Redmi Note 10 Pro review: A budget Friendly Phone

Hey Guys it’s Pawan, and today we are going to Review Redmi Note 10 Pro. Yes, this is the Note 10 Pro, not the Max. Coming back to the review, Note 10 Pro comes in this familiar minimalistic box, with a picture of the phone on top. And some key features of the phone listed at the back.

It contains the SIM tray removal pin, some paperwork, and a TPU case with a translucent back. After that, we have the phone itself in this beautiful Bronze colour. I will keep it aside for a moment while we take a look at the remaining things in the box. Below the phone, we get a USB Type-A to Type-C cable for charging and data transfer. And finally, there is a 33watt fast charger, included right in the box. Let me keep all these things aside, and get back to the phone. After pealing all the plastic and the IMEI stickers from the back, just look at how beautiful the Redmi note 10 pro-hands-on looks.

Redmi note 10 pro
Redmi note 10 pro Hands on

Since this back has a matte or frosted back, it doesn’t gather too many fingerprints, and I might just end up using it without a case. Despite having the same display size and battery as the Redmi Note 9 Pro series phones, Redmi was able to make this phone much thinner and lighter. And because it is a bit narrower, it fits very comfortably in my hands, and I love how it feels. If you do want to use this case, know that it fits the phone very well, and there is a big lip at the front to protect the Display of the phone drops like this. Speaking of the display, it’s a gorgeous6.67 inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels. And it gets gorilla glass 5 protection. It supports HDR10 playback and gets as bright as 1200 nits while playing HDR content. And nobody knows how, but Redmi somehow managed to give us a 120Hz refresh rate on Redmi note 10 pro.

The colours look really good, viewing angles are excellent, and it gets very bright to be easily viewable in sunlight. There is a punch hole at the top for the 16megapixel front-facing camera. It might be one of the smallest openings for the selfie camera that I have seen. Above the display, we get the speaker grill, and overall bezels around the screen also seem to be slightly smaller. Moving on to the back, we get a frosted glass back on the Vintage Bronze and Glacial Blue colours.

The Black one gets glossy back. I saw that black phone on display at the Mi Home store, and it doesn’t look nearly as good as this one does. Other than the Redmi branding towards the bottom, there is this quad-camera module. Which sticks out quite a bit. This phone rattles when placed on the table, even if it has a case on it. Main camera gets a 64 Megapixel Samsung GW3sensor with F/1.9 aperture. Then there is an 8-megapixel camera with an ultrawide lens and F/2.2 aperture. This was followed by a 5 megapixel Super Macro camera with F/2.4 aperture, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor again with F/2.4 aperture. Stay tuned to the channel, and make sure you have the notifications turned on because a very detailed camera review of the Note10 Pro is coming to the channel in the next couple of days. Taking a look at the buttons and ports.

At the top, you get an IR blaster, Noise-canceling microphone, Speaker, and everyone’s favourite 3.5mm headphone jack. On the right side, there is the power button and fingerprint sensor under it, and volume up and down buttons above it. On the left side, there is nothing but the sim tray, which can hold 2 nano-SIM cards and a Micro SD card at the same time. And at the bottom, there is this microphone, USB type C port for charging and data transfer, and a speaker grill on the right. This shiny frame is made of plastic, but it is painted to look like metal.

Now for the internals, Redmi chooses to go with the Snapdragon 732G processor coupled with Adreno 618 GPU. You can choose between 6 and 8 GB of LPDDR4xRAM and 64 or 128GB of built-in storage. Sadly this phone doesn’t get 5G antennas. According to Xiaomi, that would have made this phone costly, and since 5G is not going to be mainstream for at least 2 years, they decided to skip it and keep the price down. All of this is again powered by the same massive5020 mAh battery as the Note 9 Pro series last year.

I haven’t had this phone for long enough to run its battery down, but when it eventually runs out of juice, there is a 33-watt fast charger included in the box. When companies are removing the power brick from the box, it is nice to see mid-budget phones not following this trend. At least for now. It comes with MIUI 12.0,3 out of the box, which is running on top of Android 11, and the overall software experience seems to be pretty smooth so far. I mean as smooth as MIUI can get. I just hate the fact that there is too much bloatware installed on Redmi phones out of the box.

You can delete some of these apps, and the next version of MIUI 12 will let us delete even more. And for the ads, surprisingly I haven’t seen too many of them in the short time that I have used this phone. To get fewer ads, Just make sure to de-select all these settings while you are setting up your phone.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Specifications

Redmi note 10 pro

Released 2021, March 24
193g, 8.1mm thickness
Android 11, MIUI 12
64GB/128GB storage, microSDXC

  • Technology: GSM/HSPA/LTE
  • Main Camera: 108 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.52″, 0.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, 8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm, 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro), AF, 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth). 4k @60fps Recording.
  • Selfie Camera: 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm , 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
  • Battery :Li-Po 5020 mAh, non-removable , Fast charging 33W, 59% in 30 min (advertised)
  • Chipset and GPU : Qualcomm SM7150 Snapdragon 732G (8 nm) Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver) ,Adreno 618

With a starting price of Rs.15,999, new design, upgraded internals, a big battery, and a 64-megapixel camera, I think Xiaomi is hitting all the right spots with the Redmi Note 10 pro. And in many ways, I think this is a much better value for your money compared to the Redimi Note 10 Pro Max, which only offers a 108-megapixel camera as opposed to the 64 megapixels one on this phone, That is it for this quick unboxing and initial impressions of the Redmi Note 10 Pro. Please share the post if you enjoyed it.

Since this phone has an ambled display, many of you wanted it to come with an in-display fingerprint sensor, but honestly, I am really happy with this physical fingerprint sensor under the power button. Because it was much faster and accurate than thein display ones in this price range. I’ve had this phone for less than a day, so I can’t say much about its overall performance. I’ll have more to say about this in my full review. What I can tell you now, is this phone looks and feels very good in the hands. It is not as huge or heavy as last year’s Note Pro series phones. And I am sure most people getting this phone will appreciate it.

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