Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro Review, Price and Specs

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Huawei P30 Pro in the back.

At first glance, if you look at the phone you might think of it as Huawei P30 Pro as these two phones look ridiculously similar but completely different phones. The phone is also known as Xiaomi Mi CC9 (pro) in the Chinese market. It was revealed to other parts of the world in Spain on Wednesday as Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and 10 Pro. The Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro as almost the same in other specs, the only difference between the phones is the additional RAM and Storage on the MI Note 10 Pro.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and 10 Pro Display and the design

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro Display

As we had mentioned before, the Mi Note 10 (Pro) has a lot of resemblance to the Huawei P30 Pro even the front of both the phones looks similar with the small drop notch on both the phones. The phone has curved edges similar to Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy Note 10. Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Note 10 Pro comes with a 6.47-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340.

The phone is a little heavier and thicker than most phones which is why it feels a bit heavy and big when using it. On the bottom of the phone, there is the USB Type-C port, a decent speaker that is not too good as compared to other phones. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack which is becoming more of a less known these days as some great phones has removed it.

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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and 10 Pro Camera

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro Penta Camera Setup

The most exciting part of Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and 10 pro is its camera. This is definitely something you guys need to know about. Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and 10 Pro are the first-ever smartphones to feature a whopping 108MP camera installed. The new Mi Note 10 and 10 Pro include a 5 camera setup which means you can get the best results from a smartphone camera. Those people who are looking to for a phone with the best camera, this is definitely the one.

The first camera on the Note 10 and Note 10 Pro is a 5MP telephoto camera that has 10x hybrid zoom, which means you don’t need to worry about losing quality. The second camera also includes a 12MP telephoto sensor that can be used for portraits. The third and most exciting camera is the 108MP main sensor that offers you the most details you can get than ever before. Camera number 4 is a 20MP Ultra Wide-angle camera used to let more view into the picture. And last but not least, camera number 5 is a 2MP macro camera that you can use to capture super close pictures of a subject you want.

It also features 960Fps macro slow-motion videos. Furthermore, it has 2 types of flashlights beside the 5 camera setup, it includes dual flash and another soft light flash to capture that can be used for low light pictures.

Battery and Performance

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is packed with a large battery capacity 5260mAh which is a big challenge for even the flagship phones. Xiaomi claims the battery would last as long as 2 days. The charger included in the box is a 30w fast-charging brick. Xiaomi also claims that the phone is charged from 0% to a full 100% charge within just 65 minutes which is a good deal to be true.

In terms of performance, the Mi note 10 and 10 Pro is not so good at all. With all the good features including the camera and the huge battery, the chipset is pretty weak. From a smartphone with the best camera, we would expect a great chipset in order to perform well, but that’s not the case with the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 or 10 Pro.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and 10 Pro come with Snapdragon 730G which is a pretty mid-range chipset. The Snapdragon 730g is proved to be good when gaming but weak in other functions. Talking about the RAM, the phones have 6 GBs of RAM which is also not really good for a phone that has so much to give. We expected to see the 8 GBs of RAM on the phones.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and 10 Pro include Xiaomi’s own MIUI based on Android 9 Pie which is soon to be upgraded to Android 10 in the near future.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and 10 Pro Specifications:

Cameras 5MP telephoto camera, 12MP telephoto sensor, 108MP main sensor, 20MP Ultra Wide-angle, 2MP macro camera
ChipsetSnapdragon 750G
Operating SystemAndroid 9 Pie equipped with MIUI 11
Storage/ Expandable Storage128GB, 256GB/ No Expandable Storage
Battery Capacity5260 mAh
Connectivity/ Network4G Supported
ColorsAurora Green, Glacier White, Midnight Black
Price €549
Launch DateExpected to launch in Late November

Ultimate Verdict:

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10, costs about €549 equivalent to about $600. The price tag for the phone is surprisingly good considering other competitors on the market. Although the phone’s availability is yet to be known, but it’s already been released in China under a different name as we had mentioned above. If you are looking for a phone with a great camera and a low price range, the Mi Note 10 is a good choice but it has its own weaknesses. Although if you are looking for a phone having to perform great as well we would not recommend considering the Mi Note 10 or Note 10 Pro.

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