Xiaomi has introduced a new “Evol” design which freshens up the Redmi Note 10 series a bit. There’s little scope for differentiation on smartphones, and the main bit of design flair is the camera module on the rear. The four lenses, all of different sizes, are arranged in a chunky but rounded panel that protrudes by about 1mm from the rear.
Thanks to the 6.43-inch screen and its relatively narrow borders, the Redmi Note 10 is actually quite easy to hold and manage. At 8.3mm thick and 178.8g in weight, even one-handed use isn’t much of a problem. The Redmi Note 10 is not only easier to handle than the Redmi Note 9, but also pretty convenient overall, considering its features.
The processor of choice for this generation is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 678, a recently launched upper-mid-range option which improves very slightly on the Snapdragon 675. It has two Kryo 460 Gold CPU cores running at 2.2GHz. There’s 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM storage.
The 6.43-inch display has a full-HD+ resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. Brightness goes up to 1100nits peak which is enough for apps like YouTube to display HDR videos with boosted brightness, although HDR isn’t listed on the spec sheet. You can adjust the color tone or switch to Reading Mode which makes everything appear warmer, which Xiaomi says can reduce eye strain.
Screen: 6.43-Inch Display
SIM: Dual SIM
CPU: Octa Core
Storage: 4GB RAM; 128GB ROM
Operating System: Android 11
Camera: 48 MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP and 13 MP Front
ID: Infrared & Fingerprint
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5000mAh Battery