The 108MP PHONE?? Xiaomi Mi Note 10 / Mi CC9 Pro review!

  • Published: 06 November 2019
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  • Obermeerschwein
    Obermeerschwein  2 days back

    How is the sound quality over wired headphones? Might it satisfy audiophiles?

    • FireFly Epic
      FireFly Epic  2 days back

      At 1:58, you just missed focus on the 108 MP photo. Look at the hairs on the side of his face -- far sharper. Pixel binning does not improve sharpness and detail. In fact, it makes those two things worse. What it does improve is noise, which can make sharpness and detail easier to see, even if they are actually worse. In your test, though, neither image was particularly noisy, one was just out of focus.
      Sometimes in the pixel binned mode they'll use an unsharp mask to increase the perceived sharpness, just because they can-- there's less noise, and as such, they have to worry about it less. As we know, unsharp masks increase noise, so they'll avoid that on the un-pixel-binned mode.

      • dederded
        dederded  3 days back

        Are you Quentin Tarantino’s nephew, or son??????

        • D'art Magno
          D'art Magno  3 days back

          Great review, David!

          • Bhupendra Singh Aswal
            Bhupendra Singh Aswal  4 days back

            Is mi note 10 waterfoorf or not ?

            • افضل گانی خان

              Xiaomi and Huawei are legend.

              • Vikas Shelke
                Vikas Shelke  4 days back

                108 MP won't give good photos on such small lenses. It's marketing gimmick. Phones costing 50000 inr and above snap better photos and videos with meagre 12 MP

                • Syukri Lajin
                  Syukri Lajin  4 days back

                  the sensor size is still physically bigger than everything else in the market, so saying that it doesn't matter isn't really true

              • Tal Lin
                Tal Lin  6 days back

                @4:40 I'm not sure I'm following what you're saying. Are you talking about 2K considering this phone _has_ more than 2,000 (though too much for the 2k standard, actually) horizontal pixels when held horizontally (in the orientation screen resolution standards are usually considered), or are you comparing this phone to the few that have screens with ~2,000 pixels sideways when held vertically? Because that is usually termed 4K like in television resolutions of 3,840x2,160 (even though it's obviously less than 4,000 pixels wide).

                If it's the first option: the taller screen has its benefits, but I think they started using more than 1,920 pixels because bezel-free phones need screen area allocated for digital navigation buttons, and if they don't want it to cover screen area usually kept for the regular 16:9 image that calls for taller screens.

                If it's the second option: I suppose 4K on a phone display would still feel a bit sharper, but it's mostly pointless unless you want to use it for VR where the screen is both very close to your eyes _and_ the horizontal resolution is effectively halved.

                • Natasha Nicole
                  Natasha Nicole  6 days back

                  Fix your audio levels pls

                  • Edmundajw
                    Edmundajw  6 days back

                    You seem to have got rather confused on the camera section. You start off by saying that the camera performs better on the 27mp mode than the 108mp. I'm about to point out that, well, of course, it's the same camera, using four times the pixel sensors per pixel. But then you go onto explain that it's split into 4 (quad Bayer). Fine. But then you conclude that you don't see the point in a 108mp camera... Eeerm, haven't you just shown it? Yes, a 108mp image is pointless, but using the 108mp sensor to produce 27mp images gives you good photos. Using 4:1 pixels gives you better colours than just 1:1 as with the 108mp output mode. Using 4 pixels effectively gives you 4 times the light per pixel, giving you the bigger sensor you discussed at the beginning. So your final point doesn't really make sense. You've just shown it to work...

                    • Vikram Kumar
                      Vikram Kumar  7 days back

                      India lunch date

                      • Gurpreet Bhatti
                        Gurpreet Bhatti  1 weeks back

                        Mi high end phones are crap. Used A1 , S2 in past. They were very good phones of that range, Last year i bought Mi 9 pro , which is really a crap phone.

                        • Yankappa p valdi
                          Yankappa p valdi  1 weeks back

                          So super smartphone...

