The Redmi Note 10 Pro is a budget camera phone that's also a flagship-killer

Redmi Note 10 Pro
(Image credit: Basil Kronfli/Digital Camera World)

We don't often award a perfect 5-star score to product we review, but in the case of the new Redmi Note 10 Pro there was no hesitation. Not so long ago, buying a budget camera phone meant putting up with severely cut-down and compromised hardware and frustratingly laggy performance. However, the Note 10 Pro looks, feels and performs like a flagship handset – yet it costs a mere $279!

For this, you get a huge 6.67-inch 120Hz display with 1200-nit brightness, HDR10 support and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Then there's the primary rear-facing camera featuring a 108MP Samsung Isocell HM2 sensor, fronted by an f/1.9 26mm lens – a high-end sensor usually reserved for the best camera phones, which we've yet to see on a camera at this price point. 

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.