Xiaomi has already presented its new Mi 10, Mi 10 Lite and Mi 10 Pro for the international market. The Chinese manufacturer’s flagship stands out for its power, 108 megapixel camera, 5G connectivity and a generous 50W fast charge. A mobile with many arguments to place itself among the best high-end smartphones on the market .
This is the comparison of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro against the Samsung Galaxy S20 +, the Huawei P40 Pro, the OPPO Find X2 Pro and the rest of the high-end terminals that dominate the mobile phone market. The final experience of these terminals goes far beyond what the cold numbers offer, but this comparative technique serves to give us a general image of how the market is doing.
Design loses relevance among high-end
The exterior appearance of all mobiles is becoming too similar. In previous comparisons we have commented that the design of the high-end has undergone a continuous evolution and the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is one of the best examples to represent it. Despite the fact that the interior components can be better organized and a compaction effort has been made, the feeling we have as users is that holding one of the high-end of 2020 is similar to what we had in previous years .
In fact, if we look at the weight and thickness data, this Mi 10 Pro does not improve the data than we had with the Mi 9. Xiaomi, like other manufacturers such as Samsung or Huawei, is committed to a chassis that combines the glass with aluminum edges. Curvature at some edges is also increased to improve grip, depending on the brand.
One of the most relevant elements in the design is the appearance of the rear camera. With the rise in the number of sensors, manufacturers have found that the shape of the rear camera is one of the most recognizable hallmarks of the phone . Even more so when the front aspect offers less and less differences since the edges are more and more minimalist.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro incorporates a generous battery, but its weight of 208 grams places it at the top of the high range. Weighing more than other smartphones like the Galaxy S20 +. One of the characteristics that we do not find in this model is the IP68 water resistance.
Screen: curves and hertz arrive
The new Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro incorporates a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with FullHD + resolution . Here the brand has decided to stay at the same resolution as past years to maintain a good level of autonomy in performance, but in this regard it lags behind other brands such as Huawei, Samsung or OPPO that do already incorporate QuadHD + panels in their flagships.
Samsung and Huawei lead the high-end in optimizing screen size, closely followed by brands like Xiaomi or OPPO.
AMOLED technology is repeated in all models and what we are also seeing more and more is that commitment to curves. The experience they offer raises some doubts, but the manufacturers seem determined to continue on this path.
Another decision where many brands coincide is in the elimination of the ‘notch’. The hole in the screen has led to the screen ratio becoming higher and higher . Here, the brands that have an advantage with Samsung and Huawei, closely followed with mobiles such as the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro that reaches an excellent 89.8% according to the GSMArena data that we use as a pattern.