Xiaomi launched its Mi 10 Ultra smartphone last August in the Chinese market, and it seems that the phone is superior in all dimensions, and it is no different from any luxury smartphone recently launched from giant competitors. Let’s see what Xiaomi has to offer with Mi 10 Ultra …
Here is a review of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra smartphone:
Inside the box
As part of the company’s celebration of its ten years anniversary, the phone comes in a distinctive, beautiful and very shiny box. On the inside, you will find the phone with a pre-installed screen protection layer and a back cover, as well as all the accessories you will need, including a USB-C cord, some manuals, and a USB-C to 3.5 mm adapter, with a 120-watt charger.
The smartphone comes with a weight of 221.8 kg and dimensions of 162.4 x 75.1 x 9.5 mm, and it is made of aluminum and equipped with Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and Gorilla Glass 6 on the back. You will notice that the phone is slightly curved from the front and back, but in a way that is not exaggerated.
The phone grip may be a bit uncomfortable when using for a long time, and it is worth noting that fingerprints may also be printed on the phone.
From the front, you will find a screen with a hole in the upper-left corner of the front camera in addition to it being integrated with a fingerprint sensor. On the back, a quad camera setup paired with a dual flash.
There is an IR sensor on the top of the phone, and the volume control buttons and the power button are placed on the right side, while the USB-C port, the SIM card slot and external speakers are located at the bottom. Of course, there is no 3.5mm hole.
The phone is available in black, silver and transparent.
The phone screen is considered one of the best screens, it is an OLED size of 6.67 inches and a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels with a density of 386 pixels per inch and an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9, and the screen accounts for about 89.5% of the device’s body.
The screen supports the appearance of 1 billion colors, HDR technology and HDR10 +, in addition to the refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, and this helps the smoothness and ease of using the screen and seeing details more clearly.
The brightness ratio is up to 800 nits, and it can be up to 1000Hz, which makes for excellent use in sunlight.
The screen supports Dark Mode, through which you can completely convert the phone to black during use, not only applications, and you will find the black color perfectly saturated, in addition to the eye protection mode, and all this helps to preserve the battery and also the eyes from harmful rays of the eye.
As for the cameras, the phone comes with a quad-camera setup from the back, which includes a 48-megapixel main camera with an f / 1.9 lens slot + an ultra-high-resolution zoom up to 5 times the digital zoom and 120 times the 48-megapixel hybrid zoom + sensor magnifier up to twice as accurately 12 megapixels, plus a 20-megapixel wide-angle camera with f / 2.2 lens. All this with dual LED flash.
The rear camera setup supports panorama mode, HDR, PDAF and auto focus, as well as shooting videos in 8K at 24 frames per second, or 4K at 30/60 frames per second, or 1080p at 30/60/120/240/960 frames per second.
The first and basic camera offers exceptional performance, as the colors provided from the images are natural and wonderful, and the details are many and noticeable greatly and there is no noise, as for the Dynamic Range, which is responsible for distributing light in the images, it also provides superior performance.
And when you use auto focus, you will notice that it may outperform some professional cameras, especially with photographing people. And when shooting in low light, the camera offers a very good performance for any smartphone user in the world, with great detail and fine light distribution.
As for the Ultra Wide camera, it is considered the widest in the world of smart phones now, as it is at an angle of 128˚, and is able to capture images rich in detail and color.
With regard to the front camera, it comes with a 20-megapixel camera with f / 2.3 lens slot, and support for HDR.
The front camera offers a very good performance in terms of colors, but when the light is significantly reduced you may notice that the images are not the best, but they are still good in terms of colors and accuracy.
The front camera supports shooting videos at 1080p at 30 frames per second or 720 pixels at 120 frames per second.
Mi 10 Ultra is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor with 7nm manufacturing technology combined with Adreno 650 GPU.
The processor delivers excellent performance even with intense pressure, so you won’t have any issues with the processor.
The graphics processor also provides superior performance with long-term gaming, especially as the company added Liquid Cooling to the phone to reduce the temperature to the maximum degree.
The phone is powered by MIUI 12 based Android 10 operating system.
As for the audio performance, the phone offers a great audio experience, as it comes with stereo and surround speakers that make the experience of watching videos and games wonderful.
The phone includes random memory with a capacity of 8/12/16 GB, and internal memory with a capacity of 128/256/512 GB, and there is no possibility to add an external memory card.
The phone supports Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS and NFC.
The phone contains a battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh, but the company separated the battery into two batteries (each battery has a capacity of 2250 mAh) and this to enhance the speed of fast charging.
The battery provides from 5 hours and a half to 6 and a half hours of playback. The battery performance is very good, especially since the charger itself is very powerful. It can give you 40% in just five minutes, and in 26 minutes it can fill the battery completely from zero to 100%.
The Mi 10 Ultra smartphone’s price starts at $ 760 USD.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is a very impressive smartphone, as it sets new standards for charging speeds in both wired and wireless form. It is also equipped with the best technology and specifications found in all luxury smartphones with a powerful processor, amazing cameras and a durable design.
9.5 / 10
- The world’s best fast charger so far
- 120 Hz screen
- Great camera
- Excellent build quality
- Superior performance at reasonable price
- MIUI isn’t for everyone
- It has a large weight and does not support external memory
- Does not support water resistance standard
- It does not support Radio FM nor does it support 3.5mm
- Available in China only