Realme 10 Pro Plus Full Review: Best Mobile Under Rs 25000?

Is Realme 10 Pro Plus worth buying? We will find the answer in this full review of the Realme 10 Pro Plus mobile phone. Realme 10 Pro+ curved display, performance, ads in UI problem, pros & cons.

by Sahil_Jain Updated: 13 Jan, 2023, 12:54 IST
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Realme launched its Realme 10 Pro Plus and 10 Pro smartphones at the end of 2022 and the 10 Pro+ has been the talk of the streets ever since. The Realme 10 Pro Plus comes with a curved OLED display, the only curved display phone under Rs 25,000! This is reason enough for all the hype that this mobile phone got till now. But the question is whether it deserves that hype or not. Is the Realme 10 Pro Plus worth buying? We will answer this question very simply in this full review of Realme’s 10 Pro+. 

Realme 10 Pro Plus Full Review with Camera Samples

The Realme 10 Pro Plus comes with the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chipset, a 108 MP primary camera sensor, a curved OLED 120 Hz display, and more. Looking at the specifications, the Realme 10 Pro+ seems to be a compelling smartphone. But should you purchase it? Is this mobile worth Rs 25,000 the price that it asks for? Let’s find out!

Realme 10 Pro Plus: Curved Display Phone Under Rs 25,000!

When we talk about a smartphone that comes with the most stunning display, which brand comes to your mind? Samsung? Apple? Well forget about Apple and Samsung too doesn’t give many options around this range, right? But what if we tell you that the Realme 10 Pro Plus has managed to beat the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra’s display in some aspects? Would you believe it?

The chin on the Realme 10 Pro Plus is a tad smaller than that on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. Also, the Realme 10 Pro+ display’s 2160 Hz high-frequency dimming technology is not something that you get with the S22 Ultra. Now compare the prices of both these smartphones, one that costs around Rs 1 lakh and the other costs Rs 25,000. Props to Realme for making the best display smartphone under Rs 25000!

But let’s keep this comparison aside and see how good the display on the Realme 10 Pro Plus smartphone is. It is a curved display that Realme calls ‘Curved Vision Display’ which comes with a 120 Hz fast refresh rate and 360 Hz of touch sampling rate, ideal for gaming. As mentioned earlier, the screen on the Realme 10 Pro+ 5G comes with 2160 Hz PWM dimming technology. What does this mean? If you would ever use your smartphone in the dark, its display would start flickering which in turn would damage your eyesight in the long run. This is where the Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) technology comes into play. It reduces this flickering issue in a display, making it safer to use for years. Once again, Realme took a great initiative which will now be followed by other brands too. 

Realme 10 Pro Plus Curved Display

Not to mention, those extra small chin & bezels along with a curved display look astonishing on the Realme 10 Pro Plus. It is the only smartphone that comes with a curved display under Rs 25,000. And if you are worried about some accidental touches because of the curved screen, don’t worry. Realme has optimized its UI nicely to prevent accidental touches and after using it for a few days, I can say that it has no accidental touches whatsoever. So all in all, the Realme 10 Pro Plus is hands down the best display phone in this price range.

Realme’s 10 Pro+ 5G Display Specifications

Here are all the technical details of the display on the Realme 10 Pro Plus:

Display Type

AMOLED

Screen Size

6.7 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2412 pixels

Pixel Density

394 pixels per inch

Aspect Ratio

20:9

Screen to Body Ratio

93.65%

Brightness

800 nits

HDR Support

HDR 10+

WideVine L1 Support

Yes

In-display Fingerprint Scanner

Yes, Fast

Refresh Rate

120 Hz

Touch Sampling Rate

360 Hz

Protection

0.65mm double-reinforced glass


Is Realme 10 Pro Plus Good for Gaming? Realme 10 Pro+ Performance Review

If someone asks whether or not the Realme 10 Pro Plus is the best gaming phone, the answer would be negative. Nope, this phone is not the fastest one under 25K and it doesn’t even target that user base. If your priority is performance, you might want to look at some better options like the Xiaomi Redmi K50i, Motorola Edge 30, or the iQOO Z6 Pro, which are available at discounted prices too.

