Redmi Note 10 Durability and Water Test – Fail or Pass?

Redmi Note 10 launched at the starting price of Rs 11,999 for 4GB+64GB, comes with Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and plastic at the back.

Redmi Note 10 durability test by YouTube channel Gupta Information Systems has revealed that it failed to survive bending.

In this YouTube video, the device was submerged in water, scratched, dropped, and even bent to test its endurance. Let’s see what happens in different tests.

Water Test

Redmi has officially confirmed that Redmi Note 10 will have IP53 rating which is rated just for splash proof.

The water test involves a complete submersion. It was submerged for 5 minutes, in which water enters through the SIM card slot.


Despite this, the device still functioned normally, but other flaws in the design started to show after 2-3 hours.

Scratch Test

In the scratch test on the body, it was found that the device volume buttons still had the same issue that affected its predecessor, with the buttons being easy to snap off.

Similarly, scratch were quite easy to induce on most parts of the body, except the Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 front panel.

The Gorilla Glass protected sAMOLED display develops scratches at level 6 and deeper grooves at level 7 on Moh’s scale.

Drop and Bend Test

In the drop test of Note 10 from different-different angles, panel on the inside didn’t function properly after last drop test while Gorilla Glass remained intacted.

Redmi Note 10 Durability and Water Test - Fail or Pass
Redmi Note 10 Durability (Credit: Gupta Information Systems)

While the device still performed average in the remaining tests, the final drop and bend tests were where the issue started.

In the final drop and bend test, the smartphone broke apart from the region that housed the side mounted fingerprint sensor.

Conclusion for Redmi Note 10 Durability

The durability tests show that Redmi Note 10 have weak points in the chassis.

We would recommend you to not taking these videos too seriously, because most users don’t tend to put their phones through this kind of torture.

Specifications of Redmi Note 10

Redmi Note 10 features 48MP Quad Rear Camera, Super AMOLED Display, 1100 nits of peak Brightness, and 5000 mAh Battery, etc.

  • 6.43-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 Processor
  • 48MP Quad Rear Camera
  • Dual Stereo Speaker
  • 5000 mAh Battery with 33W Charging
  • 13MP Selfie Camera
  • 1100 nits Brightness
  • Evol. Design
  • 2+1 microSD slot
  • IR Plaster & 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • MIUI 12 based on Android 11

It comes with 48MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, with 118° field of view, 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor.

This smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 along with Adreno 612 GPU.

This smartphone comes with a 6.43-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED ultra-bright display and has a peak brightness of 1100 nits.

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