OnePlus Nord Sub-Rs. 25,000 segment since launch. Xiaomi is now gunning for exactly that market with the new Mi10i. Although this phone is a completely unique model, it is kept as the most affordable member of the Mi10 family. It has a 108 megapixel camera, 5G connectivity, Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor and smart design. There is also at least a small surprise that will impress the fans and give Xiaomi a leg up on OnePlus. The full review is coming soon, but after spending a day or two with it read on to find out what I think about the new Mi10i.
Mi 10i Price Rs. 20,999 in India With 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, this variant will not be sold at launch. There are two other options: 6GB RAM with 128GB storage, priced at Rs. 21,999, and 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage priced at Rs. 23,999. Given the slight price differences, the base variant does not seem to make much sense. The top-end one is very popular.
First of all, this is a very big phone. It has a 6.67-inch screen, which means you have to stretch your thumbs slightly to reach the four corners. It is 9mm thick and weighs 214.5g, which definitely increases the limits of convenience in daily use. Thankfully the camera bump is not high on the back.
Xiaomi offers Mi 10i All three finishes – Midnight Black and Atlantic Blue are ingenious options, though Pacific sunrise The blue-white-orange gradient is like the horizon on the beach. The back is soft but not slippery, and I suggest using a bundled plastic cover.
The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the power button on the right. Above, you will find an infrared emitter to control the appliances. Hybrid dual SIM tray means storage expansion at the expense of a second SIM. The speaker at the bottom works with earpieces for stereo sound.
The first big surprise is on the bottom – we have a 3.5mm audio socket, which is very rare these days. Another important touch is IP53 water and dust resistance, which is not even common at this price level. Most buyers are happy to note that there is a small white alert LED next to the earpiece for charging status and incoming notifications. These features are worth considering when compared to the Mi 10i OnePlus North (Review), I live in V20 (Review), And Samsung Galaxy M51 (Review), Whose obvious competitors Sub-Rs. 25,000 And even then Sub-Rs. 30,000 Price bands.
However, you may be a little disappointed that the Mi 10i has a full HD + LCD panel rather than an AMOLED one. Upsides have a custom refresh rate, which can scale from 30Hz to 120Hz depending on the content on the screen, as well as HDR10 +. The screen seems bright enough for everyday use, but we will have more information about this in the full review. There is also Gorilla Glass 5 on the front.
The 108 megapixel primary rear camera is definitely an eye-catching feature, especially at this price level. Xiaomi Used the new one Samsung HM2 sensor It allows 9-in-1 pixel binning and 12-megapixel resolution – but can shoot at full 108 megapixels if you want enormous photos. It should be very interesting to put this sensor in full review by its pace.
The rest of the rear cameras are disappointing – an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. This is what we want to see The phones cost around Rs. 10,000 these days. On the front, there is a single 16-megapixel selfie shooter embedded in the upper center of the display.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G It features a very high-end SoC and integrated Adreno 619 graphics and a Snapdragon X52 5G modem. While 5G is still a distant hope in India, if you are spending money on a premium smartphone these days it is worth being ready for the future.
Looking at Xiaomi’s overall range of price and room, the storage options are topped at 128GB and 256GB is not an option. There is a 4820mAh battery – or, two cells in parallel with the total 4820mAh – and you get a 33W charger in the box.
As for the software, we get MIUI 12, which has interesting features and tweaks like reading mode, game turbo mode, video dashboard, second place for privacy and loads of UI customization. Sadly there are also a ton of bloatware and multiple promotions for Xiaomi’s GetApps app store.
The Mi10i is an interesting new choice. It feels fresh, and it’s sub-Rs. 25,000 space. It seems to have some useful design touches along with some compelling specifications, but is it enough to remove OnePlus Nord? Check out our full review coming soon, which includes the overall performance of the Mi 10i, camera quality, battery life, software, ease of use and more.
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