2020 is famous for high-profile events, and one of them is the anniversary of the Chinese company Xiaomi. For such an important date, the brand has prepared an expensive novelty, the release of which took place on August 11. This smartphone breaks several records at once, BUT this is only in theory.
How are things going in practice? Let's check what a phone is capable of at the price of the IPhone X and with a considerable 120 W battery!
The appearance of the novelty is impressive, it perfectly combines sophistication and manufacturability. However, the picture can be deceiving.
Let's turn to the exact dimensions - 16.24 x 7.51 x 0.95 cm. Particular attention should be paid to the thickness, because it reaches almost 1 centimeter, and in the era of thin and light smartphones this device will turn out to be a real heavyweight (221.8 grams).
Expensive and durable materials are responsible for the "luxury" in the smartphone. The body and display are covered with tempered glass with Gorilla Glass protection of the 6th and 5th generation, respectively (hence the heavy weight). The solution of the developers is more than successful, it will last more than one year even without a cover and an additional protective layer.
The side edges are made of aluminum. The unlock button and volume rocker are located on the right side, the fingerprint cutout has been replaced with optical unlock (via screen + Face ID). As in all premium segment gadgets, jack and USB connectors have moved to the lower side edge.
It's important to know! The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra does not have a wired headphone jack.
The massive array of cameras cannot be ignored. They occupy almost a third of the building. The black block with silver edging contains 4 powerful cameras, two of which have already been called "movie cameras". It is thanks to them that Mi 10 Ultra breaks the first record for the brightest and sharpest photos. But is it?
You can understand that this release is not quite ordinary by looking at the packaging box. It is quite elongated and covered in silver. The smartphone feed looks like a prop from a science fiction movie.
What's in the box:
Only 3 colors are presented, but what! Of course, the classic black and white design will not surprise anyone (although they have their own charm), but no one will pass by the transparent case for sure! The colors repeat the high-tech style, also originally from China. Chips and speakers are visible through the case.
|Parameters||Oppo Reno 4 specifications|
|Overall dimensions||162.4 x 75.1 x 9.5 mm|
|Body material||Glass body and front glass, aluminum side edges|
|Screen||19: 9: 5 bezel-less display|
|Screen diagonal - 6.67 inches, OLED matrix, resolution - FullHD (1080 x 2340 pixels)|
|Capacitive touchscreen with support for up to 10 simultaneous touches|
|Brightness - 800 nits;|
|Color gamut - 1 billion shades|
|Processor (CPU)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (7 nm +), made according to 7-nm process technology, 8 cores, 64-bit with 1 pc. 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 pcs. 2.42 GHz and 4 pcs. 1.80 GHz Kryo 585;|
|Graphics Accelerator (GPU)||Adreno 650|
|operating system||Android 10 with MIUI 12 shell|
|RAM||12, 16 or 8 GB|
|Built-in memory||128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB|
|Memory card support||microSDXC|
|Communication||GSM - 2G|
|UMTS - 3G|
|LTE - 4G (800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1800)|
|LTE-TDD - 4G, 5G, EDGE, GPRS|
|Wireless interfaces||Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth® V 5.1|
|Wi-Fi direct technology|
|Navigation||A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|Main camera||The first module: 48 MP, the size of the photo matrix - 1 / 1.32 ", aperture f / 1.9|
|Second module: 48 MP, f / 4.1 aperture, ultra-wide, 5x optical zoom;|
|Third module: 12 MP, f / 2.0 aperture, 50 mm|
|Fourth module: 12 MP, f / 2.2 aperture, ultra-wide|
|Supported video recording formats: 1080p @ 30fps, 720p @ 120fps, gyro-EIS|
|Front-camera||20 MP, f / 2.3, (wide), aperture 1 / 3.4 ", 0.8μm|
|Battery||non-removable 4500 mAh, fast charging 120 Volts|
What do the Mi 10 Ultra and the iPhone X have in common? Apart from the price, this is a new OLED matrix, which produces up to a billion colors! For comparison, the budget IPS and even the Samsung Amoled (which is the progenitor) are capable of displaying up to 16 million colors.
In tandem with a 6.67-inch large screen, it is a win-win for any activity, be it an exciting game, your favorite movie or even blogging, drawing and photography. The screen of this type saves 20% more battery compared to the ones described above, and also has a brightness of 800 nits.
The screen refresh rate is 120 Hz, which ensures the smoothest navigation through menus and widgets.
