Xiaomi has finally unveiled the latest Redmi Note 10 series of devices. These are affordable mid-range devices that offer good hardware and features. The company announced the standard Redmi Note 10 as well as the slightly more feature-packed Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. There are a lot of similarities between the Redmi Note 10 Pro and the Note 10 Pro Max, such as the display, chipset, and battery. However, since the Pro Max is priced higher, we decided to take a look at the differences between these two very similar-looking phones.

Also read: Redmi Note 10 series launched in India: 7 things you should know

Redmi Note 10 Pro vs Note 10 Pro Max: price in India

First, let’s start with the pricing of these two devices. The Redmi Note 10 Pro and the Note 10 Pro Max are mid-range phones, and as mentioned in the beginning, share several features. The Note 10 Pro Max is more expensive and starts at Rs 18,999 for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The 6GB+128GB variant is Rs 19,999, whereas the one with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is Rs 21,999. 

Coming to the Redmi Note 10 Pro, the base variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at Rs 15,999. The 6GB+128GB option is Rs 16,999, and the top variant with 8GB RAM is Rs 18,999. 

Redmi Note 10 Pro vs Note 10 Pro Max: design and Display

In terms of design, the Redmi Note 10 Pro and Pro Max look identical. Both phones offer what Xiaomi calls the ‘EVOL. design’. We’re not sure what that means, but apparently, the new Redmi phones are designed with love. They are available in three colour options namely Vintage Bronze, Dark Night, and Glacial Blue. On the front, both devices offer a punch-hole display with the cutout placed in the top centre. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5, whereas the back of the phone gets a frosted glass. However, the Dark Night variant features a plastic back.

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Turning the phone around will not help you tell one for the other. Once again, they look pretty much the same. There’s a quad-camera setup housed inside a rectangular housing, which also has the flash. The rest of the back panel is plain, apart from the Redmi branding. Both phones have side-mounted fingerprint scanners and are slimmer and lighter than the outgoing models. Not a lot to differentiate between the Note 10 Pro and Pro Max in the design department.

Both the Note 10 Pro and the Note 10 Pro Max have a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED display that offers Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The displays support HDR-10, peak brightness of 1200 nits, and 100 per cent DCI-P3 wide colour gamut. They also carry TUV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification that helps reduce eye fatigue. 

Redmi Note 10 Pro vs Note 10 Pro Max: specifications

Now, this is where we start to see some differences between the two devices, but it’s still not a lot overall. Both are powered by the same Snapdragon 732G octa-core 8nm processor, which is coupled with a maximum of 8GB RAM and 128GB UFS 2.2 storage. Both weigh the same at 192 grams and are 8.1mm thick. They house a 5,020mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging technology. You also get a 3.5mm headphone jack, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, IR blaster, a 360 degree ambient light sensor, rubberised ports, and surge protection on both phones. 

What’s different between the two phones?

The only difference you’ll see is in the rear camera setup. Both phones do get a quad-rear camera layout, but the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max gets a 108MP primary Samsung HM2 sensor. On the Redmi Note 10 Pro, there’s a 64MP Samsung GW3 sensor. The other sensors on both devices remain the same, which include a 5MP super macro sensor with 2x zoom, an 8MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP depth unit. As for the selfie camera, there’s a 16MP sensor available on both smartphones. 

Software-wise, they both run the latest Android 11 based MIUI 12 operating system out of the box. You also get dual stereo speakers, with a front-firing unit on top, and a bottom-firing driver below. 

Conclusion

If you read through the entire post, you must’ve realised that the Redmi Note 10 Pro and the Note 10 Pro Max are not that different. They both get the same display, chipset, battery, design, and hardware. The only thing different between the two is the main sensor in the quad rear camera setup. If you don’t really care about resolution, you might as well get the Redmi Note 10 Pro and save some money. 



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