Realme 10 Pro+review

Realme 10 Pro+ in-depth review

Following the release of the Realme 10 Pro + that we’ve already reviewed, the Realme 10 Pro and Realme 10 Pro+ add two additional phones to the Realme 10 line. The Realme 10 Pro+ is the only phone out of the three that offers enough new features to be considered a legitimate follow-up to the popular Realme 9 series. Meet the Realme 10 Pro+, the phone we will be reviewing today.

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It is difficult for phone makers to release new midrange phones that are noticeably better than their predecessors because of component shortages and logistical problems. Fortunately, that isn’t the case with the Realme 10 Pro+, which offers an enhanced design, a better display, a more potent CPU, a better camera, and even a slightly faster charging speed than the Realme 9 Pro+.

Starting with the design As the first Realme number series phone with curved front and rear panels, the Realme 10 Pro+ gives the impression of being substantially slimmer. Furthermore, the edge is properly curved at a 61-degree angle, just like the previous Galaxy Edge smartphones. This is not your typical small 2.5D curved edge.

Then there is the larger AMOLED screen, which is now 6.7 inches and has a refresh rate of 120 Hz, a touch responsiveness of 360 Hz, support for 10-bit colours, and a maximum brightness of 800 nits. Although we are not sure if the supporters of the more compact devices would agree, it is a welcome advance over the 6.4-inch 90Hz AMOLED on the Realme 9 Pro+.

The Realme 10 Pro+’s chipset has been upgraded from the Dimensity 920 5G found within the Realme 9 Pro+ to the brand-new Dimensity 1080 5G processor. A speedier CPU and higher picture processing performance are features of the new chipset.

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While the battery’s capacity has not changed, its charging rate has increased to 67W from 60W on the Realme 9 Pro+.

The Realme 10 Pro+ provides Ultra Volume Boost, which can increase volume by up to two times at the price of music quality, exactly like the Realme 10, which is the last area of development for the stereo speakers.

The Realme 10 Pro+ is the first smartphone since the Pixel 7 duo that we saw that comes pre-installed with Android 13 and Realme UI 4.0.

Though not much has changed since the Realme 9 Pro+. The audio jack has been removed from the Realme 10 Pro+, the manufacturer of the screen glass is unknown, and the back panel is composed of plastic rather than glass. It is sad that there is no formal statement regarding waterproofing, not even basic splash resistance.

The introductions are over at this point.

Unboxing of Realme 10 Pro Plus

Expectedly generous, the Realme 10 Pro+ retail bundle includes both the necessary USB-C-to-A cable and a 67W fast charger. A soft protective case is also present inside the paper section.

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Even better, the Realme 10 Pro+ has a small layer of protection already applied when it leaves the factory. It performs a good job of preventing scratches, but it also attracts fingerprints fairly well.

Design

The Realme 10 Pro+ is the first device in the Realme number series to include a curved screen in the style of the Galaxy Edge. Additionally, you may pick from three eye-catching paint jobs: Starlight, Night, or Ocean, in classic Realme design.

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The option we’ll be reviewing is called Starlight, and it is breathtaking. As usual, a curved tempered glass protects the entire screen on the front. The plastic back panel features eerily similar sharp angles. The panel itself, however, is what’s really cool.

On top of what appears to be a gold surface, Realme has coated the back with millions of dazzling particles. But appearances can be deceiving because the hue of gold actually changes based on the surrounding light, going from light blue to orange/purple/gold. That’s not all, though! On the back, there is a similar radiating design. It looks like a disco light and starts from the camera. It’s not as dazzling as it sounds, but the entire thing is also not at all discrete.

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The black model on the Night edition has a faint grey border around the cameras. On the other side, the Ocean one changes from a yellowish/pinkish colour to a blue one.

Curved Realme phones have been a rarity, but this is definitely the first for the Realme number series. And there are a couple of things to consider. For example, the Realme 9 Pro+ had a glass back, while for this new model, the maker used plastic instead. The front is still made of glass, and while we don’t know its brand, we do have information on the glass specs. It’s a piece Realme calls “a 0.65mm Double-reinforced Glass” or a “Supremely Durable Glass”. It has allegedly passed a 1m drop test and endured 28,000 micro drops without cracking.

