After the early bird offer ended, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (6GB, 128GB) was priced at 16,999 from an initial cost of 15,999. After a price hike last month, the price was increased to 17,499. Now, there is another price hike of 500 Rupees, llisted on the Xiaomi website and Amazon India for the same 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage Variant. It now costs 17,999.
When the phone launched for a staggering price of only 15,999 Rupees, it flew off the shelves because it was serious value for money.
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It had some really great specs, like a glass back and front, 64MP Main Camera, Great Battery Life (Thanks to a 5020 Milliamp Hour Battery), 33W Fast Chargin. The highlight being a 120Hz 1080p Super AMOLED Display for the price of only 15,999.
Coming back to the main question, is this phone still worth it? Maybe, yes, it is still a considerable device. But it now very close to the price of the Mi 11 Lite. The Mi 11 Lite will have a much better experience than the Note 10 Pro. It has better cameras and the display is also better. So the value proposition of this phone has definitely reduced since launch.
Value Proposition of Redmi Note 10 Pro:
What could be the reasons as to why these price hikes are happening? It is not just Xiaomi. Fuel prices have been hiked all over India. Several decides from Realme and Oppo also had a lot of price hikes, especially in the 15 to 25 thousand price range. There could be a variety of reasons for this. Like increase in import taxes, increased manufacturing costs, etc.
To conclude, we still do think the Redmi Note 10 is a decent device and it is still considerable, but it is no longer an obvious and direct choice, because now it is competing with several devices, notably Xiaomi’s own Mi 11 Lite. The price to performance ratio is definitely not the same.
With that being said, let us know down below what you think of this price hike, and if you think it is justified.
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