screen. Once the screen is unlocked, an animation starts a progressive zoom on each world as you arrive on the home screen of your Xiaomi smart device.
In the meantime, only a handful of smartphones provide this function and this was not the case with my Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro. However there is a relatively simple method (based upon APK download and Google Wallpaper) that permits you to enjoy it on practically any Xiaomi mobile phone. I made you a quick guide if you are interested.

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro picture module stands out. / © NextPit.

The LCD screen but in 144 Hz.

The Xiaomi MI 10T Pro is offered today in 2 memory configurations. The 8GB/128GB variation costs ₤ 545 while the 8GB/256GB design is cost ₤ 599. The mobile phone is offered in three colours: Cosmic Black, Lunar Silver, and Aurora Blue. The latter is only available for the most costly 8GB/256GB version.
As I pointed out in the introduction of this review, youll find all the bottom lines of an ultra-premium mobile phone here. The Snapdragon 865 is more than welcome. The triple picture module with its big 108-megapixel sensor is already enticing me. And the 5,000 mAh battery assures to deal with the substantial energy needed to power this 144 Hz display screen.
On paper, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is, therefore, much better on rate than the Mi 10 Pro and technically much better than the Mi 9T Pro, which is still leading of the smartphone comparisons in terms of price-to-performance ratio. Xiaomi still delivers a nice slap in the face of OnePlus, as the OnePlus 8 is more costly than the standard Mi 10T Pro. Naturally, were awaiting the OnePlus 8T but I doubt it will drop at under ₤ 600

The Mi Control Center in MIUI 12 is not the most intuitive function there is./ © NextPit.

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro that I checked was under Global ROM, and I did experience a pop-up ad when setting up the smartphone, while trying to set up vibrant wallpaper. It was an ad in the native Xiaomi Themes app in MIUI 12.

I could also tell you about the drifting windows for multitasking, the app drawer, Mi Share or the new Focus Mode, but to conserve you a test that is currently limitless to read, I will merely redirect you to my complete test of MIUI 12 linked at the top of this section..
In general, with MIUI 12, Xiaomi has managed to encourage and seduce the OxygenOS follower that I am. I prefer light user interfaces, without being an Android Stock obsessive, I found the MIUI 12 overlay to be really hectic but likewise extremely fluid and very aesthetically pleasing..
It is one of the most atypical interfaces on the market however also the most refined.

You can DIY a Super Wallpaper from MIUI 12 on almost any Xiaomi smart device./ © NextPit.

LCD screen.
harms a bit on a flagship. Xiaomi guarantees that “The Mi 10T Pro has one of the finest LCD screens currently developed into a smartphone”.
And in use, I discovered the maximum brightness of 650 nits promised by the maker extremely effective to ensure good readability in all scenarios. The contrast is a little less compared to that of an AMOLED panel and the reflectance rate is also more visible, naturally.

But to pass the pill, the Xiaomi MI 10T Pro provides a 6.67-inch panel with a refresh rate of 144 Hz. A function that is currently only seen on gaming smartphones, for the a lot of part. This refresh rate is obviously vibrant so it adapts to using the smart device and the applications you open, switching between 60 and 144 Hz in order to maintain the battery.
To be truthful, I have absolutely nothing against LCD screens. There are some really excellent ones on the marketplace, and I prefer a 144Hz LCD than a 60Hz AMOLED. Thats an individual option, I confess. Furthermore, the refresh rate, constantly marketed for video gaming usage, is not everything.

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro and its edges flattened at the leading and bottom, then rounded at the sides./ © NextPit.

But what strikes you when you look at the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro from the back is the size of the rear image module. Not just is the big 108-megapixel primary sensor looking at you like the Eye of Sauron, however the rectangle-shaped island in which the three lenses are put stands out a lot.
Its a big picture module, or rather a thick one. It wobbles a lot when you lay the smart device flat. However it provides a rather particular appearance to the smartphone, almost humanizing. I understand its silly and definitely unreasonable, and I have a regrettable propensity to like “unsightly” smart devices like the Vivo X51. But, I completely understand that a Cyclops eye perched on the back of a mobile phone can put off more than one client.

