The Redmi series has been a mainstay in the smartphone market for almost a decade now. The once Xiaomi sub-brand offers everything from entry-level phones and mid-range phones to high-end phones at ultra-competitive prices. Since branching out as an independent brand in 2019, Redmi continues to release attractively-priced phones to the masses. Their latest—the Redmi Note 10 5G and Redmi Note 10S—have recently made their way to the Malaysian market, and here’s what you need to know about the devices.
Redmi Note 10 5G
At the time of writing, the Redmi Note 10 5G is one of the cheapest 5G phones you can buy in Malaysia for just under RM800. Let’s take a closer look at what it has to offer.
The Redmi Note 10 5G has a 6.5-inch display that pushes a Full HD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution. Like many phones released in 2021, it takes advantage of the high refresh rate screen technology. Scrolling and animations will look and feel buttery smooth on its 90Hz display.
The chipset powering this phone is the 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor, the same one that you can find inside the likes of the Poco M3 Pro 5G and realme 8 5G. It boasts the “Dual SIM Dual 5G standby” feature, which enables the device to have two active SIM cards running on the 5G network.
In the photography department, Redmi curiously left out an ultrawide lens in the triple-camera array. Instead, you get a combo of a 48MP primary camera, 2MP macro camera, and 2MP depth sensor. Upfront, an 8MP camera will take care of all your selfie and video calling needs.
Rounding up the key specs is a 5,000mAh battery that fast charges at 18W, with Redmi generous enough to include a 22.5W charger in the box.
Redmi Note 10S
Compared to the Redmi Note 10 5G, the Redmi Note 10S swapped 5G support with a smattering of better hardware.
It sports a slightly smaller display at 6.43-inch but looks better thanks to its AMOLED panel. Unfortunately, it loses the 90Hz high refresh rate feature.
Processor-wise, Redmi has opted for the MediaTek Helio G95. On paper, the chipset should give a boost to gaming performance with its MediaTek HyperEngine Gaming Technology that promises fast and smooth action through whole-device enhancements.
What is glaringly missing on the Redmi Note 10 5G is retained on the Redmi Note 10S. We are referring to the ultrawide camera, of course. Along with the standard 2MP macro camera and 2MP depth sensor, the latter also has a higher-resolution 64MP primary camera.
Battery capacity is the same at 5,000mAh, but this phone takes even less time to charge up with 33W fast charging. You will be able to take advantage of the speedier charging straight out of the box with its included 33W charger.
It is also worth mentioning that this device has dual stereo speakers—which the Redmi Note 10 5G lacks—and a better 13MP selfie camera.
|Redmi Note 10 5G||Redmi Note 10S|
IPS Full HD+ (2400 x 1080)
AMOLED Full HD+ (2400 x 1080)
|Processor||Octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G||Octa-core MediaTek Helio G95|
|Internal Storage||128GB (expandable)
|Operating System||Android 11 (MIUI 12)||Android 11 (MIUI 12)|
|Rear Camera||48MP primary
2MP depth sensor
2MP depth sensor
18W fast charging (22.5W charger included)
33W fast charging (33W charger included)
Redmi Note 10 5G & Redmi Note 10S: Price & Availability In Malaysia
Both devices come in a single 8GB RAM + 128GB variant and are now available for purchase on Shopee Malaysia. Below are the pricing details:
- Redmi Note 10 5G – RM799 (available in Chrome Silver, Graphite Gray, Nighttime Blue, and Aurora Green)
- Redmi Note 10S – RM899 (available in Onyx Gray, Pebble White, and Ocean Blue)
Expect More 5G Phones To Come Our Way
The recent flood of 5G phones into the market isn’t much of a surprise as we inch closer towards a 5G reality in Malaysia. As they say, the more the merrier! On top of that, the increased competition will further bring down the market price of mid-range 5G phones, and that’s ultimately a win for consumers.
If you are interested in checking out some of the current best 5G phones in Malaysia, we have rounded up a list here.
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