The Realme Narzo 30 Pro has launched in India with features like 120Hz high refresh rate display, Dimensity 800U processor, triple cameras and more. The phone was announced alongside the Narzo 30A and Realme Buds Air 2 with active noise cancellation. The Narzo 30 Pro has been positioned in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment and is one of the most affordable phones with a high refresh rate display going up to 120Hz. So we thought of seeing how the Narzo 30 Pro stacks up against the Xiaomi Mi 10i which is the other popular smartphone in the segment.
The Realme Narzo 30 Pro is priced starting at Rs 16,999 for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The other variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs 19,999. Meanwhile, the Mi 10i starts at Rs 20,999 for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage and Rs 21,999 for the 128GB storage option. The maxed-out variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs 23,999 taking it to the upper-mid-range segment.
Realme Narzo 30 Pro has a plastic build and matte finish on the back which helps keep it free of fingerprints and smudges. The phone measures 9.1 millimetres and weighs 196 grams. The Mi 10i has a plastic frame, but the rear panel is covered in Gorilla Glass 5. It is slightly heftier, measuring 9 millimetres and weighing 214 grams.
The Narzo 30 Pro features a 6.5-inch display with a Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The screen has a punch-hole notch cutout for the selfie camera up front that gives it a 20:9 aspect ratio. The display receives a layer of Gorilla Glass 3.
The Mi 10i has a slightly larger 6.67-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution display with a punch-hole cutout in the centre. The screen supports a 120Hz high refresh rate and is topped with Gorilla Glass 5.
The Realme Narzo 30 Pro is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor with an octa-core CPU running at upto 2.4GHz and Mali-G57 GPU. This is paired with upto 8GB RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage options to choose from. The phone runs on Realme UI based on Android 10 out-of-the-box and will receive an update to Realme UI 2.0 soon.
The Mi 10i is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor with an octa-core CPU running at upto 2.2GHz and Adreno 619 GPU. This is paired with upto 8GB RAM and 128GB UFS 2.2 storage variants. The Mi 10i runs on Android 10 based MIUI 12.
Both the Narzo 30 Pro and Mi 10i have microSD card slots for storage expansion and a side-mounted fingerprint reader. Additionally, the Mi 10i has dual stereo speakers while the Narzo 30 Pro does not.
The Narzo 30 Pro has triple cameras on the back with a 48MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with a 119-degree field of view and a 2MP macro camera. The rear cameras can record videos in 4K UHD at upto 30FPS and 1080p at upto 120FPS with support for EIS. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera housed within the notch cutout.
As for the Mi 10i, it has quad cameras on the back headlined by a 108MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with a 120-degree field of view, 2MP macro camera and 2MP depth sensor. The rear cameras can record in 4K UHD at 30FPS and 1080p at upto 120FPS with EIS. There’s a 16MP front-facing camera for selfies.
The Realme Narzo 30 Pro is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging out-of-the-box. Realme claims that the phone can go from 0-100% in 65 minutes.
On the other hand, the Mi 10i has a 4,820mAh battery which supports 33W fast charging and Xiaomi claims it can refill the battery fully in 58 minutes tops.