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We should likewise speak about the touch tasting rate, that is to say, the variety of times per second that the smartphone screen records a touch contact with your fingers. The higher this notion, likewise expressed in Hz, the more responsive the screen will be for touch controls.
On a high-end video gaming smartphone like the Asus ROG Phone 3 for example, the touch tasting rate is 240 Hz. On the Mi 10T Pro, it is 180 Hz. And I can guarantee you that you can feel the difference in usage in regards to sensitivity and tactile feedback.
But thats a nerdy issue that practically all consumers dont care about. In general, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pros screen is really successful. I understand the option of an LCD panel and I do not find it harmful to the user experience thanks to the fluidity of the display screen.

Yes, an.

The power of the Snapdragon 865.

MIUI 12
. When it was presented last May, the hype around Xiaomis new overlay was genuine. I have actually devoted a complete evaluation post to MIUI 12 which I invite you to check out if you want a more complete opinion on the matter.
Visually, Xiaomis Android overlay is a genuine UFO. It is also really worked and enhanced with terrific efforts made by the producer on the security of personal information, customization and ergonomics.
From the lock screen, MIUI 12 introduces the credits and begins what appears like a genuine sequence shot motion picture in terms of sensation. Lets begin with the “Super Wallpapers”. It is a feature which consists in offering rather amazing animated wallpapers.

A cool however extending style.

MIUI 12: home entertainment, security, and … advertisements.

The Xiaomi MI 10T Pros 108-megapixel triple image module is huge. / © NextPit.

It is difficult (however possible) to discover an Android smart device with a.

The LCD screen of the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro swaps AMOLED innovation for the fluidity of the screen at 144 Hz. / © NextPit.

Permission management has been entirely upgraded by Xiaomi for MIUI 12./ © NextPit.

Much has actually been stated about.

We are likewise entitled to the Mi Control Center, which is much more than a broadened drop-down notification menu. In truth, the leading part of the screen in MIUI is divided in half. Swiping down from the leading left corner takes you to the notifications screen, absolutely nothing more.
To access the Mi Control Center, you must swipe on the upper right corner. Its a bit counter-intuitive initially however you get used to it stiffly. It, for that reason, contains all the system application shortcuts, the native screen recorder, dark mode, etc … in addition to network and Bluetooth connectivity details.
And if whatever is rather well done and adjustable, I are sorry for not having everything, the control centre and the alerts, in the exact same place. In any case, I discover it a shame to need to perform 2 various gestures to gain access to this information independently..

Just like practically every basically high-end Xiaomi mobile phone, the style of the Mi 10T Pro is really neat. Glass back, metallic edges and flat-screen quietly pierced by a hole punch at the leading.

It never stops, we have entertainment all over. When opening an app, rather of opening and closing from the middle, each app in MIUI 12 aesthetically opens directly from the app icon and vanishes behind when opening closing..
We also have animations in the battery utility, in the storage settings. I did not find that the battery was drained more than on smartphones with lighter user interfaces, and the navigation system has constantly been very fluid.

The unlock button, which also houses the fingerprint reader, is rather well placed on the right edge of the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro. The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro likewise does not have IP certification for waterproofing.
Overall, the style is not as refined as on the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro but I discover the smart device has a certain prestige and I found it extremely enjoyable to deal with.

The screen, the display screen, may be flat, but the panel is still curved at the edges. The transverse edges are flattened, which has the effect of interrupting the “curved” motion of the rest of the design, a method of consisting of the curves of the smart device like a corset.

With MIUI 12, Xiaomi also positions fantastic focus on the security of your personal information. The brand-new user interface embeds a management system for authorizations approved to applications. Its a complete overhaul of the approvals supervisor that permits you to rapidly see which applications have which consents.
You also have notifications, each time an application demands access to the cam, microphone, or place, which are displayed in big characters and take up nearly a third of the screen. MIUI 12 draws your attention to the info that the app will be able to access when you release a system app for the very first time. This feature has actually been named “Barbed Wire” by Xiaomi.

MIUI also sends you an alert whenever an app attempts to utilize the camera, microphone, or location without your permission. This feature likewise makes it possible to keep a log of each time an application uses a specific permission. When an app accessed your data, you can see in real-time how and.
There is another feature called Mask System, which returns dummy or empty messages by default when a third-party app tries to access your call log or messages. This function is planned to avoid doubtful applications from reading your personal information.
Another strong point in regards to security and privacy is the possibility of developing a virtual ID. Concretely, MIUI 12 allows you to hide the customization of the internet browser behind a virtual profile. You can reset this virtual ID whenever you choose to clear any modification associated to use or preferences.

