Mi Note 10 Review: Premium Phone Loaded With Powerful Features Except Weaker Processor

Published on November 11, 2019

In 2017, the Xiaomi Mi Note series petrified with the Mi Note 3 but by introducing Mi Note 10, Xiaomi re-started the Mi series by the end of 2019. Will the Note 10 Monicker update is scheduled for the beginning of 2020 and will compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10? Okay, probably a little bit of both of them.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is not just a standard, low-cost smartphone, like the other Mi Note phones; it’s definitely a leading product that adds a lot of energy to Xiaomi’s portfolio and unpredictably many premium capabilities.

The Mi Note 10 is the OnePlus 7 Pro edition of Xiaomi, which revitalizes the OnePlus portfolio as its most advanced phone. If the phone is more like Huawei P30 Pro, it looks at least — Xiaomi doesn’t share the bone model as much as a whole skeleton with Huawei Photo Powerhouse.

In addition, there is also a 108MP main camera, five rear cameras, a sleek curved display, and a large battery. The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 includes both the P30 Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro features.

Price and Availability

Read the rest of our analysis of Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and think about the price of this mobile phone. Are you interested in buying a cost of £1,000/$1,200/AU $1,500, like the high-end iPhone or Galaxy Note? Do you think it’d make Xiaomi more competitive?

We are well sure that Mi 10 will cost €549, which becomes around £470 $610, or AU$880, but telephone prices outside of Europe will be higher. However, if these converted rates are believed to be true, it will not cost as much as some of the rivals mentioned above.

There’s no news about the global release date, even though the phone is already released under another name in China.

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Display & Design

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is more than the same as the Huawei P30 Pro. The Xiaomi Note 10 has a large screen with curved borders and a small “tear-drop” notch.

The full size is 157.8 x 74.2 x 9.67 mm, weighing 208 gm, so it is not small, but rather thick, solid, possibly due to the large battery. The handset feels big and the thickness is noticeable, although the screen can be accessed with one hand unless you have small hands.

The power button and rocker volume are at the right end of the device, and the USB C port and the 3.5 mm headphone jack is at the bottom–these are not exactly common in premium devices, however wired headphone are also included in it.

The screen is a 6.47-inch AMOLED panel that is perfectly designed to fit the high-end display technology you might expect.

Alike Huawei P30 Pro and the Samsung S10, it is curved in the display design, which is one of its most important premium quality measures. In fact, however, there is little curved space, and most of the field is covered by a bezel around the camera.


If there’s one quality, it’s the camera, because this is the first smartphone to rock the 108MP sensor on the Xiaomi MI Note 10. The main camera of Mi Note 10 is 09 times higher than the iPhone 11 in resolution.

One of the five rear cameras is the 108MP sensor, which play a distinctive role in comparison to the Nokia 9 PureView.

The portrait sensor with a 2x optical zoom lens is also available in 12MP. The images it had taken looked good but we tested in other situations too, for example in zooming mode.

With a 5MP sensor, the second camera makes a 5x optical zoom, 50x digital zoom and 10x hybrid zoom. Our short tests show that optical zoom pictures look very fine.

The 4th camera is an extremely broad 20MP sensor lens that, together with a wide-lens, is one of the highest resolution sensors that we saw recently. Again, the ultra-wide pictures looked good and had less edge artifacts than other snappers.

Eventually, a 2MP macro lens is available to film things like food and textures at close-ups.

It has a 32MP lens around the front, so you can’t make 32MPs, but a really lovely 8MP image can be taken by Xiaomi’s Super Pixel4-in-1. The images were fantastically blurred and beautifully shot and the camera took no ages to catch them.

The 108MP sensor is great itself. The default image mode is 27MP, but it’s easy to choose 108MP mode that we like because you need to dive into the menus to switch mode on some smartphones.

Of course, you can’t see 108MP images in all their splendor on a smartphone screen, but this sensor has the advantage of capturing massive amounts of light so that the images appear brighter, perkier and more detailed.


Xiaomi’s Mi Note 10 is packed with 5,260mAh, which is massive, even for a budget smartphone, with an iPhone 11 Pro Max and Galaxy Note 10 Plus battery of 3,969mAh and 4,300mAh respectively.

We haven’t been able to test how long the giant power kit is going to keep Mi Note 10 running. According to the officials, the battery can run for two days and we agree somewhat with them.


If you read the whole article, and now thinking “It’s awesome but what’s he flaw?” it comes down to: the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is much weaker in chipset.

There is no high end chipset Snapdragon 855, so Mi Note 10 is a survivor. However, the Snapdragon 855 was used on Xiaomi Mi 9 itself first. We have instead the Snapdragon 730 G, a mid-range gaming chipset but on other fronts it’s weaker.

There is a difference in other fields, such as video editing, image processing and some other intense activities, where a game can be played and you can’t separate yourself from playing on another device. You don’t want to expect an acceptable powerful processor when it comes to processing images with more than 100,000 pixels.

Final Verdict

There are many good features of Xiaomi Mi Note 10. A considerable drawbacks characterizes the high nature of the device, thanks to its low chipset, and its excellent battery capacity makes the size of the handset very huge.

The actual winner is the 108MP lens, and we are going to be on this beast for a long time for more reviews. Although it’s so good that we hope it might be one of the best cameras, given the telephone problems.

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