(99.86 / 100) - GENERAL USE

(84.88 / 100) - GAMING

(72.37 / 100) - PHOTOGRAPHY

(90.02 / 100) - TRAVEL

(100 / 100) - BUSINESS

(96 / 100) - MULTIMEDIA

(96 / 100) - EDUCATION

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G - 8GB 256GB

GENERAL USE - (99.86 / 100)

GAMING - (84.88 / 100)

PHOTOGRAPHY - (72.37 / 100)

TRAVEL - (90.02 / 100)

BUSINESS - (100 / 100)

MULTIMEDIA - (96 / 100)

EDUCATION - (96 / 100)

Screen Size

6.67"

Rear Camera and Selfie Front Camera

108 MP - Rear / 20 MP - Selfie

Internal Storage and Expandable

256GB INTERNAL

Battery

5000 mAh

Random Access Memory

8GB

Processor (CPU)

Snapdragon 865

Overall rating: 76.55 / 100

Introduction

Mi 10T Pro 5G was released on October 13, 2020 by Xiaomi and is available in the Philippines for Php 24,990.00 only.

Equipped with 8 GB memory, a big 256 GB storage and a high end processor from Qualcommn, Snapdragon 865, making it one of the cheapest premium phones available today.

It has a high resolution selfie camera and triple rear camera.

There must be a reason for its low price so let's look further below.

Usability

We reviewed this phone with different uses such as photography and gaming. Let's go deep in.

Photography

Pros
  • High resolution rear main camera with OIS (stability feature)
  • Ultra Wide angle camera
  • HDR quality rear camera
  • 8K@30fps / 4K@60fps rear camera video w/ gyro-EIS stability
  • Premium quality processing capability
  • Low price vs other premium camera phones
Cons
  • No optical zoom feature
  • Mid range quality selfie camera

The Mi 10T Pro 5G is equipped with three rear cameras. Starting from its main camera, it uses a premium quality wide camera sensor measuring 1/1.33" (inches) able to fit 108 million pixels with 0.8 micrometer size each (108 MP with 0.8µm size per pixel).

Aside from its wide camera sensor, it is also equipped with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) which helps lessen the blurriness of pics from shaking, and a basic PDAF autofocus.

It is also equipped with a 13 MP ultrawide camera that can cover a wide angle up to 123 degrees.

But it seems like one of the reasons it is cheap is because it lacks a telephoto camera for zooming. It's still possible to zoom but it will only use digital zoom which crops the image captured by the main camera.

It also has a macro camera that can help for taking macro (close up) shots.

It also features a LED flash, HDR quality photographs, and is capable of making panorama shots.

The device's rear camera can also produce 8K resolution videos at 30 fps (frames per second) or 4K resolution at 30 or 60 fps with a gyro-EIS stability feature for better and stable videos.

As for its selfie camera, it has a 1/3.4" wide camera sensor that can fit a 20 MP resolution image with a 0.8µm per pixel as its size which is a little bit small for a premium phone.

It also features an HDR quality front camera and can produce 1080p video resolution at 30 fps or 720p resolution at 120 fps.

As for the image processing, it uses “Snapdragon 865" which is among the premium rated processors as of 2021 that ensure a fast and quality image processing.

Gaming

Pros
  • High performance for high end games
  • Wide gaming screen
  • Decent battery
  • Cheap premium gaming phone price
Cons
  • None

The Mi 10T Pro 5G is equipped with 8GB memory and 256GB storage. It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 sso with a Octa core CPU and Adreno 650 GPU.

With the above specs, it makes the phone capable of running high end games such as Genshin Impact, Asphalt 9: Legends, Ragnarok X: Next Gen and battle royale games like Call of Duty Mobile and PUBG.

Being a high end phone with a premium processor, it is capable of superb performance without lag or slowness.

This includes games with a wide world such as Genshin Impact and Call of Duty Mobile. Loading the map will be quick depending on internet service.

With this device, you can enjoy quality graphics seamlessly.

This device has a 5000 mAh battery which is decent enough for gaming.

It also has a wide 6.67 inches screen size which is sought after by gamers. Having a wider screen view helps to have a better view of the game.

