Xiaomi, the company that’s often described as the Apple of China, recently released the newest iteration of its Redmi Note series, the Redmi Note 10 Pro. The phone has many great features that make it worth considering as your next phone, but how does it compare to its top competitor? Check out this Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro review to find out!
Value Buyers May Appreciate
The more we used the phone, the more we were impressed. After spending a week with it, we found it to be a speedy performer and well-rounded device that can satisfy most users’ needs. For its reasonable price, Xiaomi offers performance and features that might just exceed your expectations.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro is an excellent choice for people who want a quality smartphone at an affordable price – and don’t want to make any sacrifices in speed or features because of it. It’s powerful enough to handle anything you throw at it, while also providing rich media experiences.
With this budget-friendly handset, you get what you pay for without having to make any compromises! The 12MP f/1.9 selfie camera allows us to take good shots with decent lighting but photos turn out grainy when taken in low light situations, so keep that in mind. Buttons are slightly smaller than other Android phones which takes some getting used to, but overall we think the 5.99 FHD+ screen size is great for watching videos on YouTube and streaming Netflix on a long bus ride home from work.
Our only gripe? The lack of a headphone jack which means if you want high-quality audio out of your device, you’ll need Bluetooth headphones or USB-C headphones (if they’re available).
Overall though, we’re happy with our purchase as it will serve us well until something better comes along!
Improved MIUI with Small Tweaks
At first, I was concerned about MIUI because it looked pretty different from what I’m used to, but I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that there are just some small tweaks to it. For example, you can now create folders with shortcuts on your home screen and also color-code your files. You can access these features by holding down an app until it starts shaking.
One other thing that was really nice about MIUI is that if you have a ton of apps downloaded, which is easy to do on a new phone like this one, they will organize them in alphabetical order so you don’t have to go hunting through your phone every time you need something. The only downside is that if you’re used to iOS or another type of operating system, then it might take some getting used to. Luckily, their customer service department is excellent and happy to help out whenever you need it. All in all, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro is a great phone for the price.
Cameras Could Have Been Better
The cameras could have been better, but in general it’s not a major problem. The app is easy to use and offers lots of features that are useful, such as filters and an automatic HDR mode.
The camera was decent, with the exception of its low-light performance. Images taken in those conditions often come out blurred or grainy, with a lack of detail. But you can’t expect too much from this price point. Plus, there are enough other great things about the phone that make up for this flaw. It also has a great battery life (the 4200mAh cell lasts more than 12 hours on heavy usage), it’s very fast (thanks to SD 660), and has a wide range of color options available on the market.
No Headphone Jack and a Non-Removable Battery
In this day and age, having a headphone jack is kind of a requirement. It’s so frustrating that you can’t use your own wired headphones with this phone. Even if you have Bluetooth headphones, it would be great to just not have to rely on them at all times. It’s also important to note that this phone has a non-removable battery, which is a tradeoff many people might not want to make. The upside is that the battery life seems really good.
I’m only using one SIM card right now, but still get through the day without needing to charge the phone. With an extra $100, I can purchase another battery and keep it charged in my backpack or purse as backup. I like that there are two cameras in front; they’re less noticeable than when they’re in the back. Xiaomi’s software allows me to take some really nice photos quickly. There are lots of apps available too; my favorite is PhotoGrid because it allows me to edit images with filters before posting them online.
Lightweight Build, Good Speakers, Long Lasting, and Budget Friendly
The Redmi Note 10 Pro is one of Xiaomi’s most affordable phones. It has a 6.3-inch FHD+ display with an 89% screen-to-body ratio, triple rear cameras, and a front camera, among other features. The body of the phone is made up of plastic but feels surprisingly durable when held in your hand due to its light weight. My favorite feature about this phone is its long battery life and great speakers which are perfect for listening to music on Spotify or YouTube all day.
The onboard storage can be expanded up to 256GB with a microSD card, which is great because it comes with only 32GBs worth of storage out of the box. The only downside I found was that there wasn’t any protective case included in the packaging like there was with my previous Xiaomi phone. Overall, if you’re looking for a good budget friendly phone that will last you at least two years without breaking down, then this is definitely a good choice!