What students look for in smartphones


Posted at Jul 02 2021 10:59 AM

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With the rise of online classes and the shift to flexible learning modalities, Filipino students now are doing more with the devices they currently have. What was previously just used as a means of communication and entertainment has now become an integral part of their everyday life. 

Students are not just using their smartphones for studying. It is also a device they use to browse social media, watch their favorite TV shows, and play games. 

With all these factors to consider, it is no wonder that most of the younger generation has high standards when looking for a phone. 

Keeping the needs of the students in mind, multinational electronics company Xiaomi recently updated the Redmi Note 10 lineup with the introduction of Redmi Note 10 5G and 10S.

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MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G, 90Hz 6.5'' DotDisplay, and 5000mAh battery are just some of the features that makes Redmi Note 10 5G the "Performance Racer." Photo source: Xiaomi website

Dubbed as the "Performance Racer", Redmi Note 10 5G prides itself in being a mid-range all-rounder on a future-proof 5G network. Like the rest of the Note 10 Series, this model has a similar design language – a premium look and feel that is comfortable in your hands. It is light to hold at 190 grams despite its 5000mAh battery and 6.5'' Full HD Plus resolution. Integrated into the design is a low-profile side fingerprint sensor.

The Redmi Note 10 5G sports a solid camera system, based around the all-purpose 48MP main rear camera, 2MP macro camera, and 2MP depth sensor. It also has slow motion, night mode, and time-lapse video features, along with 1080p at 30fps video recording quality with electronic image stabilization. It is packed with the MediaTek Dimensity 700 7nm processor with dual 5G, a high-performance processor, along with a smooth 90Hz refresh rate and up to 128GB of native storage using a UFS 2.2 write booster. Plus, it supports 18W fast charging and dual 5G SIM, so you are ready for 5G connectivity. 

''Usually, ang 5G smartphones mabibili mo at a premium price level, but we want it to be accessible to all,'' said Xiaomi Philippines Public Relations Manager Tomi Adrias. ''With this, you get a premium-looking phone with a 7 nanometer processor, dual 5G support.''

(Usually, you can buy 5G smartphones at a premium price level, but we want it to be accessible to all.)

On the other hand, Redmi Note 10S or the "64MP Adventurer" boasts of a thin, lightweight design with an arc side fingerprint sensor and AI face unlock. At 178.8 grams and 8.29mm it is light and thin compared with previous models. 

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For those who love taking detailed images, Redmi Note 10S offers a variety of options with its Quad camera setup. Photo source: Xiaomi website

When it comes to cameras, Redmi Note 10S has a high-resolution 64MP main camera, a 118-degree 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera for close shots, and a 2MP depth sensor to make picture-perfect portraits. It also has a 13MP front camera for all your selfie needs.

Redmi Note 10S features a vibrant 6.43'' AMOLED DotDisplay with tools such as Reading mode 3.0 and a 360-degree light sensor setup to make your smartphone experience comfortable, paired with dual speakers to further enhance the experience. Backing that up is the MediaTek Helio G95 that provides serious gamers and multi-taskers with fast gaming, improved performance, and GPU speeds of up to 900MHz. On top of that, it has a 5000mAh battery and a 33W fast charger so you can stay connected all the time. 

Redmi Note 10 5G comes in Graphite Gray, Nighttime Blue, Chrome Silver, and Aurora Green colors, retailing at P9,990 for the 4+128GB variant and P11,490 for the 8+128GB. While the Redmi Note 10S is available in Onyx Gray, Pebble White, and Ocean Blue, retailing at P11,990 for the 8GB+128GB variant.

''In Xiaomi, we believe that innovation is for everyone. We offer products with a high price to performance ratio to ensure that our consumers get to access and experience great quality products that will not break the bank. Redmi Note 10 5G is a perfect testament to that,'' said Xiaomi Regional Manager of Southeast Asia Kah Mun Leong.


The Redmi Note 10 5G and 10S are now available at Mi authorized stores and resellers nationwide, and online at Xiaomi's official Lazada and Shopee stores. 

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