AT A GLANCE
PROCESSOR Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
MEMORY 6GB/128GB (Mi Note 10) , 8GB/256GB (Mi Note 10 Pro)
CAMERAS 108MP+12MP+5MP+ 20MP+2MP rear / 32MP front
DISPLAY 6.47-inch 3D curved AMOLED
PRICE $699/$799 (Mi Note 10/10 Pro)
Maybe it’s true that there’s no more room for innovation in phone design. The Mi Note 10 is yet another one of these unashamed clones, this time of the Huawei P30 Pro, and who can say whether that’s for the best?
Colour choices range from a flamboyant Glacier White to a more classy Aurora Green, and of course, a relatively uninteresting Black. The former colourway packs a beautiful gradient that glows pink and blue depending on your viewing angle, but after only a week, I noticed a long scratch on its bare-metal edge along the top (all phones were kept in their supplied TPU cases).
The one thing Xiaomi couldn’t clone from the P30 Pro is the weight. The Mi Note 10 is a hefty 208 grams, 16g more than the P30 Pro, and two grams heavier than the already huge OnePlus 7 Pro, which has a larger display. The reason? The gargantuan 5,260mAh battery.
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