Both these phones support 5G connectivity and promise a host of features for the money.
OnePlus and Xiaomi will fight 8 Pro and MI10 respectively in the new price segment in India. Both these phones were launched in India and are close competitors to brands like Samsung and Apple with a price tag of over Rs 50,000. These are the first phones (along with RealMe and IQ) to come with a Snapdragon 865 processor that supports 5G. But the question we are asking is which of these devices are worth buying in the market? Here is a quick comparison between the two, which will help you answer.
OnePlus 8 Pro vs. Me10: Pricing in India
The OnePlus 8 Pro gets two variants in the market, starting at Rs 54,999 for the 8GB version. The Xiaomi Mi 10 is priced at Rs 49,999 and is the most expensive Mi device to be launched in India. OnePlus 8 Pro is offering 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB options, while Xiaomi is giving you a choice between 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB.
OnePlus 8 Pro vs. Me10: Design
Xiaomi has confirmed that the MI10 is lacking in its appeal. It has a glass and metal finish on the rear panel and the front panel is loaded with a punch-hole design. The materials on the phone are better than what we’ve seen with their mid-range phones, including the Redmi series. The OnePlus 8 Pro has gone with its tried and tested design formula but minor tweaks have been made to finish the material used in its development, which still attracts buyers.
OnePlus 8 Pro vs. Me10: Performance
The Mi 10 comes loaded with a 6.67-inch Full HD + AMOLED (1080 x 2340 pixels) display with curved edges and a refresh rate of 90Hz and a touch sampling rate of 180Hz. The OnePlus 8 Pro is loaded with a 6.78-inch Quad HD + AMOLED display and a 240hp touch sampling rate with a 120hp refresh rate. Both these phones pack an impressive display but the OnePlus 8 Pro‘s 120hp refresh rate is arguably higher than the MI10‘s. In addition, both phones come with HDR 10+ certification, but the higher screen refresh rate on the OnePlus 8 Pro means a smoother viewing experience.
OnePlus 8 Pro vs. Me10: Hardware
The Mi 10 is equipped with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor along with the Adreno 650 GPU. The phone is backed by 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and a UFS 3.0 storage option up to 256GB. It is loaded with a 4,780mAh battery with 30W wired charging and 30W wireless charging support and, in addition, it supports 10W reverse wireless charging. The OnePlus 8 Pro is also controlled by the same Snapdragon 865 chipset, but you can make up to 12GB of RAM options, with up to 256GB of storage capacity. On the battery front, it is loaded with a 4510mAh battery with wrap charging 30T and is the first smartphone in the brand to come with 30W warp charge wireless charging support.
OnePlus 8 Pro vs. Me10: Software
In this category, Shyomi is more justified than OnePlus. The company is pushing its case for ad-laden MiUI in the entry-level and mid-range segment but with the MI10, the brand needs to shift its focus and attract users in a different style. First, premium users don’t like to see ads on the screen of their phones, and, most importantly, they have to give a serious overhaul to brand privacy. The OnePlus 8 Pro runs on a trusted oxygen OS, developed by the company at home and appreciated by users in all corners. The brand that has been working against its cameras in the recent past has been unable to find the right mix between its software and hardware.
OnePlus 8 Pro vs. Me10: Camera
OnePlus 8 Pro is the company’s first smartphone with a quad-camera setup with a 48-megapixel Sony IMX 689 sensor, f / 1.7 aperture, OIS, a 48-megapixel ultra-wide camera with Sony IMX 586 sensor, f / 2.2 aperture, f / 2.2 aperture And a 3x telephoto lens with an f / 2.2 aperture with a color filter camera. The Mi 10 has a 108-megapixel sensor paired with a 7-element lens, a 1 / 1.33-inch sensor, and OIS support. You also get a 13-megapixel wide-angle lens with a 123-degree viewing field and 2-megapixel cameras with f / 2.4 aperture and f / 2.4 lenses. We would love to try both of these cameras to see what’s the best price.
Which one should you buy?
The MI10 comes with good design language and the 108-megapixel quad-camera setup with wireless charging support and performance are the highlights. However, when it comes to the price point, with the exception of the camera module, most of the competition is priced at Rs. It looks a bit overpriced, given the set of specifications for less than 34,990. It is fair to say that the company faces the additional cost of import duty and high rupee value but Xiaomi MI10 hopes to be the future brand of premium brand in the country. With the OnePlus 8 Pro, you are getting a refined product to follow its predecessor and if you are really keen to buy a phone at this price point, the 8 Pro is worth a look.