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Xiaomi Redmi 10C Smartphone Review - Great color reproduction for the entry-level phone

Or would you prefer the Redmi Note 11? The Redmi 10C is once again significantly cheaper than the Redmi Note 11 with the same SoC. Is it worth saving a few Euros or should you rather invest in the more expensive Redmi? We find out in our review of the Redmi 10C.
Redmi 10C
Xiaomi Redmi 10C (Redmi 10 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Kryo 265 Gold (Cortex-A73) / Silver (Cortex-A53)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4 GB 
Display
6.71 inch 20.6:9, 1650 x 720 pixel 268 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 64 GB 
, 55 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41) , Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 169.6 x 76.6 ( = 0.33 x 6.68 x 3.02 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 18 Watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix f/​1.8, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​30fps (Camera 1); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (Camera 2)
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.2, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, 10 Watt charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, FM radio, fanless
Weight
190 g ( = 6.7 oz / 0.42 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
150 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
76.6 %
07/2022
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
SD 680, Adreno 610
190 g64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.71"1650x720
75.1 %
05/2022
Motorola Moto G22
Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320
185 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
80 %
05/2022
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
SD 680, Adreno 610
179 g64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.43"2400x1080
75.8 %
07/2022
Samsung Galaxy M13
Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1
192 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.60"2408x1080
73.8 %
01/2022
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320
196 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.53"1600x720

Case and features - Protected by Gorilla Glass

Even though the Redmi 10C is currently offered at a discount almost everywhere, the manufacturer's recommended retail price is as follows:

  • 64 GB mass storage / 3 GB RAM: 169.90 euros
  • 64 GB mass storage / 4 GB RAM: 179.90 euros
  • 128 GB mass storage / 4 GB RAM: 199.90 Euro

At the time of the test, the largest version was only available from online retailers like amazon.de, and the 64 GB variants also from Xiaomi directly. The price difference with the Redmi Note 11 is 20 to 30 Euros for the same memory configuration.

The Redmi 10C comes in a plastic casing, which also makes quite an impression with its bulky camera module, even though there is a lot of show here because the Xiaomi Redmi 10C actually only includes a single camera. A diagonal pattern that is also haptically noticeable runs across the matte glossy back, which hides fingerprints quite cleverly, at least in our blue test device. Other color options are green and gray.

The casing is very solidly built with small gaps, and Gorilla Glass 3 protects the screen. Pressure on the casing only partially gets through to the screen, otherwise, the smartphone looks resistant.

NFC for mobile payment services is on board, as is Bluetooth 5.0. The microSD reader can be used in addition to 2 SIM cards. In our tests with the reference microSD Angelbird V60, the smartphone performs quite well, reading and writing to the card very quickly.

Size comparision

169.6 mm / 6.68 inch 76.6 mm / 3.02 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs164.9 mm / 6.49 inch 77 mm / 3.03 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 196 g0.4321 lbs165.4 mm / 6.51 inch 76.9 mm / 3.03 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 192 g0.4233 lbs164 mm / 6.46 inch 75 mm / 2.95 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 185 g0.4079 lbs159.87 mm / 6.29 inch 73.87 mm / 2.91 inch 8.09 mm / 0.3185 inch 179 g0.3946 lbs
SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
  (Angelbird V60)
34.9 MB/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy M13
  (Angelbird V60)
28.5 MB/s ∼82% -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10.9 - 59.2, n=105, last 2 years)
26 MB/s ∼74% -26%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
  (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
24.74 MB/s ∼71% -29%
Motorola Moto G22
  (Angelbird V60)
24.3 MB/s ∼70% -30%
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
  (Angelbird V60)
21.15 MB/s ∼61% -39%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Xiaomi Redmi 10C Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø38.2 (26.4-46.1)
Motorola Moto G22 PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø35.9 (20.7-46.1)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø38.4 (25.6-49.1)
Samsung Galaxy M13 Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø31 (18.9-38.9)
Xiaomi Redmi 9C PowerVR GE8320, Helio G35, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø37 (26-47.6)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø78.7 (28.6-82.6)
Motorola Moto G22 PowerVR GE8320, Helio G37, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø72.5 (27.9-75.8)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø76.4 (38.4-81.8)
Samsung Galaxy M13 Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø49.7 (31.5-53.6)
Xiaomi Redmi 9C PowerVR GE8320, Helio G35, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø73.4 (15.2-76.3)

