Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra has been all the buzz lately with its high-end specifications and impressive benchmarks especially the DxOMark score where the smartphone simply obliterates its competition.

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Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra slays competition with DxOMark score.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra

The Mi 10 Ultra competes with the big boys like OnePlus 8 Pro, Samsung Note 20 Ultra and similar flagship devices. However, the device is currently only available in Chinese market.

Lets discuss why there has been such a hype with the launch of this new Xiaomi smartphone as the internet is flooded with reviews showing how the contender destroys its competition not just in benchmarks but even in reality.

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Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Price

The smartphone at this point hasn’t been released / launched globally and is only available in China. If you were planning on buying the device, you’ll probably need to look into important it and paying the extra fees / taxes for the device.

Model/VariantPrice in CNYPrice in USD
8GB/128GB5,299$760
8GB/256GB5,599$805
12GB/256GB5,999$865
16GB/512GB6,999$1010

Design

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is definitely a big device and heavy with a weight of 221.8g. However, that isn’t too far off from the competition as the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra comes in at 208g. The smartphone uses a curved glass design with aluminum rails.

However, what truly makes this smartphone stand out is the “The Transparent Edition” which shows the internals of the device through the back panel.

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Mi 10 Ultra Design.

Performance

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is an absolute beast when it comes to specifications and offers some really impressive benchmarks which is not that surprising since the device is equipped with some flagship components.

The smartphone offers the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 paired with several options of LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 storage breaking another AnTuTu record, reaching a score of 660,000 points according to the company’s blog post.

However, hard to come across users actually reaching that score since the maximum score we were able to find for the device was a little over 643,000 which is significantly lower than what the company claims but still not bad in anyway.

Here’s a detailed review of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra by Android Authority that you should check out.

Display

Now lets talk about the display as it is one of the most important aspect of any smartphone especially one of this caliber. The Mi 10 Ultra features a 6.67-inch OLED panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz once again keeping up with the other flagship devices.

The display offers a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio which lags behind the competition considering others offering higher resolution screens. However, it is important to remember that the rest of the tech packed into the device definitely makes up for it especially the charging.

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Display.

Battery & Charging

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is equipped with a 4,500mAh which is pretty average considering the internals such as the power hungry chipset, large display refreshing at 120Hz and the five cameras which we will discuss in a moment.

However, the battery isn’t what makes the smartphone stand out and its rather the charging speeds its capable of with the included power adapter delivering an impressive 120W.

According to Xiaomi, the Mi 10 Ultra takes 23 minutes for a full charge while reaching the 41 percent mark takes a mere five minutes. However, this is only achievable with the provided 120W power brick.

The smartphone also supports up to 50W wireless charging capable of filling the 4,500mAh battery in under 40 minutes. The device additionally supports 10W wireless charging.

Although, it should be mentioned here that based on several reviews of the smartphone, it tends to heat up a lot while making use of the 120W fast charging which also raises concerns for the longevity of the battery.

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Xiaomi Mi10 Ultra battery and charging.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Camera

A smartphone’s camera is one of the main selling points as these days more people are interested in taking good photos and this device certainly doesn’t disappoint in this department.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra has one of the top best smartphone camera according to DxOMark scoring an overall 130 in their testing while the individual scores stand at 142 for photos and 106 for videos.

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Mi 10 Ultra DxOMark score.

Front Selfie Shooter

Here are the front camera specifications:

The front camera offers an ultra-wide 20MP sensor capable of producing really vibrant and crisp images with Xiaomi’s special 7P lens that minimizes distortion.

Rear Quad Camera

Here are the camera specifications of the device:

  • 48 MP, f/1.9, 25mm (wide), 1/1.32″, 1.2µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
  • 48 MP, f/4.1, 120mm (periscope telephoto), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom, 120x hybrid zoom
  • 12 MP, f/2.0, 50mm (telephoto), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, 2x optical zoom
  • 20 MP, f/2.2, 128˚, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/2.8″, 1.0µm, PDAF
  • Multispectral color temperature sensor
  • [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240/960fps, gyro-EIS, HDR10 rec.
  • Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama

The main 48MP camera offers what is one of the largest sensor on a smartphone at 1/32″ going up against the like of Samsung Galaxy S20. Even though the pixels measure 1.2µm each compared to the Galaxy S20, they’re still considerably larger than your average 0.8µm each found on most high-res smartphones.

However, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is capable of single shot HDR taking advantage of the extra resolution compared to the S20 which needs to take multiple shots to construct an HDR image.

The periscope telephoto lens is a 48MP sensor which offers 5x magnification compared to the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra’s 4x with the same sensor size.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra also offers an impressive 120x digital or as the company calls it – Hybrid Zoom. Although, it comprises quality which is not surprising since you’re magnifying the picture 120 times on a smartphone but the device is able to capture a lot of detail for distance.

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Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra 10x zoom sample.

One of the other camera features that sets this phone out from the competition is the telephoto camera capable of recording an impressive 8K video while also being able to maintain 4K output while zooming in and out.

Conclusion

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra definitely holds its own against the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra or the Galaxy S20 Ultra. It even goes head to head with the iPhone 11 Pro when it comes to the camera and for a significantly cheaper price tag.

Read more: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Price & Specifications.

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