Xiaomi revived its Mi series of flagship smartphones in India with the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 10 earlier this year. The flagship smartphone arrived with features like 108-megapixel primary camera, 90Hz display, and Snapdragon 865 SoC, among others. Xiaomi has now followed up with the launch of Mi 10T series including the standard Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro. The Pro variant retains the 108MP camera and Snapdragon 865 SoC but brings a smoother 144Hz display onboard.
The only difference between the Mi 10T and the Pro variant is the primary sensor on the back. The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro has been priced under Rs 40,000 in India and will compete with the likes of newly launched OnePlus 8T 5G and Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. Let’s find out which of these three offerings are worth buying this festive season.
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro vs OnePlus 8T vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: price in India
The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro has been launched in a single configuration with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The brand has priced the smartphone at Rs 39,999 in India. It can be picked up in Cosmic Black, Lunar Silver, and Aurora Blue colours. The Mi 10T Pro will be available from Mi.com, the Mi Store app, and Flipkart.
The OnePlus 8T comes in two configurations – 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB. These variants have been priced at Rs 42,999 and Rs 45,999, respectively. OnePlus is offering the 8GB model in Aquamarine Green and Lunar Silver colours, whereas the top-end variant will be available only in Aquamarine Green hue. The smartphone will be available on Amazon and OnePlus.in from October 17th.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is the most affordable offering in the S20 line-up with a price tag of Rs 49,999, however, it’s the most expensive phone in this list. It’s being offered with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Interested buyers can choose from Cloud Red, Cloud Orange, Cloud Lavender, Cloud Mint, Cloud Navy, and Cloud White colours. The Galaxy S20 FE will go on sale starting October 16th in India.
Winner: OnePlus 8T
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro vs OnePlus 8T vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: display
The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro comes with a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display bearing full HD+ resolution. The smartphone has punch-hole display and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection for keeping scratches at bay. However, the headlining display feature of the Mi 10T Pro is the 144Hz adaptive refresh rate. It’s the second smartphone after the ASUS ROG Phone 3 to feature a 144Hz refresh rate.
The OnePlus 8T also comes with a high refresh rate display offering a 120Hz panel. The screen measures 6.5-inches and features FHD+ resolution. The display has an embedded fingerprint scanner and is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass.
Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE also flaunts a 120Hz 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD+ resolution. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and features an integrated fingerprint scanner.
Winner: Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro vs OnePlus 8T vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: performance and software
In the performance department, the OnePlus 8T and Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro come out on top. These smartphones are equipped with the flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC backed by Adreno 650 GPU and an X55 modem for 5G support. The OnePlus 8T offers up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The Mi 10T Pro, on the other hand, comes in a single variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.
Samsung has launched the 4G variant of the Galaxy S20 FE in India, which is powered by Exynos 990 SoC. It’s the same chipset powering the flagship Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series in India but falls short compared to the Snapdragon 865. The Galaxy S20 FE has 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.
The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20 FE boot Android 10 out of the box with MIUI 12 and OneUI 2.0, respectively. The OnePlus 8T again emerges victorious with Android 11-based Oxygen OS 11.
Winner: OnePlus 8T
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro vs OnePlus 8T vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: cameras
In the camera department, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is the best of the lot here. The flagship comes with a 108-megapixel Samsung HMX primary lens backed by a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 5-megapixel macro sensor. In the front, there is a 20-megapixel shooter for selfies.
The OnePlus 8T has a quad-camera setup comprising a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary shooter, 16-megapixel ultra-wide lens, 5-megapixel macro unit and 2-megapixel monochrome sensor. In the front, the phone offers a 16-megapixel camera for selfies.
Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has a triple camera setup with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX555 main camera accompanied by a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens. The punch-hole cutout on the front houses a 32-megapixel selfie camera.
Winner: Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro vs OnePlus 8T vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: battery
The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro has the biggest battery with 5,000mAh capacity that supports 33W fast charging. Both the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and OnePlus 8T have 4,500mAh batteries, but the former features 15W fast charging compared to 65W on the latter.
Winner: OnePlus 8T
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro vs OnePlus 8T vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: verdict
The OnePlus 8T wins the specs round-up with a higher 12GB + 256GB variant, Android 11-based Oxygen OS 11, and a faster-charging battery. The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is cheaper, but offers a higher resolution camera setup, higher screen refresh rate and similar core specs, which makes it better value for money. The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, on the other hand, is a whole lot more expensive, and while it is a capable flagship, doesn’t offer the same value for money as the other two phones on the list.
|Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro||6.67-inch IPS LCD display, 144Hz, Full HD+, Snapdragon 865 chipset, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, Android 10 based MIUI 12, 108MP triple rear cameras, 20MP selfie camera, 5,000mAh battery, 33W fast charging|
|OnePlus 8T||6.5-inch AMOLED display, 120Hz, Full HD+, Snapdragon 865 chipset, up to 12GB RAM, up to 256GB storage, Android 11 based Oxygen OS 11, 48MP quad rear cameras, 16MP selfie camera, 4,500mAh battery, 65W fast charging|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 FE||6.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 120Hz, Full HD+, Exynos 990 chipset, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, Android 10 based OneUI, 12MP triple rear cameras, 32MP selfie camera, 4,500mAh battery, 15W fast charging|