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Redmi Note 10 Pro – Best Value for Money phone by Xiaomi!


With the Redmi Note 10 Pro, it’s apparent that Xiaomi wants the large slice of the Western market that Huawei lost when the Chinese titans lost access to Google apps. The line “with simple reach to the Google apps you use most” is boldly written on the Redmi Note 10 Pro’s box, immediately under the phone’s name.

The mid-range smartphone market is a hotspot of smartphone development and tough rivalry. It’s not uncommon to find a 120Hz refresh rate, AMOLED display, 5G, or even a 108Mp on some. However, combining all of these features is uncommon. Three of the four are available for less than £250 on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro.

The Note 10 Pro, like many Redmi devices, is astounding when you consider what you get for such a low price. It competes with Google and OnePlus at the lower end of the mid-range.

However, there is still stiff competition from Realme and even another Xiaomi brand in the form of Poco.

Price & Availability

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

The Redmi Note 10 Pro, which costs £249/$299 for the middle 6GB/128GB variant, enters a highly competitive market, notably in India, where pricing is tricky. Although the 64GB is less expensive, we do not suggest it owing to the storage constraints of 64GB. The 128GB model will suit you considerably better. It is entirely up to you whether or not to purchase the 8GB model. 

Other phones in the same price

Other phones in the same price range include the Realme 8 Pro, which boasts a 6.4-inch screen, a Snapdragon 720G processor, and a 4,500mAh battery. The Poco X3 is the smallest of the bunch, with a 6.67-inch, 120Hz screen, Qualcomm 732G, and a 5,160mAh battery. Consider the Samsung Galaxy A42, which has a 6.6-inch screen, a faster Snapdragon 750 CPU, and a 5,000mAh battery. There’s also the OnePlus Nord CE, which doesn’t have the best camera but does have an improved SoC.

Design & Build

Redmi Note 10 Pro - Best Value for Money phone by Xiaomi!

When it comes to design, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro is similar to many other phones these days, and for a ‘Pro’ model, it is pretty plain-looking. However, it is also available in Glacier Blue and Gradient Bronze colorways. It’s a huge phone (193g), but nothing out of the ordinary, and it’s just 8.1mm thick, though. That has to be the design’s most notable feature, especially since it has two levels.

When you flip it over, it appears to be a bit as much of a flagship as the latest high-end devices from Apple or Samsung. With a rear panel that gradually slopes towards the sides and a glass back, it gives the impression of being more costly.

The camera array is also appropriately intricate, with the 108MPnumber having its own ornate silver frame, making it appear like a recolored Instagram logo.

Xiaomi keeps things simple on the sides with a volume rocker, integrated power button, and fingerprint reader. The top has a headphone jack, while the bottom has a USB-C charging connector.

The phone also supports microSD expansion as well as two SIM cards. That’s a good thing because some phones won’t let you extend storage or add a second SIM card, while others will force you to choose between the two.


Redmi Note 10 Pro - Best Value for Money phone by Xiaomi!

On paper, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro’s screen redefines the term “mid-range.” The 6.56in AMOLED display offers a refresh rate of 120Hz, which helps for smoother operation and potentially allows for 120fps performance in games.

The primary specifications, like the Poco X3 NFC, are a 120Hz refresh rate, Full HD+ resolution, and HDR10 compatibility. It is, though, AMOLED instead of LCD IPS, so you get wider viewing angles, punchier colors, and more contrast. It’s also relatively bright, 455 nits.

Users have seen some of the most outstanding displays in any price category, let alone the mid-range. As it’s an AMOLED display, contrast can’t be topped, and while 430cd/m² is indeed the brightest screen available, it’s undoubtedly more than sufficient for all bar the brightest of sunny days. It contains an sRGB gamut coverage of 95.4% with the colorimeter, from a volume of 97.2%, and a nearly flawless average Delta E of 1.04.

However, the theoretical gift of triple-digit frame rates for gaming is basically off the table. That’s partly because there aren’t many in the Google Play Store and partly because even if there were, the Redmi Note 10 Pro’s mid-range CPU wouldn’t be the most excellent gadget to showcase them with.

Given that pricier handsets, like the OnePlus Nord, are restricted to 90Hz and the Pixel 4a 5G is just 60Hz, the Redmi Note 10 Pro is really excellent for the price. It has one of the greatest phone displays in the mid-range.

Specifications & Performance

Redmi Note 10 Pro - Best Value for Money phone by Xiaomi!

The Remi Note 10 Pro isn’t the quickest horse in the Snapdragon barn, but it’s also not the slowest. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G is a mid-range CPU that was initially released to the market in August 2020. It’s a 730G update that’s meant to provide quicker clock rates and greater GPU performance for a better gaming experience. Is it effective?

This is one of Qualcomm’s most current mid-range processors, with adequate performance but no 5G support to keep costs low. Aside from 5G, it’s similar to the 765G used in many phones, with eight cores up to 2.3GHz and an Adreno 418 GPU.

