Xiaomi launched a Midrange smartphone named Mi 10i. Mi 10i was released in India on January 5 2021. Mi 10i is priced at Indian Rupees In India @ 20,999 which is $287 for 6GB + 64GB Base Variant, 21,999 which $300 for 6GB + 128GB & 23,999 which is $328 for 8GB + 128GB.
Mi 10i features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named SD 750G which is available on Motorola G 5G too. This chip is made of 8nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 2 x Kryo 570 cores that are clocked at 2.2GHz and Second Part consists of an 6 x Kryo 570 is clocked at 1.84GHZ. It has Adreno 619 GPU. It has a 5G Modem which 5G Ready for Future Use. Coming to the AI Department it does not have Ai built in the processor, it has AI Optimisations which helps in AI Capabilities.
I will divide the review into pros & cons. Let’s see quick specs of Mi 10i and Jump into the review.
Mi 10i Specs
- 6.67” Full HD+ Super IPS LCD Display With 120Hz refresh Rate
- Snapdragon 750G CPU
- Adreno 619 GPU
- 6 & 8GB LPDDR5x Ram
- 64 & 128GB Internal Storage
- Camera: Rear 108MP f/1.8, PDAF (Main) + 8MP f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide Angle)+ 2MP f/2.4 (Macro) + 2MP f/2.4 (Depth), 4K UHD video Capture,
- 16MP f/2.5 front camera
- 4820mAH battery with 33W fast charging support
- Android 10 with MiUI 12 on top
- Hi-Res Audio / Stereo Speakers
- Side Mounted Fingerprint scanner / Volte / Dual-band GPS / 5G
- WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / USB – C
6.67” Full HD+ IPS LCD Screen :
Here in Display Department, Mi 10i Features an Excellent Full HD IPS LCD panel Notchless Edge screen. the colors are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also Excellent. There are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight. there is also Support to View HDR 10. It has 120 Hz Refresh rate Display Which is good For a Mi Smartphone.
Stereo Speaker and Headphone Jack:
In Mi 10i, Xiaomi Used the traditional Stereo Speaker System and it is Much louder. we can see this traditional Stereo Speaker System in Mi 10 Smartphone also. these speakers are supported by Hi-Res Audio Sound technology tuned with 7.1 Channel which helps to get clear sound output from the mobile speaker.
Coming to 3.5mm jack and earphones, the 3.5mm Jack provided with an Optimized and clear sound with Software Support and with Hi-Res Audio.
Build Quality :
Mi 10i is Build with a Polycarbonate Frame on the side on Back & Front of the Device Is Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. it provides a good look and feels Because it is made with Polycarbonate Frame and Glass. There are no issues of creakiness with the build quality. Mi 10i well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.67″ 120HZ IPS LCD Screen. The Mi 10i Very thin and it is About 9mm.
Side Mounted Fingerprint scanner:
Mi 10i Features an Side mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the Right Side of the phone which is Embedded in Power Button. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.
Mi 10i has a face unlock feature. It works Nice in Normal Conditions Very Quickly and And Securely but in Night Conditions it will work 40% Screen brightness to recognize the user.
Mi 10i feels A bit Heavy with a 6.67″ Screen and 4820 mAh battery equipped. The weight balance is done well on the device though it is Made Up of Polycarbonate Frame and Glass On Front and Back of the Device.
My Mi 10i lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 26% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 4820 mAH Battery. We got 5.5 to 5.7 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 6hr Battery life if you use Continuously on WiFi. The ideal drain of Mi 10i is very low. The 33W charging makes a difference and charges the phone in 72min which is a bit good.
We Can Charge this Smartphone Wirelessly With 30W Fast charging. Any Was this is Good. We can charge the Any gadgets through 5W Reverse charging.
MiUi 12 Based On Android 10 :
Here the Mi 10i comes with the MiUI 12 Based on Android 10. We can see Dual apps and other features in this UI Android 10. We can Also see the unnecessary apps that are wasting Ram on the phone Better To UnInstall Them. By having Colour OS we can not Expect 2 years of Android Version Upgrades and 3 years of security updates on Mi 10i Which is Bad Thing.
