We tested the new Redmi Note 10, Xiaomi’s cheap cell phones

One of the fastest growing cell phone brands in recent years, the Chinese Xiaomi, he began to give his first steps officially in the country with three models of its most economical family: Redmi Note 10 5G, Redmi Note 10s y Redmi Note 10 Pro.

The equipment is part of the catalog that Xiaomi introduced in recent weeks, after announce that it will begin to manufacture its products in Tierra del Fuego, as part of the alliance with the national holding company Etercor-Solnik, which will also be in charge of distribution through various official sales channels.

The main differences among the Redmi are in the size of the screen and its technology. Although they share the same DotDisplay FHD + technology, the Redmi Note 10 5G and the intermediate model Redmi Note10s differ in the size of the display -6.43 against 6.5 inches- and the refresh rate of 90Hz. play for the cheaper version of the series.

For its part, Redmi Note 10 Pro has a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel and 120Hz refresh rate, like the recent iPhone 13 Pro Max. This means that the screen is updated 120 times per second, whether you are playing or scrolling through the content of an internet site, so the look and feel of fluidity is extreme.

Another fact to take into account is the Processing speed of these smartphones. While one can infer that the top model Redmi Note 10 Pro is the fastest with its 8GB of RAM, its Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G chip loses to the Mediatek Helio G95 of the Redmi Note 10s in comparison.

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In section the cameras the plus point, obviously, is for the prominent member of the family. Redmi Note 10 Pro’s 108-megapixel camera captures images to stand out with just activate night mode and its macro lens makes images more accurate with up to 2 centimeters away from the object than the rest of the Redmi Note.

Xiaomi Redmi 10s

It also has an interesting “Clone” function used to create composite images or videos. You just have to capture the same subject and replicate it in different parts of a scene, giving the feeling that there really are several. However, this function is not as easy to use as it sounds: it takes a clean bottom and firm hands to try good shots.

Finally, a very important section for the average user who is used to giving the phone multiple uses: battery performance.

Xiaomi Redmi 10 Pro

In the case of the Pro version, the duration of the 5020 mAh battery provides up to two days with normal to low usage. Those who use to generate content on networks, watch videos and play with their cell phones will see it reduced to just one day or less. Of course, the standard 33 W fast charging function helps regain 59% charge in as little as 30 minutes.

For their part, the Redmi Note 10 5G and 10s models, whose batteries are 5000 mAH, can deliver 496 hours of standby time, 16 hours playing games, 178 hours of music and 22 hours of video with normal use.

The growth of Chinese cell phones

According to the research firm “Counterpoint”, the numbers of smartphone shipments during 2020 showed that the Chinese Huawei and Xiaomi remained in third and fourth place in Latin America by scoring a market share of 7.5 and 6.2 percent, respectively.

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During the second quarter of this 2021 the general shipment of smartphones to Latin America showed an increase of 41.8 percent year-on-year, and the premium version “MI” captured the third place with 11.4 percent, while in that same period the previous year was 4.9 percent.

This allowed the brand to become the third most important actor in the Latin American region, where it has been gaining admirable ground in some countries such as Peru, where it has positioned itself as number one; and the second place in Colombia and Chile. In Argentina, Samsung and Motorola they still accumulate 90% of the smartphone market.

Industry analysts agree that Chinese teams, due to their value for money, become attractive to entrepreneurs who, due to the situation of the pandemic, have had to learn to use digital commerce tools to promote their products, especially through social networks.



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