The Redmi 10 went official and it is going to hit the Indian market under the Redmi 10 Prime moniker. Is it the right phone to conquer the budget segment? How many good rivals does it have? We believe that one of the best ways to answer these questions is by comparing the handset with the other best devices sold at similar prices. In the Indian market, among the best handsets which can compete with the Redmi 10 Prime, there are Motorola Moto G30 and Tecno Pova 2. Let’s find out which one offers the highest value for money and which is the best phone of the trio.
Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime vs Motorola Moto G30 vs Tecno Pova 2
|Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime||Motorola Moto G30||Tecno Pova 2|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||162 x 75.5 x 8.9 mm, 181 grams||165.2 x 75.7 x 9.1 mm, 200 grams||173.3 x 78.8 x 9.6 mm|
|DISPLAY||6.5 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), LCD||6.5 inches, 720 x 1600p (HD+), 270 ppi, IPS LCD||6.9 inches, 1080 x 2460p (Full HD+), 389 ppi, IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||Mediatek Helio G88, octa-core 2 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, octa-core 2 GHz||Mediatek Helio G85, octa-core 2 GHz|
|MEMORY||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 4 GB RAM, 128 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 4 GB RAM, 128 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 11, MIUI||Android 11||Android 11, HiOS|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS|
|CAMERA||Quad 50 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4 + f/2.4|
8 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Quad 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP f/1.7, f/2.2, f/2.4 and f/2.4|
13 MP f/2.2 front camera
|Quad 48 + 2 + 2 + 2 MP, f/1.9|
8 MP f/2.0 front camera
|BATTERY||5000 mAh, fast charging 18W||5000 mAh, fast charging 20W||7000 mAh, fast charging 18W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot, reverse charging 9W||Dual SIM slot, water repellent||Dual SIM slot|
The Redmi 10 Prime is attractive because it has a similar design to the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, so it is aesthetically similar to a flagship. However, the materials are obviously not the same as the phone is made of polycarbonate. The Redmi 10 Prime is the thinnest and most lightweight phone of this trio and it also offers a slightly higher screen to body ratio. With the Motorola Moto G30, you get a water repellent design which may turn useful if you want to use the phone in the rain. The Tecno Pova 2 is elegant but too big for an average user.
The most advanced display belongs to the Redmi 10 Prime: it has a 6.5-inch diagonal, a Full HD+ resolution, and a 90 Hz refresh rate. It is not an advanced panel as it is a traditional LCD display like the ones you can find on most budget phones, but it is better than the HD+ display of the Motorola Moto G30 due to its higher resolution. The Tecno Pova 2 has a Full HD+ display just like the Redmi 10 Prime, but it comes with a standard refresh rate.
If you are looking for the best hardware department, you should go for the Redmi 10 Prime without thinking twice. It offers the powerful Mediatek Helio G88 mobile platform which is good for gaming and advanced usage patterns, paired with up to 6 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of native storage. You can get the same memory configuration with the Moto G30 and the Tecno Pova 2, but with weaker chipsets. The phones run Android 11 out of the box with different customizations: the MIUI found on the Redmi 10 Prime is the best one, imho.
On the paper, the 64 MP quad camera of the Motorola Moto G30 looks like the most interesting one. It has a brighter focal aperture which should allow better performance in low light conditions, and there is also a better 13 MP front camera allowing to capture better selfies. Right after, we got the 50 MP quad camera of the Redmi 10 Prime. The Tecno Pova 2 has an inferior 48 MP main sensor and it lacks an ultrawide camera, unlike Redmi 10 Prime and Motorola Moto G30.
The Tecno Pova 2 has a mammoth battery and it is the best battery phone of this trio with a capacity of 7000 mAh. However, the Redmi 10 Prime and the Motorola Moto G30 are still great battery phones with a capacity of 5000 mAh.
Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime vs Motorola Moto G30 vs Tecno Pova 2: Price
We still do not know the price of the Redmi 10 Prime in India, but we suppose it will cost around Rs. 12,000 ($163). Moto G30 costs Rs. 11,000 ($150), while Tecno Pova 2 starts from Rs. 10,500 ($143). The Redmi 10 Prime is the most advanced device due to its better display, chipset, good cameras. Moto G30 has a very advanced camera, while Tecno Pova 2 has a wider display and a bigger battery.
Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime vs Motorola Moto G30 vs Tecno Pova 2: PRO and CONS
Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime
- Best chipset
- Full HD+ display
- Good camera
- 90 Hz refresh rate
- Stereo speakers
- Reverse charging
- Nothing particular
Motorola Moto G30
- Good hardware
- 90 Hz display
- Water repellent
- Great cameras
- HD+ display
Tecno Pova 2
- Biggest battery
- Wider screen
- Full HD+ resolution
- Inferior cameras