Xiaomi’s Redmi brand launched the Redmi Note 10 series, the company’s latest mid-range smartphones in India last week. The Redmi Note 10 is the budget phone in the series that packs a 6.43-inch AMOLED Display, is powered by Snapdragon 678 SoC and 48MP quad rear cameras. Here we have the unboxing and the first impressions of the phone.
- Redmi Note 106GB + 128GB inFrost White colour
- 33W charger (5V-3A/9V-2A/9V-3A/12V-1.5A/12V-2.25A/20V-1.32A/11V-3A)
- USB Type C Cable
- SIM Ejector tool
- Clear protective Case
- Screen protector (Pre-installed)
- User guide
The phone has a 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED DotDisplay with up to 1100 nits brightness, so the sunlight legibility is good even in bright outdoors. The screen has corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The tiny 3.54mm punch-hole houses a 13MP camera. On the top edge there is a loudspeaker grill that also doubles up as a speaker. Since the phone has always-on display, it doesn’t have notification LED.
It is the first phone in India to be powered by the latest Snapdragon 678 Mobile Platform. It has up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB UFS 2.2 storage. The is one of the first phones in the price range to run Android 11 out of the box. Even though it comes with MIUI 12, the company has promised MIUI 12.5 update will be available soon.
The volume rockers and the power button that integrates the fingerprint sensor are present on the right side of the phone. On the top there is a vent for the speaker, secondary microphone and an infrared sensor. The 3.5mm audio jack, loudspeaker grill, primary microphone and USB Type-C port are present on the bottom. The dual SIM slot and microSD slot is present on the left side. Since the phone has a plastic frame you don’t see any antenna cutouts, and the shiny frame is prone to fingerprints, but you can always use the bundled case.
Similar to the predecessor, the company has offered dedicated dual SIM and a microSD card slot.
The Redmi Note 10 packs a Sony IMX582 sensor along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-meapixel depth sensor for portrait shots.
Check out some camera samples.
We have the Frost White colour, and the phone also comes in Aqua Green and Shadow Black colours. Since it has a plastic back with a smooth matte finish, it doesn’t attract fingerprints. The phone packs a 5000mAh battery and supports 33W fast charging. Even though the phone has a huge battery, the weight of the phone is 178 grams. The phone also has IP53 ratings for water resistance.
The Redmi Note 10 starts at Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version and the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs Rs. 13,999. It will be available from Amazon.in, Mi.com as well as Mi Home store starting from March 16th and soon from retail stores.