Monday, October 5, 2020

Xiaomi Mi 10T - Complete Review, Specifications, Comparisons & Price - In Nigeria

 

 


There is no doubt that Xiaomi has been able to release smartphones with unique features yearly. It's either they are the pioneer of a specific hardware components or they are able to integrate latest technology properly and at an affordable price.


No doubt the release of Xiaomi Mi 10T series. I recently broke the news of the release and launched of Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite, Mi 10T and the Mi 10T Pro which I summarised each of these devices.

Today this article is all about the full hands on review of the Xiaomi Mi 10T   Device. Making rounds as a phone with class. But remember we have got Xiaomi Mi 10 pro and Xiaomi 10 Ultra as the overall bosses.


INTRODUCTION TO XIAOMI Mi 10T Pro

If there is a phone worth buying, then the Mi 10T    is a device worth given a shot especially if you are a high end user which could be termed as an heavy usage in demand for speed and overall efficiency. I believe that the devices standing in front of this phone from the Xiaomi brands are the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra. 

So when placed side by side with other phones from other brands, how does this phone perform. These and many more I will be talking about in today's Reviews. Including camera samples.

Mind you the only differences between the Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro is the Camera size and the colours.


  • In summary
  • SCREEN = 6.67" FHD+ 144Hz LCD display
  • WEIGHT = 218g
  • MAIN CAMERA = 64MP
  • PLATFORM = Android 10 MIUI 12
  • RAM = 8GB RAM
  • STORAGE = 128/256GB
  • CHIPSET = Qualcomm Snapdragon 865G Octa-core processor
  • BATTERY SIZE = 5000mAh Li-Po

HERE IS THE FULL REVIEW OF THE XIAOMI Mi 10T Pro


Xiaomi's devices are one of the best phones you can get anywhere at an affordable prices. When compared to the likes of Samsung and Hauwei phones you will realise that the competition and Differences between this OEMs is just as little as you think. Making their phones stand out anywhere, anyday.



 The most prolific aspect of this phone is it's 144Hz screen refresh rate. Then the 108MP all great performance camera. Not forgetting the 5000mAh battery calibrated with 33W fast charging. Is not this great? The most important part is it's Snapdragon 865G Processor which is a 7nm gaming centric Processor. The list is endless. Permit me to delve into the full review of this device properly


DISPLAY

6.67 inch display is.now becoming a norm for almost all the latest Xiaomi smartphones if you could recall Devices like Redmi Note 9SRedmi Note 9 proXiaomi Poco X3 NFC, Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite, Xiaomi Mi 10T, Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro  and the incoming Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 rumoured to arrive very soon, and a host of others. The 6.67" FHD+ screen is just fantastic to behold in terms of operations. It is large enough to display and perform inline with whatever an individual has going on on the screen. 

This LCD display has a 144Hz screen refresh rate that happens to be the best so far in this department. This high refresh rate gives right to a smooth, fast and furious performing screen display. You could compare this screen high speed response to the likes of THE FLASH or even THE BLACK LIGHTNING MOVIES. Due to this, in game play and whatever was happening on the screen were performed smoothly with most games adjusting themselves automatically to the screen refresh rates.


In terms of pixels display, this phone has a 1080 x 2400 pixels, very efficient enough to be paired with such a big screen and an LCD screen just to say the least. It has a 20:9 aspect ratio with an approximately 395 ppi density. 


The brightness level of the screen is a strong one fixed at 500 nits typ. brightness as advertised by Xiaomi. Usually this Brightness Level is Okay for a direct sunlight usage. To enjoy the best I think the screen should be on automatic screen brightness more for a better results.


In the display department Xiaomi really tried in integrating the 144Hz on an LCD screen. The high pixel display and the large screen size leaves this device as one of the most sort after.

But to be honest, a device of this nature should be carrying a FHD AMOLED or SUPER AMOLED DISPLAY since this phone is tagged a premium device. And this might tip many potential users off.



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CHIPSET OR MICROPROCESSOR

Ladies and gentlemen, this department captured my attention really. Many users of smartphones today in Nigeria tends to neglect this all important aspect of a smartphone. They don't bother to know what kind of Chipset is used on a device instead they keep going along with latest trend. If you still belong to this group of people, then you need to read my articles on An eye Opener Before Buying a New Smartphone: Should I Dump My Current Phone For The Latest Device? and the 8 Features & Factors to Consider Before Buying any Smartphone or Android Device ( No. 4 Will Shock You) in 2020 These will help you make the right decisions in the smartphone world.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform is believed to be a high-end smartphone and tablet SoC that Qualcomm announced in December 2019. The SoC integrates a fast 'Prime Core' that clocks up to 2.84 GHz and three further fast ARM Cortex-A77 performance cores, which can reach up to 2.42 GHz.