Communication, software and operation - Updates until 2025

WiFi 5 is on board, which is usual for this price range. Compared with its predecessor, the Redmi 10C now has a significant speed advantage in WLAN speed over the Redmi 9C, and other devices in the price range, such as the Moto G22, transfer data even a bit faster.

The available 4G frequencies are sufficient for traveling to European countries, but the Redmi 10C cannot be used for mobile Internet worldwide. The reception is average in our test and cannot always keep up with high-end smartphones. 5G is usually only available in phones with an MSRP of over 200 Euros (~$200), so the Redmi 10C also has to do without it.

MIUI 13 based on Android 11 is preinstalled on the Redmi 10C. The security patches are from the beginning of June 2022 and are thus still quite up-to-date. Android 12 is still supposed to come this year. There will be another Android version, and security update every 90 days until February 2025.

The 60 Hz screen is easy to use and is also sensitive in the corners. The fingerprint sensor is unusually integrated into the camera module. Lefties will have a bit more difficulty reaching it with the index finger than righties. The scanner unlocks the smartphone reliably after a short wait even from standby. 2D face recognition can also be used for unlocking. The software solution also works quite well in environments with less light, but it can be tricked out so that it is not as secure.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
802.11 b/g/n
47.7 (14min - 69max) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AX12
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
802.11 b/g/n
35.8 (19min - 52max) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Motorola Moto G22
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
370 (351min - 376max) MBit/s ∼100% +17%
Samsung Galaxy M13
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
328 (286min - 348max) MBit/s ∼89% +4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
322 (162min - 386max) MBit/s ∼87% +2%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
315 (269min - 336max) MBit/s ∼85%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Motorola Moto G22
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
326 (305min - 332max) MBit/s ∼100% +47%
Samsung Galaxy M13
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
325 (301min - 333max) MBit/s ∼100% +46%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
298 (198min - 345max) MBit/s ∼91% +34%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
222 (194min - 242max) MBit/s ∼68%
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; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø222 (194-242)
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø315 (269-336)

Cameras - Only one usable lens

Front camera photo
Front camera photo

The 50-megapixel sensor of the main camera is Samsung's ISOCELL JN1, which is also used in the Redmi Note 11. The Redmi 10C does not have a wide-angle camera, and the macro lens from the predecessor has also been omitted. Only a support lens for the depth of field in portraits is still available.

Photos from the Redmi 10C are a bit lacking in dynamics, so bright areas quickly get overbright, while photos look dark in bad weather. In very low light, the Redmi 10C does manage decent brightening, but at the price of heavy image noise. Details look quite coarse when zoomed in.

Videos can be recorded in 1080p and 30 fps at most. Brightness adjustment works slightly delayed, but overall well. The autofocus also works decently but needs a bit of adjustment.

The front-facing camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels and takes decent pictures that look a bit coarse even without magnification. You can see a clear graininess of surfaces in detail and hardly any fine structures are visible in dark areas.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main cameraMain cameraLow Light
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ColorChecker
16 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
15 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Redmi 10C: 10.63 ∆E min: 2.86 - max: 17.65 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.1 ∆E
49.8 ∆E
38.4 ∆E
35.2 ∆E
43.2 ∆E
60.7 ∆E
49.5 ∆E
34.4 ∆E
39.1 ∆E
27.3 ∆E
62.5 ∆E
60.6 ∆E
29.9 ∆E
49.3 ∆E
35.1 ∆E
71 ∆E
41 ∆E
44.4 ∆E
65.1 ∆E
65.9 ∆E
49.6 ∆E
36 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
13 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Redmi 10C: 43.85 ∆E min: 12.99 - max: 71.02 ∆E

Display - Only 720p and 60 Hz, but without PWM

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

The IPS screen has a resolution of 720p. For a little extra, you get the Redmi Note 11 that already has a 1080p OLED screen, and the Galaxy M13 can also shine with a higher resolution, but it also relies on an LCD screen.