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The Realme number series phones have long required a touch of quality, particularly in a year when most phones deliver downgrades, so the sleek profile is undoubtedly a sight for sore eyes and will be appreciated by many users. Of course, the handling suffers, but that is the price you typically pay for better looks and a thinner design.

We dislike the fact that there is no ingress protection of any kind, not even simple splash resistance like on Redmi Note smartphones. The ports on the phone appear to be tightly sealed, and the SIM slot has rubber insulation, indicating that Realme has done some form of proofing. However, there is no mention of an official rating.

Despite the fact that the Realme 10 Pro+ is arguably the only phone this year to significantly improve on its predecessor, there is one significant design flaw: the rear panel is now made of plastic rather than glass.

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s take a closer look at the Realme 10 Pro+.

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The 6.7-inch AMOLED screen on the Realme 10 Pro+ is larger and has curved glass than the 6.4-inch screen on the Realme 9 Pro+. Extended 1080p resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, 10-bit colour depth, increased brightness, and official HDR10+ compatibility are just a few of the changes it offers.

The same 16MP selfie camera we’ve seen in prior models is housed in the little cutout, which is now centred at the top.

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For a midrange device on a tight budget, the screen features uniformly tiny bezels on all sides.

The earpiece/speaker and under-display fingerprint reader are two features that are first hidden under a thin grille above the screen. The optical type of scanner is quick and dependable.

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However, we also appreciate the two camera rings, which are a change from the previous model’s huge rectangle. The rear is extremely beautiful with its hues (s). The bottom one has space for the 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro eyes, while the upper one houses the 108MP primary. Outside the rings, flush with the rear, a single-LED flash can be seen.

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The Realme 10 Pro+ tips over when placed on a desk because of the two spherical camera holders that protrude from the back. However, you can resolve this if it annoys you by using the included case.

The entire left side is empty.

On the right, there are keys for volume and power/lock.

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Along with the front speaker, the top also includes a speaker outlet. A microphone is also there for capturing footage and filtering out background noise.

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The USB-C port, the mouthpiece, the second stereo speaker, and the dual-SIM tray are all located on the bottom of the Realme 10 Pro+. Unfortunately, the audio jack has been decommissioned.

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Similar in size and weight to the Realme 9 Pro+, which has a smaller screen but weighs 7 grammes less, the Realme 10 Pro+ measures 161.5 x 73.9 x 8 mm and weighs 175g.

There is no denying the Realme 10 Pro+’s sturdy construction. It has a premium shape and is a lovely, eye-catching phone. It’s a love-it-or-hate-it situation when it comes to handling because curved phones are never optimal.

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Overall, we appreciate that the Realme 10 Pro+ has a larger display even if it is the same size as the previous version. Despite the more slippery and uncomfortable grip, we appreciate the redesigned shape. And if they do, the transparent case would quickly resolve them.

Display

The Realme 10 Pro+ screen has many improvements over the Realme 9 Pro+ screen, including a larger 6.7-inch AMOLED display. The density is 394ppi with the same 1080p+ resolution. The tempered glass is now curved rather than flat, and the cutout is now centred around the top.

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Because of its natural 10-bit colour depth and quicker 120Hz refresh rate, the new AMOLED can display over 1 billion colours. Gamers will value the 360Hz touch sensitivity, while streaming videos will benefit from the HDR10+ certification.

Additionally, automated 2160Hz high-frequency dimming is supported by this AMOLED. The S22 Ultra features 480Hz, the highest PWM in the market, which should ease eye strain when using the screen at brightness levels lower than 90 nits.

Finally, Realme promises a maximum brightness increase to 800 nits from the 9 Pro+’s 600 nits.

By adjusting the brightness, we were able to record 484 nits of maximum brightness as opposed to the 9 Pro+’s 433 nits. However, when using Auto Brightness, we were able to collect 809nits, as stated by Realme in their promotional materials. Although we are unable to test the claimed peak brightness of 1,000 nits, the display appears to be able to do so.

Just 1.9 nits are the absolute lowest brightness at point white.

Color aquraccy

Vivid, which corresponds to the DCI-P3 colour space, Natural, which uses the sRGB colour space, and Pro mode, which offers the Cinematic (warmer P3) and Brilliant (broadest colour range) options, are the three colour settings available on the Realme 10 Pro+. A colour temperature slider is available for each of these settings.

