Tuesday, October 26

The Birth of Redmi Note 10 Pro

Those colors can get nice and punchy without going overboard, again, a big upgrade from anything we’ve seen from Xiaomi in this price range. The speakers don’t get especially loud, but for the most part, they are loud enough. You can choose to shoot at full resolution, but ideally, you should not (because quality is not that good) unless you’re looking for a specific crop. There are three other cameras, which are essentially the same as those on the Note 9 Pro Max with some tweaks. Few games are currently optimized for HRR displays, and even fewer will run at 60fps on higher on the Redmi Note 10 Pro as the Adreno 618 is no flagship GPU. There will be a barrage of shooting modes as with other Xiaomi phones, but 4K 60fps video recording might not be possible.

And there’s no support for 5g network connectivity on Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. More importantly, it is significantly brighter over any other Xiaomi phone South of Rs 20,000 to date, in day-to-day use (remember, the panel can peak 1200nits only with supported HDR10 content). These scores match devices that are far more expensive, such as the Google Pixel 5, which costs £250 more. That screen is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the Redmi Note 10 Pro overall: it’s a 6.67-inch, 1080 x 2400 pixel AMOLED display running at a rather impressive 120Hz refresh rate, which means that animations, menus, scrolling webpages, games, and everything else look super-smooth. The Note 10 Pro Max is Xiaomi’s fourth phone in India to come with a 108MP main camera after the Mi 10, Mi 10T Pro, and Mi 10i-of course; it is the most affordable on that list.

The Note 10 Pro Max easily has the best display on any smartphone under 20K. Also Read | Poco X3 review: Punching above its weight, but to be clear, the panel is not ‘adaptive,’ so to say like the Poco X3, another phone with a 120Hz display (though it uses IPS LCD) in this segment. On the positive side, the rear panel looks even more organized with the new design of the camera plate, while you will notice the Redmi brand on the bottom side. Even though on a purely technical level, it is a tad inferior to the 108MP camera in the Mi 10i (which has a slightly wider f/1.75 aperture lens plus a more powerful chipset), I have come out more impressed with its overall quality and detail.