Oh wtf, why not 3.5m audio jack?!
I am still waiting Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra in Indonesia but not yet coming untill today. I will buy the silver one
Very average (bad) video and very poor stabilization. Very poor selfie picture quality.
This is going to be the best flagship phone from any company in justified price . I am in love with xiaomi devices. I am gonna stick with xiaomi for very long now.
47cosmos, 10 Sep 2020I see many dont like curve screen like mkbhd, linus, dave lee, unbox therapy, and even the rev... more"Unfortunately" (or "fortunately", depending on your point of view), Xiaomi pays no attention to those reviewer who don't have the pulse of the market for which Xiaomi designs its phones.
NO external memory!!!
Anonymous, 09 Sep 2020The recent success of Mi 10 Ultra owes a debt to its domestic market that has imaginatively co... moreI see many dont like curve screen like mkbhd, linus, dave lee, unbox therapy, and even the reviews on gsm.
Looking for 10T pro flat screen.
ugliest camera setup ever. but a killer device overall
So, this is the top 1 camera king in DXOMARK
No headphone jack and no memory card slot? And still this expensive? They must be kidding me. I would rather go for S20+ or Note 20Ultra
The recent success of Mi 10 Ultra owes a debt to its domestic market that has imaginatively conditioned Xiaomi's design. The surprising recent high demand for curved-screens offers another illuminating example how the phone-makers and the market collectively shape the smartphone agenda.
The real market-wide interest in curved-screens was largely started with the appearance of "Water-Fall" screen on Mate30Pro in late 2019. This interest reached a new high with the arrival of P40Pro whose quad-curved design was wholeheartedly embraced and considered by many to be "the most beautiful design" of 2020. This growing market demand has forced a Xiaomi top executive to admit: "A flagship smartphone with a flat screen is no longer an option in 2020."
It was amusing to read the animated exchanges among high school girls regarding "2-side curved" and "quad-curved" in various smartphone related forums. It was also amusing to witness the following exchange in a smartphone store:
- high school girl: "I am looking for a smartphone with a curved screen."
- shop attendant: "What kind of curved-screen phone are you looking for?"
- high school girl: "I just want it curved like P40Pro, not like Mate30Pro."
Was this a fashion statement or an aesthetic statement, probably unknowingly to the girl?
The curved screen is so far a costly option only available for higher priced phones, but phone-makers are facing the growing pressure to provide this option for lower-priced phones. According to a Xiaomi insider, this option will be offered for at least one member of the Redmi K40 Series forthcoming in December, i.e., we will start to see phones with curved screen priced under $400. A more striking view was offered by a would-be buyer of Redmi Note 10Pro ($200 phone): "I just need a decent 5G SoC and a curved OLED screen. Everything else is fine."
It is important to recognize that the primary drive behind the recent rising market demand for curved screens is aesthetics and aesthetic alone. It is truly heart-warming to witness a growing market trend in pursuit of something that is not utilitarian, but aesthetic in nature.
I just got this yesterday and when I put my Verizon Sim in it I get no service I was wondering if anyone could help me get mobile data from my Verizon Sim working
Stop asking questions regarding "IP68", SD-slot, or "3.5mm jack". These features are excluded because they are not high on the list of most desirable features for inclusion for Xiaomi's targeted primary market. These are design decisions driven by the market, not by some designers sitting in an air-conditioned room with a cup of cappuccino in hand.
gnusmag, 08 Sep 2020900$ and no IP rating??
Xiaomi you're going bananasXiaomi designs its phone for the market it intends to serve. What to include and what to exclude depend on Xiaomi's market research which is among the most sophisticated in the field. Xiaomi's domestic market is the most sophisticated and most advanced smartphone market with no comparable peers in the world, and this market has its own unique imagination and priority orientation with respect to what a 2020 flagship phone should be. Xiaomi's design choice is a partial reflection of this unique orientation. For this targeted domestic market, "IP68" rating is not high on the priority list of features being considered for inclusion, and similar low priority rating also applies to SD-card slot and 3.5mm phone jack. One of the influential recent market research reports indicates the following partial list of high priority features for this unique market:
2) curved front screen;
3) periscope optical zoom.
900$ and no IP rating??
Xiaomi you're going bananas
This is spectacular smartphone with:
First graphene battery
First 120watt fast charge
First 120x zoom on camera for long distance photo
lancangkuning, 07 Sep 2020still using USB 2.0?Usb C
Build quality : All round premium build quality. A little slippery like most flagships so better put on a case. The Ceramic variant is more durable compared to the glass back on most other flagships, helps the phone avoid becoming a fingerprint magnet. Fingerprint scanner is fast contrary to what some reviewers have said. The animation combined with dynamic wallpaper might make it look like it is slow to open.
Though it is priced way cheaper compared to other flagships, there are no compromises on the build quality front except for lack of 3.5mm jack (Most other companies aren't giving it either) & lack of IP68 rating. But this does offer splash resistance which should handle the ocassional accidental spill or rain or drop. For most other IP68 rated phones, waterproofing is destroyed the moment it's glass breaks. As long as you aren't a cousin of Aquaman, this phone should do the job.
Screen: Hands down one of the best mobile displays of 2020 along with Galaxy Note 20 ultra, ROG 3, Find X2 pro. Zero compromises on the display part. 1080p+ on a sub 7 inch device is enough for most people. Quad HD doesn't offer a huge difference on such a small screen size.
Punch hole to the corner is easily hidden unlike the one in the center like the Galaxy series. Full HDR support with Netflix and other streaming services through software unlike Huawei p40 series
Software : Best experience on any Xiaomi ever. 120hz blends so well with with miui 12. Dynamic wallpapers offer a great visual experience on that gorgeous screen. Theme store from Xiaomi is the best among all Android phones. Every part of the UI can be highly customized. It just embarrasses every other Android skin in this department. As usual I recommend users to switch animations from 1x to 0.5x in Settings on Chinese skins as they tend to have slightly longer animations making the overall Ui appear slower than what it is.
MIUI 12 currently has features that will probably be incorporated into stock Android 5 years later. It's just ahead of the curve. All those who complain about latest Android version need to take these things into consideration.
Netflix, online wallet services that rely on Google Play services run without any issues. This isn't Chinese ROM like Huawei p40 series where one has to compromise on a few things despite installing Google play services.
There is some bloatware but unlike previous Xiaomi phones, this can be uninstalled easily. No need to disable them, just remove it without having to root the phone.
No ads like on their budget phones, other recommendations, etc can be easily turned off through settings.
Overall zero complaints on the software part.
It's fast, flexible and the most customizable Android skin at the moment.
Performance : SD865 and ufs 3.1 storage Coupled with some high tech cooling inside, it shatters all benchmarks especially Antutu and GeekBench.
The feature rich yet streamlined miui 12 just glides smoothly throughout the process of using the phone. It handles anything you throw at it without showing any signs of unnecessarily heating up or slowing down.
Zero compromise on the performance part.
Camera: Great in both videos and photos overall.
Will breakdown certain things in detail here.
Camera quality through main lens is the best irrespective of lighting conditions. Xiaomi's processing has improved a lot. The images do lean towards being more punchier in output like the Galaxy series. But I guess most people prefer those type of images over color accurate ones like Find X2 pro. Tweaking a few things like AI and other settings will give you a more natural output.
Video through main camera is good. Samsung Galaxy series still takes slightly better daytime videos with the likes of OP8 Pro excelling in night time videos through main lens. A few modes like 4K60 through Ultrawide not available through default app but can be used through third party camera like Open camera, Snap camera, etc.
8k video recording better than the one on Galaxy series with wider FOV and better stabilization. Most people aren't going to use it as they don't have 8k TV to enjoy that 8k footage in its full glory.
Stabilization through is great but OnePlus 8 pro, Samsung S20/Note 20 series have slightly better stabilization.
Stabilization through telephoto lens is the best in the business. This helps a lot in taking blur free images at zoom without a tripod.
Night mode offers huge improvements in images from Ultrawide and telephoto lens.
Not so much difference to camera images taken from Main lens.
But you wouldn't require night mode for main lens in many scenarios just like the Huawei p40 series.
Also night mode seems to be not final software wise. Expect it to improve a lot in coming months as the phone gets more updates.
120x zoom gives better details compared to every other zoom lens on the market. Perfectly usable images upto 30x while others fail beyond 10x.
Best zoom camera on the market as video is great as well compared to the likes of Huawei which is good in zoom photos but lags behind in zoom videos.
Potrait lens should become standard on all phones. This phone is using same sensor as Pixel series for Potrait lens.
Great portraits irrespective of lighting conditions. Best 2x zoom on the market.
Ultrawide is great in good light, quality detoriates in low light like other flagships which is where night mode comes to the rescue. OnePlus 8 pro still has the best Ultrawide IMO. Huawei has good quality but the FOV is only slightly bigger than main lens. The Ultrawide here has the biggest FOV and lives upto it's purpose of capturing more into the scene.
Front facing camera is okay. Gets the job done. It isn't going to win any awards. Galaxy s20 ultra still has the best selfie camera for photos & videos among flagships if you exclude the Zenfone 7 series.
Battery: Best battery life among all 120hz screen flasghips. Don't be fooled by endurance rating on this site as the Culprit was weak standby time on their US networks.
You can easily expect upto 8.5-9hr SOT.
And whenever that battery goes low, You can get upto half the charge of a 4500mah in 5 minutes. Futuristic fast charging speeds (wired as well as wireless).
Wireless charging with 55W gets you fully charged before most flagships can with wired charging. Phone does get a bit hot during charging around 43 deg C.
IMO Oppo's implementation of above 100W charging should be the best and the coolest keeping the phone under 40 deg C.
Xiaomi has promised around 10% battery degradation over a span of 800 charge cycles which is excellent and way better than regular batteries which get charged by inferior 18W USB PD.
Conclusion : This is one of the best phones you can buy right now.
Totally worth the money and totally worth importing.
Any Mobile repair shop can get it repaired for you in case of any problems. Don't hesitate to buy it.
I've had a few people bug me to import this phone for them. Mind you these are Samsung & iPhone users who were disappointed by the lackluster Note 20 series & iPhone 12 series leaks. Ordered 10 units of this phone (12gb/256gb) Black Ceramic variant.
7 units already pre-booked by people bugging me to get their hands on this phone.