Review of the milestone that broke the limit, Xiaomi Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition

Starting from the first generation of Xiaomi mobile phones in 2011, the price-performance ratio has been bound to Xiaomi and has become its biggest label. Although similar product descriptions have rarely been seen in recent years, many people’s subconsciousness has already defaulted Xiaomi and Cost-effectiveness is equated, but cost-effective ones are also easy to cause misunderstandings. After all, cheap things are unavoidable to avoid being regarded as a performance of the product’s incompetence, which is why the Xiaomi brand is firmly imprisoned. In the shackles. Although they are working hard to hit the high-end market, it is obviously not an easy task.

In fact, in order to subvert this image, Xiaomi also tried to make a lot of efforts and invested a lot of money in research and development. This investment, regardless of cost, allows us to see the other side of Xiaomi. For example, the ceramic body with very high craftsmanship was used before, the bright silver version with extremely low yield rate launched in the Mi 6 era, and the emergence of the surround screen Mi MIX Alpha that astounded the entire industry last year and the debut of the 100-megapixel camera sensor. The appearance of these products shocked every user. Finally coming to the beginning of 2020, Xiaomi no longer struggles with price tags, and devotes itself to building a real and veritable high-end flagship, and launched a new digital flagship Xiaomi Mi 10 series. Once it was released, it received praise from many users and successfully entered the high-end market.

After 10 years of development and accumulation, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Xiaomi, Xiaomi officially released a masterpiece of the flagship product-Xiaomi Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition, which combines Xiaomi’s ten-year classic craftsmanship, and also released a number of black Technology, to show users the performance and configuration of a true high-end flagship.


Inherit the classic appearance design

First of all, in terms of appearance, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition integrates the most classic craftsmanship of Xiaomi in the past decade. The design styles of the three modern classics have inherited the most classic design craftsmanship of Xiaomi mobile phones. We have seen the brightness of the Xiaomi Mi 6 limited to 100 units. Silver craftsmanship, the transparent back cover version that debuted on Mi 8 and the exquisite ceramic craftsmanship all appeared on the Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition released this time.

What we got this time is a customized bright silver version. The four-curved mirror glass on the back adopts the same process as the Xiaomi Mi 6 bright silver version. Through electroplating and coloring in a dust-free vacuum environment, a dust will make the whole piece of glass useless. . The entire processing process, including the transfer between processing and material workshops, must be in a dust-free environment, which poses no small challenges to production.

The more difficult effect of this manufacturing process is the combination of silver electroplating and four-curved glass. The electroplating process involves hundreds of millions of 0.1mm silver particles deposited on the inner surface of the glass in a vacuum environment. If the mirror gloss is to be uniform, the silver particles must be evenly attached to the glass. On the curved glass arc, due to the different incident angles of the silver particles, it will cause the difference in film thickness, and the appearance of water ripples or orange peel. The slightest flaw under the mirror glass will be infinitely magnified. This also makes the process seem almost impossible.

Now, after the iterative upgrade of the process, the problem of mass production of the bright silver plate has been well solved. The 7-layer coating of about 300nm is repeatedly stacked by the evaporator and directly laminated on the glass to achieve an ultra-high reflectivity of 92%. The mirror reflection effect and high-reflectivity bright silver produce a strong visual impact and create a sense of mysterious future.

The Mi 6 Bright Silver Discovery Edition at that time almost satisfied all users’ imaginations about the future. This design, which resembles a water drop in science fiction, was once again presented on the Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition, further bringing users a radiance. Visual experience.


Screen upgrade 120Hz refresh rate to support MEMC motion compensation

While inheriting the classic craftsmanship, the Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition has also made some corresponding upgrades. The 6.67-inch 120Hz hyperboloid OLED screen is further improved compared to the 90Hz of the Mi 10 series. Due to the higher refresh rate, the Mi 10 Extreme Edition can also display more pictures per unit of time, which will be smoother during use , It can effectively reduce the smearing of text and other content during the sliding process when scanning Weibo or the list page of the news client.

