Battery Life - Great

The Mi 10 Pro comes with a 4500mAh battery, powering its 1080p 90Hz OLED display and the Snapdragon 865 SoC. It’s a somewhat similar configuration setup as the OnePlus 8, so we should be seeing similar battery life between these two phones.

We’ve had quite a range of differently configured Snapdragon 865 devices in the last few months, with most notable difference in-between them being their displays as well as slightly varying battery capacities. Xiaomi opting for a simple 1080p 90Hz display means we’re likely to see excellent battery life figures out of the phone.

Web Browsing Battery Life 2016 (WiFi)

In our web-browsing test, indeed the Mi 10 Pro virtually matches the OnePlus 8 as we had expected. No big surprises here, and the results are overall just excellent. Some of the competitors last longer, but that’s only due to either 60Hz displays or bigger batteries.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Battery Life

In PCMark, for some odd reason, the Mi 10 Pro fares even better than the rest of the competition, quite ahead of the OnePlus 8. These are again some outstandingly good results for the phone even though it’s in 90Hz mode.

The Mi 10 Pro represents a stark contrast to last year’s Mi9 when it comes to battery life. The phone’s much bigger battery allows it to compete with the best smartphones in the market and achieves excellent battery life. The company’s choice of opting for a more regular configured display pays off in terms of power efficiency. It’s to be noted that the regular Mi 10 offers a slightly bigger battery than the Pro variant, so I expect results there to be even slightly better than showcased here.

Editorial note: I’ll be adding 60Hz results of the battery tests later after publishing.

Display Measurement Camera - Recap
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  • Xex360 - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    Nothing solid about a phone with a bunch of dead pixels and headphone jack. Reply
  • PeterCollier - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    Now I'm curious, do phones generally come with a no dead pixel guarantee? I know some high end monitors do. And the low end ones, the manufacturer might say that a few dead pixels are fine. Reply
  • Samus - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    I’ve setup thousands of iPhones over the last decade and never seen a dead pixel in an original or OEM replacement screen. That’s part of the Apple tax though, and where form over function might actually make sense in this particular case. Reply
  • Arsenica - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    I think you mean a phone with no headphone jack.

    But at this price point and feature set I would rather buy a Galaxy S20+ and not worry about Chinese spyware (Korean spyware is way cooler).
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  • sonny73n - Friday, July 24, 2020 - link

    Let say you said something you shouldn’t have on a phone, would you rather have that record be kept on a Chinese server or on a US server?

    I’m sure that since you used a device that have a microphone or a webcam, you have made stupid mistakes at least once or twice. But luckily for you, you’re a nobody. Your government wouldn’t waste money and human resources to come after a brainwashed nobody such as you. However, that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. You know damn well everything you do on or around a smart device is being recorded and kept forever. But here you are, spreading the BS and hate on the Chinese. Didn’t you know that your government spy on you much more than the Chinese ever can?
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  • Fulljack - Friday, July 24, 2020 - link

    or just unlock the bootloader and install open-source custom rom so it'll be free of spyware. if shit happens at least Xiaomi still honor your warranty even if you tampered the software. Reply
  • 1_rick - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    What dead pixels? Or are you talking about the hole-punch selfie cam? Reply
  • iphonebestgamephone - Friday, July 24, 2020 - link

    So the phones with thicker bezels had much larger areas of dead pixels or what? Reply
  • nagi603 - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    Real shame how the price has skyrocketed between generations... I got a Mi 9 (128) for €400 w/ tax about a year ago. Of course they stopped producing it and you can't get it any longer. Reply
  • ads295 - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    A flagship is one of the few avenues they have to make money. Xiaomi has openly admitted that they have a policy to make not more than 5% margin on their devices. Reply

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