Redmi 10 review: the entry-level you do not expect

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With the advancement of technology, low-end smartphones are improving their technical data more and more while managing to maintain low prices. This is the case with the new redmi 10, which was officially presented a few days ago, but which has already aroused a lot of interest among users thanks to a combination of features that until a few years ago could only be expected on a range of poco higher.

We were lucky enough to be able to try it right away and in this review we are ready to tell you about our experience. How did he behave? Will it be able to win the title of best entry-level smartphone? Let's find out together in the article!

Review Redmi 10

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Unboxing - Redmi 10

The sales package is made of white hardcover and inside it is possible to find the following equipment:

  • Redmi 10;
  • silicone cover;
  • wall power supply with 22.5W output;
  • USB cable - USB Type-C;
  • pin for the SIM slot;
  • manuals.

Design and construction

Il redmi 10 has a design which takes inspiration from Notes redmi 10 Pro and from POCO X3 GT and this makes him one of the devices more eye-catching than the low-end. In fact, thanks to the modern, refined and youthful look, one gets the impression that this smartphone goes beyond the simple entry-level segment.

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Posteriorly we find one back cover opaque which offers beautiful plays of light, although it retains some imprints too much, but with the silicone cover supplied you will not have to ask yourself the problem. The smartphone is made entirely of polycarbonate of good quality, so much so that the side frame could deceive the eye and look like aluminum.

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Obviously we are talking about a cheap smartphone and, despite trying to set a tone, we notice some typical features of this price range. Among these we must mention the usual step between the display and the side frame which may not please everyone, but which is the only compromise from an aesthetic point of view.

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In fact, otherwise the redmi 10 can boast of a fingerprint sensor integrated in the power button, the USB Type-C input, a stereo speaker, a dual SIM + microSD slot, an infrared sensor and a 3.5mm audio jack input, as well as two microphones.

In short, from this point of view I was pleasantly surprised by what this device can offer, since some features are not present even on much more expensive smartphones.

Il redmi 10 has the dimensions of 162 x 75.5 x 8.9 millimeters for a weight of 181 grams, which are well distributed allowing us to use the smartphone with one hand without too much difficulty.

Display

Il redmi 10 it is equipped with a display LCD da 6.5 inches diagonal with resolution Full HD + (2400 × 1080 pixels), refresh rate a 90Hz, 20: 9 ratio, 405 PPI density and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Compared to previous years, the entry-level market has changed, we no longer find extremely basic technical specifications, but we have complete smartphones without sacrifices. An example is the device in question, which manages to offer us some very good colors, a satisfying contrast and a responsive display in both touches and refresh rate.

Il refresh rate a 90Hz it gives it a smoother feel, although I would have preferred one higher maximum brightness. For the rest, within the settings it will be possible to customize the color tone, activate the dark mode, change the refresh rate, set the reading mode and much more.

Hardware and Performance

To move the redmi 10 the new chipset takes care of it MediaTek Helio G88, which includes an octa-core processor up to 2.0 GHz, a GPU Mali-G52 MC2, 4 GB di RAM e 64 GB di XMMUM eMMC internal memory expandable via microSD.

Obviously we are not talking about a smartphone able to guarantee you gaming pushed at maximum resolution with titles such as PUBG, Call of Duty or Fortnite, but a device capable of accompany you in everyday life between messaging apps and social networks. In fact, the reactivity in the opening of the apps is in the average of its reference range, but we do not find particular bugs in the interface.

We are talking about a perfect solution for those who have no particular needs from the point of view of productivity, also because we do not have very fast memories, but in everyday use it proves to be a reliable companion. Calls, messages, music, watching videos and films without showing criticality, that's what the redmi 10.

As already mentioned above, in the gaming field, lighter titles such as Clash Royale, Subway Surfers o Brawl Stars, while the heavier ones will be reproduced with medium details and a fluidity not first of the class, but enough to do some battles with friends.

Cameras

Il redmi 10 is characterized by a quad camera with main sensor from 50 mega-pixels with f / 1.8 aperture and PDAF autofocus, a 8 mega-pixels and f / 2.2, a macro from 2 mega-pixels ef / 2.4 and a depth sensor always from 2 mega-pixels and f / 2.4.

