Mi 10T Pro 5G Review, Specifications and price
Xiaomi recently launched Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro in India, just a day after OnePlus 8T was unveiled. The timing of the launch doesn’t seem like a coincidence, and following the aggressive pricing and features of these new models, Xiaomi’s intentions are pretty clear. the Mi 10T 5G and Mi 10T Pro 5G They share almost the same specs, the only big difference being the main rear camera.
Mi 10T Pro 5G Price
The biggest standout feature of the Mi 10T series is the 144Hz refresh rate LCD, which is an impressive specification at a starting price of Rs. 35,999. Both models are priced below Mi 10 5G, but offer vastly improved features and specifications. I have been using the Mi 10T Pro 5G for about a day, and here are my first impressions.
The Mi 10T Pro 5G Specification and review
Xiaomi didn’t send me the retail box, so all I got was the phone, without any of the accessories. This is the Cosmic Black color, which looks very eye-catching but is also a massive magnet for fingerprints. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the screen, the back panel, and the camera module, which is always appreciated. However, having glass all over it also makes this phone incredibly slippery without a case.
The first thing that struck me was the size of this phone. I’m used to big screens, but the Mi 10T Pro 5G is also quite thick at 9.33mm and very heavy at 218g. The camera module sticks out quite a bit, causing the phone to wobble if you try to use it lying on its back. However, the overall build quality and finish are excellent. If you’re not a fan of the glossy back panel, the Lunar Silver version is said to have a matte finish.
The Mi 10T Pro 5G has stereo speakers, an infrared emitter, a fingerprint sensor built into the power button, and a dual SIM tray. There is no headphone jack or IP rating. Xiaomi has also removed the wireless charging feature seen on the Mi 10 5G, possibly to save costs.
Xiaomi has mainly focused its efforts on the display of the Mi 10T Pro 5G. It is a 6.67-inch LCD panel with Full-HD + resolution and supports HDR10 video playback. The display is also certified by JNCD and TUV Rheinland for color accuracy and low blue light emissions, respectively. However, the main feature is its 144Hz refresh rate. Xiaomi claims that the Mi 10T Pro 5G can dynamically change the refresh rates from 30Hz to 144Hz, depending on the type of content being viewed. Until now, the Asus ROG 3 Phone has been the only smartphone with a 144Hz refresh rate display in India, so it’s nice to have more options.
The screen seems to get quite bright and the color reproduction seemed good in the short time I have been using this phone. The 144Hz refresh rate makes system animations and scrolling through menus feel smoother, but I don’t think there are many apps yet that can take advantage of such a high refresh rate. Stay tuned for the full report in our detailed review, coming soon.
One thing I didn’t like about the Mi 10T Pro 5G is the soft vignetting or colored stripes seen around the edges of the screen and the selfie camera cutout. I’ve only noticed this in a few system menus so far due to the white backgrounds, but it’s not apparent otherwise.
Processor, Storage and RAM
Like the Mi 10 5G, the Mi 10T Pro 5G uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC and is only available in one configuration, with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage. There’s a 5,000 mAh battery and 33 W fast charging support, as well as NFC and Wi-Fi 6. The phone is powered by MIUI 12, which is feature-rich, and thankfully I haven’t found many spam notifications yet.
The Mi 10T Pro 5G has a 108-megapixel main rear camera, while the Mi 10T 5G has a 64-megapixel sensor. This is pretty much the main difference between these two phones. The back of the Mi 10T Pro 5G also has 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle and 5-megapixel macro cameras. The selfie camera has a resolution of 20 megapixels. The camera features are similar to what we saw on the Mi 10 5G, including 8K video recording, manual video mode, etc. There’s a lot to test here, and so far, the specs look promising.
The Mi 10T Pro 5G looks like a smartphone with good specs that ticks most of the boxes in its price segment. More importantly, Xiaomi has brought it to India at a rather aggressive price. It is more affordable than most other Snapdragon 865 SoC smartphones with the same amount of RAM and storage, such as the OnePlus 8T, Realme X50 Pro, Y iQoo 3 .