It’s missing out on color parity (with the main camera and even the super macro) for one, and the results are nothing to write home about. The only silver lining is that the phone’s algorithm does a fairly good job keeping the fish-eye effect in check. The 2MP depth camera, even though it may seem paltry, does a fine job at subject isolation mostly, but at the same time, results can be a hit or miss depending on the subject (even its background). The main camera can peak 4K@30fps and 1080p@60fps though there is no stabilization, and the results are just about usable. Xiaomi has brought high-end ‘Mi features’ like Vlog Mode, Dual Video, and Magic Clone Videos to the Note 10 Pro Max-a first for any Redmi phone.
Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain has countered this by saying the brand does not want buyers to invest more-5G chipset could have made the Note 10 Pro Max pricier-for technology that they are probably not likely to use another two-three years. Those who do wish to board the hype train now have phones like the Mi 10i, but I don’t think the lack of 5G is a deal-breaker for a phone under Rs 20,000 today. Sadly, this isn’t available for the phone’s other cameras. The super macro camera is another big highlight of the Mi 11X. What isn’t subjective, though, is how powerful and feature-packed a phone is. While it is feature-packed to the T, the Note 10 Pro Max isn’t the most powerful phone in its segment, at least, as far as synthetic benchmarks are concerned.
That’s not to say that Readme’s cameras are bad, but Xiaomi makes the most out of the given setup. If you want 6GB/128GB instead, that’s £269. There are phones like the Realme X7 and Realme Narzo 30 Pro with MediaTek Dimensity 800U that you can look into, just in case, but that is just a personal choice and entirely subjective. Simply with the addition of autofocus-still, a rarity in this segment-the phone’s 5MP super macro camera can shoot crisp and pretty well detailed close-up shots, but remember, this is only when lots of light is available. Also Read | Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G review: Out to eat OnePlus’s lunch 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera is barely serviceable, easily the phone’s weakest link.