We have the Redmi Note 10 Pro for review and it is the global version of the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max – a special model of India. There are only two variations – the Indian version omits the NFC and is not listed as an IP53 rating.
Exactly a year has passed since the first Redmi Note 9 phones appeared, and updates are coming in time.
The Redmi Note 10 Pro is leading the next generation of affordable mid-rangers and is one of the most requested fan favorites – the 120Hz OLED screen.
Shiomi offers cheap HR screens. The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G and several Redmi K30 phones have LCD panels up to 120 Hz and 144 Hz. Talk about fulfilling desire!T
he Redmi Note 10 Pro is based on the limited Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G, also known as the Mi10I5G in some markets, launched both weeks ago.
It offers a good OLED HRR screen, but comes with a lower Snapdragon 732G chip instead of the more premium Snapdragon 750G5G. The rest is basically the same – camera, speakers, battery, fast charging.
In fact, the new Redmi Note 10 Pro may not pack the best mid-range SoC, but it does impress with an interesting quad camera on the back.
The main sniper uses a 108MP Samsung sensor, then an 8MP ultra-wide snapper, then a 5MP camera with a telemacro lens, and finally, a 2MP depth sensor.
Other interesting things about the Redmi Note 10 Pro include dedicated symmetrical speakers – another feature that is not widely available even on the most expensive phones (flagships usually favor hybrid configurations).
There is also a very fat battery with a capacity of 33W with a 5.020mAh capacity, and a corresponding power adapter is included with the phone. Some would appreciate the presence of NFC, FM radio, IR blaster, 3.5mm connector and microSD expansion.
The Redmi Note 10 Pro is rated IP 53 for protection against dust and water – a very nice touch. This means the phone is dust resistant and can withstand splashes of light or rain.
The phone seems like a much better proposition with every new feature we have identified, so let’s get right to the point and get this note out of the box.
Unpack the Shiomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
The Redmi Note 10 Pro is shipped in a simple paper box and includes everything you need except a pair of headphones. The retail package includes a 33 W power adapter and a USB-A-C cable rate 3A.
And you can find a thin screen protector already applied to the phone’s screen. We have extracted it; Sorry, Shiomi, it was so cheap.
Design, Construction, Maintenance
The Redmi Note 10 Pro is one of the very few Redmi phones you can get a true IP rating – in this case the IP 53. This means the phone is protected from dust and can withstand water and light rain. Even better, the Shiomi featured a silicone case with a cover for the USB port, which provides even better overall protection.
In addition to sealing against dust and water, the Redmi Note 10 Pro is your typical smartphone. The new 120 Hz OLED screen has a Gorilla Glass 5 flat, a slightly curved piece of glass on the back and a glossy plastic frame between these two pieces.
Our unit is the Onyx Gray option that has a mei gown gray on the back. It captures and reflects light in an interesting, but subtle way. Shiomi seems to have chosen these paintings well and although they look fancy, they are definitely not.
However, the back and frame shine, and the fingerprints and stains easily stick together and ruin the look. If the Redmi Note 10 Pro is shipped without a box, some of you may want to swatch it more than you would like. That is why we suggest bright orange or blue if you do not wish to use the case.
So, the front is all about the new 6.67 “OLED screen, which has a regular 1080p resolution, but delivers a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It looks and looks beautiful on the Note 10 Pro.
The screen protection is made of Gorilla Glass 5 piece, mostly flat, with these familiar 2.5D tiles.