Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra VS Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra sounds very attractive. But how attractive is it? The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is a great device as well. So was there any sense to launch this device? Subconsciously, we understand that there is. But what the main differences are. This is the question we are going to answer in this comparison article.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra and Mi 10 Pro Box Content and Unboxing

The former model comes with a hard transparent shell, a 120W charging head (the pins cannot be folded, the weight is about 188 grams, which is larger than the 65W of the Mi 10 Pro), an A2C data cable (about 1-meter-long), a headphone adapter cable, and a pin, a warranty card.

As you understand, we have chosen the transparent version.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra

The recognizable lens module is big and thick

The power button and volume rocker are still the same as the Mi 10 Pro.

The bottom is the same as the Mi 10 Pro. And the card slot is also here.

The front looks the same, but it’s not

In addition to the speaker change, the middle earpiece has also been changed.

Which Model Has A Better Screen?

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro uses the AMOLED curved screen of the Samsung E3

  • Resolution: 2340X1080 FHD+ (1080P, not 2K)
  • Screen refresh rate: 90Hz
  • Screen contrast: 5,000,000 to 1
  • Peak screen brightness: 1200nit
  • HDR10+
  • 100% coverage DCI-P3 and sRGB color gamut
  • Corning fifth-generation Gorilla Glass
  • 180Hz sampling rate
  • JNCD <0.55, Delta E<1.1

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra uses the top AMOLED curved screen of domestic Huaxing Optoelectronics

  • Resolution: 2340X1080 FHD+ (1080P, not 2K)
  • Screen refresh rate: 120Hz
  • Screen contrast: 5,000,000 to 1
  • Peak screen brightness: 1120nit
  • HDR10+
  • 10bit 1.07 billion colors
  • Rhine low blue light certification
  • Corning fifth-generation Gorilla Glass
  • 240Hz sampling rate
  • JNCD<0.63, Delta E<1
  • 4096-level brightness adjustment
  • MEMC dynamic compensation

Although there is not much difference between the two parameters, even the Huaxing Optoelectronics has a better 120Hz refresh rate. We should also point out that the Samsung E3 is not a top-level screen.

AnTuTu grayscale test
AnTuTu color bar test

Because this gap is relatively small, coupled with factors such as platform compression image quality, it’s quite difficult to say which screen is better.

The brightness of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is not as good as that of the Mi 10 Pro. And it will be reflected in the details. For example, when visiting a webpage, the background of the Mi 10 Pro is whiter and more transparent. So it is relatively darker on the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra.

The comparison between the above two pictures is that the Mi 10 Pro’s gray is darker, and the Mi 10 Ultra’s one is lighter.

The automatic brightness adjustment of the Mi 10 Ultra is better than that of the Mi 10 Pro.

The brightness sensor feedback of the Mi 10 Ultra is more timely than that of the Mi 10 Pro. Each time the latter is irradiated, it takes a period of time to increase the brightness, while the Mi 10 Ultra is very quick.

As for the refresh rate, the 120Hz is a real improvement in comparison to the 90Hz, but for many users, it won’t be noticeable. We mean high refresh rate is a cool feature only for advanced users.

How Fast Is The 120W Charging Speed?

As said, the Mi 10 Ultra comes with an original 120W charging head as well as an original A2C data cable. We tested them.

During the first 10 minutes, the charging speed is very fast. But the sequential charging intervals provide slower charging speed.

Charged 25% in 5 minutes; Charged 50% in 13 minutes; Charged 77% in 29 minutes (from 23% to 100% full)

Also, we should recall that the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra’s wireless charging is up to 50W, which is similar to that of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro’s wired charging. So we decided to test these two together.

When charging for 31 minutes at the same time, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra charges to 56% through a wireless charging (including the effect of receiving the charging protection over 80% and slowing down). During the same time, the Xaiomi Mi 10 Pro charges to 41% through the regular wired charging.

Thus, the wireless charging speed surpasses the wired charging.

What About The Cameras?​

In fact, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra has got some improvements in this area as well.

Super wide-angle mode is recommended to view the original image

Performance Is What We Should Focus On

Both models are packed with the flagship Snapdragon 865 chip. But the AnTuTu results differ.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra

In order to understand how these high-end models perform generally, we also put the results of the Huawei P40 Pro.


When playing heavy games, we can see that the frame rate is very stable. It was a little hot.

But we should point out that the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra provides a better heat dissipation performance.

Battery Life Is One Of The Most Important Indicators

We run the same app to play videos at the same time, both of which are 720P quality.

After 50 minutes of playback, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra consumes 9% of power, while the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro consumes 8% of power

We turned on 5G and activated 120Hz refresh rate mode.

These are the results.


The automatic brightness adjustment is still not very friendly. Every time you turn off the lights and go to sleep, you still have to turn up the brightness yourself to see the screen clearly, otherwise it is still too dark.

In fact, there is not much difference in the appearance and weight of the two. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is relatively thick and heavier. But it is also good on the basis of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro.

When the speaker is placed outside, the resonance effect is too obvious, and you will feel that the back shell is constantly shaking.


If you haven’t bought the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and are looking for a smartphone now, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is undoubtedly a very cost-effective choice

It comes with a good screen, a 120Hz refresh rate, a 120W wired charging 50W wireless charging, high-pixel 120x zoom outsole (ranking first at DXoMark), etc.

However, if you own another high-end smartphone and you think it deserves the money you have paid for it, no need to switch to the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra.

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