Xiaomi has a simple smartphone strategy: Focus on the features people really want, and offer that at the lowest possible price.
The company’s latest smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10, takes this approach to the extreme. It’s a phone that outmatches expensive flagships with its 108-megapixel, penta camera and massive battery, while keeping the price at a fairly reasonable 550 euros ($610).
At the same time, the Mi Note 10 has a mid-range, Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor, no face unlocking capabilities, and no water resistance. Are the tradeoffs worth it? Read on.