On 10th March 2021, Xiaomi global technology leader has conducted a successful launch event and unveiled two new members of the most renowned Redmi family to the Pakistani consumers, the Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro. The Redmi series has been one of the most appreciated and loved series of Xiaomi as it holds some of the most impressive lineups under its name. Be it the Redmi Note 9S, a performance star, or the Redmi 9T, the budget king of 2020.
The launch event had people eager to find out what new and different the 10th installment of the Redmi Note series has to offer. So, let's get the ball rolling and get a detailed review of the new phones.
Redmi Note 10
Redmi Note 10
Kicking things off in the Note 10 lineup at an affordable price of PKR 31,999 is the Redmi Note 10 (4GB+128GB). The first smartphone, along with others in the new series that embodies an AMOLED Screen.
The 6.43 inches large AMOLED Dot Display features a 2400x1080 full HD resolution with 409 pixels per inch, creating high-quality and crisp images. To fully optimize the screen and enhance the visual experience, the side bezels are kept thin. Features like 8-bit colors and DCI-P3(Digital Cinema Initiatives – Protocol 3) ensure the images and are vivid plus color enriched.
Besides the Amoled display, the other thing that Xiaomi advertised the most about the Redmi Note 10 was its camera setup. The rear camera setup includes a 48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP quad-camera. The 48MP primary camera has a Sony IMX582 lens that shoots with a 1/2" sensor at f/1.79 aperture and 0.8μm pixel size.
The 8MP ultrawide module captures a 118-degree wide field of view at f/2.2 aperture. There are two 2MP sensors for macro shots and field of depth shooting at an aperture of f/2.4.
At the front, a 13MP camera is placed within the Dot-notch.
The Rear camera is capable of shooting 4K Videos at 30 Frames per second and 1080p videos at 60 and 30 frames per second.
The front only records videos at 30 frames per second in both 1080p and 720p video quality.
With the help of AI, the phone fully optimizes the cameras. Different modes like 48MP mode, Night mode, AI portrait mode, Timed burst, AI Beautify and
AI Sky Scaping 3.0 can assist your photography skills and help you capture breathtaking visuals.
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 678 is Xiaomi's choice for Redmi Note 10. Introduced in late 2020 The snapdragon 678 is an octa-core processor and an improved version of Snapdragon 675. The processor embodies the Qualcomm® Kryo™ 460 and Qualcomm® Adreno™ 612 as the CPU and GPU respectively. The 3rd Gen Qualcomm AI technology and boosted CPU and GPU enhance the gaming, photography, connectivity, and speed of the processor.
The Phone is based on an Android 11 Platform with Xiaomi's very own MIUI 12 as an addon.
Battery and Charging
To power a phone with a large AMOLED display and a powerful processor, there should be a sufficient-sized battery. With a 5000mAh battery, Xiaomi has done it right. The battery is large enough to power you through the day with extensive gaming, streaming, and all-day-long web and social media surfing.
With 33W Fast Charging to recharge the 5000mAh high-capacity battery, it takes less than 25 minutes to reaches its 50% occupancy.
Storage & Price
Redmi Note 10 is available for online shopping in Pakistan at Mistore.pk with LPDDR4X + UFS 2.2 128 GB of ROM and 4 GB of RAM for only Rupees 31,999. Early birds can order Redmi Note 10 for PKR 31,999 along with 50% Flat off on Mi True Wireless Earbuds Basic 2.
Why Choice Redmi Note 10 over any other Xiaomi Smartphone
In the past, the Note Series has produced some of the best smartphones, embarking technology ahead of its time. Xiaomi has raised the bar with every installment of the Note series but, not all new phones are better than their predecessor. Is that the case with the new Redmi Note 10? Let us nail down few key points that will help us establish that the new Redmi Note 10 is another example of excellence and fine craftsmanship by Xiaomi.
Smartphones under the Xiaomi linage that lies in the same price bracket and can be compared with Redmi Note 10 are the Redmi 9T (6GB-128GB) one of the best phones of 2021 and Redmi Note 9S. Both the phones were very heavily appreciated at the time of their launch and had an outstanding run at the market.
Amoled vs Lcd
The AMOLED Display of Redmi Note 10 is far better than the simple IPS LCD Display you get in the 9T and Note 9S. With individually lit pixels and deeper blacks, every single color appears brighter and more vibrant. The amazing contrast ratio will make your movies and pictures to pop like never before.
Snapdragon 678 vs Snapdragon 662 and 720
The Snapdragon 678 in Redmi Note 10 is better than the Snapdragon 662 of Redmi 9T and is slightly behind Snapdragon 720 incorporated in Redmi Note 9S. The Snapdragon 678 is the latest, it has higher GPU frequency and supports higher memory bandwidth compared to, Snapdragon 720.
In my opinion, you will not feel any difference in performance while gaming on both phones. Games like Call of Duty, Fortnite, and PUBG run smoothly on the Redmi Note 10.
Though both the phones have a bigger battery than Redmi Note 10. Redmi 9T having the biggest of them all, a huge 6000mAh, and Note 9S having a 5020mAh battery. I would still prefer the Note 10 as it beats both the phones in charging. The 35W fast charging refuels to its 50% capacity in less than 25 minutes. What is better than time efficiency in the fast-pacing life we live.
Xiaomi being the best smartphone company is renowned to have some of the best camera mobile phones. the quad-camera setup has been around for quite a while and has is fused into many other smartphones. So, what makes the quad-camera setup on Note 10 better than others? The camera on Redmi Note 10 is combined with the latest AI technology. Xiaomi, in a short period, has created its presence in the AI market and is one of the leading brands in further developing AI.
After reviewing the list of features, the Redmi Note 10 has to offer, the price tag of PKR 31,999 sounds cheap. When we compare the phone with other Xiaomi phone in 35000 range, it stands cheaper than Redmi 9T and yet provides the amazing Amoled Display. And in contrast to the Redmi Note 9S, why spend extra bucks to get the Snapdragon 720 when the difference in performance is merely noticeable.