Multimedia

Pros
  • Wide screen
  • Very high display refresh rate
  • Supports HDR10+ video
  • With 24-bit/192kHz audio bit rate
  • Uses IPS LCD with good graphics quality, colors, and is great for outdoor with bright lights
Cons
  • Has no 3.5mm jack
  • Uses IPS LCD which has flaw with deep black

Phones usually categorized for multimedia usage are widely used for music and video streaming. So a good screen size and features, and a good speaker is a must.

Screen wise, the Mi 10T Pro 5G with a 6.67" wide screen size, watching series or movies will be great.

It uses an IPS LCD screen which provides sharp images and supports better colors and contrast than normal LCD.

The screen is also easy to use outdoors with bright light.

Sadly, its black is not perfect and the screen may utilize more power than normal LCD and AMOLED.

It has a very high refresh rate of 144Hz (144 refresh per second) which will allow you to watch quick changing scene movies and series the best possible.

It supports video quality in HDR10+ format with up to 500 nits video brightness (up to 650 nits at its peak).

As for audio, a stereo speaker is available. But for those who use wired earphones or headset, you might need to switch to wireless one's for this device does not have an audio jack.

It also has a 24-bit/192kHz audio bit rate which is typically a normal rate for the human ear. It can produce good sound quality for those who love listening to music.

Travel

Pros
  • High storage with USB OTG support
  • Fast charging feature
  • With barometer
  • Decent battery capacity
  • Good rear main camera resolution
  • Good video resolution with stability feature
Cons
  • Camera has no optical zooming feature

This is the most in-demand use of smartphones nowadays. Mostly everyone uses their smartphone on their life travels, be it summer getaway, mountain hiking, and many more adventures.

With these, app support for travelling is widespread from maps to online navigation.

For phones, devices with a good storage capacity, good network connection, and a long battery life is a must.

As for the Mi 10T Pro 5G, it is equipped with a very wide 256GB storage.

Though it does not have an external memory card slot, it supports USB OTG feature as a backup.

It uses 5G data network connection which is the best network available as of 2021.

Almost every phone has a GPS feature and this also applies for this device. It also has a barometer installed which helps in getting altitude data for GPS use.

The phone is 218 grams which is on the heavy side of smartphones and raising it to take pictures for a long time might be sore if not used to doing exercise.

It has a decent battery capacity of 5000 mAh which is good enough for long travels. But is it still recommended to bring a power bank just in case.

It features 33W fast charging, good for intensive use of the device.

As for its camera, it is equipped with a high camera resolution with a stability feature.

Sadly, it does not have an optical zooming feature so you can't enjoy taking shots on faraway subjects.

As for taking video, it can take high quality video, and with stability features, you can expect a decent video output.

Lastly, the device has a compass sensor that can help when travelling in a forest or mountain.

Work and Business

Pros
  • High processor, memory and storage capacity
  • Uses 5G network and supported 4G LTE as well
  • Equipped with fingerprint scanner for security
  • Decent front camera specs
Cons
  • Expensive if provided for employees which will only need it for communication

Having a premium phone used for work or business will be great but expensive. Specs wise, it will be above requirements.

Processing, memory, storage wise, the device is perfect for work needs.

Mi 10T Pro 5G for office employees in business is a luxury. But if it is for employees that are required to take videos and pictures, this device is great since it is cheap among devices with great cameras.

It is equipped with the best network available, 5G. Though since it is not fully supported yet in the Philippines, you can only enjoy its 4G LTE which is the highest supported network here.

It has features such as a fingerprint scanner that can provide an additional layer of security for the device.

Its front camera feature is on the decent enough for video conferences and any other video call.

Education

Pros
  • Great processing capability with high memory and storage capacity
  • Wide screen
  • Decent front camera
Cons
  • Expensive if dedicated for home learning only

The Mi 10T Pro 5G is expensive if bought only for educational purposes.

Though specs wise, it is equipped with above the requirements for home learning.

It has a wide screen which is helpful for previewing school materials and attending video calls.

And with a decent quality front camera, video quality will be great.

General Use

Pros
  • Premium quality over all specs
Cons
  • Expensive if dedicated for general use only

Phones for general use are usually bought just for communicating, some social media access and some internet browsing.

All in all, it does not need to have high specs and having so is a bit luxurious.