The Realme 10 Pro Plus comes with the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chipset which is almost as powerful as the Snapdragon 778G. In terms of ANTUTU scores, the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chipset stands tall at 528,313. It is an acceptable score at a price of Rs 25000 but definitely not the best. 

Realme 10 Pro Plus Gaming Performance

The Realme 10 Pro Plus would easily handle your day-to-day usage and you would not have any trouble even while playing some high-end games at medium to high settings. Also, Realme has done a great job with its RAM management as the 10 Pro Plus keeps recent apps active even after hours of keeping the phone ideal. Moreover, the device comes with UFS 2.2 storage which makes app opening really fast and smooth.

So if we have to sum up the performance part of the Realme 10 Pro Plus in a sentence, we can say that it performs good enough for everyone, but gamers may not be satisfied with it. If you are wondering whether the phone heats or not, well the MTK Dimensity 1080 has not shown any such signs yet but the same cannot be fully confirmed yet thanks to the winter season.

Realme’s 10 Pro Plus Processor, RAM & More Specifications

Here are all the performance specifications of the Realme 10 Pro+:

Processor

MediaTek Dimensity 1080

CPU

Octa core (2.6 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A78 + 2 Ghz, Hexa Core, Cortex A55)

Graphics

Mali-G68 MC4

Processor Fabrication

6nm

Architecture

64-bit

RAM Capacity & Type

6 GB, LPDDR4X

Storage Capacity & Type

128 GB, UFS 2.2

Expandable Storage

N/A

Realme 10 Pro Plus 5G Battery: Best Battery Backup Phone Under Rs 25000 

Realme 10 Pro+ Battery Backup

Flagship phones generally come with a 4000-4500 mAh battery and well, who am I kidding, they do not come with a charger. But the combination of a 5000 mAh battery and a 67W charger that you get on the Realme 10 Pro Plus is just magical. Also, the Realme 10 Pro Plus is probably one of the best Android smartphones if you need the highest battery backup. It gives a screen on time of around 8 hours, which is a way more than other Android phones that last hardly around 6 to 7 hours.

Now for the technical part, the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chipset that is used in this mobile phone is based on a 6nm process and thus it is very power efficient. So needless to say, the Realme 10 Pro+ has the best battery backup for you to keep using that phone for long periods of time.

Realme 10 Pro Plus Battery: mAh, Backup & More

For more information on the Realme 10 Pro Plus’ battery, do check out the table given below:

Battery Capacity

5000 mAh

Battery Type

Li-Polymer

Charger

67W

USB Type

Type-C

Charging Time

Around 40 minutes


Realme 10 Pro Plus Camera Sensor and Picture Quality

The Realme 9 Pro Plus came with a 50 MP primary sensor with OIS and the Realme 10 Pro Plus comes with a 108 MP primary camera sensor, without OIS. So what is OIS? Does it make any difference? Trust me, it makes a huge difference and that’s why the Realme 10 Pro Plus’ camera is not as good as that of the Realme 9 Pro Plus.

OIS stands for Optical Image Stabilization, which is a piece of technology that makes your smartphone camera more stable, giving you better picture quality and video quality too. How does it work? In simple terms, it is a hardware piece that keeps moving with your hands while you hold your mobile phone. Thus, any shaky or blurry images are prevented by a camera that has OIS.

So no matter how big the 108 MP sensor sounds, the camera quality in the Realme 10 Pro Plus is a slight downgrade compared to what we saw in the Realme 9 Pro Plus. Even though daylight shots are not so bad in the newer device, when it comes to low light picture quality, it struggles quite a bit. Also, the ultra-wide angle camera on the Realme 10 Pro Plus is an 8 MP sensor that doesn’t give us sharp images and in dark conditions, it’s almost useless. For the macro lens, let’s pretend we did not see that.

The selfie camera on the Realme 10 Pro Plus is a 16 MP sensor that captures sharp selfies with decent colors. So all in all, Realme’s 10 Pro+ won’t disappoint a new user with its overall camera performance, but it still feels a bit dull in front of the Realme 9 Pro Plus that came with OIS.