The white and grey were the only colours that deviated noticeably and had a bluish hue. The default Vivid mode provides good accuracy towards P3 targets. Contrarily, the Cinematic Pro mode has a remarkable precision to P3 with an average deltaE of 1.2.

With an average deltaE of 1.6, the Standard mode with sRGB targets likewise provides good accuracy.

Refresh rate

The Auto, High (120Hz), and Standard (60Hz) modes are supported by the Realme 10 Pro+.

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With either High or Auto, the Realme interface will offer 120Hz and go back to 60Hz when the image is still.

You may get lucky and find certain apps that run their (non-game) interface at 120Hz, but video playback and gaming are always done at 60Hz.

HDR Streaming

Both Widenvile L1 DRM and HDR10+ are officially supported by the Realme 10 Pro+. All apps except Netflix support streaming in Full HD HDR10. Although it appears that Netflix has not yet certified the phone, sideloading it will enable 1080p SDR streaming.

Other enhancement

Hyper-Vision mode, which incorporates both Video Color Boost and Video HDR Boost, is available under the Realme Display options. The first one uses more battery power while attempting to extend the colour gamut in SDR content. It is accessible through a small number of apps.

When watching HDR videos, the Video HDR Boost boosts brightness and enhances the HDR viewing experience. Of course, it also leads to an increase in power usage.

Battery life

A 5,000mAh battery powers the Realme 10 Pro+, 500mAh greater than the Realme 9 Pro+ battery and on par with many other Realme and Redmi phones. Despite being produced using the same 6nm process, the new 10 Pro+ model has a new and improved display as well as an updated processor with additional functionality. Realme UI 4.0 and the upgraded Android 13 should also be helpful.

Our battery life test is over, and the Realme 10 Pro+ passed with flying colours. With a 149h endurance rating, it greatly outperformed the Realme 9 Pro+ in calls, web, movies, and even standby time!

Realme’s UI offers a variety of standby options, but as is customary, we chose the Balanced setting.

Charging Speed

67W SuperVOOC wired charging is supported by the Realme 10 Pro+ as opposed to 60W on the Realme 9 Pro+. Naturally, the phone comes with the appropriate cord and power adapter, so you are ready to go when you open the box.

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Review of the Realme 10 Pro Plus
Naturally, we put Realme’s claim of a 50% charge in 17 minutes to the test.

As a result, we managed to capture 53% of the charge in just 15 minutes, which is quicker than Realme had claimed. At the 30 minute mark, we then received an 86% charge.

Although it occasionally takes an additional 5 to 9 minutes for the phone to show as charged, a full charge is completed in 41 minutes.


Optimized Night Charging is supported by the Realme 10 Pro+ and is enabled by default. Your battery gets recharged to 80% capacity, with the final 20% being replenished right before you wake up.

Speakers

Similar to the Realme 9 Pro+, the Realme 10 Pro+ has dual speakers. The configuration is a standard hybrid one, with the top speaker serving as both an earpiece and a sound outlet for both front-facing and top-of-the-phone sound.

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The sound quality and balance of the two speakers were comparable. Although the bottom one is louder, the balance is excellent whether you’re watching a movie, playing a game, or just listening to music due to the positioning and total of three sound outputs.

According to Realme, the 10 Pro+ can enhance up to 200% at the highest volume setting. Due to a significant increase in the high frequency, the music does get louder, but it also eliminates the low and mid-tones, which can literally make your ears ring. It feels like the sound is richer without the boost.

software

The Realme 10 Pro+ is the first smartphone we see that runs Android 13 without using pixels. Naturally, it is skinned with Realme’s most recent user interface (UI), so don’t anticipate seeing much of the most recent Android. However, in the new custom UI version, among other enhancements, battery optimizations, new media controls, colour customizations, and privacy upgrades are incorporated.

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The most obvious change in Realme UI 4.0 is the new Aquamorphic theme, which gives a contemporary yet minimalistic take on Android. The Oppo and OnePlus phones support the same theme.

Realme UI 4.0 has improved notification and control centres, smoother animations, dynamic widgets, and new Media Controls that are part of Android 13.

The optical under-display scanner on the phone is quite fast and supports fingerprint unlock. For an even faster unlock, you can also set up face unlock, however it is less safe.

