Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Series: What’s different?
Xiaomi recently launched their latest mid-range smartphones and newest member of the Redmi Note family, the Redmi Note 10 Series. It consists of four models, the Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10S, Redmi Note 10 Pro, and Redmi Note 10 5G. But what are the differences between these devices and which one is for you? Find out below.
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 (Global)||Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S (Global)||Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (Global)||Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G (Global)|
|6.43-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED DotDisplay||6.43-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED DotDisplay||6.67-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED DotDisplay||6.5-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) IPS DotDisplay|
|120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10||90Hz/60Hz/50Hz/30Hz AdaptiveSync refresh rate|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 octa-core CPU||MediaTek Helio G95 octa-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G octa-core CPU||MediaTek Dimensity 700 octa-core CPU|
|Adreno 612 GPU||Mali-G76 MC4 GPU||Adreno 618 GPU||Mali-G57 MC2 GPU|
|4GB, 6GB LPDDR4X RAM||6GB, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM||6GB, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM||4GB, 6GB LPDDR4X RAM|
|64GB, 128GB UFS 2.2||64GB, 128GB UFS 2.2||64GB, 128GB UFS 2.2||64GB, 128GB UFS 2.2|
|microSD card (dedicated slot)||microSD card (dedicated slot)||microSD card (dedicated slot)||microSD card (dedicated slot)|
|Quad-rear cameras:||Quad-rear cameras:||Quad-rear cameras:||Triple-rear cameras:|
|• 48MP F1.79 main||• 64MP F1.79 main||• 108MP F1.9 main, 9-in-1 Super Pixel||• 48MP F1.79 main|
|• 8MP F2.2 ultra-wide||• 8MP F2.2 ultra-wide||• 8MP F2.2 ultra-wide||• 2MP F2.4 macro|
|• 2MP F2.4 macro||• 2MP F2.4 macro||• 5MP F2.4 telemacro||• 2MP F2.4 depth|
|• 2MP F2.4 depth||• 2MP F2.4 depth||• 2MP F2.4 depth|
|13MP F2.45 front camera||13MP F2.45 front camera||16MP F2.45 front camera||8MP F2.0 front camera|
|4G LTE||4G LTE||4G LTE||5G SA/NSA, 4G LTE|
|WiFi 5||WiFi 5||WiFi 5||WiFi 5|
|NFC (market dependent)||NFC (market dependent)||NFC (market dependent)|
|Bluetooth 5.1||Bluetooth 5.1||Bluetooth 5.1||Bluetooth 5.1|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|IR blaster||IR blaster||IR blaster||IR blaster|
|Fingerprint scanner (side)||Fingerprint scanner (side)||Fingerprint scanner (side)||Fingerprint scanner (side)|
|Face Unlock||Face Unlock||Face Unlock||Face Unlock|
|3.5mm audio jack||3.5mm audio jack||3.5mm audio jack||3.5mm audio jack|
|IP53 splash-proof||IP53 splash-proof||IP53 splash-proof|
|MIUI 12 (Android 11)||MIUI 12 (Android 11)||MIUI 12 (Android 11)||MIUI 12 (Android 11)|
|5,000mAh battery w/ 33W fast charging||5,000mAh battery w/ 33W fast charging||5,020mAh battery w/ 33W fast charging||5,000mAh battery w/ 18W fast charging|
|160.46 × 74.5 × 8.29 mm||160.46 × 74.5 × 8.29 mm||164 × 76.5 × 8.1mm||161.81 × 75.34 × 8.92mm|
|178.8 g||178.8 g||193 g||190 g|
|Onyx Gray, Pebble White, Lake Green||Ocean Blue, Onyx Gray, Pebble White||Glacier Blue, Onyx Gray, Gradient Bronze||Chrome Silver, Graphite Gray, Nighttime Blue, Aurora Green|
All four units sport AMOLED dot displays with Full HD+ resolution except for the 5G model which has IPS. The Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10S have a 6.43-inch, while Redmi Note 10 5G has a 6.5-inch size. The Redmi Note 10 Pro has the largest screen at 6.67-inch.
The Redmi Note 10 Pro and the Redmi Note 10 5G are the ones to pick if you want a high refresh rate. The Pro model has up to 120Hz refresh rate, while the 5G model has up to 90Hz AdaptiveSync.
When it comes to protection, all are equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 except for the Redmi Note 10 Pro with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Different chipsets from Qualcomm and MediaTek power the four devices. The Redmi Note 10 has the Snapdragon 678 with Adreno 612 GPU; the Redmi Note 10S has the Helio G95 with Mali-G76 MC4 GPU; the Redmi Note 10 Pro has the Snapdragon 732GB with Adreno 618 GPU; while the Redmi Note 10 5G has the Dimensity 700 with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. These are good-performing chipsets and capable of handling a wide range of tasks, including gaming.
However, it isn’t easy to compare their performance without benchmarks, so we’ll have to wait until we have our hands on all four units.
RAM and Storage
The four devices offer RAM capacities ranging from 4GB to 8GB. The Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 5G are available in 4GB and 6GB capacities, while the Redmi Note 10S and Redmi Note 10 Pro are available in 6GB and 8GB.
Storage-wise, they all come in 64GB and 128GB options with dedicated microSD card slots.
All four devices are equipped with quad-rear cameras except for the Redmi Note 10 5G with a triple rear camera setup. The Redmi Note 10 Pro has the most powerful camera setup, having a 108MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP telemacro, and 2MP depth. The Redmi Note 10S comes second with its 64MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth. Ranking third is the Redmi Note 10 with its 48MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth. The Redmi Note 10 5G comes in last with its 48MP main, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth. No ultra-wide camera here.
When it comes to selfies, the Redmi Note 10 Pro has the highest resolution at 16MP, the Redmi Note 10 and 10S comes second with 13MP. The 5G model has the lowest resolution at 8MP.
Do note, however, that we’re just comparing pixel count, which doesn’t always guarantee the best quality. We’ll know more about their camera performance once we have all the units for review.
Connectivity and Features
All three phones are packed with the usual connectivity features such as Dual-SIM, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, SatNav systems, USB-C, IR blaster, fingerprint scanners, and 3.5mm audio jack.
However, the Redmi Note 10 5G doesn’t have dual-speakers and IP53 splash resistance, which are present on other Redmi Note 10 devices.
However, the Redmi Note 10 5G features 5G connectivity, which the other devices lack. So, if 5G connectivity is a must, this is the only model you can choose.
The Redmi Note 10, 10S, and 10 5G are equipped with a 5,000mAh battery but with varying fast charging rates. The 10 and 10S have 33W, while the 5G has 18W.
The Redmi Note 10 Pro has a slightly higher battery capacity at 5,020mAh with a 33W fast charging.
So far, only the Redmi Note 10 is priced in the Philippines. PHP 8,490 for the 4GB + 64GB, and PHP 9,990 for the 6GB + 128GB.
Xiaomi Philippines has also announced that they will offer the Redmi Note 10 Pro, although they’ve yet to announce its price and availability.
As for the Redmi Note 10S and Redmi Note 10 5G, we’ll still have to wait.
What do you guys think of these phones? Which one are you going to pick? Let us know in the comments below.