Xiaomi Redmi 10: A lot of smartphone at a bargain price
A good smartphone doesn't necessarily need to cost a lot of money. The Xiaomi Redmi 10 is a good example: It's a solid everyday smartphone with a 90 Hz display, an octa-core SoC, and NFC for less than 200 Euros (~$229). It also features a 50 MP camera and a 5,000 mAh battery with 18-watt fast charging.
If you only have a small budget for a smartphone or generally aren't willing to spend much, you will have to put up with a few compromises in terms of features. However, these aren't too big as a look at the price range up to 200 Euros (~$229) reveals. This budget will already get you a lot, and there are several good devices to choose from. These include the Motorola Moto G50, the Samsung Galaxy A22 4G, and the Xiaomi Redmi 10 as well.
NFC and solid everyday performance
The Redmi 10 doesn't support 5G, but otherwise, it's equipped with all other important features. Thanks to the MediaTek Helio G88 octa-core SoC, the Xiaomi smartphone is so fast that you can say that it performs smoothly in everyday use for the most part. As our review shows, the performance of the MediaTek processor and its integrated ARM Mali-G52 MC2 GPU is even sufficient to play modern games smoothly. PUBG Mobile, for example, runs at a constant 30 frames per second in the HD/High setting.
Additional good features include a display with a resolution of 2400x1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 90 Hz, which ensures a pleasantly smooth operation under Android 11. There's also NFC for mobile payments, as well as "real" dual-SIM functionality: Two nano SIM cards and a microSD card with a maximum capacity of 512 GB can be inserted into the card tray at the same time. The smartphone also scores points with its stereo speakers, which continue to be the exception in the budget sector. However, the Redmi 10 is not completely compelling with its 50 MP quad-camera setup.
You can find the full review of the Xiaomi Redmi 10 here.
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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.