Xiaomi Mi 10 Camera Review


The Xiaomi Mi 10 is a premium device that takes excellent photos. It’s got the latest hardware you can buy today and a great camera that performs well in all lighting conditions.

The primary 108MP sensor uses 4-to-1 pixel binning to produce 27MP shots with great detail. Daylight shots look vibrant with high dynamic range and good color vibrancy, while portraits are straightforward and have fantastic bokeh.


The Xiaomi Mi 10 is a high-end smartphone that boasts premium hardware, including Qualcomm’s latest top-end Snapdragon 865 chipset and a 6.67-inch display with FHD+ resolution. The device’s main attraction is its 108MP camera, which takes outstanding photos in any lighting condition.

The 108MP sensor captures details and color vibrancy with excellent contrast and dynamic range. However, there is a slight tendency to lose sharpness and point at the edges of the image when shot with the 108MP sensor.

Compared to the CC9 Pro Premium Edition, the Mi 10’s images have less highlight clipping in difficult-to-correct high-contrast scenes. In contrast, HDR processing has been improved to preserve better detail in bright outdoor and indoor shooting conditions. On the downside, the Mi 10’s target exposure is not as accurate in preview mode as on the CC9 Pro Premium Edition. Some differences are noticeable in portrait shots, which look underexposed in the preview but overexposed in the final capture.


The Xiaomi Mi 10 is a flagship-level device that packs a lot of techs inside. You’ve got a stunning curved OLED display, a powerful chipset, and loudspeakers, but you can also expect some groundbreaking camera technology to come out of the box.

The phone uses a 108MP sensor for default 27MP stills, currently the highest-resolution default camera on any Android smartphone. The sensor is also used in the telephoto module, with the phone using two cameras rather than one to deliver 2x and 5x optical zoom.

Video footage shot with the telephoto module shows excellent dynamic range, good contrast, and punchy colors, even at high resolution. However, the primary camera struggled to render color compared adequately to phones like the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and Huawei P40 Pro.


The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G has a quad-lens camera setup. There’s a 108MP sensor with 4-in-1 pixel binning, an ultrawide camera with 20 MP, and two telephoto lenses.

One of the telephoto cameras has 2x optical zoom and works for shallow depth-of-field portraits, while the other is a standard 8MP lens that can be used with up to 10x lossless zoom.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 isn’t a cheap device but a good value for money. It packs the latest hardware, offers fast wireless charging, and boasts flagship features like NFC and 5G connectivity.


As expected, the Mi 10 camera app offers good features. It has a dedicated mode for astrophotography, a night mode, PhotoSphere, and a slow-motion video mode.

The automatic mode does an excellent job of accurately metering for white balance and capturing sharp shots even with low light. But it also boosts color and contrasts too much to our liking, resulting in highly saturated and unrealistic results.

The AI mode is integral to the camera’s capabilities, but it could use some refinement here. The 108MP primary camera on the Mi 10 works well, but it isn’t quite as sharp or clear as other flagships.