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Mi Note 10/Pro/Lite

[Review] Mi Note 10 a leap with 108MP Penta Camera, delivers performance & power for all day use

2020-04-21 12:22:59
2101 27

Hei Mi fans,

What's new? Hope to find everyone doing good and enthusiastic as always. Today, I am gonna share my user experience with Mi Note 10 and subsequently recap the pioneer of 108MP shooter features and functionalities, after using it for a few months. Let's get into it. Will basically run thru the essential features and for the unboxing if you miss it, checkout my thread Mi Note 10 unboxing and impression!  


Key features:-
  • Penta camera with 108MP main sensor
  • 6.47"3D curved AMOLED display
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 front and back
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 730G processor
  • Responsive in-screen fingerprint sensor
  • 5260mAh (typ) high-capacity battery
  • In-box 30W fast charger
  • Multifunctional NFC


Big leap over the predecessor
Mi Note 10 is a big leap from Mi Note 3 in most of the departments, be it the camera, display size, battery, Gorilla Glass protection and features, which was launched in September 2017. That's a while back, and I guess why Xiaomi had chosen 10 was to commemorate it's 10 years of existence and success.


Smartphone Photography Elevated
Mi Note 10 sets another important milestone for the industry to become the world’s first mass-produced smartphone shipping a 108MP camera. The remarkable 108MP main camera offers a 1/1.33’’ large image sensor – twice as large as the mainstream 48MP cameras. It supports OIS and features an industry leading resolution of 12032 x 9024. It also incorporates a 4-in-1 (1.6μm) Super Pixel with the latest RAW multi-frame noise reduction algorithm to capture rich detail, even in low-light conditions. Let's me recap the specifications to justify, on the top cluster of camera on the rear, comes with 5MP ultra telephoto camera, f/2.0, OIS 10x hybrid zoom, 50x digital zoom, ƒ/2.0, OIS, below it, 32MP selfie camera, 1.4 μm, ƒ/2.0, 2x optical zoom, 1.4 μm, ƒ/2.0, 2x optical zoom, on the bottom of the configuration is the epic, mother of all lenses, Samsung HMX, 108MP, 0.8μm, 1/1.33″, f/1.69 aperture, FOV 82°, 1.4μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel, OIS. Right below the cluster is the 20MP, 117° ultra wide-angle camera, 1.12μm, 1/3″ sensor, f/2.2 aperture, AF, 5 piece lens and lastly the tiny sensor, 2MP macro camera, 1.75 μm pixel size, AF. Next, let's see how the camera performs in all terrain shots.

Wide angle shots
117° ultra-clear, ultra wide-angle camera, one-click panoramic view

Detailed Macro shots
The basic rule of close-up photography is to get as close as possible to further explore images of the tiny objects.

Stunning Night shots
Mi Note 10 is the first Mi Phone that supports the new Night Mode 2.0 capture stunning low light photos, though it brightens photos, it also preserves the night time feeling, balancing the light and dark elements of an image.

32MP selfie camera
Ultra-high resolution, able to record minute details such as hairends, eyelashes and facial details, while the post-editing feature is still as high-quality as before. First Mi Phone that supports the new Night Mode 2.0 and features RAW-based multi frame composition, let's you take pictures without worrying about the dark.

108MP Mode
Unprecedentedly, Mi Note 10 features a 108MP camera, with a single photo resolution of up to 12032 x 9024, 12 times as high as 4K resolution! With a super large image sensor in a size of 1/1.33", the camera surpasses most digital cameras. By capturing more light and details, it reproduces the magnificence of the landscape. Isn't it breathtaking?


Switch to 108MP preview
The lightning arrestors can still be seen clearly at the apex of the roof, zoomed from the previous image.

Photo 5X Mode (108MP sensor)
Excellent 10x hybrid zoom telephoto camera with 4-axis OIS letting your eyes see more.

Photo 2X Mode (108MP sensor)

Photo 1X mode (108MP sensor)

HD preview (108MP sensor)

Photo 0.6X Mode (108MP sensor)

Macro - Pro mode - Raw Enabled
Raw is available on the Pro Mode for Ultra Wide, Wide & Macro

Post-edited Raw image
Refer to the above original Raw image, and after brightness reduction and increase in saturation

Portrait mode
Optimal quality portrait mode with 50mm lens; Dual PD enhances focus accuracy, ultra-bright 1.4μm large pixel, accurate laser auto focus and soft light for capturing beauty even in dark surroundings

With a wider depth of field

With a narrow depth of field

Panorama Mode

Video sample
As seen the video, I was hurrying to get to Orchid house to get a shed from the drizzling, so far the video stabilization works shows the very little jittery

Using the Vlog function
Very good for a brief outlook of the sceneries.

Elite Gaming Experience
Mi Note 10 is powered by Snapdragon 730G that adopted Elite Gaming which transforms it into a powerful gaming machine. With a full arsenal of hardware and software features that are optimized for gaming and fully integrated on top-tier Snapdragon mobile platforms, players will game at the next echelon with smooth interactions, superior performance, blazing-fast response, incredible audio, cinema-quality graphics, and more. For the first time, you can now game in True HDR, with extreme realism, rich graphics, and cinema-quality processing and along with that an Artificial intelligence (AI)-dedicated for future games to become smarter, and with doubled Hexagon Vector eXtension performance. With all that being said, let's translate that into a number crunch to grasp the idea and how it actually performs when compared to other competitors.


