After months of constant delay, the day finally came. Realme finally unveiled the Narzo 10 in India at this time. It’s the Chinese giant’s latest price range smartphone that sits under the Realme 6 series. Narzo 10 is India’s first Helio G80-powered phone and also features a 48MP quad-camera setup, a huge battery, and fast-charging.

At the moment, the closest competitor to the Narzo 10 will have to the Redmi Note 9. This device was unveiled in Europe a few weeks ago and is but to find its way to India. Nevertheless, if you’re planning to buy a new price range smartphone within the sub-Rs. 12,000 worth range, then the Redmi Note 9 and Realme Narzo 10 will be your best bets. So to make the whole process simple for you in the coming weeks, here’s a quick comparison between the Redmi Note 9 and Realme Narzo 10:

Redmi Note 9 vs Realme Narzo 10

  • Design

Redmi Note 9 and Narzo 10 both feature a polycarbonate build instead of glass builds. The previous adopts a minimal design compared to the shiny gradient back panel of the latter. You can like both, it depends upon your desire.

redmi note 9 vs realme narzo 10

Redmi Note 9 boasts the same design we recently saw on the Note 9 Pro and Pro Max. This features a square camera bump, together with a physical fingerprint sensor on the rear. Narzo 10, on the other hand, sports activities the same design as any other Realme phone launched in the past 6-odd months. There’s a vertical camera setup and a fingerprint sensor on the rear here.

  • Display

Redmi Noteincludes a 6.53-inch Full-HD+ IPS LCD display and by now, we all know Xiaomi’s LCD panels are pretty good. They’ve decent color accuracy and brightness. The Narzo 10 pales compared to the Note 9 because it contains only a 6.5-inch HD IPS LCD display. This is a major disappointment from Realme within the Rs. 12,000 segment.

None of the two shows help high refresh rates, which is expected at this price level. Nevertheless, if you’re in search of a extra trendy design, Redmi Note 9 hosts a punch-hole cutout whereas Narzo 10 has a mini-drop notch on the front.

  • Internals

Both the Redmi Note 9 and Realme Narzo 10 are powered by MediaTek’s gaming-centric Helio G80 series chipsets. The former was launched with the new Helio G85 chipset in tow while the latter homes the standard Helio G80 chipset.

We just lately compared these chipsets and came to the conclusion that the CPU cores aboard both the Helio G80 and Helio G85 are similar. It’s solely the GPU, which is slightly overclocked on the Helio G85 to supply a lift in gaming performance.


Narzo 10 is the first Helio G80-powered to land in India. Redmi Note 9 ought to make its debut within the nation within the subsequent few weeks. Both the Helio G80 and Helio G85 should be equally matched on the efficiency front, in my opinion.

  • Software

realme ui featured

This is the one category where your pick boils down to your desire. Redmi Note 9 runs MIUI 11 primarily based on Android 10 whereas Narzo 10 runs Realme UI (mildly skinned model of ColorOS 7) out-of-the-box. Although Realme UI was an enormous step in the proper direction, Xiaomi recently took the wraps off MIUI 12 (which ought to roll out in India quickly) and it appears and feels wonderful. Which team are you on? MIUI or Realme UI?

  • Camera

Apart from the internals, it’s the cameras array that’s essentially the same on both the Redmi Note 9 and Realme Narzo 10. Let’s take a look at the specs separately.

Redmi Note 9 features a quad-camera array with a 48MP (f/1.8) major camera, an 8MP ultra-wide digicam, 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. Realme Narzo 10, on the other hand, also includes a 48MP (f/1.8) major sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP mono lens.

realme narzo 10 vs redmi note 9 cameras

As you can see, the first sensor is the very same on each phones. You also get an ultra-wide and macro lens on the rear, with the mono lens and depth sensor being the differentiating issue. We’ll have to check out each camera setups to ship a judgment on which is better.


On the selfie front, Redmi Note 9 homes a 13MP (f/2.3) sensor in the punch-hole on the top left whereas Narzo 10 features a 16MP (f/2.0) sensor within the waterdrop notch. The latter is known to have higher selfie performance over Redmi phones, if we go by past experiences.

  • Battery

Each of those budget phones are on equal footing in terms of battery and charging. The Redmi Word 9 comes equipped with a 5,020mAh battery whereas the Narzo 10 packs a 5,000mAh battery. They each help 18W fast-charging through the USB Sort-C port on the bottom.

  • Specs Sheet

Although we have already taken a take a look at the key options of each the Redmi Note 9 and Realme Narzo 10, here’s a fast recap of the whole specs:

Redmi Note 9 vs Realme Narzo 10: Which One Would You Pick?

The most recent budget choices from Redmi and Realme stack up fairly nicely against each other. Each the Redmi Note 9 and Narzo 10 share some similarities on the internals, camera setups, battery and charging front but the one issue that may make or break your decision is the display.


Across the Rs. 12,000 price level, Narzo 10 seems to have made a blunder by offering an inferior HD show compared to the Redmi Word 9’s Full-HD panel. Samsung is even providing AMOLED displays in the same price bracket, so Realme Narzo 10 sits at a huge disadvantage with its HD panel.

Otherwise, each the Redmi Note 9 and Realme Narzo 10 are performance powerhouses and needs to be nice for gaming on the go. The former is but to make its India debut, so will you wait for it or pick up the Narzo 10 when the lockdown restrictions are eased? Let us know your ideas in the comments below.


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