After weeks of leaks and rumours, Redmi has finally launched the Note 10 series of phones in India. The series brings with itself three new phones -- the Redmi Note 10, the Note 10 Pro, and the Note 10 Pro Max. Of the three, the Pro Max is the most powerful device on the list. Not only it offers a good chipset to power games and resource-intensive applications, but it also comes with a fast 120Hz refresh rate display and a headline-grabbing 108-megapixel-lens-based camera set-up.
Starting at Rs 18,999 for the base 6GB+64GB variant and going up to Rs 21,999 for the top-end variant, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max appears to be a very impressive device. However, it will have to fend off competition from other popular devices in the market that retail around the same price point. Case in point, the Narzo 30 Pro is arguably the biggest competitor of the Redmi Note Pro Max. Here's how the two compare in terms of specs, price and features.
Both the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max and the Realme Narzo 30 Pro are available in base variants with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. While the former has been made available at Rs 18,999, the offering from Realme is available at a more affordable price of Rs 16,999. Other than this, the Narzo 30 Pro is available in one other variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. This one is available for 19,999. In comparison, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is available in two more variants -- 6GB+128GB and 8GB+128GB. The higher memory variant has been launched at Rs 21,999 with the mid-variant available for 19,999.
Redmi Note 10 Pro Max offers a big 6.67-inch display.
When it comes to the design, there are obvious differences between the two devices. The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max uses glass on the front and back, while the Narzo 30 Pro uses a sheet of polycarbonate at the back. The Narzo 30 Pro is also more compact in size as it houses a smaller 6.5-inch display. The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max flaunts a bigger 6.67-inch display. Yet, it manages to remain lighter than the Realme offering at 192grams. It's also thinner in size at 8.1mm in thickness -- compared to 194 grams and 9.2mm in thickness of the Narzo 30 Pro.
Other than this, both the Narzo 30 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max offer side-mounted fingerprint scanners, thin bezels and punch-hole clad displays at the front for an immersive edge-to-edge experience.
Realme Narzo 30 Pro comes with a polycarbonate back.
The display is definitely one of the biggest talking points of the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. It features a massive 6.67-inch Super AMOLED display with support for up to 120Hz refresh rate. This display is capable of churning out content at FullHD+ resolution and claimed to achieve peak brightness of 1200 nits while watching HDR10+ content. In comparison, the Narzo 30 Pro features a 6.5-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution display with a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. The display supports a 120Hz refresh rate and has a 20:9 aspect ratio. However, unlike the Note 10 Pro Max, the panel on the Narzo 30 Pro is an IPS LCD.
At the heart of the Realme Narzo 30 Pro is a MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor. The chipset used has been fabricated using a 7nm process and brings with itself an octa-core configuration. The chipset also supports 5G+5G Dual SIM Standby. This means that you can use a 5G SIM on any of the SIM slots and enjoy 5G speeds. The phone's chipset also supports Dual Network Acceleration, where it combines Wi-Fi and 5G for fast and stable internet speeds. This has been paired to as much as 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for smooth performance.
The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC sat next to an Adreno 618 GPU, up to 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB of storage. This octa-core chipset equipped with Kyro 470 processing cores with a clock speed of up to 2.3GHz offers enough power for handling basic tasks and games but does not offer support for 5G.
Redmi Note 10 Pro Max offers a 108MP-lens-based set-up.
Fo4r cameras, the Narzo 30 Pro comes with a triple camera set-up on the back, with a primary 48MP f/1.8 aperture camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 119-degree field-of-view and a 2MP macro camera. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera housed within the punch-hole cutout. The rear cameras can record in 4K UHD at 30FPS and 1080p at upto 60FPS along with support for UIS video stabilization.
As for the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, it packs quad rear cameras at the back housed inside a rectangular module. The primary lens here is a 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 primary sensor that's sat next to a 5MP Super macro sensor with 2x Zoom, an 8MP 118-degree wide-angle sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, the phone gets a 16MP lens for selfies and video calling.
Both the phones offer similar-sized batteries and fast charging speeds. This is because the Realme Narzo 30 Pro is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging out-of-the-box. In comparison, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max offers a 5020mAh battery pack that can be charged at a slightly faster rate of 33W.
|Release Date:||04 Mar 2021|
|Variant:||64 GB/4 GB RAM , 128 GB/6 GB RAM , 128 GB/8 GB RAM|
Sushant Talwar is a full-time foodie who reviews cool gadgets and binges on TV shows when he is tired of playing video games. He is also in love with football and thinks Manchester United is a religion