Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has announced the launch of its new budget-centric smartphone, the Redmi 10. The new handset from Redmi comes loaded with a host of interesting features and specifications that makes it a desirable choice in the sub Rs 13,000 price segment. The phone comes with Snapdragon 680 processor, which is a rare thing in this segment. It is also loaded with a 50MP dual-camera setup, 6,000mAh battery, and more.
With this Redmi 10 will be going against the likes of Realme and Infinix. The Realme 9i is the direct competitor of the Redmi 10, while the Infinix Note 11 brings value-for-money features in this price segment. So, the question here is: Whether the Redmi 10 can outperform the Realme 9i and Infinix Note 11? In order to find out this answer, we have put all three devices against each other to see which one makes a better option.
Redmi 10 vs Realme 9i vs Infinix Note 11: Price in India
The Redmi 10 price in India starts at Rs 10,999 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The 6GB RAM model with 128GB of internal storage is priced at Rs 12,999. The handset will be available for purchase from Flipkart, Mi.com, Mi home stores, and key retail stores across the country starting from March 24th.
The Realme 9i India price starts at Rs 12,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option. The 6GB RAM and 128GB model is priced at Rs 15,999. Interesting, if you are an SBI debit or credit card user, you can get additional Rs 1,000 off on the purchase of the device on Flipkart. This effectively brings down the cost to Rs 11,999 and Rs 14,999 respectively.
Lastly, we have the Infinix Note 11 which comes with a price tag of Rs 11,999 for the 4GB RAM variant and Rs 13,499 for the 6GB RAM option. That said, the Redmi 10 seems to win this round as it is the cheapest Snapdragon 680-powered smartphone in this segment.
Redmi 10 vs Realme 9i vs Infinix Note 11: Design
In terms of design, the Redmi 10 offers a plastic finish at the back panel with some textured panels. The rear camera module is present at the top-left corner of the panel along with a fingerprint sensor. The front offers a waterdrop-like notch. The Redmi 10 is available in Pacific Blue, Caribbean Green, and Midnight Black colour options.
The Realme 9i brings some interesting design language to the table. The phone offers a stripe-like design at the rear panel with a small camera module placed on the top-left corner. The front comes with a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. The Realme 9i comes in Blue Quartz and Black Quartz colours.
The Infinix Note 11 offers a boxy design with a slim profile. The rear panel comes with a gradient finish and a rectangular camera module at the top-left corner. The front comes with a waterdrop notch display. The phone is available in Glacier Green, Celestial Snow, Graphite Black colours.
Redmi 10 vs Realme 9i vs Infinix Note 11: Display
Coming to the display, the Redmi 10 comes loaded with a 6.71-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. The display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The Realme 9i packs a 6.6-inch Full HD+ LCD display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The phone comes with a 90Hz screen refresh rate and up to 480nits of peak brightness.
The Infinix Note 11 offers a 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The phone comes with up to 750nits of brightness. That said, the Infinix Note 11 and Realme 9i offers much better displays than the Redmi 10.
Redmi 10 vs Realme 9i vs Infinix Note 11: Performance
In terms of performance, the Redmi 10 and Realme 9i is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor along with Adreno 610 GPU. The phones come with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Redmi 10 runs on MIUI 13, while the Realme 9i is loaded with Realme UI 2.0.
Both of the user interfaces are based on the Android 11 operating system. However, Realme has a slight advantage as the phone comes with up to 5GB RAM virtual RAM support. This means one can get up to 11GB of RAM with Realme 9i.
The Infinix Note 11 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G88 processor along with ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU. The phone comes with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The device runs on XOS 10, which is based on Android 11.
Redmi 10 vs Realme 9i vs Infinix Note 11: Cameras
The Redmi 10 packs a dual-camera setup with a combination of a 50MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor. For the front, there is a 5MP shooter. The Realme 9i packs a triple-camera setup with a combination of a 50MP primary sensor, 2MP B&W portrait lens and 2MP 4cm macro sensor. For selfies, the phone is loaded with a 16MP shooter.
The Infinix Note 11 is loaded with a triple-camera setup with a combination of a 50MP primary lens with f/1.6 aperture, a 2MP depth sensor, and an AI lens with f/2.4 aperture. For the front, the handset is equipped with a 16MP shooter with dual-LED flash.
Redmi 10 vs Realme 9i vs Infinix Note 11: Battery
The Redmi 10 is loaded with a 6,000mAh battery and comes with 18W fast charging support. Interestingly, both Realme 9i and Infinix Note 11 offer much better charging speeds, though the battery backup is slightly less. The Realme 9i and Infinix Note 11 feature a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support.
Redmi 10 vs Realme 9i vs Infinix Note 11: Verdict
The Redmi 10 sure looks like a tough competition to beat at first glance. The phone is currently the cheapest phone with Snapdragon 680 processor, which makes it look like a desirable option. However, the company has cut a lot of corners to bring down the prices of the device. If you compare the Redmi 10 with Realme 9i and Infinix Note 11, you will see a major difference in terms of display, cameras, charging speeds, and even RAM.