Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Redmi Note 10 Pro: which sub-Rs 20,000 phone should you buy?

Redmi Note 11T 5G price in India was revealed this week and we take a look at how the phone compares against the Redmi Note 10 Pro under Rs 20,000.

Redmi announces its newest 5G smartphone in India this week, called the Redmi Note 11T 5G. The phone joins a handful 5G smartphones from the brand in the country. As a successor to the Redmi Note 10T 5G, the Redmi Note 11T 5G packs the MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G SoC, a 90Hz display, dual rear cameras, and more for a starting price of Rs 16,999. This pricing puts it into the competition with the Redmi Note 10 Pro, a highly successful smartphone for the brand this year. So, how do these two phones compare? Let’s find out.

Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Redmi Note 10 Pro: price in India

When it comes to pricing, the Redmi Note 11T 5G starts at Rs 16,999 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB memory variant. The 6GB+128GB memory variant will cost Rs 17,999 and the 8GB+128GB variant will cost you Rs 19,999.

On the other hand, the Redmi Note 10 Pro came with a 6GB + 64GB model at the time of launch, but this was pulled out of production. As a result, the 6GB+128GB model is currently available priced at Rs 17,999, while the 8GB+128GB variant will cost you Rs 18,999.

Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Redmi Note 10 Pro: design and display

In terms of design, both phones have relatively similar dimensions. While the screen size and punch-hole position on both these models are the same, the difference is in the display technology and bezels. Both phones have different back designs as well. The Redmi Note 11T 5G gets a plastic frame and back and weighs 195 grams. The phone is relatively slim, is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, and manages to add a 3.5mm audio jack with support for High-Res Audio. The vertical camera setup on the rear houses a dual-lens setup, but the cut-out is designed so that you will think there are quad cameras.

Redmi Note 11T 5G

The Redmi Note 11T 5G has a triple-slot tray with two SIMs and a microSD card. It also has an IR blaster, IP53 rating, Dual speakers, X-axis Linear vibration motor, and more. It is available in Aquamarine Blue, Stardust White, and Matte Black color options.

On the other hand, the older Redmi Note 10 Pro gets a plastic frame with Gorilla Glass on both the front and back. The phone is also slim, packs a 3.5mm audio jack, and weighs 192 grams. Both phones get the company’s new EVOL design. The vertical camera setup on the rear houses a quad-camera system with the Redmi branding on the bottom. Note 10 Pro also gets a triple-slot tray with two SIMs and a microSD card. It also has an IR blaster, IP53 rating, Dual speakers, and Z-axis Linear vibration motor. It is available in Vintage Bronze, Glacial Blue, and Dark Night color options.

Coming to the display, the Note 10 Pro takes the lead here with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED panel with smaller bezels and punch-hole. The panel here supports a 120Hz refresh rate, a 180Hz touch sampling rate and comes with HDR10+ certification out of the box. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 11T 5G packs a 6.6-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD Dot display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 240Hz Touch Sampling rate. This Adaptive Refresh rate display switches between three refresh rates – 50Hz, 60Hz, and 90Hz depending on the task being carried out.

Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Redmi Note 10 Pro: specifications

The Redmi Note 11T 5G comes powered by the MediaTek Dimsenity 810 SoC and Mali GPU. There are multiple phone variants with up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM (3GB RAM booster) and 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage, which is further expandable up to 1TB via a microSD card. There is a 5,000mAh battery juicing the phone with support up to 33W of fast charging (charger included in the box). There is a dual-camera setup on the back, a 50MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, and an 8MP ultra-wide camera coupled with an LED flash. In addition, there is a 16MP selfie shooter on the front for crisp selfies. In terms of connectivity, the phone comes with dual-band 4G and 5G support, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and USB Type-C for data transfer.

Redmi Note 10 Pro

The Redmi Note 10 Pro, on the other hand, comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC with Adreno GPU. There are multiple variants of the phone available with up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage, which is further expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card. There is a 5,020mAh battery juicing the phone with support up to 33W of fast charging (charger included in the box). A quad-camera setup on the back, a 64MP primary camera with f/1.9 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5MP tele-macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. There is also a 16MP selfie shooter present on the front. In terms of connectivity, the phone comes with dual-band 4G support (since it’s a 4G only smartphone), dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and USB Type-C for data transfer.

What’s common is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and both the phones run Android 11 build with MIUI 12.5 on top.

Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Redmi Note 10 Pro: verdict

The verdict is a bit divided on this one. While both these smartphones come to a similar price tag, they cater to a different set of audiences. We will also have to cater the launch timing for both these phones before making a purchase decision. While the Redmi Note 11T comes with dual 5G support, the buyers are looking for the Redmi Note 10 Pro is a 4G only smartphone. The Redmi Note 10 Pro takes the lead with its 120Hz refresh rate Super AMOLED screen, while the Note 11T 5G comes with a 90Hz refresh rate LCD panel.

Both phones support 33W fast charging, have similar battery sizes, get an IP53 rating, dual speakers, and the company’s new EVOL design. So if you want a new-age 5G-ready smartphone with a decent camera setup, the Redmi Note 11T is your best bet. On the other hand, for a more versatile camera experience, AMOLED panel, 4G only smartphone, the Redmi Note 10 Pro is still the best deal.