Snapdragon 865.
below the ₤ 600 mark. Im starting to get worn out of repeating myself in each test given that we have practically all understood that this high-end SoC constantly uses excellent performance.
The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro carries out effectively on the 3DMark graphics benchmarks compared to the OnePlus 8T, geared up with the same SoC. Confronted with high-end video gaming smart devices like the ROG Phone 3 and the RedMagic FIVE, with more RAM and with much better temperature level control, the scores are realistically lower..
But in use, you can run the most resource-demanding games with the graphics pushed to the max without any issue. I didnt experience any surfing or multitasking issues.

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro benchmark contrast:

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Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro.
OnePlus 8T.
RedMagic 5S.
Asus ROG Phone 3.

3D Mark Sling Shot Extreme ES 3.1.
7102.
7112.
7736.
7724.

3D Mark Sling Shot Vulkan.
6262.
5982.
7052.
7079.

3D Mark Sling Shot ES 3.0.
8268.
8820.
9687.
9833.

On paper alone, the large 108-megapixel primary sensor makes me wish to test the smartphone on the area. We remember the.
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 which was the first smartphone launched in Europe to embed a sensing unit with such a high resolution, ahead of the.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.

PassMark Disk.
94992.
98574.
88.322.
124.077.

The photos of the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro in the evening.
During the night, the 108-megapixel wide-angle sensing unit of the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro does remarkably well, even better with the dedicated night mode. The latter enables the scene to be well lit without burning the picture by emphasizing excessive bright lights such as city lighting..

Magnificent battery life.

The selfie video camera has a 20-megapixel sensor with a size of 1/ 3.4 “and an aperture of F/ 2.2 with an FOV of 77.7 ° and pixel binning technology.
On paper, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro has practically whatever going for it. All that was missing out on was a dedicated telephoto lens to ensure the most flexible variety possible, however which the manufacturer neglected.

The optimum zoom you can use is a x30 magnification. The latter is not functional and is, in any case, irrelevant for hand-held pictures without a tripod. For the rest, from x2 to x10 magnification, I discovered the results substantially better than what I was able to achieve with the OnePlus 8T and its 48-megapixel sensing unit..
However you can see the uselessness of the x30 zoom without a tripod, the grain is all over and the pixel mush hardly makes it possible to identify the German inscriptions on the panel. But I discovered that the x2 and x5 zooms were quite reliable in restricting the loss of detail.

Xiaomi did not provide information on its internal cooling system. In all cases, the processor and its Adreno 660 GPU paired with 8 GB of LPDDR 5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage allow excellent gaming performance..

The zoom of the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro with the primary sensing unit of 108 MP. / © NextPit.

Overall, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pros image module is perfectly constant with the price of the smartphone. The ultra-wide-angle is too average for a mobile phone that wants to be high-end, but the effective night mode captures up with the picture module that I found more effective than that of the OnePlus 8T, sold at the same rate.
I cant think but help that a telephoto lens would have been much better than a macro sensor, even if for as soon as we do not end up with a macro with a ridiculous 2-megapixel however 5-megapixel resolution.

The pictures of the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro by day.
By default, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro captures chance ats 27 MP (108 MP/ 4) by means of pixel binning. You can change to Pro mode to take pictures at the complete 108-megapixel meaning, which enables for better direct exposure and more detail although the distinction is truly extremely subtle.
By day, even in less than optimal light conditions (thank you for the Berlin climate), the primary sensor is doing extremely well. The sharpness exists and I was very satisfied with the level of information recorded. The direct exposure is well managed and the colourimetry natural.
In ultra-wide-angle, the quality weakens slightly. The image remains tidy but I might see a tendency to too much exposure. Take a look at the top left image listed below, it is much brighter, excessively lit, compared to the remainder of the shots.

Geekbench 5 (Simple/ Multi).
908/3332.
887/3113.
902/3232.
977/ 3324.

The night zoom with the primary 108 MP sensing unit of the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro. / © NextPit.

Xiaomi has wagered whatever on the large resolution of the 108-megapixel sensing unit of its Mi 10T Pro./ © NextPit.

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is geared up with a.

Night photos captured with the 108-megapixel wide-angle sensor of the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro, with and without night mode./ © NextPit.

PassMark Memory.
28045.
27766.
27.442.
28.568.

We can note a smoothing a little too noticable to reduce digital noise, that makes the shots lose sharpness. The ultra-wide-angle lens is truly bad in low light, however I discovered the zoom to be effective, especially in regards to the level of information.

