2021 took off on a fast note, with a number of smartphone manufacturers releasing new models with competitive features and specifications. We compare Samsung Galaxy A32 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro, two of the first set of smartphones announced this year.
Samsung Galaxy A32 arrived in February with interesting specs, a few of which are features translated down from higher end phones. In March, Xiaomi announced the Redmi Note 10 Pro along with other devices in the series.
Samsung and Xiaomi are two of the top mobile brands in the world, and they are pushing to capture more market share in the budget segment of the market. The Galaxy A32 and Redmi Note 10 Pro are direct competitors in that segment.
If you are hunting for the best value-packed mid-range smartphone this year, these two devices will show up on your radar. Which you choose will depend on a number of factors, and we are here to help you understand them.
Let’s start off by having a look at the key specs of these two gladiators in a side-by-side manner on our comparison table.
Samsung Galaxy A32 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Comparison Table
Here, we take a closer look at what both smartphones have to offer us.
|Samsung Galaxy A32||Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro|
|2G, 3G, 4G||2G, 3G, 4G|
|Android 11 + One UI 3.1||Android 11 + MIUI 12|
|6.4 inches, 1080 × 2400 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate, Super AMOLED Infinity-V display||6.67 inches, 1080 × 2400 pixels, HDR10, 120Hz refresh rate, AMOLED display|
|Plastic back panel; plastic frame||Gorilla Glass 5 on the screen and on the back; plastic frame; IP53, dust and splash protection|
|Mono loudspeaker||Stereo loudspeakers|
|No infra-red blaster||Infra-red blaster for remote control|
|MediaTek Helio G80 (12 nm)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G (8 nm)|
|20 MP selfie camera||16 MP selfie camera|
|64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP quad rear cameras with LED flash. 1080p video||108MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP quad rear cameras with LED flash. 4k video|
|64/128 GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot||64/128 GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot|
|4/6/8 GB RAM||6/8 GB RAM|
|5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charge||5,020mAh battery with 30W fast charge|
|$280 or ₦113,500 for the 6/128 GB variant||$299 or ₦126,000 for the 6/128 GB variant|
Samsung Galaxy A32 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro: Where the A32 Holds the Edge
There is no easy way to say this, but the Galaxy A32 practically has no edge in this match. If you have looked through the comparison table above, that much is pretty clear.
The few slight advantages that may be attributed to it includes the fact that it is slightly more compact than its opponent, and the fact that it is made of plastic, which means there is less likelihood of breakage or damage.
Another is that it has a 4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM variant that costs a little less than the cheapest Redmi Note 10 Pro variant. As you know, affordability is an ever-present factor in the decision to buy a phone.
In every other way, the Redmi beats the Samsung hands down.
Samsung Galaxy A32 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro: Where the Note 10 Pro Has the Advantage
The Note 10 Pro has a bigger display, Gorilla Glass protection, higher refresh rate, more premium build, IP protection rating, more powerful processor, higher RAM options, much faster charging, better main camera (that also records 4k video), infra-red blaster, and stereo speakers.
The totality of its package is perhaps the best value for money available in the smartphone market in 2021. The Samsung phone does not come close, even when you compare the matching memory variants i.e. 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM. The Note 10 Pro still stands head and shoulder above the Galaxy A32.
We must not forget, however, that the Redmi is more expensive – not by much, but that fact is there. There is about a $20 (or ₦8,000) difference in the prices of the 6/128 GB variants of the two devices.
Samsung Galaxy A32 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro: Which Of These Devices Should You Go With?
If you are looking for absolute value for money, the choice is easy – buy the Redmi Note 10 Pro. If you would like to save some money and don’t care to have all the extra features that the Redmi has over the Samsung, naturally, the Galaxy A32 is your choice.
You may opt for the Samsung also only for the brand equity and flex of owning a Samsung. The Samsung brand still carries much more respect than Xiaomi in social circles in North America, Europe Middle East, and Africa. So, if that is a thing for you, do you.
But Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 10 Pro wins this face-off easily as the better equipped of the two budget smartphones.
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