The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S features the latest technology inside and out. It is one of the first smartphones to come equipped with a dual-core Adreno processor, namely the Cortex A5. It also comes with 2GB of RAM inside, along with the standard hardware keys, including the Home, Recent and Function keys. There are also plenty of Google apps pre-installed, including Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, Picasa, and more.

Cost and availability The Miui Redmi Note 10s is a mid-budget unlocked smartphone by Xiaomi that’s available in many markets around the world. Like most mid-budget smartphones, it comes with a fingerprint sensor, a nice piece of hardware that really adds to the phone’s value and appeal. The fingerprint sensor is located on the back right side of the phone, along with a couple of capacitive buttons. While the phone is reasonably thin, it isn’t as slim as some others, so some users might find it a little hard to press the buttons for quick functions.

Camera And audio The rear camera on the xiaomi redmi note 10s is one of the best on the market, with a resolution of 16 megapixels. There’s also a front-facing sound speaker, coupled with a solid rear speaker grill. The phone’s battery is not user-serviceable, but that may change after some use. The front-facing speaker, paired with a 5MP camera, is adequate for video calls.

Storage It’s packed with features and media, but the low-cost Android smartphone also sports a somewhat skimpy storage space. The microSD slot can’t hold big cards like you’ll find with the iPhone and HTC Evo, but it does serve the basic need of having plenty of space for files. The only other storage facility on the device is the 2GB of internal memory, which isn’t much by today’s standards. If you’re going to be using any standard photo editing apps, the built-in image library is sufficient. For basic text and internet browsing, you should be fine with the lack of space.

Browser The browser on the redmi note 10s is also a disappointment. The browser on the Google search app is very sluggish and doesn’t compare with the speed of the Android Market on Android 4.4. It’s also loaded with all of the usual ads that you’d expect, which can get a bit annoying. The navigation buttons are small and it’s hard to find Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S your way around the homescreen. Even if you do manage to get around, the experience is far from being ideal. Fortunately, there are plenty of tweaks you can make that could make the browser experience better.

Camera The Mi camera app on the phone is a complete rewrite of its predecessors. The facial recognition technology is excellent, especially when capturing motion or taking a group photo. If you’re interested in trying out the camera, you’ll be able to get a free trial during the second launch of the phone. The feature is only available on the European version of the handset, so if you’re from the UK, you won’t be able to take advantage. Regardless, the phone does have an eight megapixel front-facing camera, so the photos it takes should come out nice.