Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Review - The Cheapest Smartphone with 108 MP Camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Review - The Cheapest Smartphone with 108 MP Camera

Every time, Xiaomi always removes a smartphone that has a price that is classified as affordable in its class. Xiaomi claims that the pricing is not separated from profit taking which is only 5% per device. This also applies to smartphones that they have just launched that have a mobile camera with the highest resolution today. The device is Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Review - The Cheapest Smartphone with 108 MP Camera

By bearing the pro name, Xiaomi buried the camera with a resolution of 108 MP. In addition, the device is also paired with a screen capable of providing a 120 Hz refresh rate. Internal storage on Redmi Note 10 Pro also uses UFS 2.2. Finally, the 5020 mAh battery used can be filled quickly because it uses a 33 watts charger.

Using the Super AMOLED screen does have a better contrast than IPS. And presenting for gamers, this device also comes with a 240 Hz touch sampling that will respond quickly when touched.

Xiaomi uses the same chipset as POCO X3 NFC, so it makes it have more or less the same performance. This of course makes it look more attractive because Redmi Note 10 Pro offers more interesting features on the camera side.

Sales package

This is what will be found in the sales package. The charger provided by Xiaomi on its sales package has the ability to deliver power up to 33 watts.

Design

Different devices, of course different designs behind Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 pro. This is very visible from the design of his camera which is very fresh and different from his brother and its competitors. The Redmi logo is located at the bottom left of this device and using a fairly small font. The color I get is Onyx Gray.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 screen has a resolution of 2400 × 1080 on the screen with this 6.67-inch dimension. This smartphone already uses a screen with a super amoled type and is protected with Gorilla Glass 5 so that it is more resistant to scratches and collisions. The screen also has a contrast ratio of 4,500,000: 1 and supports DCI-P3. Xiaomi has also attached additional scratch-resistant layers so that it is more protective again from scratches.

On the back there are four cameras that are members of a separate block. The top part with a silver circle is a 108 MP camera accompanied by a macro camera on the left side, the depth sensor on the right side, and ultrawide at the bottom. Next to the block there is a flash LED.

At the top of the infrared sensor, a microphone, 3.5mm audio port, 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, and the main microphone. Slot Nano SIM and microSD (three slots) located on the left.

For those of you who buy Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro, try to use MIUI 12.0.5 because they have completed the flashing screen bug when set to 120 Hz and Dark Mode. At MUI 12.0.5, Xiaomi has used the latest Android 11 or r. This makes users get new features like chat head when receiving messages and so on. You can also choose between using Launcher with App Drawer or Full Homescreen.

Network

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro uses the SOC intended for devices in premium classes. The System on Chip itself uses a modem X15 that has been included in Catergory 15. This modem has supported the Carrier Aggregation up to 3 connections. Theoretically, the download speed of this modem can reach 800 Mbps.

This smartphone has supported bandwidth 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 32, 38, 40 and 41 for 4G networks. Of course, this network canal has supported everything used by cellular operators in Indonesia and several other countries. The modem itself supports the WiFi 5 GHz network with 802.11ac and of course it will be fast enough when transferring data wirelessly and will get high speed when browsing the internet.

Camera

Xiaomi again presents a 108 MP camera on the Redmi Note 10 Pro. However, the sensor is different from those used in Mi Note 10 Pro and MI 10T Pro. Redmi Note 10 Pro uses Isocell HM2 which uses nonapixel technology, combining 9 pixels into a 2.1μm pixel. Unlike the two predecessors that use Isocell HMX which uses Tetrapixel technology.

Nonapixel technology will produce 12 MP images (easy, 108/9 = 12). While Tetrapixel technology produces larger images, namely 27 MP. The manufacturer itself promises a better framerate and recording up to 8K in this new sensor. So the technology that is brought is not a result of interpolation, but actually has 108 million pixels on the sensor.

The result of a 108 MP camera (which is taken at a 12 MP resolution) is indeed very good for the price range. Good dynamic range, not overbrightness, contrast is also good, and the noise produced is low. The level of sharpness is also good, but often seen some parts that are oversharpening.

Ultrawide cameras on the Redmi Note 10 Pro can take pictures quite well. By using the SONY IMX 355 sensor, the results that were caught turned out to be quite sharp and had low noise. The color is also quite accurate when compared to the original.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Review - Camera

Ultrawide Cameras on the Redmi Note 10 Pro Can Take Pictures Quite Well. By using the Sony Imx 355 Sensor, The Results That Were Caught Turned Out To Be Quite Sharp And Had Low Noise. The Color is Also Quite Accurate When Compared To The Original.

