Xiaomi Redmi 10 review

GSMArena Team, 29 August 2021.

Design and handling

The design is nothing too fancy but catches our attention with a more "mature" looks this time around. The back of the device is still made of plastic imitating frosted glass and has some sort of subtle gradient, but it's definitely not as flashy as the Redmi 9 was. The Redmi 10 tones down a little with three color variants - Pebble White, which we have, and also Carbon Gray and Sea Blue. All of them have a somewhat more neutral and mature vibe.

Xiaomi Redmi 10 review

The soft-touch surface on the back is quite slippery but definitely not as much as real frosted glass. It also feels pretty nice in hand and perhaps just as important - fingerprints and smudges don't stick to the surface. Or at least they are almost impossible to see even if you look close enough. That's the case with the Pebble White color, that is.

Xiaomi Redmi 10 review

The camera bump is quite pronounced and sticks out just enough to make the phone wobble when placed on its back. An additional accent around the camera module with a strange inscription "AI-CAM Photography system" seems a little bit too much.

Otherwise, the rectangular camera island with rounded corners has a rather distinctive design. The main 50MP sensor is placed on the top, with the other three cameras arranged in a square formation along with the LED flash to retain the symmetry.

Xiaomi Redmi 10 review

Flipping the phone around reveals a flat glass panel with no curvatures whatsoever. The bezels are thin enough, while the top and side ones are almost symmetrical. The chin is the only one that stands out, but it isn't annoying at all. The camera cutout is a bit too big for our taste, but that's a subjective matter.

Xiaomi Redmi 10 review

The frame is also made of plastic, which tries to mimic anodized aluminum. It has thin, round edges and sides, while the top and bottom parts are almost completely flat. They seem like a nice touch and fit the overall looks.

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Interestingly enough, the left loudspeaker (when holding the phone in landscape orientation) is located on the top side of the frame, along with the IR blaster and 3.5mm audio jack. The bottom is home to the USB-C connector and the second loudspeaker.

Xiaomi Redmi 10 review

The right side is where you will find the volume rocker and the power button, which doubles as a fingerprint reader as well. The FP reader sits quite high, and there is only a subtle indentation around it, so it's hard to find by touch, but it's a small annoyance.

Xiaomi Redmi 10 review

All in all, the Redmi 10 feels solid in hand without being heavy. Tipping the scale at just 185g and providing a rather comfortable grip thanks to the rounded and not-so-slippery back, the handset is easy to handle.

Reader comments

I'm not agree with you on this. I am using mine to control my TV and it also supports fast charging if you use it's follow come charger to charge it.

  • Hassko
  • 19 Jan 2024
  • XB5

I'm not agree with you on this, I am using this Remdi 10 2022 edition and it supports all the features you claimed it doesn't support. I am using mine to control my Philips TV, and it also supports fast charging (whenever I used its follo...

  • kawsar hamid
  • 27 Nov 2023
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