A 108 MP main sensor with a size of 1/ 1.33 “and an aperture of F/ 1.69 with pixel binning (4 in 1 Super Pixel), an FOV of 82 ° and OIS (optical stabilization).
A 13 MP ultra-wide-angle sensing unit with a size of 1/ 3.06 “and an aperture of F/ 2.4, an FOV of 123 °.
A 5 MP macro sensing unit with a size of 1/5 “and an aperture of F/ 2.4, an FOV of 82 ° and an autofocus (from 2 to 10 cm from the subject).

The pictures of the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro in zoom.
The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro avoids a dedicated telephoto lens to make sure the most versatile picture range possible. We can for that reason anticipate a digital magnification that will depend on the large resolution of the main sensing unit of 108 MP in order to cut and crop the image to apply the magnification.

A triple 108 MP photo module.

Simply put, on the back of the smartphone we discover a triple photo module:.

I likewise ran the brand-new 3DMark criteria called Wild Life and Wild Life Stress Test. These tests consist in simulating, for 1 minute for one and for 20 minutes for the other, an extreme video game session with the graphics pushed to the max..
The interest of these tests is that they notify us about the temperature level control and the consistency of the FPS showed on the screen during these simulation sessions. Basically, we have a theoretical summary of how the smartphone acts when you introduce Call of Duty Mobile with the graphics in ultra mode.
On an extreme 20-minute session, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro kept a framerate that oscillated in between 16 and 43 FPS and a temperature of 32 to 38 ° C. The crucial temperature of 39 ° C is therefore never surpassed and overheating stays fairly limited.

The triple 108-megapixel cam of the Xiaomi MI 10T Pro./ © NextPit.

The zoom of the OnePlus 8T with its primary sensing unit of 48 MP./ © NextPit.

5,000 mAh battery
. It is a large battery more than welcome to cash the energy costs associated with a screen with a high refresh rate.
For charging, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is provided with a 33 W battery charger (11V/ 3A). A very excellent result, specifically considering the large battery of the Mi 10T Pro.
Throughout my test, I used the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro with a dynamic refresh rate of 144 Hz (it goes to 60 Hz in the system interface, for instance, then 144 Hz when in-game) in addition to with the adaptive brightness. All in all, I held on average more than 20 hours prior to going under the 20% remaining autonomy. TWENTY HOURS! Which, with over 6 hours of screen time invested in mobile games, video calls and video streaming.
I inform myself that with the screen locked at 60 Hz and less extensive usage, with state a screen time of three hours, the battery life need to go beyond the two complete days of usage. This is a real tour de force for Xiaomi and a lesson in optimization for its competitors.
Even with the PCMark standard that we utilize for the battery at NextPit, and which mimics an impractical use because too intense of the smart device, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro held 23 hours prior to falling below the 20% remaining battery level.
I know some Samsung smartphones and iPhones that should kindly sit down, religiously bear in mind and evaluate their copy because Xiaomi is by far the top of the class at this rate point.

The 108-megapixel triple picture module is excellent other than at ultra-wide-angle, the Snapdragon 865 deals solid efficiency, the 144Hz LCD screen is extremely smooth and the 5,000 mAh battery is absolutely nothing except amazing. Rarely have I used so many superlatives in a review, and if you read me frequently, you know how “sucker” I can be in my evaluations.

When we understand that the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro, its predecessor, was the champion of the quality/price ratio which it is still in 2020 at the top of the basket of reviews and other buying guides, we can say that the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is a worthy agent of his lineage..

Final verdict.

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is among the smart devices, together with the Poco F2 Pro, the OnePlus 8T or the Oppo Reno 4 which form a brand-new intermediate-range of “economical” flagships. We have practically everything of a premium technical sheet without needing to pay more than ₤ 1,000.

In terms of value for money for a flagship, we can hardly do much better. I still like the OnePlus 8T, however its really my (fully assumed) predisposition that makes me state that, similar to my love for OxygenOS 11.

If I needed to suggest a flagship in 2020, and I needed to overlook my predisposition for OnePlus, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is certainly one of the best choices if you desire value for your money.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro.
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The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is an excellent value for money flagship with a Snapdragon 865, a 144 Hz screen, 5,000 mAh battery for less than ₤ 550. On paper, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is, for that reason, better on price than the Mi 10 Pro and technically better than the Mi 9T Pro, which is still leading of the smart device contrasts in terms of price-to-performance ratio. In general, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pros screen is very successful. For now, just a handful of mobile phones use this function and this was not the case with my Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro. Overall, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pros picture module is completely constant with the price of the mobile phone.

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