Xiaomi has established itself as one of the top Indian smartphone makers in the country and much of the credit goes to the Redmi Note lineup. By March 4, the Chinese giant had removed the covers from the next iteration of the successful series Redmi Note 10, Note 10 Pro, Yet Note 10 Pro Max. While each device has its own specs, design, cameras and more unique introspection కోసం For this part, I will focus on the crown jewels of the lineup that happens to be the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. The smartphone will be priced from Rs 18,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant and Rs 21,999 for the top-end 8GB + 128GB version. Let’s take a brief look at this unboxing and device in first impressions.
The unboxing experience is very authentic and inside the box, you get the simple stuff you would expect from a Redmi Note series phone. It includes a wall charger (in this case a fast 33W charger), a USB-to-USB cable, some paperwork and an opaque clear silicone case. The phone is below the first compartment in all its glory. Other than that, there is nothing of importance inside the box.
From my initial impressions of the device, I can say that I have never focused on the Redmi Note series phone that looks so good before. The company is adopting a new ‘Evo’ design that gives it a frost matte-like finish on the back with a glossy frame. There is a huge quad-camera module on the top left and the new 108MP sensor is hard to miss, as it takes up almost half the space. The camera hump has protruding sharp edges that look like carrot peels. Overall the device feels very much on the premium side and the materials used, are relatively lightweight and thin. I will definitely do more diving to disassemble the design language in my full review so stay tuned for it.
A big talking point for the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is the inclusion of a Super AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, unavailable in this price range. The 6.67-inch panel features 1200 nits brightness, 100% DCI-P3 coverage, HDR10 support and more. These specs are clearly very unreliable, especially when you consider the sub-Rs 20,000 price. Even in my early usage, I was very impressed, at least, I needed some more time before making a definite judgment.
Xiaomi is very focused on the much better camera system that Samsung has 108MP ISOCELL HM2 primary sensor. Among other things, I was excited to combine the nine-pixel binning technology with nine smaller 0.7μm pixels into one larger 2.1μm pixel to test the sensor’s low-light capabilities to get more light. There is also an 8MP ultra-wide sensor with 118-degree view. Finally, I hope you find the dedicated 5MP macro shooter and 2MP depth sensor useful for great purpose other than camera padding. There is also a 16MP selfie shooter in the small punch-hole above the display. Here are some camera models to let you know how well the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max can shoot.
The Note 10 Pro Max is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC, the last one seen LITTLE X3 (Review). I am very satisfied with its performance and I suspect that is not the same reason as in the case of the Note 10 Pro Max. For review purposes I have an 8GB RAM + 128GB variant and the storage is further expanded via a microSD card slot.
It also has a side-mounted capacitive fingerprint reader and a very handy IR blaster. In terms of software, the phone is based on Xiaomi’s proprietary MIUI 12 skin running on Android 11. It does a great job of packing in a 5,000mAh battery inside a slim frame and also supports Fir 33W fast charging.
Within a few hours of using the device, I was very impressed, especially with the design and appearance of the device. Xiaomi has a knack for delivering quality beyond what can be expected from a certain price point, thus setting the bar for other OEMs. In my full review, I will be diving deeper into the integrity of the Note 10 Pro Max to find out if Xiaomi still meets the expected standards, so stay tuned.