The Xiaomi Redmi 10 is the successor to a wide range of products known worldwide for their unbeatable value for money. Sold at less than 180 euros, this smartphone intends to shake up the phone market with features worthy of a high-end model.
Launched in a version with 4GB of ram and 64GB of memory, the Xiaomi Redmi 10 is sold for less than 180 euros, and more precisely 179 euros. Delivered in a neat finish, the Redmi 10 is pleasant to hold. It is in line with its predecessor without creating a break in design. Among the biggest novelties, we note a 50-megapixel photo sensor, a screen with a 90 hz refresh rate, and a brand new processor. However, the model gains in modernity with now a punch on the front of the device against a notch on the previous model. It is immediately obvious that the screen occupies more space than before with nearly 84% of surface. Despite this, the diagonal of the screen remains almost identical with the Redmi 9. This better occupancy rate therefore translates into a phone that is less imposing and lighter by 17 grams. Overall, the ergonomics of the phone is also improved. For example, the fingerprint reader is now located on the side rather than on the back of the phone. This makes it easier for users with small hands.
In terms of connectivity, the customer will be satisfied with a dual-sim, a microSD card slot, and a slot for a 3.5 mm jack.
The sound quality is quite satisfactory thanks to its jack output. On the speaker output, the treble suffers slightly and the sound is not very loud, but the result remains consistent and largely up to par.
On the screen side, the dimensions remain practically the same with a diagonal of 6.5 inches for the new model against 6.53 for the previous one. The definition of the screen of the Redmi 10 evolves to 1080x2400 pixels with an LCD technology and a refresh rate of 90hz against 60 hz for the Redmi 9. In addition, the response time of the touch is quite satisfactory with a response time of 65 ms. The remanence rate is around 15ms which is not bad. However, we regret its lack of brightness which can be annoying in some situations.
The Xiami Redmi 10 is equipped with a 4GB Helio G88 processor while the Redmi9 had the same chip from MediaTek, but this time with only 3GB of ram. The processor with two Cortex-A75 cores each clocked at 2 GHz and six other Cortex-A55 of 1.8 GHz. The improvement is not impactful, but the manufacturer has greatly optimized the range of use of its new model. Thus, the Redmi 10 improves its performance in multitasking. We also perceive this optimization in the navigation or the use of applications. However, don’t expect miraculous results if you use your Redmi 10 in gaming mode on games that require a lot of CPU. The less demanding games will be largely at the level and the processor will easily support their operation.
The Redmi 10 is equipped with a 5000 mAh battery. During the usage test, the battery lasted a little more than 21:30, up from the predecessor which was around 19:30. This entry-level model on good results that allow users to use it all day with a single charge. On the other hand, the model is not equipped with a very fast or wireless charge, although it takes advantage of the 18W charge. With the latter, the phone is able to charge to 100 percent in just 2 hours.
Just like its little brother, the Xiaomi Redmi 10 also has four photo modules, including two 2-megapixel sensors present mainly to capture depth. The 3rd sensor, the ultra wide-angle module is 8 megapixels. Finally, the last wide angle sensor, the main one, is 50 megapixels. On this side, the manufacturer makes a slight leap forward. Indeed, the combination of these 4 sensors ensures a satisfactory result, with qualities of shots doing the job without more. It was necessary to suspect it taking into account the purchase price. When the shot is taken in a dark area, the Redmi does not do too badly with a rendering my body slightly sharp and filled with an orange veil. Nevertheless, it will still do better in daylight. It is also good to note that the ultra wide angle lens is a rather rare accessory on a phone under 200€. Finally, in front mode, the smartphone has an 8-megapixel sensor, enough to take fairly satisfactory selfies without standing out.
The Xiaomi Redmi 10 gains a few points on the reparability index to reach a score of 7.3⁄10. Indeed, the price of spare parts and relatively contained although there are very few guarantees on the duration of availability of parts. Released last year, the Redmi also has a good reputation for reliability.
In conclusion, this smartphone has everything it takes to meet the expectations of customers with small budgets. The Redmi offers unbeatable value for money and is easily the best smartphone under 200€. The Redmi is very complete with a good grip and performance that allows it to be at the level everywhere (photo, games etc.). At this price, few models stand out from the Redmi 10. We can nevertheless mention the Oppo A53s, the Motorola Moto G50 or the Vivo Y20s.