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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  • Andrei Frumusanu - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    If you actually read the review instead of immediately spewing hatred you will read that I say it's not worth for 999€, however the Mi 10 can be had for 560€ which is a great value. Reply
  • 1_rick - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    "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€ "

    I'm sure you meant "Mi 10" and not "Mi 10 Pro" in the last sentence. But you should also revise the first one to say something like "Overall, are these phones worth it?"
    Reply
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    My comment was shorter than your review and you didn't bother to read it entirely before leaping to a conclusion so speak for yourself. I specifically pointed out the headline is laughably disconnected. Reply
  • brucethemoose - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    The comments section is for posting opinions first, and (maybe) reading later :P Reply
  • Sivar - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    A recursive photo (photo of a phone displaying the article, including that phone) would be a great cover image for your photo review. A little more work, but more fun. Reply
  • sleeperclass - Friday, July 24, 2020 - link

    I had high hopes that they would work on their mistakes (From the Mi 9. I use one) but looks like they have not. Their phones are absolutely stellar but whoever decides or manages their software implementation are a bunch of retards. It took almost a year for them to correct a simple self timer feature on the stock camera app, to bring it up to the industry standard 10 seconds. The options were only 3 and 5 seconds which is almost useless. No matter what you do, the camera software simply can't stay off skin tones. It has to interfere. Then there are random marketing advertisements that pop up. Some can be inappropriate. Why screw things up with a flagship device? For as long as you have such flaws, you can forget about more people buying your top tier phone. I'll probably keep buying their phones cause I am cheap but you're missing out on a large part of a consumer base due to some serious, though easily addressable flaws. Reply
  • Midwayman - Friday, July 24, 2020 - link

    I'm not sure why people would choose this with all the data collection issues with Chinese products right now. Reply
  • ** A - R ** - Friday, July 24, 2020 - link

    @Andrei,

    The unit Reviewed was on MIUI 12 ?
    Reply
  • makaveli-313 - Saturday, July 25, 2020 - link

    Fudge China. Reply
  • Koenig168 - Saturday, July 25, 2020 - link

    I do not see how this can be considered good value even at the street price of 760 euros. For a flagship phone and at 760 euros, I would expect top-notch cameras and a better display. There are so many better alternatives to consider at this price point. Reply

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