Mi 10T series is cheaper than OnePlus 8T in India: 5 things you should know

Mi 10T series price in India starts at Rs 35,999, which makes the flagship phones cheaper than the OnePlus 8T.

Highlights
  • Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro prices start from Rs 35,999
  • OnePlus 8T price in India starts at Rs 42,999
  • Mi 10T Pro highlights a 144Hz display and 108MP camera

Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro were first unveiled globally last month and are now in India at surprisingly aggressive prices. The Mi 10T Pro price leak yesterday was clearly intentional to throw us off and it did a good job at that because the official prices are several notches lower. The Mi 10T price in India starts from Rs 35,999, which makes it one of the most affordable phones powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset. The flagships also tout other impressive specs including a 144Hz display and 108MP camera (on the Mi 10T Pro). It looks like Xiaomi is spoiling the party for the OnePlus 8T (review), which was announced last night and is yet to go on sale in India. Here are a few key things you should know about the Mi 10T series. 

Mi 10T, Mi 10T Pro prices in India

Talking about the prices first, the Mi 10T arrives with a starting price of Rs 35,999 which is for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The 8GB + 128GB variant of the Mi 10T is priced at Rs 37,999. Meanwhile, the Mi 10T Pro comes in a single 8GB + 128GB variant that is priced at Rs 39,999. 

All three prices are lower than the OnePlus 8T, which starts at Rs 42,999 for the base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The 12GB + 256GB option costs Rs 47,999.

Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro come with a 144Hz LCD display

One of the standout features of the Mi 10T series is the 144Hz refresh rate, which is the highest you can get on a flagship phone right now. The company has also introduced something called AdaptivSync Display that offers seven different refresh rates ranging from 30Hz to 144Hz. The feature can intelligently switch between these seven refresh rates based on the content being consumed, which also helps conserve battery life. 

One thing to note, however, is that the Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro offer LCD displays, which consumers have expressed their disapproval of following the launch event. The OnePlus 8T on the other hand offers a 120Hz AMOLED display that is brighter at 1100 nits. Now, an LCD panel does not necessarily mean it is inferior to OLED and we can only talk about how good the Mi 10T’s display is after an in-depth review. 

Only the Mi 10T Pro comes with a 108MP camera

The biggest difference between the Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro is the camera. The latter gets a 108MP primary sensor accompanied by a 13MP ultra-wide lens and a 5MP macro lens. The Mi 10T however, gets a 64MP primary sensor while the other two cameras remain the same. Both the Mi 10T series phones seem to offer better camera specifications than the OnePlus 8T, at least on paper. We can only know how the cameras on the Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro perform after reviewing them.

Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro support 8K video recording 

Another impressive feature about the camera on the Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro is that they support up to 8K video recording at 30 fps. Camera features also include dual video, AI portrait video, video pro mode, video macro, and so on. The OnePlus 8T, in comparison, offers up to 4K video recording and also comes with a bunch of features, such as Cine Aspect Ratio video recording, Video Focus Tracking, Video Nightscape, and more.

Mi 10T series come with a 5,000mAh battery and 33W fast charging

The Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro are equipped with a 5,000mAh battery, which is bigger than the 4,500mAh battery on the OnePlus 8T. The Xiaomi flagships support 33W fast charging, which won’t juice up the devices as fast as the 65W fast charging solution on the OnePlus 8T. In our review of the OnePlus 8T, the phone could charge up from zero to 100 percent in just 40 minutes.