After weeks of leaks and rumors, Xiaomi in the end lifted the covers off the highly-anticipated Redmi Note 10 lineup today. As expected, the new budget-friendly lineup consists of a bunch of devices, beginning with the vanilla Redmi Note 10 and going all the way up to the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max.
The units carry quite a few fundamental improvements over the Redmi Note 9 collection from last year, along with excessive refresh rate AMOLED displays, top rate camera hardware, and, in one case, 5G support.
If you’ve been preserving up with our coverage of the Redmi Note 10 series over the remaining few months, you’d already be acquainted with the design and specs of some of the devices in the lineup. But if you haven’t, here’s the whole thing you want to comprehend about the latest budget-friendly devices from Redmi:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 series: Variants
Before we discuss the design and specifications, let’s first take a speedy seem to be at all the models in the Redmi Note 10 series to clear any confusion created via Xiaomi’s convoluted naming scheme:
The vanilla Redmi Note 10 is the most regular out of the lot. It’s an equal device throughout all regions, with no hardware or design adjustments whatsoever. The Redmi Note 10S is highly a great deal identical to the Redmi Note 10 on the outside, however it aspects a unique SoC, principal camera, and RAM/storage variants. It’s additionally constrained to world markets at the moment, with no word from Xiaomi concerning an India launch.
The Redmi Note 10 5G is a completely unique beast altogether, which provides a weird combination of mid-range and entry-level hardware. As you can possibly inform from its name, the device facets 5G support.
This would lead some to consider that it’s a higher device than the vanilla Redmi Note 10 as a whole. But that’s really no longer the case. While it does provide an excessive refresh rate panel with AdaptiveSync support, it isn’t AMOLED like the different fashions on the lineup.
Therefore, it provides an inferior contrast ratio, height brightness, and color accuracy. On pinnacle of that, the device doesn’t provide the identical fast charging abilities as the rest of the gadgets in the lineup. Much like the Redmi 10S, it’s additionally limited to international markets.
The Redmi Note 10 Pro is any other doozy due to the fact Xiaomi is the use of the moniker for two barely extraordinary devices. The Redmi Note 10 Pro launched globally is the top-of-the-line model, which elements an excessive refresh rate AMOLED display and a 108MP principal camera.
But that mannequin has been launched in India as the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. The Redmi Note 10 Pro launched in India is pretty an awful lot equal to the Redmi Note 10 Pro launched globally however with a 64MP primary camera.
In case you’re nevertheless confused or you didn’t bother reading all that we’ve cited above, test the waft chart under for a speedy overview.
Although Xiaomi hasn’t made any efforts to enhance the naming scheme this year, the company has made some design modifications that supply the Redmi Note 10 lineup with an extra steady look. Maybe a bit too consistent. Unlike the Redmi Note 9 series, all of the new devices function in a left-aligned rectangular camera module design that doesn’t range too a whole lot in size.
The Redmi branding on the returned panel is additionally extra uniform throughout the board. However, there are some minute variations that will assist you to differentiate between the devices in the lineup.
For instance, the Redmi Note 10 and the Note 10S appear almost the same however the latter has a silver ring around the main camera on the lower back that will assist you to differentiate between the two.
This silver ring expands to engulf two camera modules on the Redmi Note 10 5G, which will assist you to differentiate it from the different two in case you happen to forget that it has a totally specific again panel finish and a triple camera setup.
Both the worldwide and the Indian variant of the Redmi Note 10 Pro characteristic the aforementioned silver ring round the camera module, notwithstanding being barely special devices.
But the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max doesn’t have it, even even though it’s the equal phone as the international Redmi Note 10 Pro. This makes differentiating between the pinnacle two models simply by means of searching at them an entire lot extra difficult. Irrespective of that, all the devices in the Redmi Note 10 series appear pretty decent.
As ways as different format options and build materials are concerned, all the phones characteristic a side-mounted fingerprint scanner integrated into the power button on the proper edge, an extent rocker proper above it, and a USB Type-C port at the bottom. The Redmi Note 10 5G is the solely device in the lineup that doesn’t characteristic a Z-axis vibration motor, twin stereo audio system with High-Res Audio certification, and an IP53 rating. But all phones do come with a 3.5mm headphone jack and an IR blaster. The top-of-the-line Redmi Note 10 Pro Max/Redmi Note 10 Pro (Global) additionally facets a frosted glass back.
Redmi Note 10 & Note 10S
The Redmi Note 10 and Note 10S feature the same 6.43-inch AMOLED DotDisplay with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and a 60Hz refresh rate. The display features a centered hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera, a peak brightness of 1,100nits, and a 4,500,000:1 contrast ratio. It also offers 100% DCI-P3 coverage, Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and minimal bezels on all sides.
Redmi Note 10 5G
The Redmi Note 10 5G, on the other hand, features a 6.5-inch DotDisplay with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, an adaptive refresh rate of up to 90Hz (30Hz/50Hz/60Hz/90Hz), and a 1,500:1 contrast ratio. Unlike the other devices in the lineup, it offers a peak brightness of just 500nits. However, it does include a centered hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera and Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Redmi Note 10 Pro & Note 10 Pro Max
The Redmi Note 10 Pro (India/Global) and the Note 10 Pro Max features the same 6.67-inch AMOLED DotDisplay, which has a centered hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera. The display offers a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, a refresh rate of 120Hz, a 240Hz touch sampling rate, and a 4,500,000:1 contrast ratio.
It has a peak brightness of 1,200nits, offers 100% DCI-P3 coverage, and it’s even HDR10 certified. On top of that, the display comes with SGS Eye Care Display certification and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
SoC, RAM, and Storage
The vanilla Redmi Note 10 is powered by using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 678 chip, which packs an Adreno 612 GPU. The SoC is coupled with up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage. While the Redmi Note 10S appears precisely equal to the regular Note 10 on the outside, it isn’t identical on the inside.
