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Xiaomi Redmi 10c Review: Can this budget phone fulfil users’ needs?

While Xiaomi is best known for its flagship products, the firm has gained traction in a number of areas. Thanks to its inexpensive handsets that provide respectable features for a low price. This prompted the company to announce a new smartphone in the Redmi series for the economic segment, dubbed the Xiaomi Redmi 10C, which would be the direct successor to the Redmi 9C from last year. Here goes a detailed review of Xiaomi Redmi 10c.

Key Features of Xiaomi Redmi 10c

Design

Let’s begin with the design and manufacturing materials. In comparison to the previous generation, the Redmi 10c phone features a new design. The back and side frames are made of plastic, while the black camera bump is equipped with various elements such as imaging sensors, an LED flash, and a fingerprint reader.

Additionally, it has the Redmi logo, while the side frame houses the power button, volume controls, charging and speaker ports, as well as slides and a memory stick. The front end features a V-notch and a big bottom border. The phone measures 169.5 x 76.5 x 8.3 mm and weighs 190g. It is available in three colours: Mint Green, Graphite Gray, and Ocean Blue.

What is frustrating about the design is Xiaomi’s decision to relocate the fingerprint scanner to the rear rather than the conventional power button. This is a big drop since many users prefer the fingerprint reader positioned on the side. However, others may disagree since everyone, in the end, has their own taste.

Display

The Redmi 10C features a 6.71-inch LCD monitor with a resolution of 1650 x 720 pixels, a pixel density of 268 PPI, and a maximum brightness of 400 nits.

Additionally, it has a Corning Gorilla Glass protective layer of the third generation. Exhibit 20:9. Additionally to other settings such as sunlight, the screen enables reading mode to shield the eyes from hazardous radiation. In conclusion, the screen is excellent and covers all of your everyday demands, but it will not be the deciding factor in your decision to purchase this phone.

However, this is compensated by the support for Widevine L1 HD files, which are capable of streaming high-definition videos from Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, allowing you to enjoy your favourite films in high-definition and completing the experience with a powerful speaker.

Thus, although the Redmi 10C may not have the finest screen, it does provide the most value for money, providing a high-quality screen suited for media consumption, whether watching videos, playing games, or surfing social media.

Cameras and Their Features

The cameras are one of the Redmi 10 C’s strongest aspects. There is nothing to be concerned about in terms of their standards. Its compact rear cover conceals a square camera module that includes not just a dual-camera system and an LED flash but also a microSD card slot.

Along with 1080p video capturing at 30 frames per second, a 50MP main lens with an F/1.8 lens slot on the Samsung S5KJN1 sensor provides panoramic technology, HDR, and night mode.

Additionally, there is a 2MP OmniVision OV02B10 sensor with an F/2.4 lens slot for isolation, while the front has a 5MP selfie camera with an F/2.2 lens slot that enables 1080p@30fps video recording. Furthermire, there is a facial recognition function through the front camera and artificial intelligence that unlocks the lock screen when the device’s owner’s face is identified.

Performance and Software

When it comes to performance, the Redmi 10C excels in the majority of its basic and entertainment uses, such as surfing the web, watching videos on YouTube, and using social media platforms, as everything ran smoothly and without any issues with applications freezing or reaching abnormally high temperatures.

Whereas the Redmi 10C is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 680 octa-core CPU manufactured using a 6nm technology. The chipset comprises four Kryo 265 Gold cores running at 2.4GHz and four Kryo 265 Silver cores running at 1.9GHz. Qualcomm 600 series CPUs are often used in low- and mid-range smartphones. And the most recent smartphone, the Redmi Note 11, used this CPU, indicating its efficiency and reliability.

This comes with an Adreno 610 GPU, 4GB RAM, or up to 128GB inbuilt storage that can be expanded up to 1TB via external microSD card. This phone contributes to uninterrupted performance regardless of the task at hand by increasing typing speed, which results in speedier installation and loading of all your favourite applications.

The Xiaomi UI provides a plethora of features and built-in functions that enhance the user experience, such as night mode support. Many people prefer Dark Mode.

The Xiaomi Redmi 10C also features dual-SIM slots that supports two nano-sim cards that support all bandwidth options such as 4G, 3G, and so on, ensuring that you will have enough coverage for calls and internet in addition to a MicroSD card on the same socket. The Redmi 10C offers dual-band WiFi connectivity at 2.4GHz and 5GHz, as well as Bluetooth 5.0. Additionally, NFC functionality is included.

Battery and Charger

The Xiaomi Redmi 10C is backed by a 5000mAh battery and is charged via a USB Type C socket using an 18W charging station that can charge the phone from empty to full in less than two hours. Allows for the connection of storage units and accessories through OTG.

In terms of battery life, it may easily last a day under normal to heavy usage. The phone comes with a 10W in-box charger, and an 18W charger is available for purchase separately.

Price of Redmi 10c in Bangladesh

Xiaomi has officially released the Redmi 10C in Bangladesh. For all the premium features of the phone, Xiaomi is charging BDT 12,999 for 4GB × 64GB variation and BDT 13,999 for 4GB × 128GB.

Conclusion

Xiaomi Redmi 10C smartphone is a budget smartphone with a stylish design and a powerful processor, ample memory of up to 128GB, 4GB RAM, industry-standard connectivity, a 6.71-inch HD+ display, and a 50 MP dual rear camera.

However, like other budget phones 10c has some limitations too. It does not support fast charging which can cut the deal for the busy people who are always on the move. But on the whole, in this phone you get standard performance at a low price. If you are looking for a low-cost phone at the moment, Redmi 10C deserves your attention.

Source: United News of Bangladesh