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Xiaomi on 05/01/2021 launched the Mi 10i 5G which is a mid-range android smartphone in India priced at Rs.20,999 & these are my honest thoughts about it.
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1. Features [9/10]
The device comes with excellent features which includes,
- Important sensors: Fingerprint & Gyroscope.
- Connectivity options: Dual-Band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.1 (A2DP, LE, AAC & LDAC), NFC, 5G, USB Type-C 2.0 port, GPS (Dual-Band GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS & Beidou), Hybrid dual SIM (dual nano SIM, dual 4G, dual VoLTE & VoWiFi), Micro SD card slot & IR blaster support.
- Audio features: Dual stereo speakers & 3.5mm headphone jack.
2. Camera [8.8/10]
Device comes with  rear cameras with dual LED & dual tone flash &  front camera. The overall The overall camera quality [image & video] should be exceptional [9.2/10] in day & very good [7.5/10] in night as it features [camera features: 0.5],
- Main: 108MP with Samsung HM2 sensor, f/1.75 aperture, 26mm wide-angle lens, 0.7 micron pixel, 1/1.52" sensor size, PDAF & auto HDR.
- Ultrawide: 8MP with f/2.2 aperture, 120 degree FOV, 1.12 micron pixel & 1/4.0" sensor size.
- Macro: 2MP with f/1.75 aperture.
- Depth: 2MP with f/1.75 aperture.
- Video recording options include 4K [2160p@30fps], FHD [1080p@30/60/120/240fps] & HD [720p@120/240/960fps] with gyro-EIS image stabilization option. It features Dual video recording, Macro Video, Movie Frame, Photo/Video Pro, Night Mode 2.0 for Image, Vlog Mode & more.
- Front: 16MP with f/2.45 Aperture, wide lens, 1.0 micron pixel, 1/3.06' sensor size & auto HDR.
- Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps] & HD [720p@120fps]. It features Dual video recording, Movie Frame, Night Mode 1.0 for Image, Vlog Mode & more.
3. Battery [8.8/10]
Device comes with Li-Po 4820 mAh battery which supports 33W fast charging with Dual Split charging feature & USB PD protocol support. The battery life should be excellent as it features,
- Bigger battery size.
- 8nm fabrication of the SOC.
- 33W fast charging.
Battery Life Stats
SOT [Screen on Time]: Upto 8:15 hrs average.
Battery Life: Upto 2 days average.
4. Display [8.6/10]
Device comes with 6.67 inch display which should offer excellent quality as it features,
- IPS LCD panel with FHD+ [2400 X 1080 pixels] resolution.
- Excellent 120Hz refresh rate with Adaptive Sync [30/48/50/60/90/120] Hz refresh rate with 240Hz touch response & HDR10+ support.
- Great 395 ppi sharpness, 450 nits brightness, 1500:1 contrast ratio & 20:9 aspect ratio. It also features sunlight display mode 3.0 & reading mode 3.0.
5. Performance [8.5/10]
Device comes with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 750G 8nm SOC & runs Android 10 OS with Xiaomi's MIUI 12 interface on top. The overall performance should be great as it features,
- 2 Kryo 570 CPU [ARM-Cortex A77] clocked at 2.2 Ghz & 4 Kryo 570 CPU [ARM-Cortex A55] clocked at 1.8 Ghz with Adreno 619 GPU.
- 6/8GB LPDDR4X RAM & 64/128GB UFS 2.2 Storage.
6. Form Factor [8.3/10]
- Dimensions: 165.38 x 76.8 x 9 mm & Weight: 214.5 gms.
- Build: Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front & back with plastic frame. It also features IP53 splash proof rating.
7. Box Contents: Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G [Device itself], Adapter, Type-C cable, Protective Case, Guides / Paper work, Warranty card & SIM tool.
8. Price, Variants, Colors & Availability
3 Price: Rs.20,999, Rs.21,999 & Rs.23,999.
3 Variants: 6+64GB, 6+128GB & 8+128GB.
3 Colors: Pacific Sunrise, Midnight Black & Atlantic Silver.
Availability: Will be available from 08/01/2021 via,
Launch Offer: Rs.2000 Instant Discount on ICICI bank cards & Rs.1000 Off on Amazon Coupons.
9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
|+ Excellent 108MP main camera||- No 4K at 60fps|
|+ Excellent 120Hz IPS display||- Slightly better SOC could be used|
|+ Excellent battery life||- Sunlight visibility could be slightly better|
|+ Excellent features|
|+ Great performance|
|+ Excellent price|
1. Product Rating: 8.66/10.
2. VFM Rating: 9/10.
3. GadgetGuruBN Rating: 8.83/10.
10. Final Words
Summing up my thoughts the Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G is an excellent smartphone at an excellent price, Also do let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
11. Why you should buy this smartphone?
If you are looking for an Excellent all-round smartphone that offers excellent value in the 20K budget than this smartphone might be the best option for you.