Xiaomi Redmi 10 review: the new king of the budget segment!

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Recently, we have been mainly reviewing mid-range and flagship smartphones. Of course, it is in such devices that manufacturers implement all their interesting ideas, add new features and innovative technologies. But let's not forget about the budget segment, which continues to develop and delight undemanding customers. What it's all about: today's "patient", which will be carefully studied in the course of the article, is the new Xiaomi Redmi 10. This is an affordable phone that shows great promise. We invite you to take a closer look at the novelty.

Redmi 10 on the table

Main characteristics

We start with a set of basic features. Before us is a budget device, so it's not surprising that all the parameters are rather modest. Fortunately, Redmi 10 also has interesting features.

Display Diagonal 6.5″
Matrix type: LCD IPS.
Screen Resolution: Full HD+ (2400x1080), 90Hz refresh rate
Body Material: Plastic.
Dimensions: 161.9 x 75.5 x 8.9 mm, weight 181 grams
Network support 2G, 3G, 4G.
Processor: MediaTek Helio G88 12nm 2.0GHz Max Clock, Mali-G52 MC2 GPU.
Memory: 4/64 GB, 4/128 GB, 6/128 GB.
Main camera 50 MP (f/1.8 aperture) + 8 MP (wide-angle lens) + 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (portrait mode).
Front camera 8 MP (f/2.0 aperture).
Communications: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, NFC, infrared, FM radio.
OS Android 11 + MIUI 12.
Battery: 5000 mAh, fast 18W charging and reverse (reverse) 9W.
Colours: Carbon Grey, Pebble White and Sea Blue.
Price: $149 (4/64GB), $169 (4/128GB) and $179 (6/128GB).

Contents of delivery

redmi 10 equipment

We proceed to the long-awaited moment - unpacking the phone. This stage will not cause joyful exclamations, since the Redmi 10 package is the most common. Having opened the white box, the first thing we see is the hero of today's review, and then the necessary additions - a USB Type-C cable, a paperclip to open the SIM tray, a transparent silicone case (a trifle, but nice) and a 22.5 W power supply. Please note that the phone only supports 18W fast charging. There is nothing more to say about the package, so let's move on to the appearance of Redmi 10.

Design and dimensions

redmi 10 design

Xiaomi Redmi 10 pleasantly surprises with its design. The novelty is made in the spirit of all smartphones from the Note 10 line - the frames are thin, only with a noticeable chin, the cutout for the front camera is located in the center, and at the back there is a beautifully designed main camera block with pathos inscriptions "50 MP" and "AI-CAM".

Of course, Redmi 10 is completely made of plastic. No other material was expected given the price of the device. But here is an important point: the plastic is matte, not glossy, and this is very cool in several respects. Firstly, the case with a matte coating looks more expensive. Secondly, it feels more pleasant in the hand. Thirdly, it does not collect all fingerprints. But this is our opinion, and then see for yourself. Perhaps some still prefer a glossy surface.

Redmi 10 dimensions

Dimensions are 161.9 x 75.5 x 8.9 mm with a weight of 181 grams. Yes, this is not a compact phone at all. The color schemes are pleasant and calm: you can choose a smartphone in white, gradient blue or gray.

Redmi 10 colors

With connectors, Redmi 10 is doing great. I am glad that the manufacturer has added an audio jack for connecting wired headphones. There is an infrared port to remotely control equipment. The SIM tray is also cool: you can install two SIM cards + a memory card. Very generous, don't you agree? We will not stop at the standard USB Type-C connector, but we will separate two speakers separately. Yes, Redmi 10 boasts a stereo speaker. The sound is quite normal, although not the flagship level.

redmi 10 scanner

The fingerprint scanner has been added to the side on the right side. This is much more convenient than the notorious circle on the back that Redmi 9 had.


Redmi 10 display

But the screen of Redmi 10 for the most part disappointed. Instead of AMOLED, there is an IPS matrix of mediocre quality. The color reproduction is faded, there is not enough saturation, the viewing angles are so-so. The refresh rate is 90 Hz, and this is perhaps the only plus. Yes, and 90 Hz works much cooler on AMOLED matrices. In the smartphone settings, you can set 60 Hz if you want to save battery.

