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Xiaomi Redmi 10 5G Review - A Compelling Option on a Tight Budget

Xiaomi Redmi 10 5G Review – A Compelling Option on a Tight Budget

Last September, Xiaomi released a budget smartphone that managed to compete with its contemporaries in the same price range due mainly to its surprising ability to punch above its weight. The Xiaomi Redmi 10 5G offers users a more premium experience without the need to spend a large amount on a flagship device. With a dual-camera setup, elegant-yet-durable aesthetics, and a powerful battery, this device became quite the budget contender.

The Xiaomi Redmi 10 5G has been around long enough to become a familiar face in every budget lineup. Thanks to its premium build along with reliable features, 5G capability, and an affordable price, this device may still be the smartphone to look out for this year.

Premium Aesthetics

The Xiaomi Redmi 10 5G features an 8.9mm thin body, and at 200 grams, it has hefty enough specs without being too heavy. In terms of color, you can choose among Graphite Gray, Chrome Silver, and Aurora Green options all with a nice, matte finish. While you no longer get a glossy exterior, you’re treated to quite the dazzling view as light reflects beautifully off its smooth surface.

The Redmi 10 5G’s 6.58-inch IPS LCD display produces vibrant colors and sharp details. Protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, you can rest easy knowing that your screen won’t easily break from any accidental drops or from getting jammed inside your jeans’ pockets. The 90Hz AdaptiveSync refresh rate ensures scrolling through apps, browsing the internet, and gaming stay smooth and snappy.

With 1080 x 2408 pixel resolution coupled with thin bezels, it provides a generous 83.6% screen-to-body ratio, giving you a pleasant viewing experience, regardless of what you’re streaming.

A Capable Daily Driver

If you decide to get the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G, then you’ll be delighted to know that it can definitely keep up with your daily device usage. Powered by a Mediatek Dimensity 700 chipset and up to 6GB of RAM, the device can breeze through any task.

When it comes to casual gaming, this device can manage without issue. Popular titles such as Mobile Legends and Call of Duty: Mobile run smoothly at medium to high settings. With up to 128 GB of storage which can be further expanded via a dedicated microSD card slot, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G won’t have any problems storing games, apps, and media.

Content-Ready Cameras

In terms of photoshoot capability, the phone’s dual cameras deliver crisp, clear images. The 50MP main shooter provides a decent amount of detail in the images taken under good lighting, while the 2MP depth sensor provides that much desired, natural-looking bokeh effect in portrait mode. When it comes to selfies, the 5MP front camera may not be as powerful as the rear camera, but you still get clear, detailed photos even when you take pictures in portrait mode.

For all your vlogging essentials, both front and rear cameras are capable of shooting 1080p videos at 30fps. This camera setup just might be all you need to jumpstart that content creation career, should you choose to do so.  

Reliable to the Core

The Xiaomi Redmi 10 5G is packed with features, so it’s a valid concern to wonder if it can stay powered long enough to get through the day. The answer comes in the form of a massive 5000 mAh battery that can be easily topped up with 18W of USB-C charging. You’re guaranteed at least a day under heavy use, and up to three if you don’t push the device to its limit. 

In terms of additional features, you get a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for added security.  Contrary to popular belief, 3.5mm headphone jacks are definitely not obsolete, and the Redmi 10 5G has one ready for use. Running on Android 12 and the very easy-to-navigate MIUI 13 ensures that everything will be working seamlessly, and up–to-date. You’re also given access to any app and feature exclusive to MIUI, which helps a great deal in your day-to-day.

The Xiaomi Redmi 10 5G in the Philippines

Get your hands on this premium yet affordable smartphone now available through Smart Signature. You can get a Xiaomi Redmi 10 5G with Smart Signature Device Plans XL, M, Lite, S, or L through the Smart Online Store, or you can also visit your nearest Smart Store.

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