Now that the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max launch in India has finally out of the way, let’s see what improvements it brings over its predecessor, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. The most significant upgrade is undoubtedly the panel choice, with the entire Redmi Note 10 lineup featuring AMOLED screens. The cameras get a slight upgrade too, but everything else remains largely the same. It is somewhat understandable, considering that balancing price and features on a price-sensitive device such as the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max can be tricky. Let’s take a look at what upgrades you get with your Redmi Note 10 Pro Max.
Redmi Note 10 Pro Max vs Redmi Note 9 Pro Max price in India
A few days before the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max launch, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max received a massive price cut. The latter can now be had for Rs 14,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max price in India starts a little higher at Rs 18,999 due to several noteworthy upgrades. Getting your hands on a Redmi Note 10 Pro Max could be a bit tricky, considering that the phones will undoubtedly fly off shelves moments after going on sale on March 18th.
|Redmi Note 10 Pro Max||6GB + 64GB||Rs 18,999|
|6GB + 128GB||Rs 19,999|
|8GB + 128GB||Rs 21,999|
|Redmi Note 9 Pro Max||6GB + 64GB||Rs 14,999|
|6GB + 128GB||Rs 17,499|
|8GB + 128GB||Rs 19,999|
Redmi Note 10 Pro Max vs Redmi Note 9 Pro specifications
As mentioned earlier, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max a number of hardware improvements over its predecessor. The chipset happens to be one of them, with the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G chipset. It is, for all intents and purposes, an incremental upgrade over the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G found on the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. Performance gains across both chips are insignificant, as low as 2% in some tests. Both SoCs come with the same Adreno 618 GPU. Lastly, the lack of 5G connectivity of the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is somewhat disappointing too.
The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max undoubtedly features the best screen found on a sub-Rs 20,000 smartphone. Its 6.6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED panel has a refresh rate of 120Hz, something that is usually found in phones that cost twice as much. A layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protects the screen. Moving on to the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, we get the same 6.6-inch FHD+ screen, but with an IPS LCD panel. Its refresh rate is restricted to 60Hz, too. Other Redmi Note 10 Pro Max display features include 1200 nits peak brightness and HDR 10 support.
The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is also the first of its kind to come with a 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 camera sensor. Its predecessor uses a slightly older 64MP module in its place. The remaining camera setup remains pretty much identical across both devices, featuring an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 5MP macro lens, and 2MP depth sensor. Things get a little confusing when it comes to selfie cameras. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max features a 32MP module whereas the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max downgrades that to 16MP.
Redmi Note 10 Pro Max vs Redmi Note 9 Pro verdict
Both the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max house a 5,000mAh battery that supports charging at 33W. A side-mounted fingerprint sensor handles biometric authentication on both devices. Other features include a 3.5mm headphone jack, IR blaster, self-cleaning speakers, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0. Based on the above data, we can conclude that the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max offers several key upgrades, especially in the cameras and display departments. The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max looks like a solid sub-Rs 20,000 phone, but you will have to shell out more for the device as compared to the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.