Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S Review: A Pretty Great All-round Smartphone | GadgetGuruBN

Last updated on 27/10/2021 11:45 PM IST.
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Xiaomi on 13/05/2021 launched the Redmi Note 10S which is a budget android smartphone in India priced at Rs.14,999 & these are my honest thoughts about it. 
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1. Battery [8.7/10]
Device comes with Li-Po 5000 mAh battery which supports 33W fast charging. The battery life should be excellent as it features,
  • Bigger battery size.
  • 12nm fabrication of the SOC.
  • 33W fast charging.
Battery Life Stats
SOT [Screen on Time]: Upto 8:15 hrs average.
Battery Life: Upto 2 days average.

3. Features [8.7/10]
The device comes with excellent features which includes,
  • Important sensors: Fingerprint & Gyroscope.
  • Connectivity options: Dual-Band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C 2.0 port, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS & Beidou), Dual SIM (dual nano SIM, dual 4G, VoLTE & VoWiFi) & Dedicated Micro SD card slot. It also features IR Blaster.
  • Audio features: Dual Stereo speaker & 3.5mm headphone jack.
3. Display [8.6/10]
Device comes with 6.43 inch display which should offer excellent quality as it features,
  • Super AMOLED 90Hz refresh rate panel with FHD+ [2400 X 1080 pixels] resolution.
  • Excellent 409 ppi sharpness, 1100 nits of peak brightness & 20:9 aspect ratio.
4. Performance [8.5/10]
Device comes with Mediatek's Helio G95 12nm SOC & runs Android 11 OS with Xiaomi's MIUI 12.5 interface on top. The overall performance should be great as it features,
  • 2 Kryo ARM-Cortex A76 clocked at 2.05 Ghz & 6 Kryo ARM-Cortex A55 clocked at 2.0 Ghz with Mali-G76 MC4 GPU.
  • 6GB LPDDR4X RAM & 64/128GB UFS 2.2 Storage.
5. Camera [8.4/10]
Device comes with [4] rear cameras with LED flash & [1] front camera. The overall camera quality [image & video] should be excellent [8.8/10] in day & very good [7.2/10] in night as it features [camera features 0.4],
  • Main: 48MP Sony IMX582 Sensor with f/1.8 Aperture, 26mm wide-angle lens, 1/2.0" sensor size, 0.8 micron pixel, PDAF & HDR.
  • Ultrawide: 8MP with f/2.2 aperture, ultrawide-angle lens, 118 degree FOV, 1/4.0" sensor size & 1.12 micron pixel.
  • Macro: 2MP with f/2.4 Aperture.
  • Depth: 2MP with f/2.4 Aperture.
  • Video recording options include 4K [2160p@30fps] & FHD [1080p@30/60fps]. It features Pro mode, Movie Frame, Macro mode, Portrait mode, Night mode, Slow motion mode & more
  • Front: 13MP with f/2.5 aperture, wide-angle lens, 1/3.06" sensor size 1.12 micron pixel & HDR.
  • Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps].
6. Form Factor [8.3/10]
  • Dimensions: 160.46 x 74.5 x 8.3 mm & Weight: 178.8 gms.
  • Build: Corning Gorilla Glass 3 front, Plastic back & frame. It also features IP53 dust and water resistant design.
7. Box Contents: Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S [Device itself], 33W Adapter, Type-C cable, Case, Guides / Paper work & SIM tool.

8. Price, Variants, Colors & Availability
2 Price: Rs.14,999 & Rs.15,999.
2 Variants: 6+64GB & 6+128GB. 
4 Colors: Shadow Black, Frost White, Deep Sea Blue & Cosmic Purple.
Availability: Available from 18/05/2021 via,
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9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
Pros Cons
 + Excellent battery life   - Slightly better SOC could be used
 + Excellent features   - No NFC
 + Excellent display   - No 90Hz Refresh Rate
 + Great performance   
 + Great camera   
 + Great Form Factor   

1. Product Rating: 8.53/10.
2. VFM Rating: 7.7/10. 
3. GadgetGuruBN Rating: 8.11/10.

10. Final Words
Summing up my thoughts the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S is a great smartphone at a pretty great price, Also do let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 

11. Why you should buy this smartphone?
If you are looking for a pretty great all-round smartphone with great form factor in the 15K budget than this smartphone might be the best option for you.
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