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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro Specs Comparison

Xiaomi’s pretty well-known for their devices that don’t destroy the budget. This year, the brand launched the Mi 9T Pro, attracting consumers with its flagship specs yet affordable price tag. A few days ago, Xiaomi released another strong contender in its lineup, the Mi Note 10, carrying five cameras on its rear. For this round of specs comparison, we’re pitting the upper mid-range Mi Note 10 against the flagship Mi 9T Pro. Check it out.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
6.4-inch 3D curved AMOLED FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio 400000:1 contrast ratio, HDR and DCI-P3 wide color gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass 56.39-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) Super AMOLED 19.5:9 display Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730GQualcomm Snapdragon 855
Adreno 618 GPUAdreno 640 GPU
8GB RAM (Mi Note 10 Pro)
128GB/256GB (exclusive) storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB UFS 2.1 storage
No expandable storageNo expandable storage
32MP front camera20MP f/2.2 elevating front camera
108MP F1.69 OIS lens main + 12MP F2.0 2x optical + 5MP F2.0 5x zoom + 20MP F2.2 ultra-wide + 2MP F2.4 macro penta-rear cameras48MP Sony IMX586 F1.8 + 13MP F2.4 (ultrawide) + 8MP F2.4 (telephoto), rear cameras
Dual SIM (nano)Dual SIM (nano)
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
- IR blaster
- In-display fingerprint scanner
- Face unlock
- In-display fingerprint scanner
- Face Unlock
3.5mm headphone jack3.5mm headphone jack
5,260mAh with 30W charging4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging
MIUI 11 (Android 9 Pie, upgradeable to Android 10)MIUI 10 (Android 9 Pie, upgradeable to MIUI 11 with Android 10) with Game Turbo 2.0

Summary of advantages:

Xiaomi Mi Note 10

  • Slightly larger display
  • 3D curved screen
  • Five rear cameras
  • Bigger battery life
  • IR blaster
  • MIUI 11 out of the box

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro

  • Almost full-screen display
  • Flagship chipset
  • More variants
  • Elevating front camera

Beginning with the display aspect, the Mi Note 10 has the slightly larger screen measuring at 6.4-inches, compared to the Mi 9T Pro’s 6.39-inches. They both have AMOLED panels with an FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution and are both protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The handsets differ in the design of their displays, as the Mi Note 10 has a 3D curved screen, while the Mi 9T Pro is nearly bezel-less, thanks to its pop-up camera mechanism.

Qualcomm provides the chipset for both Xiaomi phones; the Mi Note 10 sports the Snapdragon 730G, while the Mi 9T Pro comes with a Snapdragon 855 chipset. It’s no question here that the SD855, a flagship processor, edges out the premium mid-ranger SD730G. Despite that, both smartphones are capable performers. The 9T Pro comes with two RAM variants, 6GB and 8GB, while the Mi Note 10 only has 6GB. The Pro version of the Note 10 offers 8GB of RAM, though.

Storage-wise, the Mi Note 10 only has 128GB, with its Pro version sporting a 256GB one. The Mi 9T Pro gives users three storage choices, namely 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. Unfortunately, none of the devices have expandable storage. Do note that local stores in the Philippines don’t carry the 8GB + 256GB configuration of the Mi 9T Pro.

For front cameras, the Mi Note 10 employs a 32MP shooter, housed inside a notch. As for the Mi 9T Pro, its 20MP snapper resides inside an elevating mechanism. Rear-wise, the Mi Note 10’s camera setup wins in terms of numbers, as it possesses five of them: 108MP F1.69 OIS lens main + 12MP F2.0 2x optical + 5MP F2.0 5x zoom + 20MP F2.2 ultra-wide + 2MP F2.4 macro lenses. The 9T Pro’s triple-rear setup, made of 48MP Sony IMX586 F1.8 + 13MP F2.4 + 8MP F2.4, doesn’t hold a candle to that. Numbers aren’t everything, though, so it’ll be interesting to see how their image quality measures up against each other.

As both handsets are produced by Xiaomi, they’re pretty similar when it comes to features. Android 9 Pie is their base operating system, with the MIUI skin on top of it. The Mi Note 10 will come with MIUI 11 out of the box, while Mi 9T Pro users who have MIUI 10 will need to update to get the latest skin. In-display fingerprint scanning, face unlock, and NFC support are all present. There’s an IR blaster on the Mi Note 10, and it’s a feature that the 9T Pro doesn’t have. A 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB-C port can also be found on both devices.

In terms of battery, the Mi Note 10 trumps with its massive 5,260mAh cell, compared to the Mi 9T Pro’s 4,000mAh one. The devices come with fast charging; the Mi 9T Pro supports 27W, while the Mi Note 10 supports 30W.

Here are the prices of each smartphone:

  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (6GB + 128GB) – EUR 549
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (6GB + 64GB): PHP 18,990
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (6GB + 128GB): PHP 20,490

Xiaomi’s smartphones may have their differences, but we’re certain that both devices are capable of getting the job done. Overall, it boils down to the consumer’s needs and wants. If you’d like an affordable flagship smartphone, an almost full-screen display, and one that’s locally available, do set your sights on the Mi 9T Pro. Although, if you’d like to experience the penta-camera novelty, a massive battery capacity, and don’t mind the waiting game on whether it’ll go official in the country, consider the Mi Note 10 in your choices.

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1 Response

  1. Avatar for Harakata Harakata says:

    For non camera fans. Given the Processor and the RAM of the MI9T Pro, is there any other phone that can compete within the same price range (Brand New Retail) as of now?

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