Realme 10 Pro Plus Camera Samples

What good will words do when we are talking about the camera quality, right? So do check out this Google Drive (Credits: Trakin Tech YouTube) that has some pictures shot on the Realme 10 Pro Plus. With these samples, you would get a somewhat clear idea of how the camera performance of the Realme 10 Pro Plus.

Realme 10 Pro+ Camera Specifications

Mentioned below are all the camera specifications of the Realme 10 Pro Plus:

Camera Setup

Tripe Camera Setup

Primary Camera

108 MP Samsung HM6 sensor

Primary Camera Aperture

f/1.75

Sensor Size

1.67”

Focal Length

23.6mm

Ultra-Wide Angle Camera

8 MP f/2.2

Macro Lens

2 MP f/2.4

Selfie Camera

16 MP f/2.45

Video Recording (Primary Camera)

1080p, 30/60 fps

4K Video Recording

Yes, 30 fps

Video Recording (Selfie Camera)

1080p, 30 fps


Realme 10 Pro Plus User Interface Android Version, Software Updates & Bloatware 

Realme UI 4.0 in Realme 10 Pro Plus

The Realme 10 Pro Plus comes with the Realme UI 4.0 based on Android 13 out of the box. Also, the brand has promised to give 2 years of OS and 3 years of security updates too. So in terms of longevity, the Realme 10 Pro+ shows a promising front. Also, it is one of the very few smartphones that are coming with Android 13 out of the box, not sure what has happened to other brands.

So does that mean that the Realme 10 Pro Plus has the best UI? Now that, my friend, is a problem. You might have seen everyone calling out Xiaomi for their MIUI being full of ads and vulgar recommendations, right? Realme, somehow, got inspired by the same and took it a bit too far. There are two dedicated sections in the Realme 10 Pro Plus called ‘Hot Games’ and ‘Hot Apps’ that would show you the worst possible ads you would imagine.

These ads and app recommendations were really painful to see and many big YouTubers called Realme out and thankfully, the brand has looked into the same and provided a software update too. Although the ads and app recommendations haven’t stopped completely, they are still far better than what the phone initially came with. Also, Realme says that the same experience would be made even better with time.

Talking about the Realme UI 4.0 or basically the latest ColorOS, it is the same feature-rich UI that we have known Realme and Oppo smartphones for. Although it’s a bit heavy UI, the Realme 10 Pro Plus runs it smoothly thanks to its MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chipset. So if you are one of those people who can manage to see some ads to get more features and capabilities with your mobile phone, the Realme 10 Pro Plus is made just for you.

If you are interested in learning more about different Android UI, make sure to check out our article on the Best Android UI Ranked.

Realme 10 Pro Plus Design: Slim, Beautiful & Plastic 

Realme 10 Pro Plus Design

Realme is known to make some of the best-designed smartphones that feel comfortable and premium in your hands. The Realme 10 Pro Plus is not different with its 7.7mm thickness and 172 grams of weight. It is indeed a really lightweight mobile phone and you may even forget that it is there in your pocket. But the problem here is that it has a plastic back which is a fingerprint magnet. Plastic in this price range doesn’t feel premium and when you pair it with some shiny/glossy colors, it just doesn’t fit that ‘good-looking for everyone’ criteria.

No doubt, the Realme 10 Pro Plus looks good and feels really nice in hands too, but its plastic back definitely doesn’t feel as premium as a glass back would. Also, since design is subjective, I’d like to know your opinions for the same.

Realme 10 Pro Plus Pros and Cons

Now that we have looked at all the important aspects of this latest Realme mobile phone, let’s put together all of its pros and cons. This will give you a better understanding of how the 10 Pro+ ranks in front of other smartphones available in the market.

