Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Mi 10 5G 256GB is a slightly better phone, but the OnePlus 8T (12GB RAM, 256GB) is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Xiaomi Mi 10 5G 256GB might be a slightly better choice.

OnePlus 8T (12GB RAM, 256GB)  Xiaomi Mi 10 5G 256GB 
OnePlus 8T Xiaomi Mi 10
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Excellence Score
81.3
82.1
Value for Money Score
68.6
64.8
Price ₹ 43,999 onwards ₹ 49,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2020 May, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 11Expected update to next Android version Android 10, Upgradeable to Android 11Expected 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 120 HzSuper High 90 HzHigh
Display Features HDR10+ Support, 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 #4 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 865Ranked #4 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 + 5MP + 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/1.7 aperture; 25mm Focal Length; 1/2.0" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF; OIS, 16MP: f/2.2 aperture; 13mm Focal Length; 123-degree ultra-wide; PDAF, 5MP: f/2.4 aperture; macro camera, 2MP: f/2.4 aperture; depth sensor, HDR, Panorama, Video: [email protected]/60fps; [email protected]/60/240fps, Auto HDR, EIS, CINE Aspect Ratio Video Recording, Video Portrait, UltraShot HDR, Nightscape, Macro, Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, Smart Pet Capture, AI Scene Detection, RAW Image, Filter, Video Focus Tracking, Super Stable, Video Nightscape 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: [email protected]; [email protected]/60fps; [email protected]/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 256 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 8.4 mmMedium 8.96 mmMedium
Weight 188 gmMedium 208 gmHeavy
Width 74.1 mmOk 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 4500 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, 65W Warp Charge 65 (100% in 39 min) Yes, 30W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 65.0W 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 3.1 Storage, Alert Slider; In-display Fingerprint Sensor; 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, more practical design - the new glossy Aquamarine Green finish shifts from a warm green to turquoise based on the ambient lighting - there’s the Lunar Silver variant which uses the matte finish
  • OnePlus 8T does away with its curved display and adds a flat screen at the front this time - there's also 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
  • A gorgeous 6.55-inch, FHD+ screen, motion is smooth, colours are vibrant, and the resolution is sufficiently high
  • 120 Hz refresh rate means smooth scrolling in apps, and better fluidity, which provides an overall premium experience
  • OxygenOS continues to be one of the most thoughtfully-designed, clean UIs for Android with a host of additional customisation
  • Blistering performance from the Qualcomm's top-of-the-line Snapdragon 865 chipset - with its 120Hz display, highly-optimised OxygenOS software, and plenty of under-the-hood tweaks, the OnePlus 8T feels crazy fast
  • Good quad rear camera setup - a 48MP primary sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor
  • 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 macro pictures are decent - the resolved detail is great, and the images are vibrant (though there's no autofocus, it is difficult to take an accurate photo)
  • The portrait mode is 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 excellent, 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
  • Good battery life with the 4500 mAh battery - it will comfortably last a full day on a single charge with moderate use
  • Crazy fast charging - the Warp Charge 65 can fully top up the phone in just under 40 mins
  • OnePlus 8T adds a bunch of smaller improvements across the board - its strong points are once again the display, software experience and performance (though, if it had a more reliable camera, it would have been a near-perfect smartphone)
  • 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 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, the cameras on the OnePlus 8T are very similar to the 8, there are some software improvements but nothing game changing and they aren't the best
  • However, if you’re looking for a phone in this segment that offers a great camera, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is worth checking out - if you'd like to save some money, the slightly cheaper OnePlus 8 offers much the same experience with a sleeker design that is more recognizable
  • 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. It is a premium mid-ranger at an attractive price that offers a superb pick of flagship features - the screen, the SoC, the charging
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A revolution in charging
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. OnePlus 8T is a high-powered Android phone with some great features, but can't resist the OnePlus 8's cheaper price
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. It's like a smaller OnePlus 8 Pro
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. This Android phone is great in many ways, but it's not the best choice for value
    wired.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. The OnePlus 8T feels like a small update to the OnePlus 8
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Its strong points are once again the display, software experience and performance... if it had a more reliable camera, it would have been a near-perfect smartphone
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. The OnePlus 8T is a solid offering and does everything you would expect from a mid-tier flagship
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. The OnePlus 8T is predictable and reliable
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Totally awesome
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  11. OnePlus 8T is a quick, solidly-made flagship smartphone... the cameras could have been better
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. The T-series rules
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. Making good on 'never settle' promise
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  14. All The Little Improvements Make For A Definite Experience Upgrade
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. With 65W fast charging and a 120Hz display, the OnePlus 8T has the upgrades you're looking for
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. A lot of Plus to the OnePlus 8!
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. Tiny upgrades, Tremendous impact
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. Fine upgrade, but not yet there as a premium smartphone
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. Good phone, great price
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  20. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  21. digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  22. digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  23. trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  24. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  25. expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
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  27. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
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  1. A well-rounded flagship device
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A good option
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A good bang for the buck
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. The most refined phone from Xiaomi yet
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. The Mi 10 is an excellent phone that brings the hardware toe to toe with the premium competition, however, the software is a bit of a letdown
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. 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 »
  7. The Mi 10 is classy, has almost everything one expects from a flagship
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. A proper flagship that gets you the premium feels
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  9. The Xiaomi Mi 10 is a great smartphone
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. A good option for users who are looking for something else apart from OnePlus
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Xiaomi’s Mi 10 does bring a fair bit to the table for all those bucks it charges
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. The Xiaomi Mi 10 convinces with good workmanship and smooth performance in everyday operation
    notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  13. The Ooolala flagship
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
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