Xiaomi finally launched the Redmi Note 10 series including three of the best value-for-money handsets in the market. But the new lineup is not alone in the same price segment and it has several rivals. In the Indian market, one of the best is the Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G launched in the second half of February exclusively for Indian customers. The phone is sold in the same price range as the Redmi Note 10 Pro and it offers very nice specifications: do you need to know which one provides the highest value for money? Check this comparison to learn the pro and cons of each device.
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro||Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||164.5 x 76.2 x 8.1 mm, 192 grams||162.2 x 75.1 x 9.1 mm, 196 g|
|DISPLAY||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED||6.5 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, octa-core 2.3 GHz||MediaTek Dimensity 800U, octa-core 2.4 GHz|
|MEMORY||6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 11, MIUI||Android 10, Realme UI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS|
|CAMERA||Quad 64 + 8 + 5 + 2 MP, f/1.9 + f/2.2 + f/2.4 + f/2.4
16 MP f/2.5 front camera
|Triple 48 + 8 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.3 + f/2.4
16 MP f/2.1 front camera
|BATTERY||5020 mAh, fast charging 33W||5000 mAh, fast charging 30W, USB Power Delivery 15W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot, splash resistant (IP52)||Dual SIM slot, 5G|
The Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G is slightly more stylish when it comes to design, but it is just my opinion. First of all, it is more compact. Further, the color variants are more attractive. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro is thinner and lighter, but the bigger dimensions make the Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G more comfortable to keep in a pocket and for one-handed usage. Both the phones are built with cheap materials and they come with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for authentication. Note that Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro features stereo speakers and an IR blaster to control the TV, while Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G does not.
The best display belongs to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro for a simple and single reason: it is an AMOLED panel. That is the reason why it is able to show more brilliant colors and deeper blacks. It even comes with the HDR10 certification providing a higher image quality on streaming platforms. The Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G has a 120 Hz refresh rate just like the Redmi Note 10 Pro, but unfortunately, its display is IPS and it does not feature the HDR10 certification. Last but not least, Redmi Note 10 Pro has a wider panel.
Specs & Software
While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro has a superior display, the Realme Narzo 10 Pro 5G is actually superior in terms of hardware. First of all, it has a more powerful MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset paired with up to 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage. While Redmi Note 10 Pro has faster UFS 2.2 storage the Snapdragon 732G is actually inferior to the Dimensity 800U. Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G supports 5G connectivity, while Redmi Note 10 Pro does not. Both the phones are based on Android 10 with a highly-customized user interface, and they will get updated to Android 11 soon.
The best rear camera department belongs to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro: it has a 64 MP main camera, an 8 MP ultrawide camera, a 5 MP macro sensor, and a 2 MP depth sensor. With the Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G, you get an inferior 48 MP main camera and, unfortunately, no macro camera. But it actually comes with a better 16 MP selfie camera. None of these devices is a high-end camera phone, but in a lot of scenarios, you can get a slightly better result with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro.
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The Xiaomi Redmi Note Pro and the Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G offer more or less the same battery capacity: the former has 5020 mAh, while the latter has a 5000 mAh battery. Even fast charging technologies have similar powers: 33W and 30W, respectively. But similar battery capacities do not mean the same battery life. The AMOLED display of the Note 10 Pro has a lower energy consumption, as well as the chipset of the Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G. It will be a tough fight, but the differences should be just marginal.
The prices of the base variants of the Redmi Note 10 Pro and Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G range between €180/$215 and €210/$250 in the Indian market. If 5G is important for you because you want to keep your new phone for years, then you should go for the Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G. Otherwise, Note 10 Pro is superior on the paper.
- No 5G
Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G
- USB Power Delivery standard
- More powerful chipset
- More compact
- Inferior camera
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