Redmi 10 Prime Review

It is not unknown to us that Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi offers budget-friendly smartphones. The Redmi and Redmi Note are amongst the most popular Redmi smartphones in India. But there are significant differences between them. Redmi Note provides its users with premium features, whereas Redmi offers the fundamental features only. But with the Redmi 10 Prime, the tables have turned.

The latest Redmi 10 Prime has many features that its predecessors in the Redmi series don’t have. Therefore, its cost is also higher than the usual smartphones of the Redmi series. It is what makes this phone to be at par with the Redmi Note series.

The Redmi 10 Prime is available on Amazon at a price of around Rs 15k. So, is the phone worth its price? Let’s check it out here on this feature-wise review.

Cost Of Redmi 10 Prime In India

The Redmi 10 Prime costs around Rs 12k in India for the 4GB RAM, 64GB storage option. You can choose the more expensive option, which costs around Rs 15k for 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The Redmi 10 Prime is available in Bifrost Blue, Astral White, and Phantom Black colors.

Redmi 10 Prime Display And Design

The Redmi 10 Prime provides us with another opportunity to explore the brand’s new EVOL styling cues. However, when compared to the craftsmanship of the Redmi Note 10, this gadget bears the markings of a budget-friendly product. That is the usage of a shiny plastic display, LCD rather than AMOLED, and some additional concessions. The camera placement at the back is the beacon of hope in this situation.

Redmi 10 Prime Display And Design
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A large capacity battery reduces the size and grip of the phone. However, it’s great seeing the Redmi 10 Prime focusing on the fundamentals. It weighs 192 grams, which is reasonable, but it has a thickness of 9.6mm. This thickness may not suit all. However, once you learn that the device has a 6,000mAh battery, you may be amazed at its lightweight. The power and volume buttons are on the sides of this phone.

On the other hand, the headphone jack is at the top. The USB Type-C port is on the base, adjacent to the speaker. And the power button also functions as a fingerprint sensor.

If we talk about its screen, then the Redmi 10 Prime has a 6.5 LCD display. It provides a Full HD+ resolution. It also has a 90Hz refresh rate and comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection too.

However, you’ll see a giant punch hole placed at the top, which might be an annoyance. The total display ratio is 83 percent, with a pixel density of 405 PPI. All of it adds up to a more realistic watching experience, and having Full HD resolution on deck is always a bonus. Outdoor visibility of it isn’t ideal, but it’s adequate for the price.

The refresh rate is adjustable and is configured to 60Hz by default. You may alter it in the Settings. There is a fingerprint sensor that responds quickly. This sensor provides accurate unlocking most of the time.

Redmi 10 Prime Camera

The Redmi 10 Prime has four cameras. They are a 50-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

The camera app is nearly identical to that found on newer Xiaomi phones. There are easy toggles for HDR and AI. There is also a Pro mode with full command on settings. Photos taken throughout the day may look good with details that are acceptable. There might be oversharpened photos, which some people may find unappealing. The frames’ borders may also be a little blurry. With the ultra-wide-angle camera, you can capture a larger area. However, the output can occasionally stride down in quality when compared to the primary sensor. It may also have minor distortion around the borders.

Redmi 10 Prime Camera
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Close-up pictures may contain a lot of detail. The phone also features artificial intelligence that rapidly determines the thing in front of it. Colors are reasonably accurate, and the phone can distinguish between the object and the backdrop to create a depth effect. Portrait images showed fine-edge detection. The phone can also successfully blur the background. Before snapping a shot, you can also adjust the blur level. Macros may provide distinct details. However, you may find yourself changing the frame to prevent the phone’s own shadow from falling on the object while photographing. The maximum resolution is 2 megapixels.

The camera’s ability to photograph in low light is more of a worry. The photographs are not only washed out, but they also miss any notion of detail. The front-facing camera is subpar at most, and you may want to use it for usual things like video calls.

