After 2 weeks of testing and going around hunting for 5G signals, we find that the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is indeed a smartphone that integrates performance, design and technology in one but at an affordable price.
In terms of design, the smartphone uses a 144 Hz adaptive refresh rate LCD screen instead of AMOLED. While some prefer an AMOLED over LCD, I personally find the screen to be quite comfortable for viewing for long hours even in fast motion scenes.
The probably complain would be the weight of the smartphone. It is also slightly thicker probably due to the protruding camera system at the rear.
Performance wise, it is on par with most Snapdragon 865 based smartphones in the market as seen in the benchmarks tested.
In terms of features, the Mi 10T Pro is one of the most interesting phones we come across so far. The Mi 10T Pro comes with many interesting filters in the AI Skyscape 3.0. It allows you to transform skylines into different scenes. In addition, photo clones, long exposure modes — Moving crowd, neon trials, oil painting, light painting etc lets you create pictures that looks professional only with an expensive setup.
The camera system on the Mi 10T Pro chose the Samsung sensors instead of the Sony ones. The main camera is capable of 108 MP shoot but effectively it is a 27 MP sensor. Day pictures won’t differ a lot.
When it comes to digital zoom, the shots looks noisy beyond 5 times. As for night shots with night mode, the pictures taken are brighter with slight overexposure. The colours tend to be cooler. Surprisingly, the wide angle sensor also took amazingly good night shots. Usually, most smartphones do not put much emphasis on the wide angle camera. The 5MP macro also took very good close up shots in low light as we have to as close as 5 cm from the subject.
4K/60 fps video shots are pretty stable but I personally feel that the OnePlus 8T seems more stable. There is definitely room for improvement.
The Mi 10T Pro comes with a Dual SIM slot. If you are already using a eSIM, sorry, you have to switch back to a Physical SIM. The 5G modem supports most of the common bands used (mainly European bands). Thus, you are pretty safe that the phone will be able to run on most 5G networks provided that it is provisioned to use the 5G network there. Supported sub 6 bands n1/n3/n7/n8/n20/n28/n38/n41/n77/n78. mmwave bands are not supported. Bands N1 and N78 are deployed by the three telcos Singtel, M1 and Starhub. The Mi 10T Pro is also certified to work on M1 and Starhub as they are listed as smartphones being provisioned for 5G support.
Mi 10T Pro comes with a huge battery at 5000mAh. It also bundled in a 33W fast charge charger which could charge up to 100% within 1 hour. As for usage, I do not need to recharge it everyday. It should last up to at least 1.5 days if you use it for Social media, speedtests etc.
In Conclusion, the Mi 10T Pro has an excellent camera system which will probably be on par with Mi 10 Pro (DXOMark score of 128).
In terms of price and specifications, the Mi 10T Pro is definitely worth your every penny if you don’t mind the weight of it. The other smartphones costs at least a thousand dollars and may not even have such a good feature set. Most importantly, it is probably the first XIaomi 5G phone to be certified to work on M1 and Starhub.
Official price of Mi 10T Pro is SGD 749 (8 GB + 256 GB).
You can get it at S$699 at Qoo10.
We give Mi 10T Pro our Gold Award
- 144 Hz screen
- 5G NSA/NA bands
- Quad Camera system
- 5000mAh battery
- Weight 218g
- No Telephoto
- No IP rating (just splash proof)
- No 65W quick charging
- Performance 10
- Design 10
- Features 9
- Usability 10
- Value for money 10
- Score : 9.8 / 10
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