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Redmi Note 10 Pro: Why this new model is likely to rule the mid-range phone market in Nepal

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Redmi Note 10 Pro is the latest edition of Xiaomi’s famous Note series. It is also one of the many Note 10 series smartphones that have been launched this year. Redmi’s Note series are known for their excellent features for affordable pricing although there was intense competition for smartphones in this particular price range this year.

Regarding the competition in the price range, Samsung was already going head-to-head with Xiaomi in Nepal and India. The rise of Realme was also evident as it came up with smartphones like Realme 8i which got a good response from the market. There are other options like Vivo or Oppo as well.

The Redmi Note series competes with its own Poco and Redmi series as well. This is probably the market segment with the highest numbers of customers in Nepal and is the very reason that companies are launching multiple models in this price category. Accordingly, Redmi Note 10 Pro also has a lot to offer and can be the number one phone in the mid-range category within the next few days.

To know about that, let’s get into the details of the phone.

Specifications

Dimension Height: 164mm
Width: 76.5mm
Thickness: 8.1mm
Weight: 193 grams
Display6.67-inch AMOLED, 120HZ, HDR10, 1200 nits (peak)
SimDual sims
Resolution1,080*2,400 pixels
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
OSAndroid 11, MIUI 12
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 732G (6nm)
GPUAdreno 618
Storage64GB/128GB
SD card slotYes
RAM6GB/8GB
CameraFront: 16MP, f/2.5
Rear: 108MP, f/1.9            
8MP, f/2.2, 119 (ultrawide)            
5MP, f/2.4, (macro) AF            
2MP, f/2.4, (depth)
SoundLoudspeakers with stereo speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack
Battery5020mAh, Li-Po, non-removable
Fast charging 33W
59% in 30 mins
SensorsSide-mounted fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
ColoursOnyx grey, glacier blue, gradient bronze
PriceRs 29,999 (6/64GB)
Rs 33,999 (6/128GB)
Rs 36,999 (8/128GB)

Design and display

Redmi Note 10 Pro display and design
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Redmi Note 10 Pro is one of the best-looking smartphones in this price range. Talking about the build of the phone, it has a glass front, a glass back and a plastic frame. The front and back of the phone have Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Designwise, it has a punch-hole display on the front. There is a side-mounted fingerprint on the phone which works as a power button as well. The phone is 8.1mm thick and weighs lightly at 193 grams.

There is a 6.67-inch AMOLED display on the phone. The phone has a whopping 120Hz refresh rate and reaches a peak brightness of up to 1200 nits while it has a maximum resolution of 1,080*2,400 pixels. The touch sampling rate of the phone is 240Hz.

Cameras

Redmi Note 10 Pro camera
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Redmi Note 10 Pro features a massive 108MP quad-camera setup on the back. The main 108MP camera is accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide camera, 5MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor. Along with shooting 4K videos and high-resolution photos, there are plenty of camera features on Redmi Note 10 Pro.

There are features like Pro time-lapse, telemacro time-lapse, dual video, video clones, photo clones, shoot steady and plenty of long exposures for cool photography.  Though it does not support 60fps recording in 4K, you can record a 60fps video in 1080p.

At the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera. Along with panorama pictures, it can record videos only up to 1080p in 30fps, which is normal for a smartphone in this price range. It can also capture 720p resolution video in 120fps.

Performance and battery life

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Redmi Note 10 Pro runs on Android 11 with MIUI 12 on top. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G (8nm) chipset, its graphics are handled by Adreno 618. This is one of the best processors in this price range.

Photo: Mi

Giving life to the phone is a 5020mAh non-removable Li-Po battery. The phone can be charged at incredible speed with a 33W fast charger. The phone gets up to 59% charge in just 30 minutes. The power is decent and can be good for gaming sessions or surfing the internet. The company claims the battery can last up to two days in normal use.

Storage, connectivity and other features

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Redmi Note 10 Pro comes in three variants with two storage options. The phone comes with 6GB or 8GB of RAM variants and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage options. There is also a dedicated microSDXC card slot in case the internal storage is not enough.

Redmi Note 10 Pro supports dual 4G sims and also dual-band WI-fi. Further, it supports Bluetooth 5.1, GPS and is NFC enabled. The phone also supports USB Type-C 2.0 and an infrared port. For audio connectivity, the phone has stereo speakers as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The price of Redmi Note 10 Pro is Rs 29,999 for 6/64GB, Rs 33,999 for 6/128GB and Rs 36,999 for the 8/128GB variants.

Verdict

Redmi Note 10 Pro is probably the best smartphone in this price category and there are hardly any smartphones on the market that can compete against it. Xiaomi really has been brilliant in mid-range smartphones. This is the very reason it has been successful to amass a lot of customers over the years and is the number one smartphone company in India and Nepal in terms of sales.

A good display, safety, high-resolution camera, good processor, well-built, good battery backup, good audio: Redmi Note 10 Pro literally has everything you need on a good smartphone. If you want a smartphone under Rs 30,000 this is a no brainer.

Is there any smartphone better than Redmi Note 10 Pro? If there is, let us know.

Also, check the price of MI phones in Nepal.

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Subba is a tech and auto writer at Onlinekhabar.

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