Xiaomi has launched its latest flagship series – Redmi Note 10 series – which includes Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10 Pro, and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. While the new models still drag along some old features like a 5,020 mAh battery, support for 33 W fast charging, and similar punch-hole display design, it also brings some good smartphone features under Rs 21,000. The Redmi Note 10 series comes with features like a 120 Hz Super AMOLED display and a 108 MP quad camera setup. The two features are fascinating to see in the price segment.
But is it ground-breaking? On paper. Yes.
Do we need that? Maybe.
It all comes down to which new Redmi Note 10 series model will the masses prefer? Which one brings more value for money?
Redmi Note 10 series pricing, availability
Redmi Note 10 comes in two storage variants. The 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant is priced at Rs 11,999 while the 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant will cost you Rs 13,999. It will go on sale on 16 March on Amazon and Mi.com
Redmi Note 10 Pro comes in three storage variants. The 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant is priced at 15,999, the 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant is priced at Rs 16,999 and 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant is priced at 18,999. It will go on sale on 17 March on Amazon and Mi.com
Redmi Note 10 Pro Max will be available in three storage variants. The 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant is priced at Rs 18,999, the 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant is priced at Rs 19,999 and 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant will cost you Rs 21,999. It will be available for purchase on 18 March on Amazon and Mi.com
Redmi Note 10 Vs. Redmi Note 10 Pro Vs. Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
Here is a detailed specification comparison of Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10 Pro, and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max:
|Redmi Note 10||Redmi Note 10 Pro||Redmi Note 10 Pro Max|
|Display Size (inch)||6.43||6.67||6.67|
|Resolution (pixels)||2400 x 1080||2400 x 1080||2400 x 1080|
|Display Type||FHD+ SUPER AMOLED Display||FHD+ Super AMOLED||FHD+ Super AMOLED|
|Dimensions(mm)||160.46 x 74.5 x 8.3||164 x 76.5 x 8.1||164 x 76.5 x 8.1|
|SIM Type||nanoSIM + nanoSIM||nanoSIM + nanoSIM||nanoSIM + nanoSIM|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 678||Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G||Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G|
|GPU||Adreno 612||Adreno 618||Adreno 618|
|RAM||4 GB, 6 GB||6 GB, 8 GB||6 GB, 8 GB|
|On-Board Memory||64 GB, 128 GB||64 GB, 128 GB||64 GB, 128 GB|
|Rear Camera Array||quad camera||Quad camera||Quad camera|
|Rear Camera Setup||48 MP Sony IMX582 + 2 MP Macro Sensor + 8 MP Ultra-wide angle Camera + 2 MP Depth Sensor||64 MP Samsung GW3 sensor + 5 MP Super Macro + 8 MP Ultra-wide angle Camera + 2 MP Depth Sensor||
108 MP Samsung HM2 sensor + 5 MP Super Macro + 8 MP Ultra-wide angle Camera +2 MP Depth Sensor
|Secondary Camera||13 MP||16 MP||16 MP|
|Video Capture||[email protected], [email protected]/60fps||[email protected], [email protected]/60fps||[email protected], [email protected]/60fps|
|OS Version||Android 11, MIUI 12||Android 11, MIUI 12||Android 11, MIUI 12|
|AI (Smart Assistant)||Google Assistant||Google Assistant||Google Assistant|
|GPS||Yes, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||
GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|USB Standard||USB 2.0||USB 2.0||USB 2.0|
|Fast charging||33 W||33 W||33 W|
|Colors||Frost White, Shadow Black, Aqua Green||Vintage Bronze, Glacial Blue, Dark Night||
Vintage Bronze, Glacial Blue, Dark Night
|Starting price||Rs 11,999||Rs 16,999||Rs 18,999|
|First sale||16 March||17 March||18 March|
Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max come with the same specifications except for the camera. So, unless you really care about the 108 MP quad camera, you can ditch the Pro Max model. While we are yet to test the smartphone, it’s notable to mention that the 108 MP primary sensor, though looks good on paper, Google Pixel series is proof that the number of megapixels and sensors may not necessarily translate to premium picture quality. But that’s not to say that it’s not interesting that the 108 MP camera-sporting Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is priced at Rs 21,000, while the OG Galaxy S21 Ultra with 108 MP camera tech costs over Rs 70,000.
Talking about the Redmi Note 10, it’s not much of a jump from its predecessor since it has a smaller battery (Note 10: 5,000 mAh, Note 9: 5,020 mAh), faster-charging speed (Note 10: 33 W, Note 9: 22.5 W), similar 48 MP quad-camera setup, same size display, and the same 13 MP selfie camera.