So much spec on offer for a very, very good price, so we’ve got the snapdragon 732g six gigabytes of ram 128 gigabytes of ufs storage, a large 5020 milliamp hour battery 33 watt fast charging, and in this review i will tell you exactly the charge times you Can expect better life? You can expect out of this the performance and, of course, the camera too, on this one, which is 108 megapixels. This is a very decent camera it’s, the samsung hmx, which was seen in flagship phones from xiaomi. This one’s just missing the optical image stabilization and then, of course, the screen. This one has a fantastic screen in it, so it’s amoled, 120 hertz refresh rate very bright, vivid flat, amoled screen, so no curvature to it at all and in this in depth review you will see why i like this phone, so much in the box of the Note 10 pro here you will find a usb cable, so this is a typical xiaomi, cable, so type c to type a. We have our charger now. This one is 33 watts maximum eu plug here. For me, with this particular version that xiaomi sent out to me to review charge times approximately 17 minutes, and i will give you the exact charge time in this video and then we do get a sim tray tool and we have a little bit of paperwork there. User guide, warranty card and a clear tpu case. This is a high quality, one, of course, from the brand, and i will show you shortly what it looks like with the phone in the case, so the build quality of this phone.
It feels nice in hand. It is reasonably light because we’ve seen a lot of phones over 200 grams. This is only 196 grams thanks to the plastic frame it has on it around the outside here, so no antenna lines. We have about approximately eight millimeters just over with the thickness right here, but with the camera bulge. That brings it up to 11., always on capacitive power. Button. Slash fingerprint reader volume up and down here has a good feel to it. It doesn’t rattle around and very easy to get access to this, always on fingerprint reader they’re just holding it here. You can see that when i put my thumb there, it unlocks and it’s quick it’s normally around about one to two seconds, and i have found it to be really accurate for me no problems. It just seems to work 10 out of 10 times so great weight. Good size to it good feel and the build and finish is excellent on this, so we have a 6.67 inch amoled screen here with a 120 hertz refresh rate, very good screen and i’ll get onto it in a little bit of detail. So right here we have a little tiny hole cut out for that front. Facing 16 megapixel f 2.4 camera there and you can see it does have this silver ring around it. Now i really wish that xiaomi didn’t do this. It draws more attention to it makes it stand out, as you can see, when i turn it off a little bit of an eyesore, and that is exactly what samsung did with the s20 fe that i’ve also reviewed in the channel.
So gorilla, glass 5. Here, on the back and on the front too it’s a pre applied, screen protector that you get with it. Our sim tray is on the upper left. As you can see, it has a gasket around. It takes two nano sims and a micro sd card and then our cameras, so the main camera is that samsung hmx, which is the 108 megapixel camera f, 1.9 aperture. Then right here we have a 5 megapixel macro. This one has an aperture of f, 2.4 and then an ultra wide right here, which is 8 megapixels, f, 2.2 and then a 2 megapixel which is for depth. Information – and here is what it looks like in the case. The phone here so very good case because there’s a raised lip for the camera, so you don’t damage it covers the volume button. This course is open for our fingerprint, unlocking and they’ve gone as far to give us a tiny little flap here to cover that type c port to stop it filling up full of dust and rubbish and then up the top we’ve got the perfect cutouts as well. There for the speaker and then for our earpiece 2, which is right here so for the price point. We have an absolute stunner of a screen here from xiaomi, and i really mean it: they’ve gone with such a good panel, 120 hertz, but it’s amoled, and it has a very good touch response rate.
I’Ve had no issues with it at all. It seems to just be so smooth and flawless, detecting all touch input, even with the pre applied screen protector. It came with so looking at our settings here. I’Ll just show you a few things. We do have options under display that i think a lot of people would be interested in dark mode there. Of course, you can schedule that we’ve got our reading mode color scheme as well, so you can adjust this to your own preference. I actually prefer standard, but i have it on auto at the moment, and you can see this little widget here. So what i’m doing is taking a look at the refresh rate, currently 120 hertz and that’s. Also the temperature there just to monitor this. So the refresh rate can be changed manually to 60. If you want to save on battery life and you’ll see later on in this review, that actually gives you a huge boost with the battery performance there and it’s. Just an amazing display here too, because the brightness is very, very good, almost 800 nits. So for the price point of this phone, we have a flagship grade top tier panel. That is in this. It really is that good, so you can see here at the 790 nits you can make it out perfectly in direct sunlight without any problems at all, so the screen does not have dc dimming that’s. One thing it is missing that a lot of flagships may actually have like the m11.
