Back in the day, we have to pay Rs 50,000 to get the best smartphones but now that’s not necessary, the same features and performance are available for under Rs 20,000.
There are phones with a 108MP camera setup, an in-display fingerprint sensor, premium design, 7000 mAh battery, and massive 65W fast charging support and all the features are available under the 20k price range.
Redmi Note 10 Pro
|Display Size||6.67-inches FHD+ AMOLED 120Hz Display|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G Chipset|
|OS||MIUI 12-based on Android 11|
|Cameras (Rear)||64MP Primary |
|Cameras (Front)||16MP Selfie|
|Ram & Storage||6GB Ram + 64GB Storage | 6GB Ram + 128GB Storage | 8GB Ram + 128GB Storage|
|Battery||5,020 mAh battery (33W Fast Charging)|
Xiaomi had launched three phones under Redmi Note 10 series and the Redmi Note 10 Pro is one of them. There is no huge difference between the Pro version & the Max version, the only thing that makes both of these smartphones different is the camera setup.
Max version has 108MP primary sensor while the Pro version has 64MP primary sensor and that’s it, everything else is the same, not a slight difference.
Now, if you ask me, you can save two thousand by buying Redmi Note 10 Pro but if you want that 108MP camera sensor then you can pay an extra 2k.
I know, Xiaomi has also launched the Redmi Note 11 Series but this series is by far worst series Redmi has launched in decades, so skip the Redmi Note 11 Series.
For those who are wondering, there is no huge difference in the camera department. Both the Pro & Max version will give the same image quality. It’s just that, Redmi is charging an extra 2k for 108MP and that’s just a marketing gimmick, so don’t fall for that.
Now, if you’re okay with a 4G smartphone then still better to buy Redmi Note 10 Pro but if you want 5G then go with POCO X4 Pro 5G because that offers real value at the real price tag.
POCO X4 Pro 5G
|Specifications||6.67-inches FHD+ AMOLED Display,|
120Hz Refresh Rate,
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm),
MIUI 13 – Android 11,
64MP+8MP+2MP Rear Cameras,
16MP Front Cameras,
5000mAh battery (67W),
|Reasons to Buy||120Hz AMOLED Display,|
7 5G Bands,
Snapdragon 695 Processor,
Solid Battery Life,
Superfast 67W Charging Support,
Wide Vine L1 Support,
|Reasons to Avoid||Decent Cameras,|
Night Photography needs improvement,
Videos come out Shaky,
This is what Redmi Note 11 Pro suppose to be but they launched under the POCO brand. The POCO X4 Pro 5G has almost everything from a great display, solid battery life, good build, superfast charging, and even a powerful processor but it doesn’t have the cameras good cameras.
Now it’s not like the cameras are bad but compared to some other phones like RealMe 9 Pro 5G, POCO needs to work on cameras.
Still, the phone has better specs compared to RealMe 9 Pro 5G expect cameras.
I mean, the only phone that comes with a 120hz AMOLED display with 5G support.
If your budget is Rs 20,000 and if you want the overall best smartphone then don’t look for anything else, you can consider the POCO X4 Pro 5G over Redmi Note 10 Pro & RealMe 9 Pro 5G.
Unless and until you don’t like the MIUI.
Motorola G71 5G
|Display Size||6.40-inches FHD+ AMOLED display|
60Hz Refresh Rate
|Processor||Snapdragon 695 SoC|
|OS||Stock Android 11|
|Cameras (Rear)||50MP Primary Sensor|
|Cameras (Front)||16MP Selfie|
|5G||Yes, 13 5G Bands.|
|Battery||5,000 mAh battery (33W Fast Charging)|
Motorola is back with a bang, newly launched Motorola G71 5G has almost everything you can think of from the 13 5G band to a powerful processor.
The only thing is, it has a plastic back, no compass sensor and it only has a single speaker other than that, Motorola G71 5G has everything even good cameras.
The Snapdragon 695 SoC is powerful enough to handle almost all mobile games while there is a 5,000 mAH battery with 33W fast charging support.
Now, the display has only a 60Hz refresh rate but it’s an AMOLED panel.
Overall, for the price of Rs 18,999, it’s a good smartphone, if you want pure stock Android experience. Also, the phone has stock UI which means, with no ads, you will get a smooth Android experience.
RealMe 9 Pro 5G
|Specifications||6.60-inches FHD+ LCD Display|
120Hz Refresh Rate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm)
RealMe UI 2.0– Android 11
64MP+8MP+2MP Rear Cameras
16MP Front Cameras
5000mAh battery (33W)
|Reasons to Buy||120Hz Refresh Rate|
13 5G Bands
Snapdragon 695 Processor
Solid Battery Life
Wide Vine L1 Support
|Reasons to Avoid||Videos come out Shaky|
Low Display Brightness
No Dual Speakers
Only 33W Charging Speed
The phone does have good cameras but they have added an LCD display, plastic build, and single speakers which is not a good thing to have in 2022’s budget smartphone.
While the Snapdragon 695 SoC is powerful enough to handle almost every single task without any problems.
Overall, if you want better cameras and you can compromise the speakers, display, and charging speed then RealMe 9 Pro 5G is a good option otherwise, POCO X4 Pro 5G is the way to go.
RealMe 9 5G Speed Edition
|Display||6.60-inches FHD+ LCD|
600 pick brightness
Touch Sampling Rate: 360Hz
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC|
|OS||RealMe UI 2.0 – Based on Android 11|
|Cameras (Rear)||48MP Primary Sensor|
|Cameras (Front)||16MP Selfie Shooter|
|Battery Size||5,000 mAh|
30W Wired Fast Charging
If you’re looking for the best 5G Gaming smartphone under Rs 20,000 then there is no better option than RealMe 9 5G Speed Edition.
The Snapdragon 778G is a powerful processor and it can handle almost all mobile games without any problem, so no issue with performance.
Coming to RealMe 9 5G SE, like every single gaming smartphone, this phone also doesn’t have great cameras, also there is no stereo speaker and the back and frame are made out of plastic.
Overall, for the price of Rs 19,999, this is a good option to consider for gaming only.
Conclusion: Which one should you buy?
If you want overall the best smartphone and you don’t care about 5G then close your eyes and go with Redmi Note 10 Pro but if you want the overall best 5G smartphone then there is no better option than the POCO X4 Pro 5G as of now.
Do note, that POCO X4 Pro 5G doesn’t have the best cameras, so if you want better cameras then do consider the RealMe 9 Pro 5G but this has an LCD display, only 30W charging, and a plastic back & frame.
In short, every smartphone will have its Pros and Cons, in the end, you have to decide which feature you want the most.
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