Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra charging test disputes 120 W claim but it can still go from 0 to 100% charge in a hot 21 minutes
Android Authority has posted an article pertaining to the alleged 120 W charging capability of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra. While the Chinese OEM puts a 120 W charger in the box with the flagship smartphone, it appears the reality is that users should be prepared to be satisfied with 80 W charging, which is still speedy enough. According to Android Authority’s tests, the Mi 10 Ultra managed to draw 86.4 W from the wall, and with 6.3 W lost across the components involved, the figure became 80.1 W.
Admittedly, at the start of the charging tests, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra was able to soak up 92.3 W but even this initial high is way off the firm’s 120 W claim. However, for the majority of the testing, 80.1 W was the key figure, although this still allowed a complete recharge to take place over just 21 minutes. Xiaomi may have hit 120 W during testing of the Mi 10 Ultra, but in the real world, users might have to make do with two-thirds of that figure.
Although 80 W fast charging is nothing to be sneezed at, even that reduced amount comes with an inherent issue: Increased temperatures. The source measured the Mi 10 Ultra producing 43.8 °C at the peak of 80 W charging, which goes over a 40 °C warning mark before dropping to safer levels toward the end of the charging cycle. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, even with its suspect marketing of 120 W charging, is still an impressive smartphone that features a decent 4,500-mAh battery.