Xiaomi is the world’s most valuable privately held firm and the world’s Second-largest smartphone manufacturer, with 190 million units sold last year. According to analyst firm Canalys, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi overtook Apple as the second-largest smartphone maker in the second quarter of 2021. Xiaomi had a 17% share of global smartphone shipments, ahead of Apple’s 14% and behind Samsung’s 19%.
Xiaomi is quickly establishing itself as a major disruptor in the market for low-cost smartphones. The company’s Note 10 Pro, which I reviewed here, demonstrates why: it’s packed with features that set it apart from the competition. The Redmi Note 10 Pro comes with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 732G processor, dual speakers, four rear cameras, a long-lasting battery, and a rapid charger. It also sports a fast 120Hz display, which is the same as top-of-the-line versions like the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.
In terms of design, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro is off to a good start. The front is dominated by the 6.56in display, which is surrounded by a narrow bezel. While the bottom border is slightly bigger, it is hardly apparent and does not resemble a “chin,” as is common with inexpensive phones. A pinhole camera lies in the middle of the screen, a millimeter from the top border, instead of a notch.
When it comes to battery life, the Note 10 Pro’s 5020mAh battery is huge, easily lasting all day and comfortably outsizing the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G’s cell. With a 33W fast charger included in the package, it also outperforms Samsung’s best when it comes to charging speed. That means a full charge takes an hour and a half, which is around 40 minutes faster than the S21+.
Considering the Redmi Note 10 Pro price, it outperforms the competition in almost every way. But if you absolutely need 5G You can consider buying Poco M3, Pro 5G in the same price range.