Redmi 10 Prime goes on sale in India today, but should you buy it?

Redmi 10 Prime price in India was revealed last week and the phone will go on sale for the firt time today at 12 PM IST. But should you buy the Redmi 10 Prime?

Highlights
  • Redmi 10 Prime first sale in India today starts at 12 PM IST.
  • The handset will be available via Amazon, Mi Home stores, Mi.com and Mi Studio. 
  • Redmi 10 Prime price in India starts at Rs 12,499.

Redmi 10 Prime price in India and specifications were announced by Xiaomi at the launch event last week. During the unveiling, Redmi has also revealed the availability. The handset will be on sale for the first time in the country today at 12 PM IST. The Redmi 10 Prime comes in two RAM/ storage models: 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB. Key specifications include a 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD display, 90Hz refresh rate, a 50MP primary sensor, a 6,000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support, and Android 11 OS. Redmi 10 Prime comes as a successor to the Redmi 9 Prime and it sits just below the Redmi Note 10. Here’s a look at the Redmi 10 Prime specs and whether you should buy it or not.

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Redmi 10 Prime price in India, sale date

Redmi 10 Prime price in India is Rs 12,499 for the 4GB+64GB variant and Rs 14,499 for the top-end 6GB RAM+128GB model. The phone will be on sale via Amazon, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores today at 12 PM IST. It comes in White, Black, and Blue colour options. The company is offering up to Rs 750 instant discount through HDFC Bank Debit and Credit cards and EMI.

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Redmi 10 Prime specifications

Redmi 10 Prime sports a 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD display with 2,400 X 1,080 pixels resolution, reading mode 3.0, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer, 400nits brightness, 1500:1 contrast ratio, and a 90Hz refresh rate. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio G88 SoC coupled with Mali-G52 MC2, up to 6GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB internal storage that is further expandable via a microSD. The phone runs on Android 11 based MIUI 12.5 custom skin out of the box and supports 2GB extendable RAM. The phone houses a 6,000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support. The company is bundling a 22.5W adapter in the box. There’s support for 9W reverse charging support as well.

Moving to optics, Redmi 10 has a quad rear camera setup that includes a 50MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, a 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor. There is an 8MP sensor on the front for selfies and video chats and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. Connectivity features include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, IR Blaster, and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. The Redmi 10 Prime measures 161.95 X 75.57 X 9.56 mm and weighs 192 grams.

Should you buy Redmi 10 Prime?

The Redmi 10 Prime is currently the cheapest phone in the Redmi 10 series from Xiaomi. Its specifications may be underwhelming for its price point, especially when you consider what the Redmi Note 10 was offering at its launch price of Rs 11,999. However, with the Redmi Note 10 getting several price hikes, the Redmi 10 Prime is the only decent option you have between Rs 10,000 to Rs 13,000.

In our Redmi 10 Prime review, we said that the phone “has all the specs you can expect from a budget Redmi device such as a large battery, decent performance, and a high utility display, though the shooting prowess does leave one wanting. However, pricing the device so close to the Redmi Note 10, which is a better phone for the price, seems odd.”

Key Specs

Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime
MediaTek Helio G88 | 4 GBProcessor
6.5 inches Display
50 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MPRear camera
8 MPSelfie camera
6000 mAh Battery
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Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime Price
Rs. 14,830
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