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Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S Review: Cheap Android smartphone is water- and dust-proof

IP53-certified. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S is a low-priced smartphone with an IP certification. The Redmi Note 10S costs about as much as its predecessor Redmi Note 9S. However, it offers slightly better hardware. Read our review to learn what kind of user experience the Redmi Note 10S provides.
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S

Just like the Redmi Note 9S, the Redmi Note 10S is intended for price-conscious buyers. There are two variants, which have different storage capacities (64/128 GB). The Android smartphone comes with the MediaTek Helio G95. The ARM Mali-G76 MP4 serves as the GPU. The smartphone offers 6 GB of RAM.

Our review device has 128 GB of internal memory. Below each section, users can add other devices from our database to the comparison chart.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S (Redmi Note Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio G95 8 x 2 - 2.1 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.43 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 409 PPI, capacitive, AMOLED, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 128 GB 
, 110 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5-mm combination audio jack, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, e-compass, OTG, IR-Blaster
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G GSM (850, 900, 1.800, 1.900 MHz), 3G WCDMA (B1/B2/B4/B5/B8), 4G LTE FDD/TDD (B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28/B38/B40/B41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.29 x 160.46 x 74.5 ( = 0.33 x 6.32 x 2.93 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix main (1.97", 0.7 μm, f/1.79), 8 MP ultra-wide (118°, f/2.2), 2 MP macro (f/2.4), 2 MP depth (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix (f/2.45)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, power supply, usb-c-cable, protection case, sim needle, MIUI 12.5, 12 Months Warranty, SAR (head): 0.599 W/kg, SAR (body): 0.904 W/kg, IP53, Camera2 API: Level 3, SNR: 91,42 dBFS, fanless
Weight
178.8 g ( = 6.31 oz / 0.39 pounds), Power Supply: 112 g ( = 3.95 oz / 0.25 pounds)
Price
280 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Likely Competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81 %
06/2021
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4
178.8 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.43"2400x1080
81 %
05/2020
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
SD 720G, Adreno 618
209 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.67"2400x1080
81 %
05/2021
realme 8
Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4
177 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.40"2400x1080
79 %
06/2021
Oppo A74
SD 662, Adreno 610
175 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.43"2400x1080
85 %
05/2021
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
SD 860, Adreno 640
215 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.67"2400x1080

Case - Low weight and IP53 certification

The midframe and the back of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S are made of plastic. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Xiaomi smartphone has an IP53 certification, meaning that it is both water- and dust-proof. The build quality is on a very good level.

The Redmi Note 10S has the same design and weight as the Redmi Note 10. However, the two Xiaomi smartphones come in different colour schemes. When compared to the Note 9S and the Poco X3, the Note 10S is lighter and thinner.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
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Size Comparison

165.3 mm / 6.51 inch 76.8 mm / 3.02 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 215 g0.474 lbs165.8 mm / 6.53 inch 76.7 mm / 3.02 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 209 g0.4608 lbs160.46 mm / 6.32 inch 74.5 mm / 2.93 inch 8.29 mm / 0.3264 inch 178.8 g0.3942 lbs160.6 mm / 6.32 inch 73.9 mm / 2.91 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 177 g0.3902 lbs160.3 mm / 6.31 inch 73.8 mm / 2.91 inch 7.95 mm / 0.313 inch 175 g0.3858 lbs

Connectivity - Android smartphone with an IR blaster and a headphone jack

We have already mentioned that users can insert a microSD card in the Redmi Note 10S. The card slot can take two nanoSIM cards and one microSD at the same time. The Xiaomi smartphone supports both VoLTE and WiFi Calling. The Redmi Note 10S has a 3.5-mm audio jack and a USB-C port that operates at USB 2.0 speeds. The Note 10S supports the Camera2 L3 API. Widevine L1 is not supported, which is why users will not be able to stream video in HD quality. However, the Android smartphone features a notification LED.

Left side: nanoSIM/microSD card slot
Left side: nanoSIM/microSD card slot
Top: speaker, IR blaster, microphone
Top: speaker, IR blaster, microphone
Right side: volume rocker, power button with an integrated fingerprint sensor
Right side: volume rocker, power button with an integrated fingerprint sensor
Bottom: speaker, USB-C port, microphone, headphone jack
Bottom: speaker, USB-C port, microphone, headphone jack

Card Reader

With our reference-grade microSD card Toshiba Exceria Pro M501, the Redmi Note 10S achieved a data transfer rate of 18.76 MB/s when copying JPG files. This is a normal result for this type of device, but that does not mean that it is not a very poor result in the grand scheme of things.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Oppo A74
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
36.62 MB/s ∼100% +95%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
18.76 MB/s ∼51%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
15.75 MB/s ∼43% -16%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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; Sequential write; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø42.4 (35.4-50.9)
; Sequential read; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø84.9 (50.7-89.2)

Software - Xiaomi smartphone with MIUI 12

The Redmi Note 10S runs Android 11 (security patch level at the time of our review: May, 2021). The Xiaomi smartphone comes with a custom launcher known as MiUI (current version at the time of our review: 12.5.6). While the home screen layout will be familiar to most Android users, the rest of the software will take some getting used to.

