Hot on the heels on Xiaomi MI Note 10, Xiaomi simultaneously launched the Xiaomi MI Note 10 Pro, a similar but higher spec’d phone, more powerful and with more memory. Released in November 2019, the Xiaomi Note 10 Pro lived to the anticipation that it would be a flagship killer, closely following in the footsteps of the Xiaomi MI Note 10, its protégé. So what’s so new about the Xiaomi Note MI Note 10 Pro? Let’s take a look.
Screen and design of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
Just like its protégé, the Xiaomi MI Note 10 Pro comes with a 6.47 inch, 2340X 1080 P 398 PPI super AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection both front and back, sandwiching a beautiful aluminum frame. It’s HDR-ready, achieving a midrange screen refresh rate of 60Hz. It houses a small teardrop notch to house the front-facing camera module and earpiece grill. The back has the conspicuous five-camera module with a slight bump, aligned to the left top corner, with Xiaomi lettering at the left bottom. The brightness maxes out at 600 nits, which is great value at that particular price point. Even in bright sunlight, the screen is very visible and coupled with the 87.8% body to screen ratio, it is a great device to consume content. It is HDR 10 ready and DCI-P3 certified.
The most outstanding part of the Xiaomi MI Note 10 Pro ought to be the cameras. It’s got not one or two, but 5 camera modules. Starting out is the impressive and massive 108mp primary camera. In support, there are two telephoto lenses, one with a 12mp lens with 2x optical zoom and a 5mp lens, which is scalable to 8mp, with 5x optical zoom, a large 20mp 13mm ultra-wide sensor and a dedicated 2mp macro lens for those extremely close up shots. The photos ought to be amazing, irrespective of the environment or conditions, coming out sharp, rich in colour and very well pixelated. It can shoot 4k video in 30fps, 2160p in 30fps, 1080p video in 30/60/120/240fps and 720p in a ridiculous 960fps. The front-facing camera is 32mp, shooting 1080p video at 30fps, in addition to HDR. The selfies are great, with portrait mode having great boundary detection and believable bokeh.
The Xiaomi MI Note 10 Pro ships out with the new and visibly stronger 730G midrange chipset, the up to 2.2 GHz octacore Kyro 470 CPU and the Adreno 618 GPU. To top it off, this particular option comes with the 6/256GB storage bundle, massive in all manner of everyday mobile phone use. Slapped on top is Xiaomi’s MUIU 11, offering different experience from stock android users. It is not that overwhelming but a different kind of take. For most, this might happen to be the top most MUIU experience.
The Xiaomi MI Note 10 Pro comes with a 5260 mAh battery to boot. This is sufficient for the power user or go 2 days for the average day to day user. But if that ain’t enough, it comes with 30W fast charging, attaining 58% charge in 30 mins and 100% in about 65mins as advertised. The battery management system that Xiaomi is so famous for pushes you the extra mile, saving you some juice with clever task management.
The Xiaomi MI Note 10 Pro comes with the Android 9 Pie with the MIUI custom skin slapped on top. The MIUI is not all that optimized so bloatware is expected. For new users, it might feel a little overwhelming, but for a repeat Xiaomi user, it’s an improvement from previous versions. The SoC + OS configuration easily handles the various tasks and games, delivering a fluid, snappy and seamless experience, totally impressing with the albeit midrange 730G chipset.
Everything taken into consideration, the Xiaomi MI Note 10 Pro is a great device. It absolutely gives a premium feel and an experience that would be confused for a high end premium flagship.it comes in Aurora Green, Glacier white and Midnight Black. It has no IP rating for water or dust resistance. It offers the usual IR blaster common in many MI devices, used often with the on board MI Home app.it supports standby dual nano Sim and Bluetooth.
Xiaomi Mi Note 1o Pro Specifications
|2G||Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G||Yes, HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G||Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)|
|Dimensions||157.8mm x 74.2mm x 9.7mm|
|Body Material||Aluminum frame, Front/back Gorilla Glass 5|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)|
|Size||6.47 inches (87.8% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, (398PPI)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Operating System||Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 11|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (8nm)|
|Processor||Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)|
|Micro SD Slot||No|
|Back||Five: 108MP (8P lens), f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/1.33", 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
12MP, f/2.0, 50mm (telephoto), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, Laser AF, 2x optical zoom
5MP (upscaled to 8MP), f/2.0, (telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
20MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.8", 1.0µm, Laser AF
2MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps|
|Front||Single: 32MP, f/2.0, 0.8µm|
|Alert types||Vibration, ringtones|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Fingerprint||Yes, (under-display, optical)|
Fast battery charging 30W
|COLORS||Aurora Green, Glacier White, Midnight Black|