Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max FAQ

Everything You Need to Know!

by: - Last updated on: March 18th, 2021
Key Takeaways
  • The Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max are two smartphones that offer the best value under the budget of Rs. 20,000 for anyone looking to buy a new smartphone.
  • Before you go and try your luck with the flash sales, here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max.
  • From call recording to Widevine L1 to RAM management, we have answered nearly everything you might want to know before making a purchase.

The Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max are two smartphones that offer the best value under the budget of Rs. 20,000 for anyone looking to buy a new smartphone. They offer an all-round experience and Xiaomi has covered most aspects that one would ideally look for in a smartphone: Best-in-class AMOLED display, a high refresh rate 120Hz panel, 64MP or 108MP cameras depending on which variant you choose, all-day battery with fast charging, and a reliable chip underneath that powers all of this.

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If you are planning to buy either of the two phones, the Redmi Note 10 Pro or Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, you may have a few questions or doubts that you may want to be clarified before making the purchase. While our review should give you a proper insight as to what the pros and cons of the smartphone are, there are some minor intricacies that we want to cover in this FAQ article to help you make an informed decision.

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Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max FAQ

What is the difference between Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro max?

There is just one major difference between the Redmi Note 10 Pro and the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max and that is to do with the primary camera. The Redmi Note 10 Pro has a 64MP primary camera whereas the Redmi Note 10 Pro max gets a 108MP primary shooter. If cameras are your main priority, you can spend the additional Rs. 3,000 and opt for the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max over the standard Note 10 Pro. The rest of the package is exactly similar to that of the Note 10 Pro Max.

What is the USP of the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max?

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In our opinion, the best aspect of the Redmi Note 10 Pro and the Pro Max is the display on the front. We get a Super AMOLED Full HD+ 120Hz display on the Redmi Note 10 Pro and Pro Max and it is one of the best display panels that we have come across on a smartphone in this category. The colors look vibrant, and the scrolling is smooth as ever. For content consumption, you cannot get a better display than this under Rs. 20,000.

How is the in-hand feel of the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max?

The Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max feels comfortable to hold in the hand despite a large display thanks in large to the excellent weight distribution by Xiaomi and the fact that the device is thin and fits into your hand really well. The materials used on the phone feel premium and the Vintage Bronze variant with its matte glass back feels grippy and looks classy. One-handed use with the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max is possible due to the fact that the phone is slim and lightweight.

Is there any sort of water resistance on the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max?

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While there is no IP Rating, the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max has a P2i nano-coating that makes it water repellent to a certain extent. What this means is that while you cannot dunk your phone in the pool, an occasional spill or light rain should not ideally cause any damage.

Does the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max have a dedicated MicroSD Card Slot?

Yes, the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max has a dedicated MicroSD card slot which means you can use two SIM cards and an SD card simultaneously.

Does the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max have an IR Blaster?

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Yes, there is an IR blaster at the top portion of the phone that can be used to control appliances and other devices that use IR remotes.

Is there a case and screen protector inside the box of the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max?

The phone comes with a plastic screen protector installed on the phone by default which can get scratched up easily and hence, we would suggest getting a tempered glass screen protector for the device. There is a case included within the box and the quality of the case seems good.

Does the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max have a 3.5mm headphone jack?

Thankfully, Xiaomi hasn’t removed the headphone jack (yet) from the Redmi Note line-up and the Redmi Note 10 Pro and Pro Max retain the beloved audio jack. In fact, it even comes with hi-res audio certification.

Does the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max have Dual Stereo Speakers?

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Yes, the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Max has dual speakers and the output is loud and clear. If you watch a lot of movies or listen to songs using the speaker, you are going to be happy with the stereo speakers on the Note 10 Pro/Max. The volume levels are slightly lower than that of the Mi 10i though.

Does the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max have an in-display Fingerprint Scanner?

No, the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Max does not have an in-display fingerprint scanner despite having an AMOLED display. Instead, it opts for a capacitive fingerprint scanner embedded into the power button.

How is the performance of the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max?

The capacitive scanner on the side of the phone does a good job of unlocking the phone consistently and is also faster than an in-display scanner. Every time the phone is unlocked, it also gives haptic feedback which feels good.

How is the haptic feedback on the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max?

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The Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max have a Z-axis vibration motor which provides haptics that is one of the best that we have seen in this price range. Be it while typing or when you get a call or notification, the haptic feedback from the phone is good.

Does the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max have support for face unlock?

Yes, the phone supports face unlock using the front-facing camera. However, there are no dedicated sensors for face unlock so we would suggest using the fingerprint scanner for better security.

