What I Like About the Redmi Note 10S
I have to say that the Redmi Note 10S is a good looking phone and it’s also one that feels great in hand. The design aesthetics seen on the other Redmi Note 10 variants are found here. The slim 8.3mm build is great to hold, and the back is also gorgeous. However, the plastic back makes the phone a little slippery. But that’s okay because it’s easily remedied by a phone case.
I also loved the stereo speaker design on the Redmi Note 10S that has outputs from nearly diagonal points of the phone’s chassis. This makes it hard to block both speakers when playing games or watching movies. The speaker output is not exactly even across both panels, however, this is still a better experience than having a single speaker.
While I initially wished the phone would add an in-display fingerprint reader to the AMOLED panel, the speed and accuracy of the side-mounted scanner quickly put those thoughts to rest. A good side-mounted scanner is any day better than an average in-display scanner. The scanner and power button assembly is a protruding button instead of a depressed one, making it easier to find and press.
Redmi Note 10S delivers good performance for day-to-day tasks and can run a number of apps at once with ease. Gaming performance was also good and I tried a full match of Call of Duty Mobile and the phone performed smoothly at max frame-rate settings, only dropping 2–3 frames throughout the 30+minute match.
One of the major changes of the phone from the Redmi Note 10 is the presence of a new 64MP primary sensor and this is a good one. Shots were fast to capture and appeared crisp and vibrant without too much post-processing. The high megapixel count also means you can zoom into the viewfinder before taking a shot and still get crisp results. Night mode results were also good at capturing light when the phone was kept steady.
The 5,000 mAh battery on Redmi Note 10S performs well and light users can squeeze up to two average days on a full charge. However, for moderate to heavy users, a full day of social media, work and a little gaming should not require more than a single charge. The 33W fast charger bundled inside is also great for getting quick charging. A charge to even 70 per cent when you’re in a jiffy should get you through the day with ease.
Redmi Note 10S strikes most boxes when it comes to making a good all-around performing phone.