                          • ZN Huang
                            ZN Huang  1 weeks back

                            I'm honored to say that I tried the Mix Alpha yesterday! But seems no difference for the image produced from 108MP camera. Maybe I didn't zoom out the picture for details

                            • ZN Huang
                              ZN Huang  1 weeks back

                              FYI, you can apply the $190-5 promo code: LOVE11 for Mi Note 10 on AliExpress Xiaomi official store

                          • Shubhankar Mondal
                            Shubhankar Mondal  1 weeks back

                            Loved Your Review.

                            • Tenktory
                              Tenktory  1 weeks back

                              I haven't used this phone, but looking at the footage it is really laggy comparing to OP.

                              • gojek grabbike
                                gojek grabbike  1 weeks back

                                Does the mi note 10 pro have dual band GPS L1+L5 ???

                                • tech world
                                  tech world  1 weeks back

                                  It is not for the gamer, it's for a game changer.

                                  • Mr Comer
                                    Mr Comer  1 weeks back

                                    We need varieties of different phones.. That's different.. I say get it more pickles I like it cause I take a picture and zoom in it looks way better.. Then a 12 mega pickles..

                                    • Mr Comer
                                      Mr Comer  1 weeks back

                                      Damn hating right off the jump.. Cause if Samsung would of drop the 108 mega pickles He would be bragging and boasting and drooling all over the 108 mega pickles.. Lol smh..even though that 108 mega pickles is a Samsung camera.. Oh don't just watch and go by what he say check other tech reviewers out.. You will get different inputs.. 😜

                                      • raphabaer
                                        raphabaer  1 weeks back

                                        Objektiv - sachlich - und eine eingene Meinung ! Danke !

                                        • Ghulam Mehdi
                                          Ghulam Mehdi  1 weeks back

                                          This video is sponsored by Samsung and Apple... Shame on you

                                          • khanaMaker delhi
                                            khanaMaker delhi  1 weeks back

                                            IR blaster, my necessity

                                            • Aoi Kemono
                                              Aoi Kemono  1 weeks back

                                              Even over a year of quad bayer phones and "pixel binning", no one has bothered to test or can tell with any certainty if the whole combine four pixels Into one big one is a load of horseshit or not. Is it better than having just one big pixel? Because from what I've seen, none of the quad bayer sensors are really any better, and in many cases worse, than a traditional layout. This camera might have been more impressive if it was 27MP and not 108MP. Just marketing bullshit from Sony and Samsung sensor division. Form over function. If it was really any better don't you think professional cameras would be all over this quad bayer stuff? You could have 1000MP on a DSLR!

                                              • Pietje Pannenkoek
                                                Pietje Pannenkoek  1 weeks back

                                                Camera has the highest Dxomark score 121!
                                                The sd 730G can play every game you want.
                                                And you aren't giving it the credits it deserves! Why?

                                                • k7
                                                  k7  6 days back

                                                  lol ytf are believing in dxomark's shit? and you’re getting shitty 730g when Xiaomi itself is offering 855 in the same price range. this phone is as gimmicky as the company itself.

                                              • Matjaž Založnik
                                                Matjaž Založnik  1 weeks back

                                                dmc cm1 has 1inch

                                                • Phuck Hugh
                                                  Phuck Hugh  1 weeks back

                                                  What app drawer app do you recommend?

                                                  • hmilles
                                                    hmilles  1 weeks back

                                                    when will reviewers learn the basics of photography already... no, there's no difference in "distortion" between a digitally cropped 3.8x zoom and a 5x optical zoom

                                                    • Awudu Awudu
                                                      Awudu Awudu  1 weeks back

                                                      F***k Google and Apple, Huawei and Xiaomi are taking over..

                                                      • Depressed Bois
                                                        Depressed Bois  1 weeks back

                                                        Apple : Watching this video
                                                        Also apple : Hmmm.... lets go make iphone xl ( Extra Lite )

                                                        • Reinard C.
                                                          Reinard C.  1 weeks back


                                                          • imran khan
                                                            imran khan  1 weeks back

                                                            Does it have a SD card slot

                                                            • imran khan
                                                              imran khan  1 weeks back

                                                              @Travis Davids videos yes and I do take photos like a madman because I'm constantly travelling. How much of that 128gb is free after the os. What about apps also.

