Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G review

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is undeniably mighty but lacks refinement

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G is a big, beefy phone which instantly makes it niche. If you want a lot of phone for your money, it delivers though. For starters, there’s that huge screen with its 144Hz refresh rate, not to mention a lot of power - a gaming dreaming. The 108MP main camera also grabs photos rich in detail, and its macro camera is a real treat. It isn’t all great though. Its camera is occasionally clumsy with blowing out highlights, its UI occasionally glitches, and its sheer heft is… well, hefty. With all that power and such a rich feature-set, the Mi 10T Pro is still a great phone - it just won’t be for everyone.


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    Very good macro camera

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    Very smooth screen

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    Great power to price ratio


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    No OLED screen

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    Occasional UI gremlins

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    Spot metering throws off HDR

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Xiaomi’s Mi 9T Pro was probably the best budget camera phone of 2019. It was elegant, refined, powerful, and its cameras seriously impressed for the price. A year on, and its successor, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is shaking things up, adding size, megapixels, and a silky smooth 144Hz screen to the Mi Mix.

That 144Hz refresh rate makes the Mi 10T Pro’s 6.67-inch screen the smoothest smartphone on the scene. The phone also packs plenty of power, stacks of storage, and a big battery with fast charging. This all sounds very expensive, but it isn’t in the grand scheme of things. 

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.