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Redmi Note 10S review: unboxing and first impression

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The Note 10 range from Xiaomi was launched last week with the Redmi Note 10S and Notes 10 5G  extended by two more devices. Both in terms of price and hardware, the new smartphones are quite impressive. In this article we want to take a closer look at the 10S.

For only 249 euros, customers get an OLED panel, a 64 megapixel quad camera and a 5.000 mAh battery, among other things. On paper, the smartphone can convince across the board, but you will find out in a few weeks in my detailed test report whether this will also be the case in everyday life. But now I'll unpack the device and report on my first impressions.

Redmi Note 10S: unboxing

On the front of the packaging, the smartphone is shown both from the front and from the back in both available colors. It's right underneath Proproduct name and the orange logo of the Chinese manufacturer in the upper right corner catches the eye. After opening the box, the smartphone appears directly. In addition to the usual paperwork and a SIM needle, you will also find a transparent case to protect the smartphone, a 33-watt power supply unit and a suitable cable from USB-C to USB-A. Unfortunately, headphones are not included and there is also no film to protect the screen, at least not on my test device.

Redmi Note 10S in the first impression

I have now used the Redmi Note 10S for a few days in everyday life and would now like to report on my first impressions. Let's start with the design, which I actually really like. My black test device is relatively prone to fingerprints, but not quite as extreme as some other black smartphones. In addition, depending on the incidence of light, the color also shimmers slightly bluish, which I like very much. The material of the back and the frame is only made of high-gloss plastic, but it doesn't feel too bad. At this point, I definitely like it better than that Little X3 NFC and the same applies to handling, because although this is a fairly large smartphone, it still feels surprisingly comfortable in the hand and is easy to use.

If we take a look at the front, a 6,43-inch OLED panel emerges, which has a sufficiently sharp resolution with FHD + and is only interrupted by a small punch hole in which the front camera can be found. The maximum brightness makes a decent impression so far and I can't see any weaknesses in the colors either. The panel only supports a refresh rate of 60 Hertz, but for a recommended retail price of 249 euros this is still completely okay.

At first I was a bit skeptical about the performance, because under the hood there is only a Helio G95 from MediaTek, which is supported by 6 GB of RAM. My initial doubts vanished quite quickly, however, because the everyday performance has been really impressive so far. There are only occasional stutters, but that is rather negligible.

These were my first impressions of the Redmi Note 10S after a few days of use. In a few weeks we will be looking at the smartphone in my detailed test report here TechnikNews take a closer look and compare with competitors.

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Fabian Menzel

Fabian has been part of since mid-September 2020 TechnikNews and regularly supplies the site with various news, but also with some test reports on smartphones. He's having so much fun and is extremely grateful to have such a great team by his side. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music and occasionally taking photos with his Huawei Mate 50 Pro.

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