Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is a significantly better phone, but the OnePlus Nord (12GB RAM, 256GB) is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much you want to spend! But if budget is not a constraint then we recommend the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

OnePlus Nord (12GB RAM, 256GB)  Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 
OnePlus Nord Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
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Excellence Score
73.7
81.1
Value for Money Score
80.4
72.1
Price ₹ 29,999 onwards ₹ 39,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Aug, 2020 Oct, 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 6.44 inches 6.67 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2400 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 395 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type AMOLED IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 90 HzHigh 144 HzSuper High
Display Features Video enhancer, Reading mode, Night mode HDR10+
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.4 GHz 2.84 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 765GRanked #16 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 865Ranked #4 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 620 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 + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP 108MP + 13MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (8K)
Other Camera Features 48MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length, 1/1.72" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF; OIS, 8MP: f/2.3 Aperture; 119-degree Ultra-wide Sensor, 5MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Macro, HDR, Panorama, Video: [email protected]; [email protected]/60/240fps, EIS 108MP: f/1.7 aperture; 26mm focal length; 1/1.33" sensor size; 0.8um pixel size; PDAF; OIS, 13MP: f/2.4 aperture; 123-degree ultra-wide; 1.12um pixel size, 5MP: f/2.4 aperture; macro camera, AF, Video: [email protected]; [email protected]/60fps; [email protected]/60/120/240/960fps, EIS
Secondary Camera 32MP + 8MP 20MP
Secondary Camera Features 32MP: f/2.5 Aperture; 1/2.8" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size, 8MP: f/2.5 Aperture; 105-degree Ultra-wide; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel, HDR, Video: [email protected]/60fps; [email protected]/60fps f/2.2 aperture, 27mm focal length, 1/3.4" sensor size, 0.8um pixel size
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 8.2 mmMedium 9.3 mmThick
Weight 184 gmMedium 218 gmHeavy
Width 73.3 mmOk for one-handed use 76.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output USB-C USB-C
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4115 mAh 5000 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, 30 Warp Charge Yes, 33W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 30.0W Fast Charger Yes, 33.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features UFS 2.1 Storage; In-display Fingerprint Sensor; NFC; Noise Filtration UFS 3.1 Storage; Power Delivery 3.0; DLNA; NFC; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Elegant and attractive looks - the Nord has the same design language as OnePlus flagships, and the in-hand feel is excellent
  • Front design is similar to some of the Oppo and Realme phones with its dual punch-hole selfie camera
  • The flat panel makes it significantly easier to use the phone with single hand
  • The in-display fingerprint sensor as well as the face unlock works very well, and all it needs is a quick tap to unlock the phone
  • Bright, crisp 6.44-inch Super AMOLED display - the 90Hz display on the Nord is just as vibrant and fluid as the OnePlus 8 with punchy colours and excellent viewing angles
  • The brightness levels are more than enough for any situation indoors while being enough for direct under-the-sun use
  • The OxygenOS is delight to have at this price, it is one of the most thoughtful, simple and clean Android skins which arguably offers the best user experience at this price point
  • Snappy and fluid performance from the new Snapdragon 765G - in regular use there's hardly any difference between the Nord and OnePlus 8, it feels as fast and responsive as it's more expensive sibling - heavy games like PUBG mobile and Asphalt 9 run at their highest setting without any issue or lag
  • Good camera setup for the price - a 48MP primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera, 5MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro
  • The primary camera is the same as the one on the OnePlus 8 and captures good detail and colours are really punchy and vibrant
  • The ultra-wide camera captures does a good job with colours and HDR with expected weaker details than the primary camera
  • The macro camera works decently well when there is a good amount of ambient light around the subject
  • The portrait lens also does a decent job, creates good bokeh and brings out nice portrait shots
  • Low-light photos turn out decent, given strong enough light sources around - for darker scenes, OnePlus offers a dedicated Night mode which can be quite effective in brightening up photos
  • Very good dual selfie cameras, a 32MP primary and an 8MP ultra-wide - the primary camera captures very good details, skin tones look good, and HDR is handled well
  • The ultra-wide front camera is a thoughtful addition which captures a lot wider scene for all your groupies
  • Overall, OnePlus has accumulated a great set of cameras for the price, they need some more tuning which OnePlus is known to provide with future updates
  • Very good battery life from the 4115 mAh battery - it can easily accommodate for a day and half worth of usage with light to moderate use at 90 Hz, switching to 60 Hz improves the battery even futher
  • Very good fast charging with the provided 30W charger in the box - it is able to take the battery to around 93 per cent in an hour, which is fairly quick
  • The OnePlus Nord ticks all the right boxes - you get a 90Hz AMOLED display, robust hardware, good set of cameras at the back and front, unmatched software experience, and 30W fast charging - OnePlus did a fantastic job distilling the essence of its flagships into the Nord, and the result is one of the best mid-range phones in 2020
  • Familiar design, similar to other premium phones - made of metal and Gorilla Glass at the front and back, with a big domino-shaped camera bump
  • The front has a beautiful flat edge-to-edge display, with a punch-hole camera on the left