Does the display on Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max have tint or black crush issues?

No, the 120Hz AMOLED display does not have any sort of tinting or black crush issues. There is no type of banding either near the hole punch.

Are there any stutters while scrolling on the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max?

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On the Poco X3 and the Mi 10i, we noticed some minor stutters while scrolling through the UI due to the variable refresh rate display. On the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max, however, there is no such issue since the display is fixed at 120Hz when in use. There are some stutters in the UI at times while switching between apps, but these are not major or they do not take away from the experience.

Is there Widevine L1 Support on the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max?

Yes, the Widevine Level is indeed L1 which means you can enjoy HD content on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Does the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max have Always On Display?

Yes, the phone does have Always on Display or AOD and it can be used to display the time, date, incoming notifications, and even an image if you wish so. We had an issue with the always-on display initially where it would remain switched-on only for 10 seconds, but it’s now been fixed.

How is the Auto-Brightness sensor on the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max?

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The auto-brightness sensor needs calibration and does not work very well at times. The brightness varies abruptly which needs to be fixed via a software update.

Does the display on Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max support HDR content?

Yes, you can view HDR content on the display of the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max.

How is the outdoor visibility of the display on the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max?

Since the display used this time around is an AMOLED panel, the display brightness is ample to be viewed outdoors and hence, you will not have any issues using the phone even under direct sunlight.

What is the peak brightness of the display on the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max?

The display can touch a maximum brightness of 1200 nits but this is only while viewing HDR content.

Are there ads on the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max?

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Throughout our usage in the past ten days, we have not come across any sort of ads in the UI of the phone. This is surprising since MIUI is known to have ads in Redmi smartphones and we went in expecting to see ads on the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max too. However, we are not sure if this is because our device is a review unit and the retail units may have ads. While we did not encounter ads, there are some notifications from GetApps that can GetAnnoying.

Are there any bloatware/pre-installed apps on the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max?

The phone does come with some pre-installed apps but they can be uninstalled easily.

Is there support for 5G on the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max?

No, the Snapdragon 732G chip on the phone does not have support for 5G networks.

Does the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max have Carrier Aggregation?

Yes, support for Carrier Aggregation/4G+ signals is present.

Does the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max have in-built call recording?

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Yes, there is support for in-built call recording but the fact that the phone comes with Google Dialer as the default dialer app means that it will announce to both parties that the call is being recorded.

What are the maximum settings in PUBG Mobile supported by the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max?

The Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max supports Smooth + Ultra graphics which is 40fps gameplay on PUBG Mobile and it works pretty smoothly.

What type of storage is used on the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max?

The phone comes with UFS 2.2 storage.

Does the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max come with Android 11 out of the box?

Yes, Android 11 is present out of the box running on top of MIUI 12. Xiaomi says the MIUI 12.5 update will be rolled out soon.

How many years of software updates will the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max get?

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Going by the history of Redmi Note devices, the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max should get 1-2 years of Android version updates and security patches. MIUI version updates will be supported for a longer period.

What version is the USB-C port on the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max?

The USB-C port is USB 2.0 which means you will not be able to use capture cards to stream your games onto YouTube or any external display.

Does the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max have EIS?

While there is no support for OIS, the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max have support for EIS but only when shooting at 1080p 30fps on both the rear and front-facing cameras. If you want to record at 1080p 60fps or 4K 30fps, there is no EIS.

Does the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max have support for Google Camera or G Cam Mod?

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We have not found a completely functional build of G Cam for the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max yet. As and when we do, we will update this section.

Does the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max support Fast Charging?

Yes, there is support for 33W fast charging on the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max, and the phone takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes to fully charge from 0-100%.

Does the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max have Gorilla Glass Protection?

Yes, the display on the phone is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 while the glass back does not have any branded protection. Xiaomi says that they are using toughened glass from multiple vendors and the back is scratch resistant as well.

Does the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max support USB OTG?

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Yes, there is support for USB OTG. You can plug in your pen drives, hard disks, and other USB accessories.

Where can I buy the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max and what is the price?

The Redmi Note 10 Pro and Pro Max are sold via Amazon, mi.com, and Mi Home stores across the country. The Redmi Note 10 Pro starts at Rs. 15,999 for the base 6+64GB variant while the Redmi Note 10 Pro max starts at Rs. 18,999 for the base 6+64GB variant.

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  1. “Yes, there is support for in-built call recording but the fact that the phone comes with Google Dialer as the default dialer app means that it will announce to both parties that the call is being recorded. ”

    Can i Change this default dialer app to something else which won’t announce the call recording to both the parties? If yes can you please explain how?