After spending the last few years dominating the Xiaomi Mi 10 5G budget smartphone market, Xiaomi makes a comeback to the high-end price bracket in India. The company is well known for advancing the features and specifications that people get while talking, especially when they are launched in low-priced phones that make giants like Samsung look bad. Here’s a very accurate game plan – the headlining feature of the Mi 10 5G is its 108-megapixel camera, which matches Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra at a modest but expensive price.

With 128GB storage and Rs 49,999 priced at Rs. 54,999 for 256GB, To Mi 10 5g Definitely an ambitious move Xiaomi In India, which is heavily associated with entry-level space. Will compete with this phone Oneplus 8 And OnePlus 8 Pro, Realme X50 Pro 5G (Analysis), iPhone SE (2020) And iphone xr (Analysis), And this Samsung galaxy s20 And Galaxy s10 (Analysis).

Lockdown status Planned launch of this phone was delayed And still prevent us from experiencing the device manually, but Xiaomi provided the Gadgets 360 with detailed information and answered all our questions about the Mi 10 5G, so we can bring you our preliminary analysis of the device Huh.

To start with, Xiaomi has stepped up its game in terms of styling and construction quality. We have curved-edge glass on a fabricated body, which the company says will appeal to shoppers who see the product online as well as those who touch and feel it in the shop. It will be available in India in two colors, Signature Coral Green and Twilight Gray as well.

Starting with cameras, we have headlining 108-megapixel primary rear unit With OIS and a huge sensor, which should allow some incredible details to be captured even at a distance. We also get 8K video recordings, although how useful it is in the real world is a matter of debate.

Xiaomi has introduced Number of camera features Huge primary sensors and take advantage of SoC’s processing power, the most interesting of them being depth in portrait mode, focusing peak in pro mode, portrait video, color extraction, AI exposure and contrast correction, a night mode, and even That a vlog mode.

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The four rear cameras on the Mi 10 5G are surprisingly unbalanced

These are all interesting and show that Xiaomi is thinking about its users and not just the specifications. However, we can’t help but feel down by the rest of the rear cameras – 13-megapixel wide-angle, 2-megapixel macro, and 2-megapixel depth sensor. These are the ones you will get on sub-Rs. 15,000 smartphones, and even Redmi note 9 pro (Analysis) Has a better macro camera. The company told Gadgets 360 that these agreements were necessary to keep costs under control.

The screen measures 6.67 inches diagonally and has full-HD + 1080×2340 resolution, which is not quite flagship-level. Xiaomi makes it with 90Hz refresh rate, DCI-P3 color gamut coverage and HDR10 +. The company boasts good color accuracy for photographers and designers, pointing out that those who shop online also have a good idea of ​​what the products will actually look like.

We definitely have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, which we’ve already seen in some premium phones, and we know it’s very powerful. There are many temperature sensors and cooling mechanisms to maintain the temperature. You get 5G support, and although it is not really useful in India anymore, it should be soon. Xiaomi insisted on 5G being included at the end of the model name in India, as it has yet to be showcased.

Xiaomi has used 8GB of faster LPDDR5 RAM, and you get either 128GB or 256GB of storage using the UFS 3.0 standard. The company has not brought a 12 GB RAM variant in India, although this option is present in other markets. Other features include Wi-Fi 6, a 4780mAh battery, 30W wired as well as wireless charging (With a proprietary dock), And 10W reverse wireless charging. Interestingly, it has no 3.5mm headphone socket and no notification LED.

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With the 108-megapixel sensor, Xiaomi says that you can capture incredibly good detail
Photo courtesy: Xiaomi

What intrigues us further is that Xiaomi has downgraded its MIUI software for the Mi 10 5G, it is called “Tier 1 Android”. The company has abandoned its own core apps, such as phone dialers and messaging apps, in favor of Google’s stock ones, which is surprising given the number of customizations to these apps that Xiaomi usually claims . There are also delightful promises that all Advertisement, promotional notifications, Bloatware and other forms of revenue generation have been scrapped. This phone will also be one of the first to receive MIUI 12.

We are eager to review the performance of this phone and put all of Xiaomi’s claims to the test, especially when it comes to heat dissipation and display quality. The specifications can be impressive, but it is the user experience that matters. To that end, Xiaomi also points to a few small things – evenly balanced stereo speakers, 180Hz touch polling rate, subtle vibration alerts, a small common front camera hole, and a fine-grained brightness adjustment adjustment. We will do a full review that covers all of this and more, as soon as the status of the lockdown allows.

Overall, the Mi 10 5G suggests that Xiaomi may come a lot more than just a budget phone. The price can be considered a very good value, considering what is on offer, and the recently launched OnePlus 8 seems to have the headlining feature to give it an edge. Again, this is not entirely a flagship device – it lacks an IP rating, rear cameras are badly imbalanced, and the screen may not be as crisp as some of the competition offers. Xiaomi has to find a sweet spot between the full-flagship flagship and the budget “flagship killer” such as the Redmi K20 Pro which costs very little.


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