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DXOMark declares Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro #1 overall in audio performance

The Xiaomi smartphone is one of eight powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform in the top 15 rankings.

Apr 8, 2020

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The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro powered by the Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform has one of the world’s best smartphone cameras according to DXOMark. Now, the same Qualcomm Technologies and Xiaomi collaboration has found itself in the DXOMark spotlight again – this time in the DXOMark Audio rankings, claiming the top spot with an overall score of 76. In fact, 8 out of top 15 DXOMark Audio-rated devices use Snapdragon, providing a cutting-edge audio experience.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is packed with the Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec for Hi-Fi audio capture and playback. Also, the enhanced audio processing is powered by Qualcomm Hexagon processor based low-power audio subsystem and Qualcomm Voice Assistant Accelerator to support crystal clear phone calls, voice commands and recordings.

According to DXOMark Audio:

“With an overall Audio score of 76, the Mi 10 Pro has edged into the top spot in our phone audio rankings, nudging out our prior leader, the multimedia-focused Huawei Mate 20 X, by a point. This is an impressive achievement for Xiaomi, as the previous generation of the Mi, the Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition, had one of the lower Audio scores of the phones in our database. That low score was mostly due to its single-speaker design, so we’re glad to see Xiaomi equip the Mi 10 Pro with a pair of side-firing speakers.

The phone’s overall score is anchored by an impressive 77 in our Audio Playback tests. It achieves that due in part to category-leading sub-scores of 78 for Playback Timbre and 77 for Playback Spatial rendering. The high Timbre sub-score reflects the phone’s excellent tonal reproduction throughout our tested tonal range. In particular, it beats out our other leading phones in accurate bass reproduction.

Excellent spatial reproduction is a particularly pleasant development, thanks in large measure to the addition of a second speaker to the Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition’s design. Lovers of music and movies alike will enjoy its impressive sound stage, which is both wide and provides good ability to localize musical instruments and other sound sources.”

The Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform supports many of the latest and greatest audio features, enabling our customers’ devices to not only enable optimal music playback, but also audio recording and AI-based voice assistants. Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec Qualcomm WCD9385 supports breakthrough audio playback/record tuned by golden ears, and the new Qualcomm Sensing Hub inside the 5th generation Qualcomm AI Engine helps to ensure highly accurate voice detection and always-on contextual awareness for smarter virtual assistants — all while using extremely low power.

 

 

Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm AI Engine, Qualcomm Aqstic, Qualcomm Hexagon, Qualcomm Sensing Hub, and Qualcomm WCD9385 are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

 

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