Announced on 27 march, the Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi Pro 10 arrived in our hands. Curiosity compels, we have submitted our test protocol performance. And the least we can say is that the results are… surprising.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are the new flagships of the chinese company, Announced on Friday 27 march in France, they are also the first smartphones to adopt the Snapdragon 865 on our territory. Listening only to our professionalism and our curiosity, we decided to put them to the test of our performance test. In the study, how Xiaomi had optimized the more recent (and also potentially the most powerful) processors fitted on the Android phones.

Let us focus first and foremost on the Xiaomi Mi 10, the least expensive of the two top of the range presented by Xiaomi. Therefore, it is equipped with the Snapdragon 865 coupled to 8 Gb of ram. On paper, this promises a smartphone very powerful and who would normally seize the first place of our ranking, from the least to obtain a suitable position.

Poorly optimized Snapdragon 865

With a price at 799 €, the Xiaomi 10 is a group of competitors. Adversity old, there are at least six months already and for which the Snapdragon 855 is equipped, with the exception of Samsung, of course, which offers its platform in-house, Exynos. It is clear that the new smartphone from Xiaomi is better than Samsung Galaxy S10 in pure performance. However, it remains very close to the scores recorded on the Sony Xperia 5 and the OnePlus 7T Pro. On the other hand, it is completely outclass by the recent Huawei P40 and the Google Pixel 4 which, still to this day, is the smartphone the most powerful (and best optimized) to be spent in our laboratory.

If we décortiquons, based this time only on the management of the allocated RAM on the phone, all of them are elbow to elbow. The Xiaomi Mi 10 does not have to blush in front of its competitors in the segment. Proof that the 8 Gb of ram are well managed. In this field, the Pixel 4 and the 7T Pro yet it’s a much better score, just like the Huawei P40, which was announced a day earlier that our current guinea pig. The latter goes beyond the 100 points, which has only been done by three smartphones before him.

Regarding the game, we also note a certain consistency. The Mi 10 is neither the first nor the last : it is simply bang in the centre. With a score of 99.85 per, it’s barely better than a OnePLus 7T Pro, and is light years ahead of a Google Pixel 4. It shows, moreover, much better performance in gaming that all smartphones that are specialized in the domain that we have been able to test. We are already looking forward to the confront with the Snapdragon 865 of the Nubia Red Magic 5G, but this is for another day.

Please note that this Xiaomi Mi 10 is — for the moment — the smartphone Xiaomi ranked in our table. And fortunately, we hear you say. In spite of everything, the great rise in prices which accompanied the release of this gem is not synonymous with monopoly of power. It is even the opposite, since the Mi 10 still seems to consider himself as an outsider. The mark shows that she is able to align a sheet fly high to impress the rest, but fails to achieve. The evidence, it is not able to do better than the players already well-entrenched in the landscape. Let us hope that with the Pro version, the results of the Snapdragon 865 will be a lot more to the height of what we are entitled to expect. We will update this article when our labs will be complete.