Xiaomi has just released two new flagship smartphones, but which one is the right one for you? Here’s our advice on whether or not you should go Pro.
Despite the “Pro” moniker usually heralding a qualitative difference between a premium smartphone and the rest of the range, in this case the two devices – the Xiaomi Mi 10 and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro are remarkably similar except for the camera set up. Here’s a comparative analysis of the two handsets so you can make up your mind which one to choose.
Xiaomi Mi 10 vs Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro – Camera and screen
The camera is the area where the two devices differ most significantly. Both share the same main camera, the impressive 108-megapixel sensor that made its debut with the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and is also present on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.
From there, however, its an entirely different set-up for each phone. The standard Mi 10 has a 13-megapixel ultrawide accompanied by two 2-megapixel sensors, while the Mi 10 Pro joins its main sensor with a 20-megapixel ultrawide lens, a 8-megapixel telephoto sensor, and another 10-megapixel camera.
From this offering it looks as if the Mi 10 Pro has the more versatile set-up, but we still expect a very strong showing from the Mi 10, due to that high megapixel sensor alone.
One of the most impressive features of this series is the screen, and it seems that the two variants don’t differ in this regard. Both have 6.67-inch AMOLED displays with a Full HD+ resolution.
Xiaomi Mi 10 vs Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro – Battery and Charging
In an unusual turn of events, the Mi 10 actually has a slightly larger battery capacity than the Pro version; the Xiaomi Mi 10 has a battery capacity of 4780mAh while the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has 4500mAh. Both capacities are considerable – and you’ll probably need every last drop thanks to the demanding specs – but the Pro pulls away from the standard version when it comes to charging speeds.
The standard Mi 10 supports 30W charging, both wired and wireless, and it can also provide 10W reverse wireless charging. However, the Mi 10 Pro does slightly better, matching the Mi 10 for wireless and reverse wireless charging, but ramping up wired charging to a blistering 50W.
Xiaomi Mi 10 vs Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro – How much do they cost?
There’s a signififcant differen between the starting price of each device, but that narrows somewhat when you consider the different storage options on offer. Below is the full pricing breakdown, but bear in mind that the official UK and US prices are likely to differ from just direct currency conversion.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Prices:
8GB RAM & 128GB storage: BDT 57,600
8GB RAM & 256GB storage: BDT 62,400
12GB RAM and 256GB storage: BDT 67,200
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Prices:
8GB RAM & 256GB storage: BDT 72,500
12GB RAM & 256GB storage: BDT 79,500
12GB RAM & 512GB storage: BDT 87,000