First impressions of the Realme 10 Pro 5G and 10 Pro+ 5G: New 5G Champions?
In India, the Realme 10 Pro series has finally been introduced. Two new mid-range smartphones have been released by society as a part of its new number series. The Realme 10 Pro+ 5G is the line’s flagship device and succeeds the Realme 9 Pro+ 5G. (Review).
On the other hand, the Realme 10 Pro 5G only shows minor improvements over the Realme 9 Pro, which was introduced earlier this year in India.
Right now, the most cheap smartphone with a curved AMOLED display is the Realme 10 Pro+ 5G. It was released in three variations by the corporation. Priced at Rs. 24,999, the entry-level model comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Additionally, it is suggested with 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage for Rs. 25,999 and Rs. 27,999, respectively. There are two storage options for the Realme 10 Pro 5G. Priced at Rs. 18,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant and Rs. 19,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB hold variant.
There are three colour options for the Realme 10 Pro+ 5G and Realme 10 Pro. We have the mirror-finished Hyperspace colourway of the Realme 10 Pro+ 5G. Even though the rear panel’s direct colour is gold, certain lighting conditions and viewing angles cause it to seem to have a prism-like pattern in blue.
As you approach the top of the phone, the sparkly finish on the Realme logo on the back starts to disappear. There is a lot of design going on here, which may not be to everyone’s taste.
While glitter and changing colours show the Realme 10 Pro+ 5G a vibrant appearance, I don’t like how glossy it is since it invites fingerprints. But you can always cover it with a clear fact about the business included in the box. While we’re at it, the packaging includes a SIM ejector tool, a 67W charging adapter, and some paperwork.
The Realme 10 Pro 5G comes with the same in-box features, except for the 33W fast charger. Despite being a tall gadget, I enjoy how the Realme 10 Pro+ 5G feels in my hands. The phone’s curved rear panel fits comfortably in the hand, and at 173g, it is fairly light to handle.
Additionally, the device is only 7.78mm thick. The power and volume controls are located on the right border of the 10 Pro+ 5G, while the bottom features the main speaker grille, a USB Type-C connector, and a dual-SIM tray. The phone’s top has a secondary microphone, while the left side is empty.
The curved AMOLED screen of the Realme 10 Pro+ 5G is its standout feature. According to reports, the 6.7-inch diagonal display has a 61-degree side curve. Accidental touches have not yet caused me any problems, which is encouraging.
The show has several impressive characteristics, including a 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio, compatibility with a 120Hz frame rate, and HDR10+ certification. I haven’t seen a phone at this price issue with a display that has a chin bezel this tiny.
Realme asserts that, at 2.33mm, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Reviewchin )’s bezel is smaller. A quick and responsive in-display fingerprint scanner is included with the 10 Pro+ 5G. After utilising this curved display for a longer amount of time, I’ll reserve my final judgement for the entire evaluation.
The rear panel and case of the Realme 10 Pro 5G are made of polycarbonate. The phone is undoubtedly more comfortable to hold due to its flat sides. The back panel of the 10 Pro 5G, at least on variations with the shiny finish, does not have a flat finish, which should make it slightly likely to collect fingerprints.
The SIM slot is located on the left side of the phone, and the volume controls and fingerprint scanner are located on the right side. The USB Type-C charging connector, speaker grill, microphone, and 3.5mm headphone jack are all located at the bottom.
The Realme 10 Pro 5G’s 6.72-inch IPS LCD, which has quite slim bezels on all sides but the chin, is its key selling point. The display boasts a refresh rate of 120 Hz, is well sharp, and generates vibrant colours. This smartphone sports a front-firing top speaker and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera.
Dual speakers are included with the Realme 10 Pro+ 5G. There is some channel imbalance even though the speakers are pretty powerful and provide rich sound. The twin speaker system on the Realme 10 Pro 5G delivers decent audio output. One thing to keep in mind is that the Realme 10 Pro 5G has a headphone jack, however the 10 Pro+ 5G does not.
While the Realme 10 Pro 5G employs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC, the Realme 10 Pro+ 5G uses the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC and supports up to eight 5G bands in India. A 5000mAh battery that supports 67W fast charging is included in the 10 Pro+ 5G.
According to the business, customers may charge their devices up to 50% in 17 minutes. The 5000mAh battery capacity of the 10 Pro 5G is similar, but it only supports 33W fast charging. Both phones have two sizable circular cutouts for the cameras on the back panel.
A 108-megapixel main camera sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera are all included in the Realme 10 Pro+’s triple camera configuration. With a 108-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel portrait camera, the Realme 10 Pro 5G delivers a dual-camera configuration.
On both phones, a 16-megapixel front camera is housed in the hole-punch cutout for selfies. When we tested the two models side by side, we found that the front camera quality differed greatly between them. In contrast to the Realme 10 Pro 5G’s contrast-heavy appearance, colours from the Realme 10 Pro+ 5G seemed much more natural.
Of course, this is only our initial assessment based on the ambient lighting that was available at the time, so when we thoroughly test both of these phones, we should have a more conclusive response.
Last but not least, the Realme 10 Pro series ships with the Realme UI 4.0 software, which is based on Android 13. The new business skin has a fresh look with a redesigned control panel, vibrantly coloured, textured icons, and an improved Always-on Display (AoD). Realme’s Dynamic Computing Engine, which bills itself as delivering the ideal mix between high performance and low power consumption, is included in the new update.
To decide whether the Realme 10 Pro+ 5G and Realme 10 Pro 5G live up to their respective price tags and the company’s claims, we will put the devices through rigorous testing.