Because a midrange phone with a massive main camera megapixel count (try saying that again three times) should have an equally massive battery.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 penta camera set up

All the Cameras You Need

With the Mi Note 10, Xiaomi is trying to give users all the camera features they need in nearly all the photo-taking scenarios they encounter. On paper, the penta (five) camera rear set up practically addresses everything: the 108MP ultra high-res main shooter (f1.69 with OIS) can secure the detail-demanding landscape shots travelers want (it should perform just as well in low light scenes); the 12MP portrait cam (with 2x optical zoom) mimics the 50mm lens look that’s great for portraits (even in low light); the 5MP telephoto (with 10x hybrid and 50x digital zoom, and OIS) handles the usual zooming needs; the 20MP ultra wide-angle (with 117-degree field of view) gets more of the scene into the frame without stepping back; and the 2MP macro cam is for close ups (you know – food, coins, insects, and the like).

A feature called Night Mode 2.0 does “RAW-based multi-frame composition” so you can “take pictures without worrying about the dark”. (Quotes from Detail-heavy selfies are the forte of the 32MP front camera in the notch.

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The Mi Note 10 comes in Forest Green, Mineral Grey, Pearl White.


That said the display is a capable 6.47-inch curved AMOLED display with a 2340 x 1080 resolution (FHD+) at 397 (protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5) with a notch housing the 32MP selfie camera. An in-screen fingerprint sensor handles phone-unlocking security of the Mi Note 10. (The OPPO Reno 2 is another midrange phone with comparable specs and price, but with fewer cameras.)


Probably the last head-turning feature here is the fast-charging massive 5,260mAh battery, which should last for a good two days and gets charged back to 100% in as short as 65 minutes via the included 30W fast charger (how we wish every phone maker threw in a fast charger in the box in 2019). Oh right, there’s a headphone jack. Because the dongle life is nothing to brag about.

Clear Focus

There’s no wireless charging, no gimmicks like a second screen on the back or one that folds, no super-spec’d up processor that spikes up the price, and no water or dust resistance rating – just a clear focus on what the user wants: great photos, a good screen, a nice tactile feel, a clean UI, and a very long battery life with fast charging. (And a headphone jack.)

Where to Buy the Mi Note 10

The Mi Note 10 comes in 6GB RAM+128GB ROM (Php 25,990) and 8GB RAM+256GB ROM (Php 29,990) variants. Both will be available starting December 6, 2019 on Mi Authorized Stores, and Mi Zones. You can but it on Lazada starting December 12. See the full specs below.

Mi Note 10 Full Specs

Display6.47-inch Super AMOLED screen
FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution | 397 ppi
2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5
CPU2.2GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 730G octa-core processor
GPUAdreno 618
ROM128GB/256GB UFS 2.1 up to 256GB via microSD card slot
Rear Cameras108MP f/1.69 Samsung HMX with OIS
20MP 117-degree ultra-wide camera
12MP 2x telephoto with 2PD
5MP 5x telephoto
2MP 1.5cm macro
with dual-tone LED flash
Selfie Camera32MP f/2.0
Battery5,260mAh with 30W fast charging
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie with MIUI 11
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM (hybrid)
SensorsAccelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
OthersIn-Display fingerprint sensor, IR blaster, Hi-Res audio, 1216 1.0cc speaker, USB-C
ColorsForest Green, Mineral Grey, Pearl White
Dimensions158.8 x 74.2 x 9.67 mm
Weight208 g
PricePHP 25,990 (6GB/128GB)
PHP 29,990 (8GB/256GB)

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