For everyday use, the Redmi 10's screen will do just fine, but there may be some discomfort when watching videos or playing games. Especially if before that you used amoled or high-quality IPS. It is a pity that the company saved so much on the display.

Redmi 10 color reproduction

In justification, we can name another plus of IPS matrices: the eyes will not get tired of PWM . Despite the DC Dimming feature, some users with particularly sensitive eyes have complained about annoying flickering on the Redmi Note 10 and Note 10 Pro smartphones. In Redmi 10, you will not encounter such a problem - at least something positive.

Performance and gaming test

Redmi 10 is powered by MediaTek Helio G88 processor . This is a new processor model introduced in July this year. The platform has two performance cores ARM Cortex-A75 with a frequency of 2.0 GHz and six energy-efficient Cortex-A55 (1.8 GHz). The role of the graphics accelerator performs Mali-G52 MC2. Helio G88 is an entry-level hardware designed for everyday tasks. You can easily surf the Internet, watch videos and play undemanding games. The firmware interface loads well, but there is still a feeling that the smartphone can hardly cope with 90 Hz.

Redmi 10 games

With resource-intensive toys, the situation is rather deplorable. We have tested the Redmi 10 in two popular games such as Shadowgun Legends and Genshin Impact and are ready to give our verdict. In Shadowgun Legends, you can, in principle, play at maximum settings, but constant microfreezes will interfere with you. The average is 25 FPS. If you want a more or less stable game without annoying lags, set medium-low or medium settings.

Genshin Impact on Redmi 10

Things are even worse in Genshin Impact. At maximum settings, some textures do not load at all. It is clear that there are also frequent microfreezes. It turns out about 10.5 FPS. This is a very low frame rate. It is already more pleasant to play at the minimum settings: almost all textures load normally, but there are still lags. The frame rate on average rises to 12-17 FPS. The phone gets very hot already after 10 minutes of playing (heating reaches 50 degrees) and hard throttling begins.

heating redmi 10

If you are looking for a smartphone for gaming, bypass the Redmi 10, as this is definitely not a gaming option. Sometimes you can play on the minimum settings, but nothing more. In principle, for a state employee, this is quite an expected picture.


redmi 10 camera

Let's just say that the memory is not enough. The basic and medium versions have 4 GB of RAM, which is no longer enough in 2021. The top version offers 6 GB. There are only two options for internal storage - 64 and 128 GB. The modifications clearly show that the smartphone belongs to the budget price segment.

Software and stability

Redmi 10 shell

Xiaomi Redmi 10 is running the eleventh Android . Of course, there is a proprietary firmware MIUI 12, and we have a lot of complaints about it. At the start of sales, the smartphone functions very unstable (the first version of the shell for this device affects). The device freezes even in everyday tasks, and sometimes there are specific freezes that are fixed only by rebooting. There are many small lags that are simply impossible to ignore. Therefore, we do not recommend purchasing a new product now. Wait at least one or two months for the developers to release a more optimized build.

Read also: List of devices that can receive iOS widgets in MIUI 12.5 .

Main and front camera

Redmi 10 main camera

Let's move on to the main camera. The Redmi 10 has a 50-megapixel main module from Samsung , but it doesn't do anything special. Daytime photos are of high quality, detailed, moderately bright. When compared with Realme Narzo 30 A , there are no significant differences, except that Redmi 10 noticeably blushes. But the novelty from Xiaomi copes much better with night shooting: here the detailing is not bad, and the color reproduction is accurate.

photo afternoon redmi 10

crop redmi 10Redmi 10 width

There are also three additional sensors installed in the phone: an 8 MP wide-angle lens, a 2 MP macro lens, and a 2 MP portrait mode. The width is good, for everyday photos it will do. Macro and rub ordinary ones, and they cost more for show, since few people use them on an ongoing basis.

