The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro, also known as the Redmi Note 10 PRO max in Pakistan, is a relatively inexpensive phone. It also brings premium looks and features to the table.
The only things about the Redmi Note 10 PRO that Challenge midrange phones are the chipset and the low light camera performance, even though the starting Note 10 price in Pakistan is just Rs. 39950.
The Xiaomi Note 10 PRO is made from curved glass on the back with a glossy gradient finish. I like the symmetrical camera bump looks, too, even though the phone has a plastic frame. It doesn’t seem cheap, and the tapered edge makes the whole device feel thin and easy to handle.
Note 10 Pro Screen
On top of the Xiaomi Note 10, PRO has IP53 rated dust and splash protection, something you don’t usually see in this class’s phones. The Note 10 PRO has a 6.67-inch OLED display with a fast 120hz refresh rate, gorilla glass 5 protection, and a 1080p resolution. High refresh rate screens in this class are usually LCDs, so you get the advantage of OLED technology.
With its deep contrasty blacks interacting with this screen feels fluid and responsive because of the fast refresh rate and the fast 240-hertz touch sampling rate. Since it’s an OLED, you can save power by running things in dark mode, and the refresh rate is adaptive; it’ll dial down to 60 hertz when you’re not interacting with the screen to save even more energy.
The punch hole for the selfie cam is relatively small and unobtrusive. Colors can either pop or be made to be super accurate. Depending on your color settings, brightness is quite respectable; we measured around 450 nits maximum with the slider. It boosts up to 725 Nits in auto mode when out in the sun.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 PRO has a pair of dedicated stereo speakers on the audio side of things. Their output is well balanced, and they scored very good in our loudness test mids and highs sound decent enough, but the bass is lacking.
There’s also a 3.5-millimeter jack for plugging in traditional headphones and support for FM radio. Waking up and unlocking the Redmi Note 10 PRO is done with a side-mounted fingerprint reader built into the power button is relatively fast and accurate. You get 64 or 128 gigs of storage on the device, which is expandable via a dedicated MicroSD slot.
The interface of the Note 10 PRO is Xiaomi’s MI UI 12 over Android 11. Even though it runs on top of the new android, this is still the familiar MIUI 12 interface. We’ve seen on Xiaomi’s recent phones. You have the option for an app drawer that can organize your apps into categories or opt to keep all of your apps on the home screen. You can also choose between a traditional notification shade or split between a notification center and a control center.
Snapdragon 732G Chipset
The display has plenty of customization options, and you can make the phone glow at the edges when a new notification comes in. There’s an IR blaster too, which allows you to use the phone as a remote to control certain appliances. At the heart of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10, PRO is a Snapdragon 732G chipset built on an 8-nanometer process.
There’s no support for 5g network connectivity. Since there isn’t a flagship-grade GPU high frame rate, gaming isn’t relatively supported, but even so, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 PRO holds its own and does an excellent job.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Performance-wise
Performance-wise for its class, regular gaming feels good. The MIUI interface is as smooth as butter. An enormous 5020 milliamp-hour battery powers the whole device, and battery life is excellent here, slightly less than last year’s model, perhaps due to the high refresh rate. However, the screen set to 120 hertz, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 PRO earned an endurance rating of 114 hours during tests. You get support for 30-watt fast charging, and a 33-watt charger comes in the box with it; we were able to charge the Redmi Note 10 PRO from a dead battery to 50% in half an hour.
Cameras of Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
Now finally on to the cameras, the Xiaomi Note 10 PRO has a quad-camera setup with a high res 108-megapixel back camera and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide cam, a 5-megapixel macro camera with autofocus, and a depth sensor.
The primary camera outputs 12-megapixel photos. These are not just outstanding for this class but could even be considered flagship level.
There’s much detail with fantastic looking footage, low noise, and true-to-life colors; the dynamic range is excellent yet not over the top. Our only nitpick is that some areas look a bit over sharpened portrait shots are taken with the main cam and the dev sensor.
The quality is quite lovely though the subject separation while proficient isn’t perfect at times. Since there’s no telephoto cam, the zoom is done digitally, and you’ll end up with a photo that is soft and lacking in detail due to the upscaling. 8-megapixel ultrawide images come out quite good. They are pretty rich in detail with accurate colors, low enough noise, proficient distortion correction, and ok dynamic range.
The 5-megapixel macro camera is used to take close-up shots, and lively colors plus autofocus means getting a sharp result is relatively painless. The contrast and noise levels aren’t very impressive. The back camera suffers from not having optical stabilization in low light while you get bright photos with preserved colors; these are quite noisy. Around half of your shots will come out blurry or out of focus.
However, the night mode turns things around, and it takes about 2 seconds to process. It cleans up noise, restores some blown highlights, and exposes a bit more detail in shadows, plus we got fewer blurry photos. Ultra-wide shots taken at night are usable but not very good. The detail and color retention are enough, but the exposure is often dark, and there’s plenty of noise; there is no night mode available.
Selfies are taken with the 16-megapixel front-facing cam, which has fixed focus and has enough detail with nice colors. Excellent contrast videos can be taken in up to 4k at 30fps with the main camera. The footage is incredible with plenty of detail, low noise, and excellent sharp colors and contrast; the ultra-wide cam can only shoot up to 1080p at 30fps; the quality is outstanding, though with rich detail and excellent colors contrast and dynamic range as well as low noise.
Pros and Cons of Xiaomi Note 10 Pro
So that’s the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 PRO for a pretty reasonable price in Pakistan with some excellent specifications like that 120hz AMOLED display, an elegant and excellent battery life, stereo speakers, and standout daytime photography and video recording like I mentioned earlier.
The only real corners cut are with the mid-range chipset and that mediocre camera performance in low light, but the chipset is still competitive for the class, and it’s just hard to get that nice low light processing outside of a true flagship overall, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 PRO is one of the best deals we’ve seen so far this year
Complete Specification of Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
OS Android 11
CPU Octa-core (2 x 2.3 GHz Kryo 470 Gold + 6 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
GPU Adreno 618
Chipset Qualcomm SM7150 Snapdragon 732G (8 nm)
Dimensions 164.5 x 76.2 x 8.1 mm
Weight 192 gram
Size 6.67 Inches
Colors Vintage Bronze, Glacial Blue, Dark Night
SIM Dual Sim, Dual Standby (Nano-SIM)
2G Band SIM1: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 SIM2: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Band HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Band LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0 with A2DP, LE, apt-X
GPS Yes + A-GPS support & GLONASS, BDS
USB Type-C 2.0
Data GPRS, Edge, 3G (HSPA 42.2/11.5 Mbps), 4G LTE-A
Memory 64/128 GB Built-in, 6/8 GB RAM
Card microSD slot
Back Camera Quad 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 + 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro), AF
Front Camera 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.06″, panorama, Video ([email protected])
Audio 3.5mm Audio Jack, XviD/MP4/H.264 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player, Speaker Phone
Battery 5020 mAh , Fast charging 33W
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