Redmi Note 10 5G in for review

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We remember when 3G networks started rolling out – they were the first to offer fast internet on the go. You can comfortably surf the web and even stream video (including video chat). It was a big deal. Then came 4G and further improved speeds, but more importantly it reduced latency.

Now we move on to the next G, and what does it promise? More speed, less waiting time. With a phone like the Redmi Note 10 5G, you can be among the first to experience the next generation of networks without the premium for cutting-edge technology – this model starts at just $ 200.

This phone gets its 5G power from a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset. Our first encounter with this chip was just last week – it’s also the core of the Realme 8 5G. It benchmarks okay for the price range and managed to stay cool.

In addition, it has a sub-6 5G modem that can deliver downlink speeds of up to 2.77 Gbps. It will be a few years before networks actually offer such speeds. There is no mmWave support, but you can not see that much outside the US, so it does not make a difference.

So everything looks good on the 5G side of things. However, the Redmi Note 10 5G and Realme 8 5G share more than just the chipset – both feel like they had to make a lot of cuts to reach their price targets.

Note 10 5G is the only one in its family that uses an LCD instead of an AMOLED, the only one that does not have an ultra wide angle camera, and the only one that does not have 33W fast charging (it charges at 18W instead).

Redmi Note 10 5G for review

Redmi Note 10 gives you these things for the same price, but it costs you 5G connection. Note 10 5G has invested everything in the next generation modem.

It has its advantages and disadvantages. Pro: there are not many 5G enabled phones in this price range. And this one is pleasantly light and fits well in the hand. Con: Well, the things we mentioned above. Also, most of the weight savings are due to the plastic construction.

Like many of the competing offerings in this segment, the 48MP rear camera cannot record 4K video. Realme 8 5G can neither e.g. Neither does the Oppo A74 5G. They all top out at 1080p.

Redmi Note 10 5G for review

We know that some prefer 90Hz IPS LCD over 60Hz AMOLED in note 10. Although at first glance it looks faint and with a blue tint, while the Note 10 Pro display turned out to be quite good in our review, Note 10S did it pretty good in our practical review too.

The GPU can not run many games at 90fps, but the user interface zips smoothly and the 5G connection with low latency will be a boon for fast games. 18W charging is also not painfully slow, even with a 5,000 mAh battery, especially when the battery promises to last 16 hours of play before it needs to be charged.

Are all these victims worth it just in the name of 5G? There is definitely a place on the market for $ 200 5G phones and there are a few of them that are already out there (but they are not for everyone). At the end of the review process, we need to have a clear picture of how the Redmi Note 10 5G stacks up against the competition.

Despite its low price, the Redmi Note 10 5G comes with a 22.5W charger and case
Despite its low price, the Redmi Note 10 5G comes with a 22.5W charger and case

By the way, the Poco M3 Pro 5G, unveiled earlier this week, is just a Redmi Note 10 5G with a new name and a new design for the back so you can see this hardware under one of two names in your neck in the woods.

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