The Note 10 Pro Max, on the other hand, focuses on looking good with a carefully designed camera hump, and the finish doesn’t make the entire plastic chassis look plastic. All in all, you get a lot of things to try out if you like using the camera app quite often. There’s also support for Dolby Atmos that can noticeably expand the stereo effect while using earphones. I also like the placement of stereo speakers. The upper one is a top-firing speaker. The depth sensor on both phones is used to add portrait effects to shots such as this one of me standing in my backyard. Two more elements that make the device an attractive one are it’s more than decent build quality and lightweight.
In the night, it captures decent photos, but in night mode, the quality is a bit better. That said, the color reproduction is certainly better than the cameras on Xiaomi’s budget offerings, which were mostly saturated. Although, the color palette has mostly been to the warm side. The color reproduction does bend towards a saturated output (much like Redmi Note 10 Pro), but it isn’t prominent. While having tested the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, the Note 10 and Note 10S phones also look extremely interesting and fantastic value for their respective prices, ranging from $199 to $279 in the base configurations. It doesn’t mean that the display isn’t bright; it just fails to match with the numbers. While the phone has a peak brightness of 1,300 nits, it still fails to be utterly bright even when the full level is attained.
This hampers the usage under the sun to an extent, and I would have liked it if the phone didn’t lack this aspect. The 120Hz refresh rate ensures a buttery smooth usage. The Redmi Note 10 Pro has a large 120Hz OLED screen. 120Hz refresh rate, peak brightness of 1,300 nits: all based on an AMOLED panel. The main lens is given its shiny silver surround, and the two-level contouring is there to make the camera seem even more accomplished than it is. The bigger players may point out that their super processors equate to sharper imagery and more functions, but the camera setup on the Note 10 Pro is as solid an argument against £1,000 smartphones as we’ve ever seen.