Among the most prominent smartphones that we have known in the mid-range lately, it sneaks the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite and the Redmi Note 10 Pro, two smartphones that under different Xiaomi brands show us key similarities and differences to opt for one or the other model. Two options that coincide in so many things that even their price is similar and they stay below 300 euros.
To decide on one of the two mid-range smartphones, we recommend that you be very clear from the beginning what we are looking for, whether we prefer power, or if our search is focused on a large battery, so when we finish knowing the differences between the two terminals, we will have much clearer our choice. Although if we don’t even know what we prefer, we also help you choose the best between the two.
Different design and displays with identical construction
As soon as we observe these two smartphones, we realize that we are facing two terminals that drink from the same inspiration, but they do not share a traced design. The Mi 11 Lite does it in the pure style of Mi 11 and the Redmi Note 10 Pro with a format of cameras also recognizable to the series to which it belongs. However, both are made of plastic and glass mainly, finding us only with IP53 resistance to specks of dust and drops of water in the Redmi Note 10 Pro.
The screens are Amoled in both cases but with differences in their dimensions, where the screen of the Redmi Note 10 Pro is larger and reaches 6.67 inches, while the Mi 11 Lite is limited to 6.55 inches. In both cases with Full HD resolution. A higher refresh rate on the Redmi Note 10 Pro gives you 120Hz compared to 90Hz on the Mi 11 Lite, but at the sample rate, they are both 240Hz.
They share TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort Certification and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, changing the position of the hole on the screen. In dimensions, the Redmi Note 10 Pro is thicker and reaches 8.1 mm with 193 grams that are far from the ultra-slim Mi 11 Lite that achieves 6.8 mm at a weight of 157 grams.
No rivalry in the power
A technical draw leaves them in the same position in terms of the processor since sharing the Snapdragon 732G, a processor that we are going to see a lot in the mid-range and that offers us unparalleled performance for the price of these smartphones. Both have LPDDR4X RAM and in storage, we have UFS 2.1 for the Mi 11 Lite, while UFS 2.2 for the top Redmi model of this 2021, a small improvement that will not make a difference.
They are so similar that even in memory they share options and we can choose between buying them with 6 GB of RAM with 64 or 128 GB or on the contrary, 8GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. The two smartphones allow us to use a MicroSD to expand the memory in case we need it.
Cameras with different key points
When it comes to photography, the differences between these two smartphones are more obvious, starting with a 64 Mpx main sensor in the cameras of the Mi 11 Lite and growing to 108 Mpx the Redmi Note 10 Pro cameras to offer a higher level of detail. The next of its lenses is the wide-angle, shared and identical with 8 Mpx that allows a viewing angle of up to 119 degrees.
The macro lens is not lacking in either of these two smartphones with its 5 Mpx to take photos of the smallest objects. Next, we find a 2 Mpx portrait mode that tries to better recognize the depth in the Redmi Note. In selfie cameras, we have another point in common with 16 Mpx that promises great results in selfies and video calls for both terminals.
As for video recording, we come across a digital stabilizer and the following options:
My 11 Lite:
- 4K at 30 fps
- 1080p at 30/60 fps
- 720p at 30 fps
- Slow-motion video: 120 fps
Redmi Note 10 Pro:
- 4K at 30 fps
- 1080p at 30/60 fps
- 720p at 30fps
- Slow-motion recording: 960 fps
Tied on everything but drums
Another relevant change that we have to focus on is the battery, as the Redmi Note 10 Pro boasts 5020 mAh which exceeds the 4250 mAh of the Mi 11 Lite. This increase in the battery is that can be seen in the thickness of the smartphone and therefore in the weight of the device. This comes along with a 33W fast charge shared by both Xiaomi models.
In connectivity, the two smartphones are left on the path of 5G, but if we have 4G LTE, NFC, infrared port, Bluetooth 5.1 LE, and all the necessary GPS connections, adding only to the Redmi model the audio jack to connect the classics headphones.
The latest in Android and MIUI 12.5
Software is a very important section and we cannot ignore this aspect, although this time we come across Android 11 and MIUI 12.5 on both smartphones. This version allows us to enjoy greater security and privacy, being also two smartphones that will have the next updates of the personalization layer and the operating system.
What mobile phone do I buy?
Before opting for one of these models, we must look at the price where, as we already mentioned, they do not exceed 300 euros. Its cost remains at 299 euros for the Mi 11 Lite and 279 euros for the Redmi Note 10 Pro, referring to the two models in the option of 64 GB of internal memory and 6 GB of RAM.
The tiny difference in the price does not tell us too much but if everything we have known, where we have to recommend buy the Redmi Note 10 Pro if we want more battery, more advanced cameras and yet a higher thickness and weight. But if we want a lighter and more compact smartphone, the Mi 11 Lite is also a great purchase because its differences are minimal and that battery that it integrates may not mean anything to us.