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Rs. 5,999 (Launch price)

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When it comes to competitive pricing Xiaomi has already proved what it’s capable of, but there’s a silent champ trying to expand its territory in the Budget category. The 10.or D is their ultra budget smartphone but is it capable in 2018 when you can get some better alternatives for 1000 or 2000 bucks more. Let’s find out…. The Body is made of a nice grade PolyCarbonate and they refined it in a way that the scratch resistance is on point. The LG Q6 also has a plastic back and it looks ugly with all the scratches on it just after a few days of usage but 10.or D still looks fresh. Phone has a Matt finish which attracts fingerprints but wipe it off and they’re all gone. The design might be a familiar one but the black variant gives a versatile look to it. All the edges are curved and they are very convenient to handle than a phone having a boxy design and they never slip out of your hand coz well, it’s a plastic material. The back looks cleaner and there are no antenna lines, again thanks to the plastic back. The phone feels a little bit heavier and it’s wider and it’s sometimes stressful to use it with one hand especially after using a taller screen like the LG Q6. It has slots for two sim cards as well as a memory card and that’s how every dual sim model phones should be, both support 4g for those who’re wondering and its expandable upto 128GB. The power and volume buttons are okay but they’re not clicky. For the record, I love clicky buttons and i’d have liked to see the power button on the right and volume rockers on the left not on the same side but then that’s just a personal preference. The phone is a little bit thicker but that’s due the bigger 3500mAh battery which we’ll talk about in a moment but there’s a possibility they could have made it even more compact and pocatable reducing those bezels or including a capacitive buttons and they didn’t and that’s fine. It has a mono speaker on the back which is loud as I said in my impressions video, the audio only comes out from this side the other side is just for aesthetic purpose and it doesn’t even act as a microphone. The microphones are situated on the top and the bottom sides and there’s a headphone jack on the top of the phone which is not my favourite placement but that’s just my preference and the audio output is really loud. The vibration motor is really subtle and its really the best on a budget phone which I have tested because most phones tend to rattle or have harsh vibrations which is not a pleasant experience but 10.or is doing great in their starting days itself. Now let’s talk about the fingerprint sensor, Its great they included one for the price and it’s not bad. It takes a moment to actually wake up the phone, bring in the animation and unlock it but when the screen is ON, you can log in pretty quickly and the company mentions it clearly in the product page, and I appreciate that. Setting it up was a challenge though. And it's always good to have a single color notification LED and Tenor is not compromising with the amount of useful features in such a budget package and it also has a gyroscope sensor which a lot of companies are neglecting in their mid range categories too. Coming to the front it has a 5.2 inch display but frankly speaking I would have prefered 5 inches because 720p looks better on a 5 inch display and it would have been a little more compact but for those who need more screen this is a reasonable size. The bezels are distracting but I should not complain at all for the price it is being offered but I started hating companies when they waste precious bezel space because putting capacitive buttons on the bezels will give us more room on the display. And resolution is not that bad as I thought it would be but the white doesn’t look white, it seems a little yellowish and viewing angles are good but there is a noticeable color shift but then for the price this is a great display. It gets bright, though sometimes I feel it's a little bit reflective when in direct sunlight but its completely readable, no issues there. And the lowest brightness also is accurate not like the one I experienced on the Tenor G. Media consuming experience is going to be good but I didn’t enjoy much because I used a bigger screen earlier and bigger screens and lesser bezels spoiled me but if you have come from something like a 5 display size you’ll probably enjoy the experience on a budget and the audio quality that comes out of the speaker is good but more treble but good quality. And the most frustrating thing about this phone on the whole is the touch sensitivity or the lack thereof. It only has two point multi touch and typing on this is a pretty hard task. It sometimes doesn’t even recognise even though I touched the screen and it gets frustrating until you get used to it and once you get used to it you’ll be fine, but I want to know whether the Redmi 5a also has the same issue or not for the price its offering. Now comes the most important aspect the processing and the software experience. It has the snapdragon 425 which can handle regular tasks but its inconsistent a few minutes of usage will throttle the complete phone a lot and the phone gets back to normal after a minute of two, it's usable but frustrating at times but the heat dissipation is good it does get warm but never gets hot to the point its unusable or something. Yes! The software experience is good but the fact that the processor couldn’t handle the situation is kinda frustrating at times but then remember the price and you’ll understand that it works good for few, not for all. I have the 3GB model here and the ram management is actually good Heavy apps has to reload every time but it reloads the apps faster which is great for the price. I shouldn't complaint much here considering the price it’s being served. Yes there are stutterings frame drops force closes and it freezes sometimes but i’m kinda okay with the experience because the price is well decided. Coming to the camera the it doesn’t focus faster and the dynamic range is poor but the HDR really improves everything but it no more stays natural and HDR brings in some lens flares and the sky always looks blown out and the processing takes a while resulting in blurry images very often. But when not in HDR it captures quality with a really color accurate pictures but it lacks details and noise is present in a well lit condition too. The low light shots look okay and surprisingly good but the HDR make the low light shots look decent but then lens flare again. The front facing camera is okay but the dynamic range is completely off and if you wanna learn a lot more about the camera comparison between This and the redmi 5A, My friend at RevAtlas made a really in depth camera comparison that I would recommend you to because he has a lot of interesting points to share. And finally the battery life It was good when I first got it. It easily lasted me a day and the standby was also fine but lately the battery backup has become dull and the battery drains quickly even when the phone is lying down on the table for a few hours. Maybe the problem is due to some app that I recently installed but It will get you through a day for sure but never expect it to last longer. Screen on times are not a thing anymore but i’ll share em anyway. I get anywhere between 4 hours fifty minutes to 5 hours 15 minutes and it all depends on how frequent you actually use the phone. It charges from 10 to 100 in around 3 hours and it doesn’t have any fast charging capabilities. A few small things to know in the end, It supports OTG, The call quality is just fantastic and the person on the other end, can hear you perfectly. So, It's really a bargainous champ but it's worth using it as a backup device rather than the main device. It’s great to gift someone their first phone with stock android and all the basic features which satisfies one's need on a budget. That’s it for now. Thanks for Reading and see ya’ll in the next one.


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