Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 10 Pro: Good upgrade?

Xiaomi will soon release the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G in the Philippines. It’s the successor to the Redmi Note 10 Pro from last year. So what’s different? And can we consider it an upgrade or a downgrade? Find out in this comparison.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5GXiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (Global)
6.67-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED display6.67-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED DotDisplay
120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 732G octa-core CPU
Adreno 619 GPUAdreno 618 GPU
6GB, 8GB LDPRR4X RAM6GB, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
64GB, 128GB UFS 2.264GB, 128GB UFS 2.2
microSD support (hybrid)microSD support (dedicated)
Triple-rear cameras:Quad-rear cameras:
• 108MP F1.9 main• 108MP F1.9 main
• 8MP F2.2 ultra-wide• 8MP F2.2 ultra-wide
• 2MP F2.4 macro• 5MP F2.4 telemacro
• 2MP F2.4 depth
16MP F2.4 front camera16MP F2.45 front camera
Dual-SIMDual-SIM
5G, 4G LTE4G LTE
WiFi 5WiFi 5
NFCNFC
Bluetooth 5.1Bluetooth 5.1
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
USB-CUSB-C
IR blasterIR blaster
Fingerprint scanner (side)Fingerprint scanner (side)
Dual speakersDual-speakers
3.5mm audio jack3.5mm audio jack
IP53 splash-proofIP53 splash-proof
MIUI 13 (Android 11)MIUI 12 (Android 11)
5,000mAh battery w/ 67W fast charging5,020mAh battery w/ 33W fast charging
164.19 x 76.1 x 8.12 mm164 × 76.5 × 8.1mm
202 g193 g
Polar White, Atlantic BlueGlacier Blue, Onyx Gray, Gradient Bronze

Display

Surprisingly, we’re getting almost the same screen on both the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G and Redmi Note 10 Pro. We’re looking at a 6.67-inch screen size with Full HD+ resolution and AMOLED panel. The refresh rate is also the same at 120Hz, as well as glass protection which is Gorilla Glass 5.

What’s different, though, is in the touch sampling rate, as the Note 11 Pro 5G has 360Hz, while the Note 10 Pro has 240Hz. This means we’re getting the same sharp screen with punchy colors and deep blacks, and smooth animations and transition from both devices. But the former is faster to register touches which could provide an advantage when playing competitive games.

Chipset

The Note 11 Pro 5G uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G with Kryo 600 octa-core CPUs and Adreno 619 GPU, while the Note 10 Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G with Kryo 470 octa-core CPUs and Adreno 618 GPU.

But before you start thinking that the latter is more powerful given that it’s a 700 series, take note that the Snapdragon 695 is a newer chipset made using the 6nm process, compared to the Snapdragon 732G made using the 12nm process, resulting to improved performance and power-efficiency.

Looking at their AnTuTu v9 benchmarks, the Note 11 Pro 5G got a score of 380,251, while the Redmi Note 10 Pro scored 336,250 (Kimovil).

Memory and Storage

We’re getting the same RAM and storage on both devices. We’re looking at 6GB or 8GB RAM and 64GB of 128GB UFS 2.2. What’s different, though, is in microSD expansion. The Note 11 Pro 5G has a hybrid setup, while the Redmi Note 10 has a dedicated slot, which is an advantage.

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Cameras

The Redmi Note 11 Pro has triple-rear cameras consisting of a 108MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP macro. The Redmi Note 10 Pro, on the other hand, has quad-rear cameras consisting of a 108MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP telemacro, and 2MP depth. This gives the latter an advantage in zooming and in implementing blur effects in portrait mode. For selfies, both have 16M shooters.

Connectivity and Features

The two are pretty much identical. Both have Dual-SIM, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS, USB-C, IR blasters, 3.5mm audio jack, dual speakers, side-mounted fingerprint scanners, and an IP53 splash-proof body.

Their biggest difference is in 5G connectivity, which the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G has for faster mobile connectivity in areas with coverage.

Battery

In terms of capacity, the Redmi Note 10 Pro wins by having a 5,020mAh battery, which is just a 20mAh difference over the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G. However, the latter has a significantly faster charging rate of 67W, compared to the former’s 33W.

As for battery life, we can look back on our reviews and see how they performed in our battery test. Even with a slightly smaller capacity, the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G wins with its 22 hours and 30 minutes of playback compared to the Redmi Note 10 Pro’s 19 hours and 32 minutes.

Price

Xiaomi is yet to reveal the price of the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G in the Philippines, while the Redmi Note 10 Pro is currently available in Lazada for PHP 13,990.

So what’s different?

If you’re coming from the Redmi Note 10 Pro and upgrading to the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, you’re getting the same display with an improved touch sampling rate, a newer and better chipset, 5G connectivity, and a faster charging rate. However, you’re going to miss out on the 5MP telemacro and 2MP shooters, and that extra 20mAh capacity, which is not really a big deal. If Xiaomi can price the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G just right, then it might convince users to upgrade or make a switch.

So, what do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts about the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G below.

2 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    I think 5g is the only significant difference here. Most people who buy these won’t care too much about 4k since they’re posting it on social media anyway. Plus you won’t really feel the difference between the 732g and 695. Overall, I would still choose the dual sim WITH an sd card option of the Redmi Note 10 pro, even without 5g. With the price difference, Note 10 Pro is still the better choice.

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