On the occasion of Xiaomi’s 10th Anniversary, the company has launched the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra and Redmi K30 Ultra. With the new Mi 10 Ultra, Xiaomi brings the world’s first 120W fast charging as well as the first 120x AI Super Zoom feature. This flagship smartphone was initially announced in China, and was later released internationally.
In this article, we’ll discuss the detailed specifications, price, and review of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra. It seems that this flagship device is quite similar to its predecessor Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro. Besides, it is the fourth variant in the Mi 10 lineup series. Furthermore, it does come with a few additional highlighted features. Let’s get started with the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra review.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Release Date and Price
The Mi 10 Ultra was announced on 11th August 2020 in an online virtual event. Besides, it is expected to be launched on 16th August 2020 internationally. Looking at its amount, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra price in India starts at ₹57,000 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. On the other hand, the 8GB + 256GB is priced at ₹60,000. Whereas the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant is priced at ₹64,400. Furthermore, the 16GB RAM + 512GB storage variant is priced at ₹75,200.
Design and Display
When it comes to looks, this device is pretty similar to its predecessor, the Mi 10, and Mi 10 Pro. It comes with a 6.67-inch full-HD+ OLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. Moreover, it features a 120Hz refresh rate and in-display fingerprint scanner. Talking about its weight, it weighs 221 grams with a dimension of 162.4 x 75.1 x 9.5 mm. Moreover, it is currently available in three colors viz. Mercury Silver, Obsidian Black, and Transparent Edition.
Mi 10 Ultra Camera
Looking at its camera, it offers a quad-camera setup on the rear. To be specific, it sports a 48-megapixel Quad-Bayer sensor instead of the 108MP version in the Pro. Moreover, it features a 48-megapixel periscope telephoto lens, 12-megapixel of telephoto lens, and a 20MP ultrawide camera.
Its main attraction is the 120x digital zoom capability which is more than the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. On the front, it even offers a single 20-megapixel selfie shooter. With such great specs, this handset is best for photography. Most importantly, it can also shoot 8K videos. Isn’t it amazing!
Software and Performance
This device runs the Google official Android 10 operating system with the latest MIUI 12. Although MIUI is not considered as the best Android skin, it still gives an attractive look and rich feel to the device. Besides, it does come with a few bloatware apps, which might be annoying sometimes.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is powered by Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 chipset, paired with up to 16GB LPDDR 5 RAM. It is quite disappointing that the company has not used the latest Snapdragon 865 Plus SOC for this premium smartphone. Besides, it is available in four variants viz. 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB, 256GB 12GB RAM, and 512GB 16GB RAM. Additionally, it sports the new dual stereo speakers, for improved audio while playing high-end games or watching videos.
This handset comes with a non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery with the world’s first 120W fast charging support. The company claims that it can charge the Android phone from 0% to 100% in less than 23 minutes. Furthermore, it also features a 50W wireless charging support. Hence, if you are looking for the best battery backup phone in 2020, then Mi 10 Ultra is the one for you.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Specifications
|Launch Date||11 August 2020|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Body Weight||221 grams|
|Dimensions||162.4 x 75.1 x 9.5 mm|
|Operating System||Android 10|
|Custom UI||MIUI 12|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865|
|Colors||Mercury Silver, Obsidian Black, Transparent Edition|
|Rear Camera||48 MP + 48MP + 12 MP + 20 MP|
|Camera features||Dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video||8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240/960fps|
|Front Camera||20 MP|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery|
|Fast Charging||Yes, 120W|
|Price (8GB + 128GB)||₹57,000|
|Price (8GB + 256GB)||₹60,000|
|Price (12GB + 256GB)||₹64,400|
|Price (16GB + 512GB)||₹75,200|
Overall, we can say that Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is a great flagship phone, with high-end specifications. However, is it worth buying? Since the company has kept the old FHD display and the basic Snapdragon 865 chipset, it would be difficult to compete against the OnePlus 8T and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Still, it does have a few advantages in the camera section. If it fits within your budget, then Mi 10 Ultra is an easy recommendation for the photography lovers.