Xiaomi Mi 10 5G
Xiaomi Mi 10 5G price in Kenya is around 72,000 shillings. Its key features include Snapdragon 865 chipset, 128GB + 8GB RAM, Quad 108 MP primary camera, and a 4780 mAh battery. It is important to note that Xiaomi Mi 10 5 and Xiaomi Mi Note 10 are not one and the same phone. Here is how to tell them apart.
Differences between Xiaomi Mi 10 5G and Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Xiaomi Mi 10 5G
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Network: GSM, HSPA, LTE, 5G
Released 2020, February 14
Dimensions: 162.6 x 74.8 x 9 mm
Display: 6.67 inches Super AMOLED
Refresh rate: 90Hz
Chipset: Snapdragon 865
GPU: Adreno 650
Main camera: 108MP + 13MP + 2MP + 2MP
Video: Up to 4320p@30fps
Selfie camera: 20 MP
Battery: 4780 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 30W
Color: Ice Blue, Peach Gold, Titanium Silver
Network: GSM, HSPA, LTE
Released 2019, November
Dimensions: 157.8 x 74.2 x 9.7 mm
Display: 6.7 inches AMOLED
Refresh rate: 60Hz
Chipset: Snapdragon 730G
GPU: Adreno 618
Main camera: 108MP + 12MP + 5MP + 20MP
Video: Up to 2160p@30fps
Selfie camera: 32 MP
Battery: 5260 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 30W (58% in 30 min., 100% in 65 min.)
Color: Aurora Green, Glacier White, Midnight Black
What You See
Just to list the display features here real quick. Xiaomi Mi 10 5G has these display features – Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 6.67 inches, 109.2 cm2, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, DCI-P3, HDR10+, 90Hz, 180Hz touch-sensing, and 500 nits brightness. To be honest, it is one of the best display panels in the top-tier section after Galaxy S20’s in my opinion. This not just because of how vibrant, how detailed, and how crisp content on it appears but, also because it is slightly curved at its edges.
Moreover, Mi 10 5G is the first Xiaomi flagship to feature a 90Hz display refresh rate. The refresh rate is the frequency with which the image on a computer monitor or similar phone display screen is refreshed. And with 90Hz the experience is so satisfying and seamless. Again there was this time curved edge displays were only reserved for Samsung smartphones. But now, Xiaomi has released the Mi 10 5G with the same and making it stand out. Enjoy the continued flow of content thanks to it and boast about the beauty resulting from it.
108MP Powerful Quad Camera
The camera module on the back panel of Xiaomi Mi 10 5G features a whopping 108MP main shooter. It is the same shooter Mi 10 Pro 5G has which DXOMARK (an independent benchmark that scientifically assesses smartphones, lenses, and cameras) says is the best camera in the market at the time of this review. I think only the cameras of Samsung Galaxy S10 Ultra, Huawei Mate 30 Pro, and Apple iPhone 11 Max Pro Max should be compared side by side with this one. Check out these mentioned smartphone reviews on this website by clicking on them. This should give you an estimated idea of the kind of camera performance you should expect with Xiaomi Mi 10 5G’s 108MP sensor.
There is still more to speak about here with the cameras of Xiaomi Mi 10 5G. Until now I have only mentioned it comes with a 108MP primary sensor. But if you look at its back panel you will notice three other cameras. Which are these? They are, a 13 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide), a 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro), and a 2 MP, f/2.4, depth-sensing cameras. I also want to mention that Xiaomi Mi 10 5G is capable of shooting 8K videos at 4320p@30fps and 4K videos at 2160p@30/60fps. Do not wonder, you read that right 8K videos at 4320p@30fps. And then there is that 20 MP which also records videos but at 1080p@30fps. It is impeccable with selfies as well.
Monstrous Platform Performance
Here are the features of the Xiaomi Mi 10 5G’s platform. Android 10.0; MIUI 11, Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+), Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585) CPU and Adreno 650 GPU. Bet here let me only touch on the all-new Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 chipset which Mi 10 5G packs. This I will say. Thanks to it you will get peak performance with a 5G network, an innovative and intelligent on-device AI, resilient power & performance, desktop-level gaming features, and finally stunning photography at gigapixel speeds. I rest my comments at that.
With respect to internal storage and memory, Xiaomi Mi 10 5G comes in three versions. The one available in stock is the first. These three are 128GB with 8GB RAM, 256GB with 8GB RAM and 256GB with 12GB RAM. And all three are UFS 3.0 storage as you would expect. There is however no storage expansion via external sources like an SD card for example. I would not entirely classify this as the cons of Mi 10 5G because 128GB is quite a large internal storage.
Now and finally we can talk about these beats of a smartphone’s battery. What is sealed within it is a beefy non-removable Li-Po 4780 mAh battery. It supports fast battery charging 30W, fast wireless charging 30W, and power bank/Reverse wireless charging 5W. A 4780 mAh battery is a relatively decent battery capacity. It should comfortably last a whole day of mixed usage.
Xiaomi Mi 10 5G is available in the colors Ice Blue, Peach Gold, and Titanium Silver. Have your choice.
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