                                                            • Travis Davids
                                                              Travis Davids  1 weeks back

                                                              @imran khan unless you're snapping photos like a madman and recording tons of 4k video it will fill up quickly. It depends how u use it but 128gb should last quite s while. I don't think you'll be shooting 108mp photos all the time.

                                                            • imran khan
                                                              imran khan  1 weeks back

                                                              @Travis Davids how can you say 128gb is more than enough space, when it's got a 108 mega pixel camera and what about 4k video.

                                                            • Travis Davids
                                                              Travis Davids  1 weeks back

                                                              No, only 128GB which is more than enough space.

                                                          • Chhabi R Mishra
                                                            Chhabi R Mishra  1 weeks back

                                                            Please make a video on redmi 8a and will it work in America

                                                            • Tomáš Novotný
                                                              Tomáš Novotný  1 weeks back

                                                              What is the colour of the phone? Seems blue to me

                                                              • George Vlialis
                                                                George Vlialis  1 weeks back

                                                                app drawer can be enabled on miui 11 in the settings.

                                                                • bloozism
                                                                  bloozism  1 weeks back

                                                                  Can you buy this phone in the west?

                                                                  • Vincent Döhring
                                                                    Vincent Döhring  2 weeks back

                                                                    I really wonder what an official G-Cam developed by Google for this device would do,

                                                                    • Vincent Döhring
                                                                      Vincent Döhring  2 weeks back

                                                                      So.. This phone has an almost 2x bigger battery, 3 more cameras, a headphone jack, ... And is still $300 less than the Pixel

                                                                      • vivi xD
                                                                        vivi xD  1 weeks back

                                                                        64gigs extra as well

                                                                    • Chaotic Massachusett
                                                                      Chaotic Massachusett  2 weeks back

                                                                      Finally someone who gets it!

                                                                      • aditya kedia
                                                                        aditya kedia  2 weeks back

                                                                        Can you please make a video about Rog Phone 2 skins from capesindia? They have skins for Rog Phone 2, Aero case and charger. It's really awesome and I'm sure lots of user gonna love it.
                                                                        Im using it that's why Im requesting. Awesome quality n precision.

                                                                        • Tim Stifler
                                                                          Tim Stifler  2 weeks back

                                                                          All reviewers focus too much on 108 mp. I think it's more worth it to give review on the 27 mp output.

                                                                          • Noor Elharty
                                                                            Noor Elharty  2 weeks back

                                                                            i didn't know that Quentin Tarantino was doing phone reviews untill now !

                                                                            • Mohammad Anas
                                                                              Mohammad Anas  2 weeks back

                                                                              Did I hear MI Note 9 at 7:14?

                                                                              • Abdelgadir Elbaloula
                                                                                Abdelgadir Elbaloula  2 weeks back

                                                                                And this was an another review that will make a person overthink about what will be his/her next phone?
                                                                                We need a real usage experience review rather than telling us what the phone has and what hasn't, listing out the features and talk about them would not give the sense of what the phone gonna be.
                                                                                Thanks anyway

                                                                                • A анонимный
                                                                                  A анонимный  2 weeks back

                                                                                  My only gripe is the SOC... I'd be good with a 855 (not even 855+). But a 730G for this price... it's a niche SOC only found in a very few phones. Good luck with custom roms and such.. :(

                                                                                  • A LE MONKY
                                                                                    A LE MONKY  2 weeks back

                                                                                    I have a iPhone 7plus and I wanna switch to android what’s the best phone to switch

                                                                                  • AHMED TUTUL
                                                                                    AHMED TUTUL  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Your opinion🤗which colour is the best?

                                                                                    • Airbag888
                                                                                      Airbag888  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I'd be all over this phone but it seems xda dev support is dwindling and phone bootloaders are more and more locked forever. It's a sad time to be an android user imo :(