Redmi Note 10T 5G First Impressions: First Redmi with 5G

Redmi Note 10T5G: Redmi can still play in the 5G market, but it’s too late for the Note 10T.

Redmi smartphones are expected to have every feature you could want and at affordable prices.

Redmi Note 10 has proven to be a great choice, and Xiaomi has succeeded in this regard. Indian 5G networks are still in testing, so it’s not clear when they will be available.

This makes it difficult to invest in 5G smartphones, particularly in the budget segment, as there are cutbacks to be made elsewhere.

While Xiaomi is following this logic, almost all brands have promoted 5G, even if it meant reducing certain features… up to now. Xiaomi launched its 5G smartphone called the Redmi Note 10T5G.

Redmi Note 10T
                      Redmi Note 10T

In China, the Redmi Note 10T 5G was known as Redmi Note 10 5G. It was first announced in May 2012. This variant was not launched in India by Xiaomi until after the Note 10 series. It’s finally here and it seems nothing special.

Redmi Note 10T5G from Xiaomi is available at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM variant and 64GB storage version.

The Redmi Note 10T 5G also comes in a 6GB RAM variant and a 128GB storage variant, priced at Rs 15,999.

Both variants are priced on par with the Poco M3 Pro 5G or Realme Narzo 30 5G, which only has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and is priced at Rs 15,999.

You can choose from four finishes: Chromium White (Graphite Black), Metallic Blue (Military Blue), and Mint Green. The phone came in Mint Green.

The Redmi Note 10T 5G’s body is slim and only 193g. Although the design isn’t as striking as the Narzo 30 5G and the Poco M3 Pro 5Gs, it looks and feels premium.

The only thing that dampens this impression, however, is the way the plastic back becomes smudged within just two minutes of picking up this phone. The Gorilla Glass 3 panel at the front is the exact opposite.

Redmi Note 10T5G’s 6.5-inch HD+ display features a 90Hz adaptive refresh rate. This should please gamers. Xiaomi claims it can adjust its refresh rate from 30, 50, 60, or 90Hz to optimize battery life.

Although the display has a hole-punch cutout to accommodate the camera, it is not as small as those on other Redmi Note 10 Series smartphones. It’s not a Super-AMOLED panel, as with the other Redmi Note 10 series smartphones, so the Always on-Display feature is rewarded.

Stereo speakers are also missing from the Redmi Note 10, which is available on the cheaper Redmi Note 10. The speaker is located at the bottom. The space at the top houses an IR emitter as well as the secondary microphone.

You will also find the 3.5mm headphones jack at the top. Like the other Redmi Note 10 models, the fingerprint reader doubles as the power button.

Dual 5G standby is available, but the phone also has a hybrid dual SIM slot. The phone can be used with either two Nano-SIMs, or one SIM and a microSD card for storage expansion.

Although the design of the rear camera module reminds me of other Redmi Note 10 series phones, it doesn’t protrude nearly as much. The phone features a triple camera setup, which includes a 48-megapixel primary, macro, and depth camera.

The 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera on the Redmi Note 10 (Review), is not available. An 8-megapixel camera handles selfie duties, but it is weaker on paper than its 13-megapixel sibling.

Redmi Note 10T5G comes with a 5,000mAh battery, and a 22.5W charging cable. The charging speed is only 18W, as opposed to 33W for other models in the series. Xiaomi’s MIUI 12 software, which is based upon Android 11, runs on the phone.

The Redmi Note 10T 5G’s pricing and features are almost identical to the Poco M3 Pro 5G Review and the Realme Narzo 30 5G Review.

There is not one feature that sets it apart from the rest. The software, battery life, and camera performance will all play a role in the overall experience. We will discuss these issues in detail in our review.

Xiaomi’s 4G Redmi Note smartphone lineup has better features. If you already own a 4G Redmi 10 device, don’t worry, the only upgrade to this 5G Redmi phone is its Dimensity 700 processor, and 5G compatibility.

Redmi Note 5G will be put through its paces by us. This should allow us to determine if it is a worthwhile budget 5G smartphone for those who are interested. Stay tuned for our complete review, which will be available soon.

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