What is it?

A low-cost, 5G smartphone with plenty of coveted features.

Good points?

With dual 5G SIMs, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G Android smartphone offers those with two numbers the ability to use the same device for both.

This is great for those who maintain personal and work numbers but do not want to lug around two phones all day.

It’s also refreshing to see a headphone jack on a budget device as it would be easy to cut costs and device bulk by following Apple’s lead and opting for Bluetooth audio connectivity.

Battery life is an area where the gadget excels thanks to its 5000mAh capacity which allows heavy usage for well over a day without needing topped up with power.

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The Android 11 based operating system is functional and offers full access to the Google Play store and all its apps.

Bad points?

The trade-off for its budget price is a below spec screen which often looks a little fuzzy around the edges of some graphic borders.

This hardware sacrifice also makes its way into the cameras and speaker, although the latter is by no means terrible.

A lack of wireless charging and waterproofing will be a deal breaker for some people.

Best for ...

Those looking for a cheap device with a big battery that can grant them 5G connectivity to browse and stream the internet.

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Avoid if ...

You are under 30 and are looking to maintain a fashionable reputation. For the rest of us, this is a great option to stay connected with the latest technologies.

Score: 7/10.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G, £199 (mi.com/uk)