Xiaomi has recently announced the launch of its latest 5G mid-range smartphone, the Mi 10i 5G, in India. The latest smartphone from Xiaomi brings some segment-first features in the mid-range category. It is the first phone in its price range to feature a 108MP rear camera. This coupled with other interesting features like Snapdragon 750G, long-lasting battery, premium design language, and more makes it a compelling option. However, the mid-range segment is currently dominated by the likes of Samsung Galaxy M51. Also, Moto recently launched its affordable 5G smartphone, the Moto G 5G, which comes with the same chipset as present in Mi 10i. In this article, we are going to compare the Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G, the Moto G 5G, and Samsung Galaxy M51 to see which one emerges as the worthy option in this price segment.
Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G vs Moto G 5G vs Samsung Galaxy M51: Price in India
Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G India price is Rs Rs 20,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB of internal storage. The 6GB RAM + 128GB option is priced at Rs 21,999. The 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option comes with a price tag of Rs 23,999. The Samsung Galaxy M51 currently sells for Rs 22,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option. The 8GB RAM + 128GB model is priced at Rs 24,999. Coming to Moto G 5G, the handset comes with a price tag of Rs 20,999.
Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G vs Moto G 5G vs Samsung Galaxy M51: Design
Coming to the design, all three smartphones offer some distinctive design language. The Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G offers a circular camera module that is slightly bumped and comes with a new Pacific Sunrise colour option that sure looks premium. That said, the phone is a bit bulky as it weighs 214.5 grams and is not the sleekest option available with 9mm thickness. The Samsung Galaxy M51 offers a design language which is similar to other Samsung smartphones in this price range.
The phone employs the glasstic finish (a fancy name for plastic). However, the phone is surprisingly lightweight 213 grams despite sporting a massive 7,000mAh battery. The Moto G 5G also employs the polycarbonate approach, though it looks cool with the glossy finish. The phone weighs 212 grams and is 9.9mm thick, which makes it bulky phone as well. Overall, the Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G wins this round as it aesthetically more pleasing as compared to the other devices.
Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G vs Moto G 5G vs Samsung Galaxy M51: Display
The Mi 10i 5G flaunts a 6.67-inch Full HD+ DotDispaly with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The handset comes with HDR10+ support, 84 per cent NTSC colour gamut, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. To top it up, the company has also added a 120Hz variable refresh rate. Samsung Galaxy M51 features a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED Plus Infinity O Display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, a 60Hz refresh rate, 386ppi pixel density, and a peak brightness of 420 nits. The Moto G 5G comes with a 6.7-inch Full HD+ MaxVision display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The answer is quite clear here. Although Galaxy M51 offers an AMOLED panel, the Mi 10i 5G has more to its catalogue including higher refresh rate, HDR10+ support, and more.
Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G vs Moto G 5G vs Samsung Galaxy M51: Performance
In terms of performance, both the Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G and Moto G 5G are powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G mobile platform along with Adreno 619 GPU. The Mi 10i 5G comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while the Moto G 5G offers a single option of 6GB RAM + 128GB of internal storage.
Coming to Galaxy M51, the handset comes loaded with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor. It also offers up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The competition is quite close here as all the handsets offer good-performing chipsets. However, the Mi 10i and Moto G 5G has an advantage in terms of 5G connectivity, but it is still a far fetch dream for a country like India. That said, we are going with Mi 10i 5G as it presents you with more storage options at different price points.
Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G vs Moto G 5G vs Samsung Galaxy M51: Camera
Coming to the cameras, the Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G is the first smartphone in this segment that comes with 108MP rear camera. This is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and 2MP depth sensor. The phone features a 16MP front camera with f/2.45 aperture for selfies and video calling.
The Samsung Galaxy M51 comes with a quad-camera setup with a combination of 64MP primary lens, 12MP wide-angle lens, 5Mp depth sensor, and 5MP macro shooter. On the front, you get 32MP shooter for selfies and video calling. The Moto G 5G comes with a triple-camera setup. There is a 48-megapixel primary lens, 8-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel macro lens. For the front, there is a 16-megapixel camera housed in the notch.
Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G vs Moto G 5G vs Samsung Galaxy M51: Battery
Coming to the battery, the Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G packs a 4,820mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. The Samsung Galaxy M51 offers a massive 7,000mAh battery with 25W fast charging solution. The Moto G 5G comes with 5,000mAh battery with 20W TurboPower charging. That said, the Samsung Galaxy M51 easily wins this round as it offers the maximum battery capacity as compared to the other two phones.
Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G vs Moto G 5G vs Samsung Galaxy M51: Conclusion
To conclude, the Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G gets a good competition from the likes of Samsung Galaxy M51 and Moto G 5G. However, the phone does manage to excel in almost all departments. Whether be it design, 120Hz display, 108MP camera and more, the phone seems to be a compelling option considering the starting price of Rs 20,999. The Moto G 5G also turns out to be a good option as it packs the same chipset present in the Mi 10i, however, offers a much cleaner user interface. The Samsung Galaxy M51 does a good job overall with a sleek design, AMOLED screen, impressive 7,000mAh battery with fast charging support.
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