Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Unboxing & Quick Review 2021

 Xiaomi Mi Note 10 

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is the world’s first commercially available 108M Penta camera smartphone and in this first look video, I’ll sharemy initial thoughts about this device. I wanted to quickly share this video be fo reI put up my full review, the one that has all the bells and whistles and I’d love for you guys to comment with questions you might have and want me to answer in that video.

As always, I’ll have timestamps that you can skip ahead with in the description below so you can get to where you need quick information. Without further ado, let’s get to the video. 

The Mi Note 10’s cardboard box is wrapped in some plastic and when that’s taken off, we get the box itself. Opening it, ushers us into the the Mi Note10 and from my first glances at it, it already looks really amazing. 

I’m going to put it to the side first and I’ll get to it in a very short but. Taking the phone holder’s base away, we have a smaller box as we usually do, inside this box is where we get the sim ejector tool,right there, first thing we see and inside this box, we’ve got Xiaomi’s slightly bulky user manual, warranty card, also filled with some information as you flip through the pages and the last thing in the smaller box is this flexible case. 

Xiaomi always adds this and they should not stop doing that. Further down, in terms of accessories, we get the usb c charging cable and of course a large power brick that just slips out what looks like a socket inside the box. This power brick is an 30 watt charger I believe which is a step in the right direction and compliments aside, it does feel a bit heavy in the hand when you hold it. 

One thing I didn’t really like is that itdoesn’t come with headphones out the box, but I personally ordered Xiaomi’s own wireless buds. And I’ll be testing them out as well al though they’re very cheap around 8 thousand Naira which is like 25 dollars, really afford able like 8,000 Naira. 

In front of the Mi Note 10. We’ve got the specs written out for us,the 108 ultra high resolution camera, Penta camera inscription alongside the device having10x hybrid zoom with OIS, 6.47 3D curved AMOLED display, huge 5260mAh battery with 30W fast charger which we just saw in the box earlier. For the price of 179 thousand, 900 Naira,you can get this exact model on Jumi a and it really feels premium already just from unboxing it. 

The curv in ess on the device reminds you of the Older Samsung Flagships from 2015 like the S8 and those were preceded by models branded with edge, think S6 Edge. Of course the back is also a fingerprint magnet because of how shiny it is. Up top, from left to right, we’ve got a micro phone and an IR blaster and the antenna line, there’s nothing on the left side but on the right side, again from left to right, we’ve got the volume rockers, power button and the sim slot.

This time around, there’s no expand able storage, however there’s a rubber seal at the edge but I’m not sure about an IP ratingfor water resistance on this device. At the bottom though is where we get the speaker grilles, a single speaker which is not so great on this guy, a stereo speaker would have been great but for 179K, it’s not too bad but still. 

It’s got another microphone port is beside it, the USB C port and the headphone jack. These are all flanked by antenna lines and if you look at the case that comes with the Mi Note 10 which fits pretty well by the way,there’s what looks like a cut out for each antenna line on all sides and I thought thiswas pretty thoughtful. Really useful accessory and good design. 

The back of the Mi Note 10 is where we’ve got the 5 cameras siting pretty, they are all arranged vertically while the sets of dual flash lights are beside them, with inscriptions on both sides. The bottom of that os where we’ve got the Xiaomi Branding alongside certifications. 

The upper front of the device has got the main 32MP selfie camera and above it is the earpiece and beneath all that of course isthe gorgeous AMOLED display. As far as my first impressions, with regards to the display, it does look and feel very sleek, protected with Gorilla Glass 5. 

Screen size is right at 6.47 inches, Screen Resolution is set at 1080 x 2340, screen to body ratio is up at 87.8% . It’s 600 nits of brightness and has HDR 10. Viewing videos on it while streaming was really cool to see. HDR 10 on it is pretty much flagship standard. It’s worthy to note that there’s a Note10 pro, which the only differences are 1, a larger ram with 8GB and 256GB, this regular Note 10 has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage which is still fair, and 2, we’ve got as lightly sharper camera on the Note 10 Pro made up of 8 plastic lenses compared to 7on the regular Note 10. 

Those are the only differences, and of course the price. This device in all its novelty runs on Android9, which may or may note be al be to be upgraded to Android 10. It’s still MI UI on here, MI UI 11 to be specific. Very sleek and the animations are cool while you use it. 

Processor-Wise, this has got the Snapdrag on730G, an 8nm processor which I tested out in my Note 8 Pro review, you can check outwith the link in the description below. This is a gaming focused chip self and you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite games on here with little to no lag, plus a bit of eye candy with the curved ambled display.

Other things I’ll be testing for my full review include that whopping 5,260 mah big battery and it comes with a 30W fast charger in the box. I can’t wait to share the full statistics in the review. Modes of unlocking apart from pin patter and passwords on here are mainly face unlock and on screen fingerprint reader which both work just fine. 


Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Xiaomi Mi Note 10

Samsung first announced 108 Megapixels but the first device to have it shipped, was this Xiaomi device and this is it in my hands. Has been out for a couple of months but having this is giving me an idea of what to expect with the S20 ultra. As far as the camera’s body itself, from top to bottom, we’ve got a first 5MP telephoto lens, then beneath it is the 12MP telephotolens, ben eath both is the main 108MP camera. Those 3 occupy a ridge and because it’snot enough, there’s a 20MP ultra wide camera and a 2MP macro lens which didn’t look toop leasing in photos as far as macro shots go. 

Up front is simply a 32MP lens. Wide angle shots on this device still has the same concise or convex shape to structures that are normally straight until you use the other lenses, noise begins to appear as you zoom in which is expected at this point, butit still retains alot of quality even in maximum zoom levels. Of course you can shoot RAW when you’ve got a large 108MP camera up there, I really like the colors that the Mi Note 10 produced,again even when it’s zoomed in you still get to retain some of the saturation in color that it has. 

When I tried using the maximum 50X zoom, I stayed in the same position getting a tiny basketball and I could only max out at 44x,beyond that, the ball would be out of frame, at the same standing point. Also, something not to big but a bit worthy of note is that without using Portrait mode, the Mi Note 10’s camera naturally adds boke hor background blur effects to shots. Selfies are of course great on this guy, just make sure to turn off beauty mode but some may be into it.

 It still also falls short of the exposure problems you Get with almost all smartphone cameras trying to focus on the brightest areas while dimming others The camera on this device as far as video goes is what I’ll describe as fast, I really like the fact that it auto focuses so fast,the more I moved an object away and back, it kept being consistent and it’s not something you see a lot among devices around this price range. In terms of colors and balancing, it may bea bit off but it’s still consistent and that’s what matters. 

I also loved how it kept a consistent boke h when I used it for more objects up close. I really liked it. Of course this isn’t a comprehensive review of the cameras, I’ll be doing my normal overall testing very soon but what do you guys make of the camera quality from what you’ve seen and is there anything you’dwant me to test out, do let me know in the comments.

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