Xiaomi 12T Pro vs OnePlus 10T – The Battle of Budget Flagship Smartphone

We recently reviewed the Xiaomi 12T Pro and OnePlus 10T, both positioned as budget flagship smartphones. Both have almost identical specs and are within the same price range. In this article, we will help you choose which one is the best for your next smartphone purchase.

OnePlus 10T vs Xiaomi 12T Pro Specs Comparison

OnePlus 10TXiaomi 12T Pro
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Display6.7 inches 120Hz Fluid AMOLED6.67 inches 120Hz AMOLED 
Memory8GB RAM + 128GB Internal Storage12GB RAM + 256GB Internal Storage
Main – 50MP f/1.8 OISUltrawide – 8MP f/2.2Macro – 2MP f/2.4
Front16MP f/2.4
Main – 200MP f/1.7 OIS
Ultrawide – 8MP f/2.2Macro – 2MP f/2.4
Front20MP f/2.4
Wireless Connections5G, Bluetooth 5.2, WiFi, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC5G, Bluetooth 5.2, WiFi, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC
SIM Card SlotsDual Nano-SIMDual Nano-SIM
Battery4800 mAh, 150W Charger5000 mAh, 120W Charger
SRP8GB + 128GB: Php 35,99016GB + 256GB: Php 39,99012GB + 256GB: Php 37,999


Both smartphones have similar build quality. They both feature a glass rear panel with Gorilla Glass 5 protection with a plastic frame. The two devices have a minimalist design, but the OnePlus 10T has a larger camera platform compared to the Xiaomi Mi 12T Pro.

In terms of button layout, the OnePlus 10T has its volume rocker on the left side, while the Xiaomi Mi 12T Pro’s is on the right side. Both devices have their power button on the right side. The camera punch-hole design is also centered at the top of the display on both devices.

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The Xiaomi Mi 12T Pro has an IP53 rating for dust and water resistance. On the other hand, the OnePlus 10T does not have an IP rating. However, OnePlus 10T has a waterproof rubber seal around the SIM tray, though it has not been formally certified for IP resistance.


Both phones have 120Hz AMOLED displays, but with a minimal size difference. The OnePlus 10T has a 6.7-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 2412 pixels, while the Xiaomi 12T Pro has a 6.67-inch display with a resolution of 1229 x 2712 pixels. The 0.03-inch difference is negligible, though the resolution has a slight advantage for the Xiaomi 12T Pro.


Both smartphones run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset with Adreno 730 GPU, so they perform nearly the same. However, the RAM and internal storage are not the same. The Xiaomi 12T Pro is available in a 12GB RAM + 256GB internal storage configuration, while the OnePlus 10T is available in 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage and 16GB RAM + 256GB internal storage. Going for a OnePlus 10T that is configured with 16GB RAM can have an advantage in multitasking.

In our benchmark tests, both smartphones performed slightly identical. However, in our thermal performance test, the Xiaomi 12T Pro performed slightly better than the OnePlus 10T.

The Xiaomi 12T Pro is running on MIUI 13 and the OnePlus 10T is running on OxygenOS 13 which are both based on Android 12. We can say that using both smartphones, the OnePlus 10T has a cleaner UI compared to the Xiaomi 12T Pro. 

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It’s noteworthy that the Xiaomi 12T Pro also has an IR Blaster, which can be used as a remote control for your TV or air conditioner from your smartphone.


The Xiaomi 12T Pro has a higher-megapixel main camera, boasting a 200-megapixel OIS lens, an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. In contrary, the OnePlus 10T only has a 50-megapixel OIS main camera, an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens, and a 2-megapixel macro lens.

In terms of the front-facing camera, the Xiaomi 12T Pro has a 20-megapixel lens, while the OnePlus 10T only has a 16-megapixel lens.

As for camera performance, both smartphones offer an above-average camera experience for their rear main camera and selfie camera. However, the Xiaomi 12T Pro provides higher resolution and more consistent picture quality.

In terms of video capabilities, the Xiaomi 12T Pro can capture higher resolution footage, up to 8K at 24fps, compared to the OnePlus 10T, which can only capture 4K at 60fps.


The OnePlus 10T has only 4,800 mAh battery and it is capable to charge 150W. However, the Xiaomi 12T Pro has a 5,000 mAh battery and it is capable to charge 120W only. On our battery test, the OnePlus 10T performed better, having 13 hours and 37 minutes compared to the 11 hours and 17 minutes of  Xiaomi 12T Pro.

The charging capabilities of both smartphones are extremely fast as they utilize above 100W charging. The Xiaomi 12T can charge from 0% to 100% in just 36 minutes and the OnePlus 10T can charge from 0% to 100% in under 24 minutes.

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The Xiaomi 12T Pro is priced at Php 37,999 for its 12GB + 256GB configuration. The available configurations for the OnePlus 10T are 8GB + 128GB and priced at Php 35,990 and a 16GB + 256GB variant and priced at Php 39,990.

OnePlus 10T vs Xiaomi 12T PrDo

Both smartphones have their advantages, and it will be up to you to decide which features are most important to you. The Xiaomi 12T Pro boasts better thermal performance, higher display resolution, and a better camera. On the other hand, the OnePlus 10T offers a cleaner UI, ultra-fast charging, slightly better battery life, and is priced cheaper at Php 35,990 for the 8GB + 128GB variant.

If you have an additional Php 2,000 to spare, you can upgrade your RAM and storage by purchasing the Xiaomi 12T Pro at Php 12,000 for the 12GB + 256GB variant. Alternatively, if you find the RAM lacking, you can opt for the OnePlus 10T’s 16GB + 256GB configuration for an additional Php 2,000.

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