Conclusion & End Remarks

As we’re wrapping up the review, the question is of course if the Mi 10 Pro is worth the buy over other contenders?

In terms of design, the phone is quite a departure from its predecessors and Xiaomi was able to substantially improve its build-quality. It’s a quite contemporary design in the sense that it’s another glass sandwich with curves corners and edges, but that’s just the natural most ergonomic design – and Xiaomi does this one well. It’s to be noted it’s a quite thicker and heavier phone than past Xiaomi phones, although it hides its size quite well.

The OLED display comes at a rather conservative 1080p and 90Hz, but it’s still an excellent display that gets plenty bright. There are a few quirks with the colour calibration, however Xiaomi offers a ton of customisation options for users to adjust it to their likings.

The 90Hz refresh rate isn’t up-to-par with some of the 120Hz competition out there but I don’t think that matters to much as the Mi 10 Pro is able to simply have this enabled all the time without much concern of a battery impact – the phone’s battery life is outstanding thanks to the efficient SoC and the big 4500mAh battery. The regular Mi 10 has an even slightly bigger battery so results there are certain to be even a little bit better.

Performance of the phone is excellent and is amongst the best devices out there on the market, although it wasn’t able to distinguish itself all that much from the rest of the crowd. Thermals of the phone are excellent, and you’ll have a hard time seeing any performance degradations due to throttling.

On the camera side of things, I felt the Mi 10 Pro punched below its weight and that’s simply due to the processing of the phone which more often than not was a miss. It’s something the company can and should be able to address via software, leaving the only other gripe about the excellent hardware being the somewhat lacking optics system of the main camera sensor. Overall, it’s still a good camera, but can’t quite compete with some of the best phones out there.

 
 

Overall, is the Mi 10 Pro worth it? It depends on the price, there’s no bad products, just bad prices. At the launch MSRPs of 999€ the 10 Pro I think certainly wouldn’t be worth the price as there’s other better alternatives out there such as the OnePlus 8 Pro. Currently the Mi 10 Pro however does go for around 760€ which is something a lot more reasonable and represents quite a fair price for the phone, with its cameras really being the only big weakness. Another issue seems to be limited availability, as this variant of the phone just isn’t as easily found as the regular Mi 10.

For users who don’t care too much about the more expansive camera setup, instead of the Mi 10 Pro, they can simply choose the regular Mi 10. This variant retains everything the Pro variant has except for the two telephoto modules, and a weaker ultra-wide-angle camera. This variant of the phone can currently as of writing be had for a super low price of down to 563€, which is actually considering that you’re not losing anything else, a pretty incredibly good value deal, which I would be able to recommend easily.

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  • zodiacfml - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    Isnt this similar in price to the ASUS ROG III? Reply
  • Kishoreshack - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link


    Good that after the budget segment they are also making good phones in flagship segment
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  • DZor - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    "4G + 5G NR NSA+SA Sub-6GHz" - NSA means directly connected/controlled by NSA? Reply
  • GlossGhost - Monday, July 27, 2020 - link

    Yes the non-standalone direct connection to NSA. For your safety. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    Only in the delusional fantasy land that is Anandtech can a phone that sells for 999€ be considered a "solid value." That sort of headline is laughably disconnected from the economic realities of the world. Reply
  • Flunk - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    I've found price delusion to be really common in online reviews. Phone prices spike up into the cieling and the reviewers say nothing. The Google/LG Nexus 5 released less than 7 years ago offered flagship features for $349. Nearly 3 times the price in only 7 years is not inflation. It's highway robbery. Reply
  • FunBunny2 - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    " Nearly 3 times the price in only 7 years is not inflation. It's highway robbery."

    could be that $600/week bonus for being out of a job is giving them better choices. ya think I'm joking: "The chief also felt the island was seeing so many young people due to what he called “stimulus package money” — unemployed young people who were provided an additional $600 in their unemployment benefits during the lockdown."

    here: https://www.blockislandtimes.com/article/volunteer...

    Socialism works both ways: ya give extra moolah to the poor, they'll spend it; give it to rich folks and they sit on it or buy stocks and bonds. guess which keeps the real economy going? as it happens, that Island dries and blows away without the dayhoppers. gad.
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  • PeachNCream - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    I see you've made a long reach so you could have an excuse to post a rant about something entirely unrelated. Reply
  • FunBunny2 - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    I was replying to 'why do smartphone prices go up more than national inflation'? the answer is that consumers have the moolah to throw at discretionary buys. that's one of them. Reply
  • surt - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    Genuinely wondering which side of the 'which keeps the real economy going' question you are on. Because the well demonstrated factual answer to that was to give the money to the poor, the economic outcomes from that are historically demonstrated to be much, much better. Reply

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