Redmi 10A Review with Pros and Cons

Redmi has launched the Redmi 10A smartphone in the market. It comes as the successor to the Redmi 9A which was launched previously.

However, the latest device has some minute changes compared to its predecessor Redmi 9A but they have included a fingerprint scanner in the latest Redmi 10A which is a good thing. The device comes with an octa-core Mediatek Helio G25 Processor which is similar to its predecessor.

Let’s see the full features, specifications, and price of the Redmi 10A. We have also listed the Pros and Cons of the device along with some FAQs. Read on to check all the details.

Price of Redmi 10A

The device launched in two different variants in India – 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage while it comes in three different variants in China – 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage, 4GB RAM + 128GB Storage, and 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage. It comes in three color options – Charcoal Black, Sea Blue, and Slate Grey.

The base 3GB+32GB model for India is priced at Rs 8,499 (~USD 115) and the high-end 4GB+64GB model for India is priced at Rs 9,499 (~USD 130).

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The base 4GB+64GB model for China is priced at CNY 699 (~Rs 8,400), and the 4GB+64GB model for China is priced at CNY 799 (~Rs 9,600), and the high-end 6GB+128GB model for China is priced at CNY 899 (~Rs 10,700).

Redmi 10A Pros and Cons

PROSCONS
3.5 mm Headphone Jack60Hz HD+ TFT IPS LCD Display
Fingerprint ScannerOnly 5MP Selfie Camera
Dedicated SD Card SlotSingle 13MP Rear Camera
Good Battery Backup with 5,000 mAhOnly 10W Charging Support
Still Micro USB Port
Still Android 11 OS out of the box
Bloatware in the UI

So, these are the Pros and Cons of the Redmi 10A, now let’s see the full features and specifications of the smartphone.

Redmi 10A Full Specifications

Only the base variant of the device is worth buying and not the top-end model. However, the device has some minute changes from its predecessor like the main upgrade in the latest device is a fingerprint scanner which is not present in the Redmi 9A.

Display

The Redmi 10A features a 6.53-inches HD+ TFT IPS Display with 1600 x 720 pixels screen resolution and a 60Hz Refresh Rate. The display further has 400 nits Brightness.

The back panel and frame of the device are made out of plastic while there is a Panda glass protection on the top.

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As the device has a TFT IPS Display, hence it has a Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner to unlock the device using fingerprints.

Redmi 10A Display

Overall, the display of the device is good and but it’s not good if you are looking for a high-end model.

Camera

The Redmi 10A has a single rear camera with an LED flash in the square module that houses a 13MP primary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture.

There is a 5MP Selfie Camera Lens in the waterdrop style notch display. Both the front and rear cameras can record up to 1080p videos at 30fps.

The 13MP rear camera lens captures okay-type photos and the dynamic range is also very limited.

Now, the 5MP selfie camera also clicks okay photos, and details are very limited. Here, Redmi should have provided an 8MP selfie camera at least but they didn’t, they went with 5MP only which is not good even at this price.

Redmi 10A Cameras

Also, Redmi needs to work on the cameras and provide better cameras, especially the rear camera at this price. Also, they need to optimize the camera to justify the pricing.

Overall, the cameras of the phone are not great but they are okay as per the price of the base variant. So, if you are looking for a camera-centric device, you need to pay more money.

Performance

Under the hood, the device runs on a Mediatek Helio G25 processor which is paired with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. It comes with LPDDR4x RAM and eMMC 5.1 Internal Storage. There is also a dedicated SD card slot for storage expansion of up to 512GB.

The device runs on Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 skin out of the box. Now, as this successor to the Redmi 9A, hence Redmi should have included a better chipset like Snapdragon G70 or Helio G85, but they didn’t, instead of that, they choose the same which they added in the Redmi 9A.

The Helio G25 is not that powerful, the phone feels laggy and sometimes, it freezes for seconds while opening applications or performing other tasks. Overall, don’t expect the performance to be great, you will be disappointed with the performance.

Redmi 10A Performance

Overall, the performance is good but if you are expecting a good performance then you will get disappointed.

Battery

The device features a 5,000 mAh Battery with 10W Charging Support. Redmi has also provided a 10W Charger inside the box of the phone.

Overall, as it features an HD+ Display with a 60Hz Refresh Rate, hence you will get a good battery backup. However, the battery life of the device varies from person to person.

But if you are a normal user, the device will last for a day without any kind of issues.

Audio

The device does not have dual stereo speakers, instead, it has a single speaker which is loud, so don’t expect everything at this price point.

Also, the device does not have a secondary noise-cancellation microphone, so another person on the call might have a problem hearing your voice during the call.

The smartphone has a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack which means you can plug your wired earphones or headphones without any issues.

Overall, the audio quality and the call quality are good considering the price.

Oppo F21 Pro 4G Full Specifications

Display6.53-inches HD+ TFT IPS Display
20:9 Aspect Ratio
400 nits Brightness
Resolution1600 x 720 pixels
Display ProtectionPanda Glass
Refresh Rate60Hz Refresh Rate
Dimensions & Weight164.9 x 77.07 x 9.00 mm, 194 grams
BuildGlass Front
Plastic Frame
Plastic Back
Operating SystemMIUI 12.5 Based on Android 11
ProcessorMediatek Helio G25 SoC
GPU – IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
CPU – Octa-core (8×2.0 GHz Cortex A53)
StorageLPDDR4x RAM + eMMC 5.1 Storage
3GB+32GB
4GB+64GB
Card SlotDedicated Slot (2+1 MicroSD card)
Rear Camera13MP primary sensor
Video (Rear)1080p@30fps
Front Camera5MP Selfie Camera
Video (Front)1080p@30fps
Battery5,000 mAh Battery
Charging10W Wired Charging
Headphone JackYes (3.5 mm)
SpeakersSingle Speaker
Bluetooth Versionv5.0
NFCNo
IR BlasterNo
FingerprintRear-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
SensorsG-sensor
L-Sensor
P-Sensor
NavigationGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou
ColorsCharcoal Black, Sea Blue, Slate Grey

Some FAQs

Is there a dedicated SD slot?

Yes, the smartphone has a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion of up to 512GB.

Is the device 5G supportive?

No, the Redmi 10A is not 5G supportive as it features an octa-core Mediatek Helio G25 Processor which is a 4G supportive chipset.

How much mAh Battery does it have?

The smartphone packs a 5,000 mAh Battery with 10W Wired Charging Support.

Is there an AMOLED Display?

No, the phone does not have an AMOLED Display. Instead of that, Redmi has added an HD+ TFT IPS Display.

Does the device has a Type-C port?

No, the handset does not have a USB Type-C port. Instead of that, Redmi has included a Micro-USB Port for charging which is not good.

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