Video writes in maximum quality 1080p@30fps. The quality is good, there is no stabilization. Sound recording is so-so. The front camera with f / 2.0 aperture is average, 8 megapixels. Suitable for social media selfies.


redmi 10 in hand

The first thing we want to announce with joy is the presence of an NFC module in the global version of the smartphone. A rather unexpected and pleasant feature, given that even the older Note 10 model does not support this technology. Next comes the standard set of communications: Wi - Fi , GPS , Bluetooth 5.2. Even FM radio was brought in. The proximity sensor works properly. Yes, it's strange that we pay attention to it, because the sensor should work correctly, but Xiaomi always has big problems with this. The vibrator is mediocre, but what do you want from a budget device?

Battery and battery life

redmi 10 battery

Xiaomi Redmi 10 received a 5000 mAh battery. There is fast charging at 18 watts and even reverse 9 watts. That is, you can charge other devices from Redmik, although reverse charging is rather weak. During the test, we determined that the battery lasts for 8 hours and 20 minutes. A good result, but far from top. If it is important for you that the smartphone works as long as possible, immediately set it to 60 Hz.

Price and start of sales

Xiaomi Redmi 10 screen

We are already at the finish line. It remains only to find out the cost of new items and the release date. For the basic version of 4/64 GB, you need to pay $ 149. Modification with the same amount of RAM, but with 128 GB of ROM is already 169 bucks. The top version for 6/128 GB will cost $179. Agree that the price is pleasant, so you can forgive some of the jambs of Redmi 10. On AliExpress, sales will start on August 23, just during the summer sale.


Redmi 10 speaker

Xiaomi Redmi 10 can be described in one word - not bad. The device has all the necessary functions and is suitable for an undemanding user. Yes, the processor is weak, the screen is also not admirable, but this is justified by the $150 price tag. The smartphone looks stylish, the main camera is decent, there is even an NFS. Firmware issues should be fixed within a month.

But here the next question is still brewing - is Redmi 10 the king of the budget segment? No. For example, Poco M3 Pro costs about the same, and offers more powerful hardware. In short, if you are looking for a cheap smartphone, take a closer look at the Redmi 10, but do not dismiss other options. Perhaps there is a phone and more interesting.


  • 50 megapixel main camera.
  • Screen refresh 90Hz.
  • Stylish appearance.
  • 5000 mAh battery with fast charging.
  • Expanded SIM tray.
  • There is NFC.
  • Stereo speakers.
  • Price.


  • Poor quality IPS screen.
  • Weak processor.
  • Very unstable firmware.
  • Little memory.

Also, don't forget to watch our video review and write your impressions of Redmi 10 in the comments.

