Redmi Note 10S is the latest smartphone from Xiaomi to join the Redmi Note 10 series, which was launched in India back in March. Although the phone is part of the Redmi Note 10 series, it is not powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC like the other models. It comes with a MediaTek SoC. In terms of series, the Redmi Note 10S is priced between the Redmi Note 10 Pro and the Redmi Note 10. Let’s compare the Redmi Note 10S, Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 to see the differences.
Redmi Note 10S vs. Redmi Note 10 Pro vs. Redmi Note 10: Price in India
Redmi Note 10S costs Rs. 14,999 for the 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant and Rs. 15,999 for the 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant. It is offered in three color options – Deep Sea Blue, Frost White, and Shadow Black.
Redmi Note 10 Pro starts at Rs. 15,999 for the 6 GB RAM + 64 GB variant, Rs. 16,999 for the 6 GB RAM + 128 GB variant and Rs. 18,999 for the 8 GB RAM + 128 GB variant. It is offered in the colors Dark Night, Glacial Blue and Vintage Bronze.
The Vanilla Redmi Note 10 costs Rs. 12,499 for the 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage option and Rs. 14,499 for the 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage model. It is available in the colors Aqua Green, Frost White and Shadow Black.
Redmi Note 10S vs. Redmi Note 10 Pro vs. Redmi Note 10: Technical data
All three phones support dual SIM (Nano) and run with Android 11. The Redmi Note 10S comes with MIUI 12.5, as does the Redmi Note 10 Pro According to reports received the MIUI 12.5 update, there are no signs of the update for the Redmi Note 10. The Redmi Note 10S and the vanilla Redmi Note 10 have the same 6.43-inch Full HD + display (1,080 x 2,400 pixels) with 1,100 nits peak brightness, contrast ratio of 4,500,000: 1 and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The Pro version, on the other hand, has a larger 6.67-inch Full HD + Super AMOLED display with 100 percent DCI-P3 color scale, HDR10 support, 1,200 nits of peak brightness and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Under the hood, the Redmi Note 10S is equipped with an octa-core MediaTek Helio G95 SoC, a Mail-G76 MC4 GPU, up to 6 GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128 GB UFS 2.2 storage. The Redmi Note 10 Pro is powered by an octa-core SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G with an Adreno 618 GPU, up to 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128 GB UFS 2.2 storage. The Vanilla Redmi Note 10 comes with an octa-core SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 678, an Adreno 612 GPU, up to 6 GB LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128 GB UFS 2.2 storage.
In terms of optics, the Redmi Note 10S offers a quad rear camera setup with a 64 megapixel primary sensor with a 1: 1.79 lens, an 8 megapixel sensor with an ultra wide angle 1: 2.2 lens and a 2-megapixel macro shooter with an aperture of f / 2.4 and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with a f / 2.4 lens. There is a 13-megapixel selfie shooter with an aperture of f / 2.45, which is housed in a centrally arranged hole-punch cutout. The Redmi Note 10 Pro also has a quad rear camera with a 64-megapixel primary sensor, as well as a 5-megapixel super macro shooter with 2x zoom, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There is a 16-megapixel selfie camera sensor on the front. In comparison, the Redmi Note 10 has a quad rear camera with a 48-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter, a 2-megapixel macro shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies and video chats, the phone has a 13-megapixel selfie camera sensor on the front.
The connectivity options are almost the same on all three phones with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, IR blaster, 3.5mm headphone jack and USB Type-C port for charging. However, the Redmi Note 10S has NFC support.
The sensors on board the Redmi Note 10S include ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope and e-compass. There is also a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 have the same sensors as the Redmi Note 10S, but with a 360-degree ambient light sensor. They also have side-mounted fingerprint scanners.
The latest addition to the Redmi Note 10 series includes a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. This corresponds to the vanilla Redmi Note 10. The Redmi Note 10 Pro has a slightly larger 5020 mAh battery with the same fast charge support.
In terms of dimensions, the Redmi Note 10S measures 160.46 x 74.5 x 8.29 mm and weighs 178.8 grams. The Redmi Note 10 Pro measures 164.5 x 76.15 x 8.1 mm and weighs 192 The Redmi Note 10 measures 160.46 x 74.5 x 8.3 mm and weighs 178.8 grams.
Redmi Note 10S vs. Redmi Note 10 vs. Redmi Note 10 Pro comparison
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|model||Redmi Note 10S||Redmi Note 10||Redmi Note 10 Pro|
|Release date||March 2021||March 4, 2021||March 4, 2021|
|Introduced in India||No||Yes||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||160.46 x 74.50 x 8.19||160.46 x 74.50 x 8.30||164.50 x 76.15 x 8.10|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||5000||5000||5050|
|Colours||Aqua green, frost white, shadow black||Aqua green, frost white, shadow black||Dark night, glacier blue, vintage bronze|
|Screen size (inch)||6.43||6.43||6.67|
|resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels||1080 x 2400 pixels||– –|
|Protection class||Gorilla glass||Gorilla glass||Gorilla glass|
|processor||Octa core||Octa core||Octa core|
|Make processor||MediaTek Helio G95||Qualcomm Snapdragon 678||Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G|
|R.A.M.||6 GB||4GB||6 GB|
|Internal memory||64 GB||64 GB||64 GB|
|Expandable storage type||microSD||microSD||microSD|
|Expandable memory up to (GB)||512||512||512|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|backup camera||64 megapixels (f / 1.79) + 8 megapixels (f / 2.2) + 2 megapixels (f / 2.4) + 2 megapixels (f / 2.4)||48 megapixels (1: 1.79, 0.8 microns) + 8 megapixels (1: 1.12, 2.2 microns) + 2 megapixels (1: 1.12, 2.4 microns) + 2 megapixels (1: 2.4, 1.75 microns))||64 megapixels (1: 1.9, 0.7 micron) + 8 megapixels + 5 megapixels + 2 megapixels|
|Number of rear view cameras||4th||4th||4th|
|Rear auto focus||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Front camera||13 megapixels (f / 2.45)||13 megapixels||16 megapixels (f / 2.45, 1.0 micron)|
|Number of front cameras||1||1||1|
|operating system||Android 11||Android 11||Android 11|
|skin||MIUI 12.5||MIUI 12||MIUI 12|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00||Yes||Yes|
|NFC||Yes||– –||– –|
|USB type C.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Number of SIMs||2||2||2|
|Wi-Fi standards are supported||– –||802.11 a / b / g / n / ac||802.11 a / b / g / n / ac|
|SIM type||Nano SIM||Nano SIM||Nano SIM|
|4G / LTE||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|SIM type||Nano SIM||Nano SIM||Nano SIM|
|4G / LTE||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Compass / magnetometer||– –||Yes||Yes|
|Proximity sensor||– –||Yes||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||– –||Yes||Yes|