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Lucy Eva is a content writer in Paylessdeal for 4 years, and a part-time contributor focused on the news and features attached to technology. She is always being excited about technology, especially about smartphones.

November 21, 2019

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Review

A Chinese giant, “Xiaomi,” has launched a conveyor for making smartphones one after another at full capacity. It’s not deniable that Xiaomi always makes highly balanced and stylish devices without making your wallets cry. Though Xiaomi isn’t a household name in Australia – its entirely baked and well-priced smartphones are gaining admiration more and more day by day.

There are so many Xiaomi flagship devices with state-of-the-art features at unmatched rates, and more often than not, the output of Xiaomi is stunningly impressive value for money. Today’s hero Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Australia pleases its fans with its stylish look and a decent number of onboard components also.

The key highlights of Mi Note 10 are related to 6.47-inches AMOLED display, a hefty 6GB RAM, a whopping 108MP rear camera setup, a massive 5260mAh battery, and three eye-catching colours, i.e., Midnight Black, Glacier White, and Aurora Green. What else Mi Note 10 brings along that currently, no other smartphone is offering? Let’s find out in our Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Review below!

Release Date

Well, Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is now out in its homeland China and nearest regions under different names. However, Aussies shouldn’t hold their breath as Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Release Date Australia isn’t yet confirmed. There is, in fact, no word on its global release date, whether you are in Australia, New Zealand, and any other country.

Taking rumours, leaks and online suggestions into account, Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is most likely to make its debut in Australia somewhere in December 2019.


Obviously, you should expect a significant hike in the price (not really!) – thanks to its hefty 108MP camera configuration outback and many other mind-boggling and appealing features. It’s said that Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Price Australia will start from AU$800-899, and it’ll be available in three multiple colours to choose from.

As it’s not yet arrived on shelves in Australia – therefore, saying anything about its official price tag would be too prompt. The above-expected price tag puts Mi Note 10 against OnePlus 7T, which offers Snapdragon 855+ and a better 90Hz display.


Though 108MP rear camera is the major highlight of Mi Note 10 it also sports quite a few impressive features too like 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, a gigantic battery, and 6.47-inches AMOLED display. Other specs include:

  • Dimensions: 157.8 x 74.2 x 9.7 mm
  • Weight: 208 grams
  • Display: 6.47” AMOLED (1080 x 2340 Pixels)
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 730G
  • GPU: Adreno 618
  • RAM & ROM: 6GB and 128GB (Non-Expandable)
  • Rear Cameras: 108MP + 12MP + 5MP + 20MP + 2MP
  • Front Camera: 32MP
  • Fingerprint Scanner: On-Screen
  • Battery: 5260mAh (Fast Charging 30W)
  • Colours: Midnight Black, Glacier White, and Aurora Green


With curved edges of the glass and sturdy aluminium frame, Mi Note 10 is a well-built smartphone. Not only a well-built but also interesting! Impressively large 6.47” AMOLED display covers its approx. all front with a little chin at the bottom. On the top, it has a waterdrop-like notch, and as far as earpiece and speaker are concerned, both are hidden in the bezels.

The bottom of the phone is equipped with a microphone, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB-C port, and there is another microphone at the top of the phone and an IR blaster. All of the buttons like power key and volume rockers are mounted on its right-hand-side. Right below the buttons, it has a SIM card tray, and it doesn’t allow to expand its onboard memory any further. It looks dazzling from the back as it’s a fingerprint magnet and very reflective. Penta-camera setup is positioned on the top left corner – aligned vertically.


It has a punchy and vivid display like OnePlus 7T. Sporting a 6.47-inches AMOLED display with a contrast ratio of 400000:1. The display is supported by a maximum resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels at 398 PPI Density. Performance-wise, it’s quite shiny and brighter as compared to its competitors with a brightness level of 422 nits. However, it’s not as bright and vivid as super-fancy and super-expensive devices but readable outside perfectly.

A fingerprint scanner is embedded into the display, which works flawlessly and accurately all the time. While reducing its thickness by 88%, Xiaomi has extended its overall size of the reader. It measures 157.8 x 74.2 x 9.7 mm in dimensions and weighs 208 grams only.


And here is where Mi Note 10 actually shines – a camera section! It’s the world’s first smartphone that rocks a 108MP camera sensor. In comparison, it’s approx. nine times stronger than Apple iPhone 11’s primary camera sensor.

The 108MP camera is one of the phone’s Penta-camera setup, and very much unlike Nokia 9 PureView, all camera sensors of Mi Note 10 have a distinct role. The hefty camera is joined by a 12MP telephoto lens for portrait shorts, and it supports 2x optical zoom as well. There is another telephoto lens – a 5MP lens with 5x optical zoom for capturing fairly good enough images with a lot of details.

The rest of the rear cameras include a 20MP (ultra-wide) sensor with the highest resolution and 2MP macro camera for close-up shots of things like textures and food. According to sources, a 2MP camera looks fine, but it doesn’t capture stunning images always – may be due to its small size of MPs.

Outfront, on the other hand, there is a single but solid 32MP selfie snapper for capturing really great-looking selfies with your nearest and dearest. Captured images by many authentic online sources with their hands-on reviews, look awesome, and had perfect background blur and nicely exposed.


Though Mi Note 10 doesn’t sport a flagship Snapdragon Chipset it still performs satisfactorily. It’s powered by Snapdragon 730G, which is bumped up from SD 730 Chipset. Hence, one can get up to 15% better performance, among other things.

In routine use, you won’t notice any lag or hiccup as a Chipset is associated with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard memory. Therefore, everything is smooth and silky every time you use it. The phone performs perfectly in benchmarks – edging out Xiaomi Mi 9T (with SD 730 Chipset)

  • Achieved Scores

In 3DMark, Mi Note 10 got a score of 2384 in OpenGL and 2240 in Vulkan. This is comparable with Mi 9T, that achieved a score of 2197 and 2064 in OpenGL and Vulkan, respectively. In AnTuTu, the phone has scored 259,773. It’s higher as compared to the 211,963 scores of Mi 9T in AnTuTu.


The entire device with completely baked features relies on a massive 5260mAh battery, and, without any doubt, it’s pretty great. As compared to Snapdragon 855 or 855+ Chipset, used Snapdragon 730G is more power-efficient, which adds to battery life.

You may get up to 7 hours and 30 minutes of screen-on time with mixed activities, which is as compared to OnePlus 7T (5:30) is very good. The Mi Note 10 is only beaten by devices named Huawei P30 Pro and Huawei Mate 30 Pro that offer an enormous 10 hours of screen-on time.

Wrapping Up

Undoubtedly, there is a lot to discuss when it comes to its massive 108MP camera setup – but the most appealing part is its price tag. As mentioned above, we are short on words on in terms of its official availability, but whenever (sooner or later) it hits shelves in Australia, it’ll absolutely make a significant dent in the market. Aside from its major focus on a camera, Mi Note 10 has much more for Aussies to like.

It has enough juice to take you throughout even 2 days with ease and up to snuff performance with SD 730G and 6GB RAM. Does everything sound appealing? So, get ready to get your hands on one as we aren’t too far away from its official availability in Australia.


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