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In favorable light conditions the shots are characterized by a decent level of detail. Obviously we are not talking about a camera-phone, but sufficient results are returned for the target the smartphone is aimed at. In fact, a good intervention of the automatic HDR can be found, although the colors are slightly less saturated than reality.

The wide-angle camera tends to slightly alter the colors compared to the main sensor, but overall the photos are enjoyable, while in the macros you can see a nice natural bokeh. In close-up shots, the Redmi 10 offers good performance.

In the evening, unfortunately, the situation changes and if you don't have a steady hand you risk getting micro-blurred photos. Added to this is a low level of detail, especially with the wide angle. Lighting management is not always as effective as it should be, but overall we expected similar results from an entry-level device.

On the other hand, on the other hand, there is a sensor from 8 mega-pixels with f / 2.0 opening.

In daytime this camera has pleasantly surprised me, as it is characterized by a good level of detail, satisfying colors and an automatic HDR that intervenes intelligently. In the evening or with little light, unfortunately, what previously said is repeated although with a little artificial light the performance improves slightly.

Videos can be recorded up to a maximum of 1080p at 30 fps. The quality is not high, the absence of even digital stabilization is felt and the focus is sufficient. Overall, therefore, you will hardly be able to exploit videos effectively.

Audio and connectivity

With great surprise the redmi 10 can boast of a stereo audio thanks to the two speakers placed at both ends of the smartphone. The volume è powerful enough, but there is a tendency to favor more the high and medium frequencies to the detriment of the low ones. In short, the result is a sound a little flat e poco full-bodied, but on the other hand we are still talking about an entry-level device.

The situation definitely improves in headphones, both wired and wireless, while the audio in the ear capsule is crystal clear and the microphone does its job very well.

Connectivity side the redmi 10 supports Dual SIM with connectivity 4G, Wi-Fi Dual Band a / b / g / n / ac, the Bluetooth 5.1, FM radio, the door infrared, USB Type-C 2.0,NFC and GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS / Galileo. We did not find any particular critical issues either in telephone reception or in satellite navigation in which the smartphone proved to be quite reliable.

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Il fingerprint sensor è accurate in finger reading, but the animation is a little slow in unlocking. Furthermore, very often when using the cover just after unlocking it will tell us that the earphone area must not be covered, slowing down the operation even more. I have encountered this flaw on many low-end devices of Xiaomi, but a solution has not yet been found.

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Returning to the release, to assist in the recognition of the fingers we also have that of the face, which works well in conditions of good brightness, but struggles in the evening.

Software

Il redmi 10 is based on Android 11 with proprietary interface MIUI 12.5 Global, that is a UI that we already know very well that we have appreciated over the years thanks to theexcellent graphic appearance, a very good fluidity and a large amount of customizations also for basic range devices.

More in detail, we refer to the themes, screen recording, gestures, one-hand mode, business mode, video game turbo, retractable windows, lite mode, all settings relating to the display and unlocking and much more. even more.

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In short, we are faced with one of the most complete interfaces on the market and personally I appreciate it very much. However, I still can't make myself go down the presence of many, perhaps too many, pre-installed applications when switching on. These will obviously be uninstallable, but I don't deny it's a bit annoying.

Finally, the device has a certification Widevine L1 and therefore will be able to play the contents of the main streaming platforms in high quality.

Autonomy

Under the body of the redmi 10 we find a battery from 5000 mAh, which allows us to have excellent autonomy. In fact, with intense use I managed to have an average of almost 2 days of use with approximately 7 hours di active display. If used in a more economical way it will not be difficult to go further.

Let's not forget that the smartphone supports the quick charging a 18W and wired reverse charging a 9W, in short, some really interesting features for an entry-level device!

Conclusions

If a few years ago they had told me that entry-levels would have had specifications close to smartphones from 250 € I wouldn't have believed it. To date, brands are pushing more and more to bring higher quality even on their own lower end devices, in order to guarantee the best possible experience even for those on a tight budget.

This is the case of the redmi 10, a smartphone that offers a series of features that are able to accompany the user in all phases of the day between calls, messages and social networks, but with an eye also to video streaming. In short, this is a device for those looking for an economical but reliable solution.

In fact, thanks to our discount code "GAFF01"The redmi 10 is available on goboo a 159 € in the variant 4 / 64GB, 179 € in the variant 4 / 128 GB e 189 € in that from 6 / 128 GB. Also, for the former 200 orders will also be given away My True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic.

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