The screen resolution is 1080 x 2340 pixels, with a ratio of 386 ppi. The display occupies 89.5% of the total surface area, that is, Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is the majority of its screen!
The most pleasant addition will be support for HDR10 + (dynamic range), which affects both the camera and the system as a whole. Automatic color gamma adjustment will reveal the full completeness of the frame or new game.
The developers have filled the novelty with the latest trends. It is based on the technological operating system Android 10, as well as a nice bonus in the form of the latest, most recent version of MIUI 12. Users of older versions will have to wait patiently for the update, while those who have purchased Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra need only wait for the installation.
What innovations are expected? In this version, the developers have further expanded the boundaries for customization. In addition to changing the theme, icons and widgets, users can:
These are just a few of the superficial innovations. The system itself has become more user-friendly, and in combination with the powerful stuffing, disruptions have become minimal.
Why was the smartphone included in the premium segment in the first place? Probably because of the sensational Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, which will not leave anyone indifferent.
This legend consists of 8 active cores, divided into three clusters. The first contains one Kryo 585 core with a clock speed (2.84 GHz), which is comparable to the leaders of the gaming tops. The second cluster was occupied by 3 Kryo 585 cores with a frequency of 2.42. The performance is not much less! Rounding out the list are 4 cores at 1.8 GHz. Optimum operation and process switching is ensured by the HPM function. Thus, all kernels for large and demanding applications can be used at once, or just one. This is a great way to save energy and extend battery life.
What else is interesting? For example, the capabilities of the MP3 player have been improved here. Since the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra does not have a wired headphone jack, users will have to use Bluetooth. But in this smartphone, the music will not lag behind and take a long time to load.
The speed of the RAM is 2750 Hz.
The brand has provided plenty of options for the RAM / ROM ratio: 128GB / 8GB, 256GB / 8GB, 256GB / 12GB, and even 512GB / 16GB.
In the news feeds, Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra took off thanks to its unusual charge. At first glance, everything is very prosaic, an ordinary Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh, which is even not enough for such a giant.As practice shows, the latest Xiaomi novelties with an identical capacity do not live even a day without recharging, and this is so important in an age of haste!
On this account, the developers found control in the form of a powerful 120 W charger and support for 5 generation Quick Charge fast charging. From the presentation it became clear that in 5 minutes the phone should be charged by 41%. Until now, such numbers have not been subject to any smartphone. And in 20 minutes up to 100%. What is in practice?
Bloggers and experimenters immediately grabbed hold of the big news and found out that 41% in 5 minutes is only 12-15%, but it is quite possible to replenish Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra up to 100% in 30 minutes!
As a result, this innovation opens up a huge range of possibilities for active users. You can play productive games not only at home, as well as spend all your battery on social networks on a long journey.
The first photo was taken with three lenses (48 + 48 + 12), that is, the total number of pixels is 108. The quality of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra camera is visible to the naked eye. First of all, the elaboration of small details. Without zooming in, you can see leaves on trees and undistorted ripples in the water. Secondly, colors are perfectly reproduced. No kink for green or blue. Moreover, on such a large-scale photo, the texture and shades of the building have not lost.
The second photo will be even more interesting to users, since it was taken with a separate perescope lens. The total number of pixels is 12 MP, while the quality has not become worse because of this. The powerful f / 4.1 aperture keeps all the details in the image.
Now let's take a look at the vaunted 5x in-camera zoom. Everyone remembers how the picture deteriorates when approaching? However, with the 10 Ultra, this can be avoided. There is no overlapping pixels, and also the color palette is not lost.
The "scene optimization" function provides considerable opportunities. For example, if you need to photograph documents, the neural network will independently outline the edges of the sheet in a frame, you just have to click on the "scan" button and go to printing.
Let's move on to the results of the review for a new product, which smoothly passed into the list of praises. The phone is actually packed with powerful elements. What is a huge charger and incredible zoom in the camera? The price for the whole package is $ 900. Apple products cost the same, although the new product is in many ways superior to them.
What can the world community expect? Judging by the news from China - a miracle! During the release, the developers uttered an interesting phrase: "Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra will not enter the global market." Therefore, for the sake of your favorite smartphone, you will have to enter the country or use the services of intermediaries.
Is the apparatus worth such difficulties? Of course, the novelty, timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the company, is worth its money. In addition, Xiaomi has finally caught up with the king of Samsung technology. The hour is not even and the budget Chinese brand will beat all ratings!