Forget Redmi Note 10S, THIS is the smartphone you should buy under Rs 15,000

It’s mostly true that you will never regret your purchase when you buy a Redmi phone. After all, it’s the release of one quality smartphone after another for a decade that has made Redmi a renowned brand in India. But just because you are not regretting a purchase doesn’t mean you are getting the best deal. So, if you are thinking of buying the Redmi Note 10S (review), hold off for a minute, as we will show why the POCO X3 (review) is a better purchase.

Why POCO X3 is a better option than the Redmi Note 10S

While the base variant of POCO X3 launched at Rs 16,999, it’s currently selling for Rs 14,999, which puts it squarely against the Redmi Note 10S that also starts at Rs 14,999. At this price, you will get the 6GB+64GB version for both smartphones. As you can see, pricing is not an issue in our discussion. With that out of the way, let’s get started, shall we?

POCO X3 gets a better processor

The first thing that you should consider when buying a smartphone is its processor. The processor not only determines how the phone will perform today, but how it will perform one or two years down the line. And hands down the POCO X3 offers a superior processor. The POCO X3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor based on the 8nm architecture. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 10S packs the Mediatek Helio G95, which is built on the older 12nm architecture.

POCO X3 Processor

We have already seen these processors in countless other smartphones, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G blows the Helio G95 out of the water in benchmarks, gaming performance, and even day-to-day usage. Thanks to the 8nm architecture, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G is also power-efficient, which results in battery life. Another positive for the POCO X3 is that the processor is paired with liquid cooling, which results in better heat dissipation, and thus, better-sustained performance. Even if you don’t consider other points in this article, this alone should convince you to buy the POCO X3 over the Redmi Note 10S.

POCO X3 liquid cooling

POCO X3 offers a better display and protective glass

At first glance, you might feel that the Redmi Note 10S has a better display thanks to the AMOLED screen and higher peak brightness. It might be true if all you do on your smartphone is watch movies and TV shows. But most of us spend most of our time on smartphones, either playing games or on social media and the internet. For these things, POCO X3’s 6.67-inch IPS LCD panel is far better as it comes with a 120Hz refresh rate. With a faster refresh rate screen, the scrolling feels smoother, and the phone feels more enjoyable. If you play high-octane first-person shooters and battle royale games, you will get an advantage. POCO X3’s display also supports HDR10, so your movie-watching experience won’t be bad either.

POCO X3 Display

While the Redmi Note 10S is still using years old Gorilla Glass 3, the POCO X3 gets better protection with Gorilla Glass 5. This makes a massive difference when it comes to the longevity of the device. The display on POCO X3 will handle scratches and drops far better than the Redmi Note 10S. So, not only the POCO X3’s display offers a better user experience, but it’s also more durable. For this reason, we recommend the POCO X3 over the Redmi Note 10S.

Better battery and camera performance

With POCO X3, you will also get better battery and camera performance. Talking about the camera, while both smartphones offer a similar quad-camera setup, the POCO X3 uses the better Sony IMX682 sensor for its 64GB primary lens. Also, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G has a better-integrated ISP resulting in better and faster image processing. You are also getting a slightly better 20MP (f/2.2) front-facing camera with the POCO X3 instead of the 13 MP (f/2.5) camera, that you get with the Redmi Note 10S.

Poco X3 camera

Moving on to the battery, the POCO X3 comes with a 6000mAh battery, while the Redmi Note 10S has a 5000mAh battery. Both phones will comfortably last you a whole day, but again, the POCO X3 will last longer thanks to its larger battery capacity and efficient processor.

POCO X3 offers a better value for money than the Redmi Note 10S

As you can see, the POCO X3 is offering way more features than the Redmi Note 10S. You are getting a far better processor, a bigger battery, better cameras, and better display, all for the same price. We have also published separate individual reviews for the POCO X3 and Redmi Note 10S on our website, so go check them out for getting a more detailed outlook. That said, it’s a brainer that for Rs 14,999, the POCO X3 is a far better option for users.