Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G Summary

The Redmi 10X 5G is one of the smartphones in the latest Xiaomi Redmi series Redmi 10X. The series includes the Redmi 10X 4G, the Redmi 10X 5G, and Redmi 10X Pro 5G. Redmi is Xiaomi’s sub-brand that focuses on making entry-level and mid-range smartphones.

The brand has officially launched the Redmi 10X series in late May this year.

At the price of Rs 22,900, the Redmi 10X 5G well meets the price range for a mid-range smartphone. While being priced just slightly higher than last year’s Redmi Note 7, the Redmi 10X 5G surely offers much more value for users, one reason to upgrade your phone.

Display

This smartphone comes with an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that measures 6.57 inches, along with a resolution of 1080x2400 pixels and a pixel density of 401 ppi. The screen features a top-notch design, a popular display design among mid-range handsets.

AMOLED, or active-matrix organic light-emitting diode, is a kind of OLED screen tech. While OLED refers to a type of thin-film-display tech where organic compounds from the electroluminescent material, the active matrix describes the technology that’s behind the addressing of pixels. AMOLED tech has been making progress to for cheaper, more energy-efficient, larger screens with higher resolution.

Tested with playing videos, it appears that the AMOLED screen of the Redmi 10X 5G has better contrast than the Redmi K30 5G and displays a deeper dark shade. This will be extremely good for watching videos, movies, and gaming images.

Nevertheless, while the K30 5G features a refresh rate of 120 Hz, the 10X 5G refreshes at only 60 Hz. This is adequate for gaming, but the experience won’t be as good, you can already see the difference when swiping on the home screen.

In initial reviews, it appears that the graphics and refresh rate on the 10X 5G is not bad at all. When the review played PUBG and Call of Duty, there were a few frame drops at first, but after that, the experience was smooth and very good. When it comes to a less intensive game like Alto’s Odyssey, the images look really nice and smooth too and you will not experience any frame drops.

Chip

The Redmi 10X 5G is powered by the MediaTek MT6875 Dimentsity 820 5G. This is a 7nm chip from MediaTek’s Dimensity chip series that consists of its most powerful smartphone processors. Antutu scores indicate that this chip performs better than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 of the Redmi K30 5G. And while the Dimensity 820 5G’s Antutu score is lower than that of the Exynos 9810 of the Samsung Galaxy S9, suggesting that a mid-range smartphone is nearly as good as a flagship one. All in all, while the Dimentsity 820 5G is an affordable chip made for affordable smartphones, it promises much more power than you could expect.

In terms of gaming, while competitors offer two, this chip offers four Arm Cortex-A74 cores, featuring speeds of up to 2.6 GHz. This means you can load games faster and the octa-core CPU brings about 37% more performance compared to other chips. Yes, you can count on this chip for a good gaming experience.

Storage

Regarding RAM and ROM, the Redmi 10X 5G offers four options, including 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, and 8GB/256GB.

The 6GB RAM is pretty much the average capacity for smartphones these days, and it can run games well. However, you can opt for an 8GB variant if you want a decent gaming experience, it’s definitely better.

Battery

This smartphone packs a non-removable Li-Po 4520mAh battery. While we haven’t found a battery test for this phone yet, but this capacity is fine and should last you an entire day. Hopefully, its powerful chip will help increase the energy efficiency of the device. In addition, the handset supports 22.5W fast charging that should fill up the battery within 75 minutes. However, there’s no support for wireless charging.

This battery capacity is a bit larger than that of the Redmi K30 5G (4500mAh). The K30 5G lasts 6 hours of screen-on time, so with more capacity and a better chip, we expect the 10X 5G to boast longer battery life.

We also expect its battery to offer you decent gaming hours though this leaves for later tests to find out. Anyway, with the fast charging support, you can get back to your game quickly.

One of the best things about this phone’s battery is that you won’t likely experience overheating when gaming. A quick gaming test shows that the battery heats up to 37-29 degrees with Call of Duty and PUBG Mobile. That means the phone will get warm and a bit hotter around the camera module, but every phone gets warm during gameplay, so this is normal.

Camera

For photography power, Xiaomi gives this smartphone a rectangular camera module on the back, sporting three lenses and a flash. Among them, there is a 48MP wide-angle lens with an aperture of f/1.8, an ultra-wide-angle 8MP lens with an aperture of f/2.2, and a 2MPdepth lens with an aperture of f/2.4. The rear camera setup supports panorama and HDR modes, as well as video recording at 1080p resolution and 30fpd frame rate.

On the front, there is a single 16MP selfie lens with an aperture of f/2.3 that supports panorama and HDR modes, along with video recording at the same resolution and frame rate as the rear camera.

While its cameras don’t offer special features for taking photos or recording videos than popular features among today’s phones, the 10X 5G does get a high score for photography, rated by Gizmochina, with 9/10 score.

The phone has just come out for two weeks and more reviews about the camera will surface in the coming weeks. However, as of now, based on initial reviews after 24 hours of use, it seems that the Redmi 10X 5G’s cameras perform much better than expected.

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Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G Full Specifications

Price
  • Dollas $231
  • Rupee ₹16960
network
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  • Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE / 5G
  • 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G bands 1, 3, 41, 78, 79 SA/NSA
  • Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
launch
  • Announced 2020, May 26
  • Status Available. Released 2020, June 01
body
  • Dimensions 164.2 x 75.8 x 9 mm (6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight 205 g (7.23 oz)
  • Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5)
  • SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Splash proof
display
  • Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 6.57 inches, 104.2 cm2 (~83.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)
  • Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 600 nits typ. brightness (advertised) HDR10+
platform
  • OS Android 10, MIUI 11
  • Chipset MediaTek MT6875 Dimensity 820 5G (7 nm)
  • CPU Octa-core (4x2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU Mali-G57 MC5
memory
  • Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
  • Internal 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
  • UFS 2.1
main camera
  • Modules 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@960fps
selfie camera
  • Modules 16 MP, f/2.3, (wide)
  • Features HDR, panorama
  • Video 1080p@30fps
sound
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio
comms
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
  • GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • Infrared port Yes
  • Radio FM radio; built-in antenna
  • USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
features
  • Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
battery
  • Non-removable Li-Po 4520 mAh battery
  • Charging Fast charging 22.5W
misc
  • Colors Blue, Gold, Pink/Blue