Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 10 as the most affordable offering under the Note 10 series in India. The budget smartphone’s price starts at Rs 11,999 and comes in two storage options. For the price, users get a Super AMOLED display, a 5,000 mAh battery, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 SoC. The smartphone competes against the likes of POCO M3 and Realme Narzo 20. All three smartphones offer value-for-money specifications and are quite popular in the price range. The Narzo 20 was launched late last year, whereas the POCO M3 launched in early 2021. Let’s compare the Redmi Note 10 with the POCO M3 and the Narzo 20
Redmi Note 10 vs POCO M3 vs Realme Narzo 20: Specs, Price, Features Compared
Redmi Note 10 launched in India at a price of Rs 11,999. The budget smartphone competes against a bunch of other devices in the price range. Among the popular ones include the Realme Narzo 20 and the POCO M3. Let’s compare the three smartphones and see how they fare against each other.
Redmi Note 10 price in India starts at Rs 11,999 for the base 4GB + 64GB variant. There is another 6GB +128GB option priced at Rs 13,999.
The POCO M3 India price is set at Rs 10,999 for 6GB + 64GB model. The 6GB + 128GB model price is available for at Rs 11,999.
All three smartphones feature a polycarbonate back but sport a different design language. The Note 10 has a rectangular camera module on the back it comes in Aqua Green, Frost White, and Shadow Black colours.
The POCO M3 has a leather-like texture on the back. It has a massive rectangular camera island that houses the camera module and the POCO branding. The Narzo 20 is more subtle and opts for a square-shaped camera module.
Both, POCO M3 and Note 10 come with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Narzo 20 comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The Redmi Note 10 features a 6.43-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2340 resolution. The phone has a peak brightness of 1100 nits and a 20:9 aspect ratio. It is the only phone out of the three to come with a Super AMOLED display and a hole-punch cutout for the front camera.
The POCO M3 features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ IPS display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. It has a display brightness of 400 nits and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The screen has a tiny waterdrop-style notch for the front camera.
The Narzo 20 sports a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. It also has a 20:9 aspect ratio like the Note 10. The screen has a waterdrop notch for the front camera.
Performance and Software
The Note 10 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 SoC. It is paired with 4GB/ 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB/ 128GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage. Storage can be further expanded using a microSD card. The phone packs a 5000 mAh battery with 33W fast charging. It runs on Android 11-based MIUI 12 out of the box.
The M3 is powered by a Snapdragon 662 processor. It comes with 6GB of RAM as standard with 64GB of UFS 2.1 storage and 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage. It runs on Android 10-based MIUI 12 out of the box
The Redmi Note 10 sports a quad-camera setup. It has a 48MP Sony IMX582 primary camera. The phone also features an 8MP ultrawide lens, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The hole-punch cutout houses a 13MP front camera sensor on the Note 10.
The POCO M3 sports a triple-camera setup on the back. It features a 48MP primary sensor, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor. For selfies, the phone has an 8MP front camera.
Realme Narzo 20 sports a triple-camera setup with 48MP primary lens, 8MP ultrawide sensor, and 2MP macro shooter. The device has an 8MP front camera.
The Redmi Note 10, on paper, is superior to the POCO M3 and the Realme Narzo 20. You can a Super AMOLED screen, a 48MP quad-camera setup, and a faster Snapdragon 678 SoC. It also packs a 5000 mAh battery with 33W fast charging. However, the smartphone is priced higher than its two competitors at 11,999.
If you are tight on a budget and want a smartphone with a unique design, the POCO M3 is a good buy at Rs 10,999. You also get 6GB RAM and a 6000 mAh battery for Rs 10,999. However, the phone misses out on an Ultrawide lens, which is a bummer. If that is your requirement and you are okay with a 4GB RAM phone, then the Realme Narzo 20 can be considered.