The m11 has dc dimming. There is also a sunlight mode here that you can set on too, if you’re going to be out in the light that will help boost it, as well with the contrast and then the brightness boost too, that it gives so i’ve been using the phone of course, As my main phone for over a week now – and it has been really good – it’s – been excellent – the experience of the ui so very fast and fluid as you’d expect 120 hertz i’m monitoring here again, so certain applications it will be 60 depends. It will choose okay, so it’s not going to be running at 120 frames per second, if it doesn’t need it, but the ui needs it to make it fluid and smooth. So when you trigger the gestures, no problems with them, either by the way it is fast and swapping over to your various different apps, again, no issues with that. Now a lot of people do ask me about the phone dialer it’s, the chinese roms, that let us record, but this one does not. Let us do any recording at all. Okay, so you just got your normal dialer right there and that dialer is only running at 60 and i can even see that difference when you do run that. So, when you swap over to your different apps, you can occasionally see a little bit of lag. If you have a game running in the background, the snapdragon 732 is not a bad chip at all the 732g, and some people could be disappointed.
It didn’t get the 765 with the 5g support. I myself aren’t, because that keeps the price down and i have no issues with getting onto 4g plus and 4g with good speeds 2, which i will show you later on now. The task manager will kill things off quite quickly, i’ve noticed as part of its battery saving. So if i have something that i haven’t run for a while, if it’s a non system app, then i go to load. It will often reload, for example, display tester has to reload already and i’ve only had that in the background for literally just five minutes or so so it’s just how it is with xiaomi. But you get excellent battery life as a result, which i will show you now just before i get on to that. These standby power consumption is great, so i charged it to 100 and just left it six hours and almost 30 minutes. I only lost two percent battery and that was the sale. Standby really really good result there. So the battery life, if you run the screen at 60 hertz, is really good amazing from that 5 000 milliamp hour battery, that it just goes and goes and goes, and if you run it at 120, hertz, which i highly recommend you, after all, you’re paying. For that, then it still gets a very impressive 11 hours and 20 minutes now. In theory. This is probably around about eight to nine hours of on screen time max, and this was of course with the brightness at 200 nits.
If you use a lower brightness, you will get more battery life higher. You will lose more, of course, and what about the 4g speed so tested them out here at my house, which tends to be a little bit slow at times and actually a very good result. Very very good that’s, just as fast as 4g, if i had that or do have that on my fold too or flagship phones so really good there. Now the wireless is not at flagship levels. Wireless speeds will cap out at 200 megabits per second, that is a restriction with the chipset and the signal. Strength and reception at the lower point here was very good and happy with those speeds, if they’re over 100 i’m happy and they’re 133 here, which is really quite good for the spec of this phone and the price charge time so you’re looking at exactly from 5 To 173 minutes with the 33 watt fast charging for this battery, so not bad! That is really quick, that’s good for such a large battery to there as well, and to get that you can see 30 minutes, you get 58 percent, not bad at all too and 19 minutes. I was already at 41, so it has a really really quick charger. There too, gps is working well within the restrictions we have with qualcomm chips. They can’t go any uh lower than the three meters of accuracy here with the mediatek ones, the new ones they get up to one they’re, only one meter of accuracy.
We do have camera two api support level, three, which is great so look later for those gcam ports. If you want a different camera quality and just different color science, and everything like that wide vine level, one security level, of course that’s here so that will be netflix in full hd and amazon. Prime video, which is good and then the internal storage. Here. So not too bad at all these speeds. Here you can see sequential reads rights and then the random reason writes they’re good, no complaints. They will not be bottlenecking the snapdragon 732 g, which gets close to 290 000 here in antutu, which is a good score. That is not bad at all, for this chipset mid range chip, okay on to the things that i don’t particularly like here. So when you install apps with the app installer, you get advertising. So, yes, there is advertising in the global rom here and unfortunately that will pop up. You can see in the cleaning app as well another system, app that will come up with whatsapp and tick tock ads. That is unfortunate and yes, a lot of bloatware. This says well typical xiaomi. Really we get about 20, something apps that i consider to be bloat over a gigabyte’s worth, but it doesn’t take long at all to uninstall what you don’t need. This is literally about two minutes going into the settings into apps and uninstall and remove them all, which is what i did so you can see there that’s all the apps.
We had yeah, you get it, the bloatware is there and then free space. Well, we get with this particular model: 128 gigabytes. We have around 111 gigabytes free and remember. There is micro, sd card support with this one and on to our audio now, so we have the loudspeaker down the bottom and then the one at the top, and they are really of about equal volume. They do sound very, very good and i’ll. Give you a sample of them at a hundred percent volume shortly, but what about the call quality call quality good, no issues with the the call quality at all on this particular phone. And yes, of course, we do have the 3.5 millimeter support there and great sound quality, it’s very clean, there’s, no static and overall, a decent volume too, as well to it just like these loudspeakers, which i now give you a sample of at 100: Music Applause, Music Volume, Music onto our gaming performance, so this title here is jenshin impact. I have it on the lowest settings, but a medium resolution just to make it look a little bit better. It doesn’t tend to affect the performance too much. So there are a few lags and stutter with this game as expected, because it’s quite demanding we’ve only got the 732g remember with the six gigabytes of ram. So the frame rate here at the moment will be somewhere around in the as you can see. Right now, it’s about 45 46, but in the mid 40s, most of the time it dips down to about 30 at some points, and you can see a little bit of lag when that does happen.