Video review

Author: Алина Никитина Publication date: 20.08.2021


Total comments: 17
Ильин 0
На счёт лотка - Redmi 10, у меня на девайсе лоток под одну симку и карту или только две симки
05.10.2022 17:54
Гамидов Фуад 1
Всем доброго дня, я живу в Баку и гдето 20 дней тому назад приобрёл Редми10 4/128, вот я читаю и не понимаю, во первых у меня экран амулед но скажу сразу у 4/64 простой екран в смысле не амулед, во вторых тут нету NFC, А в целом скажу телефон очень даже не плохой, я каждый день сижу с часами играю PUB-D, WW2, Real Racing 3, и сразу скажу на высшем качестве и не разу у меня не было дискомфорта на счёт Редми10, 4/128гб.
15.01.2022 21:31
Лепешко Илья 0
Судя по тому что написано выше...если брать такой бюджетник то m3 pro.
Не ясно в чем был смысл выпуска устройства который стоит столько же, а по функциям хуже..
24.08.2021 13:09
Антонов Frigat.nasvai 1
Во первых продолжение линейки, во вторых Redmi как бы отдельный дочерний бренд и потому похожий, но имеющий отличия все же, смарт нормально.
24.08.2021 19:00
Петров Владимир 0
Меня больше вопрос про NFC интересует ? Везде где есть какая либо инфа про Redmi 10 - написано по разному . На одном из сайтов : nfc только в версии 6/128 . На другом - есть на всех версиях. На следующем - нет. Я сегодня приобрел-заказал 4/64 , мне важно nfc - есть ли он в нем ? Мне ещё не поздно отказатся от покупки.
23.08.2021 23:39
Антонов Frigat.nasvai 0
Как пишут: "в зависимости от региона", поэтому рекомендую уточнить у продавца наличие NFC. К примеру у Redmi 9T NFC нет в глобальной версии, но есть в российской.
24.08.2021 18:57
Антонов Frigat.nasvai 6
"Поэтому сейчас приобретать новинку мы не рекомендуем. Подождите хотя бы один-два месяца, чтобы разработчики выпустили более оптимизированную сборку" А заодно и повышения цены процентов на 20. Не проще ли купить с всевозможными скидками на старте продаж, а потом, через один-два месяца получить обновление?
23.08.2021 17:17
Антонов Frigat.nasvai 12
Говоря "плохой экран" не плохо бы было привести параметры, хотя бы пару-тройку замеров.
Почему-то рассматривая смарт в низшем эшелон автор применяет к нему требования из эшелона флагманов, разве не глупо покупая Ладу за 500 тыр. надеяться на характеристики и возможности Мерседеса S класса? А когда надежды не оправдаться хаить ту самую Ладу?
И почему, охаивая ШИМ говорить надо о Сяоми, забывая, что такой же лютый ШИМ во флагманах от Самсунга и Яблока? Что-то покупающие их не ноют, что устают глаза.
Про "некачественный" экран сказал - жаль, что автор голословно его охаивает. Теперь про "мало памяти" - смарт начального уровня, далеко не игровой, зачем ему памяти более, чем 6/128? К примеру в Айфон 12 оперативки всего 4 гига и есть версия с постоянной памятью на 64 гига (не забываем, что флешку вы в айфон не воткнете). Это к теме ожиданий от Запорожца резвости Бугатти.
Про камеру: неудачное сравнение, надо было с продвинутой зеркалкой/беззеркалкой сравнить, а то "краснит" на фоне зеленящей камеры от Нарцо ни о чем не говорит.
И про процессор - опять вспоминаем, что смарт не игровой и забываем придирки автора. Для своего класса/уровня процессор бодрый.
21.08.2021 20:10
Сокольник Богдан -16
Редко удается увидеть так много бредового текста. Даже лень отвечать по пунктам. Вкратце - вы в корне не правы. Причем, не по моему личному мнению, а объективно.
23.08.2021 11:01
Антонов Frigat.nasvai 11
К счастью ваше "объективное" мнение не истина в последней инстанции. Автор делает выводы из "мне так кажется" и из "я так думаю" не обосновывая даже простейшими приборными тестами свои слова. Таких людей называют "диванный аналитик" и это не я придумал.
23.08.2021 16:58
Антонов Frigat.nasvai 2
К слова о бреде: "Сразу скажем, что памяти маловато. Базовая и средняя версия имеют 4 Гб оперативки, а этого уже недостаточно в 2021 году. Топовая версия предлагает 6 Гб. Вариантов внутреннего хранилища всего два – 64 и 128 Гб. В модификациях отчетливо прослеживается, что смартфон принадлежит к бюджетному ценовому сегменту." Тогда и Айфон 12 с памятью 4/64, да и 4/128 надо по мнению автора причислять к бюджетному сегменту? Разве не бред, учитывая, что 4/64 стоит 70 000 руб.? Делать вывод о принадлежности к нижнему ценовому диапазон по встроено памяти, ну знаете...!
23.08.2021 17:06
Никитина Алина -8
Не сравнивайте телефоны на Андроиде и iOS) На Айфонах приложения занимают гораздо меньше места, чем на Андроид
25.08.2021 00:36
Местный Волкодав -1
Богдан, да чего уж "редко"?!
Ваши бредовые лонгриды тоже довольно множественны!
23.09.2021 17:17
Молодец Dmitriy 3
Что слышно про Xiaomi Redmi 10А
Стоит ждать или купить 9А за 80$ ?
21.08.2021 17:47
Антонов Frigat.nasvai 0
Будет вроде осенью, ждать стоит, так как при небольшой разнице в цене будет все же лучше чем 9А и вроде как довольно существенно лучше.
24.08.2021 19:06
Захарченко Андрей 1
Ну незнаю, нот10 вроде получше смотрится, не?
20.08.2021 14:23
Антонов Frigat.nasvai 0
И смотрится лучше и железо лучше, но это и класс чуть выше.
24.08.2021 19:07


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