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Today we have a review from French Mi Explorer @GuillaumeMi, he will give you the analysis of Mi 10 Pro with a focus on sound!
(Clarify that the unit to which he has had access is a test terminal for the Global market, so some lower aspects can be changed when the final version arrives.)
Stereo sound is a feature that many Mi Fans were requesting from Xiaomi. Xiaomi listened and has equipped the Mi 10 Pro with two speakers ! This is not necessarily a new feature on smartphones but let's learn more about it ...
Speakers are placed at the top and bottom of the smartphone. Having two speakers on the same side makes it difficult to distinguish sound from one or another. For smartphones with two speakers on the same side, you really have to block one of the outputs to hear the difference between the 2 speakers. With Mi 10 Pro, we can clearly notice the difference.
As we are talking about design, I will immediately come to a negative point ... When we play games in landscape format, sound outputs are on the side and goes right under fingers, it is quite easy to obstruct these outputs and therefore have no sound, quite disturbing in games where listening to noise might be very important to not be surprised by other players!
However with a 180° rotation, sound outputs will still be on the side but closer to the top, so it's a bit more difficult to obstruct them while playing.
Mi 10 Pro is equipped with two 1216 super-linear speakers. These two speakers have a resonant cavity of 1.2cc. The role of a resonant cavity is to amplify the sound produced, in fact thanks to several rebounds on cavity walls, frequencies will add up, amplifying the sound.
Each speaker has 7 magnetic units producing sound waves with a 0.65mm amplitude. The greater this amplitude, the louder sounds can be. 0.65mm is more than reasonable for a device of this size, reproducing a small nightclub at home is possible.
These speakers are completely symmetrical and therefore produce real stereo sound, let's look the differences with two competitors: Huawei Mate30 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
With many optimizations the iPhone 11 Pro Max is doing pretty well but it is far from equaling the perfect symmetry of the Mi 10 Pro, the Huawei Mate30 Pro with its single speaker ranks far behind.
A Few Tests
1) Audible frequency range test
Human ear is able to perceive sounds between 20Hz and 20kHz, in practice this is more between 150Hz and 12.5kHz. So, we will test the ability of speakers to provide these sounds.
Let's reproduce this test with another app which will allow us to do it with steps.
Results are good, the sound remains clear and not distorted over the entire frequency range, no crackling is to be reported.
2) A speech
Let's continue with the recording of a speech: once with silence around, a second time with background sound.
The voice is clear and is perfectly understandable. The music in the background is absolutely not disturbing and does not interfere with the speech.
We then end up listening to different musical styles. In this first video, the sound is directly recorded by the system.
Very good sound quality whatever the style of music is, even bass sounds, speakers are versatile. In the second video, sound is broadcast and recorded by the smartphone's microphone.
Here again, we have a good sound quality, both speakers and microphone are from a very good quality.
With the use of quality components and versatility of these, the Mi 10 Pro obtained a score of 76 in the DXOMARK Audio test outperforming all its competitors by simply taking the first rank.
As DXOMARK noted, the Mi 10 Pro is not the most powerful device in terms of sound but, honestly, apart from organizing a party of more than 10 people, the Mi 10 Pro will be more than enough for all your uses: background music, video games, watching videos, ...
Speakers are versatile and respond well over the entire frequency range audible to humans. In addition, we can only be delighted by the total symmetry of the speakers which provide us a perfect stereo sound.
To finish, the microphone is also of a good quality and will therefore allow us to make quality recordings as well as, back to the main function of a phone, very good quality calls!
What is your opinion about audio feature in Mi 10 Pro? Leave your comments below!
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