The screen's brightness in the Redmi 10C is sufficient for everyday use, and you even get very accurate colors on the screen when you select "Standard" as the color scheme. The response times will be too long for gamers, but at least we did not measure any PWM flickering, which is a problem in the Redmi Note 11 is present.

485
cd/m²
501
cd/m²
465
cd/m²
478
cd/m²
511
cd/m²
452
cd/m²
478
cd/m²
501
cd/m²
429
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 511 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 477.8 cd/m² Minimum: 2.57 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 511 cd/m²
Contrast: 1217:1 (Black: 0.42 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.51 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.3
ΔE Greyscale 2.9 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
93% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.266
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
IPS, 1650x720, 6.71
Motorola Moto G22
IPS LCD, 1600x720, 6.50
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
Samsung Galaxy M13
PLS, 2408x1080, 6.60
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
IPS, 1600x720, 6.53
Response Times
-51%
95%
26%
-72%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
33 ?(17, 16)
46 ?(25, 21)
-39%
1.135 ?(1.121, 1.148)
97%
27 ?(14, 13)
18%
60 ?(27, 33)
-82%
Response Time Black / White *
21 ?(9, 12)
34 ?(19, 15)
-62%
1.635 ?(0.831, 0.8045)
92%
14 ?(9, 5)
33%
34 ?(17, 17)
-62%
PWM Frequency
171.4
17120
Screen
-86%
33%
-66%
-74%
Brightness middle
511
451
-12%
702
37%
481
-6%
467
-9%
Brightness
478
431
-10%
701
47%
444
-7%
417
-13%
Brightness Distribution
84
90
7%
98
17%
85
1%
83
-1%
Black Level *
0.42
0.5
-19%
0.43
-2%
0.53
-26%
Contrast
1217
902
-26%
1119
-8%
881
-28%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.51
5.82
-285%
1
34%
4.55
-201%
4.14
-174%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.53
9.3
-268%
2.3
9%
7.86
-211%
8.49
-236%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.9
5
-72%
1.4
52%
5.5
-90%
6
-107%
Gamma
2.266 97%
2.776 79%
2.2 100%
2.233 99%
2.291 96%
CCT
6443 101%
7683 85%
6520 100%
7969 82%
7536 86%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-69% / -79%
64% / 48%
-20% / -47%
-73% / -74%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
21 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 34 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (22.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
33 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 16 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 32 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (36.2 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19657 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

CalMAN Grayscale - Standard
CalMAN Grayscale - Standard
CalMAN Grayscale - Vivid
CalMAN Grayscale - Vivid
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation
 

Performance, emissions and battery life - Too weak charger

In terms of performance, the Redmi 10C can make a significant leap compared with its predecessor. On the one hand, this is due to the much faster UFS 2.2 memory, which shortens charging and waiting times, and on the other hand, the Snapdragon 680, which delivers good performance for the price range. There are even advantages in gaming due to the lower resolution of the display, so you get a few frames more than in the Redmi Note 11, which is also equipped with the Snapdragon 680.

Overall, you should not expect miracles in everyday use, but it is usually enough for smooth system operation. However, you have to make some concessions in the perceived reactivity of the operation due to the 60 Hz screen. The smartphone hardly heats up even under a continuous load.

The small mono speaker on the bottom edge can hardly reproduce low mids, but it is quite balanced in the treble range even at maximum volume, so you can definitely listen to music. A 3.5 mm port for headphones is available, as is Bluetooth 5.0, which can use a variety of codecs including LHDC and aptX TWS+.

