Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs OPPO Reno2 Specs Comparison
Xiaomi recently surprised the world by launching the Mi Note 10, a smartphone that had five rear cameras, with one of them being a 108MP lens. Under the hood, though, the smartphone has less-shocking elements: 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, coupled with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset. We matched it up with one of OPPO’s recent release, the Reno2, that has a shark-fin style pop-up camera and also runs on the SD730G processor. See how they fare against each other.
|Xiaomi Mi Note 10||OPPO Reno2|
|6.4-inch 3D curved AMOLED FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio 400000:1 contrast ratio, HDR and DCI-P3 wide color gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass 5||6.5-inch AMOLED FHD+ 2400 x 1080 display, Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G|
|Adreno 618 GPU||Adreno 618 GPU|
8GB RAM (Mi Note 10 Pro)
|128GB/256GB (exclusive) storage||256GB storage|
|No expandable storage||No expandable storage|
|32MP front camera||16MP shark-fin elevating front camera|
|108MP F1.69 OIS lens main + 12MP F2.0 2x optical + 5MP F2.0 5x zoom + 20MP F2.2 ultra-wide + 2MP F2.4 macro penta-rear cameras||48MP IMX586 F1.7 (main) + 8MP F2.4 (ultrawide) + 13MP F2.4 (telephoto, 5x Hybrid Zoom, 20x Digital Zoom) + 2MP F2.4 (Bokeh) quad rear cameras, OIS + EIS, Ultra Dark Mode|
|Dual SIM (nano)||Dual SIM (nano)|
|Dual 4G VoLTE||4G LTE|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|- IR blaster |
- In-display fingerprint scanner
- Face unlock
|- In-display fingerprint scanner
- Face unlock
|3.5mm headphone jack||3.5mm audio jack|
|5,260mAh with 30W charging||4,000mAh battery with VOOC Flash Charge 3.0|
|MIUI 11 (Android 9 Pie)||ColorOS 6.1 (Android 9 Pie)|
Summary of advantages
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
- 3D curved display with HDR support
- Front camera with a higher resolution
- Penta-rear camera system with a 108MP main sensor
- IR blaster
- Larger battery capacity
- Slightly larger, notch-less display with a higher resolution
- Newer Gorilla Glass version
- Larger RAM and storage
- Elevating front camera mechanism
- Dedicated portrait/depth camera
Beginning with the display, the Reno2 has a slightly larger screen, measuring at 6.5-inches, in contrast to the Mi Note 10’s 6.4-inch panel. The Mi Note 10’s screen is curved on the sides, allowing the smartphone to have pretty slim bezels. On the other hand, the Reno2’s pop-up mechanism allows the smartphone to have an almost full-screen display.
Both smartphones have an AMOLED panel with an FHD+ resolution; however, the Reno2 also has a slightly higher one at 2400 x 1080, compared to the Mi Note 10’s 2340 x 1080. The Mi Note 10 does have HDR support, though. When it comes to protection, the Mi Note 10 comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, while the Reno2 has Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
Powering up both devices is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset, paired with an Adreno 618 GPU. The Mi Note 10 has a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, while the Reno2 edges it out with its 8GB RAM + 256GB storage offering. Do note, though, that the Mi Note 10 has a Pro version that also offers the same 8GB + 256GB configuration. The two devices are pretty capable of doing basic tasks, such as navigation, web and social media browsing, messaging, and such. Both the Mi Note 10 and the Reno2 do not offer expandable storage.
Front-camera wise, the Mi Note 10 possesses a 32MP shooter, while the Reno2 has a 16MP shark-fin shaped elevating front camera. On the rear side of things, the Mi Note 10 is armed with five cameras, compared to the Reno2’s quad-camera setup. Then again, quantity aside, we can’t say for sure how the 108MP main + 12MP 2x zoom+ 20MP ultra-wide + 5MP 5x zoom + 2MP macro snappers’ quality match up against that of the Reno2’s 48MP main + 8MP ultra-wide + 13MP telephoto + 2MP portrait. We’ll know once we have the devices for a comparison review.
Android 9 Pie runs as the operating system of both smartphones; however, they differ when it comes to the UI skins. The Mi Note 10 has Xiaomi’s MIUI 11, while the Reno2 has OPPO’s ColorOS 6.1. As for other features, the Mi Note 10 comes with an IR blaster, an in-display fingerprint scanner, face unlock, and NFC support. On the other hand, the Reno2 also has an in-display fingerprint scanner, face unlock, and NFC support as well. Both devices carry a 3.5mm headphone jack and are thankfully equipped with a USB-C port.
When it comes to battery, the Reno2’s 4,000mAh cell gets dwarfed by the Mi Note 10’s massive 5,260mAh capacity. Both smartphones feature fast charging, with the Mi Note 10 having 30W charging support and the Reno2 with its 20W VOOC Flash Charge 3.0.
The smartphones and are priced as follows:
- Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (6GB + 128GB) – EUR 549
- OPPO Reno2 – PHP 28,990
The Reno2 was given a local launch last October, and while the Mi Note 10 has just been globally introduced, it remains to be seen whether the smartphone will receive a local launch. The two handsets have their similarities along with their novelties; Mi Note 10 has its penta-rear camera setup while the Reno2 comes with its shark-fin pop-up mechanism.
If you’d like a smartphone with a sizeable screen, an elevating camera, and one that’s readily available, get the OPPO Reno2. However, if you’d like to have a smartphone that boasts five rear lenses with a 108MP primary camera and a hefty battery life, wait and see whether the Mi Note 10 will arrive in our shores.