Xiaomi has officially announced the Mi 10 Ultra and i will be talking about its price in Nigeria and features.
There are only a few manufacturers who understand that creating a cool phone isn’t just about adding features and using cameras with the highest resolutions on earth.
Creating a remarkable premium phone requires selecting the best and the state-of-the-art hardwares, tweaking them with intelligence, bringing these hardwares together in such a way that they work seamlessly with one another, then packaging the phone is an irresistible way; well, this is how Xiaomi created the Mi 10 Ultra.
In other words, the Mi 10 Ultra is arguably one of the most impressive phones we currently have out there, so if you can afford it, there’s absolutely nothing you will regret.
However, in this article, I not only intend informing you about the Mi 10 Ultra being one of the best phones we have out there.
I actually also intend helping you understand what the phone is really like. I’ll like to make you feel what it’s like to use this product, so if you have the slightest interest in the product, you should stick with me till the end of this content.
Talking about the structure of the review, I’d start the review with the design of the phone.
The discussion about the phone’s design would then be followed by a discussion about the computing performance, before moving to other important aspects like camera, storage, display, etc. But before going into the actual review of the phone, I’ll quickly provide the specs and features summary of the phone, then talk about the price of the device.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Price in Nigeria
The price of Mi 10 Ultra from Xiaomi starts at N354,000 and up to N476,000 Naira. This is because of different storage configuration.
Specs & Features
- 162.4 mm x 75.1 mm x 9.5 mm [6.39 inches x 2.96 inches x 0.37 inches]
- 221.8 g [7.83 oz]
- Obsidian Black, Mercury Silver, Transparent Edition
- Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 [Octa-core processor; 1.80 – 2.84 GHz; 7 nm process]
1 x 2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3 x 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4 x 1.80 GHz Kryo 585
- Adreno 650 GPU
- 8 / 12 / 16 GB RAM
- Organic LED [OLED] capacitive touchscreen [Over 1B colours support]; 120 Hz
- 6.67 inches [Approximately 89.5-percent screen-to-body ratio]
- 1,080 x 2,340 pixels [~386 ppi density]; 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- MIUI 12 OS [Based on the Android 10 OS]
- 128 / 256 / 512 GB internal storage space [UFS 3.1]
- No storage expansion support
- 48 MP + 48 MP + 12 MP + 20 MP rear camera
- 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240/960fps, gyro-EIS, HDR10 rec
- HDR and panorama
- LED flash
- 20 MP front camera
- 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
- HDR and panorama
- Fingerprint [Under-display, optical]
- Proximity sensor
- Gravity sensor
- Light sensor
- Non-removable Li-Po 4,500 mAh battery
- Dual SIM [Nano-SIM]
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- USB 2.0 [Type-C]
- USB On-The-Go
- Mobile hotspot
- Wi-Fi Direct
If you’ve seen a lot of Xiaomi’s mid-range phones, you must have noticed that some of them are quite cool while some of them can be disappointing.
And as a result, you may have wondered — does Xiaomi really understand design or does the company only create good designs out of luck?
Well, based on looks of the Mi 10 Ultra, I’ve come to realize, beyond reasonable doubt, that the manufacturer genuinely understands design; the design of the Mi 10 Ultra is a thing that just can not have been created without a great understanding of design.
The look, the feel, the curves, etc are all mind-blowing; they are so impressive that I doubt there’s going to be someone who won’t love this product.
Giving details, the Mi 10 Ultra is a device measuring 162.4 mm in height and 75.1 mm in width. The display of the phone is protected by a premium and appealing Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The phone also has a glass on its rear side. But while most of you will think the rear glass is a Corning Gorilla 3 or 5 glass, the rear glass is actually a Corning Gorilla Class 6.
As for the colours of the phone, the device is available in two colours black and silver. Being elaborate, the black is the obsidian black while the silver is the mercury silver.
These two colours are hands-down colours for premium phones; so when holding the Mi 10 Ultra outside, people can easily tell you’re using an exotic device.
However, while the obsidian black and the mercury silver are truly the only colours this phone is available in, Xiaomi introduced some more excitement into this device by making it possible to have builds that are transparent.
In other words, it’s possible to get builds of the phone whose internal components can be seen from the outside.
This ability to see the internal components of the phone, from the outside give the transparent edition a techy look. So if you’re a tech guy or tech lady, you might love the transparent edition even better.
The Mi 10 Ultra is a high-end device, and the computing hardware it comes with are all high-end hardware.
Starting with the chipset, the Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 is the chipset that powers the phone.
This chipset is quite popular among high-end devices, and with the few phones I’ve seen it in, I can confidently state that there’s currently no kind of mobile computing task the chipset wouldn’t be able to surmount. In fact, my brief experience with the Mi 10 Ultra also proves this.
The processor of the Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 is an octa-core processor. The processor has one Kryo 585 rated at 2.84 GHz. This core, as you may have assumed, is the primary core of the chipset.
The processor also has some other Kryo 585 cores. But unlike the main core which is rated at 2.84 GHz, these three other cores are rated at 2.42 GHz. And, these cores are the secondary cores of the phone.
The other four cores of the Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 chipset are also Kryo 585 cores, but they are rated at just 1.80 GHz. And yes, these four other cores are the tertiary cores of the chipset.