The Redmi Note 10S comes with a whole host of preinstalled applications such as Facebook, TikTok and booking.com. There are also some first-party applications such as Xiaomi's File Manager and Photo Gallery. Unfortunately, the preinstalled applications can only be disabled. They cannot be completely uninstalled.

Software of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Software of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Software of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Software of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Software of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Software of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Software of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Software of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S

Communication & GNSS - Not suitable for navigation

The Redmi Note 10S supports the following mobile communication standards: GSM, 3G, LTE. The LTE modem can operate at LTE Cat. 12 speeds (maximum download speed: 600 Mb/s; maximum upload speed: 100 Mb/s).


For short-distance communication, our review device relies on NFC, Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi 5. With our reference-grade router Netgear Nighthawk AX12, the Redmi Note 10S can achieve download speeds of up to 283 Mb/s and upload speeds of up to 320 Mb/s. These are middling results when compared to the rest of the competition.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
652 (326min - 669max) MBit/s ∼100% +130%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1599, n=303, last 2 years)
415 MBit/s ∼64% +47%
realme 8
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
346 (317min - 353max) MBit/s ∼53% +22%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
283 (145min - 322max) MBit/s ∼43%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Adreno 618, SD 720G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
256 (247min - 263max) MBit/s ∼39% -10%
Oppo A74
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
249 (155min - 290max) MBit/s ∼38% -12%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Adreno 640, SD 860, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
486 (425min - 550max) MBit/s ∼100% +52%
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1414, n=303, last 2 years)
419 MBit/s ∼86% +31%
realme 8
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
335 (281min - 350max) MBit/s ∼69% +5%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
320 (299min - 340max) MBit/s ∼66%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Adreno 618, SD 720G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
286 (225min - 321max) MBit/s ∼59% -11%
Oppo A74
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
276 (170min - 314max) MBit/s ∼57% -14%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø319 (299-340)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø283 (145-322)
GPS test indoors
GPS test indoors
GPS test outdoors
GPS test outdoors

For geolocation, our review device relies on the following global navigation satellite systems: GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and Galileo. Outdoors, the Android smartphone has a margin of error of 2 m. We use an application known as GPS Test to determine the margin of error.


To determine how accurate our review device is when it comes to navigation, we take it with us on a bike ride. During this ride, we are also accompanied by the professional navigator Garmin Edge 500. Here the Redmi Note 10S struggled to properly map the route we took. This was likely caused by overaggressive energy management. However, we did disable all the energy-saving features that we could for this ride.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S - Navigation
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S - Navigation
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S - Navigation
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S - Navigation
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S - Navigation
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S - Navigation

Telephony & Call Quality - Stable connection with the Xiaomi smartphone

The phone application offers direct access to favourite contacts and allows users to easily bring up the dial pad. There are also two other tabs; one for call history, the other for saved contacts.

The Redmi Note 10S provides a high call volume. The voices on either end of the call sound clear and intelligible and the background noise is filtered out successfully most of the time.

Camera - Suitable for snapshots

Selfie taken with the front-facing camera
Selfie taken with the front-facing camera

Thanks to a 2-MP depth sensor, the 64-MP main camera of the Redmi Note 10S can produce very detailed close-up shots. The colours look very natural. However, faraway objects often turn out blurry.

The 8-MP ultra wide-angle camera produces sharp photographs with punchy colours. Howbeit, the pictures taken with the ultra wide-angle camera look a little grainy. In low-light conditions, the ultra wide-angle shooter fails to capture any detail. There is no optical zoom. Pictures shot using digital zoom appear very blurry. The additional 2-MP macro camera performs worse than the main camera when it comes to macro photography.


In Pro mode, users can adjust the shutter speed, brightness, ISO and the white balance for each camera. There is no Pro video mode. Videos taken with the Xiaomi smartphone look about as good as the photographs. Video can be recorded at 1080p and 720p at 60 or 30 FPS. The Redmi Note 10S can only record 4K video at 30 FPS.

The 13-MP front-facing camera produces well-derailed selfies. The colours look natural. There are colour filters and a beauty mode. The selfie camera does not have a Pro mode.

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.

