Redmi 10 Review – Big features small price
The redmi series is a phone series that i hold close to my heart, because during my college time it was the only phone i could afford and its performance was never a down. Xiaomi just released its newest budget oriented smartphone, the redmi 10. im very curious about what it has in store for us. Music lets start with the overview, so in my hands now is the redmi 10. The newest edition of the redmi series. It is powered by mediatex helio g88 that was announced back in july, so its a quite recent soc solution. Mediatek said that the soc is focused on mobile photography, so lets see how it fares later. Our unit on hand is the 4 gigabyte lpddr4 ram with 64 gigabyte storage variant, but theres also another variant, carrying 6 gigabytes of ram and 128 gigs of storage. The display, which is one of the main features of the redmi 10, is a 90 hertz 6.5 inch. Full hd plus dot display it also has reading mode 3.0, which will overlay the display, with paper like texture and reduce blue light to reduce eye strain. You probably notice that i unlock the phone from the side. The redmi 10 has the usual volume rocker, plus a power button with fingerprint scanner built in the fingerprint scanner is a really good touch. I also find that the metal bezel around the buttons to be very elegant and futuristic, probably giving it some better protection too.
As the bezel is metal, on top of the phone youll find a single 8 megapixel, f, 2.0 selfie camera. The redmi 10 adopted a pinhole design, while not exactly my favorite selfie camera design. It definitely beats having a thick bezel. You also find the speakers here are gridded, with an additional metal grid. Youll often find more affordable phones having the grid built into the casing or bezel to save cost its good to see xiaomi not overlooking the little details cause the little things count. The camera of the redmi 10 is something to look forward to, as it has a 50 megapixel ai quad camera setup. First camera from the second row is the 50 megapixel f, 1.8 main camera. The top camera within the cutout is the 8 megapixel f. 2.2. Ultra wide angle, camera with 128 degree field of view, and finally, the last row we have is the 2 megapixel f, 2.4 macro camera and the depth sensor. The 50 megapixel camera is a huge upgrade over the last generation. Redmi nines 13 megapixel camera. But we do see xiaomi dropping from 5 megapixel macro camera to a mere 2 megapixel macro camera, in my opinion, its not much of a loss on the macro camera because its quite rarely any of the macro cameras produce desirable outcomes. And often i result in using the main camera for similar shots, and often it produces a better image on the top side of the phone youll find the ir blaster, the top stereo speaker and the 3.
5 millimeter jack. I love the fact that xiaomi did not forgo the 3.5 millimeter jack. Well, some might argue that with tws technology, 3.5 millimeter audio jack is no longer that practical, but i always keep a pair of wired earphones in my back and never having to worry about its power running out is a perk for me below the phone. We have. The second stereo speaker and the usb type c port, the battery in the redmi 10, is a huge one, rated at 5 000 milliamp hours. It supports 18 watt fast charging plus 9 watt. Reverse wired charging xiaomi also bundled a 22.5 watt fast charger in the box. So you dont need to go hunting for another charger based on our tests. The redmi 10 can operate up to 8 hours and 4 minutes with a pc mark 3.0 battery test thats pretty good in our box, but do keep your fast charger around without it its going to take hours for you to recharge it. At this point, i also like to point out how gorgeous that redmi 10 per white is the back cover. Has a soft touch finishing with boosting gradient white that shines off gracefully along with the camera cutout? It does give it a very exceptional. Look that you rarely find in entry level. Phones, oh and the best thing is no giant wording behind so in this review, well focus more on real life usage, rather than benchmarking in pubg mobile.
The experience with the 90 hits is very smooth. The helio g88 is capable of giving users a swift gaming experience. I just wish that my network could have been better with genji and impact heres, where things can get a bit tricky. I can only get a smooth experience out of it with everything set to low and anti aliasing and bloom set to off a little surprised. But as vincent said to me, gentian impact is like crisis to a smartphone, so i guess im happy enough to get the game to play smoothly on it. You wont see any problems when playing arena valor. Here you can witness smooth gameplay and great input response. Honestly, i think at this point this phone has proven itself to be worthy of being a college phone. I mean i can remember spending most of my college time playing games over my samsung galaxy geo, so being able to handle games smoothly is a crucial point for me. Music no surprises over at asphalt 9, but what i want to showcase here is how ridiculously loud the phone is when the volume is Music heres, the juicy part of the redmi 10, its camera performance. I brought it out for a simple shoot behind my condo compound. Overlooking golf course at its normal to go image resolution, it captures a 12 megapixel 4080 by 3072 image. It has ok dynamic range, as we are able to see minor details in the clouds, while also in the shadows of a banana tree leaf over at the 50 megapixel sample.
We can see that the highlight has been blown up, my fault. Actually, the details are definitely sharper Music heres, another example zooming in the flowers with 12 megapixel versus 50 megapixel. You can see clearly that only the 50 megapixel image has more detail, while zoomed in the ultrawide does its job. Yes, as you can clearly see more field of view being 8 megapixel, it definitely suffices for social media usage, Music, now heres the image quality of the macro camera. Well, even at well lit places you can still see noise and general lack of detail. The focus distance is fixed, so youll have to rely on yourself to get a sharp image Music, even in focus. The image still came out well year, 2000 itch, in my opinion, the macro camera can be forgotten and just use the main 50 megapixel camera to shoot and crop in later youll get better results that way: Music over the video department. You get a maximum of 1080p 30fps resolution and another feature that is supported is h.265 video encoding, so users can save up more space in video. Recording, so lets see the full hd video outcome. While we do have auto focus in video recording, we generally think that it also has a lack of dynamic range, although our examples are quite extreme being sky and shaded shadow Music. What i like is that, when in focus the video quality still remains sharp enough, so weve got that going.
The autofocus is generally quick and speedy heres a squirrel running Music around also the redmi 10 retained the snapshot while recording function during this recording of the cat. We can snap a few images out from it. It does come as a surprise to me that 4k video is not available here, but as it is something born from the chipsets limitations, i guess it would be something i have to live with. The redmi 10 costs. Melee rm 649 for the 4 gigabyte ram 64 gigabyte storage version and an extra 100 bucks for the 6 gigabyte ram and 128 gigabyte storage version. At this price. We were reminded that the redmi 10 is a budget oriented smartphone, but based on the features we saw earlier, we have seen many mid range level features. Hence the price to value ratio is very, very high. We love that it carries a 50 megapixel sensor and, yes, our test shows that it is no gimmick at all the loud stereo speakers are not something we normally find in entry phones, yet xiaomi still threw it in kudos xiaomi a good five thousand milliamp hour battery Is something that is great to have, especially when you know youre going to be out and about all day? And finally, the look and feel of the pearl white variant is something i thought would only be found in more premium models. Well, nothing is perfect. I personally do feel the screen is kinda dim.
Nonetheless, even with these shortcomings, it will not stop us from recommending the redmi 10. Its value is beyond the price it asks for, and it is reminiscent of my college time where a redmi phone is something i could only afford, yet its performance and features are on par with more expensive phones. Thank you, xiaomi, for standing by your values with that. I conclude this review. If you like what you see, please subscribe to our channel for more videos and reviews like this. You can also check out the official portrait.net, facebook and instagram pages. We also have our very own telegram channel where you can find all our news and videos posted every day.