India has finally started selling the Realme 10 Pro series. The company has released two new mid-range smartphones as part of its new number series. The Realme 10 Pro+ 5G is the most expensive phone. It replaces the Realme 9 Pro+ 5G. (Review). On the other hand, the Realme 10 Pro 5G doesn’t change much from the Realme 9 Pro, which came out in India earlier this year.
Realme 10 Pro 5G: Price in India
The Realme 10 Pro+ 5G is the most affordable phone with a curved AMOLED screen. The company has put it on the market in three different ways. The base model costs Rs. 24,999 and has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It is also available for Rs. 25,999 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and Rs. 27,999 with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. There are two different storage options for the Realme 10 Pro 5G. 18,999, while the one with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage costs Rs. 19,999.
There are three colors of the Realme 10 Pro+ 5G and Realme 10 Pro 5G. We have the Hyperspace-colored Realme 10 Pro+ 5G, which has a mirror finish. Even though the back panel is mostly gold, when light hits it, or you look at it from certain angles, it looks like a blue prism. On the back of the phone, the Realme logo has a glittery finish that gets less noticeable as you move up the phone. The design has a lot going on, which might be different for everyone’s taste.
The glitter and changing colors give the Realme 10 Pro+ 5G a fresh look, but I’m not too fond of the glossy finish that shows fingerprints. But you can always use the clear case that comes in the box from the company. The pack also has a SIM ejector tool, a 67W charging adapter, and some instructions. The Realme 10 Pro 5G has the same things in the box except for a 33W fast charger.
Realme 10 Pro 5G: Features, and Specifications
Even though the Realme 10 Pro+ 5G is tall, I like how it feels in my hand. The phone’s curved back fits well in hand, and since it only weighs 173g, it’s not too heavy to hold. The device is also fragile, at only 7.78mm. The power and volume buttons are on the right side of the 10 Pro+ 5G. The prominent speaker grille, a USB Type-C port, and a dual-SIM tray are on the bottom. The phone’s left side has nothing, and the secondary microphone is on the top.
The curved AMOLED screen is the best thing about the Realme 10 Pro+ 5G. The screen’s diagonal size is 6.7 inches, and the sides are said to be curved at 61 degrees. So far, I haven’t had any problems with accidents, which is a good sign. The screen also has many features, like HDR10+ certification, support for a 120Hz refresh rate, and a contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1. The chin bezel is also very thin, which I haven’t seen on phones at this price point before.
Realme says that the chin bezel is thinner than the 2.33mm thickness of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Review). The 10 Pro+ 5G also has an easy-to-use fingerprint scanner built into the screen. I will decide on this curved screen once I’ve used it for longer and written a full review.
The case and back panel of the Realme 10 Pro 5G are made of polycarbonate. The phone is easier to hold because its sides are flat. The 10 Pro 5G frame has a matte finish, so it shouldn’t be easy to get fingerprints on it. However, I can’t say the same for the back panel, at least on the models with a glossy finish. The SIM slot is on the phone’s left side, and the power button, which has a fingerprint scanner built-in, and the volume buttons are on the right. The USB Type-C charging port, speaker grill, microphone, and 3.5mm headphone jack are all at the bottom.
The best thing about the Realme 10 Pro 5G is its display, a 6.72-inch IPS LCD panel with very narrow bezels on three sides except for the chin. The production is clear, has a refresh rate of 120 Hz, and shows good colors. This phone has a 16-megapixel front-facing camera and a top-firing speaker that faces forward.
The Realme 10 Pro+ 5G has two speakers built in. Even though the speakers are loud and sound good, there is a clear imbalance between the channels. The Realme 10 Pro 5G has two speakers, and the sound quality isn’t too bad. The Realme 10 Pro 5G has a headphone jack, which is something to keep in mind, which the 10 Pro+ 5G doesn’t have.
In India, the Realme 10 Pro+ 5G has a MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC and can connect to up to eight 5G bands. On the other hand, the Realme 10 Pro 5G has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC. The 10 Pro+ 5G has a 5000mAh battery and can be charged quickly with 67W. The company says that in 17 minutes, users can get up to a 50% charge. The 10 Pro 5G battery is also 5000 mAh, but it only supports 33W fast charging.
On the back of both phones are two large round holes for the cameras. The Realme 10 Pro+ features a triple-camera setup with a 108-megapixel primary camera sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The Realme 10 Pro 5G has a primary camera with 108 megapixels and a portrait camera with 2 megapixels.
Both phones have a 16-megapixel front-facing camera in the hole-punch cutout, which can be used for selfies. When we tried the front cameras of the two models side by side, we saw that they were pretty different. The Realme 10 Pro+ 5G colors looked much more natural than the Realme 10 Pro 5G, which had a lot of contrast. However, this is our first impression based on the lighting we had at the time, so we’ll know for sure when we test both phones for a long time.
Last, the Realme 10 Pro series comes with Realme UI 4.0, which is based on Android 13 and works right out of the box. The new custom skin has a new look:
- A redesigned control center
- Textured icons with bright colors
- An improved Always-on Display (AoD)
The latest update also includes Realme’s Dynamic Computing Engine, which is said to be the perfect balance between high performance and low power use.
We will put the Realme 10 Pro+ 5G and the Realme 10 Pro 5G through their paces to see if they live up to their prices and what the company says they can do. Gadgets 360 will soon post the full review, so stay tuned.