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Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro differences are blurry, but thanks to the Pro's OIS, photos are not

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro (right) also comes in a fetching Aurora Blue option for the 256 GB model. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)
The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro (right) also comes in a fetching Aurora Blue option for the 256 GB model. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)
At a first glance, the new Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro smartphones seem to be practically identical. However, there are a number of differences that help justify the currently €50 difference between the 8 GB + 128 GB variant of the Mi 10T and the Mi 10T Pro with the same RAM/storage configuration.

The Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro are the two new flagships on the block from the popular Chinese OEM, and although the latter device enjoys the suffix “Pro” there might be some initial detective work required to spot all the differences between the two devices. Both 5G smartphones feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, and they share the same RAM type (LPDDR5) and storage classification (UFS 3.1). The Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro also come with the same size battery: 5,000 mAh (typical). The latest Xiaomi premium smartphones are both fitted with 6.67-inch displays that are capable of 144 Hz refresh rates.

Some of the differences will certainly be more important from one user to another, and they are detailed in the table below. While it’s unlikely the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro’s extra 2 g of weight (218 g vs. 216 g) is really going to be a deciding purchase factor, the camera situation will be. Both the Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro come in an 8 GB + 128 GB configuration with €50 separating the two; the Mi 10T costs €549 here and the Mi 10T Pro is priced at €599 for this variant. So what does the Pro model have to offer for that extra €50?

Besides the weight, color choice, and higher RAM/storage configuration option for the Mi 10T Pro, the major difference is with the rear camera system. Firstly, there is an important difference with the main sensor: The Xiaomi Mi 10T comes with a 64 MP high-resolution lens while the Mi 10T Pro offers a 108 MP ultra high-resolution main camera. If that’s not enough on its own to justify a €50 premium, the Pro model also gives users the opportunity to enjoy its 30x digital zoom (10x for the Mi 10T), 7P lens, and OIS.

OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) technology in the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro should help users create great images that don’t suffer from blur or undefined edges and lines. While the Mi 10T still comes stuffed with features at a very attractive price considering its premium specifications, it might be worth coughing up the extra €50 if you want to obtain the best photograph-taking equipment within the Mi 10T range.

Differences Xiaomi Mi 10T Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Colors Cosmic Black, Lunar Silver Cosmic Black, Lunar Silver
Aurora Blue (256 GB storage model only)
Weight 216 g 218 g
RAM/storage options 6 GB + 128 GB or 8 GB + 128 GB 8 GB + 128 GB or 8 GB + 256 GB
Rear camera MP 64 MP + 13 MP + 5 MP 108 MP + 13 MP + 5 MP
Main camera info Samsung HMX, 1 /1.33” sensor size
0.8μm pixel size, 4-in-1 to 1.6μm Super Pixel
Up to 30x digital zoom
f/1.69, 7P lens, OIS, AF
Sony IMX682, 1/1.7" sensor size
0.8μm pixel size, 4-in-1 to 1.6μm Super Pixel
Up to 10x digital zoom
f/1.89, 6P lens, AF
Price €499/€549 €599/€649

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Xiaomi (UK/Spain)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-10- 5 (Update: 2020-10- 5)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.