Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G


Premium model... for economical ones


Xiaomi did not put a 3.5 mm mini-jack in the Mi 10T Pro model, but there are stereo speakers (an external speaker on the bottom edge, supported by a speaker for calls located in the gap between the upper frame and the top edge of the phone). Working in tandem, they ensure high volume as well as loud and good-sounding sound.

Bluetooth supports the aptX HD codec, which means it can transmit high-quality audio to headphones or a speaker. In the settings we will find a lot of configuration elements regarding sound, and after connecting the headphones, you can adjust the sound to the headphones (applies to Xiaomi sets) and use the equalizer.

Photos and video

The photographic module on the rear panel of the Mi 10T Pro smartphone is really large - which is also to deepen the impression that the reviewed model is a strong competitor in terms of photography. The biggest eye with a 108 MP camera attracts attention. There are four additional points below, which would suggest that there are more cameras than in reality. In practice, the photographic set in Mi 10T Pro consists of:

  • 108 MP main camera, f/1.69, recording in 8K 30 fps or 4K 60 fps, PDAF, OIS.
  • 13 MP ultra wide angle camera, 0.6 zoom, f/2.4, 123 degrees, recording in 4K 30 fps, FF.
  • 5 MP macro camera, f/2.4, AF.

Two additional eyelets in the photo module do not fit cameras. One is an illuminating lamp, the other is blinded - it provides at most symmetry.

The main camera provides great photos in good lighting - by default they are 27MP. Focus is instantly set and photos are saved as soon as you touch the virtual shutter button. The colours are natural - the image processing software does not interfere with their saturation excessively, as is the case with other smartphones. It does quite well in worse light and at night - especially when we activate the night mode. Then the camera controls the light better, emphasizes the contours and draws them out of the dark. You need to wait a few seconds for the frame to be saved (2-3 seconds for taking a photo and 2-3 seconds for processing it), but the fact that the photos do not look artificial, the changes (compared to automatic mode) are more subtle, the images are clearer and the colours are more vivid. Night mode can be used with the 2x zoom, but will not work with the wide-angle camera.

The camera also allows you to take photos in full resolution, which provides not only more detailed photos, but also large file sizes. Saving them does not take longer than a standard photo, but the files have a resolution of 12032x9024 pixels and take up about 30 MB. Although none of the cameras will provide an optical zoom, with a high resolution camera, even a digital zoom to a certain point gives a very good effect. An icon for taking photos using a 2x zoom is added to the main panel - here the relevant frame is cut from a photo taken with a 108MP camera.

Here are the shooting results:

Additional sensors are much weaker than the main camera and I would not include them in something that Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro should boast about. The ultra wide-angle camera is devoid of autofocus, and the macro camera does not provide any spectacular photos to justify its presence - while in the lower price shelves manufacturers stuff the macro module to increase the number of cameras, Xiaomi might not do it in its cheaper flagship.

The main camera in the reviewed model is very good, but let's face it, among the similarly priced models there will be several smartphones that are better equipped in this respect, e.g. with a telephoto lens. And they provide better shooting effects, for example night photos (I am looking mainly at Samsung and Huawei smartphones).

To some extent, Xiaomi must have followed the iPhone model when designing the camera application. For example, the default setting is that the photo preview fills the entire screen, with no black borders. But this translates into an inconvenient format of photos that must imitate the screen proportions - we get photos with highly extended aspect ratios of 20: 9. Of course, in the settings you can change the format to a more handy one. In addition, the application has a watermark enabled by default and provides a multitude of operating modes.

If you want the highest quality video, Mi 10T Pro will be a good choice. It enables recording in 8K and 4K 60/30 fps. The quality of the films from the main camera is at a high level - basically there is nothing to fault. They look good even at night. It is worth adding that during the shooting it is not possible to change the camera. You can also record 10-second super slow motion movies at 960 frames per second in Full HD (1080p).

A 20 MP camera with an f/2.2 lens was designed to record selfies. It is supported by artificial intelligence, HDR mode, portrait mode and several filters and beauties for the photographed face. It gives great, sharp photos, although you can notice that even without activating the beautification modes, the software still fiddles with the face.

Source GSMchoice.com

By: Monika Krasicka-Kulińska

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