Xiaomi’s sub-brand, Redmi, is an increasingly well-known member of the smartphone family among Slovaks. It has gained fans in customers looking for phones in the upper or lower center flag segment, where its hardware shines squarely. However, the category “up to 200 euros”, which Xiaomi Redmi 10 is trying to dominate this year, is still a very important sector for manufacturers.
NS 169 EUR to me 189 EUR You get a phone with stereo speakers, 90Hz screenhigh refresh rate, 9 watts reverse charging (cable), 50 mega pixels camera and aperture micro sd cardthat you can add 64 GB, Straight. 128 GB Internal storage.
Redmi 10: Introduction
🛒 price: from 169 € | 🚚 Availability: immediately (Mobilonline.sk)
Brings Redmi 10 to cheaper devices Jobthat was so far Reserved only for those expensive smartphones. The Redmi and Redmi Note series are very popular in Slovakia for this. It offers rich equipment and practical features at a good price. Operators are also aware of this, offering these phones at discounted prices even with cheaper fixed prices. Read our review and find out what makes the Redmi 10 an interesting phone and you may finally find that you don’t need a more expensive phone at all.
What is in the package?
The Redmi 10 package has everything you need. You will find the phone itself in it, USB-C to USB-A cableAnd 22.5 watts charger and transparent silicone case. Of course, it’s not missing either SIM Slot Removal Toolguide and the like.
Interestingly enough, the Redmi 10 does not offer such fast charging at all. The phone can be charged at full power 18 watts. However, it is cheaper for Xiaomi to provide a more powerful charger, which you can later use with other devices.
Redmi 10: where to buy it?
You can buy Xiaomi Redmi 10 from the best stores in Slovakia. This review is possible thanks to the store Mobilonline.sk, who lent us the phone for review, and we thank him for that.
You can buy it for 169 euros (64 GB) or 189 euros (128 GB). Mobilonline will deliver it to you quickly and reliably. At select locations, even within an hour, or you can pick them up at one of the stores Mobilonline owns a lot. Check current availability directly in the store.
- Xiaomi Redmi 10 (64GB – White) – 169 EUR
- Xiaomi Redmi 10 (128 GB – White) – 189 EUR
- Xiaomi Redmi 10 (64GB – Gray) – 169 EUR
- Xiaomi Redmi 10 (128 GB – Gray) – 189 EUR
- Xiaomi Redmi 10 (128GB – Blue) – 189 EUR
It is important for Xiaomi that its phones stand out from the crowd. In my personal opinion, it worked. The rear is dominated by a large camera module, above which is the main 50 MP sensor. Xiaomi also draws attention to this fact with a text description of the camera. At the bottom of the unit there is an indication that the camera can work with artificial intelligence, that is, artificial intelligence. It has traditionally optimized the images according to the scene it detects. If you’re shooting a sunset, it will adjust the colors, if it’s a dog or a cat, it will adjust the colors completely differently.
The device is made of plastic, which simulates frosted glass, which we can see with more premium smartphones. You have a gray, blue and white model (you can also see it in this review).
Although the soft plastic is still only plastic, it feels surprisingly comfortable in the hand and has matured. Be careful, it is a bit slippery, and it can be worked very easily. just buy Xiaomi Redmi 10 case And you have a problem.
On the other hand, there is already the peak of the resistance of the entire smartphone – its screen. It is perfectly straight, without any curvature. This is standard in this price range and, in fact, suits someone more than a curved screen.
The frames around the smartphone are thin, except for the “chin”, which, however, does not interfere in any way with the use of the phone. The side frame is also made of plastic that looks like anodized aluminum. However, the phone is really comfortable in my hand and the design didn’t bother me.
The Redmi 10 also has an interesting solution for storing stereo speakers. One is traditionally located on the bottom edge to the right of the USB C port for charging. The other is located at the top edge, and next to it is an IR blaster for controlling devices and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
On the right side you will find the volume change buttons and the on/off button for the display, which also acts as a fingerprint sensor. Overall, the Redmi 10 is a heavy phone, owing its weight to 185 grams.
Offer: more hertz for little money
Redmi 10 is the first smartphone in this series to have a high refresh rate display. In fact, the 90Hz refresh rate is probably the only thing that sets it apart from its predecessor. Its 6.5-inch LCD screen has a slightly higher resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels. The entire screen is slightly higher compared to the Redmi 9. The screen ratio is 20:9, while the Redmi 9 has a panel with a 19.5:9 ratio.
Xiaomi chose a relatively decent display for such a cheap device, the brightness of which reached about 400 rivets. This is enough for comfortable outdoor use. Situations where you have to look for shade should be like crocuses, but it can happen.
On the display, we will also mention the two speakers that the Redmi 10 has. One up, one down, which is always satisfying. It is clear that Xiaomi of the Redmi 10 has made an excellent smartphone for content consumption. Watching series, movies and YouTube videos will be better and more vibrant. The speakers play loudly without disturbing the sound at higher volume levels. On the other hand, I would appreciate if the bass was full, but that’s a really small thing with such a cheap phone.
Battery: won’t let you down
The Redmi 10 has a large battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh, which means you can prepare for an impressive endurance. On a single charge, demanding users can expect one-day stamina (but still tough), those less demanding and multi-day stamina.
