Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S

Updated: 14th July 2021
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15,999
  • Display

    6.67 inches
  • Processor

    Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)
  • Ram

    8 / 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Storage

    128 GB
  • Front Camera

    20 MP Camera
  • Primary Camera

    108 MP (f/1.69, rear) + 13 MP (f/2.4, ultra-wide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth) + 2 MP (f/2.4, macro) Quad Camera with LED Flash
  • Battery

    Non removable Li-ion 4780 mAh battery

Expert Score

4
All round features within a decent pocket pinch

Pros

  • Attractive design and lightweight
  • Good UI performance
  • Has fast charging feature
  • Has a very good display

Cons

  • During video playback, sharpening and contrast-boost cannot be disabled.
  • It overheats very easily
  • 4K video lacks stabilisation
  • MIUI 12.5 is bloatware ridden

Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi is known for providing the best smartphones within a budget. For many years, it has been giving its customers smartphones with rounder features which other brands offer at a much higher price. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S is the fourth smartphone in the Redmi Note 10 series. Its price is exactly in between Redmi Note 10 (starts at Rs 12,499) and Redmi Note 10 Pro (starts at Rs 15,999). It is largely similar to the Redmi Note 10 but has a better camera and processor. It was officially released on 28th April 2021. It is available in two variants –the 6GB, 64GB model priced at Rs 14,999 and the 6GB, 128GB model priced at Rs 15,999. It is available in three vibrant colours –Deep Sea Blue, Frost White and Shadow Black. It offers some pretty good features starting from a super sleek design, an amazing quad-camera to a high definition display and a very big internal memory. It even comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor which provides extra security to your phone. However, the battery capacity and the performance could have been better at the given price. It comes with a warranty period of 1 year.

However, it has tough competitors in the market. Many features of this phone those of Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro are alike. Moreover, there are smartphones of similar quality from other brands like Realme 8 and Moto G40 Fusion, Micromax IN 1 128GB, etc., some having a higher price and some lower. So in conclusion, it can be said that Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S has diverse features but it will not burn a hole in your pocket.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S price in india starts from 15999. This Mobile is a decent phone with Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm) Processor, 8 / 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM of RAM, and 128 / 256 GB (UFS 3.0) Storage of Storage.

Design and Display

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S has a screen size of 6.67 inches and weights approximately 208 g. This mobiles runs on Android OS, v11 and has decent resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.

Performance

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S runs on Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm) Processor and it has Octa-core (1x3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 585) CPU and Adreno 650 GPU.

Camera

In terms of camera, this model comes up with rear camera of 108 MP (f/1.69, rear) + 13 MP (f/2.4, ultra-wide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth) + 2 MP (f/2.4, macro) Quad Camera with LED Flash and front camera of 20 MP Camera. Other camera features include HDR, Portrait, Panorama, EIS, AI Camera, PDAF.

Network and connectivity

In connectivity, this model includes Call Records, Messaging, Phonebook, Games, Edge, GPRS, Face Unlock. Different network support available for the 2g: GSM 850 900 1800 1900 MHz, 3g: WCDMA B1/2/4/5/8, 4g: Dual 4G VoLTE, 5g: Yes, 5G.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S Detailed Review

Performance

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S is all set to boost your gaming experience. It has MediaTek Helio G95 (12 nm) processor. The Helio G95 processor is known for giving a smooth gaming experience and can support heavy graphics without any problem. It has an Octa-core (2x2.05 GHz Cortex –A76 and 6x2.0 GHz Cortex –A55) CPU and a Mali –G76 MC4 GPU.  It has a clock speed of up to 2.05 GHz. The helio G95 processor type present in Redmi Note 10S is the same as Realme 8 5G. But Realme 8 5G cannot match the quality of stereo speakers present in Note 10S. It has only one RAM variant -6GB which enables smooth browsing. It has a vast internal memory of 64GB and 128GB which allows you to store a huge number of photos, videos and documents without any space issues. Apart from the internal memory being very good, if we talk about the overall performance of this smartphone, it could have been better at the given price range.

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It runs on Android 11, MIUI 12.5 Operating System. The OS is bloatware-ridden which is a disadvantage. It supports 4G VoLTE, 4G LTE, 3G, WCDMA and GSM network types and internet connectivities of 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, EDGE and GPRS. So you will not be having any problem connecting to other people. It has pre-installed Google Chrome which makes browsing easier. It is enabled with Bluetooth version v5.0, Wi-Fi version 802.11, ac/b/g/n/n 5 GHz and Wi-Fi Hotspot. It also has USB Connectivity, Map Support and GPS Support. The phone also comes with in-built sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-Compass, Gyroscope and Accelerometer. It also has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor which helps to keep your data secure.

Summary

Will give a smooth and sustainable performance on a daytoday basis but it could have been better

Display

The Note 10S offers a high definition picture quality which is like a visual treat to your eyes. It has a 6.43 inch AMOLED DotDisplay with a 2400x1080 full HD resolution. It comes with some pretty fancy display features like 360 degree light sensors that automatically adjust the brightness, Reading mode 3.0 for comfortably reading e-books and a low blue light which is certified by SGS to provide comfort to your eyes while using your phone. It also has an 83.53% Screen to Body Ratio and a peak brightness of 1100 nits. However, the refresh rate is only 60 Hz which could have been improved.

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Summary

Modified features to protect youre your eyes from the harmful rays coming from your phone

Battery Life

The Redmi Note 10S comes with a 5000 mAh Lithium polymer non-removable battery. The battery backup is not so good at the given price range. Smartphones like the Moto G40 Fusion has a battery capacity of 6000 mAh at a lower price. However, it has a 33W fast charging feature. It is claimed by the company that 54% of the phone gets charged within 30 minutes. Also, it has a USB Type-C charging port.

