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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite vs Redmi Note 9 Pro: which is better?


The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite and Redmi Note 9 Pro are two of Xiaomi's most popular mid-range, but which one is better?

Similar, but very different: The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite and Redmi Note 9 Pro They are two of the most popular mid-range mobiles of all those that make up the Xiaomi terminal catalog in 2020, and among them they amass a good part of the sales harvested by the Beijing giant in recent months.

But, Which of the two is better? As is usual when analyzing the Xiaomi catalog, sometimes we find terminals with similar characteristics and price within the same range, thus making choice difficult.

Therefore, in this article we want help you choose the most suitable model for you between the Mi Note 10 Lite and the Redmi Note 9 Pro. And we already anticipate that the choice will be more difficult than you could imagine.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite vs Redmi Note 9 Proi

Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite and Redmi Note 9 Pro, two of the most popular Xiaomi mid-range phones.

Design and display: a question of curves

Choose between the Mi Note 10 Lite and the Redmi Note 9 Pro in based on your design It is easy: if you like curves, the Mi Note series model is for you. If, on the contrary, you are like us and you think that curved screens do not make any sense, you probably do better with the Redmi terminal.

In any case, we are talking about two terminals that they bet on a similar construction, with aluminum on the sides and glossy glass on the back, in both cases with a considerable size and weight, close to 16 centimeters in height and reaching 200 grams in both cases.

However, we did find a big difference regarding the screen. Not only in terms of size, since that of the Redmi Note 9 Pro is 0.2 inches higher, but in terms of technology, given that the Mi Note 10 Lite is one of the few Xiaomi mid-range mobiles with OLED display. It is also a panel of fantastic quality that surpasses that of the Redmi Note 9 Pro with regard to representation of color, contrast and brightness.

Another small difference is the way both terminals hide the front camera: a small notch on the Mi Note 10 Lite, and a hole in the screen on the Redmi. I'm afraid it will be a matter of taste to decide which is a better solution.

Cameras: extra resolution for the Note

Xiaomi Mi series models usually incorporate the best of the best in the photographic section, and that has not changed in the Mi Note 10 Lite, despite being a model oriented to the mid-range.

Its main chamber is 64 megapixel resolution, beating the 48-megapixel Redmi Note 9 Pro in terms of resolution. And although in photography numbers are not everything, the truth is that the Mi Note 10 Lite is capable of offering better results than its relative from the Redmi family.

While the differences are not huge, those who seek to enjoy the most advanced photography experience possible without spending too much money, they should probably go for the Mi Note series model.

The camera of the Redmi Note 9 PRo

The camera of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro.

Otherwise, the two terminals accompany their main sensors with an ultra wide angle, 13 and 8 megapixels in Mi Note 10 Lite and Redmi Note 9 Pro respectively, and two additional sensors "Macro" and "depth", 5 and 2 megapixels. Therefore, in neither of the two models do we find telephoto with which to capture distant subjects or objects.

The thing changes in terms of the front, where the 32-megapixel sensor of the Redmi Note 9 Pro it may be able to take more detailed shots than the 16-megapixel Mi Note 10 Lite. Still, differences will only be appreciable in very specific situations. Both terminals do a great job in this regard.

Battery and performance: two wonders in terms of autonomy

I will be clear: you buy the model you buy, you will not have a problem in terms of battery life. With 5,260 and 5,020 mAh in the Mi Note 10 Lite and Redmi Note 9 Pro, autonomy will be the last of your worries since the two devices are capable of hold out for two days without any problem.

Also, since both terminals have 30W fast charging, you won't have to stick to the charger for too long: in just over an hour, the two smartphones are capable of recharge the batteries and be ready for another couple of days of use.

Processor and memory: the Snapdragon 730G wins the battle

In its review, we loved the Redmi Note 9 Pro for many aspects. But unfortunately, the frequent appearance of lag it frustrated the experience to some degree.

And although it was most likely not due to Snapdragon 720G processor that mounts the device, we do know that the chip that mounts the Mi Note 10 Lite, a version higher than that of the Redmi Note 9 Pro, is able to offer a somewhat superior result in terms of overall performance.

Where there are not too many differences is in terms of the GPU, since both mount the Adreno 618 from Qualcomm; as well as in the memory settings, since the two models arrive with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage in its base versions.

My Note 10 Lite

The XIaomi Mi Note 10 Lite, in purple.

Connectivity: a mid-range pair with NFC, but without 5G

It is very likely that both the Mi Note 10 Lite and the Redmi Note 9 Pro are the latest terminals in its series in lacking 5G connectivity.

That, however, does not mean that both terminals arrive with advances in connectivity that the vast majority of people might need in their day to day: NFC for mobile payments, USB Type C, Bluetooth 5, Dual SIM, dual-band Wi-Fi and an infrared emitter. Nor is the FM Radio.

Other features

Beyond all the aforementioned differences, we can find some interesting changes if we examine the data sheet of both models carefully.

One of the most striking refers to the position and type of fingerprint reader. In the Mi Note 10 Lite, the sensor is integrated directly into the OLED panel, while in the Redmi we find it on the side.

While the solution used by Xiaomi in the Mi Note is more futuristic, and gives the device a look worthy of the highest-end mobiles, the truth is that the capacitive reader of the Redmi is more accessible, in addition to being faster and more accurate in most occasions.

In addition to that, the fact of having an OLED panel makes the Mi Note 10 Lite offer useful functions such as mode Always on Display, which allows you to view relevant information - such as the weather or notifications - when the mobile is locked and the screen is off.

Finally, it is worth noting that Despite being a cheaper model, the Redmi Note 9 has already been updated to Android 11 with MIUI 12, while the Mi Note 10 Lite still has a version of MIUI based on Android 10.

Mi 10 Lite vs Redmi Note 9 Pro, which is better option?

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At first it might seem that the My Note 10 Lite it is one more terminal premium and advanced than the Redmi model. At least, that's what her more careful design and the fact of belonging to the series Mi.

But as soon as we start further compare your specs, we see that the most notable differences are limited to aspects such as screen technology or photographic system. For the rest, we are talking about quite similar devices.

What is clear is that both are fantastic options depending on the needs of each one: if you are looking for a beautiful, powerful mobile, with a fantastic screen and a first-rate photographic section, the Mi Note 10 Lite may be a better option despite being a bit more expensive.

But if what you are looking for is a terminal somewhat more sober in terms of design, but that does not forget to offer a first-rate photography experience and a performance above its most direct rivals, The Redmi Note 9 Pro, for a price of less than 250 euros, is a great alternative.