Pros

Cons

Power Efficient Processor

Not the best performer

Best Battery Life

No Gorilla Glass Protection

Best Display

Plastic Back

Cheapest Curved Display Phone

UI full of ads

Decent Primary Camera

Ultra-Wide angle camera could have been better

Lightweight Design

Macro Lens is useless

Feature-rich UI

No Expandable Storage

8 5G Bands

No IP Certification

Fast Charger in the Box

Comes with Android 13 Out of the box


Is the Realme 10 Pro Plus Worth Buying? Final Verdict

The answer to this question is really simple if you know what you need in a smartphone. If you are a gamer or if camera performance is your priority, the Realme 10 Pro Plus should stay away from your shopping cart. But if you need a mobile phone that is good overall, then the Realme 10 Pro Plus might just be the one for you. It has a beautiful curved display, a decent primary camera, the best battery life, a decent processor, and a UI full of useful features.

So the Realme 10 Pro Plus brings you a complete package which is hard to resist. So, do you plan on getting a Realme 10 Pro Plus? Let us help you with the same.

Realme 10 Pro Plus in Flipkart Big Savings Days Sale

Flipkart’s Big Savings Days Sale starts on the 15th of January and if you are planning to get the Realme 10 Pro Plus, this might be a great time to try your luck. We have seen how Realme smartphones are generally available at cheaper prices a few months after they are launched, right? So do not forget to get the Realme 10 Pro Plus during the Flipkart Big Savings Days Sale 2023. You may also get some huge discounts on smartphones in the Amazon Great Republic Sale, so keep your eyes on this latest Amazon sale too.

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This concludes our full review of the Realme 10 Pro Plus. Do not forget to comment down what you think about this offering from Realme. Moreover, did you agree/like the review? If not, do let us know where we can improve further, and do not hesitate to ask any questions too. 


For more information about this mobile phone and its availability, you can visit Realme’s Official Website.

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Nope. It's a flop series.

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JokerCard wrote:

Nope. It's a flop series.

Any reasons?
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It's gotten Expensive ,now the 15-20K would be of Moto and above 25K-35K, better ones like Pixel,S22.Still better than Redmi 12 series .

As people above 25K can easily expand budget/wait for sale.

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Baku32 wrote:

It's gotten Expensive ,now the 15-20K would be of Moto and above 25K-35K, better ones like Pixel,S22.Still better than Redmi 12 series .

As people above 25K can easily expand budget/wait for sale.

Agreed!!
I'd say waiting for big sales would be worth it as Realme phones generally get really cheap after a few months of their launch and if someone gets the Realme 10 Pro Plus around 20K, it would be a steal deal.
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Sahil_Jain wrote:
Any reasons?

Many. Pro one is downgraded. Pro+ is only hyped because of curved. 

Phone is not only about display. Also curved are more prone to damage. 

Anyone up for curved glass go for it. There is nothing more in it. 9 pro+ was far balanced.

Also realme always brings flop series after one popular series.

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JokerCard wrote:

Many. Pro one is downgraded. Pro+ is only hyped because of curved. 

Phone is not only about display. Also curved are more prone to damage. 

Anyone up for curved glass go for it. There is nothing more in it. 9 pro+ was far balanced.

Also realme always brings flop series after one popular series.

I may not completely agree with that
But yess, the Realme 10 Pro Plus is definitely a downgrade in some ways.
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Putting 20k plus in a phone without OIS is plain foolish.
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They make Great hardware, But the software is loaded with bloatware.
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Realme 10 pro or Redmi note 12 pro ?
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Jairam5 wrote:
They make Great hardware, But the software is loaded with bloatware.
Correct, and things for Xiaomi have changed completely. Their Note 12 series is more expensive, but their UI has gotten better.
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Jkriz wrote:
Realme 10 pro or Redmi note 12 pro ?
Redmi Note 12 Pro is a better phone overall but you also have to pay way more for it. So if you are fine with its price, then you can go with the Redmi Note 12 Pro. The Realme 10 Pro is almost the same as the Realme 9 Pro from last year, but its display's bezels are very less and this makes it look really beautiful. And also, Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro comes with Android 12 out of the box and the company will provide only 2 years of software updates.

