Redmi Note 10 Pro is a great overall package in the mid-range market in Nepal. It currently ranks atop our list of best smartphones under Rs. 35,000 and is also among the handful of devices with a 108MP sensor. However, the Redmi Note 10 Pro doesn’t meet our expectations in terms of camera outputs and DxOMark also clarifies that the phone can’t compete against most flagship phones—which is in contrast to what Xiaomi promises.
Redmi Note 10 Pro camera review: DxOMark
With a 120Hz OLED screen, a decent battery life, and a premium build, the Redmi Note 10 Pro outperforms most of the competition in its price range. Xiaomi also refers to the Note 10 Pro’s 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor as an “Ultra Premium” camera while the entire setup is supposedly a “flagship-level imaging system”, which is quite misleading.
The DxOMark review also says the same. According to them, the phone’s cameras are on par with budget segment devices. The handset earned 106 points from DxOMark for its cameras, putting it in the 71st position on the smartphone leaderboard. To compare, this is what Apple’s iPhone XS Max scores as well.
On the other hand, Redmi Note 10 Pro ranks ahead of phones like Oppo Find X2 Neo, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, and iPhone SE (2020). To note, all of these phones are way more expensive than the Note 10 Pro.
We compared the cameras on Redmi Note 10 Pro to the Samsung Galaxy A52, which has a 64MP primary lens to see if Xiaomi’s claims hold accurate. Surprisingly, the Galaxy A52 takes better photos than the Note 10 Pro.
The pictures from A52 are sharper, have a wider dynamic range, more details, and are much brighter. On the other hand, photos from Redmi Note 10 Pro are oversaturated, resulting in unnatural-looking colors.
Portrait shots, on the other hand, aren’t great either. Images from the Note 10 Pro appear a little dark in daylight, but the Galaxy A52 processes images to have better skin tone.
In low-light conditions, the Redmi Note 10 Pro stands out in terms of colors and its photos are pleasing to the eye. However, under extremely low-light conditions, the A52 continues to snap better-looking images.
The selfie camera on the Note 10 Pro Max has a faint greenish hue, which makes images seem unnatural.
To summarize, don’t be swayed by Xiaomi’s marketing tactics of selling a 108MP camera in the mid-range product. If you want an all-rounder smartphone and don’t care about the cameras, this is still a good option. However, it does not have an “Ultra Premium” camera, as Xiaomi claims.
- Watch our review of the Redmi Note 10 Pro (Max).