Now I have had the pleasure of using this phone since it was officially released in Sweden and I am anything but dissatisfied.
I want to start by adding that I have been using the iPhone for over 8 years. When smartphones first started coming out in the market really around 2010, it resulted in me buying a HTC Desire - It was a phone with many flaws, especially the screen, internal memory and software were things that could get one to go to the ceiling really . I was interested in flashing during the same time period and actually flashed in the early version of MIUI (Xiaomi's OS) and remember that I was impressed with the fact that the software was relatively similar to iOS, but that they had taken the goodies from both operating systems. Just that phone I had for 1-2 years before I sold it on and instead bought an iPhone 4S, and believe me when I say it was like day and night. Regardless, it has led me to use Apple's phones for almost a decade.
Now I'm back with Android and MIUI and it's been very exciting lately.
The choice was between Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro, and as we already know, the differences are, to say the least, minimal, but the decision nevertheless landed in a Mi 10 without a better camera, monitor and speakers. Probably because I shoot a lot, but the price tag to be able to zoom a little extra just didn't feel worth the money.
The Mi 10 is a robust and well-built phone with a fantastic screen, amazing speakers and not least an amazing camera. If you are not interested in zooming then this should be your first choice when it comes to the two models as the differences are too small to take into account. The camera is fantastic when it works well. One problem experienced is that, unlike the iPhone, it would like to be exposed to light. The problem is very obvious in a dark environment, for example around the dinner table because the shutter speed is longer than what is appropriate at the same time as the image becomes too bright - Annoying.
The battery is large and I manage about 1 1/2 days under normal to moderate use and charge 0-100 in 60 minutes with the quick charger included. The operating system works to your satisfaction, which is based on the fact that it is fast and has minimal to no bugs at all. The menus are simple and as I previously thought, it is reminiscent of an iOS packed with features and smart ideas. The only real downside is that it is not IP-rated, so do not drop it in the water - It can withstand it for sure but it is unnecessary to chance.
So - A great phone, not least for those who are switching from Apple. I have a hard time seeing how you would be disappointed with what you get here so I recommend this one.
+ Operating system
+ Ease of use
- Not IP rated