I hereby introduce you to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865G Octa-core Processor which is used on this phone. This is a high end efficiency Chipset. Fabricated using a 7nm silicon semiconductor. It has a higher power efficiency when compared to SD 720G, SD 730G, SD 732G, SD 750G etc. This Processor performance is second to none. Performing it's tasks within split seconds with out any sign of delay. 


It's CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT is an Octa-core Processor. One of the core is clocked at 1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 which is the highest speed believed to be in charge of speed demanding activities. We also have the same core but this time they are three in numbers but their doped was reduced to 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 believed to assist in switching automatically to high end operations. Then the remaining four cores were clocked at & 1.80 GHz Kryo 585 which are believed to perform light operations giving the device stability. What a magnificent calibrations

The Adreno 650 is the Graphics processor attached to this Chipset. It's performance is to render images and other graphics stuffs which is believed to operate at high speed especially graphics activities that has to do with gaming at a higher Frame rate.


In all the gaming performance of this phone was absolutely smooth and fast reasons due to the additional 144Hz refresh rate on the display. Processor wise it is a great addition by Xiaomi always trying to use latest Chipset on their devices.

Remember that this Chipset is a 5G enabled Chipset. If you are a Nigerian you will agree with me that we still have a long way to go before 5G Network get to us. Which I believe has a lot of advantages. I will be writing on the advantages of 5G Network in Nigeria soonest. Do check back.


What am saying in essence is that if you purchase this device in Nigeria, you can only use it on 4G and below since there is no 5G. Which is under using the device to be honest. But 5G or not you could still enjoy this phone on good 3G and 4G Networks. Check the network menu of this blog.



STORAGE And RAM

STORAGE: Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro has two internal storage variant. These includes the 128GB and the 256GB variant. Storage should not be a problem to the potential users of this device as it has no SD card slot which is a great turn off from this device.


RAM: For a Processor of this high magnitude and caliber, I would have expected 12GB RAM being attached to this phone. But instead, the usual 6 and 8GB RAM was used on this device. It doesn't bold well with me honestly. But it will be sufficient enough for multitasking abilities.


And based on multitasking abilities, this device did not failed in any way as it was able to retain an open app for a long time when returned to. Although I think it can be improved with system Optimization.

This is how the memory configurations looks like

128GB ROM 6GB RAM

256GB ROM 8GB RAM 



MAIN CAMERA

108 MP main rear Camera setup is the focal point of the Mi 10T Pro. It's performance was just absolutely stunning. The 108MP camera is being attached with other cameras which includes the 13 MP for ultra wide and 5MP for macro. This camera features a LED flash, HDR and panorama mode.

It has the ability of recording videos at 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240/960fps etc. This a great from Xiaomi and I can tell you that I was able to obtain Camera samples all thanks to XDA developers.

These are the camera samples obtain from this device as compiled below

Photo credit: XDA developers
















SELFIE CAMERA

A 20MP front facing camera is the focal point of the punch hole Found on the top left side of this phone screen. The selfie Camera was superb in performing and clearity. It features an HDR and an 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps. This is one of the best Selfie Camera you could get across all brands. Although Infinix Zero 8 and Tecno Camon 16 premier are both using 48MP as front facing camera.


In terms of pictures beautiful and realistic photos were taken with this device with all the details appearing  or surfacing properly.



PLATFORM OR OS

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro  came out of the box with the latest MIUI 12 on Android 10 operating system. Those who have already gotten the MIUI 12 OS have been sharing their testimonies of how really good this particular OS is. 

It has a better optimizations and fluidity over its predecessors, the MIUI 11. And with the MIUI 12 Users have no reason to worry because the OS is as sweet as that on the iPhone. This OS is smooth in terms of operations with new features, clearity, good optimization and real life feeling during operation. 



CONNECTIVITY

In this area this device Supports almost every thing when you talk about connections and connectivity capabilities.

It has  an upgraded Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity along with a GPS. Other connectivity include, NFC, INFRARED PORT for remote control, WLAN, FM radio, USB type C  all for your operational excellence.

I didn't noticed any challenges with any other the connectivity options available as every thing worked perfectly. But the usage of some of these Network connectivity depends on location, take for example the availability of NEAR FIELD CONNECTIVITY (NFC) which is not currently available in most countries, meaning it cannot be used even though the device has it. It's not Xiaom's fault though. WiFi CONNECTIVITY was smooth and Hotspot hosting was also very great.

 

SECURITY

The device Supports a side mounted fingerprint sensor placed on the power button. It was easy to reach and fast in response when unlocking the phone.

Other security options include the pattern, Pin, and password which one could use as a means of protection against unauthorized access and usage. This is really great design

This design is becoming prominent and common now because many OEMs have bought into using this idea.


Also Read@>> Complete & Unbiased Comparison/Differences Between INFINIX Zero 8 & TECNO Camon 16 premier (Which to Buy?)