My Mi 10i managed to do day to day tasks very well. There are no issues and problems with the UI. There are no heating issues with Mi 10i. It Feels a bit warm In Outdoor Conditions While Recording 4K Videos and Gaming, But From Inside it will be cool Due to Cooling System. You can see CPU Throttling While Gaming.
Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & Call of Duty at the highest graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. this Snapdragon 750G Processor is very suitable for heavy gaming.
Ram Management :
Ram Management is done very well on this Mi 10i device. it features 6 / 8GB ram variants and I did not notice any lags with the 6GB Ram device and there is no reloading of apps on this Mi 10i. The multitasking experience is good.
in Mi 10i, Out of 64GB, 128GB Storage, we get 50 or 110GB With Google Account Included.
Call Quality :
The Call quality on Mi 10i is outstanding and there are no issues with cellular call quality. We have taken long calls in a day, and the other party doesn’t complain about call quality. The earpiece is present in Top Bezel Which Acts as a Stereo Speaker Too. In Mi 10i the Calls are very clear through the Loudspeaker.
Coming to the Camera Department, Mi 10i features a Quad Camera setup on the back of the device and a Single camera on the front of the device. They work perfectly in Mi 10i. let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them
108MP Primary Camera:
the 108MP main Camera With PDAF, Laser AF, OIS is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.8. The daylight pictures are excellent and contain good details Which are near to natural photos. Exposure is in control with an Awesome Dynamic range to take good pictures in Daylight or Good lighting conditions. When the Light is More it cannot Control the Exposure and We will Get Brighter images. In low light conditions, the images are very Very clear and Extremely Sharp without noise and the exposure is good.
8MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera:
the 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens on Mi 10i does an Awesome job in good lighting conditions and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.2. it captures a much wider picture in a 108˚ field of view with Good details Which is Slightly Lower than the Main Camera. exposure also control with a good dynamic range. In low lighting conditions, the pictures from the 8MP camera have a bit of noise in pictures.
3. Macro Camera: Mi 10i has A 2MP macro Camera of F/2.4 Which Allows You to Capture Macro Shots From a Distance of 4 Cm. The Quality Of the Image is Pretty Good.
4. Depth Camera: the 2MP Depth Camera on Mi 10i with F/2.4 works does a good job in Day & low lighting conditions. it captures pictures with good portrait Effect.
Video recording can be done up to 4k@30fps .the video footage has excellent Colours with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range. Taking a Look on Stabilization, Stabilization is Very good at 4k @30fps recording.
in 1080P@ 30 / 60fps, the video has Good Colors with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range. Coming To the Stabilization, it is good at 4k @60fps And 1080p FHD recording Due to Optical & Electronic Image Stabilization.
You Can Record Slo mo Video at 720p @ 960fps video quality which is good.
Selfie camera :
Mi 10i has a 16MPselfie camera with a large 1/3.06″ Sensor size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.5 the Picture quality is good and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions.
This single camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artificial Intelligence.
in 1080P@ 30fps, the video has Good Colors with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range. Coming To the Stabilization, it is good at 1080P@30fps And 1080p FHD recording Due to Electronic Image Stabilization.
- Good Design with Rear Glass Body
- Smooth 120 Hz IPS LCD Panel With Great Quality
- Midrange 5G hardware With SD 750G
- Outstanding photo & Video quality In day and night.
- Awesome Battery Life & Superfast Charging with 33W Charger
- Awesome Quality Stereo Speakers
- Xiaomi have Going to Upgrade The Ultrawide Cameras
- A Bit Heavy 214 Grams
- Slightly Overpriced
Who can Get Mi 10i SmartPhone view:
If you want a True Flagship Phone with Good 120Hz IPS LCD Full HD+ screen, with Snapdragon 750G processor and 33W Wired fast charging 16MP Front Camera, Quad Rear Camera Setup and 5G connectivity then you can go with Mi 10i SmartPhone. If you want the Same Full-Screen Design Smartphone then
- Realme X7
- Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
- Moto G 5G and if you want better hardware with awesome cameras Within a Higher Price Range then
- Realme X7 Pro
- Oneplus 8
- IQOO 3 can be your Alternatives to Mi 10i
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