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Summary

There is room for improvement of the battery capacity

Camera

The legacy of the Redmi brand in providing impeccable camera features in almost every smartphone for years is very well continued by the Redmi Note 10S smartphone. It has a 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP rear quad camera.The 64MP primary camera has an f/1.79 aperture, 26mm focal length, 1.97” sensor size, 0.7-micrometre Pixel size and PDAF. The 8MP secondary camera f/2.2 aperture, 118-degree FOV, 4.0’ sensor size and 1.12-micrometre Pixel size. The 118-degree FOV to click pictures with an ultra-wide-angle frame. The 2MP macro camera has an f/2.4 aperture and the 2MP depth camera has also an f/2.4 aperture. The primary camera gives immense clarity to your pictures and captures every single detail. The AI portrait mode can improve the quality of your pictures and beautify them. You can also click amazing photos at night using the night mode. You can unravel your artistic self by creating magical slow-motion videos using the slow-motion feature. It also comes with an LED flash. All these features in the rear camera help you to click the perfect pictures of your friends and family.

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This phone also has a pretty good selfie camera. The 13MP ultra-wide selfie camera has an aperture of f/2.45, 3” sensor size and 1.12-micrometre Pixel size which helps you to capture amazing selfies. However, the Realme 8 5G has a 16MP front camera which delivers better quality pictures with brighter colours.

Summary

The camera features are pretty good but it has other tough competitors in the market

Design

The Redmi Note 10S has a sleek and compact body with flattened ends and a tapered body that gives you a comfortable grip. The curved back gives it a premium feel. It has a glossier finish giving it a pristine look. It also has an IP53 rating which makes it splash resistant. These features make the Note 10S smartphone better in terms of looks than its competitors like Realme 8 5G. It has dimensions of 160.5 x 74.5 x 8.3 mm. It weighs only 178.8 g making it easy to carry. It has dedicated slots for dual SIM cards and Micro SD card. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which protects the screen from getting scratches. It also has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and a USB Type-C port and a loudspeaker on the bottom.

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Summary

Sleek design with gorilla glass protection

All round features within a decent pocket pinch

  • Huge Battery Life

    The Redmi Note 10S comes with a 5000 mAh Lithium polymer non-removable battery and a 33W fast charging feature.

  • Superfast Processor

    With the MediaTek Helio G95 Octa-core processor, the phone provides for an amazing gaming experience.

  • Great Camera Specs

    The phone comes with a 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP quad camera.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S Specifications

GENERAL

ColoursTitanium Black, Ice Blue, Pearl White
Custom UIMIUI 12
Device typeSmartphone
Operating SystemAndroid OS, v11
SimDual Sim
StatusAvailable in India

DESIGN

Body MaterialCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Height162.6 mm
Thickness8.9 mm
Weight208 g
Width74.8 mm

DISPLAY

Aspect Ratio20:09
Bezel Less DisplayYes, Punch-hole Display
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Form FactorTouch
Pixel Density386 ppi
Refresh Rate90 Hz
Screen resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
Screen size6.67 inches
TechnologyAMOLED
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

PERFORMANCE

ChipsetQualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)
CPUOcta-core (1x3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
GPUAdreno 650
RAM8 / 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM

STORAGE

Call RecordsYes
Card SlotNo
External StorageNo
Internal Storage128 GB
MessagingYes
PhonebookYes

CAMERA

Camera FeaturesHDR, Portrait, Panorama, EIS, AI Camera, PDAF
Front Camera20 MP Camera
Primary camera108 MP (f/1.69, rear) + 13 MP (f/2.4, ultra-wide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth) + 2 MP (f/2.4, macro) Quad Camera with LED Flash
Video Recording1080p@30fps

MULTIMEDIA

Audio JackYes, USB Type-C
Audio PlayerMP3, WAV, eAAC+
FM RadioNo
GamesYes
SpeakersYes, with stereo speakers
Video PlayerMP4, H.264, H.263

BATTERY

TypeNon removable Li-ion 4780 mAh battery

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
BrowserHTML5
EdgeYes
GPRSYes
GPS FacilityYes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G
USBUSB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

NETWORK SUPPORT

2GGSM 850 900 1800 1900 MHz
3GWCDMA B1/2/4/5/8
4GDual 4G VoLTE
5GYes, 5G

MORE FEATURES

Face UnlockYes
Fingerprint SensorYes, Side mounted
Quick ChargingYes, Fast charging 33W
Sensorsaccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S FAQs

Q. What are different RAM & Storage variants available for Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S?

Different variants available for Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S are 6 GB RAM / 64 GB ROM, 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM.

Q. Does Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S comes with fingerprint sensor?

Yes, it has fingerprint sensor. One can quickly unlock our phone using this important feature.

Q. What's the battery capacity for Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S?

This Phone equips with Non removable Li-ion 4780 mAh battery.

Q. What are some of the best alternatives available for Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S in the market?

Best alternatives available for Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S are: Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro, Realme 8, Samsung Galaxy M32, Vivo Y31, Vivo S1, Realme 7, Samsung Galaxy A12, Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G, Apple iPhone SE, Samsung Galaxy M31.

Q. What are all available bands for Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S ?

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S comes up with 2g:GSM 850 900 1800 1900 MHz, 3g:WCDMA B1/2/4/5/8, 4g:Dual 4G VoLTE, 5g:Yes, 5G.

Q. What are different color options available for Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S ?

This phones comes in following colors: Titanium Black, Ice Blue, Pearl White.

Q. What's the dimension of Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S ?

Dimension of Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S is 162.6 mm X 74.8 mm X 8.9 mm.

Q. Does Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S has 3.5 mm jack?

Phone having a 3.5mm jack helps to connect to multiple external devices such as headphone, speakers. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S has headphone jack.

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