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The option of an always-on screen is available, and while it can display the standard information like the time, date, notification icons, and battery, you may choose to not see some of it. With Realme UI 4.0, the AOD has been enhanced with new themes, clocks, and even bespoke drawing patterns. Also now, Spotify media controls are supported by the AOD.

The AOD may be scheduled, power-saving (hidden after a brief time of inactivity), or always on.

While we’re on the subject of customization, Realme UI 4.0 is adaptable in this regard. In Settings, there is a whole page devoted to style (including wallpapers). You can alter the Realme UI’s appearance by switching between live and static wallpapers, icon packs, quick toggle icon shapes, typefaces, and completely other colour schemes.

There are other AOD themes and animations for fingerprint scanners available as well. Edge Lighting, which is separate from the Always-On Display, may also be turned on and off.

Simple homescreens, a clear and uncluttered notification/toggle area, and an intuitive task switcher are all features of the launcher. Additionally, there is an App drawer that is as clutter-free as one could want for. If you’d prefer, you can choose not to use the app drawer.

A more comprehensive Search page with dynamic widgets is also available.

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Although Dark Mode is available, it no longer offers three distinct dark styles. Instead, the Realme UI 4.0 combines the first three shades of grey.

If you desire complete control over your Android OS, the settings menu contains a number of strong tools. Alternately, you may leave things alone and benefit from an Android experience that is hassle-free and enhanced by Realme’s AI algorithms and machine learning.

Because it’s so simple to resize an app while you’re using it, you can also minimise it to a floating window, also known as a flexible window. Drag and drop allows you to transfer files between full-screen and flexible programmes.

Flexible windows can be found in the Sidebar or Task Switcher. You can use the well-known Split Screen or one of these options if an app is supported.

Speaking of the Sidebar, you’re probably already familiar with it as a small visible mark on the edge of the screen that transforms into a menu as you swipe on it. The actions for this menu and the app shortcuts that show up there are both customizable.

The Smart Sidebar now has a background stream feature, allowing you to use YouTube or any other streaming programme in the foreground while the audio is still being played. This functions even with the screen locked. Neat!

The RAM Expansion function is also supported by the Realme 10 Pro+. As implied by the name, this feature enables you to virtually increase the RAM on your smartphone by utilising the device’s internal storage. You can increase your virtual RAM by 4GB to 12GB. Realme has set 4GB as the default option for this feature, which is turned on by default.

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Heart rate measurement, Dual-mode audio, and Sleep Capsule are all included in the Realme lab area. You can connect both wired and wireless headphones using the Dual-mode audio and listen to music through either. There is a night mode called Sleep Capsule that blocks particular apps. Additionally, the Heart Rate Measurement measures your heart rate via an optical fingerprint scanner. Though it might not be entirely correct.

Realme offers the multimedia apps including Photos, Music, and Videos. A newer version of the File Manager and even a Phone Manager app are available. The list of non-Google apps is now complete.

When you take a screenshot in WhatsApp or Messenger with the intention of sharing it with others, the Realme 4.0 UI also supports this clever auto-pixelate feature, which can blur or pixelate important information.

We enjoyed the Realme UI 4.0. When using 120fp, the interface feels wonderful and is uncluttered and simple to use. However, it still has a lot of potent tools that you may utilise if you chose to delve further.

Performance

The Dimensity 1080 chipset from MediaTek powers the Realme 10 Pro+, making it the first smartphone we have encountered with this particular technology. The 1080 SoC is a better-performing, more efficient, and equipped with more robust camera support than the Dimensity 920.

Here, the camera capabilities of the processor represent the biggest advances. With the Imagiq ISP, the new Dimensity 1080 can handle picture data from sensors up to 200MP (up from 108MP previously). Hardware-accelerated HDR video at a maximum resolution of 4K is mentioned, however this is an old feature.

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With two Cortex-A78 performance cores clocked at 2.6GHz (up from 2.5GHz), this new Dimensity 1080 5G chipset offers marginally improved performance. The six Cortex-A55 cores are still rated at 2.0GHz.

The chipset is still produced using the 6nm technology, and the GPU is the same Mali-G68. When compared to devices using the previous chip, benchmark scores could not significantly improve from a performance perspective.

There are three memory configurations for the Realme 10 Pro+: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB + 256GB, and 12GB + 256GB (ours). The storage is UFS, most likely version 2.2, while the RAM is LPDDR4X.

