Redmi Note 10S is the most recent smartphone from Xiaomi to join the Redmi Note 10 series that launched in India back in March. The phone, while part of the Redmi Note 10 series, is not powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC like the other models. It comes with a MediaTek SoC. Talking about the series, the Redmi Note 10S sits between the Redmi Note 10 Pro and the Redmi Note 10 in terms of pricing.
In day-to-day usage, the Redmi Note 10S handles multitasking quite well, however, there’s a noticeable delay in app opening time. Moreover, I also faced frame drops in games like Genshin Impact and Forza Street, and the gameplay was really choppy forcing me to quit playing shortly after. Therefore if you are a mobile gaming enthusiast and looking for a smartphone that can handle all games including the upcoming Battlegrounds Mobile India.
On the bright side, there are features like Always-on Display, Game Turbo, Video Toolbox, Digital Wellbeing & parental controls, Privacy Protection, and gesture navigation. However, for some reason, Xiaomi has locked the gesture navigation to the stock launcher, which means if you use third-party launchers like Nova Prime and the likes, it won’t work for you.