Maybe it’s time to admit that we can’t keep up with the naming schemes of some manufacturers, Xiaomi included. The new Mi 10T Pro, which is the subject of this review, is quite different from its predecessor in many ways. For example, the Mi 9T Pro was just a re-brand of the Redmi K20 Pro – a very successful and sought after model. But the successor, the Mi 10T Pro, is a brand new device with little to no resemblance to its siblings.
That doesn’t take away the fact that for its price, the Mi 10T Pro packs a punch. It may not strike us as the “flagship killer” the Mi 9T Pro was last year and some of this year’s alternatives. Still, it definitely falls in the “mainstream” or “affordable” flagship category with premium specs and a relatively low price tag.
It packs everything you’d expect from a 2020 flagship – Snapdragon 865 SoC, 108MP main camera aided by a macro and ultra-wide although, there’s no proper telephoto. However, one would argue that cropping from the 108MP main sensor would probably net better results than a cheap 2x zoom camera.