XIAOMI MI 10 ULTRA price in kenya
The power brick is imposing. It’s about the size of a laptop power adapter and it delivers the impressive 120W. A full charge will take only 23 minutes, the 0-41% time is a mere 5 minute sprint. So says Xiaomi, anyway, and we’re eager to test those claims.
Since this is a special edition phone, Xiaomi loaded up the retail box with goodies. This includes a tiny but mighty 100W car charger, so you can have instant top ups on the go, not just at home. There’s also a wireless charger you might, say, bring to the office – it’s faster than most wired chargers we’ve handled, outputting a whopping 55W. But we can spend the whole day talking about charging.
Let’s look tat the phone itself. The transparent back instantly draws attention. And this time it’s an actual glass window into the phone’s internals, not just a creative sticker like on the Mi 9 Explorer. And while it looks cool, you might be convinced to cover it up with the carbon fiber case, which feels quite premium (it came in a separate box, there’s also a transparent case so you can still see what’s inside).
But the real reason we moved off charging so quickly is to talk about the cameras. The rear cams may be the best smartphone cameras money can buy – or (as established) can’t buy, unless you’re in China.
The main cam takes a balanced approach. It has a large 1/1.32” sensor, one of the largest put in a phone ever – the 48 million pixels measure 1.2µm each, much larger than the 0.8µm on most high-res smartphones these days though not as large as Galaxy S20’s 1.8µm pixels. However, the extra resolution enables pixel binning and single shot HDR, which boost image quality in both day and night scenes. The S20 needs to take multiple shots to construct an HDR image.
The 48MP sensor in the telephoto camera has the same size as that in the Galaxy S20 Ultra, though the periscope lens offers a bit more magnification – 5x instead of 4x. This is at the cost of a darker aperture, however, f/4.1 vs. f/3.5. Xiaomi brags about the 120x digital zoom enabled by the long lens and high-res sensor, but it feels more like a marketing gimmick to have three 120 numbers – charge, zoom, refresh rate. We’ll still give it a shot if you’d excuse the pun.
One thing that no other phone on the planet can do is that this tele cam can record 8K video. Even though few people have 8K TVs around, the ability to zoom in and pan into a shot while still outputting high quality 4K footage is unrivaled. Okay, not everyone does video editing, but this phone isn’t just for everyone. Both the tele and wide cameras can record HDR10 videos and offer a cinematic 2.35:1 aspect ratio, aka CinemaScope.
There’s also a 50mm portrait cam on board with Dual Pixel autofocus. This type of sensor usually produces buttery-smooth bokeh, so we’re keen to take it for a spin. The ultra wide-angle (128°) has a wider FoV than most, but Xiaomi designed a special 7P lens to minimize the distortion typical of wider lenses.
The 6.67” AMOLED screen has resolution is 1080p rather than 1440p, however it is very bright so it pops even under the bleaching sun. HDR10+ support means you can enjoy your photos and videos with full fidelity.
The 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate are just short of the best gaming phones right now. Not that this is advertised as a gaming phone. Also, the Snapdragon 865 chipset is not the plus version, so you lose some single-threaded CPU and GPU performance compared to H2 2020 flagships. Xiaomi does promise great sustained performance with layers of graphite and graphene, plus a vapor chamber.
If you couldn’t tell, there’s a lot to talk about – the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra review will be a long one. We’re already at it, so expect our findings on the charging, camera and performance soon.
MIUI 12 BASED ON ANDROID 10 OS
Android 10 is preinstalled on the phone and it is overlaid with MIUI 11 which brings support for full-screen gestures. Offers a fresh, fast platform to help you stay connected and productive while you’re on the go.
Multi-language: English, Chinese.
COMPATIBLE WITH ASIA / EUROPE / AUSTRALIA BANDS
- 5G: Sub6G: n1 / n3 / n41 / n78 / n79
- 4G: FDD-LTE: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B12 / B17
4G/5G LTE SPEED
Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content, and staying connected with social media.
