Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Mi 10 5G 128GB is a slightly better phone than the OnePlus 8 (12GB RAM, 256GB), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Mi 10 5G 128GB!

OnePlus 8 (12GB RAM, 256GB)  Xiaomi Mi 10 5G 128GB 
OnePlus 8 Xiaomi Mi 10
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Excellence Score
90.6
91.9
Value for Money Score
72.6
85.1
Price ₹ 49,999 onwards ₹ 49,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2020 May, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.55 inches 6.67 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2400 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 90 HzHigh 90 HzHigh
Display Features HDR10+ Support, 90Hz Refresh Rate, Reading Mode, Night Mode Super AMOLED, DCI-P3, HDR10+, 90Hz Refresh Rate, Punch-hole Camera
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.84 GHz 2.84 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 865Ranked #2 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 865Ranked #2 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 650 Adreno 650
RAM 12 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 16MP + 2MP 108MP + 13MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (8K)
Other Camera Features 48MP: f/1.8 aperture; 25mm Focal Length, 1/2.0" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF; OIS, 16MP: f/2.2 aperture; 13mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide; PDAF, 2MP: f/2.4 aperture; Macro, HDR, Panorama, Video: 2160p@30/60fps; 1080p@30/60/240fps, Auto HDR, EIS, UltraShot HDR, Nightscape, Micro, Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, AI Scene Detection, RAW Image 108MP: f/1.7 aperture; 1/1.33" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF; OIS, 13MP: f/2.4 aperture; 12mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide, 2MP: f/2.4 aperture; Macro Camera, 2MP: f/2.4 aperture; Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama, Video: 4320p@30fps; 2160p@30/60fps; 1080p@30/60fps; gyro-EIS
Secondary Camera 16MP 20MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.0 aperture, 1/3" Sensor Size, 1.0um Pixel Size, Auto-HDR, EIS, HDR, Screen Flash, Face Retouching f/2.0 aperture, 1/3" Sensor Size, 0.9um Pixel Size, HDR
Internal Memory 256 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8 mmMedium 8.96 mmMedium
Weight 180 gmMedium 208 gmHeavy
Width 72.9 mmComfortable for one-handed use 74.8 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output USB-C USB-C
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant
Battery Capacity 4300 mAh 4780 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 30W Warp Charge 30T Yes, 30W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 30.0W Fast Charger Yes, 30.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features 5G Compatible (Limited Band Support); UFS 3.0 Storage, Alert Slider; In-display Fingerprint Sensor; DLNA; NFC; MIMO; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos 5G Compatible (Limited Band Support); UFS 3.0 Storage; Power Delivery 3.0; 30W Fast wireless charging; 10W Power bank/Reverse wireless charging; DLNA; NFC; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Gorgeous, premium design - the OnePlus 8 uses a glass back and an aluminium frame - the "interstellar glow" shimmers and shifts colours between gold, pink and blue depending on the lighting and is accented by a subtle gold reflective metal frame
  • On the front is a beautiful edge-to-edge display and a hole-punch selfie camera
  • OnePlus’s handy alert slider is still here, which enables you to quickly switch between silent, vibrate and sound-on modes
  • The in-display fingerprint reader is quite accurate and works quickly
  • The OnePlus 8 is easier to handle with one hand, due to its tall aspect ratio
  • The OnePlus 8 feel relatively lighter and well balanced at just 180g
  • A gorgeous 6.55-inch, FHD+ screen, motion is smooth, colours are vibrant, and the resolution is sufficiently high
  • 90 Hz refresh rate means smooth scrolling in apps, and better graphical fluidity in games, which provides an overall premium experience
  • OxygenOS continues to be one of the most thoughtfully-designed, clean (stock-like) UIs for Android with a host of additional customisation
  • Blistering performance from the Qualcomm's top-of-the-line Snapdragon 865 chipset - with its 90Hz display, highly-optimised OxygenOS software, and plenty of under-the-hood tweaks, the OnePlus 8 feels crazy fast
  • Good triple rear camera setup - a 48MP primary sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide and a 2MP macro camera
  • During the day, main camera captures good detail, colours are really punchy and vibrant, the dynamic range is impressive and white balance appears to be accurate
  • The ultra-wide unit also performs well and adds a fun new perspective - it produces softer images compared to the main cam but it retains the excellent dynamic range
  • Low-light photos are decent and the Night mode further helps in improving the image quality - it reduces the noise, brings even more detail out of the shadows and highlights - it's also probably the fastest night mode in any phone
  • The portrait mode is pretty good - the faux bokeh effect seems pretty well-executed, it delivers a good amount of detail, the images look generally sharp, colours pop while retaining pretty natural and accurate skin tone
  • The selfie camera is very good as well, producing sharp, colourful pictures - the selfie portrait mode looks just as good as with the main camera, the edge detection is surprisingly accurate
  • Good video recording - video looks nice colour-wise, and offers wide dynamic range, good contrast and no noise - the Super Stable video mode gives you gimbal-like stabilisation
  • Excellent stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, providing richer, deeper sound
  • Very good battery life with the 4300 mAh battery - it will comfortably last a full day and a half on a single charge with moderate use
  • Excellent fast charging - the Warp Charge 30T can fully top up the phone in just under an hour
  • The OnePlus 8 sticks to the formula that has made OnePlus so successful - it gets you the latest processing package, a versatile camera, and a beautiful display, running the smooth Oxygen OS and is still a great value for money option
  • Great-looking, well-refined and trendy "glass sandwich" design - the Twilight Grey looks vastly from metallic to blueish and even slightly green, depending on light and angle and the Coral Green looks even more visually pleasing
  • The fronts houses a gorgeous, modern curved edge-to-edge display with a single cutout for the selfie camera
  • The Mi 10 fits snugly and securely in hand, with the metal frame perfectly shaped to provide a little bit of extra grip
  • The useful IR blaster is on the top
  • The in-display fingerprint reader and face unlock work great, both snappy and reliable
  • A stunning, punchy 6.67-inch, Super AMOLED display, which can stand its own in terms of quality compared to the competition
  • The 90 Hz refresh rate makes the visuals and animations, incredibly polished and smooth (though, more flagships are switching to 120 Hz panels)
  • The display is sufficiently bright for use in direct sunlight
  • Mi 10 is certified for HDR10+ and covers Widevine L1 DRM, meaning, you can enjoy all the HDR content, at maximum resolution from any streaming service you want and have a great experience while doing so
  • The MIUI 11 on the Mi 10 is one of the more polished and refined Android skins around - you will get a plethora of customisation and features, the animations are fast and looks great with the 90 Hz display
  • Powered by the king of the hill in the Android world, the Snapdragon 865, this is about as fast as things currently get in the Android realm
  • A very good quad-camera setup - consisting of a 108MP primary lens, a 13MP ultra-wide, a 2MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor
  • In daylight, the Mi 10 makes great use of its potent main camera, shots come out with abundant detail, excellent dynamic range, and very mature colour science - the Ai mode can automatically pick-up and apply little tweaks for the detected scene, and works well
  • On a good sunny day, the ultra-wide camera does its main task of capturing more of the scene pretty well (though, quality isn't as good as the main camera)
  • The macro camera works well and the shots are perfectly usable, especially for social media, where they are likely to end up anyway
  • Portraits are great, even without the portrait mode, the primary camera is capable of producing very natural looking bokeh - portrait mode takes things to the next level, subject separation is on point and Xiaomi has packed the Studio lighting section full of interesting lighting effects
  • In lowlight, shots have plenty of detail, contrast, and nice colours - definitely a flagship-worthy performance
  • There's no telephoto camera, but the Mi 10 is still quite capable at capturing 2X zoom photos, thanks to the large 108MP sensor - images come out excellent in both daylight and low-light
  • The selfie camera is decent, it producing perfectly usable Instagram worthy selfies
  • Video recording is very good too, it is capable of capturing 8K video - you get video image stabilisation pretty-much all around, except at 8K resolution
  • Excellent stereo speakers - the Mi 10 sounds amazing
  • Excellent battery with the 4780 mAh battery inside - it can last up to 2 days of moderate use
  • The 30W fast charging is plenty fast - a full charge will take around 72 minutes
  • The Mi 10 is a well-rounded flagship device and sits right between the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro and comes out as an excellent option if you're looking for some great cameras, excellent battery life and a stunning display
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The macro camera is a gimmick at best - this cheaper sensor is nowhere near the excellent macro capabilities demonstrated by the ultra-wide sensor of last year
  • The lack of a telephoto camera is disappointing - the crop zoom isn't nearly as good as the proper 2x telephoto, the images lack detail, are soft, fuzzy and noisy
  • Overall, while the cameras on the OnePlus 8 are pretty good, there are no major improvements compared to the cameras of last year's OnePlus 7T - instead, the camera on this phone feels like a downgrade without the telephoto lens and the 2MP macro doesn't add any real value
  • The matte finish on the back of the Mi 10 is a real grease magnet - it is also very slippery
  • No official ingress protection rating
  • The two speaker grills on either side of the phone are easy to cover up while holding the device horizontally
  • Having said that, OnePlus 8 offers better value as it has everything Mi 10 has at a much lower price, with an unmatched software experience, except the camera quality - and the OnePlus 8 Pro has the added benefit of the 120 Hz display and the same excellent camera quality
Expert Reviews
  1. The OnePlus 8 is an excellent phone with nice camera, excellent battery life, bright and buttery-smooth 90Hz display and probably the best-sounding stereo speakers in town
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The OnePlus 8 is a fantastic performer
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. OnePlus 8 maintains enough specs like, a 90Hz display, an enduring battery life and a top-of-the-line processor to deliver a premium Android experience
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. These are OnePlus' best phones yet, and they're both still a good value
    wired.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. The OnePlus 8 is a great option at this price
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. The OnePlus 8 is the new affordable flagship to beat
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. The OnePlus 8 is a balanced handset
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. The OnePlus 8 sticks to the formula that has made OnePlus so successful
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. The OnePlus 8 does everything you want it to and is a great daily partner
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. The OnePlus 8 looks like a high-end flagship
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. A faultless next-gen flagship killer
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  12. The OnePlus 8 delivers solid performance, long battery life at an attractive price
    tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. There's no arguing that this is an excellent phone this price
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. A stunningly beautiful phone that is extremely capable, a joy to use, and gets you through a full day is a solid deal
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. Mean green flagship machine
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. This Is the Android Phone for Most People
    gizmodo.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. The OnePlus 8 is a fantastic smartphone at an amazing price
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  18. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  19. slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  20. androidpolice.com in-depth Read Review »
  21. neowin.net in-depth Read Review »
  22. 9to5google.com in-depth Read Review »
  1. A well-rounded flagship device
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A good option
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Mi 10 combines a sleek design with the latest hardware money can buy, but the downside is MIUI
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  7. notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
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