Packaging and accessories
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is sold with everything that may be useful to the user. The package includes a one-meter USB-USB-C cable, a 33 W charger and a pin for opening the SIM card tray, manual and an adapter with a 3.5 mm mini-jack to USB-C.
The set also includes a soft, silicone cover with a large Xiaomi logo. It is really good quality, it protects the device well, the matte finish provides a better grip, but to some extent it additionally enlarges the already large dimensions of the smartphone.
Construction and screen
Solid workmanship is one of the distinguishing features of the Mi 10T Pro model, but before you decide on this model, it is worth taking it in your hand at least once - we have to reckon with the fact that it is a large (165, 1x76.9x9.5 mm) and heavy (218 grams) smartphone (once we would say it's a phablet). And it is something that the hand will feel during everyday use of the device. Not to mention that one-handed smartphone use is out of the question. Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is not dust- and waterproof by IP standards, but the manufacturer took care of its solid construction. The frames are made of aluminum, and the front and back panels are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The higher the refresh rate, the smoother everything displayed on the screen will be. While typical smartphones offer 60 Hz, mid-range and top-shelf models of 90 or 120 Hz, the refresh rate of 144 Hz was reserved for the gaming segment. Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is not strictly a model for players, but it can boast a 144-hertz screen. What's more, the user can set the refresh rate to 60, 90 or 144 Hz - but these are not fixed values especially when selecting 144 Hz. The screen itself selects the optimal timing value - maximum while playing, lower - when it is unnecessary, for example while watching Netflix (which also saves the battery). This is Xiaomi's proprietary technology called AdaptiveSync, which can automatically switch between defined refresh parameters - from 30 to 144 HZ, depending on what is currently displayed on the screen.
Will you be bothered by the fact that it is not AMOLED? Recall - the screen in this technology had the predecessor, Mi 9T Pro, as well as a whole lot of high and mid-range models that debuted this year. And thanks to this, they could boast of readers mounted under the screen or the Always on Display function. Mi 10T Pro has "only" IPS LCD, and a traditional, capacitive reader is mounted on the side edge. Personally, it does not bother me at all, because it is faster, more accurate, more intuitive and easier to feel than optical or ultrasonic readers embedded in glass. An additional biometric security feature is the face recognition function, which works great (as long as you do not have to wear a face mask).
The flat, 6.67-inch display has Full HD+ resolution (2400x1080 pixels, 395 ppi), great viewing angles, high brightness level, offers excellent colors (DCI-P3 color space) and supports HDR10. This is a really good panel that can compensate for the lack of an AMOLED panel.
There is a small hole within the screen for the selfies camera, and above it, on the upper frame, a small notification LED. The whole is protected by a factory-applied foil. I would like to add that the smartphone can be easily used with glasses with polarization.
The backs attract attention with a mirror finish, which starts to get dirty a second after the first touch. There are mandatory markings printed here, but the most noteworthy is the massive camera module, which protrudes very much above the housing surface (by about 2.5 mm). It protrudes to such an extent that the unevenness is not even eliminated by the cover.
On the edges of Mi 10T Pro there are the necessary buttons and connectors. On the right side, the manufacturer has installed the volume control buttons (in the form of a single bar) along with the on/off button of the screen (this is integrated with the fingerprint scanner). I had no problems locating them - my fingers almost hit the right places by themselves. On the upper edge there is a microphone opening and an infrared emitter, while on the lower edge there is a USB-C port, a microphone opening, an external speaker and a tray for two nano-sized SIM cards - without support for storage media. The left edge is devoid of extra elements.