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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  • Andrei Frumusanu - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    If you actually read the review instead of immediately spewing hatred you will read that I say it's not worth for 999€, however the Mi 10 can be had for 560€ which is a great value.
  • 1_rick - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    "Overall, is the Mi 10 Pro worth it? It depends on the price, there’s no bad products, just bad prices. At the launch MSRPs of 999€ the 10 Pro I think certainly wouldn’t be worth the price as there’s other better alternatives out there such as the OnePlus 8 Pro. Currently the Mi 10 Pro however does go for around 760€ "

    I'm sure you meant "Mi 10" and not "Mi 10 Pro" in the last sentence. But you should also revise the first one to say something like "Overall, are these phones worth it?"
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    My comment was shorter than your review and you didn't bother to read it entirely before leaping to a conclusion so speak for yourself. I specifically pointed out the headline is laughably disconnected.
  • brucethemoose - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    The comments section is for posting opinions first, and (maybe) reading later :P
  • Sivar - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    A recursive photo (photo of a phone displaying the article, including that phone) would be a great cover image for your photo review. A little more work, but more fun.
  • sleeperclass - Friday, July 24, 2020 - link

    I had high hopes that they would work on their mistakes (From the Mi 9. I use one) but looks like they have not. Their phones are absolutely stellar but whoever decides or manages their software implementation are a bunch of retards. It took almost a year for them to correct a simple self timer feature on the stock camera app, to bring it up to the industry standard 10 seconds. The options were only 3 and 5 seconds which is almost useless. No matter what you do, the camera software simply can't stay off skin tones. It has to interfere. Then there are random marketing advertisements that pop up. Some can be inappropriate. Why screw things up with a flagship device? For as long as you have such flaws, you can forget about more people buying your top tier phone. I'll probably keep buying their phones cause I am cheap but you're missing out on a large part of a consumer base due to some serious, though easily addressable flaws.
  • Midwayman - Friday, July 24, 2020 - link

    I'm not sure why people would choose this with all the data collection issues with Chinese products right now.
  • ** A - R ** - Friday, July 24, 2020 - link


    The unit Reviewed was on MIUI 12 ?
  • makaveli-313 - Saturday, July 25, 2020 - link

    Fudge China.
  • Koenig168 - Saturday, July 25, 2020 - link

    I do not see how this can be considered good value even at the street price of 760 euros. For a flagship phone and at 760 euros, I would expect top-notch cameras and a better display. There are so many better alternatives to consider at this price point.

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