- All three phones have their unique strengths in this price range
- You get them with MediaTek chipsets under the hood
- 4G phones continue to give better features for lower price in India
Realme 10 is one of India’s first 4G-only phones to launch this year. You might say that what the need is for a 4G phone now that we have 5G services available in the country? Pricing is still a big concern with regards to 5G phones in the market, and having a 4G variant is a smart business move when you have millions yet to even experience 4G in the country. Coming back to Realme 10, this phone is powered by a MediaTek chipset like most others in the segment, and looks to appeal to the buyer with a better-value device with its features than the 5G counterpart like the Redmi 11 Prime 5G and the equally competent Infinix Zero 20. So which of these three smartphones should you buy when you have a budget of under Rs 20,000, here’s our detailed comparison to give you the answer.
Realme 10 vs Redmi 11 Prime 5G vs Infinix Zero 20: Price in India
Realme 10 has launched in India for a starting price of Rs 13,999, which gets you the 4GB + 64GB variant. You also have the 8GB + 128GB variant, which costs Rs 16,999. Realme 10 goes on sale in India starting January 15 exclusively via online platforms.
Redmi 11 Prime 5G comes with a starting price tag of Rs 13,999 for the base 4GB RAM option that gives you 64GB of internal storage. The 6GB RAM model comes for Rs 15,999.
Infinix Zero 20 is only sold in a single 8GB + 128GB variant in the country, which comes for Rs 15,999.
Realme 10 vs Redmi 11 Prime 5G vs Infinix Zero 20: Design
Realme continues to dish out good-looking mid-range devices. Realme 10 is the same with its unique light particle design, which the company is heavily advertising. The back panel is made of plastic, and you realise its glossy nature the moment you hold the phone in your hand. Having said that, Realme 10 has a thickness of 7.95mm and weighs 178 grams which are pretty good.
This Redmi smartphone features the well-known EVOL design language. The back body is made of polycarbonate along with a flat frame design to round up the package. The phone is definitely on the heavier side with a weight of 200 grams.
Infinix Zero 20 also features a plastic back panel but the frame is made of aluminium which is a rarity in this segment. The handset weighs 196 grams and comes with a thickness of 7.98mm which is close to the dimensions of the Realme 10.
Realme 10 vs Redmi 11 Prime 5G vs Infinix Zero 20: Display
Realme 10 gets a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel that offers a Full HD+ (2400 × 1080 pixel) resolution, along with a 90Hz refresh rate screen, which produces 1000 nits peak brightness. The display gets Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. The phone gets a punch hole cutout at the top of the display.
Redmi 11 Prime sports a 6.58-inch IPS LCD panel which also provides a Full HD+ resolution and offers a 90Hz refresh rate screen. The screen has a water-drop notch on top and a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 has been added to protect it against scratches and accidental drops.
Zero 20 flaunts a 6.7-inch AMOLED display which offers Full HD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate screen. Infinix has given a punch hole cutout at the top of the screen.
You could say that the Zero 20 has the bigger display, but with the same quality, Realme 10’s screen might offer the best results.
Realme 10 vs Redmi 11 Prime 5G vs Infinix Zero 20: Performance
Realme 10 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G99 processor and also has the Mali G57 GPU. It comes paired with up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB UFS 2.2 storage which means the space is expandable further. The smartphone has launched with the Realme UI 3.0 version, based on Android 12 for now, with the upgrade likely in the coming months.
The Redmi 11 Prime is a 5G device which means you get it with the MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, paired with up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage, which is expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card slot. Sadly, Xiaomi continues to sell its devices with the older Android 12-based MIUI 13 out of the box.
Infinix Zero 20 also is powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio G99 processor with up to 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. The smartphone runs on the XOS 12 version which is based on Android 12.
Realme and Infinix are using the same chipset with up to 8GB RAM so the performance is unlikely to be very different. On the 5G front, the Dimensity 700 performs decent but equal to what the Helio G99 offers.
Realme 10 vs Redmi 11 Prime 5G vs Infinix Zero 20: Cameras
Realme 10 comes with a dual-rear camera setup that consists of a 50MP primary shooter with an f/1.8 aperture, along with a 2MP B&W portrait lens. The front of the phone has a 16MP front shooter for selfies and video calls.
Redmi 11 Prime 5G also features a dual-camera setup on the back, which includes a 50MP main camera along with a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, the phone has an 8MP front camera.
Infinix has gone one step ahead of the other two, by offering a triple rear camera setup which consists of a 108MP primary shooter, along with a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. But the bigger highlight is the 60MP front shooter which gets OIS support and a dual LED flash, both unheard of on a phone in this price range, and seems to be the selling point of this device for the company. Usually we say that higher megapixels don’t necessarily mean better quality but over here it might be an exception.
Realme 10 vs Redmi 11 Prime 5G vs Infinix Zero 20: Battery
Realme packs a 5000mAh battery that supports 33W SuperVOOC fast charging via the Type-C port. The company is giving the charger in the box.
Redmi 11 Prime 5G also has a 5000 mAh battery under the hood but it only offers charging speed of 18W, even though Redmi gives a 22.5W fast charger in the box.
Infinix Zero 20 has a smaller 4500mAh battery unit but you have a faster 45W fast charging support.
Realme 10 vs Redmi 11 Prime 5G vs Infinix Zero 20: Verdict
So there you have it, all three phones compared, their prices and their overall features given in detail. If you ask us, Infinix Zero 20 comes out as a surprising winner in this comparison, purely because of its feature set. Having said that, Realme has a better screen, and the charging speed is also good. Redmi 11 Prime 5G proves to be a costlier option, and offers slower charging speed and weighs more than the other two. Choose between the two 4G options based on the features on offer, but if you really want a 5G phone you have other phones to consider.