Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro review: Bloatware and a hefty price tag make it hard to love this phone

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Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Pro has an inconspicuous front-facing 20-megapixel camera on the left side of the screen.


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The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G costs roughly $1,100 when converted from its price in Europe (999 euros, which is about £890 or AU$1,660). It’s stuffed with pretty much everything you’d expect from a premium 5G phone, including a Snapdragon 865 chipset, a 90Hz refresh-rate display, a 4,500-mAh battery and even a 108-megapixel rear camera.

Like

  • Fast-charging
  • Fast performance
  • Smooth 90Hz display

Don’t Like

  • Not available in the US for now
  • Too much bloatware and ads
  • Not rated for water-resistance

For the most part, those specs allow the Mi 10 Pro to deliver the goods. But it has its shortcomings. The most obvious one is that the Mi 10 series lacks an IP rating for water resistance. The phone does have some degree of water resistance, but an IP rating would

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