Netflix introduced HDR10 video technology in early 2017, a safe bet to improve the display quality of its contents. However, not all users of the platform can benefit from this support, only those with HDR10 compatible devices in question.
In this article, we provide you with the full list of compatible Xiaomi brand phones with this Netflix video technology. Also, we take this opportunity to explain what HDR10 is and why if your mobile has it, you will be able to watch your favorite series and movies from the streaming service in higher quality than usual.
Netflix HDR10: what it is and all compatible Xiaomi phones
HDR, also known as High Dynamic Range, is a video technology that houses several technologies: HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HDR10 +. At the moment, Netflix offers all of its content in the first two, HDR10 and Dolby Vision. They all have the same function: brighter images, more color accuracy and more contrast.
In this article we will focus on HDR10, which is available and possibly compatible with your Xiaomi phone. This is the core technology of HDR, which allows one maximum brightness of 1.000 nits and a color depth of 10 bits. When compared to Standard Dynamic Range (SDR technology), HDR10 achieves images with double the brightness and a wider color palette, especially one billion tones, while SDR remains at 16 million colors.
In short, Netflix's HDR10 lets you view its entire catalog with considerably higher video quality, especially when it comes to brightness and color. To enjoy this advantage on your Xiaomi mobile, you need to know if it has HDR10 technology. Next, the full list of compatible Xiaomi phones:
- Xiaomi Mi 9T
- Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 10
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
- Xiaomi MiNote 10 Lite
- Xiaomi Redmi K20
- Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro
As you can see, the list includes Xiaomi Mi 10 - also its 5G version - and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, one of the latest phones added by Netflix as compatible with its HDR10. For this technology to work well, and as the platform itself explains, the phone must have the latest firmware installed.
In addition, Netflix specifies that streaming in HDR10 requires the app with version 5.0 for Android and the subscription to a plan that allows playback in Ultra HD, that is the premium plan. The list of requirements doesn't end there, as a good one is also needed Internet connection of at least 25 megabits per second and change the Netflix playback quality to High.
Once you have these conditions, you will only have to choose the next movie or series you want to see and enjoy all the quality that this HDR10 offers. Speaking of which, if you've run out of ideas on what to watch, you can check out our recommendations on Netflix documentary series you can't miss.