System Performance

In terms of performance, as the Mi 10 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 865 SoC, we’re expecting excellent showing in terms of responsiveness of the device. The screen’s 90Hz refresh rate isn’t the highest in the market right now, but it’s still a step above your average 60Hz screen and will allow for smoother scrolling content through applications.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Web Browsing 2.0

In the web-browsing test, the Mi 10 Pro showcases itself a little bit weaker than some other Snapdragon 865 devices which points out that its DVFS isn’t quite as aggressive as that of other phones, things seem to be in line with the OnePlus 8 at 90Hz, both phones seemingly having very similar BSP settings for the SoC.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Writing 2.0

In the writing subtest which is the most representative of overall performance in PCMark again the Mi 10 Pro is faring well, but slightly behind some of the more aggressive S865 phones such as the S20 Ultra.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Photo Editing 2.0 PCMark Work 2.0 - Data Manipulation

Same story for the photo editing and data manipulation results where the Mi 10 Pro is middle of the pack.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Performance

Overall, the phone still ends up as a great performer in the overall PCMark score, although, yes there are devices which outperform it.

WebXPRT 3 - OS WebView Speedometer 2.0 - OS WebView JetStream 2 - OS Webview

In the browser based benchmarks, the Mi 10 Pro also shows a similar pattern, showcasing good performance but a few percentage points behind the best devices.

Overall Performance

Overall, the Mi 10 Pro was a very performant phone with a ton of responsiveness and there’s very little left wanting. I would say that yes, it’s not quite the most aggressively tuned phone and certainly the 120Hz from Samsung/OPPO/OnePlus do give it a smoother feeling and Samsung’s tuning of the S865 makes those devices a little snappier, but I think Xiaomi was looking to balance performance and battery life and I think they did an overall excellent job on the Mi 10 Pro.

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  • Xex360 - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    Nothing solid about a phone with a bunch of dead pixels and headphone jack.
  • PeterCollier - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    Now I'm curious, do phones generally come with a no dead pixel guarantee? I know some high end monitors do. And the low end ones, the manufacturer might say that a few dead pixels are fine.
  • Samus - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    I’ve setup thousands of iPhones over the last decade and never seen a dead pixel in an original or OEM replacement screen. That’s part of the Apple tax though, and where form over function might actually make sense in this particular case.
  • Arsenica - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    I think you mean a phone with no headphone jack.

    But at this price point and feature set I would rather buy a Galaxy S20+ and not worry about Chinese spyware (Korean spyware is way cooler).
  • sonny73n - Friday, July 24, 2020 - link

    Let say you said something you shouldn’t have on a phone, would you rather have that record be kept on a Chinese server or on a US server?

    I’m sure that since you used a device that have a microphone or a webcam, you have made stupid mistakes at least once or twice. But luckily for you, you’re a nobody. Your government wouldn’t waste money and human resources to come after a brainwashed nobody such as you. However, that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. You know damn well everything you do on or around a smart device is being recorded and kept forever. But here you are, spreading the BS and hate on the Chinese. Didn’t you know that your government spy on you much more than the Chinese ever can?
  • Fulljack - Friday, July 24, 2020 - link

    or just unlock the bootloader and install open-source custom rom so it'll be free of spyware. if shit happens at least Xiaomi still honor your warranty even if you tampered the software.
  • 1_rick - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    What dead pixels? Or are you talking about the hole-punch selfie cam?
  • iphonebestgamephone - Friday, July 24, 2020 - link

    So the phones with thicker bezels had much larger areas of dead pixels or what?
  • nagi603 - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    Real shame how the price has skyrocketed between generations... I got a Mi 9 (128) for €400 w/ tax about a year ago. Of course they stopped producing it and you can't get it any longer.
  • ads295 - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    A flagship is one of the few avenues they have to make money. Xiaomi has openly admitted that they have a policy to make not more than 5% margin on their devices.

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