The Dimensity 920 5G chipset served as the foundation for the Realme 9 Pro+, so we are happy that the 10 Pro+ delivers a slight upgrade to the SoC. The majority of this year’s budget phones either keep the same hardware as last year’s models or, worse yet, downgrade it.

Let’s perform some benchmarks now, shall we?

The Dimensity 1080 processor is a true leader in its class and very capable. Only the more potent Dimensity 8100 and Snapdragon 870, which are found in the two mid-range Poco phones with incredibly low prices, are more potent than it.

The Realme 10 Pro+’s 1080 chip and Realme 9 Pro+’s 910 chip differ slightly from one another, as can be seen in the comparison image.

The benchmark results also confirm that the Realme 9 Pro+ and Realme 10 Pro+’s GPUs are identical. The only competitors are the more advanced chipsets found within the most recent Poco X4 and F4 smartphones. It is a fantastic GPU for this class.

The Realme 10 Pro+ is capable of running most games smoothly and is strong enough for its class. Realme doesn’t support high frame rate gaming on any of its smartphones, and the Realme 10 Pro+ is no exception. However, due to insufficient GPU power, HFR gaming is not possible with a mid-range computer.

We also put the Realme 10 Pro+ through some stability tests, which it easily passed. It achieved an excellent score of 88% on the CPU Throttle test, which we ran for 60 minutes. The GPU stability score of 99.4% is excellent.

The Realme 10 Pro+ is generally well-equipped to manage demanding tasks and the odd game while travelling. It doesn’t throttle, doesn’t get hot, and runs smoothly. It is among the quickest phones in its price range, not the fastest, but it won’t let anyone down.

Camera

Similar to the triple camera on the Realme 9 Pro+, the Realme 10 Pro+ has a twist on it. There is a standard high-resolution primary camera, a straightforward ultrawide camera, and a 2MP macro eye. The 16MP front camera with a Quad-Bayer colour filter is still present.

Realme has increased the sensor for this new model from 50MP to 108MP, however the optical image stabilisation on the lens has been removed. Additionally, a 3x lossless-like zoom is available, compared to the 8 Pro+’s 2x.

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A 108MP Samsung (S5K)HM6 1/1.67″ sensor with 0.64-m-wide pixels and a Nona-Pixel colour filter powers the Realme 10 Pro+’s main camera. With this sensor, a 6-element 24mm f/1.75 lens is used. OIS does not exist. This camera has an option for night mode. It appears that this camera has a 3x lossless zoom.

A 16mm f/2.2 lens is mounted behind an 8MP Sony IMX 355 sensor on the ultrawide camera. Autofocus is not present. This camera also has a night mode.

The third and last camera on the back is the macro lens, which has a fixed focus of 4 cm and a 2MP OmniVision OV02B sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. There is no Night Mode or the ability to record videos with this camera.

The selfie camera employs a 16MP Sony IMX 471 1/3″ Quad-Bayer sensor with 1.0mm pixels and an f/2.45 lens, just like the ones we’ve seen on a few other Realme phones. Naturally, the focus is fixed.

camera App

The well-known Oppo/Realme camera app is used. There are less menus, which is nice because the most of the modes are now on the main rolodex.

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The AI Scene Enhancement feature, also known as Chroma Boost or Dazzle Color, is available in the viewfinder while using the default Photo mode. It functions similarly to an advanced HDR mode and may stack many images to provide even greater dynamic range improvements. The enhanced colour saturation is still the most obvious “improvement.” There is also auto HDR available.

Additionally, there are three zoom shortcuts: 0.6x, 1x, and 3x.

The Pro mode lets you use both the primary camera and the ultrawide camera while allowing you to adjust the exposure (ISO in the 100-6400 range and shutter speed in the 1/8000s-30s range), white balance (by light temperature, no presets), manual focus (in arbitrary 0 to 1 units with 0 being close focus and 1 being infinity), and exposure compensation (-2EV to +2EV in 1/6EV increments). On just the primary camera is RAW available.

image Quality

By default, the main camera records 12MP images, and they worked out quite well. There is no sign of noise, and there is sufficient resolved detail. Even better, even though the colours are slightly warmer than they should have been, the contrast is excellent, the dynamic range is sufficient, and the colours are easily likeable.

