Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Mi 10 5G 128GB is a slightly better phone, but the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 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 128GB might be a slightly better choice.

Xiaomi Mi 10 5G 128GB  Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 
Xiaomi Mi 10 Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
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Excellence Score
80.1
78.8
Value for Money Score
66.6
69.6
Price ₹ 44,999 onwards ₹ 39,890 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2020 Oct, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10, Upgradeable to Android 11Expected update to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.67 inches 6.67 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 386 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 Super AMOLED, DCI-P3, HDR10+, 90Hz Refresh Rate, Punch-hole Camera HDR10+
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 8 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 108MP + 13MP + 2MP + 2MP 108MP + 13MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (8K) Yes (8K)
Other Camera Features 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 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 20MP 20MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.0 aperture, 1/3" Sensor Size, 0.9um Pixel Size, HDR f/2.2 aperture, 27mm focal length, 1/3.4" sensor size, 0.8um pixel size
Internal Memory 128 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 8.96 mmMedium 9.3 mmThick
Weight 208 gmHeavy 218 gmHeavy
Width 74.8 mmOk for one-handed use 76.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output USB-C USB-C
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant
Battery Capacity 4780 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, 30W Fast Charging 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 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 UFS 3.1 Storage; Power Delivery 3.0; DLNA; NFC; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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. 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 »
  14. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  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 »
  12. mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  14. pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  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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