BATTERY

I was amazed when I saw the battery rating or capacity place on this device. Honestly it is very very good and large one. 
A Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable battery was used which is having a Fast charging ability of 33W, 62% in 30 min, 100% in 65 min as (advertised). This Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro does it a little bit better than the Redmi K30 in terms of charging speed but having the same charging speed with the Redmi Note 9 pro but battery capacity is better though.


A large battery available for a large screen with higher refresh rate balanced the equation for me.
The Screen on time was 24 hours of moderate usage and about 12 hours of heavy usage, I mean real heavy usage.

But do you need to complain if the battery drain because within an hour your battery will be fully charged, kudos to Xiaomi because you don't need to spend the whole day charging your device. Time is very precious my friend.


In times of charging time You will only get this charging speed only if you switched off your device while charging or When your device is charging under flight mode.
But if you are charging this device and using it at the same time then you would expect a longer than 1 hour 20 minutes to fully charge. Which is why it is advisable to not make use of a device while charging because it could affect it seriously.
 


DESIGN LANGUAGE

The loudspeaker is a double firing speaker placed top and bottom of the phone. It was very loud producing a bass output just like an mp3 player. I am particular about the design language of this device. The body build is excellent because It looks and feels smart to touch and hold. The placement of the camera set-up is nice giving it a beautiful and unique outlook. The curviness of the device made the device easier to hold when operating.

 
The sim slots placement and the finger print placement is just ok. Then the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 used on both front and back serves as a real protection to the device with premium quality feel that attracts attention on sight.

A fantastic design from xiaomi. Usually I hate bezels and this device offers almost a bezel less screen with almost 86% screen to body ratio. It has an anti bacterial coating and protection. First of its kind. 


PRICE

The current price of this device in Nigeria is N280, 000 for the 8GB RAM 256GB ROM variant if it makes it way into Nigeria today, this device is not really worth it with this high price level placed on an LCD screen.  

This device is great but not the greatest. You should consider vividly before selling your device such as Xiaomi Mi Note 10 or xiaomi 10 Ultra. Because their differences is just negligible. Go for what you want though because premium feel and flagship experience is a story one needs to share himself. 


WHERE TO BUY In Nigeria

This device is being sold in many outlet in Nigeria, but you can from the comfort of your home purchase this device from Jumia Here  or Konga Here  online malls And would be delivered to your doorstep.

  • In the Box

  • Phone * 1
  • Charger cable * 1
  • Charger * 1

COLOURS

The following are the colours of this device. these include the Cosmic Black, Lunar Silver. All of the afore mentioned colours are just fantastic, as they are all good to obtain. It is left on an individual decision to choose which ever device is good for him/her.


 

Also Read@>> 2020 List of 11 Top Best performance Based Android smartphones under 100k (60k - 10k) naira in Nigeria - Value for Money




Advantages

  • 6.67 inch Screen size
  • 144Hz screen refresh rate
  • SD 865G chipset used
  • 5000 mAh battery capacity
  • 64MP rear camera
  • Anti bacterial design
  • Corning gorilla glass 5 both front, back and camera lens
  • Over all speed and efficiency


Disadvantages

  • Just 33W charging facility
  • High price about N280k
  • LCD display
  • just 20 MP as selfie camera 
  • Poor maximum of 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM
  • No SD card slot and no Radio.



CONCLUSIONS

I will conclude by saying that, I am  not impressed with the LCD screen used on this device. Common guys LCD screens are meant for mid range devices and not termed premium devices. Spending almost 200 thousand Naira in Nigeria for this device is not worth it based on the LCD screen and even the battery size. 


But what am really impressed with is the 144Hz screen refresh rate, the  865G Chipset used on this device. It is a device to behold and operate. The 33W fast charging is not bad but I would have expected more than this or even a wireless charging ability. It remains to be seen as to when Xiaomi would include this technology on their devices.  



Watched some unboxing video's and video taken on mi 10 T by 2-3 YouTuber's. I felt like the OIS( Optical Image Stabilization) in this device in less smoother compared with Mi 10 Ultra!
And also only 8 GB on top variants! Seriously?? 😒 
It'd have been better if you had gone with 100 dollars difference between 2 variants on pro version and introduced a 8/128 & 12/256!




The Mi 10T as the name sounds came with it's own unique features which includes the a Quad 64MP Main Camera arranged rectangularly with the main camera in a circle enclosure.
The screen is a giant 6.67 HD LCD screen with 144Hz adaptive synchronizing speed. It has a punch hole in the top middle of the screen. The battery size is a 5000mAh battery with a 33W charging speed support that could take only an hour to fully charge from 0-100%.

 It's Chipset is the Latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 believed to posses 5G high performance modem. This is one of the best performance based Chipset ever seen till date. The least variant is the 6GB RAM 64GB ROM. When available, it will be priced at about N280, 000 in Nigeria.

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