Correspondingly, the touch sampling rate of this screen is increased to 240Hz, which can respond to touch actions in the first time, greatly reducing the response delay in the process of mobile phone touch. With high refresh rate and high touch sampling rate, the advantages in game scenes are naturally highlighted, effectively reducing screen tearing in high-speed sports scenes, which is very suitable for scenes of racing games and FPS shooting games.

With the support of the high refresh rate screen, the Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition supports MEMC motion compensation technology, inserting a compensation frame that is not in the video source itself in the middle of the two frames to achieve the goal of a smoother picture. MEMC technology fundamentally solves the problem of low video sources at high frame rates, and optimizes the viewing experience to the greatest extent through frame insertion algorithms, bringing smoother viewing effects.


64 times color display on native 10bit screen

In addition to the high refresh rate, the biggest upgrade on the screen, the Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition is equipped with a native 10-bit color depth screen with 1.07 billion color displays, which is 64 times that of a traditional 8-bit screen. 8bit color depth means that each channel of the screen R, G, B has 2⁸ or 256 color levels, and 10bit means that each channel of R, G, B has 1024 color levels. When displaying the same picture, the 10bit color is richer and more accurate, the picture is more delicate, and the color transition is smoother.

Compared with other mobile phone products, the original 10bit screen of the Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition does not require FRC technology (8bit+2bit), and can achieve an ultra-rich color display of 1.07 billion colors. Through the actual color test, we can also see that in the stage of obvious color transition, the overall color does not appear obvious missing after zooming in, and there is no color block problem caused by color missing, and the overall is excessively natural and smooth.

On this basis, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition screen has passed HDR10+ certification. For videos that support HDR10+ specifications, it can realize frame-by-frame dynamic tone mapping, and each frame can be displayed with the most suitable HDR effect. Dark scenes are deeper without losing details of the dark parts, and bright scenes are bright and transparent. We record and play HDR10+ directly on the screen to further show you this rich color performance.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition continues the professional color calibration of Xiaomi’s high-end series of mobile phones. Each screen has been precision color-calibrated before leaving the factory to ensure that each screen can accurately restore the true color. Through the accumulation of technology, Xiaomi provides users with ultra-precise color reproduction. With the original 10bit color depth, the color display of the Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition is richer and the color reproduction is more realistic, which can even meet the needs of designers in the professional field.

The Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition is also equipped with the front and rear dual light sensors appearing on the Mi 10 Pro. Through the AI intelligent judgment of the front and rear light sources of the fuselage, it can automatically adapt and adjust accurately according to the ambient light, which greatly improves the accuracy of light sensing. This is a major problem with the erratic mobile phone’s automatic brightness.


First launch of 120x ultra-telephoto low light level camera, DXOMARK first

Next, I will introduce another obvious hardware upgrade-camera module. Since the establishment of an independent camera department in 2018, Xiaomi Imaging has reached the highest peak of mobile phone camera technology with an amazing development speed. Last year, it was the first to use a 100-megapixel sensor. By the beginning of the year, the Mi 10 Pro achieved the world’s double No. 1 results in cameras and video. It proves Xiaomi’s outstanding strength in imaging.

Today, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition is another milestone in Xiaomi’s professional imaging strategy. It has a periscope 120x ultra-telephoto lens; the custom main camera uses a 1/2.32-inch ultra-large bottom and ultra-large pixel sensor; a 128° ultra-wide-angle lens and a classic portrait lens with a 50mm focal length. These four cameras cover photos at various focal lengths. Demand, to meet the user’s use of different shooting scenes.

In addition to the first hardware upgrades in these industries, the hardware dual-native ISO Fusion ultra-dynamic technology and chip-level single-frame progressive HDR technology have also been implemented in mobile phone imaging, bringing the ultra-dynamic range of mobile phones to a new field; professional 8K movie camera, support The main camera and the super telephoto lens have dual 8K video recording, and there are many professional functions such as Log mode, director mode, and multiple cameras.