While an octa-core processor is what’s responsible for the generic computing tasks of the Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865, the hardware handling the graphics-related tasks is the Adreno 650 GPU. The Adreno 650 is a well-known beast, so I guess the GPU needs no introduction.
When trying to buy a build of the Mi 10 Ultra, you’re going to have the chance of deciding how much RAM you’ll like your phone to have.
There are builds coming with 8 GB of RAM, there are also some coming with 12 GB of RAM, and there are some coming with 16 GB of RAM.
8 GB of RAM is ordinarily enough for high-end phones. But if you have the money, you can consider 12 GB of RAM.
As for builds coming with 16 GB of RAM, I consider them overkills, if you won’t be using this phone for more than 3 years; in other words, a 16 GB build only makes sense for people who’ll be using the phone for several years.
Experiencing graphics through an OLED display, for the first time, is a thing that will leave you dazed.
The coolness becomes even more unbelievable when you start to play games with such a display. And this kind of display is what the Mi 10 Ultra comes with.
Giving details, the display of the subject measures 6.67 inches. And, with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels, the phone’s display has a pixel density of about 386 pixels per inch.
It is also worthwhile stating that while the display of a typical Android phone has support for about 16 million colours, the display of the Mi 10 Ultra has support for over 1 billion colours; you won’t appreciate this huge leap, if all you do with your phone is to browse the internet.
But when you start to play some kind of games on the phone or watch some kind of videos on it, that’s when you’ll really understand what it means to have support over a billion colours.
You should also be aware that the brightness of this display is rated at 800 nits. The display furthermore has a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
Mi 10 Ultra is a device powered by the Android 10 OS. The OS is a very nice one, although the OS of this phone is a custom version of the standard Android OS.
But the fact that the subject runs the Android 10 OS isn’t the reason why we’re also excited about this aspect.
What’s actually exciting about this aspect is the fact that the phone is guaranteed to be upgradable to Android 11, 12, and 13. In fact, there are also information that the phone will be upgradable to Android 14.
When the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series phones were launched, I thought it’s going to take a while before we start seeing phones with storage as impressive as that. But clearly, I was wrong.
The storage device featured in the Mi 10 Ultra is also a UFS 3.1 device. This further means that not only is the phone going to be capable of seamlessly taking videos of extremely high resolutions, it is also going to be more responsive, compared to many phones featuring similar CPU, GPU, and RAM.
The amount of storage you can get would depend on how much RAM you choose. For people who choose 8 GB of RAM, you can get either 128 GB UFS 3.1 storage or 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage.
For those who choose 12 GB of RAM, you can get only 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage. And for those who choose 16 GB RAM, the only option available is 512 GB UFS 3.1 storage.
The Standard Mi 10 and the Mi 10 Pro come with main rear cameras of 108 megapixels. But while the Mi 10 Ultra is claimed to be superior to both phones, the Mi 10 Ultra’s main rear camera has a resolution of 48 megapixels.
And I understand some of you may have started to wonder — why would the Mi 10 Ultra’s main rear camera be inferior to those of the two other Mi 10 phones?
Well, I’ll like to state that the Mi 10 Ultra’s main rear camera isn’t really inferior. Truly, the lens has a lower resolution, but resolution isn’t the only thing that matters, when it comes to the quality of a camera.
There are many more things that matter. In short, even though the Mi 10 Ultra’s main rear camera has a lower resolution, the pictures it, alongside the three other rear cameras, produces are more impressive; by taking pictures with the three phones, I was able to confirm this, so this isn’t just an assumption.
Giving details, the main rear camera of the Mi 10 Ultra is an Omnivision OV48C lens. The Omnivision OV48C lens is a PureCel lens. I’ll also like to state that this camera is capable of taking 8K videos.
And when I say the camera supports 8K videos, I’m not talking about mediocre 8K support, I’m actually talking about excellent 8K videos support.
This Omnivision OV48C lens further has the support of the Sony IMX350 Exmor RS, which is the second rear camera. The Sony IMX350 Exmor RS is a 20 MP CMOS BSI lens and it assists with ultrawideness.
The third rear camera of the Mi 10 Ultra is a Samsung S5K2L7 lens. But while the Sony IMX350 Exmor RS lens assists with ultrawideness, the Samsung S5K2L7 assists with “telephoto + portrait”.
The fourth rear camera of the phone is the Sony IMX586 Exmor RS. This lens has a resolution of 48 MP. It is as highly-enhanced as the three other lenses, and it assists with telephoto… yes telephoto.
The rear side of the Mi 10 Ultra is not the only side featuring mind-blowing cameras, the front of the phone also comes with a nice lens.
Front camera of the phone is the Samsung S5K3T2. This lens is excellent at what it does. It is an ISOCELL lens with a resolution of 20 megapixels.
The Mi 10 Ultra, of course, has support for 5G. In other words, if you’ll be using the phone for over three years or if you’ll be travelling to a developed country, a phone like this would give you the chance of experiencing what 5G feels like.
Its 4G support is also excellent. So, you have little to worry about, when it comes to 4G compatibility with mobile networks around the world.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is superior to both the Standard Mi 10 and the Mi 10 Pro though its price in Nigeria also reflect that.
So if you’ve seen any of the two other phones, you can picture the Ultra as something much better.