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The Redmi Note family is Xiaomi's largest. The Redmi Note 10 5G, among all these proposals, comes to be the brother with greater connectivity at a lower price. Along with the new Redmi Note 10S, the Note 10 5G is one of the latest additions to the family, with competitive specifications below 200 euros.



We have thoroughly analyzed the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G, with the aim of knowing what space it occupies both in the Redmi Note catalog and in its segment. Is it possible to shine in the 5G mid-range for less than 200 euros? Let's try to check it out.









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Data sheet of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G















































Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G

Screen

6.5 inch IPS LCD FullHD +
Adaptive refresh rate with a maximum of 90 Hz
500 nits max brightness
Gorilla Glass 3

Processor

MediaTek Dimensity 700
Octacore up to 2.2 GHz
7 nm

GPU

ARM Mali-G57 MC2

RAM

4/6 GB DDR4X

Storage

64/128 GB (UFS 2.2)

Rear cameras

Main: 48 megapixels, f / 1.79
Macro: 2 megapixels, f / 2.4
Depth: 2 megapixels, f / 2.4

Frontal camera

8 megapixels, f / 2.05

software

MIUI 12
Android 11

Drums

5,000 mAh
Fast charge 18 W

Others

USB type C
Infrared emitter
NFC
Side fingerprint reader

Dimensions and weight

161.81 x 75.34 x 8.921 mm
190 grams

Price

From 199 euros








Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G (6.5 ”90Hz AdaptiveSync DotDisplay Screen, 4GB + 64GB, Triple Camera 48MP, MediaTek Dimensity 700, 5G, 5000mah with 22.5W load) Gray [Versión Española]


Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G (6.5 ”90Hz AdaptiveSync DotDisplay Screen, 4GB + 64GB, Triple Camera 48MP, MediaTek Dimensity 700, 5G, 5000mah with 22.5W load) Gray [Versión Española]








A design that already sounds familiar and a screen that convinces



Img 8759 The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G is great, but it convinces in the hand.


At the design level, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G follows the same lines of its brothers. The camera module is the main protagonist, protruding quite a bit from the body and collecting a lot of dirt (even if we clean it, it almost instantly catches dust again). The body of the device is built in plastic, Xiaomi achieving a finish that is not matte, but that repels fingerprints and dirt relatively well.



Img 8770 The frames are not badly used, although the lower chin is prominent.


This Redmi Note 10 5G is quite ergonomic, thanks both to the curvature of its back and to the fact that, in terms of dimensions, it is not one of the largest and heaviest in its segment. On the front we have well-used framesExcept for the lower chin, which is quite prominent.



Img 8761 The fingerprint reader is very well integrated into the button panel of the terminal.


The keypad is well built and the side fingerprint reader is perfectly integrated into the side, looking like one more button. There ain't no slack or dance on the buttons giving a pretty solid and robust feel.



Img 8775 The panel has good brightness and a refresh rate of 90Hz.


Regarding the screen, we have 6.5 inches with Full HD + resolution, 90Hz refresh rate and IPS technology. We liked that, despite being a very economical mobile, it reaches 500 nits of brightness, something that allows although there is full solar incidence, let's see the screen well. The color representation can be improved (although we can calibrate slightly from settings) and the correct viewing angles.



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It will not be one of the leading screens in its price range, but having 90Hz and a good level of brightness is a very good point. The hole in the screen is quite large, slightly distracting when we are watching multimedia content. Despite this, the experience with the panel is correct considering the price range in which the terminal is framed.



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To finish with the multimedia section we will talk about audio. This is one of the weakest points of the Redmi Note 10 5G, that does not stand out mainly for the audio. The sound is canned in almost all volume ranges, the bass has hardly any presence, and the overall quality is fair. The good news is that we have a headphone jack to enjoy wired audio.







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MediaTek processor and great battery



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Internally, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G has 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB UFS 2.2 of internal memory in the case of our unit (part of 64 GB) and a Dimensity 700U from MediaTek. The performance is more than correct for day-to-day tasks such as WhatsApp, browsing in social networks and some not very heavy game. If we demand it, it is not difficult to make the lag appear, and it is that MIUI has it easy to fill the scarce RAM memory of the phone.



