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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Review: The Best Giant Killer in Smartphones!

Filed on January 7, 2020 | Last updated on January 15, 2020 at 09.39 am

Xiaomi has been extremely effective in creating high-value products at wildly competitive prices and their latest addition to the stable, Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is no less!

Let me put it straight, Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is a compelling smartphone and Mi Note 10 has broken the ceiling of what's possible in a smartphone and offers several surprising specs such as 108 MP Penta Camera Setup, Huge Battery, Premium Design, and High-Performance Hardware at a price that you won't find in other smartphones today.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has 6.47 inches 3D curved edge to edge AMOLED Display, which offers slimmer bezels and immersive viewing experience. The right side of the phone houses all of the buttons, i.e. volume rocker on the top and a power button directly below it followed by a SIM card tray.

Mi Note 10 feels rich and premium in hand and comes in three colours - Midnight Black, Aurora Green and Glacier White, and the phone comes with 30W fast charger, USB A to USB C cable, Soft Phone Cover, and a quick start guide.

Design and Display:

Let me start with good news, Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has a 3.5 mm headphone jack! It is a rare feature in premium devices, so needs a special mention.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is a premium phone at a compelling price, its overall feel and performance is true to the preceding statement. The phone has 6.47 inches 3D curved AMOLED display with curved edges delivers as you would expect with such top-end screen tech. Images on the screen look fantastic, with high contrast and vibrant colours. The phone has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for enhanced durability and scratch resistance.

Mi Note 10 hosts the all-new 88% thinner in-screen optical fingerprint sensor, with a 10% larger fingerprint detection area, which is responsive under strong light, cold conditions, and dry fingers so no more multiple attempts to unlock your device.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has a speaker, 3.5 mm headphone jack and USB C port at the bottom and IR Blaster and another microphone at the top of the phone. Waterdrop notch at the top hosts front camera.

Hardware and Performance:

It's time to look under the hood of this power punch. Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618 GPU, 6GB RAM, 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage and 5,260 mAh powerful battery.

The Mi Note 10 delivers what is expected from it without much of a fuss, no matter what you throw at it. Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G offer a better graphics performance as compared Mi Note 10's counterparts and also add to the battery life of the device.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has a massive 5,240 mAh battery, which offers more than seven and half hours of screen time which mean for heavy users, a single charge should survive a day and for moderate to light users close to two days. This huge battery is supported with a 30W fast charger, and it charges 100% in one hour five minutes.

Aside from top-notch hardware, Mi Note 10 comes pre-installed with MIUI 11. MIUI 11 introduces a whole new design and a set of upgraded features to improve your work efficiency and make your life easier. The phone also has new dynamic sound effects that resemble nature sounds. This sound effect system has won a Red Dot Design Award.


The biggest USP of Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is its Penta Camera setup, which means the phone has five cameras on the back and one on the front. Penta Camera setup includes a 108MP wide-angle lens, 5MP telephoto lens, 12MP telephoto lens, 20MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a macro lens. This setup enables a seamless zoom experience from 0.6x to 50x without compromising image quality.

Fun fact, Xiaomi Mi Note 10 features the highest resolution of any smartphone on the market - 12032 x 9024

Mi Note 10 offers a 1/1.33" large image sensor that supports 4-in-1 pixel binning to capture more detail in low-light conditions, while the 4-axis OIS enables unmatched clarity.

Video shooting is equally exciting on Mi Note 10 as it has ShootSteady video technology for smooth and steady video experience, along with 960 frames-per-second macro slow-motion video and 4K video with the ultra-wide-angle.

The front camera is a 32MP front camera, which offers features such as AI beautify, AI portrait selfies, AI scene detection, and AI face unlock, panorama selfie, and palm shutter for amazing selfies.

Final Verdict:

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has some great features, good battery life and fantastic camera performance. It is an ideal phone for someone looking great features and performance without burning a hole in the pocket.

Priced at Dh1,999/- Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is definitely The Best Giant Killer of flagship smartphones.

I'd recommend to purchase Xiaomi Mi Note 10 from the official sales channels i.e. Mi Stores, Etisalat and Carrefour across UAE, to ensure original Xiaomi products and guaranteed after sales service!

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