Close-up shotPanoramic shotUltra wide-angle shot5X zoomLow-light shot
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We use the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport to further examine the colour accuracy. Under controlled lighting conditions, most colours are a little too dim. Under these lighting conditions, the photographs of our testing chart appear well-detailed. However, the corners look quite blurry and washed-out

ColorChecker
2.3 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
5 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S: 6.84 ∆E min: 2.27 - max: 11.4 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.9 ∆E
54.1 ∆E
38.8 ∆E
35.6 ∆E
43.9 ∆E
62.4 ∆E
53.7 ∆E
34 ∆E
42.7 ∆E
26.7 ∆E
65.4 ∆E
64.1 ∆E
29.6 ∆E
48.3 ∆E
37 ∆E
76.1 ∆E
43 ∆E
42.9 ∆E
91 ∆E
70.3 ∆E
51.6 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
24.1 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S: 46.44 ∆E min: 13.76 - max: 91.04 ∆E

Accessories & Warranty - Protective case in the box

In addition to the smartphone itself, the box of the Redmi Note 10S contains a USB charger with an appropriate USB Type-C cable, a silicone case and a SIM card removal tool.

The Redmi Note 10S comes with a 12-month warranty. To learn more about warranty coverage and related topics, visit our FAQ section.

Input Devices & Handling - Fingerprint reader in the power button

The Redmi Note 10S comes with Android’s standard keyboard, which is known as GBoard. It offers a lot of customisation options and is suitable for typing longer texts. The touchscreen reacts reliably and promptly to inputs. The drag-and-drop functionality works very well because the screen surface is very smooth.

The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the power button. It is very reliable, but not very fast. The face unlock works well.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S - Input devices
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S - Input devices
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S - Input devices
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S - Input devices

Display - Bright AMOLED panel

Pixel arrangement
Pixel arrangement

The 6.43-inch AMOLED screen of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S has a native resolution of 2400x1080 pixels. The display of the Redmi Note 10S can reach up to 700 cd/m², which is why it takes the top spot in our comparison chart. In the APL50 test, the brightness peaked at 938 cd/m². With the ambient light sensor disabled, the maximum brightness amounts to 441 cd/m². The minimum brightness is 2.63 cd/m².

For brightness control, the Redmi Note 10S utilises pulse width modulation (PWM). The frequency fluctuates between 123.8 and 250 Hz. There is a Direct Current Dimming mode, which can be enabled to eliminate flickering. There are no issues with colour reproduction in DC Dimming mode.

PWM above 57%
PWM above 57%
Direct current dimming (1 - 100%)
Direct current dimming (1 - 100%)
700
cd/m²
700
cd/m²
702
cd/m²
693
cd/m²
706
cd/m²
706
cd/m²
701
cd/m²
697
cd/m²
700
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 706 cd/m² Average: 700.6 cd/m² Minimum: 2.63 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 98 %
Center on Battery: 706 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.1 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6
ΔE Greyscale 1.5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
91.6% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.29
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.67
realme 8
Super AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.40
Oppo A74
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.67
Screen
-62%
-27%
-41%
7%
Brightness middle
706
622
-12%
590
-16%
606
-14%
567
-20%
Brightness
701
612
-13%
607
-13%
606
-14%
524
-25%
Brightness Distribution
98
94
-4%
92
-6%
98
0%
87
-11%
Black Level *
0.56
0.57
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.1
3.98
-90%
2.64
-26%
3.6
-71%
1
52%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.9
7.33
-50%
6.85
-40%
6.2
-27%
2.1
57%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.5
4.5
-200%
2.4
-60%
3.3
-120%
1.7
-13%
Gamma
2.29 96%
2.206 100%
2.265 97%
2.31 95%
2.16 102%
CCT
6447 101%
7361 88%
6913 94%
6704 97%
6343 102%
Contrast
1111
995
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
114.9

* ... smaller is better

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 detected 250 Hz ≤ 57 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 250 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 57 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 250 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 14825 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The AMOLED panel of the Xiaomi smartphone can achieve perfect blacks because each pixel can be completely switched off. The colour reproduction can be adjusted in the settings menu. The Standard mode is the most colour-accurate. In Saturated mode, colours appear oversaturated.

The default colour mode of the Redmi Note 10S is known as “Automatic”. In this mode, the colour temperature automatically adjusts according to the lighting environment. However, the colours always appear too cool in this mode.

CalMAN - Colour accuracy (Standard mode, sRGB)
CalMAN - Colour accuracy (Standard mode, sRGB)
CalMAN - Colour space coverage (Standard mode, sRGB)
CalMAN - Colour space coverage (Standard mode, sRGB)
CalMAN - Grayscale tracking (Standard mode, sRGB)
CalMAN - Grayscale tracking (Standard mode, sRGB)
CalMAN - Saturation (Standard mode, sRGB)
CalMAN - Saturation (Standard mode, sRGB)

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
4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
4.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2.4 ms rise
↘ 2.4 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.1 ms).

