Redmi Note 10 Review: The Budget Champ of 2021?
If a phone priced under 15 000 rupees has a big screen, a high capacity battery, a good processor and lots of landline storage chances are, it will be successful. The new redmi note 10 is trying to be all these things price, starting at 11 999 rupees. This is looking like a complete package, so stay with me to the end of this video to find out everything you want to know about it. If this video does help you in any way, please do consider subscribing to our channel and hitting the bell icon. So you know whenever we post a new video Music let’s start with design. First xiaomi has introduced a new evolve design language which freshens up the redmi. Note 10 series a bit there’s little scope for differentiation on smartphones and the main bit of design flare. We see is the camera module on the rear. The four lenses all of different sizes are arranged in a chunky but rounded panel, the rear panel curves at the sides to offer a comfortable grip. I, like the matte texture and it doesn’t get smudged very easily, which means this phone still looks good after being used for a while. Turning the smartphone around reveals a 6.43 inch display with relatively narrow borders. This makes the phone quite easy to hold and manage one design touch here that i don’t quite like is the silver ring around the front camera as it’s reflective and can be distracting while watching a video, but back to the display it’s made out of corning gorilla Glass 3 and comes with a protective film pre applied.
The screen is bright and crisp with rich colors, and the smartphone also has widevine l1 drm certification, which means you can stream at a high resolution. Another thing to note when it comes to media consumption is that the redmi note 10 has stereo speakers. There are extra speaker holes at the top, though it appears that xiaomi is using the earpiece itself as a speaker which is weaker than the main one on the bottom. But what’s most interesting is the ip53 rating, which means this phone is splash and dust resistant and that’s pretty uncommon. At this price level, the processor of choice for this generation is qualcomm snapdragon 678. A recently launched upper mid range option, which improves very slightly on the snapdragon 675, is either 4gb or 6gb of ram and 64 or 128gb of ufs 2.2 storage, depending on which variant you choose paired. With this hardware is the miui 12 custom rom, based on android 11., my unit had version 12.0.1 and didn’t get any security updates beyond the january 2021 patch, which is okay but not ideal. The company does promise a huge update with miui 12.5, which is coming soon. Miui does have a lot of functionality that goes beyond stock android, such as floating windows, a game, turbo mode plenty of home, screen, customization options, optional, gesture navigation and ios like ui shortcuts. You don’t get features like second space, but this should be good enough for most users other than occasional advertising and promotion.
There isn’t much to complain about the redmi note. 10 has more than enough power to run everyday apps and tasks smoothly games, including asphalt 9 legends and call of duty mobile, ran pretty well at high graphics quality. There was very minor stuttering and the rear of the phone did get slightly warm after about 15 minutes. The redmi note 10 has a 5000mah battery. It can be charged at up to 33 watts and recharger matching that rating is included. Battery life is good overall and you should be able to get through at least one full day without having to reach for the charger. I wasn’t disappointed even with my usage, which involved streaming one full movie and some music, a lot of wi fi web browsing and some use of the cameras charging. The smartphone, with its own charger, got it up to 66 in 30 minutes and 91 in an hour which isn’t bad at all. Moving on to the cameras, there’s, nothing unusual or path. Breaking about the redmi note: 10 photography capabilities. You get a very standard, 48 megapixel. F, 1.79 main rear camera, an 8 megapixel ultra wide camera and a very basic 2 megapixel macro and depth sensors, which companies use to fulfill that quad camera marketing requirement on budget phones, though it does miss out on some of the features that its siblings offer. The daylight camera performance is pretty good, with adequate sharpness and detail. Colors pop a little and exposures are generally fine.
Landscape shots are okay, but distant objects can be somewhat blotchy. Close ups tended to be crisp and detailed as long as the subjects weren’t brightly colored, but some red flowers, for instance, look dramatically over saturated and indistinct quality is weaker with the wide angle camera, of course, but it could be useful, sometimes since edge distortion, isn’t jarring. The macro camera as expected, is only really suitable for novelty shots and doesn’t produce great quality results that you’d want to rely on. As for low light shots, you might want to tap the shutter button a few times for a better chance that your subject will be captured crisply, while the redmi note 10 usually gets it right. There were cases in my testing that were disappointingly blurred or out of focus. Night mode can boost brightness and balance exposures nicely, but results depend heavily on ambient light and short composition. The ultra wide camera delivers quite poor results at night selfies with the 16 megapixel front facing camera. Look okay, but skin textures and details are weak when seen at full. Magnification beautification is on by default. The selfie portrait mode works well enough and separates the background accurately. You can record 4k 30 fps video and slow motion capture goes up to 960 fps at 720p. Video recorded in the daytime is relatively smooth at 4k. Colors tend to get overblown and there’s an unnaturally warm tone. Even the wide angle camera does. Okay, though, detail is less crisp at night.
The lack of stabilization is evident if you’re moving around while recording but detail even in moving objects is decent. If you stand still the wide angle, camera produced wobbly footage which is much darker and murkier in terms of detail. To sum it up the redmi note: 10 doesn’t push any major new boundaries for a budget phone, which is a little disappointing, considering how popular its predecessors have been. It does offer a striking new design, solid performance for everyday tasks, good battery life and a competent enough main rear camera. Little touches, such as serious speakers and the ip53 rating, are what set the redmi note 10, apart from other budget phones as of now. That means the spam and ads cost it a few points. The future miui 12.5 update may actually fix the spam and adds issue. So, if you’re watching this video after its rollout do take that into account when it comes to alternatives, the redmi note 10 will be competing with the poco m3 moto g10 power and g30 samsung galaxy m12 and several other recent launches in the sub 15. 000 rupee price bracket, so that wraps up this review, please do consider hitting the like button. If you enjoyed it and let us know what you think of the redmi note 10 in the comment section, we have many more smartphone reviews on this channel and, of course, for all things. Tech do visit us at gadgets360.com.