Xiaomi has recently announced a new smartphone dubbed as Mi Note 10. The device directly competes with Redmi K20 and Oppo Reno 2 based on the internals. However, there is a clear difference between the prices of all the devices, but the specifications are almost identical. The Mi Note 10 is also available in China with a different name called Mi CC9 Pro.
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The Key selling point of Mi Note 10 is its Penta-lens setup on the back. In this article, we will try to find out which one is a better smartphone between Mi Note 10 vs Redmi K20 vs Oppo Reno 2. When it comes to the Indian market, Redmi K20 and Oppo Reno 2 are already up for sale, whereas, Mi Note 10 is yet to launch. Without any further ado, let’s start the comparison!
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Redmi K20 vs Oppo Reno 2
|Xiaomi Mi Note 10||Redmi K20||Oppo Reno 2|
|Display||6.47-inch, 1080 x 2280 pixels Full HD+ Super AMOLED||6.39-inch, 1080 x 2340 pixels Full HD+ Super AMOLED||6.4-inch 1080 x 2400 pixels Full HD+ AMOLED|
|OS||Android 9 Pie; MIUI 11||Android 9 Pie; MIUI 10
Upgradable to Android 10; MIUI 11
|Android 9 Pie; ColorOS 6.1|
|RAM & Storage||6GB RAM / 128GB storage or
8GB RAM / 256GB storage (Mi Note 10 Pro)
No card slot
|6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage or 8GB RAM, 256GB storage
No card slot
|8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage
Micro SD slot, 256GB (hybrid)
|Processor||Snapdragon 730||Snapdragon 730||Snapdragon 730G|
|GPU||Adreno 618||Adreno 618||Adreno 618|
|Rear Camera||Five 108 MP, f/1.7, (7/8P lens, wide) + 5 MP (upscaled to 8MP), f/2.0, (telephoto) + 12 MP, f/2.0 (telephoto) + 20 MP, f/2.2 (ultra-wide) + 2 MP, f/2.4 (macro)||Triple 48MP f/1.8 (wide) + 8MP f/2.4 (telephoto) + 13MP, f/2.4 (ultra-wide)||Triple 48MP, f/1.7 (wide) + 13MP, f/2.4 (telephoto) + 8MP, f/2.4 (ultra-wide) + 2MP, f/2.4 (macro)|
|Front Camera||32 MP, f/2.0||20 MP, f/2.2 (Motorized pop-up)||16 MP, f/2.2 (Motorized pop-up)|
|Battery||5260 mAh, 33W fast charging||4000 mAh, 18W fast charging||4000 mAh, 20W fast charging (VOOC Flash Charge 3.0)|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Dual SIM||Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with A-GPS, NFC, GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Dual SIM||Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Dual SIM|
|Build||Both front/back Corning Gorilla Glass 5,
|Both front/back glass
|Both front Corning Gorilla Glass 6 / back Corning Gorilla Glass 5
|Dimensions||157.8 x 74.2 x 9.7 mm||156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm||160 x 74.3 x 9.5 mm|
|Weight||208 grams||191 grams||189 grams|
|Starting Price||549 Euro or 27,999 INR||21,999 INR||36,999 INR|
Hardware and Software
Both Mi Note 10 and Oppo Reno 2 come with Snapdragon 730G packed under the hood. The Redmi K20 gets the Snapdragon 730. In comparison, 730G is designed for powerful gaming and standard 730 somehow lacks behind in graphics power. However, all these phones have Adreno 618 GPU, but 730G utilize slightly overclocked graphics processor clocked @825Mhz compared to 700MHz found on Redmi K20’s Snapdragon 730. Overall, Mi Note 10 and Oppo Reno 2 has a slight advantage in the gaming department.
Moving the software department, Android 9 Pie operates all three devices out of the box, though with different user interfaces skins by their respective OEMs. Therefore, it is your personal preference which one you like most. Moreover, Redmi K20 is eligible for the Android 10 update based on MIUI 11, which is a clear edge over the other two devices. In terms of software, Redmi K20 arrives with a better offering.
This could be the main reason to compare these three devices. The camera is the most highlighted part for the Mi Note 10 and Oppo Reno 2, while, Redmi K20 seems to be a mid-range allrounder. The Mi Note 10 begs massive five rear cameras with primary whooping 108MP main 1/1.33-inch Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor + 12MP, Samsung SAK2L3 (telephoto) + another 8MP (telephoto) and 20MP ultra-wide sensor combined with 2MP dedicated video macro lens. The device is well capable of producing 5x optical and 50x digital zoom. The front side is surrounded by a 32MP front-camera hidden behind a U-shaped notch.