  • The IR blaster sits at the top and as useful as ever
  • Power button doubles as a rapid fingerprint scanner
  • Large, 6.67-in IPS LCD display - this is arguably one of the best LCDs on the market, it impresses with high brightness, HDR10+ support, and a 144Hz refresh rate making for a solid content consumption experience
  • The 144Hz refresh rate is one of the highest on any display - Xiaomi has included AdaptiveSync technology which dynamically switches between refresh rates depending on the application that you’re running - it feels super responsive and luxuriously smooth to look at
  • The MIUI 12 on the Mi 10T 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 144 Hz display
  • Excellent performance from the top of the like Snapdragon 865 SOC - the chipset breezes through most tasks and games, the rapid UFS 3.1 storage further helps load times and generally speeds up the user experience
  • Very good triple camera setup - boasting of a 108MP primary camera, a 13MP ultra-wide, and a 5MP macro lens
  • The phone produces great daylight photos, subjects come out sharp with quite a lot of detail, even fine detail can be seen from afar, colours are natural-looking, and the dynamic range is wide - turning on the AI will boost the colours and make the images a bit more contrast-y looking
  • The ultra-wide camera with its 123-degree field of view takes dramatically wide shots and fits a lot of the scene (though, details are weaker compared to the main camera, as expected)
  • The phone uses the large sensor to crop 2x and 3x zoom shots since there's no dedicated telephoto camera - the resulting images look decent
  • Very good macro camera - the autofocus helps a lot, and in most photos, the subject comes out in focus, the amount of detail and sharpness it captures is pretty impressive for a small 5MP sensor, while colours are natural, and contrast is good
  • Good low-light photos with a fair amount of detail, sharpness is decent for the most part and contrast is good - the night mode improves the overall quality of the images quite a bit, it brings out even more detail
  • Portrait shots are decent, the edge detection does okay, the detail is good, skin tones are natural, and colours are pleasant overall
  • Selfies are excellent, sharp with plenty of detail even in challenging lighting conditions - the portrait selfie mode works well and the edge detection is excellent
  • The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro has plenty of video features - these include 8K recording, a steady video mode, a movie crop, and a dual-mode in which you can record using both the front and rear cameras
  • Overall, a very capable set of cameras for the price
  • Excellent stereo speakers - the Mi 10 sounds amazing with plenty of detail and adequate bass
  • The Mi 10T Pro's 5000 mAh battery delivers solid battery life - at 144 Hz it will easily last a whole day, which you can extend to 2 days if you lower the refresh rate
  • Rapid fast charging from the 33W fast charger in the box - it tops the device up in about 50 minutes, which is good
  • The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is a well-balanced phone - it cuts away the extra features and delivers the basics at premium quality, from its 144Hz display to its 108MP camera, to its Snapdragon 865 processor, the device performs just as you’d expect - it’s a solid choice for the price
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The Nord has a plastic mid-frame which definitely affects its premium positioning
  • The camera module at the back is humongous, when placed flat on its back, the phone wobbles heavily
  • This is a huge phone, difficult to manage with one hand due to its sheer size, the slippery back adds more trouble
  • Fingerprints/smudges are quite visible on the shiny back
  • Though, it's an IPS LCD panel and doesn't have the inky blacks of an OLED display
  • Except the camera, the OnePlus 8T offers better value for money, has excellent display, faster charging and overall better software experience
Expert Reviews
  1. The OnePlus Nord shines with its display, performance and gaming experiences
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The same OnePlus experience, but at a lower price
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The OnePlus Nord is a compact smartphone that offers the smoothest smartphone experience at this price
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. The Nord is an impressive smartphone, OnePlus has added all the right ingredients to jump-start its affordable phase of devices
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. It has a comfortable, high-end design, smooth performance, and long-lasting battery life you don't have to worry about
    mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. The Nord is a budget phone you can buy without worrying that it’ll need to be replaced next year.
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. One of the best mid-range phones in 2020
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. The OnePlus Nord appears to be quite an impressive deal because of the sum of its premium design, and powerful internals
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
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  1. The Mi 10T Pro strikes an excellent balance between price and features
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A zingy flagship experience
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Xiaomi has made a solid smartphone for those looking for speed and fluidity
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A nice try at making a flagship
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. This is as solid a smartphone as it comes around this price point
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Flagship specs at a good price
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. The Mi 10T Pro is a value-for-money flagship phone
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Good phone at a great price
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. A seriously powerful Android smartphone
    t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. digit.in in-depth Read Review »
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  17. techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  18. fonearena.com hands-on Read Review »
  19. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
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