The smartphone could handle 18 watts of charging power, but unfortunately only a 10-watt charger is included in the package. That is weak from Xiaomi and potentially creates additional e-waste if customers want to buy a faster charger on top of that. With the included charger, it also takes well over 2:30 hours to fill up the 5,000 mAh battery; with a faster charger, you can reduce the charging time to about 2 hours.

With a full battery, it is possible to surf the WLAN for about 15 hours before the phone has to be plugged in again. This is a value typical for the class and on a very similar level to the predecessor. depending on the usage, 2 days without a battery charge seems realistic.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
377 Points ∼52%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
172 Points ∼24% -54%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
384 Points ∼53% +2%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
119 Points ∼16% -68%
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
149 Points ∼20% -60%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
  (374 - 384, n=8)
379 Points ∼52% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=266, last 2 years)
729 Points ∼100% +93%
Multi-Core (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1644 Points ∼70%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
947 Points ∼40% -42%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1738 Points ∼74% +6%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
519 Points ∼22% -68%
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
538 Points ∼23% -67%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
  (1557 - 1738, n=8)
1625 Points ∼69% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 5538, n=266, last 2 years)
2349 Points ∼100% +43%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
5884 Points ∼56%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4922 Points ∼47% -16%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
7694 Points ∼74% +31%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
4894 Points ∼47% -17%
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
5208 Points ∼50% -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
  (5884 - 8730, n=8)
7028 Points ∼67% +19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=191, last 2 years)
10457 Points ∼100% +78%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2185 Points ∼41%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
921 Points ∼17% -58%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2085 Points ∼39% -5%
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
843 Points ∼16% -61%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
  (2085 - 2190, n=7)
2162 Points ∼40% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 14869, n=218, last 2 years)
5352 Points ∼100% +145%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2054 Points ∼26%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
851 Points ∼11% -59%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1931 Points ∼24% -6%
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
799 Points ∼10% -61%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
  (1931 - 2096, n=7)
2038 Points ∼26% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 31940, n=217, last 2 years)
7951 Points ∼100% +287%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2810 Points ∼85%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1292 Points ∼39% -54%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2589 Points ∼78% -8%
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1043 Points ∼31% -63%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
  (2552 - 2866, n=7)
2723 Points ∼82% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (651 - 6394, n=215, last 2 years)
3320 Points ∼100% +18%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1353 Points ∼57%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
453 Points ∼19% -67%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1365 Points ∼58% +1%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
887 Points ∼37% -34%
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
445 Points ∼19% -67%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
  (1332 - 1365, n=7)
1349 Points ∼57% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=165, last 2 years)
2371 Points ∼100% +75%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1177 Points ∼49%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
383 Points ∼16% -67%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1188 Points ∼49% +1%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
768 Points ∼32% -35%
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
377 Points ∼16% -68%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
  (1154 - 1188, n=7)
1170 Points ∼49% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=165, last 2 years)
2412 Points ∼100% +105%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2831 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1265 Points ∼45% -55%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2683 Points ∼95% -5%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
1930 Points ∼68% -32%
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1194 Points ∼42% -58%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
  (2683 - 2930, n=7)
2785 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (688 - 5262, n=165, last 2 years)
2838 Points ∼100% 0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1350 Points ∼31%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
536 Points ∼12% -60%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1372 Points ∼32% +2%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
920 Points ∼21% -32%
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
491 Points ∼11% -64%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
  (1347 - 1372, n=8)
