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The Redmi Note 10 series raises the value-for-money bar, yet again

A 120Hz AMOLED display and a 108MP camera for only $261

 

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The Redmi Note series features some of the best-selling smartphones globally, and it doesn't take an expert to know why. They offer incredible value for money and often democratize technology, usually seen in the higher-tier devices. The newly-announced Note 10 series in India walks along the same line and introduces segment-first features like a 108MP camera and a 120Hz AMOLED display.

 

 

Redmi Note 10 Pro & Pro Max

The Note series forked intro three separate devices last year, and the tradition continues this year with the Note 10 Pro and the Note 10 Pro Max, alongside the regular Note 10. The former two are almost identical, except for one major difference: the Pro Max's setup is headlined by a 108MP ISOCELL HM2 sensor, while the regular Pro sports a 64MP ISOCELL GW3 camera. The rest of the stack is identical, consisting of a 5MP Super Macro sensor, an 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP depth sensor.

 

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Redmi Note 10 Pro

 

When it comes to performance, both phones are powered by the Snapdragon 732G processor, which is coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of expandable memory. The use of the 732 means that there's no support for 5G, thereby saving the closely-priced Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G's raison d'etre.

SPECS

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 732
RAM Up to 8GB LPDDR4x
Display 6.67-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch-sampling rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, 1200 nits brightness, HDR10 support, Gorilla Glass 5
Battery 5,020mAh, 33W charging (33W adapter in the box)
Front camera 16MP f/2.45
Rear cameras Pro Max - 108MP f/1.9 ISOCELL HM2, 5MP Super Macro sensor (2x telephoto), 8MP ultrawide 118° FoV, 2MP depth sensor; Pro: 64MP f/1.9 ISOCELL GW3, 5MP Super Macro sensor (2x telephoto), 8MP ultrawide 118° FoV, 2MP depth sensor
Connectivity Dual-SIM 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1
OS Android 11-based MIUI 12
Dimensions 164.5mm x 76.15mm x 8.1mm, 192g
Ports USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
Colors Vintage Bronze, Glacial Blue, Dark Night
Biometrics Side-mounted fingerprint reader
Miscellaneous IP52 certification, IR blaster, dual stereo speakers, rubberized ports, Z- Axis Haptics
Pricing Pro Max:- 6GB/64GB - ₹18,999 6GB/128GB - ₹19,999, 8GB/128GB - ₹21,999; Pro:- 6GB/64GB - ₹15,999 ($220), 6GB/128GB - ₹16,999 ($234), ₹18,999 ($261)

 

There's a 5,020mAh battery onboard, and the charging is handled by a 33W adapter that's included in the box. On the software front, we get MIUI 12, which is based on Android 11. However, Redmi promises that these will be among the first ones to receive the MIUI 12.5 update.

 

There's a bunch of extras onboard, too, including an IR blaster, dual stereo speaker, IP52 certification, and a protective case within the box.

Redmi Note 10

The Redmi Note 10 is the most affordable of the lot, but it still manages to impress with all it's got. There's a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display that covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. It doesn't offer a high refresh rate, but that's probably too much to ask from a phone that starts at ₹11,999 ($165).

 

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Redmi Note 10

 

Handling performance is the Snapdragon 678 SoC, coupled with 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of expandable storage. While the camera specs aren't as catchy as those of its brothers', it still has a respectable 48MP Sony IMX582 sensor, which is accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro.

SPECS

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 678
RAM 6GB LPDDR4x
Display 6.43-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, 180Hz touch-sampling rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, 1100 nits brightness, Gorilla Glass 3
Battery 5,000mAh, 33W charging (33W adapter in the box)
Front camera 13MP
Rear cameras 48MP Sony IMX 582, 8MP ultrawide 118° FoV, 2MP macro, 2MP depth
Connectivity Dual-SIM 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1
OS Android 11-based MIUI 12
Dimensions 160.46mm x 74.5mm x 8.3mm, 178.8g
Ports USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
Colors Aqua Green, Shadow Black, Frost White
Biometrics Side-mounted fingerprint reader
Miscellaneous IP52 certification, IR blaster, dual stereo speakers, rubberized ports
Pricing 6GB/64GB - ₹11,999 ($165), 6GB/128GB - ₹13,999 ($193)

 

On paper, the Redmi Note 10 series is quite promising and significantly ups the ante in the budget segment. What remains to be seen is if the phones can walk the talk — stay tuned for our reviews.

 

If you're looking to purchase these phones, the Note 10, 10 Pro, and 10 Pro Max will go on sale from March 16, 17, and 18, respectively. They'll be available on mi.com, Amazon, and in offline retail stores.

 

Source: Xiaomi (1), (2), (3)

 

 

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