Packed with the latest MediaTek Helio G99 processor, 90hz Super AMOLED display, and a 5000mAh Battery with 33W SUPERVOOC fast-charging technology, the realme 10 is in the running for the best mid-range smartphone of the year. We were lucky to have dibs on the device, and here is our unboxing and first impressions.
The realme 10 comes with the same yellow packaging, with the notable series(10) mark on the front, and specs sheet at the back. Inside, together with the device, are the usual accessories – phone case, sim ejector tool, manuals, charging cable and adaptor.
The realme 10 comes in two colorways – Clash White and Rush Black, the unit we got was the latter. Veering off the trend, the realme 10 utilizes a more traditional design with its straight edges. On the left side of the smartphone is the triple-card slot which can house two nano-SIM cards, and up to 1TB micro-SD Card. On the right are the volume controls, and the power button which also doubles as the fingerprint sensor. At the bottom, you can find the 3.5mm headphone jack, mic, USB Type-C charging port, and speakers. On top is the receiver.
Flipping the phone over, you’d be greeted with a gradient glitter design back cover, and its two distinct, protruding cameras. The realme 10 is sturdy, and the overall design is classy. I personally love the subtle but appealing design of the device.
Boasting a 6.4-inch 90Hz Super AMOLED display, and with an almost bezel-less profile, the mid-range realme smartphone is a treat to those who love to spend their time watching videos, and playing mobile games on their smartphone. Display is bright and sharp, with enough saturation. The speaker is loud, and if you want to turn up the music, the device features an Ultra Volume mode with its 200% UltraBoom Speaker.
The realme 10 is powered by a 6nm Octa-Core MediaTek Helio G99 Processor with a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. The smartphone comes in an 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB variant, and additionally features up to 5GB virtual RAM expansion. I quickly loaded and tested PUBG Mobile, and the game defaulted to HD Graphic, and High Frame Rate. The controls were responsive, and the display was actually impressive. With the powerful setup, I was able to play with barely any lags. Moreover, the device packs a 5000mAh battery with 33W SUPERVOOC charge, translating to more power, and faster charging time.
For mobile photography, the Helio G99-powered realme smartphone has a 50MP Color AI + 2MP BW dual main camera , paired with a 16MP pin-hole selfie camera. Focus and shutters were fast on both the main and selfie cameras, and the front camera’s face detection is on point. HDR was also very good. The photos I took were sharp, and colors popped. Overall, the realme 10’s camera did the job, and performed even indoors. I’ll be posting more about the camera feature on my full review. Meanwhile, here are the photos I took with the realme 10: