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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 review. A perfect smartphone on paper, and how is it actually?

For statistical Kowalski, the most important are three functions on the smartphone: good camera, big battery and NFC. All these three features are included in the advertising slogans of the new Xiaomi Mi Note 10. It is the first smartphone in the world with a 108 megapixel camera, and this is complemented by a huge 5260 mAh battery and of course NFC for contactless payments. Is Mi Note 10 really the perfect smartphone?

Xiaomi Mi note 10 review

The exact dimensions of the Mi Note 10 are: 157,8 x 74,2 x 9,67 mm and weighs 208g. It is only about 2g heavier than OnePlus 7 Pro, and I would like to remind you that it has an 5260 mAh battery, which is more than 1000 mAh more than a competitive model. The volume and wake buttons are on the right edge of the housing. On the bottom is USB type C for charging and attention, the 3,5mm headphone jack is rarely found in high-end smartphones. Looking at the price in my opinion, Note 10 aspires to this, sold in China under the name Mi CC9 Pro.

Xiaomi Mi note 10 review

Curved AMOLED screen

If you are bored with flat screens, Mi Note 10 will provide a new experience. The smartphone has a curved AMOLED screen of the size 6,47 inch, which blends perfectly with the sides of the housing. The displayed content looks fantastic, very good contrast and vivid colors. The screen has a built-in fingerprint reader, which is this year's standard for smartphones with the Mi logo.

Xiaomi Mi note 10 review

The back of the Mi Note 10 has a reflective, glossy finish that looks great. I decided on green and I do not regret choosing. The smartphone looks phenomenal, unless you put it in the case. Then the curved screen and very good workmanship lose their meaning. The shiny back, however, has one minus, the same for the induction hob in the kitchen and high gloss finished cabinets - fingerprints remain.

Xiaomi Mi note 10 review

A battery with a capacity of 5260 mAh is difficult to discharge within 24 hours

The Achilles heel of today's smartphones is the working time on one charge. Mi Note 10 fares very well here. If you are not a geek of mobile games, then your smartphone is easy will last 24 hours on one charge and even more.

In my case I managed to achieve the result 48 hours. I will add, however, that I practically do not use social media. Since the "Time in front of screen" function is available, I have been trying to use my smartphone only in a productive way, I am getting better and better. Returning to charging, the smartphone supports fast charging with 30W power, I will add that the 30W charger can be found in box together with a smartphone. A small minus that there is no induction charging.

The Qualcomm processor is responsible for the computing power of Mi Note 10 Snapdragon 730G. This is not a top SoC, on paper it definitely stands out from Snapdragon 855. And how is it in practice? During everyday use, the smartphone works smoothly, but when I use its "main function", the 108 MP camera is processed after taking a photo which lasts even 2 seconds. It is not long, but when we take a group photo, we always do a few to choose the best. Then the two second delay will be frustrating.

For AnTuTu enthusiasts I checked the Mi Note 10 and achieved the result of 255 036.

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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 - how is it with this 108 megapixel lens?

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has an 108-megapixel main lens provided by Samsung. During the day photos come out very well, the amount of detail in the pictures is sensational. Pictures taken with Mi Note 10 by day can compete with the best. What about worse lighting or at night? Then the Mi Note 10 is clearly not doing well, the pictures can be seen a lot of noise. I compared photos of three smartphones: My Notes 10, OnePlus 7 Pro i iPhone X. In my opinion, OnePlus won, and in your opinion?

Here were supposed to be photos taken with Mi Note 10 but ... "The image processing failed. If it's a photo or a large picture, please reduce it to 2500 pixels and upload again. "I will add that the photos have resolution 12032 x 9024 pixels!
Photos published in Google Cloud, linked to in the previous paragraph.

The main 108-megapixel lens is only one of five that Note 10 has. We also have 12MP lens for portrait photos. Xiaomi advertises Note 10 as a smartphone from 5x optical zoom. This enables another lens this time 5MP. However, this is not all because it is still there 10x hybrid and 50x digital zoom. I decided to test it and see if I could read the bus schedule across the street, please refer to Facebook groups.

Mi Note 10 has two more lenses: 20MP ultra wide angle and 2MP macro used to take pictures at a distance of two centimeters from the photographed object.

By default, Mi Note 10 takes pictures in 27MP resolution, in order to obtain 108MP, select the appropriate option in the Camera application. Plus, you don't have to go deep into the advanced option, just swipe right once. However, there is a minus, after taking the photo in the maximum resolution of 108MP, it is processed, which lasts + - 2 seconds. You cannot take another photo or change the mode during this time.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is it worth buying?

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 costs PLN 2499 in Poland, you can buy it for a similar price OnePlus 7 Pro and in my opinion it will be a better choice. During the day, smartphones take photos of similar quality, heal when the lighting is getting weaker, then OnePlus gains an increasing advantage. That is why in my opinion it is better to spend several dozen PLN more, and in addition we will get a more powerful processor (Snapdragon 855).

The 108 MP camera in the Mi Note 10 paved the trail of the Xiaomi Mi 10 flagship, which will most likely debut at the beginning of 2020. The price of Mi 10 (looking at Mi 9) will be equal to or lower than Note 10, so I suggest waiting for Mi 10.

When only Mi Note 10 is in your head and another smartphone is out of the question, I'll tell you how you can save a few hundred PLN. Just buy a smartphone in China, just like I did. Shop Gearbest sells Mi Note 10 for $ 479, or 1870 PLN. The package arrived to me in less than two weeks.

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