The processing has done a good job of removing regions of random detail (such as flora and the painting on the castle) in a way that leads one to believe there is nothing further to be resolved in there, despite the fact that we have undoubtedly seen photographs with greater detail. Even though it still has an oily appearance, this mess is not your ordinary oil painting disaster.

The Realme 10 Pro+ photographs therefore, although not flagship-grade, are still among the best we’ve recently seen, with powerful and well-balanced processing throughout.

Although shooting in 108MP is an option, the results won’t blow you away. But the images aren’t just upscaled from the 12MP output. Although there are more debayering artefacts and noise than we anticipated, the colours, contrast, and dynamic range are identical to the default photographs.

However, because these images are raw, downsizing them to 12MP will result in a minor increase in detail and sharpness in complex areas like flora, building blinds, and the front décor of the castle. But the distinction is not so clear.

It will take some work to transfer each 108MP image to a PC, downsize it, and then transfer it back to the phone because they are each roughly 40MB in size. Therefore, our recommendation is to only use the 108MP if you want to capture every detail of a certain well-lit picture. If not, the default output would be adequate.

According to Samsung’s specifications, the HM6 sensor enables 3x lossless zoom, while the Realme 10 Pro+ camera viewfinder has a 3x zoom shortcut. The 3x zoom is excellent because it is not a cropped or expensive affair.

The 3x zoomed images we took throughout the day are quite good; there is enough detail to clearly tell what is within. Although they are a little noisy, the colours, contrast, and dynamic range are identical to those in the non-zoomed photographs.

It is safe to claim that the 3x zoom is, well, virtually lossless, however it isn’t quite 100% lossless because there is undoubtedly some detail loss. And for a smartphone camera without a telephoto lens and without a dedicated image sensor, that is more than sufficient.

We’ve captured some fantastic portraits with the primary camera’s 12MP resolution. The contrast is excellent overall, the colours are true to life, the subject is clear, detailed, and well-exposed. Additionally, we want to emphasise how quiet it is.

Even with the absence of a depth sensor on the phone, the subject separation is excellent. The backdrop blur is also endearing and credible.

Surprisingly nice 8MP photographs are produced by the ultrawide-angle camera. The extreme corners are skillfully straightened and are the only softer parts throughout the images, with the resolved detail being slightly higher than normal for such beginner shooters.

The ultrawide photographs have beautiful colours overall, even if they are a little warmer than they should have been, outstanding contrast, and decent noise reduction processing. We were pleased with what we observed, and the dynamic range is neither excessively high nor low.

The 2MP macro camera has a fixed focus at 4cm away. Its photos are alright. The resolved detail is okay, the noise reduction is quite gentle, and thus there is often visible noise. The colors are good.

The 2MP photos have low dynamic range, and there are often blown parts.

These small photos will do for, say, Instagram, but after you apply some filters and only when you learn to shoot from exactly 4-5cm away. This is the polite way to say we find these 2MP macro eyes rather pointless.

Selfie camera

If you were hoping for nice selfies from the Realme 10 Pro+’s 16MP Quad-Bayer camera with a fixed focus, we’re sorry to disappoint you.

The 16MP photographs are passable but not outstanding. Average detail and soft images can be found. There is audible noise, and there are also some artefacts.

The dynamic range is generally excellent, the colours are precise, and the exposure of the subject is good. These selfies, however, can only be described as just okay because they are so soft and lacking in depth.

Portrait Mode

The selfie camera’s portrait mode functions extremely well, and both the subject separation and fake bokeh are excellent. However, the subject can get much softer and noisier.

Low-light photos

The Realme 10 Pro+ camera has an automatic night mode feature (probably as part of Realme UI 4). The process is the same as on other phones: when the light is inadequate, a small moon icon will appear in the viewfinder, signalling that Night Mode will be used to take the picture. Simply tap on the moon to turn it off if you don’t want that.

Oddly, the Auto Night Mode only functions with the main camera at 1x zoom; when you use the 3x zoom or the ultrawide camera, the moon vanishes.

Even though we occasionally notice some blown highlights, the photographs we captured with the primary camera’s Auto Night Mode are bright, have excellent exposure, and have a reasonable dynamic range. Additionally, the noise is controlled at a reasonable level, the contrast is good, and the colour saturation is accurate.

The photographs’ overall resolved detail is passable but not the greatest available. However, it serves its purpose well in low light, and we anticipate that most users will be pleased with the outcome.