Mi 10T Pro 5G is a premium phone with very high specs so buying this phone and not maximizing its usage would be a waste.

Though if you don't mind spending a little bit much and like to have a quality device, this device will never be a bad investment especially if you will only have this for general use.

Recommendation

All-in-all, the device is great being a premium phone with a lower cost over other premium phones.

So if you want Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G, you can check our recommendations below on when and when not to buy the device.

Buy it if:
  • Gaming
    • You play high end games and want professional mobile gaming experience.
  • Photography
    • You like taking high quality pictures and love taking wide angle shots
    • Don't mind not having high quality zoomed shots.
  • Multimedia
    • You like watching high quality movies, series, etc. and do not mind not perfect black.
  • Travel
    • You want a device with good memory and storage, good battery, and a decent camera.
  • Work / Education / General Use
    • You need a phone for work, or phone for online class, or even only for daily basic communication, social media, and internet browsing and want a high quality specs for it even if it is expensive.
Don't buy it if:
  • Photography
    • You want a high quality camera with great zooming feature.
  • Travel
    • You prefer having a phone camera with a better zooming feature.
  • Business
    • You look for a device dedicated for your employees and is for communication purposes only. This device will be a bit expensive
  • Education
    • You look for a device dedicated to online classes only. This device will be a bit expensive
  • General Use
    • You want a device that will only be used for basic communication, social media, and internet browsing. This device will be a bit expensive

ANTUTU

CPU GPU MEM UX Total Score
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GENERAL

Model Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G
Variety 256GB 8GB - Snapdragon 865
Launch October 13, 2020
Colors Cosmic Black, Lunar Silver, Aurora Blue

PROCESSOR

Chipset Snapdragon 865
CPU Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
GPU Adreno 650

MEMORY

RAM 8GB
Storage 256GB
Storage Solution UFS 3.1
SD Card Slot No

SOFTWARE

OS Android 10, upgradable to Android 11, MIUI 12.5

NETWORK

5G Tech 5G S
Bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78 NSA
Speed 5G (2+ Gbps DL)
4G Tech LTE
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41
Speed LTE-A
3G Tech HSPA
Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
2G Tech GSM
Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
Sim Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

STRUCTURE

Height 6.5" | 165.1 mm
Width 3.01" | 76.4 mm
Thickness 0.37" | 9.3 mm
Weight 218 g (7.69 oz)
Build Front Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5)
Back glass back (Gorilla Glass 5)
Frame aluminum frame

SCREEN DISPLAY

Screen Size 6.67"
Screen Type IPS LCD
Refresh Rate 144Hz
Brightness 500 nits (typ) | 650 nits (peak)
Video Quality HDR10+
Resolution 1080 x 2400 px
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5

BATTERY

Capacity 5000 mAh
Type Li-Po
Removable NO
Fast Charging Fast charging 33W
Tech Used Power Delivery 3.0

FRONT CAMERA

Main Resolution 20 MP
Aperture f/2.2
Focal Length 27mm (wide)
Sensor Size 1/3.4"
Pixel Size 0.8µm
Autofocus
Feature HDR
Video 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps

REAR CAMERA

Main Resolution 108 MP
Aperture f/1.7
Focal Length 26mm (wide)
Sensor Size 1/1.33"
Pixel Size 0.8µm
Autofocus PDAF
Stabilization OIS
Ultrawide Resolution 13 MP
Aperture f/2.4
Pixel Size 1.12µm
Macro Resolution 5 MP
Aperture f/2.4
Sensor Size 1/5.0"
Pixel Size 1.12µm
Feature LED flash, HDR and panorama
Video Resolution 8K@30fps and 4K@30/60fps
Stabilization gyro-EIS

SPEAKER AND AUDIO

Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
Bit Rate 24-bit/192kHz audio

SENSOR

fingerprint Fingerprint (side-mounted)
Accelerometer Yes
Gyro Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass Yes
Barometer Yes
Face ID No
Color Spectrum No

CONNECTIVITY

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth Version 5.1
Feature A2DP, LE, aptX HD and aptX Adaptive
GPS dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO and QZSS
NFC Yes
Radio Yes
USB Version 2
Type Type-C
USB OTG Yes
Accessory Connector No
UWB support No

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