So in Redmi Note 12 Pro, you will get Android 14 at the end and in Realme 10 Pro, you will get updates till Android 15. Not to mention, Xiaomi's smartphones have a bad history of getting bricked after updating to the latest software. So make sure to consider everything. 
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Sahil_Jain wrote:
Correct, and things for Xiaomi have changed completely. Their Note 12 series is more expensive, but their UI has gotten better.
I would rather pay more just to avoid that creepy adware they inject into their UI. Moto with stock android is a way to go as it's very hard to get working custom ROMs nowadays. As most of the apps don't work with these custom ROMs and boot loader unlocked phones.
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Sahil_Jain wrote:
Redmi Note 12 Pro is a better phone overall but you also have to pay way more for it. So if you are fine with its price, then you can go with the Redmi Note 12 Pro. The Realme 10 Pro is almost the same as the Realme 9 Pro from last year, but its display's bezels are very less and this makes it look really beautiful. And also, Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro comes with Android 12 out of the box and the company will provide only 2 years of software updates.

So in Redmi Note 12 Pro, you will get Android 14 at the end and in Realme 10 Pro, you will get updates till Android 15. Not to mention, Xiaomi's smartphones have a bad history of getting bricked after updating to the latest software. So make sure to consider everything. 
I was thinking of upgrading my wife's Mi 11 Ne 5g phone as off late it has become highly irresponsive and the signal is also weak.

This makes me inclined to go with another brand. I myself am using realme 9 pro + and quite happy with it.
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Jairam5 wrote:
I would rather pay more just to avoid that creepy adware they inject into their UI. Moto with stock android is a way to go as it's very hard to get working custom ROMs nowadays. As most of the apps don't work with these custom ROMs and boot loader unlocked phones.
Fully Agreed!!
Stock Android is definitely far better than MIUI. Though I wish Moto would give more timely updates. 
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Jkriz wrote:
I was thinking of upgrading my wife's Mi 11 Ne 5g phone as off late it has become highly irresponsive and the signal is also weak.

This makes me inclined to go with another brand. I myself am using realme 9 pro + and quite happy with it.
Okay, got it
Can you please specify your budget and use case? Would suggest you the best phone accordingly.
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Sahil_Jain wrote:
Okay, got it
Can you please specify your budget and use case? Would suggest you the best phone accordingly.
25000. Basic phone usage with focus on camera and display.
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Jkriz wrote:
25000. Basic phone usage with focus on camera and display.

Since there's a sale starting on Flipkart tomorrow, you may get the Nothing Phone 1 below 25K. It's a great phone with a good camera setup and a good display. The only problem is its buggy UI, which is getting better and better day by day. Also, Nothing won't be launching any other phone for an entire year just to give quality updates to its phone 1, so it would definitely get better. But yeah, this phone doesn't come with a charger, keep that in mind. 


For another option, you may consider getting the Motorola Edge 30, the only downside is its battery which would hardly last a day on a single charge. It's a great phone overall and right now it's available at its lowest price ever.


But for the best display, the Realme 10 Pro Plus is way ahead of every other phone. But its primary camera doesn't have OIS, so its low-light photos would not be that good. Otherwise, its 108 MP primary camera gives good results during the daytime. Also, its UI has more ads than earlier, which would soon be the case with almost every Realme phone, thanks to Realme UI 4.0. 


Another option to look at can be the Redmi Note 12 Pro, but I personally feel that it is a bit overpriced and it's Xiaomi, a brand that is known for making its own smartphones dead after a year. So you may consider it if you think it's good enough.


Feel free to ask anything else that you may need help with.

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I bought a Realme 9 pro plus for 28,000, this is the shittiest phone i ever bought. Stick to iPhone or Oneplus.
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Jigsaw wrote:
I bought a Realme 9 pro plus for 28,000, this is the shittiest phone i ever bought. Stick to iPhone or Oneplus.
Can you please tell us more about your experience with that phone?
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Jigsaw wrote:
I bought a Realme 9 pro plus for 28,000, this is the shittiest phone i ever bought. Stick to iPhone or Oneplus.
Bought the same phone for 18000/- and quite happy with it.
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