Weekly poll results: Realme 10 Pro+ gets some love, 10 Pro falls flat
Last week’s poll results are in and it doesn’t look good for the Realme 10 Pro. The Realme 10 Pro+, however, has a real shot at fame. Even though their names only differ by one character, the two phones are different from each other in important ways.
The Realme 10 Pro+ stood out in our review (also video review) with its bright, color-accurate display, featuring (for the first time in the series) a premium curved display. The rear cameras were another plus as they worked well day and night (although the selfie camera isn’t that great)
We were also impressed with the battery life and charging speed, the Dimensity 1080 is fast, and the Android 13 + Realme UI 4.0 combo is lovely. The phone isn’t perfect, but it’s very competitive in its price range – a true successor to the Realme 9 Pro+, which is one of the mid-range ones we recommend in our buying guide. This will likely be replaced by the 10 Pro+ once it rolls out to other markets.
There have been some criticisms of the Realme 10 Pro+, with the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack rubbing people the wrong way, for example.
The standard Realme 10 Pro does less well even though it has kept its 3.5mm jack and even offers a microSD slot. However, the IPS LCD screen left a lot to be desired, especially when it came to color accuracy (the Pro+ screen is much better in all areas).
Also, the Snapdragon 695 is a thin chip, but there are faster options in the same price range as the Realme 10 Pro. The lack of an ultra-wide camera turned many people off, the lack of 4K video recording made things worse.
The Realme 10 Pro will struggle to replace the Realme 9 Pro (which is another mid-range we recommend in our buying guide). We may reevaluate once the price drops, but for now you should probably look at other phones.