6.67″ FHD+ CURVED AMOLED SCREEN
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is equipped 6.67-inch curved AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate, support HDR10+, and high DCI-P3 coverage. The display is with a JNCD (Just Noticeable Color Difference) of less than 0.55
QUALCOMM SNAPDRAGON 865 OCTA-CORE PROCESSOR
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is powered by a 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Octa-core 5G mobile platform that includes an octa-core processor that clocks at 2.84 GHz. 12GB LPDDR5 RAM delivers outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens, and more.
256GB/512GB UFS STORAGE
128GB/256GB memory provides plenty of storage space for your contacts, music, photos, apps and more.
120X ZOOM QUAD REAR CAMERAS
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra packs QUAD rear cameras, 108MP+8MP+12MP+20MP, a 108MP 1/1.33″ sensor with an 8P lens, an 8MP super-telephoto lens, a 12MP dedicated portrait lens, and a 20MP ultra-wide-angle lens. There is a 20MP front camera on the display which is convenient to take selfie photos and videos.
4500MAH BATTERY AND 30W WIRELESS CHARGING
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is packed with a 4500mAh battery that supports 120W super-fast wired charging, 50W fast wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging.
IN-DISPLAY OPTICAL FINGERPRINT SCANNER
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra has an in-display fingerprint reader that enables users to unlock the phone simply touch and scan the fingerprint sensor that is embedded in its display.
WI-FI 6 CONNECTION
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra supports 5G and is equipped with WiFi 6, which is the latest Wifi standard. The maximum throughput of WiFi 6 is 2.7 times higher than that of WiFi 5. The maximum throughput is 6.9 Gbps.
USE YOUR SMARTPHONE AS A MOBILE HOTSPOT
Share your 4G/5G data connection with other compatible wireless devices.
LISTEN TO YOUR FAVORITE TUNES
Store and play your MP3 files on your phone. The sound has also been improved with ‘industry’s best linear speaker, which is equivalent to 0.9cc large speaker box with deeper bass, Smart PA uses dynamic gain to amplify sound by 100%.
DUAL NANO-SIM SLOT
Depends on device memory and network availability. Additional carrier charges may apply.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra has multi-functional NFC, dual-frequency GPS and an IR blaster, and HPUE and 4×4 MIMO. A smart antenna ensures you get the best reception at all times.
VAPOUR CHAMBER LIQUID-COOLING
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra comes with Vapour Chamber liquid-cooling system with multiple layers of graphite and AI machine learning to keep the temperature under control.
Powered by Qualcomm’s top-end Snapdragon 865 chipset, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is the Chinese manufacturer’s latest flagship device and was launched on the occasion of the company’s 10-year anniversary. Like its sister device (the Mi 10 Pro that was released earlier this year), the Mi 10 Ultra comes with a quad-camera setup that includes dual-tele cameras and an ultra-wide module. However, there are some important differences in the camera hardware.
The Ultra’s main camera uses a 48MP Quad-Bayer sensor instead of the 108MP version in the Pro. The long tele-lens is stabilized and now comes with a staggering 120mm equivalent focal length versus 94mm on the Pro, and at 1/2-inch versus 1/4.4-inch, the image sensor is considerably larger on the Ultra. Xiaomi has also made improvements to the ultra-wide camera. It offers an optical focal length of 12mm, and even after distortion correction has been applied, we still measured 12.5mm, the widest field of view of all ultra-wide cameras we have seen to date.
With updated hardware and software improvements, can the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra top the excellent performance of the Mi 10 Pro and head to the very highest spot in our ranking? Read on to find out.
Key camera specifications:
- Primary: 48MP 1/1.32-inch Quad-Bayer sensor, 25mm-equivalent lens with f/1.85 aperture, PDAF and OIS
- Telephoto 1: 12MP 1/2.56-inch sensor, 50mm-equivalent (2x optical) lens with f/2 aperture, Dual-Pixel AF
- Telephoto 2: 48MP 1/2-inch Quad Bayer sensor, 120mm-equivalent (5x optical) lens with f/4.1 aperture, PDAF and OIS
- Ultra-wide: 20MP 1/2.8-inch sensor, 12mm-equivalent lens with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF
- Dual-LED flash
- Multispectral color temperature sensor
- Video: 8K 4320p at 30fps, 4K 2160p at 30/60fps (2160p/60fps tested)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset