System Performance

In terms of performance, as the Mi 10 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 865 SoC, we’re expecting excellent showing in terms of responsiveness of the device. The screen’s 90Hz refresh rate isn’t the highest in the market right now, but it’s still a step above your average 60Hz screen and will allow for smoother scrolling content through applications.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Web Browsing 2.0

In the web-browsing test, the Mi 10 Pro showcases itself a little bit weaker than some other Snapdragon 865 devices which points out that its DVFS isn’t quite as aggressive as that of other phones, things seem to be in line with the OnePlus 8 at 90Hz, both phones seemingly having very similar BSP settings for the SoC.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Writing 2.0

In the writing subtest which is the most representative of overall performance in PCMark again the Mi 10 Pro is faring well, but slightly behind some of the more aggressive S865 phones such as the S20 Ultra.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Photo Editing 2.0 PCMark Work 2.0 - Data Manipulation

Same story for the photo editing and data manipulation results where the Mi 10 Pro is middle of the pack.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Performance

Overall, the phone still ends up as a great performer in the overall PCMark score, although, yes there are devices which outperform it.

WebXPRT 3 - OS WebView Speedometer 2.0 - OS WebView JetStream 2 - OS Webview

In the browser based benchmarks, the Mi 10 Pro also shows a similar pattern, showcasing good performance but a few percentage points behind the best devices.

Overall Performance

Overall, the Mi 10 Pro was a very performant phone with a ton of responsiveness and there’s very little left wanting. I would say that yes, it’s not quite the most aggressively tuned phone and certainly the 120Hz from Samsung/OPPO/OnePlus do give it a smoother feeling and Samsung’s tuning of the S865 makes those devices a little snappier, but I think Xiaomi was looking to balance performance and battery life and I think they did an overall excellent job on the Mi 10 Pro.

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  • zodiacfml - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    Isnt this similar in price to the ASUS ROG III?
  • Kishoreshack - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    Good that after the budget segment they are also making good phones in flagship segment
  • DZor - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    "4G + 5G NR NSA+SA Sub-6GHz" - NSA means directly connected/controlled by NSA?
  • GlossGhost - Monday, July 27, 2020 - link

    Yes the non-standalone direct connection to NSA. For your safety.
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    Only in the delusional fantasy land that is Anandtech can a phone that sells for 999€ be considered a "solid value." That sort of headline is laughably disconnected from the economic realities of the world.
  • Flunk - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    I've found price delusion to be really common in online reviews. Phone prices spike up into the cieling and the reviewers say nothing. The Google/LG Nexus 5 released less than 7 years ago offered flagship features for $349. Nearly 3 times the price in only 7 years is not inflation. It's highway robbery.
  • FunBunny2 - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    " Nearly 3 times the price in only 7 years is not inflation. It's highway robbery."

    could be that $600/week bonus for being out of a job is giving them better choices. ya think I'm joking: "The chief also felt the island was seeing so many young people due to what he called “stimulus package money” — unemployed young people who were provided an additional $600 in their unemployment benefits during the lockdown."


    Socialism works both ways: ya give extra moolah to the poor, they'll spend it; give it to rich folks and they sit on it or buy stocks and bonds. guess which keeps the real economy going? as it happens, that Island dries and blows away without the dayhoppers. gad.
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    I see you've made a long reach so you could have an excuse to post a rant about something entirely unrelated.
  • FunBunny2 - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    I was replying to 'why do smartphone prices go up more than national inflation'? the answer is that consumers have the moolah to throw at discretionary buys. that's one of them.
  • surt - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    Genuinely wondering which side of the 'which keeps the real economy going' question you are on. Because the well demonstrated factual answer to that was to give the money to the poor, the economic outcomes from that are historically demonstrated to be much, much better.

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