The Redmi K20 arrives with three rear cameras including 48MP Sony IMX 582 primary sensor, 8 MP 2x telephoto lens and a 13 MP ultra-wide. Unlike the Mi Note 10, the K20 camera only offers EIS, which could end up making some shaky video shots. But it is enough to produce some nice camera clicks. On the front, it has a 20MP motorized selfie shooter. Furthermore, Oppo Reno 2 sports four-camera on the back. It has a slightly better 48MP Sony IMX 586 primary sensor accompanied by 13MP telephoto, 8MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP macro lens. There is a 16MP pop-shooter shooter on the front for selfies.
By going with the onboard specifications, Mi Note 10 shines in all aspects. The Oppo Reno 2 follows with some hefty camera specs, while, Redmi K20 secures the 3rd place. Optimizations play a key role in better camera quality, which we can’t judge just by looking at specs. But at least Mi Note 10 is a winner with the provided camera specs.
Display and Storage
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 incorporates a 6.47-inch, 1080 x 2280 pixels Full HD+ Super AMOLED display. Redmi K20 also has the same resolution, but a smaller 6.39-inch Super AMOLED panel. The Oppo Reno 2 features 6.4-inch 1080 x 2400 pixels Full HD+ AMOLED display on the front. At least, on paper, all the smartphones look equally good in the display department. You can opt based on the small or big display, whatever you like better.
As far as storage is concerned, standard Mi Note 10 has only one variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, which is not expandable. But there is an option to choose 8GB RAM and 256GB storage for Mi Note 10 Pro. The Redmi K20 Pro has multiple storage variants; 6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage or 8GB RAM, 256GB storage. Similar to the Mi Note 10, you can’t expand the storage via the SD card slot. Finally, the Oppo Reno 2 packs either 128GB or 256GB storage with 8GB RAM out of the box. The storage is expandable up to 256GB via a shared micro SD slot.
Battery, Connectivity and More
Starting with Mi Note 10, it offers a massive 5260 mAh non-removable battery with 30W fast charging support. Redmi K20 has a 4000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. The Oppo Reno has also 4000 mAh battery, but a faster 20W VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 quick charging. Indeed, Mi Note 30 wins in both ways, whether a bigger battery pack or faster charging out of the box.
All the essential connectivity options are present on these three handsets including Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Dual SIM. NFC is also there, but Redmi K20 restricts it to China only devices. IR Blaster is another plus point for Redmi and Xiaomi devices, which Oppo Reno 2 lacks. All three devices bing USB Type-C port for charging and crafted with a beautiful glass design surrounds by Aluminium frames.
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Pricing and Availability
The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 comes in Aurora Green, Glacier White, and Midnight Black color options. It is priced €549 for the base variant, which goes up to €649 for a higher 8GB RAM and 256GB built-in storage option for Mi Note 10 Pro. The device will start selling from November 11 in Germany, November 15 for Spain & Italy and France will get it by November 18. Besides, there is no information available regarding its Indian launch.
The Redmi K20 has three color options including Carbon Black, Flame Red, and Glacier Blue. It costs Rs. 21,999 for the base variant and Rs. 23,999 for the top 128GB storage variant. It is being sold exclusively on Flipkart.Com and Mi.Com in an open sale. Lately, Oppo Reno 2 brings a price tag of Rs. 36,999 for the only single 8GB RAM / 256GB variant available in India.
Which one is the winner?
Considering the price, Oppo Reno 2 two is definitely a costlier device compared to the other two smartphones. In the current scenario, Mi Note Note 10 is not available in India. Once it arrives, It will definitely beat the Oppo Reno 2 in every way. On the other hand, Redmi K20 also offers some great internal and camera at an affordable price point.
The gap between Oppo Reno 2 and Redmi K20 is huge in terms of price. If you want to save some money, you can definitely consider Redmi K20. There are various other options available in the market such as Zenfone 6z, OnePlus 7T and more. If we compare between, Mi Note 10 vs Redmi K20 vs Oppo Reno 2. The clear winner is Xiaomi Mi Note 10 in all aspects. What are your thoughts? Do let’s in below comment section!