The 128 GB storage variant of M10 5G is priced at Rs 49,999 and its 256 GB variant is priced at Rs 54,999. Obviously, this is the company’s flagship smartphone, so features also come at a premium. This phone competes with OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, Realme X50 Pro 5G, iPhone SE (2020), iPhone XR and Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S10.
The planned launch of this phone was delayed due to the lockdown and this lockdown prevents us from taking the device into hands, but Xiaomi has given Gadgets 360 all the nuances of the Mi 10 5G and also answers all our questions about the smartphone Given, so we can tell you about our initial analysis.
Starting with the first thing we will design the Xiaomi Mi 10 5G. The company has made many improvements in terms of styling and build quality in the smartphone. Being the flagship, the company has tried to make the smartphone as attractive as possible. In the M10 5G we get a 3D curved glass display. It will be available in India in two colors, Signature Coral Green and Twilight Gray.
Talking about the cameras, the most important thing in the included quad rear camera setup is the smartphone’s USP OIS and a 108-megapixel primary camera with a large sensor, which helps users to capture great detail even on long-distance photos. Does. The smartphone is also capable of recording 8K video, although how effective it is in the real world remains to be seen.
Xiaomi has introduced a number of camera features that take advantage of the processing power of larger primary sensors and chipsets, the most interesting of them being the inclusion of phase depth in portrait mode, focus peaking in Pro mode, portrait video, color extraction, AI Exposure and contrast correction, night mode and a completely new vlog mode.
These are all interesting features and show that Xiaomi is thinking not only about the specification, but also about its users. However, we are a bit confused about the other cameras in the back. Other cameras in the rear camera setup include a 13-megapixel wide-angle, 2-megapixel macro, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor, giving it the same feel as a common mid-range smartphone camera nowadays. You will find the same resolution cameras on sub-15,000 smartphone and even the Redmi Note 9 Pro (Review) has a better macro camera. The company told Gadgets 360 that these agreements were necessary to keep costs under control.
The Mi 10 5G comes with a 6.67-inch screen size and has a full-HD + 1080×2340 resolution panel, which cannot be called flagship-level. Xiaomi has included a 90Hz refresh rate, DCI-P3 color gamut coverage and HDR10 + support in this display. The company has also taken care of color accuracy for photographers and designers on smartphones. The company says that people who shop online should know what the product will actually look like.
Xiaomi has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset in the flagship, which we have seen in many premium phones before and we know that it is a very powerful processor. Several temperature sensors and cooling systems have also been provided in the phone to maintain the temperature. You get 5G support, although at the moment this feature is not useful in India, because 5G connective is not available in India at this time. Xiaomi also insisted on including 5G at the end of the name of this model in India.
The Mi 10 5G uses 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM and includes 128 GB and 256 GB storage options with the UFS 3.0 standard. The company has not introduced 12 GB RAM variants in India, although this option is present in other markets. Other features include Wi-Fi 6, 4780 mAh capacity battery, 30W wired as well as 30W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging. The interesting thing is that it does not have a 3.5mm headphone socket and there is no notification LED either.
What impressed us was that Xiaomi has made some changes to its MIUI software, especially for the Mi 10 5G and the company is calling it “Tier 1 Android”. The company has removed many of its core apps, such as phone dialers and message apps. Instead, Google’s stock apps have been used in it. Apart from this, the company has also promised that all advertisements, promotional notifications, bloatware and other methods of revenue generation have also been removed in this software. This phone will be one of the first Xiaomi Smartpone to get MIUI 12.
We are eager to test the performance and Xiaomi claims of this phone, especially its cooling system and display quality. Of course its specifications on the pages are impressive, but in the end the user experience matters the most. Xiaomi also notes some other aspects of this phone, such as a balanced stereo speaker, 180Hz touch sampling rate, good vibration alert, smaller camera cutout than normal. We will do a full review of the Mi 10 5G, which will cover all these aspects. However, we will have to wait for the lockdown to open.
Overall, the Mi 10 5G shows that Xiaomi can do a lot more than just budget phones. Given its features specification, its price can be considered good value, given that it takes an edge over the recently launched OnePlus 8 in some respects. But yes, it is not entirely a flagship device – it lacks an IP rating, the rear cameras are not up to par, and the screen may not be as good as some of the competition offers.