First, let’s take a look at this 120x ultra-telephoto lens. It uses the familiar IMX586 image sensor. Since last year, many flagship models have used this sensor as the main camera. Because the Sony IMX586 can reach 1.6um after the four-in-one pixel, it can shoot night scene photos with high light but not exposed and detailed dark parts in unsatisfactory light scenes. In addition, the periscope telephoto supports split OIS anti-shake, avoiding the blur caused by jitter during shooting, and can greatly increase the filming rate; the ultra-telephoto lens also supports a telephoto viewfinder, and the increase in the screen is small when the zoom exceeds 15 times. Window picture-in-picture preview, real-time display of the focus position, it is more convenient and quick to enhance the telephoto camera experience when positioning the subject.

The details of the glass and wall can still be clearly seen after zooming 10 times

The Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition has customized a 48 million ultra-large pixel main camera with a 1/1.32-inch ultra-large bottom that is rare in the industry. The single pixel size reaches 1.2μm. The four-in-one fusion 2.4μm ultra-large pixel has excellent Sensitivity, it can still maintain high-quality imaging capabilities in complex shooting environments such as dark light, backlight, and large light ratio. Using the industry’s rare 8P lens, supporting OIS optical image stabilization and 8K video recording, both the sensor size and lens specifications have reached the top level, and ordinary users and professional photographers can have an excellent shooting experience.

The main camera sensor is not only a large pixel at the bottom, but the customized main camera is also the first to support hardware dual native ISO Fusion ultra dynamic technology, chip-level single-frame progressive HDR technology, HDR10 video capture, which can improve the dynamic range of photography and video recording, Color gamut.

Friends who know how to shoot must know that when shooting at night, you need to increase the ISO to get enough picture brightness, but too high ISO value will often bring more picture noise, making the overall picture look not clear enough, so in high-end The concept of dual native ISO has gradually appeared on professional cameras to solve the problem of dark light noise.

When the Xiaomi Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition takes a photo with high light ratio, it uses dual native ISO to image two photos respectively, low native ISO obtains a high-light but overexposed photo, high native ISO obtains a photo with rich details in the dark, and combines the two photos into one A super dynamic photo with greater dynamic range, better tolerance, and excellent noise control.

Thanks to the customized sensor, the hardware on the sensor side supports dual native ISO Fusion ultra-dynamic technology, which can have dual-sensitivity ISO fusion images when the image is output from the sensor, so not only can you take ultra-dynamic photos, but also let you shoot videos HDR video with high dynamic range is always straight out. Compared with traditional HDR photos that are synthesized three times, ghost images can be effectively reduced when shooting dynamic objects. The Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition supports HDR10 video recording function, which can capture 4K or 8K resolution 10bit color depth video material.

Thanks to the dual native ISO Fusion technology of the main camera and the 12bit color depth CMOS image sensor, the Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition can record up to 12bit color depth video, which has exceeded the 10-bit specification requirements of HDR10 video. At the same time, the ISP and encoder support 10bit data processing. , Plus the screen supports native 10bit display, the Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition opens up the entire 10bit link from acquisition, ISP, codec, and display, whether it is from shooting to video image processing to display full link full coverage of Xiaomi Mi Cell phone.


First mass production of 120W wired second charge and 50W wireless fast charge

In terms of charging, the Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition has been fully upgraded, using a triple fast charging architecture consisting of 120 watt wired charging, 50 watt wireless charging and 10 watt wireless reverse charging.

The Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition is the world’s first batch of smartphones to achieve mass production of 120 watts of wired charging. Official data show that using this fast charge can achieve 41% wired charging in 5 minutes and 100% in 23 minutes. After our actual use test, under simulating daily use, without turning off the update and wireless functions, the battery can be fully charged in half an hour.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition has customized two super-efficient charge pumps with a conversion rate of up to 98.5% in parallel to convert the high voltage of the charger into a low-voltage charging path that can be directly received by the two batteries and directly input into the battery. This method reduces the charging voltage and also realizes the current shunt during the charging process, effectively avoiding concentrated heating.

