Redmi Note 10 First Impressions: The New Budget Champion?
We used to associate the Redmi Note series with the sub-Rs. 15,000 market, but of late, all manufacturers have raised prices in order to keep pushing specifications and capabilities even in the face of taxes and currency fluctuations. The new Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max are priced between Rs. 15,999 and Rs. 21,999, but there is still some hope left for the budget-minded buyer – the “classic” Redmi Note 10 is priced starting at Rs. 11,999 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, or Rs. 13,999 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
This model, the lowest-end of the three siblings, does not have a fancy 108-megapixel camera, a 120Hz refresh rate, or frosted glass rear panel, but it still boasts of a lot of capabilities and specifications that will make cost-conscious buyers happy. Could the Redmi Note 10 be the ideal balance of price and features for India? A full review is coming up soon, but here are our first impressions to help you get an idea of what’s in store.
The Redmi Note 10 series introduces a new “Evol” design language. Just like its siblings, the sides are rounded and the top and bottom are flat. The rear panel curves into the frame, which is slightly thicker on the right to accommodate the power and volume buttons. The camera module is a standout design feature with a highlight around the primary camera. Unlike on the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, the camera module is flat and doesn’t protrude much.