The screen of the Redmi Note 10S is readable outdoors, as long as you stay in a shaded place. The screen reflections can prove bothersome even on cloudy days.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S outdoors on a cloudy day
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S outdoors on a cloudy day
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S outdoors on a cloudy day
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S outdoors on a cloudy day

The viewing angles of the AMOLED panel are very good. However, at very acute angles, users may notice some colour shimmering.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Virtually no improvement when compared to the Redmi Note 9S

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S features a two-year-old MediaTek Helio G95. The SoC performs as expected in our benchmarks. The Redmi Note 10S does not provide a boost in performance when compared to the Redmi Note 9S. As a matter of fact, the Redmi Note 9S is faster than its successor in some benchmarks. However, the Redmi Note 10S performs about as well as its main competitor realme 8.

Moreover, some benchmarks could be conducted because of system restrictions. The Redmi Note 10S performed rather poorly in AI Mark and Basemark OS II, likely because of overaggressive energy management.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
507 Points ∼70%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
559 Points ∼77% +10%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
532 Points ∼73% +5%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
305 Points ∼42% -40%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
728 Points ∼100% +44%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (506 - 532, n=4)
514 Points ∼71% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1604, n=234, last 2 years)
566 Points ∼78% +12%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
1685 Points ∼63%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
1690 Points ∼64% 0%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
1689 Points ∼64% 0%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1234 Points ∼46% -27%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
2657 Points ∼100% +58%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (1622 - 1689, n=4)
1668 Points ∼63% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4455, n=234, last 2 years)
1940 Points ∼73% +15%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2258 Points ∼94%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2400 Points ∼100% +6%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
2324 Points ∼97% +3%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (2121 - 2400, n=3)
2260 Points ∼94% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 6524, n=124, last 2 years)
2053 Points ∼86% -9%
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2248 Points ∼84%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2314 Points ∼87% +3%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
374 Points ∼14% -83%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
2668 Points ∼100% +19%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (2210 - 2314, n=4)
2257 Points ∼85% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (255 - 7514, n=128, last 2 years)
2141 Points ∼80% -5%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
8236 Points ∼74%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
10373 Points ∼93% +26%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
7554 Points ∼68% -8%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
11153 Points ∼100% +35%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (8236 - 10373, n=2)
9305 Points ∼83% +13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 16564, n=44, last 2 years)
9595 Points ∼86% +17%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
3202 Points ∼91%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3501 Points ∼100% +9%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2542 Points ∼73% -21%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1797 Points ∼51% -44%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (2542 - 3511, n=4)
3127 Points ∼89% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 11256, n=260, last 2 years)
3369 Points ∼96% +5%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
3558 Points ∼90%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3647 Points ∼92% +3%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2398 Points ∼61% -33%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1681 Points ∼43% -53%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (2398 - 3592, n=4)
3201 Points ∼81% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (54 - 16670, n=260, last 2 years)
3943 Points ∼100% +11%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2372 Points ∼74%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3070 Points ∼95% +29%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
3222 Points ∼100% +36%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2368 Points ∼73% 0%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (2372 - 3253, n=4)
3024 Points ∼94% +27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (607 - 5301, n=260, last 2 years)
2756 Points ∼86% +16%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
3120 Points ∼40%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3669 Points ∼47% +18%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
3293 Points ∼42% +6%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1819 Points ∼23% -42%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
7752 Points ∼100% +148%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (3120 - 3336, n=4)
3230 Points ∼42% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=276, last 2 years)
3948 Points ∼51% +27%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
3335 Points ∼28%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3803 Points ∼32% +14%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
3285 Points ∼27% -1%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1737 Points ∼14% -48%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
12070 Points ∼100% +262%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (3148 - 3335, n=4)
3272 Points ∼27% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 22052, n=276, last 2 years)
4986 Points ∼41% +50%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2547 Points ∼74%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3267 Points ∼95% +28%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
3323 Points ∼97% +30%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2182 Points ∼63% -14%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
3442 Points ∼100% +35%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (2547 - 3392, n=4)
3128 Points ∼91% +23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5784, n=274, last 2 years)
2908 Points ∼84% +14%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2587 Points ∼94%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2507 Points ∼91% -3%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2745 Points ∼100% +6%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1151 Points ∼42% -56%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (2587 - 2754, n=4)
2702 Points ∼98% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=258, last 2 years)
2629 Points ∼96% +2%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2633 Points ∼95%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2369 Points ∼85% -10%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2633 Points ∼95% 0%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
998 Points ∼36% -62%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (2599 - 2643, n=4)
2627 Points ∼94% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=258, last 2 years)
2786 Points ∼100% +6%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2436 Points ∼75%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3152 Points ∼98% +29%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
3228 Points ∼100% +33%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2474 Points ∼77% +2%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (2436 - 3261, n=4)
3039 Points ∼94% +25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=258, last 2 years)
2802 Points ∼87% +15%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2682 Points ∼39%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2680 Points ∼39% 0%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2754 Points ∼40% +3%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1152 Points ∼17% -57%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
6871 Points ∼100% +156%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (2682 - 2849, n=4)
2767 Points ∼40% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 9839, n=274, last 2 years)
3193 Points ∼46% +19%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2743 Points ∼33%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2551 Points ∼31% -7%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2712 Points ∼33% -1%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1015 Points ∼12% -63%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
8218 Points ∼100% +200%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (2682 - 2743, n=4)
2715 Points ∼33% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 12914, n=274, last 2 years)
3570 Points ∼43% +30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2488 Points ∼57%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3256 Points ∼75% +31%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2914 Points ∼67% +17%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2177 Points ∼50% -12%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
4367 Points ∼100% +76%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (2488 - 3405, n=4)
3005 Points ∼69% +21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5793, n=274, last 2 years)
2959 Points ∼68% +19%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2641 Points ∼49%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2353 Points ∼44% -11%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2826 Points ∼52% +7%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1113 Points ∼21% -58%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
5406 Points ∼100% +105%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (2641 - 2852, n=4)
2778 Points ∼51% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (426 - 6977, n=215, last 2 years)
2636 Points ∼49% 0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2845 Points ∼41%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2257 Points ∼32% -21%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2878 Points ∼41% +1%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
968 Points ∼14% -66%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
6987 Points ∼100% +146%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (2788 - 2878, n=4)
2847 Points ∼41% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 11259, n=215, last 2 years)
2959 Points ∼42% +4%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2110 Points ∼70%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2765 Points ∼92% +31%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
2656 Points ∼88% +26%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2349 Points ∼78% +11%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
3017 Points ∼100% +43%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (2110 - 2813, n=4)
2586 Points ∼86% +23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1786 - 4061, n=215, last 2 years)
2651 Points ∼88% +26%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
1493 Points ∼43%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
383 Points ∼11%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
3488 Points ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
 