Charging is no longer impressive. After 30 minutes on the charger, the phone only reported 28% battery. It took just over two hours to fully charge. Compared to the new Xiaomi 11T Pro, which rules from 0% to 100% flies in a little more than 30 minutes, it is very slow, but nothing can be done. Especially when you think that most people charge their phones at night is not a problem.
Software: modern system
The Redmi 10 is of course equipped with the latest version of MIUI, which is 12.5 level at the time of writing this review. If you’ve never owned a Xiaomi, you should know that a Chinese company is doing a really perfect job of keeping their cheaper models up to date, at least as far as MIUI is concerned.
MIUI 12 brought with it some news. One of the most important concerns the notification bar, which Xiaomi has divided into two parts. If you swipe down from the left, the most recent notifications will open. However, if you swipe down from the right side of the screen, the quick settings will open.
Xiaomi’s user interface offers fewer pre-installed apps, so the phone isn’t full before you turn it on for the first time. Xiaomi has also dug into the background software, allowing MIUI to use 25% less power and up to 35% less RAM.
Overall, MIUI 12.5 is a very high quality system, and I really enjoyed using it. It has a lot of useful features, and while I did notice little bottlenecks here and there, there was nothing to live with.
Performance: absolute foundation
Xiaomi Redmi 10 is powered by the new old MediaTek Helio G88 processor. This is a slightly modified Helio G85 model, which already supports 90Hz refresh rate at FHD+ resolution and can also process 64MP images. The original processor managed to process “only” 48 mega pixels.
The processor has eight cores – 2x Cortex-A75 at 2.0 GHz and 6 x Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz. The graphics performance is taken care of by the Mali G52 MC2 chip with a clock speed of 1GHz. The phone is sold in Slovakia in two versions. The first has 4 GB RAM and 64 GB, and the second has 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage.
It’s a shame that memory chips use the slower eMMC 5.1 technology and not UFS, but it’s still standard on cheaper phones. Due to the fact that the Helio G85 and G88 are almost the same processors, the performance has not changed compared to the Redmi 9.
In Geekbench 5 we measured 1,288 points (multi-core), respectively. 360 points (single core). These are similar to the Samsung Galaxy A32 or Poco M3.
Obviously, the main improvement that Redmi 10 is very proud of is the main camera. The smartphone uses Samsung’s new ISOCELL JN1 sensor. The sensor measures 1/2.76 inches, with each pixel measuring 0.64 micrometers. Thanks to tetrapixel binnig technology, individual pixels can be connected together. Four adjacent pixels are always connected, thanks to which the sensor achieves an effective pixel size of 1.28 μm. The phone thus produces 12.5 mega-pixel images. The good news is also a really light lens with an f/1.8 aperture.
Xiaomi has also added an 8MP ultra-wide camera with an f/2.2 lens and a 120-degree angle of view to the Xiaomi main sensor. The device is supplemented by a low-quality 2 mega-pixel macro sensor and a 2 mega-pixel field sensor.
At the front, there is an 8 MP, f/2.0 selfie sensor that produces satisfying shots that won’t disappoint but don’t surprise you.
Do not expect miracles from the camera. It should be noted that the Redmi 10 is a cheap phone that Xiaomi cannot offer the best of it, otherwise the most expensive models for it will never be sold. The resulting image lacks the infamous spark, contrast, and dynamic range.
Unlike expensive smartphones, the Redmi 10 takes sharp photos and leaves a lot of detail in the shots.
A small surprise was the ultra-wide camera, the colors of which are more pleasing to the eye, as well as better contrast. So you don’t have to worry about using this camera at all. Unfortunately, this cannot be said about the 2x “zoom” mode, which only magnifies what we observed with the main sensor.
Perhaps the best is the selfie camera, which can properly process skin tone even in the most difficult conditions. Of course, don’t expect the quality of the iPhone 13 or the S21 Ultra.
Xiaomi Redmi 10: Verdikt
Phones from Redmi are among the easiest phones that we recommend. It is equipped with important and useful functions, has a beautiful design and enough performance for daily use. The Redmi 10 is no different, costing 169 euros to 189 euros (depending on internal memory), with a 90Hz IPS screen, excellent battery life, stereo speakers and a live camera.
Add to this a 3.5mm headphone output, an IR blaster and a microSD slot, with which you can expand the internal storage and get the phone you want. The Xiaomi Redmi 10 will not disappoint you even on the software side, which is the Achilles heel of many cheaper devices.
Do you like Redmi 10? You can buy it from the store Mobilonline.sk, which he voluntarily submitted to us for review, for which we heartily thank him.
construction and design
Sturdy and aesthetically pleasing plastic construction.
The LCD screen is flat and clear just to keep it tidy.
The cameras are not among the strongest features of this phone.
Enough performance for some of the most demanding applications and games.
Comfortable tolerance for a day or two with careful application.
The great MIUI 12.5 shows clear advantages even with cheap phones.
- great price
- Nice design
- Excellent battery life
- Stereo speakers
- Surprisingly good selfie camera
- Fantastic MIUI 12.5.0 Update
- lower performance
- eMMC 5.1 memory is slower
- plastic construction
- slow charging
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