Redmi Note 10 Review - Affordable Prices With Complete Specifications

Redmi Note 10 Review - Affordable Prices With Complete Specifications

Xiaomi again launched the latest generation smartphone from the Redmi Note class. This class itself is the mainstream series owned by Xiaomi. The smartphone in question is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10. The device itself is previously established as a "hero of AMOLED", where using the screen with a contrast ratio of 4.5 million compared to the 1.

Redmi Note 10 Review - Affordable Prices With Complete Specifications

When it comes to the testing table, I immediately search for what specifications are used. The first thing is certainly Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 is the first device to use the SOC Snapdragon 678, which is a version with a CPU clock higher than Snapdragon 675. GPU clock used, even though both Adreno 612, is also quite different between the two. This makes Snapdragon 678 have a slightly higher performance.

Xiaomi has also used internal storage with UFS 2.2 technology. Things that are still rarely found in the price range because most are still using EMMC. In addition, this device also uses a power charger with 33 Watts which will certainly charge the battery quickly.

Because this is a new chipset, all detection applications will recognize the SOC as Snapdragon 675. However, if noticed, the CPU clock is indeed different from Snapdragon 675. In the performance cluster, the clock is different 200 MHz.

Design

Xiaomi is known as the design of the back which is quite different between one another. This is also found in Xiaomi Redmi Note 10, where the design of the camera is different from other devices. The Redmi logo is also designed smaller, unlike the Redmi 9T. The color I get named Pebble White.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 screen has a resolution of 2400 × 1080 on the screen with this 6.43-inch dimension. With the claims of the Degree of Amoled, this smartphone has used a screen with a type of Super AMOLED and is protected with Gorilla Glass 3. Xiaomi claims that the screen has a contrast ratio of 4,500,000: 1 and supports DCI-P3. The screen has also received additional scratch-resistant layers directly from the factory.

The design of the camera placement on Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 is also made quite unique and different from the others. There are four cameras on the back with a flash designed in a box with two different colors. The camera with a 48 MP resolution itself is at the top. While ultrawide cameras and depth are placed in the middle and macro is alone below it.

At the top of the infrared sensor, microphone, and additional speakers to present stereo sounds. The volume goes up and down and the power button which is also a fingerprint scanner placed on the right side. And at the bottom there is a USB-C slot, speaker, 3.5mm audio port, and the main microphone. Slot Nano SIM and microSD (three slots) located on the left.

I got this smartphone using MIUI with version 12.0.5. The operating system itself still uses Android 11. I strongly recommend that you buy this device to immediately upgrade firmware. This is due to the default firmware which feels very lag when loading the application and navigating.

Network

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 uses a SOC intended for devices in the mainstream class. The System on Chip itself uses a modem X12 that has been included in Catergory 12. This modem has supported the Carrier Aggregation up to 2 connections. Theoretically, the download speed of this modem can reach 600 Mbps.

This smartphone has supported bandwidth 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40 and 41 for 4G networks. Of course, this network canal supports everything used by cellular operators. The modem itself supports a 5 GHz WiFi network with 802.11ac and of course it will be quite fast when making data transfer wirelessly.

Redmi Note 10 Review - Camera

Camera

Xiaomi again presents a smartphone at the price of two millions who have a camera with a resolution of 48 MP. This time, Xiaomi uses Sony-made sensors with IM 582 which has Quad Bayer technology. This technology itself will combine 4 pixels at once and produce a picture with a resolution of 12 MP. 48 MP is of course only used when the light conditions are very good.

When the light conditions are sufficient, the results of the camera do look quite good. Dynamic Range on this camera is also quite good enough. The noise level is well maintained. Unfortunately when the light conditions are less bright, the resulting image is indeed less reliable, even when using Night Mode though.

For Ultrawide cameras, the picture is not as good as the main camera. Even so, this camera can still be used to take pictures with family, such as at the holiday moment.

Selfie cameras on this smartphone can also produce a decent image. Even so, the picture still produces noise that is quite visible in the dark part. The level of sharpness is also quite good even though the details are not all caught clearly.

The existing macro camera has only 2 MP resolution. Like most smartphones on the market, the results are slightly unsatisfactory. Even so, the results can still be used for some shooting needs that might be able to develop the creativity of its users.