1493 Points ∼43%
Average of class Smartphone
  (153 - 7275, n=90, last 2 years)
2754 Points ∼79%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
1502 Points ∼43%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
Points ∼0%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
3455 Points ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
 
1502 Points ∼43%
Average of class Smartphone
  (205 - 8672, n=87, last 2 years)
2964 Points ∼86%
Wild Life Extreme (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
108 Points ∼11%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
987 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (83 - 2288, n=38, last 2 years)
871 Points ∼88%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
Points ∼0%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
974 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (117 - 1982, n=36, last 2 years)
889 Points ∼91%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
60 fps ∼50%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
59 fps ∼50% -2%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
35 fps ∼29% -42%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
119 fps ∼100% +98%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (45 - 60, n=2)
52.5 fps ∼44% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8.2 - 143, n=215, last 2 years)
57 fps ∼48% -5%
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
85 fps ∼46%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
86 fps ∼47% +1%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
35 fps ∼19% -59%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
184 fps ∼100% +116%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (81 - 85, n=2)
83 fps ∼45% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.3 - 322, n=215, last 2 years)
106 fps ∼58% +25%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
49 fps ∼48%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
37 fps ∼36% -24%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
19 fps ∼18% -61%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
103 fps ∼100% +110%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (42 - 49, n=2)
45.5 fps ∼44% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 120, n=213, last 2 years)
45 fps ∼44% -8%
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
52 fps ∼47%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
42 fps ∼38% -19%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
19 fps ∼17% -63%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
110 fps ∼100% +112%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (52 - 52, n=2)
52 fps ∼47% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 180, n=214, last 2 years)
62 fps ∼56% +19%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
31 fps ∼42%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
27 fps ∼36% -13%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
13 fps ∼18% -58%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
74 fps ∼100% +139%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (29 - 31, n=2)
30 fps ∼41% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.1 - 106, n=212, last 2 years)
35.4 fps ∼48% +14%
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
32 fps ∼42%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
31 fps ∼40% -3%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
13 fps ∼17% -59%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
77 fps ∼100% +141%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (32 - 33, n=2)
32.5 fps ∼42% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 121, n=212, last 2 years)
42.5 fps ∼55% +33%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
18 fps ∼41%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
16 fps ∼36% -11%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
7 fps ∼16% -61%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
44 fps ∼100% +144%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (17 - 18, n=2)
17.5 fps ∼40% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 61, n=211, last 2 years)
22.2 fps ∼50% +23%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
19 fps ∼41%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼39% -5%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
7.1 fps ∼15% -63%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
46 fps ∼100% +142%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (19 - 19, n=2)
19 fps ∼41% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 75, n=211, last 2 years)
25.5 fps ∼55% +34%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
19 fps ∼42%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼38% -11%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
19 fps ∼42% 0%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
8.3 fps ∼18% -56%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
45 fps ∼100% +137%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (18 - 19, n=4)
18.8 fps ∼42% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 73, n=280, last 2 years)
22.2 fps ∼49% +17%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
20 fps ∼43%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
21 fps ∼46% +5%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
8.2 fps ∼18% -59%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
46 fps ∼100% +130%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (20 - 21, n=4)
20.8 fps ∼45% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.95 - 257, n=279, last 2 years)
25.6 fps ∼56% +28%
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
12 fps ∼41%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
11 fps ∼38% -8%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
12 fps ∼41% 0%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
4.9 fps ∼17% -59%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
29 fps ∼100% +142%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (11 - 12, n=4)
11.8 fps ∼41% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 60, n=280, last 2 years)
14.8 fps ∼51% +23%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
7.4 fps ∼44%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
7 fps ∼41% -5%
realme 8
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
7.7 fps ∼45% +4%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2.8 fps ∼16% -62%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
17 fps ∼100% +130%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (7.4 - 7.8, n=4)
7.65 fps ∼45% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.35 - 101, n=279, last 2 years)
10.1 fps ∼59% +36%
Antutu v9 - Total Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
330876 Points ∼59%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
198053 Points ∼35% -40%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
563850 Points ∼100% +70%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
 