GFXBench is to test your device with game-like content across multiple graphics APIs. As seen, I recorded a score of T-Rex and Manhattan tests we recorded 59fps and 35fps respectively which is considered good


Subsequently to test graphics capabilities, I use the 3DMark application which focuses on graphics processing capabilities of the CPU and GPU. From my test results above, it's proven the advantages of graphics processing of Snapdragon 730G excels with a high score in the Sling Shot while the Sling Shot Extreme Unlimited score was modest. Next, let's see the game play itself, as follows:-


Being a casual gamer, it pleased to know the network settings is optimized where Wi-Fi configurations to support efficient online gaming to provide smooth, fast gameplay and along with Game Q-sync, designed to allow the display frame rate to match the frame rate produced by the game engine. The game engine no longer needs to be locked to 60Hz and can run faster or slower depending on the render workload. It also allows the display to dynamically match the render rate for a better gaming experience. In addition, the Game Jank Reducer v1.0, helps to solve jank or stutter, which takes the player out of the action, by reducing distraction. Thus far the features have been something every gamers have in mind.


Everyday Productivity
I don't supposed, everyone acquires a smartphone to play games and take pictures. The smartphone is essential for our daily productivity, which includes Web Browsing, Video Conferencing, doing other applications like word processing and other office applications. I will run a few benchmarks to see how it relates to our daily usages that cover the wide variety of tasks performed.


To get an idea of ​​the productivity performance of the Snapdragon 730G processors in completing daily activities, I ran a test using the PCMark 2.0 Work Performance test. From the score the ability to browse, edit video, processing speed and manipulating data is mediocre while Photo Editing test score was disappointing. Let's look at a different perspective with the CPU test.


Testing continues on CPU performance using the Geekbench application by simulating daily tasks and real-world applications. This test is designed to measure cellular CPU performance quickly and accurately. Every Geekbench 5 test will measure the full potential of the CPU. The processor performances proof worthy and surpasses its competitors in the same class.


To clear the curiosity, the Antutu is a general benchmark to see how it compares with other processors, which might or not reflect in a real life usage experience. Some comparison with other devices: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G vs MediaTek Helio G90T - Neck To Neck Experience!  


MIUI 11 - Life Gets Easier
Mi Note 10 is powered by the new MIUI minimalist design; the new ambient display makes the once static design become dynamic; when receiving a notification, the pulse light will flash as a reminder; Mi Doc Viewer, Mi share and Mi wireless printing give you more convenience. It offers many iterative improvements to MIUI’s many strengths. New features like Screen Cast, makes screen publishing easier. With GameTurbo v.2 available on Mi Note 10 making casting while playing games. And the most sorted for, Always On Display feature with the breathing notification, add text, position and color you want to be displayed in the AOD. With the new Launcher added, making sharing and application cloning shortcut to 3D Touch function. Dark Mode Scheduling is thoughtful, you can set the timing for dark mode to activate or deactivate. The new animation gives a better view and look to the system. There are more features offered but to be realistic, after using the UI daily, I strongly suggest they work-on the imperfect experiences to render a optimal user experience


Thoughts
The Mi Note series has always been an upper mid-range device that was packed with innovative features and 730G SoC Chipset just short of a flagship experience. On the photography it outperformed many devices in the upper mid-range class. Being the World's first 108MP Samsung Bright HMX sensor with a penta camera setup, to dream big and shoot epic, coupled with the optical, hybrid, digital zoom factors and you can plan a photoshoot without feeling equipment scarcity to capture amazing and stunning pictures. As for night photography has been made more convenient than ever, with the Night Mode v.2 and bundled with four flashlights including dual soft lights & dual flash lights, equipped with laser focus has made it even more easier and simple. Meanwhile, for gaming on the elite gaming platform seems to be a positive move offering numerous features that is focused on the game play in reality which is, I'm my case Game anti-cheat extensions, really helps keep gamers on the same level playing field by detecting and circumventing game hacks. You can check it out when playing online Multiplayer League in Asphalt 9. Moreover, Game fast loader v1.0 ensures a smooth, fluid visual experience. It auto adjusts the display refresh rate to match the rate of the GPU so there’s virtually no screen tearing or stuttering, for a decrease in game load times when launching. In addition, to make your day fruitful, Mi Note 10 battery backup, limited to it's high capacity 5260mAh (typ) battery, In-box 30W fast charger and wireless changing to keep high in juice for the whole day.

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Grand Master Bunny

Nazeer In | from Redmi K20 Pro

#1

Explained & Presented everything well
2020-04-21 12:34:11
Thanks for the review. Can you tell how long does the battery holds in mixed use?
2020-04-21 13:39:00

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feds64 Author | from Mi Note 10

#3

brokЭn
Thanks for the review. Can you tell how long does the battery holds in mixed use?

Terrible, I must admit with the EEA ROM, even with 8nm process, & bigger battery, Redmi Note 8 Pro can last longer.
2020-04-21 14:10:26

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myrichgoh | from MI 8

#4

Well written thread...thanks for sharing.
2020-04-21 15:17:27

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jihad.ptk1 | from Redmi Note 7 Pro

#5

Well explained. Thanks for sharing the review
2020-04-21 15:22:57
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Md. Jihad Hossen
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Tom-GER | from Mi Note 10

#6

well explained! thank you very much for this.
2020-04-21 16:24:07

Master Bunny

Tom-GER | from Mi Note 10

#7

brokЭn
Thanks for the review. Can you tell how long does the battery holds in mixed use?

hi my battery holds apo. 2 days in mixed ( with playing about 3h ). without playing nearly 3 days.
2020-04-21 16:25:49

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Mi-FE | from Mi 9T

#8

thanks
2020-04-21 16:28:27

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DaMgaSea | from Redmi Note 8 Pro

#9

thanks
2020-04-21 18:35:05

Pro Bunny

ctrl_a | from Mi 9T

#10

Thanks
2020-04-21 18:55:13
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