It's probably the most playable of mid-range 5G phones right now.

After the Spring Festival, including Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei, OPPO, vivo and so on, several head companies in the Android camp have launched their own high-end flagship models.

However, the first half of the new release tide is far from over, and then there will be a number of mid-range 5G phones marked by the SnapDragon 765G chip to be introduced to the market, such as Xiaomi 10 Youth Edition.

Although in terms of naming rules, Xiaomi 10 Youth edition is part of the Xiaomi 10 series, but this time it did not choose to do "subtraction" on the basis of Xiaomi 10, but brought a lot of new attempts, if you put aside the name of this item, you will be difficult to find Xiaomi 10 shadow on it. Nonsense doesn't talk much, let's get to know it.

Periscope Telephoto Lens and Interesting Fun Play

My overall impression of Xiaomi 10 Youth edition is "fun". Friends who follow mobile phone products should know that Xiaomi 10 Youth's invitation in addition to the paper version also includes a dream-themed doll machine (we will send it out in a raffle), not only that, this time Xiaomi added a very budding cartoon image to its box and a sticker.

These external visual elements are only on the one hand, really interesting or the product itself, or more specifically, Xiaomi 10 Youth Edition image part. What's strikingly different from the Xiaomi 10 series is that this time its rear camera doesn't continue the vertical arrangement, but instead uses a square design that has become more familiar recently.

Lens combinations and corresponding specifications are also different. Xiaomi 10 Youth Edition's rear four-camera consists of the main camera, telephoto, ultra-wide angle, and macro, where the main camera is 48 megapixels, f/1.79 aperture, can output a photo with better photo sensitivity in four in one, ultra-wide angle lens is 8 megapixels, maximum visual angle 120 degrees, and the macro lens is 2 million pixels.

 

One of the more special is the telephoto lens. The Xiaomi 10 Series features an upright telephoto lens, but on Xiaomi 10 Youth, Xiaomi has changed it to an 8-megapixel periscope telephoto lens that supports 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, up to 50x digital zoom, and OIS optical stabilization.

The principle of potential telephoto we have also been introduced in many relevant evaluation articles before, here is not repeated, simply said the official warm-up mentioned in the "split OIS optical stabilization."

It is offset by the deflection of the right-angle prism and the lateral movement of the lens set due to jitter, and since both OIS are independent structures, the anti-shake of the X-axis and the Y-axis does not cause interference, so Xiaomi is called split OIS optical stabilization.

As for why the taller Xiaomi 10 and Xiaomi 10 Pro did not use the potential telephoto but put on the youth version, roughly from two dimensions to understand.

On the one hand, this year's Xiaomi 10 series overall to impact the high-end market, so even the youth version needs to remain competitive enough, on the other hand, the 100-million-pixel main camera is really very large, while adding the potential lens will further squeeze the internal space, such as battery life, weight and so on will be affected.

Back to the "fun" thing, in addition to the hardware side to add more playable potential telephoto lens, Xiaomi 10 Youth version in the software section also brought some interesting features of the application. The first is the personal favorite AI split photography feature, which Xiaomi puts into the camera interface's start-up option, offering two different modes of taking and recording.

In camera mode, it can achieve the effect of recording the same person, the state in different locations, in one picture at the same time (refer to the schematic).

The specific operation process is relatively simple, open the camera mode after the phone will automatically identify the effective view range of the characters, you only need to press the shutter according to your own needs to complete the shooting, need to remind that the entire process of the phone cannot move.

The video mode effect from still image to dynamic video (in order to facilitate the demonstration we make it into the following dynamic picture), simply put the same scene, the same person's different movement performance into a video, the operation process and shooting process related notes and camera mode is about the same, very easy to get started.

In general, the addition of AI part-in photography function so that Xiaomi 10 youth version has a high playability, you can easily use it to shoot a variety of interesting pictures or creative video, and because it is the original home, the degree of hardware and software integration is better than other third-party apps, if the shooting distance is not too far, can maintain a good recognition accuracy.

The AI-change feature, which has been seen on several Xiaomi phones before, has not fallen. This feature comes in handy when you go out and play "accidentally" on a cloudy day, allowing you to better record what you're seeing. Of course, sunny weather conditions are not useless, which is equivalent to providing a set of personalized filters.

Having said some of the personalization features of Xiaomi 10 Youth, here's a look at its actual sample performance (the following picture has not been post-processed):

5x zoom

50X Zoom

Ultra wide angle

Macro mode

Portrait mode

Night Mode

Night Mode

From our actual experience, Xiaomi 10 youth version of the night scene tuning is not too much of the pursuit of brightening at the same time can press the highlight ingress, the actual output of the sample is very textured, in addition to its telephoto lens is stable enough, even if the high-fold zoom situation is still not easy to appear off-focus problems, the overall performance is still more satisfactory.

Multiple Color Schemes, Special Naming

Entering the era of full screen, the back cover has become one of the few places where mobile phones can differentiate. In order to allow their own products to have a higher degree of attention, manufacturers in the color performance and naming has spent a lot of effort.

Xiaomi 10 Youth Edition has a total of five colors (inspired by milk tea?). ), black storm, blueberry mint, peach grapefruit, four seasons of spring milk green and white peach oolong.