1359 Points ∼31% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 13223, n=233, last 2 years)
4317 Points ∼100% +220%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1175 Points ∼21%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
460 Points ∼8% -61%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1199 Points ∼21% +2%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
793 Points ∼14% -33%
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
425 Points ∼8% -64%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
  (1175 - 1242, n=8)
1194 Points ∼21% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 20955, n=232, last 2 years)
5639 Points ∼100% +380%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2825 Points ∼86%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1283 Points ∼39% -55%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2573 Points ∼78% -9%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
2084 Points ∼63% -26%
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1073 Points ∼33% -62%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
  (2571 - 2853, n=8)
2710 Points ∼82% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (635 - 5857, n=232, last 2 years)
3292 Points ∼100% +17%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
450 Points ∼14%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
447 Points ∼14% -1%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
507 Points ∼16% +13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
  (445 - 457, n=8)
450 Points ∼14% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (216 - 10062, n=204, last 2 years)
3129 Points ∼100% +595%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
438 Points ∼11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
435 Points ∼11% -1%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
509 Points ∼13% +16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
  (417 - 463, n=8)
440 Points ∼11% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (205 - 12429, n=220, last 2 years)
3832 Points ∼100% +775%
Wild Life Extreme (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
122 Points ∼11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
127 Points ∼12% +4%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
139 Points ∼13% +14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
  (22 - 127, n=9)
110.7 Points ∼10% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (22 - 3383, n=181, last 2 years)
1098 Points ∼100% +800%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
122 Points ∼11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
124 Points ∼11% +2%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
139 Points ∼13% +14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
  (112 - 124, n=7)
121.1 Points ∼11% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (101 - 3265, n=175, last 2 years)
1088 Points ∼100% +792%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
17 fps ∼53%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
7 fps ∼22% -59%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
8.8 fps ∼28% -48%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
5.3 fps ∼17% -69%
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
7.5 fps ∼23% -56%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
  (7.8 - 17, n=8)
10.7 fps ∼33% -37%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.7 - 104, n=260, last 2 years)
32 fps ∼100% +88%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
9.5 fps ∼24%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4 fps ∼10% -58%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
9.8 fps ∼25% +3%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
6.1 fps ∼15% -36%
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4.1 fps ∼10% -57%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
  (5.1 - 9.8, n=8)
9.08 fps ∼23% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.9 - 136, n=262, last 2 years)
39.5 fps ∼100% +316%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
10 fps ∼44%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
5 fps ∼22% -50%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
5 fps ∼22% -50%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
3.3 fps ∼15% -67%
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4.8 fps ∼21% -52%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
  (4.6 - 11, n=8)
6.35 fps ∼28% -36%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3 - 86, n=261, last 2 years)
22.6 fps ∼100% +126%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
3.2 fps ∼21%
Motorola Moto G22
Mediatek Helio G37, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1.5 fps ∼10% -53%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
3.2 fps ∼21% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M13
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP1, 4096
2.2 fps ∼15% -31%
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1.5 fps ∼10% -53%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
  (1.4 - 3.3, n=8)
3.01 fps ∼20% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.7 - 52, n=262, last 2 years)
15.1 fps ∼100% +372%
Xiaomi Redmi 10CMotorola Moto G22Xiaomi Redmi Note 11Samsung Galaxy M13Xiaomi Redmi 9CAverage 64 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-79%
7%
-71%
-67%
-9%
13%
Sequential Read 256KB
927.7
215.45
-77%
895.34
-3%
264.5
-71%
263.1
-72%
768 ?(511 - 928, n=9)
-17%
992 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=256, last 2 years)
7%
Sequential Write 256KB
510.2
112.78
-78%
519.23
2%
193.5
-62%
208.4
-59%
360 ?(120.6 - 519, n=9)
-29%
542 ?(11.9 - 1776, n=256, last 2 years)
6%
Random Read 4KB
120.2
39.32
-67%
172.95
44%
42.5
-65%
54.5
-55%
141.4 ?(88.5 - 215, n=9)
18%
179 ?(13.5 - 390, n=256, last 2 years)
49%
Random Write 4KB
195.2
16.34
-92%
163.29
-16%
30.3
-84%
39.7
-80%
180.9 ?(95.4 - 216, n=9)
-7%
178.6 ?(30.3 - 503, n=257, last 2 years)
-9%