The photo camera on Redmi Note 10 Pro will capture the image better and sharp at noon. But at the time the level of light decreases like at night, get ready to get a picture like a watercolor painting. This might be this device algorithm in pressing the noise that appears.

Then how does the image comparison between when taken at 12 MP and 108 MP? Of course 108 MP has a better level of sharpness than 12 MP. However, if we talk about the accuracy of color and contrast, 12 MP dominates. And remember, 108 MP can only be used when the light conditions are bright enough to get better results.

Performance

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Using the Snapdragon 732G which is currently possible to become the last 4G chipset in the 700 series. Xiaomi first introduced this chipset on the POCO X3 NFC, so that consumers can already think of how fast their performance. This chipset itself is still more or less balanced with a Snapdragon 720g, although often the performance is under his brother.

Snapdragon 732G uses two core Kryo 470 Gold processors with a speed of 2.3 GHz in the performance cluster. For power saving clusters, it still uses six core Kryo 470 silver based Cortex A55 with a speed of 1.8 GHz. Adreno 618 is a Graphics Processing Unit which is the default Snapdragon 732G.

Game

Using the Snapdragon 732G processor interpreted that this SOC was indeed aimed at playing the game (g at the 732 suffix meaning the game). Even so, it doesn't mean that we can play in the highest settings.

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 graphics weighing from these two games to run by Snapdragon 732G, I use a low-cost setting with the highest frame rate (60 fps) that can be presented by the game.

On the other hand, the Pub Mobile has not detected a high refresh rate from Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro. It makes frame rates that can be played only in 30 fps. Hopefully Xiaomi works with the mobile Developer to present a 90 Hz and 120 Hz frame rate on each device.

Frankly, playing both games that I test can run smoothly. It was found a little lag on Genshin Impact, but did not make Motion Sickness while playing. To make the frame rate higher again, just lower the profile to Lowest.

To work

By using the SOC specifically intended for playing games, making this device reliably enough if used to work. Because the applications for work on Android devices do not require a very high resource. So, applications such as Trello, Slack, Gmail, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Chrome that use a lot of tabs will not feel slow.

For those of you who have a child, in times of WFH, of course there will be many tasks that must be collected through the message exchange application. To edit pictures and videos, a smartphone is needed that has a high processing power. In the testing I did, Snapdragon 732G was more than enough to handle the job.

Battery 5000 mAh

It was undeniable that the battery test took a long time. Especially with the Redmi Note 10 Pro which has a capacity of 5020 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 video with a resolution of 1080p which is rotated continuously, Redmi Note 10 can last up to 17 hours 40 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.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Review - Specifications

Specifications of Redmi Note 10 Pro

  • Type: Smartphone
  • Screen size: 6.67 inch
  • OS version: Android 11, MIUI 12
  • CPU: Qualcomm SM7150 Snapdragon 732G, Octa Core Adreno 618
  • CPU speed: 2.3 GHz
  • Internal memory: 6 GB, 8 GB
  • RAM: 64 GB, 128 GB
  • External memory: microSD
  • Battery: Lithium Polymer 5020 mAh, Non-Removable
  • Screen resolution: 2400 x 1080 Pixel
  • Network: 2G, 3G, 4G
  • Camera: Back 108 MP + 8 MP+ 5 MP+ 2 MP, Front 16 MP
  • Dimensions size: 164 x 76.5 x 8.1 mm
  • Weight: 193 g
  • Other features: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass
  • Price: $ 233.81 (the price depends on the place of purchase)

Conclusion

The camera is still one of the most sought after features on a smartphone. Therefore, smartphone manufacturers always make devices that have amazing camera results. The latest technology is paired on their devices outside the premium and flagship class. One of them is the mainstream smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro.

By using Snapdragon 732G, Redmi Note 10 Pro has a hard performance. All work done will still feel fast if done on this one device. Coupled with using a battery that can last more than one working day and quickly refilled, making this device comfortable to use.

The camera that is an important point in the sale of this device is also reliable. With Isocell HM2, making Redmi Note 10 Pro can take moments comfortably anywhere, including during Eid later. However, this certainly applies when the light conditions are good. Low light, just use the evening mode.

For those of you who are interested in having this device there can have it for $ 220.05 for 6/64 GB specifications, while for the specifications of 8/128 GB you can have it at a price of $ 233.81 (the price depends on the place of purchase).

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