Performance

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 uses a new chipset that is actually just upgraded the clock. Snapdragon 678 is prime used on this one smartphone. However, there are similarities between Snapdragon 678 and Snapdragon 675 which have been used by several vendors from about two years ago.

Both of them used the Kryo 460 Gold processor in the performance cluster which was a tweaked Cortex A76. SD 678 has a 2.2 GHz clock and SD 675 is at 2 GHz. In the power saving cluster section, 6 core Kryo 460 silver processor which is a derivative of the Cortex A55 has a clock of 1.8 GHz on elementary school 678 and 1.7 at SD 675. The difference in clock is quite small this might not be felt by those who have already used SD 675, but will be a high-performance leap if previously used the 400 Snapdragon series.

It looks like every smartphone today will definitely be used to play. Moreover, now almost all games can be obtained freely through Google Play. This certainly did not escape Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 users.

In testing this device to play, I use two games that are currently busy being discussed. The two games are Genshin Impact and Pub Mobile. Because of the weight of the graphics of these two games to run by Snapdragon 678, I use the lowest setting with the highest frame rate that can be presented by the game.

When it was first run, the pub would choose HD resolution on the frame ratehigh. As a result, the average frame rate obtained is 30 fps and runs constantly. The results are different when playing Genshin Impact that I set on the Lowest setting with 60 fps. Unfortunately, this smartphone is only able to run on a fairly low frame rate, which is only 23 FPS on average.

With the frame rate, I was quite disturbed while playing. I have to repeat several times the tasks given to the game. Moreover, when using flying mode in the game, I have difficulty controlling it. Hopefully this is addressed by Xiaomi, considering that this game is very popular with consumers in various countries.

Trello, Slack, Gmail, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Chrome are my everyday 'food' in using a smartphone. And these applications also become a benchmark for a new device. As a result, I can use the applications that I need quite smoothly.

WFH conditions of course make their own profits in testing a smartphone. This is because this device becomes a tool to do children's school assignments that require recording and video editing. As a result, this device is indeed not too fast in doing light editing, but still reliable.

Battery

It was undeniable that the battery test took a long time. Especially with Redmi Note 10 which has a capacity of 5000 mAh. This device itself has used the FHD + screen that is slightly more wasteful compared to the HD + screen that is commonly used on smartphones in the entry level class.

By using MP4 videos with a 1080p resolution that is rotated continuously, Redmi Note 10 can last up to 18 minutes 19 minutes. But when used to play, of course it won't last until that time. Charging the battery itself will take approximately 75 minutes from completely up to full.

Redmi Note 10 Review - Specifications

Specifications of Redmi Note 10

  • Type: Smartphone
  • Screen size: 6.43 inch
  • OS version: Android 11, MIUI 12
  • CPU: Qualcomm SDM678 Snapdragon 678 (11 nm), Octa Core Adreno 612
  • CPU speed: 2.2 GHz
  • Internal memory: 64 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • External memory: microSD
  • Battery: Lithium Polymer 5000 mAh, Non-Removable
  • Screen resolution: 2400 x 1080 Pixel Super AMOLED, 450 nits (typ), 1100 nits (peak)
  • Network: 2G, 3G, 4G
  • Camera: Back 48 MP + 8,2,2 MP + 8,2,2 MP + 8,2,2 MP, Front 13 MP
  • Dimensions size: 160.5 x 74.5 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 178.8 g
  • Other features: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass
  • Price: $ 157.36 (Price depends on the place of purchase)

Conclusion

A device in the price range of $ 137.43 does seem to have a specification that is not too high. At least it lasted until Xiaomi issued a new device that used upscale peripherals. At Redmi Note 10, Xiaomi wants to prove that affordable devices do not have to have low specifications.

The performance offered by Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 is indeed good enough in the price range. Snapdragon 678 does it feels to make this device responsive, both working or running light entertainment and game applications. The big battery can make this device have more than one day durability.

Using a 48 MP resolution made by Sony, the camera on this device has technology that can take pictures quite well. However, this certainly applies when the light conditions are good. The results can still be relied upon to take any moments.

Xiaomi sells Redmi Note 10 at a price of $ 157.36 and is only available in one variant, which is 4/64 GB. With the specifications obtained and the prices set, it looks quite affordable and even arguably cheap. However, I feel that Xiaomi should still be able to do better tweaking so that this device is more optimal.

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