Xiaomi's philosophy is to offer great prices, and this is also true for the Redmi Note 10 5G, which starts at an already low MSRP of just 230 Euros (~$274). In return, buyers get a 6.5-inch IPS display with a Full HD+ resolution and a 90 Hz ref, a fast MediaTek Dimensity 700 CPU with 4 GB of RAM, as well as 64 GB of internal UFS 2.2 storage, which can be expanded with a microSD card. An analog radio receiver, an audio jack, NFC, Wi-Fi 5, and an IR blaster are also on board.
However, compromises have to be made when it comes to the main camera. Although the 48 MP main sensor takes quite good photos, the remaining two lenses hardly offer any added value, and Xiaomi also restricts the video capabilities of the entire setup to the Full HD resolution. Furthermore, a notification LED is missing, and those who want to use a microSD card will have to give up the dual-SIM feature.
Battery life is very good in the test, and call quality isn't bad either. MIUI is certainly a matter of taste, but it's known for its discreet advertisements and strict power-saving policy. The Redmi Note 10 5G didn't show any major shortcomings in the test, and it offers a good price-performance ratio for its class.
As a child I was fascinated by my Commodore 16, and this sparked my enthusiasm for computers. Using my first modem, I surfed the BTX videotext system and later the World Wide Web. I have always been captivated by the latest technologies, and this is especially true for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. I’ve been part of the Notebookcheck team since 2013 and have also on occasion written for Notebookinfo.de, and I’m looking forward to testing new innovations for our readers. I like to spend my spare time indulging in photography and barbecues and being with my family.
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.