Temperature

Max. Load
 37.7 °C
100 F
32.8 °C
91 F
31.7 °C
89 F
 
 37.2 °C
99 F
33.3 °C
92 F
32.1 °C
90 F
 
 36.5 °C
98 F
32.7 °C
91 F
31.8 °C
89 F
 
Maximum: 37.7 °C = 100 F
Average: 34 °C = 93 F
30.4 °C
87 F
32.4 °C
90 F
35.5 °C
96 F
30.4 °C
87 F
32.8 °C
91 F
37.1 °C
99 F
31 °C
88 F
32.7 °C
91 F
38.7 °C
102 F
Maximum: 38.7 °C = 102 F
Average: 33.4 °C = 92 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.2 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 21.6 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 32.8 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 37.7 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 35.1 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 38.7 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 33.7 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.4 °C / 83 F, compared to the device average of 32.8 °C / 91 F.


Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front
Heatmap back side
Heatmap back side

Speaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.736.72535.738.53127.330.24033.331.25037.432.26325.226.78018.219.810020.520.412513.52016017.33120013.535.425013.541.731513.14640012.950.350013.358.863015.462.580014.165.6100012.969.112509.669.9160010.668.5200010.368.225001167.8315012.666.4400015.264.4500016.865.3630016.461.9800016.565.61000016.671.81250015.972.31600016.654.7SPL26.379.3N0.743median 13.5median 64.4Delta1.911.836.740.235.739.427.331.433.330.337.434.125.227.418.220.720.522.713.520.117.331.713.538.513.544.913.149.812.952.613.359.515.460.814.160.912.9679.671.610.671.510.372.31172.712.67315.267.516.857.916.465.416.565.716.668.215.961.816.649.726.381.40.746.6median 13.5median 60.91.910.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi Redmi 10CSamsung Galaxy M13
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi Redmi 10C audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 32% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.1% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 48% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 40% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 68% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 25% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy M13 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.1% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 62% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 28% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 77% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 17% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Motorola Moto G22
5000 mAh
1101 min ∼42% +21%
Xiaomi Redmi 10C
5000 mAh
908 min ∼34%
Xiaomi Redmi 9C
5000 mAh
905 min ∼34% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M13
5000 mAh
895 min ∼34% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (424 - 1953, n=267, last 2 years)
894 min ∼34% -2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
5000 mAh
842 min ∼32% -7%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
15h 08min

Pros

+ stable case with good design
+ fast microSD reader
+ many Bluetooth audio codecs
+ long update cycle promised
+ good performance values
+ good battery life

Cons

- weak charger in the box
- only 720p screen
- bloatware preinstalled
- heavy image noise in low-light photos

Verdict - Savings on the equipment

In review: Xiaomi Redmi 10C. Test device provided by:
In review: Xiaomi Redmi 10C. Test device provided by:
notebooksbilliger.com

The Xiaomi Redmi 10C is an inexpensive smartphone under 200 Euros (~$200) that offers quite a bit of system performance for its class. The battery runtime convinces us. Furthermore, the phone hardly heats up even under load and can display quite accurate colors on its screen with the right settings.

It is annoying that Xiaomi includes a weak charger, preloads numerous advertising apps, and only installs a 60 Hz panel. There are better examples in this price range.

The Xiaomi Redmi 10C is a phone for budget buyers with somewhat spartan features. However, performance and battery life are convincing.

Yes, you save a few Euros with the Redmi 10C compared to the Redmi Note 11. But if you do not mind the flickering of the AMOLED screen, you will get a wide-angle camera, a higher display resolution, faster frame rates, faster charging, and faster Wi-Fi.

Price and availability

In Xiaomi's online shop you can get the 64 GB versions of the phone with a 20 euro discount on the RRP at the time of the test, i.e. for approximately 150 and 160 euros, respectively.

Similar offers are also available on the Internet at the time of the test, for example at our loaner notebooksbilliger.de or amazon.de

The variant with 128 GB data storage is available from various internet retailers for about 160 Euros, for example, amazon.de.

Xiaomi Redmi 10C - 07/21/2022 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
82%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
45 / 70 → 65%
Weight
89%
Battery
91%
Display
88%
Games Performance
15 / 64 → 23%
Application Performance
63 / 86 → 73%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
60 / 90 → 67%
Camera
48%
Average
71%
77%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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