The device packs a MediaTek Helio G95 chip and a Mali-G76 GPU alternatively of the Snapdragon SoC. It additionally comes with greater RAM and storage, beginning at 6GB/64GB and going up to 8GB/128GB.
The Redmi Note 10 5G is, as soon as again, an outlier. It packs MediaTek’s Dimensity 700 chip, which features a Mali-G57 GPU. It’s accessible in three RAM/storage configurations, beginning at 4GB/64GB and going up to 6GB/128GB. The Redmi Note 10 Pro and the Note 10 Pro Max characteristic the equal Snapdragon 732G SoC, irrespective of the region.
The SoC packs an Adreno 618 GPU and it’s coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of onboard storage. The devices will be available in three storage variants, beginning at 6GB/64GB.
Xiaomi has verified that the Redmi Note 10 series devices launched in India function as a triple SIM card tray, with a committed microSD card slot for expansion. All three devices assist microSD cards up to 512GB in size
All phones in the Redmi Note 10 lineup function quad-camera setups on the back, without for the Redmi Note 10 5G. The 5G-capable device has a triple camera setup instead. While there are some similarities in the camera setup on all devices, it would be high-quality for us to seem at them in my view to keep away from any confusion.
Let’s begin with the Redmi Note 10. It has a 48MP f/1.79 primary camera, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera with a 188° FoV, a 2MP f/2.4 macro camera, and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor. The Redmi Note 10S packs a 64MP Samsung ISOCELL GW3 f/1.79 primary camera, however, it has the equal 8MP+2MP+2MP setup as the everyday variant. The Redmi Note 10 5G elements a 48MP f/1.79 primary camera, a 2MP f/2.4 macro camera, and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor.
The Indian variant of the Redmi Note 10 Pro facets a 64MP Samsung ISOCELL GW3 f/1.79 primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera with a 118° FoV, a 5MP f/2.4 telemacro camera with auto-focus and 2x zoom, and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor. The worldwide variant of the Redmi Note 10 Pro, which is recognized as the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max in India, packs a 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 f/1.9 primary camera with 9-in-1 pixel binning, an 8MP ultra-wide camera with a 118° FoV, a 5MP f/2.4 telemacro camera with auto-focus and 2x zoom, and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor.
Over on the front, the variations between the camera setups on the devices aren’t as confusing. The Redmi Note 10 and the Note 10S features a 13MP f/2.45 selfie shooter, the Redmi Note 10 5G facets an 8MP f/2.0 sensor, and the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max function a 16MP f/2.45 sensor.
Battery & Charging
Battery capacity and quick charging capabilities on the Redmi Note 10 lineup are additionally pretty consistent, with the Note 10 5G being the solely outlier. Both the Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10S pack 5,000mAh batteries that aid 33W wired quickly charging with the included charger. The Redmi Note 10 Pro and the Note 10 Pro Max function 5,020mAh batteries that provide the equal 33W quickly charging capabilities with the included charger.
The Redmi Note 10 5G, however, elements a 5,000mAh battery that solely supports 18W wired quickly charging. It comes with a 22.5W quick charger in the box. Xiaomi claims that customers will be in a position to charge their Redmi Note 10 devices up to 50% in beneath 30 minutes with the included 33W speedy charger. As you’d expect, this doesn’t follow the Redmi Note 10 5G.
As far as connectivity alternatives are concerned, all phones in the lineup come with a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an IR blaster. All devices, except the vanilla Redmi Note 10, additionally come with NFC.
However, none of the models launched in India encompass this feature. The devices additionally come with dual-SIM trays, with the Note 10 5G supplying 5G (SA/NSA) dual-standby capabilities and the rest limited to 4G. The phones are additionally characteristic Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
All phones in the Redmi Note 10 lineup run Android 11 out of the box, however solely the Redmi Note 10S comes with Xiaomi’s modern-day MIUI 12.5 update. The rest are nonetheless confined to MIUI 12, but Xiaomi has tested that their MIUI 12.5 update is already in the works and it has to reach customers in the coming weeks. In case you aren’t familiar with MIUI 12.5, test out the section under for a distinct changelog of the entirety new in the latest MIUI release
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 series: Pricing & Availability
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 series is priced as follows:
|1.||Redmi Note 10:International:Onyx GrayPebble WhiteLake GreenIndia:Shadow BlackFrost WhiteAqua Green|
|1.1.||4GB + 64GB||$199||₹11,999|
|1.2.||4GB + 128GB||$229||–|
|1.3.||6GB + 128GB||–||₹13,999|
|2.||Redmi Note 10S:International:Ocean BlueOnyx GrayPebble White|
|2.1.||6GB + 64GB||$229||–|
|2.2.||6GB + 128GB||$249||–|
|2.3.||8GB + 128GB||$279||–|
|3.||Redmi Note 10 5G:International:Chrome SilverGraphite GrayNighttime GreenAurora Green|
|3.1.||4GB + 64GB||$199||–|
|3.2.||4GB + 128GB||$229||–|
|4.||Redmi Note 10 Pro:India:Vintage BronzeGlacial BlueDark Night|
|4.1.||6GB + 64GB||–||₹15,999|
|4.2.||6GB + 128GB||–||₹16,999|
|4.3.||8GB + 128GB||–||₹18,999|
|5.||Redmi Note 10 Pro (Global):Onyx GrayGlacier BlueGradient BronzeRedmi Note 10 Pro Max (India):Vintage BronzeGlacial BlueDark Night|
|5.1.||6GB + 64GB||$279||₹18,999|
|5.2.||6GB + 128GB||$299||₹19,999|
|5.3.||8GB + 128GB||$329||₹21,999|