330876 Points ∼59% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (121238 - 815441, n=36, last 2 years)
469043 Points ∼83% +42%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
282417 Points ∼58%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
275931 Points ∼57% -2%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
185542 Points ∼38% -34%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
483527 Points ∼100% +71%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (282417 - 295778, n=2)
289098 Points ∼60% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 727247, n=186, last 2 years)
331491 Points ∼69% +17%
AImark - Score v2.x (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
6118 Points ∼10%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
15832 Points ∼27% +159%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
46152 Points ∼78% +654%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (6118 - 12399, n=2)
9259 Points ∼16% +51%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 264766, n=64, last 2 years)
58995 Points ∼100% +864%
BaseMark OS II
Overall (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
1566 Points ∼30%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3542 Points ∼68% +126%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2247 Points ∼43% +43%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
5224 Points ∼100% +234%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (1566 - 3182, n=2)
2374 Points ∼45% +52%
Average of class Smartphone
  (323 - 6959, n=198, last 2 years)
3625 Points ∼69% +131%
System (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2083 Points ∼24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
6828 Points ∼80% +228%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
4921 Points ∼58% +136%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
8549 Points ∼100% +310%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (2083 - 5564, n=2)
3824 Points ∼45% +84%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1160 - 14189, n=198, last 2 years)
6635 Points ∼78% +219%
Memory (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
1012 Points ∼18%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
4295 Points ∼75% +324%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2618 Points ∼46% +159%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
5716 Points ∼100% +465%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (1012 - 3758, n=2)
2385 Points ∼42% +136%
Average of class Smartphone
  (522 - 9044, n=198, last 2 years)
4241 Points ∼74% +319%
Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
3178 Points ∼30%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3807 Points ∼36% +20%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1832 Points ∼17% -42%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
10549 Points ∼100% +232%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (3178 - 3807, n=2)
3493 Points ∼33% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 16996, n=198, last 2 years)
5613 Points ∼53% +77%
Web (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
898 Points ∼62%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
1410 Points ∼98% +57%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1081 Points ∼75% +20%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, Adreno 640, 6144
1445 Points ∼100% +61%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (898 - 1288, n=2)
1093 Points ∼76% +22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2169, n=198, last 2 years)
1272 Points ∼88% +42%

The Remdi Note 10S took last place in our browser benchmarks. We reran the browser benchmarks several times but always got the same results. We are not sure why the Remdi Note 10S performs so badly in these benchmarks.

Nevertheless, the Xiaomi smartphone provides a good web-browsing experience. The scrolling is smooth and websites load relatively quickly.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro (Chrome 90.0.4430.210)
62.028 Points ∼100% +267%
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 161, n=184, last 2 years)
50 Points ∼81% +195%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (Chrome 81)
48.527 Points ∼78% +187%
Oppo A74 (Chrome 91.0.4472.77)
32.187 Points ∼52% +90%
Average Mediatek Helio G95 (16.9 - 40.4, n=3)
31.4 Points ∼51% +86%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S (Chrome 91)
16.922 Points ∼27%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro (Chrome 90.0.4430.210)
110.16 Points ∼100% +313%
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 375, n=192, last 2 years)
89.7 Points ∼81% +236%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (Chrome 81)
89.457 Points ∼81% +236%
Average Mediatek Helio G95 (26.7 - 70.8, n=2)
48.7 Points ∼44% +83%
Oppo A74 (Chrome 91.0.4472.77)
47.837 Points ∼43% +79%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S (Chrome 91)
26.662 Points ∼24%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro (Chrome 90.0.4430.210)
59 runs/min ∼100% +301%
Average of class Smartphone (9 - 196, n=165, last 2 years)
50.7 runs/min ∼86% +245%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (Chome 81)
44.1 runs/min ∼75% +200%
Oppo A74 (Chrome 91.0.4472.77)
26.5 runs/min ∼45% +80%
Average Mediatek Helio G95 (14.7 - 34.2, n=2)
24.5 runs/min ∼42% +67%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S (Chrome 91)
14.7 runs/min ∼25%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro (Chrome 90.0.4430.210)
90 Points ∼100% +221%
Average of class Smartphone (20 - 194, n=202, last 2 years)
78 Points ∼87% +179%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (Chrome 81)
69 Points ∼77% +146%
Oppo A74 (Chrome 91.0.4472.77)
59 Points ∼66% +111%
Average Mediatek Helio G95 (28 - 55, n=3)
43.3 Points ∼48% +55%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S (Chrome 91)
28 Points ∼31%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro (Chrome 90.0.4430.210)
23902 Points ∼100% +397%
Average of class Smartphone (1986 - 58632, n=209, last 2 years)
17325 Points ∼72% +260%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (Chrome 81)
17303 Points ∼72% +260%
Average Mediatek Helio G95 (4808 - 15814, n=2)
10311 Points ∼43% +114%
Oppo A74 (Chrome 91.0.4472.77)
8958 Points ∼37% +86%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S (Chrome 91)
4808 Points ∼20%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S (Chrome 91)
10797.4 ms * ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio G95 (3298 - 10797, n=3)
5825 ms * ∼54% +46%
Oppo A74 (Chrome 91.0.4472.77)
4321.8 ms * ∼40% +60%
Average of class Smartphone (460 - 29635, n=211, last 2 years)
3999 ms * ∼37% +63%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (Chrome 81)
2794.2 ms * ∼26% +74%
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro (Chrome 90.0.4430.210)
2154.8 ms * ∼20% +80%

* ... smaller is better

The Redmi Note 10S offers very similar read and write speeds to the rest of the competition. The only exception here is the Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro, which features significantly faster internal memory. There are two variants of the Redmi Note 10S: one with 64 GB of internal memory and the other with 128 GB of internal storage.

According to the specifications sheet, the Redmi Note 10S features UFS 2.2 memory. However, the Helio G95 cannot fully utilise such fast memory. According to the specifications sheet, the Redmi Note 10S features UFS 2.2 memory. However, the Helio G95 cannot fully utilise memory that is this fast. UFS 2.0 is the fastest type of memory that the MediaTek SoC can handle.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10SXiaomi Redmi Note 9Srealme 8Oppo A74Xiaomi Poco X3 ProAverage 128 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-4%
-1%
1%
85%
28%
15%
Sequential Read 256KB
498.76
496.6
0%
526.2
6%
514.5
3%
1330.34
167%
704 (482 - 989, n=11)
41%
752 (41.9 - 2037, n=285, last 2 years)
51%
Sequential Write 256KB
371.98
214.8
-42%
187.8
-50%
255.34
-31%
527.22
42%
384 (241 - 710, n=11)
3%
327 (11.9 - 1321, n=285, last 2 years)
-12%
Random Read 4KB
110.47
137
24%
144
30%
139.45
26%
203.15
84%
151 (105 - 208, n=11)
37%
134 (13.5 - 325, n=285, last 2 years)
21%
Random Write 4KB
120.97
123.6
2%
133
10%
126.39
4%
176.9
46%
158 (121 - 207, n=11)
31%
120 (4.97 - 330, n=285, last 2 years)
-1%

Gaming - Unstable frame rates

The Redmi Note 10S can run non-demanding titles smoothly. The Redmi Note 10S managed to achieve relatively high frame rates in our gaming benchmarks. However, the frame time consistency was very poor. We use Gamebench to record frame rates.

The Redmi Note 10S was unable to maintain consistent frame rates on any graphics settings in the titles which we benchmarked. However, the touchscreen and the motion sensor worked without any issues.


PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Armajet
Armajet
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; Armajet: Ø43.8 (20-58)
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth: Ø50.5 (31-59)
; PUBG Mobile; Ultra HD: Ø30.6 (19-41)

Emissions - Smartphone with stereo speakers

Temperature

GFXBench ES 2.0
GFXBench ES 2.0
GFXBench Manhatten 3.1
GFXBench Manhatten 3.1

According to our measurements, the surface temperatures of the Redmi Note 10S reached 38.6 °C (101.48 °F) under load. The Xiaomi smartphone gets quite warm. Nevertheless, it is always comfortable to hold in the hand.

Our GFXBench stress test reveals that the Redmi Note 10S can maintain all of its performance under sustained load. The Xiaomi smartphone should not be throttling under load due to overheating.

Max. Load
 38.6 °C
101 F
37.3 °C
99 F
32.8 °C
91 F
 
 37.8 °C
100 F
36.8 °C
98 F
31.7 °C
89 F
 
 36.7 °C
98 F
35.3 °C
96 F
31 °C
88 F
 
Maximum: 38.6 °C = 101 F
Average: 35.3 °C = 96 F
32.9 °C
91 F
35.9 °C
97 F
37.5 °C
100 F
32.2 °C
90 F
34.1 °C
93 F
37.3 °C
99 F
30.8 °C
87 F
33.7 °C
93 F
34.6 °C
94 F
Maximum: 37.5 °C = 100 F
Average: 34.3 °C = 94 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.9 °C = 80 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35.3 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 38.6 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 37.5 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29 °C / 84 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.
Heat distribution - Front
Heat distribution - Front
Heat distribution - Back
Heat distribution - Back

Speakers

The speakers of the Redmi Note 10S offer a relatively high volume. However, the highs are significantly overrepresented. The speakers are good at reproducing voices. For media consumption, we recommend using a set of headphones or external speakers.

Users can connect headphones or external speakers to the Xiaomi smartphone via either the 3.5-mm audio jack or Bluetooth 5. The headphone jack offers a good signal-to-noise ratio (91.42 dBFS)

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203032.92526.725.63125.624.54026.121.65036.434.66329.222.6802528.210017.824.912518.328.816018.638.920017.442.225014.247.831515.955.940012.857.85001462.763013.368.780012.274.4100012.376.4125011.977.9160012.876.2200012.777.5250012.178315012.978.7400013.280500013.479630013.677.2800013.473.11000013.970.51250014711600014.266.7SPL25.288.9N0.775median 13.4median 71Delta1.212.233.640.33541.124.824.924.927.128.5272724.815.715.316.52415.722.214.431.89.137.29.641.27.551.110.654.912.358.718.763.517.664.115.768.711.568.810.872.69.972.61372.216.47015.466.81761.318.263.420.266.820.465.917.366.717.850.128.380.90.945.6median 15.7median 63.52.89.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi Redmi Note 10Srealme 8
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 31.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.4% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 30% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 56% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 36% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

realme 8 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 49% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 39% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 69% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 24% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Life - Good battery runtimes

Energy Consumption

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S is a very energy-efficient smartphone. In fact, it takes the top spot in our comparison chart when it comes to power consumption. In the Geekbench benchmark, the power draw peaked at 8 W.

The rated output of the included charger amounts to 33 W.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.12 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.69 / 1.46 / 1.5 Watt
Load midlight 3.67 / 5.58 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
5020 mAh
Oppo A74
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
5160 mAh
Average Mediatek Helio G95
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-61%
-2%
-53%
-64%
-31%
Idle Minimum *
0.69
1.5
-117%
0.62
10%
0.79
-14%
1.595 (0.69 - 2.5, n=2)
-131%
0.934 (0.37 - 2.5, n=234, last 2 years)
-35%
Idle Average *
1.46
2.1
-44%
1.59
-9%
2.21
-51%
2.53 (1.46 - 3.6, n=2)
-73%
1.843 (0.65 - 3.94, n=234, last 2 years)
-26%
Idle Maximum *
1.5
2.5
-67%
1.63
-9%
2.26
-51%
2.6 (1.5 - 3.7, n=2)
-73%
2.1 (0.69 - 4.2, n=234, last 2 years)
-40%
Load Average *
3.67
5.2
-42%
4.05
-10%
6.17
-68%
4.34 (3.67 - 5, n=2)
-18%
4.46 (2.1 - 8.4, n=234, last 2 years)
-22%
Load Maximum *
5.58
7.5
-34%
5.2
7%
10.09
-81%
6.99 (5.58 - 8.4, n=2)
-25%
7.24 (3.16 - 12.3, n=234, last 2 years)
-30%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench, GFXBench and when idle (150 cd/m²)

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