Today, the two 5G smartphones Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro will be presented in Europe as part of an online event. The presentation will take place live on Youtube at 2 p.m. In China, the two smartphones are already available. There, the Mi 10 with 128 Gbte of fast UFS 3.0 memory and 8 GByte of RAM costs just under 4000 yuan (528 euros), while the entry-level version of the Mi 10 Pro with 256 GByte memory and 8 GByte of RAM costs just under 5000 Huan (660 euros). Prices in Europe are 799 euros for the Mi 10 and 999 euros for the Mi 10 Pro.
Prices in Europe have always been significantly higher than in China, as can be seen on the Mi Note 10. While the world’s first smartphone with a 108-megapixel sensor is offered in China for 2599 and 3199 yuan (pro), it costs 459 and 529 euros (pro) in this country. If this conversion factor is maintained for the Mi-10 variants, one can expect about 650 euros or even 700 euros for the Mi 10 and about 800 euros for the Mi 10 Pro. Final certainty about pricing will be given today after the presentation.
Update 2:50 p.m.
Xiaomi has just announced the prices for the Mi-10 series. The Mi 10 costs 799 euros, while the Mi 10 Pro is available for 999 euros.
Unlike Samsung’s S20 series, where only the top-of-the-range S20 Ultra has the prestigious 108-megapixel camera, Xiaomi uses the most high-resolution camera in both Mi-10 versions after the Mi Note 10. However, the Pro model has an eight-piece lens, while the Mi 10 has to be content with a 7P lens. According to DxOMark, the Mi 10 Pro reaches a value of 124 points, thus 1st place. However, the lead over the Mi Note 10, which scores 121 points, is not particularly high.
In some areas, however, the Mi 10 Pro delivers clearly better results than the first smartphone with a 108-megapixel sensor. However, DxOMark has not yet tested the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which is also equipped with a 108-megapixel sensor. Compared to the Mate 30 and the iPhone 11 Pro Max, it can be set off clearly.
Wed 10: 6.67 inch display with 90 Hertz
For both smartphones, Xiaomi uses a 6.67-inch amoled display with a refresh rate of 90 Hertz. Compared to standard variants with 60 Hertz, animations should run more smoothly. The sampling rate for touch input is 180 Hertz. In both categories, the Galaxy S20 with 120 and 240 Hertz on paper offers better values.
With the Mi 10 Pro, the maximum brightness is slightly higher with 1200 nit than with the Mi 10 with 1120 nit. In addition, the display in the Mi 10 Pro is designed for color accuracy with a NoticeablE Color Difference (JNCD) value of less than 0.55 at a delta value of 1.1. This means that the Mi 10 Pro can supposedly handle the performance of iPhone 11 Pro Max andMate 30 Pro.
Both smartphones are also equipped differently when it comes to energy supply. While the 4500 mAh battery of the Mi 10 Pro can be charged with up to 50 watts, the Mi 10 is closed at 30 watts. With 4780 mAh, it offers a slightly stronger battery model. Both versions can be charged wirelessly with up to 30 watts. This requires a corresponding charging station from Xiaomi. Both smartphones allow charging of other Qi-enabled devices with up to 10 watts.
Both Mi-10 variants support all current mobile phone standards from 2G to 5G, including the frequency bands that are important for Europe. Xiaomi also makes the most of its technical capabilities when it comes to Wi-Fi and offers support for 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax or, in other words, WiFi 5 and 6.
Bluetooth is available in version 5.1. The Xiaomi smartphones not only support all relevant aptX codecs from Qualcomm, but also the higher-quality LHDC standard. With a maximum transfer rate of 900 kbps, it offers significantly more power than aptX.
In the meantime, some test reports on the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are already available. In particular, the Mi 10 Pro is outstanding in terms of camera quality (see also the Review by DxOMark). The normal Mi 10 can’t keep up with the Pro version in terms of camera equipment and even falls behind the substantially cheaper Mi Note 10. Chinahandys.net writes in conclusion: “The advantages of the Mi 10 Pro over the normal Mi 10 are clearly noticeable with the ultra-wide angle camera, the telephoto sensor and the periscope camera. This makes the Mi 10 Pro better zoom shots, more beautiful portraits and also better ultra-wide angle shots.”