Unboxing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G, the latest budget smartphone of 2021 to hit the UK, rivalling the Realme 8 5G and Oppo A73. However, the specs and camera tech have been scaled back somewhat vs the Pro model, so it’s not the all-around best Xiaomi phone right now. Full review coming soon but here’s a run-through of the main MiUI 12 features, a look at the Redmi Note 10 5G’s media chops and gaming performance, plus a tour of the camera UI. Xiaomi has already released loads of budget phones in 2021, including the Mi 11 Lite 5G and that excellent Note 10 Pro.
This handset isn’t as strongly specced as the Pro but you do still get enough grunt from that Mediatek Dimensity 700 platform for gaming in PubG and Call of Duty Mobile. Battery life should be excellent too with a 5000mAh cell, while NFC is also on board. However, if you’re after the best Xiaomi camera experience, the Redmi Note 10 5G’s triple-lens hardware isn’t for you. Likewise, the IPS screen isn’t as smooth or punchy as the AMOLED on the other Note 10 series smartphones.