As you can see, at this price point, everything is rather similar. However, it is worth noting that the Google Pixel 4a, our mid-range sweetheart, lags a bit behind in multi-core performance. It’s probably not a noticeable difference in everyday use, but it’s worth noting given that it costs £50 more than Moto G 5G Plus & £100 more than Moto G9 Plus. The true star of the show is the Poco X3 NFC, which costs £200 and often goes even lower in flash sales.

Aside from benchmark results, the Redmi Note 10 Pro’s real-world performance is rather good. Apps load quickly, and more demanding activities are a snap. Even capturing and loading a 108MP image into the camera takes very little time, which brings us nicely to photography.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Cameras

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

the primary sensor on the Note 10 Pro is a staggering 108MP. This is supported by an 8Mp ultra-wide sensor, a 5Mp telemacro sensor, and a 2Mp depth sensor. Given that the last one is a sensor, it’s a triple setup, but it’s an excellent one nonetheless.

Redmi Note 10 Pro - Best Value for Money phone by Xiaomi!

108MP Main Sensor

The primary sensor is massive, with an aperture of f/1.9. Of course, you won’t want to shoot photos in full quality all the time. The Note 10 Pro, on the other hand, employs 9-in-1 pixel-binning technology, which Xiaomi claims, when paired with Dual native ISO technologies and 2.1m’super pixels,’ results in astonishing detail and better dynamic range.

When taking ‘normal’ photos, the main camera performs admirably, producing 12Mp final images that are more manageable at 4000×3000 pixels at the default aspect ratio, occupying roughly a quarter of the storage space of the full 108MP.

2x Zoom & Night Mode

With no telephoto lens, Xiaomi is relying on the big sensor for zoom zoom moments when you press the ‘2x’ button in the app. The results have at least the same color and dynamic performance as ordinary photos, which is extremely well most of the time but cannot match with a fully-fledged telephoto if you require one frequently.

The main camera’s shortcoming is in low-light situations, such as inside with artificial lighting or at nighttime. The performance here is more hit-or-miss, with some graining and a small lack of focus. Night Mode 2.0 is comparable to competitors in that you will obtain a photo with some information rather than none, but it cannot match with the software featured on Pixel 4a phones.

Ultra-Wide Sensor

The ultra-wide option is approximately average and does not have the same degree of performance as the primary sensor, but it is available when needed for respectable results.

5MP TeleMacro Sensor

The Macro sensor on the Note 10 Pro is extremely remarkable. It has 5Mp as opposed to the standard 2Mp and can capture some wonderful close-up images with patience. It simply took me a bit to figure out how to get to it because it’s not under ‘more’ in the camera app, but rather in the settings with aspect ratio, timer, and so on.

16MP Selfie Sensor

At the front is a standard 16Mp camera that takes decent quality selfies and has a portrait mode. It will blur the backdrop for you. However, there come some blooming effects where it has the difficult challenge of determining where my hair ends and the background begins.


Software is frequently where Chinese phones fall short, and the Redmi Note 10 Pro is no exception, but it’s not as horrible as I expected based on past phones.

The phone runs MIUI 13, which is based on Android 12, so you’re getting the most up-to-date operating system, which is a fantastic start.

Overall, the interface is incredibly fluid, and everything is exactly where it should be. It’s just a few things stacking up here and there to make it a bit annoying.

Some will undoubtedly be happy with the inclusion of an IR blaster and the Mi Remote software, which allows you to operate your TV and home audio equipment with your phone.

Battery & Charging

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

If there’s one thing the Redmi Note 10 Pro excels at, it’s battery life. The 5,020mAh battery is more than enough to power the Full HD display with Snapdragon 732G. With the phone set to factory settings, it went throughout one and a half days with ease.

When the Redmi Note 10 Pro runs low on power, it charges quickly with the supplied 33W charger. Starting from nothing, this can charge the phone to 27% in 15 minutes & 59% in 30 minutes.


The Redmi Note 10 Pro is a decent product from Redmi. It goes through the fundamentals and then some. The Note 10 family’s most popular model, stands out for its well-rounded appearance, unexpectedly powerful feature sheet, and amazing bang for your dollars.

This phone’s advantages include user-friendly design components like as dual speakers, dual-SIM card and memory card compatibility, a headphone jack, and Gorilla Glass 5. The Redmi Note 10 Pro also performs admirably in terms of display quality & responsiveness. Similarly, the battery life is adequate, and the 33W charging is an improvement over the Redmi Note 9 Pro.

One disadvantage of the Note 10 Pro is the MIUI 13 user interface skin. The camera is adaptable and competent in general. However, it falls short of the Pixel 4a. While it does regular tasks well, the mid-range CPU does not give a blistering performance.

Ultimately, the Redmi Note 10 Pro is a solid product and an intriguing option for an upper-tier smartphone.

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