Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G review

29 May 2021


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Comparing these newer smartphones to my "old" Redmi Note 10 Pro, 4G, bought a few months ago. Triple card holder? Not many models have the larger pixel size main camera now, just 48 or 64 sizes. On camera use, Open Camera software is usually better than OEM hardware software. Microsoft or Nova launcher allows settings, with all apps, to be easily transferred, "standardized" for each user, regardless of tablet, smartphone, etc.

    Hey gsmarena. Review is great though. I think you should include in the performance section the name of games that you played on the reviewed Phone. Also, please include the graphics and/or frame rate settings on which you played three specific game on the reviewed device. Performance section should cover up these aspects too! Hoping you'll include it the future reviews, probably starting from Sony xperia 10 iii review.

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      • 31 May 2021

      Anonymous, 30 May 2021I see. Thank you for the response, and keep up the good wor... moreVery nice

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        • 30 May 2021

        Kaloyan, 30 May 2021Hey. Yes, the Poco M3 Pro 5G has typical/max brightness as ... moreI see. Thank you for the response, and keep up the good work. You guys are the best.

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          • 30 May 2021

          Anonymous, 30 May 2021Unless someone is a gamer, any user will go swimmingly with... moreNot for MIUI. It eats so much RAM. Maybe because there's ads on the UI other than Xiaomi bloatwares.

            Anonymous, 30 May 2021@gsmarena Is true that, despite being a rebadge, the Poc... moreHey. Yes, the Poco M3 Pro 5G has typical/max brightness as follows - 413/536 nits. The Redmi Note 10 5G is 377/492 nits. Not that big of a difference, but still. The complete Poco review is coming in a week or so.

              Let's wait for poco reviews

                Ken The Creator, 29 May 2021These people are not serious Redmi note 10 and 10 pro is o... moreAgreed. This Note 10 5G seems completely irrelevant. Based on periodic discounts, pretty much any phone currently available from the vast Xiaomi stable of brands €50 cheaper to €50 more expensive will be a better buy. In the UK at least, if you must have 5G, the Note 9T 5G is ⅓ cheaper, and beats this phone on every feature and spec except for HRR display. Or for just 15% more, there's the SD 860 POCO X3 Pro...

                I'm a Xiaomi fan, but this is one handset that should never have been released, at least not in Europe.

                On this basis, I'd say the GSMARENA review is spot on!

                  Anonymous, 30 May 2021Unless someone is a gamer, any user will go swimmingly with... more2gb is like, just enough to keep 4 or 5 basic apps in the memory.

                    IpsDisplay, 29 May 2021There is this myth that low end /midrange phones don't... moreMy old sd 650 redmi note 3 couldnt do pubg smooth extreme even with a custom kernel with high temps allowed. It never hit 60 fps even with all the oc settings and performance governor. But my poco f1 could do it on stock rom with barely any heat. You can play games if you are satisfied with ultra low settings, sure.

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                      • Anonymous
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                      • 30 May 2021

                      IpsDisplay, 29 May 2021There is this myth that low end /midrange phones don't... moreUnless someone is a gamer, any user will go swimmingly with phones with even 2 GB RAM.

                        Can't beat Samsung. Xiaomi needs to up it's camera, sound etc. They just lack substance.

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                          • 30 May 2021

                          DanBt, 29 May 2021Benchmark apps banned ? This is so cringe... To promote this phone via sponsored (bribed) Youtubers ofc 😃

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                            • 30 May 2021

                            @gsmarena

                            Is true that, despite being a rebadge, the Poco M3 Pro 5F screen is slightly better than the rmn10-5g? I've seen a few reviews making this observation.

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                              • 29 May 2021

                              Sam, 29 May 2021Which 16MP is a Quad-Bayer? That would drop it's resol... moreThe front camera of the Oppo A9 2020 which is 16MP, has a quad-bayer filter, so it outputs 4MP. However, the software upscales it to 16MP.

                              I don't see the point of making 16MP quad-bayers.
                              It's better to stay true to the consumer by making actual RGB bayer selfie cameras (true 20MP RGB bayer selfie camera, and true 16MP RGB bayer is always better than those cheap quad-bayers out there.)

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                                • 29 May 2021

                                Anonymous, 29 May 2021How crazy that the selfie camera isn't a quad-bayer im... moreWhich 16MP is a Quad-Bayer? That would drop it's resolution to 4MP effective.

                                  Mikeromeoz, 29 May 2021The verdict is spot on, at this price point it's hard ... moreThere is this myth that low end /midrange phones don't age well

                                  Far from the truth, even a 625 in present day can play games, run smoothly

                                  Don't believe the smoke apps aren't ageing as fast as hardware is

                                  Software is slower than hardware

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                                    • 29 May 2021

                                    Benchmark apps banned ? This is so cringe...

                                      Mikeromeoz, 29 May 2021The verdict is spot on, at this price point it's hard ... moreAgreed people especially in third world countries should get LTE only with Carrier aggregation, after all it's gonna improve when 5g comes and use WiFi at home!

                                        The verdict is spot on, at this price point it's hard to justify passing on features like an AMOLED screen or a flagship-grade processor just for some "next-gen connectivity". Especially if you live in such a peculiar third-world country like mine.

                                        If you seek a future-proofing investment, it's a good idea to save up and get something like an A42 5G or a Poco F3 (especially Poco F3!) instead of these bottom feeders. Sure, they're priced about twice than them, but then again, I don't think these lower ends will age well.