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realme 10 Pro Review: flagship level, mid-range price

realme 10 Pro Review: flagship level, mid-range price

For the realme 10 Pro series, the country’s leading smartphone brand in market share hopes to provide Filipinos with the best experience for a mid-range price. Personally, I’ve experienced its 120Hz display and 108MP camera. I can say that these features truly help #DisplayNewVision.

Design and Interface

realme 10 Pro showcases a hyperspace design at the back of the phone. This means that the pattern gives light effects and illusions when tilted. I have to admit, it’s fun to play with it, and just admire its silver look! Aside from this, it also has a glittery texture beneath which serves trendy aesthetics.

For music lovers, here’s some good news for you: it has dual speakers! Not just that, but it has an audio jack, which is now a rarity among new phones.

There are already lots of wallpapers installed for your lock screen with short descriptions and fun facts below. Moreover, you can customize the phone’s theme to suit your preferences.

Its home screen works in a “drawer mode”. You have to drag it up to reveal an alphabetical list of your apps, as well as a search button to find specific content.

Read realme 10 Pro 5G’s unboxing and first impressions here!

Display and Processor

realme 10 pro thin bezels
With a screen-to-body ratio of 93.76%, realme 10 Pro 5G is nearly bezel-less.

Searching the hashtag #DisplayNewVision will give you an idea of how thin its bezels are. Tech reviewers, influencers, and media partners posted their creative shots of how the phone can camouflage because of its screen-to-body ratio.

With a focus on display, the phone boasts a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. Moreover, it comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G Processor. When moving from one app to another, I certainly felt its smooth response.

Camera Quality

For its budget-friendly price, realme 10 Pro 5G’s camera is premium! When looking for phones to buy, one of the first things I check is camera quality. I enjoy capturing and preserving moments. With a 108MP ProLight camera, I was able to take high-resolution and true-to-color shots using this phone.

Here are pictures I took using realme 10 Pro 5G’s rear camera. Without moving, I captured these using 1x, 3x, 4.5x, and 6x distances respectively. What I love about the camera is that these photos show different stories: it either shows the entire scene or the details of your focused subject. Whatever the case is, it retains its clarity.

If filters are your thing, this phone caters to you! With many to choose from, you can create a specific mood before taking a photo. This should save you time from editing it on a different app.

Furthermore, its 16MP front camera gives you well-lit and clear selfies! There’s an option to retouch too. You can adjust your skin texture, cheeks, eye size, nose, chin, and head size.

The left photo is taken using normal photo mode, while the right one is taken using portrait mode. The latter’s background blurs well.

Other camera features include night, street, portrait, pro, panorama, movie, slo-mo, time-lapse, dual-view video, and a group portrait.

Multimedia Experience

HyperBoost, an app pre-installed in realme devices, allows you to customize your gameplay and tracks your game activity.

When gaming, you can swipe right to choose whether you want to play in low power, balanced, or pro gamer mode. This affects the temperature and battery percentage of your phone which you can check at the same location. For me, this tracker really helps especially when you want to customize how you wish to play. At the same time, you can track your usage so you’d know when your phone starts to heat up and when you need to put it down.

realme 10 Pro 5G is equipped with 8GB RAM that can expand up to 16GB. To test how well it responds, I played Genshin Impact for over an hour.

Genshin Impact is playable but the game resolution is quite low.

Set on balanced mode, this game might be quite heavy for the phone. After around 15 minutes, the temperature rose from 30°C to 45°C. While playing, it gives off a few hiccups. The LED display also puts it at a level lower than its OLED and AMOLED counterparts, affecting the visual side. But it’s not that bad. It still keeps the game’s superb aesthetics.

Additionally, with its 120Hz refresh rate, Genshin Impact is playable. The look may appear blurry but the response is mostly smooth.

During fight scenes and motions, however, the response is smooth.

The dual speakers, on the other hand, gave an immersive experience. The volume goes up to 200% which is a feast for the ears. If you’re like me who still uses wired earphones and headphones, the phone’s built-in audio jack gives you more options.

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Functionality and Battery

Powered by an industry-standard large 5000mAh battery, realme 10 Pro 5G is a reliable companion. It allows users, both the casual and those who tend to be on their phones all day, to achieve more. On top of that, its capability to sustain 33W SUPERVOOC charge charges your phone from 0 to 100% in just 74 minutes!

realme 10 Pro specs recap

Here’s a quick table containing realme 10 Pro’s specs:

Price and Availability

realme 10 Pro 5G (8GB+256GB) offers an all-around flagship experience and it can be yours for an affordable price of ₱16,999!

Special promo awaits if you avail it early. In offline stores, every purchase from February 15-19 comes with a FREE DIZO Power Bank (10000mAh) and a pair of TechLife Buds Classic worth ₱1,198!

Buying it at Shopee (February 15) and Lazada (February 15-17) would give you a ₱2,000 discount! Additionally, it comes with a FREE 1-year warranty, granting a total of two years, and a Globe SIM Card with 65GB data.

If you wish to check realme 10 Pro+ 5G, it is priced at ₱19,999 for 8GB+128GB and ₱24,999 for 12GB+256GB. They are available for pre-order from February 27 to March 10, 2023.

It comes in three colors: Hyperspace, Dark Matter, and Nebula Blue.

realme 10 Pro 5G Overall Experience

For its price, realme 10 Pro 5G definitely exceeds expectations. It functions at a flagship level and yet, its price is in the mid-range category. It’s one of the best phones under 20k, especially in terms of display and camera.

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