Realme 10 Pro+ review: If Looks Were Everything
Of the new realme 10 Series, this is the one with the bells and whistles it’s the real me 10 Pro Plus, it’s feature packed yet still pretty affordable so could it be a solid choice for your next mid-range phone?
let’s find out in a Real me 10 Pro Plus review. this year we’ve seen plenty of sequels fall a bit flat but the real me 10 Pro Plus actually brings plenty of upgrades, over his predecessor these include a better display, a more powerful chipset, and a higher res main camera, the design has also been reworked both the front and the back curve into the plastic frame making the phone feel razor thin in the hand.
And the kaleidoscope-like glittering finish on this plastic back panel really catches the eye there is no official Ingress Protection here.
Unboxing the Realme 10 Pro+
The Realme 10 Pro+ retail bundle is as expected, with the 67W fast charger and the required USB-C-to-A cable included. Inside the paper, the compartment is a soft protective case.
The Realme 10 Pro+ Price & Key Specs
Apparently in Nigeria the Realme 10 Pro Plus Price starts at NGN. 99,450 to NGN. 122,850,
|Body:||161.5×73.9×7.8mm, 173g; glass front, plastic frame, plastic back|
|Display:||6.70″ AMOLED, 1B colors, HDR10+, 120Hz, 800 nits, 1080x2412px resolution, 20.1:9 aspect ratio, 394ppi.|
|Chipset:||MediaTek Dimensity 1080 (6 nm): Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G68 MC4|
|Memory:||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM.|
|OS/Software:||Android 13, Realme UI 4.0.|
|Rear camera:||Wide (main): 108 MP, f/1.8, 24mm, 1/1.67″, 0.64µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 112˚; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4.|
|Front camera||16 MP, f/2.5, 25mm (wide).|
|Video capture||Rear camera: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120/480fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.|
|Battery:||5000mAh; 67W SuperVOOC charging, PD3.0, 50% in 17 min (advertised).|
|Misc:||Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC; stereo speakers|
|Price:||Apparently in Nigeria the Realme 10 Pro Plus Price starts at NGN. 99,450 to NGN. 122,850,|
Though like I will always mention, the realme 10 Pro Plus has a curved display, it’s a 6.7 inch AMOLED with a 1080p resolution and a 120hz refresh rate, double reinforced glass. and it should be highly durable. This is a larger screen than the previous models and the refresh rate is faster.
So you’re swiping and scrolling and that much smoother it will dial down to 60hz to save energy when idling too plus the realme 10 Pro Plus is considerably brighter than its predecessor. we measured a maximum of 480 units with the manual slider and this can boost up to over 800 nits in auto mode.
Another new feature you get here is support for 10-bit color depth the color accuracy of the screen is great along with the contrast and the support for HDR 10 plus as well. You can wake up and unlock the phone with an under-display fingerprint reader and it’s super fast and consistent for audio, the realme 10 Pro Plus has a pair of stereo speakers the loudness is very good here and the sound quality is decent, not much bass but the vocals and Highs are alright.
You can get the realme 10 Pro Plus with 128 or 256 gigs of storage on board, this isn’t expandable through MicroSD, though the phone’s interface is realme UI 4.0 and it’s actually on top of the latest Android 13.
This is a smooth clutter-free UI that’s pretty straightforward but if you dig deeper there’s plenty of custom functionality too we plan to do an in-depth look into real MIUI 4.0 in a separate video and we’ll add a link to it, here as soon as it comes out the realme 10 Pro Plus is powered by a brand new chipset, a mediatek density 1080.
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It’s an improvement over the previous model’s density 920 with slightly better performance and efficiency and an upgraded ISP. For the cameras, the increase in performance isn’t huge it’s just based upon higher clock speeds at the same CPU, cores still it’s nice to see some smartphone lineups, that have even gotten downgraded, silicon this year the real me 10 Pro Plus is very competitive for the class and quite stable when it comes to thermals too. the realme 9 Pro Plus had good battery life but the real me 10 Pro Plus has a larger battery and Blows Its predecessor away with its 5000 Amh battery.
It was able to score an incredible endurance rating of 149 hours in our proprietary battery life tests and on top of that the charging speed is faster too, with the bundled 67w adapter we were able to charge from 0 to 86 percent in half an hour.
Now we’re on to the cameras the realme 10 Pro Plus brings a 108-megapixel main Camera, an 8-megapixel Ultra-wide, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The main camera is notable for having a higher resolution than the previous model and being able to provide three times lossless. but there are no iOs, this time around the main camera shows 12-megapixel photos by default and during the day.
These are really good, there’s great contrast adequate dynamic range, and likable colors, we have seen better fine details like foliage, but at least the processing doesn’t draw your attention to that, it’s quite balanced there’s a three-time zoom toggle and that’s possible thanks to the main Camera’s, large sensor, we wouldn’t call it 100 lossless but it’s quite nice while there is some noise there’s enough detail and the colors contrast and dynamic range match.
The regular photos portraits from the main cam are great the separation is really good and the subject is well exposed detailed and sharp the 8 megapixel photos from the ultrawide, are surprisingly good there’s an above-average level of detail here, and the Distortion correction works well and you get nice contrast and colors and balanced dynamic range.
The macro Cam’s 2-megapixel photos aren’t great the detail level is what you’d expect at this resolution, in the dynamic range is narrow. If you’re shooting with the main cam at night at its default zoom level, some automatic night mode processing will kick in these photos to have a bright exposure.
Okay detail good contrast and wide dynamic range, but we still see blown highlights from time to time opting out of the night mode will result in a more detailed and less noisy photo, but it’s darker with a more narrow dynamic range it’s a more realistic look, if you’re shooting with the ultra-wide at night you won’t get an auto net mode.
By default, the photos are poor in Quality, Soft, noisy, dark, and low in detail with a narrow dynamic range. You can toggle on the night mode though and it helps a lot. you get a brighter exposure boosted color saturation and a wider dynamic range. still, the detail level isn’t great and there are visible noise selfies from the 16-megapixel front-facing camera are just alright.
The details are average and the photos are on the South Side, still, you do get good exposure and dynamic range. and the colors are true-to-life videos, that can be captured with the main cam in up to 4K at 30fps, the Quality is outstanding with excellent detail and sharpness. low noise great contrast and impressive dynamic range.
There is no stabilization in 4k, low light 4K videos from the main camera are impressive as well there’s a lot of detail good exposure and colors, decent dynamic range, and tolerable noise levels the ultra-wide is capped at 1080P, and during the day its videos are good with enough details, low noise accurate colors and balanced dynamic range.
So the Realme 10 Pro Plus it’s a nice phone for the money and offers plenty of improvements over the previous model, the display is great the battery life is outstanding charging is Fast and the cameras do a good job too. the major downsides here are the lack of ingress protection and some lackluster selfies. But if these don’t bother you, then the real me 10 Pro Plus is definitely worth checking out here are a couple that we’ve reviewed on our recently, the first is the Samsung Galaxy ONE UI and then we have Xiaomi Note 9 see you next time