Selfies taken with the front-facing 8-megapixel camera may be passable in the daytime. The output also may appear sharpened. Portrait images featured strong edge recognition, and the phone’s backdrop blur was acceptable in the daytime. Low-light selfies captured under street lighting may perform poorly. Although, those taken with a better illumination nearby may perform well.

Redmi 10 Prime Software, Performance And, Battery

Redmi 10 Prime is one of the first smartphones to employ MediaTek Helio G88 chipset. The smartphone completes most fundamental tasks without difficulty. Customers can choose between two Redmi 10 Prime varieties: one with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and another with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The storage is expandable by inserting a microSD card into the designated microSD card slot.

The gaming is good, but heavy gaming is not its forte. Games like Battlegrounds Mobile India work fine but it starts to get warm as soon as you are halfway through the game.

However, if you require a device capable of multitasking daily then, it is an excellent choice. Both the top and bottom of the phone have dual speakers. It is what makes watching films more realistic.

Redmi 10 Prime Software, Performance And, Battery
Source:mobile.mi.com

As the default software for the Redmi 10 Prime, Xiaomi is again delivering MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11. And, as seen earlier as well, this MIUI version is refined, with its unique oddities and animations that have gained popularity among consumers.

Xiaomi has decreased the number of pre-installed apps on the smartphone. But Amazon, Facebook, Netflix, Prime Video, and LinkedIn remain. Although all apps are removable, a few Mi apps stay on the smartphone.

Lastly, the Redmi 10 Prime comes with a 6,000mAh battery that guarantees lengthy battery life on a single charge. However, the phone’s charging strained. It is because the phone’s charging speed is limited to 18W. So it takes a good long hour or more to recharge itself completely.

Overall, you will receive a good response from the phone. If you are playing any video at full brightness, you may witness the battery drain from 70% to 60% in less than 4 hours. It is pretty remarkable. So, with ordinary usage, the Redmi 10 Prime is expected to last at least two days.

Why Should You Buy Redmi 10 Prime?

  • You should buy Redmi 10 Prime for its lightweight design and 90Hz FHD+ display.
  • The Redmi 10 Prime performs well as well and has a better charging capacity. 
  • It has a long battery life and a dedicated microSD card slot.
  • All in all, for your average daily use, this phone should suffice.

Why Would You Avoid Buying Redmi 10 Prime?

  • You may want to avoid investing in Redmi 10 Prime because of its poor camera quality. If you are a photographer or a photography enthusiast, this phone might let you down.
  • It also warms up during gameplay. So, it is not for you if you are an avid gamer.
  • The battery, although, lasts long, but charges slowly. So, if your phone has run out of juice, you may expect it to take more than an hour to recharge.

Final Words – Redmi 10 Prime Review

With a price of around Rs.12k, the Redmi 10 Prime is at par with the Redmi Note 10 series. The launch price of Redmi 10 prime is, in fact, higher than that of Redmi Note 10. Meanwhile, due to the global chipset shortage, Xiaomi has been increasing the price of its Note 10 series periodically. Due to this, the standard Redmi Note 10, which initially cost ₹11,999, is now priced at ₹13,999.

The gap between economical and mid-range phones has shrunk. And you might be perplexed about which one to buy. But let’s just make things easier. The Redmi 10 Prime is a smartphone that checks most categories. You get the needed functionality, a better battery life, a big screen for media consumption, and an appearance that is, to put it mildly, decent. Nevertheless, you may find that it falls short on the camera quality.

The Redmi 10 Prime faces a significant challenge at its list price from the Redmi Note 10, as it has an AMOLED display and higher resolution. Another appealing alternative is the Realme Narzo 30, which features an Helio G95 chipset and rapid 30W charging. However, each of these alternatives will cost you a little extra, leaving the Redmi 10 Prime the better value-for-money choice.

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Aishwarya Verma

Aishwarya Verma is a technology writer. She loves researching the latest improvements in Cybersecurity, Headphones & Laptops.

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