We tried the 5G smartphone and Xiaomi’s smart band during some outdoor activities: most of the promises have been kept
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We tried the new one Redmi Note 10 5G (the official price is 229.90 euros but online is also found less) together with the Mi Smart Band 6 (€ 44.99 and worth the same speech) in an outdoor context, in line with the spirit “exceed your limits” with which Xiaomi made them.
The Note 10 5G is a dual sim smartphone with Android 11 operating system and 5G connectivity, wi-fi (802.11 a / b / g / n / ac) and bluetooth 5.1. The processor is the MediaTek Dimensity 700 octa-core at 2.1 Ghz, to which they are added 128 MB of memory, expandable via micro sd, a possibility not to be underestimated considering that in the panorama of these Android models with an affordable price, most of them do not. The audio output with the classic 3.5 mm jack present on this Xiaomi instead is increasingly disappearing.
In addition to the price, the design is the first thing that strikes the Redmi Note 10 5G, the plastic of the case is elegant, the fingerprints in most cases do not leave their mark and the sensation to the touch is that of a higher-end model. The Xiaomi boasts a 6.5-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1,080 × 2,400 pixels at 90 Hz, as well as a thickness (8.9 mm, other dimensions 161.8 × 75.3 mm) and weight (190 grams) contained. On average the photographic sector starting from the main 48 Mpixel camera to which the 2 Mpixel Macro and the 2 Mpixel depth sensor are added, in addition to the possibility of capturing videos in 4K.
Good autonomy guaranteed by the battery from 5,000 mAh (typ) with fast charging from 18 W. The reactivity of the screen is excellent, such as the sensation to the touch, the photographic sector has some small flaws, in outdoor environments no problem, indoors and in poorly lit contexts the average quality drops a lot, but overall it fulfills its duty for this price range.
The strong point is the 5G connectivity in particular for data, a defect is that in the long run and especially with multimedia applications the system suffers from a general slowdown, so we recommend the version with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of memory (price slightly more high € 249.90). In general Redmi Note 10 5G it is an excellent quality / price compromise not only in terms of configuration, but also of design and user experience, it is not suitable for a younger audience devoted to the use of video games, heavier multimedia applications and many simultaneous sessions, appearance that the Redmi Note 10 5G particularly suffers.
The Mi Smart Band 6 with bluetooth 5.0 connectivity is an excellent example of how these wrist devices have made huge strides in recent times. The reactivity is excellent, the weight (12.8 grams) and the dimensions are reduced to a minimum despite a display amoled touch 1.56-inch color with a resolution of 326 PPI. Too bad for the scarce possibilities of customization of the aesthetics (in addition to the colors available: black, yellow, red and blue / gray) at the time of purchase and also for the fact that once in stand-by reactivating the Smart Band is not always easy.
Smart notifications are immediate (at least with Xiaomi smartphones), even the interaction with the sport tracking app is noteworthy. The supported outdoor activities There are 30 in this version, the detection of running, trekking and cycling have proved to be precise despite the lack of a GPS sensor, accelerometer and gyroscope, both with three axes.
Mi Smart Band 6 withstands water up to 50 meters and supports measuring blood oxygen saturation, monitoring heart rate, sleep and stress levels. The declared autonomy is 14 days, that real it goes well beyond the week.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
Wired: connectivity and design.
Tired: general power of the system.
Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6
Wired: Supported displays and activities.