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Redmi 10 Review with Pros and Cons – Not For Everyone

Redmi 10 review
Redmi 10

This is going to be the shortest review on MobileDrop and you will be able to decide whether Redmi 10 is for you or not? because Redmi has made that clear already.

The Redmi 10 is available in Midnight Black Pacific Blue, and Caribbean Green color options, and it’s sold via Flipkart and Mi.com/in.

  • 4GB Ram + 64GB Storage: Rs 10,999
  • 6GB Ram + 128GB Storage: Rs 11,999

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Redmi 10 Review

If you want long-lasting battery life and a powerful processor at 10k then yes, Redmi 10 is worth buying but if you want better cameras then you need to increase your budget and consider the Redmi 10 Prime or even Infinix Note 11s.

Smartphones are getting expensive and mobile brands also compromising a lot of the budget segments and that’s the same case with Redmi 10.

We used to get the best budget smartphone under 20k but now, to get the same device, we have to pay 25k. The Redmi is one of those examples, this would have been the best smartphone at 8k or even 9k but now we’re getting the same smartphone at 11k.

Also, we all know, no brand will give everything in a single smartphone, they will target one or two features and that’s it, other features will come in their next smartphone.

Redmi 10 also has the same thing, Redmi 10 is for those users who want the best battery life & performance. The cameras are kind of okay.

Redmi 10 Pros and Cons

PROSCONS
Dedicated SD-card SlotAverage Cameras
Powerful ProcessorOnly 10W Adaptor in the box
Long-Lasting Battery LifeHD+ Display
18W charging supportDecent speakers
No gyroscope sensor
No Compass sensor
No secondary noise cancellation mic

Display

While the phone has a 6.7-inches HD+ LCD display. Its good quality LCD panel, so there won’t be any issue while playing games or even watching movies.

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Most of the smartphones around 11k are coming with an FHD+ display but here, Redmi decided to go with an HD+ display which is not good. I get it, they wanted to add, a powerful processor and a bigger battery but they should have also added an FHD+ display or better cameras.

It also has Wide Vine L1 support, so you will be able to watch FHD+ content on OTT apps.

Again, the display is bright, so you will be able to use this smartphone outdoor, there won’t be any kind of issue with visibility under the sunlight

Performance

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Also, the processor is powerful enough to handle almost all the tasks without any problems, so don’t worry about the speed, this is the best processor to get at 10k.

The phone runs on MIUI 13 based on Android 11, still, there is no Android 12 update. Redmi has promised an Android 12 update but they didn’t give a timeline.

For those who are wondering, the Redmi 10 doesn’t have the 5G support and no, it can’t be added via OTA update too.

By the way, MUI is a heavy OS but don’t worry that Snapdragon 680 will handle the OS without any problems.

Cameras

Redmi 10 comes with a 48MP primary sensor + 2MP depth sensor while there is a 5MP selfie shooter on the front. Both the rear and front cameras can shoot videos at [email protected]

Yes, Redmi has put all their money on processor and battery life, and in between, they forget to work on the camera department.

The camera can be improved with OTA updates but as of now, the camera doesn’t justify the Rs 10,999 price tag.

Even under the good lighting, the cameras suffer a lot while it also has some issues with dynamic range too. Now, don’t get me started at the night, it’s a mess that can be cleaned with OTA updates.

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That 5MP front camera is kind of okay, the selfie comes out with lots of white colors and it is far far away from the details.

The videos also don’t come out good on the rear as well as on the front.

Battery

Redmi has added a massive 6,000mAh battery which will last for two days while the phone also supports 18W charging support.

By the way, the phone does support 18W charging but Redmi has only supplied a 10W charger in the box. So to get that 18W charging speed you have to use an 18W charger otherwise, the phone will charge slower.

The Snapdragon 680 is battery efficient processor, so overall, there won’t be any kind of issue with the battery and if you’re that person who wanted a long-lasting battery at an affordable price then Redmi 10 cloud be a good option for you.

Audio

Again, as this is an affordable smartphone, can’t expect a stereo speaker, the single bottom-firing speaker works fine but it’s not that great.

It also doesn’t have a secondary noise cancellation microphone but Redmi has added a 3.5mm audio jack.

Overall, the audio quality is not that great while no issue with calling.

Redmi 10 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Redmi 10 has a 3.5mm Audio jack?

A: Yes.

Q: Does Redmi 10 has NFC Support?

A: No.

Q: How many OS updates will Redmi 10 will get?

A:  Redmi didn’t mention anything about future updates but the phone should get an Android 12 update anytime.

Q: What is the screen refresh rate of the Redmi 10?

A: It has a 60Hz refresh rate LCD panel.

Q: Does Redmi 10 has stereo speakers?

A: No.

Q: Does Redmi 10 have Widevine L1 support??

A: Yes.

Q: Does Redmi 10 has a camera2api enabled?

A: Yes

Q: Does Redmi 10 has 5G Support?

A: No.

Q: Does Redmi 10 have fast charging support?

A: Yes, it has an 18W wired charging support.

Q: Does Redmi 10 have carrier aggregation?

A: No.

Q: Does Redmi 10 have a compass sensor?

A: No.

Q: How many sensors does the Redmi 10 have?

A: The Redmi 10 comes with Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, and Fingerprint Scanner.

Q: Where to buy Redmi 10 in India

A: The Redmi 10 is available on Flipkart

Verdict

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Redmi 10 has two best features which are battery life and processor. So if you wanted long-lasting battery life and a good processor at an affordable price tag do consider the Redmi 10 otherwise, you have to increase your budget to get better cameras.

Buy it If…

  • If you want long-lasting battery life
  • If you want a powerful processor
  • If you want a dedicated SD-card slot
  • If you want an affordable smartphone & you can’t go above 10k

Don’t buy it if…

  • If you want the best cameras
  • If you want an FHD+ display
  • If you want better video quality
  • If you want stereo speakers
  • If you want 5G Support

Redmi 10 Full Specifications

RAM & STORAGE4GB Ram + 64GB Storage
6GB Ram + 128GB Storage

LPDDR4X RAM + UFS2.2 Storage
Display6.7-inches HD+ LCD
400 nits typ brightness
60Hz refresh rate
Resolution1650 x 720 Pixels
DimensionsHeight- 169.59mm
Width- 76.56mm
Thickness-9.13mm
Weight- 203g
BuildFront Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Frame Plastic
Back Plastic
Rear Camera50 MP Primary Sensor
2 MP Depth

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Front Camera5MP

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ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 680 (6 nm)

GPU: Adreno 610
CPU: Kryo 265
OSMIUI 13 – Android 11
5G SupportNo
AudioSingle Speaker
Battery6000mAh
18W Charging Support

(only 10W Charger supplied in the box)
SensorsAccelerometer,
Proximity Sensor,
Light Sensor
Fingerprint Scanner
CardDedicated
Weight203 Gram
Modal NumberMZB0B6VIN
ColorMidnight Black
Pacific Blue, and
Caribbean Green
India Price4GB Ram + 64GB Storage: Rs 10,999
6GB Ram + 128GB Storage: Rs 11,999
Available atFlipkart India

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