Realme Narzo 10 vs Redmi Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy M21: Price in India, Specifications and Features

The recently launched Realme Narzo 10 has a solid competition at the price point it is being offered at. Let's find out as to which one should be the ideal choice of a smartphone - Samsung Galaxy M21, Realme Narzo 10, or the Redmi Note 8.

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Realme Narzo 10 vs Samsung Galaxy M21 vs Redmi Note 8

Realme has recently launched the Realme Narzo 10 smartphone in India. This newly launched phone from Realme starts at INR 11,999. At this price point, the Realme Narzo 10 faces direct competition from two popular smartphones in the segment, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and the Samsung Galaxy M21.

If you landed in this article, you are among the ones who are confused about which smartphone to buy between the three. Well, we are here to find it out. Let us dive deep into the specifications of the Realme Narzo 10, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8, and the Samsung Galaxy M21 and see which one is worth your money.

Realme Narzo 10 vs. Redmi Note 8 vs. Samsung Galaxy M21: Price in India

Starting with the Realme Nazro 10, the device is priced at Rs 11,999 for the 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant. The Samsung Galaxy M21, on the other hand, is available in two memory variants – one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is priced at Rs 12,999, and one with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which will cost you Rs 15,999. Lastly, the Redmi Note 8 will cost you Rs 10,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant and Rs 13,999 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant.

When it comes to pricing, the base variant of the Redmi Note 8 is the cheapest among the smartphones that we are comparing today.

Realme Narzo 10 vs. Redmi Note 8 vs. Samsung Galaxy M21: Display features

Starting with the Realme Narzo 10, the device sports a 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel with an HD resolution, a tall 20:9 aspect ratio, and a waterdrop notch at the top.

The Samsung Galaxy M21, on the other hand, flaunts a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U panel, which comes with a 1,080 x 2,340 pixels resolution and a 403 pixel per inch pixel density.

Lastly, the Redmi Note 8 features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD panel with a waterdrop notch at the top.

When we talk about displays, a lot of factors are involved while comparing different smartphones. If you need an AMOLED panel on your device, the Samsung Galaxy M21 should be the one to go for. That being said, if you want a large display, the Realme 6 is the one that will suit you better.

Realme Narzo 10 vs. Redmi Note 8 vs. Samsung Galaxy M21: Processor and software

The Realme Narzo 10 boots the latest Android 10 OS customized with Realme UI. The Redmi Note 8, on the other hand, still ships with the now-dated Android 9 Pie based on MIUI 11. Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy M21 comes with Android 10 OS with One UI baked on top.

When it comes to the software, the Realme Narzo 10 and the Samsung Galaxy M21 offer the latest Android OS, but we would still leave this section to personal preference.

Coming to the processor, the Realme Narzo 10 is equipped with a hexa-core MediaTek Helio G80 processor. The Samsung Galaxy M21, on the other hand, sports the company’s in-house Exynos 9611 mobile platform, which comes with 4x Cortex-A73 CPU cores + 4x Cortex-A53 CPU cores + Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. Lastly, the Redmi Note 8 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor. All three smartphones ship with mid-range processors, which offer decent power, but the Realme Narzo 10 is one of the very few smartphones that utilize the latest Helio G80 platform.

Realme Narzo 10 vs. Redmi Note 8 vs. Samsung Galaxy M21: Camera features

Coming to the cameras, the Samsung Galaxy M21 sports a triple camera setup at the rear, which includes a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide angle camera, and a 5MP depth sensor. At the front, the device sports a 20MP selfie shooter. The Realme Narzo 10, on the other hand, flaunts a quadruple rear camera setup, which consists of a 48MP primary camera, a B&W portrait lens, a macro lens with f/1.8 aperture, and a 119-degree ultra-wide camera. Lastly, the Redmi Note 8 features a set of four cameras at the back – 48MP main + 8MP ultrawide + 2MP macro + 2MP depth sensor and a 13MP selfie snapper at the front.

When it comes to cameras, resolution count is not the only thing to consider while picking a winner, but the Realme Narzo 10 and the Redmi Note 8 turn out to be better owing to an added sensor.

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Realme Narzo 10 vs Redmi Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy M21: Battery features

Coming to the batteries of the devices that we are comparing today, the Realme Narzo 10 sports a large 5,000mAh battery, which has support for up to 18W fast charging. The Samsung Galaxy M21, on the other hand, features a much larger 6,000mAh battery, but with a slightly slower 15W fast charging support. Lastly, the Redmi Note 8 features a 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.

If you want faster charging speeds, the Realme Narzo 10 is the one you should go for. That being said, the Samsung Galaxy M21 is no slouch either and it ensures that one has 1,000mAh of extra juice. Ultimately, the choice would boil down to faster charging versus a bigger battery.

Realme Narzo 10 vs Redmi Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy M21: Final verdict

As mentioned earlier, all three smartphones that we compared today offer value-for-money specifications and features. If you want an AMOLED panel, you should opt for the Samsung Galaxy M21. If, however, you want a larger display, the Realme Narzo 10 is the one to go for. If your budget is your primary constraint, the Redmi Note 8 will cost you the least. Similarly, if you are someone who wants a massive battery, the Samsung Galaxy M21 is the clear winner. That being said, the Realme Narzo 10 comes out to be on top when it comes to faster charging.

Which smartphone would you go for? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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