Because it occasionally looks that the manual Night Mode utilises longer exposure time, pushing the Night Mode manually can occasionally result in photographs with better dynamic range, a little bit more detail, and less noise.

You’ll get more detailed shots with less noise if you off the night mode. Here, the dynamic range is significantly reduced, but the colour saturation is more realistic. If you want to see something in real life, look at these images because they are far more realistic.

The main camera’s 3x zoomed images were cropped and upscaled from the output that was set by default (no Night Mode). On the phone’s screen, they appear good, but outside of that, they lack significant detail.

When we changed to Night Mode, we saw that the shortcuts only displayed 2x zoom rather than 3x zoom. The photographs we took in Night Mode at a 2x magnification likewise came out cropped and upscaled from the Night Mode photo taken by default.

We took 8MP ultrawide photos at night, but they’re not very good. The photographs are rather soft, the resolved detail is below average, and the scenes are gloomy. There is also noise. The dynamic range is awful, and the colours are a little bit desaturated.

The ultrawide camera’s Night Mode is quite helpful because it produces images with much better exposure and overall brightness. Both the colour saturation and the dynamic range are improved.

The photographs still have a low level of detail, but the noise is frequently extremely obvious.

When using the Night Mode, you will receive somewhat sharper and more detailed images if you use a tripod.

Video recording

The exception of the macro camera, the Realme 10 Pro+ can record videos. The primary camera can capture video in 1080p at 30 and 60 frames per second and up to 4K at 30. The maximum video resolution for the ultrawide and selfie cameras is [email protected] frames per second.

The Realme 10 Pro+ also has an Ultra Stable option that produces footage similar to that of an action camera by aggressively cropping and using the main camera at [email protected]

There are two codec options available: h.264 and h.265

The primary and ultrawide cameras only support 1080p and 720p settings at 30 frames per second for electronic stabilisation, which is always active. Unfortunately, the selfie camera lacks stabilisation.

When using the h.264 codec, the camera app allots a comparable above-average 20Mbps for 1080p/30fps clip while giving 4K footage 50Mbps. The sound is stereo, and the audio bitrate is 250 Kbps.

Our Verdict

The Realme 10 Pro+ shocked us with its many improvements over the previous model, making it one of the few mid-range smartphones this year. A larger OLED screen with a higher 120Hz refresh rate, more colours (10-bit depth), better brightness, and HDR10+ certification debuted with the 10 Pro+.

Even if there aren’t many differences between the Dimensity 1080 and 920, we still enjoyed the upgraded chipset. But the amazing battery life the 10 Pro+ earned on our battery life test is largely due to the upgraded chip and the newer Android 13+Realme UI 4 software package. Oh, and we also have to acknowledge the somewhat quicker charging.

Realme 10 Pro+review

The new Realme 10 Pro+’s excellent screen and decent performance made it suitable for multimedia and gaming. However, we also thought it was a good cameraphone because its main and ultrawide cameras consistently produced excellent photographs and movies. On the other hand, this one won’t make for the best selfies.

Though the handling and grip might not be as firm as they were on earlier generations, the redesigned curved appearance is stylish and sophisticated. We did not love the lack of even basic splash protection because we do prefer to have this peace of mind.

Last but not least, the Realme 10 Pro+’s initial price of €380 is competitive with other new phones in this class, although there are a few better phones available for the same price, including the Poco F4, which may be preferred over this Realme.

Our conclusion regarding the Realme 10 Pro+ is simple: if it meets your needs, we do recommend purchasing it. It offers amazing value for the money and consistently provides reliable performance.

Realme 10 Pro+review
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Pro’s &Con’s

Pro’s

  • A first for the number series, the shape is lovely and curved. vibrant colours.
  • Excellent display: minimal cutout, 120Hz refresh, brilliant colours, and precise colour reproduction.
  • exceptional battery life.
  • Amazingly quick charging.
  • Boost mode on the ultra-loud speakers.
  • Performance is adequate, stability is superb, and 5G.
  • The primary camera and UW camera both produce excellent photos and videos.
  • Combining Android 13 and Realme UI 4 is a great idea.

Con’s

  • No splash resistance rating.
  • Low-quality selfie photos and videos.
  • While the EIS is inoperative for 4K footage, there is no OIS.

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