Today i.e. on 26th May,2020 Redmi launched their 10X series in China.The Redmi 10X 4G is already available for sales in China.The Redmi 10X 5G will be available from June 1 and the Redmi 10X Pro 5G from June 5 of this year.The release date for India has not yet been announced.
These phones mainly the 5G variants aim at giving 5G phones at a much cheaper price than what is available now.The Mediatek Dimensity 820 which was launched a few days back has been used in these smartphones and is the reason for the low price.
It is usual for Redmi to give users a lot in terms of specs however low their prices may be and the new launches are not different.If the performance of the new chipset does not become a drastic failure then these two new phones can be the go to ones of the mid range budget section.Without much adieu lets have a look at the specs.
REDMI 10X PRO 5G
This phone sports a glass front and back protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.The Redmi 10X Pro is 8.9mm thick and weighs 208g.It is IP 53 rated dust and splash proof.The display is a 6.57″ Amoled display with FHD+ resolution(1080 x 2400).The aspect ratio is 20:9 with ~401ppi.The display supports HDR10+ and has an advertised max.brightness of 600 nits.Under the hood is the new Mediatek Dimensity 820 SoC(system on chip) which runs on 7nm(nanometer)technology.The phone comes out of the box with MIUI 11 based on Android 10.It will be upgradable to MIUI12.
The Redmi 10X Pro sports a quad camera module with primary sensor of 48MP.It also has a 8MP telephoto lens which supports OIS(optical image stabilisation) and 3x optical zoom,another 8MP ultra wide sensor with 119 degrees field of view and a 5MP macro lens.4K video shooting is possible and slow motion videos can also be captured.On the front is a waterdrop notch which houses the 20MP front camera.
The phone has an under display optical fingerprint sensor.Like most other Redmi phones it has an infra red port,commonly called the IR blaster so you can use it as a remote control device for other household electronic appliances.Bluetooth 5.1,WiFi,NFC and USB Type C cable are supported.It also has a 3.5mm jack.There is a dedicated Micro SD card slot as well for expandable storage.
It is powered by a 4520mAH battery which supports 33W fast charging.
The Redmi 10X Pro comes in two variants-8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage priced at CNY 2,299(~Rs.24,300) and 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage priced at CNY 2,599(~Rs.27,600).
REDMI 10X 5G
The Redmi 10X 5G is similar to the 10X Pro in terms of design and display.It is also 8.9mm thick but is slightly lighter at 205g which is due to the lesser camera module.Both front and back are glass protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.The phone sports the same 6.57″Amoled display with FHD+ resolution,20:9 aspect ratio and ~401ppi.HDR10+ is supported and advertised max.brightness is 600 nits.It is also IP53 level splash proof.
When you unbox the phone will have the MIUI 11 skin on top of Android 10 and will be upgradable to MIUI 12.The same Mediatek Dimensity 820 SoC with 7nm technology runs the phone.
The difference between the Redmi 10X and Redmi 10X Pro lies in the camera section.Redmi 10X sports a triple camera module with 48MP primary sensor,a 8MP ultra wide sensor with 119degrees field of view and a 2MP depth sensor.4K video shooting is also supported in this phone.The front houses the same water drop notch camera but of 16MP.
It also has the under display fingerprint sensor.3.5mm jack is present along with IR blaster,NFC,Bluetooth,WiFi and USB Type C cable.
The battery is a 4520mAH non removable one which supports 22.5W fast charging.
Redmi 10X 5G has four storage variants-6GB RAM+64GB internal storage priced at CNY 1599(~Rs.16,900),6GB RAM+128GB internal storage at CNY 1799(~Rs.19,100),8GB RAM+128GB internal storage at CNY2099(~Rs.22,200) and 8GB RAM+256GB internal storage at CNY 2399(~Rs.25,400).
Both the Redmi 10X and 10X Pro support dual SIM 5G and come in four colour variants-Twilight Purple,Deep Ocean Blue,Starlight White and Lunar Gold.
HIGHLIGHTS OF KEY SPECS
|REDMI 10X 5G||REDMI 10X PRO 5G|
|OS||MIUI 11,Android10||MIUI 11,Android10|
|Chipset||Mediatek Dimensity820(7nm)||Mediatek Dimensity820(7nm)|
|G.P.U||Mali G57MC5||Mali G57MC5|
8MP(telephoto),f/2.2,3x optical,upto 30xdigital zoom,OIS
|Videos||[email protected],[email protected]/60fps|
|[email protected],[email protected]/60fps|
[email protected] videos
[email protected] videos
|FingerprintSensor||Under display optical||Under display optical|
|Battery||4520mAH,22.5W fastcharging||4520mAH,33W fastcharging|
REDMI 10X 4G
The Redmi 10X 4G is a rebranded version of the Redmi 9.The phone is splash proof.It sports a 6.53″LCD display with FHD(1080×2340) resolution,19.5:9 aspect ratio and ~395 ppi.The max.advertised brightness is 450 nits.Under the hood is the Mediatek Helio G85(12nm) SoC.It runs on MIUI 11 based on Android 10.
The phone houses a quad camera module at the back with 48MP main,a 8MP ultra wide sensor,a 2MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor.The front camera is a punch hole one of 13MP.
Fingerprint sensor is rear mounted.It has a 3.5mm jack and a dedicated Micro SD card slot.
The battery is a huge 5020mAH battery which suports 18W fast charging and 9W reverse charging i.e you can use it as a powerbank too.
The phone is available for sale in China and has two storage variants-4GB RAM+128GB internal storage priced at CNY 999(~Rs.10,500) and 6GB RAM+128GB internal storage at CNY 1199(~Rs.12,700).It comes in three colours the Blue,Green and White.
KEY SPECS OF REDMI 10X 4G
|REDMI 10X 4G|
|OS||MIUI 11,Android 10|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio G85(12nm)|
|G.P.U||Mali G52 MC2|
1080p [email protected]
|Front Camera||13MP,1080p [email protected]|
|Fingerprint sensor||Rear mounted|
|Battery||5020mAH,18W fast charging|
Indian users may not be so interested in 5G as there seems to be no sign of its availability but still Redmi 10X 5G and 10X Pro 5G have opened the doors for affordable 5G smartphones.This is very important as other companies will now try the same which at the end means more good phones at affordable prices.
I have one problem with the phones.The top variant of both the phones are priced around the Rs.25,000 mark and at such a price point the main camera could have had more megapixel count at least.One more observation is that going along with the trend a greater refresh rate display could have been given atleast to the top variants.The Redmi 10X 4G is a good low budget phone with enough specs to catch one’s attention.
Anyways what do you think?Please let me know in comments.