As far as we're concerned with this four-season spring milk green version, although the name also has green letters, there's a clear difference between the actual look and the dark night green of the iPhone 11 Pro, which is closer to the green version of the iPhone 11, but the front looks a little lighter and the overall color effect is quite special. As for which color matching is better to look at, or that sentence, we can choose according to their own preferences.

The process handling of the rear cover section and the Xiaomi 10 series are consistent, with a more obvious arc on both sides, with a good palm fit. Of course, the visual effects will also make the overall body appear thinner.

 

Keeping as low as weight is one of the things manufacturers are generally starting to do this year, and it's also a good example of Xiaomi 10 Youth Edition. Its body length is 164.02 mm, width is 74.77 mm, weight control at 192 grams, paper data than big brother Xiaomi 10 light 16 grams, horizontal comparison, although not the current light, but there is a more significant progress.

6.57-inch AMOLED Drop Screen

Screen part, Xiaomi 10 Youth Edition did not use Xiaomi 10 series of the same hole-cutting screen, but chose the more familiar water drop screen, cutting area in the same product belongs to the smaller one, while the upper, left, right three borders of the width control is also good. Relatively, the lower border is slightly wider.

On the specification, it comes with a 6.57-inch 20:9 Samsung AMOLED screen (straight screen, diamond arrangement), a resolution of 2400 x 1080, a peak brightness of 800nit, HDR10 plus, and Rhine low blue light eye protection certification. It also has the same color calibration as the Xiaomi 10 Series, where every screen is color-calibrated.

In order to be able to maximize the image shooting effect, we chose to tear off the Xiaomi 10 Youth version of the factory-posted protective film, but if you buy it yourself to use it is recommended to keep. Xiaomi said its original film and packaging attached to the protective shell can play a certain antibacterial role, and passed the relevant institutions testing, which in the past mobile phone products are rare.

Screen fingerprints are still preserved, but in contrast, Xiaomi 10 Youth's fingerprint recognition module is slightly lower than the Xiaomi 10 Series, and the ease of one-handed unlocking is slightly less than the latter.

There's nothing to say about the accuracy of the recognition and the speed of the unlock, and it's about the same as Xiaomi 10, and it's at the top level in the industry today.

 

Dragon 765g, 4160mah Battery, 20w Fast Charge

We also mentioned at the beginning of the article that this Xiaomi 10 Youth Edition is equipped with Qualcomm 7 Series mid-range flagship chip Dragon 765G, which supports nsa and SA two networking methods, covering n1, n41, n78, n79 in the 5G band, available in four storage combinations of 6GB plus 64GB, 6GB plus 128GB, 8GB plus 128GB, and 8GB plus 256GB (LPDDR4X plus UFS2.1).

The 765G chip is no stranger to the 7nm EUV manufacturing process, with a CPU part of the "1-plus-6" design, including a 2.4GHz super core, a 2.2GHz performance core, and six 1.8GHz efficiency cores, the GPU for the Adreno 620, compared to last year's Dragon 730, with a 40% improvement in its graphics computing power.

From the previous test data, the comprehensive energy of the Dragon 765G is between the Kirin 820 and Exynos 980, running such as Peace Elite, King's Glory, QQ Flying Car and other current mainstream hand tours no problem, but if you have higher requirements for the gaming experience, the gap between the Dragon 765G and Dragon 865 is still objective, consider the next small meter 10 or small meter 10 Pro.

In terms of heat dissipation Xiaomi 10 Youth Edition has also made some improvements, it uses the official "suspension cold cooling" design, the body in addition to covering a multi-layered high thermal material, but also added a new thermal fluid cold copper pipe. In contrast to traditional practices, this time Xiaomi will make its thermal tube directly and medium-frame contact rather than through the copper sheet to fix, the advantage is to further improve the thermal efficiency at the same time can also reduce the thickness of the fuselage to a certain extent.

 

With a battery capacity of 4160mAh and 20W wired fast charging (no wireless charging), from our actual test data, 5 minutes with the original charger can be charged from 1% to 8%, 17% in 10 minutes, 36% in 20 minutes, 55% for 30 minutes, and approximately 78 minutes to charge to 100% for 100%.

A Midrange 5g Phone for Young People

This year Xiaomi's 5G mobile phone layout is still relatively clear, Xiaomi 10 and Xiaomi 10 Pro cover the price range of 4000 yuan to 6000 yuan, Xiaomi 10 Youth Edition's arrival to fill the mid-range market below 3000 yuan.

Of course, the product positioning determines that it cannot maintain a sufficiently satisfactory level in all aspects, but such as dual-mode 5G, multi-function NFC, linear motor, 3.5mm headphone interface, infrared remote control and other points of concern are also available.

In particular, the image section, the addition of the latent telephoto lens and AI parting photography, gives Xiaomi 10 Youth a great playability. There is no high refresh rate screen more or less some regret, but this is actually a choice question.

Due to cost constraints, it is obviously not realistic to want to have an OLED screen with excellent display quality while supporting high refresh rates, at least for now, it seems that only one of these two options can be chosen, and there are manufacturers standing.

From the consumer's point of view, how to choose more depends on the actual use of everyone's needs. How important the experience boost of 90Hz or higher screen refresh rates is to you, or to compare it yourself before you reach a conclusion.

In general, the point to look at when buying a midrange phone is not the big and whole of the functionality or configuration, but the important thing about the daily use of some of the experiences you would prefer to get is well provided.

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