Friday, August 19, 2022

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max vs Mi 10i 5G: Which one you should buy now?

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So after the launch of the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max last week in India, as well as globally the hype for this device, has already surpassed the one for Mi 10i 5G that is clearly the future of 5G devices in India. Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is a dual-4G device launched at the starting price of Rs.18,999 for the 6GB + 64GB variant and Rs.21,999 for the top 8GB + 128GB variant, whereas, the Mi 10i 5G starts at Rs.21,999 for the 6GB + 128GB variant and the top variant costs Rs.23,999 (8+128 GB).

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max pictures, official photos
Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

Now the interesting part is both the devices are equipped with a 108MP main camera sensor and both have a 120Hz display refresh rate. There are even a few more aspects where both the devices find common specs but there are also few more specs and features on both that differ. So we are going to make a one-on-one specs comparison between both the devices and let’s see which one matches the expectations of your dream smartphone at the end.

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Mi 10i 5G


Redmi Note 10 Pro Max offers a 6.67-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1,080×2,400 pixels. Mi 10i 5G features a screen of the same size and same pixels and resolutions, even both have the super AMOLED. Both devices offer the same refresh rate of 120 Hz. 


Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G (octa-core). On the other hand, Mi 10i 5G is run by Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G chipset (octa-core). So let’s put it in layman’s words, the Snapdragon 732G is pretty good but Snapdragon 750G 5G is still a better mobile processor, both performance and consistency-wise.

Also Read: Nubia Red Magic 6 series announced with stunning 165Hz Display and Snapdragon 888 SoC


In terms of optics, both the smartphone are again very similar. Both of them offer a quad-camera setup on the backside of the device. Redmi Note 10 Pro Max offers a 108MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 5MP super-macro sensor, and a 2MP depth camera lens. 

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Mi 10i 5G gives you the same 108-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor, a 2-camera macro shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There’s only a minute difference that comes in the macro lens of the device. This macro camera helps you in taking the snap of objects which are very close to the lens. Apart from this, both of the smartphones have the same selfie camera of 16 MP.

Battery and Fast Charging

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max draws energy from a 5020mAH battery cell and is paired with a 33W of fast charging support. The Mi 10i is fueled up with a smaller 4820mAh Battery cell. It is paired with a 33W Fast Charging support. 


The three variants of the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max offers the following three storage variants: Click Here

  • 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage: Rs. 18,999
  • 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage: Rs. 19,999
  • 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage: Rs. 21,999

 Mi 10i features the same three storage variants with a bit higher prices: 

  • 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage: Rs. 20,999
  • 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage: Rs. 21,999
  • 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage: Rs. 23,999

Our Thoughts

The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max and Mi 10i 5G has very similar features. Even their prices are not much different. Still, if we dive deep into specifications, we see Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has a slightly better camera due to a better macro lens. Also, it offers a better battery backup when compared to Mi 10i 5G. This tells that the Redmi’s smartphone is better in terms of both the camera and battery.

In terms of processor, the Mi 10i 5G is served with a better chipset as said before. This is the only factor that pushes us to see the Mi device as it also comes with a 5G support. Also, all three variants of the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max come at a lower price when compared to Mi 10i. Thus, by mapping all the factors in, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has a slight edge over the Mi 10i.

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Sanidhya Bhardwaj
Sanidhya Bhardwaj
A football lover who is doing an MBA in finance and currently covering every news related to smartphones. I believe in diversification, both, in life and in my trading portfolio. Do check out my blogs to be aware of the recent happenings around you!


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