The Redmi Note 10 5G can move heavy games with ease, as long as we configure the graphics modestly



Despite this, the user experience is correct, and we can even play installments like Genshin Impact or PUBG Mobile with the settings in medium-low without too much problem. We miss a couple of gigs of extra RAMas the phone is prone to closing apps like the camera, some games, or even Chrome, although the overall experience is satisfactory. We leave you with the performance tests of this Redmi Note 10 5G.



































































Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G

Realme 8 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

OnePlus Nord

LITTLE X3 NFC

Samsung Galaxy S20

LG Velvet

PROCESSOR

MediaTek Dimensity 700

Snapdragon 720G

Snapdragon 732G

Snapdragon 765G

Snapdragon 732G

Exynos 990

Kirin 990

RAM

4GB

8 GB

6 GB

8 GB

6 GB

8 GB

8 GB

GEEKBENCH 5.0 (single / multi)

542 / 1,679

566 / 1,709

N. d.

554 / 1,832

566 / 1,787

453 / 2,610

-

3D MARK (Sling Shot)

3,195

3,650

N. d.

4,309

3,780

-

4,074

PCMARK WORK

8,385

8,814

8,520

9,194

8,299

-

9,476



As for the software, we have MIUI 12 and Android 11, waiting for MIUI 12.5 to land on this terminal. As usual in MIUI, we have a good dose of bloatware and advertising, almost all of this avoidable if we make the correct settings.



Miui Xiaomi


We would like the ROM to come cleaner from the factory, something that is already achieved with MIUI 12.5. The positive news is that it is a very customizable layer, with useful apps such as Notes, Xiaomi's own browser, Game Turbo or a good theme engine to personalize the phone to the maximum.



Xiaomi battery


At battery level we managed to exceed eight hours of screen without minor problem, all this with intensive use and the active 90Hz. This puts us at a day and a half and even two days of use, a good figure thanks in part to the 5,000mAh battery. To charge it we have a fast charge of 18W, so it will take about two hours to have it fully charged.







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Three cameras on the back, although only one stands out



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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G repeats the strategy of terminals like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T: a 48 megapixel camera accompanied by two two megapixel sensors (macro and depth) that do not invite us too much to use them. Before we talk about the results, let's take a look at the camera app to see what it offers.



Xiamoi camera


Xiaomi's camera app is quite complete, although it still does not work smoothly. There are some hitches when switching between modes, and we have even suffered some occasional freezes. However, we have practically everything that can be asked of a camera application. Integration with Google Lens, portrait, time-lapse, night mode, deactivatable auto HDR, filters, AI mode, etc. A very complete app to which we ask a little extra in fluency.



Photography with the main camera



Xiaomi Redmi Photo Even with HDR active there are burns.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G fails to stand out in good light. In general, a better work of the HDR is needed, which could rescue an extra information in shadows and control the highlights a little better. There is not too much sharpness either, since neither the sensor nor the processing help to obtain it.



Hdr xiaomi HDR off left. HDR on right.


We recommend activating the automatic HDR always, since it acts when it should and will save us from the occasional burn. It is not perfect, as we have anticipated, but we will obtain better results with it.



Night Xaiomi Night mode on the right. It helps something, but the tribute of having even more noise is charged.


When night falls, the results fall. As we usually see in Xiaomi, it will be necessary to activate the night mode to gain in detail, since without it the photograph is not very sharp. The night mode is not too artificial, but it allows to obtain an extra luminosity and clarity.



Img 20210524 101043 The portrait is well resolved and does not give problems with distance.


The portrait mode is well resolved, with the help of a two megapixel sensor. The bokeh is somewhat artificial, but the Xiaomi trim level is quite controlled. Another point in favor is that we do not have distance problems (that the mobile asks us to move away or get closer), since it usually detects the subject we are near or far from him.



Hdr Selfie HDR off left, HDR on right.


The selfie surprises for the better. As usual in Xiaomi, wash your face more than expected, stealing a little detail from us. However, we liked the result at the level of white balance and color, since it is quite accurate. Here the HDR works quite well correcting burns, so we also recommend leaving it active or in the automatic setting.





Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G, the opinion of Xataka Android



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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G, despite its name, is the main successor to the Redmi Note 9T (although, curiously, it has a worse processor). It comes to be the cheapest 5G alternative for your family, giving up power and camera to adjust its price. If we are looking for a cheap, solvent mobile, with good battery and great connectivity, it is an option to consider.



8.1

Design8.50

Screen8.5

Performance8.25

Camera6.75

software8

Autonomy8.5

In favor

  • It is not a light or small terminal, but it is very ergonomic.
  • The screen does the job.
  • The battery lasts two days without minor problem.

Against

  • The camera has a lot of work ahead of it.
  • The sound is very fair.
  • It does not perform poorly, but lag appears from time to time.







Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G (6.5 ”90Hz AdaptiveSync DotDisplay Screen, 4GB + 64GB, Triple Camera 48MP, MediaTek Dimensity 700, 5G, 5000mah with 22.5W load) Gray [Versión Española]


Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G (6.5 ”90Hz AdaptiveSync DotDisplay Screen, 4GB + 64GB, Triple Camera 48MP, MediaTek Dimensity 700, 5G, 5000mah with 22.5W load) Gray [Versión Española]