It’s been over a week since the Redmi Note 10 launched in India and the hype around this affordable smartphone is real, mostly for the right reasons. The most pocket-friendly smartphone in the Redmi Note 10 series comes with some exciting features like an OLED display, a 48-megapixel main camera, and a big battery. The Redmi Note 10 is launched in India in two RAM options and will soon go on sale.
The 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant costs Rs 11,999 while the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant will set you back by Rs 13,999. Both the variants cost significantly less than the Redmi Note 10 Pro. So, if you have been considering buying the Redmi Note 10, here is the complete review with five reasons to buy this smartphone.
- The Redmi Note 10 is one of the most gorgeous smartphones in the budget category. As pointed out in India Today Tech’s review of the Redmi Note 10, it doesn’t feel like a Rs 12,000 smartphone. Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 10 in three colors – Aqua Green, Frost White, Shadow Black. Most smartphones in this category are either too bulky or use low-quality material. The Note 10 isn’t that smartphone. It feels solid and the overall design and build quality should be a reason to spend on this smartphone.
- The second reason to spend on the Redmi Note 10 should be its beautiful AMOLED display. While most smartphones in this category don’t even offer a Full HD+ screen, Xiaomi has equipped the Redmi Note 10 with a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED screen with a peak brightness of 1100 nits during HDR playback. Yes, it still runs a 60Hz panel but that’s almost every smartphone in the segment. The only thing you need to consider is that colors are saturated on the AMOLED display more than on an LCD panel.
- The phone comes with a 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.79 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with f/1.12 aperture, a 2-megapixel macro lens with f/1.12 aperture, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/1.12 aperture. On the front, it features a 13-megapixel selfie shooter. The setup is as good as it gets on an affordable smartphone. The detailing, sharpness, and color accuracy in the close-up shots are great. Most of these images came out really vibrant. The macro lens also performs brilliantly.
- Given the price, the smartphone comes with a mediocre Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 processor. It’s a brand new chipset that is good for multi-tasking but not the most ideal for heavy-gaming titles. So, if that’s your priority, then you can definitely opt for one of the two Redmi Note 10 Pro models.
- The battery life on the Redmi Note 10 is pretty decent too. The smartphone packs a 5000mAh battery which is slightly less than the 5020mAh packs on the Pro models. The fact that this phone runs a 60Hz panel, the battery lasts longer. You can easily expect the phone to last over a day, Plus, Xiaomi has packed a 33W fast charger inside the retail box. That’s a welcome move!
Redmi Note 10 offers a striking new design, solid performance for everyday tasks, good battery life, and a competent enough main rear camera. Little touches such as the AMOLED display, stereo speakers, and the IP53 rating are what set the Redmi Note 10 apart from other budget phones. The promise of clean, annoyance-free software is tantalizing, but we have to rate this phone based on our actual experience with it at the time of review. As of now, that means the spam and ads cost it a few points, but if you’re reading this after the rollout of MIUI 12.5, do take that into account.
The All-New Redmi Note 10
A new design that had the smallest elements making the largest impact. We called it Evol. Design.
- Display: FHD+ (1080×2400) AMOLED Dot display; 16.33 centimeters (6.43 inch); 20:9 aspect ratio
- Camera: 48 MP Quad Rear camera with 8MP Ultra-wide, 2MP Macro, and Portrait lens| 13 MP Front camera
- Battery: 5000 mAh large battery with 33W fast charger in-box and Type-C connectivity.