Xiaomi Redmi 10 (India) is a good value-for-money India-specific budget phone. It’s a great choice for those whose main concerns are battery life and performance. However, it does have several cons, but it surely doesn’t ask you to compromise a lot. On the topic of being a superb value-for-money device, we should mention the phone’s starting price is ₹11,990 (roughly $156). The phone only has two variants. The base variant has 4 GB RAM with 64 GB ROM, while the premium one boasts 6 GB RAM with 128 GB ROM.
It’s great to see the phone having LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.2 storage since eMMC storage is very common in this price range. Xiaomi Redmi 10 (India) supports an SD card, which might be needed by those going for the base variant. Apart from an SD card, the device can support two Nano-SIM cards and connections from 2G to 4G. For colors, the options are limited to Midnight Black, Pacific Blue, and Caribbean Green. Like most budget Xiaomi phones, the phone’s well-built despite its plastic back. The phone has a rather simple look, which might not be everyone’s cup of tea. The phone weighs 203 grams, which is slightly on the heavier side.
Similarly, the phone measures 6.68, 3.02, and 0.36 inches in height, width, and thickness respectively. The phone’s display quality is good, though not the best in the segment. It has a 6.7-inch HD+ IPS LCD screen with an 81.7% screen-to-body ratio and 269 PPI density. The glass front is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which is nice to see since many budget phones don’t mention anything regarding protection. The presence of a loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm headphone jack only improve the multimedia experience. Performance is the biggest strength of Xiaomi Redmi 10 (India) and for good reason.
Considering the price, the Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G CPU delivers superb overall performance. The Adreno 610 GPU handles the phone’s gaming needs. As for the software, the device runs Android 11 out-of-the-box with MIUI 13 on top. Since the phone was released in March 2022, the phone should have run the latest Android 12. Cameras are one area where the phone disappoints, as it turns in an average performance. On paper, the phone looks impressive though as it has a 50 MP wide-angle and 2 MP depth sensor camera on the rear. It also has a 5 MP camera on the front for selfies and video communications. The phone can record videos in 1080p@30fps and has all the usual camera features.
Contrary to expectations, Xiaomi Redmi 10 (India) doesn’t have all the usual camera sensors. While the phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, and proximity sensors, it misses out on a gyroscope and compass sensor. The gadget supports dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. It lacks NFC but has FM Radio and the Infrared Port which is uncommon. The battery is one department where the phone excels. Its massive 6000 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery will easily last for a couple of days on moderate use. What’s also nice to see here is that Xiaomi Redmi 10 (India) supports 18W fast charging.