Infinix Hot 10 is the latest offering from the Infinix that goes head to head against the likes of Realme Narzo 20, and Redmi 9 Prime. All these smartphones are priced around a mark of Rs. 10,000 in India and should be on your list in case you’re in the market looking for a new smartphone around a budget of Rs 10,000. In this post, let us compare these three smartphones and see which one should you prefer based on your priorities.
Infinix Hot 10 vs Realme Narzo 20 vs Redmi 9 Prime: Price In India
The Infinix Hot 10 is available only in 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant that costs Rs 9,999. Redmi 9 Prime is also priced at Rs 9,999 but you get 4GB RAM and 64GB storage at this price, while the 4GB RAM and 128GB storage variant will cost you Rs 11,999. The Realme Narzo 20 is priced at Rs. 10,499 for 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant while the higher storage variant with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage retails for Rs. 11,499.
Infinix Hot 10 vs Realme Narzo 20 vs Redmi 9 Prime: Design
All three devices feature a modern bezel-less display, but the Infinix Hot 10 features a more modern display with a punch-hole notch while the Redmi 9 Prime and Realme Narzo 20 have a waterdrop notch. These devices feature a polycarbonate back with interesting design patterns. Infinix Hot 10 is available in Moonlight Jade, Obsidian Black, Amber Red, and Ocean Wave color variants, while the Realme Narzo 20 retails in Glory Silver, and Victory Blue colors. Redmi 9 Prime retails in Matte Black, Mint Green, Space Blue, and Sunrise Flare color variants.
Winner: Infinix Hot 10
Infinix Hot 10 vs Realme Narzo 20 vs Redmi 9 Prime: Display
The Infinix Hot 10 features a 6.78-inch HD+ IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 720×1640, 480nits brightness, and 20.5:9 aspect ratio. Realme Narzo 20 packs a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD display with a resolution of 1600×720 which is protected under Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Redmi 9 Prime has a 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 2340×1080, 400nits brightness, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Winner: Redmi 9 Prime
Infinix Hot 10 vs Realme Narzo 20 vs Redmi 9 Prime: Performance
The Infinix Hot 10 sports an octa-core MediaTek Helio G70 coupled with ARM Mali-G52 GPU that is clocked at 820MHz. The Realme Narzo 20 packs an octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 under-the-hood that is built on the 12nm process, while the graphics duties are handled by Mali-G52 GPU which is clocked at 1000MHz. The Redmi 9 Prime packs a 2.0GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio G80 coupled with Mali G52 GPU clocked at 950MHz. All three devices feature a dedicated micro-SD card slot in addition to up to 128GB onboard storage.
Coming to the software, all three devices run Android 10 based custom UIs. Infinix Hot 10 runs Android 10 based XOS 7. Realme Narzo 20 runs Android 10 based Realme UI 1.0 as of now but the company has already confirmed Android 11 based Realme UI 2.0 update for it. Redmi 9 Prime, on the other hand, runs Android 10 based MIUI 11 for now, but it shall receive Android 10 based MIUI 12 soon. Out of three, only Realme Narzo 20 is confirmed to receive Android 11 as of now.
Winner: Realme Narzo 20
Infinix Hot 10 vs Realme Narzo 20 vs Redmi 9 Prime: Cameras
The Infinix Hot 10 features a quad-rear camera including a 16MP primary shooter which is accompanied by a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP bokeh lens, and an AI lens. Realme Narzo 20 packs a triple-rear camera setup with a 48MP primary lens that has an f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with a 119° field of view and f/2.3 aperture, and a macro lens with f/2.4 aperture. The primary sensor on the Redmi 9 Prime is a 13MP shooter which is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 118.2˚ field-of-view, a 5MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. All three devices have an 8MP selfie shooter on the front.
Winner: Realme Narzo 20
Infinix Hot 10 vs Realme Narzo 20 vs Redmi 9 Prime: Battery and Charging
The Infinix Hot 10 packs a huge 5,200mAh battery that supports 10W charging, while Realme Narzo 20 flaunts a 6,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. The Redmi 9 Prime packs a 5,020mAh battery with 18W fast charging, though the company bundles only a 10W charger in the box package. Infinix Hot 10 comes with a dated Micro-USB port compared to the USB Type-C port on the Realme Narzo 20 and Redmi 9 Prime.
Winner: Realme Narzo 20
Infinix Hot 10 vs Realme Narzo 20 vs Redmi 9 Prime: Verdict
Realme Narzo 20 is the costliest amongst the above-mentioned smartphones but it beats the competition in almost every aspect. It packs a faster processor, offers a 48MP camera setup, and 6000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. Infinix Hot 10 offers a more trendy design at a slightly cheaper price, while the Redmi 9 Prime beats the competition in terms of the display. Which device will you pick out of these? Do let us know in the comments below.