I believe that users who have used wireless charging understand that wireless charging is indispensable for a complete mobile phone charging experience. Speaking of wireless charging for Xiaomi mobile phones, it has always been ahead of the entire industry. From the release of the 7.5W wireless charging Xiaomi MIX 2S in 2018 to the first 20W wireless charging of the Xiaomi 9 released in 2019, the Xiaomi 9 Pro is the first 30W wireless charging. Charging, in the research and development of wireless charging, Xiaomi has always been ahead of other flagship models.

This time, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition redesigned the high-power wireless fast charging architecture on the basis of the Mi 10 Pro, and the world’s first mass-produced 50-watt wireless second charging technology. Official data shows that using wireless charging can charge up to 100% of the 4500mAh Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition within 40 minutes. At the same time, Xiaomi’s wireless second charging technology also supports wireless reverse charging, which uses reverse direct charging to achieve a maximum of 10 watts of power reverse wireless charging output.

In addition to mobile phones, there are also a number of accessories released with the Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition, including a 55-watt vertical air-cooled wireless charger, which not only supports the 50w fast charge of the Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition, but also supports other wireless devices such as iPhone Charging mobile phone; 20w smart tracking wireless charging eliminates the trouble of finding the alignment coil during charging. As long as it is placed on the charging board, the coil will automatically track for charging. When multiple mobile phones are placed, they can be charged sequentially. The convenience.


Configuration and performance

The Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition is equipped with Snapdragon 865 + LPDDR5 + UFS 3.1 flagship configuration. The latest generation of LPDDR5 memory, clocked at 2750MHz, compared to the previous generation LPDDR4x memory, the clock speed is increased by nearly 30%, which is the current highest speed memory specification. While performance is improved, LPDDR5 has a lower operating voltage than LPDDR4x, which further reduces power consumption. Built-in brand-new UFS 3.1 flash memory, support Write Turbo write acceleration and HPB host performance enhancer, can effectively improve the long-term use of mobile phone stuck problem, with LPDDR5 memory can provide strong read and write performance.

In terms of gaming experience, the Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition adds many innovative gameplay methods such as Game Turbo 4.0, which can customize GPU driver parameter settings for different games, such as frame rate, resolution, anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, texture filtering quality and many other parameters Can be customized and adjusted to meet the more extreme gaming needs of high-end players. In addition, it supports the game trial mode, makes full use of the advantages of large memory, and directly downloads and installs the game in the high-speed memory, thereby increasing the game installation and startup speed by 40%-60%. It can be deleted at any time after the trial without occupying storage space. It will not produce fragmented files.

other

The Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition is equipped with the highly acclaimed MIUI12 stable version system, which adds a new Saturn ring super wallpaper. The double-opening of the game is optimized in the function of the floating window, which can realize the double-opening operation of the game at the highest quality setting. We tried to start the two games of “King of Honor” and “QQ Speed” at the same time. The set performance is still smooth, but the operation may require a great god-level reaction.

In the function of magic sky change, a new dynamic effect has been added, which provides users with dynamic effects such as rain, floating clouds, etc., and a simple choice can achieve artistic photo effects.


to sum up

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition released this time is a concentrated expression of Xiaomi’s technical genes, which proves Xiaomi’s success in the high-end market. The Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition is the first in the industry to launch a 120X ultra-telephoto low-light camera, 120Hz 10bit professional Screen, 120W wired second charge, three current top-notch configurations, and three “120”s perfectly demonstrate the current technical strength of Xiaomi.

The emergence of the Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition has contributed a lot of black technology to the mobile phone market. First of all, a revolutionary breakthrough has been made in both wired and wireless fast charging technology. The battery adopts the industry’s first mass-produced graphene-based lithium-ion battery, which effectively improves the charging speed. As far as the lens is concerned, the Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition, with the support of powerful hardware, advanced algorithms, and software adjustments, shows very good imaging capabilities. It ranks first in mobile phone cameras with a score of 130 in the authoritative organization DXOMARK evaluation. Good proof of this. With the addition of a series of black technologies such as higher specification cameras and fast screen charging, Xiaomi has gained a firm foothold in the competition in the high-end market. Behind these amazing performances is Xiaomi’s continuous investment and pursuit of technology research and development, and it is also Xiaomi’s attitude towards hard core technology in the next ten years.