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Redmi Note 10 Pro vs Redmi Note 10: Pro model without pro gaming performance?

The Redmi Note 10. (Source: Xiaomi)
The Redmi Note 10. (Source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi sells the Redmi Note 10 and the Redmi Note 10 Pro with the Snapdragon 678 and Snapdragon 732G respectively. While certain other features differentiate the two models, it appears raw performance between the two chipsets is close enough to raise questions about how "Pro" exactly the Redmi Note 10 Pro is.

Xiaomi released the Redmi Note 10 series a few months ago. The lineup includes the Redmi Note 10 and the Redmi Note 10 Pro. A few things separate the two phones, most notable being the hardware under the hood—the vanilla Redmi Note 10 uses a Snapdragon 678 while the Redmi Note 10 opts for a Snapdragon 732G. How do the two SoCs compare?

Starting with Geekbench, the Redmi Note 10 and its Snapdragon 678 earn a score of 533 in the single-core test. The Redmi Note 10 Pro and its Snapdragon 732G make away with a score of 563 in the same test. That's only a 6% advantage to the Snapdragon 732G in the Redmi Note 10 Pro. 

In the multi-core test, the Snapdragon 678-powered Redmi Note 10 records a score of 1,280. The Snapdragon 732G-powered Redmi Note 10 Pro extends its lead with a score of 1,728. That translates into a massive 35% advantage for the Snapdragon 732G. 

Moving on to AnTuTu, the Snapdragon 678 records a CPU score of 90,023. The Snapdragon 732G keeps its lead with a score of 103,034. Or about a 14% edge in performance. In the GPU test, the Snapdragon 732G on the Redmi Note 10 Pro lands a score of 92,718. The Snapdragon 678 on the Redmi Note 10 throws up a surprise here with a score of 92,474. Identical. We're not sure why that is the case, as one would expect the Adreno 618 on the Snapdragon 732G to edge the Adreno 612 on the Snapdragon 678. 

In conclusion, the Redmi Note 10 Pro does offer better CPU performance than the Redmi Note 10, with about 15% better performance in that department. Interestingly, though, things are a wash in the GPU segment. Native gaming performance should be similar. That said, the Snapdragon 732G is built on an 8 nm node, while the cheaper Snapdragon 678 uses an 11 nm process. The Redmi Note 10 Pro and its Snapdragon 732G should be more efficient.

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Redmi Note 10 GeekBench. (Source: Sigit Prastowo)
Redmi Note 10 GeekBench. (Source: Sigit Prastowo)
Redmi Note 10 Pro Geekbench.
Redmi Note 10 Pro Geekbench.
Redmi Note 10 AnTuTu.
Redmi Note 10 AnTuTu.
Redmi Note 10 Pro AnTuTu.
Redmi Note 10 Pro AnTuTu.

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Ricci Rox, 2021-05-16 (Update: 2021-05-17)