Mi 10i 5G Review

Let’s not go into re-branding because that’s now part of Xiaomi, so can’t talk much here. Coming to Mi 10i 5G, the phone has everything that you can think of, it comes with 120Hz refresh rate, 5G support, powerful processor, and 108MP camera sensor. I mean, what else can you expect at 21k.

Before I say anything, let me tell you India price for Mi 10i 5G.

Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G Price India

Mi 10i 5G price in India starts from Rs 20,999 for 6GB Ram + 64GB storage while 6GB Ram + 128GB storage variant is priced at Rs 21,999. Xiaomi has also launched 8GB of Ram and 128GB storage version which is priced at Rs 23,999 in India. The phone is available in Atlantic Blue, Midnight Black, and Pacific Sunrise colour options.

The first sale of Mi 10i 5G starts from 8th January 2020 at noon via Amazon India website and Mi.com/in at noon.

5 Reasons to buy Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G

Mi 10i 5G Review

There are many reasons to buy Mi 10i 5G but let me tell you 5 important ones.

5 Reasons to buy Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G
120Hz screen refresh rate
5G Support
108MP camera setup
Powerful Snapdragon 750G Chipset
33W fast charging support
Solid Build Quality

Also, the Mi 10i 5G is a well-priced smartphone, it’s not like, the phone is overpriced. I feel this is the best price for what Xiaomi is offering you. Now let’s talk in-depth about 5 reasons…

Display Quality: 120Hz Charm

Mi 10i 5G Review

Like I said in the Mi 10i 5G review, the phone has great display quality but Xiaomi needs to optimize MiUi 12 for this phone because sometimes while using 120Hz refresh rate, I have seen frame drop here and there. Also, the Snapdragon 750G is a powerful chipset and it can handle a 120Hz screen.

Here, I would say, there is nothing wrong with performance but MiUi 12 needs to be optimized. That said, 120Hz refresh rate at 21k is just amazing as there are not many options available with 120Hz. So if you haven’t used 90Hz or 120Hz screen then this is going to be super excited for you because everything will feel smoother then ever.

Performance: 5G addon

Mi 10i 5G Review

Snapdragon 750G processor can handle almost everything without any problem. So there is nothing to worry about performance, the phone will give the best result while playing games or even while using social media apps as the phone has 120Hz refresh rate screen.

The phone does have 5G and this is the key selling point of Mi 10i 5G but keep in mind, the phone only supports two 5G bands and this could be an issue if you fly out of India with Mi 10i 5G and the county you’re travelling to doesn’t support those two bands.

As of now, India doesn’t have 5G but still, it needs to point out. Overall, performance won’t be an issue but two 5G bands could be thing to worry about.

Cameras: Massive 108MP Camera sensor

Mi 10i 5G Review

The Mi 10i 5G come with 108-Megapixel (Samsung HM2 sensor) quad rear camera setup featuring 8MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP Macro lens and 2MP depth sensor. Here, just forget 2MP+2MP sensors because those two sensors are just added for numbers, nothing else.

I have taken some shots with Mi 10i 5G which I will add down below. Also, I have said in the review, the phone has the best camera setup at 21k, so there is nothing to worry about cameras. Let me add one paragraph from Mi 10i 5G review,

“I’m surprised by the video quality because Xiaomi’s budget smartphone doesn’t shoot good quality videos but with Mi 10i 5G, things are charging. In shorts, there won’t be any huge problem in Video recoding or even while taking images.”

Build Quality: Marvelous

Mi 10i 5G Review

I don’t know about you but I love this rounded design, I have used OnePlus 7T and this Mi 10i 5G is also good looking smartphone. I’m not gonna say much here because the design or even UI is a personal thing, one will like and one will hate, so choose as per test.

Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5)

In short, Xiaomi has done a good job in build and even design, it looks kind different than other Xiaomi devices.

Battery Life: 33W Fast Charging

Mi 10i 5G Review

Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G has 4,820 mAh (non-removable) with 33W fast charging support and yes, 33W charger is included in the box, so no need to buy separately. Now, the battery life depends on your use but this phone will give about 1-day battery life.

The phone will take around 58 minutes to charge from 0% to 100% but you have to use 33W fast charger. Mi 10i 5G has good battery but still, the phone will last for 1 day.

Keep in mind, when you use 5G, the phone will consume more battery as compared to 4G. Now, 5G is not available in India, so there won’t be any problem but when you use it, get ready to see some battery drops.

Conclusion: Worth it or not?

Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G is priced at Rs 20,999 and at this price, the phone has everything from 5G, powerful processor, 108MP camera setup, 33W fast charging support and much more. So from my side, go buy Mi 10i 5G, if your budget is about 21k.

Xiaomi Mi 10i Full Specifications

Launch Date 5 January 2020
First Sale8 January 2020
Display Size 6.67-Inches LCD
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Dimensions165.4 x 76.8 x 9 mm
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Screen Refresh Rate120Hz LCD
Display Brightness 450 nits
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5)
OSMIUI 12-based on Android
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (8 nm)
GPUAdreno 619
CPUOcta-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 570 & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 570)
Storage 6GB Ram + 128GB Storage
8GB Ram + 128GB Storage
Card SlotMicroSD Card
SIM Card SlotHybrid Dual SIM
Rear Cameras108 MP Primary (Samsung HM2 sensor)
8 MP Ultra-Wide
2 MP Depth
2 MP Macro
Video4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps
Front Camera16 MP Selfie Shooter
Video1080p@30fps
3.5mm JackYes
Stereo Speakers Yes
Bluetooth Version 5.1
5G SupportYes
NFC SupportNo
Sensors Ultra-sound proximity sensor | 360° Ambient light sensors | Accelerometer | Gyroscope | Electronic compass | Z-axis linear vibration motor| IR blaster
Fingerprint Yes, Side-Mounted
Supported Bands5G: Sub6G: n77/n78
4G: LTE FDD: B1/3/5/7/8
4G: LTE TDD: B38/40/41
3G: WCDMA: B1/2/5/8
2G: GSM: B2/3/5/8
Battery 4,820 mAh (non-removable)
Charging Speed33W
Charging Time 0% to 100% in 58 minutes (as per Xiaomi)
Colors Atlantic Blue, Midnight Black, and Pacific Sunrise
Weight 215 Grams
In the boxMi 10i 5G/ Power adapter / USB Type-C cable/ Simple protective cover / SIM eject tool / User guide / Warranty card
Model Number
Price6GB + 64GB: 20,999
6GB + 128GB: 21,999
8GB + 128GB: 23,999
Available at Amazon India Website

Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G FAQ

Mi 10i 5G Review

What is the India Price of Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G?

A: The Mi 10i 5G is priced at Rs 20,999 for 6GB of Ram and 128GB storage in India.

What are the color options available for Mi 10i 5G?

A: The phone is available in Atlantic Blue, Midnight Black, and Pacific Sunrise color options.

Where Can I buy Mi 10i 5G?

A: It’s available on Amazon India website and Mi.com/in.

When is the first sale of Mi 10i 5G?

A: The first sale of Mi 10i 5G starts from 8th January 2020 at noon via Amazon India website and Mi.com/in at noon.

What is the screen size of Mi 10i 5G?

A: The phone comes with 6.67-inches LCD 120Hz display with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution.

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