Just when there’s a few monsters – and things on screen of course, is when that tends to happen or you’re using your spells. So what i’m going to do now is play this game for one hour, you can see currently 43 degrees. I will monitor the simple cpu temperatures, and also the external temps and we’ll see just how hot with a demanding game like this one is the note 10 pro going to get so the thermal seems to have plateaued it doesn’t really get any warmer. This internal temps of about 42 degrees, c maximum that’s, it okay and then, when you look at the screen here on the front with my thermal imaging camera that is getting up to 41 degrees there as well and i’ll, just flip it over now. We’Ll take a look at the back, which is also warm, but these temperatures are very good they’re, not bad at all, so we’re, looking at not even maybe about 40 ‘ there on the back, okay, just reaching 40., so really thermals on this phone are excellent, and This is after one hour of gaming, and i even put jin shin impact on the highest settings just to try and get it really hot and well it’s, not getting really hot, so that’s great now onto our camera. So this is our front facing 16 megapixel camera with an f 2.4 aperture 1080p video maximum here with electronic image stabilization. So my arm is not fully extended out that would be about here now and the crop of it doesn’t seem too bad.
Stability is good and it’s great that we do have the electronic image stabilization with 1080p with this particular phone here now. The audio quality is just 96 kilobits per second, not the 320 that we have been seeing on the redmi phones and the xiaomi flagships. At least it seems that they’re not doing it for the mid range phones, which is a shame and hopefully a firmware update, will correct this let’s take a look now at the rear camera video performance. So this rear camera is the samsung hm x, 108 megapixel sensor, and it does have a f 1.9 lens, so you might have picked up and noticed that we do not have any electronic image stabilization with 4k 30 footage, so there’s, no 4k, 60 option it’s just 4K, 30, and if you want the electronic image stabilization, you have to use just 1080p in order to get it there, so as they pan around doesn’t seem to be any java coming through noticeable it’s. Just the lack of that electronic image stabilization, i hope, is going to be added in future firmware updates, and this is the ultra wide camera now, which is that eight megapixel one f, two point two, so only 1080p 30 frames per second is what we’re allowed to Shoot with this no 60 frames per second option, but at least it does have electronic image stabilization, as you can see, which does actually work quite well. As i walk ahead, a short jog.
You can see that the stability is reasonably good, Music, Music, so Music, all right so don’t just take my word, for it i’m sure there’s a lot of hype behind this phone and for a good reason. This is a solid offering from redmi. It is an excellent mobile phone battery life. Is there very, very good you can get over about 10 hours of screen on time of this one, depending on your brightness 120 hertz screen. This screen is flagship grade. If it had dc dimming, i would go as far and say it is a flagship screen, but still the brightness is really good over or around 800 nets is excellent. It charges in one hour and 10 minutes, which is another positive there. The performance from the chipset is decent, the rom is fast it’s smooth, it is fluid and the photo quality 108 megapixel. It can take also some very decent night photos i’m, seeing photos that could almost be flagship grade with some of the night shots. Now it doesn’t have any optical image stabilization, so you do need to hold it very, very still for those night photos, otherwise a little bit of blurring could come into it. So it’s, not all amazing and positive. When we take a look at the video quality. However, so 4k is sharp it’s detailed, however there’s no electronic image stabilization at the time of this video. I hope a firmware update will add and address this and also address the audio bitrate, which is rather low, 96 kilobits per second scratchy flat.
Sounding audio does need to be tweaked there, so i believe, with a firmware update. Xiaomi could set the bit rate higher, of course, and improve our audio quality there’s. Also, the topic that has been definitely debated quite a lot, and that is the advertising in the rom it’s still present, and we do get a lot of bloatware. Apart from that, this phone – the redmi note 10 pro here – is a highly recommended mid range phone for those of you out there that don’t demand the absolute best for gaming performance, but still decent performance, good battery run time and everything i’ve covered. It really is a no brainer to go for this phone here and no it’s, not just because i was sent this phone to review it’s a fact there and i’m sure all the other reviews out. There will be highly positive of this model here. So if you want to see more photo samples and more info on the video quality you can expect, i do have a camera review it’s a separate video of the redmi note 10 pro here and do subscribe to my channel for more up and coming videos.