Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G vs Redmi Note 9S: Which Smartphone Is Better?

Finally, the new Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G is officially released! You have probably heard about this phone because everyone has been talking about it the last month. The new Xiaomi smartphone has Dimensity 820 chipset and more than 405 thousand points in AnTuTu. This is the most powerful budget smartphone in 2020. By the way, the price of Redmi 10X 5G is about $224.

There is also a 4G version of Redmi 10X with Helio G85 chipset and Redmi 10X Pro 5G. If you are interested in differences between all these versions, write in the comments below. Later we will do a dedicated video with a comparison of them.

In this article, I want to compare the 5G version of Redmi 10X with the popular budget phone – Redmi Note 9S. Is the new smartphone really better than the previous one? Let’s find out.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S - Aliexpress

$261.25
$229.90
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S - GearBest

$254.01
$249.99
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S Global Version - Banggood

$299.99
$249.00
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Design

The design of the new Redmi 10X 5G and Redmi Note 9s is similar, especially the rear panel. They are made of glass and covered by protective Gorilla Glass 5.

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G vs Redmi Note 9S

The main camera design is also similar. However, Redmi Note 9s has four sensors and flashlights, while the new Redmi 10X 5G comes with a triple camera. The Pro version of this smartphone has a quad-camera.

On the front panel, we can see that Redmi Note 9S has a hole-punch display, while the new Redmi 10X 5G comes with a small waterdrop notch. Both of them have a fingerprint reader under the display.

Redmi 10X and Redmi Note 9s have USB Type-C port, 3.5 mm audio jack, and a dedicated slot for microSD memory cards.

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G vs Redmi Note 9S

At first glance, the smartphones look the same. However, Redmi 10X 5G has an IP53 standard. Actually, the new phone is not waterproof. It is only splash-proof and dustproof. However, Redmi Note 9S doesn’t have even this protection.

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G vs Redmi Note 9S

Also, Redmi 10x 5G is more compact than Redmi Note 9S, because it has a smaller display. However, the weight and thickness are almost the same.

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G vs Redmi Note 9S

You know, these Xiaomi smartphones are very similar, but I want to give Redmi 10X 5G the first point in this comparison, because of the IP53 standard.

Redmi 10X – Redmi Note 9S

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Display

Talking about the display, Redmi 10X 5G comes with a 6.57-inch diagonal and Full HD+ resolution. This is an AMOLED panel from Samsung.

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G vs Redmi Note 9S

Redmi Note 9S has a 6.67-inch display with the same resolution, but IPS LCD panel.

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G vs Redmi Note 9S

To be honest, I cannot choose which display is better. They look very similar to me. So, this time, I will give the smartphones by one point each. Do you agree? Write in the comments below.

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Performance

Redmi Note 9S is a budget smartphone, but it is powered by a very good 8-nm processor – Snapdragon 720G.

The new smartphone Redmi 10X 5G has 7-nm chipset – MediaTek Dimensity 820. It is even better than Snapdragon 720G.

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G vs Redmi Note 9S

The main feature of Dimensity 820 is the 5G modem. This is the most affordable processor with 5G support.

If we look at the AnTuTu benchmark, then see that Redmi Note 9s has about 275 thousand points, while the new Redmi 10X scores 405 thousand points. The difference is significant.

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G vs Redmi Note 9S

Both smartphones are available in different memory configurations: 4, 6, and 8GB of RAM, and 64,128 or 256GB of internal memory. As I already said, mobile devices have a dedicated slot for the MicroSD memory card.

Redmi 10X 5G and Redmi Note 9S run on Android 10 with the same MIUI 11 user interface.

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G vs Redmi Note 9S

So, I think you will agree with me that Redmi 10X 5G has a much better processor and performance. 5G support is a killing feature of the new smartphone.

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Camera

As I already said, Redmi 10X 5G has a triple camera on the back: 48MP main sensor, 8MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP depth sensor.

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G vs Redmi Note 9S

Redmi Note 9S has a quad camera, which consists of the same sensors, but also a 5MP macro camera.

Both of them have a 16MP selfie camera.

So, the smartphones will take the same photos on the front and rear cameras, but Redmi Note 9S allows us to take macro images. I think it can be useful for some people.

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G vs Redmi Note 9S

I will choose Redmi Note 9S this time.

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Battery

Redmi 10X has a 4520 mAh battery, while Redmi Note 9S comes with 5020mAh. However, the new smartphone supports 22.5W fast charging. Its opponent has 18W fast charging support.

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G vs Redmi Note 9S

It means that Redmi Note 9S has longer battery life, but Redmi 10X has faster charging.

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G vs Redmi Note 9S

You should decide which of these is more important for you. I will give the smartphones by one point each.

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Price

Finally, let’s compare the price. Right now, you can buy Redmi Note 9S for only $209. The version with 128GB of internal memory will cost you $229.

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G vs Redmi Note 9S

Redmi 10X was presented only yesterday. It will go on sale in the coming days. The official price starts at $224. However, it will be more expensive at the start of sales.

As you can see, Redmi Note 9S is cheaper than Redmi 10X 5G.

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Conclusion

So, Redmi 10X and Redmi Note 9S have the same number of points in this comparison.

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G vs Redmi Note 9S

The new smartphone has almost the same design as Redmi Note 9S, but IP53 splash-proof protection.

The camera sensors are also the same, but Redmi Note 9S is equipped with an additional 5MP macro camera.

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G vs Redmi Note 9S

However, the main feature of Redmi 10X 5G is Dimensity 820. This is a 5G processor with very good performance.

I think you will agree with me that we have the new king on the budget smartphone market!

You should pay an additional $20 for Redmi 10X 5G and get the smartphone with 5G support and very good performance.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S - Aliexpress

$261.25
$229.90
Buy it now
Aliexpress.com
as of September 26, 2020 8:29 am

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S - GearBest

$254.01
$249.99
Buy it now
Gearbest.com
as of September 26, 2020 8:29 am

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S Global Version - Banggood

$299.99
$249.00
Buy it now
Banggood.com
as of September 26, 2020 8:29 am
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Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G vs Redmi Note 9S Video Comparison

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